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Dan Ciprari is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and/or exited companies in the information technology, nanotechnology, medical device, and clean technology industries. Most recently, Mr. Ciprari served as CEO of Illumitron International, Inc., an LED lighting manufacturer and energy management software provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA. He transacted the sale of Illumitron to Cooper Lighting, a $1B division of Cooper Industries, and is completing his transition agreement with Cooper Lighting focused on business development and international strategy.
Previously, Mr. Ciprari was focused on information technology, specializing in technology solutions with Andersen Consulting and later Sybase. He cofounded a consulting firm focusing on large internet applications architecture, later merging his company with Security First Network Bank (now S1). In executive and chief technical roles, he helped S1 grow from 200 to 2000 employees and lead the internet banking software market primarily through acquisitions over the next three years. In 2001, Mr. Ciprari and his wife took a year off and traveled around the world, visiting 22 countries over seven months. Afterwards, he focused his attention on performing R&D in nanotechnology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He founded NanoVici, a drug development company focused on commercializing a targeted nano-enabled cancer drug candidate. He next served as interim-CEO of Salumedica, a medical device company.
Mr. Ciprari is a partner in a venture capital fund specializing in early stage technology investing and is an angel investor and advisor in several technology and biomedical companies in the Atlanta area. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MS in Material Science & Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He served as Facilitator for MELA 2 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Atlanta, Georgia, with their three young children and their English Mastiff, Tank.