New board members bring decades of experience in health, technology, finance, and business to further Springboard’s mission in helping women raise and rise
WASHINGTON, DC: November 30, 2023 – Springboard Enterprises, the leading organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women, is pleased to announce the appointment of three highly accomplished professionals to its Board of Directors: Peter Micca, Howard Edelstein, and Abe Minkara.
Peter Micca, Senior Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, brings over 30 years of experience serving organizations in healthcare, technology, and life sciences. As the National Health Tech Leader at Deloitte, Micca spearheads the development of national strategy, providing invaluable insights into emerging trends, compliance issues, and corporate governance. His extensive board experience, including roles at Columbia Business School and the Boy Scouts of America, will be instrumental in guiding Springboard Enterprises.
Howard Edelstein, recognized as a visionary leader and innovator in the FinTech industry, has a distinguished career spanning more than three decades. Edelstein has served as CEO, Director, Investor, and Innovator at several prominent organizations throughout his career including: BioCatch; Goldman Sachs spin-off REDI Technologies; BondDesk group; and more. His experience turning start-ups into industry leaders, leading successful turnarounds, and successfully managing large corporations makes him a crucial asset to Springboard’s entrepreneurial network.
Abe Minkara, Founding Partner of Legacy Knight and former Managing Director at Mark Cuban Companies, brings a wealth of expertise in strategy, operations, and capital allocation. Recognized as one of the 500 most influential business leaders in North Texas for 2020, Minkara’s advisory and board roles with various companies, including Eosera and Productable, align with Springboard’s mission to support high-growth companies led by women.
“I am pleased to welcome Pete Micca, Abe Minkara and Howard Edelstein as our newest members of the Springboard Board of Directors. These individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in their fields and will be tremendous assets to Springboard”, said Natalie Buford-Young, CEO of Springboard.
All three board members have expressed their dedication to accelerating the growth of women-led companies and come to their new roles prepared with the essential resources and global networks necessary to create successful ventures and build lasting legacies. In 23 years of operation, Springboard has accelerated the growth of over 890 women-led companies who have generated $39B in value, produced 10 unicorns and 27 IPOs.
For more information, contact Rachel Rong, Director of Operations at [email protected].
About Springboard Enterprises:
Springboard’s mission is to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women through access to essential resources and a global community of experts. It is the leading network of influencers, investors and innovators dedicated to building high-growth companies led by women who are transforming industries in technology and life science. The measure of our success is in the results. Since we started in 2000, over 890 Springboard portfolio companies have created more than $39B in value, executed over 227 exits to strategic acquirers, and achieved 27 IPOs.