technology advisory board

Meet the members of the Safeguard Scientifics' Technology Advisory Board.

Our Technology Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished professionals who possess specialized knowledge and expertise in the technology sector.

John Applegate

John Applegate is the Chief Operating Officer for KPMG’s Global Information Technology Department. He is responsible for the firm’s international IT environment and he has supplied key contributions in the firm’s IT globalization. Over the last ten years, Mr. Applegate’s primary focus has included: Technology Architecture, Global IT Operating Environment, large global projects, and executive sponsorship of the largest IT suppliers.

Alfred R. Berkeley III

Alfred R. Berkeley III has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. Mr. Berkeley is a trustee of the Johns Hopkins University and the Nature Conservancy. He serves on the National Infrastructure Assurance Council, a post to which George W. Bush appointed him. He is a trustee of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute and is also a member of the Board of Director of WebEx Communication, Inc.

Steve Friedman

Mr. Friedman advises early-stage companies in the areas of go-to-market strategy, product positioning, business development and executive recruitment.

Randy Gaboriault

Randy Gaboriault is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Christiana Care Health System, the 17th leading health system in the nation, serving more than 600,000 patients yearly. He is also responsible for managing two business units, including the service line of Tele-ICU patient monitoring which enables critical care physicians and nurses to watch patient conditions remotely 24/7 through video and audio technology combined with intelligent monitoring and alarm systems.

Matthew Gillin

Mr. Gillin has been an active entrepreneur and pioneer in the financial technology industry for more than 20 years, and is currently the CEO of AMPP Holdings, a holding company founded in 2009 that invests in the financial technology sector. Mr. Gillin is regarded as an innovator in financial technology and holds two patents in the U.S. patent office for his inventions around electronic payments. Upon his departure, Citi Prepaid Services was issuing over 14 million cards per year, and delivering solutions in more than 40 countries to nearly 2,000 clients in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Stephen M. Goodman

Stephen M. Goodman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and has been with the firm since 1994. His practice, focused on corporate finance and acquisitions, is dedicated to fostering emerging growth companies in the Philadelphia region through direct work with clients and active involvement in the emerging growth community. As strategic counsel to startups in the technology and life sciences sectors, Mr. Goodman identifies companies with potential and takes them from conception through product development, growth, and beyond. Some of the companies he has nurtured include CDnow, VerticalNet, ICG Commerce, AirClic, ExcelleRx, and

Michael L. Peralta

Mike Peralta is CEO of AudienceScience, an enterprise marketing technology company. Mr. Peralta has over 20 years of management and technology experience with 15 years in the adtech and digital advertising space across the U.S., European and Asian markets.

Scott A. Snyder, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Snyder, Ph.D. is President, Chief Strategy Officer & Co-founder of Mobiquity, a professional services firm working with the Global 2000 to design, build deploy and manage enterprise-class mobile solutions. Dr. Snyder has more than 25 years' experience in business leadership, strategic planning and technology management for Fortune 500 companies and start-up ventures.

Chris Terrill

Chris Terrill is CEO of HomeAdvisor, a leading website offering comprehensive tools and resources for home improvement, maintenance and repair projects. He is a seasoned Internet veteran and has specialized in online subscription continuity business models, working for top tier brands such as and

Lee Yohannan
Lee Yohannan is an accomplished business, technology and community leader who is inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit, an energized core of associates and integrity as the foundation for growth stage companies success and evolution.