CIT - The Center for Innovative Technology

Our Team

 

Tom Weithman - Vice President and Managing Director
thomas.weithman@cit.org
 
Beginning in 2004, Tom has established and grown CIT GAP Funds, a family of seed-stage venture funds focused on making equity investments in the Commonwealth of Virginia’s most promising tech and life science companies.  In forming GAP Fund I, Weithman brought together initial investment capital, developed and implemented all deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management processes, and recruited all members of the investment team and GAP Fund board.

Alex Euler - Investment Director
alex.euler@cit.org
 
Alex joined CIT in 2011 and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and closing seed and early stage investments.  Prior to CIT, Alex was the Director of the Advantage Incubator at bwtech@UMBC and program manager for the Northrop Grumman Cync Program where, in addition to identifying and recruiting innovative cybersecurity companies for the program, he provided business mentorship and capital access services to entrepreneurs and worked to cultivate strategic relationships with various stakeholders, including investors. 

 

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Dan Henderson - Investment Director 
dan.henderson@cit.org

Dan joined CIT in 2013 and is responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence and closing seed and early stage investments.  Dan comes to CIT from BeClose, a venture-backed wireless home health company, where he worked as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. At BeClose, Dan researched, designed and implemented a national distribution strategy and introduced numerous companies to BeClose technology. Prior to joining BeClose, Dan worked as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy at FastSoft, Inc, a web acceleration software startup; as the co-founder and President of Bhavan Media, a digital media company; and as co-founder and President of i-Vantage, an IT services consultancy.

Jennifer O'Daniel - Investment Director
jennifer.odaniel@cit.org
 
Jennifer O’Daniel joined CIT GAP Funds in 2003, where she leads seed and early stage investments in tech companies for CIT GAP Funds, concentrating on cybersecurity and enterprise software. As part of the investment team, she has lead or been part of over 100 investments in seed and early stage companies. O’Daniel also leads investments for MACH37, a cybersecurity accelerator. O’Daniel is the co-founder and managing director of VT Investor Network (VTIN) a 75+ member angel group that invests in Hokie-led startups. O’Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Virginia Tech.

Marco Rubin - Senior Investment Director
marco.rubin@cit.org
 
Marco is responsible for sourcing, diligence and closing of seed and early stage investments on behalf of the CIT and serves as a board representative to a numerous portfolio companies. He divides his responsibilities between the GAP Tech Fund and the Commonwealth Energy Fund which he manages for the CIT. He also leads Exoventure Associates, LLC which is primarily engaged in emerging market activity. Marco mentors entrepreneurs and serves as an expert judge in global business plan competitions sponsored in part by the World Bank and/or State Department.  

Veronica Waters - Executive Assistant
veronica.waters@cit.org
Veronica joined CIT GAP Funds in June  2011. She gives administrative support to the Entrepreneur and Investment Services Team. She is responsible to coordinate the logistics for CIT GAP Funds Investment Advisory Board Meetings and serves as liaison between the Finance Department and GAP Funds during and after investment deals. Prior to joining CIT, Veronica worked at the World Bank for seven years as an Administrative Assistant in the Energy Department of the East Asia and Pacific Regional Unit.

 

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