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Richard S. (Dick) Bodman, MSIM, BSE, CPA

Mr. Bodman is the managing general partner of VMS Group, which provides administrative and advisory services to more than 100 venture capital funds. He is also Chairman of TDF Ventures, which manages several telecommunications venture capital funds, and co-founder and Chairman of PurThread Technologies, Inc., a maker of antimicrobial textile products for healthcare and consumer use. Mr. Bodman is also general manager of Bodman Oil and Gas LLC.

In 1996 Mr. Bodman retired as Senior Vice President of AT&T for Corporate Strategy & Development. He was a member of AT&T’s Management Executive Committee and Lead Director of Sandia National Laboratories. Simultaneously, he acquired AT&T Ventures, which he had founded at AT&T, and became its co-managing partner. The firm was renamed Venture Management Services.

Prior to AT&T, Mr. Bodman was CFO of The Communications Satellite Corp. (COMSAT) and, subsequently, President and CEO of Comsat General Corp. and President of Satellite Television Corp. Mr. Bodman also served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Assistant Director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Nixon administration.

He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University and an M.S. in Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. Bodman is an Emeritus Trustee at The Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California.