WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Governor of Pennsylvania and first Secretary of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Thomas J. Ridge, and financier R. Brad Lane announce the expansion of their social-impact merchant-bank, RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners, with new business units in Sustainability, Education, and Information Technology, as well as additional Partners and Advisors.
"I am excited to have such distinguished leaders join us" said Governor Ridge, "as we expand the company in support of our mission to drive positive outcomes in society, at the intersection of private innovation, investment capital, and government. We are proud to announce our new team members."
The Hon. Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan | Managing Partner,Sustainability
General Harry Raduege Jr., former Director of the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency | Managing Partner,Information Technology
The Hon. Beverly E. Perdue, former Governor of North Carolina | Managing Partner,Education
Thomas H. Nolan, former CEO of Spirit Realty Capital, President of General Growth Properties, and Head of Private Equity - AEW Capital Management | Managing Partner, Real Estate
Christine J. Harada, former U.S. Federal Chief Sustainability Officer | Partner, Sustainability
General Dale Meyerrose, former Chief Information Officer and Deputy Director of U.S. National Intelligence | Partner,Information Technology
Kerry C. Duggan, former Deputy Director of Policy – VP Joe Biden | Partner, Sustainability
OPERATING PARTNERS & MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY BOARD
Byron Auguste, former Deputy Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Deputy Director of the National Economic Council | General Thomas Bostick, former Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | General John H. Campbell, former Associate Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) | Dr. Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University | Dr. John Deasy, former Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Deputy Director, Education - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation | The Hon. James Douglas, former Governor of Vermont | The Hon. Gary Locke, former U.S. Ambassador to China, Governor of Washington, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce | The Hon. Jack Markell, former Governor of Delaware | Adm. Dennis McGinn, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy | The Hon. Ted Mitchell, President of the American Council on Education and former U.S. Under Secretary of Education | The Hon. Jay Nixon, former Governor of Missouri | The Hon. Bill Ritter, former Governor of Colorado | Dr. Tony Smith, current Superintendent - State of Illinois and former Superintendent - Oakland Unified School District | Dr. Maura Sullivan, former Chief of Strategy & Innovation, U.S. Navy | Teri Takai, former Chief Information Officer for U.S. Department of Defense, the State of California, and the State of Michigan | The Hon. Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey and former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | The Hon. Jim Williams, former Administrator of U.S. General Services Administration and Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Services | Ali Zaidi, former Associate Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and Deputy Director for Energy Policy at The White House.
RIDGE-LANE Limited Partners is a social-impact merchant bank with a team of General Partners, Operating Partners, and Senior Advisors who have served at the highest levels of business, finance, and government. RIDGE-LANE LP structures public-private partnerships to finance social infrastructure and urban development projects across the U.S., as well as advisory to venture capital funds and corporate development services to commercialize and scale private technology companies across the globe.
With offices in New York City, Washington DC and Palo Alto, RIDGE-LANE LP is a triple-bottom-line business that creates social impact and economic value by bridging the gap between the public and private sector, serving as a strategic partner to innovative companies through each phase of their growth - from ideation, to design, strategy and execution - leveraging our relationships and expertise to ensure our client's market penetration and success.