Board of Directors
William Moffitt, Chairman, Following executive positions at Baxter Healthcare Corporation and American Hospital Supply, William “Bill” Moffitt led the point-of-care company I-Stat Corporation from its early research phase through commercialization and IPO to a premium acquisition by Abbott Labs in 2003. He subsequently took the clinical microbiology company Nanosphere through the development stage and IPO to sales, retiring in 2013. Bill serves on five boards of directors, three in the UK. Bill joined the First Light board in August 2017.
Tripp Peake, Director, co-founded Long River Ventures in 2000 and has served as a General Partner in all three Long River Ventures funds with a total of $70 million under management. Tripp invests primarily in B2B software and internet companies in a range of sectors including media, telecom, business services, and healthcare. He has been lead investor and/or board member at numerous companies including Diameter Health, Extreme Reach, Health Guru (acquired by Kitara Media), Machine Metrics, Optasite (acquired by SBA Communications), Profile Systems (acquired by Comergent), Protedyne (acquired by LabCorp), Sovereign Hill Software (acquired by Dataware), and Western Mass Radio Group (acquired by Pamal Broadcasting).
Immediately prior to Long River, Tripp was a partner at Kestrel Venture Management, where he focused on the management of the Mass Ventures Equity Fund, a $14 million early-stage fund established in western Massachusetts in 1997. Before joining Kestrel, Tripp was co-founder and CEO of two venture development consulting companies: Mass Ventures, based in Amherst, MA and associated with the University of Massachusetts; and Science Park Associates, based in New Haven, CT and associated with Yale University. Both of these companies provided university spin-offs and regional entrepreneurs with strategic and financing advice and helped raise over $50 million in private equity for 18 different early-stage ventures. Tripp holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from Yale University.