OrangeCone exists to create a Conversation about the public spaces we all use for life, work, play, and travel.
Here at OrangeCone, we believe that conversation is more than just a vote - which is one voice, on one day.
A conversation is individuals, and collections of people, both Citizens as public space users, as well as public space managers and operators, continually talking about the common places we all use on a daily basis.
OrangeCone's mission is to be that welcoming place for Citizens, Governments, and Public Space Managers to come together and speak - individually, and collectively - about the places that affect our daily life, work, play and travel.
OrangeCone is our communal table, around which we can all have a heartfelt conversation about the spaces that are important to our communities.
Danny is Founder and CEO of 38 North LLC, and OrangeCone is 38 North's first product!
He is an entrepreneur, a management consultant, and a US Army Veteran.
Danny brings a diverse Business and Public Service background to OrangeCone and 38 North.
He has worked as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP's federal practice and Booz Allen Hamilton.
Danny's desire to serve the public has involved time as a Captain in the US Army National Guard, and on Active Duty with the US Army from 2003 to 2007.
Danny holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government,
an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and a BA from College of the Holy Cross.
Jim founded TGF Management Corp (TGF) in 1992 and has been president since inception. TGF is a Private Equity firm that has raised over $700 million from institutional investors in four separate funds and has acquired ownership interests (control and non-control) in 43 companies. These portfolio companies have ranged in size from $10 million to over $1 billion in revenue and have been in diverse industries in the manufacturing, service, and distribution sectors.
Jim's investment portfolio responsibilities have included raising large amounts of capital, identifying businesses to acquire, and negotiating and closing transactions. He has worked closely with senior management to implement and design operating and strategic business plans, introduced incentive based compensation policies, and utilized best practices in attracting, hiring, rewarding, and retaining outstanding employees.
TGF has successfully exited 40 of the portfolio companies and generated substantial cash distributions and attractive investment returns for its investors.
Carl Byers is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Byers works as a Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences, a healthcare focused venture capital fund. He is also an advisor to health-related startups. From 1997 to 2010, Byers served as Chief Financial Officer at athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATHN), where he was a member of the founding team. He led the company’s Initial Public Offering in 2007, which The Wall Street Journal named as the year’s most successful.
Since athenahealth, Byers has worked as a consultant in micro-finance (in Chile) and as the financial officer of a health and water related social venture (in India). Prior to the founding of athenahealth, Byers was a management consultant at Booz, Allen & Hamilton in New York.
Byers serves on the non-profit boards of the MINDS Foundation, Lexington Montessori School, and The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Wesleyan University. He is also a director on the for-profit boards of Netsmart Technologies, Cureatr Inc., and HealthWyse. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where Byers earned a B.A. in the College of Social Studies. He was a Business Fellow at The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also earned a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He lives in Lexington with his wife and three children.