The Converge Team

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Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

Chief Executive Officer


  • 22+ years of experience in the commercialization of start-up technology
  • President of D&SCI, an aerospace and defense commercialization start-up
  • Led business development efforts for OSU's CDME, and helped secure more than $20M in grant and industry funding for OSU
  • Guru of non-dilutive capital identification
  • 25+ SBIRs directly awarded
  • 20+ TVSF direct awards
  • 16+ startups launched

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John Bair

Eric Wagner

Eric Wagner

Chief Technology Officer


  • 30+ years engineering experience in medical device technologies, integrated electronics, telecom, military and commercial markets
  • Founder of Pinnacle Data Systems
  • Founded OSU's first applied engineering center, before forming Converge Technologies
  • Executive Director of the Central and Southeast Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership

The BX3 Team

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Mike Minihan

Harry Friedberg

Harry Friedberg

Board of Directors


  • 20+ years experience as a entrepreneur
  • Founder of an international tax firm with a successful exit in 2014
  • Managing partner of BX3 helping companies with the efficient structuring and compliance associated with global operation
  • Tax attorney quoted frequently by the Wall Street Journal 

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Harry Friedberg

Harry Friedberg

Harry Friedberg

Board of Directors


  • 30+ years of experience and knowledge in finance
  • Series 7 and 63 licensed
  • Past experience with Drexel Burnham Lambert, AIG, Standard Chartered Bank and Merrill Lynch.
  • Provides a unique depth and breadth of knowledge about financial products and markets
  • Runs BX3 Capital’s investment banking operations

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Jay Arcata

Harry Friedberg

Carol Lin Vieira

 Chief Legal Officer


  • 12+ years as a lawyer focused on litigation, technology and business law
  • Experience as transitionary CEO for a high-profile blockchain project and as outside general counsel to a number of start-ups and emerging tech companies
  • Named a Super Lawyer® as well as one of Connecticut Law Tribune’s New Leaders in the law

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Carol Lin Vieira

Carol Lin Vieira

Carol Lin Vieira

Chief Marketing Officer


  • 19+ years experience in public relations and marketing for multiple industries including tech, healthcare, blockchain and science
  • Deep experience building marketing and thought leadership programs for start-ups
  • Recipient of multiple awards for PR and content marketing campaigns

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Adnan Akhand

Carol Lin Vieira

Adnan Akhand

Chief Financial Officer


  • 10+ years experience in accounting, tax, and finance
  • Experience as an outsourced CFO managing a wide range of operational considerations across numerous industries including tax, fintech and consumer goods
  • Experience building and scaling companies from pre-seed to IPO

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Kawa Foad

Carol Lin Vieira

Adnan Akhand

Securities Legal Advisor


  • 13+ years experience in all securities-related and corporate governance matters
  • Expert at creating documentation firms need to raise funds from investors, including private placement memoranda
  • Involved in a number of successful private raises and one public exit, with a combined value totaling more than $300 million