Pete is a Managing Director of Inova Strategic Investments and the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator. He is responsible for leading Inova’s innovation investing and development for companies that are transforming Inova and global health services.
Pete has been a corporate officer for publicly traded high technology companies, founder of a venture funded startup company and CEO of a non-profit innovation investment and consulting company. Prior to joining Inova Strategic Investment, Pete served as the CEO of the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) where he created CIT’s seed stage venture funds, a portfolio of three funds containing over 135 companies, CIT’s research commercialization fund, a portfolio of 90 research investments and MACH37, the first cyber security accelerator.
Prior to CIT, he was Senior Vice President of ArcSight during company formation and product development. In 2008, ArcSight completed a successful initial public offering and was sold to Hewlett Packard for $1.5 billion. Prior to ArcSight, Pete was COO of Condor Technology Solutions (CNDR), a web and e-business solutions provider acquired by CACI. Pete began his career at Electronic Data Systems (EDS), where he worked for 20 years. His last position at EDS was Vice President and General Manager, responsible for large-scale integration, software development, and outsourcing services for government clients. Pete has 36 years of experience in the technology industry with experience in all aspects of business operations, including market assessment, strategic planning, product development, sales, merger and acquisition, and operational delivery.
Mr. Jobse is a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Kelly Woods Vaughn
Kelly is the Business Manager for Inova Strategic Investments and the Inova Personalized Health Accelerator. She is responsible for the financial, administrative and reporting functions of ISI and IPHA investment activities.
Kelly has held senior positions in business development, executive directorship and operations management. Prior to joining Inova Strategic Investments, Kelly served as the Managing Director of the InfraGard National Members Alliance where she worked closely with the FBI’s National Industry Partnership Unit, Government Agencies and Industry to address critical infrastructure security challenges.
Prior to InfraGard Kelly was Business Development Manager at Metters, Inc. where she worked with the Department of Homeland Security to capture new business opportunities and to expand existing accounts.
Kelly held business development positions with the Wiser Company, a geospatial intelligence company. She started her career at SIAC where she worked for 17 years.
On September 4, 2017, Hooks K. Johnston, III passed away. Hooks’ role as co-founder of ISI and IPHA enabled the creation, approval and establishment of both entities. As co-managing director for ISI and IPHA, his work with Inova and the community helped these new entities seamlessly enter the community of strategic venture and private equity investing. We are grateful for his friendship, the opportunity to work together and the great memories that we retain of our time together.