Since September 2004, Amiel Kornel has been a Senior Managing Director of Spencer Trask Emerging Technologies Group, LLC where he is responsible for growing the firm’s relationship network, identifying qualified early-stage investment opportunities, and supporting strategic management of companies within the Spencer Trask portfolio. From January 2003 to August 2004, he founded and was the managing partner at Kornel & Associates, the Silicon Valley affiliate of Strategos, an innovation consultancy firm. From January 1998 to December 2002, Mr. Kornel was a Partner at The McKenna Group, where he founded the Innovation Practice, dedicated to helping clients extract more value from their technologies, know-how, brands and relationships. From 1992 to 1998, he was a consultant in the high technology strategy practice of Lochridge & Co., where he worked with numerous Global 1,000 companies in the telecommunications and networking sectors. Mr. Kornel received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and an M.B.A. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.