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Christy Jones is Managing Director of Richmond Capital Partners and is an investor, advisor and Director of technology-based companies. Christy serves on the boards of Optiva, Inc. (TSX: OPT) and Extend Fertility, a company dedicated to helping women preserve their fertility through oocyte cryopreservation, commonly known as “egg freezing”. Christy founded Extend in 2004 after discovering breakthrough egg freezing science that could provide a solution to the growing disconnect between the trend of older motherhood and the reality of the biological clock. Christy is a seasoned entrepreneur with a successful track record of bringing new technologies to market. While a student at Stanford University Christy co-founded Trilogy Software, which has grown to enjoy over 25 years of profitable success providing software solutions to the Global 1000. In 1996 Christy went on to serve as President and Founder of pcOrder, an innovator in the internet and electronic commerce, and successfully led the company from start-up to NASDAQ-listed public corporation. In recognition of her achievements, Christy has been honored as Ernst and Young’s “National Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, a “Top 100 Young Innovator” by MIT’s Technology Review, and “Top 20 Leaders Under 30” by Working Woman. Christy and her businesses have been featured on three covers of Forbes magazine, as well as CNN, NBC Nightly News, CNBC and Good Morning America. Christy currently serves on the Governing Board of Trustees for the Pacific Northwest Ballet and is a Member of the Seattle chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) and campaign committee for University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. Christy received a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, and M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She and her husband and daughter live in Seattle, WA. Christy is a member of the 2001 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.