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New Board Members Announced Incorporating Entrepreneur Voices

Greenville, SC – The NEXT Board of Directors recently appointed three Greenville-based founders to join the NEXT Board as entrepreneur voices for the community. 

  • Paige McPheely– CEO of Base, a support software for executive assistants. Paige is a two-time startup founder and Forbes Next 1000 honoree. 
  • Marty Osborn– Managing Director at Accenture. Marty led Advoco, a leading Infor EAM software consulting services company which is now a part of Accenture, for 10 years.
  • Derek Pedersen– Derek led Fusion Web Clinic for 10 years, which was acquired by Therapy Brands in 2018. Derek also served as the inaugural Entrepreneur in Residence at Furman University.

Scott Millwood, CEO of Yesflow, will remain Chair of the NEXT Board of Directors until December of 2022. “NEXT has always been about founders first,” said Millwood, “and I’m excited to see how this current group of new voices will contribute to that legacy and bring even MORE high-growth companies to the table.”

Eric Weissmann, Executive Director of NEXT, adds, “There’s an element of giving back that can’t be understated when you look at thriving startups ecosystem. We need to build ourselves and our programming around the cues we hear from founders themselves, both past and present – that’s invaluable feedback.” 

The Board expects to continue to expand its members in the coming weeks. 

About NEXT

NEXT, launched as a production of the Greenville Chamber in 2006, is an entrepreneurial support organization that attracts and helps grow high-impact, knowledge-based companies by developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem and connecting entrepreneurs to it. NEXT currently supports over 120 knowledge-based companies in Upstate South Carolina. For more information, visit www.nextsc.org  

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CONTACT:

Susan Durden | 864-735-7516 | sdurden@nextsc.org