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Honoring devotion to public service: George H. W. Bush (41)

Honoring devotion to public service: George H. W. Bush (41) An important legacy of Bush 41 was his ...


Second Century Stewardship at Acadia Science Symposium

Second Century Stewardship at Acadia Science Symposium As founder of the Second Century Stewardship...


Palau Expedition November 2018

Palau Expedition November 2018 It was an honor and pleasure to visit Palau last week to celebrate t...


UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame by David E Shaw It was an honor to be a member of the inaug...


Black Point Group™ is a private investment partnership focused on long term value creation via active involvement in public and private growth companies. The partnership seeks to leverage its operational and investment expertise in life science, technology and other domains, including significant involvement in public service.

David E. Shaw Managing Partner
David Evans Shaw is Managing Partner of Black Point Group, with wide-ranging interests in technology companies and public service. His business creation, leadership, investment and board experience includes IDEXX Laboratories (founder, CEO), Ikaria Pharmaceuticals (founding CEO, chair), Vets First Choice (co-founder, chair), Sapphire Energy, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Itaconix, Skinetics, Modern Meadow, Cyteir, Cytyc, Physion, Venrock Associates, ... read more
Benjamin Shaw Founding Partner
Ben Shaw is a passionate investor and entrepreneur with a proven track record in healthcare and technology services. He is the Founding Partner of Black Point Group and Founder and CEO of Vets First Choice.   A leading provider of technology-enabled healthcare for the veterinary and animal health industry, the Vets First Choice platform allows veterinarians to close gaps in patient care, drive better health outcomes for companion an... read more
Andrew McDonnell Manager, Financial Analysis
Andrew McDonnell is responsible for financial analysis and business support.   Andrew’s experience includes accounting, financial reporting, treasury management, M&A and corporate development at C&S Wholesale Grocers and Vets First Choice. He graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Accounting and holds a M.B.A. from Plymouth State University.
Sandi Knakal Executive Assistant
Sandi Knakal is Executive Assistant at Black Point Group. She is experienced in managing businesses in law, retail, art, and other entrepreneurial endeavors. Sandi’s ten year post in the studio of the world renowned artist Ellsworth Kelly has led her to pursue many exciting volunteer opportunities in the visual arts in her native state of New York and in her new home in Maine.
RHONDA WANSER Content Manager
Rhonda Wanser plays a lead role in media projects for Black Point Group and David Shaw including creation of short films, website content and social media. Rhonda has nearly 20 years experience in video production on projects ranging from documentaries & TV spots to marketing videos.