John B. Henry, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
As the founder and CEO of three corporations, Mr. Henry has raised $100 million in venture capital and public equity, with a focus on taking market-making into new areas. Mr. Henry raised $70 million in venture capital and public equity for Crop Genetics International. He established Clean Air Capital Markets, an environmental investment bank, and pioneered the private placement market for sulfur dioxide pollution allowances. In 2000, he founded eLawForum, DryStone’s predecessor, to make a market in legal services. Mr. Henry is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School and has served on numerous boards of non-profit (Harvard, the Smithsonian) and for-profit organizations.
Cloyd Laporte III, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Laporte is an experienced litigator and entrepreneur. Mr. Laporte practiced antitrust law at Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine in New York and commercial litigation at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell in Dallas. He was Executive Editor of The American Lawyer’s Counsel Connect online service, and CEO of several successful high-tech start-ups, including the popular Townhall.com. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Chicago Law School.
J. Roderick Heller III, Director
Mr. Heller is Chairman and CEO of Carnton Capital Associates, a private investment corporation in Washington, D.C. He served eleven years as Chairman and CEO of NHP, a public company which, collectively with NHP Partners, was the largest owner and operator of apartments in the U.S. Mr. Heller was formerly a partner in the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Heller served as Chairman of National Capital Revitalization Corporation, the economic development corporation of Washington, D.C., as Chairman of WETA, Washington’s public television station, as founding Chairman of the Civil War Trust, and as Vice-Chairman of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Mr. Heller also serves on the board of First Potomac Realty Trust, Montpelier Re Holdings, Ltd., and various private for-profit corporations. Mr. Heller has experience in the areas of legal and regulatory compliance, capital markets and investment management. Mr. Heller is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.