Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (PVCA) Strengthens Board of Directors with Appointment of Tech Executive Ben Wilson

Pittsburgh, PA, July 25, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (PVCA), the leading voice of private equity investors within the region, today announced that Ben Wilson, Founder and CEO of Rivers Agile, will be appointed to its Board of Directors effective September 1st, 2019. His appointment is the newest addition to the Board of Directors which boasts 20 members.

"We are pleased to welcome Ben Wilson to the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association’s Board of Directors. His appointment is an important addition as we especially value his extensive knowledge of the Pittsburgh tech sector and his strong entrepreneurial expertise. He’ll be an invaluable asset to the Board and our stakeholders and I look forward to working with him throughout his term with the PVCA," said Kelly Szejko, President of the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association.

"I am honored to serve on the Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association Board of Directors," remarked Ben Wilson. “I greatly appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the organization’s mission of catalyzing venture investment and entrepreneurialism in Western Pennsylvania. I look forward to representing the stakeholders and working with other members of the Board to execute their strategic initiatives," said Wilson.

Background on Ben Wilson

After more than a decade of helping organizations strengthen their SDLC through QA, Ben Wilson founded Rivers Agile in 2008. The mission was simple - to build an innovative, elite QA consultancy that helps organizations mature their QA approach to a proactive keystone in their application life cycle. Presently, a significant portion of the company’s portfolio is repeat business as clients trust Ben’s expertise for their technology endeavors. He’s grown his company into a recognizable force in Pittsburgh - providing a full range of solutions from product design, to QA testing and training, to software development. Ben’s still as passionate as day one and feels lucky to work alongside a talented team of developers, testers, strategists, and innovators.

Browse the entire Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association’s Board of Directors at ThePVCA.org/Leadership. For more information about Ben Wilson, visit his LinkedIn profile at LinkedIn.com/in/WilsonBen or learn more about his company, Rivers Agile, at RiversAgile.com.

About Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association (PVCA)
The Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association was founded in 1982 to serve as a catalyst for venture capital and entrepreneurship in Pittsburgh. The group is the leading voice of private equity investors in Western Pennsylvania and among the most prominent in the Mid-Atlantic region. The PVCA works as an advocate for the venture capital industry and facilitates the flow of capital into promising ventures through networking luncheons, receptions, prominent events like the 3 Rivers Venture Fair and other activities that encourage discussions on topics pertaining to investment trends, financing, tax issues, IPOs and public policy issues. While the PVCA’s focus is on Western Pennsylvania, their influence has expanded nationally through the high-profile 3 Rivers Venture Fair, which attracts more than 700 attendees, including some of the nation's most prominent investors and firms. The PVCA’s membership includes every major venture capital firm in the region, as well as private investors, top-tier service providers and leaders in economic development.

About Rivers Agile
Launched in 2008 as a Quality Assurance consulting firm, Rivers Agile fulfilled the need for first-rate Quality Assurance services in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Proving successful as a boutique firm, Rivers Agile has matured into an end-to-end software solutions provider, focusing mostly on web and mobile technology. Whether defining a new piece of software or refining an existing application or website, they work with clients throughout the entire product lifecycle to help them achieve their strategic vision. Today, Rivers Agile’s foundation in quality is very much alive as they continue to offer Quality Assurance consulting services, but also provide both on-site education and assessments to help clients get the most from their investment in QA personnel and tools. Based in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Rivers Agile’s highly-skilled team works with recently funded startups through Fortune 1000 clients and spans industries like Healthcare, Energy, Legal, Predictive Analytics, Education, and more.
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Kelley Reed