David L. Calone
David L. Calone is the CEO of Jove Equity Partners LLC, a venture capital firm which invests in the internet, software, digital media, energy, real estate and health care industries. He serves as a director of nine privately-held companies located throughout the country and is a co-inventor on eleven issued U.S. patents relating to internet messaging and to optimizing medical treatment based on comparative treatment effectiveness data. He helped organize the recently formed bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. House of Representatives through which he has been a leading advocate for federal policies that promote the creation and development of start-ups and other small businesses. He is the co-founder of the newly launched Long Island Emerging Technologies Fund which creates and provides seed funding for early stage technology companies on Long Island. He serves on the National Steering Committee for the Techstars Patriot Boot Camp which helps veterans from around the country start technology-based businesses.
Since 2008, Mr. Calone has served as the Chairman of the Suffolk County Planning Commission. As the Chairman of the Planning Commission for the largest suburban county in the United States, he has led the Commission to focus on land use policies with regional impact including infrastructure financing, regulatory streamlining, energy efficiency and distributed generation, water protection, smart growth, housing diversity and public safety. In that capacity, he spearheaded the LI Unified Solar Permitting Initiative for which Suffolk County was awarded a National Association of Counties’ 2012 National Achievement Award about which he has been invited to speak around the country.
Previously, Mr. Calone served as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice where he received the national “Attorney General’s Award” for prosecuting terrorism and international crime, and as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the NY State Attorney General’s Office where he prosecuted health care fraud and helped negotiate the largest Medicaid settlement in state history. He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School and has an economics degree from Princeton University where he was named a USA Today College Academic All-American and was the first person in Princetons histroy to be leected twice as student body president.