2022 Speaker Bios


Mark Anderegg

Newbury Franklin, Co-Founder

Mark Anderegg is co-founder of Newbury Franklin, a holding company that acquires and builds recurring revenue businesses with an extremely long-term orientation. Mark is the former Chairman and CEO of Little Sprouts, a Massachusetts-based provider of early education centers, which he led the acquisition of in 2012 via a search fund. What started as a local business with 16 locations in the Boston area grew to become the largest private preschool company in New England during Mark’s 6-year tenure as CEO. Little Sprouts now operates several brands across four states. 

Mark is an active investor and serves on several private company boards in the search fund ecosystem. He is a Senior Advisor in the Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital at Tuck (Dartmouth), where he is an adjunct professor and teaches the Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition class. Earlier in his career, Mark was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, first in New York and later in Chicago. He subsequently worked as a private equity investor with Chicago Growth Partners, a middle-market buyout fund. 

Mark received a B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.



Coley Andrews D'03

Pacific Lake Partners, Co-Founder / Managing Partner

Coley Andrews is Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of Pacific Lake. Since co-founding Pacific Lake in 2009 with search fund pioneer Jim Southern, Coley has worked with over 200 search funds worldwide. Coley is a former or current board member of multiple search fund companies, including Morningside Translations (exit), FieldEdge (exit), Ethos Risk Services (exit), Flint Group, IS Entrega, Circle Surrogacy, American Security, and masLabor. Coley was also an observer at Vector Disease Control (exit) and Raptor Technologies (exit). Coley is responsible for leading Pacific Lake’s growth and has presided over the firm’s expansion from 2 to 24 full-time employees. Prior to forming Pacific Lake, Coley worked for Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm in San Francisco, and in management consulting for The Parthenon Group.

Coley is also a Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business where he teaches multiple courses related to Managing Growing Enterprises. Coley is also a frequent MBA class guest at Stanford as well as Harvard Business School.

Coley graduated from Dartmouth College and has an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Coley resides with his family outside of Boston.


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Michael Balmuth D'85

SV Health Investors, Managing Partner

Michael joined SV in 2014 and is focused on digital health and healthcare technology services. Michael’s current and past digital health investments have targeted provider and payer technology and services, telehealth, healthcare analytics, evidence-based medicine and pharmaceutical / clinical trial software and services.

Michael started his private equity career at Summit Partners, where he spent nearly a decade focused on technology investments and rose to General Partner. Prior to joining SV, Michael was a General Partner at Edison Partners and head of healthcare IT investments. His operating experience includes leadership roles at IBM Corporation in sales to the healthcare and education industries, as well as field and headquarters roles in marketing, corporate development and systems engineering. Michael has served on numerous public and private corporate boards and his prior investments yielded four IPOs and nearly 20 successful M&A exits. He attended Dartmouth College where he received an AB in Engineering Sciences and he graduated with his MBA from Harvard Business School.


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Kate Beardsley

Hannah Grey, Founding Partner

Kate Beardsley is the Founding Partner of Hannah Grey, a first check firm investing in customer-centric founders reimagining everyday experiences.  Previously she founded Upslope Ventures, the fund associated with Galvanize, and began her venture career in 2009 as a Founding Member of Lerer Hippeau, NYC's most active seed fund. Kate seeded iconic brands like Venmo, Billie, Self, Warby Parker, Casper, Glossier and several more.  She began her career as an early employee of The Huffington Post and was Chief of Staff to Martha Stewart at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.  She is Co-Chair of The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association and is based in Denver, Colorado.




Michael Beckwith

Capital Group, Portfolio Manager

Michael Beckwith is a portfolio manager at Capital Group. He has 18 years of investment industry experience and has been with Capital Group for one year. Prior to joining Capital, Michael was managing director at Maverick Capital where he was a sector head overseeing global industrials and financials. Before that, Michael held investment roles at Sequoia Capital and Andor Capital Management. Earlier in his career, Michael was an equity investment analyst covering global technology, industrials and financials companies. He holds a juris doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor's degree in history from Middlebury College. Michael is based in San Francisco.




Julie Blunden D'88

New Energy Nexus, Board Chair

Plus Power, Advisory Board Member

For 35 years, Julie Blunden has rapidly grown small energy companies to leaders in their sectors from power plants to retail power, solar and EV charging. Julie is now focused on Board work related to batteries for both mobile and stationary storage as well as their supply chains.  Previously, Julie held executive roles at EVgo, SunPower, Green Mountain Energy, KEMA Xenergy and SunEdison. She served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of ClimateWorks Foundation and began her career with a decade at AES. 

Julie Blunden currently serves as Board Chair New Energy Nexus Catalyst and Board Member of New Energy Nexus Ventures, and Advisory Board Member at Plus Power. She works with boards, investors and allies to accelerate a clean energy future using her deep experience in strategy, product and service design, business operations, scaling, market design and development, financial markets and communications.



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Julia Trotman Brady

Valo Ventures, Partner

Julia is a Partner at Valo Ventures where she invests in early-stage technology
companies that address climate change by moving us toward a low-carbon,
circular economy. Julia has focused her career on management consulting, strategic marketing, applied research and business insights. She worked in the marketing practice at McKinsey in New York for four years, serving Fortune 500 clients as well as emerging technology companies, and then shifted to a strategic marketing agency near Boston where she helped develop and reposition multiple brands from Fidelity to Ahold Delhaize to L.L.Bean.

Her inquisitive, international outlook has been informed by living in Italy, New Zealand and various regions of the US, as well as travel to over 40 countries. Julia won a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona in single-handed sailing, and has raced in the waters of four continents. These experiences shaped her into a deep lover of the ocean, and engendered profound respect for both the power and fragility
of the natural world.

Julia earned a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She has two courageous daughters, Lila and Claire, who keep her learning and laughing every day.




Stina Brock D'01 Th'02

Proterra, VP of Business Development

Stina Brock is currently VP of business development at Proterra, where she is focused on building out Proterra's software capabilities to support customers with charging and grid integration for their electric vehicle fleets. Stina was formerly head of North America for Electron, leading new market development in the US & Canada. Electron's platform digitizes asset identities and allows market operators to launch local flexibility markets for distributed energy resources. Previously, Stina was the Senior Director of Global Energy Solutions at Sunverge, where she led Sunverge’s efforts toimprove how distributed resources at the grid edge can provide services and value to utilities and grid operators. As product lead, she grew the company's product to commercialization and helped to expand Sunverge’s customer base across North America and globally. Prior to Sunverge, Stina led product marketing activities at Primus Power, an energy storage startup based on advanced flow battery technology, and managed utility demand response operations at EnerNOC. She started her career at Accenture as a consultant in the technology sector. She has an MSEE degree in electrical power engineering from the University of Washington, where she researched advanced controls for distributed and renewable power generation, and AB & BE degrees in engineering and economics from Dartmouth College.



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Nancy Brown

Oak HC/FT, General Partner

Nancy Brown (HC), a General Partner at Oak HC/FT, joined the firm in 2014 and focuses on growth equity and early-stage venture opportunities in Healthcare.

Nancy currently serves on the Boards of Cricket Health, Firefly Health, Groups Recover Together, Maven, and Unite US. Nancy is also actively involved with Noom and Wayspring. Prior investments include Limeade (ASX: LME)

Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Nancy was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for McKesson Technology Solutions. Previously, Nancy was Chief Growth Officer at MedVentive, which was acquired by McKesson in 2012. Before joining MedVentive, she served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development as well as Senior Vice President of Clinical Service of athenahealth. Prior to joining athenahealth in 2004, she was a Senior Vice President at McKesson Corporation, focused on marketing and strategic planning. She joined McKesson in 1999 when it acquired a company she co-founded,, a provider of internet-based clinical solutions for the ambulatory market. Earlier, she spent eight years at Harvard Community Health Plan where she held several senior management roles.

Nancy is also on the New England Capital Association Board of Directors and is a mentor for MassChallenge. Nancy received a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Hampshire and an MBA from Northeastern University.



Dan Calano T'15

Utility Cloud, CEO

Dan is the CEO of Utility Cloud, a SaaS platform that helps operators of critical infrastructure get the right fieldwork done at the right time and place for the right reason. Dan purchased Utility Cloud alongside a group of search fund investors through Blue Range Capital, an LLC he started in 2017. Prior, Dan built and led a business unit of a Consumer Packaged Goods business through a successful exit to a global strategic. Dan holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BS from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Weston MA with his wife Lauren, four kids, and dog.  


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Brendan Cameron D'79

JP Morgan Chase, Managing Director

Brendan C. Cameron, Managing Director, joined J.P. Morgan in 1997 as a founding member of the Private Equity Group.  Prior to J.P. Morgan, Mr. Cameron was with AT&T Investment Management Corp.’s team responsible for managing private equity assets.  Prior to joining AT&T Investment Management Corp. in 1996, he was with NYNEX Asset Management Company for five years, where he was responsible for building a portfolio of domestic and international private market investments totaling in excess of $600 million, with a strong focus on venture capital.  Mr. Cameron began his career in operational accounting positions and internal auditing within NYNEX.  Mr. Cameron is a CFA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute, and a Certified Internal Auditor (inactive). He earned his AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  



Stephanie Manning Cohen

Lerer Hippeau, Operating Partner

Stephanie Manning Cohen is an Operating Partner at Lerer Hippeau. In her role, she oversees the Platform and works closely with our team and founders to forge community and connections across our portfolio and within the broader New York tech ecosystem. Before joining, Stephanie led talent, events, and community for enterprise tech venture capital firm Work-Bench. She started her career at AppNexus, where she worked on the talent acquisition team and helped grow the company from 300 to 1,100 employees. She graduated from Colgate University, where she studied political science. 



Alicia Cooney T'76

Monument Group, Senior Advisor

Alicia Cooney co-founded Monument Group in 1994 and is now a Senior Advisor. Previously, Alicia was a Consultant for more than 13 years at the internationally recognized consulting firm Cambridge Associates, where she was primarily responsible for development of the firm’s specialized alternative asset consulting practice for its endowment, foundation, pension and family office clients. Prior to this, Alicia was an investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. and an equity analyst at Bache, Halsey, Stuart & Shields. She has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Alicia holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 registered through Monument Group, Inc.



Gavin Cuneo T'06

CIIG Capital Partners, Co-CEO

Gavin Cuneo has been our Co-Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board of Directors since inception. From 2019 until March 2021, he was Chief Operating Officer and director of CIIG1. From 2010 to present, Mr. Cuneo has been a partner of Cuneo & Company, a private venture investment company focused on early stage media, entertainment and consumer growth businesses. Mr. Cuneo has served and currently serves on the board of a number of private companies.

From 2011 to 2018, Mr. Cuneo was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Valiant Entertainment. Cuneo & Company initially capitalized the dormant comic book publisher to relaunch the business as an IP-centric multimedia company. Under this new management, Valiant grew into one of the leading print and digital publishers in comics, established a marquee licensing businesses and built a film and television division including a multi-picture partnership with Sony Pictures. Valiant was sold to DMG Entertainment in 2018.

From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Cuneo was an investment banker in the consumer industry coverage group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its predecessor Merrill Lynch & Co. where he executed debt and equity financings and advised on mergers and acquisitions for leading companies in the consumer and retail industries. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Cuneo held a number of positions at U.S. Trust Company (now a division of Bank of America), including as an Assistant Vice President in Equity Research, functioning as an equity analyst and associate portfolio manager, and as an Assistant Vice President of corporate strategy.

Mr. Cuneo holds an M.B.A. from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Business from Lafayette College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.





Filippo Damiani

OTPP, Principal

Filippo Damiani is a Principal at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), based in London, focusing on direct equities investments in both private and public companies.

He has led several investments for OTPP with a cross-over mandate, focusing on late stage growth companies predominantly in the TMT and Consumer sectors, such as software company Epic Games or cosmetics manufacturer Intercos.

Prior to OTPP, Filippo was an associate in the investment banking division of J.P. Morgan in London, where he was involved in a variety of capital markets and corporate advisory transactions.

Filippo holds an MSc in Finance with distinction from the London School of Economics and a BSc in Economics with honours from Bocconi University.



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Liam Donohue T'95

.406 Ventures, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Liam Donohue is a co-founder and Managing Director of .406 Ventures, a Boston-based venture fund with over $1B in assets under management. Liam has been investing in healthcare services and technology companies for over 25 years, focusing on disruptive early-stage digital health companies that improve outcomes, reduce costs and enhance patient and physician experience. He particularly is proud to have been an early and active backer of more than 30 founders building change-the-world companies, including AbleTo, Health Dialog, Iora Health, Redox and Welbe Health.


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Robert Edwards Jr.

U.S. Department of Energy, Director of Outreach and Business Developmentusiness Development

Mr. Robert H. Edwards Jr. is the Director of Outreach and Business Development for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO). He leads LPO’s business development activities to communicate the LPO value proposition and support innovative energy projects in the U.S. that will accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy and drive the nationwide deployment of electric vehicles and the necessary charging infrastructure. An accomplished executive, Mr. Edwards has been active as an attorney and banker in the energy sector for over 20 years in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Edwards earned his AB in Economics magna cum laude from Harvard University and his joint JD/MBA from Stanford University.


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Mona ElNaggar

Valo Ventures, Partner

Mona ElNaggar is a Partner with Valo Ventures, a thematic investor focusing on
key global megatrends, including climate change, circular economy, autonomy and empowered people. Valo invests in early-stage companies in North America and Europe.

Mona led Valo Ventures’ investments and serves as Valo’s director on the boards of Atollogy, EduMe and Wise Systems. She is a seasoned non-executive director, with almost 10 years on a public company board (BE Semiconductor Industries NV).  Prior to Valo, Mona ran non-US investing for TIFF (a $10 billion fund-of-funds). She was charged with developing a strategy for and leading TIFF’s first-ever investments in emerging markets (Africa, Brazil and India) as well as the field of ESG/SRI and impact investing. Prior to TIFF, Mona co-founded and built Morgan Stanley’s European Technology Investment Banking business, advising clients like STMicroelectronics, ARM, and SAP with IPOs, equity and debt financings, and mergers and acquisitions. 

Mona graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago (AB Economics) and was an Arjay Miller Scholar at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (MBA).



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Si France, MD T’07, Geisel’08

WelbeHealth, Founder and CEO

Si France, MD is a mission-driven physician entrepreneur. Si is Founder and CEO of WelbeHealth. Founded on the core value “Courage to Love,” WelbeHealth brings PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) to new communities. PACE is a fully integrated payor/provider for the highest-utilizing dual-eligible seniors, with tremendous success in improving quality, satisfaction, and cost. He is also a Health Commissioner for San Mateo County’s 145,000 member Medicaid plan. Previously, he was Founder and CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care, which operates urgent care centers in collaboration with leading non-profit health systems across the country, delivering award-winning quality and patient experience. Si also previously served as Board Chair for Groups Recover Together, addressing the nationwide opioid addiction crisis. Si holds an MD/MBA from Dartmouth.



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Inverness Graham, Founder and Senior Managing Principal

Ken Graham is the Senior Managing Principal and founder of Inverness Graham Investments, an operationally focused, lower middle market private investment firm with over $500M of assets under management. Ken oversees all activities of the firm, including investment sourcing, evaluation, monitoring and divestiture.

Prior to forming Inverness Graham, Ken served as Senior Vice President of Graham Packaging Company, heading Latin American Operations, Global Business Development, and the Tetra Pak/Graham Global Alliance and as Executive Chairman of Graham Engineering Corporation. Earlier in his career, Ken served as Director of Business Development for Superconducting Core Technologies, as a manager for turnaround consultants Mackenzie, Hovey and Associates, and was a co-founder of media technology and services firm Media Stream.

Ken currently serves on the National Advisory Board for Technology Transfer at the University of Michigan and as a trustee of Thomas Jefferson University. He is Vice Chairman of the Burke Mountain Academy Board of Trustees and is active in numerous other professional organizations in private equity and regional business.

Ken earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.




Russell Greenberg T'81

Altus Capital Partners, Founder and Managing Partner

Russ Greenberg is a Founder and Managing Partner at Altus Capital Partners. Through approximately 100 buyouts, corporate finance and merger transactions, Russ brings a broad perspective on private equity investing in both strong and weak economic periods. He believes in combining capital with talented management to develop companies and build shareholder value.

Before forming the Altus Capital and Max Capital funds, Russ held executive positions at investment banks including Brean Murray Securities Inc.; Daiwa Securities America Inc.; and Prudential-Bache Capital Securities where he developed expertise in mergers and acquisitions.

Russ is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College with an honors degree in Economics and holds an MBA from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

As Managing Partner at Altus Capital Partners, Russ serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thermal Solutions Manufacturing, Inc., and Thomson Plastics, Inc.  Russ also serves on the Board of Nichols Portland, Inc and MAX Environmental Technologies, Inc.




Asheesh Gupta T'03

Audax Private Equity, Managing Director, Portfolio Support

Asheesh Gupta is a Managing Director for Audax Private Equity, based in Boston. Prior to joining Audax in 2008, Asheesh worked as the Director of Performance Improvement and Supply Chain Management at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to that, Asheesh was a Senior Consultant at Computer Sciences Corporation and Accenture.

Asheesh received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a B.S. from Carnegie Mellon University.




John Harper

Clean Energy Venture Group, Partner

John Harper is the incoming Executive Managing Director of the Clean Energy Venture Group.  CEVG invests in early-stage cleantech and climatetech companies with the potential to mitigate climate change and achieve attractive financial returns.  CEVG partners with Clean Energy Ventures’ $110 million institutional climatetech fund.  

John has decades of infrastructure project finance experience. John founded Birch Tree Capital, a financial consulting firm advising developers, investors, buyers, and public agencies on renewable power project financing transactions. 

He leads an investment firm that developed and manages distributed commercial solar projects. Previously, John was a managing director with the Carreden Group sourcing tax equity for utility-scale solar projects.  He led project finance teams for U.S. and European companies and the predecessor to the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, where he closed financing for renewable and fossil fuel power generation, telecommunications, oil & gas, mining, and other infrastructure projects and companies in the United States and over two dozen emerging markets.

John has degrees from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and Pomona College.  He co-chairs the Advisory Board for the Center for International Environment & Policy at the Fletcher School and serves on the Town of Wayland’s Energy & Climate Committee.




Pam Hendrickson

The Riverside Company, Vice Chairman

American Investment Council, Chairman of the Board

Pam joined Riverside in 2006 as COO and she currently serves as Vice Chairman. In this capacity, she monitors and manages policy, political and legislative risk for Riverside and its portfolio companies. She also supervises several of Riverside’s funds and sits on the Riverside Investment Council. Riverside is a $14.4 billion global multi strategy private equity firm which partners with small companies and helps them grow by providing both financial and intellectual capital. Prior to joining Riverside, she served for 22 years at JP Morgan Chase with senior roles in both the Real Estate Division and the Private Bank. She is currently Chairman of the Board of the American Investment Council as well as Vice Chairman of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and a Trustee of the National Humanities Center, where she chairs the audit committee.

Pam earned an MBA, Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; and a BA, Public Policy and History from Duke University.



Palmer Higgins

Chenmark, Partner

Together with his brother, James, and sister-in-law, Trish, Palmer runs Chenmark, a holding company of diversified small businesses committed to the constant pursuit of better. Since their first acquisition in 2015, Chenmark has acquired 8 more platform businesses while completing over 20 tuck-in acquisitions along the way. Palmer currently runs Chenmark's lawn care company, Mainely Grass, the leading residential Lawn Care and Pest Control company in New England serving over 10,000 customers across five branch locations.


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Dave Hodgson D'78

General Atlantic, Vice Chairman

Dave Hodgson is Vice Chairman of General Atlantic and has been a member of the investment team for more than 30 years, with extensive experience across the firm’s sectors. After joining General Atlantic as its third investment professional in 1982, he helped build the firm with a singular vision of supporting entrepreneurs as they work to grow their businesses. From the outset, Dave’s mission has been to partner with strong growth companies led by exceptional management teams to help their organizations become market leaders.



Will Hughes D'01

Providence Equity Partners, Managing Director

Will Hughes is a managing director at Providence Equity. He is currently a director of KPA, n2y, TCP, Tenstreet and Vistage. Prior to joining Providence in 2009, Mr. Hughes was an associate at Summit Partners where he focused on growth equity and middle market investments. Previously, Mr. Hughes was the special assistant to the CEO at Netdecisions Group and an analyst in Lehman Brothers' technology investment banking group. Mr. Hughes received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.



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Arsenal Capital Partners, Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Kovach is a Managing Partner and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Arsenal.  Prior to co-founding Arsenal in 2000 with Mr. Mullen, he was with Thomas H. Lee Partners, where he worked on a variety of growth buyout transactions.  Prior to joining Thomas H. Lee, Mr. Kovach worked in the high yield and leveraged finance groups at Merrill Lynch & Co.

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Lauren Kolodny

Acrew Capital, Founding Partner

Lauren is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Acrew Capital where she invests in fintech. Investments include Chime, Divvy, Gusto, Lolli, La Haus, Papaya Payments, and Pie Insurance.

Previously, Lauren worked in product marketing at Google leading a number of launches for GSuite, including Google Drive. Lauren began her career building tech partnerships for the Clinton Foundation in India. Lauren is a Trustee Emerita at Brown University where she served as the university’s youngest board member. Lauren was featured on the 2021 Forbes Midas Brink List.



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Enoch Kariuki T'11

Lengo Therapeutics, Former CEO

Dr. Enoch Kariuki is an accomplished healthcare executive, strategic advisor and investor. He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lengo Therapeutics (acquired by Blueprint Medicines in 2021). He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of VelosBio (acquired by Merck for $2.75 billion) where he led all finance-related and investor relations functions. Prior to VelosBio, he served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Synthorx, where he led the company’s IPO, managed relationships with bankers, sell-side equity analysts and investors, and headed the business development process that concluded with the sale of Synthorx to Sanofi for $2.5 billion. 

Before Synthorx, Dr. Kariuki was Vice President at H.I.G. Capital, a $40 billion private equity firm, where he invested in and served on the boards of multiple life sciences companies. His other previous roles include Senior Associate at Leerink Partners and Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank. At Leerink and UBS, Dr. Kariuki advised healthcare companies on equity capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and recapitalizations. 

Dr. Kariuki completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in R&D Strategy and Analytics at Bristol Myers Squibb and was a Pharmacist at CVS Caremark. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a PharmD from Texas Southern University. He serves on the boards of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ZNTL) and Imago Biosciences (NASDAQ: IMGO).



Sam Kirschner

On Deck, Director of ODX

Sam is currently the Director of ODX a $100M accelerator at On Deck. In his role he helps startups scale, hire talent, raise money and find customers.  Before On Deck, Sam previously lead operations at both Village Global and The House Fund. In addition to his current role, he is an advisor to numerous companies including Scarf, Harmonic Labs and Sendoso. Sam graduated from Berkeley where he studied statistics. 


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John Kirk T'14

TRS Global and Tuckerman Capital, CEO

John Kirk is currently President and CEO of a Tuckerman Capital portfolio investment in the turbine repair industry, TRS Global. John is an operating advisor to Tuckerman and has worked with Tuckerman on sales, marketing, operational, and leadership alignment initiatives with their successful prior investments in Orthofeet and Freedom Communication Technologies. 

John has over 15 years of experience in general management with an emphasis on business development, sales and marketing, strategic planning, operational improvement, business transformation and leadership. Most recently, John led global strategy and business development for 3M’s >$1 billion homecare business. John holds a BA from the University of Georgia and received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


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Sarah Kunst

Cleo Capital, Managing Director

Sarah Kunst is the Managing Director of Cleo Capital & a Contributing Editor at Marie Claire Magazine. She has served as a senior advisor at Bumble where she focused on their corporate VC arm Bumble Fund and on the board of the Michigan State University Foundation endowment. 

Kunst has been named a Future Innovator by Vanity Fair, Forbes 30 Under 30, and a top 25 innovator in tech by Cool Hunting. She has been recognized for her work in Business Insider as a 30 under 30 Women in Tech and Top African-American in Tech & Pitchbook Top Black VC To Watch, honored as a top woman in VC by the Wall St. Journal, and named a top DealmakeHer by the National Retail Federation. She was also named a coach for the Cartier Women’s Initiative.



Charlie Kuntz T'07

Hines, Managing Director

Mr. Kuntz serves as Managing Director responsible for overseeing all activities in Portland and surrounding Oregon markets. Since joining Hines in 2007, Kuntz has contributed to the development, acquisition, asset management, financing, marketing and disposition of more than eight million square feet of commercial real estate, including Salesforce Tower and 33 Tehama in San Francisco. Mr. Kuntz also served as Innovation Officer for Hines, where he invested in early-stage real estate technology companies and venture capital funds, launched the Hines flex office solution (The SQ), and supported Hines projects and strategies in their innovation initiatives globally.


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Christina LaMontagne D'03

Clarity Health Lab, CEO & Co-Founder

Christina LaMontagne is an experienced digital health leader and active angel investor and advisor to over 15 health technology startups, including Cerebral, Curology, and Kit (acquired by Ro). She is currently CEO and co-founder of Clarity Health Lab, where she is building a stealth telehealth venture, and she is also a Board Director at Zerigo, an early-stage technology-driven service treating chronic skin conditions. 



Drew Loucks T'11

Great Hill, Managing Director

Drew joined Great Hill Partners in 2010, and is focused on digital infrastructure and software. Former experience includes Tudor Investment Corporation and  
Jefferies & Company. Drew Has a BA in Economics and Government from Bowdoin College and an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. 




Drew Maloney

American Investment Council, President and CEO

Drew Maloney is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Investment Council (AIC).  The AIC is an advocacy and resource organization that represents the private equity industry and promotes the industry’s successful record of investing in every state across our country. Prior to joining AIC, Maloney served as the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Legislative Affairs.

Unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, he served as the principal liaison between Treasury and Congress. In this role, he worked on a range of major issues including the passage of the first major tax reform effort in more than three decades, financial services reform, foreign investment reforms, trade policy, and sanctions. Maloney received Treasury’s Distinguished Service Award for his achievements and leadership.

Prior to Maloney’s appointment to the Treasury Department, he served as a corporate officer and Vice President of Government and External Affairs for Hess Corporation, a global independent energy company. Maloney led international, federal, and state government affairs, communications, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Earlier in his career, Maloney was CEO of Ogilvy Government Relations, a prominent bipartisan government affairs firm. Maloney was a founder of the advocacy firm that was purchased by Ogilvy (a WPP company).

Maloney is recognized as a leading government affairs expert, with more than 25 years of experience in both the public and the private sectors. He has held senior positions for several congressman including members of the House Leadership. He also served as a senior advisor to several presidential campaigns and advised on presidential transition efforts for legislative affairs.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College and a J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law.



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Adam Marcus T'07

Providence Strategic Growth, Managing Director

Adam is a Managing Director in PSG's Boston office. Previously, he was a Partner at OpenView Venture Partners, where he invested in SaaS and infrastructure companies. Prior to OpenView Partners, Adam was an investor at Battery Ventures where he focused on B2B software and ecommerce sectors globally.

Adam received a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a Bachelor of Arts from Franklin and Marshall College.





Devin Mathews T'00

ParkerGale, Partner

Devin has twenty years of experience investing in technology companies and helping management teams build their companies. Prior to founding ParkerGale, Devin was a Managing Partner and a member of the investment committee at Chicago Growth Partners where he ran their technology group. He also spent five years at Baird Venture Partners where he was the Managing Partner and chair of the investment committee. Early in his career, Devin worked at Great Hill Partners and William Blair Capital Partners. He studied Art History at SUNY Binghamton and received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Devin supports Chicago’s visual arts community as a Board member of threewalls.



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Mike McArdle T'99

Bain Capital Private Equity, Managing Director Investor Relations

Mike McArdle joined Bain Capital in 2006. He is a Managing Director on the Investor Relations team. He leads the Investor Relations Marketing and Diligence team that supports fundraising and investor reporting for the Bain Capital platform.  Prior to joining Bain Capital Private Equity, he was a Director of Finance for Atlas Venture. He was also Co-Founder and COO of a software development firm that specialized in web-based database systems. Prior to business school, he worked three years as an auditor at Arthur Andersen. He received an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and a BS, magna cum laude, from Boston College.




Michael McIvor D'87 T'93

Incentrum Group, Partner, Head of Investment Banking Advisory

Michael McIvor has over 25 years of Investment Banking experience. Prior to joining Incentrum, he served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of M&A at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, responsible for Healthcare. Prior to that, he was Co-Chair of the Global M&A Operating Committee and a member of the Fairness Opinion Review Committee at Bank of America Securities. Michael began his career in the M&A Department at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1992, was one of the founding members of the firm's Global Healthcare Group in 1997, and was appointed to run the Healthcare Services practice in 1999. His experience includes mergers & acquisitions, special committee and anti-raid advisory, joint ventures, spin-offs and restructurings, acquisition financing, demutualizations, IPOs, other equity, equity­ linked and debt financings, on public, private, domestic and cross-border assignments with an aggregate value of over $500 billion. Michael holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MBA with High Distinction from The Amos Tuck School of Business, where he was also a Tuck Scholar, and is currently a member of the faculty.



Shawn Merani

Parade Ventures, Founder and Managing Partner

Shawn Merani is the Founder and Managing Partner of Parade Ventures, a pre-seed & seed stage focused venture capital firm. Previously, Shawn was a co-founder and partner at Flight Ventures, investing in early stage software, internet and mobile companies across a variety of sectors. He has also made select later stage investments. Shawn’s investments include Dollar Shave Club (acq by Unilever), Sapho (acquired by Citrix), Moveworks, Clubhouse, Inkbox, Plastiq and others. As an operator, Shawn was a founding partner of Liquidnet’s Private Shares marketplace, which enabled over 750 of the world’s leading asset managers to invest in high-growth, pre-IPO companies. He was able to grow the marketplace to $150MM+ GMV in the first two years. Prior to Liquidnet, Shawn was Senior Director of Business Development at ReachLocal. Shawn has a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, riding his Peloton, fantasy sports and supporting the Cal Bears.



Rob Morris T'80

Olympus Partners, Managing Partner

Rob founded Olympus in 1988 and serves as the Managing Partner of Olympus Partners and its affiliated investment partnerships. From 1978-1988, Rob held a variety of management positions in various manufacturing and financial services businesses at General Electric Corporation, the last of which was Senior Vice President of General Electric Investment Corporation, where he managed General Electric Pension Trust’s $1.6 billion private equity portfolio. Rob is a Trustee of Hamilton College, a three-decade member of the Hamilton College Endowment Investment Committee, a Board Member and Chairman Emeritus of the Waterside School and a designer and funder of medical research in motor neuron regeneration. Rob has been featured as a guest lecturer in the Private Equity classes at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and at Dartmouth’s Amos Tuck School of Business.



Mike Murray T'04

Peloton Capital, Co-founder and Managing Partner

Mike is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Peloton Capital Management (PCM) in Toronto, Canada. To date, PCM has raised C$550M in capital commitments and made investments in five platform companies. Mike started his career at Bain & Company in the firm’s Toronto office and was exposed to profit improvement, strategy development and M&A projects across a wide variety of industries including financial services, industrials, retail, telecommunications, and business services. In 1999 he joined Delano Technology Corporation – a Toronto-based software startup that was in the early stages of commercialization. During his tenure, Delano grew to become a global provider of enterprise-class Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions. In 2005, Mike joined the private capital team at Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board (OTPP). In 2007, he co-founded a newly established team tasked with sourcing and executing investments in the North American financial services sector. Mike spent the remainder of his tenure at OTPP focusing exclusively on financial services opportunities. While at OTPP, Mike developed extensive experience in deal sourcing, opportunity analysis, transaction execution and value creation as the lead or co-lead on five transactions totaling more than $1 billion in invested equity. Mike holds a B.Comm (1st Class Honours) from Queen’s University and an MBA (High Distinction) from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He also completed the Directors Education Program at the Institute of Corporate Directors at The Rotman School of Management.


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Nate Niparko D'09 

Partner, Accel

Nate Niparko joined Accel in 2011 and focuses on enterprise software and infrastructure technology companies.

He represents Accel on the boards of Algolia, BrowserStack, Ethos, G2 Crowd, RiskRecon (acquired by MasterCard), and Sentry. Nate is actively involved in Accel's investments in CrowdStrike (CRWD), Eagle Eye, Tenable (TENB), and PagerDuty (PD). He has also spent time as a technical product manager at Amazon Web Services.

Nate is from Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Dartmouth, Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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Bill Ogden D'86 

Managing Partner, Union Capital

Bill Ogden has over 20 years of private equity experience and has been with Union Capital (including a hiatus from 2009-2013 where he went out on his own) since 2005 where he co-leads the overall strategy and investment process at the Firm, including sourcing, due diligence, structuring, investment management and disposition.  Prior to joining Union Capital in 2005, Mr. Ogden began his private equity career at Prudential Financial’s US Direct Private Equity Group which he led from 1999-2001.  Prior to Prudential, Mr. Ogden was a partner at a small privately-held New York-based merchant bank.  Mr. Ogden began his career as an officer in the US Navy, where he was in training to be a carrier-based Naval Aviator. Mr. Ogden received a BA in Engineering and Economics in 1986 from Dartmouth College.  He earned an MBA in 1992 from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, where he received the Faculty Award for Academic Excellence.


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Alan Patricof 

Co-founder and Chairperson, Primetime Partners

Alan Patricof is the co-founder and Chairperson of Primetime Partners. With a 50-plus year career in venture capital, Alan has been instrumental in growing the venture capital field from a base of high net-worth individuals to its position today with broad institutional backing, as well as playing a key role in the essential legislative initiatives that have guided its evolution. Alan founded Apax Partners, leading global private equity advisory firm, and co-founded Greycroft, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in the internet and mobile markets. He has helped build and foster the growth of numerous major global companies, including, among others, America Online, Office Depot, Cadence Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., Apple Computer, FORE Systems, NTL, IntraLinks, Audible, Axios, and Wondery.


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Jonathan Paul D'86 T'90

Co-founder,  Wheelock Street Capital

Jonathan H. Paul is a founding partner of Wheelock Street Capital, a real estate private equity firm established in 2008 to pursue a value-oriented investment strategy. Since its founding, Wheelock has raised eight funds totaling over $5.0 billion which have been invested in on behalf of a diverse group of institutional and high net worth investors. Wheelock’s investment portfolio includes a broad range of asset classes reflecting an opportunistic approach, with a concentration on hotels, industrial and residential land where the firm has developed specialized in-house platforms or “verticals”. Mr. Paul has over 30 years of real estate experience with all asset classes including hotel, multifamily, industrial, office, retail, multifamily, residential land and condominiums, as well as golf and other leisure assets.

Prior to co-founding Wheelock, Mr. Paul was a Managing Member of Rockpoint Group L.L.C. (“Rockpoint”), a company he co-founded in 2003. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Paul was a Managing Member of Westbrook Partners, L.L.C. (“Westbrook”) where he played a critical role in the company’s formation, its fundraising efforts, and the investment of four funds with over $4 billion of equity capital. Prior to joining Westbrook, Mr. Paul spent six years at Morgan Stanley in the real estate and corporate finance areas, including three years with the original Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund (“MSREF”).

Mr. Paul is a Trustee at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts and a member of the Tuck School at Dartmouth Board of Advisors. He is a former director of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. Mr. Paul received a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Tuck.


Isai Peimer T'05

Surveyor Capital, Senior Analyst

Isai Peimer is a Biotech Analyst at Surveyor Capital (Citadel) where he focuses on public/private investments across the biotechnology sector. From 2010 to 2016, Isai served as a Managing Director at Medimmune Ventures, Astrazeneca’s investment fund. Isai has served as board member of Adheron Therapeutics (Acquired by Roche), Ambit Biosciences (acquired by Daiichi Sankyo), Armaron Bio. Corridor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Astrazeneca), Xencor (NASDAQ: XNCR) and The Ivy Foundation Biomedical Innovation Review Board at University of Virginia. Isai was also an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and a Specialty Pharmaceuticals analyst at Alliance Bernstein. Prior to Wall Street, Isai was a management consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry; he began his career as a scientist at Merck. Isai is a graduate of Emory University where he earned a B.S. in Chemistry summa cum laude, and earned his M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.


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Jamie Peschel D'99 T'06

Longfellow Real Estate Partners, Co‑Founder & Senior Partner

Jamie is Co-Founder and Senior Partner of Longfellow Real Estate Partners.  In his role, he provides oversight to Longfellow’s Investments team, capital formation and portfolio management. In addition, Jamie is a member of Longfellow’s Investment Committee. Since co-founding Longfellow in 2009, he has helped lead Longfellow’s growth to a firm with more than 14,500,000 SF of science and technology-focused real estate investments and development projects for institutional and commercial tenants. During this time, Longfellow has also expanded its footprint nationally and into the UK.


In addition, Jamie is focused on building strong collaborations between companies and venture capital firms within Longfellow’s portfolio. Jamie is an active member of ULI. He currently serves on the ULI Boston Advisory Board, is a former co-chair of the ULI Boston Market Council, and is a member of the ULI UDMUC Blue National Product Council. 
Prior to forming Longfellow, Jamie held positions with Deutsche Bank / RREEF Global Opportunity Funds and Accenture’s Strategy Practice. Jamie received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and an AB from Dartmouth College.  

Outside of Longfellow, Jamie enjoys spending time with his wife, Courtney, and their three children; playing golf; mountain biking, and skiing in Vermont and Montana.

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David Rubenstein

Carlyle, Co-Founder

David M. Rubenstein is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Established in 1987, Carlyle now manages $301 billion from 26 offices around the world.


Mr. Rubenstein is Chairman of the Boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Council on Foreign Relations, the National Gallery of Art, and the Economic Club of Washington; a Fellow of the Harvard Corporation; a Trustee of the University of Chicago, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Institute for Advanced Study, the National Constitution Center, the Brookings Institution, and the World Economic Forum; and a Director of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other board seats.


Mr. Rubenstein is a leader in the area of Patriotic Philanthropy, having made transformative gifts for the restoration or repair of the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Monticello, Montpelier, Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Iwo Jima Memorial, the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the National Zoo, the Library of Congress, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Mr. Rubenstein has also provided to the U.S. government long-term loans of his rare copies of the Magna Carta, the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the 13th Amendment, the first map of the U.S. (Abel Buell map), and the first book printed in the U.S. (Bay Psalm Book).


Mr. Rubenstein is an original signer of The Giving Pledge; the host of The David Rubenstein Show and Bloomberg Wealth with David Rubenstein; and the author of The American Story, How to Lead, and The American Experiment.

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John Rudge T'99

Lexington Partners, Partner

John Rudge is a Partner of Lexington Partners primarily engaged in the origination and evaluation of secondary purchases of private equity and alternative investments.

Prior to joining Lexington in 2001, Mr. Rudge was an associate in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Rudge graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in American Civilizations and from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth with an MBA.


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David Silverman D'93

Crosslink Capital, Managing Partner

David Silverman is a Managing General Partner at Crosslink, a leading early-stage venture capital firm in Menlo Park. David brings more than 20 years of experience as a venture capital investor and investment banker, focusing primarily on venture investments in software, financial technologies and digital media. Prior to joining Crosslink in 2011, David was a General Partner at 3i Ventures, a global private equity and venture capital firm. He also served as a senior officer in the technology practices at both Robertson Stephens and Piper Jaffray. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (’93) and Stanford Law School.

David is responsible for Crosslink’s investments in Amplify, AutoFi, Arturo, Axle Payments,, Clyde, MarketDial, OnCue, RealBlocks and Weave.  His prior investments included BlueLithium (acquired by Yahoo!), Demand Media (DMD), Fotolog (acquired by Hi-Media), Omniture (OMTR; acquired by Adobe), Speakeasy (acquired by BestBuy) and Vonage (VG).


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James Socas

Blackstone, Managing Director

James Socas is a Managing Director and focuses on software industry investments from growth equity through mid-market buyouts across Blackstone’s Growth Equity and Tactical Opportunities funds. He has 25+ years of experience as an investor, executive and advisor to software businesses. Mr. Socas led Blackstone’s investments in Vectra and Snowflake and co-led investments in Chainalysis, FireEye/Mandiant, Wiz, and Titus.  


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Manish Sood

Chief Technology Officer, Founder and Chairman, Reltio

Manish is Reltio’s Founder & Chairman and CTO, responsible for overseeing the Office of the CTO, M&A strategy, business development, long-term product strategy and innovation at Reltio. Prior to founding Reltio in 2011, Manish led Product strategy and management for the Master Data Management (MDM) platform at Informatica and Siperian. He is the co-author of the patent that revolutionized MDM through a global business identifier. During his career, Manish has architected some of the largest and most widely used data management solutions used by Fortune 100 companies today.



Russell Steenberg T'83

BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP), Managing Director and Global Head 

Russell Steenberg is the Managing Director and Global Head of BlackRock Private Equity Partners (PEP), within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). Mr. Steenberg is a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee, BAI Executive Committee, BlackRock's Alternative Solutions Investment Committee and BlackRock Investment Council.

Mr. Steenberg founded PEP in 1999 when he joined Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. Mr. Steenberg has over 36 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining MLIM, Mr. Steenberg was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Fenway Partners, a middle-market buyout group with $1.4 billion of capital. From 1983 until joining Fenway in 1995, Mr. Steenberg was employed by AT&T Investment Management Corporation ("ATTIMCO"), where he was co-head of the AT&T Pension Fund's private equity investment portfolio. In that capacity, he participated in sourcing, structuring, executing, and monitoring the investments of the AT&T Master Pension Trust in non-publicly traded debt and equity securities, as well as in private equity partnerships. While at ATTIMCO and Fenway Partners, Mr. Steenberg made over 100 private equity investments in general partnerships, co-investments and secondary transactions.

Mr. Steenberg currently serves on many private equity fund advisory boards. ent Partners, and TH Lee VI. In addition, Mr. Steenberg serves on the Board of Advisors for the Tuck Center of Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, the Tuck Board of Advisors, the board of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the Board of Directors of the Lasker Foundation and a member of the Lasker Investment Committee.

Mr. Steenberg earned a BA from St. Lawrence University, an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and an MPA from American University.

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Mike Sullivan D'91 T'97

Dartmouth College, Managing Director - PE & VC

Mike is the Managing Director for Private Equity and Venture Capital for the Dartmouth endowment. He joined Dartmouth in 2011, after ten years with FLAG Capital Management, a private equity and venture capital fund-of-funds. Mike also worked at Cambridge Associates, and as an intern in the Columbia University Investment Office. Mike is a D’91 and a T’97.


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Caitlin Wale

Senior Associate, Counteract

Caitlin is passionate about creating a positive impact on the planet and is dedicated to making effective change. Her background in mining and low carbon engineering combined with renewable energy and deep tech venture investing, complements her focus on carbon removal. She is energised by people and nature, and is excited by helping entrepreneurs scale their solutions and reversing climate change.



Lauren Wolf T'09

Senior Vice President, New York City Economic Development Corporation

Lauren Wolf is a Senior Vice President in the Real Estate Transaction Services division of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).  In this capacity, she leads transaction structuring and negotiation of public-private partnerships throughout New York City with a focus on East Harlem, the St. George Waterfront and office/industrial assets ranging from Midtown Manhattan to emerging New York City office markets. She joined NYCEDC in 2012.  Prior to NYCEDC, she worked in the acquisitions division of The Hampshire Companies, a Morristown, NJ based real estate private equity firm with approximately $3 billion in real estate assets. She began her career as an investment banker with Cowen and Company focusing on the technology and alternative energy sectors.  Lauren received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her MBA from the Tuck School of Business. She has served on the board of the Friends of Governors Island since 2014. 



Tim Woodward

Prelude Ventures, Managing Director

Tim joined Prelude Ventures in 2013 as a Managing Director with 25 years of venture capital investing experience. Having grown up in Silicon Valley, Tim has a long history of working with talented entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Prior to Prelude Ventures, Tim was a Managing Director for 15 years with Nth Power where he led investments in companies involved in renewable energy, demand response, advanced materials and outsourced utility customer management. He was the lead investment partner for that firm’s successful investments in Evergreen Solar (ESLR), Comverge (COMV) and Proton Energy Systems (DESC).

Before joining Nth Power, Tim spent eight years managing venture capital investments for Liberty Environmental Partners, a firm that focused on energy, industrial and environmental technologies. During that time, he served as full-time Chairman of Monitoring Technology Corporation, a company that provides on-line condition monitoring of power and industrial equipment.

Prior to entering the venture capital business, Tim was involved in the launch of First Source, a company providing industrial solvent recycling services. He also spent more than six years in international marketing for an industrial filtration equipment manufacturer.

He received his MBA with honors from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BS in Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 1982.
Tim currently serves on the board of directors for LevelTen, Encycle, MineSense, Heliotrope, Powerhive, Voltus, and LuxWall and he has oversight for Prelude’s investments in Element Energy and Recurrent.


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Cassie Young T'11

Primary Venture Partners, Operating Partner

Cassie Young is a Partner at Primary Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm in New York. Her work is focused on supporting Primary's portfolio companies as they build, scale and optimize their sales, marketing, and customer operations.

Before joining Primary, Cassie was Chief Customer Officer for CM Group, an Insight Partners roll-up of marketing technology software including Sailthru, Campaign Monitor, Delivra, Emma, Vuture and Liveclicker; Cassie assumed that role when CM Group acquired Sailthru in 2018. In her post as Chief Customer Officer, she ran a $200MM+ global P&L while also working on general business strategy and M&A for CM Group's portfolio. Prior to the acquisition, she held a number of different executive roles at Sailthru over the course of five years, ultimately serving as the company's Chief Revenue Officer.

Cassie joined Sailthru from Gerson Lehrman Group where as VP Marketing & Analytics, she helped to lead GLG's intrapreneurship efforts. Prior to GLG, she served as VP Marketing for Savored (acquired by Groupon). Previously, Cassie was an early employee at, where she managed marketing and analytics for the company's subscription business. She began her career as an analyst at Citigroup Global Corporate & Investment Bank.

Cassie graduated from Duke and holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.


Before joining Nth Power, Tim spent eight years managing venture capital investments for Liberty Environmental Partners, a firm that focused on energy, industrial and environmental technologies. During that time, he served as full-time Chairman of Monitoring Technology Corporation, a company that provides on-line condition monitoring of power and industrial equipment.

Prior to entering the venture capital business, Tim was involved in the launch of First Source, a company providing industrial solvent recycling services. He also spent more than six years in international marketing for an industrial filtration equipment manufacturer.

He received his MBA with honors from The Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA and a BS in Resource Economics from UC Berkeley in 1982.
Tim currently serves on the board of directors for LevelTen, Encycle, MineSense, Heliotrope, Powerhive, Voltus, and LuxWall and he has oversight for Prelude’s investments in Element Energy and Recurrent.