Board of Directors 2016-2017
Jeff Uller, MBA ’03
Jeff is the Senior Director of Finance & Decision
Analysis at Vistaprint.
Jeff manages a team of 11 people globally and his responsibilities include the
financial reporting, strategic planning, decision analysis, and special
projects for the $1.2B Vistaprint business unit. Previously, Jeff was the
Director of Marketing Strategy & Planning and worked on global projects
that cut across all of Marketing; including mobile marketing strategy, key
performance metrics, global segment strategy, and planning. Prior to this
role, Jeff was the interim general manager for Webs, a digital do-it-yourself
website company with 60 employees in the Washington DC area (acquired by
Vistaprint in December 2011). Jeff started at Vistaprint in Strategic
Finance, reporting to the COO and was responsible for special projects that
improved Vistaprint's efficiency and effectiveness in operations. Jeff joined
Vistaprint in 2011.
Prior to Vistaprint, Jeff was a manager in consulting at PRTM Management
Consultants focused on delivering operational strategy projects to Fortune 500
clients around the globe. Before PRTM, Jeff was a manager at General
Motors and during his career at GM he worked in areas of increasing
responsibility in corporate strategy, business development, and corporate
finance. Jeff began his career as a product engineer at Chrysler Corporation
working in electrical engineering for the Jeep brand of products.
Jeff earned his MBA from MIT Sloan in 2003, a Masters in Electrical Engineering
from Oakland University in 1998, and a Bachelors of Computer Engineering (Magna
Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan in 1996. He and his wife, Kelly,
have a daughter and a son and live in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
Ray Chang, SB ’77, SM ’84
Treasurer, Technology Vice Chair and CIO Symposium Advisory Board
Ray has built and led software teams at vendor, end user, and consulting
organizations. These teams were empowered to address customer needs by
bringing new and enhanced products to market.
As part of State Street's IT Office of Architecture, Ray is helping the
enterprise achieve its vision of private cloud computing, securely
delivering client solutions with faster time to market at lower cost,
with a focus on business intelligence and data warehousing. As a Senior
Vice President at Fidelity Investments, Ray built teams of Enterprise
Architects, bringing diverse development groups into alignment across
the enterprise and ensuring that leading edge technologies were
successfully adopted. Previously, Ray was a Director of Software
Development at Oracle and Wang Laboratories. Ray's teams broke new
ground in areas such as web-based email, workflow, and broadband local
area networking. He represented each of these companies at industry
Ray has been active with the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium since 2011, serving
various roles on the Award, Web, Marketing, and Innovation Showcase
Ray received both a Master's and Bachelor's degree from MIT's Sloan
School of Management and is a member of the IEEE and ACM. He was born
and raised in New York. He and his wife have 5 children, who have
attended Wellesley, RPI, Tufts, Bowdoin, and NYU. They live in
Craig Newfield, SM ’85
Secretary and Networking Vice Chair
Craig Newfield is currently Assistant Director of MIT’s Office of
Sponsored Programs, where he leads a team responsible for negotiating
all of MIT’s non-Federal sponsored program arrangements, worldwide.
Craig has over 25 years of legal experience, including 17 years as
General Counsel at seven private and publicly-traded technology
companies, all in the greater Boston area. His experience includes
tours of duty at OneWave (Internet application tools); Interleaf
(desktop publishing & content management); MRO Software (fixed asset
& IT asset management); IBM (everything); Gomez (web experience
management); AMICAS (medical image management); Acronis (bare metal
backup & recovery); and Progress Software (application &
database tools). Craig has experienced first-hand the volatility of
life in high-tech from cradle to grave, charting the course through
IPOs; business failures; and exits via acquisition.
Craig has received a Master's degree from MIT's Sloan School of
Management and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School. Craig
spends at least one full week per year in the wilderness backpacking
above treeline, and is an avid cyclist, and a terrible but persistent
and mouthy altitude-challenged basketball player. Craig and his wife
Lisa have four kids and live in Needham, Massachusetts.
Christopher Reichert, SM/MOT ’04
Chief Information Officer
Christopher Reichert has more than
20 years of strategic IT consulting and business management experience.
Christopher's background enables him to provide CIOs and business
executives with valuable insights into how organizations can optimize
their choices, adoption, management and use of technology.
He is the Director of Information Technology at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, and was formerly the Director of Web Technology for the John F. Kennedy
Presidential Library and Museum, Founder of Mindsurfers, LLC, a
non-profit organization with a mission to build underprivileged
children's passion for technology and engineering.
Christopher serves on the Board of the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, Inc. and was
the Executive Chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium from 2007-2014, having
previously served as Chair of the Event, Chair of Sponsorship, and Chair
of Technology starting in 2005. Earlier in his career, Christopher co-founded M-TEC, a consultancy that
provided IT integration services in Sydney, Australia. His roles ranged
from application development and infrastructure leadership to vendor
management and strategic sourcing.
Christopher has received Master's degrees from MIT's Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dave Harelick, MBA ’02
President Emeritus, Technology Vice Chair
David B. Harelick, CFA is a Corporate Vice President and Head of USA for Gulf Investment House managing it's US real estate portfolio via Innovest Capital, Inc. David was a
Partner at Corporate Realty Investment, LLC and a Senior Vice President
of its predecessor, CRIC Capital, LLC, a joint venture with Prudential
Financial investing in single tenant, net lease real estate. Prior to
CRIC, David was an Associate in the Real Estate Capital Markets Group of
Lend Lease and a Financial Analyst at Wasserstein Perella & Co.
David founded or co-founded: Lion&Lion USA, a global
digital marketing agency with a focus on measurable ROI-based online
marketing campaigns; USA Cupom, a website designed to connect Brazilian tourists with American retailers; Free Travel Genius, a blog devoted to teaching people how to travel for free or cheap; and The Acqumen Group, LLC, a consulting firm aiding small or socially responsible businesses.
David has also consulted for various technology and real estate firms
including Clark Realty Capital, LLC, Boston Capital, Automatos, Inc.,
Technisys, S.A., College Coach, LLC and pi Technologies.
David is a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. David serves on the board of directors of the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association, Inc. as its President Emeritus and the Gateway at Riverwalk Condominium Association, Inc.
(a 73-unit mixed-used condominium complex in central Florida). He
formerly served as a Trustee of the Barnes Mansion Condominium Trust (a
24-unit residential condominium complex in Boston, MA). David received a
B.S. from Cornell University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of
Management and is a CFA charterholder.
David lives in Brookline with his wife and daughter. As a hobby, he writes a Travel Blog and is an avid skier and hiker.
Board Members at Large
Julia Abramovich, MBA ’02
Non-Profit Networking Chair and Women's Events Co-Chair
Abramovich is currently a Vice President of Sales for IBM NorthEast Business
Unit. Her team is responsible for managing client relationships and
delivering IBM’s full solution portfolio to clients in the NorthEast United
States. Julia brings twenty years of work experience in strategy
consulting, marketing, and business development.
Julia spent several years leading sales teams in the Retail vertical.
Previously, Julia was a communications and strategy leader for a GBS
consulting organization, where she started her tenure with IBM in 2002.
As a strategy consultant, Julia focused on helping national retail
clients implement new brand strategies and increase sales through understanding
and interpreting customer preferences.
to receiving her MBA, Ms. Abramovich worked in Human Resources as a senior
compensation analyst at a global engineering consulting firm, where she
analyzed industry compensation trends, developed performance management
systems, and administered the firm’s executive compensation program. Ms.
Abramovich has also worked for several start-up organizations.
Sean Brown, SM ’94
Ms. Abramovich graduated with honors from Brandeis University with an B.A. in
Mathematics and minors in Economics and Philosophy. In 2002, Ms.
Abramovich earned an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management where she
was awarded a Merit Fellowship for her contributions to the Sloan community.
She continues to be closely involved with the Sloan School, previously as
a class officer and now as a Board Member for the Sloan Club of Boston.
Julia is involved with several other local non-profit organizations.
Career Series Chair, Technology Vice Chair, CIO Symposium Advisory Board
Sean has served as Director of
Global Alumni Relations at management consulting firm McKinsey &
Company since 2007. He leads leads McKinsey's global efforts to engage and strengthen our network of
nearly 30,000 former consultants in 100 countries around the world,
including over 3,000 alumni who serve as chief executive of their
My expertise and responsibilities include community engagement,
marketing/communications (web, email, and print), career services,
community building, and events, and help lead the development of
McKinsey’s alumni web services infrastructure.
I also lead McKinsey's global alumni knowledge dissemination efforts and
have selected, hosted, and moderated the discussions of more than 160
web based knowledge events presented by senior McKinsey partners and
attended by thousands of McKinsey alumni.
As a former consultant at McKinsey, I regularly advise clients around
the world on their alumni engagement strategy. Over the past several
years I have shared my perspectives on alumni engagement with a wide
range of international media, and I have also served as a keynote
speaker at conferences on alumni engagement in Germany, England,
Ireland, and the US. In 2014 I also helped manage McKinsey's strategic
partnership with the World Economic Forum, including our presence at the
Annual Meeting in Davos.
On a personal level, I enjoy learning about, trying, and evangelizing
new social, web, and wireless technologies, and I am also an automotive
enthusiast. I have attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 12 of
the last 15 years, and have attended a host of classic and new
automotive shows, including Los Angeles, Las Vegas (SEMA), Pebble Beach,
as well as several in New England.
Specialties: Alumni/community communications and engagement; marketing
and communications; online social networking, collaboration, and
analytics; career and talent services; event host and moderator; public
speaking; consumer and wireless technology (software and hardware)
Audrey Daum, SM ’88
Audrey Daum was named a 2013 Five Star Wealth Manager, listed in Boston
Magazine February 2013, for a second year in a row. She was recently
mentioned on CNBC as an Advisor to Donald J. Trump, CEO, The Trump
Organization (October 23rd). Audrey Daum is a Director – Investments
with Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., Private Client Group. Prior to joining
the firm in 2010, Ms. Daum was employed as a Vice President and
Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management from 1998
to 2010. She was also employed as a Senior Business Manager at Merrill Lynch from 1996 to 1998. Prior
to that, from 1994 to 1996, she was a Vice President of Institutional
Fixed Income Sales at Citicorp Securities and Vice President of
Corporate Finance from 1988 to 1994. While at Citicorp, she was
responsible for leading and negotiating Donald Trump’s loan
restructurings with a 64-member bank group.
Ms. Daum holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, 1988, spent
two years at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and holds an
undergraduate degree from Northeastern University.
Joanna Eldridge, SM ’93
CIO Symposium Advisory Board
Eldridge is the Lead Human Capital Business Analyst at Hologic, Inc. In this IT
role, she is the HR Transformation Leader and helps to set strategic technology
priorities that are guiding the reinvention of the Human Resources Department.
Prior to her current role, Joanna has held positions in HR technology
leadership at Haemonetics, Akamai Technologies, CDM Smith and was a consultant
for both Towers Perrin and KPMG.
received her Master of Science degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management
in 1993 where she concentrated in Information Technology and Operations
Management. Joanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer
Information Systems from California State University, Los Angeles in 1989.
Joanna serves on the Board of Directors for the MIT Sloan Alumni Club of
Pat Hubbell, SM '91
Women's Events Co-Chair
her role as VP of Development for Keystone Strategy, Pat is focused on
rebuilding performance and talent development processes for Keystone
team. Pat has been benchmarking and researching performance development
systems and cultures to identify and apply best practices, including
proposal of mobile device based PDP app usage. Leveraging relationship
building and the advantages of developing networking
awareness and opportunities are key passions that she brings with her,
including the introduction of the concept of a Mentorship Mindset;
facilitating and providing feedback to continue a mentorship culture.
She is also preparing an educational framework and
ecosystems that support key firm values and goals.
joining Keystone, Pat was Senior Associate Director at Cornell’s
Johnson School of Management CMC where she focused on developing and
to students to prep them for consulting and technology roles. During
her time at Cornell she lead a team to develop a digital app for
matching students with alumni interview prep. She also revamped the
process for preparing scientists and engineers for business
and business technology roles - increasing success drastically.
Founder and Principal at OD Consulting, Pat had the opportunity to work
on both process improvement projects and executive coaching. Her
coaching focus was
and remains on soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as
veterans hoping to find their way to graduate education – highly
also spent most of 14 years at PRTM as a Consultant and Special
Projects Manager-reporting to the CEO. In these roles, Pat had the
chance to impact change
across multiple industries and from production floor to the C-Suite.
Pat has also worked as an engineer for Corning Inc., Eastman Kodak, and
Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC).
holds an MSM in Management (MBA with a thesis) from MIT Sloan and a BS
in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Rhode Island.
bio would not be complete if I didn’t tell you that I am proud to be
the mom of a Cornell Organic Chem PhD Candidate, Head of the Charles
Regatta bronze medal
winning coxswain and married to a fellow URI engineer for 33 years.
Jeremy Seidman, MBA ’03
CFO Summit Co-Chair
Jeremy is a Managing Director at
Services, and joined UBS in 2015 after 10 years at Credit Suisse Private
Bank, where he also served on Credit Suisse's Advisory Council, a
14-person leadership team in the Private Bank.
Jeremy graduate cum laude from the University of
Pennsylvania, and holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management
with a focus in Financial Management. In 2003, Jeremy founded the MIT CFO
Summit (www.mitcfo.com), the premier forum for corporate finance executives,
and continues to serve as chairperson. Jeremy is frequently contacted
by members of the media for his insights into business and strategic
issues facing the CFO, and has been quoted by Bloomberg, Wall Street
Journal, and Boston Business Journal. Jeremy currently
serves on the advisory boards for WGBH, Coaching4Change, and MIT
Sloan. Jeremy, his wife, son, and daughter live in
Wellesley, and enjoy skiing as often as possible at Loon Mountain in NH.
Neheet Trivedi, MBA ’12
Neheet develops programs to encourage entrepreneurs and innovators in
the MIT alumni community to meet and collaborate. If you are interested
in inviting a speaker and would like sponsorship for the event, please
reach out to Neheet (firstname.lastname@example.org). He is CEO and Founder of Real Food Solutions, a company that helps
alleviate common ailments with food-based solutions based on clinical
research. The company's first product, Anchor Nutrition Bar, is a tasty,
healthy snack to prevent and relieve nausea (anchornutri.com).
He previously managed business development at Midori Renewables, a
VC-backed renewable chemicals company, funded clean energy projects
throughout Latin America, and financed public infrastructure projects on
the west coast. He received his BA from Yale, and MBA from MIT Sloan.
Networking Vice Chair and Entrepreneurship & Innovation Chair