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Board of Directors 2017-2018

Jeff Uller, MBA ’03
President 

 Jeff recently joined BottomlineTechnologies as the Vice President of Finance for the $400m revenue B2Bbusiness payments software company (SaaS).  Prior to Bottomline, Jeff wasthe Senior Director of Finance & Decision Analysis at Vistaprint.  Jeff managed a team of11 people globally and his responsibilities included thefinancial reporting, strategic planning, decision analysis, and specialprojects for the $1.5B Vistaprint business unit.  Previously, Jeff was theDirector of Marketing Strategy & Planning and worked on global projectsthat cut across all of Marketing; including mobile marketing strategy, keyperformance metrics, global segment strategy, and planning. Prior to thisrole, Jeff was the general manager for Webs, a digital do-it-yourself websitecompany with 60 employees in the Washington DC area (acquired by Vistaprint inDecember 2011). 


Prior to Vistaprint, Jeff was a manager in consulting at PRTM ManagementConsultants focused on delivering operational strategy projects to Fortune 500clients around the globe.  Before PRTM, Jeff was a manager at GeneralMotors and during his career at GM he worked in areas of increasingresponsibility in corporate strategy, business development, and corporatefinance. Jeff began his career as a product engineer at Chrysler Corporationworking in electrical engineering for the Jeep brand of products. 

Jeff earned his MBA from MIT Sloan in 2003, a Masters in ElectricalEngineering from Oakland University in 1998, and a Bachelors of ComputerEngineering (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan in 1996. He andhis wife, Kelly, have a daughter and a son and live in Wellesley,Massachusetts. 

Jeff is the Senior Director of Finance & Decision Analysis at Vistaprint.  Jeff recently joined Bottomline Technologies as the Vice President of Finance for the $400m revenue B2B business payments software company (SaaS). Prior to Bottomline, Jeff was the Senior Director of Finance & Decision Analysis at Vistaprint. Jeff managed a team of 11 people globally and his responsibilities included the financial reporting, strategic planning, decision analysis, and special projects for the $1.5B 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 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). 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 standards organizations.

Ray has been active with the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium since 2011, serving various roles on the Award, Web, Marketing, and Innovation Showcase teams.

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 Winchester, Massachusetts.

Dave Harelick, MBA ’02  
President Emeritus and Secretary

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

Julia 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.
 

Prior 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.

Julia 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.

Sean Brown, SM ’94 
Career Series Chair, Technology Vice Chair, 
CIO Symposium Advisory Board

Seanhas served as a member of the board since 2001, and launched the association'scareer services offering in 2009. He has designed and hosted over 70 MIT Sloanevents during his time on the board.  In his role as a member of the MITSloan CIO Symposium advisory board, Sean helps set the strategic direction forthis flagship event.  He has also served as an active alumni volunteeracross a range of activities, including serving as an MIT Community CatalystLeadership Program coach for the past 8 years.  

Sean currently leads Global Communications and External Relations for McKinsey and Company’s Strategy and Corporate Finance practice, helping drive engagement with clients and influencers around the world on the Firm's latest thought leadership and client capabilities.  Sean also leads the Practice’s virtual knowledge dissemination efforts, and has selected, hosted, and moderated the discussionsof more than 200 live web based knowledge events, presented by senior McKinseypartners and attended by thousands of executives each year. 

Sean is a former McKinsey consultant and has also advised hundreds of clients around the world on their external and alumni relations strategy, has shared perspectives on alumni and external relations with a wide range ofinternational media, and served as a keynote speaker at conferences on externalrelations in Singapore, Germany, England, Ireland, and across the US. In 2014Sean helped manage McKinsey's strategic partnership with the World Economic Forum,including its presence at the Annual Meeting in Davos. 

On a personal level, Sean enjoys behavioral economics and decision making, and closely follows new social, web, and wireless technologies. He has attended the annual International Consumer Electronics Show 15 times since 2000. Sean's specialties and expertise include: marketing and communications;external relations/client community building and engagement; thoughtleadership, online social networking, collaboration, and analytics; careerand talent services; event moderation and public speaking; and in person andvirtual events; and consumer and wireless technology (software andhardware).

 

Mark Crowley, MBA ’98
Marketing Co-Chair

Mark has an extensive career spanning finance and strategy, working closely withsenior executives as a valued business adviser, and helping rapidly growingtechnology companies’ scale.

As Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) at Care.com,Mark led a comprehensive restructuring of the finance team, hiring new people,establishing a repeatable forecasting and reporting process, and implementing afinancial planning system.  Previously,Mark was Director of FP&A at Constant Contact, where he was part of thedeal team for the $1.1 billion sale of the company.   Prior to Constant Contact, Mark was at Verizon, where he served in numerous finance and strategic planning roles.    Mark’s unique combination of finance andstrategy came from his earlier roles in investment banking at Lehman Brothers,and management consulting at A.T. Kearney. In addition to serving on the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Board and being part of theorganizing committee for the MIT CFO Summit, Mark serves as treasurer of theMedford Boat Club.  He’s also been activein local politics, having run for Medford City Council. 

Mark earned his MBA from MIT Sloan in 1998, and also has a BA in Economics fromBrandeis University.  He and his wife, Suanna,have two daughters and live in Medford, MA.

Audrey Daum, SM ’88
Leadership Chair and Women's Events Co-Chair

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.

Audrey 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

Joanna 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.

Joanna received her Master of Science degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1993 where she concentrated in Information Technology and Operations Management. She 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 Boston.

Nick Holda, MBA '13
Young Alumni Chair and Young Familes Chair

Nick leades sales and business development at PreVeil, a Spark Capital-backed cybersecurity startup in Boston. Nick is passionate about growing companies andconnecting with people. Prior to working in cyber security, Nick was anemerging leader in Boston Consulting Group's High Tech and Next Gen B2B Salespractices where he managed growth strategy and 'next gen' go-to-marketinitiatives for the world's largest enterprise tech companies. Theseexperiences built upon Nick's entrepreneurial innovation training at MIT andhis hands-on business turnaround experience at AlixPartners. 

Nick earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School ofManagement, where he was a Martin Trust Community Fellow. He also holds aPost-graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland)and a Bachelor of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business atthe University of Texas at Austin. 

In his free time, Nick enjoys playing with his twokids, following news on innovative tech companies, sailing around BostonHarbor, running / hiking outdoors, watching football, and learning to play golf.

Pat Hubbell, SM '91
Entrepreneurship Events C0-Chair and Women's Events Co-Chair

Pat is presently cofounder of a bootstrapped startup, ShortList, which matches experienced interviewers with transitioning military personnel to help them prep for job interviews. Previously Pat was VP of Development for KeystoneStrategy where she focused on rebuilding performance and talentdevelopment processes for Keystone’s full team. Her key accomplishmentsincluded introduction of the concept and system for a Mentorship Mindset, creatinga training interface to support key firm values and goals, and deliveringtraining events to grow and develop the full team. Before joining Keystone, Pat was Senior Associate Director at Cornell’s JohnsonSchool of Management CMC where she created anddelivered programming to students to prep them for consulting andtechnology roles. During her time at Cornell she lead a technology teamto develop a doublesided platform for matching students with alumniinterview prep. She also revamped the career management process forpreparing scientists and engineers for business roles. 

As Founder of OD Consulting, Pat worked on both process improvementprojects and executive coaching. Her coaching passion hasbeen for military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as veteranshoping to find their way to graduate education. At PRTM Management Consulting, Pat was a Consultant, Engagement Manager, andSpecial Projects Manager-reporting to the CEO for 12 years. In theseroles, Pat had the chance to impact change across multiple industries and fromproduction floor to the C-Suite. Pat has also worked as an engineer for CorningInc., Eastman Kodak, and Digital Equipment Corp (DEC).

Pat holds an MSM (MBA) in Management from MIT Sloan and a BS in MechanicalEngineering from The University of Rhode Island.  

Kara Kelley, MBA '18
Life Sciences Events C0-Chair

 Kara is a second year MBA student at MIT Sloan and serves as the student representative to the board. Her coursework is primarily focused on the intersection of finance, healthcare, and innovation. On campus, she is an active member of the Sloan Student Senate, Sloan Women in Management (SWIM), Sloan Ambassadors, and is co-president of the Healthcare Club.

Prior to Sloan, Kara worked for seven years at a life sciences consulting firm, Trinity Partners, and was most recently in the project manager role. This past summer, she interned at Shire, a global biotechnology firm, in the corporate development group focused on transactions. Kara earned her BA at Harvard with a concentration in Medical Anthropology and minor in Economics. She is originally from the Boston area and will continue to in the city after graduation.

Sam Kittross-Schnell, MBA '19
Student Representative

Sam is a second year MBA studentat MIT Sloan and serves as co-student representative to the board. Hiscoursework is focused on the impact of technology on business and society, andhe is passionate about solving difficult problems using data. He is on theleadership team of the Sloan Product Management Club, and is an active memberof the Data Analytics Club, Coders Club and Ski and Snowboard Club. Sam received BA's in Economics and Political Science from Tufts University andhas been in the Boston area since 2010. 

Prior to Sloan, he spent twoyears working at Arcadia Solutions, a healthcare analytics firm where he helpeddevelop software solutions for hospital networks. Following that, he spent twoyears at BCG working in Private Equity, Leadership and Talent Development, andbuilding of analytics products for retail clients. This past summer, heinterned at Wayfair, a fast growing Boston based ecommerce company, doingdigital strategy work in their Business Intelligence and Merchandisingorganization. In his spare time, Sam enjoys reading about behavioral economics and datavisualization, and can often be found rock climbing, camping, and playingUltimate Frisbee.

Christina Qi, SB ’13
Entrepreneur Events Co-Chair

Christina serves as Co-Founderand Partner at Domeyard LP, a hedge fund known for its focus on high frequencytrading. Domeyard closed its Series C in 2017 and trades up to $1 billion USDper day. Her company’s story was recently featured on the front page of Forbes.Christina brings experience in investment management, sales and trading,derivatives operations, and technology across Goldman Sachs, UBS Securities,Zions Bank, and MIT Lincoln Labs. Christina is a guest lecturer for NobelLaureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class at MIT and was a guestlecturer and case study protagonist at Harvard Business School.

Christina serves on the 100Women in Finance (100WF) U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee and the CharteredAlternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Scholarship Committee. Christina and herco-founders have been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30, Boston BusinessJournal's 40 Under 40, the Women Tech Council’s Women Tech Awards, and theScientific American Foundation’s Scientific American Award. Christina is a CAIA Charterholder.

Christopher Reichert, SM/MOT ’04   
Technology Chair

 Christopher is the Chief Information Officer for the award-winning Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. As a member of the Institute's senior management team, Reichert oversees the organization's exhibit and back office technology as well as collaborates on overall Institute strategy and operations.

Previously he was the Director of Web Technology for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Christopher worked to modernize the Library’s online and offline systems, including multiple award-winning websites. Prior to JFK, Christopher was the founder of Mindsurfers, LLC, a non-profit organization with a mission to build underprivileged children's passion for technology and engineering using LEGO Mindstorm Robotics.

While at Vecna Technologies, recently named one of the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, Christopher served as Project Lead for the team that developed the groundbreaking MA Health Connector Portal in 2006, which served as a guide for aspects of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Christopher has received Master's degrees from MIT's Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School.

Christopher serves as Assistant Treasurer of the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association Board and was the Executive Chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for almost 10 years. Christopher is also a member of the MIT Sloan Alumni Board. He holds triple citizenship in the USA, Australia and Spain and has been known to enjoy a song or three.Christopher has received Master's degrees from MIT's Sloan School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  

Jeremy Seidman, MBA ’03 
CFO Summit Co-Chair

Jeremy is a Managing Director at UBS Financial 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 graduated 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 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. 

Sahil Vivek Joshi, MBA ’19 
Student Regresentative
 

Sahil is a dual degree student, pursuing an MBA and MPAfrom MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School. His coursework is primarily focused onentrepreneurial strategy and finding ways to use disruptive technology to solvepublic and social problems. At Sloan, Sahil is the Senate’s Vice President ofAcademic Affairs, a student representative on the MBA Steering Committee, andserves on the leadership board of the Boston InSITE chapter (a nonprofit, crossschool fellowship program focused getting graduate students engaged withinentrepreneurship ecosystems.

Prior to Sloan, Sahil was a Senior Consultantat Monitor Deloitte, focused on helping public, private, and social sectororganizations find new ways to create economic opportunity. Sahil supported andled engagements with a diverse set of clients, including the White House, theDistrict of Columbia, the Saudi General Investment Authority, and the WorldBank. Additionally, Sahil was selected by Deloitte’s Office of the CEO to serveas an Innovation Fellow, responsible for developing a strategic alliance withXPRIZE, a foundation using disruptive technology to benefit humanity. This pastsummer Sahil interned at Bridgewater Associates. In his spare time, he enjoyshiking, visiting local breweries, and singing and playing guitar in the“Rolling Sloans". 

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