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Board and Officers 2021-22

Board of Directors

Nick Holda, MBA ’13

President and Recent Alumni Events Chair

Nick leads sales and business development at PreVeil, a Spark Capital-backed cybersecurity startup in Boston. Nick is passionate about growing companies and connecting with people. Prior to working in cybersecurity, Nick was an emerging leader in Boston Consulting Group's High Tech and Next-Gen B2B Salespractices where he managed growth strategy and 'next gen' go-to-market initiatives for the world's largest enterprise tech companies. These experiences built upon Nick's entrepreneurial innovation training at MIT and his hands-on business turnaround experience at AlixPartners. Nick earned his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a Martin Trust Community Fellow. He also holds an Post-graduate Diploma in Business from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland)and a Bachelor of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business at the Universityof Texas at Austin. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing with his two kids, following news on innovative tech companies, sailing around BostonHarbor, running/hiking outdoors, watching football, and learning to play golf.

Christopher Reichert, SM/MOT ’04

Vice President and MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Advisory Board Member

Also: Treasurer Emeritus and Technology Chair

Christopher is the former 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 oversaw the organization's exhibit and back office technology, as well as collaborated 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 was the Executive Chair of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for almost 10 years. 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.

Mark Crowley, MBA ’98

Treasurer and MIT Sloan CFO Summit Volunteer

Also: Career Series Vice Chair

Mark has an extensive career spanning finance and strategy, working closely with senior executives as a valued business adviser, and helping rapidly growing technology companies’ scale. As Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) at Care.com, Mark leads a comprehensive restructuring of the finance team, hiring new people, establishing a repeatable forecasting and reporting process, and implementing a financial planning system. Previously, Mark was Director of FP&A at Constant Contact, where he was part of the deal 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 and strategy 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 the organizing committee for the MIT CFO Summit, Mark serves as treasurer of the Medford Boat Club. He’s also been active in local politics, having run for Medford City Council. Mark earned his MBA from MIT Sloan in 1998, and also has a BA in Economics from Brandeis University. He and his wife, Suanna, have two daughters and live in Medford, MA.

Dave Harelick, MBA ’02

Clerk, Real Estate Events Chair

Also: Technology Vice Chair, Social Networking Vice Chair, and Young Families Vice Chair

David is the acting CFO and COO of Virfex, Inc., a manufacturer of body armor for police, military, and institutions. David is also the principal of Acqumen Real Estate where he advises funds, family offices, and others on their real estate portfolios. David is a licensed real estate broker in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. David was recently the 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 digital marketing agency; USA Cupom, a website designed to connect Brazilian tourists with American retailers; and Free Travel Genius, a blog devoted to teaching people how to travel for free. 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 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, daughter and son. As a hobby, he writes a Travel Blog and is an avid skier and hiker.

Joanna Eldridge, SM ’93

Chief People Officer, MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Advisory Board Member

Also: Life Sciences Events Co-Chair

Joanna is a consultant at Keolis. 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.

Sahil Joshi, MBA ’19

Assistant Vice President and MIT Eco-System Chair

Sahil is a dual degree student, pursuing an MBA and MPA from MIT Sloan and the Harvard Kennedy School. His coursework is primarily focused on entrepreneurial strategy and finding ways to use disruptive technology to solve public and social problems. At Sloan, Sahil is the Senate’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, a student representative on the MBA Steering Committee, and serves on the leadership board of the Boston InSITE chapter (a nonprofit, cross school fellowship program focused on getting graduate students engaged within entrepreneurship ecosystems. Prior to Sloan, Sahil was a Senior Consultant at Monitor Deloitte, focused on helping public, private, and social sector organizations find new ways to create economic opportunity. Sahil supported and led engagements with a diverse set of clients, including the White House, the District 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 with XPRIZE, a foundation using disruptive technology to benefit humanity. This past summer Sahil interned at Bridgewater Associates. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, visiting local breweries, and singing and playing guitar in the“ Rolling Sloans".

Sean Brown, SM ’94

Career Series Chair and CIO Symposium Advisory Board Member

Also: Technology Vice Chair and MIT Sloan Technology Vice Chair

Sean has served as a member of the board since 2001, and launched the association's career services offering in 2009. He has designed and hosted over 70 MIT Sloan events during his time on the board. In his role as a member of the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium advisory board, Sean helps set the strategic direction fort his flagship event. He has also served as an active alumni volunteer across a range of activities, including serving as an MIT Community Catalyst Leadership 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 discussions of more than 200 live web based knowledge events, presented by senior McKinsey partners 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 awide range of international media, and served as a keynote speaker at conferences on externalrelations in Singapore, Germany, England, Ireland, and across the US. In 2014, Sean 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; thought leadership, online social networking, collaboration, and analytics; career and talent services; event moderation and public speaking; and in person and virtual events; and consumer and wireless technology (software and hardware).

Pat Hubbell, SM ’91

Entrepreneurship Events Co-Chair

Pat is presently co-founder of a bootstrapped start-up, Candorful, which matches experienced interviewers with transitioning military personnel to help them prep for job interviews. Previously, Pat was VP of Development for Keystone Strategy where she focused on rebuilding performance and talent development processes for Keystone’s full team. Her key accomplishments included introduction of the concept and system for a Mentorship Mindset, creating a training interface to support key firm values and goals, and delivering training events to grow and develop the full team. Before joining Keystone, Pat was Senior Associate Director at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management CMC where she created and delivered programming to students to prep them for consulting and technology roles. During her time at Cornell she lea a technology team to develop a doublesided platform for matching students with alumni interview prep. She also revamped the career management process for preparing scientists and engineers for business roles. As Founder of OD Consulting, Pat worked on both process improvement projects and executive coaching. Her coaching passion has been for military returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as veterans hoping to find their way to graduate education. At PRTM Management Consulting, Pat was a Consultant, Engagement Manager, and Special Projects Manager-reporting to the CEO for 12 years. In theseroles, Pat had the chance to impact change across multiple industries from production floor to the C-Suite. Pat has also worked as an engineer for Corning Inc., Eastman Kodak, and Digital Equipment Corp (DEC). Pat holds an MSM (MBA) in Management from MIT Sloan and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Rhode Island.

Jeff Uller, MBA ’03

President Emeritus

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.

Other Members of the Board of Governors

Julia Abramovich, MBA ’02

Non-Profit Networking Chair and Women's Events Co-Chair

As a Principal and AdvisorySales Leader, Julia Abramovich leads the Business Development function for the US Advisory business at KPMG. She is responsible for stewarding the sales culture and setting strategic direction for the team. She is focused on optimizing client value propositions, sales processes, and resources for business growth and market success. Julia brings over twenty years of work experience in sales, strategy consulting, marketing, and business development. Prior to joining KPMG, Julia was a Vice President of Sales for IBM Cloud Software Business for Retail, Consumer Products, and Travel clients. Her team was responsible for client relationships and delivering IBM’s software solutions to US clients, with focus on Cloud, Analytics, and Cognitive services. She also served as Greater Boston Senior Location Executive for IBM in Massachusetts. Over her 16 years with IBM, Julia successfully led many sales teams in the Retail, Financial Services, andother verticals to growth. Previously, Julia served as a Chief of Staff for a 20,000 person GBS consulting organization, where she startedher tenure with IBM. As a strategy consultant, Julia focused on helping national retail clients implement new brand strategies and increase sales through understanding and interpreting customer preferences. 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 MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association. Julia is involved with several other local non-profit organizations.

Ray Chang, SB ’77, SM ’84

MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Advisory Board Member

Also: Technology Vice Chair

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.

Audrey Daum, SM ’88

Women's Events Co-Chair and Marketing Chair

Audrey 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 Senior Vice President – Investments with Moors & Cabot. 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.

Kara Kelley, MBA ’18

Life Sciences Events Co-Chair

Kara is Associate Director, Business Development and Acquisitions at AbbVie. Prior to this new position she was Associate Director of Global Business Development at Takeda since January 2019. While at Sloan, her coursework primarily focused on the intersection of finance, healthcare, and innovation. On campus, she was an active member of the Sloan Student Senate, Sloan Women in Management (SWIM), Sloan Ambassadors, and is co-president of the Healthcare Club.

Jane Lu, MBA ’20

Recent Alumni Co-Chair and Social Networking Co-Chair

Jane is an Associate at McKinsey & Company, focused on helping pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies grow and commercialize life-saving products and technologies. Jane has worked with many of the most recognizable pharma and biotech companies in the world, and recently helped a major COVID-19 vaccine developer commercialize its highly efficacious vaccine in an effort to halt the global pandemic. Additionally, Jane is a co-founder of the McKinsey Biotech Coaching Club, an organization that advises leading biotech startups on their key strategic challenges on the path to growth and innovation. Jane received her MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and her Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College.

Christina Qi, SB ’13

Entrepreneurship Events Co-Chair

Christina Qi is the CEO of Databento, an on-demand data platform for asset managers and quants. She formerly founded Domeyard LP, among the longest-running HFT hedge funds in the world. Christina started Domeyard 8 years ago from her dorm room with $1000 in savings. Domeyard trades up to $7.1 billion USD per day. Her company’s story has been featured on the front page of Forbes and Nikkei, and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, and the Financial Times. Christina is a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s research on AI in finance. She is a visiting lecturer at MIT, including Nobel Laureate Robert Merton’s “Retirement Finance” class since 2014, and alongside President Emerita Susan Hockfield and Dean David Schmittlein in 2019. Christina teaches Domeyard’s case study at Harvard Business School and other universities. Christina was elected as a Member of the MIT Corporation, MIT’s Board of Trustees. She was elected Co-Chair of the Board of Invest in Girls in 2019. Christina also sits on the Board of Directors of The Financial Executives Alliance (FEA) Hedge Fund Group, drives entrepreneurship efforts at the MIT Sloan Boston Alumni Association (MIT SBAA), and served on the U.S. Non-Profit Boards Committee of 100 Women in Finance for five years. Her work in finance earned her a spot on various "X Under X" lists, including Forbes 30 Under 30, where she is now a board member. Christina holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Science from MIT and is a CAIA Charterholder.

Jeremy Seidman, MBA ’03

MIT Sloan CFO Summit 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, 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.

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