Board of Directors and Regional Advisory Boards
BUILD's growth is guided by a dedicated group of community leaders, representing the academic, technological, legal, and financial strengths necessary for social innovation.
- Ajay Agarwal, Managing Director, Bain Capital
- Samir Amrute, Partner, Coatue Management
- Jack Dorsey, Executive Chairman of Twitter, CEO of Square, a founder of both
- Eldridge Gray, Managing Director, Seven Post Private Investment Office (Board Director Emeritus)
- Jean Kovacs, Former CEO, Comergent Technologies, Inc.
- Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Founder and CEO, BUILD
- Sarah Lucas, Founder, Sarah Lucas Designs
- David Marston, Advisory Partner, PwC
- Martha Piper, Senior VP, Strategy & Growth, RARE Conservation
- Shervin Pishevar, Managing Director, Menlo Ventures
- Shruti Sehra, Partner, New Profit Inc.
- Gideon Yu, President, San Francisco 49ers
Bay Area Advisory Board
- David Marston, Board Chair, Advisory Partner, PwC
- Gary Beasley, President and CEO, Waypoint Homes
- Anthony McCusker, Partner, Goodwin Procter
- Vineet Mehta, Product Manager, Handle
- Ralph Schmitt, President and CEO, OCZ Technology
- Maz Sharafi, Senior Manager - Local Monetization, Facebook
- Cindy Worthington, Regional Sales Manager, Wells Fargo
- Denise Yamamoto, Nonprofit Consultant
Metro DC Advisory Board
- Timothy Garnett, Board Chair, Partner, The Avascent Group
- Steve Boyd, Boyd Strategies and Managing Partner, Progressive Energy Movement
- William Cilluffo, Executive Vice President, Card Partnerships, Capital One
- Craig Dye, Director, VentureAccelerator, University of Maryland
- Peter Mellen, Founder and CEO, NetCito
- Harold B. Pettigrew, Jr., Operations and Business Development Executive
- Scott Plumridge, Principal, The Halifax Group
- Courtney Straus, Executive Director, JPMorgan Private Bank
- Amy Wright, President and CEO, Macro Solutions, Inc.
Boston Advisory Board
- Jeff Glass, Board Chair, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
- Michele Brooks, Asst. Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
- Jim Collins, President, New England Business Partners
- Scott Friend, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures
- David Cappillo, Partner, Goodwin Procter
- Bithiah Carter, President, New England Blacks in Philanthropy
- Ronald Ferguson, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Sasha Hoffman, Head of Strategy & Partnerships, Plastiq, Inc.
- Sean Mahoney, President, White Birch Partners
- Rizwan Mallal, Co-Founder and VP, Crosscheck Networks, Inc.
- Michele Norman, Entrepreneur
- Rob Parsons, President, Synergy Dining
- Shari Redstone, President, National Amusements and Vice Chair, CBS and Viacom
- Dan Roth, President, Shaser Inc.
- Leonard Schlesinger, President, Babson College
- Darryl Settles, President, Wise Urban Development
- Christie Smith, Vice President, Kyruus, Inc.
- Venkat Srinivasan, President, Rageworks, Inc.
- Nancy Sterling, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Communications, Mintz Levin Strategies
- Ed Sullivan Jr., Partner, KPMG LLP
- Albert Taylor, Asst. Academic Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
- William Tita, Professor, Northeastern University
- Richard Vieira, Group Head Technology, BMO Capital Markets