Leadership

“I would stack the Senior Team at BUILD against any start-up or company I am involved and invested in.”

—Ajay Agarwal, National Board Member
and Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures

National Executive Team

Ayele Shakur
CEO

Ayele Shakur

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr
Founder

Suzanne McKechnie Klahr

Regional Executive Directors

Alex Ramirez, Bay Area
Director of Programs

Alex Ramirez, Bay Area

David Wheeler, Greater Boston
Interim Regional Executive Director

David Wheeler, Greater Boston

Bryce Jacobs, Metro D.C.
Regional Executive Director

Bryce Jacobs, Metro D.C.

Chymeka Olfonse, NYC
Regional Executive Director

Chymeka Olfonse, NYC

Leadership Team

Larisa Marinas
Chief of Staff

Larisa Marinas

Board of Directors

Board Chair

Board Members