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

Ryan Oliver, Bay Area and Los Angeles
Regional Executive Director

Ryan Oliver, Bay Area and Los Angeles

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

  • David Marston

    Founder, Marston Associates & Former Partner, Silicon Valley PwC

Board Members