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Our Team

Alex Eacker

Position: MULTIVERSE

Alex Eacker

MULTIVERSE

Alvin Wei

Position: GOLDMAN SACHS

Alvin Wei

GOLDMAN SACHS

Andrew Jasen

Position: American Securities

Andrew Jasen

American Securities

Brian McMahon

Position: Blackstone
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Brian McMahon is a Business Analyst at Blackstone working in their financial technology group. Previously he spent 3 years working at Booz Allen Hamilton where he co-founded a data science strategy team. Brian has been an associate board member at BUILD since 2018.

Brian is a graduate of the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park where he was also a member of the Maryland football team.

Brian McMahon is a Business Analyst at Blackstone working in their financial technology group. Previously he spent 3 years working...

Brian McMahon

Blackstone

Cristen Koufakis

Position: FUTURE VC

Cristen Koufakis

FUTURE VC

Greg Minetti

Position: Togetherwork LLC

Greg Minetti is an Associate on Togetherwork’s Corporate Development team where he works on the Company’s Mergers & Acquisitions strategy. Specifically, Greg is involved with deal sourcing, modeling and financial analysis, market research and deal diligence. Prior to joining Togetherwork, Greg worked in Advertising Sales at AMC Networks. Greg is a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and History. In his spare time, Greg enjoys going to the movies, running, reading and watching sports.

Greg Minetti is an Associate on Togetherwork’s Corporate Development team where he works on the Company’s Mergers & Acquisitions strategy....

Greg Minetti

Togetherwork LLC

Hannah Kim

Position: Kepler Group

Hannah Kim

Kepler Group

Ian Mabie *Co-Chair*

Position: NYC Regional Board Chair, Current
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Ian Mabie *Co-Chair*

NYC Regional Board Chair, Current

Jake Wieseneck

Position: APAX DIGITAL

Jake Wieseneck

APAX DIGITAL

Jason Yen

Position: CITI BANK

Jason Yen

CITI BANK

Jessie Goldman

Position: MBA CANDIDATE

Jessie Goldman

MBA CANDIDATE

Katie Ambrose *Co-Chair*

Position: NYC Regional Board Chair, Reddit
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Katie Ambrose *Co-Chair*

NYC Regional Board Chair, Reddit

Martin Hui

Position: BMO Capital Markets

Martin Hui is an attorney at BMO Capital Markets covering mergers and acquisitions. He was previously a corporate associate at law firm Davis Polk and Wardwell LLP. Martin is also an entrepreneur and volunteer, co-founding Everyone’s Canada, a nonprofit advocacy organization that provides a counter-narrative to rising anti-immigrant sentiment in Canada, and Richmond Youth Foundation, a youth philanthropy organization. Martin grew up in Vancouver, Canada and completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of British Columbia. While living in Toronto, Canada, Martin obtained his Juris Doctor at Osgoode Hall Law School and Master of Business Administration at the Schulich School of Business. In his spare time, Martin enjoys boxing, scuba diving, and jogging with his Klee Kai pup, Kimmy.

Martin Hui is an attorney at BMO Capital Markets covering mergers and acquisitions. He was previously a corporate associate at...

Martin Hui

BMO Capital Markets

Mary Prager

Position: GUNDERSON DETTMER

Mary Prager

GUNDERSON DETTMER

Michael Cianciotta

Position: EY

Michael Cianciotta is a Senior Associate at EY where he consults financial institutions on growth, integration, and business planning through mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. He previously worked as a consultant at Capco focusing on the Capital Markets space. Michael is passionate about entrepreneurship and utilizing his experience to enhance the education of young entrepreneurs.

Michael studied Finance and Economics at the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Michael Cianciotta is a Senior Associate at EY where he consults financial institutions on growth, integration, and business planning through...

Michael Stern

Position: Brown Brothers Harriman

Michael Stern

Brown Brothers Harriman

Michael Stimmel

Position: Citi

Nicholas Felice

Position: Organic

Nick Felice is a marketer and digital product leader that has helped brands such as Samsung, PepsiCo, and AstraZeneca stand out in an ever-evolving and competitive landscape. His passion for entrepreneurship and education makes him a natural sponsor of BUILD’s mission to prepare students of today to become tomorrow’s leaders. Prior to BUILD, Nick consulted small businesses through a program at The University of Rhode Island, where he received his B.S. in Business Administration. Outside of his professional and volunteer life, Nick enjoys a challenging hike and a home-cooked meal.

Nick Felice is a marketer and digital product leader that has helped brands such as Samsung, PepsiCo, and AstraZeneca stand...

Nicholas Felice

Organic

Osker Lu

Position: CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS

Osker Lu

CVC CAPITAL PARTNERS

Pete Van Oot

Position: Caviar
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Pete Van Oot

Caviar

Sami Soma

Position: Google

Sami Soma is a Partner Lead at Google, working on Advertising and Marketing strategies for large clients within the Consumer Packaged Goods industry. Prior to her role at Google, Sami worked at L’Oreal on digital media efforts across the Luxury product division. She has also held roles in Finance and Marketing across L’Oreal Paris, Active Cosmetics Division and Lancome.

Sami graduated from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing where her passion for supporting under-resourced schools began. Since graduating she has volunteered with various organizations such as The Posse Foundation, The Exodus Foundation and iMentor.

Sami Soma is a Partner Lead at Google, working on Advertising and Marketing strategies for large clients within the Consumer...

Sami Soma

Google

Sebastian Hooker

Position: GOOGLE

Trace Cohen

Position: New York Venture Partners

Trace Cohen is a serial entrepreneur in NYC and now the Managing Director of NYVP making angel investments in the best startups/founders.

He was the President and Co-Founder of Launch.it, a new self-publishing platform for PR professionals, agencies and brands to launch and socialize everything new.

Prior to that Trace was an SVP at iFluencePR where he “created understanding for a complex world.” He specializes in strategic PR for tech companies looking to develop their communications, branding and outreach strategies to connect with their communities and customers with transparency.

Trace is a graduate of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University with a double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. He is one of the original Co-Founders and former CMO of Brand-Yourself.com, which helped students and young professionals manage their reputation and personal brands online. The best class he has ever taken.

Trace Cohen is a serial entrepreneur in NYC and now the Managing Director of NYVP making angel investments in the...

Trace Cohen

New York Venture Partners

Vinutna Veeragandham

Position: GOLDMAN SACHS

Vinutna Veeragandham

GOLDMAN SACHS

Wickel Titalom

Position: GRAILED

Wickel Titalom

GRAILED

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