Board of Directors

Charles Best

DonorsChoose.org

Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a website where everyday people can make a big difference in public schools, one classroom at a time. DonorsChoose.org has been profiled as “the future of philanthropy” by The New York Times and as “a revolutionary charity” by Oprah Winfrey. Charles founded the organization at Wings Academy, a public high school in the Bronx where he was a social studies teacher for five years.

Mark Bezos

Bezos Family Foundation

Mark joined Robin Hood in November 2006 as managing director for communications and marketing. Mark was lured to Robin Hood out of a brief retirement following the sale of his advertising agency, Bezos/Nathanson Marketing Group (BNmg) in August 2005. Mark co-founded BNmg in 1999 and expanded the firm into a $35 million marketing boutique with a solid creative reputation and world-renowned clients including Steinway & Sons, Diageo (Dom Perignon, Johnnie Walker), Swissair, Ramada Worldwide and others. Prior to starting his own agency, Mark spent his career at Madison Avenue firms DDB, Saatchi & Saatchi and Ammirati & Puris/Lintas. 

Doug Borchard

New Profit

Doug Borchard joined New Profit as Partner and Chief Operating Officer in January 2005. In addition to managing New Profit's finances and internal operations, Doug works closely with several of New Profit's portfolio organizations.

Doug brings to New Profit diverse experience as an accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Most recently, Doug was Vice President of Prospecting Solutions at Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business information. At D&B, Doug led a $140mm business unit, with broad P&L responsibility for product strategy, sales and marketing, and product development. Doug came to D&B through their acquisition of iMarket, Inc., aventure-funded provider of sales and marketing software and internet solutions that he co-founded. Doug also spent several years as a consultant at Bain & Company, a leading international management consulting firm, where he worked on assignments in the information services industry.

Doug worked as a program and logistics officer with Save the Children, where he was part of a team that started up field operations in the Sudan, and created and managed a multi-million dollar relief and development operation. He has served on the boards of directors of a number of growing organizations, including Venturcom and iMarket, and currently sits on boards of Computers for Youth and Peer Health Exchange.

Doug graduated from Princeton with a BS in Engineering, and received a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

John Delaney

Morrison & Foerster

John F. Delaney is a partner in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster, where he serves as Co-Chair of the office's New Media Practice Group. He is a frequent lecturer and author on legal issues in the interactive media field, and has been quoted in publications such as Newsweek, Advertising Age and The Wall Street Journal on emerging intellectual property law issues. In 1999, he appeared on the cover of the American Lawyer as one of the lawyers for the new economy.

Alex Ehrlich

Morgan Stanley

Alex Ehrlich is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, responsible for the firm's Prime Brokerage business, and jointly responsible for the firm's Equity Finance and Listed Derivatives businesses. He is also a member of the firm's Equity Operating Committee. Alex joined Morgan Stanley in August 2009 following six years as Global Head of Prime Services at UBS.  He spent the prior 22 years at Goldman Sachs, where he served as global co-head of that firm's Prime Brokerage business from 1998-2003.

Alex is married with three children, and lives in Chappaqua, New York. 

Lawrence Griff

Grant Thornton

Lawrence Griff is a Partner at Grant Thornton. Prior to Grant Thornton, he was a Partner at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. He graduated from University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics and received his MBA in Finance with Honors from New York University. Griff graduated number one in his Master of Accounting class from New York University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a licensed CPA in New York and Connecticut.

John Griffin

Blue Ridge Capital

John Griffin is the founder and President of Blue Ridge Capital, and the founder of Blue Ridge Foundation New York. John also serves on the Board of Directors of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, the Tiger Foundation, the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, and as a Patron of the Christ the King Elementary School in the South Bronx. John is an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Columbia Business School and a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia. Before founding Blue Ridge Capital, John was the President of Tiger Management in New York City. John received an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Finance from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.

Kimberley Hatchett

Morgan Stanley

Kimberley Hatchett is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley's Private Wealth Management Division which she joined in 1991. She graduated in 1991 from Harvard Business School and 1984 from the University of Virginia majoring in Rhetoric and Communications. Prior to business school, Kimberley worked at Chase Manhattan Bank as a middle market loan officer. She was a four time All-American student athlete in both high school and college and qualified for the 1984 Olympic Trials in track and field.

Tracey Kemble

The Samuelsson Group

Tracey Kemble is the executive vice president of the Samuelsson Group, a hospitality company owned by award-winning chef, restaurateur and author Marcus Samuelsson. She produces television content for chef Samuelsson, who won the Food Network’s Top Chef Masters and Chopped All Stars, and works closely with him to cater events for President Obama and the first lady. Previously, Kemble served as senior vice president of production at Edmonds Entertainment and the vice president of production at HBO NYC. She started her career at The Walt Disney Company.

Matthew Klein

Blue Ridge Foundation

A co-founder of iMentor and the Executive Director of Blue Ridge Foundation New York, Matt works intimately with the iMentor team to develop the organization. Matt is a co-founder of Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), a nationally recognized youth development agency operating in high-poverty neighborhoods throughout Connecticut. In his legal work, Matt focused on issues of equal opportunity, clerking for such organizations as the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He also served as a law clerk for federal judge Robert L. Carter in New York. Matt graduated from Yale Law School and Yale College.

John T. Lykouretzos

Hoplite Capital Management LLC

John T. Lykouretzos is a Founder and Portfolio Manager at Hoplite Capital Management.  Prior to launching Hoplite in 2003, John was an Industrials Analyst and Financial Services Analyst and Portfolio Manager at Viking Global Investors, LLC (1999-2003).  Before Viking, John worked as an Industrials Analyst at Tiger Management Corporation (1998-1999).  He began his career as a Financial Analyst at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Investment Banking Division (1995-1997) and Principal Investment Area (1997-1998).  John graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Economics and International Studies (1995).  He is Co-Chair of the Tiger Foundation and serves on the Board of the Yale Football Alumni Committee.

Karen Pavlin

Xerox Corporation

Karen L. Pavlin is a Global Alliance Director at Xerox Corporation within Xerox Global Services supporting the Worldwide Alliance Operation. She oversees the strategic global relationship between Dell and Xerox through leading the development of bringing new channels and services to market through IT and business process outsourcing to enable top line growth, entry into new markets and offerings that are innovative and differentiate in the market place.

Karen joined Xerox in 1988 as a Account Representative selling office/production services and technology to Tier 2 Major Accounts in New York City. She held several positions within direct sales from office to production product specialist to Sales Manager to one of Xerox’ top Financial Services Account Teams in the NYC Downtown District in the early 1990’s.

Karen transitioned into the Major Account Organization in 1997 where she was responsible for strategically leading and implementing global solutions within Xerox’ top 10 major accounts across several industries to include Financial Services, Professional Services, Entertainment and Public Sector. In 1999 she became one of the first Global Account Mangers to build and implement a business integration solution in the office at one of the top 5 Account Firms.

In 2000 Karen became the GAGM (Global Account General Manager) for Citigroup where she managed a $60M global revenue stream. Several successes included: An Alliance Managed Print- Print Optimization solution with Dell within the Global Comsumer Group, Citigroup Investment Bank (CIB) Print-to-Copy-Center Hubs globally deploying Xerox Color Production Technology, and Services in the US and Asia and The Global Document Portal- first web based “end-to-end” closed loop communication solution to create and distribute personalized and static documents for Smith Barney Financial consultants to name a few.

Karen attended the University of Virginia where she graduated earning her BA followed by her MA in Marketing Communications/ Business in 1986. During her 6 years at UVA Karen was an All-American Track & Field Athlete participating on the US Team in the Pan American Games and the Olympic Trials. She is presently on the Board of Directors for iMentor and The Learning Project in NYC.

Karen resides in NYC with her husband, Rob and two children Zuri and Marley.

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