Executive Leadership Council

The Executive Leadership Council is iMentor’s newest leadership group. It is an exclusive group that provides both financial and strategic assistance to grow iMentor’s programs. Members are rising leaders from a diverse range of professional fields.

Meet Our Current ELC Members

Leslie Alkalay

Columbia University

Leslie is a clinical psychologist at Columbia University’s Counseling and Psychological Services where she provides counseling/psychotherapy, consultations and crisis interventions to support the emotional well-being of the campus community. Leslie received a B.S. in human development from Cornell University and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Fordham University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Princeton University. In 2009, Leslie took a brief leave from her job to volunteer with the Athletic Scholars Advancement Program at Mission High School in San Francisco which helped to solidify her interest in education reform.

 

John Bennet

HUGE

John is VP of Technology at Huge, a digital agency based in Brooklyn. He has 20 years of experience leading teams to design and build websites and applications for clients such as Variety, Publishers Weekly, Nestlé, and Regus. As Principle Engineer for NBC News Digital, John created the infrastructure that runs nbcnews.com and today.com. He has helped develop and implement digital strategies for the Georges Malaika Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, and other non-profits. John majored in Russian and Soviet Studies at Harvard College.

 

Keisha N. Carter

Bloomberg, L.P.

Keisha N. Carter is a licensed attorney. She has held positions at Simon & Schuster, NYU, and Reed Elsevier. Keisha received a B.A. from Hampton University, a M.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law with a certificate of distinction in Corporate Counsel. She serves on Society Ties, the young professionals committee of the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society and the NYU-SCPS Alumni Committee. Keisha has volunteered with iMentor since 2012.

 

Vince Ferraro

Hoplite Capital Management

Vince Ferraro is an investment analyst at Hoplite Capital Management. Prior to joining Hoplite in 2004, Vince was an associate at TA Associates. He began his career as a financial analyst at Lehman Brothers in the fixed income and investment banking divisions. Vince graduated from Yale University and received his MBA from the Wharton School. He serves on the Board of the Yale Lacrosse Alumni Committee.

 

Chris Hagstrom

UBS

Chris Hagstrom is a managing director and the U.S. head of prime service sales at UBS Investment Bank, a global financial services firm. Previously, he worked in the company’s international securities lending, swaps sales, and prime brokerage sales divisions. Prior to UBS, Chris worked in equity finance at Societe Generale in both London and New York. During his tenure, Chris was responsible for a twenty person global sales team focused on developing and selling equity swap and securities lending products. He also assisted in forming the equity derivative sales desk to hedge funds. Chris is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University.

 

Matthew Jagoda

Gerson Lehrman Group

Matthew is the global head of human resources at Gerson Lehrman Group. Previously, Matt was executive director of human resources at Morgan Stanley, covering the private wealth management business. During his nine years at Morgan Stanley, Matt held several roles in support of operations, technology, infrastructure and retail securities. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he worked at AcXEL International focusing on HR/OD consulting and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in their Benefits/HRIS department. Matt lives on Long Island with his wife, Yang, and their two children, Jake and Kala.

 

Arthuros Mangriotis

Fox Point Capital Management, LLC

Arthuros is a founding partner and managing director at Fox Point Capital Management, an equity hedge fund based in New York. Prior to co-founding Fox Point in June 2006, Arthuros was a managing director at Williamson McAree Investment Partners where he evaluated long/short investment ideas for the retail, consumer, transportation and healthcare services sectors. He received his M.B.A from Columbia Business School and his M.A. in classics from the University of Oxford (Trinity College). He is a trustee of the Tiger Foundation and serves on the organization’s Job Training Committee and the Investment Committee.

 

Brendan McAllister

Pine River Capital Management

Brendan McAllister is a Partner at Pine River Capital Management, where he is a Portfolio Manager in the Fixed Income group and is Head of Non-Agency RMBS Trading. Brendan is also the President and Director of the Pine River Foundation. Prior to joining Pine River in 2008, Brendan served as an Institutional Fixed Income Salesman in the Mortgage & Asset-Backed group at UBS Securities in New York from 2006 to 2008, specializing in Non-Agency bonds. Before joining the Securitized Products group, Brendan completed the UBS Fixed Income Sales & Trading training program in 2006. Brendan received a BA with a double major in Economics and Political Science at the University of Rochester in 2005. He was admitted to the partnership in 2011.

 

David B. Scully

Coatue Management, LLC 

David Scully is the chief marketing officer of Coatue Management LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund manager with $7bn in assets and offices in New York City and Menlo Park. Absolute Return magazine named Coatue as “Sector Fund of the Year” in 2007 and “Specialist Fund of the Year” in 2011. It is one of the largest hedge funds focused on stocks in the global technology, media, and telecommunications industries. Previously, David worked in sales at IBM Corp. and in institutional equities for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., Salomon Brothers Intl Ltd (London), and JP Morgan Intl Ltd (London) where he served on the European Management Committee. He joined Coatue in 2005 after serving as COO of Passport Capital LLC and Cannell Capital LLC, two long/short equity hedge funds based in San Francisco. David holds a B.S. in Biology from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for the Professional Ambulance Service. He is a trustee of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and the president of the Prouts Neck Audubon Society in Maine. He lives in New York City with his wife Lisa and their six children.

 

Josh Seegopaul

WL Ross & Co. LLC

Josh is a Principal at WL Ross & Co., where he is responsible for managing the firm's investments in financial services and evaluating new private equity, venture capital, and real estate opportunities in the United States, Europe, and India. Previously, Josh worked in the Special Situations group at UBS and in real estate finance at Credit Suisse. He is also a founding partner of Group Guru LLC, a New York-based angel investment group focused on early-stage capital and global impact investing. He is a graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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