BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Anton Levy, Chairman, General Atlantic
Anton Levy is a Managing Director and Global Head of Internet & Technology at General Atlantic, based in the firm’s New York office. He serves on the firm’s Investment and Executive Committees and co-chairs the Human Resources Committee. Since joining GA in 1998, Anton has worked on investments around the globe and across various sectors and currently manages a number of GA’s investments in the internet, marketing services, and media areas. He is currently on the board of directors of Squarespace, OneCountry, Klarna, and Red Ventures, and serves as a board observer for Airbnb, Meituan and Uber. Anton is a former director of prior GA investments including AKQA, Dice Holdings, Mercado Libre, Network Solutions, Web.com, Gilt Groupe, and Zantaz Corporation. He also led the firm’s investments in Alibaba Group, Facebook, and Snap. Before joining GA, Anton was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where he focused on the technology sector. He is involved with several educational and nonprofit organizations and serves as chairman of Streetwise Partners. Anton is also a trustee of WNYC (New York Public Radio) and the University of Virginia’s Endowment (UVIMCO). He graduated with a B.S. in commerce with degrees in finance and computer science from the University of Virginia and earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Anton graduated with highest honors from both universities.
Brian Korb, Vice Chairman, Swellbox
Brian is a Founder/CEO of Swellbox, a digital health company providing lifetime health record accounts for university students. Prior to Swellbox, Brian was a Co-Founder of Glocap, a technology enabled recruiting platform. Glocap was rated "Best of the Web" by Forbes, and grew to one of the largest recruiting companies in NYC (Crains ranking). He has appeared as an expert on CNBC and Reuters, as well as an invited speaker at Harvard, Stanford and Wharton business schools. Prior to Glocap, Brian worked in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, and graduated with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Tony Snow, Secretary, Red Oak Partners, LLC
Tony Snow is a Managing Director and Head of Research at Red Oak Partners. Prior to Red Oak Partners, he worked at Soros Fund Management where he was part of a two person team that managed a $250 million global long/short equity portfolio. Mr. Snow has also worked at Ardea Capital Management, as part of the founding team, and Wyper Capital Management. Previously, Mr. Snow was employed at Lindsay Goldberg, a private equity firm, where he was an Associate focused on leveraged buyouts. He began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co. as an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group. Mr. Snow received a B.B.A. with high distinction from the University of Michigan, concentrating in finance and accounting, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Rahul Advani, Founder, Energy Capital Partners
Rahul, a Founder and a former Chairman of StreetWise Partners, is a Partner of Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm with over $13 billion of capital commitments, which he joined at the firm’s inception in 2005. Previously, he was a junior member of the management team that built and successfully sold Orion Power Holdings, Inc., a $4 billion wholesale energy company. Rahul has also been a Director of Corporate Investment and Development for Starwood Hotels where he focused on large acquisitions and new build projects. Earlier in his career, Rahul was as an analyst within the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Rahul also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Financial Advisory Services group. He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2004 and a B.A. in mathematical economics in 1996 from Colgate University where he was also captain of the NCAA Division I men’s swim team. Rahul lives with his family in southern California.
Matt Gorin, Founder, Contour Venture Partners
Matt, the Founder of StreetWise Partners and former Chairman of StreetWise Partners for 12 years, is a co-founder and Managing Partner at Contour Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York. Matt was previously with Promontory Financial Group, a merchant banking firm focused on the financial services sector, where he helped launch Promontory Interfinancial Network. Previously he worked for Red Hat as Business Development Manager in its Strategic Planning & Corporate Development group. Matt also worked at Morgan Stanley within its strategic venture capital fund, concentrating on making investments in early-stage financial services companies. Prior to entering business school, he was a turnaround consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Financial Advisory Services group. Matt received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and B.A. in Economics and American Studies from Brandeis University, where he was an NCAA Academic All-American for tennis.
Christopher F. Bennett, Petrus Partners Ltd.
Chris Bennett became involved with Streetwise Partners in 2002 when he volunteered as a mentor for three cycles. He then served as an Officer for two cycles in the PwC program from 2004 – 2005. Mr. Bennett is a Principal of Petrus Partners, a New York based real estate fund management firm, which he joined in 2006. At Petrus he focuses on investments in commercial properties and residential land developments. Previously, Mr. Bennett worked at Nomura Securities International where he originated and underwrote commercial mortgage loans and in Merrill Lynch & Co.’s Private Wealth Management Division. Mr. Bennett received a B.Sc. degree in Economics from Duke University and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Jon Clifton, Gallup
Jon Clifton is a Managing Partner at Gallup and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. His mission is to help the world’s 7 billion citizens be heard through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative in 160 countries to measure the “will” of every person in the world. He is responsible for the company’s global government work and is a member of the Public Release Committee, the governance board that oversees and maintains Gallup’s public release standards for data, research and methodology. Jon is a nonresident Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion and a member of the University of Nebraska College of Business Administration’s International Business Advisory Board. He serves on the board of directors of the Meridian International Center and StreetWise Partners. Jon received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a J.D. in international law from the University of Nebraska. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.
Brian Dolan, Barclays
Brian is a Managing Director at Barclays Capital. He is responsible for several areas within technology including the award-winning “Barclays Capital Live” Research and Ecommerce platform. Prior to Barclays, Brian was at Lehman Brothers for eighteen years. He was based in London for six years and Tokyo for eight years (where he was Chief Technology Officer for Asia). Since 2004 he has lived and worked in New York. Brian became involved with StreetWise (as an officer) in 2007 and became the organization’s champion when he transitioned to Barclays in 2008. He was instrumental in helping establish the New Jersey program in the Barclays Jersey City office. Brian was born and raised in Ireland and has a business degree from University College Dublin.
David Kurzweil, Latham & Watkins LLP
David Kurzweil is a partner in the new York office of Latham & Watkins LLP, an international law firm, where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and general public company representation. David has a broad array of experience in both public and private company mergers and acquisitions, which includes representation of principals, special committees, private equity and leveraged buyout funds, and financial advisors. David has also represented issuers, underwriters and initial purchasers in numerous debt and equity securities offerings, and has provided general corporate advice to both public and private companies. David has a BA from Georgetown University and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.
Puneet Arora, PwC
Puneet Arora is a Tax Principal at PricewaterhouseCooper, where he has worked since 2001. Puneet heads the Sovereign Wealth Fund Tax practice in Asset Management for the US firm. Previously he was a Senior Associate at J.S. Arora & Co. Puneet graduated with honors in Business Administration & Finance in India. He also has his Bachelor of Laws degree from University of Delhi and his Master of Laws in US taxation from New York University. He has had several articles published in the Journal of Taxation of Financial Products, Journal of International Taxation and the International Tax Review.
Bethany Menzies, The Ready Foundation
As Founder & Executive Director of The Ready Foundation LLC www.thereadyfoundation.com, Bethany is a hands on philanthropist working with at-risk and under-served groups across New York City’s five boroughs. Serving in board governance and strategic advisory roles with NYC non-profit organizations including The Door, StreetWise Partners and Gibney Dance, Bethany’s focus supports workforce development, economic development and education programs. In addition to her board roles, Bethany serves as a mentor and coach for young adults and alumni of Year Up and The Posse Foundation. Bethany’s experience is drawn from more than 20 years of work in the for-profit sector with consulting firms, “Fortune 500” corporations, and venture capital backed start-ups. She served in executive sales, marketing and business development leadership roles at Deloitte, Gartner and two venture backed start- ups after more than a decade at The Thomson Corporation. Bethany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1987, from the Pennsylvania State University, majoring in Marketing; graduating with honors.
Tazia Smith, Deutsche Bank
Tazia’s involvement with StreetWise Partners began in 2005. She has volunteered as a mentor in the PWC adult program for four cycles. In 2007, Tazia joined the StreetWise Partners Junior Board, of which she served as Co-Chair from 2008-2012. Tazia is a Director at Deutsche Bank where she works within the firm’s Key Client Partners group providing private placement opportunities, structured credit solutions, and cross-asset capital markets execution for family office clients. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Tazia was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs where she worked for close to seven years in a similar role, and she began her career in Citigroup’s private bank, focused on business development, relationship management, and portfolio modeling. Tazia holds her Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. She graduated magna cum laude with her B.A. degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University.
David Worn, CiBO Technologies
David Worn is President and CEO of CiBO Technologies. Previously, he served as a Director at the Silicon Valley software maker Palantir Technologies. Prior to joining Palantir, he served as an analyst with the Department of Defense, and as an engineer with the MITRE Corporation. David earned his BA in Asian Studies from Cornell University and his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Drawing upon his years of experience in bringing private sector innovation to the public sector, David speaks frequently on the role of innovation in the global economy. David is also an adjunct professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. David serves on the board of the job skills training program Streetwise Partners. He is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate with CASA DC. David splits time between Washington, DC, and Cambridge, MA, with his wife Carrie and their two sons.
David Baxter, Morgan Stanley
David is the Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he works on the Capital Team within Corporate Treasury. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, David worked as a financial instruments specialist at PwC for seven years, advising clients on accounting and valuation matters. David served as a mentor and officer in 10 cycles of the Career Ventures program over the past six years. David joined the StreetWise Partners Program Board in 2011, of which he has served as Co-Chair for the past two years. David is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. He graduated with a Master’s in Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kalamazoo College.
Durraj Tase, DT Investments LLC
Durraj Tase is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of DT Investments LLC. In the past 25 years, Durraj has held many senior roles in the capital markets and private wealth management. Most recently he was Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in New York. Prior to that, Durraj built the Capital Markets business at U.S. Trust Private Wealth Management. Durraj was a key member of a number of cross organizational committees, including investment strategy, product strategy and the concentrated stock group. Prior to joining U.S. Trust in December 2005, Durraj was a Managing Director and Head of Capital Markets for Latin America at the Citigroup Private Bank. In that position he was responsible for all securities sales for private banking and client trading activity. During his 13 years at Citigroup, Durraj was also Head of Foreign Exchange for U.S. and Latin America in the private clients division. Prior to his move to the Private Bank, Durraj was a currency and proprietary trader for Citibank in Bahrain, Toronto and New York. From 1988 to 1992 he served as currency trader at British Bank of the Middle East in Dubai. Durraj earned his Bachelor of Commerce and MBA from the University of Pune, India. He has previously passed series 7, 66 and 24 securities exams and is currently registered in NJ as an Investment Advisor Representative. He lives in Midland Park, NJ with his wife. Durraj enjoys participating in long distance running and the game of cricket.