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 is currently CEO of Swellbox, a digital health company specializing in data connectivity solutions and patient engagement products for health systems. Prior to Swellbox, Brian was a Co-Founder of Glocap, a leading tech-enabled recruiting company in the alternative asset space, also featured in Forbes “Best of the Web” rankings. While with Glocap Brian co-authored a yearly PE compensation report with Dow Jones and also authored “The Glocap Guide to Getting a job in Private Equity” published by John Wiley & Sons. Brian has been an invited expert guest 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 in telecom and gaming sectors at Deutsche Bank in NY (DMG). Brian has a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Brian is married to his wife Vanessa with whom he lives in Westchester, NY with his three children.
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.
Tazia is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, focused on family offices and private clients. She presently wears an additional hat advancing strategic integration of impact and sustainability into the firm. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Tazia spent seven years with Goldman Sachs working with private clients across all asset classes of trading and investment, and she began her career in Citigroup’s private bank. 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. Tazia’s involvement with StreetWise Partners began in 2005. She 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, before being elected to the StreetWise Board of Directors in 2014.
Rahul, a Founder and a former Chairman of StreetWise Partners, is the founder and CEO of SER Capital Partners, a firm dedicated to private equity investing in sustainable, environmentally-focused, and renewable energy sectors.
Prior to founding SER Capital, Rahul was a partner at Energy Capital Partners, a private equity firm with over $20 billion of capital commitments, where he focused primarily on renewable and environmental infrastructure investments as well as capital raising. Prior to Energy Capital, Rahul was an early team member to join Orion Power, a Goldman Sachs-backed power company which was formed during industry deregulation and sold within five years after meaningful growth. Additionally, he was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley after working at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a turnaround consultant.
Rahul graduated from Colgate University where he majored in mathematical economics. Rahul earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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.
Puneet is an international tax advisor in the Private Equity & Financial Services industry at PricewaterhouseCooper, where he has worked since 2001. Known for his broad experience and deep insights into the constant changes impacting global business, Puneet advises PwC's most significant clients, helping them navigate through complex tax and operational challenges. Puneet is intensely passionate and goal oriented, earning a unique reputation in the industry for his creative approach and tenacious problem solving. With an unfailing sense of optimism, solid commercial acumen and his dedication to building and sustaining relationships, Puneet has established himself as a valued and trusted business advisor to his clients.
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.
David is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley where he works in Capital Planning. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, David worked in the Financial Markets practice at PwC, advising clients on accounting and valuation matters. David started volunteering with StreetWise Partners in 2010, serving as both a mentor and officer for 10 cycles of the Career Ventures program. David served as Co-Chair of the StreetWise Partners Program Board for two years from 2014 to 2016. 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. David is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.
Jordan Broome is a Partner at Lorient Capital, a private investment firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Lorient, Jordan served as VP of Corporate Development with Almost Family (NASDAQ: AFAM), a national home healthcare company. Before joining AFAM, Jordan acted as CFO with Home Care by Black Stone where he led the restructuring and ultimate sale of the Company to AFAM. Prior to joining Black Stone, Jordan was an investment banker with B.C. Ziegler & Co. where he advised healthcare technology and services companies on various strategic and financial alternatives. Jordan began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, where he provided buy-side financial due diligence and restructuring advisory services across a range of industries. Over his career, Jordan has directly advised on over 50 M&A transactions representing over $2bn in enterprise value. Jordan is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Ithaca College.
Jon Clifton is the Global Managing Partner of Gallup, an advisory firm that specializes in big data analytics of employees, customers, students and citizens. Jon’s mission is to help 7 billion citizens be heard on their most pressing work and life issues through the Gallup World Poll, a 100-year initiative spanning 150 countries.
Jon is a nonresident Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He serves on the board of Gallup, the Meridian International Center, StreetWise Partners and Findyr.
Because of his expertise, Jon has been interviewed on BBC News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, and Al-Jazeera, and has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on the state of American small business and entrepreneurship. He is a frequent contributor on Gallup.com and has written for The Hill, The Diplomatic Courier, and The Global Action Report.
Jon received a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Michigan and a juris doctor in international law from the University of Nebraska. He was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Midland University.
Padma Elmgart is the Chief Technology Officer of Global Atlantic, a privately-owned life and annuity insurance company that has grown substantially since separating from Goldman Sachs in 2013. Today, Global Atlantic has approximately $85 billion of assets supporting promises to over two million policyholders throughout the United States. In her capacity as Chief Technology Officer, Padma oversees the technology strategy and operations of the firm. Padma also sits on Global Atlantic’s Management Committee, which oversees the broader operations of the business.
Prior to joining Global Atlantic in June 2019, Padma spent 20 years as a senior technology officer at global banks namely Barclays, Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan and Citigroup. Most recently, she served as the Chief Information Officer responsible for Deutsche Bank’s Capital Markets, Risk, Finance, and Treasury functions in North America.
Padma holds a Masters in Computer Science and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, both from University College London
Mr. Greenbarg is a Senior Managing Director and General Counsel of Avenue Capital Group. He is responsible for legal matters across the firm’s strategies. Mr. Greenbarg focuses on all areas affecting the firm’s management companies and funds, including structuring new investment products, drafting all constituent documents for the funds and general contract work. Prior to joining Avenue in 2003, Mr. Greenbarg was an Associate in the Investment Funds practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he specialized in the formation, structuring and development of private equity funds, institutional funds, hedge funds and other private investment partnerships. Mr. Greenbarg received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude, with Honors (1997) and a J.D. from New York University School of Law (2000). He joined the StreetWise Board in 2017.
Steve Kezirian is the CEO and Co-Founder of Full Potential Solutions. Prior to founding FPS, Steve served as the CEO of Goji, CEO of IBEX Global Solutions, and COO of CG Technologies. Steve began his career in executive management at Tickets.com and Sprint. In addition, Steve consulted at McKinsey & Co., advised companies on mergers & acquisitions at Morgan Stanley and invested private equity at J.H. Whitney. Steve is currently a Board Director at Waterfield Technologies, and formerly served as a Director of Goji, IBEX Global Solutions, Multiband and Proginet. Steve holds a bachelor's degree cum laude in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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.
Nadja Marcoz is a Managing Director and Senior Relationship Manager at Napier Park Global Capital. Napier Park separated from Citigroup’s alternative investment arm, Citi Capital Advisors , in February 2013. Prior to joining CCA in June 2009, Nadja worked as sales coverage for institutional accounts at Wachovia Securities. Between 2003 and 2007 Nadja worked for Citi Investment Bank – Credit Structured business covering both UHNW as well as institutional accounts. Between 1997 and 2003, Nadja was working as a product manager for offshore vehicles in London and Switzerland. Nadja started her career at Citi in Sydney where she was recruited as a management associate. Nadja finalized her management associate program in Switzerland where she implemented a compliance program for the Citi Private Bank in Switzerland and Luxemburg. Nadja has an MBA (cum laude) from Neuchatel University.
Barbara is a Global Innovation Leader for Mercer’s Talent business. She oversees an innovation team working on providing innovative options for Mercer in the talent acquisition space. She focuses specifically on creating new, data-driven predictive hiring technologies and gamification. Before this role, Barbara led Mercer’s Global Mobility practice, and before that she led two global businesses for Mercer’s Retirement segment — Global Defined Contribution Consulting and International Benefits Consulting. She joined the StreetWise board in 2017.
As founder of The Ready Foundation ("Ready"), Bethany is a hands-on philanthropist in support of at-risk and underserved members of the community across New York City. Ready's mission and resources are devoted to non-profits within the five boroughs doing remarkable work with youth development, workforce and economic development and social justice. Through Ready, Bethany provides direct funding, strategic advisory and board service. Her experience is drawn from over two decades in the private sector and more than a decade with non-profits. She and her husband and Ready co-founder have become advocates for the role of strong mentors and coaches in helping to build successful careers; hard work, formal education, and even luck often prove to be insufficient without leadership and role models. This perspective guides much of the work of Ready. Bethany is currently serving in board governance and strategic advisory roles with non-profits including StreetWise Partners, The Door and Gibney. Prior to Ready, she served in executive sales, marketing, and business development leadership roles with global consulting firms including Gartner and Deloitte, "Fortune 500" corporations including The Thomson Corporation (now Thomson Reuters), and two venture backed start-ups. Bethany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, and an Executive development Program Sponsored Certificate from Columbia Business School. She joined the StreetWise board in 2016 and lives in downtown Manhattan with her husband and two dogs.
Molly Snyder is a clinical social worker at the Jewish Board of Family and Children Services. Prior to that she founded Metropolitan Moms, a company that runs various educational classes at galleries, museums, and other cultural institutions throughout New York City for people of all ages. The company has been featured on CNN, New York Magazine, Fox News, and CBS, among others. Molly started her career at Goldman Sachs in investment banking in New York and London and then went to work at the New York City Investment Fund providing funding and mentoring to companies affected by 9/11. Molly received her MBA and MSW from Columbia University. She lives in Tribeca with her husband Andy, and children Sara and Sam.