Meet the advisory board and staff that are inspiring New York City's young people to find their paths to success!

NFTE New York Metro Advisory Board

Ms. Shannah Albert
Senior Director, Market Strategy
SAP America

Ms. Jill Cress
Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Segments
MasterCard Worldwide

Mr. Mark Danchak, Chair
Invester, Consultant, Entrepreneur

Mr. Rod Feuer
Chief Operating Officer
Magnetic

Ms. Nia Gandy
Investment Principal
Actis

Ms. Cheryl Gentry
CEO & Founder
Glow Media

Mr. Dave Gilboa
Co-CEO & Co-Founder
Warby Parker

Mr. Matthew Grossberg
Insurance Executive
Approved!

Mr. David W. May
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs

Mr. Karim Moolani
Vice President, Corporate and Asset Finance
Macquarie Bank Limited - Representative Office

Mr. T.R. Newcomb
Vice President, Corporate Development
Yahoo!

Mr. Michael Portegello
Partner
Ernst & Young, LLP

Mr. Craig Robinson
National Director of Alumni Services
KIPP Foundation

Mr. Benjamin Sarly
Senior Vice President, International Business Development
Contrarian Capital Management LLC

Mr. Greg Sauter
Chief Corporate Officer and Executive Vice President
AECOM

Ms. Maria Seidman
CEO & Co-Founder
Yapp

Mr. Mike Sepso
President and Founder
MLG Pro

Mr. Fred Voccola
General Manager of Brand Networks
Yodle

Ms. Holly Wallace
First Vice President, Global Private Client Group
Merrill Lynch

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL  

Ted Myerson
CEO & Founder
FTEN, Inc.

Larry Quinlan
Global Chief Information Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Jerry Speigel
Partner & Chair, Tecnhology, eCommerce and Privacy Group
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC

VENTURES BOARD

Eric Batscha
Director of Business Development
AppNexus

Evan Eichhorn
Senior Associate
Ernst & Young, LLP

Tyler Flint
Manager, Business Development
Hearst Digital

Antoine Grant
Director of Strategic Initiatives
KIPP NYC

Heather Liu
Marketing Manager
Weber Shandwick

Reena Nazir
Assistant Vice President
Barclays

Polia Petkova
Senior Associate
Ernst & Young, LLP

Keith Petri
Senior Vice President, Business Development
eDealya

Lyon Porter
Director of Sales & Leasing
Town Residential

Evan Rose
Founder & CEO
eCruit

Melinda Seli
Marketing Manager
Oliver Wyman

Ryan Sobeck
Private Wealth Advisor
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Katie Thiele
Representative
Town Residential

NFTE New York Metro Staff

Terry Bowman, Executive Director
Terry joins us from the New York City Department of Education where he has held several posts across the last seven years.  Most recently, he oversaw the development and implementation of policies impacting teacher effectiveness, teacher and principal compensation and various other critical labor and human capital issues.  In this capacity Terry partnered with the DOE Office of Accountability to use data in establishing a framework to evaluate and reward teachers and principals based upon student academic progress. Prior to that Terry oversaw Chancellor Joel Klein’s Strategic Response Group, which served on the front lines of communications efforts between the chancellor’s office and students, parents, district staff and public officials, and which reported on key trends to the DOE leadership team.  In this role, he worked closely with the Office of Community and Public Affairs and created the Translation and Interpretation Unit that leads district outreach to the 40% of city school parents whose first language is not English.

A product of North Carolina, Terry earned his BA in English and Political Science from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and his Master of Divinity at Harvard University.

Serene Gallegos, Development and Partnerships Manager bio

Jaimie Li, Program Manager bio

Carlos Mendoza, Program Manager bio

Melissa Metz, Program Manager bio

Lindsay Plavchak, Program Manager bio