Our Team

  Lia Winograd | Co-president   Lia is a first year MBA at NYU Stern, focusing on entrepreneurship, sustainability, and marketing. Prior to Stern, she founded Pepper, the first body positive bra company for women with small chests. She raised over $95K in revenue from pre-orders on Kickstarter in 2017. She has experience as a consultant having worked at McKinsey for two and half years, and in growth marketing at a technology startup in New York City.    LinkedIn  →

Lia Winograd | Co-president

Lia is a first year MBA at NYU Stern, focusing on entrepreneurship, sustainability, and marketing. Prior to Stern, she founded Pepper, the first body positive bra company for women with small chests. She raised over $95K in revenue from pre-orders on Kickstarter in 2017. She has experience as a consultant having worked at McKinsey for two and half years, and in growth marketing at a technology startup in New York City.

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  Will Nichols | Co-president   Will is a first-year MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he focuses on venture capital, entrepreneurship, and data science. Will invests much of his time in initiatives furthering the startup and VC communities in New York: in addition to acting as co-president of Stern's Entrepreneurship and Startup Association (ESA), he is an InSITE Fellow and a Partner at Dorm Room Fund, investing in student-founded startups. Prior to Stern, he held various Operations roles at Instacart, ultimately leading the Instacart NYC team. Originally from the Boston area, Will is an avid traveler (70+ countries), an aspiring surfer (Far Rockaways), and an enthusiastic-but-unimaginative home chef (Instant Pot).    LinkedIn  →

Will Nichols | Co-president

Will is a first-year MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business, where he focuses on venture capital, entrepreneurship, and data science. Will invests much of his time in initiatives furthering the startup and VC communities in New York: in addition to acting as co-president of Stern's Entrepreneurship and Startup Association (ESA), he is an InSITE Fellow and a Partner at Dorm Room Fund, investing in student-founded startups. Prior to Stern, he held various Operations roles at Instacart, ultimately leading the Instacart NYC team. Originally from the Boston area, Will is an avid traveler (70+ countries), an aspiring surfer (Far Rockaways), and an enthusiastic-but-unimaginative home chef (Instant Pot).

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  Andy Hersh | VP, Events & Treks   Andy is an MBA 1 at NYU Stern specializing in Finance, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. Prior to his MBA, Andy worked for Compass Group Management, a middle-market PE firm focused on branded consumer and niche industrials businesses. Prior to Compass, Andy worked at Houlihan Lokey where he focused on sell-side M&A advisory within the consumer products space. Andy received his BS in Economics from Johns Hopkins University where he was Captain of the Varsity Men's Tennis Team.    LinkedIn  →

Andy Hersh | VP, Events & Treks

Andy is an MBA 1 at NYU Stern specializing in Finance, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. Prior to his MBA, Andy worked for Compass Group Management, a middle-market PE firm focused on branded consumer and niche industrials businesses. Prior to Compass, Andy worked at Houlihan Lokey where he focused on sell-side M&A advisory within the consumer products space. Andy received his BS in Economics from Johns Hopkins University where he was Captain of the Varsity Men's Tennis Team.

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  Kanav Jain | VP, Community   Kanav is an MBA1 at NYU Stern, where he is focusing on early-stage venture capital and healthcare. He currently invests part-time at Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage tech fund in NYC. He serves as a VP on the boards of Stern's ESA, PE/VC Club, Healthcare Club, and FinTech Association, and is in charge of national initiatives for the InSITE Fellows program. Sydney-born and raised near Atlanta, Kanav comes to Stern with a background in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Before Stern, Kanav led Growth and Mobile Product teams at Doximity as it grew from 200k to 1M verified clinicians. Kanav has published NASA-funded research on origins of life, studied circulating tumor cells in lung cancer, worked on reducing surgical site infections at Emory, and helped launch a diabetes management startup.    LinkedIn  →

Kanav Jain | VP, Community

Kanav is an MBA1 at NYU Stern, where he is focusing on early-stage venture capital and healthcare. He currently invests part-time at Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage tech fund in NYC. He serves as a VP on the boards of Stern's ESA, PE/VC Club, Healthcare Club, and FinTech Association, and is in charge of national initiatives for the InSITE Fellows program. Sydney-born and raised near Atlanta, Kanav comes to Stern with a background in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Before Stern, Kanav led Growth and Mobile Product teams at Doximity as it grew from 200k to 1M verified clinicians. Kanav has published NASA-funded research on origins of life, studied circulating tumor cells in lung cancer, worked on reducing surgical site infections at Emory, and helped launch a diabetes management startup.

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  Alan Ng | VP, Finance   Alan is a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2019, specializing in strategy, technology, and innovation. Prior to Stern, he had two very distinct career experiences. He began his career within financial services as a financial advisor and later gain entrepreneurial experience as a small cafe/bakery owner. He's most interested in studying how disruption and innovation takes place in much larger organizations. On the weekend, you can find Alan exploring the NYC coffee scene or hitting the links as an avid golfer.    LinkedIn  →

Alan Ng | VP, Finance

Alan is a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2019, specializing in strategy, technology, and innovation. Prior to Stern, he had two very distinct career experiences. He began his career within financial services as a financial advisor and later gain entrepreneurial experience as a small cafe/bakery owner. He's most interested in studying how disruption and innovation takes place in much larger organizations. On the weekend, you can find Alan exploring the NYC coffee scene or hitting the links as an avid golfer.

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  Rachel Serwetz | VP, Focused MBA   Rachel is a Tech MBA student at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she focuses on entrepreneurship and product management. Rachel invests much of her time in helping young adults find a career path they'll be excited by. Prior to Stern, she held roles at Goldman Sachs and Bridgewater Associates in Operations and HR before earning a Diploma in Coaching from NYU's School of Professional Studies. Originally from Long Island, Rachel loves to spend time traveling and working out.    LinkedIn    →

Rachel Serwetz | VP, Focused MBA

Rachel is a Tech MBA student at the NYU Stern School of Business, where she focuses on entrepreneurship and product management. Rachel invests much of her time in helping young adults find a career path they'll be excited by. Prior to Stern, she held roles at Goldman Sachs and Bridgewater Associates in Operations and HR before earning a Diploma in Coaching from NYU's School of Professional Studies. Originally from Long Island, Rachel loves to spend time traveling and working out.

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  Kinni Shah | VP, Admissions   Kinni is a first-year MBA at NYU Stern, focusing on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Strategy and Marketing. Prior to coming to Stern, Kinni worked at the VP of Business Development at her family business where she worked on finding new initiatives to grow her company's footprint in India. She also has experience working in IB through her two years at Credit Suisse. Kinni did her undergrad in Business Administration and has a Masters in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.    LinkedIn  →

Kinni Shah | VP, Admissions

Kinni is a first-year MBA at NYU Stern, focusing on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Strategy and Marketing. Prior to coming to Stern, Kinni worked at the VP of Business Development at her family business where she worked on finding new initiatives to grow her company's footprint in India. She also has experience working in IB through her two years at Credit Suisse. Kinni did her undergrad in Business Administration and has a Masters in Finance from Washington University in St. Louis.

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  Ravi Shah | VP, Marketing   Ravi is a first-year MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Finance, Real Estate, and Strategy. He is interested in the NYC start-up market, specifically in companies and technologies disrupting the real estate industry. Prior to Stern, Ravi worked on BlackRock's marketing team serving US Wealth Advisory clients. He grew up outside the DC-area in Fairfax, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012.    LinkedIn  →

Ravi Shah | VP, Marketing

Ravi is a first-year MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business, specializing in Finance, Real Estate, and Strategy. He is interested in the NYC start-up market, specifically in companies and technologies disrupting the real estate industry. Prior to Stern, Ravi worked on BlackRock's marketing team serving US Wealth Advisory clients. He grew up outside the DC-area in Fairfax, VA and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2012.

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  Samantha Brown | AVP, Focused MBA   Sam is a Tech MBA at NYU Stern, where she is focusing on early-stage venture capital and technical product management. She serves as an AVP on the boards of Stern's ESA and Adam Smith Society and is an InSITE Fellow. Raised in Louisville, KY, Sam comes to Stern with a background in Economics and Public Policy from The University of Chicago. Before Stern, Sam worked for high-growth healthcare tech startup companies. She led a Product Operations team at Clover Health in NJ and an Implementation team at Zenefits in SF.    LinkedIn    →

Samantha Brown | AVP, Focused MBA

Sam is a Tech MBA at NYU Stern, where she is focusing on early-stage venture capital and technical product management. She serves as an AVP on the boards of Stern's ESA and Adam Smith Society and is an InSITE Fellow. Raised in Louisville, KY, Sam comes to Stern with a background in Economics and Public Policy from The University of Chicago. Before Stern, Sam worked for high-growth healthcare tech startup companies. She led a Product Operations team at Clover Health in NJ and an Implementation team at Zenefits in SF.

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  Russell Lieberman | AVP, Langone   Russell is a second-year MBA student at NYU Stern in the accelerated Langone program, specializing in FinTech and Entrepreneurship. Prior to pursing his MBA, Russell worked as a Director of Sales at Bloomberg LP and Thomson Reuters. He holds a BA from Connecticut College, where he studied History. He is active in the entrepreneurship community at NYU, and is co-founder of an early stage startup focused on impact spending.    LinkedIn    →

Russell Lieberman | AVP, Langone

Russell is a second-year MBA student at NYU Stern in the accelerated Langone program, specializing in FinTech and Entrepreneurship. Prior to pursing his MBA, Russell worked as a Director of Sales at Bloomberg LP and Thomson Reuters. He holds a BA from Connecticut College, where he studied History. He is active in the entrepreneurship community at NYU, and is co-founder of an early stage startup focused on impact spending.

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  Brian Solomon | VP, Marketing   Brian is a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2019, specializing in product management, marketing, and technology. Prior to NYU Stern, he spent six years as a journalist at Forbes Magazine, reporting on business strategy in industries as varied as auto parts manufacturing, Wall Street, fried chicken restaurants, and ride sharing. While working full-time, Brian also founded a sports media startup on nights and weekends. After leaving Forbes, he worked for two startups in the Bay Area. He holds a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College.    LinkedIn  →

Brian Solomon | VP, Marketing

Brian is a full-time MBA student in the Class of 2019, specializing in product management, marketing, and technology. Prior to NYU Stern, he spent six years as a journalist at Forbes Magazine, reporting on business strategy in industries as varied as auto parts manufacturing, Wall Street, fried chicken restaurants, and ride sharing. While working full-time, Brian also founded a sports media startup on nights and weekends. After leaving Forbes, he worked for two startups in the Bay Area. He holds a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College.

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  Whitney Burbank | AVP, Marketing & Content   Whitney is a first-year MBA at NYU Stern specializing in media and technology strategy and product management. She is passionate about female-founded ventures and digital media innovation. Before Stern, Whitney worked as a journalist, and in 2016 she was tasked with the role of Presidential Correspondent for Hearst. Throughout this assignment, she deepened her desire to investigate data analytics and the forces that drive media engagement. Whitney is a massive music fan to the point that Spotify won’t let her download any more songs. (But there’s no cap on her record collection!) She is also attempting to climb all 48 of the 4,000-footers in the White Mountains. She holds a B.S. in journalism from Boston University.    LinkedIn    →

Whitney Burbank | AVP, Marketing & Content

Whitney is a first-year MBA at NYU Stern specializing in media and technology strategy and product management. She is passionate about female-founded ventures and digital media innovation. Before Stern, Whitney worked as a journalist, and in 2016 she was tasked with the role of Presidential Correspondent for Hearst. Throughout this assignment, she deepened her desire to investigate data analytics and the forces that drive media engagement. Whitney is a massive music fan to the point that Spotify won’t let her download any more songs. (But there’s no cap on her record collection!) She is also attempting to climb all 48 of the 4,000-footers in the White Mountains. She holds a B.S. in journalism from Boston University.

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  Bryce Mendes | AVP, Finance/Operations   Bryce is a first-year MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business specializing in Product Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Prior to Stern, he spent three years working as an assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with private company clients in industries ranging from video game development to industrial manufacturing. He is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina, and obtained his master of accounting degree from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Hispanic Linguistics, where he served as captain of the varsity swim team. Bryce is a big fan of black coffee, snowboarding trips, and Carolina Hurricanes hockey.    LinkedIn        →

Bryce Mendes | AVP, Finance/Operations

Bryce is a first-year MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business specializing in Product Management, Strategy and Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Prior to Stern, he spent three years working as an assurance associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with private company clients in industries ranging from video game development to industrial manufacturing. He is a licensed CPA in the state of North Carolina, and obtained his master of accounting degree from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Hispanic Linguistics, where he served as captain of the varsity swim team. Bryce is a big fan of black coffee, snowboarding trips, and Carolina Hurricanes hockey.

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  Tyler Steed | VP, Langone   Tyler is a first year Langone Part-Time Student at NYU Stern, focusing on venture capital and entrepreneurship. While attending class in the evening, Tyler works as an Analyst at Paladin Capital Group focusing on early stage cybersecurity start-ups. Before working at Paladin, Tyler attended Duke University majoring in Public Policy. In between now and working with Paladin, he worked on the Hillary for America campaign in their Brooklyn, New York headquarters. Afterwards, he spent close to a year with the start-up Hightower, a commercial real-estate tech company, working in their sales and business development group before it was acquired by their competitor.    LinkedIn  →

Tyler Steed | VP, Langone

Tyler is a first year Langone Part-Time Student at NYU Stern, focusing on venture capital and entrepreneurship. While attending class in the evening, Tyler works as an Analyst at Paladin Capital Group focusing on early stage cybersecurity start-ups. Before working at Paladin, Tyler attended Duke University majoring in Public Policy. In between now and working with Paladin, he worked on the Hillary for America campaign in their Brooklyn, New York headquarters. Afterwards, he spent close to a year with the start-up Hightower, a commercial real-estate tech company, working in their sales and business development group before it was acquired by their competitor.

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  Jacob Gerber | AVP, Events & Treks   Jacob is a third-year JD/MBA student currently in residence at the NYU Stern School of Business. In pursuit of his focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, Jacob has led NYU Law's Startup and Social Enterprise Law Group, and he spent two years as an InSITE fellow consulting for early-stage startups. Jacob has spent summers working on the legal team of a secondary market for pre-IPO equity and in the NYC office of the Emerging Companies practice at Cooley LLP. Prior to grad school, Jacob worked in a variety of positions at a pre (and then post) IPO EdTech company based in NYC.    LinkedIn    →

Jacob Gerber | AVP, Events & Treks

Jacob is a third-year JD/MBA student currently in residence at the NYU Stern School of Business. In pursuit of his focus on entrepreneurship and innovation, Jacob has led NYU Law's Startup and Social Enterprise Law Group, and he spent two years as an InSITE fellow consulting for early-stage startups. Jacob has spent summers working on the legal team of a secondary market for pre-IPO equity and in the NYC office of the Emerging Companies practice at Cooley LLP. Prior to grad school, Jacob worked in a variety of positions at a pre (and then post) IPO EdTech company based in NYC.

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  Jessica Soare | AVP, Marketing & Communications   Jessica is a first year MBA student at NYU Stern specializing in strategy and technology within the health and wellness industry. Her passion is for creating and delivering innovative products and services that will make health and wellness accessible to more people. Her background as a brand marketer and certified health coach uniquely position her to be at the forefront of identifying and building these cutting-edge solutions. Prior to Stern, she spent seven years in marketing and brand management at DIAGEO (the world’s leading premium drinks company), where she launched new products, developed and executed digital campaign work, and created brand strategies for both emerging brands and established legacy brands (most recently Captain Morgan). In each experience she worked with cross-functional teams to create and implement marketing platforms to drive market share across both the domestic US market and internationally across Asia. Jessica graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration where she built a foundation in marketing, communications and public relations.    LinkedIn        →

Jessica Soare | AVP, Marketing & Communications

Jessica is a first year MBA student at NYU Stern specializing in strategy and technology within the health and wellness industry. Her passion is for creating and delivering innovative products and services that will make health and wellness accessible to more people. Her background as a brand marketer and certified health coach uniquely position her to be at the forefront of identifying and building these cutting-edge solutions. Prior to Stern, she spent seven years in marketing and brand management at DIAGEO (the world’s leading premium drinks company), where she launched new products, developed and executed digital campaign work, and created brand strategies for both emerging brands and established legacy brands (most recently Captain Morgan). In each experience she worked with cross-functional teams to create and implement marketing platforms to drive market share across both the domestic US market and internationally across Asia. Jessica graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration where she built a foundation in marketing, communications and public relations.

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  Adam O. Yoseph | VP, Events & Treks   Adam is an MBA student at NYU Stern school of business specializing in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Business Analytics. Adam served as a firmware engineer in the Intelligence force of the IDF for 5. When had finished his duty, Adam started to work for Mellanox. He has been there for 6 years as a Chip Design Engineer, developing Switches and Network Adapters. He holds a B.S. in Electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University.    LinkedIn  →

Adam O. Yoseph | VP, Events & Treks

Adam is an MBA student at NYU Stern school of business specializing in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Business Analytics. Adam served as a firmware engineer in the Intelligence force of the IDF for 5. When had finished his duty, Adam started to work for Mellanox. He has been there for 6 years as a Chip Design Engineer, developing Switches and Network Adapters. He holds a B.S. in Electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University.

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  Thomas Lee | AVP, Admissions   Thomas is currently an MBA Candidate at NYU Stern School of Business specializing in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Strategy, and Product Management. Prior to Stern, Thomas served as a Manager within Publicis.Sapient, a Publicis holding company, and delivered impactful customer engagement strategies to fortune 500 companies and early-stage ventures in the technology, health care and financial services industries. Utilizing data-driven research methods, Thomas uncovered and applied customer insights to help brands engender deeper relationships with their customers. Thomas is hoping to combine his strategic thinking, marketing expertise, and leadership skills to build and manage customer-centric products and services.In his spare time, Thomas enjoys snowboarding, GoPro filming, and watching the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks. Thomas holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.    LinkedIn    →

Thomas Lee | AVP, Admissions

Thomas is currently an MBA Candidate at NYU Stern School of Business specializing in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Strategy, and Product Management. Prior to Stern, Thomas served as a Manager within Publicis.Sapient, a Publicis holding company, and delivered impactful customer engagement strategies to fortune 500 companies and early-stage ventures in the technology, health care and financial services industries. Utilizing data-driven research methods, Thomas uncovered and applied customer insights to help brands engender deeper relationships with their customers. Thomas is hoping to combine his strategic thinking, marketing expertise, and leadership skills to build and manage customer-centric products and services.In his spare time, Thomas enjoys snowboarding, GoPro filming, and watching the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Seahawks. Thomas holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University.

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  Sarah Zweifach | AVP, NYU Ecosystem   Sarah is an MD/MBA student at NYU and has 5+ years of experience in growing and marketing digital health solutions. She is currently an InSITE fellow and works part-time for a machine learning spinoff out of Johns Hopkins, focused in early detection of sepsis. Sarah has worked across the digital health ecosystem at Rock Health, McKesson, and Zephyr Health. She currently services on the board of two health tech companies--Lightning Bolt and NODE Health, and is committed to creating an inclusive digital medicine ecosystem that fosters relationships between physicians, entrepreneurs, and industry.    LinkedIn        →

Sarah Zweifach | AVP, NYU Ecosystem

Sarah is an MD/MBA student at NYU and has 5+ years of experience in growing and marketing digital health solutions. She is currently an InSITE fellow and works part-time for a machine learning spinoff out of Johns Hopkins, focused in early detection of sepsis. Sarah has worked across the digital health ecosystem at Rock Health, McKesson, and Zephyr Health. She currently services on the board of two health tech companies--Lightning Bolt and NODE Health, and is committed to creating an inclusive digital medicine ecosystem that fosters relationships between physicians, entrepreneurs, and industry.

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  Raca Banerjee | AVP, Events & Treks   Raca is a first-year MBA at NYU Stern specializing in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance. Prior to Stern, she worked at boutique healthcare consulting firms in Washington DC where she provided advisory services to clients on how policy and regulation impacted the healthcare industry. During her time in DC, she was also heavily involved with Aging2.0, a healthcare startup network for entrepreneurs developing innovative technologies for seniors. Raca is originally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and graduated from Cornell University in 2013 with a degree in Biology & Society.    LinkedIn        →

Raca Banerjee | AVP, Events & Treks

Raca is a first-year MBA at NYU Stern specializing in Strategy, Marketing, and Finance. Prior to Stern, she worked at boutique healthcare consulting firms in Washington DC where she provided advisory services to clients on how policy and regulation impacted the healthcare industry. During her time in DC, she was also heavily involved with Aging2.0, a healthcare startup network for entrepreneurs developing innovative technologies for seniors. Raca is originally from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts and graduated from Cornell University in 2013 with a degree in Biology & Society.

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