Featured Background Image

TEAK Board of Directors

TEAK is able to fulfill its mission as a result of the spirited commitment of the Board of Directors who give generously of their time, expertise, and resources to support our students.

MARC BECKER (Chair)
Senior Partner
Apollo Management

 

JOAN Z. LONERGAN (Vice-Chair)
Head of School Emerita
Hewitt School

 

CATHERINE CLARKIN (Treasurer)
Partner
Sullivan & Cromwell

 

CHRISTOPHER LANNING (Secretary)
Managing Director & General Counsel
General Atlantic

 

ANNE FARIS BRENNAN
Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service
Shenkman Capital Management

 

ANGELICA CESARIO
Program Attorney
Lawline

 

DAVID DIDOMENICO
Partner & Co-Portfolio Manager
JANA Partners LLC

 

KENNETH FOX
Managing Partner
Stripes Group

 

JOHN F. GREEN
Executive Director
The TEAK Fellowship

 

AMRAN HUSSEIN
Partner
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP.

 

HENRY H. MCVEY
Member
Head of Global Macro & Asset Allocation, CIO of KKR Balance Sheet
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

 

PAUL SPIVEY
Search Consultant
Phillips Oppenheim

 

MATTHEW R. STOPNIK
Managing Director
Co-Head, Financial Sponsors Group

RBC Capital Markets

 

JUDSON TRAPHAGEN
Partner
Plough Penny Partners

 

D. RANDALL WINN
Co-Managing Member
FiveW Capital

________________________

ROBERT S. KAPLAN
(Co-Founding Board Chair Emeritus)
President and CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

 

JUSTINE STAMEN ARRILLAGA
Founder & Chair Emeritus
The TEAK Fellowship


 

Marc Becker, Chair

Marc is a Senior Partner in the Private Equity Division at Apollo Global Management. He joined Apollo in 1996. Prior to Apollo, he worked at Smith Barney in the Investment Banking division. Marc is a Director on several corporate Boards including Pinnacle Holdings and The ADT Corporation, as Chairman. He also serves on the Board of the Mount Sinai Children’s Center Foundation and an officer of the Board of Trustees at Park Avenue Synagogue as its Treasurer. He graduated cum laude with a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Marc joined the TEAK Board in 2012.

 

Joan Lonergan, Vice-Chair

Joan Lonergan is the head of school emerita (2010-2015) at the Hewitt School, an independent k-12 girls school in New York City. For nearly two decades prior to joining Hewitt, she was head of school at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, California, one of the most highly regarded schools for girls in the United States. Joan has also served on the NAIS Technology Task Force and was a director on the board of KIPP Bay Area Schools in San Francisco. Joan taught mathematics in public and parochial schools and has been a teacher, dorm master, administrator and served as director of the Advanced Studies Program, all at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. She was also elected to three consecutive terms on the only fiscally autonomous public school board in New Hampshire. She co-founded and taught at Project Second Start in New Hampshire and has served as a director of the National Coalition of Girls Schools, St. Matthew’s School in California, the Buckley School in NYC, the African Leadership Academy (Johannesburg, S.A.) Foundation, and the Harvard University Alumni Association. Joan earned a B.S. in Mathematics at Vassar College and the University of New Hampshire and an EdM from Harvard University.

 

Catherine Clarkin, Treasurer

Cathy is a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, specializing in capital market transactions and corporate governance. She earned a B.A. in Economics from American University and her law degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. Cathy serves as a Mentor to a fellow in TEAK’s 16th class and joined the board in 2016.

 

Christopher Lanning, Secretary

Chris is a Managing Director and General Counsel of General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm. He joined the firm in 2000 and has served on a number of boards of General Atlantic portfolio companies. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Chris was associated with the law firms Hunton & Williams and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He holds a BA with High Distinction in History from The University of Virginia, and a JD from The University of Virginia School of Law. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Shelly and their two children. Chris joined the TEAK Board in 2012.

 

Anne Faris Brennan

Anne is Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service at SHENKMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT. Before joining Shenkman in 2017, she was a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she held various leadership positions in the firm’s fixed income businesses. She joined Goldman in 1992 and was named Managing Director in 2004 and Partner in 2008. She earned a BA in economics and international studies from the University of North Carolina. She is a Mentor to an Alumna in TEAK’s ninth class. Anne joined the TEAK Board in 2007 and served as Co-Chair from 2013-2016.

 

Angelica Cesario, TEAK Alumna

Angelica currently works as a Program Attorney for Lawline, developing continuing learning education courses for attorneys. Prior to joining Lawline, Angelica practiced plaintiff-side labor and employment law. She earned a BA from Amherst College and a JD from Columbia Law School. Angelica is an alumna of TEAK’s Pioneer Class. She is also a Mentor to a fellow in TEAK’s fifteenth class. Angelica joined the TEAK Board in 2015.

 

David DiDomenico

David is a Partner and Co-Portfolio Manager at JANA Partners, a private investment partnership he joined in 2010. Prior to joining JANA, he was a portfolio manager at New Mountain Capital and at Neuberger Berman. He began his career as an analyst at Tiger Management. David received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1998 and a B.A. from Harvard College in 1992. He served as a mentor to a fellow in TEAK’s third class. He is a vestry member of Grace Church in New York City. David is married with three children and lives in Greenwich Village.

 

Kenneth Fox

Ken is the Founder and a Managing Partner of Stripes Group, a growth oriented private equity firm that invests in Internet and Branded Consumer Products businesses. Ken is a serial entrepreneur and is also the co-founder of A10 Capital and Internet Capital Group. Ken earned a BS in Economics from Penn State and served as a Mentor to a TEAK’s sixth class.

 

John F. Green, Executive Director

Earning his B.A. from Wesleyan and his Masters in Education from Harvard, John Green brings 35 years of educational experience at some of our Nation’s premier independent schools. From 1981-1986, John worked as a teacher, coach, and adviser at the Fessenden School and Western Reserve Academy where he also served as the Director of College Counseling. From 1986-2001, John served as a history department chair, Director of Admissions, Director of College Counseling and a Dean of Faculty at St. Paul’s School. From 2001-2013, John served Head of School at Peddie School. From 2013-2015, John worked as a coach and advises independent and residential schools on strategic planning and administrative and board development. Among a wide range of volunteer activities, John has served on the boards of Choate-Rosemary Hall School, Trenton Community Charter School, American Boychoir School, Beech Hill Middle School, New Jersey Scholars Educators Excellence Dedication (SEEDS), and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord.

 

Amran Hussein

Amran is a Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, specializing in the organization and operation of private investment funds. She earned a B.A. from Smith College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Staff Editor of the Review of Law & Social Change. Prior to law school, she worked at the Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), an international advocacy organization focused on promoting gender equality in global policy. Amran joined the TEAK board in 2016‎.

 

Henry H. McVey

Henry joined KKR in 2011 and is Head of the Global Macro and Asset Allocation team. Henry also serves as Chief Investment Officer for the Firm’s Balance Sheet. Prior to joining KKR, Henry was a managing director, lead portfolio manager and head of global macro and asset allocation at Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM). Prior to that he was a portfolio manager at Fortress Investment Group and chief U.S. investment strategist for Morgan Stanley. While at Morgan Stanley, Henry was also a member of the asset allocation committee and was the top ranked asset management and brokerage analyst by Institutional Investor for four consecutive years before becoming the firm’s strategist in December 2003. He earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Henry is a member of the Pritzker Foundation and Lincoln Center Investment Committees.

 

Paul Spivey

Paul is a search consultant with the executive search firm of Phillips Oppenheim dedicated to strengthening leadership in the nonprofit sector. Paul has advised a broad range of nonprofit clients on recruitment, donor development and board governance. Paul served as President of the Edwin Gould Foundation for Children, supporting education, youth development and financial literacy. Following a year-long internship with the New York City Board of Education, Paul became Executive Director of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, committed to the achievement of low-income students. Paul’s year as a human rights worker for the Black Sash in South Africa in the late 1980s inspired him to support underserved youth both abroad and at home. Immediately following his graduation from college, Paul worked as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs. Paul currently sits on the boards of Exponent Philanthropy and New York City Center. Prior board service includes his duties as Chair of the Association of Black Foundation Executives, Secretary of the Council on Foundations and Vice Chair of Philanthropy New York. Paul also has served on the boards of Connecticut Upward Bound, the Ackerman Institute for the Family and Boricua College’s Advisory Board. As a loyal alumnus, Paul has served on the boards of Eaglebrook School and Wesleyan University while representing St. Paul’s School as an Alumni Regional Representative.

 

Matthew Stopnik

Matthew is a Managing Director and co-head of the Financial Sponsor Coverage Group at RBC Capital Markets. Prior to his joining RBC in 2015, Matthew spent nearly 20 years at UBS Investment Bank where he held a variety of positions including US Head of Financial Sponsor Coverage and US Head of Leveraged Finance. Matthew is a member of the board of Youth, INC. He received a BA from the University of Michigan. Matthew and his wife, Heather live in Manhattan with their two children.

 

Judson Traphagen

Jud is a private investor and partner at Plough Penny Partners. Prior to joining Plough Penny, he worked from 1989 until 1998 at Japonica Partners, an investment firm run by Paul Kazarian. He received a B.A. in History from Denison University in 1989 and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 1994. Jud is on the board of trustees at Lang Center for Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School, Eaglebrook School, and The Teak Fellowship.

 

D. Randall Winn

Randy is the Managing Member of FiveW Capital. Previously, he was the Co-Founder and was the Executive Managing Director of Capital IQ, a leading global provider of information and analytical tools for investment bankers, money managers, and other financial professionals. Randy has supported TEAK since its founding – as a Mentor to a Fellow in the third class, and as the long-time champion of the internship partnership between Capital IQ and TEAK. Randy is Chairman of Board of Dealogic and a member of the board of DiscoverOrg, Merit Software and eMarketer. Randy earned his A.B. from Princeton University. He joined the TEAK Board in 2011.

 

Robert S. Kaplan, Co-Founding Board Chair Emeritus

Robert was named as the thirteenth president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas on September 8, 2015. He was previously the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration and Harvard Business School Senior Associate Dean for External Resources. A Senior Director of Goldman, Sachs & Co., Rob joined the company’s Corporate Finance Department as an Associate in 1983 and became a Managing Director in 1990. Rob is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Project A.L.S., Co-Chair of the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Council, and a member of the Board of the Harvard Medical School, The Jewish Museum, and The Jewish Theological Seminary. Rob is the author of What To Ask The Person In The Mirror (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011) and is also a graduate of the University of Kansas (1979) and Harvard Business School (1983). He joined the TEAK Board in 1998.

 

Justine Stamen Arrillaga, Founder & Chair Emeritus

Justine Stamen Arrillaga is the Founder of The TEAK Fellowship. Justine served as Executive Director of The TEAK Fellowship from 1998 until 2006 and then as Board Co-Chair from 2006 until 2013, when she was appointed Chair Emeritus. She is a fourth generation Californian, raised in Los Angeles. In 1992, Justine graduated from Brown University and moved to New York City, where she began her work in nonprofit and was deeply moved by the life-changing potential of academic and personal enrichment programs for low-income youth. After serving as Assistant Director of the Tiger Foundation in Manhattan and Director of Summerbridge at Riverdale, an academic enrichment program in the Bronx, she founded The TEAK Fellowship in 1998. The tragic murders of both her childhood best friend, Teak Dyer, and one of her beloved students from the Bronx, DeWitt White, inspired her to create The TEAK Fellowship in their memory. Justine and her husband John Arrillaga, Jr. live in Northern California and Hawaii with their three sons. Justine is a trustee of StoryCorps and an active supporter of the Cambodian Children’s Fund and The Sean Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University, where she is a member of the Community Council Advisory. Justine was a weekly volunteer at Fisher House at the Palo Alto VA for ten years and is a lifelong painter, represented by Art Dimensions Gallery in Los Angeles. She enjoys tennis, travel and watching the TEAK Alums’ lives unfold in countless beautiful ways.