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Next Generation Board

The TEAK Fellowship’s Next Generation Board helps cultivate the next generation of leaders committed to TEAK’s mission of empowering exceptional students to reach their full potential regardless of their financial situation. The Next Generation Board introduces professionals to the varied programs and works of TEAK through volunteer opportunities, social gatherings, networking activities, professional development events, and philanthropic support. Next Gen Board Members have the unique opportunity to serve as advocates for TEAK’s important work serving New York City students, while advancing their personal, professional, and leadership goals.

In addition to supporting TEAK as mentors and volunteers, the Next Gen Board organizes a signature annual event – A Midsummer Night – to support TEAK, engage Board Members, provide networking and professional development opportunities with other organizations, and raise awareness about TEAK.

 

  • Sarah Organ (Co-Chair)
    Vice President
    Goldman Sachs
    Sarah Organ (Co-Chair)
    Vice President

    Sarah is a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, focusing on Interest Rates Products Trading. Sarah is from Milwaukee, WI and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she completed a Bachelor and Master of Science in Engineering. Sarah serves as a mentor to a TEAK Class 23 Fellow and joined the Next Generation Board in 2022.  

  • Tracy Vo (Co-Chair)
    Director
    Elliott Management
    Tracy Vo (Co-Chair)
    Director

    Tracy is a Director in Private Equity at Elliott Management. Previously, Tracy spent four years as a Principal at Apollo Global Management, where she focused on private equity investments in the technology, business services, and industrials sectors.  She held leadership positions across many initiatives within the firm, including Apollo Women Empower, Apollo's Citizenship Advisory Council, and AltFinance. Tracy was formerly a Vice President in the Private Equity group at Cerberus Capital Management and started her career in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse.  Tracy graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in Economics and French Language and Literature. 

  • Robbie Citrino
    Senior Associate
    Hg Capital
    Robbie Citrino
    Senior Associate

    Robbie is a Senior Associate on the Genesis team at Hg Capital and works with the Hg Foundation. Robbie focuses on software and services investments in North America and is a key part of the team working with Prophix and HHAeXchange. Before joining Hg in 2019, Robbie worked at UBS Investment Bank on the Technology and Leveraged Finance teams in San Francisco and New York, executing M&A and Leveraged Loan transactions for software companies. Robbie received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree majoring in Finance and Management from Georgetown University, where he graduated cum laude. Robbie serves as a professional coach to a collegiate TEAK Fellow and supports TEAK’s STEM program, which is funded by the Hg Foundation.

  • Griffin Edwards
    Principal
    Apollo Global Management
    Griffin Edwards
    Principal

    Griffin is a Principal at Apollo Global Management and has volunteered with TEAK in numerous capacities over the past few years, a mentor to a Class 25 Fellow, on TEAK’s Midsummer Night Benefit Committee, and supporting TEAK on strategic projects, such as the Financial Literacy curriculum and the Changemakers rotational internship program. Before joining Apollo, Griffin worked at McKinsey & Company, Expanse, and Fortress Investment Group. Griffin completed her Bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University. 

  • David Goldstein
    Investor Relations
    Viking Global Investors
    David Goldstein
    Investor Relations

    David works at Viking Global Investors as an Investor Relations professional tasked with managing existing and prospective investor relationships. Prior to Viking, David worked at General Atlantic and Lightyear Capital in similar capacities. Outside of work David is involved with AVID’s student mentorship program and conducts alumni interviews for Hamilton College, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Chinese.  David grew up in Greenwich, CT and is an avid NY Yankees, Rangers, and Giants fan.

  • Abrue Hussain (TEAK Class 7)
    Talent Acquisition
    Amazon
    Abrue Hussain (TEAK Class 7)
    Talent Acquisition

    Abrue is a TEAK Class 7 alum and works in Talent Acquisition at Amazon, specializing in quantitative investment strategies within capital markets, banks, hedge funds and asset managers, cryptocurrency platforms, data science, machine learning, and AI. Prior to joining Amazon, Abrue worked in Talent Acquisition at Netflix and held roles at Korn Ferry, Heidrick & Struggles, and The Broadreach Group. Abrue completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Barnard College.

  • John Lantz
    Portfolio Manager
    Brevan Howard
    John Lantz
    Portfolio Manager

    John is a Portfolio Manager at Brevan Howard, a leading global alternative investment management platform, specializing in global macro and digital assets. Prior to joining Brevan Howard in 2021, John worked at MUFG managing CMO Derivative and Agency Mortgage Backed Securities books. John also helped found the group in 2015. Previously, he was a Research Analyst at BlueCrest Capital Management and a CMO/Mortgage Option Trader at RBS. John graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and completed an EMBA at Columbia University.

  • Steve Lanza
    Partner
    PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Steve Lanza
    Partner

    Steve is a partner in PwC’s Deals practice in New York. Steve specializes in providing financial, accounting, and capital markets advisory services to private equity clients and their portfolio companies. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Masters in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York and Connecticut. Steve has served as a mentor in TEAK’s Professional Coaching Initiative and joined the Next Generation Board in 2019.

  • Sarah Lassar Dodson
    Executive Director
    J.P. Morgan
    Sarah Lassar Dodson
    Executive Director

    Sarah is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in the US Equities business. She specializes in consumer investing for the Large Cap Growth Fund. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2018, she spent seven years at two alternative asset managers in New York City, Select Equity Group and MIK Capital. She began her career at Bain & Company as a management consultant. Sarah was raised in Miami, Florida and is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a degree in Economics and German Literature, with honors. She has been a member of the Next Generation board since 2013 and served as founding co-chair.

  • Mark Mackey
    Managing Director
    Ardian
    Mark Mackey
    Managing Director

    Mark is a Managing Director at Ardian, a private investment firm, and has been involved with TEAK for a few years as both a mentor to a Class 24 fellow and a member of TEAK’s Midsummer Night Benefit Committee. Prior to joining Ardian, Mark was an Associate at Seven Mile Capital Partners and an Investment Banking Analyst in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications group at Barclays.

  • Inna Maryasina (TEAK Class 9)
    Director, Corporate Strategy
    Capital One
    Inna Maryasina (TEAK Class 9)
    Director, Corporate Strategy

    Inna is an alumna of TEAK Class 9 and works at Capital One as a Director in the Corporate Strategy group. Inna worked in Corporate Banking at Bank of America in New York for two years before joining Capital One and moving to Northern Virginia. Inna completed a B.A. in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University and attended Trinity School for high school.

  • Jennie Mazzucco
    Principal
    Blue Owl
    Jennie Mazzucco
    Principal

    Jennie is a Principal at Blue Owl, an alternative investment asset management company based in New York. Previously, Jennie was a Vice President at CCMP Capital and Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She received a B.A. in Economics and History from Brown University, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Monta Ozolina
    Principal
    Apollo Global Management
    Monta Ozolina
    Principal

    Monta is a Principal at Apollo Global Management and has been an invaluable resource to the TEAK Board and leadership as they design TEAK’s strategic growth plan, having spent countless hours developing models and projections. Monta also serves on TEAK’s Midsummer Night Benefit Committee member as a key fundraiser. Previously, Monta worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.

  • Jessica Parry
    Principal
    Blackstone
    Jessica Parry
    Principal

    Jessica is a Principal at Blackstone focused on the Consumer and Industrial sectors. Since joining in 2019, Jess has been involved in Blackstone’s investments in Spanx, Sustana, ZO Skin Health, International Market Centers, and RG Barry. She currently serves on the boards of ZO Skin Health and Sustana. Before joining Blackstone, she was an Associate in the Consumer, Media and Retail Group within the U.S. Buyout Fund at The Carlyle Group. Jess began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors Group. She received a BA in Economics and English from Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude.

  • Agatha Patterson (TEAK Class 2)
    Senior Account Executive
    Microsoft
    Agatha Patterson (TEAK Class 2)
    Senior Account Executive

    Agatha is a member of TEAK’s second class and works as a Senior Account Executive at Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, which aims to accelerate digital transformation for nonprofits globally, so they can have a greater impact on the world's most critical social issues. Agatha partners with clients to drive their digital transformation strategy and manages an internal team of technical specialists. Prior to joining Microsoft, Agatha worked as a fundraising and communications consultant for a number of nonprofit clients, including Coalition for the Homeless and the Ms. Foundation for Women. Agatha has a passion for education and has worked throughout her career to create access to opportunities for those from underprivileged backgrounds. Agatha completed a M.B.A. at UVA’s Darden School of Business, earned a B.A. in International Relations at Pomona College, and attended St. Paul’s School. Agatha joined the Next Generation Board in 2019 and also serves as a community outreach pillar co-lead for the local Women@Microsoft Employee Resource Group.

  • Robert W. Reeder IV
    CFO
    GlassView
    Robert W. Reeder IV
    CFO

    Rob is CFO of GlassView, a digital media startup specializing in the distribution of video advertising. Outside of the office, Rob is a mentor to a Class 23 TEAK Fellow and also serves on the Associate Board for Covenant House and Shatterproof. He resides in Riverside, CT with his wife Melinda and their dog Tipper.

  • Nicaurys Rodriguez (TEAK Class 14)
    Senior Specialist, Product Sales
    Mastercard
    Nicaurys Rodriguez (TEAK Class 14)
    Senior Specialist, Product Sales

    Nicaurys is a TEAK Class 14 alum and a Senior Specialist in Product Sales at Mastercard. Previously, Nicaurys worked as a Product Management Marketing Analyst at American Express, was a Project Manager at Harmony Strategies Group, and a Career Prep Fellow at Management Leadership for Tomorrow. Nicaurys completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Brown University and attended Nightingale Bamford School. 

  • Justin Roth
    Principal
    Centerbridge
    Justin Roth
    Principal

    Justin is a Principal at Centerbridge, a global alternative investment manager specializing in private equity, private credit and real estate. Previously, Justin was an Acquisition Analyst at Walton Street Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Justin volunteers with TEAK and is a Professional Coach to a TEAK College Fellow. He completed a Bachelor’s Degree at Northwestern University.

  • Lara Tarle Sherman
    Partnerships - Private Equity
    Carta
    Lara Tarle Sherman
    Partnerships - Private Equity

    Lara works in Partnerships at Carta, an ownership and equity management platform. Previously, Lara spent four years at Summit Rock Advisors as an Associate and Senior Associate in Venture Capital and Private Fund Investing. Prior, Lara was an Investment Banking Analyst at Lazard. Lara mentors a TEAK Class 22 Fellow and is a graduate of Columbia University, where she received a B.A. in Economics.  

  • Natasha Socolof
    Principal
    Ares Management
    Natasha Socolof
    Principal

    Natasha is a Principal and Relationship Manager in the Global Client Solutions Group at Ares Management, where she focuses on institutional client management in North America. Prior to joining Ares in 2023, Natasha was a Director on the Marketing and Investor Relations team at King Street Capital Management and Principal in the Client & Partner Group at KKR. Before joining KKR, Natasha was an Analyst at J.P. Morgan in Equity Capital Markets within the investment bank. Natasha received a B.S. in Economics and Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Natasha received a B.S. in Economics and Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University.

  • Catherine Zhu
    Founder
    Modern Dose
    Catherine Zhu
    Founder

    Catherine is the Founder of Modern Dose, a nutrition-focused business empowering physical, cognitive, and emotional health through approachable solutions. Before Modern Dose, Catherine was a Senior Associate at Stonepeak Partners on the Digital Infrastructure Investment team. Prior to that, she was an Associate at BMO Capital Markets within the Industrials Investment Banking group. Catherine earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. She served as a Mentor to a member of TEAK's 24th class.

 

We are expanding our Next Generation Board! The Next Generation Board supports TEAK through fundraising, volunteering, mentoring, and spreading the word about the organization. If you are a young professional who is interested in becoming a Next Generation Board Member, please contact Lauren Girshon at [email protected]