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Jonathan Auerbach ’85, EVP and chief strategy, growth, and data officer, PayPal

Jonathan Auerbach brings more than a quarter century of business insights and international leadership experience to his position as executive vice president, and chief strategy, growth, and data officer. In this role, Jonathan leads PayPal’s global strategy as well as business development efforts aimed at driving growth by increasing consumer and merchant acquisition and engagement across online, mobile, and in-store channels. He also oversees the company’s data programs and M&A initiatives, identifying opportunities for PayPal to expand its reach and meet its growth. 

Jonathan has spent more than half of his career living and working in Asia. Prior to joining PayPal, he served as CEO of SingTel’s Group Digital Life, where he was responsible for a global portfolio of mobile video, digital advertising and analytics businesses, and managed Innov8, SingTel’s $250 million corporate venture fund. Before SingTel, Jonathan spent 26 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, where he held executive roles in both Asia and North America.

Jonathan has also served as a member of the Economic Strategy Committee of Singapore, which was chaired by Singapore’s minister of finance, and the Singapore government’s Committee on University Education Pathways Beyond 2015. He currently serves on the boards of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and TechnoServe, a non-profit organization focused on harnessing the power of the private sector to help people lift themselves out of poverty. 

Jonathan graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and holds a degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University, where he was a Keasbey Scholar.

Lisa Baldez, professor of government, Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies and Cheheyl Director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning

Lisa Baldez is professor of government and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies and Cheheyl Director of the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning. She is the author of Why Women Protest: Women’s Movements in Chile (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Defying Convention: US Resistance to the UN Treaty on Women’s (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Defying Convention won the 2015 Victoria Schuck Award for best book on women and politics and 2015 best book on human rights, both from the American Political Science Association. She and her husband, John Carey, the John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences here at Dartmouth, have two children, Joe Carey, Dartmouth Class of 2015, and Sam Carey, Dartmouth Class of 2018.

Daniel Black ’82, managing partner, The Wicks Group

Daniel Black is a managing partner at The Wicks Group, a private equity firm focused on selected segments of the global information industry. He is involved in all investment and management activities at Wicks and serves on the board of directors of all of its operating companies. Mr. Black is a thoughtful, experienced and creative leader and decision maker with executive and board level capabilities honed in private equity and investment banking. He is relentlessly focused on the strategies and tactics that drive positive operating and investment outcomes for the Wicks portfolio. He has served as a director for public and private companies and in the not for profit and government sectors.

In his tactical role as an investor at the Wicks Group, Mr. Black originates investment opportunities, allocates capital, structures deals, monitors results, and determines the timing of exit transactions for the investment portfolio. He currently serves as a trustee for the Advent Guggenheim complex of mutual funds and on the executive board of Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership, a not for profit educational organization that uses lacrosse as a tool to drive positive outcomes in middle and high schools in inner cities.

Mr. Black graduated from Dartmouth in 1982 and was an executive at the Bank of New York prior to joining the Wicks Group.  He has two daughters and lives in New York City.

Gary Briggs, chief marketing officer, Facebook

Gary Briggs joined Facebook in 2013 and is responsible for the company’s consumer, product and platform marketing. Prior to joining Facebook, he served in various roles at Google, Inc, including VP of consumer marketing and CMO of Motorola upon its acquisition by Google.

During his tenure at Google, Gary led marketing efforts for search, commerce, Chrome, Google+,, and the Google brand overall. Prior to joining Google in 2010, Gary was CEO at Plastic Jungle, a gift card startup, which he joined from the company’s board of directors. Before that, Gary worked at eBay for six years in roles including vice president of consumer marketing, general manager of eBay Canada, global marketing head of PayPal, and CMO of eBay North America.

Earlier in his career, Gary worked for six years at Pepsi, where he launched Aquafina, Pepsi’s joint venture with Starbucks, and was director of Brand Pepsi. He also spent two years at IBM running worldwide brand strategy and was an engagement manager at McKinsey.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1984 from Brown University and a masters in management in 1989 from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Gary is married and has two boys.

Catherine Briggs ’88, marketing consultant

As a student Dartmouth, Catherine was active in Big Brother/Big Sister and a member of Sigma Delta sorority, among other activities. Catherine graduated summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors from in 1988 with a major in art history. Catherine earned her MBA degree from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994 with a concentration in finance, economics, and marketing. Catherine worked in marketing for Gatorade, Mott’s, and Guinness, and consulted for Booz-Allen and Marakon Associates.

She has served on the executive board for the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley since 2014. For Kellogg, Catherine is currently vice chair of the Alumni Council and past co-chair for her 20th reunion, a role in which she broke the participation record for a 20th reunion class. For Dartmouth, she served as a Dartmouth College Fund head agent for her 25th reunion, breaking the all-time Ivy League award for a 25th reunion for participation, with 79.1 percent of classmates contributing. In 2014, she co-founded the Centennial Circle of Dartmouth Alumnae in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Dartmouth College Fund. The Centennial Circle has raised over $25 million for financial aid from alumnae gifts of $100,000+. Currently she serves as chair of the Dartmouth College Fund committee, as president for her class and also as a co-chair of the College’s regional campaign committee. She is past president of the Class Officers Association.

She lives in northern California with her husband, Gary, fraternal twin sons (age 20), and two chocolate labs. She likes to hike and cook.

Ryan Burkart ’99, Tu’08, investor relations analyst, HubSpot

Ryan currently works in investor relations at HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), a leading CRM, marketing, sales, and customer service platform. Prior to joining HubSpot, Ryan was a global equity analyst at Putnam Investments, where he was responsible for generating investment ideas for equity mutual funds with a combined $40 billion in assets under management. Prior to Putnam, he worked in sales and trading at Goldman Sachs and in investment banking at Bear Stearns Companies. Ryan has an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and graduated with an AB in economics from Dartmouth College.

Caroline Cannon Tu’98, associate director of career services at the Tuck School and serial entrepreneur

Caroline has 19 years of experience in early-stage and turn-around product and project management across a broad range of industries, including big data, healthcare, education, and luxury goods. Her specific expertise is in developing business models/feasibility for growth including revenue development, cost savings and qualitative measures associated with customer need/positioning, labor, culture, and impact on the organization. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur she was a management consultant with Renaissance Consulting, which developed the Balanced Scorecard Metrics/Implementation Methodology. 

Caroline has an MBA from Tuck and a BA in Russian/East European studies and art history from UNC-Chapel Hill. She lives in Etna with her husband and two sons.

Rachel Casseus ’06, founding attorney, Casseus Law

Attorney Rachel Casseus is the founder of Casseus Law, a technology-driven business immigration practice specializing in advising individuals and companies on their immigration needs, including permanent resident green cards, visas, and work authorization. Rachel has advised and worked with hundreds of foreign national researchers, entrepreneurs, and businesses, including pharma start-ups. Because immigration law is federal, Rachel Casseus has worked with individuals across the globe and has represented individuals at consulates in Africa and Europe. Rachel has worked with researchers from institutions including, but not limited to: Harvard, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston University, Dana Farber, Stanford, IBM, Tufts University, Johns Hopkins, and UCLA. 

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel is the daughter of Haitian immigrants. Based on her experience working with the Haitian community, she is sensitive to the issues that immigrants face. During law school, Rachel was a member of the immigration clinic, where she provided deportation defense to incarcerated individuals. Rachel has also volunteered with Catholic Charities, where she assisted individuals in applying for Temporary Protected Status and work authorization. 

Rachel is currently working with a team to automate immigration processes and in her spare time codes in Python. Rachel earned a BA in Sociology from Dartmouth and a JD from Suffolk University Law School. In 2017, Rachel was named a Hubweek Change Maker and spoke on a panel about global entrepreneurship in Boston.

Tom Daniels ’82, senior director/partner, Spencer Stuart

Tom Daniels is based in New York and a member of Spencer Stuarts board, CEO, financial services, financial officer, and private equity practices. He also serves on the firm’s global board of directors as well as the firm’s audit and risk and cybersecurity committees. He has been involved in executive search, succession planning, executive assessment, and board assignments for large multinationals, midcap, private equity, and alternative asset management firms. Tom has done extensive work with global standard-setting bodies, regulatory agencies, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. He is a recipient of the firm’s Lou Rieger Quality Award.

Tom started his career with J.P. Morgan Chase, where he spent more than 20 years with client coverage responsibilities for global consumer product, diversified industrial, and technology companies. He was a managing director and served as the senior banker responsible for investment banking recruiting. A regular speaker and panelist on governance issues, Tom has contributed to a number of articles on the subject. Tom is chair emeritus of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, the global industry association for executive search and leadership consulting. He formerly chaired the Americas Council and the search committee to find the organization’s CEO. Tom also worked for the Intergovernmental Committee for Migration in Singapore and Indonesia, helping resettle Vietnamese refugees, and for the U.S. House of Representatives as a legislative assistant and congressional page.

A graduate of Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree with highest distinction in Asian studies, Tom also has an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and attended Beijing Normal University in the People’s Republic of China. He is a recipient of the Dartmouth Alumni Award and served on the Dartmouth Alumni Council, where he was a member of the executive committee and chaired the nominating and alumni trustee search committee.

Vitalie Djugostran Tu’18, Dartmouth Professional Insight Network Mentor (DPIN)

Vitalie Djugostran is currently in his second year of the MBA program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

At Tuck, Vitalie is a visiting executive fellow through a program that brings business leaders and executives to speak in various classes and to connect with students in informal settings, a leadership fellow, and a mentor in the Dartmouth Professional Insights Network (DPIN). Between his first and second years at Tuck, Vitalie interned at UBS in New York in the Healthcare group.

After Tuck, Vitalie will join Moelis & Co, a leading global independent investment bank, in Chicago. Prior to Tuck, he was at Analysis Group, a top economic and finance consulting firm in Boston, where he worked on some of the largest antitrust and mortgage backed securities engagements for Fortune 100 companies.

Vitalie was born and raised in Moldova. He graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine with a double major in economics and French in 2011. He is also an alumnus of the US Department of State Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) Program, class of 2005. In his spare time, Vitalie enjoys downhill skiing, hiking, thrill sports, and cultural travel, having visited over 25 countries.

Cuong Do ’88 Tu’89, president, global strategy group, Samsung

Cuong Do was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company, where he helped build the healthcare, high tech and corporate finance practices for the firm over his 17-year tenure.  After leaving McKinsey, he served as chief strategy officer for Lenovo, Tyco Electronics, and Merck before joining Samsung. He is also a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Callidus Biopharma, Lysodel Therapeutics, M6P Therapeutics, and Identifor. He has served on the corporate boards of  WuXi AppTec, ILiAD Biotechnologies, RenalSense,  and True Image Interactive, and on the nonprofit boards of Autism Speaks, Caring for Cambodia, the Profectum Foundation, Celebrate the Children, and Florida International University EMBRACE. He served on Tuck’s MBA Advisory Board and is finishing his second term on Dartmouth’s Alumni Council.

David Fineman Tu’82, specialist leader, HR transformation & people analytics, Deloitte Consulting

David leads the HR transformation, people analytics, and workforce planning program at Deloitte. In this role, he collaborates with Deloitte colleagues from across member firms, functions, technology environments, and industry programs to design and deliver solutions that build capability, deploy technology, and advance people analytics, workforce planning and future of aork within client organizations. David has presented people analytics, workforce planning and future of work topics at industry and functional conferences, led client specific seminars and greenhouse lab sessions, and authored Deloitte human capital publications.  

Prior to joining Deloitte, David led the human resources analytics team within a global financial services organization, where his work focused on retaining top talent, site strategy, workforce diversity, employee engagement, talent acquisition, compensation, and talent development. Throughout his career in industry and management consulting, David has focused on strategy development, business transformation, technology deployment, market segmentation, and supply chain optimization. He is a results-driven leader who can effectively integrate strategy, business planning, analytics, process redesign, and technology to achieve results and enhance shareholder value.

David has an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BA from Clark University.

Cecelia Gaposchkin, associate professor of history, assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising

Cecilia Gaposchkin came to Dartmouth in 1999 when her husband, Paul Christesen, was hired into the Classics department. She took on the position of assistant dean of faculty for pre-major advising in 2004, a position she still holds. She joined the history faculty in 2009, and was promoted with tenure in 2012. She is a historian of the Middle Ages who works on religious and political history. She is the author of three books and the co-author of a fourth. Her first two books and the coauthored book were on Louis IX of France (1226-1270); her last book was on the Crusades. She currently has two projects going, both centered on the history of Paris in the thirteenth century. She has also written about the value of the liberal arts for a public audience. She teaches a variety of courses on medieval history. This term she is teaching the history of the Crusades, and next term she is teaching a first-year seminar on Joan of Arc. She and her husband have two kids, aged 5 and 14.

Tillman Gerngross, professor of engineering, adjunct professor of biology and chemistry, and co-founder of GlycoFi Inc., Adimab, LLC, Arsanis Inc., Avitide Inc., and Alector Inc. 

Tillman Gerngross, Ph.D., is a professor of bioengineering at Dartmouth College and an active entrepreneur and innovator. He has founded several successful biotechnology companies including GlycoFi, which was acquired by Merck in 2006. That same year, Nature Biotechnology named Gerngross one of the most notable people in biotechnology in the last decade. In 2007 he co-founded Adimab, which under his leadership has launched one of the most commercially successful antibody drug discovery platforms. In 2010 Gerngross co-founded Arsanis Inc. to develop antibody-based therapies for the treatment of infectious diseases; the company went public in 2017. In 2012 Gerngross co-founded Avitide to address a bottleneck in the purification of protein-based therapeutics, and in 2013 Gerngross co-founded Alector to develop new treatment strategies for dementia and Alzheimer’s related diseases. In 2013 he was elected to the National Academy of Inventors and in 2017 to the National Academy of Engineering.

Rob Kornblum ’91, entrepreneur in residence at GE Ventures, startup coach, best-selling author

Rob is an executive coach for startup founders and the best-selling author of Never Too Late to Startup: How Mid-Life Entrepreneurs Create Wealth, Freedom, & Purpose. Called “a must read for older entrepreneurs,” the book explains the unique challenges and opportunities for mid-career, mid-life professionals to create startup businesses that fit their family and risk profiles while producing income and wealth.

His insights on startups have been featured by Huffington Post, Business Insider,,, The Next Web, and on his own blog,

For the past 25 years, Rob has been instrumental in founding, funding, mentoring and supporting high growth companies and entrepreneurs. He was a principal at Austin Ventures, a multi-billion-dollar venture capital fund. He has been an executive or founder of numerous companies, including, Bullhorn, Manugistics, Parsortix, and Avention. He has mentored founders at MassChallenge, StartTank (PayPal), and Babson College.

Michelle LaFond ’83, vice president, chief regulatory counsel at Unum

Michelle graduated from Dartmouth College with a government degree and returned to her home state of Maine to attend law school. After a clerkship for the Maine Supreme Court, she joined a boutique litigation law firm in Portland, Maine, where she spent ten years and became the first woman partner. Michelle then left private practice and joined Unum Group, a Fortune 500 financial services company with operations in the US and the UK. She worked on the litigation legal team for 12 years and then decided to join the front end of the business where she ran a team that provided consultative counsel to sales, service and underwriting. Michelle then became chief regulatory counsel for Unum, where she leads a team responsible for all regulatory and product compliance matters for the US companies. At Unum, Michelle is also co-executive sponsor of the women in leadership employee resource group.

In addition to her law career, Michelle has been an active volunteer. She has served on the boards of directors for organizations including the Red Cross, Maine Law Alumni, and Wayside Food Programs. She also founded and coached a high school debate team that went on to win four state championships, made multiple trips to nationals, and included a few students who ranked in the top 10 nationally.

As a Dartmouth volunteer, Michelle has served as district enrollment director for Maine for the past 12 years, is on Women of Dartmouth’s professional development committee, and is a current member of the Dartmouth Alumni Council.

Margot Lalonde ’02 Tu’09, head of global people and learning, strategy and corporate finance at McKinsey & Company

Margot Lalonde began her career as a consultant at Monitor Group, a small global strategy firm, where she focused on growth strategy and strategy capability building for life sciences and consumer products companies. During her time at Monitor she rotated twice through professional development roles and spent a year leading the firm’s global recruiting function before Deloitte Consulting acquired Monitor in 2013. At Deloitte, Margot worked on Monitor’s integration before leaving to join McKinsey & Company in 2014. In her current role, Margot oversees all talent-related functions for the strategy & corporate finance practice.

Robin Levine ’01, CEO and co-founder, Scouted

Robin is the co-founder and CEO of Scouted, a job matching platform that helps companies screen and sort candidates using machine learning and predictive analytics. They replace the “quick resume glance” with technology that evaluates candidates on the metrics that really matter for long-term success, such as EQ and grit, on top of traditional indicators like GPA and college. Previously, Robin spent over ten years at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund in both investment and business strategy. She spent several years on the investment and client side of the business. She was then chief of staff to the COO and helped scale operations across the company during a major growth period. Robin also served as the director of the firm’s management associate program and was responsible for developing and managing a systematic process to evaluate thousands of candidates, from interns to C–Suite managers. Robin received her MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in history.

Adrienne "Tee" Lotson ’82, author, cultural anthropologist, hearing officer/administrative law judge for the City of New York, and former sports attorney for the NCAA and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG)

Adrienne “Tee” Lotson ’82, the queen of career pivots, began her professional career as a pioneering sports attorney, working with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG). During her first career pivot, Adrienne spent twenty years consulting to numerous non-profit organizations across a broad spectrum of industries: sports, social service delivery, philanthropy, professional advancement, and diversity and inclusion. Her next pivot, in 2004, found her entering a doctoral program in anthropology while returning to the legal world as an administrative law judge/hearing officer for the City of New York.

Dr. Lotson, currently president-elect of the Dartmouth Alumni Council, has pivoted once more.  Embracing her creative side, as a cultural anthropologist, Tee combines her love of the arts, sports and multi-cultural engagement by examining the intersections of popular culture, the arts/media, sports, and travel globally. A two-time marathoner with a passion for travel, she serves on the Board of the Major Minor Global Youth Forum, Inc.

Nayab Luqman ’12 Tu’19, Dartmouth Professional Insight Network (DPIN) co-chair for 2018–2019 and career exploration lead for 2017-2018

Nayab is a Pakistani-American who immigrated to the United States when she was three years old and grew up on Long Island. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and French. After school, Nayab joined RBC Capital Markets as an investment banking analyst, working in both New York and in Los Angeles. Starting on the corporate asset-backed securities desk, she structured numerous deals that provided more than $5B in short-term financing to auto, credit card, student loan and esoteric issuers. Next, she rotated through to the Municipal Finance Group, where she structured and priced bond programs for California K-12 schools and community colleges. In 2015, Nayab transitioned away from finance and co-founded an education-technology start-up called Catalyst:Ed in New Orleans. As an entrepreneur, she was responsible for all facets of the organization from daily operations through business development and investor relations. Now, as an MBA candidate in the Class of 2019 at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Nayab hopes to pursue a career in consulting, which will provide her with the tools to be a better leader in the next business she aims to build.

Sherri Oberg ’82 Tu’86, trustee emeritus, entrepreneur, and director

Sherri C. Oberg is an entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience running private and public, NASDAQ-listed companies.  She is currently working with Langer Labs at MIT on a program, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, developing technologies to eradicate malnutrition in the developing world and to ensure that all children are fully vaccinated. Previously, she was president and C.E.O. of Acusphere, Inc., which she co-founded in the basement of her house and grew into a specialty pharmaceutical company with over 100 employees and a broad technology that generated four drug candidates that entered human clinical trials. To support this growth, she raised over $300 million in financing, including $100 million in venture capital, an initial public offering (IPO), and partnerships with pharmaceutical companies in the US and Europe. She began her career in venture capital at Inco Venture Capital Management and Aegis Venture Funds. She has been an active member of various professional societies, and has served on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council as well as the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC).

Sherri was a history major at Dartmouth and earned her MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business. She recently completed 8 years of service on Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees, where she chaired the audit committee, and 20 years of service on Tuck's Board of Overseers.  She has also served as president of Dartmouth's Alumni Council. She is a recipient of Dartmouth’s Alumni Award, Young Alumni Distinguished Service Award, and the Tuck Overseers Medal. She delivered the Investiture speech at Tuck in 2014. Currently she serves on the Advisory Board of the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and the President’s Leadership Council.  She is married to Curt Oberg ’78 and they have a daughter, Ali ’13 Tu’18, and son, Eric ’16.

Amy Feind Reeves Tu’92, CEO and Founder of JobCoachAmy

Amy is the founder and CEO of JobCoachAmy, where she leverages her career as a senior executive and hiring manager to help new professionals find and keep jobs that make them happy. She also works extensively with executives in career transition. Her corporate practice focuses on managing millennials, and her most popular seminars include “A Checklist for Career Change” and “Making the Most of a Performance Review.” She has enjoyed successful careers as a commercial banker, global management consultant, entrepreneur, corporate executive, and non-profit executive. She has been a featured writer for Business Insider, MacMillan Digital, and

Amy graduated cum laude from Wellesley College and earned an MBA at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is on the board of The Philanthropy Connection, provides career services to multiple non-profits including City Year, and is a mentor to many young professional women.

Elizabeth Roberts ’00, partner, head of people at Ulysses Holdings, former professional opera singer

Elizabeth is partner and head of people at Ulysses Holdings, an unusual investment and services firm whose mission is to make people better at making the world a better place. At Ulysses, Elizabeth's primary mission is to build teams both internally and with its portfolio companies. Prior to her work at Ulysses, Elizabeth was principal HR generalist at Compass Therapeutics, a company she joined as employee number four, and which grew to 80 prior to her departure. 

As a senior fellow at Dartmouth, Elizabeth produced and starred in the first ever historically-informed on-campus production of an opera (George Friedric Handel's Alcina). Elizabeth thought this intense, year-long, fully-funded experiment would cure her of her curiosity about making a life as a musician, but she was sorely mistaken. What followed were two graduate degrees and 12 years singing internationally with the giants in her field: Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Patricia Racette, William Friedkin, and Renee Fleming, among others. Elizabeth's artistic responsibilities included main-stage opera productions at the Kennedy Center Opera House, Opera de Monte Carlo, Opera North, Virginia Opera, Lake George Opera, Ash Lawn Opera Festival, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater Lucca (Italy), among others, with full orchestra and international casts, conductors, directors, and administrators. Her outreach included United States Senators; members of the House of Representatives; the Supreme Court; international ambassadors; and the First Lady; as well as and multi-lingual artistic communication with conductors, directors, company managers, orchestra members, choristers and colleagues (Italian, German, French, Spanish). To learn more, please visit her (now defunct, but still interesting) website.

James Schenck ’19

James Schenck grew up in Northern Virginia as part of a military family, with both parents serving in the United States Army. Growing up, James was not sure he was going to follow the military route but became actively involved in sports, competing in tennis both locally and nationally, while developing an interest in finance throughout high school. James was the varsity captain of his high school tennis team his junior and senior year, president of the Future Business Leaders of America club, and an avid member of multiple honor societies. James chose Dartmouth for its world-renowned academic reputation, its strong economics program, and the true community feeling he got when visiting campus. 

At Dartmouth, James is the captain of the club tennis team, men's varsity tennis team manager, and a member of both the Dartmouth Professional Insight Network and the Rockefeller Business and Entrepreneurial Leaders group. During the summer after his freshman year, James was an investment banking summer analyst at Houlihan Lokey in their aerospace, defense, and government services group. During his most recent off term, James worked in Melbourne, Australia, as a part of Liberty Financial’s mergers and acquisitions team for 10 weeks, gaining exposure to the buy-side and FinTech companies from within. This coming summer, James is joining Stifel in New York City as a part of their investment banking summer analyst program and hopes to pursue a career in investment banking full time upon graduation. 

Laurie Shapiro ’95, director of talent acquisition, The Hackett Group

Laurie graduated from Dartmouth magna cum laude with an AB in history. Without having any clue about what she wanted to do post-graduation, she participated in corporate recruiting on campus and ultimately joined Deloitte Consulting as an analyst. Little did she know that this first job would set her entire career path! After spending a couple of years as an analyst working on a variety of consulting projects across industries, Laurie transitioned to the recruiting side and found that she really enjoyed leveraging her first-hand experience to bring new talent into consulting. Laurie held a variety of roles in her 9+ years at Deloitte, with the last ones focused on managing all campus (undergraduate and MBA) recruiting on the East Coast and in the tri-state area.

She then joined Archstone Consulting, a private-equity backed start up, as director of recruiting. At Archstone, she ran campus and experienced hire recruiting, built a new brand, hired talent at all levels, and opened domestic and international offices. Laurie left Archstone after 5 1/2 years and joined Pace Harmon, a boutique consulting firm where she had many of the same roles over the course of her three-year tenure. In 2014, she joined The Hackett Group, a publicly-traded consulting firm, as the director of talent acquisition, focused on the strategy and business transformation practice. She is working with many of the same people who she started her career with at Deloitte or hired at Archstone, and loves to see people evolve and be successful in their careers.

Laurie lives in Larchmont, NY with her husband, Jonathan ’95, and their three kids, ages 16, 14 and 12. 

Eesha Sharma, associate professor of business administration, Paul E. Raether T’73 Faculty Fellow

Eesha Sharma is associate professor of business administration at the Tuck School of Business.

Professor Sharma’s research revolves around consumer financial wellbeing and how psychology and marketing can be used to understand and improve it. She is particularly interested in how people react to perceived scarcity, poverty, and deprivation—both in their own lives and in the lives of others. Using a combination of behavioral experiments and field studies, she examines topics such as how people behave when they feel poor, why people give to charity, and what factors may improve and/or worsen consumer financial decision making. Her work has been published in top journals including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, and it has received attention at media outlets such as Forbes, The Huffington Post, International Business Times, Marketplace, Men’s Health, The New Yorker, Psychology Today, Science Daily, and Vanity Fair.

Prior to academia, Professor Sharma worked as an investment banking analyst in the financial institutions group (FIG) at Goldman Sachs. She teaches two graduate-level courses (the MBA consumer insights elective at the Tuck School of Business, and the MEM core marketing course at the Thayer School of Engineering) and one undergraduate-level course (Principles of Marketing).

Dr. David Silbersweig ’82, chair, department of psychiatry and co-director, center for the neurosciences, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Medical School Academic Dean for Partners HealthCare

Dr. David Silbersweig graduated from Dartmouth College with high honors in philosophy. He studied medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He is a neurologist and psychiatrist, having trained in both psychiatry and neurology at The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. His research training was in the emerging field of functional brain imaging research at The Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit, Hammersmith Hospital, London. Dr. Silbersweig the returned to Cornell to found and direct the Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory with Dr. Emily Stern. Dr. Silbersweig was also the founding director of the division of neuropsychiatry, as well as the founding director of the neurology-psychiatry combined residency program. At Cornell, Dr. Silbersweig was the Tobin-Cooper Professor of Psychiatry; professor of neurology and neurosciences; professor in the program in physiology, biophysics and structural biology; and was vice chairman for research, in the department of psychiatry. Dr. Silbersweig is now the chairman of the department of psychiatry at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and co-director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Institute for the Neurosciences. He is Harvard Medical School dean for Partners HealthCare and the Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has an appointment in the department of neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well.

Dr. Silbersweig is one of the pioneers of functional neuroimaging research in psychiatry. He and his colleagues focus upon the development and application of new neuroimaging techniques to localize and characterize brain circuitry dysfunction underlying major psychiatric disorders. They have developed novel methods and paradigms for both PET and MRI imaging that are widely used, and have identified neural circuitry abnormalities associated with a number of major psychiatric disorders. Particular areas of focus are the characterization of frontal-limbic modulation abnormalities across the neuropsychiatric spectrum, and the identification of final common neural pathways underlying psychiatric clinical phenotypes. Studies combining neuroimaging with therapeutic, fluid biomarker, and genetic studies, to test mechanistic hypotheses, are now underway. Dr. Silbersweig and his colleagues have published numerous scientific articles in leading journals, including first reports localizing brain abnormalities associated with hallucinations in schizophrenia and with tics in Tourette syndrome. They have also made recognized contributions to neural circuit models of depression and borderline personality disorder. The aim of Dr. Silbersweig’s systems-level neuropathophysiology work is to help provide a foundation for the development of novel, targeted, biologically based diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to aid those suffering with mental illness. Dr. Silbersweig has significant involvement (including leadership roles) in national/international research and medical organizations. He is a Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and has played a role in shaping the rapidly developing field of neuropsychiatry through his extensive educational activities, his invited presentations in the United States and abroad, and his work with scientific journals, the NIH, conferences, and organizations.

Matthew Slaughter, Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business

Matthew J. Slaughter is the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he is also Earl C. Daum 1924 Professor of International Business. Additionally, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum; and an academic advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute.

From 2005 to 2007, Dean Slaughter served as a member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. In this Senate-confirmed position he held the international portfolio, advising the President, the Cabinet, and many others on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He has also been affiliated with organizations including the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Congressional Budget Office, and the National Academy of Sciences.

Dean Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. Much of his recent work has focused on policy responses to the World Financial Crisis; on the global operations of multinational firms; and on the labor-market impacts of international trade, investment, and immigration. His research has been supported by several grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. Dean Slaughter has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed journals and books; he has co-authored four books, including The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System and Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers; he has served in editorial positions for several academic journals; and he has presented at many academic conferences and seminars.

Dean Slaughter is a frequent keynote speaker to many audiences in the business and policy communities, and he frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress while working with leaders of both parties. He regularly contributes op-eds to The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post; his ideas are regularly featured in these outlets and others, including Bloomberg Businessweek and The Economist. He is a guest on many TV and radio programs, such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, PBS’s NewsHour, and NPR’s Morning Edition. For many years he has consulted both to individual firms and also to industry organizations on a wide range of issues regarding the global economy. And at Tuck he co-directs the flagship executive-education program Global Leadership 2030.

Dean Slaughter joined the faculty of the economics department at Dartmouth in 1994, and in 2002 he joined the Tuck faculty. In 2001 he received Dartmouth’s John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award, and in 2012 he received Tuck’s Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.

Colin Stretch ’91, general counsel, Facebook

Colin Stretch is general counsel for Facebook, where he manages the company’s legal and security teams and is responsible for corporate legal affairs. Prior to becoming general counsel in June 2013, Colin was deputy general counsel, responsible for the company’s product, regulatory, and litigation work. Prior to joining Facebook in 2010, Colin was a partner at Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel in Washington D.C., where he handled litigation, appellate, and regulatory matters. Colin is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Laurence Silberman on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and, after a stint with the Department of Justice Honors Program, for Associate Justice Stephen Breyer on the United States Supreme Court. He lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and three children.

Curt Welling ’71, Tu’77, Tuck School senior fellow and clinical professor of business, co-owner of The Canoe Club, former president and CEO of Americares, former CEO of SG Cowen

Curt Welling is a senior fellow and clinical professor of business in the Center for Business, Government and Society at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. His teaching activities include a seminar on issues of business and government and a course of his own design titled “Business and Society:  the Role of Business, Government, and Markets in Creating Social Impact.” 

Prior to his appointment at Tuck, Mr. Welling served for 11 years as the president and chief executive officer of the global public health NGO AmeriCares, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies in 90 countries around the world. Mr. Welling joined AmeriCares after an extensive career and leadership positions in the investment banking and securities industry with firms such as Societe Generale, Bear Stearns, and Credit Suisse First Boston.

He currently serves on the board of Coca-Cola European Partners, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is the Chair Emeritus of the Board of Visitors of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College.

Mr. Welling has a BA from Dartmouth, a JD from the Vanderbilt Law School, and an MBA from the Tuck School. He is admitted to the bar in New York.

Jung Woon Yoon ’19

Julia Yoon, currently a junior at Dartmouth College, is studying government and economics. She was born in Seoul, South Korea, but spent most of her life before coming to the states for college in Shanghai, China. On campus, she is the chief investment officer for Smart Woman Securities, the vice president of the Korean Students Association, treasurer of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, a founding member of the Woman’s Professional Circle, and a member of The Dartmouth’s product development team. She completed the James O. Freedman Presidential Scholar research program with Professor Finkelstein in the Tuck School of Business over the past two terms and has started doing research with Professor Eesha Sharma. Julia met Professor Sharma through her “Principles of Marketing” class, which she took last fall. This upcoming summer, she will be interning in sales and trading in New York City. In her free time, she enjoys playing the violin, running, spinning, and baking sweet treats. 

Judith White, clinical professor of management at the Tuck School, faculty director of the Business Bridge program, and lecturer in the department of psychological and brain sciences

Professor White teaches courses on negotiation, organizational behavior, leadership, and managing teams. Her research focuses on gender and diversity in groups, multi-disciplinary teams, narcissism and negotiation, and conflict management.
Professor White received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard, her J.D. from Yale Law School, and a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University. She has been at Dartmouth since 2001.

Valerie Zhao 15, associate product manager, Catalant Technologies

Valerie Zhao ’15 is an associate product manager at Catalant Technologies, a venture-backed SaaS company that connects global businesses with on-demand business expertise. Previously, Valerie led account management and client strategy for Catalant’s healthcare & life sciences practice, where she oversaw the execution of more than 200 consulting projects. Prior to joining Catalant, Valerie was an associate at Bulger Partners, an investment banking and strategy consulting firm that specializes in the software industry; before that, she worked in the innovation and advanced technology group at Kaiser Permanente. 

At Dartmouth, Valerie earned a double major in biomedical engineering and economics. She served as the President’s Intern her senior year, and in her spare time, directed a contemporary ballet group, conducted research in the Collier Lab at Thayer, and was an officer of Kappa Kappa Gamma and Panarchy. Valerie is originally from the Bay Area and now lives in Boston. She remains involved with the College as an alumni councilor, class agent, admissions ambassador, and member of her class’s senior executive committee.