Roger L. Krakoff, Chair, Founder & Managing Partner, Cloud Capital
Roger Krakoff is the founder and Managing Partner at Cloud Capital. He has over 15 years of venture capital, equity investing and operating experience in the enterprise software, IT, and information services industries. Before Cloud Capital, Roger was a Venture Partner at Sigma Partners for over 5 years. Before Sigma, Roger was a partner with JEGI Capital, focusing on the intersection of technology with the media, marketing and information industries where he was a director of Aprimo Software, Noosh Software, and Intraspect Software (acquired by Vignette Software). He has also served as a Managing Director in VeronisSuhler Stevenson’s Business & Professional Information Group and directed the private equity fund’s investing efforts in the healthcare information market (Solucient), in addition to its efforts in venture investing (ChemConnect). Roger has held senior executive positions in corporate development, marketing, and product management at WebLineCommuncations (acquired by Cisco Systems), Stream International (acquired by Solectron), the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where he founded D&B Services; D&B Small Business Solutions, and opened business credit joint venture operations across Eastern Europe. He began his career at IBM. Roger is a frequent speaker and a writer on the information services industry. Roger earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a Bachelor of Arts with High Honors in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University.
Harry (Hap) H. Brakeley, III, Chair Emeritus, Former Managing Director of Accenture’s Energy Group
Hap directed the NA sales team responsible for sales growth and for accelerating the growth of transformation sales through a firm wide proactive C-Level program. This program engages C-Level clients in opportunities to drive significant shareholder value to the bottom line. With more than 30 years’ experience in consulting and outsourcing, Hap has been involved extensively in business, technology and market-driven organizational change projects for Fortune 1000 clients across a wide range of industries, from energy and chemicals companies to media and entertainment groups to manufacturing organizations. Prior to becoming the Managing Director of Sales for North America, some of Hap’s previous positions included Resources Managing Director for Global Sales, Managing Director of Accenture Procurement Solutions and Accenture Learning. With his extensive outsourcing and new business start-up skills, Hap has been responsible for developing Accenture’s capabilities from setting strategic direction to delivering a full suite of services to millions of customers in multiple geographies. Hap has also created new e-Learning ventures and alliances, has launched several new businesses for Accenture and was a member of the Board of Directors that launched the company’s initial public offering. Based in Boston, Hap holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth College. In addition to his board responsibilities at New Sector Hap directs two major scholarship funds, the Dartmouth College Libby Brakeley Scholarship, for top engineering students, and the Libby Brakeley Scholarship Fund, which provides tuition for top graduating high school students. Hap lives in Marblehead, MA, with his wife and six children. His hobbies include skiing, golf and keeping up with his children’s activities.
Lance Bultena, Treasurer, Partner, Hogan and Hartson LLP
Lance Bultena is a Partner in the Legislative and Internet Groups of Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. His practice focuses on the representation of corporations, coalitions and trade associations before Congress Executive agencies. In addition, he assists businesses as they seek to address the implications of widespread Internet use both for their business model and for existing regulatory structures. Prior to joining Hogan and Hartson, Lance acted as Counsel to the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Foreign Commerce and Tourism, where he gained considerable experience in all phases of the legislative process. In this position, he was responsible for the Committee’s many legal reform efforts, including the Product Liability Fairness Act, the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998, the McCain tobacco settlement legislation, and the TEA-21 transportation legislation. Lance graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Dakota in 1985. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1985 and attended Oxford University where he completed a Masters in Economics (M.Phil., 1987) and a doctorate in politics (D.Phil., 1990). Lance received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.
Michael Etzel, Manager, Bridgespan Group
Michael Etzel is a manager in The Bridgespan Group’s Boston office. Since joining Bridgespan in 2006, Michael has advised leaders of organizations focused on early childhood, economic development, public health, recidivism and criminal justice reform, and child welfare. His specific projects range from developing the measurement strategy for a global women’s economic empowerment organization to building the placebased early childhood strategy for a top 10 family foundation. Michael earned his AB cum laude with high honors in Social Studies from Harvard College and his MBA with distinction from HBS. Michael is a longtime Massachusetts resident and has served as a volunteer mentor and trainer for New Sector Alliance. While at HBS, he was copresident of the Social Enterprise Club, and he spent a summer at Google Giving helping to launch their Global Impact Awards program.
Nan Giner, Co-Chair of Wealth Management Group, Choate
Nan Giner is cochair of the Wealth Management Group at Choate. She delivers comprehensive counsel targeted to clients’ personal planning objectives, with an emphasis on sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. Her clients include company founders and other entrepreneurs, as well as domestic and international families. Ms. Giner has been named a 2014 “Top Woman of Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, has been ranked among the top 50 women Massachusetts Super Lawyers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America. She is proficient in Spanish and German. Nan is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of the Estate Planning Curriculum Advisory Committee for MCLE. She serves as a trustee of the Social Law Library in Boston and of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation. Nan earned her BA cum laude at University of Massachusetts Amherst and her JD at Stanford Law School.
Jay W. Lorsch, Louis E. Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School
Jay W. Lorsch is the Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at the Harvard Business School. He is currently Chairman of the Harvard Business School Global Corporate Governance Initiative and Faculty Chairman of the Executive Education Corporate Governance Series. As a consultant, Jay has served clients in a diverse range of companies, including Applied Materials, Deloitte Touche, Tyco International, and Shire Pharmaceuticals. He is a member of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Global Advisory Council and The Antioch Review National Advisory Board. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Antioch College and Cambridge at Home, as well as the Global Advisory Board of the Women’s Tennis Association. He is a graduate of Antioch College (1955) with a M.S. degree in Business from Columbia University (1956) and a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School (1964). At Columbia, he was a Samuel Bronfman Fellow in Democratic Business Administration. From 1956-59, he served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Finance Corps.
Linda Hood, Board Clerk; Senior Manager, Accenture
Linda is a Senior Manager in the Oracle HCM practice. She has over 20 years of experience in the high technology industry in various roles including: Oracle eBusiness Suite project/program management, storage management software product management, account management and practice leader/ She has experience in disciplines including Oracle HCM 12.1 & 11.5.10, BPO of HR processes, managed services, business continuance, risk managementt, performance and tuning, capacity planning, systems management, and data warehousing.She has worked in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Linda received an MBA from Northeastern University and is Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. Linda has served as a highly-regarded Mentor for several New Sector Residents and Fellows.
Fay Shong, Principal, Ernst & Young Americas Lead, Oil, & Gas Strategy
Fay Shong is Principal at Ernst & Young LLP in their Americas Lead, Oil, & Gas Strategy group. Previously, she served as Managing Director in Accenture’s Resources Strategy and Transformation Consulting practice, where she brought expertise from deep experience with global energy companies to create thought leadership. Fay’s pior experience includes a range of roles in Accenture’s Management Consulting business, ten years with Exxon Mobil, and extensive research and publications, most recently focused on key trends impacting the downstream energy sector. Fay lives with her family in Chicago and is excited to pursue opportunities to contribute to the social good. Fay obtained her MBA from Smeal College of Business, and her BBA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Anne Shoemaker, Alumni Board Chair and Board Member, Associate Director at Uncommon Schools
Anne is currently an Associate Director of Data Analytics at Uncommon Schools. She brings 3 years of consulting experience from L.E.K. Consulting, including a 4 month sabbatical working with TechnoServe on a USAID project in Swaziland. Anne served as a 2009 New Sector Summer Fellow and completed a service project at YMCA Training Inc., Boston. Anne received a B.A. from Harvard University.
Rebecca Shin, former Vice President, Dunkin’ Brands
Rebecca Shin is currently attending Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, earning her MPA. As Vice President of Global Consumer and Business Insights for Dunkin’ Brands was responsible for strategic insights for both Dunkin’ Donuts and BaskinRobbins and provides guidance to drive franchisee profitability and brand growth. Since joining the Consumer Insights team, she has expanded the scope of the department from a narrow focus on research into a broader role by building needed processes and providing strategic counsel to more areas of the business, including product development, marketing and operations. Prior to Dunkin’ Brands, Rebecca managed analytics and research at AC Nielsen Corporation in Greece, MEMRB (Middle East Market Research Bureau), and Information Resources, Inc. Rebecca earned her B.B.A. at University of Massachusetts Amherst and her M.Ed. from University of La Verne. She serves on the Client Advisory Board of Service Management Group, the Northeastern University Career Advisory Board, and the Boston Museum of Science Young Leadership Committee.
The New Sector Social Impact Leadership Council is a dynamic volunteer group of mission-driven professionals who support the growth, impact, and success of our programs in meeting our mission, to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow. These professionals support New Sector by providing ideas, promoting our success by acting as ‘eyes and ears’ in the community, and supporting us on specific initiatives.
Jan Cohen brings over 19 years of experience in consulting and training nonprofit organizations as well as groups of organizations of all sizes and missions, especially focused on successful earned income or social enterprise endeavors, and marketing planning. For over 14 years, Jan served in Executive Director, Interim Executive, and Director of New Business Ventures roles across a range of nonprofits. She serves as a Board Member at TransAccess and Social Enterprise Alliance (SF Bay Area Chapter), and is an active volunteer for a range of nonprofit organizations including New Sector where she facilitates training workshops for our Fellows. Jan has degrees in Special Education and Speech Pathology from University of Virginia and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a Master’s in Speech Pathology from University of Maryland, College Park, and a Certificate in Marketing from University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Terri Friel is Dean of Heller College of Business at Roosevelt University whose expertise includes continuous improvement, business process restructuring, and organizational change management. Dr. Friel has had corporate management experience at Procter & Gamble, Fries & Fries, PepsiCo and academic management experience at Butler and Roosevelt University. With 17 years of teaching experience, Dr. Friel combines her skills and works to maximize individual performance and creatively build organizations. She currently serves on the board of many nonprofits and is an active member of the Chicago nonprofit community. She is a strong supporter of New Sector, and served as a resource for New Sector’s Chicago launch in 2013 by providing space for Fellows’ leadership development trainings. Dr. Friel has a Doctor of Engineering and MS in Engineering Management from Southern Methodist University. She also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and B.A. in French.
Wendy Irwin is Co-Founder and CEO of Yellow Tractor, an organization providing gardening activities as a solution toward improved health, enriched education, food access, and job skills training. Wendy has experience serving in a range of staff and board roles across nonprofit organizations, as well as in legal research. She studied Philosophy and English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, and has been a helpful contributor to New Sector’s network-building as we prepare to expand into the Chicago area. She also supervises a New Sector Fellow.
James Lee is a partner at the consulting firm, Schaffer&Combs, which helps solve growth challenges for mission-driven organizations. James has a deep background in both the nonprofit and business communities, having led innovative nonprofits, built a business as a private sector entrepreneur, and developed strategy, programs, and organizations as a senior executive, board member, and consultant. James currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, is an active member of the Full Circle Fund (a venture philanthropy organization), and serves as a mentor and trainer for New Sector. James earned an AB in Politics at Princeton University.
Christina Meinberg is Associate Director at the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas School of Business. Prior to this, she was Founder and Principal at Triple Bottom Line Strategies, a firm that provides tools and education for organizations and individuals to accelerate sustainable practices. Her experiences span strategy, marketing, education, and management consulting and across her experiences, Christina’s focus is on accelerating the adoption of sustainable practices within corporate and non-profit companies across all industry sectors. Christina holds an MBA focused in sustainable enterprise from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Christina has served in training, mentor, and advisor roles with New Sector.
Tim Smith is the Executive Director at the Full Circle Fund, where he oversees organizational strategy, community impact, programs, development, and general operations. Tim manages the Full Circle Fund team to advance the organization’s mission and impact. Prior to becoming Executive Director in December of 2013, Tim was Full Circle Fund’s Director of Programs & Engagement. In this role, Tim led member and grant partner engagement, and also played a key role in organizational strategy and operations. He also serves on the Board of Directors of MESA, a former Full Circle Fund grant partner. Tim graduated magna cum laude from Colby College with majors in International Relations and Spanish, and has an MNA from the USF Graduate School of Management, where he received the Master of Nonprofit Administration Outstanding Scholar Award.
David Stolow is the Faculty Director for the Public and Nonprofit MBA Program at the Boston University School of Management, where he also teaches courses related to nonprofit management, finance, and social enterprise and serves as a core instructor with the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Prior to his role at BU, David was Director of Strategic Development at Citizen Schools, Director of Finance for TERC, and Chief Financial Officer for City Year when it launched its national expansion, Boston Community Capital, and The Home for Little Wanderers. David received his Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management and his Bacheor’s from Yale University. David has served as an advisor, trainer, and community partner of New Sector for several years.
Ben Weisman is a major gifts officer at Rosie’s Place, a shelter that provides a wide range of services to poor and homeless women in Boston. Ben brings nearly a decade of development experience; in a single year he raised over $1.75 million for Rosie’s Place through individual gifts. Ben currently serves on the board of Found in Translation, Inc., YNPN Boston, and the National Marfan Foundation, and facilitates training workshops on development and fundraising for our Fellows. Ben studied Theatre Arts and Political Science at Drew University, and received his MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from BU.
Eileen Yang is a Strategic Engagement Liason at LinkedIn. Eileen has worked a Senior Consultant with Taproot Foundation’s Advisory Services. Her prior experience includes serving as Director of Development for SMART as well as a Consultant for Mission Measurement, and more. From 2006-2008 Eileen served as an AmeriCorps VISTA and then a staff member with New Sector, and she was a critical member of the team developing the concept for, then implementing, our Residency in Social Enterprise program. Eileen studied Political Science at Yale University. She is an active volunteer with New Sector, serving as a trainer and mentor on a regular basis.
2014-2015 Alumni Board
Annie Shoemaker, Alumni Board Chair (2009 Summer Fellow, Boston)
Chris McVety (2010-2011 RISE, Boston)
Alan Zhao (2012-2013 RISE, Boston)
Jonathan Ho (2012 Summer Fellow, San Francisco)
Lauren Glover (2012-2013 RISE, San Francisco)
Nathan Hixson (2013-2014 RISE, Boston)
Daniel Goldberg (2012 Summer Fellow, Boston)
Coline Ludwig (2012-2013 RISE, Boston)
Caroline Wood (2011-2012 RISE, Boston)
Luis de Zengottia (2013 Senior Summer Fellow, Boston)
Madeline Boston (2013-2014 RISE, Boston)
Allie Jones (2013-2014 RISE, San Francisco)
Lyndon Mouton (2009 Summer Fellow, Boston)
James Liu (2008 Summer Fellow, Boston)