Connecticut Advisory Board

Don Brownstein of Stamford is Chief Investment Officer and CEO of Structured Portfolio Management, LLC. Before creating Structured Portfolio Management in 1997, he founded and managed CDC Servicing, Inc., a specialized investment subsidiary of the Caisse des Depots et Consignations for four...

Bill Buchanan is the CEO of Lazard Capital Markets LLC.  He joined Lazard Frères & Co. in July 2006, as Head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets and Co-Head of U.S. Corporate Finance. He has focused on raising equity capital for emerging growth companies for the majority of his investment-banking...

Andrew Cavanna is a Managing Director at Vestar Capital Partners. Andrew focuses his time on the healthcare sector. Vestar is a leading private equity firm specializing in middle-market management buyouts and growth capital investments.  Over Vestar’s existence it has completed approximately 70...

Raúl de Brigard lives in Higganum and New York City, and has degrees from Harvard and UCLA in architecture and land planning. Since his arrival in Connecticut some 40 years ago he has been active in town affairs, including many years as chair of the Planning & Zoning and Conservation...

Lisa Fernandez was most recently the Chief Information Officer and head of Research/Knowledge Services at General Atlantic (GA), a leading private equity investment firm. There, she was a founding member of the Research group in 1996, which she was leading by 2001; she also created the GA market...

Chris Franco of Greenwich is President and Founding Partner of Rock Point Partners LLC, a merchant bank based in Greenwich,Connecticut, with offices in Washington D.C., London, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. For the past decade, Chris has been the CEO or Managing Principal of several investment...

Tom Holloway, a Madison resident, is now retired. He served as Chief Financial Officer of the Community Economic Development Fund in Hartford and previously as CFO of the Bank Mart, a former Bridgeport savings bank. He has a record of serving his community in several roles, including:  Director...

Diana Atwood Johnson currently serves as Chair for Old Lyme's Open Space Committee, of which she has been a member since 1998, as well as Chair of the Connecticut Natural Heritage, Open Space, and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board. She served 10 years on the Board of the Connecticut...

of Old Lyme currently serves as Chair for Old Lyme's Open Space Committee, of which she has been a member since 1998, as well as Chair of the Connecticut Natural Heritage, Open Space, and Watershed Land Acquisition Review Board. She served 10 years on the Board of the Connecticut Chapter of the...

George Mack is a Managing Director at Barclays Capital in the global restructuring and finance group. In the mid-1990s before joining Lehman Brothers, George lived and worked in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Berkshire School, Hamilton College and Columbia University, where he earned his MBA....

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