Advisory Board New York

Craig Dessen is currently Managing Director at Roundtable Investment Partners, a private investment partnership founded in 2006 by a group of successful and experienced entrepreneurs, executives and investors. Previously, he served as Vice President of Post Rock Advisors, and as a Financial Analyst for Arrow Electronics, Inc., an international technology equipment and services company.

As Chief Development Officer of The Durst Organization, Alexander oversees acquisition, design, and construction of new projects, with a special focus on development, management, and financial analysis. He also oversees management of The Durst Organization’s $80 million public and private equity investment portfolio.

Vanessa Barboni Hallik is CEO and founder of Another Tomorrow, a new ready-to-wear brand operating at the intersection of sustainability, ethics and design, launching in 2020. Vanessa is also an investor in early-stage companies with strong ESG commitments and potential to catalyze positive change.

Steven G. Horowitz serves as Chief Legal and Risk Officer at Open Space Institute, based in New York. 

Sarah Jackson is a Principal of Spinnaker Ventures.

Jennifer Jones is an associate director of foundation relations and grants management at The Rockefeller University. She found Trust for Public Land decades ago through her interest in creating green spaces in urban communities. She lives in Brooklyn.

Elizabeth (Beth) A. Maher is a retired Learning Disabilities Specialist who is now focused fundraising for a number of non-profit organizations.

Philip G. Meeks is Executive Vice President and President of Spectrum Business Enterprise at Charter Communications. In his role, Mr. Meeks oversees all commercial operations, marketing and strategy and sales for Spectrum Business Enterprise, which provides enterprise-grade Internet, networking, voice, commercial video and managed services to Charter’s largest customers.

Miles Pincus is an entrepreneur, restaurateur, and historic vessel conservationist. He is a co-founder of signature restaurants Grand Banks, Pilot, and Island Oyster in New York City; and Seaworthy in New Orleans (in partnership with Ace Hotel). Miles also operates Pier 25 Marina, a public marina in lower Manhattan, and Heritage Marine Works, a historic ship restoration facility in Brooklyn.

David Poppe is the former CEO of the investment firm Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb, LLC. From 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2018, he was a co-manager and director of the firm’s flagship Sequoia Fund. In 2011, he and a partner were named domestic equity managers of the year by the mutual fund rating service Morningstar.

Mr. David B. Ragins serves as a Managing Director of Clarion Capital Partners, LLC. He joined the Clarion Capital Partners in 2006. Previously, Mr. Ragins served as an Associate at Seaport Capital Partners from February 2001 to 2006 and was involved in the sourcing and due diligence of new portfolio company investments.

Lisa Sarajian is a finance professional who recently retired from S & P Global, where she oversaw the credit research team that followed public and private real estate companies, including U.S. REITs, developers, homebuilders and private trusts.

Rohan Singal is the Lead of Sales Excellence at Salesforce. Mr. Singal specializes in guiding organizations through complex strategy-through-execution projects that drive growth and increase profits

Sharon Lyu Volckhausen is the Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in New York City.

Jonathan Wiesner is currently the CEO at Sustainable Sourcing Group, and is the past owner of Threads for Thought, a sustainable apparel brand that supported the work of the International Rescue Committee

Peter M. Wolf is a land use expert, author and investment advisor.