Fall 2014 Boot Camp Final Presentation & Networking Reception
On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Afternoon Session Presentations 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Networking Reception 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Evening Session Presentations 6:00pm – 7:30pm
The President's Board Room
One Pace Plaza ,18th Floor
New York City, NY 10038
Mark A. Herschberg, CTO, MadisonLogic
Educated at MIT (with degrees in physics, EE/CS, and a masters in cryptography) Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 100s, and academia. Mark has worked at and consulted to number startups typically taking on roles in general management, operations, and technology. He has been involved from inception and fundraising through growth and sale of the company. These startup companies have included a wireless application platform, online advertising, lead generation, OLAP, and new language development. Mark was instrumental in launching ServiceLive.com Sears online home services labor market; he also helped fix NBCs online video marketplace (now Hulu.com). In academia Mark spent a year at HBS working with two finance professors to create the upTick system now used to teach finance at many of the top business schools. At MIT Mark helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program at which he teaches annually along with his teaching at SUNY Levin Institute. Currently Mark is the CTO of MadisonLogic. In his spare time Mark works with numerous non-profits and was one of the top ranked ballroom dancers in the country.
James P. McCauley, Jr is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Income & Asset Advisory, Inc. and is also the principal of J.P. McCauley & Co. Ltd. which he founded in 1982. Jim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology/ Human Relations and an MBA in Finance with honors from Pace University. He has extensive experience in the financial services industry. He began his career in 1974 as a Registered Representative with a large mutual fund company. In 1978, he moved to the Equitable Life Insurance Company having Corporate Pension Investment Sales as his responsibility. In late 1981 he decided to return to individual investments management while continuing to consult and service corporate pension clients. Upon the incorporation of J.P. McCauley & Co. Ltd, in 1982, he focused mostly on servicing a portfolio of approximately two hundred and fifty clients and retirement plans. Jim served in the US Army from 1966 to 1971 as a Captain in US Army Special Forces serving two tours in Vietnam. He was awarded the Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, one for Valor, as well as other medals. He is a past president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 49, and a member since 1986 and he was also a member of the Veterans Advisory Council at the Montrose VA.
Sacha D Ross, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Sacha Ross is a corporate and securities partner in the New York office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Sacha works closely with a wide range of technology and growth companies at all stages of development. He counsels clients on both coasts in a diverse range of critical transactions, including venture capital, seed, and angel financings; public and private offerings; and mergers and acquisitions. He also advises clients on a daily basis on complex securities matters, corporate governance matters, joint ventures, strategic transactions, and general legal issues.Prior to earning his J.D, Sacha received his M.B.A. in finance from New York University's Stern School of Business while working at Deloitte and Touche. Sacha is a faculty member at General Assembly and a frequent speaker on corporate and securities law matters. He also represents a variety of technology-related nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis and is a member of Cornell's Entrepreneurship Advisory Council.
David Sederholt, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Funding Source, Inc
David Sederholt received his BS in Biology from Pace in 1973. While working in the field of steroid biochemistry and enzyme kinetics first at the Rockefeller University and later at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, he was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug. Biomedical research by day and restaurants at night. One restaurant turned into many, with the culmination being an IPO of his casual dining restaurant chain. After selling his interest, he saw a market in servicing the hospitality industry and built a multifaceted firm to provide consulting services, real estate and business brokerage and management recruiting to large national chains and mom and pop entrepreneurs alike. Recognizing that all businesses needed capital to grow, he added small business finance to the list of services. Today, as COO of Strategic Funding Source, Inc., his company has finance over $700MM to over 13,000 businesses throughout the United States and Australia. An entrepreneur financing entrepreneurs.
John (JT) Shields, Managing Director, Hedge Funds Group, The Blackstone Group
John (JT) Shields is a Managing Director of the Funds of Hedge Funds Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Shields has been involved in manager evaluation, selection and monitoring, primarily focused on hedged equity managers. In addition, he has been involved in portfolio management of the Hedge Fund Solutions Group's equity strategies. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Shields was a Vice President at UBP Asset Management, a fund of hedge funds, where he focused on equity strategies. Prior to joining UBP, Mr. Shields worked as a Senior Analyst, and was actively involved in hedge manager due diligence and portfolio construction at CARE Capital, Gleacher Fund Advisors, and Rocaton Investment Advisors. Mr. Shields received a B. S. from Lehigh University, where he double majored in Finance and Marketing.
Christopher Woods, The Blackstone Group
Christopher Woods works in Blackstone’s Hedge Fund Solutions Group (BAAM). Since joining Blackstone in 2009, Mr. Woods has been involved in marketing, product development efforts, and client service operations. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Woods served as a Captain in the United States Army supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom as a Ranger Engineer Officer. His experiences have had him leading teams in the United States, Middle East, and the Asian theater of operations. Mr. Woods graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in Systems Engineering, and received an MS in Engineering Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology.