Leadership

 
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Grant Silow

Grant is a second-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Prior to school, Grant worked as a growth equity investor at Summit Partners and Camden Partners, where he completed investments in Integrated DNA Technologies, MedOptions, and several other healthcare and technology companies.

Grant also worked in Business Development and Sales at Radius Intelligence, a Founders Fund and Salesforce Ventures portfolio company. He spent his MBA summer at LinkedIn working in corporate venture and M&A.

After graduation, Grant will join NYC-based 25Madison, a VC/startup studio.

Grant graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2012 with a BA in International Studies.

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Martha Xiang

Martha is a second-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Martha began her career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was an investment banking analyst on the Technology, Media and Telecom team in New York. Subsequently, Martha joined Boston-based Guidepost Growth Equity (f/k/a North Bridge Growth Equity), a technology-focused growth capital fund, as an associate.

Prior to attending Yale School of Management, Martha was an assistant producer and production coordinator on a China-based film production team, spearheading the project’s co-production partnership development and cross border fundraising efforts.

Most recently, Martha interned on the Direct Investment team of CLSA Capital Partners, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Citic Securities, executing venture and growth stage investments primarily in fintech and healthcare verticals.

Martha is a graduate of Wellesley College where she received her BA in Art History.

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Mario Ruiz

Mario is a second-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Prior to attending Yale, Mario was a growth equity and real assets investor at Napier Park Global Capital. Prior to joining Napier Park, he was an Analyst to Associate promote at Barclays in New York where he focused on financial services M&A.

While at Yale, Mario is a Managing Partner at the Dorm Room Fund, a student-run venture capital fund backed by First Round Capital. This past summer, Mario was a Summer Associate at Kapor Capital, an impact investing firm based in Oakland, CA.

A life-long New Yorker, Mario grew up in the Bronx and received a B.A. from Baruch College with Honors. Mario is involved with a number of community-focused organizations including Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) where he is the former Co-Chair of the Junior Leadership Board.

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Ryan George

Ryan is a second-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

As a club leader, Ryan organized the PE/VC lecture series and leads logistics for the symposium. While at SOM, Ryan interned for Connecticut Innovations, the state's most active venture fund, and Bulldog Innovation Group, a micro-VC investing in Yale entrepreneurs. Prior to SOM, Ryan worked at Silicon Valley startups Lyft and Coursera, focusing on competitive intelligence, alternative data, and higher-ed innovation. Ryan is from Omaha, Nebraska, and earned a B.A. in Computational Mathematics from Rice University.


First Year Leadership

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Esteban Gutierrez

Esteban is a first-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Before enrolling at SOM, Esteban worked for Elevar Equity, a top-performing venture impact fund that has democratized financial, education & health services for over 20 million customers in emerging markets. At Elevar, he had exposure to all the investment cycle of venture capital, from sourcing and financial modeling to executing a successful exit. Prior to this, he worked in the Ministry of Finance in Colombia also in a strong financial role in development financing.

Esteban earned his BS in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, focusing mainly on finance studies.

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Grady Lenkin

Grady is a first-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Grady is a member of Yale’s Venture Capital Investment Competition team, and a participant in MINT program. Prior to SOM, Grady worked in real estate development in Washington DC and real estate private equity in Athens, Greece. Grady has also spent time developing applications of satellite imagery to study slums in Bangalore, India and advised nonprofits and governments across the US.

Grady is from Colorado and received an AB in Public Policy Studies from Duke University. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, playing ice hockey, and skiing.

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Jason Clark

Jason is a first-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Prior to Yale, Jason worked in M&A for Global Atlantic Financial Group, an insurance and reinsurance company that spun out of Goldman Sachs in 2013. In his role at Global Atlantic, Jason evaluated and executed principal investments in insurance businesses, most recently the acquisition of The Hartford’s life insurance division with $90bn in assets. Jason began his career in the Goldman Sachs Reinsurance Group, the predecessor to Global Atlantic.

He graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern University with a BS in Business Administration, concentrating in Finance.

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Leopold Von Waldthausen

Leopold is a Yale Silver Scholar, a first-year MBA student at SOM and a leader of the PE/VC Club and European Society.

Before coming to Yale, Leopold founded and led his own software company, weview, which was funded, among others, by Techstars and offers a video solution to online retailers.

Leopold is originally from Germany and received his BSc from the TU Munich in Information Systems. Leopold has been recognized for his research in Process and Data Science.

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Sam Millham

Sam is a first-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Prior to Yale, Sam was a consultant with Oliver Wyman in Boston specializing in market diligence, growth strategy, and pricing work across a wide range of B2B industry verticals.

Sam is from Boston, MA and received an AB in Economics from Harvard College where he was also a skipper on the varsity sailing team.

Sam is an active member of the Young Leadership Council for Squashbusters, a Boston area non-profit, and a team captain for the Yale SOM hockey club.

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Vincent Love

Vincent is a first-year MBA candidate at the Yale School of Management.

Prior to Yale, Vincent was a senior associate in Citi’s Investment Banking division in New York covering financial institutions. Previously, he worked in debt capital markets and sponsor finance at Citizens Bank, primarily raising debt to support middle-market LBOs.

Vincent received his BA in Economics from Boston College and is from Stamford, CT.