Our Team

Executive Committee

Brendan Brown   Plymouth High School - MI ‘21

Brendan Brown

Plymouth High School - MI ‘21

Laura Gam   Herningsholm Erhversgymnasium - Denmark ‘20

Laura Gam

Herningsholm Erhversgymnasium - Denmark ‘20

Joy Xu   Montgomery Blair High School - MD '21

Joy Xu

Montgomery Blair High School - MD '21

Ria Panda   Dougherty Valley High School - CA '20

Ria Panda

Dougherty Valley High School - CA '20


Derek He   The Woodlands College Park - TX '21

Derek He

The Woodlands College Park - TX '21

Devan Flores   Wilton High School - CT '20

Devan Flores

Wilton High School - CT '20

Eric Chang   Johns Creek High School - GA ‘21

Eric Chang

Johns Creek High School - GA ‘21

Soham Joshi   Columbus Academy - OH '22

Soham Joshi

Columbus Academy - OH '22

Harrison Tucker   Wilton High School - CT '20

Harrison Tucker

Wilton High School - CT '20

Anna Tonelli   Medway High School - MA '22

Anna Tonelli

Medway High School - MA '22

Mehar Poreddy   Lawrence Academy - MA '21

Mehar Poreddy

Lawrence Academy - MA '21

AAddya Dubey   Step By Step School '20

AAddya Dubey

Step By Step School '20

Board of Directors

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Nicholas Benavides

Stanford University '19

Founder and President

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Nestor Benavides

CEO, EMG

Board Member

Professor Renee Mauborgne

Co-Author, Blue Ocean Strategy and the New York Times Bestseller BLUE OCEAN SHIFT: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

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Ted Dacko

CEO, Arbor Dakota

Executive Director

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Jon Garofalo

Senior Portfolio Management Director, Morgan Stanley

Board Member

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Ilene Littman

Business Education Teacher, Ward Melville HS NY

Board Member

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Brendan Brown

Student, Plymouth High School MI

Secretary/Student Representative

Brian Jordan

Co-Founder, Jordan & Jordan

Treasurer

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Frank Scalese

General Agent, Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions

Board Member