Jay Serpe is an Associate in the New York office of J.P. Morgan Global Wealth Management, where he is currently serving as Business Manager for the CEO and COO. After joining the firm in 2009, Jay worked as part of the Banking Practice, managing the firm’s deposit business and driving the development of new products and services in the space. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Jay spent a year in Singapore as a Princeton in Asia fellow, piloting a new partnership with the Singapore Ministry of Education and teaching history to local secondary school students. He also spent a summer with Thomas Weisel Partners, a boutique investment bank, performing equity research in the retail and medical technology spaces.
Jay graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with an A.B. in History, concentrating in European social and cultural history in the 20th century. At Princeton, he served as an officer of the Class of 2008 student government and of the American Whig-Cliosophic society, the oldest college literary and debating club in the U.S. Jay served as co-Director of Sponsorship for the Out for Undergrad Business Conference for two years, and is now serving as Executive Director for the Out for Undergrad Leadership Summit in its inaugural year.
Rachel Cohen is a Business Analyst at Accenture in New York City.
Prior to joining Accenture, Rachel founded and served as CEO of The Hand2Paw Foundation, a Philadelphia based nonprofit that connects homeless youth with job training opportunities in animal shelters. Hand2Paw was the 1st Place Winner of the 2011 National Students in Service Awards, winner of the 2012 Philadelphia 76ers Hometown Hero Award, and the recipient of a 2010 Do Something Grant.
Rachel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012 with a degree in Biology. While at Penn, she earned distinction as a University Scholar for her cardiology research on cats and dogs at Penn Vet. As a senior, Rachel won the Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Award, which is given to a student who has contributed to “orderly and constructive social and educational change within or outside the University community.”
Rachel serves as the Director of Admissions for the Out for Undergrad Leadership Summit. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Ryan Ebanks is a Senior Associate with The Parthenon Group in San Francisco. Since joining Parthenon in 2010, he has worked with over two dozen clients, primarily consumer-focused Private Equity and Venture Capital firms and their portfolio companies. He has built expertise in creating expansion strategies for high-growth companies from young restaurant concepts to energy drink brands. In addition to his casework, Ryan is head of associate recruiting in Parthenon’s San Francisco office and founded Parthenon’s LGBT Alliance (‘PGSA’), which has become a major success story at the company.
Ryan graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude in 2010, where he earned a B.A. and created an independent concentration in Political Psychology. He led Princeton’s political LGBT group ‘GFRP’, led the French horn section in the Princeton University Orchestra, and was a Yale Law School Liman Fellow. He won the New York Herald Prize, awarded by the Dept. of Politics to the author of Princeton’s top thesis on US public policy, and won the Ferris Prize in journalism. He remains involved recreationally in music, politics, and writing.
Ryan is serving as co-Director of Programming of the inaugural Out for Undergrad Leadership Summit.
Chris is the Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships at Immigration Equality, a national non-profit fighting for equality under U.S. immigration law for LGBT and HIV+ individuals. He joined the organization’s Policy team in August 2011 to help pass an immigration bill which would allow gay and lesbian Americans the ability to sponsor a foreign-national partner for a green card.
Prior to Immigration Equality, Chris worked for three years in management consulting at Katzenbach Partners, LLC and Booz & Co. There he was part of the Organization and Change Leadership practice and President of Booz’s LGBT employee resource group, Spectrum.
Chris graduated from Columbia in 2008, where he majored in Hispanic Studies. He was a four-year member of the Columbia University Sailing Team, competitively racing across the country. Chris became active in the LGBT community after college, when he began volunteering with Empire State Pride Agenda, a New York State-based advocacy group. Since then he has combined his passion for LGBT civil rights with his interest in business and government.
Chris is serving as co-Director of Programming of the inaugural Out for Undergrad Leadership Summit.
Ned Shell is an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company in New York. His focus since starting has been on marketing strategy within the telecommunications, media, and technology space. He is also an active member of BGLAD – Bain’s LGBT affinity group. Prior to joining Bain, Ned’s professional experience centered around international development and microfinance, with work experience in Bolivia, Argentina, Panama, and Honduras.
Ned graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. While at Penn, Ned served as Editor-in-Chief of the Penn Political Review and as President of his major’s honor society, Sigma Iota Rho. He also held executive board positions in the Student Activities Council, Wharton Alliance (Penn’s pre-professional LGBT group), and helped lead PENNacle – a freshman leadership program. Ned serves as the Director of Student Outreach and Development for the Out for Undergrad Leadership Summit.
Garrett Hall is an Investment Manager at AlpInvest Partners where he is responsible for the investment and monitoring of a €4 billion secondary private equity fund. AlpInvest Partners is a joint venture between the AlpInvest Managing Partners and The Carlyle Group and is a leading global private equity investment manager with €34 billion under management.
Mr. Hall rejoined AlpInvest Partners in 2012 after earning an MBA from Harvard Business School with Distinction. He is also the President and Chairman of the Out for Undergrad Business Conference, a non-profit whose mission is to connect exceptional LGBT undergraduates with careers in financial services and consulting. He serves on the Advisory Board of Out on the Street.
Mr. Hall graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a Carolina Scholar and awarded the Hampton Shuping Prize which is given to a single senior who excels in academics, integrity and leadership and shows concern for ethical management.
Chris Lloyd is an associate at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, where he focuses on engagements in the firm’s public sector practice.
Previously, Mr. Lloyd worked for Del Monte Foods as a strategic planning and business development analyst focusing on developing and implementing corporate strategy, M&A, and special project initiatives. Prior to that, Mr. Lloyd was an analyst in the Investment Banking Division at UBS in their Global Media Group. Outside of work Mr. Lloyd has volunteered with the Out for Undergrad Business Conference (OUBC) since 2011.
Mr. Lloyd received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and received a B.A. from Princeton University in History and Spanish Language.
Jevan Soo is the Head of People Development for Square, an electronic payments and mobile commerce start-up, where he leads company initiatives around organizational design and effectiveness, talent and performance management, and leadership development. Prior to joining Square, Jevan was with McKinsey & Company for over eight years in their Boston, New York, and Shanghai offices. At McKinsey, he led consulting teams to serve clients across the technology, healthcare, and education sectors on topics of strategy, human capital, and organizational effectiveness as well as held internal leadership roles including driving McKinsey’s Asia-Pacific recruiting strategy and operations across twelve countries. He also spent a summer in the Office of Human Capital at District of Columbia Public Schools, working directly with Deputy Chancellor Kaya Henderson.
Jevan co-authored the best-selling Harvard Business School case study, “Erik Peterson at Biometra”, which kicks off the required first-year leadership class for over 900 Harvard MBA students every year, and his writing on leadership and organizational culture has been featured online by Harvard Business Review and Fortune magazine. He was the head teaching assistant for Ron Heifetz’s flagship leadership class at Harvard Kennedy School, and has advised non-profits including the Point Foundation and the Angkor Hospital for Children on their approaches to recruiting, talent management, and leadership development. Jevan also created and delivered training content for the inaugural Out for Undergrad Business Conference.
Jevan received an MBA with High Distinction from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar in the top 5% of the graduating class, an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he was a Rubenstein Fellow, and his AB in East Asian Studies from Harvard College. He and his husband Ryan reside in San Francisco with their Airedale terrier Callum.