Leadership & Mission

National Philanthropic Trust is a public charity dedicated to providing philanthropic expertise to donors, foundations and financial institutions, enabling them to realize their philanthropic aspirations.

NPT was founded in 1996. Since that time, we have raised more than $57.3 billion in charitable contributions and currently manage $35.1 billion in charitable assets. We have made more than 720,000 grants totaling more than $28.5 billion to charities all over the world. We rank among the largest grantmaking institutions in the United States.

Our mission is to increase philanthropy in society. To that end, our experienced staff of philanthropic professionals are fully prepared to help you establish and administer your donor-advised fund. NPT is led by a Board of Trustees composed of nationally-known experts in philanthropy and business.

Our Leadership

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Christopher Adams

Chief Information Officer

Christopher Adams is NPT’s Chief Information Officer. He is responsible for managing NPT’s technology, project management team and business process improvements. He also drives system selection to support NPT’s mission and serve NPT’s donors, partners and staff. Prior to joining NPT, Christopher held multiple positions at Cigna as an IT Project Manager and gained experience at BlackRock and Independence Blue Cross. Christopher received a master’s in Information Systems from Drexel University, a master’s certificate in Information Security from Villanova University, and a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Drexel University.

Chris Blume

Senior Vice President, Operations

Chris Blume is a seasoned financial services change leader with in-depth experience in both operations and technology. Chris is recognized as a strategic leader who shapes business vision, prioritizes change, implements next-generation systems and realizes the integration synergies from acquisitions. His global experience started as a US Army Engineer Officer before shifting to Big-4 business consulting and then to industry at investment managers, broker dealers, custodians and insurance firms.


Most recently, Chris was the Head of Transformation and Projects at Macquarie Asset Management. In this role, he led strategic programs across the globe including implementations of Aladdin and Eagle PACE and Salesforce, along with multiple acquisition integrations and a variety of regulatory initiatives.


Prior to joining Macquarie, Chris’ career had been focused on operations at Buy-Side and Sell-Side firms. His previous positions included IT Chief of Staff, IT Business Management and Program Management at AIG, and several Managing Director Operations roles at Broker Dealers and Investment Managers.


Chris has managed teams as small as two and as large as 400. He has developed expertise in all areas of operations and has managed large scale changes to improve effectiveness and efficiency. As a project management professional, Agile Certified Professional and Discipline Agile Certified SCRUM Master, he has worked in both Waterfall, Agile and blended environments.

Jai Chanda

Chief Development Officer

Jai Chanda is NPT’s Chief Development Officer and brings decades of multi-disciplinary expertise in the financial and philanthropic sectors to the organization. Jai is responsible for fundraising, business development, institutional relationships, marketing and strategic partnerships at NPT. Most recently, Jai was a Managing Director at State Street Corporation and was responsible for the largest relationships at the bank as a Global Relationship Manager. Previously, he was Head of Asset Owner Sales for North America.


Prior to those roles, he was Head of the Charitable and OCIO Fiduciary Advisory divisions at State Street Global Advisors. Jai was part of the Fearless Girl promotional launch and also helped lead the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Council for North America. Prior to joining State Street Global Advisors in 2013, he spent 20 years at Fidelity Investments in various institutional sales and relationship management roles including managing the firm’s largest institutional relationship. At the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, Jai led the fundraising efforts for the largest donor-advised fund in the U.S.


Jai earned an M.B.A. from Boston University and a B.S. from the University of Vermont. Jai also completed Duke University’s Nonprofit Executive Management Program. He is on the Leadership Board for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Jai also serves on the Boards of The Williston School and the University of Vermont Alumni Association. He formerly held FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 designations.

Joseph Gajewski

Executive Vice President, Premier Donor Fiduciary Services

Joseph Gajewski is the Executive Vice President of Premier Donor Fiduciary Services. Joseph joined NPT in July 2017 as the Vice President of Investment Operations and Compliance. Joseph has over 30 years of experience in operations, investment accounting, board governance and compliance. Joseph is responsible for supporting the onboarding, contribution processing and investments for NPT’s most significant donor relationships. Prior to joining NPT, Joseph held various managerial roles in operational and administrative positions with BlackRock, SEI, and PFPC, Inc., which was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of PNC Bank. Joseph received an M.B.A. from Widener University and a B.S. in Finance from Pennsylvania State University. Joseph is currently a Board and Finance Committee member for the Claymont Community Center in Delaware.

Oren Gershon

Senior Vice President, Project Management Office

Oren Gershon is the Senior Vice President of the Project Management Office. He is responsible for NPT’s project management, business process improvement, vendor management and quality assurance functions, aligning each with the organization’s mission and strategic plan goals. He is also responsible for NPT’s annual Giving Season planning efforts. Prior to joining NPT, Oren held multiple leadership positions within Olympus Corporation of the Americas’ Corporate Planning & Strategy and Project Management & Business Optimization departments and was the company’s Chief Risk Management Officer. He also brings independent management consulting and operational excellence experience from other roles. Oren received a B.S. in Management and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business.

Christina Hack

Chief Financial Officer

Christina Hack is NPT’s Chief Financial Officer. With over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Christina has a proven track record of success in driving financial performance and leading teams through complex transformations. In her time at Voya Financial, Christina served as CFO for both the Life and Annuities segments and as Chief Transformation Officer and Head of Enterprise FP&A during the IPO of the $550 billion AUM business. Before her roles at Voya, Christina held several senior finance positions at Cigna Corporation and PricewaterhouseCoopers. An alumna of Villanova University, Christina has served on the board of Junior Achievement of Southeastern PA and actively volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America and Chester County Food Bank.

Andrew W. Hastings

Chief Enterprise Officer

Andrew Hastings is NPT’s Chief Enterprise Officer and has 30 years of experience in the philanthropic and nonprofit marketplace. Drew is responsible for advancing NPT’s strategic vision, evaluating innovative solutions, amplifying NPT’s thought leadership, and positioning the organization for continued growth and service to our donors. Drew has been recognized nationally for his pioneering work in the field of charitable marketing and fundraising. Drew wrote and edited NPT’s award-winning publication, “A Chronological History of Philanthropy in the United States.” He also developed and oversees NPT’s annual Donor-Advised Fund Report, a comprehensive and definitive analysis of the donor-advised fund market. Drew was formerly the President and CEO of the Delaware Association of Nonprofit Agencies, which provided management services and technical assistance to more than 2,400 nonprofit organizations, and the Program Director for the American Institute for Public Service. Drew received a B.A. with honors in Political Science from Denison University and also studied at Exeter College, Oxford University.

Elizabeth Monahan

Chief Human Resources Officer

Elizabeth Monahan joined NPT in March 2022 as SVP Human Resources and Administration. Before joining NPT, she spent three years as Chief Human Resources Officer of NewRez LLC. Elizabeth has over 30 years of human resources experience across diverse businesses, complex global organizations and start-up companies. Elizabeth has a proven track record of fostering high-performance cultures that attract, develop and retain talent. She has successfully led teams focused on developing and implementing strategies that drive results, create positive work environments and increase levels of employee engagement. Elizabeth also held the top Human Resources role at GMAC Residential, Homeward Residential, Quintiq and Ditech Holding Corporation. Elizabeth earned an M.A from Rider University and a B.S from Penn State University.

Jenna Mulhall-Brereton

Chief Philanthropy Officer

Jenna Mulhall-Brereton is NPT’s Chief Philanthropy Officer. She leads the teams providing Premier Donor services, Philanthropic Consulting, and Grants as well as Communications and Creative & Technical Solutions: all with the goal of ensuring NPT’s donors meet their philanthropic goals. Jenna’s expertise spans the philanthropic ecosystem, and she is a trusted advisor to preeminent philanthropists, foundations and social sector leaders. Prior to joining NPT, she served as Managing Director at Geneva Global, where she built and led a practice focused on strategic philanthropic consulting, philanthropic partnership development and donor education for clients comprising high-net-worth individuals, foundations, financial service institutions and nonprofit organizations. Jenna holds an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University, a certificate in International Affairs and Multilateral Governance from Institut de Hautes Études Internationales et du Développement (Geneva, Switzerland); and a B.A. in French and Spanish from Bryn Mawr College. She completed the Executive Program for Senior Women’s Leadership at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

Gil A. Nusbaum

General Counsel

Gil Nusbaum is NPT’s General Counsel. He is responsible for a wide variety of general corporate legal, tax and risk management matters and for overseeing NPT’s illiquid gifts program. Gil was previously employed as an Associate for Laura Solomon & Associates, where he formed and advised nonprofit charitable organizations. Prior to that, he was an Associate in the Family Wealth Management practice group at Ballard Spahr LLP, where his practice included all aspects of trusts and estate law, including counseling individuals on charitable giving techniques and assisting with the formation and operation of charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, donor-advised funds and private foundations. Before joining Ballard Spahr LLP, Gil was an Associate in the Trusts & Estates, Tax, and Philanthropic & Nonprofit practice groups at Dilworth Paxson LLP. He received his J.D and holds a Master of Laws in Taxation from Temple University and earned his B.A. in Sociology from Wesleyan University.

Matthew B. Rovi

Senior Vice President, Institutional Partnerships and Experiences

Matthew Rovi is the Senior Vice President of Institutional Partnerships and Experiences and has more than 25 years of relationship management, sales and marketing experience serving financial intermediaries including wealth management firms, family offices, financial institutions and investment advisory firms. Matthew is responsible for managing the tasks and teams who support NPT’s financial service partners and other key relationships. Matthew previously held leadership roles with First Priority Bank, SEI and Pitcairn Trust Company, among others. Matthew received his M.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Millersville University. He currently serves as Board Chair for Chester County Futures, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive academic support for motivated, economically disadvantaged youth.

Andrea Rush

Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Solutions

Andrea Rush is Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Solutions and has more than 20 years of experience handling all aspects of philanthropic and specialized grantmaking services, including direct international grants and grant agreements. Andrea is responsible for the oversight of NPT’s various philanthropic vehicles such as Supporting Organizations and Special Projects. She is a member of the NGOSource Advisory Council and a graduate of Leadership Philadelphia Core Class of 2011. Andrea was formerly an elementary school teacher for the School District of Philadelphia. She received her B.S. with honors in Education from Temple University and holds a certificate in Nonprofit Executive Leadership from Bryn Mawr College.

Jeffrey Armbrister

Jeffrey Armbrister is an executive with more than 25 years of transaction-based investing and operational experience. He is the Chief Financial Officer of Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ: HLNE), a global private markets investment management firm.


Armbrister previously served as the company’s Global Head of Direct Equity Investments, where he was responsible for direction and oversight of the firm’s direct equity and co-investment platform. His role included service on the boards of directors of companies in which Hamilton Lane invested on behalf of clients.


Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, Armbrister served as Managing Director for Versa Capital Management, where he focused on making control-oriented, special situations, debt and equity investments in middle market companies across a variety of industries. While at Versa, he participated in all major investment functions, providing oversight for certain finance-related operational activities, including financial analysis and reporting and cash flow management for several portfolio companies.


Prior to joining Versa, Armbrister was an Equity Research analyst at Oppenheimer + Close. He has also held private equity, venture capital, corporate development, and investment banking positions at Berwind Financial Group, Redleaf Group, ICG Commerce, and Wheat First Butcher Singer, respectively. He currently serves on the board of directors or similar bodies of several charitable organizations. Armbrister received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Lindy Benton-Moreno

Lindy Benton-Moreno, an accomplished leader and sought-after speaker, has devoted her 30-year healthcare IT career to advancing technology and inspiring leaders. As an Executive Board Chair of Vyne, Benton-Moreno fueled the growth of a small dental company by establishing a thriving medical division.


She was named by Health Data Management among the “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” and recognized on Becker’s “Women Power Players Health IT” list. As a Fellow at the Health Information and Management Systems Society, she engages with executive councils across health-related committees and industry associations.


With a Master of Science from Florida State University, Benton-Moreno became a Distinguished Alumnus in Business and Industry, serving on the university’s National Board of Directors as the university Alumni Association’s National Director. Prior to entering healthcare IT, she pioneered the mainstreaming of 100+ children with disabilities into Florida’s public schools and the sponsoring of scholarships for first-generation college students, an initiative close to her heart.

Joram Borenstein

Joram Borenstein (CISSP, CISA) is General Manager of Microsoft’s Commercial Solutions Area CTO team and was previously General Manager of their Cybersecurity Solutions Group. Formerly, he was VP of Partners and Marketing for NICE Actimize, the world’s leading provider of financial crime and compliance solutions. Before that, Joram worked at RSA Security, Unicorn Solutions (acquired by IBM) and VCIX in a variety of leadership roles, and has acquired and integrated multiple start-ups into multiple companies. He also served on the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Secure Payments Task Force; the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) Fintech Advisory Panel; the World Economic Forum’s initiative on Incentivizing Secure and Responsible Innovation; and as a Founding Mentor at Smarter In The City. Joram has instructed financial regulators from the FDIC, OCC, OTS, Federal Reserve, and NCUA and has spoken at dozens of industry events including Gartner’s IAM Conference, RSA Conference, the CSA/ENISA Conference, NACHA Payments, the Association for Finance Professionals, Money 20/20, the American Bankers Association and more. He has been quoted widely in the media on topics such as cybersecurity, consumer identity protection, risk management and compliance, and his comments have appeared in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, American Banker Magazine, SC Magazine and elsewhere. Joram currently serves on the Board of Directors at CyberMaxx and Authomize, and is an Advisor to Element. He previously was an Advisor to Kognos (acquired by Devo) and Conjur (acquired by CyberArk).

Connie Collingsworth

Connie Collingsworth is an experienced board member with expertise in governance, risk management, executive compensation, and complex investments for publicly traded companies, private companies, and private equity funds. Her board experience includes leadership positions on public and private company boards as well as charitable organizations.


Collingsworth’s current board roles include Banner Corporation (NASDAQ: BANR) and Axxes Capital. She also serves as a Board Advisor to European private equity fund Planet First Partners, a Business Advisory Board Member to biotech company Ocugen (NASDAQ: OCGN), and a Strategic Advisor to venture fund LoudCapital.


Collingsworth is the former Chief Operating Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the largest private foundation in the world with over $65 billion in assets, distributing over $8.3 billion annually. During her 22-year tenure, she was responsible for managing and scaling the foundation’s business operations globally. She also served as Chief Legal Officer, advising Bill Gates, Melinda French Gates, and Warren Buffett on governance, including creating the foundation’s Governing Board. She was the architect of the foundation’s IP philosophy and led the foundation’s work in collaborating with for-profit companies, including big pharma and companies in the biotech and ed-tech sectors.


Collingsworth holds a Master of Laws in International Business Studies from the University of Exeter, England, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor of Arts from Andrews University.

Ann Dugan

Ann Dugan founded the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, which she led for nearly 30 years, while also serving as the Assistant Dean for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Her efforts in creating one of the first university-based programs that understood all sustaining family businesses start with an entrepreneur earned her recognition as a leader in the field and the prestigious EY Regional Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2009. Ms. Dugan orchestrated her own successful succession in 2014 but continues to work with families of wealth in all the complex pathways of their lives. Through the years, she has helped many families in the startup and growth of their philanthropic initiatives and has served as the first non-family member of three private family foundations. Currently she is a board member of Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania. Ms. Dugan and her husband reside in Pittsburgh, PA and Key West, FL. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees. Currently, Ms. Dugan leads her own private professional practice and is partnering with Waldron Private Wealth in the Family Enterprise and Business Advisory Services department.

Julius Green, CPA, JD

Julius Green (CPA, JD) is a retired tax partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, one of the ten largest accounting firms where he served in a number of leadership roles. Partners also elected Julius to the Firm’s Board of Directors in August 2017. Prior to his 17 years as a partner with Baker Tilly, Julius spent 11 years with two Big Four accounting firms and 12 years with two major universities. In total, Julius has more than thirty years of experience working with or advising tax-exempt organizations.


Upon retirement, Julius has accepted a role as a part time Business Fellow with the Villanova School of Business Department of Accountancy. He also joined the Board of Trustees for Benefits Data Trust and has continued his work on the Board of Trustees for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation.


Julius earned his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University National Law Center and both his MBA with a Finance concentration and Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Baltimore.

Eileen R. Heisman

Eileen R. Heisman, ACFRE, is the President and CEO of NPT. She is a nationally recognized expert on charitable and planned giving. Eileen has been interviewed about philanthropy and donor-advised funds on CNBC, PBS, NPR, CNN International and Bloomberg TV, and by nearly every national newspaper and major trade publication, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Bloomberg, CBS MarketWatch, Financial Advisor, and Investment News. She has been named ten times by NonProfit Times as one of their Power and Influence Top 50, an annual listing of the 50 most influential executives in the philanthropic sector, most recently in 2023. She is currently listed as one of ONE HUNDRED’s top influencers in philanthropy and is the recipient of a 2019 Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Achievement Award. At the invitation of the Chinese government, Eileen spoke to their emerging nonprofit sector about American philanthropy. She was the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)’s 2014 Outstanding Fundraising Professional, the highest award granted by AFP to recognize effective, creative and stimulating leadership, and the practice and promotion of ethical fundraising. She was also among the first fundraising professionals to earn the distinguished ACFRE certification. 


Eileen currently teaches a graduate course in philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice and is also a member of the faculty at LEADERSHIP Philadelphia. She is on the Governance Committee for the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice. She is a periodic lecturer for the Nonprofit Board Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Eileen is a lecturer and member of the National Advisory Board at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and serves on Carnegie Mellon University’s Dietrich College Board of Advisors (formerly College of Humanities and Social Science). She served as founding chair of Culture Works Philadelphia for seven years. 


Eileen received a master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration in Social Program Evaluation from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University.  She is a member of the third Wharton Fellows Class at the University of Pennsylvania and completed the Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. 

Stephen Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins is the Chairman of the Board of Ballentine Partners, a client-centric investment and wealth management firm. He has more than 30 years of leadership and hands-on experience in global asset management. Mr. Hopkins has held corporate executive-level positions at several firms including Roundtable Investment Partners, Citigroup Asset Management, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Asset Management. He is currently an independent director of Fund Evaluation Group and Vice Chair of the Gilmanton Conservation Commission. Mr. Hopkins graduated from the University of Rhode Island. He and his wife reside in Gilmanton, NH.

Dirk Jungé

Dirk Jungé is retired from his former role as Executive Chairman of Pitcairn Company, a recognized global leader in the specialized multi-family office marketplace. Until recently, he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pitcairn. He has been an innovator and leader in the family office for over 30 years. A fourth generation member of the Pitcairn family, he has served in numerous capacities including investments, marketing and client services. He was instrumental in re-establishing the firm as a multi-family office offering in 1987, and in 2008 led Pitcairn’s pioneering transition to a 100% open architecture investment platform. Mr. Jungé is a consultant, author and frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on issues related to the financial services industry, family office, family governance and succession planning. He contributed a chapter for the Handbook of Family Business and Family Business Consultation: A Global Perspective, which explores the role of the multi-family office in a changing global economy. His article, “From family business conflict to family connectedness” appeared in Family Business Magazine. Widely recognized for his involvement in social and community affairs, Mr. Jungé sits on a variety of philanthropic and corporate boards. Mr. Jungé received a B.S. in Economics and Finance from Lehigh University and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.

Lisa Pattis

Lisa Pattis is President of Next Chapter Holdings which manages investments for the Pattis family and The Pattis Family Foundation by investing globally in a diversified range of assets. Previously, Pattis was General Counsel of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC) and a partner at Sidley Austin, LLP for 17 years where she specialized in corporate governance, securities law, and strategic counseling for major publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as select families.


Pattis has been repeatedly recognized for her leadership, named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40, selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and honored for her work as a top general counsel. Lisa serves as a trustee of The Newberry Library, the Foundation Board of Children’s Home & Aid Society and previously served as board chair of Women Employed.


Pattis earned her Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.

Eric Reeves

Eric Reeves heads the private capital investment strategy at Duchossois Capital Management and is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments across a variety of asset classes. He also serves as General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors for The Duchossois Group (TDG). Prior, he served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary to The Chamberlain Group, a TDG company.


Eric was previously a partner in the Corporate Department of McDermott Will & Emery. There he advised publicly traded and privately held companies in corporate borrowing and lending, mergers and acquisitions transactions and general corporate governance matters.


Eric is a member of Investment Committees for Chicago Ventures and the Irving Harris Foundation and serves on the Board of Advisors for Heard Capital. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Duchossois family’s privately held trust company, Travers Trust Company. Eric is a Trustee of Rush University Medical Center.


Eric received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from The Ohio State University.

Diana L. Sands

Diana Sands has over 30 years of business experience across multiple industries and disciplines including six years in the C-suite. She currently serves on the boards of AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU), and Vmo Aircraft Leasing, a private company backed by Ares Management Corporation. She was previously on the boards of PDC Energy, Inc. and SP Plus Corporation, both public companies until they were acquired in value-enhancing transactions. Diana previously worked at the Boeing Company where she was an executive officer and Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance and Administration. Reporting to the CEO and to the audit committee, Diana oversaw a diverse team including internal audit, ethics & investigations, compliance risk management, security, and internal services. Diana also held senior finance roles at Boeing including corporate controller, head of investor relations, and head of financial planning & analysis. She is dedicated to philanthropic efforts serving on the board of Start Early, a champion for quality early learning. Diana has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and a BBA from the University of Michigan Ross Business School.

Paul Schreiber

Paul Schreiber, a long-time partner at global law firm Shearman & Sterling and now Of Counsel with the firm, has focused his practice in the asset management area for over 30 years. He has a broad background in corporate finance, securities and futures regulations and has written and lectured extensively on the Investment Company Act of 1940, ERISA, securities and other financial issues. He has been named in Best Lawyers in America Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and U.S. Legal 500. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a graduate of City College of New York (B.S.) and New York University School of Law (J.D. and L.L.M.).

Manish Shah

Manish Shah is a Chief Transformation Officer at ServiceNow with global management experience in information technology. He helps customers drive digital transformation to create sustainable value and enable organizational change management with the Now Platform. Manish serves on the board of Gibraltar Industries (NASDAQ:ROCK). He is a Nashville Health Care Council (NHCC) Fellow and was named a ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leader. Prior to joining ServiceNow, he held leadership positions at Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH), Advocate Aurora Health Care (previously Aurora Health Care), Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and Caremark. Manish is a compassionate leader and natural changemaker who deeply understands the interconnectedness of technology and the human experience.

David Wezdenko

David Wezdenko is the Co-Founder and current Chief Executive Officer of Blue Leaf Ventures, a micro venture capital firm. At the core of its mission, Blue Leaf Ventures is committed to investing in and advising early-stage organizations poised to solve significant problems that have the potential to make a difference in the lives of individuals. The firm’s portfolio predominantly focuses on the financial, education, and life science sectors.


Additional roles include being an independent trustee for the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company family of mutual funds, trustee for the National Philanthropic Trust, Governing Board member of Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, and board director and treasurer for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Palm Beach County.


David has over 35 years of operations, technology, finance, and business transformation experience within the financial services industry. He has held C-suite and senior roles in asset management, wealth management, and investment banking at JP Morgan, Evercore, and Fidelity Investments. David is a Boston College alumnus, holding a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
David has a passion and commitment to mentoring and education, especially for underserved communities through his leadership and engagement in numerous non-profit organizations. He is the founder of UFlourish and actively supports the Women’s Business Development Council of Connecticut, Breakthrough NY, Catholic Charities of Palm Beach, and Off the Streets Bridgeport.

Suzanne Yoon

Suzanne Yoon is a recognized private equity investment executive with over 25 years of experience investing in and advising middle market companies. Throughout her career she has led, sourced and closed over $3B of middle market deals and advised on global restructurings totaling over $10B in asset value.


Suzanne currently serves as Founder and Managing Partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. She launched Kinzie in 2017 as part of her long-standing vision to advance the use of technology and innovation to help companies unlock value. In 2020, Kinzie was recognized by the Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN) as the North American Female Founded Firm of the Year. Prior to Kinzie, Suzanne held executive positions with Versa Capital Management, CIT Group and LaSalle Bank/ABN AMRO.


As an active member of the business and civic communities and a champion for diversity initiatives, she serves on several private company and philanthropic boards including the Chicago Bears’ first-ever Women’s Advisory Board, Chicago’s John G. Shedd Aquarium, the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, The Economic Club of Chicago and the Chicago Public Library Foundation. She also serves on the Steering Committee for PEWIN and is active with the Women’s Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE). Suzanne has earned extensive professional accolades from many organizations, including The Wall Street Journal, Mergers & Acquisitions and Chicago United.


A Chicago native, Suzanne lives in the city with her husband and three children. She earned her B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa and is an Executive Scholar of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.