Each year, HBS welcomes many new members to our community of fellowship donors. Over the years, alumni, friends, and companies have established some 700 funds that support students across all educational programs at HBS. Below are recently created named fellowship funds.
Herbert J. Bachelor (MBA 1968) Fellowship
The Herbert J. Bachelor (MBA 1968) Fellowship was established by Jeannie Bachelor Lavine and Jonathan S. Lavine (both MBA 1992) in honor of Jeannie’s father, Herbert J. Bachelor. The fellowship, which will support students who are the first in their families to go to college, pays tribute to Bachelor, who was the first in his family to achieve this milestone. While at Harvard College he worked 40 hours a week to cover expenses but still accumulated a large amount of debt, a sum that increased while he earned his MBA. Bachelor began saving very early for his children’s college education so they would not experience the same challenge. This fellowship continues that legacy by helping ease the financial burden for others.
Raphael H. Beresford (MBA 1954) Memorial Fellowship
Established through the generosity of Ann T. Beresford in memory of her husband, Raphael H. “Ray” Beresford (MBA 1954), this fellowship honors the leadership and generosity that Ray embodied throughout his life. Born on a farm in Iowa, he attended a one-room school for grades 1–8. After graduating from high school at the age of 15, Ray accepted a scholarship to study engineering at Loras College. Two years later, he enlisted in the US Army. Through the GI Bill, Ray attended the University of Iowa, from which he graduated with highest honors as a chemical engineer. He earned his MBA from HBS with grant assistance and joined Exxon, where his career spanned 32 years. After retiring from Exxon as a corporate vice president, Ray cofounded International Energy Consultants. He is remembered as a loving father and husband to his wife of 60 years. When asked about the two most important influences in his life, Ray responded, “My wife, Ann, and my two years at HBS.”
Sparsh Bhargava (MBA 2012) Fellowship
The Sparsh Bhargava Fellowship was established in memory of Sparsh Bhargava (MBA 2012) by the friends and classmates to whom he was beloved. Born in Indiana, Bhargava lived his early childhood in California and in 1996 moved with his family to the Greater Boston area, where he attended Acton-Boxborough schools. Bhargava received a BS in chemical engineering at Cornell University and worked for Procter & Gamble for three years prior to attending HBS. After graduation, he moved to New York City and worked for American Industrial Partners until his passing in October 2016. Bhargava was a devout family man and respected leader. His name means “touch” in Hindi, and he lived every day with a mission to enrich the lives of the people around him. This fellowship will continue Bhargava’s legacy of giving back and share his humble soul and extraordinary character with future generations through its support of deserving future Section D leaders.
Ben Black (MBA 2012) Fellowship
This fellowship was established through the generosity of Ben Black (MBA 2012) on the occasion of his 5th Reunion. It is his hope that young men and women who serve their country in the US Armed Forces, irrespective of their financial means, have the opportunity to attend HBS and attain their educational goals. Black’s grandfather, Ira Richard Ressler, served in the US Army Air Corps for five years during World War II, and attended both college and graduate school through the generosity of the GI Bill. Black is a VP at OCV Partners, a technology-focused venture capital fund based in Los Angeles. He holds a JD/MBA from Harvard University and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in history. He is a member of the New York Bar and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Neil Chheda (MBA 2012) and Prapti Mittal (MBA 2012) Fellowship
Neil Chheda and Prapti Mittal (both MBA 2012) generously established this fellowship on the occasion of their 5th Reunion. Chheda is cofounder and managing director at Romulus Capital. Previously, he was an entrepreneur and product manager in Silicon Valley after beginning his career as a management consultant at McKinsey. In addition to his MBA from HBS, Chheda holds a BA from Yale University. Mittal is a VP and head of Mergers & Acquisitions at the Game Show Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Prior to this, she served as a partner at Terawatt Ventures, where she led investments in early-stage technology companies. Mittal started her career as a senior data scientist at the World Bank. In addition to her MBA from HBS, she holds a master’s in environmental engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Punjab Engineering College.
Glenn (MBA 1988) and Mary Jane (MBA 1988) Creamer Fellowship
The Glenn and Mary Jane Creamer Fellowship was established by the couple (both MBA 1988) in honor of their 25th Reunion and The HBS Campaign. Mary Jane and Glenn believe that financial constraints should never prevent talented students from engaging in the HBS experience that was so transformative in their lives. Mary Jane previously served as a consultant at Monitor Company, a management consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In recent years, she has devoted time to her family’s philanthropic interests, community organizations, and raising the couple’s four children. She serves on the Williams College President’s Advisory Council and on the board of Catholic Relief Services. Glenn is a senior managing director of Providence Equity Partners, a global private equity firm focused on investments in media, communications, education, and information services. He serves as a director of various charities, including the Catholic Relief Services Foundation, Mustard Seed Communities, American Friends of Jamaica, and the Rhode Island School of Design Museum. Together, they are members of the HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, vice chairs of The HBS Campaign, and Class of 1988 fundraising co-chairs.
Jake Cusack (MBA 2012) Fellowship
Established through the generosity of Jake Cusack (MBA 2012) on the occasion of his 5th Reunion, this fellowship will support students from Africa. Cusack is cofounder of CrossBoundary, an innovative investment firm that uses private capital to drive positive change in underserved and frontier markets. CrossBoundary has offices in Nairobi; Johannesburg; Bamako; Washington, DC; and New York City and provides investment advisory services to clients in sub-Saharan Africa and other frontier markets. Previously, Cusack served as a US Marine Corps officer, receiving the Bronze Star for actions in Iraq. He later worked for Abraaj Capital, a large emerging-market private equity firm. In addition to HBS, he is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and University of Notre Dame. Cusack is an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar and Presidential Leadership Scholar, and he has written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Forbes, New Republic, and the Wall Street Journal.
Hunt Doering (MBA 2002) Fellowship
In honor of his 15th Reunion, Hunt Doering (MBA 2002) established a fellowship to sustain the School’s need-blind admissions policy. Doering, a managing director at The Baupost Group, resides in London, where he focuses on European real estate investments for funds managed by the firm. He is also responsible for new joint venture partner and real estate operating-partner relationships. Prior to joining Baupost, Doering was a managing director at Northwood Investors and previously held positions at Oak Hill Advisors and Morgan Stanley. Doering graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude with a BA in economics. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio.
Duncan (MBA 1986) Family Doctoral Fellowship
The Duncan Family Doctoral Fellowship was established by Charles W. Duncan Jr. and Charles W. Duncan III (MBA 1986) to provide resources to recruit, retain, and support exceptional doctoral candidates at HBS. Charles W. Duncan III has spent his career in investment banking and private equity investing. He is president of Duncan Capital Management (DCM). The company and related entities are active in structuring financing for, directly investing in, and providing strategic advice to small-to-medium-sized private companies. In addition, DCM oversees a portfolio of public, private, and real estate investments. Charles W. Duncan III is involved in the operations of several private companies and nonprofits and serves on their boards.
Gigi and Baba Fellowship
The Gigi and Baba Fellowship was established through the generosity of an anonymous donor honoring two strong and amazing grandmothers: Gloria “Gigi” Strasburger and Dorothy “Baba” Ressler. This gift is intended to enable students from diverse backgrounds and interests to pursue their goals and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Gonzales (MBA 2012) Family Fellowship
The Gonzales Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of Vince (MBA 2012) and Gissele Gonzales in honor of Vince’s 5th Reunion. It will support students who are the first in their family to graduate from college. Vince is a member of the fixed-income investment group at The Capital Group Companies and serves as a director of the Value Schools Foundation Board. He is a graduate of Stanford University and resides in Los Angeles.
Anne Dias Griffin and Kenneth C. Griffin Fellowship
The Anne Dias Griffin and Kenneth C. Griffin Fellowship was established through the generosity of Anne Dias Griffin (MBA 1997) and Kenneth C. Griffin (AB 1989) to support MBA students from France, Germany, and the United Kingdom at Harvard Business School, as well as students pursuing a joint degree with the Harvard Kennedy School.
Maureen O. and James T. (MBA 1979) Hackett Fellowship
Maureen O. and James T. (MBA 1979) Hackett generously established this fellowship in honor of Jim’s 40th Reunion. Maureen serves as president of the Hackett Family Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors, a director of the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Texas Medical Center. A respected philanthropic leader, Maureen also serves as an advisor to numerous other mental health and educational organizations. Jim is a partner at Riverstone Holdings LLC and serves as a director of Enterprise Products Partners LP, National Oilwell Varco, Fluor Corporation, and Sierra Oil & Gas. He is a former chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a board member and former chairman of the Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University, where he has served as an adjunct professor for six years. The Hacketts have four adult children and three grandchildren who together constitute a philanthropic team committed to acting as agents of change in the realm of behavioral and mental health.
Hesham (OPM 37, 2008) and Adlina (OPM 46, 2015) Hafez Family Fellowship
The Hesham and Adlina Hafez Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of the couple in honor of their HBS educational experience and their shared commitment to support students with demonstrated financial need. After Hesham attended the OPM program in 2008 and Adlina in 2015, they were inspired to make the HBS experience accessible to a broad range of students, especially those from Egypt, the Middle East, Africa, Malaysia, and Southeast Asia. Hesham is the founder and managing director of Paper Distribution International in Dubai. He was born in Egypt and raised in Austria. Adlina was born and raised in Malaysia and is the founder and managing director of Magic Solutions in Dubai.
Sandra (MBA 1992) and Howard (MBA 1989) Hoffen Fellowship
The Sandra and Howard Hoffen Fellowship was established through the generosity of Sandra (MBA 1992) and Howard (MBA 1989) Hoffen in honor of their 25th and 30th reunions. It supports students with an interest or background in nonprofit organizations. Sandra is a former partner at First New York, managing director at Deltec Asset Management, and principal at American Industrial Partners. She earned a BA from Columbia University and serves on its Board of Visitors. She is also a trustee of the Riverdale Country School, trustee of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gardens, and on the chairman’s council at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Howard is the chairman and CEO of Metalmark Capital, an independent private equity firm. Before establishing the company in 2004, he served as the chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Howard earned a BS in engineering from Columbia University and serves on its Board of Directors.
Hood (MBA 2001) Family Fellowship
Established through the generosity of Katie and Aaron Hood (both MBA 2001) in honor of their 15th Reunion, the Hood Family Fellowship will support students with a background or interest in nonprofit work and current or former members of the US Armed Forces. Katie is CEO of the One Love Foundation. She previously led development of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, worked at Goldman Sachs and Bain & Company, and served as a visiting lecturer at Duke University, where she earned her undergraduate degree. Aaron is a partner and the co-head of Perella Weinberg Partners’ (PWP) Asset Management Business. He previously served as the CFO of PWP and the COO of its asset management business since the firm’s founding in 2006. Previously, he was a vice president in Morgan Stanley’s Leveraged Finance Group and an associate in its Investment Banking Group. Aaron also served as a lieutenant and then captain in the US Army Corps of Engineers in the United States and Europe. He received a BS in theoretical economics and political science from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Hwang (MBA 2002) Family Fellowship
The Hwang Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of Jane and In Seon (MBA 2002) Hwang in honor of In Seon’s 15th Reunion. The fellowship will support students from Korea or of Korean descent. In Seon is a managing director at Warburg Pincus and a member of the firm’s Executive Management Group. Previously, he worked at GSC Partners, Goldman Sachs, and the Boston Consulting Group. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Glansaol, Outset Medical, Silk Road Medical, and Specialists on Call. In Seon also serves on the External Advisory Board of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at the School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and on the board of Hope for New York. He received a BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The Hwangs reside in New York City with their family.
India Leadership Fund
The India Leadership Fund was established through the generosity of Siddharth Yog (MBA 2004) to make the transformational educational experience of HBS accessible to talented students from India and to help develop a new generation of leaders for that country. Yog is a global investor, a serial entrepreneur, and founder of The Xander Group Inc., an investment firm focused on emerging markets, and of Virtuous Retail, a developer, owner, and operator of community-focused shopping centers in India. Since 2014 he has also served as a senior lecturer at HBS, where he teaches courses on Real Property Asset Management and Investing in Emerging Markets. Yog is a founder, trustee, and member of the governing body of the liberal arts–focused Ashoka University in India; a trustee of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts; a member of the President’s Global Advisory Council at Harvard University; and a member of the India Advisory Council at Lincoln Center, New York. He chairs Yuj Kutumb, the Yog Family Foundation. Prior to HBS, he earned an honors degree in economics from the University of Delhi.
Jensen (MBA 2007) Family Fellowship for STEM Students
The Jensen Family Fellowship for STEM Students was established through the generosity of Erin Costantini and Duggan A. Jensen (both MBA 2007) in honor of their 10th Reunion to support students with a background or interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Erin and Duggan share a passion for increasing humanity’s knowledge and improving lives through advances in science and technology. Erin pursued a career in technology both before and after her time at HBS, working at Google, YouTube, and in a variety of e-commerce roles before moving to the human capital side of the sector by helping place senior executives at leading technology firms across the US. A love of science was instilled in Duggan by his parents from an early age, and he went on to study biological anthropology as an undergraduate at Harvard College.
Jordan (MBA 1967) Family Fellowship
The Jordan Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of Darlene and Gerald (MBA 1967) Jordan in honor of Gerald’s 50th Reunion. Darlene is the executive director of the Gerald R. Jordan Jr. Foundation, which supports education, health and medical research, youth services, and the arts. She served as national finance co-chair for Mitt Romney for President in 2008 and 2012 and as state finance chair for Florida governor Rick Scott’s 2014 re-election campaign. She serves on the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida and the Constitution Revision Commission of the State of Florida. Darlene received her BA from Fordham University and her JD from Suffolk University. She is a member of the State Bar and the US District Court of Massachusetts. After graduating from Harvard College, Gerald served four years in the US Navy as a lieutenant. He founded Hellman Jordan Management Company, where he continues to serve as chairman. He is a former overseer of Harvard University and serves on various Harvard committees. The Jordans are members of the HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors and are active in other Boston organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Belmont Hill School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Julis Rabinowitz Family Fellowship
The Julis Rabinowitz Family Fellowship was established by Mitchell (MBA 1980, JD 1981) and Joleen Julis in honor of Mitchell’s parents, Maurice Julis and Thelma Rabinowitz, and his brother, Richard Allen Julis. The fellowship will support students from Israel attending HBS. Mitchell is the co-chairman and co-CEO of Canyon Capital Advisors, which he cofounded along with his HBS sectionmate Joshua S. Friedman in 1990. Joleen sits on the board of the Hirshhorn Museum. The Julises have four children: Elliot, Esther, Maia, and Rose.
Kaul (MBA 2002) Family Fellowship
The Kaul Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of Samir Kaul (MBA 2002) and his family in honor of his 15th Reunion. Kaul is a founding general partner at Khosla Ventures, where he focuses on sustainability investing, including food and agriculture. He has been a leading investor in Nutanix, Guardant Health, Oscar Health, Climate Corporation, and Impossible Foods. He is also active in the community as a board member of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and the leadership council of Tipping Point.
KPB Investments Fellowship
The KPB Investments Fellowship was established through the generosity of K.P. Balaraj (MBA 1997) in honor of his 20th Reunion. In recognition of the School’s commitment to internationalization and inclusion, and the specific challenges that women may face in their path toward success in the fields of finance, private equity, and venture capital, this fellowship is intended to encourage women to pursue MBA degrees at HBS, particularly those from India and South Asia. Balaraj is a cofounder and managing director of WestBridge Capital India Advisors Private Limited and serves as a member of the Harvard University South Asia Institute Advisory Board. He holds a BS in business management from Brigham Young University – Hawaii. Balaraj is a former top-ranked national tennis player and has represented India at the international level. He and his wife, Priya, have two children.
Lavine (MBA 1992) Family Fellowship
The Lavine Family Fellowship was established by Jeannie Bachelor Lavine and Jonathan S. Lavine (both MBA 1992) to support students who are the first in their family to graduate from college and, when possible, who are graduates of Harvard College. The Lavines are committed to leveling the educational playing field for students. Jeannie and Jonathan met at HBS, and after graduating, Jeannie worked at Boston Consulting Group and Jonathan began his career at McKinsey. He is now co-managing partner of Bain Capital and the chief investment officer of Bain Capital Credit. Jonathan serves as chair of the Board of Trustees of City Year, an organization focused on stemming high school dropout rates, and is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University. At HBS, the Lavines serve together as 25th Reunion co-chairs, as honorary chairs of The HBS Campaign, and as members of the Board of Dean’s Advisors.
Clint Lawrence (MBA 2007) Fellowship
This fellowship was established through the generosity of Clint Lawrence (MBA 2007) in honor of his 10th Reunion to support students with the greatest need. He is a portfolio manager at Fidelity Asset Management, where he specializes in investing in small-cap companies. Prior to HBS, Lawrence was a private equity associate at Fenway Partners and a management consultant at The Monitor Group. He received his undergraduate degrees in chemical engineering and economics, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Pennsylvania. Lawrence is the founding board chair of Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, a trustee of The Chestnut Hill School, a member of the board of overseers of Boston Children’s Hospital, and the treasurer of his church. He and his wife, Maria, have three children.
Yongqing Lin (MBA 2012) Fellowship
The Yongqing Lin Fellowship was established through the generosity of Yongqing Lin (MBA 2012) on the occasion of his 5th Reunion. Lin has been passionate about the pharmaceutical industry since his early career. Upon graduating from HBS, he joined the pharmaceuticals division of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, where he assumed a variety of responsibilities in multiple functions in the United States, China, and the company’s global headquarters in Switzerland. For the past two years he has been responsible for preparing the global launch of a breakthrough therapy that may transform the treatment of multiple sclerosis. While at HBS, Lin was a member of the Healthcare Club and the Asian Business Club.
N.C.T. Liu (MBA 1982) Family Fellowship
The N.C.T. Liu Family Fellowship was established by Norman C.T. (MBA 1982) and Jai Carole Liu in honor of Norman’s 35th Reunion. Their generosity will support students with an interest in infrastructure and real estate development, with a focus on those from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, or Latin America. Jai Carole, a native of South Korea who has worked in financial services, is actively involved with various Christian global missions. Norman is the former chairman of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). He previously served as president and CEO of GECAS, a division of GE, where he worked for more than 30 years. He is a 1979 graduate of Yale University.
Medway (MBA 1992) Family Math and Science Fellowship
The Medway Family Math and Science Fellowship was established through the generosity of Robert (MBA 1992) and Laura Medway in honor of Robert’s 25th Reunion. The fellowship will support students with a background in mathematics or science who graduated from a public university. Robert is the cofounder and managing partner of Royal Capital. He previously worked at Seneca Capital, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, and in investment and merchant banking at Wasserstein, Perella & Co.; Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette; and Salomon Brothers, Inc. He serves on the Literature, Science, and the Arts’ Dean’s advisory board of the University of Michigan, the Wall Street Strategic Council of UJA-Federation of New York, and the board of trustees of Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester. Laura is a former marketing executive who held positions at The Manischewitz Company, Pfizer Inc., Crawford Laboratories Inc., and Lettuce Entertain You. She serves on the board of the Chappaqua School Foundation.
Suhaila Meghani Fellowship
The Suhaila Meghani Fellowship was established by Sahar Meghani and Nabeel Bhanji (both MBA 2012) on the occasion of their 5th Reunion. The fellowship is named for the late Suhaila Meghani, who was instrumental in her sister Sahar’s decision to apply to HBS and who believed wholeheartedly in the limitless potential of women from the subcontinent. Sahar and Nabeel hope that through this fellowship, Suhaila’s positive influence and determined spirit will support and encourage women to pursue MBA degrees at the School, especially students from Pakistan or India. Sahar is the founder and CEO of Trunkaroo, an edtech startup. She began her career in investment banking and private equity at Greenhill and Insight Equity before transitioning into product and business development roles at leading startups. She grew up in Dubai, Pakistan, and the United States, and has a BA from Wellesley College. Nabeel is currently an associate portfolio manager at Elliott Advisors, where he focuses on special situations and activist investing. Prior to HBS, he was a private equity investor at Apax Partners and an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. He holds an MA in politics, philosophy, and economics (PPE) from Balliol College, Oxford.
Mehra (MBA 1986) Family HBS/SEAS Collaboration Fund
The Mehra Family HBS/SEAS Collaboration Fund was established by Karen Petersen Mehra and Sanjeev K. (MBA 1986) Mehra in support of Sanjeev’s 30th Reunion and President Drew Faust’s “One Harvard” initiative. Their generosity will support collaborative efforts with the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), including fellowships for students participating in the MS/MBA program. Karen holds a master’s from Columbia University and is currently focused on family and volunteer activities related to education and the environment. Her nonprofit work has included many years as a representative of the World YWCA to the United Nations NGO body. Sanjeev began his career at Goldman Sachs in the corporate finance division, subsequently becoming a managing director in the principal investment area and vice chairman of global private equity investing. During his career, Sanjeev has served on more than 25 boards. He currently serves on the board of ARAMARK Corporation, and on several non-profit boards, including Oakham School Foundation and Friends of The Doon School. Karen and Sanjeev met as classmates at Harvard College and have four sons.
Sarah and Ephraim (JD/MBA 2012) Mernick Fellowship
The Sarah and Ephraim Mernick Fellowship was established through the generosity of Sarah and Ephraim (JD/MBA 2012) Mernick on the occasion of Ephraim’s 5th Reunion. The fellowship will support students pursuing a joint degree with Harvard Law School (HLS). Ephraim is a partner at Audubon Trust, a private investment firm based in New York City. He credits his own experience at HBS and HLS with nurturing an appetite for curiosity and learning.
Denise M. O’Leary (MBA 1983) and Kent J. Thiry (MBA 1983) Fellowship
Denise M. O’Leary and Kent J. Thiry (both MBA 1983) established the Denise M. O’Leary and Kent J. Thiry Fellowship to support students who are veterans of the US Armed Forces or are from underrepresented groups. O’Leary works as a private investor and serves as a corporate director of American Airlines Group, Inc.; Calpine Corporation; and Medtronic, Inc. She previously was a general partner at Menlo Ventures and has also served on the boards of ALZA Corporation; America West Airlines Group, Inc.; Chiron Corporation; Del Monte Foods Company; and US Airways Group, Inc. Thiry is chairman and CEO of DaVita, Inc., which manages medical groups and operates dialysis centers. He was previously a partner at Bain and CEO of Vivra, and served as a director of Oxford Health Plans LLC. At HBS, O’Leary and Thiry serve as members of The HBS Campaign Committee and the Board of Dean’s Advisors.
Blanca G. and Reynaldo (MBA 1995) Reza Fellowship
Blanca and Reynaldo (MBA 1995) Reza generously established the Blanca G. and Reynaldo Reza Fellowship in honor of Reynaldo’s 25th Reunion. It is the Rezas’ hope that it will support students from lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Reynaldo is a SVP at Fayez Sarofim & Co., a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, and a portfolio manager for a variety of institutional and high-net-worth clients. He serves as the sector leader for the industrials and materials industry and is responsible for research of the transportation industry. He received a BS in aerospace engineering from the United States Military Academy. Prior to joining Fayez Sarofim & Co., he was employed at Pfizer, Inc.; Mobil Chemical; and was a captain in the US Army. Reynaldo serves on the Board of Visitors for the MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Guelmana Rochelin (MBA 2007) Fellowship
The Guelmana Rochelin Fellowship was established through the generosity of Guelmana Rochelin (MBA 2007) in honor of her 10th Reunion. Rochelin has an abiding commitment to encourage and support women in business and this fellowship will help enable women and international students to attend HBS. Rochelin is the cofounder and chairperson of Affinity HealthCare Solutions, a home care agency based in the Philadelphia area. She serves as CEO and cofounder of Mana S.A., an organization established to invest in Haiti’s agribusiness sector. Rochelin has worked in various capacities in the financial services industry, including investment banking at Goldman Sachs and strategy and operations at the Vanguard Group. She resides in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she was born.
Julian Rogers Memorial Fellowship
The Julian Rogers Memorial Fellowship was established through the generosity of Mindy and Jesse T. (MBA 1984) Rogers. Jesse is cofounder and managing director of Altamont Capital Partners, a San Francisco–based private equity firm. The fellowship also honors Jesse’s father, Julian Alan Rogers, and will support students experiencing hardship before or during their time at HBS. Julian’s early years were significantly affected by the loss of his father in 1918 when Julian was four. Although Julian was unable to complete his studies at Vanderbilt University due to a lack of funds in the wake of the Great Depression, his passion for learning never wavered. He studied chemical engineering on his own and parlayed this knowledge into work at Hercules Powder Company, Mississippi Chemical Corporation, Grace Chemical Company, and eventually Best Fertilizers, where he was part of the founding team. Julian continued to experience admirable professional successes after the sale of Best when he became a self-taught financial investor. Better than most, Julian understood the life-changing value of higher education and impressed this belief on his children and grandchildren. He took great pride in having both of his sons graduate from HBS (Jesse’s brother, Alan V. Rogers, is Class of 1972). At HBS, Jesse serves as regional chair of The HBS Campaign and Class of 1984 Reunion co-chair; he and Mindy also are members of the Board of Dean’s Advisors.
Andrej Rusakov (MBA 2012) Fellowship
The Andrej Rusakov Fellowship was established through the generosity of Andrej Rusakov (MBA 2012) on the occasion of his 5th Reunion to sustain the School’s need-blind admissions policy. Rusakov is the cofounding partner and seed investor in Data Capital Management. He is passionate about investing, the onset of the “Data Economy,” and effectively motivating teams to consistently exceed expectations and have fun while doing so. Rusakov also founded Open Capital, a global holding and investment company with assets and portfolio companies in the United States, Europe, and Russia. He started his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions team of Morgan Stanley in London and also worked for Apax Partners. He holds an MSc in mathematics from Moscow State University. Rusakov is a serial entrepreneur, having launched multiple businesses utilizing his team-building, leadership, and investing expertise.
Vimal (MBA 2002) and Punyashree Shah Fellowship
The Vimal and Punyashree Shah Fellowship was established by Vimal Shah (MBA 2002) in honor of his 15th Reunion. In recognition of the evolving collaborations between HBS and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, this fellowship will support students enrolled in the MS/MBA joint degree program. Shah is a partner at Tricadia Capital and previously was a principal at Marathon Asset Management. Prior to enrolling at HBS, he was a director in the investment banking division at Bank One Capital Markets, a vice president at Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co., and an analyst at Ernst & Young. He is a graduate of Rhodes College.
Sharma (MBA 2012) Family Fellowship
The Sharma Family Fellowship was established through the generosity of Lindsay (MBA 2012) and Anurag Sharma on the occasion of Lindsay’s 5th Reunion. Lindsay is an investor at Industry Ventures, where she makes venture equity investments and secondary investments in startup companies and venture funds. She graduated with honors from Indiana University Bloomington with a BA in business administration. Anurag is a partner at William Blair, where he is head of West Coast investment banking. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with MA and MB BChir degrees.
Simmons (MBA 2007) Family Fellowship
James P. Simmons III (MBA 2007) established the Simmons Family Fellowship to support students who are residents or citizens of countries outside of the United States. Simmons is a founding partner at Mazovia Capital, an investment group focused on corporate and real estate private equity opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Previously he worked at TPG Capital, Goldman Sachs, and Summa Group. Simmons earned a BSE from Princeton University.
South Asia Fellowship
The South Asia Fellowship was established by Vikram S. Gandhi (MBA 1989) in honor of his 25th Reunion to support students from India. Gandhi is a senior lecturer in the General Management unit at HBS and the founder of Asha Impact, an impact investing platform. He is a senior advisor to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Greenhill & Co. Inc. He served as vice chairman of Investment Banking and global head of the Financial Institutions Business for Credit Suisse in New York and Hong Kong. Gandhi is a board member and chairman of the Asian Regional Committee of Grameen Foundation, a board member of Janalakshmi Financial Services, and a member of the Investment Committee at Gawa Capital. He is a founding member of Harvard University’s South Asia Initiative and a founder of Ashoka University, the first liberal arts college established in India. Additionally, Gandhi has worked with the National Innovation Council to set up the India Inclusive Innovation Fund. He is a member of the Standing Council of Experts under the Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
Charles B. Thornton Jr. (MBA 1966) and Bradford M. Freeman (MBA 1966) Fellowship
Bradford M. “Brad” Freeman (MBA 1966) and Charles B. “Chuck” Thornton (MBA 1966) established this fellowship in honor of their 50th Reunion to support graduates of Stanford University. Thornton grew up in Los Angeles and earned a BA in engineering from Stanford University in 1964 before coming to HBS. After military service, he was employed by Cessna Aircraft Company, now part of Textron, as director of finance. Returning to California in 1972, he took over his family’s cattle, farming, and mining operations and later founded Thornton Aircraft Company. Freeman cofounded the private equity firm Freeman Spogli & Co., in Los Angeles in 1983. Previously, he was a managing director of the Los Angeles Corporate Finance Department of Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. and a member of its Board of Directors. He grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, and earned his BA at Stanford in 1964.
Katie Peek Tochilin (MBA 2013) and Conor Tochilin (MBA 2012) Fellowship
The Katie Peek Tochilin and Conor Tochilin Fellowship was established through the generosity of Katie (MBA 2013) and Conor (MBA 2012) Tochilin on the occasion of their 5th Reunions. Katie is a writer currently at work on a novel; her work has appeared on the Bravo comedy Odd Mom Out. She previously worked for MediaLink, a consulting firm focused on the intersection of media and technology, and spent five years in various roles with WPP. Katie has a BA in English and creative writing from Princeton University and is a New York City native. Conor is an investor at Centerbridge Partners. Previously, he was an associate at TPG-Axon Capital Management in New York and London and a business analyst in McKinsey’s Corporate Finance Practice in New York. Conor received an AB from Harvard College and a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.
Anita Venkiteswaran (MBA 2012) Fellowship
On the occasion of her 5th Reunion, Anita Venkiteswaran (MBA 2012) generously established the Anita Venkiteswaran Fellowship to support students from South Asia. In her role as principal at Focus Financial Partners, Venkiteswaran invests in wealth management firms and helps them grow. She also has experience at Audax Private Equity in Boston, McKinsey & Company in India, and CI Capital Partners in New York. Venkiteswaran grew up in Calcutta, India, and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, with a degree in biotechnology and biochemical engineering. HBS enabled her to broaden her horizons, both professionally and personally, and she hopes that this fellowship will help create opportunities for talented international students.
Rob (MBA 1986) and Terry Wadsworth Fellowship
The Rob and Terry Wadsworth Fellowship was established through the generosity of Robert M. “Rob” Wadsworth (MBA 1986) and Theresa T. “Terry” Wadsworth in honor of Rob’s 30th Reunion. It will support graduates of a selection of colleges and universities in Virginia. Rob is a managing director and founder of HarbourVest, where he focuses on direct co-investments globally and has served on the firm’s Executive Management and Global Investment Committees. Prior to HBS, Rob worked at Booz, Allen & Hamilton, specializing in operations strategy and manufacturing productivity. He received a BS in systems engineering and computer science from the University of Virginia. Terry is a graduate of James Madison University. The couple were married two years before Rob matriculated at HBS. Terry supported his graduate pursuits as a professional at Arthur Andersen Consulting (later renamed Accenture) before devoting her attention full-time to the couple’s four children.
Charles C. Zhang and Lynn L. Chen-Zhang Fellowship
This fellowship was established by Charles C. Zhang and Lynn L. Chen-Zhang to support students enrolled in the joint HBS and Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences MS/MBA program. The Zhangs are the owners of Zhang Financial, one of the nation’s top-ranked, fee-only independent wealth advisory firms. Known for their commitment to philanthropy, the couple support many educational institutions and charities in addition to Harvard University, such as Western Michigan University, Northwestern University, Columbia University, Family and Children Services, Ministry with Community, SPCA, and the Humane Society. They are steering committee members for Columbia College and Columbia University, as well as members of Harvard University’s Committee on University Resources.