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NEETU PURANIKMATH [Kellogg College]
CHARLIE CHEESMAN [St. Edmund Hall 2016]
Received his BA in Economics and Management from St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford. He started his career at HSBC in New York, working as a Project Manager for their FX Everywhere program, before joining Equiteq, a boutique investment bank focused on the Consulting and Software sectors. He is now Vice President at the Oxford Angel Fund, focusing on investment strategy and fundraising, alongside his role as a strategy consultant with EY-Parthenon.
Received his MSc in Evidence-based Medicine from Oxford. Before Oxford, Nnamdi worked for Amgen, Biogen, Sanofi-Genzyme and Shire Human Genetic Therapies in a number of bioengineering and regulatory capacities. Currently, he is the Vice President of Quality, Compliance & Data Governance at RRD International, responsible for the conduct of clinical trials, pharmaceutical manufacturing and data governance. Prior to RRD, Nnamdi was the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Operations at Altimmune, Head of Regulatory Portfolio Management for Vaccines and Anti-infectives at US DoD and led technical programs for vaccine development at PATH. Nnamdi has also completed an MSc in Regulatory Affairs for Pharmaceuticals, Biologics and Medical Devices at Northeastern University and a Master of Healthcare Delivery Science from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He is a faculty member at George Mason University teaching courses in bioengineering. He resides in The District of Columbia.
NEIL WOLFF [Lincoln & Tempelton 1979]
Received an M.Phil in Management Studies through Templeton College, then after working for the Hambrecht & Quist investment bank in San Francisco, attended UCLA Law School. For 21 years Neil was a corporate and securities lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, representing startups, public companies, VCs and investment banks, and established an exchange program with a major Tokyo law firm. Since 2006 he has been Managing Director and General Counsel of VantagePoint Capital Partners, a multi-stage, multi-industry, global venture fund manager. During his 14 years at VantagePoint Neil has been part of the senior team managing eight venture funds capitalized at $100 million to $1.6 billion. In his career he has counseled hundreds of venture-backed startups, completed hundreds of IPOs and M&A transactions all over the world, and has closed well over a thousand venture capital financings.
AUSTIN HWANG [Kellogg College 2011]
Received his MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford. Before Oxford, Austin worked for 3 years in stem cell research in Singapore, after receiving a BEng in Biochemical Engineering from University College London (UCL). Currently, he is the Co-founder & COO at LearningPal, a B2B AI startup for document processing. Prior to LearningPal, Austin was the Director of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships at MoBagel, an AutoML startup backed by 500 Startups and he helped the company to get accepted into top accelerator programs including Berkeley SkyDeck, Plug and Play Supply Chain, and Plug and Play Japan Insurtech. Austin also has provided intellectual property consulting to biomedical companies and 2+ years in a client-facing product management role for a sensor product. Additionally, Austin studied 2 years in the Joint Bioengineering PhD program at UC Berkeley and UCSF.
DELCHO IVANOV [Oriel College]
Received an Executive MBA from Oriel College and Said Business School. He brings over 12 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry, ranging from financial planning and analysis, to capital markets, to finance transformation and change management. He has worked for global leaders such as MetLife, AIG, and E&Y. He has a long history of advising and mentoring startups. Most recently, he has been advising Brand IQ Group (international programmatic advertising agency), Modern Synthesis (materials company), and Ample.Earth (sustainability fintech). He is a Certified Public Accountant (PA), Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Treasury Professional, and a Fellow of the Life Office Management Association.
CHRISTINE S. LI-AUYEUNG [Kellogg College, 2012]
Received her Executive MBA from Saïd Business School. Christine is currently an independent COO, FinTech and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion advisor, and an executive board member of the Oxford Entrepreneurs Network. She is also a mentor for 500 Startups and a guest lecturer for the Entrepreneurship and New Venture Formation course at UCLA. She was COO of Elevoro, where she directed daily global operations for a startup management consultancy focused on FinTech innovations. Previously, Christine was senior vice president of strategic initiatives and product management at StoneCastle Partners, LLC, a New York-based fintech firm specializing in the community banking sector. She was an early employee who developed a proprietary cash deposit product and delivered multi-billion-dollar revenue growth by targeting key market segments. Christine also holds an MS in Financial Statement Analysis and Securities Valuation, and dual BBAs in Accounting and Computer Information Systems from Zicklin School of Business, CUNY Baruch College. Additionally, she completed a certificate at VC University – a joint venture of Startup@Berkeley Law, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and Venture Forward.
CAMERON TURNER [Christ Church 2004]
Received his MBA from Saïd Business School, where he launched, ClickStream Technologies, which Microsoft acquired in 2009. Before Oxford, Cameron worked for several years in research and software development, after a degree in Architecture/Engineering from Dartmouth College (including a transfer term at St. Anne’s, 1995). Cameron completed an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University and serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX, Stanford’s accelerator, and The Stanford Venture Studio, advising on the full range of start-up topics. As co-founding partner of The Data Guild, Cameron has developed and deployed industrial machine learning systems for several Fortune 100 companies. He volunteers internationally with Habitat for Humanity and serves on the advisory board for Worldreader.org. In younger days, he pulled oars for St. Anne’s, Christ Church and Dartmouth, though he is now content biking around Palo Alto with his kids. Cameron currently serves as VP of Data Science for Kin+Carta, a London-based global consultancy, and registered B-corp.
MAX BONJEAN [Magdalen 2001]
Private Equity Partner. Ex-McKinsey consultant and former Wall Street professional. Led dozens of M&A transactions. Private company board member with IPO experience. Expert in valuation and corporate strategy.
PAULA SKOKOWSKI [St. Edmund Hall 1980]
Received her B.A. in Engineering Science from Oxford and went on to complete an M.S. in Robotics and Control at U.C. Berkeley. Paula has spent her career at the very forefront of technology, building companies from zero to late stage growth in Robotics, IoT, Mobile and Cybersecurity. Paula has been an early employee and marketing leader at five VC-backed startups, two of which IPO-ed and the remaining three achieving more than $500M valuations, one recently acquired for $1B. She began her career programming robots at Adept Technology, pioneered one of the first IoT Interoperability standards at Echelon, and at General Magic Paula led the voice team that developed OnStar. Most recently Paula is CMO at Incognia, and formerly has led marketing at Yubico, Shape Security and Accellion. Paula has deep functional leadership experience in global go-to-market strategy, brand development, and marketing and sales enablement.
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