Danny Gold, Co-president
Prior to attending the GSB, Danny worked in the Consumer and Retail industry as an investment banker in New York with J.P. Morgan and as an investor in Boston with TA Associates. He has worked with a range of Consumer and Retail companies including SkinnyPop, PetSmart, MAV Beauty Brands, PetPeople, Tyrrells, D.E. Master Blenders, Mondelez and SPLENDA®. Danny grew up in Boston and graduated from Amherst College where he double majored in Math and Economics. Last summer he interned with a newly-launched Beverage brand in Los Angeles.
Nicole Lee, Co-President
Prior to attending the GSB, Nicole worked in management consulting and in tech strategy & operations. She has always been interested in consumer and retail space and worked at Curology as a GM for the anti-aging segment and FIGS as a PM over the summer. Nicole was born in Seoul, Korea, and graduated from University of California, Berkeley where she studied Business at the Haas School of Business.
Kevin Durkin, CFO/COO
Kevin worked at Nike before enrolling at GSB. He began in Corporate Strategy and Development and later supported Nike’s President of Retail and Chief Digital Officer in global strategy & implementation for the stores and e-commerce business. Kevin started his career as a Consultant for Deloitte, focused on both pre-IPO and Fortune 50 retail clients. He grew up outside Seattle and attended the Univ. of Washington, studying business as an undergrad and receiving a Master's in Public Accounting. Last summer he interned at Haus Laboratories in Los Angeles.
Karen Sun, VP of Communications
Karen has spent her career in fashion & luxury. Most recently before the GSB, she was a Consultant in the Boston Consulting Group’s fashion practice, where she advised clients on a range of topics including transformation strategy, advanced analytics, digital capabilities and operations. She also has prior experience in Burberry USA’s strategy group. Karen grew up in Atlanta and earned her Bachelor’s at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied finance. Last summer she interned at Il Makiage, a luxury DTC beauty startup based in Soho, NYC.
Carlos Schechtmann, VP of Events
Prior to attending the GSB, Carlos worked at The Carlyle Group focusing on U.S. buyout opportunities in the consumer and retail sectors as well as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, also focused on the consumer and retail sectors. Carlos grew up in Florida and graduated from New York University, where he majored in Economics and minored in Public Health and Policy. Last summer he interned at SB Projects and Monogram Capital.
Becca O’leary, VP of Treks (International)
Before GSB, Becca worked in retail as a Buyer in Philadelphia at Urban Outfitters and Saks Off Fifth and managed the P+Ls of everything from hats to dresses to swimwear. Becca grew up in Irvine, California and graduated from Smith College where she majored in English Literature. Last summer she interned at BCG's Retail + Consumer Office.
Maxine Lim, VP of Treks (International)
Prior to GSB, Maxine was a tech entrepreneur and Product Manager. After graduating with a B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford, she spent 3 years co-founded a machine learning startup backed by a16z and NEA. She was most recently a Product Manager at the enterprise tech company Rubrik. Last summer she interned at Stadium Goods (FTCH) a sneaker consignment company based in New York.
Emily Levy, VP of treks (Domestic)
Prior to attending the GSB, Emily worked on the digital strategy team at Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG), where she supported owned properties and represented talent in fashion and beauty. Emily grew up in New York and received a B.A. in Classics from Princeton. This summer she interned at Nike, focusing on digital partnerships strategy within the Nike Direct team.