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. This summer he will be interning 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
Prior to attending the GSB, Kevin worked at Nike. He began in Corporate Strategy and Development as later in the Direct to Consumer division, focusing on implementing strategy for the global 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 University of Washington, studying business as an undergrad and receiving a Master's in Public Accounting. This summer he will be interning for a to-be-launched startup in the beauty space.
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. This summer she will be interning 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. This summer he will be interning at SB Projects and Monogram Capital.
Becca O’leary, VP of Treks
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. This summer she will be interning at BCG's Retail + Consumer Office.