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John Nell

  • With 20+ years of  business and technology experience,  John spent the last 10 years focusing on SaaS Platforms and big data, most recently for TIAA-CREF. 

  • 10+ years of consulting experience with Mercer Management (now Oliver Wyman) and Helios.

  • MBA from Harvard, MS from Cornell, and BS degree from Polytechnic University.

  • Currently runs Signature Associates, a small business focused on software and database management companies

Bige Doruk

  • 20+ years experience in strategy, business development, and engineering at Fortune 500 companies like McKinsey and Solvay; Principal at McKinsey; MS from Texas A&M and MBA from Harvard.

  • Founded Gaia Power Technologies, a CleanTech company, in 2002. Raised more than $15 million in funding before exiting in 2009.

  • Current CEO and Founder of Bright Kids NYC, a tutoring company who has been featured nationally in CNN and ABC NightLine as well in leading papers like the NY Times

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