Senior Advisors

Caren DeWitt Merrick


Seasoned entrepreneur, corporate Board of Director's member of several technology and IT service companies, including The Gladstone Companies. Co-Founder, EVP of webMethods Inc., top preforming IPO. Nationally recognized author featured in Forbes, Inc., U.S. News & World Report, Business Insider, Entrepreneur and Success. 

Rebecca Shambaugh


Acclaimed speaker and author. 30 years' experience in global leadership development, multinational diversity and gender equality programs. Founder of Women in Leadership and Learning for 100,000+ female talent leaders at premier organizations. Featured on ABC, TedTalks, Fox News, New York Times, Huffington Post, Time, Fortune.  

Gay Truscott


Investment and Wealth Management professional at Edgemoor Investment Advisors with a key focus on Women and Wealth. Trustee of the National Cathedral School for Girls. Board member of the Estate Planning Council of Montgomery County, MD. President's Council of Cornell Women at Cornell University. Prior professional experience includes principal roles at Allied Capital Corporation and Chase Bank.

Marijke Jurgens Dupree


Board of Directors member International Center for Research on Women, Capital Partners for Education, Washington Home and Community Hospice. Board of Advisors Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Leadership experience across a wide spectrum of technology and telecom. Iridium LLC, Intercon, Comsat. 

Joseph Grano


Joe Grano is currently Chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC, a company that advises private and public companies. Former Chairman of UBS Financial Services Inc., UBS PaineWebber. Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of NASD and a member of the NASD's Executive Committee.

Pamela Pecs Cytron


Founder and CEO Pendo Systems, leading technology platform for global financial institutions. Experience developing, marketing, supporting enterprise solutions to global banks, insurance companies, asset management firms. Expertise in long term solutions, AI machine learning platforms.

Kathy Dodd O'Brien


Experienced executive leveraged finance, capital markets, international banking. Former Deputy Head of SLS for mutual funds, hedge funds, private equity at Credit Suisse First Boston. Founding Partner financial services recruiting firm for global investment banking, fixed income, private equity, hedge funds. Ironbridge Global, Bluestar Partners.

Lana Krauter


Senior Executive with experience in successfully leading business transformation teams for large omnichannel department and specialty retail chains. An innovator and visionary with significant brand positioning experience. C suite leader of high impact exceptional teams delivering expanded revenue, profit and market share.  Currently serving on Exenta Inc. and Charming Charlie Board of Directors. 

Steve Hayes


Executive Chairman DHR International, management recruiting firm with 50 global offices. Key focus: Board, CEO and team development. Executive Coaching, Onboarding, Private Equity Diligence for influential boards in wide spectrum of industries. Deep domain knowledge of Board architecture, senior committees.

Rhonda Donahoe


CFO of HNW family office with private equity investment interests in over 45 entities. Early stage venture to middle market $50+ million with broad investment mandate. Experience in domestic and international operating businesses and real estate. Liquidity diversification strategies, fund management, M&A, integration. KPMG, American Express. 

Christine Amorosi


Senior executive experienced in advanced health and patient care, quality centered solutions. Transformative health systems for operational and quality improvement, measureable impact. Founder and CEO President Health Quality Solutions. Ernst & Young Health Care Management consultant, George Mason University Adjunct Professor.