Officers and members of CVC's Global Board volunteer their time for two years. They organize and execute monthly events; provide on-demand assistance to members and chapter leads around the world; and liaise and develop partnerships with regional alumni clubs. They're the "glue" that keeps our community up and running.
GLOBAL BOARD 2016-2018
Kevin W. Tung — Global President
Kevin W. Tung is a Partner at Interplay Ventures. Before joining Interplay Ventures, he co-founded Image Space Media, an In-Image advertising platform that was acquired successfully by Vibrant Media in 2012. Prior to Image Space Media, Kevin co-founded Warsh Tung Partners and together with art investors they created two private equity funds to invest in art as an asset class. The funds took advantage of an arbitrage opportunity between Chinese contemporary art prices and Western contemporary art prices. In addition, Kevin is an active angel investor.. He has investments in A Bit Luck (sold to Zynga), Coursehorse, Keaton Row, Healthcare.com, and Jackpocket. Kevin honed his business acumen as an investment banker at Banc of America Securities and Robertson Stephens. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Columbia University.
Ryan MacCarrigan — West Coast President
Ryan MacCarrigan is a San Francisco-based product designer, Lean Startup coach, and college instructor with senior leadership experience at technology startups in New York City and San Francisco. Prior to founding his consulting practice LeanStudio, he was the head of marketing at Advsor and Lean Startup Machine. He is also the Co-founder of Dialogue for Life, a nonprofit investigative journalism startup. Ryan has been a featured speaker at Singularity University and numerous other conferences. He was the recipient of Xero’s "Marketing Innovation Award" in 2013. He graduated with a dual B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Columbia University (CC'08) where he served as a Senior Editor for two literary magazines: Quarto and The Columbia Review.
Dawn Quaker — East Coast President
Dawn Quaker is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder of The StepUp Project, AUKERA Ventures, a workforce learning program for underrepresented youth. She formerly worked in investment management, where she was responsible for cross-functional project management, business development, and talent initiatives. Quaker has spoken and mentored at Harvard University, Columbia University, Rent the Runway’s ProjectEntrepreneur, and Singularity University. A 2015 graduate of the School of General Studies, she also sits on the Gender Equity Subcommittee of the NYC-Department of Education.
Amanda Gutterman — Communications Chair
Amanda Gutterman is Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Slant, a digital news startup. In 2016, Forbes Magazine included her in their top '30 Under 30' in Media. Before Slant, Amanda was Special Projects Editor at The Huffington Post and also worked at The New Yorker. She grew up in Washington, D.C. and is a graduate of Columbia University with a BA, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in English Literature. In addition to her publications, her work has been cited by Business Insider, Tech Crunch, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, and POLITICO, among others. She currently lives in New York City.
Keeth Smart — University Liaison Chair
Keeth Smart is a Co-founder and COO of Physiclo, a fitness technology company that creates functional fitness wear with built-in resistance designed to burn calories quicker. Prior to launching Physiclo, Keeth served in a variety of finance, business development and strategic roles at Verizon, Google and Bank of America. Additionally, Keeth is an Olympic Silver Medalist (2008) and a three-time member of the U.S. Olympic Fencing team (2000, 2004, 2008). Keeth has an MBA from Columbia University and a BS from St. John’s University.
Michael Kraslow — Student Liaison Chair
Michael Kraslow is a recently admitted class of 2018 MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Michael currently works at Lightyear Capital, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in financial services companies, where he focuses on trends and business drivers across Lightyear’s portfolio and enhancing portfolio company value and driving growth. In addition to working at Lightyear, in 2015, Michael formed a small angel syndicate to invest in NY area startups. Earlier in his career, Michael was a Portfolio Analyst at BlackRock. He holds a B.B.A. in Strategy and Finance from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.