Collier Searle, Co-President

Collier Searle, Co-President

Collier currently works as an Associate at Apax Partners in New York, focusing on investments in the Tech & Telco sector. Prior to Apax, Collier worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Leveraged Finance Group in New York and London.  

She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Middlebury College as a Feb, class of 2015. In her spare time she loves being outdoors and experimental baking.

Diana Ding, Co-President

Diana Ding, Co-President

Diana currently works as a Senior Associate at Apax Partners in New York, where she focuses on investments in Digital Services. Prior to joining Apax, she worked as an Investment Banking analyst in Morgan Stanley's Global Power and Utilities Group. She graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a B.A. in Financial Economics and concentration in Psychology.

Diana hails from the Bay Area and enjoys running and farmers markets.

Myrel Iturrey, Vice President

Myrel Iturrey, Vice President

Myrel is a Senior Associate at Insight Partners where she focuses on investments in high-growth and mature technology businesses. Prior to joining Insight, she was an Investment Banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Global Services group. Myrel graduated Magna cum Laude from Dartmouth College in 2015.


Myrel is actively involved in various non-profit initiatives related to her family's native Cuba, including serving as a Young Professional member of the Cuba Study Group. In her spare time, Myrel enjoys running along the West Side Highway and browsing New York City restaurant blogs for her next reservation.

Paige (Gonye) Thacher, Founder

Paige (Gonye) Thacher, Founder

Paige is an Associate at 3L Capital in the New York office where she invests in consumer internet, ecommerce and enterprise software. Prior to 3L, Paige worked at General Atlantic in the New York office where she focused on investments in financial technology. She began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Global Industrials Group after graduating from Stanford University in 2014.

Paige is passionate about building communities, and she enjoys spending time with Synergist Network, Acumen Fund Junior Council, and Stanford alumni. In her spare time, she loves NYC fitness classes and experimenting with healthy food recipes and restaurants.

Melissa Fulenwider

Melissa Fulenwider

A New Yorker by birth and at heart, Melissa currently works at Permira Advisers, with a primary focus on investments in the Consumer sector. Prior to joining Permira in July 2019, she worked as an investment banking analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse. Melissa graduated with Honors from Princeton University in 2017 with a B.A. in Politics and a Certificate in American Studies. During her time at Princeton, she also competed for the Varsity Swimming Team and was a finalist at the Ivy League Championships.

In her spare time, Melissa loves to stay active by running and practicing yoga, scoping out the NYC restaurant scene with friends, and spending time with her family and black lab in Rye, NY.

Cat Gorman

Cat Gorman

Cat currently works as a Private Equity Associate at Quad Partners in New York City. Prior to joining Quad, she worked as an Investment Banking analyst in the Diversified Industries group at J.P. Morgan. Cat graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics. During her time at HWS she was captain of the women’s varsity lacrosse team and spent a semester in Hong Kong as an exchange student.

Tanvi Gupta

Tanvi Gupta

Tanvi is at EQT Partners, focused on investments in the infrastructure space. Beginning Fall 2019, she will be supporting EQT Infrastructure's expansion into the UK. Tanvi began her career as an Investment Banking Analyst in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's M&A team after graduating from Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics-Mathematics in 2014.

Tanvi is closely involved with the American India Foundation, an organization dedicated to catalyzing social and economic change in India, and Fairy Godsister, a non-profit dedicated to mentoring young women towards leadership. In her spare time, she loves going on road trips, biking, and exploring restaurants.

Jennifer Hwang

Jennifer Hwang

Jennifer currently works as an Associate at General Atlantic. Prior to joining GA, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Perella Weinberg Partners in the Consumer & Retail Group. She graduated cum laude from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley in 2016. 

Jennifer is actively involved as a Program Director for Minds Matter, a non-profit organization which prepares low-income high school students for college success. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, running, and learning new board games with friends.

Hana Khosla

Hana Khosla

Hana is on the investment team at Activant Capital, a growth equity firm investing in commerce infrastructure technology. Prior to joining Activant, Hana worked as an Analyst in the Private Equity Group at Goldman Sachs. She graduated from the University of Chicago in 2016 with a B.A. in Economics, with a focus on Healthcare Economics. In her spare time, Hana enjoys running, skiing, and is a certified trainer of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Megan Kingsley

Megan Kingsley

Megan currently works as an Associate at New Mountain Capital. Prior to joining New Mountain, she was an Investment Banking analyst at Credit Suisse in the Financial Sponsors Group. Megan received her B.S. in Commerce with concentrations in Accounting in Finance at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2016.

 In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying new restaurants, and traveling.

Caroline Kjorlien

Caroline Kjorlien

Caroline is currently an Investment Banking Analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Healthcare Group. She graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service and a minor in Chinese, and she also spent a semester studying at the Middlebury School in Kunming, China. In her free time, Caroline enjoys keeping up her squash, cooking, and taking advantage of the New York food scene.

Tess Munsie

Tess Munsie

Tess Munsie works as a private equity associate at General Atlantic focusing on investments in Fintech. Prior to joining GA in 2018, she worked as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Tech, Media and Telecom group. She graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in 2016 with a B.Sc. in Media Communications and a minor in Applied Economics.

Diana Pinello

 Diana Pinello

Diana currently works as an Associate at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in New York. Prior to joining CD&R, she worked as an Investment Banking analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Morgan Stanley. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with a B.S. in Business Administration.

In her free time, Diana enjoys contemporary art and exploring museums and galleries.

Samantha Schiff

Samantha Schiff

Sam currently works as an Associate at Sycamore Partners. Prior to joining Sycamore, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in Morgan Stanley's Global Power & Utilities Group.

Sam graduated with honors from Dartmouth College in 2015, where she played four years of varsity lacrosse. Sam also serves on the Junior Board of America SCORES, a non-profit which provides after school programming to under-served NYC schools, and she is actively involved in several financial literacy initiatives. In her spare time, Sam enjoys running in Central Park and spending time with family and friends.

Sterling Sipp

Sterling Sipp

Sterling currently works as an Associate at Hellman & Friedman in New York. Prior to H&F, she was an Investment Banking analyst in J.P. Morgan’s Consumer and Retail Group in New York. Sterling graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2016 with an A.B. in History and a Certificate in Finance. 

In her spare time, Sterling enjoys spending time with family and friends, NYC fitness classes, and traveling.

Emily Speyer

Emily Speyer

Emily currently works as an associate at The Carlyle Group as a part of Carlyle Power Partners. Emily was previously an Investment Banking analyst in Barclays’ Global Natural Resources Group. Emily graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a major in Computer Science.

A New York City native, Emily enjoys spending her spare time biking, sailing and spending time with family and friends.

Brigitte Tondreau

Brigitte Tondreau

Brigitte currently works as an Associate at Oak HC/FT where she focuses on early and growth stage venture investments in FinTech. Prior to joining Oak HC/FT, Brigitte was a Consultant in Accenture's Strategy Practice in the Mergers and Acquisitions group. Brigitte graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2014 where she was an Echols Scholar.

In her spare time, Brigitte enjoys trying new running routes in NYC and tracking down her next read at the local bookstore.