Sarika Ramakrishnan, President

Sarika Ramakrishnan, President

Sarika currently works as a Private Equity Associate at Genstar Capital in San Francisco. Prior to joining Genstar, Sarika worked as an Investment Banking analyst in Bank of America Merrill Lynch's Leveraged Finance Group in New York.

She received a B.S. in Industrial Engineering Operations Research from Columbia in 2015. In her free time, Sarika enjoys trying new restaurants, Barrys Bootcamp, and is actively involved in various non-profit initiatives and boards serving underprivileged children.

Karolina Povedych, VP Organization

Karolina Povedych, VP Organization

Karolina currently works as an Associate at FTV Capital, where she sources, evaluates, and executes growth equity investments in enterprise technology and services companies. Prior to joining FTV, Karolina was an Investment Banking Analyst in Lazard's Technology Group in San Francisco and Deutsche Bank's Industrials Group in New York.

Karolina graduated from Duke University with BA in Political Science and Psychology in 2014. In her spare time, Karolina volunteers with Minds Matter and enjoys discovering new restaurants, hiking, and traveling.

Olivia Sayvetz, VP Strategy

Olivia Sayvetz, VP Strategy

Olivia currently works as an Associate at Golden Gate Capital where she focuses on businesses in the software and businesses services industries. Prior to joining GGC, she was an Investment Banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in the Chicago office, where she focused on M&A in the Industrials and TMT groups. Olivia graduated Summa cum Laude from Princeton University in 2015, with a degree in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School, and is originally from Seattle, Washington.

As a former collegiate coxswain, Olivia is actively involved in the Princeton University Rowing Association (PURA), where she serves as a Young Alumni Trustee on the Board. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, trail running and getting out on the water, preferably on a sail boat.

Juliana Gomez, Treasurer

Juliana Gomez, Treasurer

Juliana currently works as a Private Equity Associate at Golden Gate Capital in San Francisco. Prior to joining Golden Gate, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Media & Communications group at Morgan Stanley. She graduated from Rice University in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science. Juliana is originally from Colombia and enjoys running, tapas, and small live music shows.

Emily Calkins, Marketing Chair

Emily Calkins, Marketing Chair

Emily currently works as an Associate at Mainsail Partners in San Francisco, where she focuses on investments into bootstrapped, high-growth, vertical SaaS businesses. Prior to joining Mainsail, Emily was an Investment Banking analyst at Credit Suisse in New York and executed a number of pre-IPO equity capital raises in the B2B and B2C software sector. Emily graduated with Honors Distinction from Williams College, where she earned a B.A. in both English and Political Science, minoring in Leadership Studies. While at Williams, Emily served as a President of her graduating class.

Emily spends as much of her free time as possible exploring the U.S. National Parks; having camped out in 25 of them so far, she’s making progress on her goal of visiting each one in the contiguous United States by 2020.

Jio Park, Networking Chair

Jio Park, Networking Chair

Jio is a Private Equity Associate at Thoma Bravo in San Francisco, where she focuses on investments in the Technology sector.  Prior to joining Thoma Bravo, she worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsors group at UBS in New York.

Jio graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a B.A. in Economics.  In her spare time, Jio enjoys exploring new restaurants, attending music events, and mentoring high school students.

Sarena Ahmad

Sarena Ahmad

Sarena is currently a member of Cisco Investments, Cisco’s Corporate Venture Capital arm, where she focuses on the data center and storage space. Previously, she was an investment banking analyst in Deutsche Bank’s Industrials Group in New York. Sarena holds a B.A. from Wellesley College. 

Fei Chen

Fei Chen

Fei currently works as a Private Equity Associate at TPG Capital in San Francisco. Prior to joining TPG, Fei worked as a Private Equity Associate at Altaris Capital Partners and as an Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies in New York. She received a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University in 2013.

Shensi Ding

Shensi Ding

Shensi currently works as an Associate at Silver Lake Kraftwerk, focusing on growth equity investments. Prior to joining Silver Lake, Shensi was an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse in the Global Industrials group. She graduated from Columbia University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Economics.

Originally from Boston, Shensi loves travel, art and food and has been to over 400 coffee shops in New York and San Francisco.

Erica Fischer-Colbrie

Erica Fischer-Colbrie

Erica currently works as a senior financial analyst at Intuit, where she supports the Channel Finance team; she is an incoming associate at Spectrum Equity, with an anticipated start date in the summer of 2018.  Prior to working at Intuit, she was an investment banking analyst at Financial Technology Partners. Erica graduated with a degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Duke University in 2016. 

Outside of the office, Erica enjoys tutoring Palo Alto students through the East Palo Alto Library and the Boys & Girls Club, where she focuses on encouraging interest in math and science.  She is also an avid horseback rider, and can be found most weekends training in Pebble Beach, if she's not up skiing at Tahoe.

Ines Guinard

Ines Guinard

Ines currently works as an Investment Banking analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at BoFA Merrill Lynch in San Francisco. Ines graduated from the University of Southern California in 2017 with a B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and is a 2+2 candidate at Harvard Business School.

Ines was a member of the USC Varsity Women’s tennis team. In her spare time she loves to keep up her tennis, ski, travel, and spend time with her family.

Angela Ha

Angela Ha

Originally from Houston (go ‘Stros), TX, Angela currently works in the Bay Area as a growth equity associate at Summit Partners. She earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from MIT and played on the women’s varsity volleyball team. Angela runs a women in STEM mentorship program at East Palo Alto Academy and enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and finding new ramen spots in SF.

Anna Ike

Anna Ike

Anna is currently an Associate at HGGC in Palo Alto, CA. Prior to joining HGGC, Anna was an Analyst on the Healthcare Investment Banking team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in San Francisco, CA. She began her career in the Leveraged Finance Group in Charlotte, NC.

Anna graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with an A.B. in Economics and Hispanic Studies from Davidson College in 2014. She is an avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about mentoring children with special needs. Outside of the office, Anna can be found working out, painting or exploring new neighborhoods, museums, restaurants and wineries with friends & family. While she loves San Francisco, South Carolina will always be home to Anna and her three brothers.

Lili Peng

Lili Peng

Lili currently works as an associate at Hellman & Friedman. Prior to joining H&F, she was an analyst at PJT Partners' Restructuring & Special Situations group. Lili graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. In her spare time, Lili enjoys Soulcycle, yoga and dreaming of her next beach vacation.