NYPACE Junior Board
Alex joined NYPACE in 2018 as a volunteer advisor and currently sits on the Junior Board, primarily tasked with initiatives to improve the NYPACE program model and serves as an advisor for the JP Morgan Chase pilot program. Alex is an Associate at SFW Capital Partners where he participates in the evaluation and execution of new investment opportunities and support of current investments across Information, Software, and Industrial Technology companies. He was previously a Senior Associate at EY-Parthenon where he advised on growth strategy and M&A engagements. Alex earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University.
Ikram joined NYPACE in 2017 as a project advisor and the Junior Board in 2018. Ikram is an Associate at Warburg Pincus and covers the Healthcare and Consumer industries. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Ikram worked at J.P. Morgan in investment banking covering banks across North America. Ikram received a B.S. summa cum laude in Management with a Concentration in Financial Engineering from the Binghamton University School of Management.
Ben is currently a consulting Fellow at Vera Solutions, a social enterprise & technology consulting company dedicated to amplifying the impact of the social sector through technology. His clients currently include global & regional foundations, nonprofits and philanthropic networks. Prior to his current role, he was a consultant at EY where he advised in the areas of privacy, strategy and security, primarily across the pharmaceutical and financial services industries. Ben graduated from Cornell University in 2016 with a degree in information science and a minor in computer science. Ben is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and enjoys traveling, languages and latin dancing in his spare time.
Sabrina Korber joined NYPACE’s Jr. Board after enjoying the experience as a volunteer advisor with NYPACE since 2016.
After many years as a business news producer, working for startups and coming from a family of entrepreneurs, NYPACE was a natural fit for fulfilling both her passion for entrepreneurship and a desire to give back.
Sabrina received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism & Middle Eastern Studies from New York University and her Master’s of Business Administration from Fordham University in New York.
Arnav is a Consultant at Deloitte, joining the professional world after studying Economics and International Relations at New York University. He currently focuses on strategy consulting for global retail and consumer products clients. Outside of work, Arnav is an enthusiastic scuba diver and an avid tennis fan.
Rena brings enthusiasm to the NYPACE junior board given her passion for skills-based volunteering and pro-bono consulting -- both of which she believe are powerful platforms to realize tangible and sustainable value to organizations. Some of her experiences in this space include leading a pro-bono consulting organization of 30+ undergraduate students, developing a growth strategy for an animal sanctuary in Bolivia, and driving communication and corporate partnership strategies during times of natural disasters for a nonprofit that connects teachers in high-need communities with donors.
Rena is currently a Strategy & Analytics consultant at Deloitte Consulting with a primary focus on Consumer Products industry focusing on innovation and growth strategy. Rena is from Tokyo, Japan, and holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University. Beyond her professional focus areas, Rena enjoys traveling and is a Level 1 Sommelier who enjoys learning about different cultures through the lens of wine.
Vanessa Sabatini works in Business Banking at First Republic Bank’s New York Office, where she cultivates client relationships and aims to ensure exceptional credit quality for the commercial loan portfolio. Formerly, Vanessa served as an assistant buyer for the global licensing division at Aéropostale and worked in product development for Collection XIIX, Ltd. Vanessa graduated from Pace University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a minor in Economics.
Vanessa joined the Junior Board in January of 2019 after she advised on a project and saw that NYPACE directly aligns with her passion for business development. As a junior board member, she focuses on growing corporate partnerships and fundraising. Vanessa enjoys learning, drawing, workouts, and exploring new places with her family and friends.