We are grateful to the Nelson Center Advisory Council, a group of experienced leaders and entrepreneurs who help us support the broader Brown entrepreneurship community. With varied backgrounds, they are all committed to building a world-class center that combines the best of Brown’s liberal arts tradition with the entrepreneurial tools needed to help students “discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation.” Building and growing the Nelson Center is a team effort, and we would not be able to do so without our generous and talented council members.


Jonathan M. Nelson ’77, P’07, P’09


Terri Alpert ’85

Serial Entrepreneur

Christian J. Anthony ’96

Co-CEO & Co-founder, ListenFirst Media

Norman Atkins ’84, P’10 AM’10, P’14

Co-founder & President, Relay Graduate School of Education

Alexa Baggio ’09

Founder & CEO, PERKS & POPS

Emma Butler ’20

Founder, Liberare

Daniel Breyer ’17

Investor, Breyer Capital

Kris Brown ’89, P’22, P’26

Mariah Calagione ’93 P’22

Morgan Cheatham ’17

Ben Chesler ’15

Co-Founder, Imperfect Foods

Caroline Diamond ’86, P’25


Stuart J. “Stu” Ellman P’22

Founder and General Partner, RRE Ventures

Scott Friend ’87, P’22

Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures

Cynthia A. Kaufmann Gabay ’92

Entrepreneur & Consultant, Advisor at Oberon Securities Consumer & Retail Team

Lisa Gelobter ’91

CEO and Co-founder, tEQuitable

Robert Goodman ’82, P’18, P’24

Andrew Goldman ’90 P’21

Co-founder & CEO, Writable

Marcos Gonzalez ’89

Founder & Managing Partner, Vamos Ventures

Riche Holmes Grant, Esq. ’99

Executive Producer, The Riche Life and Founder, BambiniWare

Elizabeth Hamburg ’86

Founder, Candoo Tech

Troy Henikoff ’86

Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

Eliot Horowitz ’03

Co-founder, MongoDB

Matt Jarvis ’93

Chairman, 72andSunny

Richard Katzman ’78, P’14

Early-stage investor

Jessica Kim ’00

Co-Founder/CEO, ianacare

Sadie Kurzban ’12

Founder, 305 Fitness

Liz Lange ’88

CEO & Creative Director, Figue

Larisa Leventon ScM’93 ScM’95 PhD’97


Chris Masto ’89, P’21, P’22, P’24

Co-founder & Senior Advisor, FFL Partners

Harald Mix ’83, P’19, P’20, P’23

Managing Partner, Altor Equity Partners

Andrew Moses ’86

CEO & Managing Partner, WAM Equity Partners

Brian Moynihan ’81, P’14, P’19

Jessica Arredondo Murphy ’00

Co-Founder and Chief Customer Officer of True Fit

Scott Norton ’08

Co-founder, Sir Kensington’s

Daniel O’Keefe ’97

Managing Partner, Apax Digital

Lorine T. Pendleton ’91

Venture Investor

Bob D. S. Place ’75

Managing Partner, Clean Energy Venture Group

Steven Price ’84, P’18, P’20

Chief Executive Officer, 25 Madison

Benjamin Pruzan ’17

Lawrence Rand ’64, P’93

Executive Chairman, Kekst and Company

Basem Salfiti ’93, P’25

Supervisory Board Head, Bank al Etihad

Luke Sherwin ’12

Co-founder at Casper & Block Renovation

Nicole Shimer ’16

Investment Team, Insight Venture Partners

Julian D. Steinberg ’01

Managing Partner, Alliance Consumer Growth

Ragy Thomas P ’25

Founder & CEO, Sprinklr

Laura N. Thompson ’09

Venture Investor and Serial Entrepreneur

Amy Wolf ’90

Co-founder & Managing Partner, Lykos Capital Partners

Jayna Zweiman ’01

Creator/Founder, Welcome Blanket & Co-Creator/Founder, Pussyhat Project