Natalie Cuchel has worked in different capacities in NYC’s not-for-profit education community since 1994. She received a BA from Hampshire College 1990 and an MS in education from Bank Street in 1996. Natalie, a longtime dedicated contributor and advocate for Roads to Success serves currently as Vice President of Business Development for Healthplex, Inc.
Jean Teo has experience with after-school programs and children’s activities. She was the Hunter College Elementary School parent chess coordinator for 5 years coordinating numerous chess events including the school’s team participation in the bi-annual US Chess Nationals. She worked at KPMG UK in the Assurance department and was a financial consultant prior to moving to NYC. Jean received a M.A in Economics and Management Studies from University of Cambridge, UK. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Charlie Miles is a founding member and the CIO of Claris Capital Management.
Prior to starting at AX Trading, Claris Capital Management, he was a Portfolio Manager for Del Mar Asset Management and a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Asset Management. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2002, he was a Managing Director at Salomon Brothers Citibank, where he managed the US equity derivatives sales force from 1996 through 2001. He started his Wall Street career in 1983 at Salomon Brothers, where he was an equity analyst involved in quantitative research, portfolio construction and trading.
Charlie received a BA in Economics and Political Science from Middlebury College in 1983. Charlie was the Board Chair of Roads to Success from 2010-2014. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Naomi and three children.
Larry Hackett was editor of People magazine for eight years, starting in January 2006. With more than 42 million readers each week, PEOPLE is widely regarded as the world’s most popular and successful magazine. He left the magazine in January 2014. He previously served as the magazine’s deputy managing editor where he strengthened the magazine’s celebrity and hard news reporting, helped develop the first editions of PEOPLE’s Hollywood Daily, and served as the magazine’s primary spokesperson. Hackett played an integral role in growing the weekly’s circulation vitality and retail momentum. Larry was named President of ASME in 2010 and was re-elected in 2011.
Prior to joining PEOPLE, Hackett worked for more than eight years at the New York Daily News as a national reporter, entertainment reporter and features editor. He began his career in New Jersey at the Morristown Daily Record and subsequently the Newark Star-Ledger. A graduate of Boston University, Larry has two children and lives in Manhattan.
Aiwa Shirako is a People Analyst at Google. She brings over 11 years of experience with research in social psychology and organizational behavior to her work improving organizational systems.
Prior to Google, Aiwa served as a Visiting Professor of Management and Organizations at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Aiwa’s research has been published in peer reviewed academic journals and edited volumes, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Applied Psychology and Psychological Science.
Aiwa received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Berkeley.
Steve Kotran is a partner specializing in mergers and acquisitions and financial institutions at the law firm Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. Steve earned a B.A. in Government from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
Mariano Portocarrero, our Board Chair, is a Financial Analyst at Wells Fargo. Mariano brings financial acumen and fundraising experience from his four years working at the Office of Advancement at Fairfield University. He has competed in the Fairfield University Start Up competition as both a contestant and a mentor, winning over $1,500 for his team and being featured in multiple Fairfield University publications.
Mariano also sits on the board of the Fairfield University Alumni Association’s NY Chapter. He holds a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University and lives in Brooklyn.
Gregorio Concha-Toro’s passion for helping kids find their identity and sense of purpose is rooted in his upbringing. Growing up as a first-generation American, he witnessed those in his community struggle because they grappled with their place in the world. In addition to his passion, he brings a background in corporate strategy and human-centered design thinking to create meaningful and user-centric impact for Roads to Success and its ecosystem members.
As a business strategist and designer for Doblin and the Monitor Group, Deloitte’s Innovation and Corporate Strategy practices, he helps organizations tackle their most complex questions and issues about their future. He has developed growth strategies for companies and designed innovative solutions to avoid disruption across multiple industries. Outside of work, you can find him empowering children through Roads to Success, biking around New York, or sailing. He graduated with a B.S. in Business and Political Economy and a minor in advance mathematics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is a native speaker of Spanish and English.
Jackie Fusco is an accountant with Jane Street. She has over 10 years of experience providing accounting and assurance services. She was previously an Audit Senior Manager with EisnerAmper LLP, providing accounting and auditing services to hedge funds, private equity funds, broker-dealers, investment managers, and other financial service entities. Jackie is a CPA and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She received her B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and lives in New York City.