Executives in Residence
Roslyn (Roz) G. Daum
Roslyn (Roz) G. Daum is an executive in residence with the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, where she advises and mentors students on new venture projects. A former partner of Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, Daum has extensive experience providing counsel to venture capital firms regarding investments and buyout transactions, and she has represented more than two dozen search funds. She was the chairman of the board of directors of the Center for Women and Enterprise and a director of the Center for Women’s Business Research, where she served as vice chair of corporate development and a member of its Strategic Planning Task Force. In addition, Daum was a trustee and founding member of the United States Law Firm Group and a member of the steering committee of Inside-Outside (ISOS), an organization that brings together women lawyers in law firms and corporate organizations. Daum was also a founder of the Harvard Law School Massachusetts Alumnae Network and has been a guest lecturer at the Harvard Business School and in the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. Additional experience includes serving as a director of Dancing Deer Baking Co. Inc. and as a member of Communispace Corporation’s board of advisors.
Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden
Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden is the president and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GmbH (TPF), a global consultancy and think tank operating at the intersection of social justice and workplace innovation. TPF works with forward-thinking corporate, governmental, and academic partners to translate strategy, communication, and experience-based learning into positive organizational change. Previously, Haller-Jorden held the position of senior vice president global learning strategies at Catalyst, where she designed cutting-edge initiatives to promote organizational inclusion and innovation in diverse cultural contexts.
Under her direction, CE launched a series of high-level events, including CE Regional Learning Hubs, CE Regional Symposia, and the European rollout of the Catalyst CEO Summit. Prior to Catalyst, Haller-Jorden founded The Paradigm Group, an international consultancy noted for its research capabilities and programs in workplace design and cross-cultural management. She has held the positions of officer at J.P. Morgan, lead partner at HNC Consulting, executive director at The Learning Labs, and founder of the Public Policy Centre in Philadelphia.
She is a strategic advisor to EDGE Strategy AG and an executive in residence at both Emma Willard School and The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College. Haller-Jorden has been appointed to two initiatives founded by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: the Vital Voices Global Partnership as a global ambassador; and the Women in Public Service Project as a faculty member during the 2013 Summer Institute Peacebuilding and Development. She has been named a European Thought Leader by the IBM Global Innovation Outlook initiative.
Haller-Jorden attended Princeton University as an advanced standing scholar and Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her BA magna cum laude in history. She was named a Sage Fellow in Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. She earned her MSc in industrial relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Patricia Henriques is an executive in residence with the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, where she advises and mentors students on new venture projects. Henriques is an accomplished executive and successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in strategic business planning, organizational growth, business process re-engineering, and financial management. As the founding principal of The Henlee Group, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting practice, Henriques continues to consult with executives to develop sound business strategies for emerging and high-growth companies. Prior to her entrepreneurial ventures, she held management positions with the Washington law firm of Melrod, Redman & Gartlan and the Computer and Business Equipment Manufacturers Association. She held bilingual positions at Cunningham & Walsh advertising in New York City and at Bank of America in Brussels and London. A relationship-driven entrepreneur, Henriques led Management Alternatives for 20 years from startup to an industry-recognized, national leader in corporate relocation management, providing outsourced services to a diverse client base across broad industry segments. She sold the company in 2002.
Annbeth Eschbach, Entrepreneur In Residence
Annbeth Eschbach is the founder and chief executive officer of Exhale Enterprises Inc. Eschbach developed the company’s strategic and operating plan, built a seasoned senior team and infrastructure to support growth, and directs exhale’s growth and expansion. Before founding exhale, she spent 12 years at Wellbridge, then the third-largest national spa and club operator, where she directed the company’s spa division and held responsibility for the 50-property portfolio’s branding and marketing efforts. She served four years as president + COO for the 10-unit chain of Cardio Fitness Centers in New York and Chicago.
Catherine “Cam” McLoud, Executive In Residence
Catherine McLeod is the president of Commonwealth Hospitality, where she provides consulting services, including customer service excellence, global business development, strategic planning, executive mentoring, and talent development. She was most recently president of the IHG Owners Association, a global association of 2,700 owners of InterContinental Hotels Group brand hotels. Prior to that role, the focus of her hospitality experience was leadership, creation, and repositioning of global sales organizations. She served as IHG’s vice president global sales and vice president sales and marketing for the company-owned and managed hotels.
Johanna Mikkola, Entrepreneur In Residence
Johanna Mikkola is the co-founder of Wyncode Academy. She was selected as an Endeavor Entrepreneur in June 2015 at the International Selection Panel in Amman, Jordan, joining a prestigious network of more than 1,000 high-impact entrepreneurs around the world. Mikkola sits on the advisory board of eMerge Americas, and, before launching Wyncode, she spent a decade in corporate management with the National Hockey League. There, she became the highest ranking female in her department’s history.
RJ Joshi, Entrepreneur In Residence
RJ Joshi is the co-founder and COO of Bodhi Tree Asset Management after having transitioned from general partner of Cross Valley Capital, which he started two years ago with the other GP, Jon Gosier. His career previously included starting his own company in Nanotechnology, working as an investment banker for JP Morgan Chase, data engineer for Alltel/Verizon, marketing director for PR Newswire, and consultant to Hedge Funds and PE Funds in the tech startup space.
Ze’ev Feig MBA’03, Entrepreneur In Residence
Ze'ev Feig is the founder and CEO of Zensah—a venture focused on creating innovative sports apparel for athletes. As CEO of Zensah, Feig directs product development and sales and marketing for the company. Feig earned his MBA from Babson College in 2003, the same year he launched Zensah.
Adam Smith, Investor-In-Residence
Adam Smith is a venture investor, board member, and attorney with more than 18 years of experience as a legal executive with expertise in managing global legal affairs, corporate securities, technology contracting, and mergers and acquisitions. Smith was responsible for sourcing potential investment opportunities and providing Medina Capital’s portfolio companies with strategic advice, business development, mergers, and acquisitions, corporate governance, intellectual property protection, contracting, and all legal issues.
Blaire Martin, Investor In Residence
Blaire Martin is the co-founder and executive director of Florida Angel NEXUS. Martin and her team are growing Florida’s statewide community of accredited investors, funds, and family offices. NEXUS currently supports chapters in Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, and Ocala along with a virtual chapter for dispersed investors. In partnership with local active investors and community leaders, new chapters are forming statewide. Since 2013, NEXUS members have invested in 63 companies a total of $17.2M; over $25M with co-investment partners.
Raul Moas, Investor In Residence
Raul Moas is the managing director of AGP Miami, an angel investor network backing Florida’s most promising tech startpus. Prior to joining AGP, he served as the executive director of Roots of Hope, an international NGO focused on youth empowerment in Cuba. Moas, a Miami native, is a licensed CPA and began his career at Ernst & Young.
Pratima Abichandani is an executive in residence with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance for the Babson College Fund, where she mentors students on investing practices. Prior to this, she worked at Fidelity Investments from 1994–2011. From 2004–2011, she worked at Crosby Advisors, Fidelity Investments, where she was the director of research and a member of an equity team that helped managed the assets of high net worth families and charitable entities. Before moving to Crosby, she was an analyst and fund manager at Fidelity Management & Research Co. (FMR) from 1994–2004. Funds she managed at FMR included Fidelity Select Energy, Fidelity Select Natural Resources, Fidelity Select Industrials, and Fidelity Select Medical delivery. From 1995–2000, Abichandani was based in Hong Kong, where she managed the Fidelity India pilot fund, the Fidelity Singapore fund, and co-managed the Fidelity Global Telecom fund. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994 and her BS in industrial engineering from Rutgers University in 1989.
Hugh Lagan Crowther
Hugh Lagan Crowther is an executive in residence with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance for the Babson College Fund, where he mentors students on investing practices. Crowther has extensive experience and contacts from the buy, sell, vendor, and academic sides of the investment business. He has deep knowledge of global multiasset class product and research techniques: quant, fundamental, macro, technical/market structure, asset allocation, FI/credit, behavioral, news sentiment/big data, supply chain, channel checking, etc.; strong technology and investment data background. Crowther is principal of Crowther Investment, where he is: performing quantitative research, building and managing portfolio analytics, systems and models; creating training and education; evaluating, acquiring, integrating, and marketing research and investment technology for asset management and vendor consulting clients. He began his investment career at Value Line, where he managed and marketed the institutional quantitative equity research business.
Michael F. Dunn
Michael Dunn is an executive in residence with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, where he advises student managers of the Babson College Fund. Dunn is the chief investment officer of TruColor Capital Management, a startup investment firm specializing in emerging-market equity strategies. Dunn has been in the field of quantitative investing since 1987. In the 11 years before joining TruColor Capital in 2011, he was a director and senior vice president at Franklin Portfolio Associates in Boston, responsible for management of alternative equity portfolios such as market-neutral and portable alpha. Previously, Dunn was the manager of the quantitative R&D group at Wellington Management Company. He also has been a portfolio manager and research analyst for various index, enhanced-index, and derivatives strategies at the IBM Pension Fund and at Mellon Capital Management. His career prior to investment management was spent in software development and consulting in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
Warren A. Johnson
Warren A. Johnson, CFA, has been an executive in residence since 2001 with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, where he advises student managers of the Babson College Fund. Johnson is retired after more than 40 years in the investment management business. Most recently, he managed his own firm, Johnson Portfolio Group, which provided investment strategy advice, asset allocation, and portfolio management to institutions. Previously, he was the investment strategist for New England Mutual Life Insurance Co. and bond portfolio manager and economist for Fleet National Bank. He has served as president of the Boston Security Analysts Society, a founding Society of CFA Institute with more than 4,000 members, and for several years ran the CFA Review Program for the society, preparing candidates for the CFA exams. He has been Presidents Council representative for the Northeastern United States for CFA Institute, representing 15 societies to the CFA Board. He earned his AB in economics from Brown University and his MBA in finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
James F. Spencer
James F. Spencer ’73, CFA, is an executive in residence with the Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments and Finance, where he advises student managers of the Babson College Fund. Spencer, a graduate of Babson College, is the chief investment officer of Cambridge Bancorp and its subsidiary Cambridge Trust Company. Cambridge Trust Company is a 113-year-old commercial bank. The company operates one of New England’s leading trust and investment management operations with nearly $1.5 billion in assets under supervision. Spencer has 25 years of experience in the investment management business. He began his investment management career in 1979 at Wells Fargo Investment Advisors in San Francisco. In 1981, he returned to the East Coast to become vice president and research analyst at Kidder Peabody, where he covered specialty chemicals. Spencer later served as director and research analyst in specialty chemicals at Schroder Wertheim and Company in Boston. Institutional Investor Magazine named Spencer a member of its All American Research Team for eight years.
George Lee joined Babson in 2011 as an executive in residence to bring more than 30 years of experience in technology research and management leadership to the Graduate Center for Career Development. He has a strong background in new materials research for the chemicals and electronics industry that has been coupled with extensive experience in new product and business development. In addition to these capabilities, he has led initiatives in intellectual property management, value chain analysis and strategies, and team development activities. He is a working consultant to Boston area firms, providing assistance in the area of commercialization of advanced technology research ideas. Lee specializes in helping working professionals, particularly those with a science or technology background, develop career transition strategies. He earned his BA in chemistry from Williams College and his PhD in chemistry from the University of Colorado.
Ron Lemke joined Babson in 2011 as an executive in residence with the Graduate Center for Career Development and brings more than 35 years of experience as a marketing and operating executive in consumer products, packaging, and office technology companies, in meeting with and advising graduate students during their graduate program experience. He is currently an operating partner and advisor to a private equity firm focused on acquiring middle market companies, and a working consultant in various industries. Most recently, he was the CEO of Power Container Inc., a socially responsible, venture–funded, specialty packaging startup. His early experience includes senior-level operating and marketing roles with Fujitsu Limited and Dixie Consumer Brands. Lemke serves as an advisor to students seeking career transition strategies in private equity, startups, and consumer and industrial products marketing and operations. He earned his BBA in management from the University of Wisconsin and his MBA from Pace University.
Keith Ryan has been leveraging his professional experience as an executive in residence with the Graduate Center for Career Development since 2011, to mentor students pursuing careers in the life sciences and healthcare industry. Ryan is the president and founder of Geneous Advisors, a search firm where he leads the biomedical and healthcare practice. Prior to founding Geneous, he was president and VP, life sciences, at a leading national recruitment firm. Throughout his career as a search executive, he has developed a deep knowledge of key industry dynamics, talent acquisition challenges and a consultative recruitment process that has produced consistent results for his clients. As a highly respected industry leader, he is regularly sought after to offer perspective and insight to executives in the venture capital, and academic life sciences sectors. Ryan currently serves on the board of directors for The Lurie Center – LADDERS, a Massachusetts General Hospital-based, interdisciplinary team of physicians that develops and implements treatments for neurological disorders.