Announcing the Spring 2019 Fords on Friday Series!

Announcing the Spring 2019 Fords on Friday Series!
Rachel DavisRachel Davis ’13
Project Manager, Environmental Resources Management
Geology Major
  •  Friday, February 1, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

As an Environmental Project Geologist at Environmental Resources Management Inc., Rachel Joy Davis plans, conducts, oversees, manages and supports contaminated site remediation and environmental and geological/hydrogeological investigation activities under Federal and State programs such as PA DEP Act II, RCRA, and CERCLA. Rachel’s geological interpretations, data analysis, and critical report writing have influenced over 200 projects for the private and public sector in the United States, Brazil, Scotland, Canada, the UK, Mexico, South Africa, and Hong Kong. She regularly contributes to the Mergers and Acquisitions Network within her company, researching the Environmental/Social/Governance aspects of a company prior to sale. She is the MidAtlantic Business Unit’s Sustainability Advisor and performs intense quality control on data reporting metrics for the global yearly Sustainability Report. She leads and implements non-traditional recycling programs, like Terracycle, with monetary gains that contribute to her company’s pro-bono consulting and engineering firm and is fairly self-proclaimed in her obsession with recycling. In her spare time, she sits on the Sustainability Advisory Committee for the Borough of West Chester, PA, runs a volunteer Adopt-a-Drain program for the Sierra Club Youth Corps during the summer and helps organize protests related to climate change, environmental justice, and pesticide use. Rachel is also a talented pet portrait artist and abstract painter.

Rachel graduated from Haverford College in 2013 with a B.S. in Geology having had received a full scholarship through Quest Bridge and the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Scholarship. During her time at Haverford, she participated on the Women’s Soccer Team as a goalie, on the co-ed crew team, Honor Council, Phonathon and MAST. She enjoyed printmaking and geology field trips to Costa Rica, Spain, California, New Hampshire, West Virginia, Germany (for her thesis) and Hawai’i (for her junior year study abroad). Rachel continues to spread education surrounding her job and life as a woman in science as well as about plastic pollution and recycling, speaking to dozens of elementary, middle, and high schools as well as at Bryn Mawr, where she participates yearly in a Career Day activity for the Geology Department.


Ryan FrankelRyan Frankel ’06
Founder, EduPlated
Economics & Spanish Double Major
  •  Friday, February 8, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

Ryan Frankel is the founder of EduPlated, an online nutrition coaching platform. Previously, he was the CEO and Co-Founder of VerbalizeIt, a language translation platform for businesses which was acquired in 2016. VerbalizeIt was incubated in Techstars and featured on the ABC TV series, Shark Tank. VerbalizeIt was honored by PhoCusWright as the 2013 Travel Startup of the Year and in 2014, Ryan was named by Inc. Magazine as a Top 35 Under 35 entrepreneur.

He is an MBA graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a proud undergraduate alumnus of Haverford College where he studied Economics and Spanish and pitched for the varsity baseball team.

Prior to Wharton, Ryan was a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Special Situations Group in New York City where he focused on middle market private equity transactions and the operational management of the portfolio companies.

He is also a recipient of the 2013 Class of 35 Top Travel Innovators and a frequent columnist in Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Wharton, and OPEN Forum by American Express.

Ryan is an endurance enthusiast who has enjoyed competing in an Ironman triathlon and multiple marathons.

He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, Golden Retriever, and pair of running shoes.


Lulu KrauseLulu Krause ’12
Associate Director, Branded Video Strategy & Programming, Condé Nast Entertainment
Anthropology Major
  •  Friday, February 15, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

Lulu Krause is the Associate Director of Branded Creative Strategy at Condé Nast Entertainment. In this role, she helps to develop the creative for branded video campaigns across Wired, GQ, Allure, Glamour and other Condé Nast titles. Prior to joining the video division, she oversaw the company’s corporate Social-Media sales, marketing, and revenue strategies. Before joining Condé Nast, Krause launched the sales communications department at the mobile advertising company, Kargo.

Outside of work, she performs musical improv on a weekly basis at The Magnet Theater, and writes, directs, and produces musical comedy videos with a collective of comedians and filmmakers. She has written for Refinery29, Art In America, and Guernica Magazine and her personal projects have been covered by The Daily Mail, Yahoo News, New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan, The Cut, Time Out New York and more.

She is fascinated by time management and has been tracking her productivity for over 2 years in an Excel spreadsheet. Lulu graduated from Haverford College in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology.

 


Chris KluchmanChris (Eaton) Kluchman ’87
Housing Choice Program Director, Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development
Growth and Structure of Cities Major
  •  Friday, February 22, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

Chris manages the Baker-Polito administration’s Housing Choice Initiative, which rewards Massachusetts’ municipalities that have produced new housing and adopted best practices related to housing production. An acclaimed presenter, Chris speaks around the state to promote best practices and benefits of creating more housing, especially in the Eastern half of Massachusetts. Prior to her current position, she was the Director of Land Use Management for the Town of Westford, MA where she oversaw high levels of development activity, an increase in staffing and several controversial projects. Chris started two successful urban planning consulting firms, one in Massachusetts and one in Oregon, where she spent the first half of her career.

In 2016, Chris was recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of planning as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has been active in volunteer organizations, serving on the Boards of the American Planning Association (Massachusetts and Oregon Chapters), the Massachusetts Association of Planning Directors, and the Lexington Affordable Housing Partnership Board. Chris graduated from Haverford College where she majored in Growth and Structure of Cities. She lives in Lexington, MA with her family where she enjoys gardening, hiking, and playing tennis.

 


Varun Bedi

Joint Fords on Friday with Varun Bedi and Sasan Doroudian

  •  Friday, March 1, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Swarthmore Dining Room
Varun Bedi ’92
Managing Director, Co-Founder, Tenex Capital Management
Economics Major

Varun leads transaction origination, execution, and structuring activities for Tenex. Tenex is a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies. Varun’s focus at Tenex is on identifying and underwriting investments. Varun is one of the founding Managing Directors of Tenex. Previously, Varun served as Senior Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, where he played a wide‐ranging across several portfolio companies from both an operational and financial perspective. Mr. Bedi played a key role in the successful build‐out of Cerberus Operations into one of the leading portfolio management entities in the industry. Through his active sourcing activities, Mr. Bedi helped build and expand the Cerberus presence in the Canadian and Indian markets. Varun joined Cerberus from Time Warner, where his roles included senior business development and financial positions in the publishing division. These included CFO of Time Canada, one of the company’s strongest performers during his tenure, and of Life Magazine, Time Warner’s highest circulation magazine at the time.Varun was previously founder and co‐CEO of Parlo Inc., a 70‐person language learning company backed by Rho, Sevin Rosen, and Goldman Sachs (acquired in 2002). Before founding Parlo, he was a top-ranked consultant at McKinsey & Company, specializing in media, technology, and healthcare. He started his career as an M&A banker and commodity derivatives analyst for JP Morgan. Varun also served on the board of ChrysCapital, a leading India‐focused private equity fund with $2 billion under management. Varun speaks five languages. Varun is a graduate of Harvard Business School and Haverford College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa).

Sasan Doroudian ’92

Sasan Doroudian

Senior Vice President, AllianceBernstein
Philosophy Major

Sasan Doroudian heads the high yield & loan trading and capital markets efforts at AllianceBernstein in New York City, where he has worked since 2011.

After graduation from Haverford College, Sasan’s first job was as a proofreader for Random House. After a short stint there, he switched into finance. He spent the first 8 years on the sell-side working as a corporate bond trader at Kidder Peabody, Credit Suisse, and PaineWebber. In 2000, at the height of the internet bubble, he left finance to join a B2B internet startup, Firmseek, in Washington DC. Late 2000, he returned to finance switching to the buy-side, working at UBS Principal Finance, SAC capital before joining AllianceBernstein.

 

 

 


Madeleine SwartMadeleine Swart ’09
Senior Health Care Program Manager, Center for Population Health Improvement
Anthropology Major
  •  Friday, March 22, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

Madeleine Swart has been working in the field of Public Health since graduating from Haverford in 2009 with a BA in Anthropology. She has worked for a variety of governmental public health agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) field office in Namibia, the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, and her current position with the County of Santa Clara Health System’s Center for Population Health Improvement. She received a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012.

Madeleine has worked on a range of public health issues including HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment globally and domestically; human trafficking on the Thai/Burma border; expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder; and improving mental health care for the criminal justice-involved population.

 

 


Peter AndersonPeter Anderson ’92
Head of School, Washington Latin PCS
Sociology Major
  •  Friday, March 29, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

Since July 2016, Peter Timothy Anderson has been the head of school at Washington Latin, a leading non-selective charter school serving students in Grades 5-12 in the nation’s capital. For almost 20 years preceding his transition to this role, he worked as a senior school administrator in Harlem, the Bronx, Newark and elsewhere. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and New York University. Before becoming a school principal, he worked as a middle school teacher of history and mathematics, coached track and field and ran debate and drama programs. He has presented at local, regional and national conferences on topics related to charter school governance, diversity and inclusion, the school to prison pipeline, school design, professional development, and instructional observations. He recently ended almost ten years of service in various governance roles with the American Friends Service Committee. He has also previously served on the boards of several local, regional and national organizations. He volunteers in various capacities for Haverford College, supports social and economic development efforts in his native Jamaica and enjoys the visual and performing arts. He resides in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 


Molly GraepelMolly Graepel ’10
Analytics Director, Advocacy & Engagement, ACLU
East Asian Studies Major
  •  Friday, April 5, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Stokes 300

Molly leads the data science & reporting team within the Analytics Department for all advocacy and engagement efforts, focusing on mobilizing people around voter rights, immigration and many other issue areas. Prior to joining the ACLU, Molly worked at Blue State Digital, where she guided analytics strategy for some of the largest nonprofits in the US. She received her graduate degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. While enrolled at Harvard, she took a two-year leave of absence to work on the Digital Analytics team on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that, she worked in microfinance both domestically and internationally.

 

 

 

 


Jon FetterolfJon Fetterolf ’93
Partner, Zuckerman Spaeder LLP
History Major
  •  Friday, April 12, 12:00 p.m.
  •  Swarthmore Dining Room

Jon R. Fetterolf is a partner at the law firm Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington, DC. He litigates tough cases, defending clients in criminal matters and fighting for their best interests in complex commercial litigation and investigations. As an MLB-certified agent, Jon also maintains a thriving sports law practice, representing athletes and sports agencies in contract negotiations, salary arbitrations, and litigation.

Jon represents companies and individuals under criminal investigation for antitrust violations, bribery, money laundering, and a variety of other types of financial fraud, including tax, securities, accounting, and government contract fraud.

He conducts corporate internal investigations relating to possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Jon also counsels companies on anticorruption issues, including assisting in acquisition due diligence, vetting third-parties, in addition to assisting them in developing corporate compliance plans to address FCPA and OFAC risk. Jon also represents companies and individuals in a variety of civil enforcement proceedings and internal investigations, including investigations conducted by the SEC, various congressional committees, and other federal and state regulators, with a particular emphasis on antitrust, financial, and accounting fraud violations.

In his civil practice, Jon focuses on complex commercial matters, with a particular emphasis on antitrust litigation. He has represented corporations and individuals in multidistrict litigation, class action proceedings, and other complex litigation matters in numerous state and federal courts, as well as in international and domestic arbitration proceedings.

As a certified agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association, Jon represents players and coaches in contract negotiations, salary arbitrations, and free agency, as well as negotiated numerous endorsement and marketing contracts on their behalf. Among his clients are two major league players recognized among the 10 smartest athletes in professional sports by Sports Illustrated. Jon represents players appearing before congressional committees; represented players under investigation by Major League Baseball; advised numerous players and their families regarding their selection in the MLB first-year player draft, including a number of high-round selections; and advised amateur athletes and their families on NCAA eligibility issues. Jon also represents sports agencies, agents, and former players in a variety of litigation matters, including salary arbitration proceedings, fee disputes, and civil litigation.

Jon received his BA from Haverford College in 1993 where he was also captain of the baseball team. He received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1999.