Jared Friedberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Sycale Advisors, an investment manager, and Portfolio Manager of the Mercator Fund. Prior to founding Sycale, Jared was Co-Founder and Partner of Compass Global Investments LLC, a single-family investment company. Jared was a Principal at Cortec Group for seven years, a U.S. middle-market leveraged buyout fund. Jared earned his MBA from Columbia Business School and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of Sirenas Marine Discovery, Sandton Capital Partners, and Globalpak Holdings, Ltd. Jared and his wife live in Greenwich Village with their two daughters, one of whom is enrolled in JCP’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program. They actively support children’s education in Latin America through the Genesis Foundation.
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Kerry Golden holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from New York University School of Law. She spent numerous years practicing commercial real estate and financial restructuring law and ultimately joined the legal recruiting industry. Prior to attending law school, Kerry was a member of Teach for America, where she taught high school special education students in New Orleans. Kerry lives in Soho with her husband and daughter, who is a graduate of the ECC and attends HSP.
Lee Levy is a managing director in the Real Estate Group within the Merchant Banking Division (MBD) and a member of the MBD Real Estate Investment Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Lee spent seven years at TPG and Deutsche Bank where he was a managing director and a founding member of TPG Real Estate Finance, a carve out of Deutsche Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Special Situations Group business. Before joining Deutsche Bank, he held positions at Centerbridge, Morgan Stanley and LNR Property Corp. Lee is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Jewish Community Project Downtown. Lee earned a BSBA in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida in 2002.
Jeffrey Ross is a partner and chair of the Executive Compensation & ERISA department at Fried Frank. For over 15 years, he has counseled clients on ERISA fiduciary matters and assisted clients with the executive compensation aspects of merger and acquisition transactions. More generally, Jeff has worked with several clients on a broad variety of employee benefits and compensation matters, including the negotiation of employment, non-competition and severance agreements, as well as equity-based compensation arrangements. He received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2001, where he was an Associate Casebook Editor of the law school’s Moot Court Casebook, and received his BA, cum laude, with honors in Latin Literature, from Yale University in 1998. He has called Tribeca home for nearly 10 years and enjoys exploring the neighborhood with his wife Solange and his three children Gabriel, Naomi and Billie.
Rachel Ziff is a graduate of Emory University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in Jewish Studies. She has served in a variety of roles in the financial services industry, beginning her career at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and most recently serving as the Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Investor Relations at an equity and credit hedge fund. A resident of downtown Manhattan for 11 of the past 13 years, Rachel is now a full-time mother living in Tribeca with her husband, Eric, their daughters, Madeleine and Molly, and their Goldendoodle, Totti.