Advisory Board

 

  • Don Blenko
  • Dr. David A. Jordan, DHA, MPA
  • Michael W. Kellogg
  • Annmarie Sasdi
  • Rob Wadsworth
  • Don Blenko has been a private investor since August 2003. Prior to that time he was a Director of Pelham Partners, Ltd, a London-based company that he co-founded in 1995. While at Pelham, Mr. Blenko completed over 40 real investments throughout Europe with an aggregate value in excess of $3.5 billion.

    Previously, Mr. Blenko was an Executive Director in the European Real Estate Department of Goldman Sachs. Mr. Blenko is a Director of e-shelter GmbH & Co KG. Mr. Blenko holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and a B.A. in Economics (magna cum laude) from Yale University. He lives in Wellesley, MA USA with his wife and three children.

  • David Jordan has served as President & CEO of Seven Hills Foundation since July 1995. Seven Hills Foundation – a healthcare and human services network operating in Massachusetts ,Rhode Island, and in 7 developing world nations – and its operating affiliates employ over 3,800 professional staff with an operating budget of $160 million. Since 2003, he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Clark University (Worcester, MA) in the Graduate School of Management (GSOM) and College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE). In 2010 the Clark Graduate School of Management further named Dr. Jordan as their ‘Executive–in-Residence for Social Change.’

    In addition to his research work and teaching at Clark University, he is also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina where he teaches a course on Strategic Change Management and lectures on healthcare policy. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island; a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education from Salve Regina University, Newport, RI; a Masters of Public Administration from Clark University in Worcester, MA; and received his Doctorate in Health Administration (DHA) from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. His doctoral research involved the study of an emergent leadership theory termed “transcending leadership”.

  • Mike Kellogg is Founder and President of AM Capital Partners, LLC which provides outsourced distribution services to investment managers. These services include business strategy, product development and management, marketing and communications, business development and relationship management. His 25 years of experience in the asset management business covers: portfolio management and distribution responsibilities; traditional and alternative asset classes; public and private markets; institutional and retail client channels.

    Prior to AM Capital he served as Managing Director, Global Head of Distribution for Babson Capital Management and as President of Babson Capital Securities. Prior to Babson, Mike spent 10 years with Fidelity Investments as Executive Vice President, Head of Distribution for Fidelity Investments Institutional Services Company and Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management for Fidelity Management Trust Company. Prior to Fidelity, Mike served in multiple roles with First Bank System (now US Bancorp) including Senior Managing Director, First Asset Management and Executive Vice President of Colorado National Bank. Mike received a BA degree in Economics, Political Science and Psychology from Hastings College. He holds the Series 6, 7, 24 and 63 licenses from FINRA.

  • Annmarie Sasdi is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School. She was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of a Boston-based hedge fund prior to coming to Harvard. Before that, she was an Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International in London, specializing in merger and acquisition activity in the financial services sector.

    She has close to 30 years’ experience in financial services, starting her career on Wall Street with Salomon Brothers Inc where she ran a quantitative equity research group. Annmarie received her Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning with a concentration in Economic Development, from Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Princeton University, School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Annmarie has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of the International Institute of Boston, a 90 year old charitable organization that assists refugees and immigrants.

  • Rob Wadsworth joined Harbourvest in 1986 and is a managing director who focuses on direct investments. Rob manages many of the Firm’s investment activities in both the industrial and information technology sectors. He is currently a director of Network Engines, Inc., which is a public company. He is also a director of Earth Networks, Camstar Systems, Kinaxis, and several other private companies.

    Rob’s prior experience includes management consulting with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he specialized in the areas of operations strategy and manufacturing productivity. He received a BS (magna cum laude) in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1982 and an MBA (with distinction) from Harvard Business School in 1986. Rob serves as a Trustee of the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Dana Hall School.