(Treasurer) is a private investor focusing on financial servicesread moreBilly Doniger
(Treasurer) is a private investor focusing on financial services and real estate opportunities. From 1998-2010, Bill worked at Fortress Investment Group, a $60 billion alternative investment management firm. At Fortress, Bill served in various roles, including head of U.S. private equity acquisitions and head of global strategy. He also was a member of the firm's management committee. Bill graduated from Princeton University in 1988, where he was a four-year starter for the Men’s Varsity Soccer team. Bill is married with three daughters and currently resides in Greenwich, CT.
Susan Fisher Haag
is the founder and principal designer at juice DESIGN, a creative designread moreSusan Fisher Haag
is the founder and principal designer at juice DESIGN, a creative design studio in NYC’s West Village. After graduating from Parsons School of Design, she earned a Masters Degree in Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University, School of Art. Susan and her husband divide their time between NYC and Sag Harbor.
is a seasoned entrepreneur committed to making a meaningfulread moreErica Huss
is a seasoned entrepreneur committed to making a meaningful contribution to the world of wellness through her work in healthy food, beverage, fitness and lifestyle. She has co-founded companies dedicated to bringing wellness to a mass audience, including BluePrint Cleanse, the original fresh pressed juice company offering home delivery and customized programs. Prior to Blueprint, Erica worked in public relations, representing chefs, restaurants and wine brands and drawing on her previous experience in hospitality management with Morgans Hotel Group. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech as a Theater major and French minor. She worked for two years as a professional dancer, but to date has not gone pro in French. Erica grew up in New York City and attended Hunter College Elementary and High Schools, one of the earliest participants in WITS. Not early enough, though—she liked the cafeteria salad bar but always thought it could have used some real improvement.
David Mansbach, CCP, is a Managing Director at AETHOS Consultingread moreDavid Mansbach
David Mansbach, CCP, is a Managing Director at AETHOS Consulting Group. With more than two decades of involvement, practice and knowledge within the hospitality industry, his primary expertise includes executive recruitment, compensation consulting and succession planning. He is also an investor in early-stage restaurant companies and a human capital artificial intelligence technology platform. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 1991. A frequent lecturer on industry-related issues, David has written more than 100 articles on the topics of senior-level executive recruitment, compensation strategy and succession planning initiatives.
(Chairman) is the CEO of Chop’t Creative Salad Company, theread moreNick Marsh
(Chairman) is the CEO of Chop’t Creative Salad Company, the leader of the premium salad segment with over 40 restaurants in New York, Washington, DC, Virginia and Maryland. Under his leadership, Chop’t is committed to changing the future of “fast food.” Nick became the lead investor at Chop't in 2005, through his investment fund, GrowthPoint Restaurants. He is also the lead investor and Executive Chairman of Mendocino Farms, a twelve-unit fast casual sandwich chain based in Los Angeles, CA. Earlier in his career, Nick was President and Chief Operating Officer of Cosi Restaurants. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University in 1990.
is General Counsel of Fir Tree Partners, an NYC-based hedge fund,read moreBrian Meyer
is General Counsel of Fir Tree Partners, an NYC-based hedge fund, and is responsible for overseeing the firm's legal, compliance, human resources, insurance and regulatory matters. Before joining Fir Tree in 2005, Brian was a Managing Director at Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a media-focused private equity firm and investment bank. From 1997 until 2004, Brian worked closely with Fir Tree Partners as General Counsel of The Official Information Company, a Fir Tree investment. Before that, he was Senior Corporate Counsel at Revlon, Inc. Brian began his professional career specializing in M&A, corporate, securities and banking law at the law firms of Latham & Watkins and Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Brian received a J.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley's Boalt Hall, where he was Executive Editor of the California Law Review, and received a B.A. in History and graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley.
began her career as a features reporter in Montgomery, Alabama.read moreBecca Parrish
began her career as a features reporter in Montgomery, Alabama. After a stint in Atlanta as communications manager for a non-profit group, she moved to New York in 1997 to pursue a career in public relations. With nearly 20 years in the media business, Becca has built a career on listening and delivering. She has established fruitful, long-term relationships with a wide range of lifestyle, broadcast, travel and culinary media. She believes in the power of elegant PR — that which is largely invisible. Her approach is appreciated by some of the country's most acclaimed chefs, hoteliers and restaurateurs. Whether working with legendary properties or establishing new talent, Becca is naturally creative, strategic and focused on delivering results that exceed her clients' expectations. A native of Pensacola, Florida, Becca earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a fellowship from the Poynter Institute of Media Studies, and a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Florida State University. She is the proud mom of a trencherman and she, too, lives to eat.
is global co-head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s clientread moreCraig Russell
is global co-head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s client business, with global sales and client relationship management responsibility of mutual funds and separate accounts for corporate pension plans, public pension plans, foundations and endowments, insurers as well as third party intermediaries. He is also responsible for the global distribution of cash products sold directly and on a third party basis. Craig is co-chair of the Investment Management Division Client and Business Standards Committee. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2007 and was named partner in 2010. Prior to joining the firm, Craig was a managing director at Reservoir Capital Group, a private investment firm based in New York. Craig serves on the Board of Directors of Wellness in the Schools and the Crime Victim’s Treatment Center. Craig earned a BSE in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1988 and serves on the Industrial and Operations Engineering department’s Advisory Board.
Camilla Marcus Siegel
brings a broad base of experience across business developmentread moreCamilla Marcus Siegel
brings a broad base of experience across business development, hospitality ideation, culinary operations, and real estate. Most recently, she was the Director of Business Development for Union Square Hospitality Group, the family of hospitality ventures founded by Danny Meyer. Previously, Camilla worked in real estate investing for Colony Capital and CIM Group and in development and operations with various NYC restaurants. She received a JD/MBA from New York University, an AA from the International Culinary Center, and a BS from The Wharton School.
is the VP of Business Operations and Legal for the Momofuku Groupread moreJosh Siegel
is the VP of Business Operations and Legal for the Momofuku Group, the award winning, critically acclaimed, and widely recognized hospitality company with multiple restaurant concepts across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Josh was formerly an associate in the Financial Restructuring Group of the law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and previously worked for Epicurean Management in business development and strategy. He graduated magna cum laude with a JD from Fordham University School of Law and magna cum laude with a BA from The University of Pennsylvania.
has been a Managing Director in the Institutional Equity Salesread moreJamie Sutherland
has been a Managing Director in the Institutional Equity Sales business at Goldman Sachs, since 1999. Jamie earned a BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia in 1999. She is a member of the New York Athletic Club Running Team and the first-ever Robin Hood 2011 Endurance Team.