President, Cydean LLC
Aaron spent over 20 years on Wall Street, working in various advisory and investment capacities at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now JPMorgan Chase), Drexel Burnham Lambert, Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, M.D. Sass and Prudential Securities.
At Cydean, Aaron oversees the acquisition, financing, renovation, refinancing, operation and disposition of residential properties, as well as setting and executing its growth strategy.
Aaron is a mentor in the CUNY Startups program. He works with other mentors and the program's administrators to guide and advise young entrepreneurs as they devise, develop, and finance their startup ideas.
Senior Client Partner
Global Financial Markets Consulting
Derrick Hostler's expertise includes driving bottom-line growth, identifying new markets and building key partnerships.
Derrick has a strong reputation for creating innovative solutions to address business challenges and ensure corporate growth and competitiveness.
Director of Implant Service
at King County Hospital
Reginald Manning, M.D. served as the Chairman of the at Long Island College Hospital.
Dr. Manning also served as the Director of Orthopedic
Surgery at the Saint Mary’s Hospital in Brooklyn. Additionally, Reginald served as an Oral Board Examiner
for the American Board of
Reginald is honored to be listed among “The Best Doctors in New York” (New York Magazine). Reginald has also been a member of teams that have performed surgical missions in Honduras and Guyana.
Michelle Gaston has over 32 years' experience in financial management, contract oversight, program review evaluation and administrative operations.
She is a change agent, problem solver, effective coalition builder, effective motivator and a cost-conscious financial manager who has held
mid-and senior level positions in the Executive Branch of the federal government and at the state level.
Robert J. Lisi has been a banker for over 35 years specializing in the areas of lending, marketing, portfolio restructuring, and credit risk management.
He began his career with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York where he held management positions in the retail, wholesale and international divisions of the bank.
Gerald D. Prothro is the Managing Director and owner of IKT Investments Ltd, providing technology consulting and investment services.
Previously, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at BroadStream Communication Corporation, responsible for the architecture, design and development of the company's wireless
Next Generation Network (NGN).
Louis Colombo is a Managing Director at The Depository Trust Company, leading a global information technology operation.
He is a former member of the
Board of Directors of Brooklyn Community Services.
Simone Summers has an MFA in Fine Arts and a concentration in sculpture.
For the past 20 years, she's worked in education, teaching visual art to high school students in New York City.
She has also worked as a curator with emerging artists, focusing on portfolio development for promising students in the field of fashion, photography and fine arts.