Adam McWilliams hails from Plainfield, NJ and resides in Harlem, NY. He graduated from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University where he studied finance and economics. Currently, he is a strategic finance and business analyst for XO Group, a $1bn digital media and tech company behind the brands The Knot and The Bump. Prior to his work with XO Group, he worked as a financial analyst for PepsiCo.

Adam is applying his learned skills to the real estate industry where he is focused on analytical tooling for investors. He draws from his 5+ years of experience in strategic finance and business development.

Gabrielle Cazeau is an MBA Candidate at the Yale School of Management (2020). Prior to Yale, Gabrielle was an R&D Process Engineer and Product Developer at General Mills. At General Mills she was responsible for leading product design, technical development, and commercialization activities to create new cereal and snack products. This work amplified her interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Gabrielle graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. For fun, Gabrielle enjoys salsa dancing, reading, traveling, and teaching a US Citizenship Exam course in the local community. Gabrielle is originally from Columbia, MD and currently lives in New Haven, CT.

Jazmin Cabeza is a second-year MBA candidate at NYU Stern School of Business, focusing on Finance and Global Strategy. Recently, Jazmin worked as an Investment Banking Summer Associate in William Blair’s Technology group. At Stern, Jazmin is the Co-President of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students (AHBBS) and partakes in the Student Government’s Diversity Committee. Prior to Stern, Jazmin worked as a Management Consulting Manager in Accenture’s Finance & Risk practice, focused on business process improvement and risk management. Jazmin holds a B.S/M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida and is originally from Venezuela.

Sam Hasty is a Founding Partner and Director of Finance at LITE; a 501(c) 3 in Memphis that empowers Black and Latinx students with the skills to create wealth in their communities long-term. After beginning his career as a middle school mathematics teacher through Teach For America, Sam completed a year in Poland as a Fulbright Scholar, where he taught and conducted research on entrepreneurship development and financing to new ventures in rural areas. Over the last several years, Sam has also served as an angel investor to several private companies in aerospace, agriculture, cyber security, manufacturing and biotechnology. Sam holds a B.A. from Rutgers University in Political Science and Economics and a M.S. in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University.