Greenwich Harbor Partners was retained to partner with Thrive Scholars Chicago to expand its Regional Advisory Board. New members identified by GHP include Jared Banner, Vice President, Player Development for the Chicago Cubs, Teedra Bernard, SVP, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer at TransUnion, Sedhu Krishnamurthy, General Manager, Data and AI at Microsoft, and Talvis Love, SVP, Chief Information Officer at Baxter International Inc.
“We are excited to welcome our new board members – each with diverse expertise and experiences from various sectors–to join our effort to strengthen opportunities toward economic mobility for high-achieving students of color in Chicago,” said Kylia Kummer, Executive Director of Thrive Scholars Chicago.
Jared Banner is Vice President, Player Development for the Chicago Cubs and has 15 years of experience in baseball operations. Mr. Banner started out as a fellow in Boston’s baseball operations department and rose to the rank of VP, Player Personnel, overseeing international professional scouting. After receiving three World Series rings with Boston, he worked for his hometown team, the Mets, for two years in player development before joining the Cubs. Mr. Banner earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Amherst College.
Teedra Bernard is Senior Vice President, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer at TransUnion, responsible for all global talent and diversity functions across the associate lifecycle. Ms. Bernard previously served as their VP of HR for Global Technology. Prior to joining TransUnion, she held a series of HR leadership roles at Hewlett Packard, including Head of HR for the HPE Pointnext Global Client Services organization. Her diverse industry experience includes Operations, Sales, Retail, Investment Banking, and Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Bernard holds a Master of Science in HR Management & Development from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Michigan State University.
Sedhu Krishnamurthy is a business and technology executive with over 10 years at Microsoft, where he currently leads the Data and Artificial Intelligence business for US Retail and Consumer Goods. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Krishnamurthy has served in technical leadership roles at Innovex Technology, Insuresoft, and Allstate Insurance. He has an MBA from Northwestern University, a master's degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, and a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy.
Talvis Love is SVP, Chief Information Officer for Baxter International Inc. Mr. Love joined Baxter in 2020 from Cardinal Health's Pharmaceuticals, where he was CIO responsible for overall IT service delivery. Previously, he held the positions of SVP, eCommerce, Governance Execution, Enterprise Architecture & Chief Information Security Officer of Cardinal Health. His career has also included several executive and management positions within TD Bank Group, Ford Motor Company, Oracle Corporation and Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Love holds an MBA from Michigan State University and a bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland.
Education Reform Now (ERN) is national nonprofit dedicated to pursuing education policies that enable all students, particularly students from low-income families and students of color, to obtain a globally competitive education that empowers them to fulfill their limitless potential. Greenwich Harbor Partners was retained to partner with the ERN to help expand its board of directors. GHP identified and recruited Jim Anderson, Managing Director, Google Cloud and Andy Bluhm, Principal, Delaware Street Capital.
Jim Anderson runs the North American South Central business for Google Cloud. Prior to Google, Jim served as the Vice President of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Cloud Service Provider business. Jim was also the President of the Americas for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Before joining BAE, Jim spent led Sales for the Cisco Server – Unified Computing business. Previously, Jim was Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Dell’s Public Sector and spent 10 years in senior sales and management positions for Hewlett-Packard. Jim is currently an Independent Board Director for U.S. Olympic Synchronized Swimming and served as the Chairman of the Board for Make-a- Wish of Central Texas. Jim holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University.
Andrew Bluhm is the Founder of Delaware Street Capital where he serves as a Partner and Principal. He is also the Co-Founder and serves as Chairman of Board of Managers at DSC Quantitative Group. He is a Co-Founder and CEO of Otus, a K-12 learning platform for administrators, teachers, students, and families. He previously served as General Partner at Walton Street Capital. He serves as a Non-Executive Director at HFA Holdings. He serves as Advisor at Groundbreaker. Andrew is the founder and principal of Chicago-based DSC Advisors which is the investment manager of Delaware Street Capital Master Fund. He also serves as Board Member at Elevate K-12. Previously, he was a founder and Principal of WSC and Vice President at JMB and an Associate at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Bluhm has a B.S. magna cum laude from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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