Belinda DiGiambattista is founder of Choose Your Metric, a coaching, advisory and training firm that offers actionable and practical tools, systems and accountability for business owners and executives seeking greater success. She previously co-founded Butter Beans, which delivers healthy meals to roughly 5,000 students and adults in schools and other institutions every day. It has enjoyed spots on the Inc. 5000 list in 2014 and 2016. Belinda holds a B.S. in business administration from UNC Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business.
Dan started his career as a high-school teacher in Crown Heights Brooklyn, and eventually became the President of The Teach For America program. He later managed digital for CEO’s like Richard Branson and Ari Emanuel. Porter also made six number one apps in the app store, was a hollywood agent and started and sold two technology companies, TicketWeb (the first online ticketing company, which he sold to Ticketmaster) and then OMGP (maker of the Draw Something mobile game which was downloaded over 250 million times and was later sold to Zynga). Porter also managed investments for the Virgin Group and was the head of digital for talent agency WME. Porter currently is an adjunct professor at NYU where he teaches social entrepreneurship in addition to running Overtime.
An NYU Stern School of Business Executive M.B.A. alumnus, David Wertheimer is a digital executive focused on customer experience. A veteran of the e-commerce and media industries, David runs the client website and mobile initiatives for Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory company. David recently completed a successful stint running PR Newswire’s global e-commerce and customer experience teams. He previously worked in digital agencies leading strategic engagements for a wide array of B2B, B2C and media firms.
Shanif Dhanani is a technical entrepreneur who helped build TapCommerce, an advertising startup acquired by Twitter, where he now works as a data scientist. Previously, Shanif was an I.T. consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton. While earning his M.B.A. in quantitative finance and entrepreneurship at the NYU Stern School of Business, he competed in the Entrepreneurs Challenge himself, losing spectacularly while learning exactly what not to do. Shanif made his first angel investment this year, and spends all of his free time and money traveling the world.