Jason Jones – Co-Founder and Partner, Lend Academy Holdings Jason Jones is a Co-Founder and Partner at Lend Academy Holdings, where he oversees Lend Academy’s holdings in its media, conference, and investment businesses. Prior to Lend Academy, Jason founded HighStepCapital, an investment and consulting firm focused on Internet companies. Previously, he was an investment analyst at J. Goldman & Co., Goldman Sachs, Cambridge Associates, and Fidelity Investments. Jason is a board member at iFunding, an online real estate crowdfunding platform;a co-founder and Manager of LendIt Conference; and an advisory board member of iMENA,a Middle Eastern Internet holding company. He holds an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University where he was a Park Leadership Fellow and a BS from Babson College. Jason is originally from the Boston area and he currently resides in the NYC area.
Stanley Goldstein established Goldstein & Company in 1964, which grew into Goldstein Golub Kessler & Company. Under Mr.Goldstein’s leadership, GGK went on to become a major accounting firm when it was purchased by American Express in 1998. While at GGK, Stanley began working closely with City Associates, one of the very first hedge funds to enter the market. Mr. Goldstein was co-founder of Lucas Capital Management, the first hedge fund to specialize in Canadian Royalty Trusts. He was an early investor in Gerson Lehrman Group, the originators of the expert network consulting model and go2net, one of the stars of the .com period. His newest ventures are Novus, Clear-Serve, Artivest and eqalitycardproject.com. He is the founder of several nonprofits including American Friends of James Joyce and the Donors’ Forum, a roundtable of grant-making foundations and family offices. Mr. Goldstein is a graduate of Brooklyn College and the founder of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable.
Tim Selby is a partner at Alston & Bird and is the head of its Investment Management practice. He has exclusively focused his practice for the past 20 years on advising clients with respect to structuring alternative investment funds; namely, hedge funds, commodity pools, and private equity funds. He represents a broad range of clients, from well-established institutions to experienced fund managers that have decided to venture out on their own. In addition, Tim represents institutional investors (including family offices) by performing legal diligence with respect to their contemplated alternative investment decisions. Tim is often called upon by clients to provide regulatory and compliance-related advice. He is the president of the New York Hedge Fund Roundtable and served as the most recent Chair of the Futures and Derivatives Regulation Committee for the New York City Bar Association. Prior to attending law school Tim practiced as a CPA in the State of New York. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, where he is recognized for his expertise in the hedge fund and managed futures sectors. Tim received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and earned an M.B.A and B.B.A. from Iona College.
Timothy Sledge is a Principal and one of the senior analysts of Bessemer’s Global Large Cap Equities Team. His specific coverage includes US and European large cap banks and life insurance companies. Prior to joining Bessemer, he was with Davis Advisors, Robert R. Meredith & Co., BlackRock, and Sanford C. Bernstein where he covered life insurance companies as a research associate. Mr. Sledge is a CFA charterholder and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in English and Economics.
Carol Van Atten is currently the Vice President for Programs at the Charles Hayden Foundation in New York, which focuses on the development of children and youth in the New York and Boston metropolitan areas. Carol oversees the grantee progress within an annual portfolio of $17 million and is responsible for establishing grant strategies. Carol also serves as Chair of the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Global Impact Funding Trust and is a Member of the Corporation of the New York Botanical Garden. She has served on the Allocations Committee for the New York Women’s Foundation. Carol received her AB in Economics from Vassar College and JD from Brooklyn Law School.