Board Members

Matthew Bliss

Matt is Vice President, Strategy Project and Recruiting Operations Manager, Experienced Talent Acquisition at Credit Suisse. Matt’s primary focus is to drive, execute, and realize the operational agenda of the Experienced Talent Acquisition (ETA) function in the Americas region. He is responsible for developing and defining the regional recruiting and onboarding strategy, with emphasis on process, policy, governance, and risk and controls.

Since 2007, Matt has held several roles in Human Resources, Communications, and Branding at Credit Suisse and most recently served as VP, Strategy and Business Development, Private Banking New Markets from 2014 to 2016. Matt has over 8 years of human resources and business management experience with emphasis on financial planning and analysis, headcount forecasting, performance management, benefits administration, compensation, and recruiting.

Matt has a B.S.B.A. in marketing and organizational behavior from Washington University in St. Louis. He currently resides in Manhattan.

David Camputo

David Camputo has been the Executive Vice President, Chief Audit Executive (CAE) for Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (now SOMPO International) and has global responsibility for the Internal Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance for over the past 10 years.  David is a member of the Executive Operational Group reporting directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SOMPO International.

Sompo International was established in March 2017 with the acquisition by Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Sompo) of Endurance Specialty Holdings, Ltd. and its wholly owned operating subsidiaries. Sompo’s core business encompasses one of the largest property and casualty insurance groups in the Japanese domestic market. Seeking opportunities to grow their business globally, Sompo acquired Endurance, a global provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, to effectively become their international operation.

In addition, David is the CAE for Blue Capital Management Ltd. (“Blue Capital”) which provides innovative catastrophe reinsurance-linked investment products for institutional and retail investors. Blue Capital is the wholly owned asset management platform of SOMPO International.  Blue Capital Reinsurance Holdings Ltd. (“BCRH”) is a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listed company, which, through its operating subsidiaries, offers collateralized reinsurance in the property catastrophe market. Blue Capital Global Reinsurance Fund Limited is a London-listed closed-end fund (LSE: BCGR) launched in 2012. The fund provides qualified institutional and retail investors with the opportunity to access the global catastrophe reinsurance market, and to invest in an alternative asset class.

Yvonne Guillen

Yvonne Guillen is a Parent Organizer for the Bronx working with Families for Excellent Schools, an advocacy group focused on giving parents a voice around school choice. She works to inform families in the Bronx about the options available to them for their children’s education. Ms. Guillen is a proud mother of four children, three of whom have had the opportunity to access a great education at a local charter school. She began her work as a volunteer with Families for Excellent Schools and now is an advocate for all children. Prior to working with Families for Excellent Schools she worked briefly with the campaign for Assemblyman Marcos Crespo. Ms. Guillen has extensive ties to the community as a resident of Community School District 8, and she is driven by her belief that our children are the future and they deserve nothing but the best.

Catherine Prefontaine Hausmann

Catherine Prefontaine Hausmann is an educational consultant currently working with elementary teachers and leaders in charter, district, and turnaround schools around the U.S. through the University of Chicago Impact’s Urban Education Institute and the STEP Assessment. She also consults to curate and develop Math curriculum for The GO Project, a NYC nonprofit focused on achieving educational equity for New York City’s public school students, simultaneously serving as a 3rd grade teacher for GO Saturday programming. She has served as an ELA Curriculum Consultant for Ascend Learning, a network of charter schools in Brooklyn, NY. Prior to consulting, Ms. Hausmann served as Dean of Instruction at Brooklyn Ascend Charter School, coaching general and special education teachers to achieve significant academic gains through observation and feedback, data analysis, and professional development. Ms. Hausmann started her career in education as a Teach For America corps member at Uncommon Schools: Excellence Boys Charter School and has since worked as a phone screen selector for Teacher For America corps members. She went on to serve as a Special Education Teacher and Learning Support Specialist at Excellence Boys. In this role, she developed a highly effective tutoring curriculum, coordinated developmental literacy assessments, and delivered professional development on curriculum, differentiation. Special Education law, Response to Intervention, child development, and classroom management. Ms. Hausmann holds a BA in History from Boston College and MS in Childhood and Special Education from CUNY Hunter.

Kathryn Hurley

Kathryn Hurley is an in-house tech lawyer at MakerBot Industries (desktop 3D printing and scanning), a company she joined when it was still a small, late-stage start-up. In addition to working full-time at MakerBot, she is also co-founder a civic tech start-up whose products will roll out to the market at the end of May 2015.  Originally from Brooklyn, NY where she attended public school from pre-K through the twelfth grade, Ms. Hurley was a 2007 Teach For America Corps member for the Atlanta region where she taught middle school Spanish and Reading and coached the girls’ basketball team.  Running races all over the world, Ms. Hurley is a co-organizer of NYC Tech Runners, a running group that brings together those working in the tech space.  Ms. Hurley has a BA from Howard University and JD from Georgetown Law.

John Sanchez

John is a lifelong Bronx resident that understands the importance of education. He is passionate about serving on the board of Legacy College Prep because it is a tangible way to make a difference in the future of young Bronx students. He is excited to be a part of an institution that will show that underserved communities can achieve their full potential when given extra support. He is currently the District Manager for Bronx Community Board 6 where he is responsible for ensuring city service delivery and submitting community budget requests to elected officials and city agencies.

He previously served as NYC Advocacy Manager for the Northeast Charter Schools Network helping advocate for increased charter school funding. He also served in the NYS Assembly as Constituent Services Manager for a Bronx Assembly member where he was responsible for managing the district office, resolving constituent issues, and community outreach. John is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Hillary Swiggett

Born in the Bronx, but raised in Miami and Los Angeles, Hillary Swiggett ultimately moved to Northern California to attend Sonoma State University in 1974. Upon graduating with honors in Sociology, she began her working career at a marine insurance agency. She learned the pride of taking excellent care of her customers, and began a lifelong love of boating. In 1989 she opened up her own marine insurance agency, Boater’s Insurance Agency, Inc. in Northern California. Boaters Insurance Agency, Inc. is now licensed in 48 states, the office building, long paid off, remains as the home office. Despite the success of her insurance agency, Hillary would say her greatest accomplishments are her three sons. While being a working mother, Hillary made it a priority to participate in her children’s lives and, as much as possible, their educations. She gives great credit to her family, employees and friends for any and all of her accomplishments. Many opportunities were given to her, and her dream has long been to pay those opportunities forward.

Jared Parker

Jared is a Managing Director at Oaktree Capital specializing in Infrastructure Investments. He joined Oaktree in 2014 from Highstar Capital and has over 13 years of experience in private equity, operational leadership, investment banking and finance. He is a Director on the Board of ADS Waste Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ADSW) and an Observer on the Board of NGL Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: NGL). Previously he served on the Boards of London City Airport and the Ports America Companies and as an observer to the boards of InterGen and Northern Star Generation. Jared served as President of Ports America Stevedoring from 2010 through 2013. Prior to joining Highstar in 2005, he worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank covering the Energy, Utilities and Chemicals sectors. He holds a B.A. degree in international relations from Stanford University.

Nikki Ho-Shing

Nikki has over ten combined years of experience in finance and communications. Most recently, she joined the Marketing & Communications team at Two Sigma Investments in 2015 with a primary focus on internal communications. At Two Sigma, she develops comprehensive, integrated internal communication plans to help drive employee engagement and support senior leaders in articulating Two Sigma’s culture and human capital agenda.

Prior to this, Nikki worked at Credit Suisse in Corporate Communications, as well as in various roles in Credit Suisse Asset Management. Nikki has a B.A. in English Literature from Bryn Mawr College and currently resides in Astoria, Queens.

Nirav Shroff

Nirav is on the Global Partnerships team at Google, where he focuses on new business development opportunities across several sectors. Prior to Google, Nirav worked at Box (enterprise software), Eos Partners (private equity) and JPMorgan (investment banking). Nirav holds an MBA from Wharton and BBA from the University of Texas. He decided to serve on the LCP board because he is passionate about providing access to education.

Someera Khokhar

Someera Khokhar is CEO and founding partner of a legal tech platform that she is developing. Previously, Someera was a partner at White & Case. As a project, asset and structured finance Partner at White & Case, Someera focused on the Americas and emerging/frontier markets, applying her expertise in the energy/transportation industries and infrastructure. She has led large global/regional teams in complex, cross-border transactions involving multiple stakeholders. As one of 10 partners appointed to a global committee to define/implement the Firm’s strategic growth vision, Someera was also one of 8 members elected by the Global Partnership to oversee lateral partner recruiting, internal partner election, and partner compensation. As Regional Section Head, Americas Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance, she increased revenue and profitability by addressing organizational capabilities, improving processes, and renewing client focus.

Someera served as a member of the Firm’s Americas Operations Council, the One Firm Council and was chair of the Global Women’s Initiative. Someera has an LLB Law Degree from Southampton University, England, and completed the Legal Practice Course at London’s College of Law.