Board of Advisors

Professor Jan Rivkin

Professor Jan Rivkin

Jan Rivkin is the C. Roland Christensen Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Research at Harvard Business School. His research, course development, and teaching efforts examine the interactions across functional and product boundaries within a firm. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities, Professor Rivkin also co-chairs HBS’s project on the competitiveness of the United States.

Professor Rivkin received his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard. Earlier, he studied chemical engineering and public policy at Princeton and obtained a M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics on a Marshall Scholarship. Prior to pursuing his doctorate, Rivkin led case teams and managed client relationships at Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley

Tom Bradley was President of TD Ameritrade’s Retail and Institutional Broker/Dealer until 2017, capping a 31-year career with the firm.

As President of Retail, Mr. Bradley led the team that oversaw 120 branch offices, customer service and sales centers, operational middle offices, products and product development, strategy, digital platforms, and all company marketing. During his tenure, retail client assets approximately doubled, client satisfaction scores increased, financial investment consultant productivity soared and advice platforms grew by approximately 350%.

Prior to Retail, Mr. Bradley headed the team that oversaw the company’s Institutional business, which caters to independent investment advisors. Under his leadership, the business made significant improvements in the technology platform, including expansion of its Veo advisor platform; the acquisition and integration of iRebal, an industry-leading portfolio rebalancing system; and the launch of Veo Open Access, which positioned the company as the first of the custodians to allow third-party technology companies to integrate its systems with Veo.

Over his tenure, he built a reputation for his advocacy efforts, particularly with respect to issues impacting RIAs, and won multiple industry awards. He received a B.S. in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, and completed Executive Education courses at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He holds Series 4, 7, 8, 24, 53, 63 and 65 securities licenses.

Dr. Gary McGraw

Dr. Gary McGraw

Gary McGraw is Vice President of Security Technology at Synopsys (NASDAQ:SNPS), a Silicon Valley company headquartered in Mountain View, CA. He is a globally recognized authority on software security and the author of eight best-selling books on this topic. His titles include Software Security, Exploiting Software, Building Secure Software, Java Security, Exploiting Online Games, and 6 other books; and he is editor of the Addison-Wesley Software Security series. Dr. McGraw has also written over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, authors a periodic security column for SearchSecurity, and is frequently quoted in the press.

Besides serving as a strategic counselor for top business and IT executives, Gary is on the Advisory Boards of NTrepid and Ravenwhite. He has also served as a Board member of Cigital and Codiscope (acquired by Synopsys) and as Advisor to Black Duck (acquired by Synopsys), Dasient (acquired by Twitter), Fortify Software (acquired by HP), and Invotas (acquired by FireEye).

His dual PhD is in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University where he serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Gary produces the monthly Silver Bullet Security Podcast for Synopsys and IEEE Security & Privacy magazine (syndicated by SearchSecurity).

Andrew Klaber

Andrew Klaber

Andrew Klaber is a Partner at Paulson & Company, a multi-strategy hedge fund in New York. He is also the founder of Even Ground, an international non-profit organization that annually provides more than 2,000 children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS with academic support, basic health care, and nutrition.

Originally from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Mr. Klaber graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa president from Yale College. He earned Masters of Science degrees in Financial Economics and Economic History as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University and holds a JD/MBA from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School, from which he graduated with Distinction.

Andrew Hecht

Andrew Hecht

Andrew Hecht is an experienced corporate lawyer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding Hecht Law PC, Mr. Hecht was a corporate and securities lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a leading international law firm, based in the firm’s offices in New York, Tokyo and Palo Alto.

Previously, Mr. Hecht co-founded and served as first Chief Legal Officer of Wall&Main, Inc., one of the earliest companies to announce its intention to enter the post-JOBS Act crowdfunding industry. Prior to studying law, he was a successful software developer, who helped design and build the enterprise servers that became the initial backbone of the online bill payment industry. He also developed speech recognition-based trader workstations to enable stock traders to engage in high speed hands-free trading.

Mr. Hecht holds a B.A in Asian Languages & Civilizations from Amherst College, a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law and a M.E.M. in Environmental & Resource Economics from Duke University - Nicholas School of the Environment.

Gary Zimmerman

Gary Zimmerman

Gary Zimmerman is the Managing Partner of Six Trees Capital LLC and Founder of MaxMyInterest.com. Previously, Mr. Zimmerman was an investment banker at Citigroup, where he was a Managing Director and Global Head of Strategic Solutions for Sovereign Wealth Funds, responsible for advising these funds on their direct investment activities globally. In that role, he spent considerable time in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia advising funds with more than $5 trillion of assets under management.

Earlier, Mr. Zimmerman led Citigroup’s cross-border M&A business in Japan, advising multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity funds on their strategic ambitions overseas. Prior to joining Citigroup, Mr. Zimmerman worked as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch & Co. and SG Barr Devlin, a division of Societe Generale, both in New York.

Mr. Zimmerman graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Economics, and subsequently completed an executive education program at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

Advisory Board Member Emerita

Harriet Pearson

Harriet Pearson

Harriet Pearson is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP, where her practice focuses on privacy and cybersecurity. Dubbed by one legal publication as the “First Lady of Privacy,” Ms. Pearson is one of the first and longest-serving chief privacy officers in the Fortune 500 and an internationally-recognized data privacy and security pioneer. Previously, Ms. Pearson served as Vice President, Security Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for the IBM Corporation.

Ms. Pearson co-founded and helps lead the Coalition on Privacy and Free Trade, and also leads a multi-industry Working Group on Privacy and Cybersecurity. She also currently co-chairs the Georgetown University Cybersecurity Law Institute and serves on the ABA President’s Task Force on Cybersecurity and on the advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Future of Privacy Forum.

Ms. Pearson advises clients on matters involving Congress, the Federal Trade Commission, the Commerce Department, and other federal and state bodies. Frequently invited to speak to business and academic groups, she recently finished a four-year appointment as an adjunct lecturer at Georgetown University, teaching a graduate seminar on Security, Privacy, and Trust. Ms. Pearson graduated with honors from the UCLA School of Law (Order of the Coif) and Princeton University, where she majored in civil engineering.