Hyde Park Angels has had a student associate program since our inception. It benefits us, and it benefits them. Many of our associates have gone on to jobs in venture, consulting and some even start their own businesses. They are an invaluable part of our organization. If you have a business idea, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our associates. They are a great way into HPA. If you are holding entrepreneurial events throughout the city, please send them an invitation.
HPA Welcomes New Associates
We have appreciated the contributions of the associates that are still with us; Ray Lian, Phil Aman, Hari Kalyanaraman, Mike Neiss, Michael Fineman, and Anu Jayaraman and our Junior Associates Burr Faughnan and Vicki Peng. They have done a great job.
We hold interviews for the associate program in the fall. If you are interested in being a part of the program, we always post notices on the blog, and in Booth publications. There sometimes is a summer associate program as well. Here are our new associates and what they have done before in their careers prior to attending Booth and working with Hyde Park Angels.
Before joining Booth, Santiago Delgado worked at National Instruments, a global engineering software and hardware company. He started his career in the Engineering Leadership rotational program. In this program he led marketing efforts in Spain, and managed a team of application engineers in Austin, TX. He left the program to become a Software Marketing Manager in the organization.
A year later, he moved on to become the product manager for the company’s second largest software product, which he doubled in sales in 3 years. For the past two years, he worked in Corporate Development at National Instruments focusing on acquisitions of software products and technology in the manufacturing analytics space. Santiago graduated summa cum laude with a degree in management information systems from the University of Nebraska -Lincoln.
Prior to Booth, John Doyle founded and led the business development effort at Fountain Partners, a San Francisco based venture leasing firm, where he acquired experience sourcing, evaluating and executing venture stage deals across a wide range of industries. Over the summer, John was a summer associate at Keiretsu Forum, an international angel group, where he led a research project to analyze the returns of the Keiretsu Forum “portfolio” over a ten year period. Previously, John held sales positions at equipment leasing firms Celtic Leasing Corp and Global Finance Group.
John is currently a first year student pursuing his MBA at Chicago Booth. He earned his BS in business administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California with an emphasis in entrepreneurial studies from The Lloyd Greif Center. John played Division I Men’s varsity water polo for the USC Trojans, and was a member of the 2003 NCAA National Championship team.
Prior to business school, Sanjiv Kalevar worked for four years for Constellation Software (TSX:CSU), which is a portfolio of over 100 enterprise software companies located across North America, Europe and Australia. Constellation acquires, builds and manages enterprise software companies that operate in distinct vertical markets. Sanjiv worked in M&A – sourcing, screening, valuing, and conducting diligence on potential acquisitions – and Operations – supporting entrepreneurs through strategy, sales & marketing, and operational best practices. Sanjiv integrated three companies into the Constellation family, as his division more than tripled in size and expanded into two new markets. At Chicago Booth, Sanjiv has been focused on entrepreneurship and venture capital. He worked closely with Jason Fried of 37signals to generate A/B split testing experiments to improve customer acquisition, revenues, and retention. He is also part of a team of students ghost-writing a series of blog posts entitled Finance Fridays for Brad Feld of the Foundry Group. Sanjiv completed his undergrad at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, including a study abroad at HEC Paris in Paris, France.
Kai Kung is a first-year Chicago Booth student focusing on entrepreneurship and marketing management. Prior to Booth, Kai spent over seven years at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, CA, where he worked in a diversity of roles encompassing budget management, P&L reporting, product roadmap, pricing, strategic planning, and business development. He was involved in the successful incubation, launch, and growth of the Intel Anti-Theft and Intel Wireless Display Programs, helping to transform these raw technology concepts into viable, revenue-generating businesses. Most recently, he was a team lead in the Corporate Planning and Reporting Group, where he helped prepare the CFO for quarterly earnings releases and Board of Directors meetings.
A native of Ann Arbor, Kai earned a BBA with distinction from The University of Michigan with a dual degree in finance and manufacturing. His passions include basketball, technology, education reform, Bob Dylan, and – of course – Michigan football. It’s been a fantastic year for him.
Shantanu Nundy is a first-year MBA candidate at Chicago Booth and a practicing primary care doctor and researcher at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His primary research interest is in the design and evaluation of disruptive innovations in the delivery of primary care and prevention for vulnerable health populations. His passion for early-stage ventures began when he co-founded mHealth Solutions, a health care start-up that partners with payers and providers to leverage existing mobile phone technologies to improve chronic disease management, which was a finalist in the 2011 New Venture Challenge. Shantanu also enjoys blogging about preventive health and wellness and is author of Stay Health At Every Age: What Your Doctor Wants to Know. He received his undergraduate degree from MIT in 2004 and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins in 2008.
Rob Silver is joining Hyde Park Angels as a first-year MBA student at Chicago Booth. Rob began his career as an intellectual property analyst and transaction associate, first at Chicago-based Ocean Tomo, and later in Tel Aviv with Marqera, a startup IP merchant bank. In these roles, Rob analyzed and sourced high-tech patents for acquisition and facilitated IP transactions. Rob has also launched a start-up in the digital media space as co-founder of Maybe Hip, an internet television network focused on conversational-based pop culture programming. As co-founder, he developed the business concept to capture a new segment of the online video audience and implemented strategic changes to boost viewership and engagement.
Rob received his BS in finance from the University of Illinois, where he performed in an improv comedy troupe and served as President of his fraternity. He has been an active volunteer with the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid and its legacy program, World Sport Chicago. In his free time, you’ll probably find Rob planning his next scenic road trip while finding all the best golf courses, baseball stadiums, and indie concerts to stop at along the way.
Shivam is a first year MBA at Chicago Booth with 4 years of experience in designing and launching the first 4G wireless networks in the US and Latin America. Prior to Booth, Shivam was a Lead Systems Architect at Clearwire where he led the core engineering team during the launch of their network across 30 cities. He also worked as a Senior Systems Engineer in the 4G Product Introduction team at Motorola.
Shivam has significant entrepreneurship experience and is currently working on a social networking application targeted at small groups. He has led the winning teams in multiple startup competitions including the Chicago Booth SeedCon 2011, the Seattle Startup Weekend and the IIT EnPRO Business Plan competition. He graduated in 2007 with a degree in Computer Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. In his spare time Shivam enjoys playing and watching Cricket and spent a few months earlier this year travelling across India and following the cricket world cup.
A precocious entrepreneur, Ricardo Taveira began his career by starting and successfully selling his own computer-gaming cybercafé while still in High School. He attended Bentley University, where he graduated with a BS in marketing in slightly over two years. Following experiences at SAP, a software maker, and GigaBeam, a telecommunications startup, he decided to venture once again and co-founded Zocalo, a provider of online advertising technology which leveraged social networking for precise targeting. His most recent experience was at MCB, a private investment partnership in his native Brazil, where he performed the role of Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
Ricardo Taveira is currently an MBA Candidate, Class of 2013, at Chicago Booth where he is a recipient of the Chicago Booth Merit Scholarship. In addition to his studies at Chicago Booth and his work at Hyde Park Angels, Ricardo is an FAA-licensed airplane pilot, currently engaged in aerobatic training in addition to working towards an instrument rating.
Congratulations to our new associates, and we look forward to actively working with you in the coming year.