RainmakeMe's advisor group is a well rounded and experienced set of leaders. Collectively they represent our strategy of recognizing there are countless reasons why startups are successful - management, operations, tech, legal, entrepreneurship, analysis, etc. We have worked with these advisors in the past and if opportunities arise we look to work with them again.
Inigo is the Founder and CEO of Cienaga Systems. He has been with Cienaga since its inception as the driving force behind both business and technology development efforts.
Prior to Cienaga, Inigo served as a Vice President in Deutsche Bank Group’s Chief Operating Office, where he led Cyber Security, Incident Response, Computer Forensics and Legal Discovery matters in the Americas. Earlier, he built and managed award-winning Software Development, Incident Response / Forensics and Information Security teams at Merrill Lynch, after having held the role of Senior Information Security Architect covering Merrill’s initiatives in Electronic Commerce and Electronic Banking. Inigo started his professional career as a Lead Developer at AT&T Laboratories and has held roles as Research Assistant in the field of Computer Learning and as Teaching Assistant in Computer Science at Georgetown University.
Inigo holds an MBA from The Wharton School, where he focused on entrepreneurial management, new product development and the marketing of innovation; and a BS in Computer Science with a concentration in Cognitive Science from Georgetown University.
Nandini D'Souza Wolfe specializes in narrative — from cultivating a clear voice and point of view to developing a compelling and cohesive story across all platforms of communications: social media, digital, print. She is the fashion critic for Harper's Bazaar, the editor-at-large for Tory Burch, and writes for the Wall Street Journal, Bergdorf Goodman magazine, InStyle, Elle, Yahoo and other major outlets. As the Editorial Director at Tory Burch, she wrote the designer's NYTimes Bestselling book Tory Burch In Color and oversaw the award-winning Tory Daily online magazine and launched the brand's first content/commerce app. She also worked closely with the Tory Burch Foundation, on editorial content, social media and networking events. Prior to that, she wrote Harper's Bazaar's Fabulous at Every Age book and launched the magazine's biannual Runway Report magazine, launched New York magazine's biannual Look magazine and served as the Senior Fashion Features Editor at W magazine and Women's Wear Daily.
Brad is a Director in the Equity Research Department with KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. With KeyBanc since April 2008, his research coverage focuses on the consumer/retail hardlines companies. Prior to KeyBanc, Brad was a Vice President at Lehman Brothers, where he began his career on the Institutional Investor-ranked retail hardlines team. In 2012 and 2013, Brad was a top ranked analyst in The Wall Street Journal's Best on the Street Survey. He is a graduate of Duke University, a CFA charterholder, and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Brad is regularly featured in the media, appearing on CNBC and Bloomberg Television, and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Barron’s.
Andrew currently serves as the Chief Strategy Officer (as well as a member of the Board of Directors) of Bomoda, a consumer intelligence company based in New York. Bomoda was founded by former NBC senior executive Brian Buchwald and is backed by several prominent angel investors and large institutional venture capital firms. At Bomoda, Andrew oversees the firm’s strategic initiatives, as well as all operational and financial matters. Andrew has 10+ years experience in corporate strategy, business development, law and communications. Andrew has worked with such leading firms such as Blackstone, Brunswick, and Edwards Angell, Palmer & Dodge (now Locke Lord, LLP). Andrew received his MBA from Columbia Business School, his JD from Brooklyn Law School, and his BA from Franklin & Marshall College. Andrew is an Alumni Ambassador to Columbia Business School, a member of the Franklin & Marshall Leadership Council, and a member of the Scarsdale Youth Lacrosse Association.
Bobby is chief of spinal surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He is the youngest chief to have been appointed to that position. He is also co-director of the Medstar Spine Center, a multidisciplinary treatment center covering the entire Washington, DC metropolitan area. Dr. Kalantar has been involved in spinal instrument and implant design working closely with companies such as Medtronic, Depuy Synthes, and Nuvasive.
Applications are never shared with any of RainmakeMe's advisors unless discussed first with the startup applying. Advisors are not invested in RainmakeMe Fund I nor are they an affiliated angel investor group.