Board Members

Sean Li, MBA 20

President

Sean loves connecting people and learning new things (#studentalways). It is from this passion for connection and learning that led him to create the Berkeley Haas podcast series including Here@Haas, for current Haas students and faculty, and OneHaas, for Haas alumni.

Bart Young, MBA 76

VP Events

Professional marketer, strategist and executive creative director who has guided a number of significant clients in attaining category leadership with award-winning advertising and public relations. Young Company has been consistently recognized as a top business-to-business marketing communications agency in the U.S. Bart has achieved over 100 national and regional awards for creative excellence.

John Bernard, MBA 83

VP Treasurer

Director of Acquisitions at KDF Communities and Owner, Willowbrook Advisors, Inc.

Mark Sarchet, MBA 99

Board Secretary

Mark Sarchet is a senior finance professional who has valued and sold many businesses in a variety of industries. The breadth of his practice includes financial advisory, business and IP valuation, and valuations of financial derivatives and debt instruments. These analyses have involved public and private companies in numerous industry segments, from hedge funds to high tech.….. from medical instruments to food distribution …… from aerospace to software development, and more.

Nancy Pollard, MBA 84

Board Member

Innovation, collaboration and integrity are vital to successful businesses in this fast changing economic environment. I have spent more than 30 years innovating and collaborating with partners to build businesses that support profit, growth and sustainability. I enjoy identifying opportunities in the marketplace that may be overlooked by competitors and figuring out how to take advantage of them.

Specialties: Commercial and Multi-Family Real Estate Investor/Owner/Manager.

Ethan Namvar, MFE 05

Board Member

Ethan Namvar is a managing partner of Centricity Financial and teaches as an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, the London Business School, and the University of California, Berkeley. He has taught courses in Financial Engineering, Mathematical Finance, Derivatives, and Investments. He has consulted in the areas of investment strategy, portfolio management, and risk management for various investment advisories, hedge funds and fund of funds.

Founder of Ban Cua Be, an organization that supports Vietnamese parents in raising children by providing scientific information and professional services.