Leadership team

CO-CHAIRS

ryan balderas (MBA '17)

Ryan is a second-year MBA student at Stanford. Prior to the GSB, he spent four years working in economic and litigation consulting at Cornerstone Research. While at the GSB, Ryan has served as the CFO of the Sports Management Club. Ryan grew up in San Diego and completed his undergraduate studies at University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!).

 

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matt crnkovich (MBA '17)

Matt is a second-year MBA student at Stanford. Prior to the GSB, he spent two years working in the NBA’s Team Finance group and two years as an investment banking analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Transportation coverage group. While at the GSB, Matt has served as Co-President of the Sports Management Club. Matt grew up in New Jersey and completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University.

 

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lizzy danhakl (MBA '17)

Lizzy is a second-year MBA student at Stanford. Prior to the GSB, she spent four years working in finance, first in Equity Capital Markets at Goldman Sachs and then in Fundraising at TPG Capital. While at Stanford, Lizzy has served as the chair of the Student Association Athletic Committee. Lizzy grew up in Los Angeles and completed her undergraduate studies at Williams College, where she competed all four years in varsity soccer and varsity track and field. She is a four-time NCAA All American and currently holds the school record in the women’s 800M.

 

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sara giedgowd (MBA '17)

Sara is a second-year MBA student at Stanford. Prior to the GSB, she spent 5 years working in finance in New York City, first in Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank and then in the Corporate Development and Investor Relations teams at KKR, a global private equity firm that went public in 2010. While at Stanford, Sara has served as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, and a PAE mentor for undergraduate freshman student-athletes. Sara grew up outside of Philadelphia and completed her undergraduate studies at Duke, where she was also a 4-year member of the nationally-ranked varsity lacrosse team.

 

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jeff lachman (MBA '17)

Jeff is a second-year MBA student at Stanford. Prior to the GSB, he spent 5 years as an amateur scout for the Los Angeles Dodgers. While at the GSB, Jeff has served as Co-President of the Sports Management Club. Jeff grew up in Los Angeles, and completed his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he was a 4-year member of the varsity track and field team, and currently holds the     school record in the discus throw.

 

JUNIOR EXECUTIVE TEAM: Ian Anderson, Thomas Callaghn, Roi Cohen, Matt Doty, J.C. Fischer, Megan Holston, Matt Kremer, Olivia Papa, Barbora Podzimkova, Max Spear, Jessica Steffens