Holly Singsen-George -Board Chair
Holly is a Senior Client Executive with Sirius Computer Solutions, a nationally recognized technology solution provider with a certified team of sales and technical professionals who have the skills, product knowledge and commitment to help clients develop and implement the right solutions to solve their business needs.
Holly has 21 years experience and has previously worked in New York City for IBM and Vicom Computer Solutions. Holly has been a consistent top sales producer at the three firms with responsibilities across their New York City Metro clients.
Holly graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. Holly, her husband and four sons attend Stanwich Church.
David W. Miller, PhD-Moderator
David is on the faculty of Princeton University, having joined in 2008 to launch and serve as the Director of the Princeton University Faith & Work Initiative. He is also an Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer at Princeton. David’s signature course is, “Business Ethics: Succeeding without Selling Your Soul.” Prior to Princeton, he was at Yale University for five years, where he served as the Executive Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, and taught at both Yale School of Management and Divinity School. David brings an unusual “bilingual” perspective to the academic and business world. Before receiving his Ph.D. in ethics, he spent 16 years in senior positions in international business and finance, spending eight of those years overseas. In addition to his research, writing, and teaching at Princeton, David also serves as an advisor to several corporate CEOs and senior executives. In his role as Moderator, David guides our discussions and interviews our guest speakers.
Shari Aser is the IBM Executive Assistant to the General Manager, North America. Responsible for managing the effective operations of the general manager’s office, preparing for and attending senior executive client meetings, participating in strategy, marketing, sales, business development, and finance operations for the North America Business.
Previously, Shari was the Business Unit Executive, Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure Software Sales for the North Region. Her responsibilities include managing and leading the strategy for the North Region Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure sales organization. In her prior role, Shari was the Sales Execution Business Unit Executive for the East Region. Her responsibilities included designing and recommending strategies and sales plays around the SEIs for the East Region. She has held numerous sales leadership positions including the Global Sales Integration Executive for Coremetrics. She was responsible for the overall success of the integration of Coremetrics’ global sales organization into the IBM Software Group. In leading this effort, Shari helped Coremetrics leverage IBM for global reach and market strength. Shari also held the position as the IBM Software Sales Manager for Financial Markets and Insurance. She managed a team of sales reps covering financial services firms including Goldman Sachs, Metlife, AIG, and NY Stock Exchange. Prior to this role, Shari was the Client Exec for Goldman Sachs and Client Rep for The Bank of New York.
W. Grant Gregory—Past Board Chair
Grant is Chairman of Gregory & Hoenemeyer, Inc., a prestigious advisory and private equity firm currently providing strategic services to the Chinese, U.S. and European Firms and HNW individuals. Grant’s professional expertise includes Corporate Governance and Ethical Business Practices, mergers and acquisitions, and tax policy. He has served successfully in numerous leadership roles as chairman of the board, CEO, investment banker, merchant banker and director of public, private and non-profit corporations. He has served as the chairman of audit, governance, and compensation committees for a number of New York Stock Exchange member companies (Chrysler, MCI, Renaissance Hotels Inc.). As an advisor to clients, he has coordinated multiple law firms in complex securities and tax litigation matters; has supervised special fraud and securities investigations; and advised on risk management and director & officer liability issues. He is a Founder of DoubleClick, Inc.
After completing 24 years with Touche Ross & Co. (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu) Grant retired as Chairman of the Board. . He led global teams in a wide range of industries and countries while servicing the firm’s 100 largest clients with responsibility for the Washington D.C. Service Center, the Financial Service Center and opening the firm’s first office in the People’s Republic of China.
Grant’s public service roles included governmental appointments as Executive Co-Chairman of the United States Privatization Council, and U.S. Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee on International Trade in Services. He currently serves as Chairman Emeritus of the National Forest Foundation in Washington, D.C., Director Emeritus of The National Board of Directors of Junior Achievement, Director Emeritus of Wyoming Wildlife Foundation, and was Director of the LPGA. He was named “Businessman of the Year” by the Big Brothers of America, is an active member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Advisory Board, serves as a Strategic Advisor to Home Instead, Inc. and is a Director of the Greenwich Leadership Forum.
Grant graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska in 1964, where he was later awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, as well as The Builder Award, the University’s highest non-academic recognition. He has completed advanced management courses at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business, at New York University, and attended the Air Force War College.
Henry G. Higdon II
Marine Corps Reserves 1964 through 1970; honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant. Began executive search career with 15 years with Russell Reynolds Associates (in New York, Houston, and Los Angeles). Currently Vice Chairman of RSR Partners. Earlier (1986-2016) Managing Partner of Higdon Partners LLC. Activities/commitments include: Past President of Andover Alumni Association, and former Trustee of Andover; member of the Board (and Past President) of the Yale Football Association; Co-Founder of the Ivy Football Association. Member of Board of Christian Herald Association (Bowery Mission in New York City); Board Member of LifeSpring Network. Member of Stanwich Congregational Church since 1985; Past Trustee (twice); former Senior Deacon; three-terms as Moderator and Chairman of the Capital Campaign.
Douglas Walter Campbell IV (born July 18th, 1970, New York, NY) is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Strategist for Podomus Capital Management, LLC., a long/short equity hedge fund launched October 1st, 2013. Mr. Campbell began his investment career in 1994 with First Asset Management, a correspondent firm of Bear Stearns. In 1998, joined H.D. Brous & Co. on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange where he became an apprentice to Howard Rosencrans. Doug founded the independent private wealth management firm The Bridgehampton Equity Group in 2001, managing assets of the firm in excess of $250 million until 2012. Mr. Campbell has been mentored by some of Wall Street's elite investors and economists such as Dr. Harold Ehrlich, George Soros and John Paulson.
Mr. Campbell is a member of the Economic Club of New York and the Business Leadership Council, a private breakfast series in which all subscriptions directly benefit the New York Public Library's business-based programs and initiatives. Mr. Campbell is a business contributor to CNN and Bloomberg. Mr. Campbell has served two terms as a member of the board of directors for The Peconic Land Trust, a non-profit organization dedicated to land conservation on the east end of Long Island and two terms as a member of the board of directors of The American Red Cross Suffolk County Division. He is also a proud supporter of the ASPCA Equine Fund.
Mr. Campbell grew up in Oyster Bay, NY and attended Syosset High School. He is a graduate of Ball State University (B.A., Corporate Finance) where he attended on a full athletic scholarship (tennis). While at Ball State he was a two-time Academic All-American and two-time Mid- American Conference first-team selection. Achieved an ATP professional ranking of 518 in 1993.
Doug, as well as his wife Paige and daughter Porter, are members of The Saint Andrews Society of Connecticut, The Mayflower Association of Connecticut, Back Country Farm, Greenwich, CT., and Burning Tree Country Club, Greenwich, CT.