Board of Directors

The Opportunity Agenda Board of Directors represents a diverse spectrum of disciplines, constituencies and approaches, yet all of them have demonstrated in their work on cross-disciplinary collaboration, leadership, a focus on results and diversity.

Board of Directors

    Vincent Benjamin

    Board Chair; Director of Solution Sales, Microsoft

    Vincent Benjamin is the Director of Solution Sales at Microsoft where he leads a $500M business enabling digital transformation in the financial services industry. Before coming to Microsoft, Vincent was a senior leader at App Annie, the venture capital-backed mobile app startup company following a decade in the finance industry at Wachovia, Barclays, and Bernstein.

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    Yasmin Cader

    Chief of Training, Office of Federal Public Defender

    Yasmin Cader, a civil rights lawyer, has practiced in state and federal courts nationwide in the areas of employment discrimination and criminal defense. She has worked with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, the Federal Defender Office in the Southern District of New York and is currently serving as the Chief of Training for the Federal Defender Office in Los Angeles.

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    Vladimir Estiverne

    Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Strategic Investments, Foot Locker, Inc.

    Vladimir Estiverne is currently Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Strategic Investments at Foot Locker, Inc., a leading global Footwear and Apparel consumer company with digital and physical presences across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Vlad is responsible for investing in early and growth stage companies, as well as portfolio development on behalf of Foot Locker, Inc.

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    Michael Goldberg

    Chief Financial Officer, Cognotion

    Michael Goldberg is the Chief Financial Officer of an innovative educational start up company that develops innovative training for entry level health care workers.

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    William Gorin

    Senior Counsel with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

    William Gorin is senior counsel with the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York, where he practiced from 1978 to 2013 (including from 1986 to 2013 as a partner) and focused his practice on corporate law with a specialty in domestic and international financing and business transactions and corporate governance.


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    Joseph Lewis

    Director, JCRA Financial

    Joseph Lewis is a currently a Director at JCRA Financial, a global financial risk consulting firm. In his role he is providing risk management advice on interest rates, foreign exchange, and commodities to Fortune 500 companies, real estate and private equity funds. Most recently, he was a Director in Citi’s Risk Solutions Group responsible for Technology, Retail and Industrial derivative origination, structuring and execution. He held similar roles at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.

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    Alan Myers

    Private Counsel

    Mr. Myers is counsel to a family, advising it on business and legal matters. He recently retired from his position as a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he focused on corporate law with a specialty in mergers and acquisitions.

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    Amy Redford


    Amy made her directorial debut with The Guitar, starring Saffron Burrows. Amy has recently directed an episode of Law & Order: SVU. She also recently shot a short film called DeLiVeRy with Ethan Suplee and Lukas Haas. Upcoming projects include the features : Phoenix, The House that Jack Built, Claude and the Birthday Cake (which she is co-writing with Jude Falaise about growing up in Haiti in 1963) Songbird about the singer Eva Cassidy and the television series DICK. She is also co-creating the web-series The Royal Hotel with Deirdre Lewis, featuring various artists stepping out of their established Genre’s and mediums to create new work (produced by Tina Elmo and Sundance Productions)

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    Richard Roberts

    Managing Director of Acquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners

    Richard Roberts is Managing Director of Acquisitions for Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC assisting in the origination and management of developer relationships in the Northeast and the development of new business strategies for the firm. Richard has an extensive career in affordable housing and urban market investments having worked in these areas for over 18 years.

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    Sara Stuart

    Board of Directors

    Sara Stuart is an experienced fundraising and communications professional, and nonprofit executive. She joined The Opportunity Agenda staff for a year as Interim Chief of Staff, a temporary position. She has been the Director of Development and Communication at Equality Now, which works for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women and girls around the world.

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    Aduke Thelwell

    Head of Communications, Serve Robotics

    Aduke Thelwell is a strategic thinker with deep experience advising global companies as a banker, management consultant, and communications specialist. She is currently the Head of Communications for Serve Robotics, a leading sidewalk delivery robotics company recently spun out of Uber.

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