The New York Renaissance are supported by a 17 person Board of Directors, compromised of men and women from diverse backgrounds and professions, whom share the love for children, education, parenting, and teaching. Their vision has helped to establish organization as the creative leader in the field.
Founder, Dan Klores – Dan Klores is an award winning filmmaker and playwright. He has directed six films including the Peabody Award four hour epic, 'Black Magic', and 'Crazy Love' which won the Independent Spirit Award in 2009 for best director. Mr. Klores is also the founder of DKC, one of the nation's largest independent marketing, public relations, and government affairs firms. He resides in Manhattan with his wife Abbe and three sons.
Co - Chairman, Ian Goodman – Ian Goodman is the former founder and principal of two New York City based hedge funds. Before managing his own funds, he worked for SAC Capital Advisors from 1997-2004. Mr. Goodman resides in New York City with his wife and three children.
Co - Chairman, Craig Klosk – Craig Klosk co-founded the Wicks Group in January 1989. As a Managing Partner at Wicks, he is involved in all its investment and management activities and serves on the Board of Directors of all its operating companies. Mr. Klosk is actively involved in a board range of community service and philanthropic activities.
Eric Aroesty - Eric Aroesty is an active entrepreneur and investor, with a particular focus on the Internet. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992.
Alan Fishman -Alan Fishman is a lifelong Brooklynite. Alan was educated in the public schools graduating from Erasmus Hall High School. He graduated from Brown University with a degree in Economics and received a master's degree in Economics from Columbia University. Mr. Fishman has a varied career in the Banking industry. He is currently the Chairman of Ladder Capital Finance Corporation. Prior to Ladder, Mr. Fishman, for a short period of time, was the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Mutual Bank. During 2007 and 2008, he served as Chairman of Meridian Capital Group and prior to joining Meridian, he was President of Sovereign Bank. He assumed the leadership of Independence Community Bank when he was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2001.
Mr. Fishman has been an active leader in many not-for-profit activities in Brooklyn. He served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He also served as Chairman of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation and as Co-Chairman of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Brooklyn Community Foundation. The Brooklyn Community Foundation is the successor institution to the Independence Community Foundation. The Brooklyn Community Foundation is Brooklyn's only Foundation focusing exclusively on the Borough. Mr. Fishman serves on the Boards of several private companies and other not-for-profit and civic organizations.
Mr. Fishman is married to Judith Fishman. They have two sons, four grandsons and a granddaughter. They reside in Brooklyn Heights.
Jack Irushalmi - Jack Irushalmi is the President and Owner of Tri-Star Construction Corp., a leading corporate interior construction firm in Manhattan. He serves on Duke University’s Athletic Advisory Board and is the President of the Seawane Country Club. Mr. Irushalmi resides in Manhattan with his wife and two children.
Charlie King - Charlie King is the the New York City Co-Chairman of Mercury Public Affairs. He is a fixture in New York politics, government and advocacy, dedicating more than twenty-five years of his life to serving New York in both the public and private sectors. He is an attorney and was formerly the State Executive Director for the New York State Democratic Party. King is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law where he was honored as a Root-Tilden Scholar.
Reggie Love - Reggie currently serves as V.P. at the Transatlantic Energy Group and has been an equity partner since 2012. Prior to joining Transatlantic, Mr. Love served in the Executive Office of the President as a personal aid to President Obama from 2007-2011. Reggie graduated from Duke University in 2004 and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A member of the basketball and football teams at Duke, Reggie had short stints in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Reggie resides in Washington D.C.
Jay Mantz - Jay Mantz is President of Rialto Capital, a real estate investment and asset management company with more than $2B of equity under management. Prior to this, he was a Managing Director and Member of the Management Committee of Morgan Stanley. Jay has a wife, Jennifer, and three kids: Alexandra (13), Robert (11) and Eddie (9). He has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS/BA degree from Boston University.
Todd Perry - Todd joined UBS Financial Services in 2008. Todd focuses on assisting clients with asset allocation strategy and implementation as well as trust and estate planning. Before UBS, Todd was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown, where he worked from 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he co-founded The Perry Group at Merrill Lynch, where he worked from1998 to 2002. Todd began his career in the Private Client group at Lehman Brothers. He has been recognized by several publications, including Barrons, Registered Rep and Research Magazine, as being one of the top Private Wealth Advisors in the country. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and resides in Maplewood, NJ with his wife and four children
Adam Rosenthal – Adam completed his M.B.A. at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He immediately entered the Private Investment Management department and, in 2000, was asked to become a partner in the Witover Wealth Management Group. His corporate finance expertise, particularly his experience in the energy sector, has been instrumental in the creation and management of the group’s Master Limited Partnership portfolio. Adam is a member of the UBS Pinnacle Council, the most select group of financial advisors based on assets under management and other firm metrics.
Michael Salzer – Michael Salzer is the owner and president of MacGuffin Films, Ltd., where he oversees the production of television commercials for Fortune 500 companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Windward School where he is a Vice President. Mr. Salzer resides in Greenwich Village, New York.
Aaron Saperstein – Aaron Saperstein is the executive director of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Group. Currently he sits on the board of an Assisted Living Facility in New York. Aaron lives in Bedford, NY with his wife Jane and two sons Asher and Jesse.
Rob Sharp – Rob Sharp is Co-CEO of Ramy Brook, one of the nation's fastest growing contemporary fashion companies. He previously served as a private equity investor for 20 years, most recently as a Senior Partner and member of the Management Committee of MidOcean Partners. Prior to his role with MidOcean, Mr. Sharp was a partner at Investcorp International. He started his career in the mergers and acquisitions group at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and was later an investment banker at Bankers Trust. Mr. Sharp is a leader in the area of consumer investing, and is especially known for acquiring and building iconic brands. Mr. Sharp received his MBA from Columbia University where he was a Samuel Bronfman Fellow, and graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Union College.
Melissa Silver - Melissa Silver is a 1991 graduate of Syracuse University. She ran the public relations department at Big Beat Records, a subsidiary of Atlantic until she retired from the industry in 1999 to raise the first of her four children. Melissa's father, Lewis Katz, was the principal owner of the Brooklyn Nets, and the founder of the YES Network. She was raised in Cherry Hills, New Jersey and now resides in Manhattan.
Andy Stenzler - Andy Stenzler is an entrepreneur who has Co-Founded Cosi, Kidville, and his latest venture, Rumble.
Jennifer Gardner Trulson - Jennifer Gardner Trulson is the founder of the Douglas B. Gardner Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children in New York. She is also the author of the memoir, "Where You Left Me". Trulson was a lawyer at the New York Times Company, graduated from Tufts University, and received a J.D. from Harvard. She lives with her husband and two children in Manhattan.