The IE Brown Executive MBA  Advisory Committee is comprised of distinguished leaders who provide guidance to help assure the quality, relevance, and impact of the program.

Advisory Committee Members


VP Corporate Communications, UnitedHealth Group

Matt Burns is Vice President of corporate communications for UnitedHealth Group, a Fortune 5 company. He has leadership responsibilities for reputation management, including issues and crisis preparedness and response, and advises company leaders on business and public relations matters. Burns previously led communications for the company’s Medicare business, the largest dedicated to the health and wellmore

Co-Owner, Daniele, Inc.

Davide Dukcevich owns Daniele, Inc. a third generation family business that makes gourmet charcuterie in Pascoag, R.I. He and his brother Stefano produce and market products such as prosciutto, salame, sopressata and pancetta. They sell to most major North American retailers, including Costco, Wal-Mart, Target, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. About 20% of sales are generated from abroad, with exports to Cmore

CEO, ADN Genomix

José Estabil brings 20+ years of experience in translating technology into high growth businesses with cumulative $1B market impact. He is currently developing a company to catalyze the development of new medicines using data science. His portfolio of international entrepreneurial activities includes projects in Cambridge (ITH Fund), Cuba (Miami Dade College), Portugal (MIT), Italy (TT Ventures), Japan more

Chairman, BlueOrchard Finance LTD

Peter A. Fanconi is the Chairman and former CEO of Swiss based BlueOrchard Finance, one of the leading asset management companies in the field of Impact Investing. Peter demonstrated his entrepreneurial competencies in various positions, including CEO of the Vontobel Private Bank, a Swiss listed bank, CEO of Harcourt Alternative Investments, a global leader in alternative investments and managing partnemore

National Geographic Society Impact Investing Consultant and Growald Family Fund Fellow

As former Managing Director of EDF’s EDF+Business, Namrita and her team develop strategies to accelerate innovation in the corporate sector. Drawing from her background in strategy, finance, and international development, she has designed and executed initiatives for leveraging capital markets in the United States and abroad. She leads EDF’s efforts on sustainable finance, ranging from evaluating finanmore

Former Managing Director of Internal Audit Risk and Control Services, KPMG

Joe recently retired from KPMG in Boston where he was a Managing Director for the Risk Consulting practice for the past seven years. Prior to that, he spent four years at Accenture in Chicago where was a Senior Executive over the internal audit team responsible for the global activities day to day. Before Accenture, Joe was a Managing Director at PwC in Boston responsible for the Internal Audit practicemore

President and CEO, Trusted Media Brands Inc.

Ms. Kintzer joined Trusted Media Brands in April 2014.  Originally known as The Reader’s Digest Association, she rebranded the company to reflect the portfolio of trusted brands including Taste of Home, The Family Handyman, Haven Home Network, Reminisce, Birds & Blooms and Reader’s Digest.  In that time, she has focused on a growth strategy including the launch of, Taste of Home more

Former CEO, Ornua

Kevin has a record of outstanding achievement in leading international businesses and delivering excellent results.  His experience embraces growing businesses both organically and through acquisition.  He has a track record of building high performing business leadership teams As the Chief Executive Officer of Ornua he has energized a traditional dairy co-operative to become a “best in class̶more

Founder and Managing Director, Narragansett Ventures, LLC

Laura Lang is the Founder and Managing Director of Narragansett Ventures, an investment advisory firm focused on digital business transformation, emerging technologies, and strategic marketing strategy. Laura has had an accomplished career as an operating CEO of global digital and media businesses, as well as experience in strategic digital, data and marketing consulting. Prior to founding Narragansett more

Founder and Principal, REL Advisors

Raymond Liguori is the Founder and Principal of REL Advisors, an M&A and Negotiations consulting and training firm.  Prior to forming REL Advisors, Ray had an extensive corporate finance career in the Telecommunications, Retailing and Consumer Packaged Goods industries with leadership roles in Corporate Development, Treasury, Investor Relations and Financial Planning and Analysis. Over the past 20 ymore

General Treasurer of the State of Rhode Island

Seth Magaziner was sworn in as General Treasurer for the State of Rhode Island on January 6, 2015 and is committed to promoting economic growth and financial stability for all Rhode Islanders. In his first months in office, Seth successfully championed legislation establishing new green infrastructure programs at the Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank. These programs are putting tradesmen and women to wormore

EVP Global Services, F5 Networks

Steve McMillan is Executive Vice President of Global Services for F5 Networks.  He is responsible for overseeing the company’s worldwide services organization, including global support, consulting and services teams. In addition, he has responsibility for manufacturing and IT for F5. Steve joined F5 in 2017, bringing 25 years of industry experience to the role and a strong background in global services more

CEO, Vocento

Luis Enríquez Nistal (1971), has been the CEO of Vocento since July 2011. He is married with four children and holds a degree in economics and business from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE). From 1995 to 2000 he was managing director of Arum Producciones. During this time he negotiated an output deal with New Line for the release of at least 30 films a year in Spanish cinemas, in addition more

Co-founder and Former CEO, BodyLabs, Inc.

William J. (“Bill”) O’Farrell is a 30-year veteran of the start-up world. He most recently co-founded and was CEO of Body Labs, Inc., a computer vision and AI company focused on 3D human body modeling. Body Labs was acquired by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) in 2017. Formerly, he was co-founder and CEO of such companies as SpeechWorks (NASDAQ:SPWX), acquired by Nuance (NASDAQ:NUAN),, acquired bymore

Director, xchange

Greg is currently Director at xchange, an industry-agnostic impact investor and incubator for early stage social enterprises in the Philippines. Prior to joining xchange, Greg was Executive Director of social enterprise Gifts and Graces Fair Trade Foundation. Greg has worked in the field of social development, innovation, and entrepreneurship for the last 14 years and is strongly committed to social equmore

COO & President, Mizkan America, Inc.

Kevin Ponticelli is Chief Operating Officer and President of Mizkan American Inc. Since 2014 , Kevin has had strategic and operating responsibility for this $1 billion operating subsidiary of the privately owned, Japan based Mizkan Group. Mizkan America’s portfolio includes category leading Ragu and Bertolli brand Italian sauces and strong competitive positions in vinegar, pepper, marinades and Asian samore
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