Prior to Tuck, Lavi spent 6 years working with early and mid-stage tech startups in India. During this time, she gained experience across a variety of job functions including marketing, growth, business development and pro
duct management. She is passionate about solving problems via technology and ran her own venture which provided career mentorship to students looking for guidance. Lavi also loves dancing, she was in a competitive dance team in undergrad, follows several dog accounts on Instagram and is an avid reader. She holds a Bachelor’s in Commerce degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University.
Ed Beshers is focused on developing private investment into nature-based solutions to climate change. He spent his summer internship at Hancock Natural Resource Group developing an investment thesis and business plan for carbon-first forestry.
Prior to Tuck, he spent the six years leading a team of 12 direct reports in the administration of over $2B in grant funding across more than 2,500 projects at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. He brings direct experience in supporting on-the-ground climate change resiliency work with a focus on evaluating budgets, quantifying impact, and implementing Federal regulations. He also co-wrote an award-winning business plan for Siren Medical, a medical device startup based out of Providence, Rhode Island, where he spent two years as co-founder and CFO.
Prior to attending Tuck, Kurt worked at Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO) as a Vice President in the Portfolio Risk Management group, where his responsibilities included daily oversight of the investment grade credit, bank loan, and long duration strategies, which represented over $200 billion of assets under management internationally. In addition, he was asked to present to the Investment Committee regarding areas of focus for the department. For fun, he loves to surf, ski, swim, and run. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with a certificate in Finance from Princeton University.
Prior to Tuck, Claire worked for Indigo Partners, an aviation-focused private equity firm with $6 billion AUM. In her work, she conducted due diligence on prospective investments in commercial airlines around the world. She also worked with the firm’s portfolio companies which included companies along the spectrum of the business life cycle, from start-ups to publicly traded companies. At Tuck, Claire is a Venture Capital Fellow with the Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital, and represented Tuck at the finals of MIINT, an impact investing competition among top business school programs along with fellow TSVF directors, Ed, Tobin, and Kurt. In her spare time, Claire enjoys skiing, kayaking, and cheering on Chicago sports teams. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Montana where she competed in the pole vault on the school’s DI Track and Field team.
Prior to Tuck, Tobin Krieg worked at Dexis Consulting Group, working on international development projects focused on sustainable agribusiness, renewable energy, climate adaptation, and enterprise development. This summer Tobin worked on due diligence, impact analysis, and value add portfolio work at Falkon Ventures, a value network and impact venture capital firm. This summer Tobin also worked at Gulf of Maine Research Institute Ventures, supporting the development of their ocean- and climate-focused investment thesis and launch of their incubator, accelerator, and fund. Tobin enjoys trail running, backcountry snowboarding, board games, and cooking. Tobin holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from American University.
Madeleine is passionate about helping the companies shaping the future of wellness and deploying more capital to female founders. She spent the winter working with Female Founders Fund and currently serves as an Investor Fellow with Amplifyher Ventures. Through the Spring term, she was working on various entrepreneurial projects in the women and children’s health space, including the launch of a children’s wellness platform through the Tuck Incubator. Prior to Tuck, she spent time working in corporate banking and business development at Citibank and The Well, respectively. While at Citi, Madeleine also served as a Yunus & Youth Business Mentor, held the Co-Chair position of LSA Family Health Service’s Junior Board, and was conferred as a One Young World Ambassador after representing Citi at the 2018 One Young World Conference at the Hague.
Haylle comes to Tuck with a passion for using technology to improve health outcomes for underserved populations. Before business school, Haylle spent four years in product management at athenahealth, a Boston-based healthcare technology company. This past summer, she split her time between Oxeon Ventures, a healthcare venture studio, and The Commons Project, a non-profit public trust bringing privacy-preserving healthcare technology innovations to market. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Economics and French Language & Literature and is also pursuing a joint MPH degree with the Dartmouth Institute. Outside of work and academics, Haylle can be found sampling Vermont cheese, practicing yoga, and cycling throughout the Upper Valley.
John McKinley is the Executive Director of the Center for Business, Government and Society at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Prior to Tuck, McKinley was a Director at BlackRock, where he was a founding member of the global asset manager’s sustainable investment team, which developed dedicated sustainable investment products and solutions across asset classes representing over $500B of assets under management. McKinley most recently helped lead the build-out of BlackRock’s European sustainable investing business from its London office. Prior to BlackRock, McKinley served as Innovation Manager at Acumen, a venture philanthropy fund investing in Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. McKinley also served in government, first at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he managed rule of law development programs in Africa and the Middle East, and later as a senior policy analyst for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. McKinley has written for Harvard Business Review and researched at the Center for Sustainable Investment at Columbia University. He earned a BA from Middlebury College and a Masters of International Affairs with a focus on Economic and Political Development from Columbia University.
Daniella Reichstetter is the Executive Director at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Tuck School of Business. She joins Tuck with 15 years of experience running various divisions of early stage consumer companies. She was the founder and CEO of Gyrobike (a Thayer technology), an early hire at Method, Jetboil and Belcampo, and an early stage business consultant. Prior to entrepreneurship, she was an investment banker. She is on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market and Blackbird Guitar. Daniella graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a BS in Spanish and Business. She received her MBA from Tuck, where she was the recipient of the Arnold F. Adams, Jr. award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship.
Curtis R. Welling D'71, T'77 is a clinical professor of business who teaches courses at the intersection on business, society and government. Prior to Tuck Professor Welling served as the president and chief executive officer of AmeriCares for 11 years, guiding the organization in delivering $9 billion in medicines and supplies around the world. Prior to AmeriCares Professor Welling worked in the investment banking and securities industries for 25 years.
Professor Welling teaches classes on Impact Investing, Social Entrepreneurship, Business and Society.
Hannah Payson is the associate director for the Center for Business, Government & Society at Tuck, where she works across all Center programs in collaboration with many internal and external partners. Hannah has extensive experience in corporate responsibility and community engagement.
For 10 years, Hannah worked at Lloyd’s of London in the U.K. managing its award-winning Community Programme and expanding its corporate social responsibility efforts with a focus on environmental sustainability, ethics and values, diversity, and global reach. Prior to that, she worked for an education-focused nonprofit and in community investing for a German investment bank.
Hannah moved to the Upper Valley in 2014 with her husband and two boys. An avid horseback rider, she can also be found volunteering at High Horses, a therapeutic riding program in Sharon, where she serves on the board of directors.