Dr. Taylor graduated from Harvard Medical School and was a practicing physician and cellular biologist for several decades. Alarmed by the high number of patients who acquired infections during their inpatient treatment, she posited that the hospital building itself contributed to these problems. To better understand buildings, she obtained a Master’s degree in Architecture and spent several years designing hospitals. Her current research focuses on the interaction of indoor air and surfaces, the microbiome of the built environment and acute and chronic illnesses in occupants. In addition to being an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and member of its Epidemic Task Force and Environmental Health Committee, Dr. Taylor is also a member of the Mass General Brigham Hospitals infection prevention steering committee and the Harvard Medical School Incite Health Fellowship. She has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and M. Arch. From Norwich University.
Prior to joining B4H, Michael Solovay was a Managing Director at JPMorgan for seven years. He last worked in Strategic Investments – the Bank’s venture and private investment arm. He joined JPMorgan to help form Intelligent Solutions, a group focused on big data technology and creating innovative information solutions based on data. Michael also practiced law for 28 years, most recently as a Principal Shareholder and Co-Chairman of the New York Corporate Department at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, one of the 10 largest law firms in the United States. He began his legal career in the M&A group at Skadden Arps. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School (J.D.) and Yale College (B.A. in Architecture).
Peter Taylor has extensive experience in finance and capital formation, having spent decades in Equity Capital Markets in a variety of roles. He was Group Head of Equity Syndicate and Managing Director of the Financial Institutions Group at First Union Corporation and its predecessors. Peter has co-founded several companies and currently co-owns Speedball Art Products Company, a 110-year-old art products manufacturing company. He sits on several nonprofit boards focused on land conservation and local institutions. Peter is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
Yaron Yaniv is an executive and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience developing information technology products. Over the past 4 years he has worked with early-stage Israeli companies to define and market new technologies. He previously held lead program and product management roles with Equifax, Inc.,The Home Depot and Proficient Systems (now LivePerson Inc.). Yaron has both an MS in Computer InformationSystems and an MBA from Georgia State University (each Summa Cum Laude) and a BS in Business Administration (also Summa Cum Laude) from State University ofNY at Stony Brook. From 1981-1984 he was a Commanding Officer, Special Forces Airborne Unit, Israeli Defense Forces(IDF).
Gene is Chairman and Co-Founder of Mission OG, a financial services and technology solutions firm. He also served as president and CEO of MasterCard International, CEO of Midland Bank PLC, president of the Global Retail Bank of BankAmerica Corporation, and president of Consumer Services at AT&T. Gene is currently a Senior Adviser to The Blackstone Group, with a focus on Blackstone Growth (BXG) and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (BTO). Gene has also served as a board member of many companies, including First Republic Bank, IMS Health, Cognizant, Huron Consulting, NetSpend, Argus Information, Progressive Financial, Alkami Technology, Feature Space, Factor Trust, NuBank, Metro Bank, and CLIP, amongst others. Gene earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia and his Master of Business Administration from The Darden School at the University of Virginia.
Oliver Zimmermann is CEO of the Switzerland- based Condair Group. He previously served as the Head of Marketing at Holcim AG, Managing Director at Franke GmbH andVice President of Production & Logistics for Geberit Manufacturing Inc. Oliver currently serves on as a board member for ConReal Swiss AG.He has aMasters in Industrial Management and Manufacturing Engineering from ETH Zurich and an MBA from IMD Lausanne.
Francis Caruccio is a licensed Professional Engineer, currently operating FC Facilities Engineering - consulting on properties in a wide variety of markets with an engineering-based approach to the optimum operation and maintenance of facility assets. He previously served as a senior administrator at Augusta Health hospital, overseeing all of their facilities and support services. Prior to that, he was Principal of F7 Engineering Group, a sustainability-focused MEP engineering firm and he also served as lead engineer for the Advanced Technology Group at Hallam Associates, Inc. His early career included automotive design and manufacturing engineering positions with Ford and Delphi Automotive. Francis earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.
Olivia Saber is an Analyst with B4H. She is a recent Summa Cum Laude graduate from the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a focus on Facing the Death of Nature: Narratives of Design and Culture in the Anthropocene. Prior to joining B4H, she worked in architecture and has an interest in Sustainability, Environmental Justice and the built environment. Her work and research have focused on Relational Ecology, Design, and Architecture. She believes that the built environment is its own dynamic ecosystem of entities forming relationships.