Laurentians in Residence October 2014

Panelist Biographies

Gregory D. Cameron '90

Chief Financial Officer, GE Capital, Americas

Greg Cameron’s business provides financing for equipment, inventory and franchises; fleet services and M&A; buyout; and restructuring capital to companies in over 40 industries, including healthcare. He has also been associated with GE’s Capital Solutions, Corporate Financial Services, Healthcare Financial Services and Consumer Finance Business divisions. Although he has spent most of his career with GE, he was also director of risk management for Boston-based Fidelity Investments. While there, he developed and implemented a process to report and address operational risk issues.

Colleen Dolan Baldwin P'16

Member, Board of Directors, ING Mutual Funds Group; member, Board of Directors, Dentaquest

At ING, Colleen Baldwin is chairman of the Equities Investment Review Committee, a member of the Audit Committee, and former chairman of the Governance Committee. At Dentaquest, the third largest dental healthcare plan and benefits administrator in the U.S, she is a member of the Audit and Finance and Investment Review Committees. The former COO of Ivy Asset Management and of AIG Global Investment Group, she was also a senior managing director at JPMorgan in corporate finance, M&A and derivatives support, and started her career in technology at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Sarah Horton Pike '99

CEO/Founder, Good Tastes PBC

Sarah Pike started her first entrepreneurial food venture in 2008. Good Tastes PBC is a manufacturer of all-natural, high-quality frozen food sold in retail stores nationwide. She and Good Tastes recently launched the first line of all-natural, traditionally inspired Latin meals under the Buen Sabor brand. After college, she and her future husband, Josh Pike ’99, moved to San Francisco and gained experience in various ecommerce and digital marketing start-ups. It was this experience in both successful and not-so-successful ventures that laid the foundation for her business pursuits today.

Amanda McKay '02

Chief of Staff to former governor of Vermont, Democratic National Committee Chairman and presidential candidate Howard Dean

Amanda McKay’s political career started in 2004 when she left a Cornell University research lab for Vermont and began knocking on doors asking people to support the Democratic National Committee and its candidates. She traveled nationwide asking voters to get out and vote in the 2004 presidential election. Since then she has helped elect members of Congress and passed legislation to help fund environmental conservation and protect natural resources. She has worked for the founders of Ben and Jerry’s and their non-profits; TrueMajority; and Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities.

Frank O'Keefe '82

Founder, Infinitree

Infinitree, which Frank O’Keefe launched in 2012, aims to improve yields and diminish costs in greenhouse food cultivation; capture CO2 from ambient air and release it within the greenhouse, and produce protein and biofuel (from non-food plant sources) in greenhouses. Before that, he spent 28 years in finance, with Bankers Trust, J.P. Morgan and Zurich Capital Markets before starting his own firm focused on hedging strategies in 1999. He has supported scientists at Columbia University focused on carbon capture, and is on the Board of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

John Trimble '86

Chief Revenue Officer, Pandora Media

John Trimble is responsible for all advertising revenue, strategic sales marketing, and advertising operations at Pandora Media, whose diverse revenue streams tap display, mobile and audio that reach consumers on their computers, mobile phones and consumer electronic devices. Previous to Pandora, John was the EVP of sales at Glam Media; part of the executive team tasked by News Corp. to develop and execute the creation of Fox Interactive Media, and acquire and; director of sales for Sports and vice president of sales with Phase2 Media.

Noel A. Williams '88

Vice President of Underwriting CPCU, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

Noel A. Williams joined CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company (formerly SCF Arizona) in February 2011. He has extensive property and casualty experience in commercial lines. With more than 25 years in the insurance industry, he has worked with multiple channels, as well as for several major insurance companies. An economics major at St. Lawrence, he has been a volunteer for the Valley of the Sun United Way and is a member of the governance board of Jewish Family & Children’s Service.