Our Team

Nicholas Jerez

Operations Manager, New York Office

Affiliations & Achievements
Member of the Board of Directors of Birch Family Services
Member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Nick’s people-centric approach to his work is informed by experiences of rising through the ranks of U3 from its earliest days and in nonprofit program management.

As the Operations Manager at U3, Nick works directly with the Managing Directors and CFO on special projects critical to U3’s internal operation. Nick has worked at U3 for a decade, notably serving on the project teams for Cornell Tech and Columbia University. In addition to his work at U3, he has deep experience in providing direct social services to at-risk youth and children with physical developmental disabilities through his seven years in various program management positions with The Children’s Aid Society, a New York-based nonprofit organization.

When not at U3, Nick serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Birch Family Services, a nonprofit on the front lines of supporting more than 2,000 individuals with Autism and their families throughout New York City. Nick has completed 120 races, running a total of 1,000 miles, in pursuit of lifetime guaranteed entry in the NYC Marathon. He is a life-long New Yorker, born and raised playing electric guitar in East Harlem. Through his work at U3, Philadelphia is starting to grow on him.

Nick earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the City University of New York – Brooklyn College. He is a member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

Affiliations & Achievements
Member of the Board of Directors of Birch Family Services
Member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

All Staff
CEO & Co-Founder
Omar Blaik
Omar Blaik
Managing Director
Alex Feldman
Alex Feldman
Managing Director & CFO
Jaime Flaherty
Jaime Flaherty
Managing Director
George Smith
George Smith
Managing Director
Todd Stern
Todd Stern
Principal & Co-Founder
Karen Backus
Karen Backus
Senior Advisor
Tom Lussenhop
Tom Lussenhop
Senior Advisor
Janne Corneil
Janne Corneil
Vice President
Shea O’Neill
Shea O’Neill
Vice President
Danielle Robins
Danielle Robins
Vice President
Maurie Smith
Maurie Smith
Senior Associate
Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
Senior Associate
Nicole Buchholz
Nicole Buchholz
Senior Associate
Stephany Lin
Stephany Lin
Senior Associate
Tatianna Swenda
Tatianna Swenda
Associate
Kelsey Padgham
Kelsey Padgham
Associate
Natalie Sutherland
Natalie Sutherland
Associate
Donald Taylor-Patterson
Donald Taylor-Patterson
Analyst
Shannon Griffin
Shannon Griffin
Financial Controller
Tracy Moskowitz
Tracy Moskowitz
Executive Assistant
Denise Sharper
Denise Sharper
Director, Civic Commons
Bridget Marquis
Bridget Marquis
Program Director, BPI
Antonina Simeti
Antonina Simeti