Get to know your board members!
Jon Buchwald, WG’94
Jon develops revenue growth strategies for a broad base of businesses, from startups to Fortune 100 - industries include healthcare, high technology, food and chemicals. He was the co-founder & director of Infrasoft Corporation, a global civil engineering technology company prior to its acquisition. Jon is a past board member of Ronald McDonald House, San Francisco, and Chairman of SofTech an organization representing the interests of the North Bay Area technology industry. He enjoys weight training, running, wines and mixology.
Richard A. (Rich) Fuchs, W’80
Rich retired as a partner with PwC in 2016 after a career providing transaction and accounting change management advice. Rich spent his 37-year professional career advising companies globally on capital market financing transactions, including IPO’s, secondary offerings and high-yield debt offerings. He also advised on corporate acquisition and disposition transactions including carve-out and spin-off transactions. Rich worked for PwC in New York, London, Hong Kong and Germany during his career. His clients included Deutsche Telekom, China Aluminum and China Netcom, and the United Nations. Rich has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Applied Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He is a CPA licensed in the states of New York and Pennsylvania and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Rich currently serves as a trustee of the Catholic Charities of Dallas endowment, as treasurer of the Stone Harbor Property Owners Association and as treasurer of the St Vincent Martyr parish finance committee. Rich served as treasurer of the board of trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey from 2010 through 2018.
Stacie Hyatt, WG’00
Stacie is the President & CEO of the Society for Alumni Club Leadership, a company she formed out of her passion for alumni organizations, and is the author of Fully Funded: Outrageously Successful Ways to Fund an Alumni Chapter. She is the current and a past president of the Wharton Club of DFW in addition to having served in other roles over the years and is also a co-founder of the Dallas Business Club, now representing 30 MBA alumni clubs. Prior to her full-time dedication to alumni leadership, Stacie enjoyed a career as an international medical technology executive with companies such as Medtronic and St. Jude Medical. In addition to her MBA from Wharton, she earned a BS in bioengineering from Texas A&M University where she has served academia through the Industry Advisory Boards for both the Dwight Look College of Engineering and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Currently, Stacie serves on the boards of the Tech Titans and The Salvation Army, and is active in other organizations such as the Executive Women’s Roundtable and the Wharton Reunion Committee among others.
Rachel Ingerto, WG’01
Rachel Ingerto is Vice President at Bank of America's Global Commercial Bank and is responsible for assessing strategic needs and delivering integrated financial solutions to middle-market companies in the DFW area. Rachel has worked in a variety of finance and strategy roles across a number of industries, including energy, retail, and transportation. After moving to Dallas in 2003, Rachel joined the Wharton Club of DFW, and in 2017 joined the Board and became Director of Boardroom lunches. She
launched this new and highly successful initiative geared towards the Club’s CEO/President and CFO alumni. Rachel lives in Dallas with her husband, two elementary-aged girls, and three dogs. When not at family activities, Rachel enjoys sampling craft beers, watching movies, and foodie adventures when traveling.
Birken Olson, WG’98
Birken Olson, a New Mexico native, is the Co-founder and CEO of CommunityMed Urgent Care in Dallas. CommunityMed owns/operates urgent care clinics. Olson sits on the board PetroVictory, a public Brazilian E&P company, and as a board member for Parent Compass, a Christian media company. Prior to CommunityMed, Olson was CFO of First Choice Emergency Rooms. Under Olson the company recapitalized, implemented a growth strategy, and executed a nine-figure exit transaction. Prior to First Choice, Olson co-founded Neos Geosolutions in 2004. Neos is an oil exploration company, and Olson’s role from 2004 to 2009 included the financing and execution of the business operations. As an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company from 1998 to 2001, Olson garnered experience in developing growth strategy, M&A, and operations. Olson has raised over $700mm in private equity and debt financing for numerous ventures. Olson received a BS EE from NMSU, and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Wharton.
Devon Pennington, WG'09; WPWP program
Devon is passionate about connecting people and has 10+ years’ experience in financial services where he worked on all sides of the investment management industry. Past experiences include working his way from a trading desk into equity research earlier in my career and stints at Driehaus Capital and Schlumberger Ventures before doing venture capital consulting. Currently, he performs private equity valuation for IHSMarkit and is a CFA Level 3 candidate. He loves to salsa dance, is on the board of Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals in Dallas, and volunteers with the American Heart Association.
Dare Rosebery, W’90
Since graduating from PENN, Dare Rosebery has enjoyed developing people and companies in the US and Europe. Inspired by the opportunity to design and lead programs for organizations that get beyond learning about leadership to developing the personality of a leader who can achieve predictable, repeatable, consistent, and sustainable results, Dare joined People Programs Group in 2015. Dare invests in our community through being an inspirational speaker and through leading Planning Intensives and/or being an Advisor for non-profit organizations like The Gathering Place, American Heart Association, Éstaine, Alliance to Lead Impact in Global Human Trafficking (ALIGHT), and Her Nexx Chapter. To help alumni connect and build meaningful relationships, Dare served on the Boards of the Wharton Club of Colorado and Colorado Ivy+ Women. She recently moved from Denver to Dallas with Kevin, her Love of 15 years, and their furry kiddos – Edison and Radar. All are excited to explore Texas!
Sanober Syed, WG’99
Sanober is a Principal at Koa Brokerage where she represents Landlords, Tenants and Investors in sale and commercial lease transactions. Her main focus is leasing Koa Partners’ office and medical office developments. Prior to joining Koa, Ms. Syed was a Senior Vice President at Hudson Peters Commercial where she successfully sold and leased multiple office and medical office properties. Before joining Hudson Peters Commercial, Sanober was Trammell Crow’s Director of Strategic Services for Baylor Healthcare System. In addition, Ms. Syed evaluated medical office buildings for acquisitions for Partners Health Trust, a Trammell Crow Company fund. Ms. Syed began her career as an analyst at JP Morgan Chase. She gained her BA in Economics from Cambridge University U.K. and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton Business School. Sanober is currently Vice President of Philanthropy for the Wharton DFW Club. In addition, Ms. Syed is an executive board member of the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors. She lives in Dallas with her husband and 3 children.
Joseph E. Williams, WG’78
Joe is the Founder of Beacon Street Financial Group, LLC, a Frisco-based management consulting firm. He’s a proven leader with over 30 years of experience in Banking, Investment Banking and the Oil and Gas Industry. He’s the former President & CEO of Hibernia Southcoast Capital, Hibernia Corporation’s Investment Banking subsidiary. Following Hibernia’s acquisition by Capital One, Joe agreed to serve for two years as the Executive Director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority at the request of the Mayor of New Orleans. Joe also has prior experience as an Internal Auditor and International Finance Analyst for a major oil company. He’s passionate about board service and has held numerous leadership positions on Not-for-Profit and Public Sector boards. In 2019, he was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to serve on the Texas Public Finance Authority Board. He also serves on the Development Board of the University of North Texas College of Music. Joe was born in New York City and holds an MBA in Finance and Multinational Enterprise from The Wharton School and a BS in Finance from The Questrom School of Business at Boston University.