Greenwich Harbor Partners Fills Five Board Positions for Teach for America-New York

February 27, 2023 – Greenwich Harbor Partners assisted in the recruitment of Laurent Desmangles, Julian Gonzalez, Mike Henry, Toretha McGuire, and Anthony Ross as new members of the board of director for Teach for America-New York.

Mr. Desmangles is a senior C-suite advisor with a global perspective and deep experience helping large organizations chart growth strategy, execute large scale transformation, digital/analytics innovation, and manage change. He is a retired senior partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Mr. Desmangles led BCG’s retail banking practice for North America, and co-led their advanced analytics practice in financial institutions globally.

Mr. Gonzalez is a managing director at Accenture’s innovation practice. He drives client services strategy and operations for the U.S. business at Accenture. Mr. Gonzalez  works closely with clients to set meaningful agendas and supports the directors and inventors in delivering impactful work and lasting partnerships. Previously, Mr. Gonzalez worked across four continents creating consumer-centric strategies for clients such as Nestle, Diageo, and PepsiCo.

Mr. Henry is a digital media and ad technology native. He founded OpenSlate in 2012 and built the industry standard source of content ratings for social media – across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok – then sold the company to DoubleVerify in 2021. He is passionate about projects in which data and technology can be leveraged to achieve transparency and more efficient markets. Mr. Henry is also a former executive at The Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones.

Ms. McGuire is a talent leader with over 20 years of experience that includes an extensive global HR background, expertise in all core HR disciplines, and an extensive portfolio of achievements in diversity, equity, and inclusion, business partners, talent acquisition, and transition/succession planning. She is currently the global head of diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging at PayPal. Previously, Ms. McGuire was managing director, global head of talent acquisition at BlackRock. 

Mr. Ross is a managing director – head of real estate private equity product strategy at State Street. Prior to that, he has been a finance executive specializing in real estate and private equity at BlackRock, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs. 

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Teach for America is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to “enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of our nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence.” The organization aims to accomplish this by recruiting and selecting college graduates from top universities around the U.S. to serve as teachers. The selected members, known as “corps members,” commit to teaching for at least two years in a public or public charter K–12 school in one of the 52 low-income communities that the organization serves. Today, half of the corps identify as people of color, half come from low-income backgrounds, and more than 1,000 corps members and alumni were themselves taught by a Teach for America corps member when they were students.

Veteran Recruiters

Greenwich Harbor Partners’ principals, Carrie and Ted Pryor, have worked in the industry as general managers and investors and have direct professional experience with the types of issues that face their clients. The firm’s client roster includes IBM Cloud Services, Media General, Marlin Equity Partners, DIRECTV, SpinMedia, ReelzChannel TV, and Keurig Green Mountain, among others.

Greenwich Harbor Partners Fills Seven Board Positions for Teach for America Twin Cities
Greenwich Harbor Partners recently placed seven new members of the board of advisors for Teach for America Twin Cities. The new members are: Javier Alacron, senior vice president finance in agriculture at CHS Inc.; Nina Goodheart, SVP and president, structural heart and aortic operating unit at Medtronic; Joanne Knight, VP of finance in the agricultural supply chain enterprise at Cargill; Andrew Miller, COO at the Minnesota Vikings; Joseph Oppong, consulting partner at EY; Monica Schwarm, partner at BCG; and Sherry Smith, retired CFO and EVP at Supervalu.

Ms. Pryor has over 20 years of senior executive search experience. She has recruited board directors, CEOs and their direct reports, as well as partners for private equity firms. In addition to her board seat with the New York Pops, she serves as an advisory board member for Constellation Ventures. A veteran of the internet space since the early ’90s, she has deep experience in digital media, entertainment, and private equity.

Mr. Pryor focuses on senior-level assignments for general management, sales, marketing, and digital transformation. He specializes in recruiting executives using his four years as CFO and CEO of a venture-backed start-up, 10 years at General Electric Capital, and 20 years in international finance and investment banking. Mr. Pryor has served on public, private, and non-profit boards, and chaired the audit committee for the NBA’s Boston Celtics. In executive recruiting, he has focused on business services, digital marketing, E-commerce, ad sales, place-based advertising, communications, and customer service for growth companies and large national brands.

Related: Greenwich Harbor Partners Recruits Five Board Members for Teach for America Jacksonville

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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