Michael McCasland is a Criminalist for the City of New York, where he is also union chapter president. He performs DNA testing on crime scene evidence and testifies in the New York Supreme court as an expert witness to the scientific work performed. He received a B.S. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Masters in Forensic Science from George Washington University. Michael played tennis competitively growing up, at times ranking in the top 30 in the state of North Carolina. He taught youth tennis for over five years between living in North Carolina and Brooklyn. He is an Advocacy Consultant for USTA Eastern, has attended CTDW and advocacy training.
Jonas Kumpitch, Treasurer
Jonas Kumpitch is a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting, where he serves corporate clients to improve their performance management programs. Specifically, Jonas focusses on financial close, consolidation and reporting, and planning, budgeting and forecasting functions within the office of the CFO. Jonas has also assisted non-profit organizations with their annual giving, leadership giving and grant programs. Jonas’s interest in youth tennis stems from his own experience playing youth tennis in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jonas holds a B.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.B.A. from the University of Rochester’s William E. Simon Graduate School of Business.
Brian Rosenau, Secretary
Brian Rosenau is a Partner at the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, where he helps companies raise capital in a broad range of securities offerings and also makes it possible for his clients to achieve their strategic goals through a wide variety of merger and acquisition transactions. Brian is a lifelong tennis enthusiast, and hopes to share his love of the sport with the communities that KCTL serves. Brian holds a BS in Business from Miami University and a JD from the College of William & Mary.
Adam Stolz, Board Chair
Adam Stolz is Vice President & Chief of Staff at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn. Adam’s professional experience includes management and consulting roles in the public and private sectors, with an emphasis on healthcare, human services, and public safety. He is an NYC native and graduate of Hunter College High School. His interest in youth sports is rooted in his own childhood experience as a competitive baseball and chess player (with a little tennis on the side). Adam holds a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy.
Sherwin Bobb, Board Member
Sherwin Bobb is a NYC entrepreneur. Born in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, he made Eagle Scout, learning critical skills and discipline. As a child, he was mesmerized by computer flight simulators, discovering a passion for design and technology. He began building computers, teaching graphic design, and developing insights. He had a vision, and it was Bigeye Marketing Solutions & Technologies Group (BMS&T Group). BMS&T Group is a comprehensive marketing, design and technology firm. Sherwin’s passion is startups; taking a new business from the conception of the owner, through initial setup; not just to opening, but to success. By working in communities like Fort Greene, Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Prospect Heights, he helps to create a prosperous community for all to enjoy, and excel in.
Drew Clary, Board Member
Drew Clary is an attorney in the New York office of Ropes & Gray LLP, where he assists clients in the healthcare industry, including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and physician groups, with a range of regulatory, government enforcement and transactional matters. Prior to commencing his legal career, Drew taught high school in the Dominican Republic and English as a Second Language in Costa Rica and at a community college in Wilmington, North Carolina. Drew holds a B.A. from Duke University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Adam Gantt, Board Member
Adam Gantt is an executive search consultant in the Risk and Finance group at JWMichaels LLC. Adam works with hedge fund, asset management and banking clients to identify executive level talent for critical leadership roles. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Adam has been a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant since 2008. His involvement with KCTL flows from a desire to give back to the community by sharing his life long love of the game of tennis. Adam earned a BA in Political Science from UNC-Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Stacey-Ann Pearson, Board Member
Stacey-Ann Pearson is a Risk Manager in the Institutional Equities Division of Morgan Stanley, where she assists clients with the origination of loans supporting M&A, LBO, and other financing needs. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Stacey-Ann fell in love with mentoring young people and playing tennis by offering her time and resources to shelters, schools, and sports programs on the island. Having recently moved to New York, Stacey-Ann hopes to continue helping young people gain access to better opportunities and KCTL serves as an amazing avenue for achieving this goal. Stacey-Ann holds a BS in Civil & Environmental Engineering and Economics from Lafayette College.
Ameesh Shah, Board Member
Ameesh Shah is a Portfolio Manager at Visium Asset Management, where he manages a portfolio of healthcare investments. He previously managed similar portfolios at Tennenbaum Capital Partners and Ziff Brothers Investments, and began his career as a healthcare investment banker at Lazard. Ameesh grew up in Yardley, PA and is a tennis enthusiast having played competitively in his youth. He joins KCTL hoping to use the game as a platform to mentor kids in underserved communities. Ameesh holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
John Richmond, Board Member
John Richmond is the Business Affairs Manager at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency, a boutique literary agency which has been in business for over forty years and counts several bestselling authors among its clients. John graduated from the University of California-Berkeley with a degree in history. A tennis player from a young age, John is excited to be a part of KCTL and to help serve the community through tennis in his adopted borough of Brooklyn.
Lauren Kansupada, Board Member
Lauren Kansupada is a Senior Manager at American Express working for US Loyalty and the Plenti program. Prior to American Express, she held a similar role at Etihad Airways. She began her career as a Strategy and Operations consultant for Deloitte. Lauren received a B.A. in Economics and Communications from Denison University with cum laude honors in 2010. She grew up in New Hope, PA where she played competitive tennis and ran summer clinics. She hopes to show the KCTL communities how the game of tennis and the lessons one can learn from a match can be applied to everyday life.
Ankeet Kansupada, Board Member
Ankeet Kansupada is a Vice President at Hycroft Capital, a private equity firm that makes non-control investments in established private equity, credit and real asset managers. He has over 10 years of experience in the financial services sector, including over eight as an investment principal. Ankeet grew up in Yardley, PA, where he played competitive tennis and taught youth tennis for numerous years. He hopes to share his love of the sport with the communities that KCTL serves. Ankeet is an avid tennis fan and without a doubt, Roger Federer's number one fan. He received a B.A. in Economics and International Studies from Northwestern University with cum laude honors in 2006.