Amit is currently Chair of Business Today’s Board of Trustees. Before graduating from Princeton in 2010, Amit served as President and International Conference Director for BT. Professionally, Amit is a venture capitalist at NEA who was named to Forbes 30 under 30 list for the field of Venture Capital. Amit joined NEA in 2012 as an Associate and is focused on information technology investments, particularly in the Consumer Technology and Mobile sectors. Prior to joining NEA, Amit was a member of J.P. Morgan’s Internet & Digital Media investment banking team. While at J.P. Morgan, Amit performed in-depth valuation analysis, due diligence, and industry analysis for over $37 billion worth of transactions including TripAdvisor’s spin-off from Expedia, Netflix’s common stock and convertible notes financing, and the IPOs of Facebook and Zynga. Amit earned his AB in Economics (Magna Cum Laude) from Princeton University.
Amira Polack ’12 led Business Today in 2010, and served as board chair in 2014 and 2015. Amira is passionate about how technology can improve lives, which she first discovered through BT. She heads the Customer Success team at Kespry, the leader in autonomous drone systems for enterprise. At Princeton, Amira co‐founded the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative (now Princeton Social Innovation), and a sustainable jewelry business Ubomi Beads in South Africa. Amira has previously worked at SAP in CSR and at Hybrid Solutions in the Philippines. Amira is an emerging voice for young women, tech, and social entrepreneurship, often featured in publications such as Forbes and the WEF Agenda.
Michael Short '07 was an economics and finance major at Princeton, a resident of Wilson College, and a proud officer of the Colonial Club. He was a four-year member of Business Today while on campus, including three summers as a Corporate Contacts manager touring the Midwest, New York, and Texas and the Southeast. Michael served as International Conference Director in 2005, as President in 2006, and as an FSC Board member since graduation. After Princeton, Michael joined Bain & Company’s Texas office, where he has served clients in industries ranging from energy, to consumer technology, to hotel shampoo manufacturing. He is now a Principal in the firm's Houston office (finally back home!), focusing almost exclusively on clients in the various sectors of the oil & gas industry. His work in the oil industry has taken him around the world, including travel to London, Singapore, Dubai, and Norway, as well as a longer stay in Argentina. Outside the office, Michael enjoys sailing, Scotch, and spending as much time as possible with his wonderful wife Ana and young son Sebastian. And he’s never missed a Reunions (seven straight!).
Albert Choi is a senior at Princeton, concentrating in Classics with a certificate in Finance. Albert has been an active member of the organization since 2010, serving as President in 2013. Albert also served as Chairperson of the USG Committee on Diversity and Institutional Equity. He has taken two years off to work on an education project in Thailand, research regional cuisine in South Korea, and cofound a non-profit journalism organization. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, traveling, and listening to the endless wisdom and humor of Stephen Fry. Next year, Albert will be working as a Business Analyst for Deloitte Federal Consulting in Washington, D.C.
Vaasvi joined Business Today during her sophomore year and worked on the conferences team. In 2014, she was Chief of Staff for the 40th International Conference. Vaasvi is from New Delhi, India and is majoring in Economics. On campus, Vaasvi is also involved with Princeton Business Volunteers and a social enterprise called Hello, Seekho. When not on campus, Vaasvi loves traveling to new cities and wandering through art galleries!
Michael is a Principal at Thiel Capital, an investment firm founded by Peter Thiel. He previously served as Chief of Staff to Peter Thiel and Chief Financial Officer of global macro hedge fund Clarium Capital Management. Michael began his career at Barclays Capital in the investment banking division. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with an AB in Politics. A Business Today Trustee since 2008, Michael has served in variety of capacities, including Board Chairman, Management Committee Chair, and Program Committee Chair.
Phil is a member of the Class of 2011 and worked on the Business Today Seminar Series team while at Princeton, most recently as Director. He majored in Economics. After working as an investment banking analyst in NYC for his first three years after graduating, he currently works for a hedge fund in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Jonathan was President of Business Today in 2014 and graduated from Princeton in 2015. Before becoming president, he was a conference director and corporate contacts manager for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions. As President, he nearly doubled revenue from the previous year and oversaw the expansion of BT's Start @ a Startup conference and increased the reach of the International Conference. Since graduating, he has served on the Board of Trustees as chairperson of the management committee. Currently, Jonathan is a Senior Analyst at a startup in New York called Jet.