Jorge Sagastume is a business professional experienced in entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, technology, and intellectual property protection. He is the President of EscrowTech International, Inc. Mr. Sagastume has over 15 years of experience in managing companies, marketing, selling products, and protecting intellectual property including launching start-ups, developing their marketing and sales strategies, and getting those companies to profitability. The venture group that Mr. Sagastume is a part of currently owns and manages EscrowTech International, Limble CMMS, KatanaRx, and GoldElite. Mr. Sagastume is a managing partner in Yukon Labs. He is a frequent speaker on intellectual property protection, including software and technology escrows, before various government, legal, professional, and business groups. Mr. Sagastume holds degrees in business from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Sagastume is available to law firms, corporate legal departments, and other interested persons to discuss legal and business issues relevant to software and technology escrows, IP audit trails, and IP archives, as well as the technical verification, software due diligence, and open source program mining services available from EscrowTech.
Mark Hubbard is an independent consultant providing services exclusively to senior management, primarily in media, entertainment and sports. His areas of expertise include: business valuation, negotiating transactions, financing and restructuring, enterprise modeling, sales development and training, and executive coaching. He works with public and private companies, both in the U.S. and internationally. Previously, Mark spent over 25 years in the broadcasting industry, from radio to television to new technologies like satellite and Internet convergence. Highlights include: Senior VP, Corporate Development for Clear Channel during its major acquisition period, President of Flagship Broadcasting (TV), President of Fairmont Communications (radio), Executive VP of Osborn Communications (radio) and V.P and General Manager of WKRQ-FM for Taft Broadcasting. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Michelle had a conventional start to a career in accounting, starting as an auditor at PwC serving a variety of tech startups and entertainment clients. Michelle continued her career in public accounting at a large regional firm, before becoming the assistant controller of a gas station and real estate holding company. It was there that Michelle realized she wasn’t a conventional accountant in her core. She gained much more satisfaction in finding a better, more efficient way to get work done. That satisfaction drove her to automate herself out of a job. She reduced a three-week monthly close process and a five-week quarterly close process into a three-day activity. Eventually, she ran out of processes to fix, and moved on to Internal Audit at Voya Financial, where she got more formal training on process and controls.
In 2015, Michelle took a role at Prudential Financial improving and documenting financial models. When all her tasks were completed, she transferred to a new department focusing on enterprise wide Actuarial forecasting process improvement. She was the systems architect for a newly developed warehouse that holds all domestic business unit forecasted data produced in the Actuarial models, and shares that’s data downstream with several other systems and ledgers to facilitate the forecast. Her accounting background, natural curiosity, and propensity for governance and control made her the ideal candidate to complete such a huge task on a short timetable. As the initial phase of the project wrapped up, she was approached by Insurance Risk Management, where she is currently a Director. This team does forward looking research on Mortality, Morbidity, and Policy Holder Behavior assumptions to better understand Prudential’s future capital needs. The work her team does supports stressed reviews of overall company financial health, baseline forecast, and modeling inputs for 10k and 10q reporting.
Michelle enjoys a challenge and is very analytical. She’s an enthusiastic problem solver and always available to advise Anthem. She believes in this company and is part of the support system that contributes continuing success.
Ms. Alison Doherty is a Vice President in the Global Credit Finance division, at State Street Bank & Trust Company, which provides financing for a diverse client portfolio. She manages loan syndication for regulated funds, where State Street is a leading provider with $17 billion in commitments.
Previously, Ms. Doherty managed State Street’s $2 billion municipal tender option bond program. During this time, she also served as the client relationship manager for all municipal credit enhancement relationship in the southeast region of the United States.
Additionally, Ms. Doherty has leveraged her extensive financial and business experience to spearhead a research program in collaboration with the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the Retailers Association of Massachusetts through the Center for Collaborative Leadership. This initiative focused on examining the major costs of doing business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts compared to neighboring states and provided recommendations for best practices to incentivize small businesses to come to the state.
Ms. Doherty holds a BS in Business Administration, an MBA and an MS in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She is a CFA charterholder and has previously held Series-7 and 63-FINRA securities licenses. She is a member of the Boston Securities Analyst Society, the CFA Institute and an alum of the Emerging Leaders Program at UMass Boston.
Ms. Doherty contributes seasoned and diverse business, analytical and financial experience to The Anchor and Anthem teams. She advises on a range of strategic decisions that impact both current placemaking and entertainment programs, as well as, future growth opportunities. Moreover, she plays an active role in the creative process having spearheaded fitness, wellness and social programming.
Michael R. Kirby is an accomplished C-level Executive with a history of success at driving global growth of financial services organizations. Michael is currently the Managing Director and CFO of the Americas, Europe, and Global Energy for Noble Group, where he manages the finance function and is responsible for ensuring that all resources are optimally allocated across all support functions. As the former COO for the Royal Bank of Scotland Asia Pacific - Hong Kong based region, Michael was responsible for this 14-country region that produced annual revenue of $2 billion and held responsibility for 1,700+ personnel. This is a testament to Michael’s tremendous financial resources and business knowledge in strategic planning, infrastructure development, and much more. Michael currently sits on the Anthem board, a position he has held for the last eight years.
Daniela Tridente is a Brazilian Radiologist currently working at BIDMC. She moved to Boston in 2018. Daniela has quickly grown very fond of her new city. Her interests include minimalism, sustainability and marine life. She hopes to continue to strengthen her ties to the community and make Boston her long term home.
Daniela brings very unique experiences, relevant interest and important perspective to The Anchor board.
Dr. Steven Ian Meisel specializes in the development of management skills and management communication. His work is focused on increasing skills of negotiation, problem-solving, and conflict resolution. In addition, he has studied communication at both the interpersonal and larger organizational levels. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, power & influence, presentation skills for business, and organizational communication.
Jennifer DuBois Stevens will always consider herself a Bostonian at heart, but currently resides with her family in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Jennifer is no stranger to Anthem, having initially met the company founder while working together on some of Anthem's earliest clients. She has become life-long friends and colleagues to the Anthem team and throughout the years there has been a reciprocal mentoring relationship.
After a decade in HR for FedEx, and being no stranger to the hospitality industry; Jennifer now utilizes her current role as a Practice Manager at a Virgin Islands Law Firm to offer assistance to small businesses owners in an advisory capacity; specifically, in the Food and Beverage/Hospitality Industry.
Mrs. Stevens sits on two additional boards in the Virgin Islands for small property management companies, continually furthers her education in the law field, and has a devoted heart for philanthropy. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, gardener, and loves all things connected to the ocean.
She brings diverse professional, community-driven and philanthropic experiences to The Anthem Group - specifically its community initiatives with The Anchor. With a passion for women's rights, Mrs. Stevens is spearheading the curation of two programs designed to engage and motivate young women, which are a part of The Anchor's public programming mission. Additionally, she advises on a range of activation concepts from public art to education.
Joshua Gentine is a private consultant working with start-up companies to execute go-to-market strategies through consultation in production, procurement, marketing and distribution. Joshua takes investment positions in these start-up companies and also helps manage all the day-to-day operations while the company is developing. Additionally, Joshua works with a group of advisors to find business opportunities in the consumer products and technology sectors. These opportunities range from seed capital and M&A to basic consulting work to help position companies within their given markets. Prior to starting his consulting practice, Joshua spent time in South America and Africa working with several non-profit organizations; he also spent two campaigns with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee managing their loaned executive program and managing their law, accounting and investment firm giving programs.
Brian R. Schaefgen is CFO of 5 BARS, a telecommunications infrastructure firm. Prior to 5 BARS, Brian was the CFO of Mobilitie, served as CFO/COO of Vintage Capital Group, a real estate and private equity firm; CFO of Harbor Group International, a real estate investment firm; and CFO of Ambassadors International, a publicly-traded holding company.
Brian has previously served in board, executive and audit committee capacities of several nonprofit organizations, including ForKids, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County and Families Forward. He received his bachelor of business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified public accountant and licensed real estate broker.
Colleen Marchetta, DO is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Marchetta is currently practicing Emergency Medicine at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center in Princeton, New Jersey. She is also the Medical Director of Newtown Ambulance in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from LaSalle University. As an Emergency Medicine physician she has been an active member in her various hospitals. She was a member of the Emergency Medical Services Committee (St. Mary's Medical Center Langhorne, Pennsylvania), as well as the Bioethics Committee and Continuing Medical Education Committee (Doylestown Health Doylestown, Pennsylvania). At her current hospital she has been a part of the Disaster Planning Committee that played an important role in planning and management of the COVID-19 Pandemic. She is also a member of the Information Security Advisory Committee, as well as the Penn Medicine Emergency Department Enterprise Committee. She currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and four children.