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Stanford Embark Press Kit
Press Conference – June 12, 2019
Embark was introduced on Wednesday, June 12 with a virtual press conference to members of the media.
Director of Strategic Communications, Stanford GSB
Investment Group of Santa Barbara Professor of Entrepreneurship and Professor of Operations, Information & Technology
Jennifer Proskine, Director of Hudson Gate Partners
Hafi Rahman, Finance & Strategy Advisor, Fairbanc
About the Users
Jennifer Proskine joined the executive search firm Hudson Gate Partners in 2014 as a director in the marketing and investments practice. Prior to joining Hudson Gate Partners, Jennifer worked in investment management for seven years at Makena Capital Management and Guggenheim Partners. Jennifer earned a BA in psychology from Brown University where she graduated magna cum laude. Today, she is in the early stages of exploring solutions for firms to attract and retain female talent.
Hafi Rahman is a two-time cofounder, who helped IoT startup Hanhaa get funded, staffed, and launched. He is currently helping Fairbanc, an emerging economy financial inclusion venture through similar hurdles, whilst nurturing the desire to develop an edtech proposition closer to home. Hafi, a University of Cambridge grad, qualified as a chartered accountant in the UK before going onto commercial finance roles in Shell, ThomsonReuters, and Intertek. Having an entrepreneurial bent, he has dipped into the startup scene a few times, but decided he wanted to map his experience against the latest thinking, frameworks, and tools in order to increase the likelihood of success — which is what led him to the Stanford Ignite program in fall 2018.