The Board of Advisors at Follow Us LLC is a team of highly-experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds and experience. The Board guides Follow Us in achieving its goals and mission to bring college readiness, career preparation and healthy wellness to its students and clients.
Mr. Navin Pal, Board Member
Mr. Pal holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Williams College, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Prior to graduate school, he spent three years at Bear Stearns & Co., Inc. working with financial derivatives. He began his legal career as a corporate attorney at Latham & Watkins LLP and is currently practicing at the boutique Loeb, Block & Partners LLP. Mr. Pal is conversational in Spanish and is based in New York, NY.
Ms. Hadley Diest, Board Member
Ms. Diest holds a Bachelor's degree, with distinction, from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. from Stern Business School at New York University. Ms. Diest began her career as an investment banker at UBS in the New York office, after which she spent several years in the education space at New Leaders for New Schools, first taking on the role of Director of Operations and later as the Director of Strategic Planning. She is currently the founder and CEO of Minc Beauty, a London-based start-up that delivers beauty and wellness treatments to the workplace. She is based in London, UK.
Mr. William Rasmussen, Board Member
Mr. Rasmussen holds a Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where he studied history. He holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School and an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Rasmussen has worked as an international correspondent with Reuters news agency and as a consultant with Monitor Deloitte. In high school, he was a champion junior figure skater. At Harvard, he skated for Harvard Figure Skating, in addition to playing for the Harvard Ice Hockey Team. He is fluent in Arabic. He is based in New York, NY.
Mr. Daniel McCarthy, Board Member and Special Technical Advisor
Mr. McCarthy holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics, summa cum laude, in Finance and Statistics from The Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Science, summa cum laude, in Systems Science Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania, as part of the Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program. Mr. McCarthy began his career working for a hedge fund before moving to McMaster-Carr, where he supervised divisions within the Finance department and the warehouse. He is presently pursuing a PhD in Statistics at the Wharton School of Business, focusing upon the analysis of behavioral data to better understand and forecast the activity of customers. He is also a council member for the Gerson Lehrman Group and is co-author and maintainer of the "BTYD" package written in the R programming language. He is based in Philadelphia, PA.