2013 Fund Manager Team

Thank you to all of our BRV alumni

2013 Managers

Vinay Badami
Fund Manager & Chief Operating Officer

Vinay Badami is a 2013 MBA candidate and serves as the firm’s chief operating officer. His main investment interests include clean technology and life science startups. Vinay serves on the board of GNS Healthcare, a company focused on healthcare analytics.

Prior to BRV, Vinay worked for GreatPoint Ventures, focusing on seed-stage commercialization of new technologies in the clean-tech, biotech, and material science sectors. Vinay began his career as a consultant for SGH where he focused on evaluating emerging technologies and developing engineering solutions for architects. Prior to joining SGH, Vinay provided clean-tech and strategy consulting for a sustainable development in Hawaii.

Currently, Vinay is a Director of Main Street Partners, a non-profit consulting firm for struggling small businesses, and previously served on the Board of the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit dedicated to environmental and community sustainability. At Cornell, Vinay leads the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute’s mentorship program for undergraduate engineering start-ups, and has been a guest lecturer at the College of Engineering. Vinay holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in energy systems from Cornell University.

Brian R. Stuckey
Fund Manager

Brian R. Stuckey is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and full time student at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He spent the summer working at DFJ Gotham where his focus was on advertising technology, consumer internet, and solutions that power cloud computing.

Prior to returning to school, he was the Chief Operating Officer of AOI Marketing Group. At AOI, Brian co-founded Social Bundle to provide businesses with the social marketing tools they need to build a successful presence on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms. Brian co-founded Rovrr, Inc., a social media technology and analytics company. For the past five years, Brian has been a frequent speaker at industry events, including small business seminars at the James J. Hill Library and social media strategy presentations to local MBA classes. Brian regularly blogs at ineedcaffeine.com

Jennifer Delaney
Fund Manager

Jennifer Delaney is a 2013 MBA Candidate at Cornell University. Jennifer graduated from Stanford University, double majoring in Economics and Public Policy. She started her career on the buy side of the investing industry, and had internships at Hamilton Lane Advisors, a private equity fund-of-funds, and at the Stanford Management Company. Most recently, she joined shopkick, a Kleiner Perkins and Greylock backed start-up, as their 9th employee for two years. Jennifer held roles in business development, account management and marketing and caught start-up fever. At BRV, she’s focused on consumer and enterprise web investments. At Cornell, she’s a manager of the eLab (Cornell’s incubator) and a manager of the POPSHOP (Cornell’s co-working space). Jennifer is also an Entrepreneurship @ Cornell Fellow, a Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) fellow, and a Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management (CGSM) Fellow. Follow her on twitter @jennyedelaney

Mandy Chu
Fund Manager

Mandy is completing her MBA at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, concentrating in Entrepreneurship and Private Equity. Prior to her MBA, Mandy joined ACADIS and worked as an environmental technology consultant in New York City for 4 years. Her project management experience includes construction of the Catskill UV Treatment Facility, rehabilitation of the Delaware Aqueduct, and facility upgrade for the Wards Island Water Pollution Control Plant in NYC. While at ARCADIS, Mandy also participated in 2 Engineers Without Borders sustainable water resource projects. With a post-graduation plan to work in cleantech entrepreneurship, Mandy spent her past winter break at a cleantech incubator in San Francisco, researching emerging clean technology trends and helping define the organization’s newest investment thesis. Mandy is also an Environmental Finance & Impact Investing Fellow, a co-founder of the Greenstart/BRV-EII Internship Program, a venture associate for Excell Partners in Rochester NY, and a mentor for the Startup Mentors Program. This summer, Mandy will be working for a seed-stage venture capital fund in NYC.

Mandy holds a BS degree in Chemistry from Carleton College and a MEng degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.

Gene Hsu
Fund Manager

Eugene Hsu is a 2013 MBA Candidate at Cornell University. He graduated from Trinity College, double majoring in Public Policy & Law and Political Science. He started his career in human capital strategy consulting with ICF Consulting, a Washington DC-based strategy consulting firm. Subsequent to ICF, Eugene joined Dealogic, a financial data firm in New York City, where he managed a team responsible for high yield debt and leveraged loan research. More recently, Eugene joined Towers Watson Investment Services where he served as a voting member of an investment committee  responsible for evaluating and investing in private equity partnerships on behalf of institutional clients. At BRV, Eugene is focused on healthcare and manufacturing technology deals. In addition to BRV, he serves as the president of Johnson’s Private Equity Society, as a Johnson Leadership Fellow, and as a career workgroup leader for private equity.

CJ Halabi
Fund Manager

CJ is a 2013 MBA candidate at Cornell University and a Lester B. Knight Scholar. CJ graduated from Cornell University, with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering. During his master’s, CJ worked on the joint Intel-Cisco-Verizon Video Aware Wireless Networks project to develop solutions for increased video traffic over mobile networks. Prior to his MBA, CJ worked in multiple international roles at large tech companies. At HP, he worked in the Enterprise Servers, Storage, and Networking group as a firmware engineer, as well as in the BT account team, developing cloud based solutions and demos for BT via the HP-ALU partnership. At Ericsson, he worked in the US headquarter project management office, as well as the IP & Broadband Strategy and Business Development team out of silicon valley, with assignments in Sweden and Lebanon, specifically developing strategies for the emergence of Over-The-Top (OTT) video. With Camgemini’s C4 team, CJ performed an IT audit of London-based record label, EMI. And at Accenture London, he worked with the private equity strategy group to develop a strong client base of PE firms. He also spent a year bartending during the weekends at a cocktail bar, and can craft a perfect Manhattan.

Currently, CJ is providing systems engineering and IT consulting to Barclays, and working as a research analyst for Greenstart, a San Francisco clean-tech accelerator, to develop and shape Greenstart’s investment strategy. In addition, CJ is CEO of HIND Consulting, a technology consulting company focusing on solutions and project management for financial banking projects in the middle east, and he has a patent submitted on cloud network asset discovery.

At BRV, CJ’s focused on infrastructure and communication investments as well as enterprise software and services investments.

Chris Seneta
Fund Manager

Chris Seneta is a 2013 MBA Candidate at the Johnson School at Cornell University. Before coming to Johnson, he spent four years managing mezzanine debt and private equity investments with The Gladstone Companies , a $1 billion fund in Washington, DC. Prior to that he worked as a credit analyst with Fleet Bank and Bank of America, and served as a portfolio manager in the capital markets group at Sovereign Bank. Chris has served as a director of several companies in the manufacturing and business equipment spaces. At Cornell, he is an officer of the Private Equity Society in addition to his role as a BR Venture Fund manager. He holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Bates College and a Master of Public Policy from Brown University.

Siobhan King
Fund Manager

Siobhan is a 2013 MBA Candidate at the Johnson School at Cornell University, while at Johnson she is focusing on impact investing and energy finance. Prior to Johnson, Siobhan spent five years as an energy consultant serving utility and public sector clients on residential and commercial energy efficiency programs. Siobhan is a LEED Accredited Professional with expertise in green building and is a two-time presenter at the USGBC’s GreenBuild International Conference. Currently, Siobhan is a Regional Social Impact Fellow for RSF Social Finance, a non-profit financial services organization that provides capital to social enterprises.

Siobhan holds a BSc. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, and a MSc. in Sustainable Energy Systems from the University of Edinburgh. Siobhan is also a Forté Fellow and a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the Cornell Woman’s Rowing Team