June 2020 Finance Panel

Join us for our first virtual Finance event

All Stuyvesant alumni are invited to attend our second virtual panel discussion about what the world may look like after COVID-19. You can check out our last event here.

The event will be held on Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m. EST via Zoom.

Those who attend will be able to hear leading Stuyvesant alumni discuss the current state of the world with a focus on the financial sector. At the end of the panel discussion, you will have the chance to attend a more intimate discussion with a panelist of your choice in a Zoom breakout room. This is an exclusive networking opportunity for those who attend this event.

The panelists include:

  • Chad Sinsheimer ’93
  • Andrew Glaze ’96
  • George Kailas ’04
  • Katherine (Guo) Vasbinder ’06
  • Mohammed Islam ’08

Roxanne Maxwell ’85 will serve as both moderator and panelist.

Tickets are available now for $5 for dues-paying members, and for $25 for all other alumni. You can purchase a ticket plus membership at the discounted rate of $50.

Please note: You MUST log into MyStuy to purchase all tickets.


Current Stuyvesant students can join this event for free. Please email us at [email protected] for details on how to join.

Panelists and Moderator

Roxanne Maxwell ’85 is a Decision and Behavioral Scientist, Commercial Strategist, Corporate Finance Expert, and Cross-Functional Project / Portfolio Manager accomplished in C-Suite level Advisory. A former bulge-bracket investment banking executive and emerging markets capital markets and real estate development consultant who has successfully advised entities to create billions of dollars in new value, Roxanne now specializes in helping organizations in: (i) planning and executing triple bottom line strategies with their cross-functional data, analytics, AI, and deep learning projects and initiatives; (ii) developing data-driven organizational cultures; and (iii)  building data-empowered workforces. Roxanne holds an MBA from NYU-Stern in Strategy, Corporate Finance, and International Business, an MS in International Real Estate from Florida International University, and undergraduate baccalaureates in Operations Management and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Boston University. She is currently completing an MS in Business Analytics from Wake Forest University. Roxanne lives in Wake Forest, NC with her two daughters, Sophia and Bella who are 11 and 8 and their malti-poo, Max.  She has recently founded a non-profit organization, S.H.E., SuperHeroes Everyday, to encourage girls 8-20 to enter quantitative fields and pursue entrepreneurship as a love-letter to her daughters who both want to become scientists.

Chad Sinsheimer ’93 is a Managing Director in the Investment Sales practice at Ackman-Ziff. Chad specializes in the sale of all commercial property types throughout New York City. A Wall Street veteran, Chad brings his financial expertise to complex real estate transactions. Prior to joining Ackman-Ziff, Chad was an investment sales executive at Eastern Consolidated. Before Eastern Consolidated, Chad was an Equity Options Trader at the Cutler Group LP where his self-funded portfolio primarily focused on illiquid names, binary events, Regulation SHO securities and biotechnology. Prior to that he was a Senior Equity Options Trader at Group One Trading where he was a leader of the trading team that made markets in a portfolio of over 400 NYSE Equity Options, NASDAQ Equity Options and Exchange Index Options. Chad is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication. He is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Urban Land Institute, and Long Island City Partnership.

Andrew Glaze ’96 began his career in finance working as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and for the second half of his career, he sourced and managed public and private investments in the technology and media sectors for family offices and private equity funds. He is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Shiro Capital. Andrew graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Computer Science and has an MBA from Columbia Business School.

George Kailas ’04 is CEO of which levels the playing field in investing by sharing free AI forecasts and directly rewarding users for interacting and anonymously sharing information. Prior to this he has led efforts to build predictive systems in many different asset classes for large institutions and has previous experience in banking, sales and trading and deal structuring. George is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College.

Katherine (Guo) Vasbinder ’06 started her career in public policy and economic research and has 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. After graduating college at the height of the Great Recession of 2008, she joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and worked on multiple policy initiatives to strengthen the infrastructure of the financial system. She has since worked in financial services, helping banks to manage financial resources. Currently, she is working in Citigroup’s Treasury’s liquidity management function. Katherine has pursued post-graduate level studies in Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences from Columbia University. She is a graduate of Barnard College with a B.A. in Economics and minor in Statistics.

Mohammed Islam ’08 is a part of Deutsche Bank’s Institutional Wealth Partners team where is he is responsible for sourcing venture and growth equity investments for the firm’s institutional private clients. In his role, Mo focuses on identifying and investing in emerging technologies and disruptive trends, such as silicon carbide, satellite broadband, additive manufacturing and more.  Prior to this, he served as an investor on J.P. Morgan’s Global Investment Opportunities (GIO) Group.

If you have any questions, reach out to [email protected]. The Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association office is currently unable to take phone calls to our main line. Please email us to schedule a phone call.