GEA Leaders

GEA Leaders are successful young professionals or university students who lead the GEA Workshops in the GEA Project's partner countries. All GEA Leaders bring world-class international academic and professional experience and are trained to deliver the GEA Project's proprietary workshop curriculum. GEA Leaders commit to act as coaches during the 5-day workshop, building a mentor-mentee relationship with the students that will continue after the GEA Workshop.

If you are interested in becoming a GEA Leader and lead an upcoming GEA Workshop in one of our partner countries, email your resume to info@geaproject.org.


 

MATTHEW ALMEIDA
NYC Chapter
Co-Leader

 

Matt is a New York City based management consultant, focusing on assisting fortune 500 clients with transforming their finance and accounting operations. He is a 2013 graduate of Vanderbilt University where he received a dual degree in Classical Studies and Economics. Aside from the GEA project Matt serves as a HS mentor as part of the iMentor program and is also actively involved with fundraising and youth soccer coaching as part of South Bronx United. Matt first got involved with the GEA project in the spring of 2017 and served as a site leader for Project Thailand in August 2017, during which he co-led the 4 day workshop in Bangkok along with two other GEA leaders. In his free time Matt enjoys supporting all NY sports teams and tries to stay active through soccer, tennis, golf, and skiing. 


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CHRISTOPHER BARBEAU 
GEA Leader

Chris is a Mergers & Acquisitions consultant focused on advising both corporate and private equity clients currently based in New York City. He recently completed his first GEA Workshop at Aggarwal College in Faridabad, India. Chris graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics and Accounting.


 

NIKLAS CARLING
GEA Leader

 

Niklas is a strategy consultant currently based in New York, where he focuses on advising corporate and Private Equity clients on their strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions.

A native of Finland, Niklas has extensive international experience, having worked in his home country as well as Sweden, South Korea, and the United States.


 
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HEATHER CARROZO
GEA Leader

 

Heather is a currently Deals consultant based in Boston, specializing in financial due diligence for both private equity and corporate clients across a mix of industries. Prior to this she spent two years working as an auditor in the asset management industry, concentrating on the audits of mutual funds and employee benefit plans. Heather grew up in Rochester, NY and attended Syracuse University for her undergraduate studies and The Ohio State University for her Master in Accountancy.


 

KURTIS CHEN
NYC Chapter
Co-Leader

 

Kurtis currently serves as a deals consultant based in New York, performing buy-side and sell-side financial due diligence for major Private Equity and corporate clients across various industries. He's originally from Los Angeles, CA where he received his bachelor's in business economics and minor in accounting at UCLA.


 

PAARTH SHAH
GEA Leader

 

Paarth currently serves as strategy consultant focused on mergers & acquisitions. He recently graduated from Princeton University in 2016 with a degree in Public and International Affairs with minors in South Asian Studies and Information Technology. While there, he focused on Trade and Finance, writing his senior thesis on the Minimum Wage in New York State. Additionally, Paarth has served in a variety of collegial roles as President of the Ivy Council, an Advisor with the Prison Entrepreneurship Program and as a Davis Projects for Peace Fellow. 


OTHER GEA LEADERS

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 ANAND APICHAIDEJUDOM
GEA Leader

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BASIL CARR
GEA Leader

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MANDY EPSTEIN
GEA Leader

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WILLIAM GRENIS
GEA Leader 

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RYAN MCGRATH
GEA Leader

TED M. MOTTOLA
GEA Leader

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GIRI SHARMA
GEA Leader

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EUNIS WU
GEA Leader

 

Get involved with the GEA Project

email info@geaproject.org to learn more