About the Small Business Partnership Initiative (SBPI)

The Small Business Partnership Initiative, a program of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York, deploys the skills and expertise of Harvard Business School alumni to aid New York area small businesses to succeed and grow.

Who we serve

  • Harvard Business School alumni – for those looking to give back to the community through volunteerism that benefits small businesses in the greater New York area.
  • Small businesses – we offer free, 1-on-1 coaching by Harvard Business School alumni to help you strengthen and grow your New York area small business.

The SBPI program leadership team

  • Doreen CollinsMBA '85

    Doreen spent her career across a wide variety of functions at General Electric, including Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Global Operations. Currently, she is involved in providing pro-bono consulting help to nonprofits and small businesses.

  • Yasmin IbrahimMBA '07

    Yasmin is a strategic advisor to startups and small businesses, in addition to serving on nonprofit Boards. Her career experience lies at the intersection of strategy, operations and entrepreneurship, including starting her own business and leading a corporate strategy team at American Express.

  • Richard KaneMBA '68

    Richard’s career in financial services included senior positions at Citicorp, Bank Leumi, and Marsh & McLennon. He then retired as Chief Administrative Officer of the American Red Cross in New York. Richard was CEO of an insurance-related startup, and chair of a finance information company with a very successful exit. Currently, Richard is involved in investing and providing advice to early-stage companies.

  • Vineet KumarAMP 187

    Vineet is a tech entrepreneur and current CEO of tech company, Intellyk. Vineet currently serves as the Chief Information Officer of the HBS Club of New York.

  • William J. MeurerMBA '90

    Bill has worked with small businesses for 25 years. Bill’s career includes strategy consulting at Boston Consulting Group, venture capital investing, and scaling up early-stage application software businesses.

  • Bentley RitterMBA '96

    Bentley is the founder of BeneFit Personal Training, an at-home personal fitness training company serving clients throughout the US. As a small business owner, franchisor, and graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, Bentley has a passion for helping other entrepreneurs achieve their aspirations.

  • Randal V. StephensonMBA '90

    Randal’s career spans law, investment banking, and private equity investing, with senior positions at Wolfensohn/Deutsche Bank, Jefferies & Company, and currently GLC Advisors & Co. His transaction experience advising entrepreneurs, companies, and investors has involved most industries in over 30 countries, and includes mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, and venture investing. Randal is also admitted to practice law in New York.