Ambassador Council

Ambassador Council Members

Excel Academy’s Ambassador Council is a volunteer group of driven young professionals who are socially conscious, passionate about education, and committed to advancing the mission and values of Excel. 

Joe Brigati

Joe currently serves as a Foreign Exchange Associate at Silicon Valley Bank, where he has been since 2016. Joe’s main responsibilities include advising technology based clients on FX risk management and providing strategic support. Prior to joining Silicon Valley Bank, Joe worked in Business Development at ISN after interning at ICAT Systems. Joe graduated with his BBA, Finance from Southern Methodist University.

Christina Cardillo

Christina currently serves as Office Manager and Accounts Receivable at Richie’s Italian Ice in Everett, MA. Christina graduated from Westfield State University and is a graduate of Excel Academy.

Dan Govoni

Dan currently serves as a Senior Project Manager at Northstar Project & Real Estate Services, where he has been since 2012. Dan’s primary responsibilities include project management of a variety of development, commercial, utility, and residential real estate projects of varying values up to $75 million in total budget. Prior to joining Northstar, Dan worked as a Project Manager for a local real estate development firm. Dan graduated with his BS in Construction Management from Roger Williams University.

Rob O’Connor

Rob currently serves as an Associate Director at The Siegfried Group, where he has been for the last 2 years after starting his career at Deloitte & Touché in their financial services assurance practice. In his role, Rob works with leading financial executives and serves as a Leadership Advisor to help his clients tackle strategic business initiatives. Rob graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts’ Isenberg School of Management and played on the football team.

Stephanie Oliveras 

Stephanie currently serves as an SVP, Senior Relationship Manager at Bank of America, where she has been since 2006, with a primary focus on community development banking. Stephanie has held positions within the bank such as Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and Credit Analyst in Commercial Real Estate Development. Prior to joining Bank of America, Stephanie was an Intern at Deloitte. Stephanie also has served on the Board of Trustees at Achievement Prep in Washington D.C. Stephanie graduated with her BS in Business Administration, Dual Concentration in Accounting and Finance from Boston University in 2006.

Francis Pruell

Francis currently serves as Director of Treasury Analytics at Hologic. Previously, Francis worked as an Associate at Analysis Group. Prior to joining Analysis Group in July 2017, Francis was a Principal Treasury Analyst, Capital Markets at EMC, where he worked for nearly four years. Francis began his career as a Financial Analyst at Raytheon. Mr. Pruell is also a Chartered Financial Analyst having earned his charter in August of 2014. Francis graduated with his Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Francis also holds his MA, Economics from Northeastern University and his BA, Finance from Providence College.

Estevan Puerta 

Estevan currently serves as the Network Operations Associate for Excel Academy, where he has been since January 2017. Estevan’s primary responsibilities include executing new student and teacher enrollment, new parent on-boarding and support, and state reporting. Estevan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Stonehill College. Estevan was also a member of the third graduating class of Excel Academy.

Nandini Srinivasan

Nandini currently serves as an Associate at Tyton Partners. Before joining Tyton Partners in May of 2018, Nandini was the founding Operations Manager for Excel Academy Charter High School in East Boston where she was a 2017 Education Pioneers Visiting Fellow. Prior to Excel Academy, she worked for McMaster-Carr Supply Company in Atlanta, GA. Nandini graduated with a BS in economics from Duke University.