Our Advisors

Matthew Saker – Senior Vice President CBRE

Matt Saker joined CBRE, Inc. in 2002. Since joining CBRE, Mr. Saker has represented various Fortune 500 tenants, major institutions, developers and owners in leasing and subleasing assignments worldwide.

He has received numerous awards at CBRE, including the number 1 Broker in New Jersey in 2007 and Top 200 nationally out of more than 3,500 brokers for production in 2006.

Steven M. Scopellite

Steve is a technology visionary who retired from Goldman Sachs in 2013 after a distinguished career of nearly 30 years, having served as Global Chief Information Officer and head of the 8,000-person Global Technology Division. During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Steve led the firm’s penetration of new markets across Europe and Asia, pioneered the bank’s expansion into electronic trading, and developed the global funding platform. He was named to the Institutional Investor Tech 50 list in 2012 and 2013.

Steve currently serves as the Chairman to the Riverview Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees. He serves as a Director of Soltage, LLC, a leading renewable energy provider. He serves as a Director at Ionic Security, a secure platform to protect and control data. He served as a Director of Akamai Technologies, Inc. from January 1, 2014 until May 23, 2017 and also serves as an advisor and consultant to the CIO Strategy Exchange (CIOSE).

Donald J Duet

Don is an accomplished leader in successfully developing and executing business and technology strategy.

Don currently is President and COO of Vapor.io, an emerging leader in the rapidly growing field of Edge computing infrastructure, as well as a Senior Advisor at McKinsey Corporation.

Don spent 28 years at Goldman Sachs, during which time he held senior leadership roles in Technology in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Don led the global technology division for Goldman from 2012 to 2016 and was named a partner of the firm in 2006 and Managing Director in 2000. Don was the CIO for Asia Pacific from 2001 to 2006 and served on the Asia management committee. Since relocating to the US in 2006, Don co-chaired the IBD Technology Investment Committee and was a member of the firm’s Firmwide Risk, Market RIsk and Business Standards committee.

Don played an integral role in creating Goldman’s business systems architecture, algorithmic trading and risk management platform as well as leading strategic firm wide investments in VDI, Data architecture, AI and Cloud / Software Defined Infrastructure. He also created and led the teams responsible for the development of Symphony and Orbit which were subsequently spun out of the firm as broader industry platforms.

WIthin the technology industry, Don has been an active and vocal proponent of Open Source and Open Standards communities including acting as a founding board member of the Open Compute Project.

Don and his family reside in NY city where he is actively engaged in education and arts, serving on the board of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Columbia University School of Professional Studies, Marist College board of trustees and Teaching Matters.

Jennifer Zhu Scott

Jennifer Zhu Scott is the founding principal of Radian Partners, a private investment firm for family offices and UHNWIs focusing on Artificial Intelligence, the Blockchain, and renewable energy. Prior, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters and led the firm’s speech-to-text, deep search, video-indexing projects.

She co-founded one of the first education companies in China and exited before moving to the UK as a senior advisor to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust. In 2014, Jennifer was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2016, WEF re-appointed her to be one of 20 members of the inaugural Council of The Future of Blockchain.

In 2013, Jennifer was honored by WEF as a Young Global Leader. Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics at Sichuan University and holds an MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on PE/VC in China and was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni. In 2013, she went to Yale University to complete the public policy and leadership program and Harvard Kennedy School in 2016. In 2017, Jennifer debated against the notion of Universal Basic Income at Oxford Union and at the Davos 2018, she debated against Nobel Prize winner Prof. Robert Shiller and Swedish Central Bank Deputy Governor Cecilia Skingsley on Crypto Assets which was televised by Yi Cai in China. Jennifer is China Fellow of Aspen Institute and a permanent member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

She is also a consultant to the Season 5 of the HBO show Silicon Valley. She sits on numerous boards and advisory boards including RNDR (rendertoken.com) of OTOY along with Ari Emanuel of WME IMG, Brendan Eich, the creator of JavaScript, and JJ Abrams, a director of Star Wars.