Mr. Greenfield is a Partner at Court Square, which he joined in 2013. He has over thirty years of technology experience and has served in various senior executive capacities across the industry. Between 2007 and 2013, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avid. Prior to Avid, Mr. Greenfield was CEO of GXS from 2003 to 2007. During the same period, he also served as an Operating Partner with the technology-focused private equity firm Francisco Partners. Previously, Mr. Greenfield served as CEO of Peregrine Systems and as President and CEO of MERANT (formerly INTERSOLV).
He currently serves on the board of directors of ANCILE Solutions, Encompass, Research Now, Rocket Software, Diebold Nixdorf, Donnelly Financial Solutions and was formerly a director of AFS Technologies, Avid, Epocrates, GXS, and Vocus. Mr. Greenfield received a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Science Administration from George Washington University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Jonathan Plaut practices law in Massachusetts and New York and has conducted over 100 jury trials, bench trials and arbitrations including as an Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Jonathan speaks Japanese and practiced law in Tokyo. Jonathan is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston College Law School. Jonathan plays acoustic guitar, bass guitar and viola and is the lead singer for the rock band, Jane's Great Dane (www.JanesGreatDane.com).
Stephanie Saunders, a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, is a visual artist and owner of Stephanie Saunders Art Gallery. The gallery is located at 164 Newbury Street, Boston’s iconic shopping street and exclusively sells her own paintings.
Cynthia B. Shulman, a life-long volunteer, was the first woman to serve as Board Chair of Hebrew Senior Life. She has previously served as Vice-Chair of the Board and President of the Woman’s Auxiliary. At Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), she served as Chair of the Board, Campaign Chair, and President of the Women’s Auxiliary. She is now serving on this Women’s Philanthropies Board. A long-time member of Temple Emanuel Newton, Cynthia was the President of the Sisterhood and President of the New England Branch of Women’s League for Conservative Judaism. She served on the Board of Brandeis University (1088-1998), was President of the National Women’s Committee, and is currently a Brandeis Fellow.Cynthia is a board member of the Rashi School and on this advisory council of the Vilna Shul.
Ellen Smith is an Associate Professor and Director of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, and an affiliated faculty member in Brandeis’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, and the Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. Trained as both a professional historian and a museum curator, she has produced over three dozen books, articles, and museum exhibitions on American Jewish history and American Jewish women’s history; on Yiddish theater and Jewish new year postcards; on portraits of colonial American Jews; on historic immigrant synagogues; and three major exhibitions on Boston Jewish history. She is the co-author and editor, with Jonathan D. Sarna, of The Jews of Boston,and was the chief consultant to the Emmy award-winning WGBH (PBS) television show of the same name. Ellen sits on numerous national and local boards, is a past Curator of the American Jewish Historical Society, and a past president of the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center. She has lovingly served with the Vilna Shul over 20 years as a board member, consultant, and educator. In 2015 was advisor to the Heller/Hornstein Team Consulting Project team that produced recommendations for the Vilna Shul’s expanded presence and impact that the Shul has since implemented. Ellen is also deeply involved in the hospice movement, and she and her husband are avid fly fishers and cold water conservationists. They live in Newton MA with the left-behind pets of their adult children and grandchildren (who now live in Canada and Paris.)
Larry received his medical degree from Yale, and following post-graduate training in kidney diseases and transplantation at Yale and Harvard, pursued a career in academic medicine for many years, including time on the faculty at the University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. His focus was basic and translational research in autoimmunity and transplantation. Until recently, Larry was co-director of the Center for Transplantation Sciences at MGH, and the Harold and Ellen Danser Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He recently reduced his activites at MGH to part-time and assumed the position of Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Early Development for a new biotech company of which he is also a Founder, Rheos Medicines, that will be developing new treatments for autoimmune diseases and cancer. Despite having lived in Boston for many years, Larry is a lifelong ardent New York Yankees fan, dating back to age 7 when his father took him to Yankee Stadium, and he saw Mickey Mantle hit a home run. He and his wife Barbara have been married for 33 years, and spend as much free time as possible sailing, hiking and seeing the world.