The Trustees of Columbia University
Overall governance of the University lies in the hands of its Board of Trustees. The trustees select the president, oversee all faculty and senior administrative appointments, monitor the budget, supervise the endowment, and protect University property.
Dr. Shendelman is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors at Applied Therapeutics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company located in New York City. Prior to founding Applied Therapeutics, Dr. Shendelman founded Clearpoint Strategy Group LLC, a boutique life sciences consulting firm, where she served as the Managing Director from July 2012 to December 2016 and served as a Senior Advisor from January 2017 to December 2018. Dr. Shendelman is Vice Chair of the Clinical Advisory Board of Columbia University Medical Center and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, where she serves on the Nominations Committee and the Committee on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She received her Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular and Biophysical Studies (CMBS) from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Adam Pritzker is an entrepreneur and philanthropist focused on building dynamic, forward-thinking organizations that are shaping the next generation of businesses and tackling the most pressing civic problems of our time.
Adam is the founding partner of Assembled Brands Group, a firm that partners with emerging direct-to-consumer companies to provide working capital, business insights, and a professional network to help scale their businesses. Under his leadership, Assembled Brands has incubated several successful companies, including Khaite, a leading digitally native luxury fashion brand.
In addition to his work with Assembled Brands, Adam is also a forward-looking investor and founding partner of Wholestack, an investment vehicle that supports early stage funds in emerging domains such as cryptocurrency, synthetic biology, regenerative agriculture, and more.
Prior to founding Assembled Brands and Wholestack, Adam began his entrepreneurial career as the co-founder of General Assembly, a pioneering co-working and education company focused on providing professional development and teaching the most in-demand technology, business, and design skills. Since its launch in 2011, General Assembly has trained over one million students at campuses across four continents.
Adam is also founding partner of The States Project, a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to win governing majorities in state legislatures across the country and promote smart, effective policies that will safeguard our democracy, protect individual rights and improve people’s lives.