Jeffrey S. Gould (CAS '79) graduated from the NYU College of Arts & Sciences in 1979 at age 19. After obtaining his Juris Doctorate, he joined his family business, Gould Publications/GouldLaw, founded by his parents, Norman (1927-2018) and Jeanette. That business was sold to Lexis/Nexis in 2004. As President of Gould Training Center, he continues to serve the law enforcement community. Gould also serves as the co-founder and Chairman of WaxxTech, a company specializing in patented sound sourcing technology. Gould serves on several philanthropic boards and with his family, has established many College Academic Scholarships. Gould is a member of the NYUAA Board, the NYU CAS Dean’s Advisory Board and is a Trustee on the NYU Board of Trustees. In 2010, Jeffrey and his wife, Lenore, established the The 3E Fund to support Education, Expression, & the Environment.
Oktay Kurbanov (MBA '01) worked at AQR Capital Management for more than 20 years through 2019, most recently as a Co-Head of Portfolio Implementation. He joined AQR in 1998 when the firm was just founded with 15 people, becoming a Principal in 2005. Oktay’s responsibilities included building and enhancing AQR’s portfolio optimization and trade generation infrastructure, establishing and managing portfolio implementation of asset allocation strategies, helping oversee portfolio implementation of stock selection strategies. In 2020, he retired from active involvement at AQR, becoming a Senior Advisor. Oktay’s non-profit experience includes 12 years as a Trustee of Whitby School, 8 years of which he was a Treasurer. He has a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. in Finance and Statistics from NYU Stern School of Business. His future interests include environment, sustainability, and investments in the impact and energy transition space.