executive committee

co-managing directors

Travis Hurley is a senior from Hampton, NH who is pursuing a degree in finance and marketing from the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. During the school year, he is actively involved with UNH's Co-ed Professional Business Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi. Over the summer, Travis became a Licensed Sales Intern for Liberty Mutual Insurance where he will continue to develop his sales acumen throughout the school year. In addition, he will also continue working as the Marketing Manager for Lifesize Wraps, LLC out of Manchester, NH. His passions and interests include sales, private equity, traveling, and getting outdoors as often as he can.

Nick Stuart is a senior from Bow, NH who is pursuing a major in finance and a minor in psychology from UNH. He has supported various private investment groups in the Granite State throughout his time in the Fund, including 10X Venture Partners and The Millworks Fund. Nick spent his summer as a Technology Banking Intern at Silicon Valley Bank where he analyzed and reported on venture financing activity in the Boston tech ecosystem. Nick joined the Fund to learn more about what it takes to scale creative idea into a profitable and socially conscious business.

ec members

Aidan Kittredge (Director of Membership) of Hampton, New Hampshire is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and dual minors in Business Administration and Political Science. Her interest in business and entrepreneurship stems from founding her own non-profit organization, Dress 4 School Success. Aidan started the organization at the age of 12 and now serves on the board of directors. Aidan comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and hopes to carry on their legacy through involvement in the Rines Angel Fund.

Jamie Nelson (Director of Operations) is a senior Business Administration student with a focus in Entrepreneurial studies and dual minor in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Conservation and Sustainability. Growing up in Deerfield NH, he started an Ice-cream boat business in middle school that he continues to operate today. He also founded a light construction and landscape business that has led to his current role as Construction Manager for Sunrise Meadow Senior Housing. During his Sophomore year at UNH, Jamie was Chairman of The UNH Entrepreneurship Club. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors, running, skiing and biking. Jamie joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn more about the key components to funding a viable start-up.

Rachel Yee is originally from Brewster, New York. She is a member of the Class of 2020 and is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Rachel plans to participate in undergraduate research during her time at UNH. She considers herself to be a meticulous and motivated individual who values innovation and opportunity. Rachel is interested in the emerging biotechnology industry and is aiming to immerse herself within it post-graduation. She joined the Rines Angel Fund in hopes to gain insight and hands on experience about start-up culture, entrepreneurship, investment processes and private equity.

principals

Colin Small (Head Principal) is a junior from Los Altos, California. He is currently studying computer science in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Colin hopes to bring technical experience to discussions, decisions, and research of the Fund. From Silicon Valley, Colin is excited to be involved in the private equity space prevalent in his home region and aspires to bring home experience working from a VC’s perspective.

Trevor Deane is a junior from Nashua, New Hampshire, pursuing dual degrees in Economics and Political Science. He is driven by his interests in innovation and societal progress. This past summer, he worked as a Portfolio Analyst Intern for ROC USA, Capital, a Concord-based nonprofit that converts manufactured home communities into cooperatives. As a member of the Fund, he has gained valuable perspective on New Hampshire’s developing entrepreneurial ecosystem, and the essential tools businesses need to scale and succeed. He plans to attend law school after the completion of his undergraduate studies.

Amanda Lee is a junior from Bedford, New Hampshire. She is pursuing a major in Business Administration with an option in Accounting and a minor in International Affairs. She is spending this year studying abroad in Paris, France and Sydney, Australia. Amanda is excited to continue learning more about angel investing and the different companies in the New England area.

Ky Duyen “Nina” Nguyen is ethnically Vietnamese, born in Moscow, Russia. She is a member of the Class of 2020 pursuing a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems. Having lived in both developed and developing countries, witnessing societal challenges firsthand, she recognizes the significance of social entrepreneurship for economic development. She joined the Fund to gain insight on how businesses can succeed in pursuit of helping others and is looking forward to further expanding her knowledge of early stage investments.

Jordan Sardo is a sophomore from Glastonbury, Connecticut. He is pursuing a dual degree in Economics and Finance through the Peter T. Paul College of Business. Jordan strives to utilize his various interests and enthusiasm for angel investing to further the Fund and continue to learn about the quickly growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to the Fund, Jordan is a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi, and is involved in Trash 2 Treasure, an initiative with the mission of assisting students, UNH and the local community in reducing waste. Being a new associate, he is excited to see where the Fund will take him in his first year.

Dylan Wheeler is a junior Hamel Scholar from Bow, New Hampshire, and is pursuing Information Technology and Philosophy degrees with a focus in Business Administration. He founded Triumph Software LLC his freshman year and launched a professional development logging tool, Loggit, that serves over 400 educators across New Hampshire and tracks over 15,000 hours of professional development. Through university programs like the i2Passport and the Holloway Competition in addition to internship experience at Oracle Corporation, Dylan has embraced the entrepreneurial mindset and continuously strives to craft better software. He looks forward to using his background in technology to help the Fund make strategic investments in startups.

Zachary Doss is a rising junior in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. Originally from Hopkinton, MA, he currently serves as the Chapter Historian and Recruitment Chair for Tau Kappa Epsilon, and looks to utilize the leadership skills he gained from these experiences in the field of accountancy. Zach has interest in working for a professional services firm upon graduation, pursuing a career as a CPA. Zach joined the Rines Angel Fund because he is intrigued by the passion associated with start-ups and building up something that is your own, and was eager to learn about what differentiates a successful start-up from its competition

Teddy McNulty, from Cumberland, RI, is a Junior pursuing a degree in Finance and a minor in Communication. Along with membership in The Fund, Teddy is the Business Manager at WUNH Durham, where he also hosts a 2 hour weekly show focusing on new alternative music. Additionally, Teddy is a proud brother Alpha Kappa Psi, the co-ed professional fraternity at UNH. He joined the fund to gain valuable insight into the field of private equity and pursue a field that is constantly changing the world of business.

associates

Ajay Panesar is a Junior from North Hampton, NH. His major is Economics (B.A.) and he is pursuing a minor in Chemistry. He is also a pre-dental student, hoping to attend dental school after graduating from UNH. His involvement at UNH includes being a member of the Honors Program, a member of the Hamel Scholars and a Student Assistant at the President's Office at UNH.

Darren Gibadlo is a sophomore from Hampton, NH, pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in both Finance and Entrepreneurial Studies through the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. On campus, he is the Event Planning Committee Head for Alpha Kappa Psi, UNH's co-ed professional business fraternity, a Rockstar Energy Brand Ambassador for UNH and a second round finisher in Holloway Competition. He is excited to learn more about angel investing from the Fund.

Samantha Carlen is a junior from Amherst, New Hampshire pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting. This upcoming summer, she is joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, MA as a Core Tax intern. As a second year associate in the Rines Angel Fund, Samantha is thrilled to be alongside so many motivated and like-minded individuals to make an impact on the start-up culture of New Hampshire and the Northeast.

Annie Henry is a junior pursuing a business administration degree focused in international business and economics. During her time studying at Paul College she has discovered a passion for economics and business development. She hopes to apply this passion in a global career geared towards environmental or social innovation. Her involvement in the Rines Angel Fund has helped open her eyes to the excitement of the start-up world, which she wishes to get involved in after she graduates. Annie hopes to someday own her own business or found a non-profit organization.

Steven McKeen is from Westford Massachusetts. He is a sophomore pursing a degree in economics and business administration with an option in marketing. Last summer he worked in Alaska at a hotel. Working in Alaska taught him how to be more resourceful and how to work around problems. In the future, he wants to work in marketing consulting. Through the Rines Fund, he wishes to gain an insight into small businesses and how they grow and capture markets.

Spencer Rees is a junior from Amherst, NH studying Computer Engineering with a minor in Brewing. This is his third year as a member of the UNH Men's Rowing team, and has served as President of the student-run program since May 2018. Spencer joined the Rines Angel Fund to combine his passion for computers with his interest in business, especially in the private equity field. He hopes his diverse experiences at UNH, along with several internships at companies such as SilverTech, Inc and BAE Systems, Inc will allow him to contribute valuable ideas and perspectives to the Fund.

Ian Bushnell is a Freshman from Haverhill Massachusetts, he is currently a Business Administration Major who plans to focus in Accounting and International Business. Growing up Ian’s grandfather owned a commercial construction company. Ian hopes to learn about entrepreneurship and the characteristics of a successful business venture. Ian is also involved as a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity

Jillian Locandro is a first year student from Rye, New Hampshire. She is pursuing a degree in Business Administration with a focus in both Marketing and Finance. Jillian joined the Fund because of her passion for exploring start-ups and curiosity in angel investing. In addition to Rines Angel Fund, Jillian is a sister of Alpha Chi Omega and serves on the Facilities Committee. She considers herself to be an ambitious, motivated, and reliable individual who aspires to pursue a business venture of her own one day.

Xinyu ‘Joelle’ Zhu is a junior pursuing a dual major in Accounting and Finance. Last summer, she worked as an audit intern in her hometown of Anhui, China and discovered her love of business analysis and data analytics. Upon graduation, she is planning to continue her study for a master in Business Analytics. Being a new associate in the fund, Joelle aspires to apply her passions and skills for potential investment opportunities and looks forward to gaining a better understanding of business in various industries.