executive committee

co-managing directors

Zachary Dresser was born and raised in West Newbury, Massachusetts and is a Junior pursuing a major in Finance and a minor in Social Justice Leadership. With strong, professional role models growing up, Dresser aspired to be involved in Finance at a very young age. He has worked at EBSCO Information Services for two years in both the Accounting and Customer Success departments. He looks forward to seeing the continued growth of his real-world business skills in the Rines Angel Fund.

Andrew Ware, from Manasquan, New Jersey, is completing a dual degree in Economics and Philosophy. His interests range from travel to outdoor activities to the implications of future technologies. He served as a sustainability research intern at Impax Asset Management in Portsmouth, NH during summer 2018, articulating risks and opportunities related to emerging ESG issues. Andrew plans to attend law school and to pursue a career at the nexus of ethics, economics, and innovation.

ec members

Kathryn or Kate Aiken (Director of Membership) is interested in places where progressive business practices inspire change. A Manchester, NH native, she is the longest sitting member of the Rines Angel Fund and will graduate in 2019. After starting in the fund her first year in college as a Business Administration student, Aiken continues as the Director of Marketing and Membership while working for Hitchcock Management utilizing similar skills. Aiken joined the Rines Angel Fund after her experience founding her non-profit needed to be bolstered with for-profit business analysis.

TJ Evarts is a Chemical Engineering student at the University of New Hampshire. TJ is currently CEO of SMARTwheel Inc., a tech startup company he founded in 2014 to bring his invention, SMARTwheel, to market. SMARTwheel is the first intelligent steering wheel cover that helps prevent distracted driving and has received international media attention and recognition. SMARTwheel has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, BBC, MSNBC, and the Today Show. TJ has always been an inventor, filing his first provisional patent application with the USPTO in 2006 when he was 11, and filing three more provisional applications for new inventions through 2009. His utility patent for SMARTwheel was issued in 2013 when he was only 18. TJ is very passionate about technology and entrepreneurship and has hosted, spoken, and exhibited at many STEM and entrepreneurship events across the country.  He joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn about, and better understand, the Angel investment process from the other side of the table.

Devin McMahon is a member of the Class of 2019 of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with an option in Marketing. Originally from East Hampstead, NH, and with a history of social entrepreneurship, McMahon is excited to be delving further into the NH and greater New England entrepreneurial ecosystem as a member of the Rines Angel Fund.

principals

Sean Hickey (Head Principal) is a senior from Milton, Massachusetts where he is pursuing a degree in Business Administration focusing in Accounting with a minor in Leadership at the University of New Hampshire. Sean has been a member of the Rines Angel Fund since the beginning of his sophomore year and is currently the Head Principal. On campus, Sean is the Head Peer Advisor for the Paul College FIRE Program, Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi, and serves as an ambassador to Dean Merrill-Sands. Last summer, Sean interned at PwC in their Asset Management Assurance practice. Upon graduation, Sean has accepted a full-time position in their Asset Management Assurance Practice.

Patrick Doyle is a senior majoring in Business Administration: Information Systems & Business Analytics and Finance. Upon completion of his first year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, he started working at an IoT transportation startup in Boston, MA—LinkeDrive Inc. He has over 3 years of experience working in B2B business operations through a variety of different channels in the business, including client services, management, and sales. He hopes to continue his career in the corporate finance space.

Michael “Dalton” Kaichen is a junior at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. He was raised in Milton, NH and currently lives in Effingham, NH. He is a supervisor at the United Parcel Service (UPS), majoring in Business Management. Dalton plans to become a career manager for UPS in either the human resource or operations fields. He joined the Rines Angel Fund for his interest in entrepreneurship and operations, hoping that meeting successful entrepreneurs will teach him more about business leadership.

Amanda Lee is a sophomore from Bedford, New Hampshire. She is pursuing a major in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology. She is interested in further exploring how an initial idea can dictate the success or failure of a business depending on various factors. Amanda joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn more about startups and which of those factors lead investors to see potential for a successful business.

Michael McCarthy (Director of Operations) is from Bow, New Hampshire. He is a senior studying business administration with options in finance and international business. Last summer, he interned at Fidelity Capital Markets on the securities lending desk. During his junior year, he spent a semester studying abroad in Budapest, Hungary. He loves tracking many different types of investment opportunities, and hopes to one day do so professionally—whether it be for a business or for individuals. Mike joined the Rines Angel Fund to develop the skill of determining smart investments, and it has been a great opportunity to learn outside of a traditional classroom setting.

Nicholas Stuart (Director of External Relations) is a junior from Bow, NH who is pursuing a major in Finance within the Peter T. Paul College of Business. There, he is a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi and an ambassador to Dean Merrill-Sands. He has a deep interest in new technologies and exploring their future applications, which lead him to founding UNH’s first Cryptocurrency Club. Nick has previously worked at an Internet of Things Security Startup and under the UNH Foundation’s Committee on Investor Responsibility . He now works as an intern for the Millworks Fund Series II, a Manchester, NH investment fund committed to strengthening New Hampshire's startup community. Nick joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn more about what it takes to scale creative idea into a profitable and socially conscious business.

associates

Rebecca Bailey is a senior from Brunswick, Maine. She is majoring in Business Administration with options in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies. Rebecca is also the secretary of Alpha Kappa Psi, UNH's co-ed business fraternity and is an Ambassador for Dean Deborah Merrill-Sands. This past summer, she interned as a Client Strategist for The VIA Agency, an advertising agency in Portland, ME. She hopes to continue analyzing markets through the Rines Fund and aspires to pursue her own business venture focused on sustainability.

Samantha Carlen is a sophomore from Amherst, New Hampshire pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She is currently exploring different career options in multiple disciplines, but is leaning toward a career in marketing where she can utilize her creativity and outgoing personality to grow a brand. Samantha grew up watching Shark Tank and being fascinated by the process by which new ideas and innovations are brought to fruition. This led to her interest in joining the Rines Angel Fund, where she is thrilled to be working alongside so many motivated and like-minded individuals to make an impact on the start-up culture of New Hampshire and the Northeast.

Trevor Deane is a sophomore from Nashua, New Hampshire, pursuing a degree in Economics and Political Science. Trevor is an energetic individual driven by his deep interests in innovative ideas, newly developing markets, and societal progress. As an associate of the fund, Trevor applies his passions into gaining valuable perspective on New Hampshire’s developing industries, as well as the challenging endeavor of managing a new venture. This past winter, Trevor interned for Live Free and Start, a state-led government initiative devoted to promoting cultural and industry growth within the state’s ever-expanding entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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

Travis Hurley is a Sophomore Business Administration student from Hampton, NH. He is seeking a dual concentration in Marketing and Management in order to pursue an eventual career in a managerial role in a firm’s marketing division. Travis joined the Rines Angel Fund because of his interest in angel investing, venture capitalism, and entrepreneurship. Someday he hopes to become a professional venture capitalist to help grow the businesses of tomorrow.  

Ibrahim Imtiaz is a junior from Peshawar, Pakistan. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with options in Accounting and Finance. Prior to starting a career in the business field, Ibrahim studied Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from Peshawar Medical College in Pakistan. During his time in the medical field, he has assisted surgeons in minor surgeries and completed an elective course with an Ophthalmologist. Additionally, he has worked with the WHO and UNICEF in a polio eradication program in the province of KP, Pakistan. Ibrahim grew up surrounded by entrepreneurs and business executives, and has always pursued opportunities within the business world. Having completed internships at local banks in Pakistan, Ibrahim also imported exclusive cars from Japan. He later decided that the business field was what appealed to him most, and he started his career here at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. He joined the Rines Angel Fund to get a first-hand experience with things such as investment decision-making processes. He wants to gain practical experience on the theoretical knowledge he has acquired so far.

Chris Leondires is a Senior studying Accounting and Finance. He is from Atkinson, New Hampshire and is currently in his second year with the Fund. In addition to the Fund, Chris works as a Research Analyst Intern at Technology Business Research and serves as the Vice President of his fraternity, Sigma Beta. He hopes to work at a public accounting firm upon graduation and eventually get involved with investment property. Chris enjoys the fund for the invaluable real-world experience it offers and is excited to apply his knowledge and interests to potential investments opportunities.

Francesca Molinari is a senior from Queensbury, NY. She is pursuing a major in Information Systems and Business Analytics, with minors in Spanish and International Affairs. Francesca loves cultural immersion, and since returning from studying abroad in Costa Rica she has worked on campus at the Center for International Education and Global Engagement. Additionally, she maintains an internship throughout the school year, is the Public Relations Chair for the Campus Activities Board, a Peer Advisor for the First-Year Innovation and Research Experience and an Ambassador to the Dean of the Paul College. She joined the Rines Angel Fund because she is interested in gaining unique business experience. She wanted an opportunity to enhance her skills and learn more about investing, and thinks that the Rines Angel Fund is the perfect way to do so.

Ky Duyen “Nina” Nguyen is a sophomore pursuing a dual major in International Affairs and Business Administration with a focus in Finance. She is ethnically Vietnamese, born in Moscow, Russia. Nina has previous experience as a freelance photographer and currently works in the Memorial Union Building as part of the Operations Team. Nina joined the Rines Angel Fund to learn more about private equity and gain invaluable real-world experience in investing and business decision-making.

Matthew Norman is a senior from Exeter, NH pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with options in Accounting and Finance. He returned to Fidelity Investments in summer 2017 to complete his second internship with its Personal Investing team. Matthew aspires to get his Master of Science in Accounting and become a CPA, with a shift to a finance role later in life. He started a successful landscaping company in Maine with his brother that ran for 10 years and annually serviced 15-20 clients. Matthew joined the Rines Angel Fund for the quality, hands-on, and real-world experience that cannot be found in a classroom. He hopes to increase his understanding of the start-up investment process and to be exposed to new companies with fresh and innovative ideas.

Matthew Ross is a junior enrolled at the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with concentrations in both Accounting and Finance. Matt resides in Londonderry, New Hampshire. For the past year, he has worked as an Economic Development Intern for the Town of Exeter, New Hampshire. While working for the Town of Exeter, he constructed many reports which have been used for identifying areas, from both macro and micro perspectives, in which the town, its property owners, and its properties can grow and prosper. Upon graduation, Matt plans to obtain his CPA, with a potential move to a consulting role later in his life. Matt joined the Rines Angel Fund to explore and develop skills in the fields of angel and venture capital investments and to better understand the mindsets and strategies of entrepreneurs seeking funding for growth opportunities.

Michael Simpson is from Hatfield, PA. He is a senior Economics major and Math minor interested in working with the equity and debt markets upon graduation. This past summer he had an internship as a trading operations analyst at Susquehanna International Group, where he will continue full time after graduation. He joined Rines to explore the world of Venture Capital and see if it would be a possible career path for him. As a first-year associate, Michael hopes to bring his knowledge from working with the debt and equity markets into the Fund.

Colin Small 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 experience from a VC’s perspective to working with startups there.

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.

Peter White is a third-year student from Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Majoring in Economics, he has an interest in investigating macroeconomic issues and analyzing trends. Most recently, Peter interned at a hedge fund and is pursuing a career in investment banking. The motivation to initially join Rines was rooted in Peter’s desire to gain a stronger understanding of the early-stage start-up environment and investment process among angel investor groups.

Jameson Whiteley is a senior from Stratham, NH. Here at UNH, he is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. This past summer Jameson had an internship with a financial services and technology company headquartered in Boston, and is continuing his work for them in a part-time role during the academic year. Jameson hopes to pursue a career in the field of financial analysis or consulting after graduation. He joined the Rines Angel Fund because he has an interest in learning more about private equity and acquiring real-world experience in investing prior to graduation.

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.