Executive Board

As a board, we work cohesively to ensure that our programs, mission, and goals meet and surpass the expectations CVP members and our partners have. Every semester in the spring, we recruit for new members to join our ever-growing team, so check out our Facebook page for updates!

To contact us, please email cvpboard@columbia.edu.


Aurnov Chattopadhyay (Co-President)  Aurnov is a Junior in Columbia Engineering studying Computer Science and Economics. This summer, he worked at Google as a Technical Program Manager Intern. Previously, Aurnov interned at Bowery Capital and Palm Drive Capital. His other interests include tutoring underserved students, singing in acapella, and research.

Aurnov Chattopadhyay (Co-President)

Aurnov is a Junior in Columbia Engineering studying Computer Science and Economics. This summer, he worked at Google as a Technical Program Manager Intern. Previously, Aurnov interned at Bowery Capital and Palm Drive Capital. His other interests include tutoring underserved students, singing in acapella, and research.

Rahul Sehrawat (Co-President)  Rahul is a Junior in Columbia Engineering studying Computer Science and Economics. He has spent over a year in venture capital as part of the investment team at Portag3 Ventures, a leading investor in financial technology companies that have potential for global impact. Additionally, this summer Rahul gained experience at Sagard Holdings, where he worked on special situation credit investing and private equity. He is also a member of the varsity squash team at Columbia, and was formerly the #1 ranked junior in Canada.

Rahul Sehrawat (Co-President)

Rahul is a Junior in Columbia Engineering studying Computer Science and Economics. He has spent over a year in venture capital as part of the investment team at Portag3 Ventures, a leading investor in financial technology companies that have potential for global impact. Additionally, this summer Rahul gained experience at Sagard Holdings, where he worked on special situation credit investing and private equity. He is also a member of the varsity squash team at Columbia, and was formerly the #1 ranked junior in Canada.

Riya Desai (Co-VP Partnerships)  Riya Desai is a junior in Columbia Engineering studying Financial Engineering with a minor in Economics and Entrepreneurship. This summer, Riya worked at Fifth Third Bank as a Financial Sponsors Group Analyst. Next summer, Riya will intern at Barclays Investment Bank. In addition to her involvement in CVP, she serves on the Executive Board for the Columbia Women’s Business Society, and as the Corporate Chair for SWE. Her other interests include traveling, yoga and learning about the NYC startup ecosystem.

Riya Desai (Co-VP Partnerships)

Riya Desai is a junior in Columbia Engineering studying Financial Engineering with a minor in Economics and Entrepreneurship. This summer, Riya worked at Fifth Third Bank as a Financial Sponsors Group Analyst. Next summer, Riya will intern at Barclays Investment Bank. In addition to her involvement in CVP, she serves on the Executive Board for the Columbia Women’s Business Society, and as the Corporate Chair for SWE. Her other interests include traveling, yoga and learning about the NYC startup ecosystem.

Vincent Guo (Co-VP of Partnerships)  Vincent is a junior in SEAS studying Biomedical Engineering. This summer, he worked at the Samuel Sia Lab at Columbia University Medical Center as a research assistant. Previously, Vincent interned at Plug and Play Ventures as a university VC program intern specializing in HealthTech. His other interests include tennis, teaching high schoolers health, and volunteering as an EMT.

Vincent Guo (Co-VP of Partnerships)

Vincent is a junior in SEAS studying Biomedical Engineering. This summer, he worked at the Samuel Sia Lab at Columbia University Medical Center as a research assistant. Previously, Vincent interned at Plug and Play Ventures as a university VC program intern specializing in HealthTech. His other interests include tennis, teaching high schoolers health, and volunteering as an EMT.

Satvika Kumar (Co-VP of Recruitment)  Satvika is a rising senior dedicated to enhancing access to and delivery of education and financial technologies and creating innovative products to address gaps in these spaces. To this end, Satvika leverages her experiences working with a variety of leading institutions on financial services and delivery, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Policy, Accenture, and Credit Suisse. She also contributes her experience from founding and leading the Learning Pathways Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building initiatives that increase educational and employment opportunities in technology for marginalized demographics. Over the long term, Satvika hopes to facilitate market-return, sustainable investments that better target financial and educational outcomes among populations in need.

Satvika Kumar (Co-VP of Recruitment)

Satvika is a rising senior dedicated to enhancing access to and delivery of education and financial technologies and creating innovative products to address gaps in these spaces. To this end, Satvika leverages her experiences working with a variety of leading institutions on financial services and delivery, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Policy, Accenture, and Credit Suisse. She also contributes her experience from founding and leading the Learning Pathways Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building initiatives that increase educational and employment opportunities in technology for marginalized demographics. Over the long term, Satvika hopes to facilitate market-return, sustainable investments that better target financial and educational outcomes among populations in need.

Maxine Vidal (Co-VP of Recruitment)  Maxine is a Junior in Columbia College studying Financial Economics and Computer Science. This summer, she worked at byClockwork as a Due Diligence and Investment Monitoring Intern. Previously, Maxine interned at a start-up, Eulerity, as a Marketing and Sales Intern. Her other interests include playing Golf, volunteering for the Aspiras Foundation, and supporting/representing the Forte initiative.

Maxine Vidal (Co-VP of Recruitment)

Maxine is a Junior in Columbia College studying Financial Economics and Computer Science. This summer, she worked at byClockwork as a Due Diligence and Investment Monitoring Intern. Previously, Maxine interned at a start-up, Eulerity, as a Marketing and Sales Intern. Her other interests include playing Golf, volunteering for the Aspiras Foundation, and supporting/representing the Forte initiative.

David Carratu (VP of Events)  David Carratu is a Senior in SEAS studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Economics. This summer, he worked at Barclays Investment Bank as an investment banking summer analyst. Previously, he worked last year as a private equity intern at Regal Healthcare Capital Partners. In addition to his involvement in CVP, on campus David is on the executive board of the Systems Biology Initiative, serves as Philanthropy Chairman of Beta Theta Pi, and is a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club.

David Carratu (VP of Events)

David Carratu is a Senior in SEAS studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Economics. This summer, he worked at Barclays Investment Bank as an investment banking summer analyst. Previously, he worked last year as a private equity intern at Regal Healthcare Capital Partners. In addition to his involvement in CVP, on campus David is on the executive board of the Systems Biology Initiative, serves as Philanthropy Chairman of Beta Theta Pi, and is a member of the Ski and Snowboard Club.

Michelle Zhuang (VP Publicity & Communications)  Michelle is a Sophomore in Columbia College studying Economics and Psychology. This summer, she worked at Sands Capital Management as a Client Relations Intern. Previously, Michelle interned at the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York and at Ivy Labs Education. Her other interests include running, volunteering for local initiatives, and traveling.

Michelle Zhuang (VP Publicity & Communications)

Michelle is a Sophomore in Columbia College studying Economics and Psychology. This summer, she worked at Sands Capital Management as a Client Relations Intern. Previously, Michelle interned at the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York and at Ivy Labs Education. Her other interests include running, volunteering for local initiatives, and traveling.

Connie Crighton (Director of FoundHer Initiative)  Shaan is a Junior in Columbia College studying computer science with a concentration in economics. He serves as an executive board member of Lion Fund LLC, a student-led hedge fund. He plays squash and golf in his free time and originally hails from Pittsburgh.

Connie Crighton (Director of FoundHer Initiative)

Shaan is a Junior in Columbia College studying computer science with a concentration in economics. He serves as an executive board member of Lion Fund LLC, a student-led hedge fund. He plays squash and golf in his free time and originally hails from Pittsburgh.

Keshav Menon (Director of Plug and Play Initiative)  Keshav is a sophomore in Columbia College studying Financial Economics and History. This summer, he worked for the PE firm Ten20 Partners as an intern. Previously, Keshav worked with Plug and Play. His other interests include soccer, reading and cricket.

Keshav Menon (Director of Plug and Play Initiative)

Keshav is a sophomore in Columbia College studying Financial Economics and History. This summer, he worked for the PE firm Ten20 Partners as an intern. Previously, Keshav worked with Plug and Play. His other interests include soccer, reading and cricket.