Brad is a Vice Chair of the 54th Annual Gala Committee to raise awareness and money for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation - Greater NY Chapter
Brad has been deeply committed to advocating the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation’s life-changing work. This year's 54th Annual Gala is particularly special for Brad as he will be serving as Vice Chair of the Gala Committee.
Brad has had a long battle with Ulcerative Colitis (UC). He was diagnosed in his sophomore year of college. He spent the better part of a year trying to treat UC with drugs like Lialda, Humeira, prednisone, Remicade, methotrexate, iron infusions, and an assortment of holistics. That year, one step forward was always followed by two steps back. Ultimately, Brad failed to respond to medical treatment and his UC spiraled to a place where his medical doctor recommended surgery.
Brad took a semester leave of absence from university to undergo 3 major procedures over the course of 7 months, spending almost 20 hours in the operating room and nearly a month in the hospital. The procedure is known as a proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis, more commonly referred to as "J-pouch surgery". The surgeries were a big success thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Milsom and his team at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Brad graduated from the University of Michigan's Ross Business School on time. After school he got a job working in Venture Capital and Private Equity at Insight Partners, where he has remained for over 4 years. In 2018 he was awarded the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's Rising Star award and has since been committed to lending a helping hand and fighting for a cure to this debilitating disease.