Tony Rice II

Executive Director

Experience: Google & Deloitte

Tony is the Executive Director of Next Wave. He leads all of Next Wave’s student, university and partner engagement and is a key driver of our corporate fundraising. Tony’s leadership is defined by a commitment to social justice and equity, paired with an entrepreneurial spirit and drive.


Kareem Edwards

Chief Marketing Officer

Experience: Kraft Heinz & Bank of America

As the CMO, Kareem spearheads the development and execution of our student outreach, university and corporate marketing, and business development related initiatives. Motivated by a deep commitment to youth development, Kareem is hands on with the student coaching experience and joined Next Wave to help each student maximize their professional potential.


Jourdan Sutton

Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer

Experience: Nike & Citi

Motivated by the belief that all undergraduates should have access to exceptional career opportunities, Jourdan wears two hats at Next Wave, serving as both the CFO and COO. He oversees the design, development, and execution of Next Wave’s student coaching curriculum, in addition to the financial structure, and major strategic initiatives.


Tiffani Daniels

Conference & Events Specialist

Experience: General Mills & PepsiCo

Tiffani loves mentoring and investing in the power of young people. At Next Wave, she leads the strategic design and execution of the annual Next Wave in Business conference.  Tiffani’s efforts will deliver a community-centric conference experience for students and she hopes to use Next Wave to facilitate meaningful connections between our corporate partners and students.


Olivia Henriques

Research Fellow

Undergrad: Bryn Mawr College

Olivia is a recent graduate and a researcher for Next Wave in Business. She joined Next Wave to help develop and consolidate content on the career-building process, ensuring that we can provide relevant resources and opportunities to our scholars.


Sydney Hicks

Campus Ambassador

Undergrad: Boston University

Sydney is responsible for driving campus awareness about Next Wave's mission through student outreach and execution of strategic efforts to support student registration for the conference.

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