LEADERSHIP TEAM

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Vinnie Gupta

President

Vinnie is a first-generation immigrant and co-founder of UCEazy. He is passionate about helping immigrant families achieve their American dream through high-quality college education for their children. Vinnie’s first-hand knowledge and experience in the college admissions process make him an in demand speaker.

Shari Schussel

VP of Programs

As UCEazy’s Director of Programs, Shari is responsible for building and leading programs that meet the needs of UCEazy families. Her experience as a high school counselor and UC Berkeley Reader ensures that all programs are evolving to stay ahead of the curve to provide families with access to the highest quality Academy experience.

Dennis Yan

VP Student Success

Having immigrated from China with degrees from Purdue and USC, Dennis understands the goals first-hand of UCEazy families. Dennis has served in admissions at both Purdue and UC Berkeley. In Dennis’ current role as VP of Student Success, he supports families by successfully connecting them into the best UCEazy Programs for them.

Vaitheesh Kolady

COO

Vaitheesh (VK) is a first-generation immigrant and co-founder of UCEazy. After helping navigate his own children through high school and into prestigious universities, he left his successful career in Silicon Valley as a software development executive to help others by developing high-quality college admissions solutions.

Brian Ford

Director of Career Pathways

Brian has reviewed 60,000+ college applications including BS/MD programs as the Assistant Director of Admissions at Boston University. Brian currently is the Director of College Counseling for an elite private high school near Boston. His background makes him a top expert in guiding students to BS/MD and Pre-med programs.

David Campos

Director of Strategic Initiatives

David is a Stanford graduate with more than 10 years of experience in college admissions who previously co-founded a tutoring company. Leading UCEazy’s Student Success efforts, David is a strong believer in supporting the entire family and developing a multi-dimensional student for success in college admissions.

Kristen Wiley

Assistant Director of Xcellerator™ Program

Kristen spent 10+ years working at an elite private high school and has extensive experience as an External Reader for UCSD Admissions in the field of medical research. As the Assistant Director of the Xcelerator Program, Kristen brings a broad understanding of supporting students to think outside of the box.

Jennifer Brookover

DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE ESSAY WRITING PROGRAM

Jen has 12+ years as a college counselor and AP English teacher in Philadelphia and California. Her proficiency in English provides her students an advantage as they draft college essays. As UCEazy’s Director of College Essay Writing Program, Jen oversees one of the most essential pieces of college applications.

Chris Sharp

Career Pathways Lead

As an Assistant Director of Admission at CMU, Chris received extensive training in majors ranging from computer science, math and engineering. With 16+ years at the university level and elite private high schools, he has a keen eye for how students can differentiate themselves while applying to the most selective majors.

Amy Parrish

VP MARKETING (ACTING)

Amy brings a diverse 30+ year career in public relations, marketing, technology and journalism to the team. In her current role at UCEazy, Parrish leads the strategy and creative solutions for integrated marketing campaigns for UCEazy.

Harishankar Rangaraj

Director of IT and Operations

Hari has extensive experience in website and software development and stays up to date on the latest technology and trends. He has worked with numerous brands to develop websites that create a joyous user experience. Hari’s goal is for UCEazy families to discover everything they need online and make it easy to find.