Our Team

Our Team

Kevin Davis

Founder and Chairman

Kevin Davis is the Founder and Chairman of First Workings. Originally from London, Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, (UK) with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Government and was awarded an MA in International Relations from NYU in 2011. Mr. Davis ran one of the world’s largest listed derivatives brokerages, Man Financial, and retiring after a quarter of a century in London’s City and New York City’s Wall Street. Mr. Davis is an adjunct professor at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Linda Nguyen

Executive Director

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Linda Nguyen is the Executive Director at First Workings. As a native New Yorker and first-generation American born to immigrant parents, social capital has been at the center of her professional and personal success. She is passionate about serving her community and impacting people’s lives. With over a decade of experience in corporate America and non-profit, she has progressed from television, to technology and advertising, to workforce development non-profit. Linda earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from City College, CUNY. 

Yasmin Sanders-Fathi

Director of Corporate Partnerships & Communications

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Yasmin Sanders-Fathi is the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Communications. Born in the Czech Republic, Yasmin experienced diverse school systems, and navigating the college admissions process as an immigrant. She earned her Bachelors of Arts Degrees from Loyola University Chicago in International Studies and Environmental Studies with a focus on Environmental Justice. Prior to joining our team, Yasmin worked in college and career access with high school youth in Chicago. Yasmin is passionate about workforce development, equitable opportunities, and sustainable community development.

Jharol Aguirre

Program Manager

Jharol Aguirre is the Program Manager at First Workings, focusing on student programming and high school partnerships. Born in Honduras and raised in Brooklyn, Jharol earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Government from Queens College, CUNY. Throughout his life, Jharol has benefited from the amazing work that organizations such as First Workings have done, and he is excited to help students who are now in the position he was once in. As a Program Manager, Jharol looks forward to guiding students through the complex ideas of social capital and career exploration and access.

Our Board

Chloe Mullarkey, First Workings

Eyal Shemesh, M.D., Mount Sinai

Jeff A. Lipsitz, Cortec Group

Kevin R. Davis, First Workings

LisaMarie Collins, Mintz

Ralph Johnson, Democracy Prep Schools

Susie M. Davis, First Workings

Zack Klion, PJT Partners

Our Advisory Board

Chloe Leavitt, HATCh

Fernando Warden, Jr., Morgan Stanley

LisaMarie Collins, Mintz

Samantha Longlade, Tradeweb

Will Powell Butdorf, KPMG

Interested in joining our Advisory Board?

The First Workings Advisory Board is made up of a group of dynamic young professionals who advise First Workings in their areas of expertise to deepen community and corporate relationships, increase brand awareness, and help improve and expand the impact of First Workings.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Yasmin at [email protected]

To apply, please click here: Advisory Board Application