2018-19 Adviser Forum East has ended
**Reminders: Please bring a notebook and pen to every session, and wear your CAC name badge at all times.**

Dear CAC family,

Welcome to our Adviser Forum East in New York City! We are thrilled to have you here in the Big Apple and are grateful to our host chapter, the awesome NYU Corps!

Our theme this year goes to the heart of CAC’s mission -- Advancing Opportunity. The goal over the next few days is to recommit ourselves to advancing opportunity in various ways. We hope you will discover best practices from your peers, engage with the research, reflect on your journey and what may lie ahead by interacting with the alumni panel and industry workshops, and be inspired by our guest speakers whose stories capture in powerful ways the journey to advancing opportunity.

On behalf of our national team and Board of Directors, we are grateful for the work that each of you — 716 advisers serving 210,000 students in 16 states across the country — do every day. We continue to build a national movement at a critical time in our nation’s history. Let us commit to ensuring every student hears those four key words, “I believe in you” and, together, we advance opportunity.

It is an honor to serve with you!

Nicole Hurd
Founder and CEO
College Advising Corps
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Cesar Estrada

State Street
Senior Managing Director
Cesar Estrada has developed a career driving growth and innovation within large organizations. He has launched, acquired and grown products and business units across different sectors of financial services and other industries.  

He is currently a Senior Managing Director with State Street Bank and Global Head of Product Management for Private Equity & Real Asset Fund Services (PE/RA). He is a member of the board of directors of State Street Fund Services Inc., the operating and contracting entity for PE/RA. He was previously Unit Head for Private Equity Fund Services where he drove consistent double-digit growth in the high teens/low twenties.  

Before joining State Street, Mr. Estrada was a Managing Director with JP Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank where he was responsible for launching and operating an R&D lab focused on new product initiatives around big data and advanced analytics. Additionally, he led the launch of JPMorgan’s Private Equity & Real Estate Funds Services business reaching $100million in revenue p.a. under his leadership as Global Product Management Head. He also held investment banking roles in New York, London and Hong Kong within M&A, Equity Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring respectively.  

Prior to JPMorgan, Mr. Estrada held roles in product management and strategy for start-up and large companies entering new markets in Latin America and the United States. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from ITESM and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Currently serves as the Chairperson of the Kellogg Alumni Council.