Management Team

Jeffrey Stein, M.Ed | Director of Product and Partnerships

Before joining Future First USA, Jeffrey was a school administrator, high school teacher, and founder of, a social-enterprise high school internship program that partnered with nine Seattle area school districts and over 100 companies including Amazon, Expeditors, Starbucks, Microsoft, and the Seattle Seahawks.

Colin Lieu | Director of Customer Engagement

Prior to joining Future First USA, Colin served as a segment producer for an Australian television show and as publicist for an Australian breast cancer charity. He previously served as a segment producer for an Australian television show and as publicist for an Australian breast cancer charity.


Board of Directors

Gary A. Kraut

Gary A. Kraut is founder and Board Chair of Future First USA. His firm, G.A. Kraut Company, helped pioneer the field of Investor Relations. He has been an early stage investor in a number of start-ups, has served on many non-profit boards, and is Board Chair of Impact Young Lives Foundation.

Michael Funck

Michael Funck was President and Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Trust Company, Connecticut from 1993 to 2006. Since 2000, he has served on numerous non-profit boards, notably as Board Chairman of the Fairfield County Community Foundation and as Chairman of the Fairchester Advisory Board of the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).

Steve Sheiner

Steve Sheiner is a serial entrepreneur with 25 years experience in direct marketing, advertising and the internet. He is co- founder of MP3 and a director or advisor to numerous start-ups and turnarounds.

J. David Nelson

J. David Nelson concluded his 33 year career with IBM as manager of their largest business unit in China.  He then became Chief Operating Officer of The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).  He recently concluded his term as an AARP board member and Chair of the AARP Foundation.

Gary Workman

Gary Workman is a lean manufacturing and quality control specialist now serving as Vice President, Global Quality at Illumina. Previously he was Vice President, Quality at Bloom Energy and General Manager of New United Motor Manufacturing, a Toyota-General Motors joint venture. He is a member of the ISE Systems Advisory Board at San Jose State University.


Board of Advisors


Alan Daly

Alan Daly is Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Studies at The University of California San Diego. His research focuses on social network analysis, educational reform and social capital development. He has been a classroom teacher, a district psychologist and a school principal. He is author of over 150 articles and three books on education.

Aria Finger

Aria Finger is the CEO of Do Something, a non-profit serving 5.5 million teenagers.  She is a New York University Adjunct Professor, a World Forum Global Shaper and Young Global Leader.

Gary Reiner

Gary Reiner is the former Chief Information Officer at General Electric and is now Operating Partner at General Atlantic.  He is a director of Citigroup, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Box and other notable technology companies.

William Lewis

William Lewis is Co-Chair, Investment Banking at Lazard, and a Board Member for the New York Philharmonic, Ariel Investment Trust, Partnership for New York City and Darden Restaurants.