Meet Our Career Coaches

Tuck's coaches bring a wealth of industry expertise to help you develop your post-MBA career.

Jonathan Masland


Before joining Tuck’s CDO in 2004, Jonathan worked in corporate finance and investment banking with Coopers & Lybrand, Alex. Brown & Sons, and Robertson Stephens. He also gained entrepreneurial experience with Strategic Capital Resources, Revbox, and The Endeavor Initiative in Uruguay.

Education: Harvard College, Wharton MBA
Sector Focus: Energy, Real Estate

Mathias Machado T’09
Associate Director


Bringing a unique global perspective to Tuck’s CDO, Mathias worked with the Volkswagen Group, Siemens, Booz & Co. (now Strategy&), and TomTom. He specialized for five years in B2B sales in IT services and telecom before Tuck and worked as a product manager in tech post-MBA.

Education: Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires, Tuck MBA
Sector Focus: Technology, Industrial Goods

Elizabeth Zaldastani Napier T’91
Associate Director


Lizzie’s early career included McKinsey & Company and JPMorgan Chase. After graduating from Tuck, she managed established brands and launched new products for General Mills and Welch’s. She went on to lead a national non-profit, start a model high school, guide several entrepreneurial ventures and direct a private equity group in Eastern Europe.  She is a member of the Financial Times Global Ready Board Women group and an advisor to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital’s Leadership Council that advocates for gender specific medicine.

Education: Brown University, Tuck MBA
Sector Focus: Marketing, Consumer Goods/Brand Management, Retail, Hospitality, Education, Government, Non-profit, Entrepreneurship and Private Equity

Deirdre O’Donnell
Associate Director


Deirdre joined the Tuck CDO in 2008 after a 24-year career at Lehman Brothers in their fixed income division. While at Lehman, Deirdre also took an active role in recruiting as head of Lehman’s core recruiting team for sales and trading and ultimately became global head of diversity recruiting for the firm.

Education: St. Lawrence University
Sector Focus: Finance, Insurance, Investment Management, Healthcare

Stephen Pidgeon T’07
Associate Director


Before attending Tuck, Stephen directed and produced multiple television series and a movie. Post-MBA, he worked as an engagement manager at McKinsey in London, focusing on health care consulting with a functional specialty in organizational design. Stephen joined the CDO in 2010. He is the author of the bestselling books “How To Get A Job In Consulting” and “Case Interviews for Beginners.”

Education: University of Westminster, Tuck MBA
Sector Focus: Consulting, Media & Entertainment