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Senior Management

Ned Eames
Founder & CEO
(617) 562-0900 x2002

Ned is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of Tenacity. Ned’s past business experience includes serving as a management consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He earned his MBA, with a concentration in Strategic Organization Change, from Boston University. Ned completed a Bachelor of Science in Finance at San Diego State University where he served as captain of the Men’s Tennis Team; he later played professionally on the ATP Satellite Tour. In 2013, the International Tennis Hall of Fame presented Ned with its prestigious Education Merit Award and in the same year he was inducted into the USTA New England Hall of Fame.

Rob Lapides
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 492-6128

Rob has over 20 years of experience in the private sector – having successfully founded, and eventually sold two firms in the high tech and management services field. He is the founder and chairman of a boutique investment firm, where he oversees several private equity funds. He also played competitive tennis for several years, having competed in a number of satellite, qualifier, and main draw professional tour events. Beyond overseeing Tenacity financial affairs, you can find him on the tennis court looking after his Tennis Academy or providing board assistance to several commercial and nonprofit organizations.

Marcela Maldonado
Vice President of Pathway Programs
(617) 562-0900 x2015

Marcela is responsible for leading and providing strategic oversight of our school-based “Pathway” and staffs, including Middle School Academy, College Prep, and Post-Secondary Services. She brings extensive experience in organizing academic and non-academic support systems for students from a variety of demographic backgrounds. Marcela served as Dean of Students at Noble and Greenough School, where she also taught in its history department. She has held positions that include Director of Math-Science Upward Bound, a private/public venture between Nobles and UMass Boston; Assistant Director of Admissions at Wellesley College; and Assistant Director of Student Support Services at Boston College. Marcela is originally from Ecuador.

Erica Rivers
Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources

Erica comes to Tenacity as the new Senior Director of Operations and Human Resources. She has more than 20 years of experience in sports as a high school and collegiate athlete as well as an intercollegiate athletics administrator as the former Director of Athletics and Student Life at Roxbury Community College and also the former Chief Operations Officer at The3PointFoundation. She has been actively involved with various boards and committees promoting athletics, women and minorities. She is currently on the Sport Management Advisory Board for her alma mater, Springfield College.

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