PEC Officers

The Team at the Top

Joseph Javier Perla - Chairman

Joseph Javier Perla studied Computer Science at Princeton University, specializing in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Mr. Perla co-founded Zandigo (now , the leading social network for college admissions).  Currently, he is the VP of Technology and a founder at , the leading bioscience social network.

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Nikhil Basu Trivedi '11 - Co-President; Director, Competitions

Nikhil Basu Trivedi is a member of the Class of 2011 at Princeton University pursuing an A.B. in Molecular Biology with a Certficate in Finance. He is Co-President of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, and is the Director of TigerLaunch 2009 and Princeton Pitch 2008. Nikhil co-founded PostcardTech () with Princeton classmate Seth Priebatsch in 2008, and thrives on thinking about new entrepreneurial ventures every day. He lives in the Bay Area, but spent most of his childhood growing up in the United Kingdom and India.

James Thorman '10 - Co-President; Director, Speaker Series and Idea Factory

James Thorman is a member of the Class of 2010 at Princeton University pursuing an A.B. in the Woodrow Wilson School of International & Public Affairs. He is Co-President of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Club, and is the Director of the Speaker Series and Idea Factory. James is also a member of the Princeton Squash Team.

Breanden Beneschott '08 - Vice President; Director, Business Development

Breanden Beneschott is a member of the Class of 2008 at Princeton University pursuing a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering. He is the founder of several start-ups, including Snafue (), a software development and start-up consulting company.

Kevin Fan '09 - Vice President; Director, Career Outreach

Kevin Fan is a member of the Class of 2009 at Princeton University pursuing a B.S.E. in Operations Research & Financial Engineering. Having worked at Barclays Capital in the summer after his junior year, he is planning to work at Microsoft after graduation this spring.