US BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Arnie Dratt

President

Arnie Dratt was trained as a lawyer (Harvard Law School) but divided his career between the practice of law (1970-1983), managing various businesses (1983-1991), founding and running a turnaround consulting firm for troubled companies (1991-2003) and then being a member of senior management of a global merchant bank (Hilco Global) until 2015. 

Arnie is a Trustee of the PSA Foundation and suggested the concept of Squash University to PSA Foundation Manager Adriana Olaya in 2017 after a discussion with James Willstrop in Chicago during the Windy City Open. 

Arnie played hardball squash at Amherst College and took up the game again several years ago.  He still struggles to get to the T.

JANET HANSON

treasurer

After graduating from Columbia Business School, Janet spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in the Fixed Income Division. Following her career at Goldman, Janet founded Milestone Capital, an investment firm which, at its peak, managed $2.5 billion in assets.

Janet was also the CEO & Founder of 85 Broads, a global network of 30,000 trailblazing women whose founding members worked at 85 Broad Street, Goldman Sachs’ NYC Headquarters. In 2013, 85 Broads was acquired by former Wall Street Executive, Sallie Krawcheck.

For over a decade, Janet has been a passionate investor in start-ups and early stage companies. In 2008, Janet invested in LearnVest, a company founded by Alexa von Tobel, a Harvard graduate, who had interned at Milestone Capital during the summers of 2005 and 2006. In 2015, LearnVest was acquired by Northwestern Mutual for $350 million.

Janet’s son, Chris, plays on the professional squash tour, was U.S. National Singles Champion in 2017 and 2018 and is a Pan-American games Gold medallist.

ASHLEY BERNHARD

Ashley has had a long association with squash at many levels and has a strong background in marketing & PR, in addition to chairing the prestigious Carol Weymuller Open for eight years.

Ashley pioneered the Tournament of Champions Women’s Squash Leadership Programme and the Women in Sports Day Programme at the U.S. Open while she has long been an advocate for the growth of tournament prize money at PSA World Tour events. She is also a member of the Women’s International Forum at the United Nations.

Ashley is also a member of the PSA Board of Directors in which she serves as Deputy Chairman.

MICHAEL HILL

Michael has a long history as an investor in selected Technology / Healthcare and Philanthropic Enterprises, including co-founding the Rackets Cubed Urban programme in London.

Previously Vice Chairman of Barclays Investment Bank, and Global co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. Prior to that Mr Hill was Global co-Head of Healthcare Banking at Citigroup, and 11 years at Goldman Sachs (NY, London and Frankfurt).

He is currently Chairman of Trustees at Squash Squared, and Chairman and Co-Founder of Rackets Cubed Urban programme in London.

MBA from INSEAD and MA in Engineering Science from Oxford University.

MICHELE CUBIC

Ashley has had a long association with squash at many levels and has a strong background in marketing & PR, in addition to chairing the prestigious Carol Weymuller Open for eight years.

A Senior Financial Services Executive with extensive global capital markets experience, Michele leads the development and roll-out of the investor relations strategy across the Americas and Asia region while also playing an important part in the overall investor engagement strategy and equity story development.

Michele has been with Credit Suisse since 2000 when she joined from DLJ. She has worked on Credit Suisse’s European Sales team as a senior research salesperson based in New York. Michele has been responsible for managing the relationships of some of the firm’s largest clients in the US for the European Equities product. Prior to that, Michele worked at HSBC as a member of their European sales team.

Michele’s excellent client relationship management skills and sales experience with numerous of the bank’s key clients, including many of their investors, equip her well for the Investor Relations role. Her deep knowledge of the bank’s business and excellent network across Credit Suisse will help in the transition.

Michele has one son and a daughter who are top players in the junior circuit.