Meet this year’s crop of fresh-faced, forward-thinking phenoms: 24 under-30 professionals racing to the top in Westchester.

By Mary Sue Iarocci, Tanya Klich, Jerry McKinstry, Ken Valenti, and Gina Valentino
Photographs by Stefan Radtke

Makeup and Hairby Ashley Lauren, Gabriella, Samantha or Ashley Lauren Beauty Lounge
Shot on location at Grand Prix New York, Mount Kisco


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Westchester Wunderkind's Next Gen Summit Triumph

Cortlandt Manor native and current 914Inc. honoree Dylan Gambardella gathered the nation's brightest young minds over three days in June.

Tracy Engel, 29

Assistant Director, Human Resources, NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital

Connor Lawrence, 22, Keshav Garg, 22 & Matthew Pavia, 23

Founders, indify

Christopher Di Capua, 20 & John Di Capua, 23

Co-Inventors, DiCapua MBO Partners, LLC

Shawn Nagpal, 27

President, Nagpal Restaurant Group

Sarai Bartels, 27

Art Director, Thompson & Bender

Sam Pezzullo, 29

Producer, Thinkmodo; Founder, 28twelve Productions

Nick Canzano, 29

Associate Director, PACT (Personalized Achievement Contract), Mercy College

Donvil Collins, 29

CEO, VeeKast & Debo Media Inc.

Zeshan A. Chaudhry, 24

CEO, Royale Car & Limousine Service

Alexa O’Rourke, 25

Director of Marketing & Business Development, Jefferson Valley Mall

Michael Buonassisi, 28

Portfolio Manager, Altium Wealth Management

Carly Rose Sonenclar, 17


Jake Roth, 17

Philanthropist, First Tee of Metropolitan New York

Gleb Sagitov, 27

Manager, Commercial Analytics, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Lia Taylor Schwartz, 29

Chief of Staff, Children’s Village

Jesse Antonio Lopez, 29

Director, Strategic Business Intelligence, HEINEKEN USA

Matthew Demeo, 26

Founder, Designer, and Fabricator, Mateo Mattia

Francesco Vittorini, 28 & Nick Spano, 26

Founders, uSTADIUM

Dylan Gambardella, 20

Co-Founder, Next Gen Summit

Laura Belkner, 29

Attorney, Law Office of Kevin H. Cohen