Board of Directors
In addition to his duties as CEO of CityLax, John is an adjunct Professor at the Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and a director at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. John also consults for several hospitality organizations. John has a 30-year career in hospitality. Fifteen of those years were spent as a General Manager of several luxury hotels in New York City that also included running several celebrity chef restaurants and luxury spas. For 12 years John was the Chief Marketing Officer for a boutique hotel company with hotels in several major US markets. John has a B.A. in History from Lafayette College.
John’s mother was a William Smith graduate so lacrosse is in his blood. John played goalie for Madison High School in Madison NJ and was an All-State player in 1977. John went on the play for legendary coach Bill Lawson at Lafayette College where John played goalie and face-off Midfielder.
John has served on several Boards including Friends of Lafayette Lacrosse, Bromley Outing Club where he served as Treasurer, Madison Golf Club where he served as President and Dorset Field Club where he served as Vice President. John also enjoys coaching on the lacrosse field. He was an assistant coach from 2009-2013 for Poly Prep Country Day a team that won the state championship in 2011 with both of his sons on the team as Freshman goalie and Captain Face-off Midfielder. John has also assisted in coaching the Buckley School youth lacrosse team in New York City from 2007-2010 and the NYC Empire Cup Championship teams in 2012 and 2013. John also coaches in Doc’s NYC lacrosse youth program.
John is thrilled to be giving back to the sport that has provided him with so much. “I am honored to be working with Chairman and founder Mat Levine, he is an inspiration.” Working with inner city programs to build the game of lacrosse is a natural for Moser. He can’t think of any better way to help kids and promote the sport he loves.
Mat Levine grew up in Manhasset, LI in the 50’s and 60’s. He began his lacrosse playing career in the newly formed PAL program. At Manhasset High School, Mat was a 3-year starting Goalie, earning All-Long Island honors his senior year (1970). After high school, Mat headed up to Williams College, where he was a 4 year starter, led the nation in saves in 1971, was Co-Captain in 1974, and earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in 1973 and 1974.
Mat began his coaching career after college by starting the Delbarton School (New Jersey) Varsity Lacrosse program. He served as their head coach for 3 seasons, building out the program to JV and Varsity levels, before going off to graduate business school. While in grad school from 1977-9 and after, Mat continued his Club playing career and also found time each summer to work at several lacrosse camps run by major Division I college coaches. After retiring as an active club player, Mat co-founded the first-ever youth lacrosse program in New York City called Doc’s NYC Lacrosse in 1996. The league now has over 700 boys and girls playing at 6 different age groups playing lacrosse at locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.
In 2002, Mat was invited by US Lacrosse to become a founding member of B.R.I.D.G.E., the organization’s initiative to support character-based lacrosse programs in urban and rural areas. This ultimately led to his founding CityLax, Inc., a nonprofit that runs clinics, funds, and assists in the startup of teams inside the schools. For this body of work, Mat was named his US Lacrosse Chapter’s “Man of the Year” twice (2005 and 2007); received US Lacrosse’s Program Administrator of the Year” youth lacrosse award (2008); elected to the Manhasset High School Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2008); and elected to the Long Island Metro Lacrosse Hall of Fame (2010).
Rob Coughlin is the Chief Investment Officer for Global Rates at Piton Investment Management, an investment manager based in NYC. He spent the majority of his career in senior fixed income trading roles at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.
Rob grew up in Manhasset and played lacrosse at St. Mary’s High School and Princeton University. After graduation, he spent several years playing for the NYAC Lacrosse Club.
Rob lives In NYC with his wife, Kathleen, and their three children. He was very fortunate to meet Mat Levine and have his kids play within the Doc’s NYC program; Rob coached within Doc’s for several rewarding years. Rob is proud to serve on the Board of CityLax, an organization designed to give back to the great game of lacrosse. In addition to CityLax, Rob serves on the board of the Friends of Princeton Lacrosse, as well as the advisory board of the St. Ignatius School in Manhattan.
Thomas Marino is a Managing Director in the Senior Relationship Management team, at Barclays, based in New York. He is responsible for partnering with all divisions across the firm to deliver the full suite of products and services to Barclays’ largest strategic clients. Thomas is a member of the Corporate and Investment Banking Operating Committee.
He joined Barclays from Lehman Brothers in 2008, where he worked for over 28 years in various roles, including Global Head of Recruiting and Programs; Co-Head of Global Equity Sales; and Co-Head of Equities, Europe. Thomas joined the Equity Capital Group at Lehman Brothers in 1982.
He received a BS degree in Applied Economics from Cornell University in 1978. He serves as Chairman of the Advisory Board to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a member of the Cornell University Council, as well as a member of the Athletic Advisory Council at Cornell.
- Member 1976 NCAA Div 1 Champions -Honorable Mention All-American-midfield
- Member 1977 NCAA Div 1 Champions -2nd Team All-American-attack
- Co-Captain 1978 NCAA Div 1 Runner up -1st Team All-American-attack
- Ivy League Champs 1976, 1977, 1978
- All Ivy- 1977, 1978
Jarett Wait is managing principal of JF Wait Advisors, a consulting firm based in New York City. He is senior advisor and board member at CoVenture. Prior to this, Jarett was a managing director, member of the Executive Committee and global head of the Capital Formation Group at Fortress Investment Group. Jarett spent the vast majority of his career at Lehman Brothers in various senior executive roles.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Advisory Board member to the Center on Law and Security NYU School of Law, President of the Alumni Board for Mu Chapter, Sigma Pi Cornell University, and member of the board of trustees of Workforce Opportunity Services. Jarett is a graduate of Cornell University.
Michael Martell is a partner of Morrison Cohen LLP, a New York City-based law firm, and a member of its Corporate Department. His practice covers all areas of corporate law, including counseling domestic and international clients in transactional matters and acting as their primary outside general counsel. Michael serves on several boards of directors of for profit and not-for profit organizations. He earned a BA degree from Union College and a JD degree from New York University School of Law.
Katie Cox fell in love with lacrosse at an early age growing up in Garden City, NY. Despite suffering two ACL tears in High School, Katie earned All-American Honors and won a State Championship in 2002. From Garden City, Katie earned a spot on Princeton’s Varsity team. There, she was a two-time captain, earned All-Region and All Ivy honors and played in every game of her collegiate career. Upon graduation, Katie moved to NYC and worked in Equity Sales at Credit Suisse. After 5 years at CS, Katie joined A2 Access, a growing financial tech start-up in New York. She entered the company in a sales position and quickly rose to serve as the firm’s Chief Content Officer. A2 was acquired in 2015 and Katie now serves as the Head of Broker Relations for A2, a Dealogic-owned company. Katie’s involvement with CityLax began in 2009. With lacrosse having been such an integral part of her life, Katie continued to play and volunteered at CityLax’s Brooklyn winter clinics on the weekends. Her engagement with CityLax has broadened and she now serves as the President of the Junior Advisory Board and as an active member of CityLax’s Board of Directors. Katie is very excited to serve on the board and to give back to the sport that has given her so much.
Jennifer is a Vice President and the Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at Credit Suisse. She supports the implementation of the Credit Suisse Diversity and Inclusion strategy within the Americas. Jennifer’s primary focus is on engaging, developing and advocating for Credit Suisse’s diverse employees.
Prior to working at Credit Suisse Jennifer took a career break to focus on her family. During Jennifer’s career break, she remained active professionally by working as an independent consultant and taking on various leadership roles as a parent volunteer at her children’s school.
Jennifer’s prior work experience includes marketing and management consulting at IBM; and strategic planning and organizational development at PaineWebber.
Jennifer is married and has 2 children. Her son is a Doc’s Lacrosse alumnus. She credit’s Doc’s for her son’s love of the game and development of the critical fundamental skills that has helped him develop into an athlete on his way to play D1 lacrosse in college.
She has a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania
From Hewlett, NY (LI). Hewlett High School ’05 grad, County Championship 2005, 2x HS All American and 2005 Nassau County Player of the Year.
Cornell University grad ‘09, 2009 Tewaaraton Trophy, 2009 Diane Geppi-Aikens Scholarship – Outstanding Commitment to Community Service, 2009 Lowe’s Senior Class Award – Classroom, Community, Character, Competition, 2009 Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award – USILA Outstanding Player of the Year, Division I, 2009 Lt. j.g. Donald McLaughlin Jr. Award – USILA Outstanding Midfielder of the Year, Division I, 2009 First Team All-America Selection (4X D1 All-American), 2009 First Team All-Ivy Selection, unanimous (First and only ever 4X 1st Team All Ivy Selection), 2009 Charles H. Moore Award – Cornell University Outstanding Senior Varsity Athlete, 2 X Cornell University Team Captain.
Team USA outdoor 2010, Gold Medalist, All- World Team; Team USA indoor 2011, Bronze Medalist; Team USA outdoor 2014, Silver Medalist.
Multiple time MLL and NLL All Star, MLL All Pro. Current member of Boston Cannons. Former player for Denver Outlaws(MLL) , NY Lizards(MLL) and Philadelphia Wings (NLL).
Founder of Maximum Lacrosse Camps, Co-Founder of Alpha 423 Lacrosse, and Co-Founder of LC New York.