Young Professionals Board

Leor Goldfarb


Leor is a Consultant at Crowe on its IT Advisory team, where he supports clients throughout the M&A process, helps clients make strategic decisions, and execute difficult initiatives. Leor grew up in St. Louis, MO and graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business with degrees in Finance and Digital Technology Management. After graduation he continued his education at IU Kelley and received his Master of Science in Information Systems. After graduating form IU Leor moved to Chicago and has enjoyed exploring the city and all the fun activities it has to offer.

Why I fight for Chicago: “In high school I was lucky to have the opportunity to join the wrestling team. Through that experience I learned the profound impact the lessons received from a sport like wrestling can have on kids. Fight for Chicago is an incredible organization that helps kids facing adversity through exposing them to the difficult and powerful lessons from boxing. I am looking forward to working with the team to positively impact the youth in Chicago.”

Adeline Lang

Vice Chair

Adeline is a revenue analyst at Anheuser-Busch where she manages pricing, promotions, revenue, and margin contribution for Anheuser-Busch’s products in their Great Lakes Region. Adeline is skilled at bringing cross functional teams together to create impactful programming plans that grow the topline and drive sales. In addition, Adeline is adept in managing multiple budgets and using analytics to make business decisions based on ROI.

Why I fight for Chicago: “I believe exercise is a powerful tool in overcoming adversity. Fight for Chicago provides an outlet for youth in Chicago to advance themselves and have purpose. I am excited by the opportunity to be a mentor for these kids and spread awareness of what Fight for Chicago can accomplish for our community’s youth.”

Nick Randall

Nick is a Manager for a financial services technology company based in Chicago, where he leads strategic projects focused on driving operational improvements and revenue growth. Originally from Atlanta, Nick attended Georgia Tech for undergrad and has 3 years of experience in management consulting prior to working in the tech industry. 

Why fight for Chicago: “In college, I joined our university’s boxing club for a year and trained at a small gym outside of Atlanta. I saw first hand the dedication and discipline it takes to succeed in boxing, and I believe the sport is a great outlet for anyone facing adversity. As a new Chicagoan, I’m looking forward to making an impact on the youth in the community through the sport of boxing.”

Jake Kunkel

Jake is a Senior Analyst at economic consulting firm, Compass Lexecon, which provides law firms,
corporations, and government clients financial analysis and valuation services on various types of
litigation including mergers & acquisitions, antitrust, and security disputes. Prior to joining Compass Lexecon, Jake was a student athlete at DePauw University where he played football and majored in Economics.

Why I fight for Chicago: “Sports have had a tremendous impact on my life, teaching me the values of teamwork, determination, and grit. I am excited to share the lessons football has taught

Alexa Thein

Alexa is a fellowship attorney at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. She splits her time between the firms business and commercial dispute practice group and Legal Aid Chicago’s public benefit practice group.
Why I fight for Chicago: “During law school in St. Louis, I had an internship with Legal Services of Eastern Missouri in their Education Justice Program. I saw how great of an impact structured after school programs were on the kids in the community, and how much benefit it had to their overall physical and mental health. I’m excited to bring that energy to Fight For Chicago and to see how influential the organization is for the kids in my new community of Chicago. “

Charlie Schelli

Charlie is a sales professional and previously a business intelligence leader for OSM Worldwide, where he has brought significant value and a critical think based  approach for looking at data.  Charlie is well-spoken, down to earth, and excited to take on new challenges. 

Why I fight for Chicago: “As someone who played team sports his whole life, I always saw boxing as a 1-man show. When I first stepped into that gym, that all changed. Whether you are in the ring or drying off in the locker room, you never feel alone. It’s such a powerful environment, not only does everyone around you have your back but also they want you to succeed. Growing up I was fortunate to have the supporting cast that I did, and I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. I aim to help give young Chicago kids that same support, and the tools to become who they want to be.”

Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is a Chicago associate with Thompson Coburn LLP in their labor and employment practice group. He primarily counsels corporate management and HR directors on best practices to comply with evolving local, state, and federal laws.

Why I fight for Chicago: “Growing up playing sports competitively and coaching, I understand the impact that good mentors and a busy schedule can have on a child’s safety, development, and opportunities. Fight for Chicago is an amazing community of mentors that helps keep these children and teens on the right path to be successful and I am proud to contribute to that.”

Janki Patel

Janki is an associate attorney with Thompson Coburn in Chicago practicing business litigation.

Why I fight for Chicago: “I’ve been an athlete from a young age and have seen the transformational power of sports in kids’ lives. I believe that Fight for Chicago has the ability to bring mentorship and positive change to children in our community.”

“It’s dedication. It’s commitment. Boxing has taught me to never give up on what you want to do in life.”

– Michelle
“Whatever the needs of the child, we come up with a program that is challenging, engaging, and, most importantly, fun.”
– Sam Colonna
“We co-founded Fight For Chicago so we can help give young people the tools they need to succeed: mental and physical strength, discipline, and a powerful network of supporters who have their back in the ring and in their daily lives.”
– Gaston Curk, founder, Fight For Chicago