executive team


pradyumna laddha
executive director

Prady is a third year Math and Economics major from Mumbai, India. In his role as the Executive Director of PDF he is concerned with the overall strategy for PDF while aiding project leads in client engagements. Other than PDF, Prady is involved with Moneythink where he serves as a financial coach to low-income teens in high school classrooms in Chicago. Prady is fond of cooking and likes to unwind by watching tennis and playing poker.


erin eidschun
assistant executive director

Erin is a third year at the College, studying economics and statistics. Erin joined PDF at the end of her first year, and as Assistant Executive Director, focuses on PDF’s strategic vision by assisting in managing the board and supervising project leads when needed. In her spare time, Erin weight lifts and travels around Europe.



billy casagrande
Director of Business Development

Billy is a third year majoring in economics and minoring in statistics. He joined PDF in the spring of 2017 and is now the director of business development. Through this role Billy hopes to strengthen PDF’s brand image on campus and amongst our former and future clients, improving our relationship management and project follow-ups with past clients and striving to serve the most impactful non-profits on the South Side in the coming year. Outside of classes, Billy enjoys his work at e-commerce startups and playing golf.



john luo
Director of Operations

John is a second year Economics Major and Biological Sciences Minor hailing from the coasts of New Zealand. He joined PDF at the end of his first year and is involved in community service around Chicago neighborhoods. Outside of strategy consulting, John is involved with strategic marketing and graphic design. With his free time, he enjoys photography, hiking, and traveling.



ian henson
Director of finance & legal affairs

Ian is a third-year student studying Economics and Political Science with a minor in Astronomy and Astrophysics. As the Director of Marketing and Outreach, Ian leads PDF's recruitment and interview process and work to increase PDF's brand image on campus. In his free time, he enjoys both watching and playing sports, cooking and eating, reading, and hanging out with friends.


Chahat kapila
Co-Director of Outreach & Marketing

Chahat is a second year Political Science major from New Delhi India. As Director of Outreach and Marketing with Ian, Chahat is responsible for organizing the associate recruiting process, bidding for client projects, developing strategies to boost PDF’s campus presence and reaching out to consulting firms for partnerships. In her free time, Chahat can be found either rehearsing for dance and acapella shows or helping to organize Speaker Series events at the Institute of Politics.



Elizabeth Xiong 
Co-Director of Outreach & Marketing

Elizabeth is a third year Economics and English double major. She joined PDF Spring 2017 and now, as Finance and Legal Director, she oversees financial and legal affairs in order to maintain RSO and 501(c)(3) status for the organization, as well as coordinating internal financial and legal matters. In her free time, she likes to play IM soccer and travel.