Recipe for Success

Elissa Meadow (MBA '04)

The ideal menu requires a nicely balanced mix of quality ingredients. Elissa Meadow, a former investment banker and CPA, is finding that the same holds for the ideal career. Meadow was recently appointed Director of Southern California Operations for Vine Solutions, Inc., a consulting, finance, and accounting firm that caters to the food services industry. The position allows Meadow to blend her lifelong passion for food, industry experience in food services and finance, and NYU Stern MBA – all while offering a desirable work-life balance.

Meadow came to Stern seeking a lifestyle change. After hosting a dinner party one night, classmates encouraged her to enter the food services industry. She spent her second year at Stern developing a business plan for a healthy fast-food restaurant, and opened Solar Harvest in Los Angeles. “Fulfilling the dream of opening my own restaurant was gratifying, but the quality of life sacrifice was even greater than that of an investment banker,” she explained. Meadow closed Solar Harvest in 2006, still interested in the industry, but in search of the right fit.

Meadow says her business school experience helped her land her current position. “One of the biggest lessons I learned at Stern was the power of networking – responding to anyone who approaches me and not being afraid to reach out to others,” she said. After reading an article in which Vine Solutions was mentioned, she sent the firm an e-mail and quickly received an offer.

Beyond professional fulfillment, Meadow’s career transition has also fed her appetite for philanthropic efforts. She is a loyal supporter of her alma maters – Meadow also has a BBA and Masters in Accounting from the University of Michigan Ross Business School – and serves on the Alumnae Network Committee at Stern. She was introduced to Share Our Strength, whose mission is to eradicate childhood hunger, through a former Stern professor. Meadow believes that what she gives of her time and energy to Share Our Strength, she gets back in spades through industry contacts and networking opportunities. “When you blend your personal passion with your profession, your life suddenly becomes more meaningful,” she said.

Gerald Fisher (BS '40), of New York, NY, was appointed Coordinator of the AARP Money Management Program at the Carter Burden Center for the Aging. Prior to this appointment, he was a counselor at SCORE.

Curt E. Dejonge (BS '46, MBA '47), of Fort Lee, NJ, was elected to serve on the Rabbinic School Advisory Board at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. He also serves on the Board of Govenors of the Jewish Home & Rehabilitation Center in Rockleigh, NJ.

Robert E. Baldini (MBA '58) was elected to the Board of Directors of Esprit Pharma, Inc. His previous positions include President of Key Pharmaceuticals and, most recently, Vice Chairman of Kos Pharmaceuticals.


Allan H. Roberts (BS '61), of Staten Island, NY, authored a full-color book entitled, Trackside Around the Big Apple with Al Roberts, which features his photography of 1960s railroading in the five boroughs of New York City.

Steven A. Kriegsman (BS '64), of Pacific Palisades, CA, currently Director, President, and CEO of CytRx Corporation, was appointed Director of the five-member board of the company's majority-owned subsidiary, RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation. He also received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Corporate Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association in October 2006.

Howard N. Stillman (MBA '64), of San Marcos, CA, has entered into a partnership with, an online financial resource. He previously held the position of Director of Research as an approved Supervisory Analyst by the NYSE, and was a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Robert M. Donnelly (BS '65), of Hackensack, NJ, writes a monthly advice column called “The Entrepreneurial CEO” for Chief Executive magazine. He is also the editor of “Entrepreneurial CEO.”

Wade F.B. Thompson (MS '65), of New York, NY, Chairman, President, and CEO of Thor Industries, received an honorary Doctor of Commerce from his alma mater, Victoria University, recognizing his “outstanding business acumen and leadership qualities.”

Douglas J. George (BS '66, MBA '71), of New Canaan, CT, joined the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer. He was previously the head of Payments Systems Risk Management for Citigroup, Inc.

Irwin H. Block (MBA '67), of Norwalk, CT, retired from Purdue Pharma LP as Senior Executive Director of Creative Services. He recently held solo photography exhibits at Greenwich Bank of New York and Norwalk Art and Framing and appeared in The New York Times and on News Channel 12.

Susan T. R. Miller (BS '67), of New York, NY, founded a website, She also writes a monthly column for InStyle, W Korea, Eve (UK), and Vogue Nippon (Japan).

Thomas A. DeLong, II (MBA '69), of Southport, CT, authored the book, Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Miss Emma Mills: China's First Lady and Her American Friend.

Paul C. Slevin (BS '69, MBA '70), of Denver, CO, was appointed CFO of Tatonka Oil and Gaws, Inc. Previously, he served as a contract CFO for Trinity Petroleum Management Company and Quest International Management Company.

Dr. James W. Angresano (MBA '71), of Caldwell, ID, was named “2006 Idaho Professor of the Year” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He has been a professor of ecological economics at Alberston College of Idaho since 1995.

Gary D. Bernahrdy (MBA '72), of Darien, CT, was appointed Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). He is Managing Director with Carl Marks Advisory Group LLC.

Jan Harlan Newman (BS '72), of Hillsborough, CA, author of Chance Meetings that Tied the Knot, was awarded a bronze medal at the 11th Annual Independent Publisher National and Regional Book Awards. She is also a member of the San Francisco chapter of the Women's National Book Association, and is President of The Newman Group, Ltd.

Thomas F. O'Neill (BS '72), of Halesite, NY, was named one of the Member Representative Directors for the first annual election at NASDAQ Stock Market LLC. He is also a founding partner of Sandler O'Neill & Partners L.P.

Martin S. Brown (MBA '73), of Convent, NJ, joined Hill International as Senior Vice President of Business Development in the Americas for the company's Project Management Group. Prior to this position, he was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Tetra Tech EC Inc.

Alvin A. Hirsch (MBA '73), was appointed President and CEO of Mile Marker International, Inc., a specialty vehicle parts manufacturer and distributor. He has been with the company for nearly 11 years, serving as a financial management consultant and as CFO.

Philip Petronis (MBA '73), of Katonah, NY, was appointed COO, Global Products and Services Management, at Marsh, Inc. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of Guy Carpenter, a member of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Gerald Rosenfeld (PhD '73), of New York, NY, has stepped down as CEO of Rothschild North America to teach full-time at NYU Stern.

Hendrik G. van Riel (BS '73, MBA '74), of Paris, France, recently co-founded Lentikia Capital LLP, a London-based hedge fund. He has served as a non-executive director on the board of several private asset management companies.

Richard C. Berke (MBA '74), of New York, NY, was appointed to the Board of Directors at The Hein Celestial Group, Inc. He is currently Vice President, Human Resources, for Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

Manes Martin Merrit (MBA '74), of Montclair, NJ, joined Olshan Grundman Frome Rosenzweig & Wolosky LLP as Partner and Chairman of the firm's Practice Group. The practice concentrates on employee benefits and executive compensation matters.

Christine A. Kurjanowicz (BS '76, MBA '78), of Calabasas, CA, joined Natrol, Inc., as Vice President of Marketing. Most recently, she was a partner at OneAccord, a sales and marketing consultancy. She also received a “Top 100 Marketer” award from Advertising Age.

Mark W. Everson (MBA '77), of Arlington, VA, joined the American Red Cross as its President and CEO. Prior to joining the Red Cross, he was Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service.

Stephen F. Groth (MBA '77), of Ardsley, NY, was appointed Vice President and CFO of Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc.

Frank C. Ingriselli (MBA '77), of Scarsdale, NY, was appointed President, CEO, Secretary, and Director of Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc.

Ernest H. Pomerantz (MBA '77), of New York, NY, joined the Industry Advisory Council organized by Mobile Productivity, Inc (MPi), a provider of profitability tools for auto dealer service departments. Pomerantz is currently Managing Director with StoneWater Capital, LLC. Prior to this position, he was Managing Director with Mesa Partners, LLC.

Barbara Eber-Schmid (MBA '77), of Livingston, NJ, joined New Media Institute as Executive Vice President. She will be initiating the 2007 New Media awards.

Iretiolu Oniyide (BS '78), of Brooklyn, NY, was appointed Managing Director of Xechem International's Nigerian subsidiary, based on his experience in pharmaceuticals, banking, and government.

Lisa K. Polsky (BS '78), of New York, NY, was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of Piper Jaffray Companies. Polsky is the President of Polsky Partners, a New York-based consulting firm specializing in hedge fund allocation, risk management, and valuation policy.

John M. Trani (MBA '78), of Seaford, NY, was invited to serve on Allied Waste Industries Inc's Board of Directors. He is also Executive Chairman of the Board for Accretive Commerce. Trani was previously Chairman and CEO of Stanley Works.

Zeidman Leads Holocaust Museum

Fred S. Zeidman (MBA '70)

Fred S. Zeidman is a private investor currently serving as Chairman of the US Holocaust Memorial Council, which oversees the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. A prominent Houston-based business, political, and civic leader, Zeidman was appointed to the Council by President George W. Bush in 2002, and was recently reappointed to a second five-year term.

When Zeidman arrived at the Museum, he chose to leave the day-to-day operations in the hands of Sara Bloomfield, the “exceptional” Executive Director. This allowed Zeidman to concentrate fully on the institution’s fundraising needs, which are formidable. The federal government provides almost half of the museum’s $68.2 million budget, with the private sector supporting all of the Museum’s educational outreach and programming.

Education is crucial to the Museum’s mission to remember the Holocaust and to prevent genocide. The Museum works to preserve the legacy of survivors and to teach critical lessons of the Holocaust to future generations, including working to prevent genocide in today’s world. Zeidman is particularly proud that the Museum was among the first to declare genocide in Darfur in 2003.

A third-generation Texan reared in a farm town 60 miles south of Houston, Zeidman’s parents taught him to understand that he had an obligation both to the Jewish people and to America. “My parents always told me that I not only could make a difference, but that I needed to make it.” Close to President George W. Bush for more than 30 years, Zeidman is deeply honored to have been given a platform to “serve as a bridge between the White House and the Jewish community, and to speak on behalf of American Jews.”

After receiving his Stern MBA, Zeidman began his career on Wall Street, working at Dean Witter in its corporate finance department. Back in Houston, he switched to the buy side, joining a venture capital firm specializing in oil field services. Zeidman is former Chairman of the Board for Houston-based Seitel, Inc., an oil field seismic company. He serves as Chairman of National Nutrition Inc., and, since 2004, has been Senior Managing Director of Governmental Affairs of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, DC, office.

Zeidman has long been active in Jewish and educational organizations. His numerous leadership roles include Vice Chairman, Republican Jewish Coalition; past Southwest Regional Chairman of the Anti-Defamation League; Texas State Chairman of Israel Bonds and member of its Board; member of the Executive Committee of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee; member of the Board of the Jewish National Fund; and past Vice Chairman of the Board of Regents, Texas Southern University. The recipient of many awards, he has been named by Forward newspaper as one of its “Forward 50” Jewish leaders three times (2004, 2005, and 2006).

Zeidman joined Arizona Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign team in January, serving as the National Vice Chair for Jewish Outreach. He previously helped lead Jewish outreach for Bush-Cheney ’00 and ’04, and served as Vice Chairman of the Dole-Kemp presidential campaign in Harris County.

Zeidman’s sense of civic duty extends to his alma mater. He has visited Stern’s campus for speaking engagements with MBA students, and funds fellowships for students participating in the Stern Consulting Corps (SCC). “NYU played such a formative role in my career, it certainly deserves my support,” Zeidman said. “For a farmboy coming to the city, the level of education was tremendous, and prepared me for life in the fast lane.”

Charles D. Ellis (PhD '79), of Greenwich, CT, was named the fourth NYU Stern Citi Distinguished Fellow in Ethics and Leadership. An emeritus member of Stern's Board of Overseers, Ellis also serves as Director of the Vanguard Group of Mutual Funds, and the Managing Partner of the “Partners of '63,” a pro-bono partnership of nearly 100 Harvard Business School classmates and friends that supports entrepreneurial, change-oriented ventures in education, particularly those focused on children born into unfortunate circumstances.

Alan W. Arch (MBA '80), of Muscat, Oman, was appointed Divisional Manager-Commercial at Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman. Prior to this appointment, Arch was Area Manager, Pacific Northwest of Independence Air.

Joshua E. Chasin (MBA '81), of New York, NY, was appointed Chief Research Officer at comScore. Previously, Chasin was the Principal and founder of Warp Speed Marketing, Inc., a Manhattan-based media research consultancy.

L. Bruce Glasser (BS '81), of New York, NY, was appointed Director of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking for MICG Investment Management.

Jeremy W. Handelman (MBA '81), of New York, NY, is President of Off the Leash Productions. He is also Playwright and Producer of “The Bronx Balmers” and “Five By Tenn.”

Frederick K. Schmidt (MBA '81), of Califon, NJ, is President of KS TechPros, which provides consulting for Yahoo! Research, Sarnoff Corporation, major universities, and the US Department of Defense.

Vincent J. Terranova (BS '81), of Huntington, NY, was chosen as the “Young Real Estate Man of the Year” by the Young Men's/Women's Real Estate Association. He is currently Executive Vice President and Principal of Bernstein Real Estate, and is a member of The Real Estate Board of New York.

Roy A. Young (MBA '81), of Beverly Hills, CA, co-authored Marketing Champions: Practical Strategies to Improve Marketing's Power, Influence and Business Impact, published by John Wiley, and built MarketingProfs, an online portal for marketers.

Errol R. Antzis (MBA '82), of New York, NY, was named CFO of Metropolitan Talent, Inc. He was previously the Co-manager and Principal of VSS Mezzanine Partners, L.P., a private equity fund investing in media and entertainment companies.

John D. Demsey (MBA '82), of New York, NY, Group President of Estée Lauder Inc., recently married long-time girlfriend, Anoushka Izmirlian.

Craig A. Eaton (BS '82), of Brooklyn, NY, is the new head of the Republican Party of Brooklyn.

Walter D. Hosp (BS '82, MBA '84), of Scarsdale, NY, was appointed Senior Vice President and CFO of HMS Holdings Corp. He most recently served as Vice President and Treasurer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc.

Yong Jin Park (MBA '82), of Hartsdale, NY, recently formed Littleton Joyce Ughetta & Park LLP with former partners of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP. Park focuses on the defense of products liability lawsuits, insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, and commercial litigations.

Julio Lopez-Brito (MBA '83), of Potomac, MD, was named Chairman of NuAmerica Bank, a niche bank he founded in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC, to serve Hispanic-owned businesses.

Edward E. Edwards, Jr. (MBA '83), of Mobile, AL, opened a glass studio in Mobile. Prior to launching his business, he spent 16 years as a project manager, designing and implementing computer systems for a Napa Valley winery.

John W. Geissinger (MBA '83), of Darien, CT, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Eagle & Dominion EuroAmerican Growth Fund Limited. Geissinger is Chief Investment Officer at Bear Stearns Asset Management Inc.

William A. Houlihan (MBA '83), of Allendale, NJ, joined UBS's Investment Bank as Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group. Most recently, he was CFO of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, a provider of claims and productivity management solutions.

Jong-Kap Kim (MBA '83), of Seoul, Korea, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Hynix Semiconductor. Prior to this appointment, he was Vice Minister of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy in Korea.

J. Peter Marinelli (MBA '83), of Lebanon, NJ, has joined Citi Capital Strategies as Managing Director and the head of the Real Estate Group. Previously, Marinelli was Senior Managing Director of Horvath Hospitality and Leisure.

Dennis W. McConnell (BS '83), of Bernardsville, NJ, was appointed Executive Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey office. McConnell was previously Senior Director with Cushman & Wakefield, where he was responsible for the leasing and marketing of several high profile properties.

Kenneth Miller (MBA '83), of New York, NY, recently formed the Ken Miller Group in New York. He was a founder and Managing Partner of One80 Design, a product and package innovation and design firm that he sold last year.

John Fordyce Moynahan (MBA '83), of Fairfax, VA, joined Who's Your Daddy, Inc., as Senior Vice President and CFO. The company is focused on production and distribution of Who's Your Daddy® “Kin of Energy” drinks.

Thomas L. Tran (MBA '83), of Weatogue, CT, was appointed President and CFO for CareGuide, Inc., a health management company. Most recently, Tran served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Uniprise, one of the principal operating businesses of UnitedHealth Group.

Maureen Tart-Bezer (MBA '84), of North Caldwell, NJ, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Playtex Products, Inc. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Virgin Mobile USA and Executive Vice President and General Manager of American Express's US Consumer Charge Group.

Gitta Gilyan (MBA '84), of Chestnut Hill, MA, was named Senior Director, Nursing Finance, at Cambridge Health Alliance. Prior to this position, she was Finance Director for Patient Care Services at North Shore Medical Center.

Francine Lynch (MBA '84), of New York, NY, was appointed Director at the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management at Columbia Business School. Most recently, Lynch was Director of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund.

Peter D. Noris (MBA '84), of Rye, NY, was named Chief Investment Officer by Ivy Asset Management Corp. Noris was previously Chief Investment Officer at Northstar Financial Services and AXA Equitable.

Eugene A. Preston (MBA '84), of Chester, NJ, was appointed Senior Vice President and Eastern Region Manager at Higgins Development Partners. He will be responsible for major distributions and port markets from Boston to Miami. Previously, he worked at Merrill Lynch, Hubbard in New York.

Brendan T. Gormley (BS '85), of Staten Island, NY, was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on May 12. He was assigned to St. Paul's Church in Congers, NY.

Conrad L. Bringsjord (MS '86), of Briarcliff Manor, NY, was appointed to the Board of Lenox Group Inc. Bringsjord is currently Senior Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Clinton Group, Inc., an investment advisor.

Douglas E. Buckminster (MBA '86), of Cave Creek, AZ, was named President of International Consumer Business at American Express. He is responsible for the international consumer card, lending, insurance, and product marketing functions.

Mary A. Callahan (MBA '86), of New York, NY, was appointed President of The Americas' Central Securities Depositories Association (ACSDA). Callahan is currently Managing Director, International, at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC).

James P. Louderback (MBA '86), of New York, NY, was named CEO of Revision3, an Internet television network.

Cathy-Ann Martine (MBA '86), of Far Hills, NJ, was appointed President and CEO for AT&T Midwest. Martine will oversee all local company operations in the five-state AT&T Midwest region.

Steven J. McGarry (MBA '86), of Great Falls, VA, was promoted to Vice President, Investor Relations, of Sallie Mae.

Vincent E. Nerlino (MBA '86), of Franklin Lakes, NJ, was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO of USI Holdings Corporation. Nerlino has held various positions at American Express, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and CFO of American Express International and Global Corporate Services.

Judy F. Arteche-Carr (MBA '87), of New York, NY, is Co-chairman of the Society for Information Management's (SIM) New York Metro Chapter. She is also an adjunct professor of the Fordham University's College of Business, teaching global information technology.

Robert F. Feeney (MBA '87), of Summit, NJ, joined Integro Ltd., an international insurance broker, as CFO. Prior to this position, he was Managing Director and Business Manager for Global Markets Americas at HSBC.

Jerald E. Pinto (MPhil '87, PhD '92), of Charlottesville, VA, recently co-authored Managing Investment Portfolios: A Dynamic Process, 3rd Edition. He also serves as Director in the CFA and CIPM Programs Division at CFA Institute.

Kevin R. Reevey (BS '87), of New York, NY, was appointed Vice President at Financial Stocks, Inc. (FSI), and will be responsible for its expanding private equity division. Prior to this appointment, Reevey was First Vice President, Senior Equity Analyst, at Ryan Beck & Co.

Robert H. Warshauer (MBA '87), of West Harrison, NY, was appointed Managing Director at Kroll Zolfo Cooper. He previously served as the President and a member of the Board of Directors of Lighting Science Group Corp., a publicly traded technology company.

Robert H. Zaugg (MBA '87), of San Diego, CA, was appointed Vice President, Business Development, at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research. Before this appointment, he worked as an independent consultant, serving as interim CEO of several California biotech companies.

Kathleen Auda (MBA '88), of New Cannan, CT, was elected to the Board of Directors of Getabout, the van-based transportation service for New Cannan's seniors and shut-ins. Auda is the Global Bank Debt Credit Products Executive for Bank of America's health care, institutions, not-for-profit, and government banking businesses.

George S. Barrett (MBA '88), of Rydal, PA, was promoted to President and CEO of Teva Pharmaceutial Industries Ltd., North America. He will also assume the additional role of Executive Vice President, Global Pharmaceutical Markets.

Maurice L. Hallivis (BS '88), of Ho Ho Kus, NJ, was appointed Director at Eastern Consolidated, a full-service real estate investment services firm headquartered in New York. Previously, Hallivis was Director of Sales, South Bronx, for Massey Knakal Realty Services.

Osbert M. Hood (MBA '88), of Boston, MA, was appointed CEO of New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM). Prior to joining NYLIM, Hood was with Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc., most recently as its CEO.

Daniel K. Kinsbury (MBA '88), of New York, NY, was appointed President and CEO of Pioneer Investment Management USA Inc, where he will head the US Division of this Milan-based investment company.

Francis J. Maher III (MBA '88), of Chappaqua, NY, joined Morgan Joseph & Co., Inc., as Managing Director and co-head of the company's Products & Retail Group. Previously, he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort.

Susan M. Mangiero (MBA '88), of Trumbull, CT, President and CEO of Pension Goverance, recently authored Risk Management for Pensions, Endowments and Foundations.

Boris Onefater (BS '88), of Brooklyn, NY, was named CEO of Dreman Value Management. Prior to joining Dreman, Onefater was a partner at Deloitte & Touche.

Margaret “Peggy” M. Smyth (MS '88), of Saint Paul, MN, joined United Technologies Corp., as Vice President, Controller. Previously, Smyth served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for 3M.

Teri P. Cox (MBA '89), of Lawrenceville, NJ, was appointed to chair the new Communications Committee of the NJ Governor's Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment.

Gary E. Greenwald (MS '89), of Briarcliff Manor, NY, is Managing Director and Global Head of Capabilities and Information Products at Citi.

Julie A. Mulholland (BS '89), of New York, NY, is founder, President, and CEO of Mulholland Drive Entertainment, which specializes in product placement in films and other entertainment vehicles.

Scott R. Singer (MBA '89), of New York, NY, was appointed Managing Director of BMO Capital Markets, the investment and corporate banking arm of BMO Financial Group. Prior to this appointment, Singer was a partner at Deloitte.

David A. Becker (MBA '90), of Brooklyn, NY, was appointed Chief Marketing Officer at ExpoTV. Previously, he was President and COO of

Michael J. Du Pont (MBA '90), of New York, NY, was named Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, at Oxygen Network. Prior to joining Oxygen, he worked for AOL and MTV Networks in advertising sales.

J. Kent Masters, Jr. (BS '90), of Summit, NJ, was appointed to Rockwood's Board of Directors. Masters is also a member of the Executive Board of Linde AG, an industrial gases and engineering company, and prior to this, was CEO of BOC Group.

Parag G. Patel (BS '90), of New York, NY, recently launched India Performance Master Fund, a venture that invests in undervalued publicly traded mid- and small-cap stocks in India. Prior to launching this venture, Patel was at SEC Capital.

Steven A. Donnarumma (MBA '91), of Brooklyn, NY, was named Chief Credit Officer at Assured Guaranty Corp., a subsidiary of Assured Guaranty Ltd. He was previously Managing Director of Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Group for the firm.

Jaime A. Fals (BS '91), of Union City, NJ, joined Morgan Stanley's Private Wealth Management team in Miami as Executive Director to serve high net worth clients in the Latin American market. Previously, he worked at Lehman Brothers.

John Gonsalves (MBA '91), of Edison, NJ, was named Partner at Business Edge's Communication Media & Content practice, a business development and thought-leadership consulting firm.

Jeffrey M. Linderman (MBA '91), of New York, NY, joined TABB Group as Senior Research Analyst in their New York office. Prior to joining TABB, Linderman was Vice President and Equity Derivatives Product Controller at KBC Alternative Investment Management.

John J. Lucchese (MBA '91), of Thornwood, NY, co-founded the software firm Semantic Business Solutions Inc, where he also serves as President. Previously, he was an independent consultant at UNISYS Corporation.

Jonathan William Ragals (MBA '91), of Pleasantville, NY, was named COO of 360i, a search-focused agency. Prior to this appointment, Ragals was Senior Vice President and Group Account Director of Beyond Interactive.

Yu-Ming Wang (MBA '91), of Scarsdale, NY, was named Head of Fixed Income, Asia, at Wachovia Securities. Wang previously served as Managing Director and the head of Structured Credit Products for the firm.

Lindsey Anderson (MBA '92), of New York, NY, accepted a position at OgilvyAction, a division of Ogilvy & Mather. In addition, she recently released her second album, “Chinese Democracy,” with her band, Kitty & The Kowalskis.

Robert Jackowitz (ADCRT '92), of Irvington, NY, was named CFO of Pine Brook Road Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. Prior to this position, he was Treasurer and CFO of ESL Investments Inc.

Christopher C. Lockton (MBA '92), of San Mateo, CA, was named Senior Vice President of Sales for SignalDemand, Inc. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Alliances at Rapt, Inc.

Sari J. Mayer (MBA '92), of New York, NY, joined Boone Capital Management as Director of Marketing. Prior to Boone, Mayer worked at Credit Suisse and Salomon Brothers.

Joyce A. Phillips (MBA '92), of New York, New York, joined American Life Insurance Company (ALICO), a subsidiary of AIG, as its President and COO. Prior to joining ALICO, Phillips was the head of International Retail Banking at Citigroup.

Steven D. Sheinfield (MBA '92), of San Francisco, CA, is co-founder and COO of Ujogo, a provider of rewards-based poker and free online games. Previously, he worked at Cisco Systems on VoIP technologies.

Tomas Spurny (BS '92) is stepping down as CEO of VUB, the largest Slovak bank, to help restructure the financial group PPF.

Scott M. Weitzman (MBA '92), of Davie, FL, joined Ristken Software Services as Director of Business Development. He was previoulsy Senior Director of Business Development for Power Information Network, an affiliate of J.D. Power and Associates.

Catherine M. Bonneau (MBA '93), of Zimmerman, MN, was named President of Primevest Financial Services, one of four broker-dealers for ING.

William P. Bundy (MBA '93), of New York, NY, joined Wachovia Securities as Managing Director, supporting the Media and Communications Investment Banking Group. Prior to this position, he was Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Banking on a Return to India

Mihir Doshi (BS '81)

Mihir Doshi’s career makes for an excellent case study in globalization. Last year, he joined Credit Suisse (CS) as Managing Director and Country Head for India after spending 22 years with Morgan Stanley in New York, Tokyo, and India.

In his current position, Doshi is responsible for leading the development of CS’s India franchise, whose image was diminished in part by a two-year securities trading suspension in 2001. “Our challenge is to join India’s competitive landscape after missing out on several critical years,” he explained.

Doshi has considerable experience building foreign franchises from scratch, and sees himself as “an entrepreneur within a well-established company.” His time with Morgan Stanley didn’t “feel” like 22 years, Doshi said, but rather a series of distinct jobs that began with a year in the New York accounting department. In 1985, he made the rare transition from back office to front office when he was sent to Tokyo to help set up Morgan Stanley’s foreign exchange business.

Doshi’s work took him from Tokyo to New York and back again before sending him to Bombay. His last position was Managing Director and CEO of JM Morgan Stanley Securities Pvt. Ltd., where he spent 11 years building the company’s equity business in India. “We were arguably among the best equity broking franchise with almost no turnover within our team,” he explained. “Now, with CS, I’m reminded of how hard you must work for a piece of this business.”

Doshi spent the first 12 of his 15 months with CS working on infrastructure and assembling his team, which now numbers 60. “If my epitaph reads, ‘he built a good place for people to work,’ I’ll be glad,” he said. “The service industry is all about people, and I’m proud that my team is happy to come to work.”

In addition to his Stern degree, Doshi earned a CPA during his first year after graduation while working at Deloitte Haskins and Sells. Attending NYU as a commuter student at the young age of 16, he was singularly focused on academics. He recently took his daughter to New York to visit colleges, and marveled at the “full experience” the NYU Stern Undergraduate College offers.

Having literally seen the world, Doshi advised everyone to seize the opportunity to study and/or work overseas. He recalled his father’s journey to attend college at the University of Illinois in the 1950s. “It took my father two weeks to get from Bombay to London by ship, and another week from London to New York before he boarded a train to Chicago,” Doshi said. Today, with a 16-hour direct flight from Mumbai to New York, there’s little excuse to disregard his advice.

Kei Hong Chua (BS '93), of New York, NY, was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO at ASAT Holdings Limited, a provider of semiconductor package design, assembly, and test services. Previously, he was the head of Standard Chartered Bank's Alternate Investment Group in China.

Daniel M. Rosenberg (MBA '93), of New York, NY, recently served as Executive Producer on Spike Lee's movie “Inside Man.” He currently serves as President of InVenture Entertainment.

Jeffrey M. Farber (MBA '94), of Stamford, CT, was appointed Senior Vice President, Finance, at Bear Stearns. He also serves as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer for the firm.

Maris A. Jurevics (MBA '94) and Susan L. Jurevics (MBA '96), of Forest Hills, NY, welcomed son Maksis Alfred Jurevics on April 11, 2007.

Kenneth B. Stratton (MBA '94), of San Carlos, CA, joined StemCells Inc., as its General Counsel. Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel at Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Vincent M. Cali, III (MBA '95), of Baltimore, MD, was appointed Vice President of the investment banking group at Signal Hill, a Baltimore-based specialty investment banking firm. Prior to joining Signal Hill, Cali was Vice President at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., in Baltimore.

Alan M. Herbst (MBA '95), of New York, NY, co-authored Nuclear Energy Now: Why the Time Has Come for the World's Most Misunderstood Energy Source. Herbst is currently General Partner of Utilis Energy, LLC.

Thomas C. Hilboldt (MBA '95), of Hong Kong, China, has joined SCB Securities as the head of Research. Previously he was the head of Regional Oil and Gas Research at Citigroup in Hong Kong.

Riyadh Lai (MBA '95), of Hong Kong, was recently named CFO of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, a fabless semiconductor company. Prior to this appointment, Lai was the head of Technology Group at ING Corporate Finance, Asia.

John J. Trizzino (MBA '95), of Southborough, MA, was appointed Vice President, Trade and Distribution, of MedImmune, Inc. Previously, he was Senior Vice President, Business Development, at ID Biomedical.

Lorenzo Ferroni (MBA '96), of Rome, Italy, was made a partner at Bain & Co. Prior to joining Bain, he worked at Merrill Lynch in London.

Marco M. Habert (MBA '96), of Brooklyn, NY, joined Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as Managing Director in the Consumer Investment Banking Group. Habert was previously Managing Director in the Consumer Investment Banking Group at Citigroup.

Justin E. Mirro (MBA '96), of Great Neck, NY, is the head of the Automotive Group at Jefferies & Co. Prior to his career in banking, he worked as an engineer for General Motors and Toyota.

Bernhard H. Fischer (MBA '97), of Garden City, NY, has joined Six Degrees Capital Management as Managing Director. Prior to Six Degrees, Fischer served as Managing Director with Partner Re's.

Arjun Jayaraman (MPhil '97, PhD '98), of San Diego, CA, joined Causeway Capital Management LLC as the head of Quantitative Research and Co-portfolio Manager of Causeway Emerging Markets Fund.

Timothy Oliver (MBA '97), of Mequon, WI, joined Metavante Corporation, the financial technology subsidiary of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation, as Senior Executive Vice President and CFO. Previously, Oliver was Vice President and Treasurer of Rockwell Automation, Inc.

Matthew T. Smith (MBA '97), of Tenafly, NJ, was promoted to Senior Vice President at Archstone-Smith, a leader in apartment investment and operations.

Jason P. Glazer (MBA '98), of New York, NY, was recently named Managing Director and the head of Institutional Equity Sales at Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC, a boutique investment bank specializing in marine transport, energy, natural resources, and related industries.

Stephen V. Nietupski (MBA '98), of Brooklyn, NY, joined Alvarez & Marsal Transaction Advisory Group (A&M) as Managing Director. Prior to joining A&M, Nietupski worked in the transaction services practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mark E. Schiff (MBA '98), of Middleton, WI, was appointed Vice President of Central Marketing at Thomson Corp. He previously served as General Manager of BizFilings, a division of Wolters Kluwer.

Gretchen M. Tibbits (MBA '98), of New York, NY, was recently appointed Vice President, Group Administration, at Hearst Business Media. Prior to this appointment, Tibbits served as Senior Director at ESPN Outdoors Group.

Glenn B. Turell (MBA '98), of Montclair, NJ, was promoted to Senior Vice President and CFO at Elias Arts, a commercial music company.

Allison R. Carpe (Coburn) (MBA '99), of Needham, MA, and her husband, David, welcomed the birth of their daughter, Marisa, in December 2006.

Adrian Frankum (MBA '99), of New York, NY, was promoted to Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Inc.

Michael J. Litvak (MBA '99), of New York, NY, was promoted to Director at Gartner, an IT consulting company. His second child, Joshua Benjamin, was born in January of 2007.

Christopher Nikolich (MBA '99), of Emerson, NJ, is Senior Vice President and Lead Portfolio Manager of AllianceBerstein L.P.

Jeffrey A. Wiseman (MBA '99), of Short Hills, NJ, was hired as co-head of Mezzanine Lending for JER Investors Trust, Inc. Previously, Wiseman was Vice President at JPMorgan, working in real estate debt products.

Dustin Ball (MBA '00), of Hong Kong, was appointed Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Sun Life Financial, Asia. Prior to this new role, Ball was Vice President and Merger Integration Officer for greater China at AIG.

Kjerstin E. Barley (MBA '00), of San Carlos, CA, was appointed Senior Vice President and Industry Leader of Technology and Electronics at GE Commercial Finance Corporate Lending. Most recently, she was Senior Vice President with GE Commercial Finance- Media, Communications, and Entertainment.

Dany M. Bouchedid (MBA '00), of Morristown, NJ, and his wife, Avianca, welcomed their first child, Skyler Hayden, on February 12, 2007.

William C. Graham (MBA '00), of Chappaqua, NY, was appointed Vice President of Sales at Beiersdorf Inc., the US subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG. Prior to this position, Graham was Vice President, Customer Development, for Novartis OTC.

Scott Anthony Hill (MBA '00), of Newton, CT, was named Senior Vice President and CFO of Intercontinental Exchange. Previously, Hill served as Vice President and Controller of IBM Japan's business operation.

James J. Hines, IV (MBA '00), of Boise, ID, was appointed Director of Finance and a Member of the Board at Environmental Energy Services, Inc. Prior to this appointment, Hines was an investment advisor and financial consultant.

Michael Critchley, Jr., Esq. (MBA '01), of West Orange, NJ, was appointed to serve as a trustee by the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Justin Evans (MBA '01), of New York, NY, recently published his debut novel, A Good and Happy Child. Evans is a strategy executive at The Pluck Corporation.

Jeffrey S. LeFleur (MBA '01), of New York, NY, was appointed Executive Director at W.P. Carey & Co., LLC, a real estate investment firm. He is also Treasurer for the W.P. Carey Foundation.

David Wish (MBA '01), of New York, NY, was named Client Partner at Avenue A Razorfish, an interactive marketing and technology services agency.

Angelique Dab (MBA '02), of New York, NY, placed fourth in The Wall Street Journal's “Best on the Street” Analyst Survey for the Clothing and Accessories sector. She is currently Senior Analyst at Nollenberger Capital Partners, Inc.

Jessica J. Harley (MBA '02), of Sunnyside, NY, was appointed Vice President, Acquisition and Retention Marketing, at Borders Group, Inc. Harley was previously Director of Promotions at Barnes & Noble, Inc.

Kelly Kennedy Mack (MBA '02), of New York, NY, was appointed President of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. Prior to this appointment, she was Vice President of New Business Management at the Sunshine Group.

Matthew C. Newton (MBA '02), of New York, NY, was appointed the At-Large Director on the National Stock Exchange. Currently, he is Managing Director and the head of Single Stock Trading of US Equities at Citigroup.

Hal M. Cohen (MBA '03), of Jericho, NY, was promoted to Publisher of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Group by American Lawyer Media (ALM). Prior to this promotion, he served as Senior Financial Analyst for Scholastic Corp. He is also a CPA.

Saba I. Haq (BS '03), of Brooklyn, NY, was appointed an AP Peace Fellow for the summer of 2007. She worked in Pakistan with the Afghan Women's Network.

Katherine Kim (MBA '03), of Flushing, NY, joined Banc of America Securities as Principal and Senior Equity Research Analyst, covering biotechnology stocks. Previously, Kim was a senior analyst at ThinkEquity Partners and C.E. Unterberg Towbin.

Darryl B. Ng (MBA '03), of Jersey City, NJ, owns Canis Minor, a specialty dog boutique with locations in Jersey City and Tribeca.

Saurin P. Shah (MBA '03), of Williamsville, NY, recently launched

Aziz I. Ansari (BS '04), of Bennettsville, SC, is a producer of “Human Giant,” a TV comedy series on MTV.

Andrew Ip (MBA '05) of New York, NY, was promoted to Senior Consultant at Mars & Co., a management consulting firm specializing in business strategy.

Anjela Kniazeva (MPhil '05, PhD '07) and Diana Kniazeva (MPhil '05, PhD '07), of New York, NY, were appointed Assistant Professors of Finance at the University of Rochester at the ages of 19 and 21. The sisters also hold Masters in International Policy degrees from Stanford University.

Cheyenne S. Morgan (BS '05), of New York, NY, was appointed Analyst in the securities and markets practice at the Tabb Group. Previously, she worked in Markit Group, Ltd as an analyst in the syndicated loan business.

Erik D. Ralston (MBA '05), of San Francisco, CA, and wife, Kathleen, welcomed a son, Ronan Patrick, on April 9, 2007.

Spencer Schwartz (MBA '07), of Ridgefield, CT, was featured in Treasury & Risk Management magazine's “100 Most Influential People in Finance.”


In Memoriam
William Zvirin (BS '16)
Paul Levine (BS '31)
Morton I. Epstein (MS '39)
Lois Hartsock Whitted (MS '39)
Kathleen Allan-Meyer (BS '40)
Helen P. R. Brown (BS '40)
Mural Rodnon Charles (BS '42)
Emil H. Mark (BS '42)
Robert W. Bergold (BS '48)
Alfred Gottschalk (BS '48)
Richard F. Kerr (MS '49)
Frank O. Leasendale (BS '50, MBA '55)
Cecil M. Andrews (MBA '51)
George T. Sgouros (BS '52, MBA '58)
William J. Morrison (MBA '55)
Ruth B. H. McKenzie (MBA '57)
Daniel Sharon (MBA '57)
Richard Lomas (BS '71)
Salvador P. Guevara (MBA '84)
Francisco J. Guardiola Medina (BS '92)
Harish K. Reddy (BS '96)
Daniel J. Wilson (BS '02)






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