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.
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,
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
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
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
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 TheBullReport.com, 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
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,
AstrologyZone.com. 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
Gerald Rosenfeld (PhD '73), of New York, NY, has stepped down
as CEO of Rothschild North America to teach full-time at NYU
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
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
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,
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
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.
Leads Holocaust Museum
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.
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.”
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,
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).
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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 Beliefnet.com.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
on a Return to India
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.”
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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