SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD
The School of Management Board of Advisors represents a distinguished group of Marist alumni and friends who assist the dean in advancing the goals of the School of Management. Membership is exclusive and requires significant commitment from members.
For more information, contact:
Christopher M. DelGiorno
Vice President for College Advancement
Advisory Board Members
CHAIR - Stephen J. Cosgrove
Vice President & Corporate Controller, Johnson & Johnson (Retired)
Stephen Cosgrove served as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Johnson and Johnson since October 2001. He joined the company in 1974 as an undergraduate recruit and worked in multiple companies within Johnson & Johnson. He was the Finance Director for J & J affiliates in Belgium, Holland, and the UK. He was also the Vice President of Finance and Information Management with J & J Consumer Products and the Vice President of Finance for the Consumer & Personal Care Group. Steve is a member of both the Accounting Advisory Board and School of Business Executive Advisory Board at Rider University and Chairman of the Rutgers Accounting Advisory Council. Steve was a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) from 2005 through 2009, working with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and is currently a member of the Financial Executives International (FEI) Committee on Corporate Reporting (CCR). Steve graduated from Rutgers with a BA and from Rider with an MBA.
Vice President Finance Transformation & Talent Development, IBM Corporation (Retired)
Gary Bernstein is an assistant professor of graduate business at Mercy College in their MBA program. He retired from IBM after 32 years as a Vice President of Finance, where he most recently was responsible for creating and running financial planning centers world-wide. Prior to that role he held number management and executive roles in accounting, financial planning, pricing and operations. Prior to working at IBM, he was a senior accountant at PriceWaterhouse. He is a CPA and has a BS in Accounting from Drexel University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh.
Christopher M. Capone '84
Executive Vice President/CFO, CH Energy Group
Christopher Capone has been the Chief Financial Officer of CH Energy Group since September 2003, Executive Vice President since December 2006. He has been President of Central Hudson Enterprises Corporation since September 2010. He has been the Chief Financial Officer of Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation since September 2003 and serves as its Executive Vice President and also served as its Treasurer since June 2001. He
Thomas D. Cassin '81
Managing Director & Co-Head Investment Grade Finance, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
Thomas Cassin currently serves as a managing director and head of the high-grade loan capital markets and origination business at JPMorgan Chase in New York City. He has been with the firm and its predecessor, Chase Manhattan Bank, since graduating from Marist in 1981. Mr. Cassin began his career working for the general auditing division and rose through the ranks. Over the years, his positions included an assignment in the global credit audit group, where he traveled extensively throughout Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Mr. Cassin holds a BS in Finance and Economics from Marist, and earned an MBA in Financial Economics from Pace University.
Nick Citera '87
President, Cosimo’s Restaurant Group
Nick Citera currently serves as President of Cosimo's Restaurant Group. He also serves on the Boards of the Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Greater Newburgh Partnership, Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, and the St. Luke’s/Cornwall Hospital Board of Trustees. Nick has also been instrumental in the revitalization of the City of Newburgh by opening Torches on the Hudson in 2001, The Pizza Shop in 2013, and by supporting local businesses. Throughout Orange and Dutchess Counties, the Cosimo’s Restaurant Group employs over 500 people.
Paul F. Curran '84 P'16
Founder & Managing Director, BQ Energy
Paul Curran is the founder and managing director of BQ Energy, a renewable energy development firm that specializes in building wind and solar projects on landfills and brownfield sites. In March of 2014, BQ Energy was chosen to develop a site in Buffalo, New York, under the NY-Sun Competitive photovoltaic project sponsored by NYSERDA and the New York Power Authority. Mr. Curran has worked in the energy industry for over 20 years and has held executive level positions at SunEdison, Texaco, and Chevron. He earned his MBA from Marist and his BS in engineering from Columbia University.
James E. Daly '72
Vice President, Investments, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Jim Daly currently serves as a vice president of investments at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., a financial services firm with offices in Poughkeepsie. Stifel, Nicolaus is a subsidiary of Stifel Financial Corp., which provides asset management, financial advice, and banking services for private clients. The company also offers brokerage, mergers, and acquisitions advisory services for corporate clients, underwrites debt and equity, and provides corporate research. It operates in over 300 locations across the US. Prior to starting his career in finance, Mr. Daly served as the dean of admission at Marist. He earned a BA in Political Science from Marist in 1972.
Managing Director, Orange County Business Accelerator (former)
Michael DiTullo served as the President and CEO of Rockland County Economic Development Corporation in New York and has also worked as the Managing Director for the Orange County Business Accelerator in New Windsor, New York. He has 30 years of experience working in business development and real estate in New York.
Jack Eberth '69
Program Executive: Engineering & Technology Services, IBM Corporation (Retired)
Greg Garville '74
Senior Executive Advisor, New Business Development, Brookside Equity Partners, LLC
Greg Garville is a senior executive advisor to Brookside Equity Partners, a private equity firm located in CT. Prior to joining Brookside, Mr. Garville served as president of Union Capital Corporation from 1998 until 2012. He had been with the company for 30 years, having joined as director of corporate development in 1983. During his tenure at Union Capital, Mr. Garville completed over 30 leveraged buy-outs and managed portfolio investments in the advertising, marketing services, commercial and digital printing, direct mail, importing, and distribution industries. He began his career as a staff accountant with Union Carbide Corporation and held financial positions with the Rank Group Plc. and ENI. After earning his degree from Marist, he earned an MBA from Long Island University.
Tim Keneally '69
President, KapStone Container Company
Timothy Keneally was appointed President of KapStone Container Corporation in July 2013. Mr. Keneally served as Vice President and General Manager of the Company and President of the Company’s Kraft Papers Business since its acquisition from International Paper Company (“IP”) in January 2007. Previously, Mr. Keneally served as Vice President of Industrial Packaging of IP from 2000 to December 2006 and led the IP team that assessed the review of strategic alternatives relating to the Kraft Paper and Container business. He was the lead person in presenting the historical performance of the business and assisted in defining the future strategy for the business, and was the lead operating person during the Charleston Kraft Division acquisition and the U.S. Corrugated acquisition. Mr. Keneally has 40 years of experience in the paper and packaging industry. Mr. Keneally earned a B.A. degree in History from Marist.
Debra Levantrosser '96M
Founder & Lead Advisor, Arbed Solutions
Debra Levantrosser has over 22 years of leadership and management experience. She is the majority owner of Shimmy Shack, Michigan’s first and only 100% vegan and gluten free food truck. She is also the founder and lead adviser of Arbed Solutions, a company dedicated to helping and teaching businesses to make positive, productive and strategic changes to their work. She is the hostess of The Leaning Edge radio show on The Michigan Business Network and is also co-founder of the Michigan Lean Consortium, an organization utilizing Lean principles statewide to help rebuild the state’s economy. Levantrosser teaches at the University of Michigan in the College of Engineering. She was The Change Leader for Johnson & Johnson leading the transformation of the global supply chain organization and has over 22 years of executive business experience in companies of all sizes leading strategic and tactical problem-solving efforts using a continuous improvement mindset.
Michael Marchesano '78
Managing Director, ABM/CISD SIIA
Michael Marchesano is the managing director of ABM and CISD. Previously, Marchesano was president and CEO of Aequor Media, a consulting firm dedicated to providing strategic, customized technology solutions for b-to-b and consumer magazines, newspapers, and Fortune 1000 companies. Marchesano was also managing director at the Jordan Edmiston Group, an investment banking firm, where he led the sale of Congressional Quarterly to the Economist Group. Before that, he was executive vice president & chief transformation officer at The Nielsen Company; president and CEO at VNU Business Media; president and CEO at Bill Communications (an operating company of VNU), and president at BPA International (now BPA Worldwide). Marchesano was an ABM board member from 2001-07, serving as chairman in 2006-07, and a SIIA Content Division board member from 2007-11.
Michael J. Medley '90
Partner, National Leader, ITqS International Tax Services, Ernst & Young, LLP
Michael Medley is a partner in the national tax practice of Ernst & Young. Mr. Medley joined the company in 2013 from Deloitte Tax LLP, where he was a partner in its international tax quantitative consulting services practice. He focuses on international tax attribute studies using established processes and efficient use of technology. He had been with Deloitte since 1999. Mr. Medley earned a degree in Business Administration from Marist. After graduation, he earned an MBA from Seton Hall.
Robert Meindl '92
Vice President, Global Sales Leader, Commercial Markets, Lockheed Martin
Robert ‘Bob’ Meindl currently serves as global head of sales at Lockheed Martin. He was appointed to the position in January 2015. Prior to joining Lockheed, Mr. Meindl served as chief operating officer of Revelytix, a Sparks-based software development company. Revelytix was acquired in July 2014 by the Teradata Corporation, a publicly traded, $2.7B software and data warehousing company. Previously, Mr. Meindl held executive positions at Vitria Technology and BEA Systems, Inc.. He began his career at Reuters America and subsequently worked at Bridge Information Systems and with Giga Information Group, Inc. Mr. Meindl graduated from Marist in 1992 with a degree in communication.
Frank Minerva '76
Managing Director, UBS Wealth Management, UBS AG
Frank Minerva was named Complex Director for Fairfield County Connecticut in May of 2013. He had previously served as Chief Operating Officer for the Private Wealth Management Group since March 2010. Frank was instrumental in opening the first UBS Private Wealth Management office serving ultra high net worth clients in the United States in 2006, which included both Private Wealth Advisors and Private Bankers. Frank also opened the second Private Wealth Management Office in Stamford, CT in 2007. Frank is a 25-year veteran of UBS and has held various positions in the firm during this tenure, including managing the firm's Madison Avenue, NY office, Divisional Sales Manager, Equity Product Manager, and Director of both International Equities as well as Equity Syndicate. Prior to UBS, Frank held positions in the Investment Bank at Shearson Lehman Brothers and the Private Client Group at EF Hutton. Frank is a Chartered Financial Analyst, a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, and a Certified Financial Planner. Frank received his MBA from the University of Connecticut and his BA from Marist.
William Moran '63
Executive Vice President/General Auditor, J.P. Morgan Chase (Retired)
Bill, most recently with JP Morgan Chase, has almost 30 years of teaching and program management experience. Bill joined the heritage bank firms of JP Morgan Chase in 1987, in the Banking and International Sector of the Global Bank where he managed and taught in the Management (Credit) Training Program for the sector as well as training programs for correspondent bankers. Bill also marketed and recruited clients for the Management Training Program. He has taught the Sales and Public Speaking courses in the Continuing Education programs both in New York and overseas. Bill is also involved in Series 7 preparation courses on an adjunct basis. He holds a Master’s degree in Education.
David I. Newton P'17
President, Elm Advisors, LLC
David Newton is a real estate developer and founder of a facilities maintenance company. He currently serves as president of Elm Advisors, LLC, a real estate investment and consulting firm based in New Haven. Elm Advisors provides consulting services to nonprofit organizations focused on real estate development, property acquisition, and leasing, as well as facilities management strategy. Mr. Newton previously served as the associate vice president and director of university properties at Yale University. He also served as executive vice president for Aramark Education Services, which he joined in 1998 when they acquired Facilities Resources Management, a facilities management company he founded in the 1970s. Mr. Newton is a graduate of Williams College and the Hopkins School, where he previously served as a longtime trustee and chair of the board. Mr. Newton is active with nonprofit boards in New Haven. He earned a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University.
Richard O'Donnell, Jr. '84
Director, Commercial Spares & Supply Chain, United Technologies, Corp. Aerospace Systems
Paul J. Stento '90
Senior VP & Senior Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc.
Paul Stento is a first vice president and senior financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. He is based in the Albany office. As an undergraduate at Marist, Mr. Stento was a founding member of the band and rowed crew.
CEO, H.C. Wainwright & Co.
Mark Viklund is the CEO of H.C. Wainwright & Co., an investment bank providing corporate finance, strategic advisory, and related services to public and private companies. Mark joined the company as CEO after a long career in finance, including roles at Fox-Putt, FTN Financial Securities Corp., Salomon Brothers, Lehman Brothers Inc., Prudential Securities, and CIBC World Markets. Mark earned a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the University of Chicago.