New York City

Chicago Booth Alumni Club

Chicago Booth

Network, learn, socialize, and stay connected with Chicago Booth alumni in your area.

About Us

  • Facilitate connection and re-connection among NYC-area Booth alums
  • Be a touch-point for NYC-area alumni to the greater Booth community
  • Represent and showcase Chicago Booth on the ground in NYC


  • Events: Social, Professional, Educational
  • Communication: Website, Email, Facebook, LinkedIn
  • Connection: by Class Year, by Industry, for Career Development


Suzy Davidkhanian   Suzy Davidkhanian has been working in retail since graduating from Booth in 2006. She started at Tiffany’s in store operation before moving to Macy’s where she has held several merchant positions before transitioning into the consumer insights and strategy team, where she leads the market trends arm. Prior to Booth, Suzy worked for a financial services company in public relations. She has been involved with the Chicago Booth Alumni Association since graduating, and has been on the U of C Alumni Board since 2016. Suzy has always been an avid volunteer, including a YMCA gymnastics coach while a senior in High School! Since moving to NYC, she has been volunteering for the American Heart Association and the Armenian American Health Professional Organization. Suzy graduated from McGill with a BA in Sociology.
 Cindy Machles Cindy Machles is the co-founder and CEO of Glue, which has been been recognized as a top 20 NYC agency in both advertising and public relations since 2015. Before launching Glue, Cindy started and led advertising agencies for WPP and held product management roles at Johnson & Johnson  and Clorox. She is also a founding steering committee member of Chicago Booth Angels--NYC and a past global board member of Chicago Booth Women's Network. A fun fact is that Cindy and her family made an attempt to raise a guide dog for The Seeing Eye, but consistent with the organization's high rejection rate, ended up with a loving family pet instead. Cindy graduated from Chicago Booth in 1982.
 Richard Ko Richard Ko has close to two decades of experience in investments – for 7+ years he has worked with family offices, either as a portfolio manager or a consultant on hedge funds, PE funds and long only funds. Prior to that Richard spent 8 years at Gottex Funds Management, a top 25 global fund of hedge funds specialist by AUM. Before that he worked as a risk manager at Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Richard has a MBA from Chicago Booth AXP-15, a BA and a BSBA from Washington University in St. Louis, a graduate certificate in quantitative finance from Stanford University and is a CFA charterholder.  In his spare time Richard is a DJ spinning 80s tunes.
 Brian Egger Brian Egger is Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst and Consumer Team Leader at Bloomberg Intelligence. He is author of Social Media Strategies for Investing (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster) and an avid public speaker and TV/radio commentator on the casino, hotel and cruise sectors. Brian was a nationally-ranked analyst at Credit Suisse and BMO Capital Markets, where he was Associate Director of Research. He earned a BSE from Wharton and taught security analysis as an adjunct finance professor at Columbia Business School. Brian lives in New Jersey with his wife and two sons and plays guitar in his spare time. He graduated from Chicago Booth in 1992.
 Mark Cirelli Mark A. Cirelli is the founder and President of North Shore Wealth Management Advisors, Inc. based in Hauppauge, New York.  Mark is a lifetime New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau County.  He is an independent financial advisor providing comprehensive wealth management services and is based in Hauppauge, NY.  He has extensive professional experience working with high net worth individuals and business clients.  Mark holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance.  Mark is a licensed CPA in New York and holds the PFS and CFP designations as well as FINRA  Series 7, 66, and 24 registrations.  In addition to work Mark enjoys giving is time, talent and treasure to support numerous causes including education, mentorship, cultural, athletic, and faith based missions. Mark and his wife Heather live in St. James, NY where they have raised their family of four children since 1997. They also count their Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog as members of their family.

Event Calendar

The Super Bowl Means Business and Beer: Pre-Game Party and Teach-In

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Yoga session with an introduction to CBD

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Quarterly Volunteer Meeting

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LPF Happy Hour Series: Haven Rooftop

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