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Marco BragadinMarco Bragadin, ’95, has joined ING Italy as CEO. Bragadin previously worked at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena as director of retail banking and distribution.


Mary Titsworth ChandlerMary Titsworth Chandler, ’11, was promoted to vice president corporate responsibility Cummins Inc. and CEO of the Cummins Foundation Inc. Cummins is a Fortune 200 power generation company located in Columbus, Indiana.


Joseph DelaneyJoseph Delaney, ’88, has been selected to be the CFO of Phibro, an independent commodity merchant company. Previously, Delaney cofounded Waterville Capital LLC.


Alfred FarrellAlfred Farrell, ’89, has been appointed CfO of AEZ, Advantage Rent a Car, and E-Z Rent-a-Car. Farrell has been the CFO and COO of many companies in B2B services, manufacturing, and asset rental.


William FurrWilliam Furr, ’05, has been appointed CFO at Hilltop Holdings Inc. Furr and oversees accounting and finance operations.


Jaspinder GrewalCEO and cofounder of CareSkore, Jaspinder Grewal, ’12, was interviewed by and discussed the background of CareSkore and how its 360 approach benefits hospitals.


Jack HowellJack Howell, ’98, has been selected to be the regional CEO of Zurich in Asia Pacific and based in Hong Kong. Howell has more than two decades worth of experience in the industry and was most recently regional officer for Asia of Generali.


David JohnsonDavid Johnson, ’07, was chosen to serve as interim CFO of a construction company. Johnson is a founding partner of Abraxas Group.


Andy KonchanAndy Konchan, ’98, has been appointed CIO of MB Financial Bank, a Chicago-based financial institution. Konchan has more than two decades of experience in Fintech banking and financial services.


Robert R. KrakowiakRobert R. Krakowiak, ’96, joined Stoneridge, Inc., as CFO and treasurer. Prior to this, Krakowiak worked at Visteon Corp. as vice president, treasury, and investor relations.


Joseph NitissJoseph Nitiss, ’92, has been appointed CEO of Rockford Systems LLC., a manufacturer of machine safeguarding solutions. Nitiss was previously general manager, North America, at Elster.


Rick SmithRick Smith, ’93, was nominated for the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation OneNeck IT Solutions Lifetime Achievement Award, organized by the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority. Smith is CEO and cofounder of Taser, which focuses on making communities safer through public safety technologies.

Tim BarabeTim Barabe, ’77, has joined the board of directors at Selecta Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Barabe has worked extensively in financial and strategic roles in the life sciences industry.


Luis A. BorgenLuis A. Borgen, ’09 (XP-78), was elected to the board of directors at Eastern Bank. Borgen is CFO at DAVIDsTEA.


Joseph DurkinJoseph Durkin, ’84, was appointed to the board of directors at ESSA Bancorp. Durkin is executive vice president of Reilly Associates.


John EggemeyerJohn Eggemeyer, ’71, was appointed to The Bancorp Bank and company’s board of directors. Eggemeyer is a representative for Castle Creek Capital.


David W. JohnsonDavid W. Johnson, ’90, was elected to the board of directors of Twin Disc, Inc, a designer, manufacturer, and seller of heavy-duty, highway power transmission machines. Johnson is vice president and CFO of Johnson Outdoors Inc.


Michael KoenMichael Koen, ’02, senior principal, relationship investments, at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has joined the board of directors of Advanced Disposal Services, Inc.


Eric RabinowitzEric Rabinowitz, ’03, was elected to the board of directors of Proteostasis Therapeutics. Rabinowitz is vice president of global corporate development at Perrigo Company PLC.


Dale ReissDale Reiss, ’70, has joined the board of trustees at Southwest Florida Community Foundation. Reiss is director of iStar Financial Inc, an investment and real estate finance firm.


David YeagerDavid Yeager, ’87, CEO of the Hub Group Inc., has been appointed chair of the University of Dayton’s board of trustees.

Ron AronsRon Arons, ’80, gave two presentations during the meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Arons has given more than 250 presentations, won the Hackman Research Residency Award in 2005, and appeared in the PBS series “The Jewish Americans.”


Bin QiBin Qi, ’97, was appointed deputy general manager of China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund. He comes to the fund from China Securities Regulatory Commission, where he worked for more a decade and a half.


Naveed BandukwalaNaveed Bandukwala, ’00, joined the advisory company Egon Zehnder’s Chicago office as an executive recruitment consultant and talent strategy adviser. Before joining Egon Zehnder, Bandukwala was senior vice president and executive officer at Westell Technologies.


Michael CeballosMichael Ceballos, ’07, was hired as vice president of customer deliver for Aver, Inc, where he is responsible for Aver’s clients. Most recently Ceballos was senior vice president of strategic development for Integra ServiceConnect, a private health services company.


Vito ConsiglioVito Consiglio,’03 (XP-72), joined Ashland Inc., a specialty chemical solution company, as vice president, personal and home care. He has more than a quarter of century’s worth of experience in global and Fortune 500 companies.


Robert FusaroRobert Fusaro, ’90, was promoted to president of MSC Cruises North America, based in Fort Lauderdale.


Jeff GellerJeff Geller, ’78, manager of JP Morgan Global Allocation fund, spoke with Barron’s about his role in the company and his strategies for success.


Rob HoloboffRob Holoboff, ’97, has joined MDC Vacuum Products, LLC as a general manager of the vacuum products division. Holoboff has more than two decades of experience in the field.

Scott  JostScott Jost, ’03, participated in the Speed Dating with Designers event during the Wines & Vines Packaging Conference. Jost is vice president, innovation and design, at the One Eleven design division in Berlin Packaging.


Paul LaVioletteAstrophysicist Paul LaViolette, ’73, appeared on the podcast Earth Ancients, discussing galactic superwaves and ancient earth catastrophes. LaViolette has contributed to numerous scientific fields and is currently president and director of the Starburst Foundation.


Michael LarsonTelegraph’s article “The London managers who ensure the family jewels earn their keep” featured Bill Gates’ Cascade Investments, managed by Michael Larson, ’81, as one example of a family office.


Robert MonahanRobert Monahan, ’94, has joined Akorn, Inc., a specialty generic pharmaceutical company, as senior vice president of corporate development. Monahan previously worked at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc, as vice president of mergers and acquisitions.


Satya NadellaNine interesting facts about Satya Nadella, ’97, were featured in The Economics Times. Nadella was also interviewed by Bloomberg Business and discussed the future of Microsoft.


James NicholsonJames Nicholson, ’67, chairman of PVS Chemicals and winner of the Neal Shine Award for Exemplary Regional Leadership, was profiled in the Detroit Free Press discussing his dedication to the community, award, and his personal background.


Tom KalarisTom Kalaris, ’78, launched Saranac Partners, a private family office, which offers investment management and capital and financing advisory among other services.  


Darius PandoleDarius Pandole, ’92, was tapped to head the private equity unit at JM Financial Ltd. Prior to this role, Pandole was partner at New Silk Route, a private equity fund.


Anthony PritzkerAnthony Pritzker, ’87, and Thomas Pritzker, ’76, were featured in Inside Philanthropy's article “So Many Pritzkers, So Much Philanthropy: Meet This Top Family of Givers.”


Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson, ’91, has joined the Milwaukee Bucks as vice president of player and organizational development. Robinson’s responsibilities include overseeing development and execution of programs that will support players professionally and personally through mentorship and community outreach, among other initiatives.


Kenneth RoseKenneth Rose, ’03, joined Spencer Stuart’s Chicago office as a consultant. Spencer Stuart is a leading executive search and leadership advisory firm.


Bob TarunBob Tarun, ’82, was selected by his peers as the 2017 White Collar Criminal Lawyer of the Year for San Francisco.


David WangrowDavid Wangrow, ’00 (XP-69), joined the faculty of Marquette University's College of Business Administration. He is the assistant professor of strategic management.


Kevin WilsonKevin Wilson, ’02, was appointed to director of business development and client relations at Procopio. Most recently, Wilson was director of client relations at the business law firm Warner, Norcross & Judd.

Mike FriedmanMike Friedman, ’15, and his company Broad Shoulders BBQ were profiled in the Chicago Tribune.


Michael MelbyMichael Melby, ’11, founder of Gate City Capital Management, was interviewed by Seeking Alpha and discussed his background and business strategies.


#Shawn McCoy, ’13, penned an opinion piece for the Grand Forks Herald discussing the tension and risk surrounding the company Cabela’s, a specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, and other outdoor merchandise.


#Eric Parmenter, ’09 (XP-78), has published his book “STOP! 21 STOPs to Reduce Stress and Enhance Joy.” The book is “designed to provide you with insights and tools to do a behavioral tune-up so that you can get on the road to living a life on purpose,” according to his website.


Dave PaulmeyerDave Paulmeyer, ’16, has rejoined First Capital Partners, a private equity firm, as vice president, after temporarily leaving to complete his MBA. Paulmeyer began his career there as a college intern.


Giuliana ReisGiuliana Reis, ’16, was interviewed by O Estadão, discussing her education and work experience and why she chose to complete her MBA abroad.


Samir ShahSamir Shah, ’10, was promoted to chief of staff to the CEO at BASELAYER, a Sterling Partners and Pritzker Group investment. Shah previously was the vice president, global product management, marketing and customer service.


Gabriel ShaukatGabriel Shaukat, ’16, joined Sunstone Partners as vice president, investment team. Shaukat has worked as an associate at Primus Capital and an investment-banking analyst at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.


Raghu VelamatiRaghu Velamati, ’08, has been appointed as a managing director, US Technology, Media & Telecom Group, at Macquarie Capital. Prior to this role, Velamati worked at Credit Suisse.