David Anderson, ’77, has been named CFO of Nielsen, a global information and measurement company headquartered in New York. Most recently, Anderson served as CFO of the pharmaceutical company Alexion Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut.
Purdue Research Foundation, a private nonprofit in West Lafayette, Indiana that advances the mission of Purdue University, has named David Broecker, ’89, chief innovation and collaboration officer. Broecker continues to serve as CEO and chairman for his medical device startup Zorion Medical, based in Zionsville, Indiana.
The Woodridge, Illinois-based pizzeria chain and frozen pizza business Home Run Inn has named Dan Costello, ’01, CEO. Costello previously served as president of the company’s nine-location restaurant chain.
Atish Gude, ’92, has joined NetApp as chief strategy officer. NetApp is a hybrid data services company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Gude previously served as senior vice president of corporate strategy at the New York–based telecommunication company Verizon Communications.
Jonathan Lulu, ’00, has been appointed chief capital officer of Jaguar Growth Partners, an investment management firm headquartered in New York. Lulu joins Jaguar from the Los Angeles–based investment advisor firm American Realty Advisors, where he served as client portfolio manager.
Health Data Link has named Jacob Plummer, ’10, CEO. Health Data Link is a Chicago-based healthcare technology company. Plummer previously served as vice president of sales for national strategic accounts at Allscripts, a Chicago-based provider of healthcare information technology solutions.
Aspen Group, Inc., an education technology holding company headquartered in New York, has appointed Joseph Sevely, ’82, CFO. Most recently, Sevely served as managing director and CFO of Cutwater Asset Management, a fixed income asset manager based in New York.
The Singapore-based martial arts organization ONE Championship has appointed Hari Vijayarajan, ’10, chief business development officer. Vijayarajan joins the organization from the Singapore-based e-commerce company Lazada Group, where he served as chief business officer of Lazada Singapore.
Solis Tek has appointed Tiffany Davis, ’09, to its board of directors. Solis Tek is a cannabis technology innovator, manufacturer, and distributor based in Carson, California. Davis currently serves as the company’s COO.
Dave McClintock, ’00, has joined the national advisory board for Career Education Review, a Green Bay, Wisconsin-based trade publication for institutional leaders in post-secondary education. McClintock is president and director of McClintock & Associates, a Bridgeville, Pennsylvania-based accounting firm serving the post-secondary education market.
Scott Myers, ’94, has joined the board of directors for Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc., an immuno-oncology company based in South San Francisco, California. Myers currently serves as as an independent director and chairman of the board at BioClin Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company based in San Ramon, California.
Catherine Wolfe, ’96, has been appointed director of the board for Copyright Clearance Center, Inc., a Danvers, Massachusetts-based company that provides rights licensing technology solutions. Wolfe serves as president and CEO of Wolters Kluwer, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services that’s headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
Monty Agarwal, ’96, recently published the book, Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy. Agarwal is Senior Portfolio Manager at Trutino Capital Management, a financial services firm based in New York.
The Hollywood, California-based film studio Paramount Pictures has named Michael Armstrong, ’02, executive vice president of worldwide television licensing and operations, a newly created role. Previously, Armstrong served as executive vice president and general manager of BET Networks at Paramount’s corporate parent Viacom, an American media conglomerate headquartered in New York.
Ravi Bhagavan, ’98, has been named managing director of BRG Capital Advisors’ new Los Angeles–based technology investment and banking practice. BRG is a US-registered broker dealer headquartered in New York. Bhagavan joins the firm with more than 18 years of experience working with companies through mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity financings, and strategic partnerships.
Amy Carr, ’04, cofounded the new clean cosmetics company PYT Beauty, based in San Francisco. Previously, Carr served as senior director of customer relationship management and loyalty at the personal care and beauty chain Sephora, US headquartered in San Francisco.
Geoffrey Jones, ’98 (XP-67), has joined the Newport Beach, California-based fixed income investment manager PIMCO as executive vice president and portfolio manager. Prior to PIMCO, Jones served as a managing director at Tennenbaum Capital Partners, an alternative investment management firm headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
The Cincinnati-based banking company Fifth Third Bank has named Jeffrey Koebler, ’03, commercial relationship manager. Previously, Koebler was managing partner at the Frontier Group, an Atlanta-based institutional investment and advisory services firm he founded in 2013.
The Chicago-based business newspaper Crain’s Chicago Business featured Jennifer Scanlon, ’92, in its report, “The Most Powerful Women in Chicago Business.” Scanlon is the president and CEO of USG Corporation, a building products manufacturer and innovative solutions company based in Chicago.
David Schwartz, ’90, was inducted into the Chicago Association of REALTORS® Hall of Fame, which honors professionals who helped shape Chicago’s skyline and have a positive and profound influence on younger generations in real estate. Schwartz is the cofounder, chairman, and CEO of the Chicago-based real estate investor and property management company Waterton.
Jason Silletti, ’97, was named co-chair of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s (OIC) campaign, “2020: A Vision for Our Future,” which will construct a state-of-the-art medical pavilion with the largest pediatric orthopedic urgent care center in the country. The OIC is a Los Angeles–based children’s hospital. Silletti is vice president and private wealth advisor at the financial services company Goldman Sachs headquartered in New York.
Jeanne Sinquefield, AM ’71, MBA ’79, together with Rex Sinquefield, ’72, donated $50 million to Saint Louis University, the largest gift in the Catholic research university’s history. The donation will fund a new Research Institute and a Sinquefield Center for Applied Economic Research, in addition to advancing the university’s chess program. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield are respectively the retired executive vice president and retired co-chairman and CIO of the investment firm Dimensional Fund Advisors headquartered in Austin, Texas.
PIMCO, a fixed income investment manager headquartered in Newport Beach, California, has named John Studzinski, ’80, managing director and vice chairman in its executive office. Studzinski comes to PIMCO from the New York–based investment firm Blackstone Group, where he served as senior managing director and vice chairman of investor relations and business development.
James White, ’97, has been appointed managing director and portfolio manager at Norcap Investment Management, a Dallas-based investment management firm. White joins the firm from Tugar Capital Management, a hedge fund sponsor based in Dallas, where he served as managing director.
Jody Goehring, ’09, managing partner and cofounder of the Natick, Massachusetts-based private investment management company Hyde Park Ventures, announced the acquisition of 16 Five Guys franchises across New England. The company is now the third largest Five Guys franchisee in the United States.
Larissa Smaguina, ’08 (EXP-13), published a book about the future of the professional world called, Oú est votre plan? (Where is your plan?). Smaguina is founding partner of Valmiris, a global business advisory firm based in Paris.
Greg Vasey, ’09, managing partner and cofounder of Hyde Park Ventures, announced the acquisition of 16 Five Guys franchises across New England. Hyde Park Ventures is a private investment management company based in Natick, Massachusetts. With this acquisition, it became the third largest Five Guys franchisee in the United States.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has named Allison Windon, ’11 (XP-80), regional head of customer strategy and sales innovation in North America. AGCS is a subsidiary of Allianz SE, a financial services company headquartered in Munich. Previously, Windon served as the company’s global customer experience director in Munich.