Rutgers Alumni in the News

Wayne, NJ
Monday, December 5, 2011

To protect people’s hearts and raise awareness about heart disease, Genso LLC launched Heart Juice, an all-natural, low-calorie beverage containing cardio-protective ingredients. After researching and meeting with doctors, herbalists and natural food stores, Genso founders developed a list of essential ingredients often used in heart health applications. They concluded that if they mixed hawthorn extract, resveratrol, vitamins, antioxidants, garlic extract, pomegranate juice and a small amount of stevia, they’d have a bottled drink that would support heart health. Available in a Pulse Berry flavor, Heart Juice has 20 calories and comes packaged in a 16-ounce glass bottle. A bottle retails for approximately $2.79.

Madison, NJ
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reimbursement Intelligence, the New Jersey-based market-research firm helping biopharma, medical device and diagnostic firms succeed in managed markets, announced today that Shiraz Hasan has joined the company as Chief Commercial Officer. Hasan holds a BS in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University and an MBA from Rutgers Business School.

Alumni MBA

Jersey City, NJ
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Single Touch Systems Inc. (OTCBB:SITO), the technology based mobile media solutions provider that enables retailers, advertisers and brands to easily connect with customers through its proprietary, patented technologies, has announced that Stephen D. Baksa has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Baksa holds an MBA from Rutgers and a B.A. in Economics from Gettysburg College.

Lambertville, NJ
Saturday, October 29, 2011

Senior consultant Joan Walker, formerly a director of Service Management at Merck & Co., brings 15 years of corporate experience managing programs and change execution. Her skills include driving technical solutions that support emerging global business strategies. Walker earned an MBA in marketing from Rutgers Business School and a bachelor's degree in English from Douglass College.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sherilyn McCoyFORTUNE's annual ranking of America's leading businesswomen has named Rutgers Business School alumna Sherilyn McCoy #10 out of the 50 most powerful women in business.

Sheri McCoy most recently met with students and alumni during the Spring 2011 CEO Lecture Series where she spoke about the challenge of innovation in a dynamic global market.

Read CNN's article on the Fortune ranking

Edison, NJ
Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kevin Sullivan, who is also a CIA, works in the Consulting Services Group, with particular expertise in insurance and health care risk management. Prior to joining EisnerAmper, he was vice president of internal audit for a property and casualty insurer, and before that, a director at a health insurance consulting firm. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Thomas Edison State College, and an MBA from Rutgers University.

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Business Wire
Friday, July 8, 2011

“I am delighted to welcome Umesh to the Junction Solutions senior management team,” said Jeff Grell, president and CEO of Junction Solutions. “He brings over 25 years of corporate accounting and business operations experience in the software systems and professional services industries, and has successfully worked in financial management for both large and mid-sized companies. I believe his experience in applications and consulting management, as well as new market development, will be a strong asset as we continue to expand our business.” He earned his BS and MS degrees from the University of Bombay, India, and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Princeton, NJ
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

According to Joan Hagadorn, right, chief operating officer at Princeton Medical Group (PMG), none of the group’s providers will leave Princeton, but rather rotate between Princeton, Plainsboro, and Monroe. She does say, however, that the new location (just shy of 16,000 square feet) will come with more practices, beginning with two new gastroenterology doctors who will join the group in August, and later an expanded internal medicine practice. A former Intensive Care Unit nurse at Princeton hospital, Hagadorn entered the administrative end of healthcare in the early 1990s, after she received her MBA from Rutgers (where she also earned her bachelor’s in nursing). She will remain on North Harrison Street with the rest of PMG’s administrative staff.

Alumni Nursing
Washington Twp.
Friday, June 10, 2011

Investors Savings Bank has named Michael T. Giacobello to the position of branch manager at its location at 388 Route 57 West. Giacobello will supervise branch operations and lead efforts to grow the branch’s portfolio of business and consumer accounts. Giacobello, who is currently pursuing an MBA from Rutgers University, counts the Hunterdon Chamber of Commerce among his professional affiliations.

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PR Log
Newark, NJ
Thursday, May 26, 2011

A promising new venture based at the NJIT Enterprise Development Center was selected as the winner at iEvening New Jersey, an innovative new business event attended by more than 160 startup founders and entrepreneurs, and hosted by NJIT on May 19, 2011. The four-hour conference included two workshops, networking, 14 exhibits and an investor pitching competition for start-up companies seeking investment capital. iSpeech was founded by RBS Alumnus Heath Ahrens in 2007.


Charleston, SC
Monday, April 11, 2011

Revolutions Medical Corporation ("Revolutions Medical" or the "Company") (OTCQB:RMCP) announces today the hiring of Alumnus Vincent Olmo (MBA), as the Company's new Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Olmo combines over five years of experience in information technology and operations senior management, following an eighteen year career as a delivery manager and application architect. Previously, he was involved with several large financial institutions holding various positions, including chief architect and application delivery executive.

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Rutgers News
New Brunswick, NJ
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

TED is a nonprofit global network that brings together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED). Established in 1984, its purpose is to disseminate “ideas worth spreading” through conferences, video, online media, local events, and other initiatives. Taha Najmuddin, the founding moderator of the official TED fan page on Facebook, brought an independent, miniature version of the conference (TEDx) to Rutgers last year with the help of the Rutgers International Student Association (ISA).  Najmuddin, who graduated in 2010 from the Rutgers Business School-New Brunswick, now works as a business analyst at FAST, a financial services technology company.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced the promotion of Jim Gross to the position of vice president of financial accounting and public policy. Gross joined MBA in 2008 from NetBank Inc., where he was chief financial officer. He has 10 years of "Big Four" accounting experience including functioning as a mortgage banking specialist for Deloitte. His background also includes prior chief financial officer positions at New America Mortgage, IndyMac, and J.I. Kislak Mortgage. Gross is a Certified Public Accountant and received his MBA from Rutgers University and B.A. in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Washington, D.C.
Sunday, March 27, 2011

A career librarian and administrator, Rutgers Alumnus Susan H. Hildreth (MBA) was nominated to be director of theInstitute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) by President Barack Obama in September 2010. Confirmed by the Senate on December 22, she assumed the position on January 19, 2011. The Institute oversees federal financial support for libraries and museums around the country.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Paul Ciandrini took the helm at HydroPoint after concluding the company’s technology lowers the cost of irrigation, requires no changes in behavior and is good for the environment as well.

“This is a rare confluence of positives,” he said.

HydroPoint’s automated irrigation control systems pull down a constant stream of satellite weather data and coordinate it with local moisture readings to determine when and how much water to apply to plants.

Mr. Ciandrini served in executive positions for several software companies, including the senior vice presidency of Oracle, before taking the position. He served as president of Plumtree Software Inc., where he facilitated the company’s acquisition by BEA Systems. He has an MBA from Rutgers University.

“Water management and conservation through automation will follow the same trajectory of business automation software once people connect the dots,” he said.

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Millville, NJ
Thursday, February 3, 2011

Robinson and Andujar, LLC, an area law firm, is pleased to announce that Matthew J. Robinson, Esq., has joined as an associate. Matthew Robinson will focus his practice on business law, real estate, criminal law, personal injury and municipal court defense. Robinson received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law where he was Marketing Editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Public Policy. He additionally holds a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University School of Business.

New York, NY
Thursday, December 9, 2010

Alumnus Rich Falcone (BS in Marketing) is CDI’s resident expert on IT solutions for the financial services sector. Since joining the company in August 2001, his primary focus has been serving key clients among hedge funds, private equity firms, banks, and high frequency trading exchanges. Rich’s accomplishments at CDI include having been recognized for five consecutive years as CDI’s Sales Rep of the Year. Prior to joining CDI, Rich was a Sales Account Manager with Hewlett-Packard, recruited out of Rutgers University to sell infrastructure technology to the dot-com sector.