Alumni

Rutgers Business School alumnus J. Mark Baiada to be inducted in Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

J. Mark Baiada RC’69, RBS’70, founder and president of BAYADA Home Health Care, is among one of the five remarkable graduates to be inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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Rutgers Business Plan Competition awards three teams of entrepreneurs cash to grow their ventures

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The winning team – Robert Giuliani, Desi Saran and Abby Taylor – won $20,000 to help grow Playa Bowls, which serves up acai berry-based fruit bowls and smoothies at two pop-up stands on the Jersey Shore. Last year, the company had two locations for most of the summer and sales of $100,000.

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BMI CEO Michael O'Neill, Rutgers MBA '86, gives students a sense of challenges the Internet poses to music industry

Monday, March 9, 2015

In addition to BMI Chief Executive Officer Michael O'Neill, the CEO Lecture Series has featured such other prominent alumni as Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon and a former executive at healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson; Eric Tveter, CEO and managing director of Switzerland’s UPC Cablecom and Thomas Renyi, who is now former chairman and CEO of the Bank of New York Mellon Corp.

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MBA alumnus chosen to receive prestigious award from American Society for Quality

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Gurpret Singh’s work promoting and teaching the application of Lean Six Sigma to new areas, including supply chain management, were cited as specific reasons for his selection as recipient of the medal honoring Armand Feigenbaum, a former president of the American Society for Quality. The medal, which is known around the world, is awarded annually to an individual 35 years old or younger for leadership, outstanding service and dedication to the field of quality.

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Rutgers MBA alumnus is leading BMI through music industry's changing landscape

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In 2013, after nearly 20 years at BMI, O’Neill became chief executive officer and added the title of president almost a year later. On March 4, he will return to Rutgers Business School as featured speaker at the CEO Lecture Series. The event begins at 6 p.m. at Rutgers Business School’s Bove Auditorium in Newark.

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State Theatre executive launched career in arts management by combining Rutgers MBA with knowledge of music, culture

Monday, January 12, 2015

"I had a sense early on that I didn’t necessarily just want to do music," said Anna Marie Gewirtz, who earned an MBA from Rutgers Business School in 2006. "I knew there was something else I wanted to do that would have a bigger impact on the community." As vice president of development and strategic partnerships at the 1,850-seat State Theatre in downtown New Brunswick, Gewirtz is in a role now to have that impact.

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Letter from Dean Shafer: Alumni support is vital to continue opening doors for talented, deserving students

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When you make a gift to the Rutgers Business School, you are making a bold statement about your continued support of RBS. More importantly, the donations make a major, positive impact on our students, faculty and campus.

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Alumnus created annual award for second-year MBA students as a way of giving back to Rutgers

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

For the past two years, Rohit Sood has been offering help to MBA students who share his passion for the pharmaceutical business. The Sood Singh Award, named for him and his wife Priya Singh, provides $7,000 to a student beginning a second year of the full-time MBA program who is planning to work in the pharmaceutical business.

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Letter from Dean Shafer: At the heart of Rutgers Business School, a diverse population of ambitious, hard-working students

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The scholarships that we provide through the generosity of our alumni allow many of our students to limit part-time work and debt, so they can take full advantage of the opportunities RBS provides. To you, our graduates, I ask that as you receive the Rutgers annual giving appeal in the mail, and as you reflect on the opportunities that your education provided to you, please donate to Rutgers Business School and contribute to the Rutgers Business School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.

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Panasonic North America CFO Michael Riccio (Rutgers MBA '88) adopts Japanese management style

Monday, October 27, 2014

Twenty-eight years after taking a job at Panasonic Corporation of North America, Michael Riccio, who has adopted a Japanese-influenced management style that emphasizes communication, deep understanding and mentoring, is the first American to serve as the company's chief financial officer. In a recent interview, he reflected on a career path that began with undergraduate accounting classes at Rutgers University-Newark and included a Rutgers MBA.

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Career moves at Prudential prepared Rutgers MBA alumna for role as CFO of Group Insurance

Friday, September 5, 2014

Christine Knight, who is now chief financial officer of Prudential’s Group Insurance, started working at Prudential as an entry-level accountant in a reinsurance subsidiary the Newark-based financial services has since spun off. After the divestiture, Knight stayed on as controller for the run off businesses. It was the first in a series of career moves Knight made at Prudential that reflected a combination of moxie and ambition and what one executive described as Knight’s drive for "continuous improvement.”

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Rutgers joins the Big 10 #RutgersIsB1G

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rutgers celebrated its first day in the Big Ten by throwing a party at High Point Solutions Stadium. Watch the celebration and hear what our fans, current students and university leaders have to say about Rutgers move into the nation's premier academic and athletic conference.

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10 reasons to stay in touch with Rutgers MBA Program

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Congratulations Class of 2014! Sharon Lydon, executive director of Rutgers MBA Program, gives 10 reasons to stay involved with Rutgers Business School for life.

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LIBOR's finance summit at Nasdaq demonstrates strong alumni support, Wall Street connections

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Nearly 150 Rutgers Business School students and more than 70 Rutgers alumni gathered in New York City on April 22 to celebrate LIBOR’s 20th anniversary, network and listen to a panel of distinguished alumni speak about “Discovering Value in Today’s Markets."

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Thought leaders tackle healthcare reform and pharma's changing business model in Lerner Center's annual symposium

Monday, May 5, 2014

The April 30 symposium, "Global Challenges to Pharmaceutical Reimbursements," provided a big-picture, real-world look at the federal government’s efforts to reduce healthcare costs while increasing access to medical care. The symposium is the Blanche and Irwin Lerner Center’s signature event, reinforcing its role as a source of thought leadership on issues impacting the pharmaceutical and healthcare businesses.

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Swiss cable executive shares turnaround story, leadership insights during CEO Lecture Series

Monday, April 28, 2014

During his talk, Eric Tveter said one of the things that guided his actions during the effort to get UPC Cablecom back on track was something he refers to as the five C’s of management – communication, culture, commitment, collaboration and customer. For an American taking the helm of a troubled company in Switzerland where the public has a natural tendency to be skeptical, commitment proved to be particularly vital. "Commitment is doing what you say you’re going to do,” he said. “We set realistic goals. We under promised and over delivered.”

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Contest gives students a chance to meet a distinguished Rutgers alum and win tickets to spring awards gala

Friday, March 14, 2014

Five students from across the Rutgers University campus will be selected to win a pair of tickets to the black tie awards gala (a $300 value) and a chance to meet one of the honorees, which include Avon Products CEO Sheri McCoy, a 1988 graduate of Rutgers Business School’s MBA program, and Harvey Schwartz, chief financial officer at Goldman Sachs.

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Rutgers Finance and Economics Department continues to build network connecting students with alumni, financial professionals

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A networking event hosted by Rutgers Business School’s Department of Finance and Economics on Feb. 25 drew a crowd of nearly 90 people to The Lotos Club on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Students, faculty and alumni heard a talk by Irv Rothman, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Financial Services and afterward, had a chance to mingle and exchange business cards in the club’s elegant library.

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NYSE Euronext SVP Greg Ochojski encourages students to define their college experience, connect with senior professionals

Thursday, February 20, 2014

NYSE Euronext Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of US Cash Markets Greg Ochojski takes time to talk with students about career paths, connecting with senior professionals, and giving back to Rutgers Business School

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Joseph Taylor, CEO and chairman of Panasonic North America Feb. 20 CEO Lecture Series

Friday, February 14, 2014

Joseph Taylor, CEO and chairman of Panasonic North America, will provide Rutgers Business School students with an insightful look at leadership and strategy on Thursday, Feb. 20 as the next featured guest in the school's distinguished CEO Lecture Series. Taylor's talk, "The Challenge of Remaking a 100-year-old Global Corporation," will focus on Panasonic's emergence from its business struggles...

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