McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors Biographies
McDonough Executive Committee
Robert H. Steers (B’75)
Co-Chair and Co-CEO
Cohen & Steers, Inc.
Robert Steers is Co-Chair and Co-CEO of Cohen & Steers, Inc (NYSE-CNS), a leading global investment manager of innovation with focus on real assets, including real estate, infrastructure and commodities. From 1984 to 1986, he was a Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of National Securities and Research Corporation and he organized and launched the nation’s first real estate securities mutual fund in 1985.
Mr. Steers serves as the Investment Committee Chairman of the University’s Endowment Fund. He is also a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Staff Retirement Plan of the IMF.
Mr. Steers holds a BS from Georgetown University and an MBA from George Washington University.
Ann Misiaszek Sarnoff (B’83)
Chief Operating Officer
BBC Worldwide America
Ann Sarnoff is COO at BBC Worldwide Americas, where she is responsible for driving growth and profit across the company’s businesses in the U.S. and Canada. For the past three years, she has been named one of the Most Powerful Women in Cable by CableFAX Magazine. Previously, she spent over 4 years at Dow Jones as President of Dow Jones Ventures and from 1993-2003 worked with some of the best-known brands in television.
Ms. Sarnoff holds a BS in Marketing from MSB at Georgetown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She also serves on the boards of the Women’s Forum of New York and the Harvard Business School Women’s Association of New York.
Michael Psaros (B’89)
KPS Capital Partners LP.
Michael Psaros is a Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of KPS Capital Partners, LP and a member of its Investment Committee. Currently he serves on the Boards of Directors of the following KPS portfolio companies. He previously served on the Board of Directors of 18 former KPS companies and as Chairman of six.
Mr. Psaros received a BSBA from Georgetown University in 1989 and attended Sofia University in Tokyo, Japan. He and wife Robin created The Robin and Michael Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and Policy.
John J. “Hap” Fauth IV (B’67)
Founder, President and CEO
The Churchill Companies
Hap Fauth is Chairman and Director of Churchill Equity and President and CEO of Churchill Industries, which he founded in 1982. Previously, he was EVP and COO for Waterways Transportation, Inc., and VP and Senior Credit Officer at Citicorp.
Mr. Fauth once served as a member of the Board of Directors (2004-2010) for Georgetown University and was part of the Presidential Search Committee in 2000 and 2001. He is a trustee at the University of St. Thomas and a former director of John G. Kinnard & Co. Investor Securities, Children’s Health Care, and Worthington Bancshares.
Mr. Fauth received his M.B.A. from New York University. He and wife, Geren, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have three children.
Michael R. Fisher (B’80)
President and CEO
Fisher Dynamics Corporation
Michael Fisher is President of Fisher & Company, a leading family owned and operated engineering and manufacturing provider for the global automotive business. He has served on the Boards of Fisher & Company, Henry Ford Health System Foundation, Young Presidents Organization, Grosse Pointe Academy, Michigan Cancer Research Fund, and the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Mr. Fisher and his wife Beth reside in Michigan and enjoy four children, graduated from and/or attending Georgetown University and Vanderbilt University.
Peter Johnson (P’15)
Vice Chairman and COO
Peter Johnson is the Vice Chairman and COO of STACK, a company dedicated to training athletes and sports enthusiasts. He is the former CEO, Sports & Entertainment at IMG, the largest sports, entertainment and media company in the world.
Mr. Johnson also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital; MAI, a financial planning and investment advisory firm; and the Wharton Sports Business Initiative, an educational and corporate think tank. Previously he was the COO of IMG, a company where he worked for thirty years.
Mr. Johnson earned his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his BS from the University of Delaware.
Stephanie Tolleson (P’15)
Assistant Head, School for Advancement
Stephanie Tolleson is the Assistant Head of School for Advancement at Hawken School, a progressive independent co-ed PK-12 school in Ohio, where she is directing fundraising efforts for a new high school and the school’s Centennial campaign. She is a former Senior Corporate VP of IMG where she ran men’s and women’s Tennis, overseeing all aspects of the global division related to individual clients, events, sales, marketing, property acquisition and corporate representation. She managed #1 ranked players Venus and Serena Williams, Monica Seles and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, and represented the governing body of the women's tour for worldwide sales and strategies, negotiating four global title sponsorships, including Sony Ericsson's $88 million contract.
W. Robert Berkley, Jr.
President and COO
W.R. Berkley Corporation
Rob Berkley is President and COO of W.R. Berkley Corporation. He joined WRBC in 1997 and served as EVP (2005-2009) and VP for strategy and acquisitions (2000-2002). He was EVP of Berkley International (2000-2001) and President (2001-2002). From 2002-2005 he was Senior VP of Specialty Operations. Prior to joining Berkley, he was an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and Company.
Mr. Berkley graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Finance. He also serves on the board of Interlaken Capital, Inc., VaporStream, Inc., Associated Community Bancorp, Inc., and Associated’s Connecticut Community Bank, N.A. subsidiary; St. John’s University School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science.; Greenwich Hospital Board of Directors; The Institutes Board of Trustees; and NCCI Board.
Dewey John Awad II (MBA’96)
Brookside Capital, LLC
Dewed Awad joined Brookside Capital in 2000 and is a Managing Director. Prior to joining Brookside Capital, he was Vice President of Internet Infrastructure Research at Soundview Technology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Awad was Director of Applications and Middleware Consulting at Gartner Group and he spent several years at Electronic Data Systems in the U.S. and Asia. Mr. Awad received an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Colgate University.
Peter Crnkovich (B’78)
Peter Crnkovich serves as the Chairman of Morgan Stanley’s worldwide healthcare industry investment banking practice. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1982. Previously, he was responsible for the Firm’s healthcare mergers and acquisitions practice and covered U.S.-based healthcare companies. He also spent three years in the Firm’s San Francisco office. He was elected to the Board of Trustees at The Seeing Eyes in 2003.
Mr. Crnkovich has a BS degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He currently lives in Madison, N.J.
Peter Pritchard ((P’08, P’06)
President and CEO
Pritchard Industries, Inc.
Peter Pritchard is President and CEO of Pritchard Industries the third generation of his family to own and direct a service organization. He founded Pritchard Industries in 1986. Pritchard Industries operates building services throughout the northeast, southeast, and southwestern United States and also owns Commercial Restoration Technologies (CRT); Pritchard Events Ltd., and Pritchard Sports and Entertainment Group.
Prior to establishing Pritchard Industries, Inc., he served in management positions at Pritchard Services, Inc. (PSI). PSI was the U.S.-subsidiary of the London-based Pritchard Services Group, directed by his father, Peter R. Pritchard.
Mr. Pritchard and wife, Zorah live in Manhattan and have two children, Saara (C’06) and Peter (B’08).
Gil Tenzer (B’84)
Contrarian Capital Management, LLC
Gil Tenzer is the Director of Real Estate and a founding member of Contrarian, an institutional money management firm with over $4 billion in funds under management including dedicated real estate funds. Since Contrarian’s formation in 1995 he has been responsible for sourcing, managing and coordinating the disposition of the firm’s real estate investments.
Mr. Tenzer received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business in 1984 and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1987.
McDonough Board of Advisors
Robyn Abraham serves as the executive director at HB Global since January 2007, where she oversees the full service for international business affairs, negotiations for film, stage, television, music, social media, licensing, merchandising, IT and IP. Prior to joining in HB Global, Ms. Abraham was the senior Vice President and partner at the International Capital Solutions from 2000 to 2007, and also worked at the Walt Disney Company for more than 15 years.
Ms. Abraham graduated with an EMBA degree from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.
Zubaid Ahmad (MBA'98)
Institutional Clients Group, Citi Global Markets, Inc.
Zubaid Ahmad is Vice Chairman of the Institutional Client Group at Citigroup. He is also COO of Global Banking and Global Head of Public Sector and Sovereign Wealth Funds. He also serves as a member of Citi’s Business Development Council. Prior to joining Citi, he served as Vice Chairman and Head of Corporate Finance, Americas for Standard Chartered Bank. Previously, he held various positions at J.P. Morgan including Vice Chairman and COO of the Americas Investment Banking division.
Mr. Ahmad holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (1986). He and wife Lisa live in Larchmont, NY with their three children.
Joseph V. Amato (B‘84)
Chief Investment Officer
Joseph Amato is the President of Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Chief Investment Officer. He is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Previously, he served as Lehman Brothers’ Global Head of Asset Management and head of its Neuberger Berman subsidiary.
Mr. Amato received his BS from Georgetown University and is a member of the University’s Board of Regents. He is also a member of the New York City Board of Advisors of Teach for America, a national non-profit organization focused on public education reform, and a trustee of the Montclair Kimberley Academy, a New Jersey-based independent school.
William “Bill” D. Anderson, Jr. (B’88, L’94)
Goldman, Sachs, & Co.
Bill Anderson is a Managing Director in the M&A Group of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Previously, he was a mergers and acquisitions attorney for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, a certified public accountant for Coopers & Lybrand and served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Mr. Anderson is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Institute for Law and Economics of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York Alumni Council of Georgetown Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Westchester and the Wall Street Alliance Board of Advisors.
Mr. Anderson, wife Kimberley (B’87) and their three sons live in Scarsdale, NY.
Mr. Jacobs is PIMCO's president and a managing director in the Newport Beach office. Previously, he served as the global head of talent management. He spent five years in PIMCO's Munich office as the head of PIMCO's German business and a senior member of the European management team. He joined the firm in 1998 as a member of the Executive Office working closely with the leadership team in Newport Beach. He was also a VP at Commercial Trust Company.
Mr. Jacobs holds an MBA from Georgetown University and received his undergraduate degree from Washington University, St. Louis.
Joseph Baratta (B’93)
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone Group International LP
Joseph Baratta is the Global Head of Private Equity and a member of the firm's Management and Executive Committees. Since 1998, he has been involved in the execution and responsible for Blackstone's investments in several projects. Before joining Blackstone, he was with Tinicum Incorporated, and McCown De Leeuw & Company and also worked at Morgan Stanley in its mergers and acquisitions department.
Mr. Baratta graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University where he also serves on the University's Board of Regents. He serves as a director of Seaworld Parks and Entertainment and Penn Engineering.
Natalie W. Barth (B’96)
Founder and Principal
Barth Advising, LLC
Natalie Barth is the Founding Partner of Barth Advisors, a boutique advisory consulting firm focused on helping small companies evaluate and execute strategic alternatives. Formerly, she was the Director of Operations/Business Management at Perella Weinberg Partners. Prior to joining PWP, she was an Associate then VP at Morgan Stanley, and was also an investment banking analyst at CIBC World Markets/Oppenheimer.
Ms. Barth received a B.S.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is also a Board Member of Park Avenue Synagogue and UJA-Federation of New York. She resides in New York City with her husband and their twin sons.
Justin Berman (B’99)
Founder and CEO
Berman Capital Adviors, LLC
Justin Berman founded Berman Capital Advisors in 2010, providing wealth management and investment consulting services to a select group of high-net-worth clients. Previously, he was VP in the Private Wealth Management division of Goldman Sachs & Co. He has also served in the Investment Advisory Group at myCFO, Inc. and in the Private Client Group at Arthur Andersen & Co. He is active in community affairs and also serves on the boards of Families First, Zoo Atlanta, and Emory University Board of Visitors.
Mr. Berman is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Georgetown University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he was named a Palmer Scholar.
Richard Beyer (I’70, MS’74)
Chairman and CEO (Retired)
Richard Beyer served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Freescale Semiconductors, one of the major global producers of embedded hardware and semiconductors, from 2008 to 2012. Prior to Freescale, he was CEO and Director of Intersil Corporation, a position that he grew into when Intersil acquired Elantec Semiconductor, where he was President, Chief Executive Officer and Director. This November Mr. Beyer was named chairman of The Semiconductor Industry Association’s Board of Directors
Along with his undergraduate and MS degrees from Georgetown, Mr. Beyer earned an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Larry Botel (B’88)
JOSS Realty Partners, LLC
Larry Botel founded JOSS Realty Partners in 2005. Previously, he spent three years as the COO at Broadway Partners and directed Broadway from a sole proprietorship with limited operating capability to a full service real estate investment company. From 1997 to 1999, he was VP and Head of Real Estate at Fortress Investment Group. He is also a General Partner of two affiliated Minor League Baseball teams.
Mr. Botel received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, in 1993 and B.S.B.A from Georgetown University in 1988. He has been a member of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors since 2007.
Mark J. Casella (B’80)
Mark Casella is Managing Partner of PwC’s Financial Services practice and leads the firm's US Alternative Investments practice. With more than 30 years of experience, he serves as the engagement partner and business advisor to alternative investment fund clients, including investment partnerships, hedge and offshore funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and their related investment advisors.
Mr. Casella is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut, and a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Rajeev Donald De Mello (MBA’92)
Asian head of Fixed Income
Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Limited
Rajeev De Mello is the Head of Fixed Income at Schroder Investment Management (Singapore) Limited. He was formerly Singapore head at Western Asset Management. Rajeev heads up the asset manager’s fixed income investment teams for Asia ex-Australia, across six regional centres. He is based in Singapore and joined Schroders in July 2011 from Western Asset Management (WAM) where he helped drive the team’s growth in Asian local currency strategies as a senior investment officer. Prior to WAM, he was executive vice president and head of Asian fixed income at Pictet Asset Management.
Mohammed Dewji (B’98)
Chief Executive Officer
Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (METL)
At a tender age of 39, Mohammed Dewji, aka Mo, is the Group CEO of Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Limited (METL). Under his 14 year leadership, METL employs more than 24,000 people and contributes 3.5% of Tanzania’s GDP. Mr. Dewji’s business empire is estimated at 1.3 billion dollars and still expanding with a projection of 5 billion dollars by 2018. His diverse group of companies deal in trading, manufacturing, agriculture, financial services, real estate, mobile telephony and distribution in Tanzania and East and Central Africa. METL is undoubtedly one of the leading trading companies in the region.”
William P. Doucas (B’82)
Mr. Doucas serves as Chairman of Elutions, Inc, a premier global provider of Operational Business Intelligence Solutions, and Chairman of Elutions Capital Ventures. He is responsible for the strategic execution of the companies’ long-term goals and objectives. Since 1995, he has grown the firm with a CAGR of nearly 75% year after year. He has expanded the business’ reach from a US-based metering and monitoring provider to one of the world’s largest intelligent solutions firms.
Mr. Doucas holds a BS in Finance from Georgetown University. He has three children and lives in Sarasota, Florida with his wife.
Dasha Smith Dwin (B’95)
Dasha Smith Dwin is Managing Director, Human Resources & Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer for GCM Grosvenor, a leading alternative investment firm. Previously, she worked for the Employee Relations and Employment Law departments and legal department at Time Inc., and also practiced as a corporate attorney at the law firms of Latham & Watkins, Covington & Burling and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
A native of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Dwin received a B.S. in Finance from Georgetown University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. She also serves as a board member on the Georgetown University Center for Financial Markets and as a Trustee of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Glenn Eisen (B’87)
Chief Marketing Officer
Glenn Eisen is the CMO for Dish® Digital. He has more than 25 years of marketing experience holding executive positions in leading Internet-edia, technology-VoIP and CPG-direct businesses. He is the former EVP of Marketing for Guthy-Renker™ and former Marketing Senior VP of Vonage® and AOL®. He is a recipient of numerous marketing awards including an Effie.
Mr. Eisen is a Board Director and Officer for the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) where he has held the Vice Chairman and Treasurer positions. He is also a Board Advisor for AnyPresence, Inc. and the Georgetown Technology Alliance.
Dr. Karim El Solh (MBA’91)
CEO and Co-Founder, Gulf Capital
Dr. Karim El Solh has over 23 years experience in private equity, asset management, investment banking and real estate. He is the Founder and CEO of Gulf Capital, one of the largest and most active alternative asset management firms in the Middle East. Previously, he was CEO of the National Investor, Head of European High Yield Capital Markets at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette and a senior investment banker at Citigroup. He also worked for five years at Price Waterhouse.
Dr. El Solh has a B.S. in civil engineering from Cornell University, an MBA from Georgetown University, a Doctorate in economics from the Institute D’Etudes Politiques de Paris and a Certified Management Accountant diploma.
Thomas M. Fitzgerald III (B’80)
Longbow Capital Partners
Thomas Fitzgerald is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at Longbow. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1999 to 2003, where he was a Partner Managing Director in the Equity Capital Markets Group. He also served as co-head of Goldman Sachs’ global convertible and equity derivatives activities within the Equity Capital Markets Group. He spent sixteen years at Salomon Brothers and its successor, Salomon Smith Barney, where he was a Managing Director and co-head of Global Equity Capital Markets.
Mr. Fitzgerald holds a B.S. degree from Georgetown University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Marc Flamino (B’89)
RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Marc Flamino is currently a Managing Director at RBC Capital. Prior to joining RBC in 2013, he was a Partner at H/2 Capital Partners. Prior to joining H/2 in 2007, he was a Managing Director at Goldaman Sachs. He began his career joining PaineWebber in 1989 and moved to Morgan Stanley in 1996.
Mr. Flamino graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business in 1989 majoring in Finance and also holds an MBA (Finance) from Columbia University. He currently resides in Chappaqua, NY with his wife and three children.
Robert J. Flanagan (B‘78)
Executive Vice President
Clark Enterprises Inc. (“CEI”)
As Managing Director of CNF Investments LLC, CEI's private equity division, Robert Flanagan serves on the boards of Clark Construction Group, Eagle Oil & Gas, MonosolRX and Svelte Medical Systems. He is Lead Director of Sagent Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Federal City Council.
Mr. Flanagan was the Treasurer of the Baltimore Orioles Inc., and began his career with Arthur Andersen's audit division.
A certified public accountant, he received a BSBA from McDonough School of Business and an MST from the American University School of Business.
Paul J. Hill (B’67)
Chairman, President and CEO
Harvard Development, Inc.
Paul Hill is Chairman and President of The Hill Companies. Through Harvard Developments Inc., he operates in areas of real estate, insurance, broadcasting, energy and manufacturing in Canada and the US. He chaired Crown Life, Boardwalk Equities, and served or is serving on the boards of Canada Trust, North Canadian Oils, Shopping.com, Government House Foundation, Conference Board of Canada, Asia Pacific Foundation, Chief Executive Organization, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, C.D. Howe Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, and various Business Schools including Ivey, Hill and McDonough.
In addition, he was instrumental in creating the foundation “One Life Makes a Difference” and Mother Teresa Middle School, both focused on educating under privileged students.
David M. Hooper (B’89)
Partner and Co-Founder
David Hooper is a partner and co-founder of Centerview Capital, an industry focused, operationally oriented private equity firm. Prior to forming Centerview Capital in 2006 he was a Managing Director, Head of the Consumer Group and Chairman of the U.S. Investment Committee at Vestar Capital Partners. He once served as a financial consultant to GPA Group PLC. and was a member of the Blackstone Group’s Principal Investment Group and Drexel Burnham Lambert’s M&A department.
Mr. Hooper graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University with a BSBA and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of directors of Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, Big Heart Pet Brands and Richelieu Foods.
Yongsoo Huh (B’94)
Executive Vice President
Yongsoo Huh is Execitive Vice President of GS Energy. As a family owner of GS Group, he was responsible for Group strategy, M&A and portfolio management until 2012. He is now responsible for GS Group’s new energy initiative, which includes gas, power and Cleatech. Prior to joining GS Group, he was CEO of Seungsan Inc. He also served as board member of KB Bank of Korea and worked for Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Huh received a BSBA from Georgetown University an EMBA from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He also serves as a board member of the Korea National Museum.
Sarkis Dikran Izmirlian (B’94)
TradeInvest Asset Mangement, Ltd.
Mr. Izmirlian is the CEO of TradeInvest Asset Management, Ltd. and the Chairman and CEO of Baha Mar, Ltd. After graduating from Georgetown University with a B.S. in International Business and Finance he was employed in the NY offices of JP Morgan. Since leaving JP Morgan he has been actively involved in the family’s businesses including commercial real estate investment and development, commodities trading, agricultural equipment manufacturing, and financial investments.
He attended the Taft School in Watertown, CT where he now serves as a Trustee. Mr. Izmirlian also serves on the board of, or chairs, numerous philanthropic organizations including the Izmirlian Foundation.
Born in Switzerland, Mr. Izmirlian now resides in the Bahamas with his wife and children.
Daniel S. Jaffee (B’86)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Oil-Dri Corporation of America (NYSE:ODC)
Daniel Jaffee graduated from Georgetown University in 1986. He joined Oil-Dri in 1987 after a year with Price Waterhouse. From 1990-1995 he served as CFO of the Company. He became President of the Company in 1995 and CEO in 1997. He was COO from 1995-1997.
Mr. Jaffee received an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University in 2004. His civic activities include serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Anti-Cruelty Society of Chicago and as a Trustee of the Chicago History Museum.
Arlen H. Kantarian (B’75)
Chief Executive Officer
Kantarian Sports Group
Arlen Kantarian served as the CEO, Professional Tennis for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), overseeing all aspects of the US Open, the U.S. Davis Cup and Olympic teams, and the USTA National Tennis Center. Prior to joining the USTA, he served as President and CEO of Radio City Music Hall, VP of Marketing for the National Football League, and held senior-level brand marketing positions at Pepsi-Cola and Colgate-Palmolive. He was named to BusinessWeek’s “Top 100 Most Influential People in Sports”. He currently owns and operates a sports advisory group and serves as the Lead Director for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
Kenneth J. Kencel (B’81)
Managing Director Head of Carlyle GMS Finance
The Carlyle Group
Kenneth Kencel is the Founder, President, and CEO of Churchill Financial Group LLC. Previously, he served as head of leveraged finance for Royal Bank of Canada and head of Indosuez Capital, a middle market merchant banking and asset management business. During his 25-year career, he has had a broad range of experience in middle market leveraged finance, having been a founder of the high-yield finance businesses at both Chase Securities and SBC Warburg (now UBS).
Mr. Kencel holds a BSBA from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Northwestern University. He and wife Robin A. Kencel (C’80), reside in Greenwich, CT. They have two children.
Laurie Hodges Lapeyre is an active volunteer for educational and medical institutions and social service organizations in NY and Washington, DC. She spent six years in Investment Banking at Goldman, Sachs and Co. focusing on the Energy, Telecomm and Public Utility sectors and ten years in executive search recruiting leading executive and Board level management searches.
Ms. Lapeyre is a member of the Advisory Board of Horizons at Saint David’s and serves on the Board of Directors of Georgetown University and Vice Chair of Georgetown University’s Board of Regents. She holds a BSBA from Georgetown University and MBA from New York University.
Ms. Lapeyre and husband Pierre F. Lapeyre, Jr. and two children, Pierre and Jacqueline.
Jerry Longarzo (B’84, JD’87)
JLD, Media, Inc.
Jerry Longarzo recently accepted the post of COO at Alcon Television Group and is a founding partner of KlevanLongarzo LLP. Mr. Longarzo oversees the business affairs, legal affairs, scripted production and production finance departments for the Alcon Television Group. He previously held senior posts at Newscorp and The Walt Disney Company and began his legal career in New York as a corporate associate for the law firm Lord Day & Lord.
Mr. Longarzo earned a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a BSBA, magna cum laude, from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He and wife Diana have three sons and reside in Los Angeles, CA.
Jonathan Lynch (B’88)
Jonathan Lynch is a Managing Director in the New York office of CCMP and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. He focuses on investments in the consumer/retail and business services/technology sectors. Previously, he was a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions division of Prudential Securities. He serves on the board of directors of Axiom Global, Inc. He served as President of the Venture Investors Association of NY (VIANY).
Mr. Lynch holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Herbert S. MacArthur (MBA’97)
Capital Advisory, LLC
Herbert MacArthur is a global consulting professional who brings a unique combination of domestic, international, government and commercial experience to bear in strategy development, business process reengineering, and financial management. He is currently providing strategy and management consulting services to the Energy, Infrastructure, and Federal Contracting sectors. Prior to this he was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton where he led market teams in Defense, Transportation, and Finance, as well as one of the firm’s functional Centers of Excellence. Mr. MacArthur has lived and worked extensively in Africa and Europe, speaks French and German, and is married with two children.
David McBride (C’69, JD’73)
McBride Enterprises, Inc.
David McBride is counsel with the Commercial and Real Estate Department at the law firm Harwood and Lloyd. He also is the CEO and director of McBride Enterprises, Inc, roles he has held since 1987 and 1975 respectively. This entity was founded by his grandfather in 1898 and is the parent entity for a number of other entities including McBride Corporate Real Estate.
Mr. McBride received his undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown and he is a former member of the Board of Regents and the College Board of Advisors and is a member of the Wall Street Alliance board. He and wife Barbara have 3 children, all of whom are Georgetown graduates.
Timothy B. McBride (L’75, L’80)
Chairman & CFO
McBride Enterprises, Inc.
Timothy B. McBride is a principal, Chairman and CFO of McBride Enterprises, an established commercial and residential real estate development and construction enterprise founded by his grandfather in 1898. He served as an Air Force officer from 1967-1972. He teaches Real Estate Finance at McDonough and continues to provide counsel to the University and donors in support of the University’s capital campaigns.
Mr. McBride earned a Law Degree and a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University’s Law Center. He is a member of the bars of Virginia, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey. He also served on the University’s Board of Regents between 1995 and 2001.
Paul Murphy (MBA’94)
Sentinel Capital Partners
Paul Murphy, Partner, joined Sentinel in 2000. He currently is a director of Inscape Publishing, Interim Healthcare, ReachOut Healthcare America, and Trussbilt. He also served as Chairman of Metro Dentalcare. From 1997-2000, he was a Director at Dilmun. Previously, he was a Vice President in the Financial Buyers Group at NationsBanc Capital Markets and also spent two years as an Associate in the Merchant Banking Group of Chase Manhattan Bank.
Mr. Murphy holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He spent five years as an Artillery officer in the U.S. Army.
Jen Neal (B’95)
Executive Vice President
E! Entertainment Television Inc.
Jen Neal oversees and directs all marketing initiatives for E!’s global pop-culture brand. In 2012, she played an integral role in harnessing E!’s ongoing momentum to develop and execute the brand evolution strategy that included the network’s new look, logo, brand campaign and “Pop of Culture”. Most recently, as chief marketing officer for BBDO North America, she was responsible for driving BBDO North America’s evolution and growth, including the positioning and branding of the agency.
Prior to BBDO, Ms. Neal was at Omnicom’s PHD, where she was responsible for running the New York office and all client relationships on the East Coast, including entertainment brands Discovery Networks, HBO, BBC and Travel Channel.
Eileen Owen Nelson (B'86)
Managing Director, Business Development
Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Eileen Nelson is a Managing Director of Business Development at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS), a private equity firm focused on information/ business services and healthcare. Prior to joining WCAS, she was a Partner and Director of Investor Relations at FLAG Capital Management, a Director at Credit Suisse Asset Management and a Senior VP of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette.
Ms. Nelson is an active GU volunteer whose leadership roles have included serving as the President of the Georgetown Club of New York and Co-Chair of the 25th Reunion. She and husband Michael live in Greenwich, CT with their sons, Liam and Nicholas.
Robert Bernard Nolan, Jr. (B’74)
Halyard Capital Fund
Bob Nolan is the Managing Partner of Halyard Capital and chairs the Investment Committee. He represents Halyard on the Boards of Education Dynamics, Practice Insight and Digital Fortress. Previously, he sat on the Board of American Consolidated Media. He was the CEO of the BMO Private Equity Group, Managing Director and Head of Media & Telecommunications Investment Banking at CIBC World Markets and also worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Telecommunications, Media & Technology Group.
Mr. Nolan is a member of the New York and Washington, D.C. bar Associations. He received a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law and a B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University.
Geoffrey A. Oliver (B’77)
CEO and Managing Partner
Hilltop Adviors, LLC
Jeff Oliver is CEO and Managing partner of Mclean, VA-based Hilltop Advisors, an accounting and advisory firm providing a wide range of consulting and financial services. Prior to founding Hilltop Advisors, he served as a managing director of KPMG Peat Warwick’s Mortgage and Structured Finance division, which became BearingPoint. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Virginia.
Mr. Oliver and wife, Sharon co-founded Meany & Oliver Companies, Inc. with Phillip E. Meany, Jr. in 2004. The firm provides brokerage, consulting, investment and marketing services to a variety of private & public sector clients, institutions and landlords in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Oliver’s reside in Arlington, VA.
Patricia Mulvaney Pignataro (B’81)
Wayne Clarke Plewniak (MBA’85)
GAMCO Investors, Inc.
Mr. Plewniak is Managing Director at GAMCO. He was formerly with Lehman Brothers/Neuberger Berman where he served as a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager following Neuberger's acquisition of Lipper & Company in 2002. He was responsible for the creation and management of Lipper & Company's high yield management from its inception in 1991. He began his career at General Motors Corporation and has worked with Goldome FSB, Paribas North America and Bell Atlantic Capital prior to Lipper & Company, LLC.
Mr. Plewniak is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology and earned an MBA in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University.
Elaine N. Pochtar (B’79)
Elaine Pochtar is an Executive Director in the Municipal Bond Department of Morgan Stanley's Institutional Fixed Income Department. She joined the Department at its inception in 1983, having graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She has served multiple terms on the Board of Advisors for McDonough and is also active in the Georgetown University Undergraduate Alumni Admissions Program having served as an AAP interviewer for Northern New Jersey for the last 20 years.
Ms. Pochtar graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University. She and husband, Jim Sweeney, live in Essex Fells, New Jersey with their children, Danny and Allie.
Marc Puntus (B’89)
Partner and Co-Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring
Centerview Partners LLC
Marc Puntus is a Partner and Co-Head of the Debt Advisory and Restructuring practice at Centerview Partners LLC., a leading independent investment banking and advisory firm. For over 20 years he has led restructuring, financing and M&A assignments across a wide array of industries. He also acted as the Managing Director and founder of Miller Buckfire & Co., the member of the financial restructuring group of Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, and the Partner in the Business, Finance and Restructuring department of the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Mr. Puntus has a J.D. (cum laude) from Boston University School of Law and a B.S.B.A./Finance from Georgetown University.
Hossam Y. Radwan (B’92)
Abraaj Saudi Arabia Ltd.
Hossam Radwan is an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs International responsible for the Investment Management Business in the Middle East. He joined the firm in the summer of 1997. Previously, he spent four years at JP Morgan in Investment Banking, both in New York and London.
Mr. Radwan obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
David Edward Rappa (B’97)
Beck, Mack & Oliver, LLC
David Rappa is a Senior Partner at Beck, Mack & Oliver LLC. He has over 14 years of experience in the investment industry and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Fund’s portfolio. He was previously a Principal at Austin Investment Management, Inc. where he served as a portfolio manager and an analyst during his tenure starting in 1997, including serving as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Fund.
Mr. Rappa earned a B.A in International Business from Georgetown University.
William Sonneborn (B’92)
EIG Global Energy Partners
William Sonneborn serves as President of EIG Global Energy Partners from May 2014. Previously, he was the Senior Advisor to KKR and a member of KKR’s Management Committee. During his five years at KKR, he helped lead the growth of the public markets side both organically and through strategic acquisitions as well as the launch of new initiatives for KKR to access individual investors. Prior to joining KKR, he was with The TCW Group, Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Mr. Sonneborn graduated with honors from the McDonough School of Business in 1992. He currently lives in California with wife Karen.
Timothy P. Tassopoulos (MBA’83)
Executive Vice President, Operations
Tim Tassopoulos is Executive VPsenior vice president of Operations for Chick-fil-A and is responsible for coordinating the activities of Field Operations, Operation Services, Training & Development, Human Resources, and Purchasing and Distribution. He began his career at Chick-fil-A in 1977 as a Restaurant team member and joined the home office staff as a business consultant in 1983.
Mr. Tassopoulos graduated from Oglethorpe University with a BA in history and political science. He received his MBA from Georgetown University and was recognized with the Graduate School Service Award. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe University. He and wife Maria have two sons, Luke and Nicholas.
John Vitalo (B’90)
Chief Executive Officer
Atlas Mara Co-Nvester Limited
Abbas F. (“Eddy”) Zuaiter (B’89)
Zuaiter Capital Holding, LLC
Mr. Zuaiter is a Co-Founder and Managing Member of Zuaiter Capital Holdings, LLC, (“ZCH”), a Greenwich, CT based private family office (est. 2013). Previously, he worked at Soros Fund Management (“SFM”), serving in various capacities, including the role of CFO and COO. Prior to joining SFM, he was a partner in the Financial Services Practices of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (“PwC”).
Mr. Zuaiter graduated with a BSBA in Finance and Accounting from Georgetown University. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Adecoagro, SA (NYSE: ARGO) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Bank plc and other for and non-profit boards.