Reginald “Reggie” Acloque is the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Juvare, a company that provides Enterprise Resilience Solutions for organizations to connect to the critical resources, data and mutual assistance they need to bounce forward stronger following incidents and planned events. Recently, Reggie has been making a difference in the fight against COVID-19 with Juvare’s software that has tracking capabilities to monitor the availability of ventilators, hospital beds, and personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) for hospitals across the country.
Reggie was previously Vice President of Global Professional Services at GE Power, responsible for deploying commercial software and analytics products for power generating customers, as part of GE’s industrial internet initiative. Reggie led a global software professional services organization, chartered to deliver customer outcomes, by architecting, implementing and bridging information and operational technology, as part of a new digital business model. Prior to this role, Reggie co-developed a new software business model by identifying market opportunities through discovery session with US power generation customers.
Reggie has held several leadership or director level positions at GE Power, leading strategic initiatives that span multiple functions, including product management, engineering, field services, sales, marketing, risk and finance. Reggie led the delivery of a digital program to drive customer discovery, mine competitive information, and build market intelligence, enabling $400m in new orders for one of GE’s flagship product. As an IT Director, Reggie launched key business solutions, including product lifecycle management, case management, and remote monitoring & diagnostics platforms for services engineering, and also managed software systems & operations for a globally distributed field services organization.
Reggie holds a bachelor’s degree in information management and technology from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and holds a master’s degree from Kennesaw State University. Reggie is a member of Syracuse University’s Regional Council, and also serves as an advisory board member on Georgia State University’s Computer Information Systems Department.
Reggie resides with his wife, Demetria, and two daughters, Elle and Emery, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sam Clarvit is the Director of Technology and Venture Investments at CCFO Investments and was most recently the Implementation Manager at Romeo Power Technology, a battery technology startup, in New York City.
He is a 2010 graduate of the iSchool’s Information Management and Technology Program and earned a minor in Global Enterprise Technology. He was elected to serve on the Board of the SU Alumni Association from 2011 to 2015. Sam was the Chair, and founder, of the Generation Orange Committee and served on the Association’s Executive Committee. In addition, he was the primary benefactor of the iSchool’s first ever crowdfunding campaign, ReFuel, which was a rousing success.
While a student at Syracuse, Sam was a founding and driving member of the committee behind the 2010 Senior Class Giving campaign which focused on engaging and educating graduating seniors about philanthropy. This program has continued and grown over the years as Class Act. He also served as a peer advisor for the iSchool during his undergraduate years.
Beth Cofsky is an Account Partner Director, Professional Services for Salesforce and works with large enterprises looking to innovate and transform their business processes through the use of the Salesforce platform. She has experience working with companies in a variety of verticals including automotive, gaming & hospitality, real estate, financial services, utilities and life sciences.
Prior to Salesforce, Beth served as Director Services Business Development for Accruent focusing on retail and higher education customers selling real estate and facilities management solutions. Beth held similar software consulting services sales positions at Astadia and Oracle/Siebel. Following a move from Dallas to Los Angeles, Beth served as Principal Consultant implementing financial services software at Treasury Services.
At NationsBank, Beth served as Vice President in IT managing Trust Systems applications. Beth started her career at Texas Instruments as a Software Design Engineer.
Beth is married and resides in Los Angeles. She is an active volunteer, mentor and luminary member of Step Up, a non-profit organization that propels teen girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential by empowering them to become confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. She is an avid exerciser and she and her husband enjoy adopting/rescuing senior Labradors.
Beth received her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University in 1985 and her master’s of business administration from University of Dallas, GSM in 1988. She holds 5 Salesforce certifications.
Craig B. Cornelius is the Senior Vice President of Client Services at Eventus Solutions Group. Eventus is a consulting and technology services company that delivers and manages advanced, comprehensive Customer Experience solutions for its clients.
Prior to joining Eventus, Craig enjoyed a 25 year career with Accenture, where he held a variety of roles serving clients in both the commercial and public sectors. From 2007 through 2012, Craig served as the Portfolio Lead of Accenture’s U.S. Federal Civilian business, where he was responsible for sales and delivery of Accenture’s business with civilian organizations throughout the U.S. federal government. Craig also served as the managing director for Accenture’s business with the U.S. Postal Service, as well as the managing director for Accenture’s U.S. Public Service Customer Relationship Management business.
During his career, Craig has worked across many industries, including postal, transportation and travel services, retail, communications, electronics and high tech, and aerospace and defense. Since 2001, he has been focused on serving public service organizations, primarily in the U.S. federal government. Craig is recognized for developing and managing client relationships, as well as for his experience in bringing best practices to help clients improve their business performance and deliver greater value for their customers.
Craig graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in aerospace engineering. He is married to Rebecca C. Cornelius, who is a graduate of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. They have three children and reside in both Jacksonville, FL and Potomac, Md. Craig joined the iSchool Board in February 2000 and served two terms as its chair. He has also served on the board of the Foundation for Future Technology Leaders, an organization that provides scholarships to students seeking degrees in various fields of information technology.
As the General Manager of US Education for Microsoft, Hether Danforth leads a team that supports higher education and K12 organizations across the east region. This team works with institutional and educational leaders to support and advance their initiatives through the use of Microsoft technology.
Previously, Hether served as the Senior Director of the Northeast Healthcare and Life Science team, working with numerous providers and academic medical centers, spanning the public and private sectors. During her ten years at Microsoft, Hether has held a number of key roles across the Microsoft US team. Prior to Microsoft, Hether worked in technology research serving as the VP of Sales for TheInfoPro and RVP of Media Metrix.
She is active in her community, serving on the boards of the Marblehead Museum and Historical Society and The Family Fund. Hether holds a degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University and lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two sons.
Sharon Dhall leads the development and execution of the Institutional Financial Services (IFS) modernization roadmap across the Operations and Technology organizations at TIAA to outline how the company will develop, automate and transform the infrastructure and key processes for IFS to scale and deliver best-in-class services for plan sponsors and participants. Partnering with TIAA business and technical leadership, Sharon is responsible for rationalizing the platforms and applications that support our overall service processes, and for the development and implementation of our workflow strategy to drive participants and plan sponsor self-service and deliver an improved customer and employee experience. As the Managing Director of Modernization and Execution, she is instrumental in the continued progress achieved by the Robotics Center of Excellence and in developing a community of practice to share learnings with her counterparts across the enterprise.
Sharon has more than 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success in technology, operations, business / process transformation, and finance leadership roles. She joined TIAA in 2017 from JPMorgan Chase, where she was Technology CFO/COO for the Corporate Investment Bank division, responsible for $3.6 billion in annual technology spend and the delivery of a $200 million, multi-year efficiency program. Sharon held other technology and process leadership roles of increasing responsibility at JPMorgan, including managing transformational initiatives across the $1 billion banking technology portfolio and driving process re-engineering efforts in the wholesale business. She also spent more than 12 years with General Electric in the GE capital and finance divisions in roles that ranged from project management to chief information officer, where she managed a $25 million IT budget and more than 400 resources.
Sharon has a bachelors in Information Sciences & Technology from Syracuse University, an Executive MBA from the University of Connecticut, and a Masters in Organization Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University. She is active in her community, Operation Walk Maryland, several Asian and Women’s Diversity Networks, and Syracuse and JPMorgan alumni groups. She has served as a member of the board of Emma Willard All Girls High School since 2015 and authored a book about information technology in higher education.
Mike Harasimowicz, a 1989 Syracuse University School of Engineering graduate, is a Principal Engineer for accelerating the adoption and ethical use of Artificial Intelligence at Lockheed Martin. Prior to his role at Lockheed, Mike served as an executive engineering consultant for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center and as Chief Operating Officer of NEXT PEAK, a U.S. veteran-owned, Texas-based cyber defense advisory and risk management services company.
From 2015 to 2018, Mike also served as managing director of data analytics and corporate development in the Intelligent Solutions Group at J.P. Morgan Chase. There, Mike led a team that leveraged big data and artificial intelligence to lead data-driven decision-making and risk reduction within the financial services industry.
Mike retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2015 as wing commander of the 688th Cyberspace Wing after 25 years of innovating new cybersecurity and intelligence technologies. He also led security activities within the National Security Agency and the U.S. Cyber Command and served as director for defense policy and strategy within President Barack Obama’s National Security Council.
Aditya is a Principal (Partner) with Deloitte Consulting LLP, and leads Life Sciences Strategy and Analytics, Innovation, AI/Blockchain, and Hybrid Solutions (Products and Solutions) practices to deliver smarter insights and innovative solutions to drive change and value for organizations. His primary focus has been in leading and delivering strategy, innovation, analytics, AI, blockchain, products and technology-enabled transformation initiatives to improve patient outcomes.
Prior to Deloitte, Aditya was co-founder and CEO of a biotech start-up focusing on drug discovery leveraging innovative, novel techniques and technologies. He also held various management roles at BearingPoint (Formerly KPMG Consulting).
Aditya holds a Leadership program (Executive Education) from Yale School of Management, Master of Science degree in Information Management from Syracuse University, New York and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University, India. Aditya is passionate about collaborating with universities and research institutes to advance curriculum and research. Aditya is the sponsor for the Syracuse University recruiting program at Deloitte.
Christine is currently an independent board director for the Canadian Imperial Bank Corp (CIBC) where she serves on the Risk Committee. She is also a Limited Partner Advisor at NYCA, a NYC-based FinTech venture capital fund and a board member for Disaster Tech, an emerging data and technology company.
From 2013 to 2018 Christine was the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of First Data, the leading payment technology company which was acquired by FiServ in early 2019. Christine was a key member of the management team that turned around First Data, raising 3.5 billion in a private placement in 2014 and a successful IPO in 2015. She restructured her team of over 13,000 people and a billion-dollar budget through automation and location strategy to support new product and revenue growth, simultaneously providing a significantly improved client satisfaction while reducing operating risk and expenses.
Before joining First Data, Christine was executive vice president at JPMorgan Chase & Co., responsible for firm-wide process improvement and enterprise program management. In that role, Christine managed the response to the Consent Order in the mortgage bank, and the integration efforts of Bear Sterns and Washington Mutual.
Prior to that, Christine was COO for Treasury and Securities services, overseeing more than 20,000 operations and technology resources globally in payments, trade and investor services. She also led critical operations for JPMorgan Chase, including check and item processing during the migration to imaging.
Before her JPMorgan Chase tenure, Christine was managing director at Citigroup serving in multiple leadership roles, including head of high-net-worth operations with Smith Barney, co-head of global operations for the Global Investment Bank and head of Client Delivery for Global Transaction Services. Citi Global Transaction Services was a transaction processing business with a global network spanning 90 countries that provided cash management, trade, securities and fund services to financial institutions and corporate clients around the world. Prior, Christine was a senior technology manager in Accenture’s New York Financial Services practice.
Christine earned a master’s degree in library and information science from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and a bachelor’s degree in English from Cornell College. A passionate advocate of educational access for all, Christine led programs such as JPMorgan Chase’s collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Delaware, developing cross-disciplinary curriculum to train students for large-scale computing in global enterprises. She co-founded Citigroup’s Global Transaction Services Women’s Council and founded First Data’s Women’s Leadership Council, which both provide educational and business sponsored programs to help women succeed.
Christine serves as Trustee of Syracuse University where she is Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, a member of the Executive Committee and the Special Committee on Climate, Diversity, and Inclusion. She served as the Trustee representative on the iSchool Dean Search Committee. Christine is the Chair Emeritus of the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) Foundation Board.
Michael Librizzi is the Head of Product Partnerships at Google for Image Search, Google Discover, and Area 120 (Google’s internal start-up incubator). Previously at Google, Michael managed partnerships across various areas, including Google Assistant, Google Lens, Firebase, and User Identity. Prior to Google, Michael founded his own start-up as well as held positions in technology consulting and in finance at Morgan Stanley.
Michael graduated from Syracuse in 2005, Magna Cum Laude from the School of Information Studies and the Whitman School of Management with majors in: Information Management and Technology, Finance, and Entrepreneurship. Michael’s favorite Syracuse moment was the 2003 basketball championship and favorite iSchool classes were 452 Advanced Computer Networking and 459 Database Management Systems.
Michael resides in New Jersey with his wife Marissa, children Tyson and Saxon, and their lovable big dog Tater Tot. Michael’s brothers, Danny, Joe, and sister-in-law Amanda are also fellow Syracuse alumni.
Stephen Marsh is the founder and Chairman of Smarsh, a provider of archiving and compliance solutions for companies in regulated and litigious industries.
The company has more than 20,000 clients all over the globe as the premier solution for electronic communications, helping an array of companies manage and enforce compliance and records retention strategies.
In 2008 and 2009, his firm was named to the Inc. 500, the magazine’s annual analysis of fastest-growing U.S. companies. It has been on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists for twelve years straight.
Prior to founding the company, Stephen led product management and development efforts at CCBN, which became part of Thomson Reuters and, later, NASDAQ OMX. He also spent time in key roles at both Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Stephen was the recipient of the 2018 Technology Association of Oregon’s Sam Blackman Award, which honors Oregon’s top technology executive. He was named the 2014 FTF News Fintech Person of the Year, and also served as chair of the board of directors for the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO).
Stephen was named the 2014 FTF News Fintech Person of the Year, and also serves as chair of the board of directors for the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO).
Stephen graduated from Syracuse in 1997, with a dual degree from the School of Information Studies and the Maxwell School He resides in Portland, Oregon.
Patricia Hallock Mautino’s career in K-12 education administration, which includes a broad range of professional and volunteer associations in library and information services, started in 1966, when she became a librarian for Onondaga Community College, Syracuse N.Y. Mautino went on to serve over 25 years with the Oswego County BOCES in Mexico, N.Y., leaving as assistant superintendent in 1996. She joined the Central Square Central School District and worked as an assistant superintendent and administrative consultant for the next 10 years.
Over the years, Mautino has held professional and civic leadership roles at the local, regional, state and national levels. She has served as president of the New York Library Association, vice chair of the New York Governor’s Conference on Library and Information Services, a trustee of both the Liverpool Public Library and Onondaga County Public Libraries (OCPL), president of the OCPL Foundation, a delegate and the New York State chair of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services, and a councilor of the American Library Association.
Mautino earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language, literature and culture from Syracuse University’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1964 and a master’s degree in library science from the University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) in 1966.
Mautino serves on the Syracuse University Board of Trustees and is a Vice Chair of the Board until 2023. She serves on the Board Executive, Academic Affairs, Advancement and External Affairs, and Facilities Committees, as well as the Board Organization and Nominating Committee. She was chair of the Advancement and External Affairs Committee form 2015-2019.
For outstanding Board service, in 2016, she received the Dritz Trustee of the Year Award.
Her Syracuse University service includes membership on the iSchool’s Board of Advisors since November 2009. She was a member of the Syracuse University Alumni Association Board of Directors, rising to the position of vice president and creating its Student and Young Alumni Advisory Board. She served as a member of the search committees for the Dean of Syracuse University Libraries in 2014-15 and the Vice Chancellor and Provost in 2015-16.
She and her husband, Louis Mautino ’61, met while students at the University. A football Letter Winner, he enjoyed a successful career as a real estate builder and developer. They have provided lead gifts for five endowed scholarships, including one for the iSchool. They have generously supported other initiatives in Arts and Sciences, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, the iSchool, Syracuse University Athletics, Syracuse University Libraries, University College, and alumni relations.
Krista Canfield McNish is a 2003 graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communication and the Whitman School of Management with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Finance.
Currently Krista works as the Head of Marketing and Communications at CRV, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Previously, Krista owned her own bespoke public relations agency, Canfield McNish Consulting LLC, which focused on senior level strategic communications and influencer relations for scrappy Silicon Valley startups and global travel brands. She is the founder of FoodWatershoes and is also a startup advisor to Travelade. Before starting her consultancy she was the vice president of corporate communications at Gogobot (Trip.com), a company that connects travelers with advice and reviews which was successfully acquired by Skyscanner. Prior to joining Gogobot she spent nearly seven years working on corporate, consumer and trade communications at LinkedIn both before and after the company’s successful IPO. She also led communications efforts related to LinkedIn’s expansion into international markets.
Krista has been closely involved with the iSchool since 2012, when she joined the school’s board of advisors. While at LinkedIn and Gogobot, Krista worked with the iSchool to regularly host students on the school’s Spring Break in Silicon Valley trip, where Syracuse University students are exposed to the startup and technology culture of California’s Bay Area.
In 2013 and 2014, Krista was recognized by Business Insider as one of the 50 best public relations people in the technology industry. She was also the World Technology Network’s 2014 World Technology Award winner in the marketing communications category.
Born in Washington, D.C., Krista grew up in Syracuse’s Onondaga Hill neighborhood and is a graduate of Westhill High School.
Jason Mills has over 20 years of experience delivering innovative technology solutions to Fortune 100 companies. During his career, he has delivered strong leadership and continual results for corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Smith Barney, and IBM. Mr. Mills has lived abroad in two countries where he led technology divisions and served on executive leadership teams. He has led large operations teams in the financial services industry in the areas of infrastructure management, brokerage trading, crisis and risk management, and compliance.
As an entrepreneur, Mr. Mills has started several companies in various industries and continues to create entrepreneurial ventures. He is co-founder of BLISTS Inc., a non-profit organization specializing in technology and economic development in underdeveloped communities.
Mr. Mills holds a BS in information management and technology and MS in telecommunications and network management from the iSchool, where he co-founded the Black and Latino Information Studies Support Group (BLISTS). He serves on the Kaufmann Foundation Enitiative Board and has consistently been involved in civic and community activities. He has been on the iSchool Board of Advisors since November 2005.
Jorge Nario is CIO/CTO for the Fidelity Investments Capital Markets company, and Senior Vice President of Trading Technologies for Fidelity Brokerage.
Jorge provides support for all of Capital Markets IT needs, trading IT needs across all channels and companies for retail as well as institutional companies and clients. His work supports trillions in assets, millions of retail customers, hundreds of institutional accounts, and thousands of advisors and representatives.
Jorge’s work at Fidelity has included the replacement of inefficient trading products with a group of cutting-edge systems that continue to generate significant revenue through post 2008-crash economic environments. Areas he has supported outside of equity trading include successful implementation of key revenue generating systems in Fidelity’s Prime Brokerage, Fixed Income and International Trading areas for both retail and institutional needs.
Prior to his current role at Fidelity, Jorge was Senior Vice President of Architecture, Order Management, Trading Online systems for the company.
Jorge has been with Fidelity since 1993. Before that, he held positions at the vice president level with Citigroup, Smith Barney Shearson, and Lehman Brothers.
Bence is the active chief financial officer (CFO) for eWind Solutions and was most recently the chief financial officer at Windlift, a company that designs and manufactures Airborne Wind Energy Systems to deliver reliable energy to remote, rural, dangerous, to temporary locations.
Bence’s career in the Silicon Valley began in 1995 when he took a position as senior manager of international strategic sourcing at Intel. He remained there until 2000, when he became the director of global alliances at Nortel Networks. In 2004, Bence took a position as the operational sustainability lead at PayPal, remaining in that role until 2008. He then served as the director of strategic sourcing at eBay from 2008 to 2013.
Darren Orzechowski is Senior Director, Marketing for Managed Products at Red Hat, where he leads marketing for Red Hat’s hybrid cloud management portfolio, including Ansible automation and a suite of products and SaaS-enabled services for managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift.
Prior to Red Hat, he was the Senior Director of Product and Technical Marketing for VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Suite. In this role, he was responsible for managing the global go-to-market for VMware’s Intelligent Operations solution. Darren’s experience in the cloud management market spans both startups and large companies, including roles in product marketing/management, marketing communications and demand generation.
Before VMware, Darren was Vice President of Marketing for Smarts and Voyence, helping to position each for successful acquisition by EMC. Prior to EMC, he held leadership roles at Cabletron, and led marketing for the successful spinoff and launch of Aprisma.
Darren holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, and an MBA from Plymouth State University. An experienced technology marketing executive, he is passionate about preparing iSchool students for the Cloud computing revolution and to guide business managers through the profound and disruptive changes it is having on their organizations. With two daughters currently attending Syracuse University as undergraduates in the iSchool and the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Darren is an enthusiastic supporter of Syracuse University.
Christine Parker is the Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Business Transformation for Emergis Global Capital in Boston, Mass.
She previously served as VP and Global Managing Director for Financial Services at Pegasystems. Pegasystems, Christine served as SVP Customer Care for neobank HelloBank!, a division of BNP Paribas, a Senior Director in Gartner’s Financial Services Consulting Practice, where she was responsible for the Disruptive Technology and CRM solution offerings. Previously, Christine led the Global Transformation and Program Management Office for Citigroup’s Global Institutional Clients Group, and also spent over 20 years in management consulting, leading global consulting practices for EY, KPMG and BDO, working with clients in strategy development and enterprise-wide business improvement and technology-enabled solutions.
Christine is actively involved with Carnegie Hall Patrons Society, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Symphony Orchestra. the University Club of Boston and a number of non-profit community and volunteer organizations, including the ASPCA’s Visiting Pet Therapy program with her loyal dog, Theo. She received her B.S. from Le Moyne College and an M.S. in information management from the iSchool, where she has also been a guest lecturer. She is currently working on an Executive MBA at Harvard Business School. Christine has been on the iSchool Board since October 2006.
Greg is a Partner/Principal in EY’s NYC Office serving as the Global Client Service Leader for Bank of America. He has is a trusted advisor and partner to many clients. He is also a part of the leadership team for the Americas Financial Services Organization. EY’s Americas Financial Services Organization includes more than 12,400 professionals in 14 market segments, spanning 90 cities throughout the US, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Based in New York, Greg represents EY’s full portfolio of business, technology and risk offerings to his global clients. He also has significant background in guiding clients through large technology transformational programs. These initiatives have been implemented successfully across several industry sectors, specifically Banking & Capital Markets.
During his career, he has held many significant management and leadership roles within Business Operations and Client Management. Greg has participated in numerous Industry executive panels with key industry and technology partners. He held 10 years as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Greg is passionate about supporting people in both the workplace and in the community. He serves on several advisory boards including, Partnership with Children, Patrick’s Pals, and Syracuse University’s I-School. He is directly involved in several Diversity & Inclusiveness leadership teams at EY, including Women in Technology, LGBT+ (Unity), Black professional and Latino/Hispanic groups.
Greg lives in New Jersey and is married with 3 children. He enjoys sports and outdoor activities.
Kim Rose serves as Chief Information Officer for Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, and its affiliated entities, including Crouse Medical Practice, PLLC, and Community Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, NY.
At Crouse, Rose works with senior leadership to provide vision and strategic direction in the continued development and implementation of the hospital’s system-wide health information technology operations, as well as developing capability to enhance information sharing between Crouse and physicians in the community.
Prior to her role as CIO, Rose had provided leadership and direction to the hospital’s information technology department since 2012, overseeing numerous major technology initiatives, including converting the hospital’s legacy electronic medical record system to Soarian and replacing the physicians’ practice system with Medent.
Before joining Crouse Health, she successfully managed information technology in corporate retail and manufacturing industries. Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and a master’s degree in information resource management from the iSchool.
She currently serves on SUNY Oswego’s Biomedical Informatics Advisory Board and the Advisory Board of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, from which she received the Innovation Alumni Award in 2017.
Jeffrey Rubin is both Chief Executive Officer of SIDEARM Sports, a company he founded in 2001, as well as Chief Digital Officer of the media group within Learfield IMG College. SIDEARM works with over 90% of NCAA D1 programs and is a digital engagement platform that powers the official websites, apps, stats, ticketing, and sponsorship integration for these university partners.
Jeff is an alumnus of Syracuse University’s iSchool and currently an Associate Professor of Practice, an active angel investor, on the Board of Advisors at both the iSchool as well as the Falk school of Sport Management at Syracuse University and active donor to local charities and Syracuse University.
Jeff & his wife of 15 years, Jennifer reside in Syracuse NY and have two sons, Nathan and Benjamin.
Jack Ryder is a Finance and technology professional with 30+ years’ experience leading large enterprises. Jack has broad governance, financial and commercial experience with a specific focus on strategic planning and execution, resource allocation, compliance, talent development, diversity, and inclusion. A respected senior executive who has worked globally in highly matrixed environments, Jack has a proven track record of working collaboratively with internal & external stakeholders, channel partners and customers across many sectors and geographies.
Most recently, Jack was the CFO of Americas Finance for Microsoft Corp., an area with $35B+ revenue and more than 8,000 employees, and worked in partnership with Microsoft’s sales, marketing and services leaders to drive revenue and marketing efforts across a broad set of enterprise, mid-market and small business customers across the US, Canada and Latin America. Prior to leading Americas Finance, Jack held a series of finance leadership roles at Microsoft including the General Manager of Microsoft Western Europe. Prior to his Microsoft tenure, Jack held a series of regional and global management roles at PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, IBM and Unisys.
Jack earned a master’s in business administration in Finance & Accounting from the Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. Jack resides with his family in Bellevue WA where he can be found golfing, boating, and hiking with his golden retriever Lily.
Christopher Smith is the President and CEO of Kipsu, a company he co-founded in 2010. Prior to launching Kipsu, Christopher was a venture capitalist with Coral Ventures where he invested in emerging enterprise software and communications technology companies.
Earlier in his career, Christopher was with IBM’s Venture Capital Group where he focused on the enterprise computing sector and was a Manager with Accenture, where he was involved in launching new businesses in the communications and media markets, including forming ventures using Accenture’s intellectual property and consulting to emerging start-up companies. Christopher got his start on the engineering side of the business, having developed enterprise software for Xerox, and reported on data communications technology for Network Computing Magazine.
Christopher graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies in 1997, and he also received an M.B.A. From the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business where he was an IBM Venture Fellow. Christopher resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Nell and three children.
Doug has led marketing for iconic, global brands like Nest, Levi’s, Adidas and General Motors EV1. As CMO of One Medical, he leads brand strategy, product marketing, advertising, creative, ecommerce, social media, PR, and partner marketing. In 2018, he was selected by Forbes as a top 50 CMO.
At Nest, Doug led marketing from early start-up phase through Google acquisition onto becoming the leading connected home brand. During this time, he was responsible for every touchpoint across every product, country, audience segment and channel. Prior to joining Nest, Doug was VP of Global Marketing for Levi’s across 110 countries and architect of the Go Forth campaign.
Before Levi’s, Doug was the Managing Director of Adidas at TBWA/Chiat/Day. Doug is also a senior advisor to Google Ventures, a variety of Bay Area startups, and frequent guest lecturer at Stanford School of Business.
Doug graduated from Syracuse University in 1990 and lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife Charlotte Sweeny ‘89. He has a son Aidan attending Colby College in Maine and a son Sean at Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
Gisela M. von Dran is director emerita of the iSchool’s MSLIS program at the iSchool. In the role of MSLIS program director, Dr. von Dran focused on admissions, student advising, and career and internship opportunities. She also led the Faculty Program Advisory Committee for LIS and worked with faculty and other program directors on marketing, curriculum, and course offerings. As a member of the iSchool faculty, Gisela taught organization management courses at the graduate level as well as the iSchool’s first-year gateway course.
Before joining the iSchool, Gisela served as an assistant professor of management at Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management. She was also an assistant professor at both the University of North Texas and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Prior to her roles in academia, Gisela worked in the professional sector as a public service librarian at the University of Tennessee at Nashville/Tennessee State University, a library science librarian at Vanderbilt University, and as assistant director of administrative services at the Texas Tech University Libraries.
Gisela holds a Ph.D. in public administration from Arizona State University. She is the wife of Raymond von Dran, who was dean of the iSchool from 1995 until his death in 2007. Gisela has been a member of the iSchool Board since November 2009.
Graham serves as the Head of the Cash Management business for Deutsche Bank in the Americas. He leads a sales, product and service organization that provides innovative cash management solutions to Institutional and Corporate clients. Graham holds board seats with The Clearing House Payment Company, Deutsche Bank Trust Company Delaware, Deutsche Bank NY Branch, and ModoPayments.
Previous leadership roles include his tenure as Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Bank Americas COO, Global Head of Online, FX, Liquidity & Investments Products as well as Americas Regional Head of Product Development and Community Development Finance Group. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Graham spent seven years at Citigroup in various roles within the global transaction services, commercial banking and private wealth divisions based in the United States and Hong Kong.
Graham earned a B.S. in Information Management & Technology and a M.S. in Information Management from Syracuse University, where today, he serves as a member of the iSchool Board of Advisors. He also holds an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Matt Clark is the Assistant Dean for Advancement at the iSchool. Clarkmost recently worked at SUNY Cortland where he served as the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement. In that capacity he had broad oversight, with extensive staff supervisory responsibilities; involvement in the planning, launch, and implementation of Cortland’s current campaign; and management of major gifts, annual giving, and operations functions. For a period in 2019, he served as the Acting Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
With over 30 years of broad work experience, Matt’s career has been varied, with work as a technical writer, in the legal sector, public service, and involvement in philanthropy that includes a tenure at Cazenovia College, where he served from 2006-2017. He previously was a member of the Syracuse University staff serving in the Office of Sponsored Programs. In addition to his SU College of Law degree, Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College.
Clark holds a juris doctorate from Syracuse University’s College of Law and a bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College.
Dean Raj Dewan joined the iSchool in spring 2020. Dewan previously served as Xerox Professor of Business at the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, where he taught since 1994 and where he received his Ph.D. Before teaching at Rochester, he also taught at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
At Rochester, Dewan worked with faculty to develop the business analytics curriculum, partnered with admissions to build the applicant pool and recruit students, and liaised with corporate partners to place students in competitive career and internship opportunities. When it was launched in 2014, the M.S. in business analytics program had four students in its inaugural class; today, it has more than 90.
Dewan previously served as senior associate dean for faculty and research and chief operating and academic officer at the Simon Business School. He was principally in charge of developing and retaining faculty, assessing and developing programs, and managing budgets and the technology infrastructure. Dewan also served as the school’s diversity officer, charged with ensuring inclusivity and a healthy and welcoming environment for all students.
Dewan’s teaching and research interests include business analytics, organizational issues in management of information systems, marketing on the internet, the internet industry, strategic use of technology, the use of standards in managing information systems, and accounting and financial information systems. His papers have appeared in the Journal of Computing, Management Science, Decision Support Systems and IEEE Transactions on Computers, among other journals.
Nora Ramsey is a second-year graduate student in Library & Information Science, with an emphasis in Archival & Special Collections. As President of the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA), she is responsible for monitoring organization progress and acting as a liaison between the leadership team, faculty advisors, and student members. Nora has collaborated with LISSA in planning events such as LIS Career Month, Librarians’ Night Out, and Day of FITS.
Outside of class, Nora works as a graduate reference assistant in the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), assisting patrons with research questions, as well as organizing, housing, and retrieving rare materials. The SCRC frequently publishes her writings on musical collection materials, including the Miklos Rózsa Papers, the Franz Liszt Manuscript, and two illuminated manuscripts. Nora also works as a graduate research assistant to Dr. Beth Patin, exploring crisis informatics and working on project grants.
Nora earned a Bachelor of Arts from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Fredonia, where she majored in Music History & Literature and minored in European History. She prides herself on learning to play a medieval Scandinavian instrument, the nyckelharpa.
Daniel Scott is a first-year graduate student at the iSchool (School of Information Studies), pursuing his Master’s degree in Applied Data Science. This past May, Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management & Technology from the iSchool, with concentrations in Project Management and Web Development.
Daniel was deeply involved during his undergraduate years. Serving as a peer advisor for fellow iSchool undergraduates, a Board member for BLISTS (Black and Latinx Information Science and Technology Society), and a devoted volunteer for New York Cares. As he continues his education, Daniel remains passionate about civic engagement, mentorship, and campus involvement.
He is honored to serve as the current President of BLISTS, an organization in the iSchool which focuses on empowering Black and Latinx students to pursue successful careers in Information Science and Technology. In addition, Daniel is a member of the iSchool Editorial Board, a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, and a KPMG campus ambassador at Syracuse University.