Tuesday, October 25, 2016

12:00 AM


Brian P. Meath was promoted to vice president, deputy general counsel at Constellation Brands in Victor, NY.


Paul Turpin was elected as the 2016–2017 president of the International DB2 Users Group (IDUG) at the IDUG North America conference in Austin, TX.


Louis B. Applebaum has recently changed roles at Constellation Brands to become the business development officer at Ballast Point Brewing, the craft beer arm of the company. He and his family relocated to San Diego, CA, this summer.

Stevan Ramirez has been working with the Huntington Study Group, a nonprofit organization in Rochester, NY, that is a world leader in facilitating high-quality clinical research trials in Huntington’s disease, since January 2015 as the director of finance and operations.


Sergio Aquino is two years into his PhD at The University of British Columbia in BC, Canada, where he is studying the recycling of precious metals from mobile phones.

Jennifer Henion marked 10 years of being a Procter & Gamble employee this year, working at Duracell headquarters in Connecticut the majority of those years.


Reynaldo Cruz has been working for LG Electronics since 2012, and recently was promoted in April 2016 to senior director, consumer marketing in Englewood, NJ.

Saskia Kunst is now managing director with SBM Offshore NV, a Dutch-listed company active in the oilfield services sector. In her current role, Saskia, working out of Amsterdam, is responsible for the structuring pre-IPO of SBM’s Master Limited Partnership in the United States. The listing is subject to market conditions. After the launch, Saskia will serve as the company’s first CEO/CFO.

Andrea M. Lever has taken a new job as director, strategic pricing at Zoetis in Florham Park, NJ.

Michael S. Nichting and his wife, Heather, opened Regain Physical Therapy in September 2012 in Pittsford, NY. With the combination of his MBA and her physical therapy background, Regain Physical Therapy has proven to be a success. They now employ five therapists and have plans for continued growth.

Paul M. Wlodarczyk is nearing his three-year anniversary as vice president of client services at Earley Information Science, Inc. which is located in Carlisle, MA.

Jon J. Wondrack recently moved into a new position with Goldman Sachs & Company as global head of equities operations. He and his wife moved back to New York City from London.


Tamara Ruth Arbesman-Gold is now the director of student services at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and completed her PhD this past May, graduating from NYU. Her research looked at MBA program choice and the impact that business school rankings have on the choice process.

Rodrigo Neves Berretta left his position as vice president of business development with MHWirth in October 2015 to co-found Sbrubbles, a workplace in downtown Orlando, FL, developed as a professional, yet affordable alternative to working from home.

Kelly Ann Geer is the chief marketing officer at Sphero in Boulder, CO, as of March 2016.

Thomas Kammermann is approaching his 12 year anniversary with Credit Suisse AG. Thomas is a managing director, head of CRM IWM corporate & specialty lending in Zurich, Switzerland.

Ivan F. Martinez is now a director, brand insights and analytics at UnitedHealthcare in Minnetonka, MN.

Sam Strijckmans is the president and CEO of Nitto EMEA in Leuven, Belgium, as of April 2016.

Randal Dean Weaver is a chief information officer at Quality Vision International Inc. in Rochester, NY.

Christopher P. Wright was recently named chair of the Department of Management at College of Business Administration, Niagara University in Lewiston, NY.


Diederick Beels is now a sales director for Benelux at Tableau Software in the Netherlands.

Reender Beks has been promoted to managing partner and CEO at Technology Transfer Capital in Naarden, Netherlands.

Randy Chapman is now a senior manager, Trade Floor Risk Management–New York Rates Desk at Scotia Capital.

Jonathan Lee took on a new position at BP as head of business development, BP Target Neutral, Americas in Chicago, IL.

Jon Scahill is a partner at McLaughlin & Stern LLP, a general practice law firm with offices in New York and Florida.

Andrew Schlesinger was promoted to US head of emerging market sales at BNP Paribas in New York City.

Jacqueline Spaulding was recently promoted to investment consultant for Fidelity Investments. Jacqueline and her husband, John, have relocated to Monterey, CA, with their two kittens, Marcus and Pippa.

Kenneth (Ken) Weliczka was recently named head of credit research for Sentinel Investments in Montpelier, VT. Ken leads a team of seven analysts who manage $12 billion in investment-grade and high-yield corporate bond exposure across insurance general account and third-party mutual fund mandates. MBA candidate Class of 2017 Amritesh Singhania joined Ken’s team for the summer as an MBA summer associate.


Timothy P. Santo relocated with General Electric to Cincinnati, OH, for an executive leadership position with the Global Operations Center.

Goncalo Souto took a new position as a client delivery manager at Fidessa in New York City in February 2015.


Kenji Shundo took on a new role as senior investment officer in the private sector department at African Development Bank in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.


Christopher J. Adams accepted a new role as vice president of finance at Canfield & Tack in Rochester, NY.

Sandy Y. Hu accepted a new position in March 2016 as director of business analytics at AM Conservation Group, headquartered in Charleston, SC, which provides energy and water conservation products, services, and programs.

Sam Ko, MD, took a new position as associate medical director at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Banning, CA.

Nikhil Lamba is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Actofit Wearables in Mumbai, which is a start-up company with a team of tech enthusiasts building the next-generation fitness tracker and the technologies around it.


Paul C. Foti has taken the position as director of finance (CFO) at the Rochester Housing Authority. Paul oversees all financial aspects of over 2,500 public housing units and 9,300 Section 8 vouchers with an annual budget of $80 million.

Jason G. Morrow was recently promoted to senior director of business consultation at Aetna in Hartford, CT.


Christopher Crafts joined SSM Health of Oklahoma as the regional IS director in 2015. Chris is based at St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK.

Marco Fumasoli became head of asset management/chief investment officer at v.Fischer Investas in Bern, Switzerland, on August 1, 2016. The company is one of the biggest independent Asset Managers in the Bern area in Switzerland.

Arvind Mathur is now the vice president–financial planning and analysis at JPMorgan Chase Bank in New York City.

Elizabeth P. Oputa is doing a fellowship in Africa under the Africa Business Fellowship, a group whose purpose is to strengthen relationships between the African and American business communities and provide future American business leaders with the hands-on experience they need to understand business in Africa.


Mark I. Frazer resigned from his previous job as vice president at RedSky in April 2015 to start his own company, Scarce Insights, in May 2015. Mark is the president and CEO of the company, which is located in El Paso, TX.

Matthew J. Makowski recently launched a registered investment advisory practice, Ibis Capital Management, LLC, and continues to practice corporate and commercial law in Buffalo, NY.

Benjamin L. Mazer, MD, recently completed medical school at the University of Rochester. In July 2016 he will begin work as a resident physician in pathology at Yale–New Haven Hospital.

Allison E. Reiman is now the senior manager of business design–HoloLens and Windows Apps at Microsoft in Redmond, WA.

Varun A. Shah has been promoted to vice president at AlixPartners, LLP in Chicago, IL.


Dilip August is a corporate quality assurance system manager at Acino Pharma AG in Basel, Switzerland.

Kara Q. Burke has been promoted to director of new platforms at Rich Products in Buffalo, NY.

Bakyalakshmi (Nisha) Ravichandran joined Yellowstone Capital LLC in Jersey City, NJ, as vice president of operations in March 2016.

Guy Scheiwiller has joined Catholic Charities in Venice, FL, as director of finance. Guy heads the Finance Department of the nonprofit organization, which operates over fifty programs throughout southwest Florida to fulfill its mission to serve people in need.


Eric Vargas is a manager of production at Nickelodeon in New York City.


Samantha O’Neill accepted a new position as business analyst at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.

Michael Reed is now a digital project manager at SIGMA Marketing Insights in Rochester, NY.


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