Board of Advisors

The Business Intelligence & Analytics program is shaped by an active board of advisors that ensures the coursework is aligned with the demands of the professional world. Members regularly meet to review the curriculum, provide input on program structure, suggest student consulting projects, and report on trends in data's growing role in the workplace and the specific hiring needs of companies as it relates to this area.

Financial services

  • Venu Guntupalli, Senior Director, Analytics and Data Platforms, Jackson Hewitt

  • Wayne Huang, Head of Data Science, Pacific Life

  • Ramin Safai, Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer and CTO, Jefferies


  • Tom Kielty, Director, President & CEO, Connectivity

  • Sandeep Sacheti, EVP Customer Information Management & Operational Excellence, Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services

  • Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President and Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet

  • Tracy Spadola, Vice President of Strategic Operations, ISO Verisk


  • Winter Mason, Research Scientist Manager, Meta

  • Venkat Mukkamala, Director, Google

IT/Software services

  • Brad Molzen, Account Technical Leader Manager, IBM

  • Anne Robinson, Chief Strategy Officer, Kinaxis

  • Pat Saporito, Founder and CEO, Saporito & Associates

  • Catherine Truxillo, Director of Analytical Education, SAS

Life sciences

  • Demissie Alemayehu, Vice President and Head of Statistical and Data Science Center, Pfizer 

  • Sanjiv Koshal, Head of Data Strategy and Engineering, Johnson & Johnson

  • Marcia Levenstein, Senior Advisor, Vivli

  • Curt Smith, Executive Vice President, Ipsos MMA


  • Andreas Damianou, Chief, UN Web TV, United Nations

  • Matthew Don, Chief Innovation Officer, Doremus

  • Ben K. Tatta, President, Standard Media Index


  • Richard Stemper, Associate Director, IT, Verizon Wireless


  • Dr. Christopher Asakiewicz, Distinguished Industry Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology

  • Dr. David Belanger, Senior Research Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology; former Chief Scientist, AT&T Labs

  • Dr. Siddhartha Dalal, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University

  • Dr. Ted Stohr, Professor of Information Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology