The School of Business Board of Advisors was formed to enable the school and the university to leverage the experience and perspective of respected professionals to achieve the goals set out in the strategic plan. Collectively, the board has more than a century of business experience across blue-chip business organizations around the globe. Members meet regularly to discuss the academic priorities and corporate placement needs in industry, influencing the success Stevens students enjoy when searching for employment.
Managing Director and CFO, JP Morgan Chase
Lauren Adelson-Luft has recently been appointed as the Managing Director and CFO at JP Morgan Chase. Previously, in her 16-year career with Verizon, Lauren has enjoyed an array of career opportunities with increasing levels of responsibility. Her work has included managing Verizon’s Global Network Operations Center, in Hong Kong; leading its International IT Program Office, in the United Kingdom; and serving as vice president of the Financial Systems Group. Her role encompassed an end-to-end technology experience that supports key functions across Verizon. She is a passionate advocate for issues related to women in technology and was awarded two U.S. patents, in 2012 and 2014.
President, The Ansary Foundation
As the president of The Ansary Foundation, Brad Ansary is focused on the organization's corporate and real estate investment activities, a sizable piece of the office's portfolio of opportunistic investments in manufacturing and real estate. He spent more than 10 years in investment banking, helping U.S. and foreign companies raise capital in the public and private markets and execute strategic M&A transactions, holding increasingly senior roles through his career at Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO and Advest.
Frank A. Corvino, PhD '10
CEO, Genesis Research
Frank A. Corvino is the Co-Founder and CEO of Genesis Research. In his 12 years at Genesis, Frank has focused on developing a results-oriented corporate culture through a leadership style that promotes inclusivity, authenticity, diversity of thought, as well as personal growth and fulfillment. A quantitative scientist by training, with numerous publications in Mathematics, Physics, Statistics, and Healthcare, Frank has spent the last 15 years advancing the way Epidemiology, Health Outcomes, Medical Affairs, and Market Access leverage RWE for decision making and stakeholder communications. Prior to starting Genesis Research in 2009, Frank held academic positions at the City University of New York and Stevens Institute of Technology. He holds a PhD from Stevens and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mona Babury, M.S. '22
Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, MedTech, Johnson & Johnson
Mona Babury is the Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson for the MedTech sector. In this role, Mona provides DEI subject matter expertise across the MedTech business, bringing insights on leading DEI trends and the external environment and collaborating with all levels of leadership to advance talent strategies, foster and build on their culture of belonging and drive innovation and growth globally. She leads global DEI strategies, programs, and partnerships that help MedTech better understand and serve the needs of patients, communities, and employees to drive equitable access and opportunity for all. Mona joins J&J from Pfizer, where she implemented Pfizer’s first enterprise HBCU strategy, Refugee Leadership Initiative and Women Back to Work Program, as well as local initiatives like Business Technology 4 Girls and Intern enrichment.
Director of Global Capital Markets and Corporate Finance, Tesla
At Tesla, Shane Deaton leads financings in support of the company's mission to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy. He began his career as a corporate attorney at Mayer Brown LLP before working in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs. He attended Indiana University, graduating with honors from the Kelley School of Business and the Maurer School of Law.
Christopher Frank, '89, M.S. '93
Vice President, American Express
A respected speaker and leader in analytics and market research, Christopher Frank is responsible for advertising, brand and business-to-business research. Prior to joining American Express, he spent 10 years at Microsoft as senior director of corporate research. As a recipient of the Wall Street Journal Achievement Award, Mr. Frank has been recognized for his entrepreneurial vision, drive and innovative approach within the technology, consumer, and financial services industries. He is the co-author of “Drinking from the Fire Hose: Making Smarter Decisions Without Drowning in Information.”
Calvin St. Juste
Global Head of Technology Enablement, T Rowe Price
Calvin St. Juste has recently been appointed as the Global Audit Head of Technology Enablement at T Rowe Price where he leads their corporate technology audits and drive the data analytics program for the division. He previously held several executive positions at Morgan Stanley including Chief Operating Officer (COO) & Head of Business Strategy for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Financial Wellness and was the Global COO of Morgan Stanley Fraud Operations. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was the Executive Director of Digital Care and Customer Operations at Comcast NBC Universal, leading one of the nation’s largest global 24/7 digital social media operations for XFINITY customers. He has also led the nation’s largest Telemedicine operations at “Specialists On Call” offering online medical consultations and treatment in Neurology, Psychiatry, and Cardiology and was the head of Capital One’s Mid-Atlantic Customer Advocacy department which included Regulatory and Social Media teams as well as an Office of the President. Calvin earned an undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems from Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, and a master’s degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey. He is Six Sigma Black Belt-certified and received management certificates from the University of Cambridge in the U.K. and the Wharton School at University Pennsylvania.
Matthew Ketschke, '95, M.S. '98
President, Con Edison of New York
In more than 20 years at Con Edison, Matthew Ketschke has served in numerous roles, taking on his current position in 2021. As President, he is responsible for the safety, construction, planning, design, and reliability of Con Edison’s energy systems serving more than 9 million New Yorkers with electricity, natural gas, and steam. He previously served as senior vice president of Customer Energy Solutions with areas of responsibility that included energy efficiency, electric transportation, and grid modernization. He earned two degrees from Stevens, including his master’s degree in management and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He currently serves on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and is a Rockefeller Fellow.
Anthony Kowalski, '96
Managing Director, Nomura
Anthony Kowalski has been with Nomura for more than a decade; he is currently the chief operating officer of global rates and secured funding. He also is a member of the Nomura Financial Resource Committee and co-chairs the Nomura Wholesale Liquidity Management Committee. His previous experience includes work at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was global chief operating officer for secured funding, and JPMorgan. Mr. Kowalski has bachelor's degrees from Stevens and Fairfield University.
Carmine Lizza, '85
Managing Director, Lazard
Carmine Lizza is a Managing Director and Chief Information Officer/Global Head of Technology for Lazard. His responsibilities include all aspects of technology that support Lazard's global businesses and operations. Prior to joining Lazard, Carmine was a Managing Director at Bankers Trust, holding a number of senior technology and business management positions in their Institutional Services and Global Markets businesses. Prior to that, he was Head of Equity Systems and Operations at Alliance Capital Management. Carmine started his career at Lear Siegler Avionics, where he was responsible for designing software and testing equipment for military avionic systems. He is a member of the INSPIRE New York CIO Advisory Board and a 2020 New York CIO of the Year ORBIE Award Finalist in the Global CIO category. Carmine holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BE in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.
James J. Marsh, M.S. '07
CEO, Global Risk Consultants
James Marsh directs all financial, operating, training and consulting services of GRC’s global network. During his career, he has overseen risk management professionals specializing in operational, environmental and hazard risk consulting engagements; developed a risk assessment model for holistic risk mapping; and served as an adjunct instructor at a corporate training institute. Prior to GRC, Mr. Marsh worked at Factory Mutual Engineering Association, Sun Alliance USA and Marsh USA. He is on the Board of Directors for Global Risk Consultants Corp., Global Risk Miyamoto and the ARISE Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (ABIIC) Risk Retention Group. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rutgers University and an M.S. in Business Management from Stevens.
Milan Patel, '12
Co-founder and CEO, Reroute Capital
Before launching his own company in the finance industry, Milan Patel was a vice president in the strategic cross-asset solutions team at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for managing senior client relationships and structuring transactions that crossed a wide range of portfolio investment objectives. His transactional experience in structured products spans exotic derivatives and risk transfer, structured credit and financing, alternative private equity and debt capital investments, and quantitative investment strategies. Mr. Patel started in Goldman's internal audit division after graduating among Stevens' first Quantitative Finance alumni.
Scott Penqué Jr.
Director of Digital Assurance and Transparency, PwC
Scott Penqué has nearly 15 years' experience at PwC serving both public and private companies, primarily in the technology, entertainment and media sectors. He helps these companies transform their audit, risk and compliance functions through data analytics, robotics and other emerging technologies. In addition to serving clients in the New York metropolitan area, Mr. Penqué also has served a large multinational conglomerate in Tokyo. He has a B.S. in Computer Science and Business from Lehigh University.
Kelly Petit de Mange, '12, M.S. '12
Executive Director, TMT Banking Capital Markets, CIBC Capital Markets
Kelly Petit de Mange is an Executive Director at CIBC Capital Markets focused on growing the bank’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Corporate Banking franchise in the United States. She has over a decade of experience in TMT corporate and investment banking and has held similar positions at Mizuho Financial Group and Silicon Valley Bank. Kelly graduated from Stevens with a bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Finance and a master's degree in Applied Mathematics.
Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
Among Jenik Radon’s many postings in higher education are: Visiting professor, Monterrey Tech, where he was named Distinguished University Professor; lecturer, Stanford University's law and business schools; visiting professor, Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research; and the Ashton J. and Virginia Graham O’Donnell Visiting Educator, Whitman College. Mr. Radon helped draft Nepal’s interim peace constitution, has served on the UN Global Compact Academic Initiative taskforce and has supported the Zawadi Africa Education Fund. He has lectured in more than 70 nations and has written countless published articles. A graduate of Columbia University (B.A.), University of California–Berkeley (M.C.P.) and Stanford Law School (J.D.), Mr. Radon founded Radon Law Offices, an international law firm that advises on the extractive industry, human rights and pharma/biotech. Among his accolades are the Order of Honor from the Republic of Georgia and the Order of the Cross Terra Mariana from the Republic of Estonia.
Paul B. Rosenbaum
Senior Vice President, Managed Services, AT&T
Paul Rosenbaum is responsible for providing complex custom solutions and network management services for the company’s largest retail and wholesale customers. Previously, he was senior vice president of service delivery for AT&T, where he led the organization that orders and provisions services for AT&T’s business and government customers. He began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1986, where he was responsible for systems engineering of AT&T’s advanced data networking offerings. He has an MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University, an M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.E. from McGill University.
George Serafin, '87, M.S. '92
Senior Managing Director, FTI consulting
George Serafin serves as FTI Consulting’s life sciences industry leader, where he is responsible for the integrated delivery of services and solutions for life sciences companies worldwide. His more than 30 years of experience spans R&D, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, quality, regulatory, compliance, corporate/operations and IT across pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technology and consumer healthcare. He is internationally recognized for his expertise concerning regulatory, quality, compliance, and risk management. Mr. Serafin received a master’s degree in Technology Management and a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Stevens. He is also a member of the university's Athletics Hall of Fame.
Sachin N. Shah, '89, M.S. '93
Senior Advisor, Various
Sachin Shah has a portfolio of senior advisory roles, including a global consulting firm and an integrated technology investment advisory firm, and is an investor and limited partner in venture capital funds. His previous roles include CEO of Asia Pacific, AIG General Insurance and chairman, president and CEO of MetLife Insurance K.K. He also served on the board of the U.S.-Japan Business Council and on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a master’s in Technology and Business Management from Stevens.
Katherine Jara Skinner
Katherine Jara Skinner is currently a Partner with Sevendots, a global growth strategy consulting firm. She also leads strategic engagements with early-stage consumer-facing and social impact companies seeking new ways to scale and accelerate growth. Katherine has a passion for developing talent, enabling human-centered customer experiences, and creating a culture of innovation. A forward thinker with a GM mindset and the expertise to leverage and build data technology capabilities, she has led innovative portfolio, consumer, go-to-market and transformation strategies that drove growth for leading companies such as PepsiCo, Anheuser-Busch InBev, The Coca-Cola Company, Nestle, Kimberly-Clark, Wendy’s, and IRI amongst others. Katherine holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Stevens and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She was raised in the US and Venezuela and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Senior VP, AstraZeneca
Andrew (Andy) Wirths is a senior pharmaceutical operations leader with over 30 years experience in the industry spanning small and large molecule manufacturing. Andy joined AstraZeneca in 2015 and is currently Senior Vice President, Americas Supply, where he is responsible for overseeing the manufacturing operations of 8 sites in North and South America. Previously Andy held various senior positions at Merck where he was fundamental to the development of their manufacturing strategy and its execution at multiple sites. Andy holds an MSU in Engineering Technology from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA and Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.