August 2022 Class Notes

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Beth Perlman ’82: Managing Director – CIO Advisory, Think

George Cardoza ’84: Chief Executive Officer, AccuraGen

Kerry Wills ’95: Digital Nexus – Senior Director Client Process Agility, KPMG

Kevin Varadian ’97: Senior Vice President Sales and GM – North America, CoachHub

Jeff Cordisco ’99, ’06 MBA: Director, Fairstead

Ravindra Ramadhar ’02 MBA: President, Daicel Arbor Biosciences

Tracy Seligman ’02, ’03 MS: Managing Director, PwC

Elisabeth Dwyer ’06: Vice President, Syracuse University Alumni Association Board

Jeff Palumbo MBA ’06: Global Sr. Product Manager – Esports and CTE, Lenovo

Jacob Kurosaki ‘10: Associate Director, Metlife

Brian Scasserra ’10: Director, Guggenheim Partners

Omesh Bhatt ’11 MBA: Director, Matrix IFS

Peter Andon ’13: Manager, Mindshare

Natasha Bailey ’14: National Account Manager I, Community Coffee

Elizabeth Lafontaine ’14: Chief Retail Analyst, EnsembleIQ

Anabelle Uy ‘15: Senior Marketing Manager, Global Strategic Accounts, LinkedIn

Jeremy Apple ’16: Managing Director – ESG & Strategic Communications, Riveron

Connor Greene ’16: Trust Solutions Manager, PwC

Susan Huang ’16: Manager, Internal Audit & Financial Advisory, Protiviti

Tara Nason ’16, ’17 MS: Managing Consultant, CrossCountry Consulting

William (Buddy) Wartell ’16: VP – Equity Sales Trader, Bank of America

Katherine Angst ’17: Associate Director, Integrated Planning, OMD USA

Adriana Totino ’17: Manager, Strategic Planning, L’Oreal

André Ishac ’17: Project Manager Associate, Omnispective Management Corp

Sam Levis ’17: Senior Sales Development Representative, Gong

Alyssa Leyden ’17: Senior Procurement Buyer, HelloFresh

Jennie May ’17: Management Consulting Manager, Accenture

Greg Gökçe Serdar PhD ’17: Associate Professor of Strategic Management, Paseka School of Business at Minnesota State University Moorhead

Lisette Weinstein ‘17: Customer Transformation Manager, PwC

Samuel Busco ’18: Senior Associate, PwC

Marisa Faye Joachim ’18: Account Manager, Stylitics

Swetha Krishnan ’18 MS: Senior Associate – Digital Assurance and Transparency, PwC

Matthieu D. Menand ’18: Staffing Manager, Amazon

Kalvin Peary ‘18: Talent Buyer, The Bowery Presents

Mackenzie Shine ’18: Senior Associate, PwC

Caelan Houle ’19: Associate, Amity Companies LLC

Cassandra Kurtin ’19: Senior Associate, PwC

Sam Levy ’19: Client Developer Manager, Third Bridge Group Limited

Benjamin Nordwick ’19: Principal, Commodities Trading Technology | North America, Proco Commodities

Jason Robbins ’20: Analyst, Pelorus Equity Group Inc.

Marco Viera ‘20: Area Manager Network Engineering & Operations, Verizon

Domenic Biamonte ’21: Capital Markets Analyst, Nasdaq

Kristopher Markert ’21: MRP Associate, Capital One

Amanda Blutig ’22: Sales & Trading Analyst, Bank of America

Kuldeep Mangalore ’22: Business Analyst V – Strategic Sourcing and Business Operations, PRO Unlimited


Alyza Bohbot ’08 (below), owner of Alakef Coffee Roasters and creator of City Girl Coffee brand, was featured on 3rd Hour of TODAY. Alyza shares that, shortly after she took over her family’s coffee business, Alakef, she realized the company would need a differentiator to thrive in the marketplace. She began to see the challenges faced by female coffee growers and soon launched a sister company, City Girl, which raises awareness and sources its brew exclusively from female growers. City Girl Coffee will be featured at this year’s Syracuse Samplings event at Whitman on September 30 during Orange Central 2022.

Alyza Bohbat


David W. Ellis III ’77, private wealth advisor and managing director at UBS Private Wealth Management, was included on Barron’s list of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors, and the Forbes/SHOOK list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for Ohio.

Bob Hart ’92, senior vice president of logistics management at Inspirage, was named among the Top 25 Software Leaders of Connecticut for 2022 by The Software Report.


Josh Fishman ’12, chair of the Young Whitman Advisory Council, and his wife, Emily Fishman ’12, welcomed their first child, Bram Asher Fishman (below), on May 7, 2022.

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