MENU

Department of
Business

Advisory Board

As part of  Marymount Manhattan College’s CityEdge program, each academic department sponsors an Advisory Board composed of accomplished professionals from across New York City with relevant knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to our respective programs. Our Business Advisory Board Members provide insight on the current and future state of their industry, assist with external relations and outreach to the industry, support career development initiatives, and identify job openings, internships and other professional opportunities for our students.


Advisory Board Members

  •  

    Director, Equity Research, Cloud Computing and Software, Deutsche Bank Securities

    Amladi has covered the software sector since joining Deutsche Bank in July 2007. The coverage thematically focuses on SaaS & Cloud Computing, Analytics, Enterprise Software, and Security Software. Prior to joining DB, Amladi spent over 15 years in the technology industry, with technical and business roles in enterprise and telecom software. Amladi holds an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.

  •  

    Assistant Vice President, Citigroup

    Balsamo currently works for CitiGroup’s commercial bank in the Middle Market sector (companies $50MM-$750MM in revenue). Balsamo works with the Mid-Atlantic relationship management team where he completes client pitch materials, credit approval packages, helps drive deal execution, and evaluates company financial strengths and industry market trends. Balsamo specializes in the automotive and forest, paper, and packaging products industry. Prior to his current role, Balsamo lived in Dallas, Texas where he worked as a risk analyst to measure loan product risk for middle market clients nationwide. Blake graduated from MMC in 2015 with Bachelors of Science degrees in Accounting and Finance and a minor in Economics.

  •  

    Google

  •  

    Financial Advisor, The Klein Group, Merrill Lynch, Pirerce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

    Burt is an MMC graduate from the class of 2011, and a Merrill Lynch financial advisor. Burt has worked for Bank of America since 2010, and is now part of the Klein Group wealth management team. He specializes in retirement planning and investments for artists, musicians, and entertainers. Burt lives with his wife, Kim, and their two cats on the Upper East Side.

  •  

    Parums Christian Dior

    Maniscalco is an MMC graduate of the class of 2002. During her time at Marymount, she was exposed to a wide range of experiences and companies that provided her with the knowledge to pursue a career she is passionate about. Maniscalco has worked in the beauty industry for eight years in a variety of positions. She is currently the Director of Retail Events at Christian Dior Perfumes and Cosmetics within the LVMH corporation.

  •  

    Viacom

    McDonald graduated from MMC in 2015 with a major in Business, concentrated in Media and Arts Management, and a minor in Philosophy.  She currently works for Viacom’s Spike network, soon to be Paramount Network, as a Production Coordinator for East Coast sports, events, and series.  Most recently, she contributed to the success of the 2017 CMT Music Awards, One Night Only with Alec Baldwin, & seasons 2 and 3 of Lip Sync Battle.

  •  

    Associate Director, Global Markets Intelligence, Ipreo

    McNamara ’03, who is Associate Director of Global Markets Intelligence at Ipreo, has spent the last eight years in investor relations working with publicly traded companies.

  •  

    Entrepreneur, Founder at Move Glow Inspire Inc., Zumba Fitness Ambassador, and Team Leader at Cross Cultural Thresholds

    Rubio has an extensive background working in community services and education with cultural and theatre arts.  She is a graduate of Boston College in Theatre Arts and Communication.

  •  

    Zurich International

  •  

    EVP Client Relations, Bayard Advertising Agency, Inc.

    With over 30 years of advertising/marketing experience, Tsugranis has a passion for brand development and an unwavering commitment to his clients. He has successfully created and implemented employer branding/communication solutions for a wide range of Fortune 500 companies.  Driven to be the best part of his clients’ days, his ability to lead and inspire teams, coupled with a penchant to always ask, “What if…” have led to the development of award-winning strategic solutions.  He holds a B.A. in Journalism from New York University.

  •  

    Senior Account Manager, Enterprise/Stella Service

    Webber, MMC class of 2012, graduated with a degree in Business Management. He has worked in marketing and management and is presently an enterprise account manager and a team lead in the Client Success Management Team at Stella Services.

  •  

     Emmy® Award-winning Fashion-Stylist, Writer, and Entrepreneur

    Zyla has collaborated with some of the most recognizable faces of contemporary culture, including Tom Hanks, Susan Lucci, Neil Patrick Harris, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Carol Burnett. In addition to designing his own namesake fashion line for Bergdorf Goodman, he has designed costumes for Broadway, off-Broadway and film, as well as ABC’s All My Children (2010 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Emmy® Award), General Hospital, Port Charles and Lifetime’s Devious Maids. He is the best selling author of Color Your Style (Plume) and How to Win at Shopping (Workman). He attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

 


Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/858-xiaoyi-he"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,682,588/7264_4071_xiao_photo.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Xiaoyi He" title="Xiaoyi He" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The study aboard experience opened up my eyes; it was definitely a life changing event for me.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/858-xiaoyi-he">Xiaoyi He</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major in Finance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1536,2048/15078_img_7552.rev.1493229748.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Spending a semester abroad was a life changing opportunity. I adjusted to an entirely different culture, enhanced my marketing major and fashion studies minor by taking intriguing courses, and was able to travel to eight other countries.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2031-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major</p><p> Minor in Fashion Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2044-gabby-wright"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,596,894/15491_gabby.rev.1497288248.jpg" alt="Gabby Wright" title="Gabby Wright" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount Manhattan College was amazing and I am so thankful to have received such a wholesome education. I have been praised for my abilities to continuously find work that pertains to my degree, and want to share my love for MMC with anyone who wants to know more!”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2044-gabby-wright">Gabby Wright</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2102, Major: Business with concentration in Media and Arts Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2073-madison-arend"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,350,331/15812_madison_arend_pic.rev.1500669615.jpg" alt="Madison Arend" title="Madison Arend" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I worked at the DMA Showroom assisting designers for the clothing brand, Love Sam.This internship has given me a better insight to what it is like to create and produce a clothing line.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2073-madison-arend">Madison Arend</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2020, Business major with concentration in Fashion Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1318-katelyn-kelly"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1368,1368/9939_katelyn_kelly.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> ”My biggest project was working on  market week for fashion buyers. I have been able to assist the VP of Sales at <em>Elizabeth and James</em> in the new showroom!” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1318-katelyn-kelly">Katelyn Kelly</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Marketing major, Fashion Studies minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,504,800/9817_beatrice.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Beatrice Barbesta" title="Beatrice Barbesta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Marymount Manhattan provided me with the skills necessary to be accepted to the Master of Finance program in London at the Hult International School of Business.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1307-beatrice-barbesta">Beatrice Barbesta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014; Finance Major, Economics minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2072-sindelt-flores"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,750,1000/15810_umbra-institute--marymount-manhattan-in-italy_flores_lo-res.rev.1500668583.jpg" alt="Sindelt Flores" title="Sindelt Flores" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Being a liberal arts school, they don’t want you to just study for your specific Major, they want you to explore and learn from other things,” explained Sindelt before describing the study abroad office as being helpful and encouraging. As a result, she feels she has been able to take an interdisciplinary approach to her education, enabling her to confidently relate to people of diverse backgrounds. In conclusion, Sindelt shared that she felt Marymount Manhattan played a significant role in her decision to go abroad. She now feels more prepared for her future career in the business field.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2072-sindelt-flores">Sindelt Flores</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2018, Business Major with concentration in Media and Arts Management</p><p>  </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2045-anika-ferdoash"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,220,233/15493_15138_anika.rev.1497288971.jpg" alt="Anika Ferdoash" title="Anika Ferdoash" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“The one thing you will never get back is your time. Utilize every minute you have doing what you love and fill the gaps in your schedule productively. Assessing the purpose of each activity you partake in will help you determine what you need to prioritize for your greater goal. While you keep yourself busy, do not forget to take breaks. Balance is key when it comes to efficiency.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2045-anika-ferdoash">Anika Ferdoash</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business</p><p> Double minor in Accounting and Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2034-solenne-ndouongo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2048,1536/15146_img_1524.rev.1493751473.jpg" alt="Solenne Ndouongo" title="Solenne Ndouongo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Interning at THP was my first experience in the workplace and it taught me about different ways to help the financially needy. The THP organization serves many countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Since French is my first language, I was able to speak directly with collaborators from Africa as a translator for important meetings, which provided me with insights into the workplace and networking.</p><p> Move to Empower provided me with greater responsibility as it was a new entity, and still in the process of formation.  It gave me the opportunity to experience how finance and accounting play a crucial role in the creation of an organization.  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2034-solenne-ndouongo">Solenne Ndouongo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Finance major and Accounting minor</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,130,130/9763_yuve.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Samuel Basilio" title="Samuel Basilio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> As a senior, Samuel co-founded Yuve, Inc., a product that aims to integrate a diverse, healthy and vegetarian-leaning lifestyle.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/856-samuel-basilio">Samuel Basilio</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Major: Entrepreneurship</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/111,0,741,630/4550_kirstin_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Kirstin Gwirtz" title="Kirstin Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>I really liked Marymount’s small class sizes and individual attention received from professors. Both professors and advisors took an interest in your education and wanted to make sure you succeeded while in school and after graduation. Marymount also gave me the opportunity to pursue a double major in business and dance which was a wonderful experience supported by both departments. I also enjoyed having NYC as a campus, where there are so many things to explore and do. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/847-kirstin-gwirtz">Kirstin Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2010, Major in Dance and Business Management</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/846-ethan-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,884,789/4246_ethan.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Ethan Gwirtz" title="Ethan Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Most of all, I enjoyed the smaller classrooms where you have a voice and aren’t a number in a huge auditorium.  Also, having NYC as my campus was fantastic, as many classes and relationships afforded me opportunities to see part of the city, including parks, museums, and even trading floors on the NYSE, Morgan Stanley, and an assortment of other Wall Street offices.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/846-ethan-gwirtz">Ethan Gwirtz</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Finance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Being able to work on the Rachael Ray show set, help out with product giveaways, and more has put me in a ‘real world’ environment to prepare me for life after graduation.” </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/842-austin-nelson">Austin Nelson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,960,960/11560_shiva.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Shiva Rajpal" title="Shiva Rajpal" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” To work in banking and finance in New York, is a dream come true.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1445-shiva-rajpal">Shiva Rajpal</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, an International Business major with a minor in economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,204,212/9884_megan_france.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Megan O’Donnell" title="Megan O’Donnell" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>Megan graduated with a degree in International Business and loved her study abroad experience in Paris.</em></p><p>  </p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1311-megan-odonnell">Megan O’Donnell</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015</p><p> B.S. in International Business, minors in Economics and French</p></div>