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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

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

    Nandan Amladi has covered the software sector since joining Deutsche Bank in July 2007. The coverage thematically focuses on SaaS & Cloud Computing, and enterprise-facing applications software, including telecom and analytics. 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.

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    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.

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    Google

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Zurich International

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    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.

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    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.

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     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/2043-bruce-zhou"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,404,381/15490_bruce.rev.1497035090.jpg" alt="Bruce Zhou" title="Bruce Zhou" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“I really enjoyed my time at MMC because I fully utilized my time at school and learned as much as possible, even as I worked and gained experience.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2043-bruce-zhou">Bruce Zhou</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major in Finance and International Business</p><p> Double minor in Economics and Accounting</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>” While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and used real life examples or current events to explain the material. This made it easier to grasp concepts used in the business world. The career services department helped out a lot by assisting in finding an internship for Jason. Jason interned at NBC his junior year which made a huge impact on his career. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/860-jason-yuhas">Jason Yuhas</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/2283-camille-lagrua"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,2142,3200/16625_Camille_Senior_Photo.rev.1518559486.jpg" alt="Camille LaGrua" title="Camille LaGrua" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p>  In the fall of 2017, Camille interned with the fashion magazine and luxury accessories e-commerce website: <em>Editorialist</em>. At <em>Editorialist</em>, the interns were given a large amount of responsibility right away, so Camille got to see the all inner workings of how a magazine and e-commerce site are run.</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/2283-camille-lagrua">Camille LaGrua</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Business with concentration in Fashion Marketing, Class of 2020</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/1517-brooke-czoski"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,1463,1463/12287_brookeczoskiheadshot.rev.1457019601.jpg" alt="Brooke Czoski" title="Brooke Czoski" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The professors at MMC are what really made my experience enjoyable. The passion, dedication, and expertise that they projected created an environment where everyone wanted to succeed.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1517-brooke-czoski">Brooke Czoski</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2015, BS Marketing</p><p> Minor: Fashion Studies</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,213,320/10160_image001.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I was in the class of 2015 and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Accounting and Finance, and a minor in Economics. The business program at Marymount is a hidden jewel with professors who are both excellent professionals and dedicated mentors. I was encouraged to constantly challenge myself and explore career paths. My advisors and professors helped me obtain scholarships and internships and were great counselors when it came to selecting a job that I loved. I received six job offers as I was getting ready to graduate and my professors helped guide me through the decision making process.Upon graduation, I decided to take a position as a Global Commercial Risk Analyst with Citigroup.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1335-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Finance and Accounting</p><p> Minor: Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,640,640/11525_makuta_1.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Douglas Makuta" title="Douglas Makuta" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Marymount provided me with an excellent cornerstone for my artistic endeavors, and business aspirations.  The business faculty transcended the confines of the classroom setting, and became cherished mentors long after I graduated. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1432-douglas-makuta">Douglas Makuta</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2012, BA Business with Media and Arts Management </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,297,353/9860_gabriel.rev.1472490810.jpg" alt="Gabriel Skaarland" title="Gabriel Skaarland" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em> ” During my summer internship, I worked on analyzing currency risk exposure, hedging activities, and presenting macroeconomic projections for Granberg AS. I was also involved in conducting marketing research by creating in-depth questionnaires, collecting responses and utilizing SPSS software to evaluate and present results and suggestions on which direction the company should take in the future. “</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1309-gabriel-skaarland">Gabriel Skaarland</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, B.S. Finance and International Business major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,754,640/13578_1604648_582301465179569_442259660_n.rev.1467053700.jpg" alt="Tamaki Kern" title="Tamaki Kern" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“A week after graduating with a BS in International Business and an Economics minor, I joined UBS in their Wealth Management division in Weehawken, NJ.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1682-tamaki-kern">Tamaki Kern</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> 2016, BS International Business</p><p> Minor: Economics</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/854-brandon-waters"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/20,26,193,199/4099_brandon.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Brandon Waters" title="Brandon Waters" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “There’s no better city to be in for business majors. The people I was able to surround myself with, the internships I was able to attain, and the accessibility were all invaluable. MMC takes ‘NYC as your campus’ seriously, and I always felt supported in learning outside of the 71<sup>st</sup> street campus. “</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/854-brandon-waters">Brandon Waters</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2011, Major in Marketing</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,249,249/4866_liz_mcelliot.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Elizabeth McElligott" title="Elizabeth McElligott" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p><em>“Upon graduation, I began the formidable task of attempting to find a job.  I knew it would be challenging in these difficult economic times.  But in July of 2013, one month after graduation, I was offered a position as a Tax Reclaim Specialist at GlobeTax Services, right here in Manhattan on Broad Street! </em></p><p><em>My business classes at MMC, as well as my interaction with my classmates and professors, laid the foundation for me to acquire this wonderful opportunity, and to function every day confidently and productively.”</em></p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/859-elizabeth-mcelligott">Elizabeth McElligott</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2013, Major in Business Management and Dance</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/79,21,466,408/4245_image.rev.1472490809.jpeg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “The Marymount Business Division thoroughly prepared me for my role as an onsite employee at Goldman Sachs and for the corporate world.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/844-blake-balsamo">Blake Balsamo</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015, Double Major in Accounting and Finance, Minor in Economics</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1482-sindelt-flores"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,750,722/11740_sindelt.rev.1472490809.jpg" alt="Sindelt Flores" title="Sindelt Flores" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “Having the ability to connect entertainment and business was an amazing experience.”</p></div><div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1482-sindelt-flores">Sindelt Flores</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2018, Business Major, Media & Arts Management concentration</p><p> Music Minor </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>