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  • Jill Choate Beier

    Jill Choate Beier, Assistant Professor of Accounting, earned an MBA with an Accounting concentration from Fordham Graduate School of Business; a J.D., summa cum laude, from Touro Law School, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. She teaches accounting and business law, and her research interests include estate and gift taxation and the impact of tax laws on individual behavior. Prior to Marymount, she practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell and held management positions at Credit Suisse First Boston.

  • Vinod S Changarath

    Vinod S. Changarath, Assistant Professor of Finance, earned his Ph.D.  in Finance at the University of Cincinnati, with a research interest in banking. He has previously held visiting faculty positions and taught a variety of finance courses at Marshall University, WV and James Madison University, VA. Before embarking on an academic career, Vinod worked for over 12 years in the field of equity research with leading international investment banks including JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, in Singapore and India, employing quantitative research methods and covering global equities and Asian banks.

  • Richard Garrett

    Richard Garrett, Associate Professor of Economics, earned his Ph.D. in Economics from The New School of Social Research and has done graduate work at the Cornell-Baruch School of Industrial Relations. He teaches management courses and macroeconomics and is currently a consultant to the entertainment industry and to nonprofit international labor solidarity organizations. Before coming to Marymount, he was Associate Director of Research for the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile employees.

  • Fahad Khan

    Fahad Khan, Visiting Assistant Professor of Business, holds a Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.), Management and Economics of Innovation from Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Finance from Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University. Fahad is a tech executive, a serial entrepreneur and a business school professor.  Professor Khan has been teaching an advanced MBA course on Mobile Media & Marketing at Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, CUNY. Fahad has also taught Digital Media & Marketing and Entrepreneurship in the MBA and undergraduate programs respectively, at Rutgers Business School. Fahad is the founder, co-founder or chairman of multiple high-growth independent and private equity-backed ventures.  





  • Leslie Levin

    Leslie Levin, Associate Professor of Business Management, earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University and an MBA in Marketing from Columbia University. She teaches marketing, advertising, and consumer behavior; her research interests include religious imagery in advertising and the advancement of management women in domestic and international companies. Prior to joining Marymount, she worked in public relations and marketing management at the former Burson-Marsteller, Lever Brothers, and Bristol-Myers.

  • Vandana Rao

    Vandana Rao, Professor of Business Management, Chair, Division of Business, completed her doctoral studies in economics at SUNY, Stony Brook, and graduate work in management at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She teaches business and finance courses; her research interests include economic development and risk management. Before joining Marymount, Vandana taught and did consulting and project work for government and non-profit organizations in the U.S. and India, as well as for international organizations such as UNICEF.

  • Surinder Singh

    Surinder Singh, Visiting Assistant Professor, received an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. He also did graduate work in Computer Science in Hofstra University after receiving his B.S. in Computer Science with a Minor in Business. Professor Singh has taught graduate and undergraduate of courses in finance, business and accounting at Saint Peter’s University and Marymount Manhattan College. As a serial entrepreneur, Professor Singh was Founder of Jugglebox, Inc. and Co-Founder of Northstar Financial Advisors LLC and Veritas Capital LLC.  His professional experience includes management positions at Bear, Stearns & Co. and Dime Savings Bank of New York.   

  • Andrea Tsentides

    Andrea Tsentides, Assistant Professor of Accounting, received an MBA with a concentration in Accounting from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, and later became a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. She teaches accounting, and her research interests include adherence to the auditing standards under time pressure across different countries at multinational organizations. She has taught and worked in the United States and abroad including at the Bank of Cyprus and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Faces of MMC

  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9897_james_matson_4738.jpg" alt="James Matson" title="James Matson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> James graduated with a B.A. in Business with an Economics concentration and B.A. in International Studies, as well as a minor in Asian Studies. James interned in the Chinese Works of Art department at Christie’s auction house as a senior and spent one summer semester studying abroad in China supported by the Eisner Scholarship. The Eisner Scholarship at Marymount Manhattan College was endowed by Edgar and Lucy Eisner and is intended to foster serious study of economic issues by attending an educational institution in Europe or Asia.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1314-james-matson">James Matson</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2014</p><p> Double major in Business and International Studies, minor in Asian 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/215/10160_image001.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/842-austin-nelson"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/36,21,455,440/4097_austin_nelson.jpg" alt="Austin Nelson" title="Austin Nelson" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “My Internship at the Rachael Ray Show this fall has been a wonderful experience. As a business major I was nervous going into a production based internship but my classes and experience at MMC had prepared me for it. Working at RR in their production and audience department has opened my eyes to a new kind of business… TV. Being able to work on the 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/860-jason-yuhas"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/17,11,172,166/4534_jason_website_photo.jpg" alt="Jason Yuhas" title="Jason Yuhas" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> While at MMC, Jason enjoyed going to class and spending time learning from the excellent professors. The business division professors were very knowledgeable and use 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. He interned at NBC his junior year which has already made a huge impact on his career. Having this internship taught Jason more about business then any classroom could; it also gave some great references and made his resume and experience more valuable. He has stayed in touch with some employees at NBC which has helped Jason network and generate business in his current position. He is also continuing his education at Strayer University and has completed half of the course work to earn his Executive MBA.</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/843-dominique-studer"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/119,0,603,483/4863_dominique_studer-_photo.jpg" alt="Dominique Studer" title="Dominique Studer" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “One piece of advice I would give to any student, is to never sell yourself short. If you are interested in joining a particular club or trying out a class not within your major; go for it. You have the opportunity to do so and the resources to help you along the way. Also, if an opportunity presents itself, take it. If you want to study abroad, do it. Don’t let anything stop you. There is a lot to learn outside the four walls of a class, and you have to be proactive and passionate to further yourself and stand out.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/843-dominique-studer">Dominique Studer</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/847-kirstin-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/111,0,741,630/4550_kirstin_photo.jpg" alt="Kirstin Gwirtz" title="Kirstin Gwirtz" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “At present, I work at CertusBank Mortgage in Charlotte, NC as a Mortgage Disclosure Desk Team Leader. While my job primarily focuses on mortgage compliance, my business experience has created a strong platform for my knowledge when reviewing cost, rates and APR. I enjoy working in the mortgage industry and being a part of a process that allows customers to purchase their first home, refinance and save money or take cash out to consolidate debt or do home improvements. I do plan on studying further and have looked into MBA programs here in the Charlotte, NC area.”</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/851-christina-mcdonald"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,161,640,801/4098_christina_headshot.jpg" alt="Christina McDonald" title="Christina McDonald" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I interned last spring at the Foxwoods Theatre, home to Broadway’s <em>Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark,</em> as the Theatre Management Intern. It was such an incredible first internship and really opened my eyes to the management world of the performing arts industry. I even landed a temporary position there during the summer following that semester. I currently intern at Telsey and Company, a New York-based casting office specializing in Broadway musicals and plays, TV and film, as well as commercials. The Media and Arts Management focus within the Business major at MMC has allowed me to pursue opportunities that really fuel my passion for the arts, and my desire to become a leader in this industry. Without the opportunities that Marymount Manhattan offers, I would not be able to have so many first-hand experiences in my field of interest.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/851-christina-mcdonald">Christina McDonald</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2015,Business major </p><p> Media and Arts Management concentration</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/215/9939_katelyn_kelly.jpg" alt="Katelyn Kelly" title="Katelyn Kelly" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I’m a rising Junior who has always had a love for the fashion industry, and an aspiration to work in corporate retail and marketing. The showroom I interned for is Madison Paige, a brand that designs and sells women’s blouses and dresses to retailers.The showroom internship was a great opportunity because I learned all about the wholesale business in the Garment District. Working in a showroom is a very ‘behind-the-scenes’ job because we sell lines of merchandise to stores. Getting to know how stores choose and buy their inventory was a great learning experience, and I was able to network with industry professionals.”</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/846-ethan-gwirtz"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/94,0,884,789/4246_ethan.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/844-blake-balsamo"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/79,21,466,408/4245_image.jpeg" alt="Blake Balsamo" title="Blake Balsamo" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I started working onsite at Goldman Sachs the second semester of my sophomore year. I work in the State and Local Tax division on corporate taxes, and am onsite at Goldman Sachs while employed by a third party recruiting company. Through this job experience, I have gained the knowledge to file taxes for multi-state corporations and partnerships in compliance with state and federal tax laws. 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/1308-oliviana-bailey"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9859_oliviana.jpg" alt="Oliviana Bailey" title="Oliviana Bailey" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Oliviana has been offered an internship in the Management Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Milan, Italy after previously studying abroad in Ireland.</p><p> The management interns will assist the GSO Officer and the Management Section, in the delivery of support services to the Consulate General’s employees and American family members (more than 100 people). Working closely with Local Employed Staff employees and under the direction of the Management Officer and the GSO Officer, Oliviana will learn the fundamentals of administrative support of a U.S. diplomatic post. She will be tasked with a variety of special projects to include issues of interest to the interns, possibly including special event/VIP visit coordination, real estate procurement, housing presentations, scanning and organization of residential and functional leases, metric tracking of e-services for Motor pool, contracting, facility maintenance, logistics, and inventory.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1308-oliviana-bailey">Oliviana Bailey</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Business major,Leadership concentration </p><p> Minors in Accounting and Philosophy </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/215/9763_yuve.jpg" alt="Samuel Basilio" title="Samuel Basilio" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Samuel Basilio is a senior who will graduate in spring 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurship. He is a co- founder of Yuve, Inc., a product that aims to integrate a diverse, healthy and vegetarian-leaning lifestyle. The product is a drinkable fusion of nearly two-dozen premium natural ingredients designed to improve digestion, blood circulation, muscle tone, immune system and appearance of skin and hair. To learn more about Samuel, go to <a href=""></a></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 in Entrepreneurship</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/0,0,678,678/9815_redo_natalie.jpg" alt="Natalie Palmarozza" title="Natalie Palmarozza" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Natalie is a senior with a double major in Management and Marketing and will be graduating in December of 2015. During the Fall Semester 2014, she started freelancing with a public relations agency, dOMAIN PR which specializes in hospitality, fashion, beauty, and entertainment with clients such as the Los Angeles Lakers, LittleBits, Matrix and other high profile clients. In the spring of 2015, dOMAIN gave Natalie the opportunity to become an intern.  Natalie plans to continue her internship with the company until graduation.</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1305-natalie-palmarozza">Natalie Palmarozza</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2016, Management and Marketing major</p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/9947_professional_photo.jpg" alt="Nicole Marlin" title="Nicole Marlin" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> Nicole is an honors student and a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. She is also the president of Business Analytics Association Club. She will be interning at IBM as part of the Technical Insight Team this summer. The Technical Insight Team provides actionable insight to the IBM North America Software Technical Sales organization. Using Cognos dashboards and cubes, SPSS predictive analytics as well as tried and true Excel, the intern working in this capacity will have the opportunity to explore a vast resource of data, uncover new insights, validate those findings in field interviews and ultimately provide technical and operational recommendations to the leadership team. </p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/1310-nicole-marlin">Nicole Marlin</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2017, Double major: B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Marketing </p></div>
  • <span class="lw_profiles_image" style="float: left;"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi"><img src="/live/image/gid/125/width/215/src_region/101,0,447,346/4552_utilivisor.jpg" alt="Sharmin Kazi" title="Sharmin Kazi" class="lw_image" width="215"/></a></span></span><div class="lw_profiles_103 styled-link"><p> “I am currently preparing for the Certified Public Accounting exam while working full-time as an Energy Analyst at utiliVisor. As an Energy Analyst, I work alongside other analysts and engineers to analyze our clients’ energy consumption patterns and provide personalized advice on increasing their energy efficiency in a profitable manner. I found the work challenging at first because since I had never been exposed to anything pertaining to energy engineering but I’ve realized that the key is to focus on applying the same general analytical skills I learned as an Accounting major. The internships I held at Marymount also helped my tremendously in preparing me for my first full-time job. During my time at Marymount, I volunteered with VITA, interned for a CPA firm, and worked part-time as a Bookkeeping/Clerical Assistant at a museum. Each of these experiences helped me develop professionally and paved the way to my first job. The faculty in the Business department as well as the Career Services office provided the means to access these various opportunities. The College’s small size is truly an asset because it allows each student to interact with the faculty and staff and this is the aspect I appreciated most about Marymount.”</p></div> <div class="lw_profiles_name"><a href="/live/profiles/849-sharmin-kazi">Sharmin Kazi</a></div><div class="lw_profiles_104"><p> Class of 2009, Major in Accounting and Minor in Philosophy</p></div>