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Individuals are listed according to the year of their most recent School of Management degree.

Class Years


Chris Greene, MBA ’75, partner at Barclay Damon LLP, was selected to the 2021 Upstate New York Super Lawyers list.


Robert Zak, BS/MBA ’80, was named chair of the board of directors at Rand Capital Corp.

Thomas Hyzy, BS ’81, CPA, was named partner at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP following a merger between the firm and Feeley, Bonaventura & Hyzy CPAs PC.

Joseph Feeley, BS ’83, CPA, was named partner at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP following a merger between the firm and Feeley, Bonaventura & Hyzy CPAs PC.

Margaret Brechtel, BS/MBA ’88, was promoted to executive vice president and CFO at Rand Capital Corp.


Edwin Wong, BS ’94, was selected as a 2021 Schneps Media A-List honoree.

Kevin Quinn, MBA ’95, was named senior vice president and commercial banking executive at Five Star Bank.

Richard L. Boulware, MBA ’96, was promoted to director, manufacturing supply chain at L’Oréal.

Jennifer Wozniak, MBA ’96, was named chief communications officer at Stanley Consultants.


Anthony Bonaventura Jr., BS ’83, CEL ’00, CPA, was named partner at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP after a merger between the firm and Feeley, Bonaventura & Hyzy CPAs PC.

Daniel Penberthy, EMBA ’00, was appointed president and CEO of Rand Capital Corp.

Brian Klock, MBA ’01, joined M&T Bank as head of markets and investor relations.

Johnathan Duncan, JD/MBA ’02, joined Schiff Hardin LLP as counsel in the Corporate and Transactional Group.

Matthew Riscili, MBA ’02, was named senior manager, internal controls – sales operations at Snap Finance.

Alumni Spotlight: Fast 46

Winners of the Fast 46 competition, Buffalo Construction Consultants Inc., with UB President Satish K. Tripathi.

Joseph Mannarino (center, holding trophy), president of Buffalo Construction Consultants Inc., and his team. UB President Satish K. Tripathi is pictured to Mannarino's left. Photo: Heather Bellini Photography

Congratulations to the following 24 School of Management alumni named to UB’s inaugural Fast 46 list, which celebrates the success of 46 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UB alumni or former students around the world. The competition is named in honor of UB’s founding in 1846.

  • George Chamoun, BA ’97 (Minor in Management) – ACV
  • David Charron, MBA ’13 – Powerful Youth
  • Mark Collard, EMBA ’05 – Landmark Wealth Management
  • Christopher Dorsaneo, BS ’03 – lloyd Products Inc.
  • Alexandra Eidens, MBA ’08, and Scott Eidens, MBA ’09 – Big Life Journal
  • Shawn Glogowski, CEL ’19 – Note Advisors
  • Michael Goodman, BS ’89 – Wealthstream Advisors
  • Audrey Hall, BS ’12, MWEE ’15, CEL ’20 – Eco Serve Pest Services
  • Jacqueline Hobson, BS ’95 – HF Advisory Group
  • Dharshan Jayasinghe, CEL ’12 – bizWin Strategies
  • Daniel Judge, MBA ’69 – NetPlus Alliance
  • Brian Laible, CEL ’11 – Landmark Wealth Management
  • Joseph Mannarino, MBA ’90 – Buffalo Construction Consultants Inc.
  • Shannon McNichol, BS ’03, CEL ’18 – Nichol City Realty
  • Jennifer Murphy, CEL ’12 – NetPlus Alliance
  • Shawn Patterson, PMBA ’07 – Resolution Medical
  • Andrew Piechowicz, BS ’12, EMBA ’16 – Hatchets & Hops
  • Alessandro Salvo, BS ’99 – GS Construction Inc.
  • Joseph Savasta, BS ’85 – Broadreach Medical Resources Inc.
  • John Stanney, BS ’86 – Design Interactive Inc.
  • Yongky Sutanto, BS ’05, MBA ’07 – PT Smart Multi Finance
  • Ganesh Babu Vasantha Rajan, MS ’09 – Agiliz Tech Software Services
  • Richard Warzala, BS ’80, MBA ’82 – Allied Motion Technologies

In addition, three new startups were selected as “3 Under 3” recipients — firms operating for 36 months or less. Two of the three firms were founded by School of Management grads:

  • Naeim Khanjani, BS ’16, MBA ’17 – Electo Analytics
  • Christopher Miano, MBA ’17 – MemoryFox

Seth Hennard, BS ’03, MS ’04, CPA, was named partner at Lumsden McCormick CPAs.

Gregory Allgrim, MBA ’05, was promoted to managing director of consulting services at Crowe LLP.

Adam Desmond, BS ’05, vice president and regional market executive at Tompkins Bank of Castile, was named to the 2021 40 under 40 list by Buffalo Business First.

Douglas Muth, BS/MBA ’05, CPA, was named partner at Lumsden McCormick CPAs.


Nick Ambrose, MBA ’06, CPA, was promoted to administrative vice president and associate finance director at M&T Bank, where he will lead their Securities and Exchange Commission reporting.


Scott Allen Jr., MBA ’07, was promoted to partner at Lippes Mathias LLP.

Mohit Kochhar, MBA ’07, was named business development manager, cloud financial management at Amazon Web Services.

James Wahl, MBA ’07, was named vice president of business development at Sensyne Health.

Jeffery Kruszka, BS ’08, CPA, was named partner at BS&P.

Amy White, EMBA ’08, was named portfolio manager, regional growth at University of Rochester Medical Center.


Megan Charles, BS ’10, was named senior talent business partner at Circle.

Jaclyn Brauth, BS ’12, was named content project manager at Google.

Lauren Suttell, JD/MBA ’12, was promoted to partner at Lippes Mathias LLP.

Michael Beringer, BS ’13, is co-founder of Fitrition Juice Bar, which has six locations in New York and New Jersey that offer fresh, healthy gourmet prepared meals, shakes, smoothies, acai bowls and more.

Aniket Pradhan, MS ’13, was named product manager at Assent Compliance Inc.

Steven Rehler, MBA ’13, was promoted to senior compensation analyst at Paychex Inc.  

Sandra Varela, EMBA ’13, was named application engineering manager at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

Neelakshi Banerjee, MS ’14, joined Tesla as staff program manager, new market entry.

Christopher Beckage, BS ’96, EMBA ’14, was named vice president, business development USA at Procom. 

Christopher Eglin, MBA ’14, was promoted to project manager at Rich Products. 

Christine Lundahl, BS Engineering/MBA ’14, was promoted to operations manager at General Mills.

Christopher Maugans, BS ’10, JD/MBA ’14, was named partner at Goldberg Segalla. 

Lydia Quebral, BS ’14, was named product manager at Servy.

Sarah Tanbakuchi, JD/MBA ’14, was named president and CEO of TechBuffalo.

Aimable Twagilimana, EMBA ’14, professor of English at Buffalo State College, has received four Fulbright Scholar awards throughout his career: in 1992, 2008, 2014 and 2020.

Dan Yanega, BS ’14, was promoted to senior learning experience designer at Amazon.

Karina Armstrong, MPH/MBA ’15, was named quality and patient safety specialist at Niagara Health.

Stacy Dean, EMBA ’15, was appointed vice president of clinical operations at Neighborhood Health Center of WNY Inc.

Charles Hunt, EMBA ’15, chief operating officer at HUNT Real Estate Corp., was named to the 2021 40 under 40 list by Buffalo Business First. 

Shelby Elmore, BS/MBA ’16, was named associate brand marketing manager at Publix Super Markets.

Eilish Cumbo, PMBA ’16, was promoted to project manager: toppings, creams and culinary solutions at Rich Products. 

Christopher O'Neill, BS ’14, MBA ’16, was named senior manager, procurement/sourcing at Thermo Fisher Scientific. 

Naeim Khanjani, BS ’16, MBA ’17, founder and CEO of Electo Analytics, was named to the Forbes Next 1000 list for 2021.

Prashanth Jayantha Kumar, MBA ’17, was named senior product manager at PayPal.

Alex McLeod, MBA ’17, was promoted to advisory manager at Deloitte. 

Kayla Barry, BS ’18, was named senior consultant, strategic projects at Deloitte. 

Jake Cercone, BS ’18, was named law clerk at Hodgson Russ LLP. 

Joseph Lowry, CEL ’18, president of Encorus Group, was named to the 2021 40 under 40 list by Buffalo Business First. 

Mark Wilson, BS ’17, MBA ’18, was named supply chain consultant at Accenture.

Saksham Agrawal, MS ’19, was named senior business analyst at Expedia Group.

Molly Fogarty, MBA ’19, was promoted to recruiting director at Supplemental Health Care. 

Rohankumar Naik, MS ’19, was named investment banking associate at Deutsche Bank.

David Pozzuto, BS ’19, became sole proprietor of Just Pizza South Park in Buffalo.

Ankitesh Singh Rao, MS ’19, was named IT audit manager at Snowflake.

Elizabeth Rae Sanders, PMBA ’19, was named material planner at Tesla. 

Deepika Singh, MS ’19, was promoted to senior advisory consultant at Deloitte.

Deepti Tadala, MS ’19, was named senior product manager at PayPal.

Rachel Williams, BS ’19, joined Morgan Stanley as product marketing associate, investment solutions.


Anthony Notaro Jr., BS ’20, was named AP accountant at Wesport Capital Partners. 

Chinmay Das, PMBA ’21, was promoted to director, deputy chief of innovation and strategy at Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. 

Asantewa Holley, PMBA ’21, director of operations at Northland Workforce Training Center, was named to the 2021 40 under 40 list by Buffalo Business First. 

Yoones Khanjani, BS ’21, was named securities analyst at Wells Fargo. 

Tristan Saade, BS ’21, became a licensed agent and financial professional with New York Life Insurance Co.

Anivrita Veeraghanta, MBA ’21, was named data analyst at Bed Bath & Beyond.