Johnson Executive Speakers

The following executives shared their expertise at Johnson during the 2012-13 school year.

Joe Alvarado, MBA '76, CEO, Commercial Metals Company
Arvindh Balakrishnan, Vice President, CX Applications, Oracle, Inc.
Justin Bakule, Executive Director, Shared Value Initiative, FSG
John V. Balen '82, MBA '86, General Partner, Canaan Partners
William Banholzer, Chief Technology Officer, DOW Chemical
Glenn Baptiste, President and CEO, JGB & Associates, Inc.
Scott F. Bearse, MBA'86, Director, Deloitte Consulting
Steven Benjamin '80, MEN '81, MBA '82, Managing Partner, Stromiga
Udayan Bose, Founder and CEO, Netelixir
David J. Breazzano, MBA '80, Co-Founder, President and Chief Investment Officer,
DDJ Capital Management, LLC
Rob Canizares '71, MBA '74, Retired President, MSA International
Marco Caporicci, MBA '06, Finance Manager, General Motors
Clay Cazier, Senior Director, Natural Search Strategy, PM digital
Abby Joseph Cohen '73, President, Goldman Sachs Global Market Institute
Marcy Cohen, Vice President, Senior Business Leader, Mastercard
Charlie Craig, Senior Vice President, Corning, Inc.
Diana Csillag, CEO, Brazilian Council for Sustainable Construction
Heather Davis, Senior Managing Director Asset Management, TIAA-CREF
Peter C. Davis, MBA '82, Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group
Lina Echeverria, Principal, Seven Passions of Innovation, Inc.
Albert J. Edwards, Chief Investment Officer, Cornell University
Richard Edwards, Partner, Capital Markets, Third Sector Capital Partners
David M. Einhorn '91, Founder and President, Green Light Capital
F. Warren Ellish '77, MBA '78, Consultant and CEO, Ellish Marketing Group
Paul Ezekiel, Managing Partner, Yallingup Capital
Eric H. Ferguson, MBA '07, Vice President, Nielson
Jonathan Foster, Managing Director, Current Capital

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Panelists enjoy a lively dinner discussion, "Can Women Have It All?" hosted in November 2012 by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Speaking before a packed room at the annual Johnson Women in Business recruiting event, panelists included (left to right) Wendy Levitt, MBA '92, author of At the Corner of Wall and Sesame; Cheryl Spielman, partner at US Human Capital Practice, Ernst & Young; Teresa Cooper, principal and chief inclusion officer at Deloitte Consulting, LLP; and Maureen O'Hara, professor of management and finance at Johnson. Elissa Sangster, executive director of the Forte Foundation (not pictured), introduced the panelists and served as moderator.


Dan Friedberg, MBA '87, Managing Partner, Sagard Capital
Walter J. Galvin, MBA '73, Retired Chief Financial Officer, Emerson
Peter Hamilton, Director of Sustainable Programs, NRG Energy
Gregory J. Hartz '83, CEO, Tompkins Trust Company
Rick Helfenbien, President, Luen Thai USA
Jack Henion, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer and Chairman, Advion BioSciences
Lars Hirsh, MBA '06, Group Product Manager, Microsoft
Jessica T. Hochberg, MBA '10, Seasonal Marketing Manager, Mars Chocolate North America
Paul E. Huck, MBA'79, Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Products
& Chemicals, Inc.
James L. Hudak, MBA '90, Co-Head and President, CIT Corporate Finance
Al Iannuzzi, Senior Director, Product Stewardship & Green Marketing, Johnson & Johnson
Maro Imirzian, Vice President Finance, Catchlight Energy
Rebecca A. Karp, MBA '08, Principal, Booz & Co.
Anil Kaul, MS '94, PhD '97, Co-Founder and CEO, AbsolutData
Steven Keating, Co-Founder and Principal to Advisors, Penbridge Advisors
Fred P. Keller '66, Chairman and CEO, Cascade Engineering
Tom Kurz, Co-Founder and Former Chief Operating Officer, Advion BioSciences
Tim Larrison, Head of Finance, Yingli Green Energy
Larry Levy, Founder and CEO, Appinions
James F. Lyons, MBA'81, Partner and Chief Technology Officer, Novus Energy
Steve Mannel, Senior Director of Strategic Agency Development, SalesForce Marketing Cloud
Christopher Ira Meredith, MBA '05, Partner, Director of Research and Portfolio Management,
O'Shaughnessy Asset Management
Lars Merk, Director of Digital Platforms, McNeil Consumer Healthcare
Jon Moeller '86, MBA '88, Chief Financial Officer, Proctor & Gamble
Richard W. Newman '68, Retired Vice President, Welch Allyn
Cara M. O'Connor, MBA '11, Manager, Customer and Marketing Strategy, Deloitte Consulting

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Barry M. Ginsburg, MBA '63, a managing partner at the Northwest Connecticut Opportunity Fund, participated in a panel discussion during Reunion 2013. Distinguished Global Leader Speaker, Ajay Banga, president and CEO of Mastercard, spoke to Johnson students and faculty about the cost of cash versus the value of and trend toward electronic payment systems in his talk, "Do you believe in a world beyond cash?" on March 4, 2013. Ben Heineman Jr., former senior vice president and general counsel at General Electric, delivered the Day Family Ethics Lecture on April 16, 2013. His talk to an audience of Johnson and Law School students focused on how an organization can achieve high performance while maintaining high integrity.


Kari O'Connor, '93, Director, Citi GTS
Bruce Piasecki, President & Founder, AHS Group
Fran Piscitelli, Former CEO, Osram
Nicola Pytell, Manager, Social Media Programs, Corning Glass
Anand Radhakrishnan, Principal, Investcorp Technology Partners
Aaron J. Rettaliata '00, MBA '06, Associate Principal, McKinsey & Co.
Bob Rhea, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
Barry W. Ridings, MBA '76, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of U.S.
Investment Banking, Lazard Freres & Co., LLC
Gary Rodkin, CEO, ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Marc E. Sacks, MBA '87, CEO, Mesirow Financial
Rick Schifter, Partner, TPG Capital
Bruce Schlein, Director of Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup
Claire E. Sears, MBA '06, Manager, Global Strategic Marketing, Allergan
Helen Shan, MBA '93, Vice President and Treasurer, Marsh & McLennan Companies
Ajai Shankar, MBA '03, Senior Financial Analyst, General Motors
Pierre Simard, MBA '93, President and Managing Director, Champlain Financial Corporation, Inc.
Ajit Sivadasan, Vice President of Global Commerce, Sales, and Marketing, Lenovo Corp.
John P. Skinner '84, Vice President of Business Development, HyTrust
Samir Somaiya, Chairman & Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries
Alfred Z. Spector, Vice President, Research and Special Initiatives, Google
Richard S. Stokes '98, Managing Director, H.I.G. Capital
Thomas Sullivan, President and DEO, Symmetry Medical
Robert T. Symington, MBA '92, Senior Portfolio Manager, Avenue Capital Group
Henry Tepper, President, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Pelin W. Thorogood '90, MEN '91, MBA '94, CEO, Anametrix
Brad N. Treat, MBA '02, Founder and CEO, Mesmeriz
Shyam Venkat, MBA '85, Principal, Advisory-Financial Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Matthew C. Wagner, MBA '09, Senior Vice President, First Niagra Bank
Matthew M. Walsh '88, MBA '92, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Catalent Pharma Solutions
Ming Wong, Co-Founder, Asia Community Ventures, Hong Kong
Eric Young '78, Founding Partner, Canaan Partners