Our Leadership

Dean’s Advisory Council

The Zicklin School of Business benefits from the valuable contributions of its Advisory Council, composed of high-level executives, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders possessing a broad spectrum of business experience. The men and women who comprise the Advisory Board are deeply engaged in supporting the Zicklin School’s strategic goals by:

  • Advising the Dean and Zicklin School administration and faculty on strategic plans and program and research initiatives;
  • Providing a link between the School and those key constituencies with which the School seeks to strengthen or build relationships, such as undergraduate alumni and parents, graduate school alumni, corporations who hire graduates or send employees to executive education programs, and corporations whose industry practices or business models might enhance curriculum content or broaden student options;
  • Providing School administration with crucial real-world perspectives on the evolving demographic, societal, technological, regulatory, and business factors likely to have an impact on the School; and
  • Helping to cultivate the financial resources that will enable the School to execute its strategic plan to ensure continued academic strength and relevance.
Lew J. Altfest Lew J. Altfest, BBA ‘62
LJ Altfest & Company
Michael Morris Michael Morris, MBA ‘07
Executive Managing Director
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Yasmine D. Anavi Yasmine D. Anavi, BBA ‘80
Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer
U.S. Retail Credit
Barclays Bank
  Jim O’Shea, MS ‘07
SVP, Ethics, Compliance and CAO
Skanska USA
David Antin David Antin
Chief Executive Officer
Ned Davis Research
Joe Ripp Joe Ripp, MBA ‘81
  Michael Becker, EMBA 09
EVP, International Strategy
  George Roach, BBA ‘71
Chief Executive Officer
GER Industries
Matthew C. Blank Matthew C. Blank, MBA ‘76
Showtime Networks
  Donniel Schulman, BBA ’80
Senior Managing Director of Products Operating Group
LEAD Management Consulting
  Donald P. Brennan, MBA ‘66
Chief Executive Officer (Retired)
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners
Leslie Seff Leslie Seff, MBA ’80
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Joseph Busuttil Joseph Busuttil, BBA ‘87 Ran Shaham

Ran Shaham, BBA ‘05
Chief Financial Officer
Whitfort Capital


  Erick Garces, BBA ‘90 Michael Strober, MBA ’05
Francis Greenberger Francis Greenburger, BA ‘74
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Time Equities, Inc.
Marc Sulam Marc Sulam
Founder and Managing Partner
Healy Circle Capital Management
 Jacqueline Hernandez, MBA 98 Steven Weiting Steven Wieting
Managing Director, Global Chief Investment Strategist
Citi Private Bank
Dennis Hickey Dennis Hickey, BBA ‘70
Chief Financial Officer
Lewis Wirshba Lewis Wirshba
Vice Chairman Americas
Credit Suisse
Molly G. John Molly G. John, BBA ‘97
Partner, Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Larry Zicklin Larry Zicklin, BBA ’57
Former Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board
Neuberger Berman Group
Harvey Kamil Harvey Kamil, BBA ‘64
Vice Chairman
NBTY, Inc.
Arlene Klein, Dean's Advisory Council Arlene Klein, BBA ’86
Managing Director
Head of Americas Compliance and Global Head of Investment Advisory Compliance
Willem Kooyker Willem Kooyker, BBA ‘71
Blenheim Capital Management LLC
Carolyn Weiss Carolyn Weiss, MBA ’87
Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
New York Community Trust
David Krell David Krell, MBA ‘71
Chief Executive Officer
Krebol ManagementChairman & Founder
International Securities Exchange, Inc.
  John Azarra, BBA ’97
Director, Emerging Market Sales
BNP Paribas
  Brian Meltzer, MBA 00
Clinical Director
Adare Pharmaceuticals

Simone Vinocour
2019-20 President
FWA of New York, Inc.

Avi Masry, BBA ’00, EMSF ’06
Managing Director
Finance, Global AUM Reporting
BlackRock, Inc.



Stewart Karlinsky, BBA ’70
Professor of Tax
San Jose State University




James Lam, BBA ’83
Founder, President
James Lam & Associates