March 2021

Data Ninja: Anthony Saitta (MBA ’20, MS Statistics ’24)

In 2017, Anthony Saitta had never heard of Baruch College, let alone the Zicklin School of Business. Now, the Senior Data Analyst at MRM has a freshly minted Zicklin MBA under his arm and is already enrolled in his second master’s degree program here.

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#ZicklinTogether: Professor Kapil Bawa Pops Up in Super Bowl Ad

When Professor Kapil Bawa isn’t teaching Fundamentals of Marketing to undergrads at the Zicklin School, he’s auditioning for acting roles. Bawa’s most recent appearance was in a Super Bowl commercial for DoorDash.

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March 9 Webinar: The New York Philharmonic: Managing in a Crisis

The​ pandemic may have forced the NY Philharmonic to cancel live performances through June 2021, but this doesn’t mean the music stopped! Deborah Borda, President and CEO, and Peter May, Co-Chairman, will discuss with our benefactor, Larry Zicklin (BBA, ’57) the effects of the pandemic, how the organization responded, and its outlook. What has cancellation meant for artists and listeners? How successful are digital services and events? What lessons has the Philharmonic learned, and what does all this mean for the business side of the organization? And more. Followed by Q&A led by Professor Gwen Webb.


In Memoriam

It’s with great sadness that I am informing you that our friend and colleague Prof. Bob Blau passed away on February 10th, after a long battle with cancer.
Bob earned a PhD in Operations Research from Cornell University and had a very successful career in the financial industry before joining the Zicklin School in 2000 as a Lecturer (doctoral schedule) in the Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics. He was a passionate teacher and a fierce student supporter. He pushed constantly for better education standards, especially in quantitative courses. He was also a great conversationalist on just about every topic from wine to politics to music and a constant presence in the department and beyond. The ultimate polymath, he loved attending research talks and seminars throughout the College.​​

from Prof. Marios Koufaris
Chair, Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics

Zicklin in the Media

Professor Kapil Bawa (Allen G. Aaronson Department of Marketing) appeared as a chef in a Super Bowl commercial for DoorDash. (See story above.)

Alumnus Scott Chan (MBA, ’03) discussed the Biden Administration’s foreign policy and the implications for investors with Investing Daily.

Professor Marc Edelman (Department of Law) wrote in Forbes about the surprising illegality of Super Bowl sports betting, about the daily fantasy sports tax, and about Yahoo as a daily fantasy sports operator; and discussed Super Bowl bets with NextAdvisor by TIME.

Alumna Bettina Garibaldi (BBA, ’04) has been named to Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International’s annual list of “top 25 minds in sales, marketing, and revenue optimization.”

Alumnus Louis Green (MBA, ’00) has joined UBS as a financial advisor.

Alumnus Shamsul Haque (BBA, ’03) was promoted to Lieutenant Commander, Detective Squad — the first South Asian to reach this rank.

Alumna Brittany Hodak (MS Marketing, ’09) has joined Experience.com as Chief Experience Officer.

Professor Debbie Kaminer (Department of Law) asked in The Conversation if employees can object to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on religious grounds.

Associate Professor Mary (Molly) Kern (Narendra P. Loomba Department of Management) discussed job market trends with the career website Zippia.com.

Alumna Pauline Malcom-Thornton (BBA, ’98) has joined BEN Group, an entertainment AI company, as senior vice president of client development.

Professor Scott Newbert (Lawrence N. Field Chair in Entrepreneurship, Narendra P. Loomba Department of Management) wrote for Entrepreneur about the pros and cons of involving customers in the startup creation process.

Alumnus Alex Pollak (MBA, ’08), founder of ParaDocs Worldwide, was featured in a Poets & Quants profile.

Zicklin Events

Due to coronavirus, all in-person events have been canceled. We continue to offer an array of virtual events for the Zicklin community.

Graduate Admissions Live Chat Q&A
March 3, 17 & 31, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Zicklin’s 10 Specialized Master’s Programs
March 4, 10 – 11 am

Zicklin’s GMAT/GRE Policies and How to Prepare
March 5, 10 – 11 am

Graduate Finance Programs at Zicklin
March 6, 10 – 11 am

Financing Your Executive Degree Program Webinar
March 6, 12 – 1 pm

Chat LIve with Dean Huss about Full-Time MBA
March 9, 10 – 11 am

Executive MS in Information Systems Virtual Information Session
March 9, 12 – 1 pm

Graduate Information Systems and Statistics Programs at Zicklin
March 11, 10 – 11 am

Executive MS in Finance Virtual Information Session
March 13, 10 – 11 am

MBA/MS Application Workshop Webinar
March 16, 10 – 11 am

Executive MS in Human Resource Management Virtual Information Session
March 16, 12 – 1 pm

Graduate Finance Programs at Zicklin
March 18, 10 – 11 am

Executive MBA in Healthcare Administration Virtual Information Session
March 18, 6 – 7 pm

Graduate Accounting and Tax Programs at Zicklin
March 23, 10 – 11 am

Executive MBA Virtual Information Session
March 27, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Learn more about Zicklin’s graduate and executive programs at these information sessions, open houses, and webinars.