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                                                and I are in St. Louis, where I do                the European Central Bank in Frank-
                                                some volunteer work. We enjoy                     furt, Germany, and editor-in-chief of
                                                spending time with our two daugh-                 Open Economies Review. In Novem-
                                                ters and four grandchildren.”                     ber 2010, I was a featured speaker
                                                   Maurice “Moe” Skoler writes,                   at the Cato Institute’s 28th Annual
       1961 50th Reunion                        “I still work every day, although for             Monetary Conference in Washing-
       Tom Jackson emails, “Peter Holtje        a shorter day. This year marks my                 ton, D.C., and I spoke to Babson
       (MBA ’62) and I met at his house         50th in the business. My firm is now              MBA students on campus about
       in May. We shared many Babson            Wells Fargo Advisors, and my office               the Greek economic crisis. My wife,
       memories, and his wife, Marcie, told     is in Waltham, Mass. Would love to                Sophia, and I live in Athens, Greece.”
       me she was active in the Wives Club      hear from classmates; this year is
       for our class. Peter and I are looking   our 50th reunion!” Moe can be                     1971 40th Reunion
       forward to celebrating reunion with      emailed at skoler@comcast.net. He                 Dennis daRosa emails, “I plan to
       everyone in the fall.”                   is a member of Babson’s Board of                  attend Back to Babson this fall. My
          Barry Silver emails, “I had been      Overseers and the parent of Michael               company, daRosa Corp. (darosa
       vice president, audit at May Depart-     Skoler, MBA ’96.                                  corp.com), celebrates 75 years of
       ment Stores for 21 years when I re-                                                        service to the Martha’s Vineyard,
       tired in 2006. My wife, Elaine, and I    1967                                              Mass., community this year. Our
       spend winters in Florida, where I see    George Tavlas emails, “I have been                services include printing and copy-
       classmates Ed Heller, P ’91, Steve       named director general of the Bank                ing; we also sell office and art sup-
       Ross, Alan Kaufman, and Andy             of Greece. I also am an alternate                 plies and repair anything we sell. My


                                                                           The Bigelow Forum is an annual event sponsored by The Big-
                                                                           elow Co., an M&A advisory firm in Portsmouth, N.H. The
                                                                           September 2010 forum included a large contingent of Babson
                                                                           alumni and friends. They are (front row, from left) Richard
                                                                           Kimball ’64, senior director at Bigelow; and Richard Snyder
                                                                           ’60, H ’94, P ’01, P ’93; (back) Charles Willauer, MBA ’92;
                                                                           Leslie Charm ’64, adjunct lecturer in Babson’s Entrepre-
                                                                           neurship Division; Chris Mellen, MBA ’90; Peter Worrell,
                                                                           MBA ’80, managing director at Bigelow; Herb Alexander;
                                                                           Eric Robb, MBA ’92; David Linton, MBA ’84, managing di-
                                                                           rector at Bigelow; Richard “Chip” Goode, MBA ’81; Thomas
                                                                           Riley ’78, MBA ’82; and Dave Costello. Kimball is an honor-
                                                                           ary trustee of the College, and Snyder is a trustee emeritus.




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                                                               dent award recipients;
                                                               and Todd Rothlisberger
                                                               ’11 (far right), Outstand-
                                                                                                 Steve Rosenkrantz emails, “As
                                                               ing Senior Award recipi-
                                                               ent. Not pictured but at       a franchise business owner, I have
                                                               the event were Paul Mc-        been a regional developer with The
                                                               Donough, MBA ’77; Marci        Entrepreneur’s Source (esource
                                                               Lerner ’86, MBA ’91; and       coach.com/srosenkrantz) for 10
                                                               Russ Corsini, MBA ’67,
                                                                                              years. We work all over the country
                                                               P ’03. Allauki Janani and
                                                                                              and world with people who are curi-
                                                               Kirsten Lenthe, both ’12,
John Rogol ’77 (far left)        ner included Joyce Bell       received scholarships but      ous about self-employment and
emails, “The Academic            ’84, MBA ’95 (second          could not attend.” Rogol is    franchise opportunities. We also of-
Awards Dinner of the             from left), academic rela-    treasurer of the Babson        fer franchise development services
Financial Executives Inter-      tions committee member        Alumni Association; he         to independent businesses seeking
national (FEI) Boston            of FEI’s Boston chapter;      also is an incoming board
                                                                                              to expand. Our coaching services
chapter was held in April.       Kevin Rhodes, MBA ’02         member of FEI’s Boston
                                                                                              are free! Email me at srosenkrantz
President Len Schlesinger        (third from left), chapter    chapter and incoming
(center) spoke at the            president; Joanne Wil-        chair of its academic rela-    @esourcecoach.com for details.”
event, which recognizes          liams (second from right),    tions committee. A CPA,
accounting and finance           associate professor of        he is director, wealth         1982
students at local colleges.      accounting and faculty        management finance at          James Campbell is co-author of an
Babson friends at the din-       sponsor of Babson’s stu-      TIAA-CREF in Boston.
                                                                                              article, “Variations in Efficiency and
                                                                                              the Relationship to Quality of Care
wife, Candy, is a real estate broker                funds division at D.F. King & Co. Inc.,   in the Veterans Health System,” in
on the island. I am on Facebook and                 a proxy solicitation firm headquar-       the April issue of Health Affairs mag-
LinkedIn. Hope to hear from friends                 tered in New York City. She will work     azine. He and his co-authors exam-
at dennismv@gmail.com.”                             in the company’s Boston office. Pre-
                                                    viously, Cindi was executive vice
1976 35th reunion                                   president for sales and marketing at
Pierre Arsenec emails, “I met fellow                Computershare Fund Services.
Coleman Hall mates, Andy Cote and                      Russell Fox has been elected to
Howard Koffman, for dinner in April.                a three-year term as a Southwick,
Andy says, ‘Reminiscing about the                   Mass., selectman, returning to a
good old days was a pleasure. Life’s                position he held earlier. A Republi-
experiences take us on a great ride,                can, Russell also is the chair of the
and I hope everyone is enjoying it.                 board of assessors. He works with
                                                                                              Lupo del Bono ’79, P ’09 (left),
I know I am!’ Howard adds, ‘It was                  his family’s business, Southwick
                                                                                              emails, “My wife, Marie (center),
great to rekindle friendships from                  Florist (southwickflorist.com).           and I hosted 23 MBA students and
the Coleman Follies era. Great times                                                          Lidija Polutnik (right), professor and
with great people.’ We had fun get-                 1981 30th reunion                         chair of the Economics Division, for
ting together after 35 years.”                      Mark Berezin emails, “I am presi-         dinner in our home when she took
                                                                                              the group to Italy for an offshore
                                                    dent at Infinity Real Estate Group
1979                                                Inc. in Holyoke, Mass. We have en-
                                                                                              course. During their week in Milan,
                                                                                              they visited Ferrari, Ducati, Ermene-
Cindi Boudreau has been named                       tered our 12th year of providing com-     gildo Zegna, and PayPal Italy, and
executive vice president and co-                    mercial and investment real estate        saw a performance at La Scala and a
managing director of the mutual                     and business brokerage services. I        soccer game. The group also visited
                                                    am licensed to practice in Massa-         Brera Art Gallery with a guided tour
                                                                                              by Janice Yellin, professor of art his-
                                                    chusetts, Connecticut, New York,
            Send your news and                                                                tory.” Del Bono is a member of Bab-
                                                    and Florida. I look forward to the
            photos to alumnews                                                                son’s Board of Overseers and the
                                                    reunion.” Mark may be contacted at        Global Advisory Board.
            @babson.edu
                                                    mark@infinitycommercial.com.


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       ined efficiency and quality of care                 reporter for The Mashpee [Mass.]
       for medical centers run by Veterans                 Enterprise. His beat includes cover-
       Affairs and found that its medical                  age of town government regulatory
       centers were highly efficient. He is                boards and committees, the Mash-
       director of operations for the office               pee Wampanoag Tribe, environ-
       of productivity, efficiency, and staff-             mental issues, local business issues,
       ing at the U.S. Department of Veter-                and feature stories. Previously, he
       ans Affairs in Bedford, Mass.                       was director of corporate communi-
                                                           cations at Hyannis-based Excel                  Bruce von Rosenvinge ’84 played
       1983                                                Switching Corp.                                 Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks in the
       Enrique Turegano (MBA ’86) is a                                                                     Wellesley Players’ production of

       partner in alPunto Advertising, a                   1987                                            Annie at Babson’s Carling-Sorenson
                                                                                                           Theater. He is shown carrying Annie,
       Hispanic marketing agency in Los                    Dan Egan was featured in the cover
                                                                                                           played by Lauren Weintraub. The
       Angeles. He emails, “AlPunto con-                   story, “Faith in the Extreme: The               community theater organization put
       tinues to go strong despite the                     Exhilarating Journey of Dan Egan,”              on six performances of the popular
       recession. Lately, we picked up mar-                in the March/April 2011 issue of                musical over the course of two week-
       keting duties for the Los Angeles                   Parable, the magazine of the diocese            ends in March. Von Rosenvinge, an
                                                                                                           attorney, is the son of William von
       Philharmonic, promoting this orga-                  of Manchester, N.H. The story re-
                                                                                                           Rosenvinge ’57.
       nization and its superstar-like musi-               counts his harrowing descent from
       cal director, Gustavo Dudamel, to                   the summit of Mount Elbrus in the
       LA consumers. We also have picked                   Caucasus Mountains of Russia in                 business established in 1943. She
       up new business from Susan G.                       1990. Dan founded Ashland, N.H.-                emails, “Nazarian Jewelers (nazarian
       Komen for the Cure, H.J. Heinz Co.,                 based Egan Entertainment Network                diamonds.com) has stores in Ando-
       and a South American money trans-                   Inc. (eganentertainment.com) in                 ver and Newburyport, Mass., and
       fer company called Send Dinero.”                    1989 to market and promote skiing               Salem, N.H. We offer and design
                                                           around the world.                               jewelry as well as sell an array of gift-
       1986 25th Reunion                                      Deborah Nazarian Kady is vice                ware, watches, and corporate gifts.
       Geoff Spillane has been named a                     president of Nazarian Jewelers, a               Our personal virtual assistant will
       full-time general assignment news                   third-generation, family-owned                  help refine your search online before




                                                                                                                                                       athletics hall of fame photo By mickey Goldin; Bruce von rosenvinGe photo By GreG WeintrauB
                                                                                                           you visit one of our stores. I look for-
                                                                      the Webster Center lobby.            ward to connecting with friends at
                                                                      The inductees are (from              deb@nazariandiamonds.com.”
                                                                      left) men’s lacrosse star
                                                                      Chris Grant ’81, associate           1989
                                                                      director of athletics and            Glenn Gaudet is founder and presi-
                                                                      women’s basketball
                                                                                                           dent of GaggleAMP (gaggleamp
                                                                      coaching legend Judy
                                                                      Blinstrub, men’s basket-             .com), which helps organizations
                                                                      ball standout Matt Miller            amplify and track their social media
                                                                      ’93, and baseball great              messages. The website leverages
                                                                      Kevin Higa ’03, who flew             Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
                                                                      in from Hawaii for the cer-          messages. GaggleAMP launched its
       Four new members joined         April 8. The 13th induc-       emony. The Athletics Hall
                                                                                                           public beta site in April; its services
       Babson’s prestigious Ath-       tion class stands in front     of Fame, which began in
       letics Hall of Fame on          of the Hall of Fame wall in    1991, has 56 members.                are free but paid versions may be
                                                                                                           introduced later. Previously, Glenn


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was the chief marketing officer for       Rich Greif, his Wakefield, Mass.,              the check the following week.”
Pulvermedia.                           neighbor, Tammy Shore Milsky ’95,                 Babson organized Lemonade Day
                                       and their families participated in na-            Boston and partnered with local
1990                                   tional Lemonade Day on May 1. Rich                communities and organizations to
Matt Coffin is co-founder and CEO      emails, “Tammy’s and my families                  teach children how to operate a
of FamilyFinds (familyfinds.com),      ran a lemonade stand. Collectively,               business and give back to the com-
which emails deals and information     we netted $500, and our children                  munity by running lemonade stands.
on family-friendly local activities,   donated the entire proceeds to the
merchants, restaurants, and services   Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry.                 1991 20th reunion
to its members. He was featured in     We visited the pantry and presented               M.E. Kjaernested emails a family
an interview, “Matt Coffin: New
Wave, LowerMyBills Founder Is on
                                                                   Mark Magnacca ’91 is the         egies to ensure your mes-
His Second Online Deals Site and                                   author of So What? How to        sage is relevant to your
Also Connects to LA’s Tech Com-                                    Communicate What Really          listener.” Magnacca is
munity as an Angel Investor,” posted                               Matters to Your Audience         president of Insight Devel-
on April 4 at labusinessjournal.com.                               (sowhatbook.com). He             opment Group (mark
Matt, who has a daughter, 6, and                                   emails, “I help entrepre-        magnacca.com), a Sand-
                                                                   neurs and business leaders       wich, Mass.-based sales
a son, 2, can be reached at matt
                                                                   around the world answer          training, coaching, and con-
@familyfinds.com.                                                  the one question that really     sulting company. He also
                                                                   matters. A practical guide       wrote The Product Is You:
                                                                   to effective sales presenta-     Position Yourself for Success
                                                                   tions, my book offers strat-     as an Advisor.

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                                                                    Your Estate Plan Is One of the Most
                                                                    Important Decisions You Can Make.
                                                                    “I believe in Babson and its first-rate educational
Amanda Strong ’87 (third from left)                                 experience. An annuity is a great way to support
emails, “Katrina Fludd ’08, MSM ’10,
                                                                    the College, and it provides me with an income
and I hosted a brunch with about 20
undergrad and grad students along
                                                                    for the rest of my life.”      –Adelaide Van Winkle
with several alumnae and Elizabeth
Thornton, the College’s chief diver-
sity officer, at my Milton [Mass.]
                                                                        Philanthropic financial and estate planning offers
home in February. Shown with me
                                                                        a meaningful way to include a portion of your
are (from left) London Howell ’11,                                      estate to benefit Babson, while providing yourself
Phyleka Rogers ’13, and Jenixie                                         with possible income as well as significant
Reyes ’13. We all had a great time                                      capital gains and estate tax benefits.
sharing stories and thoughts about
Babson and life in general.” Strong                                     A planned gift can enable you to make a larger
is a member of Babson’s Board of                                        impact on Babson than you ever thought possible.
Overseers.                                                              We’re here to help.

                                                                                                  Office of Gift Planning
                                                                                                  Diana Prescott-Zais
                                                                                                  Executive Director
            Send your news and                                                                    of Development
            photos to alumnews                                                                    781-239-4382
                                                                                                  prescottzais@babson.edu
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       update, “Gudmundur and I look for-       Caroline, 9, and Colin, 7. We live in             2010. Benjamin joins his big sister,
       ward to seeing everyone at our           Chelmsford, Mass., where I was                    Caroline. Dan founded Vynamic, a
       class’s reunion in September.”           born and raised. I hope to see my                 Philadelphia-based, health-care in-
          Beth (Sneider) Marcus emails,         Babson friends at our 20th reunion.”              dustry and management consulting
       “My husband, Ari, and I live in Need-                                                      firm, in 2002. He emails, “In March,
       ham with our son, Joseph, 1. I still     1992                                              Consulting magazine named Vynamic
       work at TRU Services (14 years, if       Michael Landsberg, CFP and Certi-                 (vynamic.com) one of its ‘Seven
       you can believe it!) as managing         fied Investment Management                        Small Jewels’ for 2011. We are proud
       general underwriter of stop loss in-     Analyst, is senior vice president for             that Vynamic was chosen for this
       surance. I’m looking forward to see-     investments and senior portfolio                  industry honor. In 2010, we were
       ing everyone for our 20th reunion; I     manager at Merrill Lynch’s Punta                  named No. 4 in Consulting’s multi-
       hope our class has a great turnout!”     Gorda, Fla., office, where he has                 service Best Small Firms ranking.”
          Kip Read is senior vice president     worked for 17 years. He was named                    Jeff Meyer has been named CEO
       at American Chartered Bank in            among the top financial advisers in               of the American Red Cross Northern
       Northbrook, Ill. He has been with        Florida in the Feb. 21 issue of Bar-              California Blood Services Region,
       the bank since 2003. Kip emails,         ron’s on its “America’s Top 1,000                 based in Oakland, Calif. He has been
       “American Chartered Bank is pri-         Advisors: State-by-State” list. He                working for the Red Cross since
       vately held and offers a full-service    also made the magazine’s 2010 list.               2001 and most recently was senior
       commercial and retail bank, serving                                                        director of finance and planning for
       privately owned small- and medium-       1995                                              its eight-state western division,
       sized businesses and individual cli-     Rita Manachi and Donald Becker                    which covers Arizona, California,
       ents throughout the Chicagoland          were married on April 16 in Occi-                 Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon,
       area. The bank is distinguished by its   dental, Calif. Rita works at Oracle               Utah, and Washington.
       focus on business owners, providing      Corp. in Redwood City, and Donald
       innovative products and services         works at Nvidia in Santa Clara.                   1997
       with exceptional customer service.”         Tammy Shore Milsky: See Rich                   Lawrence Ganti emails, “I have been
          Jeff Robinson (MBA ’00) is a          Greif ’90.                                        promoted to head the pharmaceuti-
       sales manager for Flexcon Co., a                                                           cals division of Merck KGaA in India.
       global manufacturer of pressure-         1996 15th Reunion                                 In my new role as head of Merck
       sensitive films and adhesive labels.     Dan Calista and his wife, Bridget, are            Serono, I will be responsible for more
       He emails, “I’m married to Kristine      proud to announce the birth of their              than 1,300 employees and eight
       Sheehy, and we have two kids,            son, Benjamin Daniel, on Aug. 10,                 business lines, including oncology,


                                                                           Allen Zaring ’91 emails,       2010, the team won its first
                                                                           “Phil Castellini ’92 hosted    division championship since
                                                                           five Babson friends and me     1995. Attending the season
                                                                           at the Cincinnati Reds open-   opener with 38,000 other
                                                                           ing day at Great American      fans were (front row, from
                                                                           Ball Park on April 11. Phil,   left) Mark Hanscom, Bob
                                                                           the team’s COO, has in-        Affinito ’92, (back) Will Fet-
                                                                           creased successfully both      terley, Kareem El-Heneidi
                                                                           attendance and team value      ’92, TN Grignard ’92, me,
                                                                           since his family became        and Phil.” Zaring is the son
                                                                           majority owners in 2006. In    of Allen Zaring ’63.




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neurology, fertility, diabetes, cardio-                                                           scribe Inc. (unsubscribe.com),
vascular, gastrointestinal, orthope-                                                              a technology platform to stop
dics, and general medicine. I look                                                                unwanted email at the source. He
forward to connecting with alumni                                                                 was featured in an article, “Interview
in India.” He can be contacted at                                                                 with Jamie Simonoff, Unsubscribe
lpganti@yahoo.com.                                                                                .com,” that was posted on socaltech
   John Hart (MBA ’07) emails,                                                                    .com on Jan. 3. Previously, Jamie
“My wife, Anne, and I welcomed our            Stephanie Radman ’93 has launched                   founded PhoneTag, a voice mail-to-
daughter, Claire, in November 2010.           NewCanaanCTonline.com, a website                    text service, which was acquired by
Bill Cruickshank ’49, H ’99 [a mem-           and app for news and information                    Ditech Networks in 2009.
                                              about the Greater New Canaan,
ber of Babson’s Board of Overseers],                                                                 Deshdeep Wasu works at Impact
                                              Conn., area. She emails, “My friend,
joined us at Claire’s christening in                                                              International (impact-int.com), his
                                              Martin Maybruck, a digital market-
St. Andrew’s Church in Wellesley.”            ing expert, and I created an online                 family’s business in Kobe, Japan.
John‘s email is jhart1@babson.edu.            and mobile directory of everything                  He emails, “Impact International
   Josh Lee Smith emailed in May              New Canaan. With listings of 800                    exports technology and best prac-
about Tawny Ong ’99, who died ear-            businesses, schools, places of wor-                 tices from Japan and Korea to India.
                                              ship, civic organizations, the arts,
lier that month, “Tawny was talented                                                              In a nutshell, we marry process- and
                                              events, and more, NewCanaanCT
yet unpretentious, and she brought                                                                technology-oriented engineering
                                              online.com is a powerful resource.
a lot of joy to those around her. I           One of the first of its kind with mo-               industries with business in India.
recall her reaching out to those less         bile apps to be launched in Connecti-               The focus is on the automotive sec-
fortunate, even when no one was               cut, the website is pioneering into                 tor, industrial sectors, and on cross-
looking. I’ll miss my friend, but I know      exciting territory. Everyone has a                  border tie-ups and transactions. My
                                              smartphone, which makes this app
she is smiling over us from heaven.”                                                              heart goes out to all who were dev-
                                              so advantageous.”
                                                                                                  astated by the earthquakes and
1998                                                                                              tsunamis in March. Japan surely will
Serena Kao emails, “The sudden                never give up. I can only hope that                 come out of this challenge nimbler
passing of Tawny Ong ’99 has left             she is in a better place and resting                and stronger.”
many of us shocked and saddened.              peacefully. If you’d like to read a little             Mikki Wosencroft emails, “On
I will remember her as a sweet girl           more about Tawny and share your                     May 15, our class lost one of its
who inspired me to strive harder and          feelings, visit my blog at benaboboli               members, Tawny Ong. Those of us
                                              .wordpress.com/2011/05/24.”                         who met Tawny in 1995 remember
                                                                                                  her laugh, her bright smile, her awe-
                                              1999                                                some volleyball serve, her flawless
               got                            Jamie Siminoff is co-founder and                    presentation style, and her kindness

               news?                          CEO of Los Angeles-based Unsub-                     and generosity. After graduation,

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                                                                                                                    summer 2011        35
alumNI News                                                                                             Mira Gulati ’04 is founder and principal
                                                                                                        designer of Mirari Jewels (mirari.com)
                                                                                                        in New Delhi. She emails, “I trained as a
       Tawny’s generous spirit only grew
                                                                                                        jewelry designer and gemologist at the
       with her success. Tawny put a smile                                                              Gemological Institute of America before
       on all our faces and that is what we                                                             launching Mirari in 2007. We specialize
       loved about her. She is and always                                                               in individually crafted contemporary de-
       will be missed dearly.”                                                                          signs and limited-edition pieces. A pair
                                                                                                        of diamond and sapphire peacock ear-

       2000                                                                                             rings that I designed won the prestigious
                                                                                                        Jewelry Designer of the Year award at
       Mir Rahman was named to the                                                                      the 6th Retail Jeweler India Awards in
       Forum of Young Global Leaders at                                                                 August 2010. I often take my inspiration
       the 2011 World Economic Forum in                                                                 from Indian heritage. The peacock is
       Davos, Switzerland, in February. The                                                             my favorite because this majestic bird,
                                                                                                        which brings peace and love, is the
       group of 190 leaders, 40 years old
                                                                                                        national bird of India.”
       or younger, represents 65 countries.
       Mir is the CEO of GEO TV, head-
       quartered in Karachi, Pakistan.                   2002                                              reached at jbasbas@altosmarketing
                                                         James Basbas emails, “I have joined               group.com and on Twitter @James
       2001 10th Reunion                                 Altos Marketing Group in Bedford,                 Basbas.”
       Emily Mariani Consilvio emailed in                N.H., in a business development                       Jordann (Miller) Weingartner
       March, “My husband, Joe ’00, MBA                  role. Most recently, I was director of            was featured in a story, “Palm Beach
       ’11, and I welcomed our son, Luke, in             online communications for the John                Rising: Introducing the 2011 Class—
       September 2009 and are looking                    Stephen for Governor Campaign.                    the Next Generation of Palm Beach’s
       forward to the arrival of our second              My work experience includes man-                  Business and Social Leaders,” in the
       child this summer. Joe finished his               aging online marketing campaigns,                 May issue of Palm Beach (Fla.) mag-
       MBA in the Fast Track program this                including social media, email mar-                azine. Jordann is the founder of Jor-
       month.” Emily can be contacted at                 keting, database management, and                  dann Jewelry (jordannjewelry.com),
       emily@thecurlyribbon.com.                         search engine marketing. I can be                 known for its signature collection of
                                                                                                           magnolia-inspired pieces. Her father,
                                                                                                           Robert Miller ’69, is a member of
                                                                    profit social enterprise
                                                                                                           Babson’s Board of Overseers.




                                                                                                                                                    mira gulati Photo Courtesy of mirari Jewels; kathleen Jeanty Photo Courtesy of Build Change
                                                                    that designs earthquake-
                                                                    resistant houses and
                                                                    trains builders, home                  2003
                                                                    owners, engineers, and                 Jill (Conrad) Hughes emails, “2010
                                                                    government officials in                was an eventful year. In May, I grad-
                                                                    emerging nations to build
                                                                                                           uated from Suffolk University with
                                                                    them. As director of com-
                                                                    munications and outreach
                                                                                                           an MBA and was inducted into Beta
                                                                    for its Haiti office, I help           Gamma Sigma, an international
                                                                    promote safer construc-                honor society. On Sept. 24, Dave
                                                                    tion practices and posi-               Hughes and I were married at the
       Kathleen Jeanty ’99           rocked Port-au-Prince          tion Build Change as an                Tewksbury [Mass.] Country Club.
       emails, “Having left Haiti    presented a challenge to       expert that can show
                                                                                                           We enjoyed an amazing honey-
       in 1986 because of politi-    help rebuild a place I hold    people how to rebuild.”
       cal unrest, I always longed   dear. In March, I returned     Jeanty (center) is shown
                                                                                                           moon in Hawaii. We purchased a
       to go back home. The          to work for Build Change       on site with Build Change              home in Melrose that Dave com-
       2010 earthquake that          (buildchange.org), a non-      engineers.                             pletely remodeled, mostly on his
                                                                                                           own. 2011 has been about relaxing


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and enjoying married life.”              in 2005. In April, Tatto Media was                      and audio-visual equipment sales,
   Ryan Sarver is engaged to marry       acquired by Ozura World Ltd. for                        rentals, service, and installations
Devon Biondi in September. Devon         $60 million.                                            company in Providence, R.I. She
is director of strategic services at        Annmarie Latta has been named                        develops and implements sales and
Mashery, and Ryan is director of         sales and marketing manager at                          marketing efforts and is focused on
platform at Twitter, both in San Fran-   ATR/Treehouse, an event staging                         establishing and maintaining social
cisco, where they live.
   Raj Sheth is co-founder of
                                                                                             Francesco DeParis ’05 (right) is manag-
RecruiterBox (recruiterbox.com). He                                                          er, group M&A at gategroup in Zurich.
emails from Bangalore, India, “Re-                                                           He emails, “Bill Assaad, MBA ’97 (left),
cruiterBox helps startups and small                                                          director of financial planning and analy-
companies effectively manage hiring                                                          sis at Gate Gourmet NA, a colleague
                                                                                             (center), and I visited the Gate Gourmet
efforts. We provide an easy way to
                                                                                             Honolulu flight kitchen in March. I joined
import resume attachments, track
                                                                                             gategroup last April. Bill and I have be-
applicants, and share updates with                                                           come good friends and work on many
your team. RecruiterBox has seen                                                             projects around North America. There
some early traction; Groupon is a                                                            are three alumni at gategroup; the third
customer. We invite feedback from                                                            is Maya Sultan, MBA ’06, commercial
                                                                                             division manager at Gate Gourmet NA.
the Babson community on whether
                                                                                             Gate Gourmet, an independent airline
you find RecruiterBox useful in your
                                                                                             caterer, serves 200 million meals a year
hiring process. Contact me at raj                                                            to 270-plus customers at some 120 air-
@recruiterbox.com.”                                                                          ports worldwide. Look for our trucks
                                                                                             when you’re at the airport!”
2005                                               MBA Alumni Mag Ad-Spring11_006-x1a.pdf           1   3/17/11      12:08 PM
Craig Coggins and Raj Patel opened
My Maki (mymakisushi.com), a
fast-casual sushi restaurant in New

                                             THE RULES OF THE
                                                                                                                More than 40 percent
York City, in March. Craig emails,                                                                              of the companies at the
                                                                                                                top of the Fortune 500™



                                               GAME HAVE
“My Maki offers fresh, customizable                                                                             rankings in 2000 were
                                                                                                                no longer there in 2010.
sushi rolls that can be enjoyed in our
                                                                                                                              40%
restaurant or taken to go. While cel-
ebrating the advent of 2010 in Rio            CHANGED
de Janeiro, we ate lunch at a place
that served made-to-order sushi
with an assortment of sauces. We
had found our inspiration! Join us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter.”          A dynamic global economy demands leaders who think and act
                                             entrepreneurially—who can transform opportunity into reality, and
                                             create social and economic value for themselves and for others. Our MBA
2006 5th reunion                             program prepares students with strong foundational business knowledge
                                             alongside the entrepreneurial mindset needed to win in today’s world.
Andrew Bachman is president and
Lin Miao ’08 is CEO of Tatto Media
(tattomedia.com), a mobile adver-
tising network that the pair founded
                                             NO.1
                                             IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
                                             Financial Times, 2011, The Princeton Review, 2010
                                                                                                        TOP 10
                                                                                                        IN MARKETING, ACCOUNTING,
                                                                                                        AND ANALYTICAL ABILITY
                                             U.S.News & World Report, 2011                              Bloomberg Businessweek, 2010



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       media and search engine optimiza-        100 beta testers to more than
       tion campaigns. Annmarie also            10,000 active users. We are working
       manages advertising and oversees         on freespeech for Android and are
       branding efforts. Previously, she was    currently rolling out multimedia
       an e-marketing project manager at        messaging.” Greg is founder and
       Nowspeed Inc.                            COO of freespeech and can be con-
          Greg Neufeld emailed in April,        tacted at greg@getfreespeech.com.              David Adams ’08 is the founder of
       “My mobile application startup,             Shonak Patel emails, “I recently            Amijiworld, maker of Amiji Twins,
       freespeech (getfreespeech.com),                                                         wool friendship dolls that connect
                                                co-founded Swellr, a Boston-based
                                                                                               children around the world. He
       which offers free, real-time text and    startup that empowers consumers
                                                                                               emails, “If kids got to know one
       group messaging, launched in the         to fund education-related projects             another today, would they be better
       iTunes App Store on March 10.            by shopping locally. Consumers                 neighbors tomorrow? Amiji Twins
       Freespeech has grown from an initial     simultaneously support the commu-              give kids an opportunity all Babson
                                                nity businesses and causes they                students have—to meet students
                                                                                               from other cultures. Every handmade
                                                care about by making purchases on
                                                                                               Amiji has a twin. When one is sold,
                                                Swellr.com. Each purchase triggers
                                                                                               one is given free to a teacher in an-
                                                a donation by the participating local          other country. A secret code on the
                                                business to help crowd-fund an                 doll’s tag allows kids to access amiji
                                                education-related project of the               world.com and hear from other stu-
                                                buyer’s choice. Email hello@swellr             dents across borders, oceans, and
                                                                                               languages. Learn more at amijitwins
                                                .com for more info.”
                                                                                               .com/babson.htm.”
                                                   Bryce Schintzius is a recipient of
                                                the 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager
                                                Award. Five Star Professional part-            study on internships by Intern Bridge.
                                                nered with Boston magazine to                  The study maintains that between
                                                select exceptional wealth managers             one-third and one-half of interns are
       Mark Leung ’06 (far left) emails,
                                                in the Boston area, and the award              not compensated for their work.
       “I founded Uglysoft, a Hong Kong-
       based video game company, in             winners appeared in a special sec-                Michael Maher and Barrett Pur-
       2008. This January, I released our       tion in Boston’s February issue.               dum are two of the three founders of
       first game, Mark Leung. The char-        Bryce is a financial adviser at Bay-           Taylor Stitch (taylorstitch.com), a
       acters shown with me (from left),        state Financial Services LLC, head-            San Francisco-based, independent
       Elsie, Ines, and Toothbrush, are in      quartered in Boston. He works with             shirt maker. They opened their new-
       the 30-hour-long, role-playing           attorneys, scientists, medical pro-            est store, The Common, in the city’s
       game, which has live-action scenes.      fessionals, and corporate clients.             Mission District in March. Taylor
       The player takes the place of Mark,                                                     Stitch offers ready-to-wear shirts
       a ginseng addict on a quest to save
                                                2007                                           that are designed, patterned, cut,
       the world from a vegetarian con-
                                                Richard Bottner is founder and pres-           and sewn in California, and custom-
       spiracy. Critics have dubbed this
                                                ident of Acton, Mass.-based Intern             tailored shirts that are made in New
       game a ‘Final Fantasy meets the In-
                                                Bridge Inc. (internbridge.com),                Jersey by a family business.
       ternet.’ Following positive reviews,
       Uglysoft is developing Mark Leung        which focuses on internship program
       for the iOS and Xbox Live Arcade         creation and administration. An edi-           2008
       platforms. For more information,         torial, “Unpaid Interns, Complicit             George Halcovage has been named
       visit markleung.com.”                    Colleges,” which ran in the April 2            to the board of directors of Social
                                                issue of The New York Times, cited a           Impact Inc. (socialimpactinc.org), a


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       continued from page 44
          Yugo Kanazawa has been named
       president of Zoro Tools. He emails,
       “Last winter, I moved from Osaka,
       Japan, to Chicago to start the Zoro
       Tools endeavor. And thanks to the
       Babson network, we hired Chase
       Twomey, MBA ’07, as marketing
       director. We have worked hard and
       have built a site that offers competi-                 On March 26, Babson’s MBA hockey club won the 2011 McArthur Cup. Hosted by
       tively priced tools and hardware to                    Harvard Business School (HBS), the tournament is held for MBA programs and pro-
       help small companies be competi-                       fessional schools. The teams represented Harvard’s medical and law schools, as well
                                                              as HBS, Tuck (Dartmouth), Wharton (University of Pennsylvania), Sauder (University
       tive.” (Editor’s Note: See Chase
                                                              of British Columbia), Ivey (University of Western Ontario), Suffolk University Law
       Twomey, MBA ’07.)                                      School, and Babson. Babson team members included (front row, from left) Kevin
          Amma Sefa-Dedeh is the execu-                       Karlberg, MBA ’07; Joel Robbins, MBA ’11; Jonathan Sammarco, MBA ’11; Fletcher
       tive director of Wellesley-based One                   Malcom, MBA ’11; Ryan McVey, MBA ’11; Kelly Clement, MBA ’11; (back) Samuel
       Hen Inc., a nonprofit that teaches                     Bowlby, MBA ’11; Kenny Melillo; Justin Harney, MBA ’10; Kenneth Smith, MBA ’11;
       elementary school children about                       and Daniel Fischer. On the team but not in the picture were Daniel Gustafson,
                                                              MBA ’10, and Brian McConnell and Bradley Zancanaro, both MBA candidates.
       world issues and shows them how
                                                              Babson played HBS in the final and won by a score of 6-4.
       to make a difference. The organiza-
       tion’s annual fundraising event, held
       in April, raised more than $80,000                     .com), a startup health and fitness                    40-minute training sessions over
       for One Hen’s financial literacy and                   company that uses videoconferenc-                      live video calls. With no fitness
       micro-entrepreneurship programs.                       ing to deliver sessions with personal                  equipment required, our clients are
                                                              trainers. He emails, “We launched                      able to train from their home, hotel
       2010                                                   EvoTrain in August 2010 and offer                      room, or anywhere they have Inter-
       Brian Kelly is co-founder of Austin,                   one of the most efficient fitness so-                  net access!” Brian can be contacted
       Texas-based EvoTrain LLC (evotrain                     lutions on the market—personalized,                    at bk@evotrain.com.


       INvItatIoN for PublIc commeNts
       Babson College will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on Octo-         a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.
       ber 24–26, 2011, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions            The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:
       of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and
       Colleges.                                                                        Public Comment on Babson College
           The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven           Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
       accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional          New England Association of Schools and Colleges
       accreditation on a regional basis. Accreditation is voluntary and applies        209 Burlington Road, Suite 201, Bedford, MA 01730-1433
       to the institution as a whole. The Commission, which is recognized by the        Email: cihe@neasc.org
       U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions
       in the six-state New England Region.                                              Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the
           Babson College has been accredited by the Commission since 1950           quality of the institution. The Commission cannot settle disputes be-
       and was last reviewed in October 2001. Its accreditation by the New Eng-      tween individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, stu-
       land Association encompasses the entire institution.                          dents, administrators, or members of other groups. Comments will not
           For the past year and a half, Babson College has been engaged in          be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and tele-
       a process of self-study, addressing the Commission’s Standards for            phone number of the person providing the comments.
       Accreditation. An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evi-       Public Comments must be received by October 26, 2011. The Com-
       dence that the self-study is thorough and accurate. The team will recom-      mission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be
       mend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution. Following     considered.



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                                                                                    Jason Wellemeyer ’08 (left) and Tyler
                                                                                    Low ’09 (right), former lacrosse team-
nonprofit dedicated to improving                                                    mates, founded PrimeTime Lacrosse
                                                                                    (primetimelacrosse.com) in 2007.
the lives of children in the Greater
                                                                                    Wellemeyer emails, “PrimeTime La-
Philadelphia area. He and the orga-                                                 crosse opened its first retail store in
nization were featured in an article,                                               April. Our Wellesley store sells a full
“Making an Impact: Pottsville                                                       line of custom stringing material as
Natives Champion Youth Charities                                                    well as PrimeTime-branded merchan-
Through Their Nonprofit Organiza-                                                   dise. PrimeTime has grown to include
                                                                                    overnight camps, leagues, clinics, and
tion,” in the March 6 issue of the
                                        select teams across New England. This summer, PrimeTime ventured to Houston,
Republican & Herald. George is the      where another former teammate, Jon Standen ’10, directed a four-day camp for boys.”
video coordinator for Villanova Uni-
versity’s men’s basketball team and
is pursuing an MBA at the Villanova     zations. Contact us at info@spark                     Alexander Kravets: See Michael
School of Business.                     launch.com.”                                      Markarian ’09.
   Ryan Holbrook: See Ross Beyeler         Michael Markarian and Alexan-                      Jacky Mozzicato works at Cancer
’09.                                    der Kravets ’10 are the founders of               Treatment Centers of America in
                                        I Am Hungry (iamhungry.com),                      Chicago. She returned to the Boston
2009                                    which offers free access to deals at              area in April to run the 115th Boston
Ross Beyeler emails, “My company,       hundreds of restaurants in the Bos-               Marathon, her first. A cancer survi-
Growth Spark, recently launched         ton area on a smartphone or online.               vor, she ran to benefit the Dana-
Spark Launch (sparklaunch.com),         The startup was featured in an arti-              Farber Cancer Institute.
a subdivision that helps small busi-    cle, “Technology’s Place at the Table:                Eric Peters emails, “Vincent de la
nesses and organizations build and      Restaurants Embrace Text-Based                    Mar, a 2006 exchange student, uti-
grow a strong online presence—          Systems for Ordering, Marketing,” in              lized Babson’s network to bring the
usually in less than a week. Spark      The Boston Globe on Feb. 16.                      Mendix Agile Business Platform to
Launch includes a user-friendly                                                           the North American enterprise soft-
WordPress website and everything        2010                                              ware market. We were among the
necessary to grow a brand online,       Kevin Hundert has been named                      first employees at Mendix’s North
such as website tracking, email         manager of new business develop-                  America office, now in Boston. Vin-
setup, company blog, syncing social     ment at REM Eyewear in Los                        cent is the North American business
media, and more. We’ve streamlined      Angeles. REM designs and markets                  development manager, and I am a
website design and development          fashion eyewear and accessories                   global marketing communications
into an easy-to-handle, affordable      worldwide from offices in Los Ange-               manager. International organizations
process. Ryan Holbrook ’08, who         les, Sydney, Hong Kong, and the                   that want to grow their U.S. presence
joined Growth Spark in fall 2010, is    United Kingdom. He is the third gen-              are looking to Babson entrepreneurs;
marketing director at both organi-      eration of his family to work at REM.             we are proud to represent Babson.”


                                                          Jamie Kent ’09           legendary South by       of microfinancing
                                                          (front) emails, “I re-   Southwest music          for musicians,
                                                          turned in April from     festival in Austin,      known as The Col-
                                                          a 21-city U.S. tour      Texas. I visited vari-   lective; and how
                                                          with my band, The        ous high schools         Babson gave me the
                                                          Options. We are          along the way and        entrepreneurial
                                                          shown in New Or-         spoke to students in     tools to make my
                                                          leans. The tour fea-     entrepreneurship         passion a reality.
                                                          tured 21 shows in 21     classes. I discussed     For music, videos,
                                                          days, including two      today’s music indus-     and tour dates, visit
                                                          showcases at the         try; my new model        jamiekent.com.”




                                                                                                            summer 2011       39
alumNI News


grad
News
       1975                                     Bill Kenney, MBa ’65, emails, “On April 27, seven members of the MBA Class of ’65
       Richard Noonan has been named            got together to celebrate our 46th year out of grad school! david Fay (from left),
       senior adviser in the Boston office of   Harold Neiterman, Jim Samuels, gerry Levenson, Jeff Neubert, myself, and Peter
       L. Harris Partners LLC, a consulting     Fallon, all from Boston or Connecticut, enjoyed lunch on campus at the Babson Execu-
       firm that works in client retention      tive Conference Center. Gerry and Peter arranged a tour of the campus with a student
                                                guide, and we were amazed at all the changes. We hope to hold a more complete
       and new revenue opportunities. A
                                                reunion next year with as many as possible from our class of 22 men.”
       CPA, he was most recently a region-
       al managing director for an account-
       ing, tax, and consulting firm.           senior vice president for sales and               solutions. Irene emails from irene
                                                strategic partnering at TruTouch                  @frielich.com, “In April, EnVision
       1986 25th Reunion                        Technologies Inc., which develops,                and a partner firm, Illumina, shared
       Enrique Turegano (’83): See Under-       manufactures, and sells noninvasive               the second annual LINGOs (Learn-
       grad News.                               alcohol and biometric testing sys-                ing in Nongovernmental Organiza-
                                                tems. TruTouch is headquartered in                tions) eLearning Global Giveback
       1987                                     Albuquerque, N.M., and has an                     Competition award in the corporate
       Kevin Cronin has been appointed          office in Framingham, Mass. Previ-                developer category. The competition
       general manager and head of U.S.         ously, he was vice president for                  recognizes designers and develop-
       corporate banking at the Bank of         global sales at Ahura Scientific.                 ers who produce online courses for
       Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. Previous-                                                        international nonprofit organiza-
       ly, he was managing director and         1991 20th Reunion                                 tions. We created the winning
       head of U.S. corporate banking at        Irene Stern Frielich is founder and               course, ‘Coaching for Results.’”
       Banco Santander.                         president of EnVision Performance
                                                Solutions (envision-performance                   1992
       1988                                     .com) in Sharon, Mass. The company                Melissa Behrs has been promoted
       Oscar Lazaro has been named              provides learning and performance                 to senior vice president, strategic


                                                                    The award-winning Stephen D. Cutler Center for Investments
                                                                    and Finance (cutler.babson.edu) was funded initially in 2000 by
                                                                    Stephen Cutler, MBa ’61 (second from left), a member of Babson’s
                                                                    Board of Overseers and president of Essex Investment Manage-
                                                                    ment Co. Almost a decade later, Carleton Kilmer, MBa ’69, P ’09
                                                                    (second from right), a member of Babson’s Board of Trustees,
                                                                    increased the funding, allowing the center to expand greatly its
                                                                    programs and resources. Gathered with them are Julie Bentley,
                                                                    MBa ’10 (far left), the center’s coordinator, and Mark D’Annolfo
                                                                                                                                             Cutler Center photo by tim morse




                                                                    (far right), the center’s director and an adjunct lecturer of finance.
                                                                    Through thought leadership, education, and mentoring, the center
                                                                    is the hub for finance-related activities at Babson.




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40   Babson Magazine                                                                                         www.babson.edu/magazine
                                                                                                       made in the U.S.—from recycled                      Tom Fleming is executive director
                                                                                                       materials. One of Recycline’s new                at BNI (Business Networking Inter-
                                                                                                       products is the Food Storage Mini                national) West Central Florida and
                                                                                                       container, made in cooperation with              director of training at the Referral In-
                                                                                                       Stonyfield Farm, to hold small por-              stitute in Tampa, Fla. He was quoted
                                                                                                       tions of yogurt.                                 in an article, “Word-of-Mouth Mar-
                                                                                                                                                        keting Generates More Business
                                                                                                       1995                                             When Done Right,” posted on trans
                                                             Jack Kerrigan, MBA ’74 (right), was       Janet Morgenstern Passani emails,                worldnews.com on April 4. When
                                                             honored on May 14 at the Juvenile         “I founded Jute Marketing (jute                  he started with BNI’s West Central
                                                             Diabetes Research Foundation’s            marketing.com) to launch and grow                Florida region, there was one chap-
                                                             (JDRF) 29th Annual Hearts & He-
                                                                                                       brands committed to a sustainable,               ter and 13 members. Today, there
                                                             roes Gala in Boston. The theme of
                                                             the black-tie evening was Connect-        healthy, natural world. I develop                are more than 40 chapters and
                                                             ing to the Cure. More than 600            marketing programs for natural/or-               1,600 members.
                                                             guests attended the event, which          ganic products, services, and events.               Geoff Molson was quoted in an
                                                             raised nearly $1.1 million for research   I also founded BostonEco, an online              article, “Regulating Hits to Head
                                                             to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and    community and networking event                   Tests NHL Tradition,” in the March
                                                             its complications. Kerrigan is com-
                                                                                                       series. BostonEco is on a mission to             26 issue of The New York Times.
                                                             mitted personally to JDRF’s mission
                                                             because his wife, Maryjane (left),        further healthy, sustainable ideas               Geoff is a director of Molson Coors
                                                             has lived with Type 1 diabetes since      and initiatives in Boston and beyond.            Brewing Co. and chair and a general
                                                             childhood. He is a member of the          It is the place to be inspired, discover         partner of CH Group Ltd. Partnership,
                                                             board of the organization’s New Eng-      new ideas, and find collaborators.               owner of the Montreal Canadiens
                                                             land chapter, Bay State Branch, and       Connect on Facebook.com/Boston                   hockey team. The article discussed
                                                             is executive vice president at Grubb
                                                                                                       Eco and Twitter @BostonEco.”                     curbing concussions and banning
                                                             & Ellis Co.
                                                                                                                                                        hits to the head.
                                                                                                       1996 15th reunion
                                                             portfolio management at Geron             Sheila Doherty emails, “My husband,              1997
                                                             Corp., a biopharmaceutical compa-         Joe, and I are delighted to announce             Martin McNulty emails, “I am
                                                             ny in Menlo Park, Calif. She joined       the birth of our daughter, Elizabeth             pleased to announce that I have
                                                             Geron in 1998 and had been vice           Fiona, on June 24, 2010. She                     been named director of charitable
                                                             president for corporate develop-          weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz. and was 19                 giving for the Ste. Jeanne D’Arc Haiti
                                                             ment and senior vice president for        inches long. Her big brothers, Paul              Foundation (stejeannedarchaiti
                                                             therapeutic development, oncology.        William and Christopher, are having              foundation.org), a U.S.-based non-
                                                                Eric Hudson is president and           lots of fun with their baby sister.”             profit 501(c)(3) organization. The
                                                             founder of Recycline Inc. (preserve
jack kerrigan photo courtesy of DaviD stubbart photography




                                                             products.com) in Waltham, Mass.
                                                                                                                                        Navin Ramani, MBA ’83, emails, “Bombay Art Deco
                                                             He was featured in an article, “They
                                                                                                                                        Architecture (bombaydeco.com) is my only published
                                                             Have Just One Word for You: Plas-                                          work, and I took most of its photography. I grew up in
                                                             tics,” in the March 20 issue of The                                        an Art Deco neighborhood in Mumbai (then Bombay).
                                                             Boston Globe. Under its Preserve line,                                     In 1989, I moved to Miami, where I was enchanted by
                                                             the company produces recyclable                                            its Art Deco district. I wrote my book because I found
                                                                                                                                        that few people in the West were familiar with Mum-
                                                             plastic household products—all
                                                                                                                                        bai’s Art Deco heritage. Bombay Art Deco Architec-
                                                                                                                                        ture has raised awareness of that heritage and the
                                                                         Send your news and                                             need for its conservation. Since 2008, my family has
                                                                                                       lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, where I am an independent management consul-
                                                                         photos to alumnews
                                                                                                       tant. I can be contacted at nramani@mindspring.com.”
                                                                         @babson.edu


                                                                                                                                                                            summer 2011     41
alumNI News                                      Noreen Guanci, MBA ’94         Natick, Mass., office with     more than 30 years. I
                                                 (center), is co-founder and    Sandra King (left), senior     started Long Term Solu-
                                                 CEO of Long Term Solu-         vice president, marketing      tions (LTS) in 1999 when I
       foundation is involved with several
                                                 tions (longtermsol.com),       and sales, and Stacy Strait,   identified an opportunity
       projects in Petit-Goave, Haiti, includ-   a national elder-care man-     client service manager.        in the long-term care in-
       ing an orphanage for girls. Our work      agement company. She is        Guanci emails, “I have         surance field to provide
       includes basics such as food, clean       shown in the company’s         worked in health care for      care assessment, plan-
       drinking water, and clean clothing.                                                                     ning, and coordination to
                                                                                                               the elder market. We are
       We help install deep-water wells
                                                                                                               focusing on WeCare+, a
       and provide access to medical care.
                                                                                                               new noninsurance-related
       For more information, email me at                                                                       service that offers elder-
       martymcn@juno.com.”                                                                                     care management and
                                                                                                               support to caregivers
       1999                                                                                                    through their company’s
                                                                                                               benefits programs or
       Scott Gordon-Macey has completed
                                                                                                               directly from LTS.”
       a program hosted by the MetLife
       Center for Special Needs Planning
       so that he can help families with de-     Profile,” posted on PokerNewsDaily                 husband, Aidan, and I are pleased to
       pendents with special needs develop       .com on May 9. A professional poker                announce the birth of our first child,
       financial plans. Scott is a financial     player (bernardleepoker.com), he                   a son, Liam Rordan Klaus Stones, on
       planner with Daniel S. Allen Financial    writes a Sunday poker column for                   Dec. 22, 2010, in Paget, Bermuda.”
       Planning Services, a MetLife office in    the Boston Herald and has contribut-
       Brattleboro, Vt. In addition to Ver-      ed to ESPN.com and Poker Life and                  2000
       mont, he works with families in New       Boston Common magazines. The au-                   Jeff Robinson (’91): See Undergrad
       Hampshire and Massachusetts.              thor of two books, he is the host of               News.
          Bernard Lee was featured in an         radio’s The Bernard Lee Poker Show.                   Ian White emails, “We had a
       article, “Bernard Lee—Poker Player           Marisa Hall Stones emails, “My                  great turnout for our reunion in Bos-
                                                                                                    ton last fall. Thanks to Dominie Gar-
                                                                                                    cia for co-organizing. I’m thrilled to
                                                           Howard Samuels, MBA
                                                                                                    report that my life and company
                                                           ’89, emails from Chicago,
                                                           “My wife, Elizabeth, and                 have punched through to the other
                                                           children Max and Tessa                   side. Urban Mapping (urbanmapping
                                                           rode a pair of elephants at              .com) is strong, profitable, and
                                                           the Elephant Safari Park at              growing at 60 percent annually. All
                                                           Taro, in Bali, Indonesia. All
                                                                                                    this without venture capital! Now, if
                                                           the elephants at the park
                                                                                                    I only could find more talented soft-
                                                           were rescued from defor-
                                                           estation in central and                  ware engineers.” Ian can be contact-
                                                           southern Sumatra. A safari               ed at ian@urbanmapping.com.
                                                           starts with Pachyderm 101,                  Patrick Wilson has been elected
                                                           during which knowledge-                  to the board of selectmen of Wen-
                                                           able guides talk about the               ham, Mass., where he lives. Since
                                                           animals’ care and feeding,
                                                                                                    2000, he has been involved in town
                                                           threats to the native popu-
                                                                                                    boards and committees, such as the
                                                           lation, preservation efforts,
                                                           and local ecology. It was an             Conservation Commission, the
                                                           amazing experience that                  Community Preservation Commit-
                                                           will not be forgotten.”                  tee, and the Municipal Affordable
                                                                                                    Housing Trust.


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42   Babson Magazine                                                                                           www.babson.edu/magazine
                                               2001 10th reunion                         2003                                           BigBelly was featured in a front-page
                                               Douglas Brenhouse emails, “After          James Poss is the founder of BigBelly          article, “City’s Garbage Goes High-
                                               selling MetaCarta, the company I          Solar (bigbellysolar.com), a manu-             Tech: Daley Signs $2.5 Million Deal
                                               co-founded, to Nokia last summer,         facturer of solar-powered trash                to Provide 400 Solar-Powered Trash
                                               we quickly divested our enterprise        compactors with wireless monitor-              Compactors Downtown,” in the
                                               software business to Qbase in Res-        ing and companion recycling units.             March 7 issue of Chicago Sun-Times.
                                               ton, Va. I am now senior vice presi-
                                               dent for corporate development at                                                    (left), Dexter Williams, MBA ’98 (cen-
                                               Qbase.”                                                                              ter), Mikki Wosencroft ’99 (right), and
                                                  Dinesh Sharma is the founder of                                                   Robin Allen ’04 (not shown). Stallworth
                                               Westwood, Mass.-based Omyen                                                          is a financial adviser at Ameriprise
                                               Corp. (omyen.com). He was featured                                                   Financial and a director of the Babson
                                                                                                                                    Alumni Association. She delivered Bab-
                                               in an article, “Measuring a Client’s
                                                                                                                                    son’s diversity updates at the confer-
                                               Financial Health: Omyen Develops                                                     ence. Williams is a senior bank examiner
                                               Index Intended to Shed Light on Fis-                                                 in the market risk group at the Federal
                                               cal Well-Being,” in the March 6 issue                                                Reserve Bank of New York. Wosencroft,
                                               of InvestmentNews. Omyen’s propri-                                                   who received the Black Affinity Award
                                               etary Personal Financial Index mea-                                                  in 2007 and is a former director of the
                                                                                         The Black Affinity Conference, “African-   alumni association, is human resources
                                               sures an individual’s progress toward
                                                                                         American Entrepreneurship: The 2011        director of the consumer products divi-
                                               financial security.                       Global Landscape,” was held on April 2     sion at L’Oreal USA. Allen is pursuing an
                                                  Bill Smith emails, “I have been        in Olin Hall. The conference committee     MBA at New York University’s Leonard
                                               promoted to vice president, sales         members were Leticia Stallworth ’99        N. Stern School of Business.
                                               and marketing (USA) for Globe Ex-
                                                                                         DEV11-006 TTFB AD-002_Layout 1 4/19/11 2:19 PM Page 1
                                               press Services, a third-party logistics
                                               provider. During the past 10 years,
                                               I’ve been part of a great management
                                               team that grew the company from a
                                               small niche provider to a mainstream              MAKE A WORLD
                                                                                                   OF DIFFERENCE
                                               global player. It’s been a real entre-
                                               preneurial challenge, and the skills I
                                               honed at Babson prepared me well
                                               for the journey. Hello to the class.”


                                               2002
                                               Sanjiv Patel is the founder of Holy
                                               Cow LLC, based in Dallas. He emails,
                                               “The company launched its selection
                                               of highly seasoned peanuts under
black affinity conference photo by tim morse




                                               the brand name of Lord Nut Leving-
                                                                                             Make a gift to help advance the College’s mission of shaping
                                               ton (lordnut.com) in early 2011. The
                                                                                             leaders who create economic and social value everywhere.
                                               peanuts are on sale in supermarkets
                                               and online. So far, we have five fla-
                                               vors, including El Cheddarales
                                               (cheddar cheese and jalapeno) and             All gifts to The Fund for Babson support

                                               Rebel Mary (spicy bloody mary fla-            the Babson Rising campaign. Make your

                                               vor with lemon, celery, and pepper).          gift today at www.babson.edu/makeagift.

                                               Fight bland!”


                                                                                                                                                         summer 2011     43
alumNI News

                                                                                                         of the annual Tuck MBA Hockey
                              Ray Salemi, MBA ’02, emails, “After having had success with                Tournament in February in Vermont.
                              more serious books such as Leading After a Layoff, which has               He emails, “Carried by the best
                              a chapter on coaching Babson-style, and FPGA Simulation,
                                                                                                         goalie of the tournament, Jeff Lay-
                              targeted at engineers, my third book, Robot Haiku: Poems for
                                                                                                         ton, MBA ’09, and team captain Joe
                              Humans to Read Until Their Robots Decide It’s Kill Time, may be
                              found in the humor section of your bookstore. Published in Jan-            Butler, MBA ’10, we beat Tuck 8-2 in
                              uary, Robot Haiku has 180 haiku about robots. Haiku are three-             the final. Team members included
       line poems with five, seven, and then five syllables, such as this one: “Robo-CEO /               Kevin Karlberg, MBA ’07, Andrew
       Here to make some needed cuts / Comes with own chainsaw.” For more information,                   Piccirillo, Gabriel Chenard-Poirier
       visit raysalemi.com.
                                                                                                         ’10, Shane Farrell ’10, and Babson
                                                                                                         friends recruited to replace alumni
       The trash compactors will be placed                 John Waters emails, “Jessica and              who could not make the trip.”
       throughout Chicago’s central busi-               I are happy to announce the birth of
       ness district.                                   our second son, Nathan Erik. Nate                2009
                                                        was born on March 11 in White                    Rob Banagale emails, “I’ve been pro-
       2007                                             Plains, N.Y.”                                    moted to director of strategic con-
       Jill Cartwright is CEO and founder of                                                             sulting and innovation at Ubermind
       Go GaGa (gogagalife.com), a com-                 2008                                             Inc. in Seattle. Ubermind is a mobile
       pany that makes ergonomic and                    Josh Bob and his business, Textau-               agency that creates Apple iPhone
       eco-friendly bags. Jill was a featured           rant (textaurant.com), were featured             and iPad apps and also Google An-
       speaker at Spark & Hustle’s three-               in an article, “Technology’s Place at            droid apps for Target, REI, and other
       day Boston conference for small                  the Table: Restaurants Embrace                   brands. Smartphones have changed
       business owners in May. Her totes                Text-Based Systems for Ordering,                 the way companies need to think
       and diaper bags can be purchased                 Marketing,” in The Boston Globe on               about mobile. I help companies un-
       online and in stores.                            Feb. 16. The Waltham, Mass.-based                derstand this process and run an in-
          John Hart (’97): See Undergrad                company streamlines the process of               novation work group that focuses on
       News.                                            waiting in line for a table.                     applications of near field communi-
          Chase Twomey has been named                      Felipe Haristoy-Lavin was a                   cation and geolocation in mobile.
       marketing director at Chicago-based              member of Babson’s MBA alumni                    Contact me on Twitter @jetsetter.”




                                                                                                                                                   lakshminarayana ganti photo courtesy of thomas haugersveen/agence vu/aurora photos
       startup Zoro Tools. He emails, “An-              hockey team that won the A Division                                continued on page 46
       other alum, Yugo Kanazawa, MBA
       ’09, has been named president of
                                                                                                 Lakshminarayana Ganti, MBA ’06, was fea-
       the company, which launched in
                                                                                                 tured in a six-page cover story in the April 18
       May. Zoro Tools offers more than                                                          issue of Newsweek International, “America’s
       250,000 tools and related products                                                        ‘National Suicide’: The U.S. needs this man.
       than the ‘big guys’ have, but at an                                                       But it won’t let him in. The Orwellian tale of
       everyday low price with no complex                                                        an immigration ordeal.” Ganti was working at
       discount structures and no hidden                                                         Sharpridge Capital Management LP, a startup
                                                                                                 fund in Waltham, Mass., when he left to visit
       costs. All customers pay the same
                                                                                                 his family in India in December 2007. He
       price for an item—whether they buy                                                        emails, “My vacation stretched into years
       one or 1,000.” For more information,             when a morass of U.S. immigration policy, spurred by security concerns, kept me from
       contact Chase at chase.twomey                    my job and home in Boston. My visa finally was approved in May, and I am glad to be
       @zorotools.com. (Editor’s Note:                  back in the U.S.” He can be contacted at gantibabson@gmail.
       See Yugo Kanazawa, MBA ’09.)


               Back to Babson |                       September 23–24, 2011                     |   Reunion and Homecoming

44   Babson Magazine                                                                                               www.babson.edu/magazine
    Weddings                                                      1




1   Nadia Liu ’04 was married to Kyle Spellman in
    October in their hometown of Weston, Mass. Nadia
    emails, “We celebrated at a small ceremony in the
    Bahamas with our closest friends and family, and
    the reception was held at The Plaza in New York
    City. Alumni at both wedding celebrations included
    father of the groom Kent Spellman ’70, Lili Ma ’05
    from Hong Kong, Ksenia Mezentseva ’04 from
    Russia, and Maxime Lestringant ’04 from France.”


2   Alexis Dawicki and Jeff LePage, both ’02, were
    married on Oct. 10, 2010, in River Vale, N.J., at an
    outdoor ceremony and reception at Florentine
    Gardens. Many alumni attended their wedding,
    including bridal party members Katie (Ryan)                   2                 3
    Carlson, Meghan (Norton) Quintin, Sabrina
    (Peterson) Particelli, and Jon Connor, all ’02, and
    Eric Asen ’01. The couple lives in Saddle River.


3   Jill Conrad and Dave Hughes, both ’03, were
    married on Sept. 24, 2010, in Tewksbury, Mass. Bab-
    son alumni at the wedding included groomsmen
    Derek Lightburn and John Lobisser, both ’03; Erin
    (Berenz) Egnatchik, Jim Egnatchik, Kyle Fruetel,
    Brian Manning, Brian Voelkel, Abby (Howe)
    Waterstreet, and Alyson Yablonskie, all ’03; and
    Anne (Gordon) Fruetel ’04.


4   suellen Kawakami and Haruyuki Kohase, both ’08,               4
    were married on Jan. 14 in Salvador, Brazil. Among
    the guests at the wedding were (standing, from left)
    Rui Guo ’07, Antonette Ho ’07, Lida Tang, brides-
    maid Selvia Ong ’08, bridesmaid Jin Yi Zhang ’08,
    maid of honor Nataliya Badaker ’08, Ella Pruslin ’08,
    MSA ’08, and (kneeling) best man Ian So ’08.


    Babson Magazine requires good-size, high-resolution digital
    photos, at least 4 x 6-inch images at 300 dpi. Please keep
    wedding captions under 75 words.
        Email your photo and caption to alumnews@babson
    .edu. Mail traditional prints to Alumni News Editor, Babson
    Magazine, Babson College, Babson Park, MA 02457.
        If you have photo questions, contact the Alumni News
    editor at alumnews@babson.edu or 781-239-4269.



                                                                      summer 2011   45
In Memoriam
Betty Turner of Wayland,          family’s business, Hub Folding         Paul Branzetti ’58 of Har-         Steele Magill ’69 of East
Mass., died on April 4. When      Box Co. Inc.                        wich, Mass., formerly of Need-     Quogue, N.Y., died on Feb. 7.
she retired in 1995 as under-        Richard West ’50 of Toms         ham, died on March 20. A              James O’Quinn, MBA ’69,
graduate records administra-      River, N.J., formerly of Holden,    Navy veteran, he worked in         of Front Royal, Va., died on
tor, she had worked at Babson     Mass., died on May 7. He            advertising.                       April 17. He served in the
for more than 20 years. She       served in the Navy before and          Burton F. Parker, MBA ’60,      Army during the Korean and
was predeceased by her hus-       after attending Babson. He          of Tavernier, Fla., died on        Vietnam wars and retired as
band George Turner, MBA ’69.      was co-founder and president        Feb. 20.                           a colonel in 1981, after which
She leaves her sons David         of Wescor Parking Systems. He          Philip Bolster ’61 of Hilton    he was a contractor for the
Turner ’85, MBA ’88, with his     leaves his son Robert West ’75.     Head, S.C., died on March 2.       Department of Defense.
wife Laura Stanford Turner ’86,      Edward Beeh ’51 of Fort          He started a retail sporting          Robert Lemer ’70 of Los
and Paul Turner ’89, MBA ’95.     Dodge, Iowa, died on March          goods business in Pittsfield,      Angeles died on March 28.
                                  30. After 37 years in banking,      Mass., before retiring in 1999.       Ilan Hadani, MBA ’71, of
   John Maguire ’36 of St.        he retired in 1987 and then            John Moderno ‘61 of Myr-        New York City died on April
Louis died on March 11. He        worked in farm management.          tle Beach, S.C., died on Feb. 2.   10. He was a banker at Israel
was a vice president and sec-        Campbell MacNeill ’52 of            John O’Regan ’62 of Mash-       Discount Bank when he retired
retary at General Dynamics,       Ormond Beach, Fla., died on         pee, Mass., died on March 4.       in 2006. He then taught eco-
where he had worked for 33        April 3. He served in the Navy      He served in the Navy during       nomics at Berkeley College and
years before retiring in 1987.    during the Korean War. He           the Korean War. He was a pur-      New York Institute of Technol-
   Halbert Frank ‘43 of Wil-      was president of Worcester,         chasing manager at General         ogy, both in New York City.
mette, Ill., died on May 13. He   Mass.-based Standard Paper          Motors in Framingham.                 George Mathieson ’72 of
served in the Army during         Goods Manufacturing Co.                Peter Williams ’62 of           Canton, Mass., died on March
World War II. He was presi-          Thomas McGrath ’52,              Plymouth, Mass., died on May       7. He was director of develop-
dent and owner of Spiral          MBA ’57, of Cohasset, Mass.,        3. He was a Navy veteran. An       ment at Volunteers of America
Brushes. He leaves his broth-     died on March 13. He served in      industrial engineer, he worked     of Massachusetts Inc.
ers Paul Frank ‘49 and John       the Marine Corps during and         at Cole Hersee Co. He leaves          Walter Helgeland, MBA
Frank ‘59.                        after World War II. He was          his brother Roger Williams ’63.    ’74, of Charlton, Mass., died
   Joseph Hallett ’47 of West     director of research and devel-        David Brainerd ’63 of East      on March 25. He served in the
Townshend, Vt., died on Feb.      opment at the Boston Cham-          Orleans and Longmeadow,            Navy from 1957 to 1960. His
18. He served in the Army dur-    ber of Commerce.                    Mass., died on Feb. 23. When       career included positions at
ing World War II. He was trea-       Walter White ‘54 of Anti-        he retired, he was a senior vice   Sprague Electric and Norton Co.
surer of a Boston bank.           gua, Guatemala, died on Jan.        president at BayBank/Boston.          Robert Gayton, MBA ’77,
   Alden Weston ’47 of Hing-      22. He served in the Army              Lloyd Faul, MBA ’63, of         of Natick, Mass., died on April
ham, Mass., died on March 8.      during the Korean War. When         McLean, Va., died on March         23. He was an Army veteran.
   George Burden ’50 of Bos-      he retired in 1982, he was a        31. He served in the Army dur-     A CPA, he had an accounting
ton, formerly of Wenham, died     marketing manager for General       ing the Vietnam War and re-        practice in Natick for more
on April 2. He was a financial    Electric.                           tired as a brigadier general in    than 30 years. He leaves his
adviser at Fector Detwiler           Richard Randall, MBA ’55,        1973. He was president and         daughter Laura Gayton ’97.
when he retired in 1998.          of Pomfret, Vt., died on Feb. 18.   CEO of Vie de France Corp.            Tawny Ong ’99 of New
   Henry DiRico ’50 of Milton,    He served in the Navy during           Paul Collins ’64 of Paoli,      York City died on May 15. A
Mass., died on April 22. He       the Korean War. He worked           Pa., died on May 4. He founded     baker, she was founder and
served in the Army during the     for the Federal Reserve Bank of     Atlantic Welders Service Inc.      owner of Desserts by Tawny
Korean War. He worked for his     Boston from 1955 until 1994.        in 1976 and retired in 2003.       Ong.


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