Stephen C. Pikiell ’90 has been hired by Rutgers University as its new men’s basketball coach. Mr. Pikiell was captain of the 1990 team that won Huskies’ first Big East title. He was also previously the coach of Stony Brook and led them to six 20-win seasons in the last seven years.
James R. Valente ’95 MBA has been appointed to Global Head of Real Estate for MSCI Inc. Mr. Valente has been with MSCI since 2011, where he has managed both the North American client base, as well as the Global Product functions for Real Estate. He has more than 20 years of experience in the institution real estate investment management industry having previously held senior research and strategy positions at BentallKennedy, ING Clarion and SSR Realty. Mr. Valente is a Fellow of the Homer Hoyt Institute and a member of the Pension Real Estate Association’s (PREA) Research Affinity Group. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events and his research and views on real estate have appeared in both academic and trade publications.
Robert Becker ’93 MBA has been appointed to the HMS Holdings Corporation Board of Directors. Mr. Becker was the chief executive officer (retired) of Wolters Kluwer Health. Mr. Becker has held several executive positions at companies such as Jupiter-Media Metrix and Thomson Corporation.