John W. Marchetti ’00 MBA has joined the firm of Stifel Financial Corp (NYSE: SF) as Managing Director and Senior Analyst covering the applied technology and communications infrastructure sector. Mr. Marchetti is based in Stifel’s New York office. He comes to Stifel with more than a decade of sell-side equity research experience. Prior to attaining this position, Mr. Marchetti served at Morgan Stanley and Cowen & Company. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at Cloudbus, a privately held NaaS company. He also served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps for four years.
Robert E. Valliere ’85 has been named the new Executive Vice President of Insurance Operations for CSAA. Mr. Valliere will oversee business aspects and functions such as claims, policyholder service, product management, underwriting, agency support and actuarial. He has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, the last 14 of which he spent in key leadership positions with AAA and CSAA Insurance Group. Mr. Valliere currently serves on the J.D. Power Insurance Advisory Board.
David Longfritz ’91 MBA has been appointed Global Chief Marketing Officer for Forresters Financial, an international financial services provider. Forresters Financial has more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Longfritz has previously held senior executive level marketing positions at John Hancock, Dunlop Maxfli Sports, Titleist and FootJoy Worldwide, and Procter & Gamble.
Mario Leite ’98 is the cofounder of Tea*Riffic Ice Cream, an artisanal ice cream company crafting super-premium ice cream infused with fresh brewed loose leaf and herbal teas. His company is proud to announce that Tea*Riffic Ice Cream has just won the 2018 Bronze Sofi Award for their Masala Chai ice cream. The Sofi Awards is the most prestigious food products competition in the specialty food industry, with more than 2,600 domestic and international entries this year across 39 categories.
Marc Hudak ’06 MBA has been named president of CarePartners of Connecticut, Inc, a partnership between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan. Mr. Hudak most recently served as the market president for Evolent Health of Arlington, VA. Previously, he was vice president of care integration and innovation at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island.
Frances Trelease ’83, ’96 MBA is the founder of Boomer Den, LLC, an adult internship program. Boomer Den connects adult professionals with business owners who need professional, skilled support, and who welcome the maturity and experience of an adult. Following an initial, risk-free trial run, employers have the option to hire the candidate. http://www.boomerden.com/
Jasmine Alcantara ’95, ’99 MBA has been named a finalist for the 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award. The Enterprising Women of the Year Award is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. The winning nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Ms. Alcantara is the Owner/Consultant at JLA Group.
Marc Levine ’88 MBA is joining athenahealth, Inc. as an Executive Vice President and will become the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective January 2, 2018. Previously, Mr. Levine served as the executive vice president and CFO of JDA Software Group, Inc. and prior to JDA held several senior financial leadership roles at Hewlett Packard Company.
Ricardo A. “Ricky” Hernandez ’12 has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Hernandez joins the firm as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group and will counsel clients on a variety of business formation, transactional, and operational matters. He also has experience in intellectual property matters such as trademarks and copyrights.
George Nahodil ’88 MBA has been named President and CEO of 1st Federal Credit Union. Mr. Nahodil was previously executive vice president in charge of retail delivery, public relations and marketing, since joining the credit union in 2001. John Devlin, Members 1st chairman of the board, said in a news release “George has all the skills necessary – strategic vision, management, and a command of the changing environment of the financial services industry.”