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The News & Notes is a resource for alumni and current students of the University of Connecticut School of Business to stay up-to-date with their alumni network. We hope by providing information about our accomplished alumni, students and other alumni will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding about their industry and broaden their network.


Justin Lee ’15

Justin Lee ’15 has joined Palladin Consumer Retail Partners as an Associate.  Palladin expanded its team to help manage existing portfolio companies and increase investment activity.  Prior to joining Palladin, Mr. Lee worked as an investment banking Analyst with Alantra Partners. Before Alantra, he worked as a Valuation Advisory Analyst with Duff & Phelps.


Julie A. Peck ’07 MBA

Julie A. Peck ’07 has been named Exiger’s Chief Operating Officer. Exiger is a leader in the provision of technology-enabled, regulatory, financial crime, risk, and compliance solutions. Ms. Peck will introduce a new layer of operational rigor to drive the highest levels of excellence as Exiger scales to fulfill its clients’ growing appetite for technology-enabled, sustainable compliance solutions. She has spent her distinguished career creating value at scale for rapidly growing technology-enabled businesses.


Kevin Solomon ’14, ’15 MA, Kevin Kortsep ’12, and Jeremy Longobardi ’12, ’13 MSA

Kevin Solomon ’14, ’15 MA, Kevin Kortsep ’12, and Jeremy Longobardi ’12, ’13 MSA have banded together to create Husky Ticket Project, an organization dedicated to sending local CT youth and underprivileged persons to UConn sporting events, at no cost to them, thereby building the UConn brand and the next generation of fans!  In its first year, Husky Ticket Project was able to provide over 500 tickets to the local community for UConn Football, Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball teams.  To learn more, visit the website:  https://huskyticketproject.wixsite.com/huskyticketproject


Richard C. Hague ’83

Richard C. Hague ’83 has joined Polarity TE as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Hague brings to PolarityTE experience in many aspects of corporate development and operations from his more than 30-year career in the biotechnology industry, including launching a variety of autologous cell and tissue therapies.


Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02

Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02 was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Hurlburt is currently executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, the state’s largest and oldest agricultural organization.  In this role, he advocates on behalf of its members to promote policies that enhance the economic viability of agriculture in the state, a responsibility Governor Lamont says he would like Mr. Hurlburt to continue doing in this new role.


Richard C. Hague ’83

Richard C. Hague ’83 has joined Polarity TE as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Hague brings to PolarityTE experience in many aspects of corporate development and operations from his more than 30-year career in the biotechnology industry, including launching a variety of autologous cell and tissue therapies.


Julie A. Peck ’07 MBA

Julie A. Peck ’07 MBA has been named Exiger’s Chief Operating Officer.  Exiger is a leader in the provision of technology-enabled, regulatory, financial crime, risk, and compliance solutions.  Ms. Peck will introduce a new layer of operational rigor to drive the highest levels of excellence as Exiger scales to fulfill its clients’ growing appetite for technology-enabled, sustainable compliance solutions.  She has spent her distinguished career creating value at scale for rapidly growing technology-enabled businesses.


Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02

Bryan P. Hurlburt ’02 was nominated by Governor Ned Lamont to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Agriculture.  Mr. Hurlburt is currently executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association, the state’s largest and oldest agricultural organization.  In this role, he advocates on behalf of its members to promote policies that enhance the economic viability of agriculture in the state, a responsibility Governor Lamont says he would like Mr. Hurlburt to continue doing in this new role.


Derek Slap ’12 EMBA

Derek Slap ’12 EMBA was sworn into office on March 1 as the Democratic state senator of the 5th State Senate District.  He was elected to replace former Democratic state Senator Beth Bye.  Mr. Slap is focusing on the public health crisis of teen vaping, as well as fighting age discrimination in the hiring process. Last year he introduced pay equity legislation that became effective January 1.


Kenneth S. Hyne ’84 MBA

Kenneth S. Hyne ’84 MBA has joined SageView Advisory Group as managing director in the Connecticut office.  Mr. Hyne has over 30 years of experience in the investment consulting field, specializing in plan development, implementation and investment monitoring for defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  He began his career at the investment and retirement divisions at CIGNA, then went on to Advest, Inc. as the senior director of Investment Management Services. Most recently, he served as the president of USI Investment Advisory Services and Senior VP of USI Consulting Group.