Julia Winer ’16 MBA

Julia Winer ‘16 MBA has been selected to serve as the  Chief Financial and Operations Officer for the Watkinson School, a co-ed independent school for grades 6-12.  Ms. Winer will work closely with Head of School Teri Schrader, who taught Winer when she attended the Francis W. Parker Charter School.

Oriana D. Freidenberg ’16 MBA

FreidenbergOriana D. Freidenberg ’16 MBA has been named by Transamerica to a new position as Head of Customer Experience and Marketing for the company’s Individual Solutions division, which provides life insurance and annuities to customers throughout the U.S.  Ms. Freidenberg will direct Transamerica’s vision for the customer journey and an enhanced customer-centric experience.

Khaled Al-Labadi ’17 MBA

Khaled Al-LabadiKhaled Al-Labadi ’17 MBA has been appointed vice president of product line management at Sundyne, one of the few companies that design & manufacture both pumps and compressors. Previously, Al-Labadi served as director of product marketing for Cognex Corporation.

Jack Gordon ’17 MBA

Jack GordonJack Gordon ’17 MBA has been appointed chief financial officer of Harri, a recruitment and workforce management platform for the hospitality industry. Gordon joined Harri in 2022 as Senior Vice President of Finance.

Mike Zacchea ’12 MBA

Mike ZaccheaMike Zacchea ’12 MBA, founder of UConn’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV), was inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2022 posthumously. Zacchea, a decorated veteran of the U.S.Marine Corps, founded the EBV program in 2009. EBV offers cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with disabilities resulting from their service to our country.

Denise Whitford ’17 MBA

Denise Whitford

Denise Whitford ’17 MBA has been named the State Star for 2022 by the Connecticut Small Business Development Center. With more than two decades of experience in bank operations, lending, sales, and service management, Whitford shares her knowledge and extensive business acumen to help her clients build the best chance of enduring growth and profitability.