Robert L. Truitt ’11 MBA has been appointed Chief Financial Officer for Amerifirst Home Mortgage, a division of AmeriFirst Financial Corporation. Mr. Truitt is based at the company’s headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He most recently served as CFO of Flagstar Bank’s Mortgage Division and held senior roles at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley.
Andrew C. Cottiero ’13 has joined the Siegfried Group, LLC in its Greenwich Market as an Associate Manager. Mr. Cottiero, who started his career at RSM, was most recently a Senior Analyst at PetVet Care Centers.
Jieqiong (Cheryl) Gao ‘19 Ph.D. has successfully defended her dissertation titled, “Three Essays of Corporate Finance.” She has accepted a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Finance position, at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT).
Gregory Kirber ’13 MBA, JD and Erik B. St. Pierre ’12 MBA, JD have created PartsTech, an automotive eCommerce platform that revolutionizes the parts-ordering and procurement processes for professional technicians and auto-shop owners. PartsTech’s Director of Data Management, Eric Lough, has also studied at the UConn School of Business.
David V. Mariano ’06, ’19 MBA was promoted to Assistant Vice President, Credit Risk Analyst in the Consumer Restructure & Recovery Department at Webster Bank.
Semin Park ’19 Ph.D. successfully defended her dissertation titled, “The Emergence and Evolution of Conflict Relations: Conflict Dynamics in Emergency Medical Response Teams.” Dr. Park has accepted a tenure track position with the University of Iowa.
Hayley N. Reissfelder ’16 has taken the position of Social Media Manager for Teak Media + Communication. Ms. Reissfelder will increase awareness about the important work and accomplishments of clients through creative digital storytelling on social media and other online platforms. Teak Media + Communication, located in South Boston, MA, is New England’s only B Corp certified public relations firm and has been sharing the stories of nonprofit organizations and socially responsible companies through the media since 1997.
Jonathon Belaus ’12 joins the Denver Market as an Associate Manager. Citing Mr. Belaus’s ability to collaborate effectively with his teams, motivating them to achieve a common goal, The Siegfried Group welcomes him to the Denver Market. He began his career at Deloitte and most recently served as a Supervisor at RSM.
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.
Kevin Kortsep ’12, Jeremy Longobardi ’12, ’13 MSA , and Kevin Solomon ’14, ’15 MA 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