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 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.
Mike 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 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.
Arda Zuber ’14 MS, ’22 Ph.D., Operation and Information Management doctoral student, has successfully defended his dissertation titled, “Applications of Inferential and Prescriptive Analytics in Information and Operations Management”. Zuber has accepted a position as an applied science manager with Uber.