Alumni Advisory Council

Alumni Advisory Council
L to R front row: Damon Taseff, Jim Hilyard, William Harrington, Michael Doroghazi, Joan Zoltanski
L to R back row: Gerard Daher, Brendan O’Malley, Zeke Rodriguez, Michael Talentino

The members of the Alumni Advisory Council (AAC) represent the diverse strengths, academic backgrounds, and professional accomplishments—as well as the wide geographic distribution—of alumni of the Weatherhead School of Management. Since the AAC first convened in June 2009, its members have made an important impact on Weatherhead by generating ideas, collaborating with school faculty and staff, and strengthening the alumni base. They have also generously volunteered their time to recruit top prospective students, guide employer development here and abroad, reach out to alumni for Annual Fund support, and build the Weatherhead network in domestic and international cities.

AAC members serve a three-year term and join various committees to assist with activities specific to their interests. Special thanks to all of our AAC members, listed here with their affiliations, for their leadership and continued contributions.

The Alumni Advisory Council Overview provides the mission, expectations and core values of the Council.

Contact Katie Keane at or 216.368.5225 for more information.

Class of 2014

Michael Bush, MBA '07
Sales and Operations Manager
Lorad, LLC
Cleveland, OH
Gerard Daher, MBA '00
President, Chair
Speedeon Data
Cleveland, OH
Cos Danielly, MBA '06
Marketing Operations Manager
PR Newswire//MultiVu
Matthew Fish, MBA '07
Client Executive, Insurance
Columbus, OH
William Harrington, Jr., MBA '08
Director of Clinical Effectiveness, Norton Healthcare
Louisville, KY
Brendan O'Malley, MBA '96
Senior Manager - Global Indirect Category Management
Eaton Corporation
Cleveland, OH
Anup Rawla, MBA '82
Ahuja Builders
Delhi, India
Jennifer Taylor, MBA '05
Senior Product Development Manager
Life Technologies
New York, NY

Class of 2015

Ravi Ajmera, MBA ’02
Mhealth Ventures
Mumbai, India
Matthew Baird, JD/MBA ’07
Senior Global Product Manager
Boart Longyear
Salt Lake City, UT
Emily Kirsch, BS/MAcc ’09
Manager in Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services
PriceWaterhouse Coopers
Chicago, IL
Chris Male, MBA ’10
Co-Managing Director
RBG Capital Advisors
Winter Park, FL
David Mustin, MBA ’97
Managing Director
Stafford Snyder LLC
Cleveland, OH
Mayank Saraf, MBA ’10
Senior Research Analyst
Ideas First Research
Mumbai, India
Chris Schron, MBA ’07
Corporate Strategy, Cliffs Natural Resources
Cleveland, OH
Matthew Stanton, MBA ’07
Director Business Development, Innovations
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH
Damon Taseff, MBA ’08
Allegro Realty Advisors
Cleveland, OH

Class of 2016

Christine "Krisi" Ayala, MBA '10
Human Resources Business Account Manager
Procter & Gamble
Cincinnati, OH
K. Grace Bell, BS ‘10
Manager, Primary Care Information Project
NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Brooklyn, New York
Laurajeanne Cerniglia, MBA ‘13
Senior Associate, Strategy & Operations Group 
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
Cleveland, OH
Michael Doroghazi, BS '06, MBA '12
Product Manager, Computed Tomography
Philips Healthcare
Cleveland OH
Rose Figliano, MBA ‘00
Product Innovation and Design
San Francisco, CA
Sam Harpold, MBA ‘06
Relationship Manager, Institutional Investor Group
Malvern, PA
Raland S. Hatchett, MBA ‘05
Executive Director
MBDA/U.S. Dept. of CommerceBusiness Center
Cleveland, OH
Jim Hilyard, MBA ‘70
President, Roofing Products Group (retired)
CertainTeed Corp
West Chester, PA
Jeff Malbasa, MBA ‘07
Chief Operating Officer
Spero-Smith Investment Advisers, Inc.
Cleveland, OH
Nicholas Perini, MBA ‘10
Vice President & Portfolio Manager 
Beese Fulmer Private Wealth Management
Canton, OH
Zeke Rodriguez, MBA/JD ‘03
Senior Project Manager
Nirvana Analytics, LLC
Cleveland, OH
Keith Rohr, MBA ‘10
Investment Analyst
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
J. Michael Talentino, EMBA ‘13
Customer Service Manager
Parker Hannifin
Cleveland, OH
Joseph M. Tichar, BS ‘08
SVP Corporate Operations & Chief of Staff
DDR Corp.
Beachwood, OH
Eric Wellman, MBA ‘13
Senior Business Process Consultant
Progressive Insurance
Cleveland, OH
Joan Zoltanski, MD ‘03, MBA ‘98
Medical Director, Pediatric Sedation Unit, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
Cleveland, OH