Alumni Networking Reception and CFO Panel Discussion
A conversation on regulation and business strategy in today's changing economy
Hosted by Neil Braun, Dean of the Lubin School of Business
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
21 West 52nd Street
New York, New York 10019
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Robert Chersi, BBA '83, Former Chief Financial Officer, Fidelity Investments, Executive Director of the Center for Global Governance, Reporting, and Regulation at Pace
Fred R. Donner, BBA '84, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer, Business Insurance, Travelers Companies, Inc.
Thomas P. (Todd) Gibbons, MBA '86, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, BNY Mellon
William J. Janetschek, MS '93, Chief Financial Officer, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company
Joseph Sparacio, BBA '82, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, IMAX Corporation
Lynda J. Hullstrung '89
Louis F. Laucirica '66, '71
Ronald G. McGann MBA '96
Maria Fiorini Ramirez '72
Ashu Rathor '01
John T. Rossello, Jr. '78
Robert J. (Bob) Chersi, BBA '83, Moderator
Fred R. Donner, BBA '84
Prior to joining Travelers, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Donner was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RenaissanceRe Ltd., a New York Stock Exchange listed, Bermuda-based international reinsurance company.
Mr. Donner began his career in the New York City office of KPMG. During his 23 years at the firm, he rose through the ranks to become the National Partner- in-Charge of the firm's Insurance Practice, overseeing the delivery of audit, advisory and tax services to all facets of the insurance industry. In this capacity, he worked with several of the firm's largest clients from the insurance industry, including Travelers.
A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Donner holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Pace University in New York City. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Lubin School of Business of Pace University.
Thomas P. (Todd) Gibbons, MBA '86
Prior to this position, Mr. Gibbons was Chief Risk Officer, overseeing credit, operational and market risk management of the company and The Bank of New York for nearly a decade. Under his leadership, The Bank of New York dramatically enhanced its risk profile in the years leading up to the merger with Mellon Financial. He also served as CFO of The Bank of New York for almost a year prior to the merger.
Todd first joined The Bank of New York in 1986 and held top management positions in the capital markets business, including head of global treasury, with responsibility for asset and liability management, funding, money market trading, swaps and derivative products. Prior to joining The Bank of New York, Mr. Gibbons was assistant treasurer at Handy and Harman, a leading refiner, processor and fabricator of precious metals.
William J. Janetschek, MS '93
With more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance, Joseph Sparacio currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for IMAX Corporation, a position he has held since he joined the Company in 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Sparacio served for five years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the video-on-demand and pay-per-view service provider iN Demand. Sparacio was also Vice President of Finance and Controller for Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corporation from 1990-1998. He began his career at Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Sparacio is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.