Babson Magazine

Fall 2013

Alumni News



Charles Fagan emails, “My wife, Ann, and I moved to New Pond Village, a senior living community in Walpole, Mass., in 2012. Three of our four children and seven of our nine grandchildren live nearby. I keep in touch with Mary Crane, widow of Jim Crane; Emile Gagnon; and Gordon Cremers. I also see Gail Gifford, widow of Gordon Gifford and a neighbor here. Write to the magazine and share some news!”

Emile Gagnon emails, “Turned 85 in April and still living in Lavalsur-le-Lac near Montreal. It has been more than 60 years since I was at Babson, and yet it is like yesterday. I often talk with Charles Fagan, Gordon Cremers, and Mary Crane. Made wonderful friends at Babson and hope to hear from all of them. Thank you, Roger!”


Ted Marks is the owner of Atwater Estate Vineyards in New York’s Finger Lakes region. He emails, “Atwater Estate’s new webcam shows the weather and view over Seneca Lake from the winery’s deck. The website is updated every five seconds, and patrons can call anyone and prove they are at Atwater Estate Vineyards at that exact moment. I remind customers that if you’re not supposed to be here, be careful, you may be caught on camera!”

Getting from You and Me to We

Charles Newman (MBA’70), emails, “My latest book, Getting from You and Me to We, builds on my first, Beyond the Chicken Dance. My new book reveals quick insights on forming enduring personal and business relationships with others. It provides 16 easy-to-use power negotiating tips as well as the inside track on how to manage alliances and friendships for life.”

Gun Bay

William White has written his eighth historical novel, Gun Bay. He emails, “The fictitious narrator of my last novel, When Fortune Frowns, returns to tell the true tale of the Wreck of the Ten Sail off Grand Cayman. In the second novel of my Edward Ballantyne series, Lt. Ballantyne has sailed from England to Jamaica in the late 18th century. We suffer with Edward through the trials of manning the frigate HMS Convert in Port Royal, Jamaica, and as the convoy sails to its disastrous ending.” Visit for more information.


Ronald Weiner ’66

Ronald Weiner, chair, president, and co-founder of Perelson Weiner, a consulting and accounting firm, has been elected president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City. He emails, “I am honored to work with a great team at JCRC, which is dedicated to helping the city thrive through its intergroup relations activities. Our city comprises an extraordinarily diverse mix of people and ideas, and I welcome the opportunity to help bring them together for common goals.” A former Babson trustee, Ronald is chair of Babson Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of the College that increases its global reach.


Rudolph Crew, H’96, has been named president of Medgar Evers College, a part of the City University of New York system. A longtime educator, Rudy most recently was a professor of clinical education in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. His earlier appointments include chancellor of the New York City Board of Education, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and Oregon’s first chief education officer.


William Green (MBA’77), H’07, has been named to the board of directors of EMC Corp. From 2006 until his retirement in February 2013, he had been chairman of Accenture, a company he joined in 1977 and became a partner of in 1986. He is a director of McGraw Hill Financial Inc. and a member of the Dean College board of trustees.


John Rogol ’77

John Rogol (far left), academic relations committee chair of the Boston chapter of Financial Executives International, emails, “FEI honored three Babson students at its annual academic awards night in April. With me are (from left) Joyce Bell ’84, MBA’95, academic relations committee member; Joseph Blundo ’13, Outstanding Senior Award in Finance and Economics recipient; Dean Oliver ’14 and Shannon Paquette ’14, both scholarship award recipients; Joanne Williams, associate professor of accounting and faculty sponsor of Babson’s award recipients; and Paul McDonough, MBA’77, academic relations committee member.”


Karin Landry has been appointed to the board of directors of Fallon Community Health Plan, a Massachusetts health plan that provides insurance and care. She is managing partner at Spring Consulting Group, a Bostonbased firm that focuses on employee benefits, risk management, and wealth strategies. A member of the finance committee of the International Center for Captive Insurance Education, Karin teaches employee benefits for the ICCIE.


Beth (Sherman) Jackson ’82

Beth (Sherman) Jackson has been named a market executive at U.S. Trust, working in the bank’s Minneapolis region. She is responsible for developing and implementing strategy as well as leading a team of professionals in offering U.S. Trust’s investment management, wealth structuring, credit, and banking services in the Twin Cities market. Beth has more than 30 years of experience in the finance services industry.

John Maguire, P’16, has been varsity ice hockey coach at Waltham [Mass.] High School for almost 30 years. In recognition of his contributions to promote high school hockey, the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association announced he will be inducted into its hall of fame in the spring. In 2002, his team secured a Division 1 state championship and its members will be inducted into the Waltham High School Athletic Hall of Fame this fall.

Ken Paull was interviewed for an Aug. 7 article, “What mPOS Needs to Move Up-Market,” on He is CEO of Roam, a company that provides mobile point-of-sale services. According to Ken, mPOS platforms must become more than payment tools in order to appeal to larger merchants.


Daniel Andrea ’84

Daniel Andrea, a CPA, has become a partner at Boston-based Feeley & Driscoll, where he has worked for more than eight years. Daniel has more than 29 years of experience in public accounting and is a Certified Information Technology Professional and a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He and his wife, Anne, live in Holbrook with their two children.


Caryn Kopp, founder of Kopp Consulting, has been named to the advisory board of Enterprising Women magazine. Earlier this year, she was one of the recipients of the magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award. Kopp Consulting helps its clients discover and develop new business opportunities.


David Buckley, co-owner of The Port Tavern in Newburyport, Mass., was featured in an Aug. 10 article, “Beer-Line Cleaning System Hopes to Tap into U.S. Market,” on In June, the newly developed Glanola, an automated beer-line cleaning system in which David is an angel investor, was installed in his tavern. Systems also have been installed in pubs in the Boston and New York City areas.


Douglas Coggins has been promoted to retirement plan services manager at NBT Financial Group, which he joined in 2001. NBT Financial is a subsidiary of NBT Bancorp Inc., a financial services holding company headquartered in Norwich, N.Y. Douglas earned the designation of Certified Retirement Services Professional from the Institute of Certified Bankers.


Forbes Marsh emails, “I am now working for MasterCard as an assistant vice president for sales, media solutions. As a separate gig, I also am a consultant for Wikia for their media solutions.”

Mayra Roa (MSA’08), Laura Pastrana ’08, and Mayra’s sister, Lorena Rao, co-founded Qvit in 2009. The company is developing software that will allow shoppers to try on clothes digitally via personalized avatars before placing an order. This fall, the trio plans to roll out the new technology and expand its offerings of men’s and women’s designer apparel.

Eric Yale ’07

Eric Yale (fourth from left) emails, “In August, a group of friends celebrated the birthday of Ricky Rosemarin ’08 (third from left) in New York City. From the left are Josh Elwell ’04, Todd Stupell ’06, Ricky, me, Adam Pacelli ’07, Rich Bottner ’07, and Zach Bouzan-Kaloustian ’07. The weather was great, and we spent the afternoon aboard a yacht, cruising up the Hudson River.”


Phil Han opened Dooby’s Coffee in Baltimore’s historic Mount Vernon neighborhood in June. Phil emails, “Dooby’s is your friendly neighborhood coffee shop and restaurant. We offer specialty coffees, house-made pastries, and made-to-order sandwiches for your early morning commute or lunch. After work, trade in your mug for a pint and explore our rotating selection of craft beers or enjoy a leisurely glass of wine.”

Joel Holland ’08

Joel Holland is founder and CEO of Video Blocks, a subscription-based website that provides members with unlimited downloads of stock video, motion backgrounds, production music, sound effects, special effects, and more. Joel emails, “My company has had a great year. It was named the fourth fastest-growing media company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine, made the Inc. 500, and closed a $10.5 million Series A financing round to continue supporting its fast and profitable growth. Video Blocks distributes more than 1 million clips per month to its customer base, which ranges from corporations to hobbyists, churches, and schools.”

Shaina Silva ’08

Shaina Silva and her friend, Patsye Delatour, co-founded Haiti in Transition in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. Shaina emails, “H.i.T. empowers Haitian youth to become agents of change and pioneers in a renewed Haiti. Our endeavors include designing and implementing leadership and character development programs in schools and community centers, organizing special events to build bridges between youth and government, facilitating youth engagement in community beautification projects, establishing networks of youth-led organizations, and hosting cultural exchanges that allow youth from different countries to visit and experience Haiti’s magic. This is only the beginning for H.i.T.”


Patrick Ehart ’10
Photo: Susan Vaughn/
The Barnstable Patriot

Patrick Ehart (right) is managing director of Hyannis, Mass.-based Cape Cod Commercial Linen Service, which his father, Jeffrey Ehart (left), started in 1985. Patrick emails, “CCCLS launders sheets, towels, and table linens for resorts, hotels, restaurants, and clubs on Cape Cod and the islands. Our most recent improvement, a state-of-the-art tunnel washing machine that reduces energy and water consumption by nearly half, has doubled our capacity.” CCCLS received an award from Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, and subsequently the father and son team was featured in an article, “Cape Linen Company Recognized for Efficiencies,” in The Barnstable Patriot on June 13.

Casey Fazekas, a standout hockey player at Babson, took home a gold medal in July from the Maccabiah Games in Israel. He was a defenseman for Team Canada, which had a 5-0 record in the games. Team Canada outscored the competition by a 48-5 margin, including knocking off Team USA, 7-1, in the gold medal game. After graduating, Casey played professional hockey in Sweden for two seasons and most recently in Holland for one.

Kevin Hundert is the founder of Made Eyewear, a website on which customers can select the shape and color of their eyewear and add custom laser engraving. Previously, he worked for his family’s business, REM Eyewear, which wholesales eyeglass frames to retailers.

Catherine Lau ’10

Catherine Lau (second from left) emails, “I visited New York City from Los Angeles for a weekend in late June and had a great time hanging out with some Babson buddies. With me were (from left) Jake Enyeart ’11, Ryan Jones ’10, Lauren Haffer ’10, Charles Brown ’10, and Jeremy Morales ’10. Also present but not in the photo were Jacqueline Chambers ’10 and Edward Huang ’10, MSA’10. We were on the rooftop of Ryan’s apartment in the Financial District.”


John Campbell, a former three-time Babson Student Government Association president, emailed in August, “I’ve created a buzz as a candidate for the New Jersey General Assembly (22nd Legislative District) on Gov. Chris Christie’s ticket. I hope to be the youngest representative in the state. Having incubated a number of startups and having worked for Sen. Scott Brown, I plan to bring my entrepreneurial spirit, cultivated at Babson, to the state legislature.”


Joshua Goldberg is founder and CEO of He emails, “BeeInPlay, now in beta, is building a strong community of people looking to play sports together. Our startup gives athletes and sports enthusiasts the ability to reserve private local sports facilities (such as fields, rinks, courts) in real time. Users can invite friends to their reservations and even split the bill among the players. We soon will roll out a matchup feature to help people find others to play with and create pickup games.”

Matias Sevi is the founder of MandaSeguro. He emails, “MandaSeguro is an online platform that allows Hispanic workers living in the United States to safely and effectively help their families who live in their country of origin. By sending a MandaCheck, workers can make sure that their families will have the ability to purchase necessities such as food, medicine, and clothing, or any other item available throughout our participating retail network. For more information, please contact me at”


Christian Iacovelli ’13

Christian Iacovelli emails from Miami, “A-Audio Headphones Inc. is my entrepreneurial startup. The company uses advanced technology to produce high-definition, noisecanceling headphones and earphones with an avant-garde design. The headphones appeal to the contemporary generation of music connoisseurs who demand the highest quality of sound. Users can select from a variety of settings to bring out the true essence of music. Like us on Facebook and visit”

Graduate back to top


Richard Connolly received the Sanctae Crucis Award from College of the Holy Cross, his undergraduate alma mater, in May. The award, the highest nondegree honor that Holy Cross bestows, is given in recognition of professional achievement and community service. Richard’s community service includes working and raising funds for Catholic Charities, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Children’s Hospital, Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, and The Joey Fund. He is senior vice president and financial adviser at Morgan Stanley.


Ellen Dickson was elected mayor of Summit, N.J., in 2011. She was profiled in a July 4 article, “Meet the Leaders,” posted on TheAlternative Her civic experience includes two terms on the city council, and five years on the zoning board. Ellen and her husband, Chip Dickson ’75, MBA’76, have lived in Summit for 20 years.

William Green (’76), H’07: See Undergrad news.


Enterprise Value: How the Best Owner-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company’s Gains, and Create Their Legacy

Peter Worrell is managing director of Bigelow LLC, an independent mergers and acquisitions advisory firm. McGraw-Hill recently published his first book, Enterprise Value: How the Best Owner-Managers Build Their Fortune, Capture Their Company’s Gains, and Create Their Legacy. Pete emails, “An organization’s long-term success relies on its ability and willingness to learn and evolve. The book, which is aimed at entrepreneur ownermanagers and their advisers, addresses concerns such as how a business owner can assure the longevity of a business beyond personal ownership and what measures should be employed to optimize capital gain.”


William Bottiggi has been named chairman of the board of Energy New England, a Foxborough, Mass.-based energy cooperative working for the efficient management, procurement, and use of energy and water. He is general manager of the Braintree Electric Light Department and has been an ENE board member since 2004. Walter Foskett, MBA’82, also is a board member.

Mark Stoeckle is CEO of Adams Express Co. and Petroleum & Resources Corp., closed-end stock fund companies that share the same board as well as management and administration teams. Mark was featured in a June 9 interview in The Baltimore Sun, “Mark Stoeckle, New CEO of Baltimore Fund Companies.”


Diane Leclair, CPA, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Atrius Health, a nonprofit alliance of health-care groups in eastern and central Massachusetts. Diane is senior vice president at Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, an accounting firm in Worcester. She also is board chair and serves on the finance committee of the VNA Care Network Foundation.

Diane Sullivan, MBA’82

Diane Sullivan has been appointed chairman of the board of Brown Shoe Co., a footwear business headquartered in St. Louis. Current president and CEO, Diane will add chairmanship duties to her roles effective Feb. 2, 2014. She joined Brown in 2004.


Roberta Benoit, MBA’85

Roberta Benoit (left), co-founder and co-owner of Blue Lobster Brewing Co., in Hampton, N.H., emails, “My husband and business partner, Michael (right), has been an avid home brewer since 1983, and our dream of a commercial brewery was realized in 2012. What makes beer geeks appreciate our brews is the quality. Our flagship brew, Gold Claw Pale Ale, and other Blue Lobster beers can be found on tap at area restaurants. However, most of Blue Lobster’s beer is sold to go in 2-liter growlers [jugs] from our tasting room, where we host weekly tastings. Follow us on Facebook.”

James Reulbach has been elected to the board of directors of The Haitian Project, a Catholic nonprofit that operates Louverture Cleary School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The tuition-free, coeducational, secondary boarding school serves academically talented Haitian students who cannot afford an education. Jim emails, “LCS students receive a top-notch education steeped in service to others and go on to become leaders in their community, working to rebuild Haiti from the inside.”


4-3-2-1 Leadership: What America’s Sons and Daughters Taught Me on My Way from Second Lieutenant to Two-Star General

Vincent Boles served in the Army for 33 years, overseeing logistics readiness and strategy for 1.1 million soldiers before retiring as a major general in 2009. He emails, “My new book, 4-3-2-1 Leadership: What America’s Sons and Daughters Taught Me on My Way from Second Lieutenant to Two-Star General, is a distillation of my keynote presentation, ‘4-3-2-1 Leadership,’ which discusses key factors that influence the effectiveness of a team and specific tools that leaders can use to ensure their team’s ‘best gets better.’” An expert in supply chain management, Vinny ( offers executive coaching, logistics consulting, and keynote speaking.


Roger Beaudoin emails, “Following 20 years of success with my Matterhorn Ski Bar at Sunday River, Maine, I launched a highly effective, online training tool for restaurateurs. My Sales Stars program trains restaurant waitstaff to recognize and capture sales opportunities with every table, every time. This increases check averages and profits, increases server tips, improves restaurant experiences, and boosts the restaurateur’s bottom line. The Sales Stars program is available at”


Julia Mirak Kew, vice president of Mirak Properties in Arlington, Mass., and Pamela Lofblad, wife of Bob Lofblad, founded the Wellesley Holiday Boutique as a seasonal store in 2008. Julia emailed in August, “I’m happy to announce that we found a permanent home in Wellesley for our boutique. The store features items from local artists in addition to clothing, accessories, home decor, and unique holiday gifts. Please stop by!”

Angie O’Donnell, co-founder of 3D Leadership Group, a Wellesley-based executive coaching firm, was one of two recipients of the New England Executive Coach of the Year Award from the International Coach Federation of New England. She emails, “I took my first ICF coaching course 17 years ago and since have coached more than 100 leaders and a variety of leadership teams from a range of industries, including biotech, financial services, technology, professional services, and nonprofits.”


Candace Brathwaite is manager of BizBooster, the incubator program at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business at The University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. She emails, “For its inaugural round, BizBooster has selected 10 entrepreneurs and their businesses. Statistics have shown that 87 percent of incubator graduates stay in business, and we are thrilled to support this kind of development to facilitate regional and national prosperity.” Contact Candace at


Jack Huffard, MBA’00
Photo: Freed Photography

Jack Huffard is president, COO, and co-founder of Tenable Network Security in Columbia, Md. In June, he and the company’s other founders, CEO Ron Gula and chief research officer Renaud Deraison, accepted the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Defense and Security category for the Maryland region. Jack emails, “We were honored to be recognized with such standout business leaders. Entrepreneurship, innovation, and integrity are some of the driving values of the Tenable team.” Tenable’s cybersecurity products protect the critical systems and information of enterprises, governments, and military entities.


Kathy Esper, MBA’01

Kathy Esper (left), manager of Babson’s Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching, emails, “Anil Maharjan ’14 (right) and I have been collaborating with faculty to enhance creativity and advance cross-disciplinary work developed on campus. This year, CELT introduced two programs in which arts and business professors collaborate on the development of teaching projects and materials. The programs are designed to shift the way students learn in our classrooms and to deepen the value of their contributions when they graduate.” For more information, contact Kathy at


Shawn Harris, founder of Nyopoly, emails, “ is a members-only fashion website for women that carries on-trend designer shoes, handbags, accessories, jewelry, and watches. Nyopoly members negotiate their own price for items, allowing them the opportunity to pay the price they are willing to pay. It’s not an auction, there is no commitment, and you’re not competing against other members. You get the fashion items you love, every day, at the price that is right for you.”


Alex Bello (CAM’13) emails, “Almost 10 years have passed since I graduated the first time. I graduated again in May with a Certificate in Advanced Management, and it was a totally different experience. At the same time, I felt as if not much time had passed. I can still see and hear my peers at Commencement in 2004. I hope everyone is OK and healthy, enjoying life and family. Cheers!”

Scott Rutherford, MBA’04

Scott Rutherford received the Excellence in Leadership award from the University of California, Irvine in July. Since 2011, he has been director of marketing and communications for the university’s Irvine Extension, which offers continuing education courses and programs online, on campus, and on site. Scott was recognized for his skills as a communicator, collaborator, and mentor; his commitment to staff professional development; and his guidance of the marketing department.


Carol Pietromonaco Murfin, MBA’05

Carol Pietromonaco Murfin is founder and owner of Back to You Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Sherborn, Mass. She emails, “I specialize in treating back and sacroiliac joint pain. As a certified Pilates instructor, I incorporate core-strengthening exercise principles from yoga and Pilates with the manual techniques of physical therapy to effectively treat your injury. The Back to You PT staff has 25 years of combined experience in treating orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, and post-surgical conditions. We have helped hundreds of patients return to the healthy lifestyles they enjoy.” Carol can be reached at


Andres Korda, MBA’06

Andres Korda (left), and Enrique Teran (right) are co-founders of Avanti Way, a South Florida real estate firm. Andres emails, “Avanti Way has four offices—West Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, and Brickell—and almost 250 real estate agents. Our expansion model employs our proprietary paperless technology platform and innovative back-office support systems to offer real estate entrepreneurs a hybrid between a branch and a franchise, which we call a ‘Branchise,’ to plug into our network and grow a state-of-the-art brokerage. In May, South Florida Business Journal named Avanti Way one of the year’s ‘Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies’ in the area.”

Julia Shanks founded Julia Shanks Food Consulting. She emails, “The bulk of my work is helping farmers and other food entrepreneurs obtain financing to grow their businesses. My big news is I published The Farmer’s Kitchen: The Ultimate Guide to Enjoying Your CSA & Farmers’ Market Foods; Michelle Obama cited it as a reference in her book, American Grown. But most gratifying is my garden—I grow veggies in my tiny Cambridge, Mass., backyard nine months of the year.”


Alan Belniak emails, “I have published my first book, Diego Manchego and the Dessert Dilemma. I partnered with an illustrator and wrote the book, which is aimed at kindergarteners and first graders. The story features Diego, a mystery-solving wedge of cheese, and teaches language and culture along the way. ”

Fritz Brumder, MBA’09

Fritz Brumder is a founder of Brandlive, which won the top prize at Angel Oregon, an annual business plan competition for startups. He emails, “Brandlive creates live video commerce events—similar to an interactive YouTube channel for your best products, but with instant checkout. It has been very rewarding to turn a Babson capstone project into a fully funded business. In June, we closed a Series A round of $1,500,000; four Babson alumni invested in the round.”

Joel Garrett emails, “After graduating from Babson’s Fast Track program, I received a Doctor of Science degree from the College of Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. My dissertation, Sustainability in the Specialty Chemical Industry, focused on a strategy for reducing toxicity, volume, and energy demands. I also hold an MS in engineering.” Joel is president of Summit Lubricants, a subsidiary of Quaker Chemical. He lives in Windham, N.H., with his family.

Jung Lee co-founded KL Investment Partners in May. He emails, “KL is a global, event-driven hedge fund. Core to our capital preservation philosophy is to be opportunistic, maintain concentrated investments (15 to 30), and never get married to a position. As a small startup, KL offers investors an opportunity to partner with a nimble fund. Studies have found that startup hedge funds outperform their mature peers. Drop by when you’re in Greenwich, Conn., or email me at”

Joe Morone is co-founder and CEO of Footnote1, a startup that collaborates with scholars to take technical language from academic research and journals and translate it into layman’s terms. He and the company were featured in a July 28 article, “Translating the Tech,” that ran on and in print.

Christopher Ricciuti emails, “I’m proud to announce that my company, eDynamics, recently was acquired by Proofpoint Inc., a public company and a leader in information security and compliance solutions. In 2011, I founded eDynamics, which quickly built a prominent customer base in the financial services industry and was well known for its social media compliance solutions. I have joined the Proofpoint team as vice president, financial services archiving solutions.”

Mike Salguero, MBA’09

Mike Salguero, CEO and co-founder of Cambridge, Mass.-based online marketplace CustomMade, announced in June that the company raised $18 million in new funding. Mike emails, “CustomMade makes it possible for anyone to enjoy high-quality custom goods in a way that delivers value, celebrates individuality, and increases the business of our growing network of thousands of professional makers. Our round was led by returning investor Google Ventures and new investor Atlas Venture, with participation from Schooner Capital, NextView Ventures, First Round Capital, and LaunchCapital.”


Beth Borges, MBA’10
Photo: Laurie Swope

Beth Borges (left) and Carl Hirschfeld (right) are founders and owners of House Bear Brewing in Amesbury, Mass. Beth emails, “We brew mead, an alcoholic beverage crafted from fermented honey. We source honey from responsible apiaries and use fresh, local ingredients whenever possible because it’s good for the bees, the environment, our partners, and our recipes. World War Bee is one of three meads to be introduced by House Bear Brewing. The other two are our chocolate chili mead, Demonic Presents, and Razzberry Lime Ricky. Find all three at our meadery. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.”

Dan Hermann, MBA’10

Dan Hermann (right), founder of Paint Nite, launched the company with his business partner, Sean McGrail (left), after a 2012 brainstorming session at a Boston pub in 2012. Today Paint Nite hosts painting events at local bars in more than 25 major cities. Also president and co-founder of Lazybones Inc., a laundry and storage franchise for college students, Dan is an avid fisherman and organizes a yearly catch-and-release shark fishing tournament to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.


Therese Kinal, MBA’11

Therese Kinal, co-founder and CEO of London-based consulting firm Unleash, has been named one of the 2013 “35 Women Under 35” in the July issue of Management Today magazine. Now in its 13th year, the awards celebrate high-achieving women in business under the age of 35. Women on the list range from entrepreneurs and designers to lawyers, bankers, and senior civil servants. Past winners include Martha Lane Fox, Elisabeth Murdoch, and Stella McCartney.


Tara (O’Connor) Foley, MBA’13
Photo: © Craig Carpenter
of Luster Studios

Tara (O’Connor) Foley emails, “I have launched Follain, a new beauty retail concept, in Boston’s South End. Follain—Gaelic for healthy, wholesome, and sound—features products from 25-plus U.S.-manufactured skin care, hair care, and cosmetic brands. All products are free of synthetic chemicals. Visit us in Boston or shop online at”

Anup Gosavi emails, “Balaji Viswanathan, MBA’14, and I have founded Zingfin (, a company that uses social media sentiments to easily identify opinion leaders in finance so you can make educated decisions about personal investments. We spent the summer working on Zingfin at Jumpstart Foundry, an accelerator in Nashville, Tenn. We are now in beta and have received coverage in the Nashville media. We’re looking to connect with people in the finance industry. Contact me at”

Mariana Robina, Yair Gross, Alonso Hidalgo, Jose Lobon, Melanie Michelangeli, and David Randa have co-founded Wakuu ( Mariana emails, “Wakuu offers hassle-free cooking that will break dining monotony and rescue you from meal planning and grocery shopping. Wakuu’s tag line is ‘We’ll Make a Chef Outta You.’ Our startup, now in beta, sends not only ingredients, but also recipes and instructions for making meals fun, flavorful, and healthy. Delivered to your door, our fresh, local ingredients arrive in a convenient and ready-to-cook kit. Because we are committed to help fight the hunger crisis, we are establishing a philanthropic model that will make Wakuu a name synonymous with social responsibility.”

Wa’d Taweel, MBA’13

Wa’d Taweel (right), emails, “During my last semester, I met David Hines ’15 (left), who was working in Jazzman’s coffee shop in Horn. He told me about his independent summer research project in Israel and Palestine, and we made plans to meet in my hometown of Ramallah. When we met in June, I showed David and his friends the museum of Mahmoud Darwish, Palestine’s late national poet, and the Ramallah Cultural Palace.” Wa’d is an investment analyst at the Palestine Investment Fund.

Weddings back to top

Terry Naas ’06

Terry Naas ’06 was married to Robert Trail on Sept. 29, 2012, in Lincoln, N.H. Guests at the wedding included maid of honor Jennifer Bell, bridesmaid Elizabeth Smith Roberts, Ashley Burgess Gall, Amelia Adams, Abby Hammond Walker, Kira (Maddigan) Watkins, Jon Watkins, Mark Ries, and Kim Brunelle Kuusela, all ’06; Jacque Decocq, Pam Panagian, and Meaghan Lally-McGurl, all ’06, MSA’06; Ed Nee and Frank Roberts, both ’04; and Maureen MacEachern McHugh and Robyn Patnode, both ’07.

Andrew Waples ’04
Photo: Stacey Hedman

Katherine Wardrop and Andrew Waples ’04 were married on May 18 at the Brass Heart Inn in Chocorua, N.H. Andrew emails, “Alumni joining us were (from left, first row) Lee Storch ’73; (second) Lindsay Strauss ’04, Jess Cohen ’08, best man John deWit ’04; (third) Robert Strauss ’02, Daniel Rowe ’07, groomsman Brad LeClair ’04; and (back) Ashley Needham ’08, Caitlin Fenn ’08, and Dwight Keeler ’72, MBA’75. Kate and I met playing coed indoor soccer.”

Aron Grufstedt ’05

Christine DiMatteo and Aron Grufstedt ’05 were married on Oct. 20, 2012, in Warwick, R.I. Guests included groomsmen Robert Dupree ’05 and Alan Medvin ’05, John Diercksen ’04, Cooper Clark ’05, Crystal Cohen ’05, Brian Mak ’05, Charles Roberts ’05, Daniel Zolnierz ’05, MBA’11, Allison Harden ’06, Richard Allred ’07, Amanda Clark ’07, MSA’07, and Alvaro Lantigua ’07. Christine is a pharmaceutical sales representative at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Aron is a senior associate at The Carlyle Group.

John Brady, MBA’02

John Brady, MBA’02 (right), was married to the Rev. Trent Williams on May 11 at The Plymouth Church in Framingham, Mass. John is founder and principal of Protem Partners, a change management consultancy for the education and nonprofit sectors, and Trent is pastor at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Philadelphia. The couple lives in Upper Providence, Pa.

Stephanie Rogers and Justin Brooks, both ’09

Stephanie Rogers and Justin Brooks, both ’09, were married on May 25 in the Glavin Family Chapel. Twenty-five alumni were among the guests, including wedding party members Amanda Beltz ’08, Michaela Duff ’09, Darius Eslami ’09, Brian Rodkey ’09, MSM’10, and Anjali Wali ’09. Stephanie is a human resources consultant, and Justin is a business analyst. The couple lives in Waltham.

Stephanie Thelen ’04

Stephanie Thelen ’04 was married to Scott Clark on May 17 at the Beach Palace in Cancun, Mexico. Katrina Sundberg Minno ’04 and her husband, Jordan, were among the guests. Stephanie is a senior loan officer and sign-off underwriter at Mortgage Master in Westborough, Mass., and Scott manages the Giant Glass office in Worcester. The couple lives in Hopkinton.

Gayatri Khanna ’97

Gayatri Khanna ’97 and Amit Sabharwal were married on March 18 at the Park Hyatt Resort and Spa in Goa, India. Wedding guests included Sachin Shah ’96, Chintan Gandhi ’98, and Amit Thacker ’98. Gayatri is founder and director of Milaaya Embroideries, which caters to fashion houses worldwide, and creative director and founder of Gayatri Khanna, a women’s wear evening collection. Amit manages corporate mergers and acquisitions at Essar Group, a global conglomerate. The couple lives in Mumbai.

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Ture Holmes ’41 of South Yarmouth, Mass., died on June 28. He served in the Army during World War II and was president of his family’s business, T.B. Holmes & Sons.

Fred Duncan ’43 of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died on July 2.

John Heywood ’48 of Yarmouth Port, Mass., and Fort Myers, Fla., died on July 13. He served in the Army during World War II and owned Minuteman Travel Service in Westborough, Mass. He leaves his son, John Heywood, MBA’92.

Donald Dunn ’49 of Clearwater, Fla., died on June 30. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a senior vice president of Allied Stores.

Frederick Gibbons ’49 of Edison, N.J., formerly of Redford, Mich., died on July 7. He served in the Army during World War II and worked for Ford Motor Co. for almost 25 years.

Stanley Jez ’51 of Westfield, Mass., died on July 14. A Navy veteran, he co-founded Brookside Automotive.

Ralph Adams ’52 of Manorville, N.Y., died on Feb. 7.

Peter DeGeorge ’56 of Whitinsville, Mass., died on Aug. 19. A Navy and Air Force veteran, he retired as second vice president of New England Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Alton Hall ‘56 of Cheyenne, Wyo., died on Aug. 21. He was a retired Navy commander.

Joaquin Bacardi ’60 of San Juan, Puerto Rico, died on July 13. He was a master blender for Bacardi Ltd.

James McCluskey, MBA’62, of Mesquite, Nev., died on July 30. A colonel, he retired from the Army in 1979. He then was a program manager at Morton Thiokol Corp.

Gary Reynolds ’65 of Lyme, Conn., died on July 9. He was president and owner of Reynolds’ Garage & Marine, his family’s business. He leaves his son, Leland Reynolds ’91.

Michael Scott ’65 of Prospect, Ky., died on July 12. He was owner and president of Kentucky Claims Service.

Robert Weiss ’65, MBA’66, of Needham died on Feb. 26.

Richard Frascona ’68 of West Palm Beach, Fla., died on May 27.

Steven Wales ’68 of Houston died on July 28. He worked in the energy and finance business.

Frederick Sheehan, MBA’73, of Weymouth, Mass., died on June 27. He served in the Army during World War II and was an attorney.

Thomas Wagner ’73, MBA’74, of Franklin, Mass., died on Aug. 3. He taught at Babson until 1980 and was CFO of The Coop in Cambridge when he retired in 2012. He leaves his brother, Stephen Wagner ’69.

Lawrence Coassin ’80 of Hamden, Conn., died on July 8. A corporate attorney, he was a senior partner at Robinson & Cole.

Thierry Oulevay ’82 of Geneva died on June 13. He was co-founder of Jean Dunand, a Swiss watchmaking company.

Charles Giles ’88 of Cambridge, Mass., died on June 3. He worked in commercial real estate.

Richard Chandiramani ’13 of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, died on July 8.