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Dean’s Advisory Council

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Advisory Board Overview

Providing a doorway to modern business

Learning — and teaching — at the speed of business requires an insider’s understanding of its constantly evolving and sometimes volatile landscape. This is why the School of Business has established an advisory council to provide guidance to its faculty, staff and administration, and by extension provide our students with an accessible resource for academic and career growth.

Members of the Dean’s Advisory Council bring decades of experience and leadership, and provide crucial insight into a broad scope of global trends in management, marketing, finance, accounting and entrepreneurship. They also act as liaisons to a number of leading companies, including Ernst & Young LLP, Deloitte & Touche, Aetna, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Ion Bank.

In addition to sharing how they approach various challenges and trends, council members assist students from all business programs with mentoring, job shadowing, internships, career placement and other activities. With the permission of their department chair and school dean, students may participate in projects with council member companies, and also have the chance to display their work. These exchanges allow highly successful business men and women to gauge the skill sets, talents and interests of current Quinnipiac students.

Dean's Advisory Council Members

Dean’s Advisory Council 2018–19

Name

Company

Title

Ernst & Young LLP

Partner Emeritus

Ion Bank

President & CEO 

Ernst & Young LLP

Partner

Keep America Beautiful

SVP (Retired)

Ernst & Young LLP

Partner

Holland & Knight LLP

Partner

Marcum

Partner-in-Charge    

Echlin Inc.

Chief Financial Officer (Retired)

Jonathan Potokin ’01

Darby Overseas Investments

Managing Director – Finance & Administration

Marcum

Partner-in-Charge, New Haven Office

Connection, Inc.

IT Project Manager

Deloitte & Touche LLP

CEO, Deloitte Advisory

Aetna

VP, Program Delivery & Testing

Staff

Quinnipiac University

Dean, School of Business

Quinnipiac University

Senior Director of Development, School of Business & School of Engineering

Dean's Advisory Council Members

David Farrell

David Farrell - Chairman - Dean's Advisory Board

David Farrell ’83 Chairman

Partner Emeritus
Ernst & Young LLP


As a senior partner with Ernst & Young, David Farrell provided strategic direction, leadership and outstanding client service for 34 years. Through his leadership positions within Ernst & Young and by providing assurance and advisory solutions to corporate America, Farrell has extensive and diverse experience in strategic thinking, execution and resolution management, risk management and talent development. Farrell was a member of the U.S. banking and capital markets assurance practice committee responsible for the direction, execution and oversight of the firm’s U.S. practice. As a senior partner within the financial services industry practice, Farrell led high-energy and diverse teams that served and advised multi-nationals, Fortune 500, domestic and regional corporations including banks, private equity, specialty finance and technology, REITs and hedge and other fund groups.

Farrell is a 1983 graduate of the university (BS in accounting). His wife, Pat, is also a graduate of the university (1984). Both were presented with the Quinnipiac University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004. He has also served on the Alumni Council.  

Charles Boulier

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Charles J Boulier III

President & CEO
Ion Bank


Charles J. Boulier III is president and chief executive officer of Ion Bank and its parent company, Ion Financial, MHC. Boulier joined Ion Bank, which was formerly known as Naugatuck Savings Bank, in 2004 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 2009, he was elected president and director of Castle Bank & Trust, which was merged into Naugatuck Savings Bank. Boulier also served as vice president, treasurer and director of Nutmeg Financial MHC. Previously, he was senior executive vice president, treasurer and CFO for American Financial Holdings from 1993 to 2004 and senior vice president of finance and investments at Centerbank from 1981 to 1993.

A chartered financial analyst, Boulier received his MBA in finance from the University of New Haven, an accounting degree from Bryant College, and attended Naugatuck Valley Community College.

Jeanna Doherty

Jeanne Doherty

Jeanna Doherty ’94

Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

With more than 23 years of experience, Jeanna Doherty serves as the coordinating partner on a variety of clients, including several multi-billion dollar health systems, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals and other organizations. 

Doherty has worked in varied roles while at Ernst & Young LLP. In addition to serving clients, she currently serves as the Americas assurance operations leader. Previously, Doherty was the Northeast financial accounting advisory services health leader, and the Americas leader for climate change and sustainability services.

Doherty has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing health organizations throughout the Northeast and across the country, with experience ranging from financial statement audits to business advisory services such as financial feasibility studies, capital financing projections, policy and procedure reviews and merger and acquisition due diligence.

Susan K. Foster

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Susan K. Foster

SVP (Retired)
Keep America Beautiful


Susan K. Foster is a retired trusts and estates attorney now actively volunteering in Fairfield County. She is a board member of the Avon Theatre Film Center in Stamford, the Riverside Association and the Riverside Garden Club. In addition, Foster is a college coach for Future 5, a Stamford-based nonprofit that helps low-income high school students connect to their full potential.

Foster is the former senior vice president, development for Keep America Beautiful. Prior to joining KAB she was director of development for Brooklyn Law School. Foster also worked at U.S. Trust Company of New York as a vice president in the Estate Administration Department. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Foster worked at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts as an associate in the Individual Clients Department.

Foster received her JD from Brooklyn Law School. She was articles editor for the Brooklyn Law Review, a National Team Quarterfinalist for the Moot Court Honor Society and research assistant for Professor Roberta Karmel, a former S.E.C. Commissioner. Foster has a BS in Human Kinetics from George Washington University where she was president of the Mortar Board Honor Society. 

Jonathan Lipschutz

Jonathan Lipschutz

Jonathan Lipschutz ’00

Partner
Ernst & Young LLP


Jonathan Lipschutz is a partner at Ernst & Young based in the Stamford, Connecticut office and has over 17 years of experience serving companies in a variety of industries.  Lipschutz has spent the majority of his career serving domestic and multinational SEC registrants in a variety of industries. He has significant experience working with companies on various types of transactions including business combinations and divestitures, initial and secondary equity offerings, public and privately placed debt offerings, revenue recognition and income taxes. Through his involvement with his clients, Lipschutz has experience in assisting companies navigating through SEC comment letters. Most recently, Lipschutz has assisted his clients as part of their adoption and implementation of the FASB’s new accounting standard on revenue recognition – ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. He serves as the Quinnipiac University Campus Coordinating Partner for EY.

Lipschutz graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2000 with a BS in accounting and computer information systems. 

Seth A. Milligan

Seth Milligan

Seth A. Milligan ’01, JD/MBA ’04

Partner
Holland & Knight LLP


Seth A. Milligan is a private equity and mergers and acquisitions attorney who regularly represents private equity funds, their portfolio companies and other private and public companies in middle market mergers and acquisitions as well as leveraged buyout transactions. Milligan also represents clients in a wide variety of corporate, commercial real estate, financing and other business transactions, including dividend recapitalization financings, joint venture formations and venture capital transactions. Commentators in the Chambers USA 2014 guide noted that he inspires “complete confidence” in his clients and commend his “terrific judgment.”

Joseph Natarelli

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Joseph Natarelli ’86

Partner-in-Charge
Marcum


At Marcum, Joseph Natarelli is leader of the national construction industry practice group, as well as the office managing partner in New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, he is a member of the firm’s management committee. Natarelli has more than 30 years of experience with international accounting and consulting firms. He frequently serves as the lead audit engagement partner for a variety of consulting matters. 

Natarelli is experienced in providing auditing and consulting services related to corporate acquisitions, divestitures, and mergers and refinancing. He is highly trained in the accounting and structuring of these transactions.

Joseph Onorato

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Joseph Onorato ’71

Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
Echlin Inc.


After graduation, Joseph Onorato started his career with Price Waterhouse (Bridgeport/Hartford) and, after six years, went on to work for Insilco Corporation in Meriden, Connecticut. He then went to work at Echlin Inc., a worldwide manufacturer of motor vehicle components headquartered in Branford, Connecticut, ultimately becoming chief financial officer. After a merger with Dana Corporation, he was involved with a private equity firm, which purchased Affinia Corporation, a motor vehicle aftermarket parts manufacturer and was a board member until the sale in 2016. Onorato also sits on the board of Mohawk Industries in Calhoun, Georgia, the world’s largest flooring manufacturer, and is chairman of the audit committee.

As a member of the first freshman class on the Mount Carmel Campus, Onorato graduated in 1971. He was presented with the Quinnipiac University Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997.  

Jonathan Potokin

Joeeph Onorato

Jonathan Potokin ’01/MBA ’05

Managing Director – Finance & Administration
Darby Overseas Investments


Jonathan Potokin joined Darby in 2015 as managing director, finance and administration, with oversight responsibility of Darby’s financial and administrative operations. He is also a member of the Darby senior management team and Darby compliance oversight group.

Prior to joining Darby, Potokin was director of finance at K2 Advisors, a Franklin Templeton Investments company, where he oversaw and reviewed financial records for various Franklin Templeton subsidiaries. In his capacity as director of finance, Potokin collaborated with counterparts throughout Franklin Templeton to manage K2’s financial reporting, tax matters, information flows and requests. Prior to joining K2 Advisors, Potokin worked at Ernst & Young as a senior auditor in the asset management assurance advisory business services department.

Potokin has a BS in financial management, an MS in accounting and an MBA from Quinnipiac.

David Reynolds

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David L. Reynolds ’79 CPA, CFE

Partner-in-Charge, New Haven office
Marcum


David L. Reynolds is a partner in Marcum’s tax & business services division and partner-in-charge of the firm’s New Haven accounting services group, which provides comprehensive accounting and tax services to closely-held businesses and their owners. He handles a diverse client base including businesses in the manufacturing, environmental, not-for-profit, health care, and distribution industries. In addition to his primary role as a trusted advisor, Reynolds, a certified fraud examiner (CFE), is called upon to conduct financial forensic engagements and fraud examinations. He also excels at the development of complex pricing models and projections, and has experience as a court appointed receiver and conservator.

Prior to joining the firm in 1984, Reynolds served as an auditor/investigator for a commodity futures exchange and held various accounting positions. He speaks to business groups, civic organizations and universities on topics related to fraud and forensic accounting. 

Deirdre Rogusky

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Deirdre Rogusky ’88

IT Project Manager
Connection, Inc.


As a versatile information technology professional with 30 years of experience, Rogusky has strong leadership, project management, presentation, analytical and proactive problem solving skills.  She is results- and quality-oriented, practicing exceptional organizational and communication skills.  In her current role as IT project manager, she manages multiple portfolios and a variety of teams across the Connection organization, leading many successful projects with a focus on SaaS implementations.  Rogusky is PMP certified and is currently an active member of PMI and the New Hampshire chapter, and a member of MPUG.  Rogusky maintains her membership in itSMF USA, and she is a founding member of the HDI Northern New England chapter serving as VP of content relations until 2015.  Rogusky began serving on the Dean's Advisory Council in 2011.

Rogusky graduated in 1988 graduate with a BS in computer information systems. During her years at the university, Deirdre served as a student member to the Board of Trustees, co-chaired the Student Judicial Board, served as president of the Theatre Workshop, and was a member of the student council and S.A.R.C.  

Charles Saia

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Charles Saia

CEO, Deloitte Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP



As CEO of Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Charles Saia is responsible for a risk consulting and financial advisory business comprising 12,500+ professionals. Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory helps organizations turn critical and complex business issues into opportunities for growth, resilience and long-term advantage.

A member of Deloitte’s executive committee, Saia plays a critical role in guiding the strategic direction of the firm. He is focused on creating a culture that empowers professionals to be creative, embrace an entrepreneurial mindset and drive disruption through innovation.

He is a certified public accountant with an MBA from Quinnipiac University with a focus on internal controls. He serves on various boards, including the Lupus Foundation of New Jersey.

Louis Ursini

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Louis Ursini ’86

VP, Program Delivery & Testing
Aetna


Louis Ursini is vice president and head of operations & technology enterprise IT delivery organization at Aetna. Enterprise IT delivery is closely aligned with Aetna’s businesses and partners in providing solutions, production support, and quality and testing functions for the information technology deliverables supporting Aetna’s and Coventry’s legacy businesses as well as many of Aetna's Affiliate IT teams. The team is comprised of approximately 1,400 full-time employees and over 2,000 consultant partners.  Ursini has led this team since August 2012.

Under Ursini’s leadership, the Aetna One Premiersm health concierge call center earned the J.D. Power and Associates Call Center Certification for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience.”

Ursini obtained his bachelor’s degree in information systems from Quinnipiac and his MBA from the University of New Haven.

Quinnipiac University Staff

Matt O'Connor

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Matthew O’Connor

Dean, School of Business

Matthew O’Connor earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Connecticut. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in finance from Syracuse University. 

O’Connor joined Quinnipiac as assistant professor of finance in 1999. He was named chair of the finance department in 2005, a position he held for three years before being named interim dean of the School of Business in 2008. He was named dean in 2009. 

O’Connor has overseen the launch of several highly successful degree programs, including the four-year accelerated BS/MBA, the online MBA and the Bachelor of Business Administration. Under his leadership, the School of Business was named to Bloomberg Business Week’s list of the Top 100 Undergraduate Business Programs. The business school’s online graduate programs were ranked 14th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. During his tenure as dean, graduate business school enrollment has grown from approximately 250 students to more than 800. He also was instrumental in the development and launch of Quinnipiac’s School of Engineering.

Advisory Council Contact

Robert Rathbun

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Robert Rathbun

Senior Director of Development
School of Business & School of Engineering
Contact: robert.rathbun@qu.edu