SOM New York Metro Board Members

The New York Metro Advisory Board provides input on strategic initiatives in the school and works to broaden and enhance its reputation. The board supports the School of Management by:

  • Forging corporate and organizational relationships
  • Fostering career opportunities for students
  • Engaging and strengthening the alumni network
  • Supporting philanthropic and fundraising activities

New York Metro Board Members 

George "Skip" Curth '90curth

Partner, Advisory Services

Skip is a partner in EY's Financial Services Advisory practice and is the senior client service partner for the largest GSE and for North America for the largest German Bank. He has 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has served many of the major investment banks, financial institutions and government sponsored enterprises.

Vincent Daniel '94daniel

Seawolf Capital

Daniel is a partner of Seawolf Capital, currently a family office and formerly a hedge fund focused on investing in publicly traded securities in the financial services ecosystem. In between founding Seawolf Capital the hedge fund and running Seawolf Capital, the family office, Daniel was employed at Citadel from 2017 to 2019 and managed a large portfolio specializing in financial services equities. Prior to founding Seawolf in 2011, Daniel was a partner of FrontPoint Partners, LLC, from 2004 to June 2011, where he co-founded the FrontPoint Financial Services Funds. Daniel was previously a Senior Vice President – Specialty Finance at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods from 2001 to 2003. Prior to this, Daniel co-founded and operated Graham Fisher from January 2001 to September 2001. Prior to Graham Fisher, Daniel was a Senior Vice President for Equity Research at Oppenheimer from 1997 to 2001 and an accountant at Arthur Andersen from 1993 to 1997. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University in 1994. He is a CFA charter holder. 

Susana D'Emic '85Sue D'Emic

Chief Financial Officer
Time Inc.

During her tenure as Chief Financial Officer, D'Emic was responsible for all finance, technology, magazine production, procurement and India operations. She was an integral part of the Executive Leadership Team, where she helped develop and execute a long-range strategic plan that was instrumental in the sale of Time Inc. to Meredith Corporation in early 2018. In addition, she has extensive experience in the consumer products category, having held financial positions at Kraft Foods International and the Colgate Palmolive Company. She began her career at KPMG.

Mark Deutsch '81deutsch

President and Founder
Deutsch Capital

Mark Deutsch is a senior private equity professional with over 30 years of experience successfully investing in private companies across a wide range of industries. He formed Deutsch Capital LLC, a private equity investment firm, in 2017 to continue his longstanding strategy of investing in lower middle-market companies based in the U.S. He was previously a partner at Verus Investment Partners (formerly Uni-World Capital) from 2015 to 2018, and a partner and co-founder of Hudson Ferry Capital, from 2006 through 2014.

Marc Dieli '89dieli

Partner, Assurance

Dieli is an EY assurance partner based in Manhattan with extensive experience serving clients in media and entertainment. In addition, he is the Northeast coordinating partner in charge of campus recruiting for Binghamton University.

Seth Drucker '06drucker

Partner, Accounting Services Group

As a partner in the Accounting Services Group within PwC's National Quality Organization, Drucker is a recognized subject matter expert with regard to accounting for financial instruments. Drucker previously served as a Practice Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and also evaluated the key accounting, regulatory and valuation implications for complex financial products within PwC’s Financial Markets practice. He is a licensed CPA in New York and New Jersey, and is a member of the AICPA.

Howard Eisen '87eisen

Head of North America Sales, Fund Services
TMF Group

Howard Eisen is the Head of N. America Sales, Fund Services at TMF Group. He joined TMF in 2020 and is based in the New York Office. He has over 30 years of experience in leading business development and relationship management teams at global investment banks, start-ups and asset services firms. He has led sizeable, cross-functional teams in the delivery of asset management, financing, trading, and asset services solutions at such firms as Moelis Asset Management, UBS and other global institutions.

Mitch Goldstein '89goldstein

Partner, Co-President
Ares Management

Goldstein is a partner in the Management Group at Ares Credit Group and a member of the management committee. Prior to joining Ares Management in May 2005, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he was a managing director in the Financial Sponsors Group.

David J. Kaplan '89kaplan

Asset Management Practice Leader, Partner - Real Estate and Construction Practice

Kaplan is an audit partner in the Real Estate and Construction practice, in KPMG's New York office and is leader of the Asset Management practice in New York. Dave specializes in performing audits as well as due diligence on proposed transactions and providing consultation on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) matters. He has substantial experience with fair value accounting and IFR's.

Scott Lipkin '81lipkin

Private Investor
Scott Harris Associates

Manoj Mahtani '03mahtani

Global COO of Equity Capital Markets
Deutsche Bank

Mahtani is a School of Management Class of 2003 graduate, with a BS in Accounting. As a student at Binghamton, Mahtani was active in the Indian International Student Union and was the treasurer of the MCA.

Mahtani started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers working in both their Audit and Transaction Service business.  While at PwC, Mahtani was actively involved in recruiting at Binghamton. He then moved to Deutsche Bank, where he was first in their finance department. He is currently the Global COO of Equity Capital Markets. Mahtani has held roundtable discussions with students and has given tours of the trading floors to students.

Manoj kept close ties to Binghamton by establishing an endowed scholarship for Services for Students with Disabilities and has stayed engaged through volunteer work. Mahtani is currently on the Alumni Association Board of Directors and serves on the Finance committee.

David Penski '97penski

Chief Executive Officer
PMX, Publicis Groupe

Penski leads investment strategies across four Global Agency Brands. He ensures that every client receives a better return on investment while continuing to create a robust and enriching environment for all employees. Additionally, he has gone about creating numerous initiatives at Publicis Media including the Vision for Excellence program, Zenith Gives Back, pro-bono media work for Autism Speaks and the Media Trainee Program.

Thomas Porcelli '96porcelli

Managing Director, Chief U.S. Economist
RBC Capital Management

Porcelli travels globally to meet with RBC clients to share his views on the US economy and markets. Prior to joining RBC, he worked as an economist at Merrill Lynch where he was a member of the team responsible for economic forecasting and Fed watching.

Samuel Schuster '91schuster

Negotium Advisors LLC

Schuster is the founder and managing principal at Negotium Advisors, which provides advisory services to private equity firms, hedge funds and finance companies. Prior to founding Negotium in 2014, he led the Structuring Group at Brevet Capital Management for seven years and served as a member of the firm's Investment and Risk Management committees. His twenty-five-plus year career has included positions in trading and investment banking at Daiwa Securities, Nomura Securities, Deutsche Bank Securities, Prudential Securities, Sandler O'Neill and Partners, and the Winter Group.

 Jay Schwartz '85schwartz

Executive Vice President, Regional Head of Wholesale Credit and Lending

Schwartz joined HSBC in 2006, and his current responsibilities include all aspects of credit and returns management for HSBC's US Commercial Banking business. Prior to this role, he spent over 25 years in Investment Banking and Leveraged Finance at HSBC, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and JP Morgan.

Matthew Singer '96singer


Singer is a member of the Alternative Asset Management Practice at PwC and is the market team leader for the practice. He has 18 years of experience at the firm. Matt is PwC's firm relationship partner at Binghamton University. Matt is responsible for maintaining and developing PwC's relationship with the students, PwC Scholar's Program, faculty and administration.

Suzette Unger '86unger

Suzette Unger has over 30 years of financial services experience. Most recently she was the Chief Financial Officer of Global Technology at JP Morgan Chase. Prior to joining JPMC in November 2014, Suzette spent 27 years at Goldman Sachs.

While her experience is grounded in finance, most recently as CFO for Global Technology at JPMC and previously at Goldman Sachs, it spans into both line and functional roles in human resources (CHRO for Global Investment Banking and Global Chief of Staff for HR and Head of HR Shared Services). She has served on Senior Operating Committees in both Human Resource and Technology organizations, where she helped drive both operational and strategic decisions across the globe.

John Walker '78

J. W. Walker Investments, LLC

Mark Zurack '78zurack

Columbia University Business School

Zurack teaches at the Columbia Business School and at Cornell University as an adjunct professor. Prior to coming to Columbia, he worked at Goldman Sachs for 18 years. He became a partner in 1994 and a managing director in 1996.

Allen Zwickler '79zwickler

Senior Managing Director
First Manhattan Company

Zwickler has been working on Wall Street for more than 35 years, starting his career as a research analyst before transitioning into investment management. His primary focus is long-term equity investing. He also teaches continuing education courses at New York University financial planning and portfolio analysis.