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Alumni News

In 2015-16 we sent out a call to our alumni to send us an update on what they were up to.  We heard from a few alumni who shared their news with us. Click here to submit your bio.

 

Patrick Mason (1969):

Patrick Mason has two jobs as an economist.  He spends most of his time as the executive officer of a nonprofit (cfee.net), working on major public policy issues in California on water, energy, transportation and telecommunications with the state legislature, regulators and governor's administration. CFEE is a nonpartisan business, labor and environmental coalition. He is also a Forensic Economist, testifying as an expert witness in ligation.  He employs simple economic methodology to measure economic damages to injured workers or small businesses in personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and wrongful termination cases, for both plaintiff and defense law firms. 

 

Jack Previte (1970):

Jack Previte, Past President of the Charlie Graham Club, Past Board of Fellow, Past Trustee Bronco Bench Foundation, Current Board of Regent, Chair of Regents Athletic Committee, brought the Bronze Bronco to the campus.

 

Michael Neil McGreevy (1971)

In 1998 I joined registered investment advisor Private Asset Management, Inc. (PAM). Prior to joining PAM I was Account Manager for the Southern California Region of Schwab Institutional, a division of Charles Schwab & Co., lnc. 

Diana Hancock (1973):  

Diana Hancock is Senior Associate Director in the Research and Statistics Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. She oversees programs for several sections involved in monitoring, analyzing, and measuring aspects of the U.S. financial system. Since 2014, she has been a co-chair of the Research Task Force, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Ms. Hancock primarily does research on topics related to financial stability, monetary policy, bank capital transmission mechanisms, and mortgage markets. Her published work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Banking and Finance, the AREUEA Journal, Real Estate Economics, the Journal of Housing Economics, and the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking. She is also the author of A Theory of Production for the Financial Firm published by Kluwer Academic Press. Her webpage is located at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/econresdata/diana-hancock.htm"

 

Henry Roux (1973):

Henry Roux received his B.S. in Economics from SCU in 1973 and his JD from SCU Law School in 1976. Henry is currently an attorney-at-law with the firm of Clayton& McEvoy, P.C., in San Jose, California. His practice involves representation of private enterprises and nonprofit organizations in aspects affecting entities and their operations. He provides advice and counsel to individuals, enterprises and organizations regarding corporate, business and commercial, real estate, taxation, estate and succession planning, and trust law. His counsel focuses on the formation, capitalization, operation, protection, preservation, and divestiture of enterprises, organizations, trusts, and estates.

 

Jeanette Garretty (1974):

Jeanette is managing director and chief economist at Robertson Stephens Advisors, headquartered in San Francisco, where she provides advice to high net worth individuals and their families on an array of wealth management issues ranging from investment performance to cash flow forecasting and estate planning. Prior to joining Robertson Stephens, Jeanette was senior vice president and wealth advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank in Palo Alto, where she specialized in addressing the needs of entrepreneurial wealth being created in Silicon Valley. Jeanette has been recognized by Barron's Magazine as one of the top 20 Investment Advisors in California and one of the top five Barron's Women Investment Advisors in the country. Jeanette started her career in the financial services industry at Bank of America as head of Industry Analysis and chief domestic economist and she continues to speak nationally on economic conditions, fiscal and monetary policies, and financial strategies. She is an active member of the Stanford Institute for Economics and Policy Research (SIEPR) and a Trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Jeanette chairs the Investment Committee of the Northern Arizona University Foundation, where she is serving her second term as director, sits on the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Investment Committee, and proudly serves as regent emerita for Santa Clara University. Jeanette holds a MA and PhD(abd) in economics from Stanford, where she also taught. She has a BS in mathematical economics from Santa Clara University and was assistant professor at the university for five years.

 

Jim Dechene (1975):

James C. Dechene has over thirty five years health law experience in both private practice and in-house positions. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Northwestern Memorial Healthcare. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and Interim President and CEO of University Health Care in Madison, Wisconsin. Additionally, Mr. Dechene was a partner in Sidley Austin LLP's national health care group for over twenty years. He has also served on a number of Boards of health care providers and third party payers. Mr. Dechene is nationally known for his work on health care reimbursement, including Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement programs and alternative delivery systems. He has represented a number of companies who were the subject of investigations or litigation involving alleged violations of the false claims act, health care fraud and abuse and self-referral laws. He regularly counsels clients on compliance with those laws. He has represented health care entities in various acquisitions and consolidations and other miscellaneous health care ventures and transactions. He also advises clients on legal issues relating to the provision of telemedicine and health information services. Mr. Dechene's clients have included a broad range of companies involved in providing health care services, including hospital systems, skilled nursing facilities, pharmaceutical companies, durable medical equipment companies, manufacturers of prostheses and other medical implants, laboratories, independent diagnostic testing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians and physician groups, and physician practice management companies. His work for these clients has involved the full spectrum of health care regulatory issues that such clients face. Mr. Dechene has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was an Adjunct Professor in the LLM Program at the DePaul University College of Law Health Law Institute between 1987 and 2009. Mr. Dechene received his BS in Mathematics, summa cum laude from Santa Clara University, his AM and PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan, and his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

 

Marc Parkinson (1975):  

Mr. Parkinson has been with Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP since 1979 and became the managing partner in 2000. Previously he was with Price Waterhouse& Company from 1977 to 1979. He has a degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Business Administration from the UCLA's Anderson School of Management. At Petrinovich Pugh & Company, LLP he has extensive experience working with closely held businesses and high net worth individuals, with an emphasis on planning and profitability. He specializes in succession planning and wealth transfer for individuals and family businesses. Marc also provides litigation support as an expert witness in accounting and financial matters. He has a PFS designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds both Life Insurance and Securities licenses (Series 66 and 7).

 

Joel Anderson (1977):

While at Santa Clara, Mr. Joel Anderson operated a part-time mail order business selling world coins. He received an MBA at Tuck after graduating from Santa Clara. Joel worked in Silicon Valley in management accounting for a few years until he was laid off in one of Silicon Valley's periodic contractions. Mr. Anderson converted the part time coin business into a full time internet and mail sales business. He then moved to Merced where he rented a Santa Clara house. Eventually, Joel traded his small tract house in Santa Clara for a five bedroom ocean view home in Grover Beach (next to Pismo Beach).  He turned his hobby into a successful business and is living at the beach. According Mr. Anderson, life is good.

 

Patrick McVeigh (1978):

Mr. Patrick McVeigh is the President of Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management. It is one of the largest investment management firms specializing in socially responsible investments, currently advising on about $7 billion in assets. Mr. McVeigh was the West Coast Athletic Conference's Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1978 and continues to run competitively. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Waltham Community Farm and the Waltham YMCA.

 

Mike MacIntosh (1981):

Mike has spent the last 30+ years in a variety of marketing, sales and general management positions for Dell, Apple, Hyperion, Brio and Fuel. A lifelong student of macro economics and political/social systems, Mike enjoys deep discussions along all such lines of current events, history and thinking with his wife and three grown children (one of whom graduated from SCU Law). They live in Los Gatos along with a menagerie of dachshunds.

 

Wayne Martinez (1982):

Wayne Martinez, ‘82, Principal and founder of NAVAJO Company (www.navajocompany.com), a SF Bay Area marketing communications agency serving clients in the high-tech industry for over 26 years. Client list includes IBM, Dell, HP, NASA, Oracle, Symantec, Western Digital, NetApp, etc. Proud parent of Ross Martinez, SCU ’15, BS Marketing, Marketing Associate at Clean Energy Networks, and Max Martinez, SCU ’17 student and Sales and Delivery Specialist, Tesla Motors."

 

Stuart Johnson (1986):

Stuart Johnson is a graduate of SCU with a degree in Economics, followed by an MBA. He first worked for McKesson in a Senior Management position. He then left to start his own Graphic Arts and Signage firm, The Signworks in San Carlos, CA. After seven successful years, Mr. Johnson sold it after being diagnosed with Leukemia. After four rounds of chemo and a clinical trial stem-cell transplant, he seems to be back on track, awaiting the next version: Stuart 2.0.  Mr. Johnson is not sure what the future holds, but feels fortunate to have his SCU degrees and is proud, when asked, to say “I am a Santa Clara graduate."

 

James P. Conn, Jr. (1987):

Undergrad-econ. Post grad MBA + CFA + multiple FINRA licenses. Mr. James P. Conn, Jr. has been with Franklin Templeton for 23 years with a five-year interruption at an investment bank and a small mutual fund company. Post SCU, he has always worked in the municipal bond field. Mr. Conn is married with two children. He enjoys golf, running, biking, and most exercise. His wife, brother, father, three uncles, and three cousins all graduated from SCU.

 

Sean Rositano (1988):

During his time at SCU, Sean Rositano worked full-time in Engineering, Accounting and then Marketing at a high tech startup that went public. He used his business learning in real time, although that didn’t correspond to earning the very best grades! After graduation, he worked in Operations and Account Management for a Fortune 500 financial firm, where he managed Call Centers and relationships with two large San Francisco based financial institutions. After managing the turnaround of a smaller financial firm, he co-founded Gryphon Financial Group, Inc, which has been fortunate enough to be one of the fastest-growing self-funded firms in Silicon Valley. The firm provides unique services to large multinational clients, and is one of South Santa Clara County’s largest employers. With 12+ languages on staff, the firm supports its clients’ work in more than 100 countries. Mr. Rositano’s Economics learning at Santa Clara, along with the broad liberal arts curriculum and subsequent MBA prepared him well for work as a CEO interacting with C-level executives in the diverse industries his company serves. 

 

Jack Bycraft (1989):

Mr. Bycraft is a Chicago based shareholder (partner) on the Global Transportation Finance team of the law firm of Vedder Price P.C. His practice is focused on the structured financing of portfolios of commercial aircrafts leased worldwide and the structured financing of portfolios of freight railcars leased throughout North America.

 

Jose Luis H. Pacheco (1989):

Jose Pacheco is a graduate of SCU with a degree in Economics.  His Economics degree has helped him to think critically and analyze situations from a cost benefit perspective.  It also has served him well because his knowledge of economic history has been an asset in his daily life.

 

Steve Bellitti (1989):

Steve Bellitti, a 25-year industry veteran, joined Colliers in 1990.  Steve specializes in sales, leasing and development of industrial and investment properties in the Inland Empire and East Los Angeles County market areas with a particular emphasis in larger and complex transactions. 

 

Burke Rice (1990):

Burke Rice has been in the financial services industry since graduation, including working for two large banks (BofA and US Bank) for the first ten years out of school.  Since then, he has been involved in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures and consulting roles in the same space.

 

Andres Asbun (1993)

I graduated in Economics and Civil Engineering in 1993. I'm the owner of Vox Orbis, LLC and we provide services in social sciences, languages (translation and localization) and engineering.
From 1993 to 2000, I worked in civil engineering projects, mostly infrastructure. Since childhood I learned to speak five languages. I always wanted to start a business combining economics, other social sciences, engineering and languages. So in 2010, I started Vox Orbis, and with hard work, this vision is a reality today.

 

Mike Polosky (1993):

Mike Polosky graduated from Santa Clara University in 1993 with a BS in Economics. He received his MBA from Washington University in 1999. He is currently working for Verizon, focusing on business development for Identity Management services. He is also the current SCU Alumni Chapter President in Dallas, TX.

 

Ken Turner (1994):

Ken Turner serves as Senior Manager, Social & Environmental Responsibility at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  He is a senior high tech executive with extensive experience in Operations and Corporate Social & Environmental Responsibility. He manages a direct staff of SER professionals across multiple countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. He created new product take back and recycling operations network to fulfill company's SER goals and satisfy legal compliance reporting requirements. Mr. Turner manages regulatory tracking, advocacy, and customer support for SER topics. He has extensive international experience. He has worked across the CE and IT industries, with regulators and legislators, competitors, non-profit and advocacy groups. He is a leading industry expert on product take back regulations, electronics recycling and industry trends.  Prior experiences include: Senior Consultant in the Strategy, Finance and Economics Pacific Northwest practice group at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting; International Accountant at Red Brick Systems, Inc.; and Claims Representative at State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company.  Mr. Turner earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a major in Economics at Santa Clara University. He started MBA coursework at SCU and completed studies at the University of Portland after relocating with Arthur Andersen. His final degree was an MBA with a Finance concentration. He also completed Online Executive CFP Certification Education Program through SCU.

 

 

Jim Callahan (1995):

Jim Callahan, CFA, is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for Janiczek & Company. Ltd. In this role, he takes the lead in overseeing the investment management process—research, manager selection, asset allocation, trading—for Janiczek clients’ portfolios. Additionally, Jim works with the firm’s wealth management team in delivering advanced planning for business owner and C-level executive clients and families. Jim’s investment career, which began in 1995, includes seven years in equity research where he analyzed a variety of companies and industries for institutional clients. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Santa Clara University and an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In 2013, Jim became a Partner of the firm and continues as a member of the Leadership Team.

 

Matt Bennetti (1996):

Matt Bennetti has experience in sales operations, marketing, competitive product marketing and corporate development. He has worked in technology for 20 years and is currently at Salesforce. His former companies include: Oracle, Mercury Interactive and Embarcadero Technologies.

 

Justin Fuller (1998):

Justin is a Senior Director at FitchRatings, where he works as a credit analyst leading coverage on Global Trading Banks, Broker Dealers, Regional Banks, and Canadian Financial Institution research and communications. Prior to this role, he helped found a boutique investment advisor in Chicago, Midway Capital Research & Management. Prior to that, he worked as a senior analyst and strategist at Morningstar where he developed an investment newsletter called the Ultimate Stock-Pickers Portfolio; it managed a model portfolio for clients that compared great investors’ stock picks with Morningstar’s equity research.  There he was also a senior equity analyst and managed a team in the financial institutions group. 

 

Eric Loewe (2002-2003):

Eric Loewe is an experienced analyst with proven expertise in bridging the gap between complex data and critical decision making in leadership teams. As US Managing Director, Eric oversees Polecat’s Solutions Team, applying the MeaningMine™ product to deliver insights to customers. He also leads the development of new analytical models and techniques, collaborating with Polecat’s technical team in the evolution of the company’s product portfolio. Eric has delivered solutions for many of the world’s largest organizations, including the US and UK governments, management consultancies, as well as financial and industrial groups. Before joining Polecat, Eric held senior roles in progressive data-driven businesses; evaluating transactions and providing analytical solutions to improve productivity. Eric holds a B.S. in Economics, Santa Clara University and lectures at various universities on the analysis of online media to enhance market intelligence.

 

Lorenzo Gamboa (2003):

Lorenzo Gamboa is originally from a very small town with eight graduating seniors in his public high school class. Coming from a close-knit community, he is familiar with the assumptions and fears one may have when considering leaving town for college. Reflecting on his own journey of college, he aspires to clarify the daunting experience for other first generation students that he once faced as a first generation scholar himself. Lorenzo has over ten years of experience in college advising and currently oversees new initiatives for the office of admission. Lorenzo has a B.S. in Economics, Santa Clara University and an M.A. in Mexican American Studies, with a concentration in Immigration and Higher Education, University of Arizona; he is currently working on his M.B.A. at Santa Clara University. His hobbies include: Boxing, Outdoors, Running, Horses, Bulls, Mexican Music, Drawing, Home remodel projects, spending time with family, and working with undocumented youth

 

Jeff Bochsler (2004):

Based out of Santa Barbara, California, Jeff carries out home loans for borrowers across the 50 states. In the industry since 2004, he has been at the heart of one of recent times’ most interesting economic case studies. Beyond mortgages, Jeff is passionate about the educational value of cross-cultural travel. He has traveled extensively in the developing world (33 countries), working with Kiva in Peru, and most recently returned from East Africa with The Eleos Foundation, a local organization which uses social entrepreneurship to eradicate large-scale social issues. With Eleos, Jeff serves as Research Fellow, where he is on the cutting edge of finding and capitalizing economic solutions to poverty (http://www.theeleosfoundation.com). Jeff is a graduate of the Kathryn Harvey Fellow Program, and he is the author of the book Be Multinational, a guide on crafting meaningful, international sabbaticals. A believer in the power of savings in low-income populations, Jeff is currently partnering with UCSB’s Behavioral Economics Department to validate a personal savings application for university students, recent graduates, and low income Americans.  When not in the office, Jeff can be found on the tennis court, reading a great book, or running up the local mountain trails. 

 

Benjamin Johnson (2005):

Benjamin Q. Johnson is a commercial real estate appraiser. He is a fourth generation Nevadan and lifelong resident of Lake Tahoe. He earned the MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, becoming the youngest in the organization's history to earn its highest designation. Ben currently serves as one of the five members of the Nevada State Board of Equalization, having been appointed to the position by Gov. Brian Sandoval. He has served in various leadership roles for the Reno-Carson-Tahoe Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. He currently serves as the chapter’s past President. Community endeavors include having served as a ""Big"" for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern Nevada and various leadership roles with Lake Tahoe Track Club and AD Sports Tahoe. Ben lives in Zephyr Cove with his wife, Cathy.

 

Lauren Costabile (2006):

Lauren Costabile has been working with the largest independent broker dealer firm, LPL Financial, since 2008. She currently works in an office of thirteen advisors and is the Jr. Associate to the Managing Partner of our firm, Partners Wealth Management. She lives in San Antonio, TX, where she has lived since graduating in 2006.

 

Chris Foster (2008):

Chris Foster is an associate attorney at DLA Piper in San Francisco. His practice focuses on the representation of unionized employers, particularly those in the waste management, healthcare, retail, and transportation industries. He defends and advises companies in federal and state litigation, appeals, arbitrations, and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board.

 

Christina Ginger (2011):

Christina Ginger is a May 2014 graduate of SCU Law. She is an Associate at GW & Wade in Palo Alto, where her practice focuses on tax and estate planning. During her time at SCU Law, she was an APD Fellow and clerked for the late Honorable Thomas Cain at the Santa Clara County Probate Court. Prior to attending law school, Christina studied Economics at SCU's Leavey School of Business.

 

Chris Tanzola (2012):

When Chris Tanzola first graduated from SCU in 2012, he thought he wanted to own a restaurant. He worked in a couple, starting to work his way up in one of them. However he realized he would have a much better future in his family company.  Now, Chris works at Crescent Iron Works in Philadelphia, a steel fabricator that was founded in 1931 by his great grandfather after he came over from Italy. Chris is now working with both of his parents, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is very proud of the company and hopes to work his way up until someday he can run it and continue its legacy into the next generation.

 

Michael DeMaria (2012):
Michael DeMaria is a former Financial Advisor at Northwestern.  He finished his MBA at Babson College and launched a Fintech startup, Seed Financial Services, Inc. He is Director of a Hedge Fund in the Presidio of San Francisco, Carmel River Capital, LLC.

Kaleigh Stover (2013):

Kaleigh Stover graduated from SCU in 2013, majoring in economics while also playing volleyball. Some of her favorite classes at SCU were Game Theory with Professor Shin and her senior thesis with Professor Ifcher. She currently works in pharmaceutical sales in San Francisco, but plans on attending graduate school in 2016.

 

Kendra Cavaney (2015):

As an Econ major and double minor in Retail Management and Communications, Kendra Cavaney has landed a full time job after interning (summer of 2014) at Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco, CA as a production assistant. The three classes that inspired her to gain as much knowledge in the classroom were money& banking with Professor Belotti, labor economics with Professor Shapiro, and poverty and inequality with Professor Ifcher. These classes resonated the most with her interest in the economy; she hopes to further use the classroom knowledge in the real world.

 

Matthew Rosendin (2015)

I've been working at Zendesk for a little over a year now. I began as an engineering intern on the Developer Platform Team. During this time I was fortunate enough to work with the Trello (tech company) product team on an app for the Zendesk app marketplace. I also built the hackathon portal where Zendesk employees could sign up their teams and upload their projects. Towards the end of my internship, I was working on the developer portal with our engineering team from Melbourne. It was a great learning experience!

I converted full-time in July 2016 into my current role as an application developer in the Customer Success department. My team builds custom applications for customers including Oculus, Udemy, Square, and Snapchat. I'm also working on a new product that migrates data between accounts.

I'm currently enrolled in a part-time master's program at UC Berkeley in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research with a concentration in Decision Analytics. Earning a master's degree has always been a life goal of mine. It's a lot of work but it's very rewarding!