Honoring Distinguished Alumni
The Norm Brodsky College of Business Hall of Fame honors the contributions of outstanding individuals who shape and strengthen the University, the community and their profession. The College inducted the first members into its Hall of Fame on May 3, 2018, and will celebrate new inductees on a biennial schedule.
We are proud to announce that the 2024 Hall of Fame inductees are:
- Daniel Geltrude '87
Founder, Managing Partner at Geltrude & Company, LLC
- Laura Glotzbach '97
President, LGS Marketing Services
- John Guarino '82
Former Executive, The Coca-Cola Company
- Timothy Tracy '90
Global Client Service Partner, EY Americas Private Equity Leader
Please join us as we honor these distinguished Rider alumni at the Norm Brodsky College of Business Hall of Fame.
2022 Hall of Fame Inductees
William H. Kurtz '79 is a Senior Financial and Operations Executive with 20 years' experience operating as CFO or COO at several private and public high growth tech companies in the Silicon Valley. Total career experience also includes 15 years at AT&T and 4 years in public accounting. For the past several years, Bill has supported the Norm Brodsky College of Business Living and Learning Community through sponsorship and mentorship. Bill is one of this year’s Executive in Residence for the Norm Brodsky College of Business and is actively engaged with the college. He has great passion for Rider and his accomplishments are significant. He gives back both with his time and energy as well as financial support. Bill truly exemplifies the Rider mission of putting students first. Bill received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rider University in 1979.
Barry M. Pelletteri '77, '83 has led an exemplary career path, reaching CIO positions in major corporations spanning multiple industries, and along the way has demonstrated outstanding abilities in building strong teams, delivering measurable business results, and growing careers for many of colleagues. As Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) for Kyra Solutions based in Lakeland, Florida, Barry is currently helping to lead a spin-off from Kyra Solutions untitled “RoadScholar” towards a Series A funding round. RoadScholar provides the transportation industry with access to a variety of solutions that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to ensure both open roads and safer journeys. Barry has received numerous accolades including the “2015 CIO 100 Award” from CIO Magazine. Barry earned both a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration (M.B.A.) from Rider University. He is a former member of the Executive Advisory Council at Rider University and is also a member of the Rider Information Systems Advisory Council and the American Association of University Professors. He is also an adjunct professor in the Norm Brodsky College of Business, Executive MBA Program.
Lisa VanPatten '87 is the Executive Director for MorganFranklin, a management and technology consulting firm that works with leading businesses to address critical finance, technology, and business objectives. In her role, she leads and develops teams to help struggling companies tackle complex problems using technology and financial resources to put various systems in place, help redesign processes, and develop change management plans in order to scale and meet the companies’ growth plans. With more than 25 years of professional finance, accounting, and management experience in a diverse range of industries, Lisa previously held National Practice lead roles at NetSuite and a leading audit, tax and consulting firm. She is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Council of the Norm Brodsky College of Business and the former president of Rider's Gail Bierenbaum Women’s Leadership Council. VanPatten has a B.S. in Management from Rider University.
H. Edward Wilkin III '74 co-founded the accounting firm WilkinGuttenplan in 1983. For more than 40 years he has helped family-owned and closely-held businesses manage the challenges of growth, cash flow and organizational restructuring. His clients cover a variety of industries including wholesalers, real estate and construction. Prior to co-founding WilkinGuttenplan, Ed was a partner with a regional CPA firm. WilkinGuttenplan has been named one of the best places to work in New Jersey by NJBiz 15 times including #1 ranking twice. Rider has been instrumental in WilkinGuttenplan’s internship program with over 20 people employed from Rider including 5 partners with Rider degrees. Wilkin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Rider University. He continues his education through regular continuing professional education (CPE) and educational seminars.
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