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Past Events

The program of BBN events for Bentley University alumni, parents and friends was developed in an effort to increase the opportunities for our community to network with each other, and help the university build corporate partnerships.

Past Bentley Business Networks Events:

Host of EventCorporate HostTopicSpeaker(s), Title(s)
Phil Desautels: PhD student at Bentley; Director of Academic Evangelism at Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Corporation, BostonBusiness 3.0
Are We Ready for the Challenge?
Moderator: Mike Page, Provost of Bentley; Panelists: Kiki Mills, President, MITX; Pierre Berthon, Professor of Marketing at Bentley; Michael Shanahan, Senior Partner and Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group; Philip DesAutels Director of Academic Evangelism at Microsoft Corporation
Joaquín E. Bacardi III '89: President and CEO, Bacardi CorporationBacardi Corporation, Puerto RicoA Networking Event With a "Twist"Professor Ian Cross, Director of Bentley’s Center for Marketing Technology
Lawrence Hughes '80: Executive Vice President, President U.S. Markets, BNY MellonBNY Mellon, BostonInvestment Strategies for Today's Economy and Financial MarketsLeo Grohowski, Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Gerard Phelan: Senior Vice President, BowneBowne, New York CityVenture Capital / Private Equity in a New EconomyModerator: Perry Lowe: Senior Lecturer of Marketing, Bentley University; Panelists: Woody Benson '80: General Partner, Prism VentureWorks; Alex Blum: CEO, KickApps; Drew Lipsher: Partner, Greycroft, LLC
Mike Giannetto '85: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer;
Director, Management Board of Directors, Vistaprint
VistaPrint, LexingtonGoing Beyond Free: How to Keep Your Customers Coming BackTrynka Shineman, Chief Marketing Officer, Vistaprint North America
Robert Alan '91 : Senior Vice President, Consultant Relations Manager
Putnam Investments
Putnam Investments, BostonThe Necessary Re-Engineering of the Retirement Savings SystemRobert L. Reynolds, President and Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments
Ed Houde, P'13: Vice President of Domestic Taxation, Hasbro, Inc.Hasbro, Rhode IslandThe Transformation of a Toy Company:
How Hasbro Changed its Business Model to Drive Rapid Growth 
Duncan Billing, Chief Development Officer, Hasbro, Inc.
Donald C. Reed, Jr. '89 : Managing Director, Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs, New York CityHedge Funds and Financial ReformVariety of panelists
Charles A. Rizzo '82: Chief Financial Officer, John Hancock Funds, President and Chief Executive Officer, John Hancock Signature ServicesJohn Hancock, BostonVendor Management, a Developing DisciplineCharles Rizzo, Chief Financial Officer, John Hancock Funds
Mitch Roschelle '83: Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopersPricewaterhouseCoopers, New York CityPresident Gloria Cordes Larson Presents
"Bentley University: State of the University"
Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University
Nick Stavropoulos '79: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of U.S. Gas Distribution at National GridNational Grid, WalthamRenewable Gas - Role of Natural Gas in a Low Carbon EconomyDonald Chahbazpour, Director, Sustainable Gas at National Grid
Richard Muskus '91: President, Greenwich Bank & Trust CompanyStamford Bank & Trust, StamfordManaging Risk in 2011: Banking, Real Estate & Interest RatesPatrick D. Moran, Vice President - Fixed Income; Loan Portfolio Strategies Group; Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc; Gary Romaniello, Executive Director, CIBC Structured Real Estate Division; Richard Tang, Managing Director; Head of FI Sales, Americas; RBS Global Banking & Markets
Timothy Pauling '83: Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopersPricewaterhouseCoopers, San FranciscoRecruiting Students in The New Millennium,
and Current Trends at Bentley
Joann McKenna, Vice President and Dean of Admission, Bentley University
Bud Lacava '78: Regional Managing Partner, KPMGKPMG, New York CityGoing GREEN - What Does This Really Mean for Your OrganizationTed Tolfree, Manager, KPMG LLP; Amanda King, Manager of Sustainability, Bentley University 
Robin Moss '02: Talent Coordinator, Rue La LaRue La La, BostonWhy Consumers are Addicted to Private Sales Websites (Hint: The Hard Wiring of Your Brain Makes the Deals Impossible to Resist)Colin Hynes, MSHFID '02, Senior Vice President, User Experience
Rue La La
John Ioakimidis '98: Account Executive, OracleOracle, BurlingtonAcquisitions: Not a Risky BusinessKara Gilbert, Vice President, OracleDirect; Jordan Olin, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle 
John Donahue MSC '87, P'14: Business Productivity Solution Specialist, Microsoft CorpMicrosoft Corporation, WalthamBusiness Transformation: The Impact of Cloud ComputingChris Hallberg, Director of Azure, Microsoft Corp; Mark Frydenberg, Senior Lecturer of Computer Information Systems, Bentley University
Taylor Valentine '00: Vice-President, Social Media & Relationship Marketing at Horizon MediaHorizon Media, New York CitySocial Media's Profound Impact on BusinessTaylor Valentine, Vice-President, Social Media & Relationship Marketing at Horizon Media
Joaquín E. Bacardi III '89: President and CEO, Bacardi CorporationBacardi Corporation, Puerto RicoRecruiting Students in the New Millennium
and Current Trends at Bentley
Joann McKenna, Vice President and Dean of Admission, Bentley University
Peter Longo '81, P'13, : Vice President, Controller, United Technologies Corporation UTC, HartfordPratt & Whitney: Aerospace Leadership since 1925Robert Saia, Vice President, Next Generation Product Family, Pratt & Whitney
Luke Chilone MS'96: Managing Director, Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley, New York CitySocial Media in Financial ServicesJeffrey G. McMillan, Head of Advisor Platform and Digital Strategy, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Joann McKenna, Vice President and Dean of Admission, Bentley University