The BEC is a dynamic group of 200+ Boston-area alumni and parents who are executives and “C”-level officers in organizations across a broad range of industries and professions. We're constantly evolving, innovating and identifying new ways to be of service to Bentley's present — and future. Our forum gives members (like Ed Pendergast '65, below) an opportunity to share experiences, expertise, challenges, ideas and solutions — and to build strong relationships.
Each year, we host an inspiring speaker series. Past talks have featured Brad Stevens, head coach of the Boston Celtics; Daymond John, founder of FUBU and host of ABC's Shark Tank; Donnie Wahlberg, actor, entertainer and entrepreneur and more. Explore the events calendar and photos.
We’re always looking to welcome new executives to our ranks. Nominations for membership are provided by current club members, Bentley administrators and faculty. Of course, if you are simply interested in learning more about the BEC, please reach out. We look forward to hearing from you.
Paul Mastrocola '90
Chair, BEC Board of Directors
Ed Pendergast ’65, MST ’77
Managing Director, Dunn Rush & Company, LLC
Ed has a long history with Bentley. His father, also named Edward Pendergast, was one of the university’s first law professors and deans; in fact, he hired former president Gregory Adamian. Ed followed in his father’s footsteps and taught a few courses on the Boylston Street campus, but he truly made his mark as a CPA, director on numerous boards, and as a consultant to family and closely held businesses. Today, he’s at the investment bank Dunn Rush & Co LLC, but still very connected to Bentley through the BEC and an endowed scholarship in his father’s name.
Why join the BEC?
I like hearing about Bentley’s progress — I’d love to hear from faculty on what they’re doing that’s cutting-edge — and the outstanding speakers they bring in. Daymond John from Shark Tank was fun. He has an interesting perspective.
What do you like most about being a member?
I enjoy talking with fellow alumni. I met a young woman in wealth management at an event and it was very interesting and nice to talk to her. That’s one of the things I’ve enjoyed in life, the opportunity to mentor people and see how they’ve succeeded. To drive their talents.
What’s your life motto?
Be kind and listen to other ideas with an open mind.
What’s a hobby you have that BEC folks might not know about?
I read mystery stories!