CFS Advisory Council

The activities of the College of Business’ Center for Financial Services (CFS) are supported by the CFS Advisory Council. The council, a select group of successful alumni and friends of the college who are in financial services, provides expertise to strategically guide the mission and direction of the Center. In addition, the council assists the Center’s director with identifying topics, sponsors, and speakers for conferences that are hosted by the Center throughout the year. The council is an important resource for the Center’s activities, which encompass continuing education, industry and student engagement, and networking. The members of the council are instrumental in increasing the visibility of the Center among alumni, prospective students, potential donors, employers, industry professionals, media, and other key constituencies.

Advisory Council

Douglas Borkowski '96
Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

John DiVito '93
Director of Product Management, Refinitiv 

Seth Finkel '80
Managing Director, Neuberger Berman Wealth Management

Bradley McGowan '87
Managing Director, Investment Banking, Pickwick Capital Partners

John Melvin '91
Former Managing Director & CIO, HIMCO

Christopher Milner '87, '89G
President and CEO, The Oakleaf Group

Daniel Pietrzak '97
Partner/Co-Head of Private Credit, KKR

Jeffrey Rutledge '88
Managing Director, Bessemer Trust

Hy Saporta '95
Managing Partner, President & COO, Steward Partners Global Advisory

Nikki Stefanelli '04
Head of Fixed Income Index Policy, Managing Director, FTSE Russell

Leigh Todd '94
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Mellon  

Richard Van Benschoten '87
Chief Executive Officer, Lenox Wealth Advisors