13th Annual Sigma Pi NYC Career Event

December 2017

The 13th Annual Sigma Pi NYC Career Event took place November 9 and 10, with 16 undergrads and over 30 alumni participating. Andrew Ross Sorkin ’98 hosted five undergraduates to attend the prestigious DealBook conference that he organizes annually. The student admission ticket was funded out of the generosity of the Mu Chapter of Sigma Pi Educational Foundation. The students heard speakers, including Mark Cuban, Howard Schultz, Jack Dorsey, and Laurene Powell Jobs, among many others.

The DealBook conference was followed by the annual dinner with alumni, held at Orsay Restaurant. Thank you to all of the alumni who attended and those that could not attend for sponsoring the students for the dinner. We had an excellent turnout, with 24 alumni in attendance spanning over five decades of generations. This year’s after-dinner speaker was Ali Hamed '14, founder of CoVenture.

The following day, students visited with NYC area alumni in industries, including finance, venture capital, investment banking, consulting, real estate development, and entrepreneurship.

It was a fantastic event all-around!

Alumni Dinner Attendees:

Andy Kantor '79: Memorial Sloan Kettering
Don Motschwiller '80: First NY Securities
Steve Pirozzi '80: Hotel Plaza Athenee
Jarett Wait '80: JF Wait Advisors
Ed Berlin '81: Attorney
Brian Finneran '81: Intermedia Production & Events Group
Tom Silver '81: Top Gun Ventures
Dennis McNamara '83: Oppenheimer
Mike Vernick '83: JW Player
Frank Sposato '84: Lazard Asset Management
Steven Decker '85: Decker Law
Eric Hamburg '85: Industrial Renaissance
David Hogan '86: Addo Capital Partners
Tim Donohue '87: Columbia Investment Management
Mark Childs '88: Genpact
Gordon Adelsberg '90- Adelsberg Consulting
Nathan Bryce '06: Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Giorgio Piccoli '07: American Flat
James Alvarez '14: SaferVPN
Ali Hamed '14: CoVenture
Zach Gilbert '16: JP Morgan
Andrew Joseph '16: AECOM
Connor Riser '16: Paul Hastings LLP
Fernando Cevallos '17: Morgan Stanley

Alumni Office Hosts:

Donald Motschwiller '80: First NY Securities: Capital Markets Trading
Eric Hamburg '85: Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing, Engineering, Real Estate Development
Marc Rothenberg '87: Goldman Sachs -Prime Brokerage
Mark Childs '88: Genpact: Consulting
Alan Riffkin '88: Lazard: Investment Banking
Jason Halio '93: Credit Suisse: Equity Derivatives
Giorgio Piccoli '07: American Flat: Entrepreneurship
Ali Hamed '14: CoVenture: Venture Capital