Gabelli School Guest Speakers

Bringing real-world experience to campus

The Gabelli School invites many speakers from our alumni network and our Fordham community to campus each year. Our proximity to New York City provides students with access to executives at firms from various industries through guest lectures, speaker panels, and networking events.

The tables below offer a selection of the speakers who have recently visited campus.


Gabelli School Speaker Series

Jason Bernard Baseball Research Analyst Major League Baseball
Manny Chirico CEO PVH Brands
J. Michael Cline Founder Fandango
Matt Derella Global Vice President of Client Solutions Twitter
Alyssa Fiorentino Social Media Manager Glamour
Matt Gold Former Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative U.S. Trade Representative
Gene Gurkoff Founder Charity Miles
Mark Nerenberg Vice President of Game Operations and Development DraftKings
Jonathan Rochelle Co-Founder Google Docs
Dave Temkin Vice President of Network Strategy and Architecture Netflix


Marketing Area Industry Speaker Series

Ivan Arguello CEO Keyfood
Dean Beals President DKBmed
Işil Çayirli Ketenci Senior Marketing Strategist, Global Business Solutions Mercer
Eric Epstein Marketing Director of Snacks M&M Mars
Sarah Greenwood Director of Olympic Sales Marketing NBC Universal
Girish Gupta Senior Sales Director of Customer Management Pepsico
RP Kumar Executive Vice President of Global Strategic Planning and Insight Ketchum
Thomas Maschio Owner Maschio Consulting
Achim Matthes Director of Digital Partner Development and Sales Sony Music
Tatiana Pages Chief Creative Officer Green Card
Ole Pedersen Executive Vice President and Global Planning Director Deutsch
Edwin Philogene Former Head of Marketing Tumblr and BBDO
Matthew Winkler Editor in Chief Bloomberg News


Gabelli Sports Business Speaker Series

Rick Abbott Vice President of Facilities NBCUniversal Media
Nicole Allison Director of Partnership Marketing National Hockey League
Deirdre Cienki Manager of Digital and Event Programming ESPN
Micah Day Director of Event Management NBA
Jared Diamond Sports Reporter Wall Street Journal
Emily Duh Project Manager United Bid 2026 World Cup
Tim Kane Senior Director of Media Operations, Production, and Technology NBA
Nicole Kankam Marketing Managing Director United States Tennis Association
Autumn Kovach Manager of Financial Analysis Brooklyn Nets
Eric Kussin Former Chief Revenue Officer Florida Panthers
Mireia Lizandra International Sports Consultant Madrid 2012, 2016, and 2020 Olympic bids
Bill Polian Former NFL Executive, ESPN Analyst  
James Ruth Director of Property and Corporate Development Major League Soccer
Joseph Sancio Director of Marketing and Sales deCervo
Jordan Solomon Executive Vice President Madison Square Garden
Daniel Wallach, Esq. Lawyer and Sports Gambling Expert Becker
Joe Yanarella Senior Vice President of Content Bleacher Report


Social Innovation Collaboratory Speakers

Pamela Chasek Co-Founder and Executive Editor Earth Negotiations Bulletin, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Patricia Dinneen Impact Investing Council Chair Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
Macharia Kamau Ambassador and Permanent Representative at Kenya Mission United Nations
Norine Kennedy Vice President of Environment, Energy, and Strategic International Engagement US Council for International Business
Brendan Pastor Associate United Nations Global Compact
Lisa Williams Vice President Goldman Sachs