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Golisano Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship puts you at the center of a community of educators, collaborators, and real business professionals. Get to know the people and organizations that will be part of your learning journey.

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Tom Golisano

Tom Golisano

Entrepreneur and philanthropist Tom Golisano is living proof of the incredible opportunities the world of business can unlock. Founder of Paychex and supporter of countless businesses and non-profits, Tom created Golisano Institute to champion these opportunities for the next generation.

Faculty, Staff & Leadership

A collection of esteemed educators and business professionals recruited for their commitment to delivering a truly student-centric learning experience.
Rick Allen
Rick Allen

Director of Campus Safety and Security

Graham Anthony
Graham Anthony

Director of Educational Technology

Jillian Augustine
Jillian Augustine

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance

Dr. Scott Baker
Dr. Scott Baker

Chief Academic Officer,
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Sarah Billings
Sarah Billings

Manager of Institute Operations

Savannah Bothner
Savannah Bothner

Human Resources Associate

Adriana Boveda
Adriana Boveda

Marketing Faculty

Matangi Buch
Matangi Buch

Assistant Vice President,
Chief Technology Officer

Dylan Burrows
Dylan Burrows

Business Math Faculty

Dr. Caterina Caiazza
Dr. Caterina Caiazza

Assistant Vice President for Career & Personal Development

Kristina Cardamone
Kristina Cardamone

Associate Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance,
Youth Programming Lead

Chris Del Regno
Chris Del Regno

Operations Assistant

Tanya DeNee
Tanya DeNee

Wellbeing Coordinator

Dr. Nathan F. Harris
Dr. Nathan F. Harris

Faculty & Special Assistant to Chief Academic Officer,
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lisa Kreienberg
Lisa Kreienberg

Chief Marketing Officer

Erika Hess
Erika Hess

Coordinator of Accessibility & Learning Support

Elise Martinez
Elise Martinez

Senior Copywriter & Content Specialist

Beca McGwin
Beca McGwin

Admissions Representative

Heather Middlebrook
Heather Middlebrook

Director of Marketing & Communications

John Mordaci
John Mordaci

Vice President for Partnerships

Andy Morris
Andy Morris

Associate Vice President for Student Experience

Dr. Ian Mortimer
Dr. Ian Mortimer

President

Jamarr Myers
Jamarr Myers

Vice President of Operations,
Faculty Associate of Entrepreneurship

Stephanie Ryan
Stephanie Ryan

Associate Director of Internships

Michelle Staebell, CPA
Michelle Staebell, CPA

Accounting Faculty

Eric Scafetta
Eric Scafetta

Associate Director of Digital Communications

Dr. Ervin Starr
Dr. Ervin Starr

Lead Entrepreneurship Faculty

Nakia Vargas
Nakia Vargas

Career Educator,
Faculty

Marina Volpini
Marina Volpini

Graphic Designer

Maren Welch
Maren Welch

Director of Admissions & Financial Assistance

Guest Speakers

Business leaders, changemakers, and executives from Rochester and beyond will make weekly appearances at Golisano Institute for our “Speaking from Experience” symposiums. Students will hear from and have opportunities to engage with these individuals every Wednesday.
Tom Monaghan
Tom Monaghan

Domino's Pizza, Founder

Tanya Bakalov
Tanya Bakalov

CEO, HelloTeam

Greg Stahl
Greg Stahl

CEO, Bob Johnson Auto Group

Phil Saunders
Phil Saunders

Founder, TravelCenters of America and Genesee Regional Bank

Colleen Matteson
Colleen Matteson

Bank of America, President

Marty Mucci
Marty Mucci

Paychex Inc, Chairman of the Board & Former CEO

Matt Acquino
Matt Acquino

Built Blades, Founder

Bob Bolton
Bob Bolton

Iron Bay Capitol, Founder, President, & CEO

Gayle Jagel
Gayle Jagel

Founder & CEO, Young Entrepreneurs Academy, YEA!

Ashley Campbell
Ashley Campbell

Chief Impact Officer, United Way

Jeff Gerstner
Jeff Gerstner

DinamicOR, Founder & CEO

Suzanne Piotrowski
Suzanne Piotrowski

Lead Badfish, Badfish Consulting

Employer Partners

By partnering with prominent area businesses, Golisano Institute gives students direct access to real-world opportunities, mentorships, and networking, setting them up for success in their educational journey and beyond.

Higher Ed Partners

Many of our courses are designed in collaboration with partner colleges. In addition, most credits will be transferable to our partner programs. This gives students who want to continue their education a direct pathway to a four-year degree.
Syracuse University Roberts Wesleyan University Alfred State College

Frequently Asked Questions

“The opportunity is out there. You just have to find it.

Tom Golisano, Founder

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Think you’d be a good fit for Golisano Institute? Enrollment for February 2024 or September 2024 is now open. Begin your application today.

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