Executives in Residence

Executives in Residence - We Bring C-Suite Business Leaders to You!

Each year, chairs, CEOs, presidents, and other top executives visit the campuses for a day and interact with students as part of our Executive in Residence program. Located in New York, the business capital of the world, the Lubin School of Business has a unique competitive positioning that provides opportunities for corporate partnerships and close relationships with the business community. Our location is part of Lubin's experience-based learning advantage.

The Executive in Residence program has been in existence for over 25 years and typically executives visit both campuses each year. The executives lecture on timely business issues, providing unique insights to students from a real business perspective. Students have the opportunity to interact with the executives throughout the day, asking questions, learning about positions in the industry, and sharing their concerns as they prepare for their own business careers. We also find that our visiting executives find the experience to be very rewarding as they interact with students and faculty, giving back to the community and helping to shape tomorrow's business leaders. You might meet the CEO of the next company you work for!

For more information about the Executive in Residence program, please contact Lubin's Office of Communications and External Relations, lubin@pace.edu, (212) 618-6500.



Shant Mardirossian '89, '00

Partner, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Compliance Office
Kohlberg & Company
Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 12:15 p.m.
Gottesman Room, Kessel Campus Center, Pleasantville campus

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[Shant Mardirossian]
Shant Mardirossian

Shant Mardirossian is a member of Kohlberg's Investment Committee, overseeing investor relations and the Firm's financial, compliance and administrative functions. Mr. Mardirossian joined Kohlberg in 1996, was named Chief Financial Officer in 1999, a Partner in 2005 and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Prior to joining the Firm, he managed the accounting and administration of private investment partnerships and several fund of funds for McKinsey & Company and was previously with Paneth, Haber & Zimmerman, a public accounting firm. He is a member of the board of directors of Amendia, Inc. and NBG Home. Mr. Mardirossian received a BBA and an MBA from Pace University.


Robert Wankel
President and Co-Chief Executive Officer
The Shubert Organization
Monday, October 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre, New York City campus

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[Robert Wankel]
Robert Wankel

Robert E. Wankel is President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Shubert Organization, which owns and operates 17 Broadway theatres and six off-Broadway venues. Throughout Mr. Wankel's 41 years with Shubert, he has been a guiding force in financial operations, creative projects, commercial real estate, Shubert ticketing services and Telecharge. Mr. Wankel was Chief Financial Officer before being appointed Executive Vice President of the company in 1996, and was named President of The Shubert Organization in 2008. He is a member of The Board of Directors of The Shubert Foundation, which provides general operating support to hundreds of not-for-profit theatre and dance companies across the United States. The 2016 Shubert Foundation grants totaled more than 25.6 million dollars.

Mr. Wankel plays a leading role in a variety of charitable, community and civic organizations. He is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Broadway League, the national trade association for the Broadway industry, and a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Times Square Alliance. Further, he is Chairman of the Board of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as an Officer and Director of The Actors Studio. He serves as Executive Vice President of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and is Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund Housing Development Corporation.

Since its founding in 1900, The Shubert Organization has produced and co-produced hundreds of Broadway plays and musicals, including CATS, Dreamgirls, Sunday in the Park with George, Amadeus, The Real Thing, Children of a Lesser God, The Grapes of Wrath, Equus, The Audience, The Elephant Man, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, School of Rock - The Musical. Mr. Wankel is a graduate of St. John's University.