Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Gargano, Charles A. [MC1979]


Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Former ESDC head “Ambassador” Gargano, “classy political opportunist,” now a leader of EB-5 firm promoting Atlantic Yards investment

The “Ambassador” is back, and the circularity is stunning.

2014 10 15 Gargano Charles A

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Charles Gargano, the chairman of the Empire State Development Corporation when Atlantic Yards was proposed and first approved, now has a job promoting Atlantic Yards and other EB-5 projects to green card-seeking immigrant investors in China.

Gargano, a “classy political opportunist” who was embarrassingly evasive about the project in TV and radio interviews, is now part of a scheme that has several dubious beneficiaries.

He’s now Executive Director of the U.S. Immigration Fund, which despite its official-sounding name and logo (below), is a private company, based in Palm Beach, FL, which has gone through the requisite hoops to market such investments.

He’s helping companies like Greenland Forest City Partners–the new developer of Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park, 70% controlled by the Shanghai city government-owned Greenland Group–gain below-market loans thanks to a loosely regulated federal program.

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Gargano, Charles A. [MC1979]

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JFOUND: Reilly, Thomas [MC????] NJ Jones Lang LaSalle


Thomas Reilly

Current responsibilities

Thomas is responsible for client relationship management, business development, and strategic leadership for all Jones Lang LaSalle initiatives in New Jersey.


With three colleagues was instrumental in opening Jones Lang LaSalle’s New Jersey Office, which has seen growth from 5 employees and $0 Revenue to 50 employees and $5 million in revenue in two years.

Key clients

Current clients include Schering Plough, Johnson & Johnson, Goldman Sachs and Pfizer.


Earned an M.B.A. in finance as well as a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Manhattan College.


Pending Member of SIOR and CCIM, and a member of IOREBA and Core-Net Global.

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Reilly, Thomas [MC????]

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JFOUND: Lando, Anthony V. [MC1977] CEO The Innovation Factory


Anthony V. Lando
Chief Executive Officer and President, The Innovation Factory, LLC

Mr. Anthony V. Lando serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of The Innovation Factory, LLC.

Mr. Lando is a Partner of Accuitive Medical Ventures. Mr. Lando serves as the President of Sebacia, Inc.

Mr. Lando Co-Founded SEBACIA and served as its Chief Executive Officer since 2010. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of The Innovation Factory, LLC. He has extensive experience in operations, intellectual property development, financial management, and fund raising for both public and private companies, as well as in creating and developing technology based companies. Mr. Lando served as the Chief Operating Officer of BTG plc. He has substantial knowledge in the international technology market and served three years at BTG, where Mr. Lando was instrumental in supporting the growth of the BTG plc’s business in Europe and Asia. He served as Senior Marketing and Product Development positions at Philips Medical Systems in the areas of digital radiography, cardiovascular imaging, and PACS.

Mr. Lando started his career at Stone & Webster Engineering as an Environmental Physicist in the nuclear power division. He held various leadership roles in marketing, sales, and engineering with Philips Healthcare. He has been a Director of Sebacia, Inc. since 2010. He serves as a Director of Myoscience, Inc. He served as a Director of HALSCION, INC., AqueSys Inc., Irish BioVentures and Primaxis Technology Ventures, Inc. and Wave Tec Vision® Inc. Mr. Lando holds a B.S. in Physics from Manhattan College and Graduate Degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Imaging Physics from Georgia Tech and the University of California, respectively.

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Lando, Anthony V. [MC????]

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Dear John,

          I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1977.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Lando, Anthony V. [MC1977]

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JFOUND: Brosnan, Emily [MC2010] University Track Preparation


Emily Brosnan
Student Services Manager, St. Anthony’s High School

Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 and her Master’s degree in School Counseling in 2012 from Manhattan College. Emily studied abroad in Ireland during her spring semester at college and also had the opportunity to visit Paris and London. As a graduate of St. Anthony’s High School, the school has always held a special place in her heart. She remembers fondly her opportunity to travel to Italy with the St. Anthony’s Chorus. In her role as Student Services Manager, she enjoys guiding international students toward their dreams and goals, while also supporting and encouraging them to be the best they can be. Being a part of the St. Anthony’s community is like having a second family for Emily and helping the diverse international students, in any way possible, is one of her biggest passions.

Who we are?

University Track Preparation, LLC (UTP) offers specialized programs for international students in US high schools.

Through our on campus centers, we strive to make international education an inclusive, holistic experience that will give international students the necessary foundation for academic success in the USA and beyond.

We currently partner with a select group of schools, which allows us careful focus and a hands-on approach. We are an academically driven company and are proud of the results of our students. UTP employs a team of incredibly talented individuals with a great deal of experience in international education.

With our unique expertise in international student recruitment and admissions we simplify international student programming at our partner schools. Our multilingual team markets our partner schools at education fairs around the world, carefully selects the right representation abroad and manages an overseas network of agents to ensure steady avenues for recruitment well into the future. UTP takes pride in presenting our high school partners with top international candidates from more than 30 countries. 

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Brosnan, Emily [MC2010]

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JFOUND: O’Connell, Clare [MC2013] Everything in its Right Place


Clare O’Connell: Everything in its Right Place

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A year ago today, I was a different person in a difficult position. I was overwhelmed by the sensory overload of moving to a faraway place where I knew almost no one, getting used to “nine-to-five” life, living in community with people I barely knew, and being surrounded by the Catholic faith more than ever before.

Needless to say, it was an incredibly stressful adjustment, and if you had asked me in October 2013 whether I was going to do a second year of volunteering, I would have said, “Nope.” I would have told you that I would much prefer to be back on the east coast with my family, receiving an annual salary instead of a stipend, and not constantly adjusting to changes around me.

I was certain that being a Lasallian Volunteer would not be as rewarding as I originally thought it could be. However, I couldn’t have been more mistaken.

Choosing to remain an LV for a second year was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever made but also one of the best decisions of my life. I felt a faint pull, a need to be more fulfilled in my part of the mission. I knew that there was something more for me to do, although I wasn’t sure exactly what that was.

My doubts and questions were answered as soon as I started my service this year. Everything has fallen into place, and I feel as though I might actually be making a small difference. I am more confident in my abilities to educate my students and help them succeed. I am more comfortable with my faith and have found ways to integrate it into my daily life. I am lucky enough to have been supported in these two Lasallian pillars by the third: my community.

So when my 2nd hour student tells me how my tutoring has been helping her in algebra, I know I made the right decision. When I feel moved during evening prayer, I know. And when I realize that I have made some great friends within my community, I know. Everything I went through last year wasn’t easy, but it’s clear to me now how valuable each part of this experience has been.

Clare O’Connell is a 2nd year LV serving at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is a 2013 graduate of Manhattan College.

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O’Connell, Clare [MC2013]

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JFOUND: Werner, Frederick W. [MC1975] Chief Growth Officer AECOM Technology Corp


Frederick W. Werner
Chief Growth Officer and President of Europe-Middle East-Africa, AECOM Technology Corporation

Mr. Frederick W. Werner, also known as Fred, serves as the Chief Growth Officer and President of Europe-Middle East-Africa at AECOM Technology Corporation and served as its President of Corporate Development since October 2011. Mr. Werner served as Executive Vice President of Business Lines at AECOM Technology Corporation since January 2009 until September 2011. He served as Chief Executive Officer of US Transportation Group of Aecom Technology Corporation from January 2008 to January 2009 and served as its Group Chief Executive of U.S. Infrastructure Group from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Werner served as President and Chief Operating Officer of AECOM’s DMJM+Harris operation from 2003 to 2005. He began his DMJM+Harris career in the Geotechnical Division in 1977, progressing to Vice President and Manager of New Jersey Operations, Senior Vice President and Manager of New York Operations and, finally, to Chief Operating Officer before becoming President.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Manhattan College

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Werner, Frederick W. [MC1975] 

Werner, Frederick W. [MC1975] honored 2012 De La Salle Medal

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JFOUND: Vadon, David [MC1988] Managing Director Hanover Street Capital


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David Vadon, Managing Director
Hanover Street Capital, LLC 

Mr. Vadon is Managing Director, Asset Management for high-yielding real estate debt investments including value-add, condo-inventory, bridge and construction loans. Mr. Vadon has more than 20 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and investment. Prior to joining HanoverStreet, Mr. Vadon spent 17 years with Citigroup and its predecessor entity Salomon Brothers including nine years in the commercial mortgage finance and securitization group and six years in the real estate special situations group. Mr. Vadon began his banking career in the commercial real estate lending division at NatWest Bank. Mr. Vadon holds a BE. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, an MS. in Real Estate Finance and Investment from New York University and a JD. from Seton Hall University.

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Vadon, David [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1988.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Vadon, David [MC1988]

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