Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Hayes, James M. [MC1975] attorney McCABE, COLLINS, McGEOUGH & FOWLER, LLP



JAMES M. HAYES, (JMH), admitted to bar 1982, New York; 1984 United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Education: Manhattan College (B.S., Cum Laude, 1975); St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 1981). 

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Hayes, James M. [MC1975]

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JFOUND: DeBlasi, Gerard A. [MC????] CEO Round Rock Research


DeBlasi, Gerard A. [MC????]
Chief Executive Officer, Round Rock Research LLC

Mr. Gerard (Gerry) A. DeBlasi serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Round Rock Research LLC.

Mr. deBlasi served as an Executive Vice President of Licensing at Ipvalue Management Inc. Mr. deBlasi has over fifteen years of experience in licensing and legal matters from the world’s leading companies including Agere, Lucent Technologies and Bell Labs.

Prior to IPVALUE, Mr. deBlasi was vice president for Intellectual Property & Law at Agere Systems Inc., where he oversaw a $140 million operation increasing revenue and profit from new deals significantly year over year. During his four-year tenure at Agere, Mr. deBlasi was responsible for all aspects of intellectual property including licensing, patent assertion, patent and trade secret litigation, and patent prosecution.

Mr. deBlasi joined Agere from Lucent Technologies where he held the position of managing corporate counsel in the IP transactions law group. In his five years at Lucent, he negotiated more than 80 patent and technology licenses, led the IP activities for more than 15 major M&A and divestiture deals, and managed the splitting of assets and IP matters between Agere and Lucent. Mr. deBlasi has held IP management and legal positions at Bell Labs and AT&T Corp., and started his career as an associate at Fish & Neave in New York City.

Mr. deBlasi earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a doctorate in law from Fordham University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey; the Federal District Courts of EDNY, SDNY and DNJ; the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and is a member of the US Patent and Trademark Office.

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JFOUND: Passarella, Michael J. [MC1963] Chairman of Audit Committee Unum Group


Michael J. PassarellaFormer Independent Director, Chairman of Audit Committee and Member of Regulatory Compliance Committee, Unum Group

Mr. Michael J. Passarella served as Audit Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1975 to 2002.

Mr. Passarella served as Managing Partner of PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP’s securities industry practice from 1983 to 1998 and was the capital markets industry global audit leader from 1998 to 2001. He started his career with Price Waterhouse in 1963.

He has more than 40 years experience in the professional and financial services industry.

He serves as Director of Catholic Big Brothers of New York and Theaterworks USA. He also serves as a Director of the Manhattan College board of trustees.

He served as Independent Director of Unum Group from January 31, 2006 to May 20, 2014. Mr. Passarella served as Independent Director of Nyfix Inc. from October 23, 2007 to November 30, 2009. Mr. Passarella served as a Director of Archipelago Holdings Inc. since August 2004.

Mr. Passarella received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Manhattan College.

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Passarella, Michael J. [MC1963]

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JFOUND: Kuntz, Katie [MC2007] Creative Director at Crowdster


Kuntz, Katie [MC2007]
Creative Director at Crowdster

Responsibilities: Director of design and development of special project websites for several large clients. Helped create, design and manage the creation of varying kinds of sites including social fundraising solutions as well as an online training program. Performed duties ranging from:

• Website UI and UX desig
• Branding
• Sales proposals
• Client requests
• Front-end coding
• WordPress design and execution
• iPhone, iPad and Android application design

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JFOUND: LaRochelle, William [MC1982] Roche 454 Sequencing Solutions


LaRochelle, William [MC????]

Dr. William J. LaRochelle, Ph.D. serves as Head of Healthcare & Key Opinion Leader Management at Roche 454 Sequencing Solutions. He is also member of firm’s International Business Team. In addition, he is the Roche 454 global liaison to Genentech, Roche Pharma, Chugai and external key opinion leaders for Roche’s personalized healthcare strategy in cancer genomic medicine.

Dr. LaRochelle joined Roche 454 Sequencing Solutions from its former parent company, CuraGen Corporation, where he directed the Preclinical Drug Development Program. He previously directed the Translational Oncology Program at CuraGen. His group was responsible for using CuraGen’s genomics technologies to identify and validate drug targets within the fully human monoclonal antibody alliance with Amgen Fremont in concert with Seattle Genetic’s antibody drug conjugate technology.

Prior to joining CuraGen, Dr. LaRochelle was a principle investigator at the National Cancer Institute in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology for over 13 years.

His academic research was focused on growth factor signal transduction and neutralizing antibodies in cancer and inflammation. He received an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship to study oncogene signal transduction at the National Cancer Institute. Following his fellowship, Dr. LaRochelle assumed his appointments as staff fellow, senior staff fellow and finally principal investigator at the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

He is the author of over 80 peer-review publications and numerous patents, the editor of the Oncogenomics Handbook, and the recipient of multiple Federal Technology Transfer Awards. Dr. LaRochelle earned his degrees from Dartmouth Medical School (Ph.D. – Biochemistry) and Manhattan College (B.S. in Biochemistry).

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Dear John,       

I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1982.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

LaRochelle, William [MC1982]

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JFOUND: Asaro, Paul Anthony [MC1974] CFO Ellington Management Group


Asaro, Paul Anthony [MC1974]

Mr. Paul Anthony Asaro, CPA serves as Managing Director and the Chief Financial Officer at Ellington Management Group LLC. Mr. Asaro is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting. He has been with Ellington since 1997, initially as Chief Financial Officer of Ellington’s real estate finance affiliate Titan Management, and as Ellington’s Controller. Prior to joining Ellington, he served as the Controller at Auda Advisor Associates L.L.C., and from 1988 to 1996 he served as the Controller at Henry Kaufman and Company, Inc. He served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer of Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT. He served as an Interim Chief Financial Officer of Ellington Financial LLC since August 2007. Before joining Henry Kaufman, Mr. Asaro worked for nine years in the oil and gas industry, holding various senior finance positions with Weeks Petroleum Limited and R&B Petroleum, Inc. He started his career as an Auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he engaged in various audit assignments from 1974 through 1978. Mr. Asaro became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977 and is a member of the AICPA and CSCPA. He received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 1982 and his B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College in 1974.

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JFOUND: Foley, Charles Thomas [MC1960] Grove Creek Asset Management


Foley, Charles Thomas [MC????]
Chairman and Chief investment Officer, Grove Creek Asset Management LLC

Mr. Charles Thomas Foley, Charlie, CFA, serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Grove Creek Asset Management LLC. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager, and Chairman of Estabrook Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Foley founded the firm in 1970. He started his career at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as a Short Term Investment Specialist. Mr. Foley has a vast asset management experience. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Foley is a C.F.A charter holder. He holds a B.A. degree from Manhattan College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

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Dear John,

I believe that Charles is a member of the Class of 1960.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Foley, Charles Thomas [MC1960] 

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