Category Archives: JNEWS

JNEWS: Babka, Jeff [MC1981] CFO nCino


nCino appoints Jeff Babka as chief financial officer

WILMINGTON, NC (December 6, 2016) — nCino, the worldwide leader in cloud banking, today announced that Jeff Babka has joined the company as chief financial officer. A seasoned financial executive, Babka brings more than 40 years of experience in financial and operational management with a specific focus in the technology and software industries.

“With Jeff, we have found the ideal CFO to bring nCino to the next phase of our growth and evolution,” said Pierre Naudé, CEO of nCino. “His experience, leadership and expertise will be instrumental as we prepare to enter our fifth year and continue working to achieve our mission of transforming financial services through innovation, reputation and speed.”

Prior to joining nCino, Babka was a venture partner at Insight Venture Partners, a global private equity firm. In this role, he worked with Insight’s portfolio company executives to drive operating efficiency and process improvement in their business and maximize returns for their investors in both public market and private liquidity events. Previously, he was CFO of Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), the world’s largest purely cloud-based predictive analytics software company, which was acquired by MasterCard in May 2015. Before that, from 2005 through 2009, Babka served as CFO of NeuStar, Inc., where he led the company’s highly-successful IPO and listing on the NYSE in June 2005 (NSR); NeuStar was awarded “IPO of the Year” by International Financing Review and Renaissance Capital. Babka received a Master’s of Business Administration from Manhattan College and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Dayton.

“I am thrilled to join nCino at this exciting time and help the team deliver on its mission and vision for the future,” said Babka. “I have spent most of my career in the software industry and have rarely come across a company that has experienced the level of growth nCino has in such a short time – over 1,800% in a three-year period. nCino has a transformative product and a strong, innovative culture and I am delighted to be a part of it.”

nCino is the leader in cloud banking for the financial services industry. Through its Bank Operating System, nCino leverages the power and security of the Salesforce platform to deliver a complete banking solution. Dedicated to transforming financial services through innovation, reputation and speed, nCino’s technology enables financial institutions of all sizes to expand market share, adapt to meet regulatory compliance, drive profitability and optimize operational transparency. Founded in 2012, nCino is headquartered in Wilmington, N.C. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter: @nCino.

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Babka, Jeff [MC????]

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Dear John,

             I believe that Jeff received his Masters in 1981.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Babka, Jeff [MC1981]

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JNEWS: Bryk, William (MC1977) was a Democratic NH nominee


William Bryk (‘77B) was the Democratic nominee for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Register of Probate at the November 2016 general election.

[JR: Not sure if he won. My wild dream is to run for office.]  

Bryk, William (MC1977)

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JNEWS: O’Neill, Kyle [MC2018] opines on the Mets


About The Author

Kyle O'Neill

Kyle is from Pearl River, New York. Been with Baseball Essential since Nov. 2015. He is currently a junior at Manhattan College in the Bronx with aspirations of turning this into a full-time career.

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O’Neill, Kyle [MC2018]

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JNEWS: Primerano, Lauren [MC2003] NYC Parks Manager of the Year



Lauren Primerano added 3 new photos.> 1 hr · New York, NY · >>

Grateful and honored to be selected as NYC Parks Manager of the year. I was extremely nervous but I got through my acceptance speech. A huge thank you to Commissioner Silver, Commissioner Adena Long, Louis Vazquez, and the entire team at Ocean Breeze for helping to make Ocean Breeze the best Indoor Track Complex in the United States.

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Primerano, Lauren [MC????]

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Dear John,

           I believe that Lauren is a member of the class of 2003.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Primerano, Lauren [MC2003]

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JNEWS: Procopio, James [MC1964] receives his medals


Vietnam vet gets long-awaited medals
James Procopio receives medals in ceremony at congressman’s office
By Hailey Van Parys
POSTED: November 21, 2016 5:36 p.m.

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When it came time for James Procopio to graduate from Manhattan College in 1964, he had three options: join the military, get married or move to Canada. He picked the first of the three, choosing to enlist in the U.S. Air Force right out of school.

The 74-year-old man served and was honorably discharged, but he never received his awards, medals or ribbons.

He was due an Air Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

“I explained that I wasn’t sure what happened to (the awards),” said Procopio, who was born and raised in Staten Island, N.Y.

He was able to get the awards after he made a call to the office of U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, in May. Procopio received them in a ceremony at Collins’ office on Monday morning.

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Procopio’s daughter who lives in Orlando, Fla., Kerry McGavin, her husband Jon McGavin and their three boys Jackson, 13, Collin, 11, and Hudson, 8, were all there to support him, as well as Procopio’s son Drew Procopio. Procopio’s other son, Scott Procopio, wasn’t able to attend the medal-giving.

Col. Jim Martin, a longtime friend of Procopio’s, also came.

During the Vietnam War, Procopio flew planes from his base in Charleston, S.C., to wherever the soldiers were at the time, a 20,000-mile round trip that he took two or three times a month.

“Someone was looking out for me (out there),” Procopio said. He would get a 24-hour notification that he would be taking an “eastbound trip,” which was Air Force lingo for Vietnam. He would fly from Charleston to Alaska to Japan and then to Vietnam, usually. Sometimes they would have to pick up troops or goods in various places in the U.S. before heading off.

He would bring troops what they needed, including flying a planeload full of toilet paper once, he said. When he would bring the goods, he was often called a garbage hauler.

More solemnly, Procopio said he also flew the dead and wounded back.

“They didn’t dare call us garbage haulers, then,” Procopio said through a few tears. The soldiers he carried back home were “the real heroes,” he said.

Palettes of four of five coffins, which were usually six deep, were loaded onto his planes by forklifts.

“It freaked me out … it was disrespectful,” Procopio said.

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Since then, however, Procopio worked as a security officer on a cruise ship and was able to take his wife to 103 countries.

“You made up for it,” Patty Procopio said to her husband.

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Procopio, James [MC1964]

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JNEWS: White, Kathleen [MC????] Prestigious Mitchell Scholarship


Tyler Swafford Earns Prestigious Mitchell Scholarship
Posted:Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:45 PM EST
Updated:Saturday, November 19, 2016 11:45 PM EST
November 19, 2018.  

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The US-Ireland Alliance selected the 12 members of the 2018 Class of George J. Mitchell Scholars following interviews held Washington, D.C.

Members of the class include a military veteran; a young man working for the City of Flint; a young woman working to combat food insecurity in Kansas; a quarterback for an NCAA Division 1 football team; a future doctor who seeks to provide quality healthcare services to transgender people; and a future economist who serves as a research assistant in the White House Office the National Drug Control Policy.

The scholarship program was created nearly 20 years ago by Trina Vargo, founder of the US-Ireland Alliance.  This year, the nationwide competition attracted 323 applicants (up 14% from the previous year) for the 12 scholarships named in honor of the former Maine Senator’s contributions to the Northern Ireland peace process.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic distinction, leadership and service and spend a year of post-graduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland.

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Kathleen White is a graduate of Manhattan College and holds a degree in History and Peace Studies. A social justice advocate, Kathleen joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps after college and served as Outreach Coordinator for the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth where she worked on abolishing juvenile life without parole.  Her devotion to criminal justice reform began in college when she participated in a new Criminal Justice Ethics program on Rikers Island, where she studied criminal justice theories alongside inmates and debated possible reforms. Kathleen served as President of Just Peace, Manhattan College’s human rights and social action organization, and most recently worked as a Job Coach and Case Manager for Jersey City, helping residents returning home from prison reintegrate into their communities.  Kathleen will study Sociology at University College Cork.

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White, Kathleen [MC????]

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JNEWS: Laporte, Anthony [MC1987] Elected Member of American Board of Trial Advocates


November 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST
Anthony Laporte Elected Member of American Board of Trial Advocates
Hanszen Laporte founding partner Anthony Laporte has been admitted as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The ABOTA National Board of Directors elected Laporte based on his peer-reviewed proficiency as a trial lawyer and his character and commitment to the legal profession.

Hanszen Laporte founding partner Anthony Laporte has been admitted as a member to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). The ABOTA National Board of Directors elected Laporte based on his peer-reviewed proficiency as a trial lawyer and his character and commitment to the legal profession.

ABOTA was formed in 1957 to preserve the right to a civil jury trial against those that want to dismantle the system. Part of the ABOTA mission is to help educate and train trial lawyers, improve methods of procedure for the current trial court system, and create a community for trial attorneys seeking to best represent all litigants.

“I am deeply honored to become a part of ABOTA. Their efforts to evaluate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession is something I value,” Laporte said. “ABOTA’s mission of fostering the improvement and access to the jury system is one that I have committed my career to as well.”

Anthony Laporte is a board-certified and AV Preeminent-rated trial lawyer with 25 years of experience. He received his B.S., Accounting from Manhattan College and J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. As a litigator, Laporte focuses on getting his clients’ cases accurately assessed, while skillfully negotiating a path toward resolution and, when necessary, successfully trying the cases to verdict and judgment.

“I believe in juries and the jury system,” Laporte said. “While the cases I’ve worked on span from some of the world’s largest companies to individuals and families, I’m a passionate advocate for all of my clients. Everyone in our society is entitled to have their rights fairly represented and their positions credibly asserted. The courthouse doors should always remain open to all.”     

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Laporte, Anthony [MC????]

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Dear John,

              I believe that Anthony is a member of the Class of 1987.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Laporte, Anthony [MC1987]

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