Tag Archives: MC1985

JNEWS: White, Larry [MC1985] VP Finance Rocketrip

2016-Oct-13

http://www.bizjournals.com/prnewswire/press_releases/2016/10/13/CG07295

Rocketrip Names Larry White VP Finance

Proven financial leader to scale operations at Rocketrip
Oct 13, 2016, 9:00am EDT

NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Rocketrip, the leading technology platform for reducing corporate travel costs, has named Larry White Vice President of Finance. White joins Rocketrip with an exceptional record of scaling and funding technology startups. He will build the infrastructure, systems, and financial strategy Rocketrip needs to sustain aggressive growth.

Rocketrip Logo

Prior to joining Rocketrip, White served as VP Finance at Peloton Cycle. He was instrumental in securing a $30M Series C and a $75M Series D for the company. He also took ownership over systems, staffing, budgeting, financial reporting, investor presentations, and Peloton Cycle’s first official audit.

Before Peloton Cycle, White was VP Finance at DigitalOcean. There he helped raise a $37M Series A and secured more than $150M in additional forms of financing. In White’s first VP Finance role at Makerbot Industries, he built the finance department from the ground up, secured three funding rounds, and facilitated a $400M+ acquisition by Stratasys.

“Throughout my career, I’ve searched for companies that can disrupt massive industries. Rocketrip fits that profile,” said White. “Business travel has been static for decades, and Rocketrip has proven that it can shake up the space. The platform inspires employees to change their travel spending habits, and nothing comes close to competing with it.”

“White brings the skills we need to launch out of startup mode and grow to our highest potential,” said Dan Ruch, CEO of Rocketrip. “He will play a key role in standardizing operations and directing our team towards bold, measurable goals. We’re excited to see his impact.”

An active member of New York’s tech community, White has been a speaker at WeWork Summer Camp, Silicon Valley Bank, and local Meetups. He earned a B.A. in Accounting and Marketing from Manhattan College.

About Rocketrip

Rocketrip is the leading tech platform for reducing corporate travel costs. By letting employees keep half of what they save on their business trips, Rocketrip motivates responsible spending. The platform’s algorithms integrate a company’s travel policy with real-time trip pricing and availability to create a personalized “Budget to Beat” for each trip. Employees book using their favorite travel websites or a travel management company, and Rocketrip provides employers with insights and analytics on company spending, savings and employee travel behavior.

Rocketrip is based in New York City and has received funding from Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Genacast Ventures, Crunchfund, Y Combinator, and angel investors.

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White, Larry [MC????]

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Dear John,

            I believe that Larry is a member of the Class of 1985.

                     Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

White, Larry [MC1985]

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JOBIT: Lynch, Bill [MC1984 RIP] on 2016-Jul-17 by Jeris, Joanne [MC1985]

2016-Aug-29

FROM FACEBOOK

Joanne Jeris
17 mins

2016 08Aug 29 Lynch Bill  MC1984

Today I received some sad news. One of our Manhattan College Alumni has passed away. Bill Lynch passed away from throat cancer on June 17. His remains are in the wall of the “Little Church around the Corner” on 29th Street in NYC. He has been missed by his friend from the Quad for some time but I will remember him always as a funny, witty and warmhearted. May your memory be eternal!

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[JR: No details at this time.]

Lynch, Bill [MC1984 RIP]

Jeris, Joanne [MC????]

Guestbook: None cited

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Dear John,

           I believe that Joanne is a member of he Class of 1985.

                              Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jeris, Joanne [MC1985]

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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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JHQ: Desmarais, John Desmarais [MC1985] & Motherway, James [MC1983] Join College’s Board of Trustees

2016-Aug-09

https://manhattan.edu/news/john-desmarais-85-james-motherway-83-join-colleges-board-trustees

John Desmarais ’85, James Motherway ’83 Join College’s Board of Trustees

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Desmarais, John Desmarais [MC1985]

Motherway, James [MC1983]

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JNEWS: McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] sends a daughter to the Olympics

2016-Jul-25

http://nypost.com/2016/07/25/new-jersey-teen-ready-to-make-olympic-history/

SportsNew Jersey teen ready to make Olympic history
By Brian Lewis
July 25, 2016 | 12:24am 

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Her brother, Taylor, holds the University of Michigan indoor 400 mark, sister Morgan ran at St. Peter’s University, and her mother ran the 400 in high school. As for her father, Willie? Just an All-American for Manhattan College who made the 400 semis at the 1984 Olympic Trials. And at this month’s trials, he and Mary were there supporting Sydney as her nerves threatened to get the best of her.

“The Olympic Trials is the single most stressful thing I’ve ever done in my life. You can’t understand the level of stress these athletes go through,” Willie said. “We always talk about [the Olympics] happening, but not so soon. We knew there was an outside chance of her making it … [and] she ended up getting on the team.”

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McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] 

[JR: This was that fragment I couldn’t see two weeks ago.]  

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JUPDATE: McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2016-Jul-18

MNEWS: Story fragment but can’t see it — McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985]

2016-Jul-14

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Syd the kid is off to Rio
The Register-Guard

Willie McLaughlin qualified for the 400-meter semifinals at the 1984 U.S. trials, but didn’t make the Olympic team. Mary McLaughlin, who works at Rutgers University, is a former runner, too. The couple met at Manhattan College in New York City. Her …

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[JR: Argh!]  

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Dear John,

            I believe that Willie is a member of the Class of 1985.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985]

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MNEWS: Story fragment but can’t see it — McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985]

2016-Jul-14

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Syd the kid is off to Rio
The Register-Guard

Willie McLaughlin qualified for the 400-meter semifinals at the 1984 U.S. trials, but didn’t make the Olympic team. Mary McLaughlin, who works at Rutgers University, is a former runner, too. The couple met at Manhattan College in New York City. Her …

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[JR: Argh!]  

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Dear John,

            I believe that Willie is a member of the Class of 1985.

                           Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

McLaughlin, Willie [MC1985]

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JUPDATE: Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC1960 RIP] id-ed by McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

2016-Jul-03

JOBIT: Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC1960 RIP] on 2016-Jun-272016-Jun-28
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/mycentraljersey/obituary.aspx?n=Richard-Joseph-Gerlock&pid=180472573
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Dear John,

          I believe that Richard is a member of the Class of 1960, and his son Richard is a member of the Class of 1985.

           May He Rest In Peace.

                                        Mike

Gerlock, Richard Joseph [MC1960 RIP]

Gerlock, Richard Jr. [MC1985]

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