FIU Business Now Magazine Spring 2024
Class Notes



Joseph Catti (BBA '83), chairman and CEO of FineMark National Bank and Trust, is the chairperson of the board of trustees at Lee Health Foundation.

Wanda Pistella (BBA '88), a member of the real estate practice group at Leech Tishman, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the firm's management committee.


Yareny Valdes (BBA '90) has been promoted to vice president of S&R operations in the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Supervision and Regulation (S&R) Division.

Tami Clemenza (MST '92) has joined EisnerAmper as a partner in its forensic, litigation and valuation services group.

Michael Delgado (BBA '94) has joined Unique Vacations as chief information officer.

Guy Paré (PhD '95), a professor of information systems at HEC Montreal, has been inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Health Sciences Informatics.

Beatriz Alvarez (BBA '97) has been promoted to client management specialist at ARK Solvers.

Lori-Ann Cox (MBA '02, BBA '97) is CEO of Breakthrough Miami.

Martín Santana Ormeño (PhD '97) was named president of Universidad Privada del Norte in Peru.

Lorena Bravo (BBA '99) has joined Bryant Miller Olive in the firm's labor and employment practice.


Berta De Leon (BAcc '03) was selected as the new director of financial aid services at Miami Dade College's North Campus.

Evaggelia Hatzimanolis (BBA '04) has joined Lido Advisors as a senior vice president, senior wealth advisor serving South Florida.

Juan Burgos (BBA '04) is an investigator at Bci.

Victoria Garcia (MBA '11, BBA '06) was named CFO at Dental Care Alliance.

Mike Ferrara (BBA '07) has been appointed managing director in FTI Consulting's technology segment.

Yvett Anderson (MBA '07) has been appointed vice president, customer experience at Scotia Group Jamaica.

Darrell Campbell (MAcc '08) has joined Schneider National as executive vice president and CFO.

Mike Fernandez (MBA '21, BBA '08) has joined Waste Pro as vice president of post collections.

Yaneli Hernandez (MBA '10, BBA '09) co-founded RockNStroll.


Kristina D'Amico (BBA '10) has been promoted to managing director, leader – Caribbean region at HVS.

Paola Sanchez (BBA '11) has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty.

Thomas Schroeder, III (BBA '11) is managing director – North American practice leader – workday financials at Accenture.

Mitzi Castiglione (MBA '12) is accounting director at Operation PAR.

Jorge Ravelo (BBA '13) is a business system analyst at FHI 360.

Nicole Hagopian (MBA '14) is head of marketing partnerships at TONOMUS.

Wesley Ulloa (MSIRE '17, BBA '14), founder of LUX Properties, has been selected to join Haute Residence's invite-only network.

Cesar Toirac (MSM '17, BBA '16), director of marketing services for Latin America at Warner Music Group, landed on the 2024 Forbes "30 Under 30" list in the music category.

Giselle Soto (MBA '18) has been promoted to assistant controller at Trivest Partners.

Jorge Raad (MBA '20, BBA '18) is chief marketing officer at Las Mercedes Medical Centers.


Hugo Hurtado (MBA '21) is director of finance at Visa.

Russell Kaufman (DBA '23, MSIS '14) is chief information officer at Palm Beach State College.

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