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Paul Bailo, PhD

Dr. Paul Bailo is widely recognized by industry thought leaders for his C-level executive skills in digital transformation, analytics, marketing, and business operations. He has earned deep career success in multiple fields, along with an outstanding industry reputation and important executive roles as digital innovator, strategic thinker, change agent, customer champion, industry author, and creative entrepreneur. He has built and led top performing teams, start-up entities, and world-class organizations. His background in digital transformation, digital communications, emerging payments, operational excellence, data-driven decision-making, and ongoing product innovation is unparalleled. His blue-chip background encompasses Google, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, American Express, GE, Citibank, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, NYC Transit Authority, and the US Department of Transportation.

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Collateral to his business impact, Paul teaches as Adjunct Executive Graduate Professor in Applied Analytics at Columbia University and Digital Marketing, Innovation, and Data Analytics at New York University. Earlier, he headed the development of Mercy College’s fastest-growing college major – Managerial Analytics. He served as an executive advisor to the governments of Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Abu Dhabi, as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria and Drexel University. Paul also acquired eight unique US patents.

Currently, Paul is Global Head for Digital Strategy & Innovation for Infosys Digital where he focuses on creating and executing new business strategies, innovative solutions, and rolling out unique digital platforms. As “Go-To Resource” for internal executives, he spearheads digital innovation, designing new processes and handling large-scale project portfolios. He continues to interact with Fortune 500 clients, such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, AT&T, SunTrust, Apple, Google, and many other industry leaders.

Paul is a published author with three industry books, as well as many original business articles and presentations. He has a PhD from the International School of Management, an MBA in Marketing and Technology from Wagner College, an MS in Clinical Social Work (Human Behavior) from Fordham University, and BS in Finance & Technology from St. John’s University.

Leonora Fuxman, PhD

Dr. Leonora Fuxman is an Associate Professor of Management at St. John’s University. Dr. Fuxman received a Ph.D in Operations Management and a Masters in Decision Sciences from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors in Mathematics from Kiev State University, Ukraine.

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Her research interests are production and operations management, international business, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Fuxman has published articles in academic journals and also presented numerous research papers at national and international conferences. She won first prize in a national competition for the case study “Cineplex Odeon - The Motion Picture Theater Industry.”


Joseph Gilkey, PhD

Joseph Gilkey, Jr. is an Asst. Professor, Co-Chair Consumer Institute and Director of the Bloomberg Trading Room at Saint Peter's University Adjunct Professor at St John's University, He has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at the New York Institute of Technology in Statistical Sampling and Decision Science for Management.

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Mr. Gilkey is a PhD candidate at ISM and received an M.B.A. from Indiana University, a B.B.A. in Business Management from Dowling College, and an A.A.S. in Business Administration from Suffolk Community College. He has over 30 years of management experience in all facets of the newspaper business, currently overseeing the Circulation, Promotion, and Consumer Marketing departments as Senior Vice-President of the New York Daily News, the largest daily tabloid newspaper, most recently served as the Chief Consumer Officer.

Sterling Jasper, PhD

Dr. Sterling Jasper teaches Executive Leadership in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Jasper is the founder and president of Sterling Coaching Solutions LLC, a business execution consulting firm established in 2007. He works with small to mid-size companies to implement strategy and improvements while maintaining and sustaining superior performance. At Sterling Coaching Solutions, our passion and mission is to optimize work teams and processes through a unique blend of training and coaching that produce high-impact results.

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Dr Jasper, with over 20 years of corporate experience, teaches undergraduate classes in business management and leadership at Baruch College, the City University of New York. He also teaches business courses at Mercy College in Manhattan. Dr. Jasper earned his doctorate in Executive Leadership Development from St. John Fisher in Rochester, New York.

Kimberly Reeve, PhD

International Business Department Chair

Kimberly Reeve, PhD, is the KPMG Dean of the Guarini School of Business at Saint Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ. She is also an associate professor of business. Prior to Saint Peter’s, she most recently served as the Dean of Academic Affairs at The King’s College, where she also served as Associate Professor of Business and Chair of the Business and Finance Program.

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Dr. Reeve’s teaching and research interests include International Business, Decision-Making and Negotiations, and Nonprofit Management. She has published and presented research at the European Academy of Management (EURAM), and International Association for Business and Society (IABS), and the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA). Her work on nonprofit mergers with a co-author recently won the best overall paper award at the International Academy of Business Disciplines (IABD).

Prior to joining King’s, Dr. Reeve drew on her experience leading development and marketing teams at several national and global organizations to work as a management consultant to businesses and nonprofits. In that capacity, Reeve worked with clients throughout the US, Europe, South America, and Africa and started the European office of a consulting firm based in The Netherlands.

Dr. Reeve received her BA in Government and French from Colby College (Waterville, MA), her MBA from the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN), and her PhD in International Business Management from ISM (Paris, France). A life-long learner and supporter of education, she serves on the board of the Jeannette Rankin Scholarship Foundation. She and her husband live in Newark, NJ, where they spend weekends restoring their 300-year-old home.

Raymond LaManna, MA

Raymond LaManna teaches Business Policy in the MBA and IEMBA programs at ISM. LaManna is currently the owner of his own human resources consulting firm, specializing in employee relations, training and coaching. In addition, he is Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. Mr.LaManna has extensive experience in the human resources field.

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Prior to establishing his own firm, Ray held positions as Director of Human Resources at the Parish of Trinity Church on Wall Street, Human Resources Director of Integrated Resources Inc., a diversified financial services firm, where he was responsible for all employee relations, recruitment and compensation functions as well as HR positions at Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase. Ray is also a member of the graduate faculty of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College, where he teaches graduate courses on organizational theory, human resources, change management and employee relations. For eight years, he was also chair of the Business Administration Department of Berkeley College.

Ray holds advanced degrees in theology, psychology and adult education and is presently a doctoral candidate in the Adult and Continuing education program Teachers College/Columbia University. Ray has also been actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as national chairperson of the Management Practices committee. He is also national Subject Matter Expert for Module 1 of the Learning System-Business Management & Strategy. He has extensive experience as a guest speaker on HR and management issues and has life certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Brenda Massetti, PhD

Dr. Brenda Massetti is an Associate Professor of Management at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University. Dr. Massetti received a Ph.D in Information and Management Science from Florida State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of South Florida.

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Her research interests include investigating the impacts of communications and information technology on organizations as well as the impacts of information sourcing on an individual’s decision-making and creativity. She has presented over twenty papers at conferences in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Joseph Onochie, PhD

Dr. Joseph Onochie teaches Executive Finance and Risk Management in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Onochie has 15+ years experience in finance as a financial consultant, an economist, and a line-of-business executive. His experience in instructional design, content creation and client engagements has enabled his role as a consultant to span both the development and delivery functions. Since 1993, Joseph has been affiliated with the Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York. He is an Associate Professor of Finance and, until 2012, he was the Academic Director of the Executive MBA program and the Chairman of the Graduate Committee on Academic Standing.

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He previously was the Acting Director of all Executive Programs. In his role at Baruch College, Joseph has managed the 2-year Executive MBA and the 1-year Executive Master of Science in Finance programs and conducted undergraduate, graduate and executive MBA and MS Finance courses in Corporate Finance, Derivative Securities, Investments, Managerial Finance and Health Care Finance.

Joseph holds a Ph.D in Financial Economics and a MA in Economics from University of New Orleans; an MBA in Finance from Tulane University; an MS in Engineering Management from University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana; and a B.Sc. in Petroleum Engineering from University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Therese Pactwa, PhD

Dr. Therese Pactwa is an Associate Professor of Finance at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University.

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Dr. Pactwa received a Ph.D in Finance from Florida International University, an M.S. in Finance from Drexel University, and a B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Iowa. She is co-author of the book The Return Generating Models in Global Finance, as well as two book chapters and several journal articles.

Nicos Scordis, PhD

Dr. Nicos Scordis is a Professor in the School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science of the Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University. Dr. Scordis received a Ph.D in Finance from the University of South Carolina, an M.B.A. from the University of Georgia, and a B.S. in Risk and Insurance from Florida State University.

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His research interests include risk modeling, risk financing, and management of risk across enterprise to create value for shareholders. Dr. Scordis’ research combines theoretical rigor with pragmatic relevance and he has written for highly regarded risk industry publications. He was sought out by the 105th U.S. Congress for expert testimony on financial services integration.

K. Matthew Wong, PhD

Dr. K. Matthew Wong teaches Valuation and Acquisition in the doctoral programs at ISM. Wong has been teaching in the areas of financial risk management, corporate finance, and financial instruments for over twenty years. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Finance and previously was Associate Chair at St. John’s University’s Department of Economics and Finance.

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Wong is also a licensed attorney and has practiced at two major international law firms in New York City specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, high yield financing and structured finance, including securitization. Professionally, Wong currently serves on the editorial board of the ISM Journal of International Business and was previously a member of the editorial board for Review of Business.

Wong received a JD from Fordham University School of Law, New York in 1997, a PhD in Finance from University of Mississippi in 1990, an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Manitoba, Canada in 1984 and a BA in Economics from Acadia University, Nova Scotia in 1982.


  • “Anatomy of a Cash Cow in a Mature Industry.”

    With Richard F. Belloff. Journal of Contemporary Business & Issues, V17, Number 1, Spring (June) 2010.

  • “Managerial Decisions and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital.”

    Journal of the Academy of Finance, Fall 2008, V.6, Issue 2, pp. 95-104.

  • “An Application in Experiential Learning: Developing an Intercollegiate Research Competition."

    Coauthored with Therese Pactwa and Keith Moore. Journal of Financial Education, pp 1-22 (lead paper) Fall, 2007.

  • “The Capital Structure of Firms with Negative EBIT – Applying the MM Propositions.”

    Journal of the Academy of Finance, Summer 2006, V.4, Issue 1, pp. 190-200.

  • “Bankruptcy as a Risk Management Tool: Economic and Social Implications.”

    Review of Business, V.24, No.3, Fall 2003, pp. 46-51.

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