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Juniors build entrepreneurial fantasy on fantasy sports


Joe, who manages the site’s content, and Dom, who runs the operations. By delegating assignments, Joe and Dom have kept Who Needs Reality manageable despite its continued growth. They say that unlike sites such as Facebook and Twitter, which blew up overnight into billion-dollar properties, Who Needs Reality will build…

Success story: Joe Coscia and Aimee Fields to Lord & Taylor


It’s often said that getting a job is all about whom you know. Joe Coscia (GSB ’14) and Aimee Fields (GSB ’14), however, are proving that you don’t have to know anyone. This summer, Joe and Aimee will be buying interns in the executive training program at Lord & Taylor,…

Former UBS head Joe Grano visits Gabelli


Gabelli students packed a room on campus on April 27 to hear a lecture delivered by Joe Grano, chairman and CEO of Centurion Holdings LLC and former head of UBS Financial Services. Students came to glean knowledge from Mr. Grano’s business experience, which runs both broad and deep. He was…

Joe Colandrea, MBA ’18, on balancing business school and a family business


How do MBA students spend their time outside of class? If you ask Joe Colandrea, MBA ’18, he’ll say you can find him using his marketing skills to help out at his family’s restaurant with everything from social media to partnerships. View the video to hear more from Colandrea about…

Broadway’s “Lombardi” puts sports business in the spotlight


The editors of GabelliConnect were fortunate enough to grab a few minutes with Joe Favorito, a Fordham alumnus and sports businessman who was an associate producer of the Broadway show Lombardi. Here, Mr. Favorito gives us some insight into the popular production. GABELLI CONNECT: It’s clear from the title that…

Starting a business is possible, panelists show


Under30CEO.com, a blog that offers news, advice and events for young entrepreneurs Bob Ebers, founder of Workplace Stars, a global research and management consultancy Cherie Corso, head of G2 Organics, an environmentally conscious beauty and living-goods company Joe Blaney, founder and CEO of Broadway Joe Media The panel was only…

Senior NBA staffer advises students to ask ‘Why not?’


by Joe Rapolla Jr. (FCRH ’13) Fordham was treated to a unique guest appearance on Wednesday night when Brian McIntyre, senior communications advisor to the commissioner of the NBA, took the lectern to discuss his job as David Stern’s right-hand man. A Chicago native and a graduate of Loyola University…

Business of Sports Society visits the NBA and Barclays Center


by Joe Rapolla (FCRH ’13) It’s been a basketball-fueled couple of months for the Business of Sports Society. The NBA was a major player in the club’s semester from early on. Brian McIntyre came to campus in February to talk about league communications. Then it was Fordham’s turn to pay…

Student conference explores sports & tech


by Joe Rapolla (FCRH ’13) Six established men in the sports industry shared their biographies and insights during this month’s Business of Sports Today conference. What they said was extremely useful to the students in the audience, many of whom aspire to careers in sports business. Three speakers made it…

An unexpected path to a very animated sports career


by Joe Rapolla (FCRH ’13) When Kenneth “Kenny” Pordon (FCRH ’07) was an undergraduate at Fordham, he was sure of one thing: He wanted to work in sports. Mr. Pordon was right on the money, but he’s found himself in places in the industry that he hadn’t expected. “Originally, I…

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