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Grow | Rising Stars - Westchester's Forty Under Forty Sponsors & Partners

Modeled after the national business recognition program "Forty under Forty," Rising Stars - Westchester's 40 under 40 pays tribute to individuals in Westchester who are making their mark in their chosen profession at a young age. This innovative program is specifically designed to acknowledge individuals under the age of 40 who surpass expectations, raise the bar and set new standards for success.

Forty young men and women who exemplify leadership, foresight and a vision for the future of Westchester County have been honored each year since 2004. For more information, contact us.

Click here to nominate a Rising Star!


Rising Stars Alumni

Class of 2012

Lauren Amsterdam
AMSTERLAND

Nelson Barreto
Diebold

Katrine Aliha Beck
Wilson Elser

Michelle Brier
Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Lori Calandruccio
Arc of Westchester

Daniel M. Chen
Consolidated Edison of NY

Michelle Citino
DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown

Courtney Clark
CBRE, Inc.

Christopher Dessi
Silverback Social

Tracey A. Di Brino
Carr Workplaces

Samantha Durante
Medley Media Associates

Jeanette Gisbert
The Volunteer Center of United Way

Guochun Gong, Ph.D.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sasha Guillame
Mrs. G's Services, LLC

Matthew Holst, AIA
Reckson, a division of SL Green

Jamie Imperati
Professional Women of Westchester

Jennifer Johnson
Lois Bronz Children's Center

Nicholas Junta
Northwestern Mutual

Kurt Kannemeyer
St. Christopher’s, Inc.

Giancarlo Lanzano
DGC Capital Contracting Corp.

Thomas Madden
Town of Greenburgh

Sabrina Magid
Advanced Dentistry of Westchester

Dan Malasky, Esq.
United States Tennis Association

Paul J. Marino, Esq.
Marino Partners, LLC

Michael Martinell Jr.
Today Media Inc.

Barbara McRae Robinson
The New York School for the Deaf

Justin J. Moundas
York International Agency, LLC

Richard Nightingale
Westhab, Inc.

Aaron Ondrey
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mark Pauletti
Arctic Mechanical, Inc

Edward Philipp
Rye YMCA

Tiffany Phipps
BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.

Michael Radosta
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Stefano Safaei
Ares Capital Advisors of Wedbush Securities

Sherry Saturno
Westchester Medical Center

Caitlin H. Snyder
Mercy College

Adam Stone
Examiner Media

Richard Thomas
NY AREA (Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance)

Franklin Vasquez
Mahopac National Bank

Peter Zimmar
Heritage Realty Services, LLC



Class of 2010

Michael Bodack
York International Agency, LLC

Clark Briffel
Reckson - a division of SL Green

Philip Bronzi
TD Bank

David Calabrese
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Dominick Crea
The PSP Group

Brian Crotty
Broadview Networks, Inc.

Brian Doyle
JP Doyle Restaurant & Celtic Corner

Noah Duarte
Gentle Giant Moving Company

Anthony Durante
Durante Rentals, LLC

Samuel Etre. Esq.
Etre Associates

Sheryl Frishman, Esq.
Frishman & Faber P.C.

Willem Gravett, Esq.
Gravett & Gravett

Cheryl Guerin
MasterCard Worldwide

Erin Guven, Esq.
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Patrick Halloran
O’Connor, Davies, Munns & Dobbins

Michael Hekle, Esq.
Jackson Lewis LLP

Jamie Johnson
American Golf Corporation

Ana Kostic
Regeneron

Michelle LaFond
Regeneron

Christopher Lauretani
Symmetry Physical Therapy
& Athletic Enhancement

Michael Lipowski
Pure Physique LLC

Matthew Lisk
Cushman & Wakefield

Michael Mandio
Louviers Mortgage Corporation

Chris Manson
C&C Technology Group

William Merz
The Westchester Bank

Egil Nilsen
Westchester Medical Center

Jason Nozil
Habitat for Humanity - Westchester

Edward Olebe
MasterCard Worldwide

Sandro Ore
Knowtoriouspig.com

DeAnne Ostrowski
Con Edison

Joseph Pizzimenti
Better Building Concepts,Inc.

Christina Rae
Buzz Creators, Inc.

Ronnie Ram
Inspiria Media

David Rubin, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital/
Westchester

Kristen Ruby
Ruby Media Group

Krishn Sharma, MD
Scoliosis & Spinal Surgery PC

John Tomlin, Esq.
Tomlin & Associates

Rich Turco
C.W. Brown, Inc.

Takisia Whites
Westhab, Inc.

Dylan Wood
Berlin Productions, Inc.



Class of 2009

Steve Abbattista
OLA Consulting Engineers, PC

Gino Bello
Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty

Jason Berger
All Shows Ticket Service

Jason Black
Reckson, A Division of SL Green

Matthew Bonilla
Pace University

Mark Boyland
Keller Williams Realty

Brian Carcaterra
Newmark Knight Frank

Joe Clarkin
Select Telecom, Inc.

Tammy Cuomo
Reckson, A Division of SL Green

Jim Dowling
Opus Advisory Group, LLC

Sean Casey Egan
Emma’s Ale House

Joanne Fernandez
Entergy Nuclear Northeast

Jason Friedland
Shleppers Moving & Storage

Robert Hariegel
MasterCard Worldwide

Felice Harris
Lois Bronz Children's Center

Christopher Jones
Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc.

Lauren B. Kaufman
Co-Communications, Inc.

Jonathan Kozak, Esq.
Jackson Lewis LLP

Matthew Kuchinsky
Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP

Kei Kurihara
Verizon

Caroline Lewittes
Thompson & Bender Inc.

Seth Mandelbaum, Esq.
McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP

Luisa Marciano
Abigail Kirsch

Marc Mazzarulli
The Mazzarulli Group

Marcie McGeehan
The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester

Peter Neglia
Westchester County Parks,
Recreation and Conservation

Michael Nicolosi
One Communications

Jeff Nyikos
Leros Point To Point, Inc.

Sedrick O'Connor
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
/Westchester Division

Adam Paget, Esq.
PuckAgency, LLC

David Richman
Rakow Commercial Realty Group, Inc.

Stephanie Russo-Pastilha
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester, Inc.

Dan Scavino
Trump National Golf Club

Michael Schneider
Boutique Media Group

Mike Seminara
Manhattanville College

Filipe Silva
KeyBank

Chris Steffanci
Heineken USA, Inc.

Melissa Thornton
Limousine Service of Westchester

Daniel Timins, Esq.
Timins & Durante LLP

Michael Timlin
Gold Shield Training Center



Class of 2008

Tetiana Anderson
The Weather Channel

Sergio Barrios
Heineken USA, Inc.

David Birnbaum
NOW! Smile Design
powered by MobileTek Labs

Althea Brown, Esq.
Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc.

Andrew Castellano
Sharc Creative, Inc.

Michael Cinicolo
GHP Office Realty

Michael Connors
C & F Consulting Engineering, PC

Jason Dorf
Little Missmatched, Inc

Yashekia Felder
IBM

Aaron Flagg
Music Conservatory of Westchester

Robert Flood
Huguenot National Inc.

Jodi Golinsky
MasterCard Worldwide

Shari Griffin
Verizon Communications

Joe Guilderson
Corporate Audio Visual Services

Sean Hanagan
Jackson Lewis, LLP

Gretchen Hilbrandt
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital
Westchester Division

Marianne Hoffman. Esq.
Jones Garneau, LLP

Howard Jacobs, Esq.
Krasdale Foods, Inc.

Bob Knight
Harrison Edwards
PR & Marketing, Inc.

Giorgio Kolaj
Famous Famiglia

J. Kenyon Lang
Cambium

Tracy Lasher
Westchester Magazine

Yury Lyalko
Grand Prix New York

Mark Mazzotta
Antipasti

John McCarron
McCarron Consulting Group, LLC.

Michael Morey
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer’s Office
Hudson Valley Region

Pamela Njapa-Minyard
Giolai

Sean O'Neil
One to One: Building Better Leaders

Christian Petroni
Peniche

Daniel Ratki
On The Spot Capital / Home Depot

Jose Reynoso
BNY Mellon Wealth Management

Gerry Riera
Family YMCA at Tarrytown

John Risi, Esq.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP.

Mike Sancimino
3RD ANGLE Technologies

Lori Sheldon
Entergy Nuclear Northeast

Leonard Tannenbaum
Fifth Street Management LLC

Bruce Walker
Consolidated Edison Company
of New York, Inc.

Roger Weems
Westchester Medical Center

Jason Wilson
Prudential Rand Realty

Susan Yom
City School District of New Rochelle



Class of 2007

Dana Barakat
Creators Media Group

Gregory Bassuk
IndexIQ Inc

Peter Belmont
C.W. Brown, Inc

Lori Bosio
IBM

Anthony Costello
Westchester Medical Center

Denise D'Amico
The Make-A-Wish Foundation

Robert DiDonato
Prudential Rand Realty

Timothy Donohue
Jones Lang LaSalle

JC Doornik
Chiromission / Westchester
Family Chiropractic & Wellness

Meghan French
Pace University

Gregg Garneau, Esq.
Jones Garneau LLP

Andrea Grimaldi
American Red Cross

Al Gutierrez
CB Richard Ellis

Jared Haines
Mercury Solar Systems

Lori Hall Armstrong
Office of Governor Elliott Spitzer

Donald Kelly
PRE Partners

Linda Kirkpatrick
MasterCard Worldwide

Peter Klein
Fidelco Realty Group

Jason Levy
Trueview Services

William Marsillo, Esq.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD.
Circle of Life Camp and Center

Thomas McDonough
Jackson Lewis LLP

Mary Lynn Mitcham
The Journal News

Bill Muzzio
SL Green Realty Corp.

Marie Orser
Westfair Business Publications

Matthew Parisi, Esq.
Bleakley Platt & Schmidt

David Pellon
New York Hospitality Group

Ingrid Richards
Village of Briarcliff

Tara Rosenblum
News 12 Westchester

Lawrence Ruggieri
Cushman & Wakefield

Andrew Samalin
Samalin Investment Counsel LLC

Anthony Schembri, CPA
Clarfeld Financial Advisors

Rabbi David Schuck
Pelham Jewish Center

Amy Silverman, MD
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Nicholas Simard
Bridge Business & Property
Brokers Inc/NMS Holdings, Inc.

David Simpson
The City of Yonkers

Simon Vukelj
The Pepsi Bottling Group

Francesca Weissman
Heineken USA

Kim Wheatley
The Westchester

Sarah Yanosy Sreedhar
Andrus Children's Center



Class of 2006

Anthony Artuso Jr.
Artuso Pastry

Angela Barranco
Office of the Yonkers City Council President

Eric Bassin
Solomon Schecter School of Westchester

Darrell Belcher
New York Hospitality Group

Matt Bloom
Blooms Restaurant

Noam Bramson
City of New Rochelle

Jena Butterfield
Westfair Communication

Kevin Cohen, Esq.
The Law Offices of Kevin Cohen

Suzanne Cortese CPA
Richard G Baccari & Co, LLP

Heidi Davidson
MasterCard International

Jonathon DeMarco
Citibank Commercial Markets Group

Anthony DeStefano
Opus Advisory Group, LLC

Robert Diaz
Mad Science

John Durante
Durante Equities

Paul Fegan Jr.
Clarfeld Financial Advisors

Jason Finkelberg
WHUD,WSPK,WLNA

Michelle Fisher
Consolidated Edison of NY

Steven Greenbush
CB Richard Ellis

Maja Hazell
Pace University School of Law

Marie Herrero-Cartularo
IMC Mortgage Co.

Christopher Jones
Progressive Solutions

Laura Katen
Katen Consulting, LLC

Alan Kaye
Select Signatures

Patricia Kercado
OrthoNet

Nick Liapunov
Strategies for Wealth Creation & Protection

Mike Love
Coffee Labs Roasters

John Monreal
Network Crazy

Aisha Moyla
Pace University

Shawyn Patterson-Howard
YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester

Cathy Pinsky
Pinsky Studio

Gary Ptak
Gary Ptak, LLC

Lisette Rodriguez
NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester

Craig Ruoff
Rakow Commercial Realty Group

James Schwanderla DDS
Private Practice

Eric Siles
MediaMax Network

Robert Steinberger
Fuji Photo Film USA

Dan Sullivan
Heineken USA

Jennifer Taylor
IBM

Scott Thompson
Fitness Together

Daniel Zelazny, MD
University Orthopaedics

Class of 2005

Avishan Amanat
Institute for Sensory Research

Lorelei Atalie Vargas
Andrus Children's Center

Richard P. Biondi II
Chiropractic Associates PC

David Block
CB Richard Ellis

Michael Bright
YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester

Lara Cohn
Steele Rose Communications

Mark French
WRNN-TV

Gregory Frisoli
Cushman Wakefield

Karen Gahl-Mills
Westchester Philharmonic

Ricardo Garcia
Etectonics

James Giangrande
Strategies for Wealth Creation and Protection

Carin Grossman
Northern Westchester Hospital

Harry Horowitz
Westchester Community College

Anne K. Jordan
Westfair Communications

Anthony Justic
Maier, Markey & Menashi LLP

Barbara Kapetanakes
Sleepy Hollow Family Resource Center

Kevin Kerrigan
Boy Scouts of America

Aaron Kershaw
West1Media Group

Mark R. LePage, AIA
Fivecat Studio / McCarthy LePage Architects, P.C.

Shari Lewitt
Westchester ARC

Suzette Lopane
Westchester County Department of Planning

Theodore Mathas
New York Life Insurance Company

Timothy McGarvey
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division

Rosa McLeish
The College of Westchester

Moises Mera
Tango Grill Restaurant

Shawn Miles
MasterCard International

John Moccia
The Rollins Agency

Jack Mortell
Professional Data Systems, Inc.

Andrew Moulton, MD
Westchester Medical Center

Timothy Murphy
MasterCard International

Michael Pollock
Ossining.com

Barry Powlishen
Citibank

Greg Rand
Prudential Rand Realty

Mark Santiago
Hudson Health Plan

Hector Santiago
Western Union

Deborah Scates
The Westchester

Adam Stark
Stark Business Solutions

Richard Stytzer
Antun's of Westchester

Robert Varriano
Clarfeld Financial Advisors, Inc.

Tatyana Zakharova
Merrill Lynch



Class of 2004

Steven A. Antico
Coastal Recovery

Richard Baccari
Richard G. Baccari & Co. LLP

Miguel Blanco
El Aguila

Marissa Brett
EastRidge Properties/Albert Ashforth

Robert Cioffi
Progressive Computing, Inc.

Frank Coloccia
Creative Technologies Group

Krista De Ruvo
Design Works NY, LLC

Kristina Feighan
Northeast Environmental

Warren Geller
Northern Westchester Hospital

Michael J. Goldrich
Natwell Technology Partners

Anthony Goncalves
Trotters Restaurant

Laurence Gottlieb
Entergy

George Gretsas
City of White Plains

Kathleen Gunn
White Plains Business Improvement District

Carmen Harvey
Food P.A.T.C.H

Susan Henner, Esq.
Susan B Henner Attorney at Law

Adam Ifshin
DLC Management/Delphi

Terrance Jackson
Circulation Experti

Sterling V. Jasper Jr., CFM
Merrill Lynch

Stephen J. Jones, Esq.
Jones, Sledzik, Garneau & Nardone, LLP

Carolyn Kepcher
Trump National Golf Club

Rick Kiefer
Network Crazy

Jim Kwik
Kwik Learning, LLC

Shannon Legere
American Heart Association

Scott Lindner
The Bank of New York

Patrick F. Lynch, P.E.
OLA Consulting Engineers, PC

Jessica MacFarlane
Homes for America Holdings

Stavros Maravegias
Scarsdale Metro Restaurant

William M. Mooney III
Plunkett & Jaffe, PC

Brian Nickerson
Pace University

Joshua Peirez
MasterCard International

Michael Potenza
Point & Click, Inc.

Marime Riancho
Heineken USA

Joanna Straub
Volunteer Center of United Way

Richard T. Suarez, CFP
Clarfeld Financial Advisors, Inc.

John Starks
Westchester Wildfire

Dan Strempel
Westfair Communications, Inc.

Anthony Trama
The Creators

Alan J. Weiss, CPA, CVA
William Greene & Co. LLP

Jon Yanofsky
Paramount Center for the Arts