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Robert Ryder Position: Executive vice president and chief financial officer, Constellation Brands Inc. Education: B.S. in accounting, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pa., 1982 Age: 47 Family: Wife, Michele; daughters, Sarah, 15, and Claire, 12; son, Christopher, 7 Residence: Pittsford Outside ...

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Uncorking the firm’s fiscal strategies

Serving on the executive management team of a multibillion-dollar company is exactly where Robert Ryder wants to be. “With a (multibillion-dollar) company, stuff is happening all the time,” Ryder says. “That’s what I like, the variety, dealing with 20 different ...

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Russell Bullock Title: President, chairman and CEO, Erdman Anthony and Associates Inc. Age: 55 Education: B.S., civil engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., 1974; M.S., engineering management, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1982 Family: Wife, Robin; daughter, Erin, 27; son, Jonathan, 23 ...

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Designing his firm’s growth

Russell Bullock’s father says his son was a sharp kid growing up-always seemed to get along with people in his hometown of Niagara Falls. He was good in math, his father says, and from an early age showed an analytical ...

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Composing the future for Eastman School

Being “hottest” sure beats being tepid, the new dean of the Eastman School of Music says. Kidding aside, Douglas Lowry says the Eastman School deserves its spot on the 2008 Kaplan/Newsweek list of the 25 hottest schools across a range ...

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Douglas Lowry Position: Dean, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester Education: Bachelor of music, University of Arizona, 1974; two master’s degrees, University of Southern California, trombone performance, 1976; orchestral conducting, 1978 Age: 55 Family: Wife, Marcia; children: Jennifer, 26; ...

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The right prescription for change

Last year, when Unity Health System chief operating officer Stewart Putnam asked Michael Nazar M.D. to add management of its community services program to his duties as the director of Unity’s more than 20 system-owned medical and dental practices, Nazar ...

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Michael Nazar M.D. Title: Vice president of primary care and community services, Unity Health System Age: 55 Home: Rochester Education: B.A. in German literature, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., 1975; M.D., University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Conn., 1982 Family: ...

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Brewing a new future at High Falls

It is logical that a self-professed beer lover now oversees operations at Rochester’s High Falls Brewing Co. LLC. It is not quite as logical that the beer lover’s college degree is in accounting. “Everyone stereotypes a financial person as that ...

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Norman Snyder Jr. Title: President and CEO, High Falls Brewing Co. LLC Age: 46 Home: Wilton, Conn., and Rochester Education: B.S. in accounting, SUNY Albany, 1983 Family: Wife, Michaela; sons Cullen, 15; Madison, 14; Trey, 7; Cole, 5; Merrick, 2 ...

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CEO focuses on a healthy growth rate

Jeffrey Markin is rich-in expertise, creativity and kindness. The president and CEO of VirtualScopics Inc. has a tireless capacity to think outside the box, those who know him well say, and the dossier of examples is heavy, dating back to ...

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Jeffrey Markin Title: President and CEO, VirtualScopics Inc. Age: 49 Education: B.S., industrial engineering, SUNY Buffalo, 1980; MBA, Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, 1992 Family: Wife, Shawn; daughters, Shannon, 22, and Kelsey, 15; son Ryan, 20 Residence: ...

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A key player as UR takes center stage

When 200 students took over a University of Rochester administration building in a 1999 protest, the first thing Paul Burgett did was order pizza for them. The students had staged a sit-in to demand progress on issues around diversity, such ...

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Paul Burgett Position: Vice president, gerneral secretary and senior adciser to the president Education: Bachelor of music, 1968; M.A., 1972; Ph.D. in music education, 1976, Eastman School of Music Age: 61 Family: Wife, Catherine Valentine, professor of sociology and founding ...

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Marquett Smith Title: Upstate New York regional president, Verizon Wireless Inc. Age: 44 Education: B.S. in marketing, Radford University, Reston, Va., 1985; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management Executive Management Program, certificate completed 2001 Family: Wife, Rhonda; daughter, ...

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