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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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Leader sees growth on horizon

Marquett Smith-named president of Verizon Wireless Inc.’s upstate region in January-puts his top priority as growing the company’s leading market share in the region. The road to accomplishing that goal, Smith says, lies in “enhancing the customer experience and building ...

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Manjeet Dhariwal Position: CEO, Netsmartz LLC; president, Netsmartz Group (holding company) Education: Rochester Institute of Technology, B.A. in computer engineering, 1995; Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, MBA, 1999; Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, ...

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CEO finds success with searches

Crisp attire and a smooth manner are but accessories for Manjeet Dhariwal. With poise as distinguished as his, one expects a title more stately than CEO-diplomat maybe or colonel. Colleagues and friends call him charming-a gentleman, they say. But the ...

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Steve Isaacs Position: Executive director, Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Inc. Education: B.S., plant sciences, Cornell University School of Agriculture and Life Sciences, 1981; master’s degree in management, Keuka College, 2004 Age: 48 Family: Partner, Donna Hourihan Residence: Penn ...

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Planting seeds for growth

What do you get when you mix a horticulturist with an economic developer? The new executive director of the Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Inc. Steve Isaacs, 48, took over the position in April after serving for a decade ...

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Ashok Rao Title: Dean, E. Philip Saunders College of Business, Rochester Institute of Technology Education: B.S., electrical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1963; M.S., electrical engineering, University of Iowa, 1964; Ph.D., industrial and management engineering, University of Iowa, 1968 Age: ...

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