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Rocco Platino Title: Managing partner, Rotenberg & Co. LLP Age: 58 Home: Perinton Education: B.S., accounting, Syracuse University, 1972 Family: Wife, Christine; daughters Lisa, 31, Laura, 28, Suzanne, 25 Hobbies: Spending time with family, playing golf, reading, gardening Quote: “Our ...

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Building the business by the numbers

East Rochester native Rocco Platino serves as managing partner of CPA firm Rotenberg & Co. Rocco Platino planned to be a biologist. The 58-year-old East Rochester native enrolled at the SUNY College of Environmental Services and Forestry at Syracuse University ...

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Peter Rodgers Title: Managing partner, Lacy Katzen LLP Age: 55 Education: B.A. in history, Fordham University, 1973; J.D. University at Buffalo Law School, 1976 Family: Wife, Pamela; sons, Stephen, 26, John, 22 Residence: Brighton Outside Activities: Running, bicycling, reading history, ...

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Law firm’s leader finds its size is just right

For Craig Yunker, Lacy Katzen LLP is just the right size. The law firm is “big enough to have a diversity of talent but small enough to give you personal service.” The owner of CY Farms LLC in Genesee County ...

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John Erbland Position: President and CEO, Genesee Precision Inc. Education: B.S. in economics, St. Bonaventure University, 1973; executive development program graduate, James Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1991 Age: 55 Family: Wife, Debra; identical twin daughters, Alissa and ...

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CEO finds a home leading a small firm

John Erbland believes his interest in manufacturing may have been sparked by a visit he made as an undergrad to the welding business run by his father, Robert, in Italy. “I remember being fascinated by the whole operation,” Erbland says. ...

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Taking turnarounds to success

One look at Jeffrey Jones’ resume and immediately the word “rescue” stands out at as a leitmotif. While it never was something he set out to do, somehow rescuing is something Jones always has done. From boats to people to ...

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Position: Founder, president and CEO, JC Jones & Associates LLC Education: B.S. in accounting, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1975 Age: 57 Family: Wife, Mary Jane; daughter, Sarah, 26; sons Benjamin, 25, and Timothy, 20. Residence: Fairport Outside activities: Sailing and ...

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Striking the right keys at his organization

Richard Nowlin does not want this story to be about him. Growth in revenues and programs-and a reinvigorated sense of hope-at the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. have less to do with Nowlin, he insists, than with the exceptional musicians, staff, ...

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Richard Nowlin Title: President and CEO, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. Age: 45 Education: B.A. in speech and theater, Indiana University Southeast, 1985 Family: Partner, Donald Strand Residence: Irondequoit Quote: “My definition of who I am and how I operate-I actually ...

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This health care leader follows a new path

The first thing you notice about John Urban is his size. The president of the Greater Roch-ester Health Foundation stands well over six feet tall. He would not look entirely out of place on an NFL defensive line. Yet despite ...

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John Urban Title: President, Greater Rochester Health Foundation Age: 58 Education: B.S. in theater arts, Syracuse University, 1971; MPA in health policy, Syracuse University, 1973 Family: Single; sons Brodie, 34, and Nicholas, 27; granddaughter, Brenna, 9 weeks Residence: Rochester’s East ...

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This leader aims to have his firm soaring

Craig Cairns will not, cannot, forget, though he wonders whether others feel the same. Not that he could forget, even if he wanted to, seeing the first Boeing 767 jetliner pierce the World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan on ...

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Craig Cairns Title: President, Howe and Rusling Inc. Age: 42 Home: Pittsford Education: B.S., economics and history, St. Bonaventure University, 1986; MBA, finance, University of Rochester William E. Simon School of Business Administration, 1995 Family: Wife, Pamela; sons Matthew, 18; ...

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This CEO lifts his company?s fortunes

James Malvaso did not know a recent trip to the drugstore in Greene, a small Southern Tier community, would cause such a stir. But as president and CEO of the Raymond Corp., Chenango County’s largest employer, Malvaso did just that. ...

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