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Leading the chase for commercial banking

Robert Ryan’s ability to read people has led to success and a 19-year career at the Chase Manhattan Bank. Ryan, 42, is senior vice president and commercial banking region executive for Chase. He manages 60 employees who serve more than ...

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Robert Ryan Title: Senior vice president and region executive for Chase Manhattan Bank Age: 42 Family: Wife, Cynthia; daughter, Carla, 10; son, Robert Jr., 5 Education: B.S. in business administration, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., 1980; MBA, University of Pittsburgh, 1981 ...

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Engineering the turnaround at ViaHealth

Thomas Litz has a bunch of tiny buildings, little locomotives and 900 feet of scaled-down railroad track still packed away in more than a dozen boxes at the Mendon home he and his wife, Linda McClean, moved into a few ...

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Title: CEO of ViaHealth Age: 54 Home: Mendon Education: B.S. in social welfare administration, 1970, Temple University, Philadelphia; M.S. in health services and hospital administration, 1975, Cornell University, Ithaca; J.D., 1990, the State University-Rutgers, New Brunswick, N.J. Family: Wife, Linda ...

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Kim Hackett:
Turning a collection into a cohesive team

In grade school Kim Hackett had two paper routes: one before school and one after. Unlike his peers, however, he completed his on a unicycle, raking in tips. The CEO of Rochester Auto Collection has been refining the process of ...

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Kim Hackett Title: CEO, Rochester Auto Collection Age: 45 Home: Pittsford Education: attended University of Northern Iowa at Cedar Falls, majored in psychology and sociology Family: Son, Drew, 16 Hobbies: Riding motorcycles, flying airplanes, work Drives: Lincoln Navigator Quote: “So ...

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Terrence Diehl:
Out of the deep rough and onto the green

The memorabilia adorning Terrence Diehl’s office at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. are vivid reminders of Diehl’s successful present and his promising future, but also of places in his past where he vows never to return. Some of them-photos ...

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Terrence Diehl Title: Senior vice president, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. Age: 50 Family: Wife, Laura; sons, Matthew, 30; John, 27; Graham, 23; Colin, 22; daughter, Alexandra, 1 High School: Aquinas Institute College: Attended University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., ...

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Carole Cobb:
Cultivating rapid growth at a biotech firm

Carole Cobb can take a red-eye flight, go straight to work and still be ready to face the challenges a day at a fast-growing biotech firm might bring. As senior vice president of global supply at Genencor International Inc., the ...

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Title: Senior vice president of global supply, Genencor International Inc. Age: 42 Home: Honeoye Falls Education: B.S. in biochemistry and cell molecular biology, B.S. in chemical engineering, SUNY at Buffalo, 1981; MBA in finance, University of Rochester’s William E. Simon ...

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William Palma Title: Cybertech Wireless Inc. chairman, president and CEO Age: 39 Family: Girlfriend, Mary Lee Guy; daughter, Ashley Palma, 16 Interests: Scuba diving, skiing, golf, gadgets Previous Job: Firefighter License Plate: CBTEK Quote: “I think I like the challenge ...

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William Palma:
Firing up an entrepreneurial venture

Creating a business is nothing new for William Palma. But after starting a handful of modest mom-and-pop shops, the former firefighter’s newest venture is red-hot. Cybertech Wireless Inc., a wireless provider of voice and data service, allows the experienced entrepreneur ...

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Ursula Burns Title: Xerox Corp. corporate senior vice president and senior vice president of Corporate Strategic Services Age: 42 Education: B.S. in mechanical engineering, the Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York City, 1980; M.S. in mechanical engineering, Columbia University, ...

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Ursula Burns:
Confident in her ability to lead company

A lot is resting on Ursula Burns’ shoulders. Named senior vice president of Xerox Corp.’s Corporate Strategic Services in July, Burns oversees the document company’s vast manufacturing and supply organizations. Ultimate responsibility for Xerox’s performance sits not with Burns but ...

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Douglas Brush Title: President and CEO, Sentry Group Age: 46 Home: Victor Education: B.A. in administration, the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1977 Family: Wife, Christine; son, Jared, 5; daughter, Karli, 3 Civic Activities: Vice chairman, Industrial Management Council; member, ...

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