Bryant Stories

A force to be reckoned with: Melissa Ellard '13

An inner circle that includes Bryant alumni and faculty help her navigate the complexities of her startup company. "You have to have a team with different skill sets," she says.

03.28.14

Kristin L. Fraser ’94, ’99 MBA: Counseling clients the world over

She's built a successful international career upon a solid Bryant foundation of undergraduate and graduate programs in accounting, business, and entrepreneurship.

03.28.14

Jay Weinberg ’85: Find a problem, develop a solution

The chance to develop his own company came after inroads at EDS and Leo Burnett as an “intrapreneur.”

03.27.14

Scott DePasquale ’94: Be unbound and take risks

“The biggest thing I’ve learned is that I don’t know anything,” he says. “It’s important to have the ability to adapt and to put your ego aside.”

03.27.14

Daryl Crockett ’82: Master business basics, be a problem solver

“Investors like shiny things,” she says, “but you need to be able to read a profit and loss statement and be a problem solver.”

03.27.14

Bryant curriculum boosted Brian Cotter ’95 at Wharton and in his early career

“Bryant’s business focus made it unusual back in the day. Today, it benefits from that heritage,” says the co-founder of PSG Global Solutions, an offshore recruiting company.

03.27.14

David Glickman '91 carves out a new career and lifestyle

A lesson learned at Bryant still resonates: “Commodities equals death.” He stepped away from commodities and founded Vermont Butcher Block & Board.

03.27.14

Fast track in the venture capital industry: Jennifer Schwall '11

Schwall came to Bryant with an entirely different career path in mind: corporate attorney. Faculty mentors and a venture capital internship ignited her passion for finance.

03.27.14

Success as a serial entrepreneur: Joseph M. D'Ambrose '08

Before he was 23, this sociology major had established a business with more than 200 clients; it's now one of Connecticut's leading e-design studios.

03.27.14

Accomplished scholar and outstanding teacher: David N. Ricchiute '70

"Bryant awakened me to a professional career that became my life’s work," says this award-winning professor of accountancy at the University of Notre Dame.

03.27.14

One of Canada’s most powerful women: Diane Kazarian ’83

A senior partner at PwC Canada, she considers the relationship-building skills learned early in her childhood and further developed at Bryant as the key to her success.

03.27.14

Bryant professor a ‘Woman of Distinction’

Sandra Enos, Ph.D., professor of Sociology and Service Learning, is being honored this month in a photo exhibition of "Rhode Island Women of Distinction."

03.12.14