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dEAN GARY FRASER ASSOCIATE Dean of NYU Stern School of Business

Dr. Gary Fraser is currently Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at NYU Stern with a focus on Inclusion, Diversity, Belonging, and Equity for all members of the NYU Stern community.  Most recently, he was Assistant Dean of Full Time Student Affairs at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where he was responsible for overseeing Academic Affairs, Student Engagement, and Leadership Development for full time MBA students. While at UCLA Anderson, Dr. Fraser taught Real World Challenges Leaders Face and developed and taught Leadership Development at Anderson and Anderson Leadership Development Year Two: Your Next Life. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Dean at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and from 2000-2012 served as Assistant Dean of the Office of Career Development and then Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Dean of Students at NYU Stern.

Prior to working in Higher Education, Dr. Fraser held positions in brand management at the Hanes Corporation, the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, and Mondelez International. He received his EdD from the University of Pennsylvania where his dissertation was entitled, A Case Study in Leadership Development at Select U.S. Graduate Business Schools. Dr. Fraser received his MBA from NYU Stern, where he served as President of the Association of Hispanic and Black Business Students, was a recipient of New York University’s President’s Service Award, and was selected as the student speaker at NYU Stern’s Convocation ceremonies. His Bachelor of Science is from Syracuse University, where among other things, he was named captain of the Syracuse University Intercollegiate Debate Team. 

In addition serving as a board member for the Forté Foundation, Dr. Fraser is Board Chair of Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles and has previously served on the board for the Los Angeles chapter of Minds Matter.


STEWART KRENTZMAN Associate Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business

Stewart Krentzman has executive management experience across the technology, consumer package goods; and healthcare segments. Stew is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Oki Data Americas, a $425 million company specializing in imaging and biometric technology. He was selected as one of “The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in Technology.” His career began at consumer package goods giant Unilever where he served in various marketing and sales roles, including Director of Marketing for the Lipton tea brands during the tea wars with Snapple and Tetley and as Director of Marketing for Condiments and Fruit Snacks. He also developed the national sales strategy for Equal, the sugar substitute. In the healthcare segment, Stew developed an expansion strategy at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weil Cornell Medical Center. He also helped lead a project that explored implementing a concierge medicine model for the United Arab Emirates. In May 2014, he was nominated to serve as one of three consumer representatives to the Medical Practitioner Review Panel - State of New Jersey. The panel is responsible to review medical malpractice and health care facility or health maintenance organization privilege cases. Stew currently leads several entrepreneurial activities, including Dollarwatcher, Inc., a hyper-local mobile and web based technology platform, The BBQ Cleaner, LLC, which has grown to 196 locations, New Taste Dimensions Foods, Inc. a company that specializes in gluten bonding, and he has consulted with the McDonald's Corporation in the USA, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Stew and his brand teams have won several industry awards for advertising and consumer promotion. He has been instructing at New York University since 2004.


FRAN GORMLEY Associate Professor of Marketing, NYU Stern School of Business

Fran Gormley is a highly successful serial entrepreneur in branding and innovation. In 1992, she founded Gormley & Partners and eight years later sold it and opened the Greenwich Marketing Group. Professor Gormley’s relationship with clients and their brands has endured for decades through changes of ownership in her company and client mergers. Over the years, her clients have included: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Healthcare, J.P. Morgan Chase & Company, Citibank, MasterCard, Bausch + Lomb, Novartis and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Professor Gormley has led the strategic development for a wide range of brands, including Johnson’s Neutrogena, Band-Aid Brand, Rogaine, Carefree, and Aveeno. She has a solid track record of innovation in financial services—most notably, Chase Freedom, one of the most successful credit card launches ever. Professor Gormley also championed the creation of two new brands in for Bausch + Lomb: Biotrue, a highly successful global eye health brand, and Naturelle, a fast growing cosmetic contact lens brand in Asia. Prior to her consulting career, Professor Gormley was Director of Positioning, New Products, & Advertising at Citibank Card Services. She began her career at Young & Rubicam in New York.


Sonia marciano Clinical Full Professor of Management and Organizations, NYU Stern School of Business

Sonia Marciano joined New York University Stern School of Business as a Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2007. Prior to joining NYU Stern, Professor Marciano taught Strategy at Columbia Business School and was an Institute Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Harvard University's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. In Chicago, Professor Marciano was also a Clinical Professor of Management and Strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management for eight years, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at the University of Chicago. Professor Marciano has worked in the consulting, banking, and insurance industries, and has taught executive education courses for Ernst & Young and Abbott Laboratories, among others. Professor Marciano received her BA with honors, her MBA and her PhD in Business Economics and Industrial Organization, all from the University of Chicago.

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Thomaï Serdari, PhD is a strategist in luxury marketing and branding. She applies a unique approach to solving brand problems based on advanced critical, conceptual, analytic, and quantitative skills and has developed frameworks specifically applicable to the challenges of the luxury market. She helps clients launch, grow, and successfully manage luxury brands. She is an expert on luxury and actively studies, values, and reports on companies or funds that operate and invest within the luxury goods market. 

Prof. Serdari has been teaching at New York University since 2004 and at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business since 2012, where she developed the core courses for the Luxury Marketing specialization. She is the Director of the Fashion & Luxury MBA at NYU Stern.