Class Notes

By Peggy Bolstetter | Fall 2014

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James (Jim) Corr (BBA ACCT) has been appointed the executive VP and CFO of Scivantage®, a Global FinTech 100 technology provider of information-enabled software.

Pete Disser (BBA FIN) is pleased to share that his son, Jack is a member of Notre Dame’s incoming freshman class. Jack is planning to enroll in Mendoza and study finance. Disser also shares that he recently ran the Indanapolis Mini-Marathon with fellow alumni Kevin Hipskind and Kevin Kennedy (both BBA FIN ‘90) and Joe Cripe (BBA ACCT ‘86) and Ray Kennedy (ND ‘87). Disser is CFO of NIPSCO.

Sean Fitzpatrick (BBA ACCT) has been named the managing director of North American Research Solutions at LexisNexis Legal & Professional. Fitzpatrick is responsible for the U.S. research business, which delivers information resources and insights to legal professionals in law firms, corporations and government. He also oversees the company’s Canadian business operations. 

Michael Flynn (BBA FIN), CFA, has joined Wedbush Securities Capital Markets Group as managing director and head of the municipal securities division.

James Rojas (BBA ACCT) has joined HBR Consulting LLC as managing director and corporate development officer. Rojas has more than 20 years of experience in finance, management consulting, and mergers and acquisitions.


Scott Smith (BBA FIN) has been hired by City National Bank to serve as senior vice president and manager of its commercial banking team in San Francisco. Smith will help lead City National’s commercial banking activities throughout the Bay Area.


Frederick W. Ahlholm (BBA ACCT) has been appointed vice president of finance and CFO at Minerva Neurosciences, a leader in the development of new therapies to treat neuropsychiatric diseases and disorders.


Scott C. Malpass (MBA), Notre Dame’s VP and CIO, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from Chief Investment Officer (CIO) magazine during ceremonies in December. In CIO’s announcement of the award, Malpass was praised as “an investor (who) grew alongside the endowment, both becoming among the most respected in the institutional universe.”

John Pietrowicz (BBA ACCT) has been promoted to senior managing director and CFO of CME Group. Pietrowicz has been with the company since 2003 and has been serving most recently as senior managing director, corporate development and finance and deputy CFO.

Stephen Rolfs (BBA ACCT) has been apointed SVP and CFO of Sensient Technologies Corporation SXT. Rolfs, who joined Sensient in 1997, currently serves as SVP, administration.


Martin Dunn (BBA FIN) is a corporate finance partner based in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to his career in private law, Dunn spent 20 years at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, having served as chief counsel, deputy director and acting director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, as a highly respected counselor to public companies.

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