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Class Notes

May 5, 2020

Joseph Linzon ’15 and Julie Nozet (A&S ’17), Co-Owners of Corner Juice, have created a University Hospital juice donation drive as a way to give back to the community and support UVA doctors and staff members who continue to work during the coronavirus pandemic. They also adjusted their business model to provide contactless services such as curbside pickup and delivery, and added an essentials kit of fruits and vegetables to their online menu.

May 5, 2020

Jonathan D. Morris ’99 has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ImageWare® Systems Inc., a leader in identity management software. Morris has more than 23 years of experience as a finance executive, holding key roles in financial management, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, merchant banking, and investment banking. His career includes key leadership positions with a large private family office in New York, where he led principal investments and structuring. He also had key roles with the Blackstone Group, Credit Suisse, Gain Capital, and Lombard, Odier et Cie. Most recently, he joins ImageWare from American Patriot Brands, a provider of consumer staples, where he served as CFO.

Liza Borches
May 4, 2020

Liza Borches '97 is President and CEO of Carter Myers Automotive. The dealership's dedicated staff has been helping members of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including running essential errands, keeping first-responder vehicles in working order, and making deliveries for Meals on Wheels.

Anton Levy
May 1, 2020

Anton Levy '96 was recently name to ForbesMidas List 2020 for his investments in tech. A familiar face on the list each year since 2014, the Co-President, Managing Director, and Global Head of General Atlantic’s Technology sector placed #74 in 2020 for leading the growth equity firm’s investment in business communication platform Slack.

March 31, 2020

Josh Anton '14, Founder and CEO of X-Mode, is working with company partner Tectonix to examine location data from Italy, China, and Seattle for insights into social distancing and movement in these areas hit heavily by COVID-19.

March 31, 2020

Alex Wu ’07, HomeCourt Founding Team Member, is helping athletes and communities stay active and healthy. His company is offering all HomeCourt features for free through the end of April 2020.

Alice Tomdio
March 31, 2020

Alice Tomdio (M.S. in Accounting ’09), Director for PwC's Capital Markets Services Group, joined CNBC Africa March 10, 2020, to review the performance of Africa’s capital markets.

 

Jaime Vasquez
March 31, 2020

Jaime Vasquez ’03 (M.S. in Accounting ’04), equity shareholder with national law firm Chamberlain Hrdlicka, has been named to the 2020 Texas Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine. Part of the national Super Lawyers rating service, Texas Rising Stars recognizes the best attorneys age 40 or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Vasquez concentrates his practice on federal, state, and international transactional and tax controversy matters. He has counseled clients in civil tax litigation matters, handling cases before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is board certified in tax law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Vasquez is also a CPA and has provided defense in criminal tax matters, successfully resolving cases before the IRS Criminal Investigation Division. He's been named to Texas Rising Stars for seven consecutive years, since 2014. He was also named “Outstanding Lawyer” by San Antonio Business Journal and “Lawyer of the Year” for San Antonio in Litigation & Controversy—Tax in 2019 by Best Lawyers in America. He’s been listed on Best Lawyers in America for the past three years.

Katrina Sherrerd
March 31, 2020

Katrina Sherrerd ’79 (Ph.D. Darden ’87), CEO of Research Associates, has been named to Barron’s inaugural list of the "100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance."

Rick Paschal
March 4, 2020

Rick Paschal '82 (Darden '89) is CFO of TaylorMade Golf Company, where he is responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury, and information technology operations. Paschal has more than 20 years of extensive global business and finance experience, with both publicly held and privately owned companies. Before TaylorMade, he spent three years as CFO and Treasurer for Varsity Brands, a $2 billion private equity-owned business and the market leader in team sports, school spirit, and achievement recognition. Before Varsity Brands, Paschal served more than seven years at Coach in a number of executive financial and operating roles, most notably involved in developing Coach’s international portfolio. Before Coach, Paschal held executive financial, business development, and strategy roles with a number of global market leaders, including Nestlé, Godiva, Pillsbury, and Häagen-Dazs. He has lived across the globe, including North America, Europe, and Asia.

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