Ralph Dangelmaier ’88, ceo

BlueSnap
A 25-year veteran of the payments industry, Ralph led BlueSnap to be a payments leader in Global eCommerce. Ralph has spent his career creating products for retailers, processors and financial institutions, while growing both public and private companies.

Ralph served as the President of ACI Worldwide and was the former CEO of P&H Solutions, the pioneer of web-based cash management. He was also named one of the Top 50 SaaS CEOs as well as a finalist in the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year program.

Richard DeAgazio, principal

Ironside Associates LLC
Richard DeAgazio was President of Boston Capital Services, a NASD broker dealer (1981-2007). He was responsible for the sales and marketing of public fund investments to 400 investment firms, raising over $3.4 billion for its investment funds though financial planner insurance and investment firms.

Mr. DeAgazio was EVP and a member of the Executive Committee of this major diversified, real estate and investment firm, serving clients worldwide. Through its various investment funds, Boston Capital owns over $12 billion in real estate assets. Its operating companies include an equity investment firm, an institutional advisory firm, and a National Association of Securities Dealers Inc. (NASD) licensed broker-dealer. Boston Capital is the fourth largest owner of apartment complexes in the United States and the tenth largest owner of real estate overall.

Bob Reyers, venture capitalist

Robert Reyers had an entrepreneurial calling, starting his first business at the age of 16 and receiving his first patent at the age of 18. After college, Mr. Reyers started in the brokerage business as a retail broker. He went on to become principal at the brokerage firm, Janey Montgomery Scott. Leaving the retail sector, he became a partner in a venture capital firm, Richmond House. At Richmont House, they purchased and financed over 300 firms. Some of the success were Dirt Devil, Apple, Alphabet, and Avon. After 30 years, he left to start his own family office. Mr. Reyers enjoys sports. He played rugby for over 25 years and polo for over 40 years.

Robert Spencer, associate professor of management

Stonehill College
Mr. Spencer began his career as a tax consultant with Ernst & Young where he represented public and private companies, partnerships, professional sports clubs, exempt organizations and individuals in all aspects of tax compliance and planning.

Mr. Spencer was a founder, treasurer, chief financial officer, and Director of AdvantageHealth Corp., a NASDAQ listed 6,500-employee health care company that was the largest provider of medical rehabilitation services in New England. Mr. Spencer engineered AdvantageHealth’s leveraged buyout, initial public offering and eventual sale by merger.

Elif Sisli Ciamarra, associate professor of finance

Stonehill College
Professor Sisli Ciamarra joined Stonehill College in 2017. She teaches Corporate Finance and Entrepreneurial Finance. She is also a faculty member for Our Generation Speaks (OGS), a fellowship program and incubator to create high-impact ventures. Previously, she taught at Brandeis University International Business School and Heller School for Social Policy and Management.