Braun C. Keiss


Braun C. Kiess is a successful financial executive, serial entrepreneur, educator and investor. With over 17 years of experience in a diverse range of industries, Mr. Kiess’ professional roles have included: Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Vice President of Sales & Marketing, and Director of Business Development.

Brett Fielo

Director, JK Design

Brett Fielo is Director of Interactive Business Development at JK Design.  Brett has over 15 years experience as a technology professional. As the Director of Interactive Business Development at JK Design, Brett is responsible for strategizing, analyzing and designing interactive solutions for clients. Brett teaches the Mobile App Development From Concept to Market.

Chand Sishta

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Chand Sishta is a regulatory affairs professional in the pharmaceutical industry in NJ where he currently provides global strategic support for products that are beyond their patent exclusivity in the therapeutic areas of anti-infectives, anti-retrovirals, inflammatory disease, pain medications, and other products

Christie Nelson

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Christie Nelson is an Assistant Research Professor at CCICADA (Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis), a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence, at Rutgers University.

David Ogunrinde

Creative Director at Inkroots

Simply put, I love the language of great design! I've been using pictures to say a thousand words for over 10 yrs as an experienced Creative Director, Graphic Designer, and Marketing/Communications professional, with industry-varied experience.

Dr. Kushary is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Rutgers Camden. He is also the concentration coordinator for the Actuarial Science concentration and teaches courses in Actuarial Sciences and Analytics.

Dipanjan Nag

CEO and President of Prediqtus

Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag is an expert in technology transfer and commercialization and has worked in this field for the past 20+ years. He teaches the Fundamentals of Intellectual Property.

Dr. Lindy Ryan


An active member of the New Jersey Big Data Alliance, LINDY RYAN teaches visual analytics at Rutgers University. She is an active researcher at the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute. Prior to joining academia, Ryan led research and analyst activities in data discovery and visual analytics for Radiant Advisors, an advisory firm in the data science industry. She remains a respected analyst in the data visualization community.

John L. Sullivan


John L Sullivan is a results-oriented Sales and Marketing Executive with strong leadership skills and a proven record of obtaining bottom-line results through innovative approaches to customer needs.

Kathleen Cashman

Faculty, PSM Program and President, Cashman Consulting LLC

Kathleen B. Cashman is faculty member of the PSM program and is also the President of Cashman Consulting LLC, an International Management Consulting and Training firm. She teaches the communication & leadership courses and "executive coaches" all students in the program.

Kristina Kannheiser is a Senior Formulation Chemist at Presperse, a cosmetic raw material supplier.  She has years of formulating experience in the cosmetic industry. Currently, her focus is in skin care and sun protection. Prior to Presperse, Kristina worked in contract manufacturing creating finished products for the skin, color, and sun protection markets.

Lars Sorensen

Head of Student Computing, Rutgers U.

Lars Sorensen is the head of Student Computing for the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers University.  He does research on Computer Science Education topics and manages the CAVE, a collaborative instructional computer lab he built for the Rutgers Computer Science Department in 2010. He teaches the Python for Data Science course for MBS.

Lawrence Horowitz

Senior Advisor at Outcome Capital

Professor Horowitz is a Senior Advisor at Outcome Capital and brings deep corporate and strategic expertise in the medical technology space.

Linda Anthony

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Linda Anthony has a passion for working at disciplinary interfaces and across organizational boundaries. Her career includes 20+ years in chemical and materials R&D at AT&T Bell Laboratories and successors Lucent Technologies & Agere Systems and 12+ years in graduate STEM education at Rutgers, where she program-managed 2 NSF “IGERT” doctoral training grants before joining PSM.

Lisa Woodley

Vice President of Experience Design at NTT Data

Lisa Woodley has been leading customer experience, branding, and marketing strategies for Fortune 500 companies for more than 15 years. Her work is based on the idea that, in the most successful interactions, form serves function.

Mark Burgess

President of Blue Focus Marketing

Professor Burgess is the President of Blue Focus Marketing® LLC, an award-winning social brand consultancy that helps build brands from inside out. 

Mark Robson


As Dean of Agricultural and Urban Programs I develop and implement degree and non-degree undergraduate and graduate programs in entrepreneurial and innovative education in the agricultural sciences. The major targets careers in agricultural education and extension, government service, and agribusiness as well as an owner/operator of farming enterprises.

Matthew Sills

Drug Discovery & Development

Dr. Matthew Sills worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the area of drug discovery for 27 years at both large pharmaceutical and small biotechnology companies. 

Michael C. Trachtenberg

CEO of Greenhouse Gas Industries LLC

Dr. Trachtenberg is the CEO of Greenhouse Gas Industries LLC, a research and development company that focuses on green technologies. 

Michael Shakarjian

Drug Discovery & Development

Dr Shakarjian is an adjunct faculty at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Medicine and teaches the Drug Discovery from Concept to Market course for MBS.

Paul Meers


Dr. Paul Meers is Undergraduate Program Director, Instructor and Researcher in Biotechnology as well as Co-Director of the Biotechnology and Genomics Concentration in the Masters in Business and Science Program.

Ricardo Diez

Personal Care Science

Dr Ricardo Diez, has been working in the cosmetic industry for more than 35 years holding senior positions in the R&D and Product Development Laboratories in companies that develop and market cosmetic products (Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Chanel) as well as in companies that manufacture cosmetic ingredients (Miranol, Stepan, Witco).

Ronnie Battista

UX Practice Lead at Slalom

Ronnie Battista is a senior executive with over 17 years experience visioning and delivering creative and profitable cross-channel interactive experiences with bottom line impact.

Steele G. Arbeeny

President of SNP America

Steele is the architect of numerous mission critical systems in the technology, financial services, med/pharma, direct marketing and other industries. He continues to provide the companies with innovative design and skilled leadership in all technology projects.

Steven Richman


Dr. Richman was Director for High Availability and Secure Networks at Alcatel-Lucent’s and Lucent Technology’s Bell Labs and Data Networking Systems organizations. He now teaches systems engineering and cybersecurity in the MBS program.

Thomas A. Bryant

Adjunct Professor

Dr. Tom Bryant works on the edges between entrepreneurial business and public policy on one side, and technological innovation on the other. He earned his Ph.D. from MIT in science and technology policy analysis. Dr. Bryant teaches the capstone course for all students in the MBS degree.

Tobias Komischke

Sr. Director of User Experience at Infragistics, Inc.

Dr. Tobias Komischke has been working in the area of user experience for over 15 years. During that time, he has led projects and teams to create user interfaces of superior usability and compelling appeal in various industries. 

William Pottenger

Associate Research Professor

William M. Pottenger, a research professor at DIMACS and in the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University and CEO of Intuidex. Pottenger is the principle investigator on a project that developed DI-HOPE-KD, a suite of knowledge discovery tools that use advanced data mining techniques to aide law enforcement agencies while safeguarding civil liberties.