E-Commerce Times: “SEC Opens the Door to Crowdfunding”

. . . Even with the SEC’s cautious approach, however, crowdfunding’s appeal will likely translate into, at the very least, dashed hopes on the part of both investors and businesses, Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

. . . Even with the SEC’s cautious approach, however, crowdfunding’s appeal will likely translate into, at the very least, dashed hopes on the part of both investors and businesses, Bruce Bachenheimer, a professor of management at Pace University, told the E-Commerce Times.

“While there are many exciting possibilities that could come from the act, I’m afraid it will result in an amateur ‘field of dreams,'” he said — “early startups dreaming of easy funding and nascent individual investors dreaming of big returns.”

Journal News: Westchester exec race: Astorino, Bramson tangle for last time (video)

. . . “What’s important is not just cutting taxes and cutting programs but having a plan to better the county,” said Sam Fandrich, a graduate student at Pace University and a panelist for the debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Westchester and Pace.

. . . “What’s important is not just cutting taxes and cutting programs but having a plan to better the county,” said Sam Fandrich, a graduate student at Pace University and a panelist for the debate hosted by the League of Women Voters of Westchester and Pace.

Watch the video of the debate on LoHud.com

 

CNBC.com: “The de Blasio effect: The mayor-apparent and Wall Street”

. . . Farrokh Hormozi, a Pace University economist with the public administration department, said, “I don’t think the market will react or people will leave because of a 2 percent tax hike. The dynamism of New York City is worth far more than that.” (left: Bill de Blasio)

. . . Farrokh Hormozi, a Pace University economist with the public administration department, said, “I don’t think the market will react or people will leave because of a 2 percent tax hike. The dynamism of New York City is worth far more than that.”

Read the story on CNBC.com.

FCPA Blog: “The next big thing — PR meets compliance”

. . . according to Professor John James at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, “Those of us in compliance suspected that audit, legal and risk needed to be at the table during discussions. But we finally understand that the HR and PR teams need to be there as well, getting the word out to the public that the company cares about risk management.”

. . . according to Professor John James at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, “Those of us in compliance suspected that audit, legal and risk needed to be at the table during discussions. But we finally understand that the HR and PR teams need to be there as well, getting the word out to the public that the company cares about risk management.”

“They need to show they are training employees and monitoring their vendors. It’s not just about reporting fines and penalties any longer – or it should not be,” he said.

Read the FCPA Blog.

MacNewsWorld: “5c Wobbles in Apple’s iPhone Balancing Act”

. . . “We are witnessing a failure to meet expectations,” Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, told MacNewsWorld.

. . . “We are witnessing a failure to meet expectations,” Larry Chiagouris, a professor of marketing at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, told MacNewsWorld.

Apple has trained consumers “to expect each generation of product to be much greater than the previous generation,” he noted.

E-Commerce Times: “BlackBerry to Customers: Seriously, We’re OK!”

. . . “While BlackBerry is in a strategic positioning battle, the firm is fundamentally sound,” noted Joseph Pastore, a business professor at Pace University. “Good cash position combined with no debt is a powerful statement.”

. . . “While BlackBerry is in a strategic positioning battle, the firm is fundamentally sound,” noted Joseph Pastore, a business professor at Pace University. “Good cash position combined with no debt is a powerful statement.”
Read the story by E-Commerce Times.

Westchester County Business Journal: “WCA to host 2nd annual career fair”

The Westchester County Association will partner with schools and businesses to host its second annual career and internship fair on Oct. 18. Recruit Westchester 2013 will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a VIP session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pace University is among the higher education institutions participating.

The Westchester County Association will partner with schools and businesses to host its second annual career and internship fair on Oct. 18. Recruit Westchester 2013 will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a VIP session from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Pace University is among the higher education institutions participating.

Read the story by Westchester County Business Journal.

Forensic Science Education Blog: “Top 10 Computer Forensics Professors”

Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, is on the list of the top 10 computer forensic professors nationwide who have expertise from network security information to cybercrime.

Darren Hayes, a professor at Pace University’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, is among the top 10 computer forensic professors nationwide who have expertise from network security information to cybercrime, according to the Forensic Science Education Blog.

Huffington Post: “Janetta Rebold Benton: Medieval Scholar, Modern Wit”

Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University is currently giving a series of lectures titled ART HISTORY ALIVE: France’s Fascinating Art at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in lower Manhattan.

Dr. Janetta Rebold Benton, Distinguished Professor of Art History at Pace University is currently giving a series of lectures titled ART HISTORY ALIVE: France’s Fascinating Art at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in lower Manhattan.

Read the interview on Huffington Post.

Westchester County Business Journal: “Stewards of company finances honored”

“It’s hard to be a CFO,” Robert J. Chersi, a Pace University faculty member and former corporate CFO, told a White Plains audience at the first CFO of the Year Awards ceremony recently presented by the Westchester County Business Journal.

“It’s hard to be a CFO,” Robert J. Chersi, a Pace University faculty member and former corporate CFO, told a White Plains audience at the first CFO of the Year Awards ceremony recently presented by the Westchester County Business Journal.

The job has grown in the last 10 to 15 years, said Chersi, a former CFO at Fidelity Investments and in the U.S. wealth management division of UBS AG. That growth is in part due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which set new requirements for financial accounting and reporting by public companies and imposed greater regulatory oversight and stiff penalties for violators. CFOs also “carried” many of their companies through the Great Recession, Chersi said.

It takes more than a person good with numbers to fill the role of a corporate CFO today, which has evolved, said Chersi, to “a position of leadership within the corporation.”

Yet the CFO’s expanded and demanding duties hardly attract public notice or inspire popular culture. “Any action heroes modeled after CFOs?” Chersi asked his audience, which erupted in laughter.

Read the article in Westchester County Business Journal.