Getting Serious About Fun

The career of Lisa Radcliffe (MBA ’17) is all about fun and games—with a healthy dose of business acumen. She is the founder and CEO of PunkinFutz, a Brooklyn-based company that designs toys and accessories for children with adaptive needs. Inspired by the struggles of her own son and daughter, who have disabilities, Radcliffe launched … Continue reading Getting Serious About Fun

For the Love of Animals: Elizabeth Shafiroff (’13) Turns Compassion into Global Action

A single act can have the ability to spark a whole new career path. That’s the case for Elizabeth Shafiroff (’13), a freelance photojournalist who in 2017 changed course to found Global Strays, an animal welfare nonprofit. Animals hadn’t always been top of mind for Shafiroff. She studied psychology at Baruch—inspired to attend by her … Continue reading For the Love of Animals: Elizabeth Shafiroff (’13) Turns Compassion into Global Action

Agent for Change: Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) Scores Groundbreaking Contracts for Two NBA Players

Competitiveness, passion, and drive are three key attributes for successful athletes, but they also make Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) one of the most notable sports agents in the game. In July 2022, Holtz—an agent with California-based firm Creative Artists Agency (CAA)—made history as the first woman to negotiate two NBA supermax contracts—elite among the league’s … Continue reading Agent for Change: Jessica Holtz (MBA ’12) Scores Groundbreaking Contracts for Two NBA Players