St. Bonaventure School Of Business



Interviews and talks with SBU alumni, students, guest speakers, faculty, administrators, and others. Will keep you up to date


  • Steph Karnas (class of 2006) now from M&T Bank in Buffalo was back on campus

    01/04/2019 Duração: 22min

    I love it when former students are back to speak to my current classes. Stephanie was great! What a fun and informative talk. She spoke to my class for an hour before this podcast. Enjoy! THANKS Stephanie!

  • A conversation with Lisa Melton--Leader in Residence

    28/03/2019 Duração: 29min

    A great conversation with Lisa Melton of AAA Northeast. We discussed her life after Bonas, her career path, her penchant for getting out of her comfort zone, and the importance of giving back. It was a very fun conversation. This podcast is powered by

  • A conversation with Dean Matrecia James of the SBU School of Business

    06/06/2018 Duração: 27min

    A talk with Dr Matrecia James the Dean of the St. Bonaventure University School of Business. On what is happening here, what brought her to SBU, and much more! This podcast is powered by

  • We started an algorithmic trading club/class this year

    16/05/2018 Duração: 24min

    A talk with Andy (Tien), Alex, Alex, and Jack on the success we had with our new algorithmic trading class. A trip to Chicago had us competing with some of the best in the country! Great start to this program! Very excited to see how it turns out in the coming years! Links mentioned in this episode: This podcast is powered by

  • St. Bonaventure University Enactus update Spring 2018 (formerly known as SIFE)

    07/05/2018 Duração: 22min

    A talk with David, Grace, Nick, Hannah, and Micheal on the 2017-2018 Enactus year. A great year by a great group. STEM, Business, Education, and Service. In the USA and the Bahamas. Links mentioned in this episode: This podcast is powered by

  • We are back! A talk with students from our Online MBA program

    04/05/2018 Duração: 29min

    This week, we chat with Aimee, Scott, and Karlie about what it is like to be in the St. Bonaventure Online MBA program. We talk about why they chose an online MBA, what they think of it, and more. I had a lot of fun. I have missed doing these podcasts. Was simply too busy. Last week of Business School Advisory board asked us to restart it, and I jumped at the opportunity! Links mentioned in this episode: This podcast is powered by

  • SIMM update post NYC trip

    14/11/2017 Duração: 15min

    It was a great trip to NYC where SIMM students got to meet with alumni at many firms and get to see what it is like on "Wall Street"---although technically most of the jobs were off of Wall Street! Great trip.

  • Jim Mahar's "graduation address" and Last Finance 402 class of 2016

    05/05/2016 Duração: 01h11min

    Every year I try to do a final class that serves as a "first Graduation Address" This year I asked my Facebook Friends to contribute advice fo graduating current students (and others). I messed up a few times...I am not sure if one of the people I mentioned was in Iran and Iraq, and I looked on FB (pictures) and remembered who another student was, but overall I am happy with it. I hope you enjoy it! So I am very sorry Laurie!! Take what you have learned and go make the world a better place! Thank you for coming to Bonas. Thank you for being great. Please stay in touch! Enjoy! Jim Mahar Update: here is the mantra list:

  • A talk with Chris Ekimoff (SBU alum)

    29/04/2016 Duração: 36min

    Chris Ekimoff is a 2008 MBA and Accounting BBA alum who works in the DC area. His resume is very impressive: Investigative Accountant & Litigation Consultant CPA, CFE, MAFF, CGMA, MBA. Like most alumni, he definitely bleeds brown! Topics include the new Swan Business Building, the changing Accounting environment, how Bonas helped shape him, his favorite memories from SBU, and more. He is very active in social media. Follow him at

  • Interview with Mike Lawhead a 2015 SBU grad (Finance)

    01/04/2016 Duração: 22min

    Mike Lawhead (2015) was in SIMM for 4 years and was the Energy Fund leader and general manager. He was on the soccer team and helped do a soccer collection with BonaResponds. He is a great guy! in this interview, he talks about his first year out of school, offers some advice to students and the School of Business, and attempts to answer the question: "what is a Bonnie?"

  • St. Bonaventure University SIMM leaders 2016 (Part 1)

    01/02/2016 Duração: 31min

    This is Part I of an interview with the Bonaventure SIMM student leaders. The topics include an overview of the program, who it helps the students, and more. Unfortunately, I ran out of time (always a faculty meeting), so we cut is short and will have a second part soon. Here is the website:

  • A talk with the SBU Enactus leaders

    22/01/2016 Duração: 37min

    Fresh on the heels of another succesful Bahamas trip, I sit down and speak with some of the Enactus student leaders to discuss what Enactus does locally as well as what it does in the Bahamas. It was a great trip. Here is their website: Here are some picture albums of the trip:

  • Live podcast episode with Carol Wittmeyer on Family Business and more

    24/11/2015 Duração: 38min

    Carol Wittmeyer is synonymous with the SBU Family Business program. Here is a live interview with her in front of her Family Business class.

  • First part of the presentation at Olean Public Library

    01/10/2015 Duração: 23min

    First of two parts of the Bonas and Beyond presentation at the Olean Public Library on history, geography, culture, food, and how we can help deal with the issues facing the people of Haiti.

  • Don Swanz (Business law professor at SBU) speaks on his career and the China program

    01/09/2015 Duração: 01h37min

    Another great episode! Don Swanz graduated from Georgetown and went on to get his Law Degree. After settling in Franklinville NY, he began teaching business law at St. Bonaventure University. He is probably most famous for starting the Bonventure China Program and his love of teaching, Don sat down and talked about his long tenure at Bonas. Great stuff from a great guy and professor. I had the pleasure of taking his classes and having taught with him for many years (and served on a local board with him) and he is consistently one of the classiest people I know. u

  • Paul Baretta speaks on marketing, MTV, Lenny Kravitz, Bonas, and much more

    18/08/2015 Duração: 01h10min

    Another great conversation!! Paul Baretta speaks on marketing, his time at MTV where he actually was in a Lenny Kravitz video, and much much more. I really enjoyed the conversation and I think you will too! Here is the Lenny Kravitz video that Paul references he is in. BTW, if you went to Bonas, you will love his impressions of SBU and why he selected it over his five other job opportunities (and it is not just because he likes to make snowmen!).

  • Brian McAllister on MBA program and MUCH more

    12/08/2015 Duração: 01h23min

    Brian McAllister is the head of the St. Bonaventure MBA program and a long term SBU faculty member in the Accounting Dept. We had a fascinating conversation on his background, some history of the School of Business, basketball, as well as his unknown skill (driving a bulldozer). Brian was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Scranton, went to the Universty of Scranton, and then worked as an auditor in NYC. In 1977 he came to SBU to replace his brother John (who was going to Penn State to get his PhD) and has been here as professor, acting dean, and MBA director since. (maybe my favorite episode yet!)

  • Getting to know John Stevens of the St. Bonaventure University School of Business

    03/08/2015 Duração: 43min

    John Stevens teaches in our management department. He is the former MBA director and has done many jobs on and off campus. John took time out to speak with us on who he is, his past jobs, and other topics. Enjoy.

  • A talk with John Stitt, SBU alum and President/CEO of KA-Bar Knives

    30/07/2015 Duração: 52min

    A great conversation with John Stitt of KA-Bar Knives. John talks about his time at Bonas, how technology has changed business, how the company had to recently drop their top customer and much, much more. Good stuff! You will love this one! Highly recommended! Company website: Bob's Woods (mentioned in interview: Here is a link to the picture mentioned:\_of\_christ.jpg

  • Mike Kasperski (Repeat--first one would not play on correctly nor download)

    17/07/2015 Duração: 52min

    NOTE THIS IS A REPEAT OF THE PREVIOUS MIKE KASPERSKI EPISODE. For some reason, the previous version would not play on iTunes. SORRY. Mike Kasperski is a name everyone on campus knows. He is a lecturer in accounting, the Pat Premo Internship Director, and holds about 20 other volunteer positions both on campus and in the local community. He is one of the busiest people I know, gets along with everyone, has oodles of common sense, and is an all-around nice guy. We talk about internships, what a CPA is and how to get the distinction, how alumni can help, the BAA trip to Charlotte, the future of education, and quite a few other things. I think you will like it! jim PS I re-uploaded this as there were some issues with downloading it on iTunes. I hope it works. IF NOT, you can listen to it here (on Zencast)

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