Fordham Road Collaborative


FRC grew out of an effort in 2010 to help professional educators develop technical skills. Robert Brancatelli and David Gautschi, dean of Fordham University's Graduate School of Business, created a course that also attracted executives from companies like General Electric and AT&T who wanted to develop the vocational aspect of their careers. The course quickly changed focus from technical skills to leadership.

Today, FRC works with clients in a variety of industries such as retail, insurance, financial services, and higher education. We focus on virtue and its impact on leadership and performance.

Clare has worked in banking and capital markets for ten years and was one of Zambia's first women stockbrokers. Her MBA is from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University.

Michael Avari

Michael has 30 years of experience with startups and global companies like IBM. A mechanical engineer based in Dallas, his MBA is from Columbia University.

Kristen Treglia

Kristen is an award-winning technologist at Fordham University with a wealth of experience in social media, digital pedagogy, and the "Internet of Things."


Robert Brancatelli

Robert publishes on ethics and spirituality. He teaches business ethics at Fordham University. His Ph.D. is from The Catholic University of America.

Dennis Kushner

Dennis works in operations, finance, accounting, business development, and M&A. Based in San Diego, his extensive background is with Deloitte.

The Team