Alumni Profiles


Steven R. Springsteel, BBA ‘80
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Liquid Robotics, Inc.

Steve Springsteel is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Liquid Robotics, Inc. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in operational and financial management. His accomplishments include the management of two successful IPOs and multiple mergers and acquisitions. He also has extensive experience in growing sales, raising equity and debt funding in the public and private marketplaces, as well as formulating and implementing complex business strategies.

Thomas Swidarski, MBA ‘84
President and Chief Executive Officer, Diebold, Incorporated

Tom Swidarski is President and Chief Executive Officer, of Diebold, Incorporated. He was elected to Diebold’s board of directors in 2005.In his role as CEO, Tom has built and focused the Diebold leadership team and its employees on five key priorities: increasing customer loyalty; improving product and service quality; strengthening the company’s supply chain; enhancing communications and teamwork; and rebuilding long-term profitability.

Joseph Pease, CPA
President and CEO, Pease & Associates – BBA ‘79

As President and CEO, Joe Pease draws on more than 20 years experience as a business advisor to successfully direct Pease & Associates. Under his leadership, the firm was showcased for its success at the 2001 meeting of CPAmerica International, the largest association of independent accounting firms in the world. Before founding Pease & Associates, Pease was a partner with a large Cleveland-based accounting firm.

Ronald Unkefer – BBA ‘66

Ron Unkefer is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Ventures Capital Partners, a boutique venture capital fund based in Dallas, TX that Ron founded 15 years ago.Ron is a serial entrepreneur who started at a young age. Ron grew up in Euclid and worked for a local TV & appliance store throughout high school and college. He was a first generation college student and began classes at Fenn College while working full-time.

Larry Enterline – MBA ‘88

Larry was named Chief Executive Officer of COMSYS IT Partners, Inc. in February 2006. COMSYS is a leading information technology services company with 47 offices across the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) and offices in Canada and the U.K. They currently serve more than 30% of the Fortune 500 and 60% of the Fortune 100 companies.With approximately 5,000 consultants on assignment in the U.S, Canada and the U.K., they support client staffing and project needs internationally, regionally and locally.

Michael J. Berthelot, MBA ‘79
Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Berthelot founded Cito Capital Corporation in February 2003 following his retirement as Chief Executive Officer of TransTechnology Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange listed multinational manufacturer of industrial and aerospace equipment and components. Mr. Berthelot continues to serve as non-executive Chairman of TransTechnology's Board of Directors.

Linda M. Kane
Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer

Linda M. Kane is the senior vice president, chief accounting and administrative officer of Forest City Enterprises, Inc. She joined Forest City in 1990 as financial manager for Forest City's Residential Group, became asset manager for Forest City's Commercial Group in 1992 and was Forest City’s corporate controller from 1995 to 2007.

Saji Daniel, BBA ‘90
President & CEO, Tradex International, Inc.

Saji Daniel is President and CEO of Tradex International, Inc., the largest supplier of general purpose disposable gloves in the United States. A true entrepreneur, he has transformed Tradex from a struggling start-up to a thriving corporation. Today, Saji’s company is the largest MBE glove company in the United States, achieving 20% compounded annual growth targets each of the last five years.

Janet Kramer, MBA ‘83

President of The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapteronal Multiple Sclerosi

President, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Ohio Buckeye Chapter Janer Kramer originally chose Cleveland State University because of the affordable cost. "It was affordable at a time when I could not afford to go to some of the neighboring schools," she said, "plus, the curriculum was excellent and the professors were great." Kramer enjoyed all of her classes at Nance College but enjoyed her management and marketing classes the most.