Frank J. Sirianni, 2009 Honoree

Vice president for IT, CIO
Fordham University
Bronx, , N.Y.
First job:
"Mutual funds researcher."
Most valuable career advice:
"Remember that another's bad behavior is likely about them, not you."
Favorite vice:
"Ocean beaches."
Life's ambition or title you'd like to hold someday:
"President, CEO."
What do you love about IT?
"Coordinating creative people at disciplined tasks."
Favorite gadget:
"MP3 player."
People you'd invite to your dream dinner party:
"Thomas Jefferson, Thorstein Veblen, Karl Marx and Martin Luther King Jr."
Passion outside of work:
"My family and music."
Favorite sport:
What's in your MP3 player?
"Country, classical and rock."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Teach the corporate strategies, model the desired behavior, build teams with shared accountability. Clearly articulate the vision and lay out the path to meeting them."
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