Brodsky, Kass, Rotenberg join Whitman Advisory Council


Jonathan P. Brodsky ’96 (A&S, MAX) managing director of Advisory Research Inc. (ARI), Steven A. Kass ’78, co-CEO and co-managing principal of Rothstein Kass & Company PC, and Neal Rotenberg ’79, co-founder and managing partner of RotenbergMeril, have joined the Whitman Advisory Council.

“We are very excited and happy to welcome Jonathan, Steven and Neal to the Council. Their leadership, real-world perspectives, and talents as successful businessmen will help immensely in driving and supporting the School as Dean Kavajecz charts its course for the future,” says James D. Kuhn ’70 BS ’72 MBA, chairman of the Council.

Brodsky has served as a managing director of ARI since 2009. He served as vice president of ARI from 2004 to 2009. Prior to joining ARI, he served a non-political appointment in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of International Affairs from 2003 to 2004. Brodsky began his career in finance as an investment banker for J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. from 2000 to 2003. He comes from a family of Syracuse University alumni, including his parents, two brothers and three uncles—two of whom, Richard ’73 and Robert ’65, are Whitman alumni. He holds a BA in political science and an MA in international relations from Syracuse and an MBA and JD from Northwestern University.

Kass serves as a member of the Rothstein Kass & Company PC board of directors in addition to his role as managing principal. He began his career with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young). After three years, he joined Rothstein Kass. Since then, Kass, a certified public accountant, has played an integral role in the firm’s growth and national presence over the last 20 years. He completed a two-year term as international chairman of AGN International Ltd., a worldwide association of independent accounting and consulting firms in 80 countries. He serves on the board of directors for Sun Bancorp, Inc. and for Whitman’s Lubin School of Accounting. Kass earned his BS degree in accounting from the Whitman School.

Rotenberg has been extensively involved with foreign investment firms over the past 20 years at RotenbergMeril, and he has worked closely with these firms in structuring their investments in privately held and public companies in the U.S. Prior to co-founding RotenbergMeril, he was a tax manager with the accounting firm of Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young). He is currently an advisory board member of Whitman’s Lubin School of Accounting and a board member of the Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. A certified public accountant, Rotenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Whitman and a master’s in taxation from Seton Hall University.

Whitman Advisory Council members, who generously and voluntarily give of their time and talents to help chart the vision and direction of the School, are invaluable assets to Whitman. We thank them all for their dedication and service.