Team

Alan Mandel

Alan is a consultant to the asset management industry following a career of almost 40 years in senior finance, administrative and portfolio operations positions for leading international financial service companies.  With a life-long interest in music of many different forms, Alan has served as a director of music-related nonprofits and assists underserved students, volunteering to help with financial aid forms to support their college application process.

Alan has organized Young Musicians of Westchester, an all-volunteer organization, to provide musicians launching their professional careers with the opportunity to perform before a diverse range of audiences.  Formerly as a Director of Friends of Music Concerts, he obtained grants from both private foundations and government agencies to support music performance and education.  Success with education grants allowed Friends of Music Concerts to start a scholarship program, working with several Westchester music schools.  While his children were active with music lessons – with a daughter becoming a professional cellist – Alan volunteered at Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY. With Yonkers Partnerships in Education, Alan works one-on-one with high school students in need of assistance with standard financial aid forms critical to their college applications.

Alan has an MBA from New York University, a BA from George Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).  He lives in Scarsdale, NY with his wife Eloisa Santos Mandel, a retired nurse and educator who volunteers with special needs children.


Frank Maresca

Frank brings over 10 years of experience as a director and finance committee member at one of the NY metro’s largest not-for-profit family services organizations, and over 40 years of experience in the U.S. registered investment companies, asset management, and asset servicing industries. For the past two years, he has been serving as an independent director and audit committee chair of two NYSE-listed exchanged traded closed-end funds.

He has worked at Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc as a Vice President of Mutual Fund & Retirement Solutions Product Management, at AST Fund Solutions and served for nearly 17 years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bear Stearns Funds Management Inc.

Frank is a graduate of Hofstra University with a B.B.A. degree in Public Accounting and is a CPA (inactive).  He previously served both as a member of the Closed-end Fund Committee and Accounting and Treasurer Committees of the Investment Company Institute.


Julio Valenzuela

Julio, former Executive Director at Scarsdale Business Alliance, is a dedicated ambassador who fosters unity among the town, community, and local businesses. With an extensive eight-year tenure at Washington Mutual, Countrywide Bank/Bank of America, and Citibank, Julio collaborated with sales specialists, formulated growth strategies, and effectively managed premier client portfolios. Julio is currently Co-Founder & Principal Owner of Raspadilla Films, where he channels his passion for storytelling by producing and directing films and creating music and narratives inspired by his upbringing in Queens.

Originally from Lima, Peru, and raised in Queens, New York, Julio brings a diverse, multicultural background and a unique perspective to his work. He studied Music Composition/Broadcast Journalism at Temple University and completed his BA in Music Composition from The City College of New York.

Julio resides in Scarsdale, NY, with his wife, Morgan Shapero, a Senior Designer at G-III Apparel, and their young family.


Robert Stableski

Bob’s 45-year career included executive management of international education organizations and management development and strategy consulting for not-for-profits, including international NGOs.  As such, he has travelled and worked extensively abroad while living mainly in either Westchester, NY or Washington, DC.  Over the years he has served in leadership positions on the boards of the International YMCA, AFS International Programs, and the Association of Studies in International Education.  He has also had leadership positions on boards of local community organizations in Minneapolis, where he initially lived after retirement. 

He now resides in Greenburgh, NY and is a “grandparent-in-residence,” sharing a home with his son’s family. During high school and college, Bob was deeply involved in music, both as a performer and as a manager of a youth music camp.  That love of music has stayed with him throughout the many years, now as a member of the audience.  He believes early exposure to music and music education are an essential building block in a broad liberal education, still important as a contributing member of society in the 21st Century.


Gus Venditto

Gus is an author and publishing executive with more than 40 years experience. He has worked as an editorial manager at Dow Jones, PC Magazine and Ziff-Davis and is the author of six books. His writing helps people understand computers, technology and personal finance. His book titles include the “PC Magazine Guide to Windows,” “Prodigy for Dummies” and “The AOL Money Guide.” In the early days of the Internet, he was Editor-in-Chief of Internet World Magazine and then Editor-in-Chief of Internet.com where he helped establish dozens of websites that provided insight into the techniques for building websites and digital media.

As a volunteer, he has helped a number of Westchester non-profits improve their use of digital media including the Harris Project, Friends Of Music Concerts and the Westchester Chorale. He lives in Mount Kisco with his wife Dorothy Venditto, the author of “Gender Equity in Elementary Schools.”