Thomas Dziersk, AB ‘85

Thomas F. Dziersk was appointed as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, of PROS. In this newly created role, Dziersk will lead PROS global sales teams and sales operations, reporting directly to President and CEO Andres Reiner. PROS is a cloud software company that helps competitive enterprises create a frictionless and personalized buying experiences for customers. Fueled by dynamic pricing science and machine learning, PROS solutions make it possible for companies to price, configure and sell their products and services with speed, precision and consistency in an omnichannel environment.

Gene Keselman, AB ‘96

Gene Keselman was named Executive Director of MIT Innovation Initiative. Keselman started his new position on Sept. 11 and will lay out a strategic vision for the next phase of the initiative. Among his duties will be building on recent progress made in the areas of education, research, and community building, including the undergraduate minor in entrepreneurship and innovation and the launch of the Hong Kong Innovation Node. Keselman will also look to pilot new programs and activities that further the initiative’s goals of enhancing innovation and entrepreneurship across the MIT campus and beyond. The MIT Innovation Initiative collaborates with all five schools at MIT to strengthen the vibrant culture and programming of innovation and principled entrepreneurship. Our mission is to connect the varied pathways and networks in this domain to equip the MIT community and its partners to move powerful ideas from conception to impact. We combine opportunities for hands-on innovation and entrepreneurship education, building a dynamic innovation infrastructure across campus, and fostering a connected community of innovation science researchers focused on global relevance and impact.

Adam Rubinstein, AB ‘01

Adam Rubinstein named Executive Vice President of Metropolitan Realty Associates. Adam Rubinstein will oversee new acquisition and financing efforts in New York City targeting office, industrial, and retail properties between $25 million and $250 million, as well as take a more active role in day-to-day asset management. Rubinstein joined the company in August 2009 and, most recently, was instrumental in the acquisition and financing of two Long Island City industrial buildings with a total capitalization of over $200 million. He also was involved in the ground-up development of Riverdale Crossing, a 165,000-square-foot retail center in Bronx; and MRA’s redevelopment of 711 Stewart Avenue in Garden City. Metropolitan Realty Associates LLC ("MRA"), established in 2001, is a fully integrated private real estate investment company specializing in opportunistic and adaptive reuse investments in the New York metropolitan area and select markets throughout the United States through joint venture partnerships with institutional investors and high net worth individuals. MRA utilizes its analytical, operational, construction, leasing and marketing expertise to implement investment strategies that create value for its investors while creating a first-class environment for its tenants and residents.