Our Team

Unique challenges demand unconventional analyses

Composed of highly accomplished experts from academia, finance, real estate, architecture, and planning — all of whom have focused their professional lives on higher education — we have helped other institutions develop new ways of framing issues, expand thinking beyond rote responses, and develop solutions that are not simply outside the box, but that create new boxes altogether.

Dr. Richard Guarasci

President Emeritus, Wagner College & Principal, Presidential Partners LLC 

Learn More Dr. Richard Guarasci is a national leader in higher education and civic engagement. He served Wagner College as its longest tenured president. He chaired The Association of American Colleges and Universities, Campus Compact, The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, and served on the Anchor Institution Task Force as well as the Boards of Project Pericles and Bringing Theory to Practice. He is the author of a number of books and articles, the latest “Anchoring Democracy: The Civic Imperative from Higher Education” in Liberal Education: Spring 2018 and a forthcoming book, The Civic Imperative for Higher Education.
Stephen Greenwald

President Emeritus, Metropolitan College of NY & Principal, Presidential Partners LLC

Learn More Stephen Greenwald is an educator, lawyer, media executive and consultant. He served as President of Metropolitan College of New York from 1999 to 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer of three media companies; taught law at Temple University Law School, Fordham Law School and in Israel; and developed graduate media programs at Wagner College. Stephen’s diverse experience in both academia and business encompasses all aspects of institutional management including financing, program innovation and leadership.
Barry Eiswerth, RA

L.R. Kimball

Learn More Barry Eiswerth’s life-long passion for designing educational spaces is reflected in how he works. His collaborative style encourages open communication among team members, leading to memorable solutions that elevate education environments for a range of public and private institutions. Throughout Barry’s career, his project experience has included master planning, historic renovation, interior design, and architectural design. He also serves as a Board Member of the Marymount International School in Paris, a unique distinction for an American architect. He was elected as an Associate of the National Academy of Design in 1987 and was appointed an Academician of the Academy in 1996. Barry’s work was exhibited at the Academy in the show “Parabolas to Post-Modern” in the Fall of 2011.
Joanne Pizzo, AIA

L.R. Kimball

Learn More With over 30 years of experience in architectural design, Joanne specializes in educational facilities. She has designed and managed projects for over 35 educational facilities, including multiple projects for 15 university and college clients. Projects have ranged from master planning to full renovations to new construction. Additionally, Joanne has worked with several corporate clients, and has the unique ability to intermesh the two worlds when appropriate. Joanne is also an educator and mentor for architecture students and is currently an adjunct professor at Drexel University, sits on architectural juries whenever possible, and has previously mentored with the AIA Philadelphia Chapter, ACE Southeastern PA, and the PennDesign:Zell/Laurie Real Estate Center at The Wharton School.
Joe Fetterman

Vice President, 
Colliers International

Learn More Joe Fetterman currently focuses on providing strategic solutions to local, national and global Health Care, Life Sciences and Higher Education clients. Joe’s background in architecture, real estate development and financial analysis provides clients with an experienced professional and strategic leader who integrates complex factors to create successful results for clients. Joe has worked with institutions including the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Penn State University, Delaware State University, Philadelphia University, Camden Community College and Montclair University. Joe has an MBA from The Wharton School and a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Drexel University.

We help institutions reframe their issues, broaden their perspectives, and consider innovative solutions.


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