11.08 Alumni in the News


Worth Magazine Selects Michael Ladge (’96) One of the Nation’s “Top 250 Wealth Advisors”

Smith Barney announced that Michael Ladge (’96) was recognized in Worth Magazine as one of the Top 250 Wealth Advisors. The announcement cites the October 2008 issue of the magazine, where the list originally appeared. Worth selected the top 250 financial advisors based on qualitative criteria that include professional designations and educational credentials, professional experience, acceptable compliance records, outlook on the investment climate, model portfolio returns and client retention rates.

Ladge has been a recent member of Smith Barney with 13 years served within the industry. As a financial advisor with the firm, Ladge provides a full suite of investment services and comprehensive financial wealth planning strategies to individual investors, corporate executives, entrepreneurs and professional athletes. He was also names as one of Worth’s Top 100 Wealth Advisors in 2005, 2006 and 2007. (The magazine expanded the list to 250 in 2008.)

Dave Marver (’00) Named Chief Operating Officer for Cardiac Science

Cardiac Science, a global leader in advanced cardiac diagnosis, resuscitation, rehabilitation and informatics products announced that David L. (Dave) Marver (’00) is the company’s new executive vice-president and chief operating officer. In this new role, Marver will manage the daily operations of the company.

Marver brings to Cardiac Science significant medical device experience from his 14 years at Medtronic, where he held a number of senior leadership positions, including vice president strategy & business development, vice president sales, vice president marketing and vice president product strategy. Marver also spend three years at Medtronic’s international headquarters where he led commercial activities for Medtronic’s cardiac rhythm management business in Western Europe.

American States Water Company Announces Appointment of Eva G. Tang (’86) as Chief Financial Officer

American States Water Company announced the appointment of Eva G. Tang (’86), vice president-finance, treasurer and assistant secretary of its principal subsidiary, Golden State Water Company, as senior vice president-finance, chief financial officer, corporate secretary and treasurer of the company and senior vice president-finance, chief financial officer and secretary of Golden State Water Company. Tang’s appointment was effective November 1, 2008.

Tang has been with the company since 1996 and has served as vice president-finance, treasurer and assistant secretary of Golden State Water Company since October 2002. She has also served as treasurer and assistant secretary of each of the company’s other subsidiaries.

Mary Harvey (‘98) named COO of New Women's Soccer League

Mary Harvey (‘98), has been named Chief Operating Officer of the WPS (Women’s Professional Soccer), which kicks off its inaugural season next spring with seven teams. Harvey, most recently FIFA's Director of Development, was the backup keeper on the USA's 1996 Olympic gold medal team during an 8-year national team career.

Harvey will oversee the WPS's day-to-day operations with a particular focus on league financials, expansion, non-revenue partnerships, player processes and competitions. As part of the oversight of competition issues, Harvey will be responsible for scheduling, day-of-game standards, procedures, match officials and in-stadium experience for league games.

Sarabjit (Sabi) Marwah, (’78) Appointed Vice-Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Scotiabank

Sarabjit (Sabi) Marwah, (’78) was appointed as vice-chairman and chief operating officer of Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia) earlier this month. Previously, Marwah had been serving as vice-chairman and chief administrative officer.  According to Bloomberg, Bank of Nova Scotia is Canada’s third largest bank by assets.

The new role confirms his number two position in the bank hierarchy. Marwah has been with the bank for almost three decades, joining its finance department as a financial analyst in 1979. Over the years, he has held senior positions within the finance department, including senior vice-president and comptroller, and senior executive vice-president and chief financial officer. In 2005, Marwah was appointed vice-chairman and chief administrative officer. In his new role, he will continue to report directly to the president and CEO. In addition to his responsibilities for many of the bank’s administrative functions, he will also oversee global transaction banking, corporate insurance, investments and economics.