CANCELED: Engineering alumnus discusses investment strategies for inventions

ME graduate Mike Guarasci ’83 will be featured at Dean’s Speaker Series event on March 13

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UPDATE 8:30 a.m. March 13: Due to weather conditions, this event has been canceled.


Personal investments in the stock market may be one of the resources used to fund inventions or new processes. Engineering graduate Mike Guarasci will discuss investment strategies he’s acquired and how his path in the investment field relates to his training as an engineer at the next KGCOE Dean’s Alumni Speaker Series event.

Guarasci will present “Funding for your great ideas: An Engineer’s Journey from RIT to Wall Street,” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Xerox Auditorium in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

Currently the chief financial officer and founding investor of Infraredx, a coronary imaging company in the Boston area, Guarasci and his team developed a groundbreaking technology that combines light and sound to image coronary arteries to help diagnose heart disease.

After graduating from RIT with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1983, and from SUNY Buffalo with an MBA, he pursued a career in finance. He’s held positions as a financial analyst with American Airlines, and founder of Harbor Light Investment Management Co., to head of institutional business for Bear Stearns Asset Management. After more than 25 years on Wall Street, he retired in 2012.

The speaker series is sponsored by RIT’s Office of Development and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering. For more information, contact Donna Benier at 585-475-4045 or