Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Alumni

He rocked stuffing envelopes during his Siena internship – and his boss noticed.

Scott Noel ’93 worked at the Knickerbocker Arena (now the Times Union Center) in Albany while a student. Interns were asked to fill envelopes for season ticket holders for the Albany Firebirds and Albany Patroons, so Noel got right on it. 

His boss saw his hard work with this humble task and kept giving him more responsibility. Before long he was announcing basketball games and scheduling events at the arena.

That’s the story Noel shared when he and six fellow Siena alumni were inducted to the Maddalone Entrepreneur Wall of Success on November 12.

“That task of stuffing envelopes was a direct line to what I’ve accomplished in the business world,” he shared. “I figured no task was beneath me, and I would do whatever it took to get the job done. One success led to another.”

His College internship achievements led to real-world business success after graduation. He currently operates the highest-grossing 16 Handles fro-yo franchise in the chain, as well as a day spa that not only survived but prospered during the Great Recession. 

The annual induction ceremony was held in the College’s Stack Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The Maddalone Wall provides a highly visible platform to honor Siena graduates who have launched their own successful businesses, and to inspire current students who have entrepreneurial plans, according to Michael J. Hickey ’83, executive director of the Stack Center.

The seven honorees for 2018 are:

Scott M. Cannizzaro ’90, Ph.D., EVOLUS, Santa Barbara, CA

EVOLUS is a medical aesthetics company focused on providing physicians and their patients with expanded choices in treatments and procedures. Founded in 2012, its primary market is self-pay healthcare. 

Stacy A. Clifford ’96, Holistic Wealth Advisors, Clifton Park, NY

Holistic Wealth Advisors has been providing wealth management services to families and business owners since 2002.

John T. Leonard ’64, MEMIC, Portland, ME

MEMIC is a workers’ compensation insurance company incorporated in 1993. It has been named the best company in this line of service by ACORD. 

Scott G. Noel ’93, 16 Handles, East Greenbush, NY and The Ivy Spa, North Greenbush, NY

The East Greenbush 16 Handles frozen yogurt shop opened in 2013 and is now the region’s highest grossing franchise in the company. The Ivy Spa has experienced revenue increases each year since its 2007 opening, and is heavily involved in local charitable outreach.

Matthew D. Phelps ’02, Metabolic, Green Island, NY

Metabolic is a fitness community that focuses on fast-paced, full-body workouts. Founded in 2012, it has more than 30 employees at six locations across the Capital Region.

Daniel J. Rutnik ’80, Bender Lane Advisory, LLC, Albany, NY

Bender Lane was formed in 2002 and provides a range of wealth management financial services to a select group of wealthy families.

Robert M. Schermerhorn ’83, Saratoga Financial Services, Saratoga Springs, NY

Founded in 1985, Saratoga Financial Services offers wealth management planning for individuals and businesses. 

The Maddalone Wall of Success was made possible through the generous support of Guy Maddalone ’89, founder and CEO of GTM Payroll Services of Clifton Park, NY.