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2018 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

2018 Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

Seton Hall University alumni and entrepreneurs from across the country came together to honor Abe Kasbo '94/M.P.A. '99, founder and CEO of Verasoni Worldwide, and Ralph Evangelista, M.S. '98 and his wife, Marylee R. Evangelista, co-managing members, Frazer, Evangelista and Company, as they were inducted into Seton Hall University's Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Sponsored by the Stillman School of Business' Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, this 12th annual celebration dinner and induction ceremony took place at the Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ.

Video interview of Abe Kasbo '94/M.P.A. ‘99 videoAbe Kasbo '94/M.P.A. '99

Founder and CEO 
Verasoni Worldwide

A gifted and multifaceted entrepreneur, Abe Kasbo is founder and CEO of Verasoni Worldwide, an integrated marketing and public relations advisory firm in Fairfield, NJ. Kasbo is also chair of Verasoni Ventures, which incubates and advises startups, and he is the executive-producer and director of the award-winning documentary The Arab-Americans, distributed nationally by PBS; the first feature-length, broadcast quality documentary chronicling the rich yet silent history and contributions of Arab Americans to the American fabric. 

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Ralph and Mary Lee EvangelistaRalph, M.S.'98, CPA, CGMA and Marylee R. Evangelista CPA, CVA

Co-managing Members 
Frazer, Evangelista and Company

In a successful partnership, Ralph and Marylee are married owners of the certified public accounting and consulting firm, Frazer, Evangelista & Company, LLC.  Ralph, who also teaches forensic accounting at the Stillman School, runs the firm's East Brunswick office. Marylee oversees its New Brunswick base. Ralph became an entrepreneur in 1991, founding Evangelista & Associates. Marylee joined the Warren L. Frazer CPA firm after graduating from The College of New Jersey. She was offered partnership just seven years later and the firm eventually became known as Frazer, Evangelista & Company. 

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2018 Emerging Entrepreneurs

Photo of Luciana Contuzzi

Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Luciana Contuzzi '13
Founder, zest
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Photo of Victor Ricci

Emerging Entrepreneur Award
Victor Ricci '17
Founder and CEO, Trend Pie 
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Photo of Ray Hoffman

Special Guest Master of Ceremonies 
Ray Hoffman 
Host and Producer, CEO Radio 
WCBS Newsradio 880 

Event Benefactors

Platinum Synchronoss 
Gold Verasoni Worldwide
Frazer, Evangelista and Co. 
Phillips
Gary & Mary Wolfe 
Silver Plus Gibbons PC
Theresa Deehan
George J. Mehm
EY
American Wear
Louis Miu, CPAs
David & Janelle Gerstein
The Farrell Family
Silver Bentley Labs 
Withum
Salem Media 
Nisivoccia
Michael & Helen Lucciola
Eileen Moran & James Parolski

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