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    Don't miss one of the year's most compelling special events!


    General Electric.  It's one of the most successful multinational conglomerates in history, operating in more than 180 countries with more than 300,000 employees worldwide.  That's why when GE makes a change, it makes news.  Now, get the inside story behind a corporate move - with local impact - at a Boston Executive Forum on March 23, 2017.

    The University of New Hampshire Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics and UNH Boston Alumni Network proudly present a conversation between GE Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey S. Bornstein and recently retired GE Capital Chief Commercial Officer Mike Pilot '84.

    The topic?  Business Development in Boston:  Why GE made the decision to move their global headquarters to Boston.

    This exclusive evening will also include an opportunity to network with Boston-area alumni, executives, and high-achieving UNH students.


    Boston Executive Forum 
    Thursday, March 23, 2017
    6 p.m. Alumni Gathering
    6:45 p.m. Dialogue
    7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
    Omni Parker House | 60 School Street | Boston, MA


    The cost is $30 per person.  There is no charge for current UNH students or 2016 graduates. 

    Please register by Thursday, March 16, 2017.


    Questions?  Email

    Jeffrey S. Bornstein
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GE

    Jeffrey S. Bornstein is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for GE Company.

    Prior to his current role Bornstein served as Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital and Senior Vice President of GE Company.

    Bornstein joined GE in 1989 with the GE Power Systems’ Financial Management Program. 

    In 1992, he joined the GE Corporate Audit Staff and then became Executive Audit Manager.  In 1996, he was named Chief Financial Officer for GE Aircraft Engine Services and Vice President in 1998.  In 1999, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of GE Plastics and served as their CFO until 2002.

    He is on the board of Northeastern University and buildOn. He has also been involved in a number of youth programs.

    He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.



    Michael J. Pilot '84
    Recently Retired Chief Commercial Officer, GE Capital

    Mike recently retired as a senior executive at GE after 31 years with the company where he had been an officer since 2002.

    From 2011 until his retirement, he was the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of GE Capital, where he worked to reposition the GE Capital brand, expand the global sales force and accelerate growth.

    Prior to joining GE Capital, Mike was the president of Sales and Marketing for NBC Universal (wholly owned by GE at the time), a position he assumed in December 2006.

    Prior to NBC, Mike was president and CEO of GE’s Commercial Equipment Finance Group, an industry leading firm with $35B in earning assets.

    Mike held other positions in the GE organization including VP of Sales for GE Industrial Systems, VP of global sales for GE Information Services and president of GE Capital Small Business Finance Corporation. He began his career at GE Capital in 1984 as a marketing support specialist.

    Mike received a BS in Business Administration from UNH in 1984.  He currently serves on the university’s foundation board and the dean’s advisory council at the Paul College.