NYU Alumni Connect

June 15, 2015

Photo of Larry Mantrone

The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) represents all NYU alumni, from every NYU school and department—a community nearly half-a-million strong. The diverse and active NYUAA Board of Directors is made up of alumni volunteers who steer the association in their mission to engage and support alumni.  

Larry Mantrone (SPS ’10) is in his third year on the Board of Directors and serves as secretary of the organization, for which he is also a co-chair of the NYUAA Benefits and Services Committee.

Larry is the founder and managing director of Adaptyze LLC, a consulting firm specializing in change management, project management, and risk management. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor at his alma mater, NYU’s School of Professional Studies, where he currently teaches three courses in the Division of Programs in Business. Previously, he held several positions in the human capital management consulting field at Buck Consultants LLC, a subsidiary of Xerox Corporation.

Prior to receiving his MS degree in Management and Systems (with a concentration in enterprise risk management) from NYU, Larry earned his BS in mathematics from Brown University. He is a certified Project Management Professional and a Certified Scrum Master.

What is your favorite:

  • Food? Pasta, with just about anything
  • Book?The Complete Sherlock Holmes—this is the book I have found myself going back to and rereading from time to time over the years.
  • TV Show and/or Movie? TV show: Justified; Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Song and/or Musical Artist? No favorite song, but my favorite artist is Neil Young.
  • Way to spend a Saturday? A jog in the morning, and a good movie in the afternoon or evening
  • Place to travel? The American Southwest. I love the desert!
  • Place on the NYU campus? Looking down at Washington Square from the Rosenthal Pavilion at Kimmel, hopefully with a camera.

What is your favorite memory from your time at NYU?

Handing in my master’s thesis in person.

Why do you give back to NYU?

For me, it’s all about building personal and professional networks for students and alumni. We need to keep building a strong NYU community to help everyone move ahead in their lives. It’s more important than ever before for the current generation of students. I want people to feel that the benefits they get from their NYU education only begin when they receive their diplomas.