Giancarlo Bonagura has over 20 years of operational, financial, and administrative experience and has held key leadership positions in government and higher education. Most recently he was the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Mind Brain and Behavior Institute at Columbia University, a start-up interdisciplinary neuroscience venture that included more than 50 labs, and over 800 researchers and staff. Previously, he spent over five years at Hunter College where he lastly served as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance and Administration, which included oversight of the Hunter (elementary and high) Campus Schools, and the Hunter College Foundation. Prior to Hunter, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the New York University School of Law. Giancarlo spent over 10 years in city government serving in various capacities at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget, and at the NYC Department of Transportation, where he was the Deputy Commissioner for Performance Management and Accountability, with oversight of a number of operational and administrative departments.
Giancarlo received his M.S. in Management and Policy from The New School University, and his B.A. in Economics and Politics from New York University.