Judson Saviskas

Executive Director, Risk Management Programs

Finance


Jud Saviskas is the Executive Director of the University of Connecticut’s School of
Business overseeing all Risk Management Programs in Stamford and Hartford, CT,
including UConn’s MS Financial Risk Management degree program with over 250
graduate students. Prior to assuming these responsibilities in 2014, he oversaw all
undergraduate and graduate programs for the UConn School of Business in Stamford
for six years.

Jud is a member of the School’s Master’s Programs Committee that evaluates existing
and new masters programs, the School’s Strategic Planning Committee, and
periodically serves on School hiring search committees. Prior to his present and
Stamford positions, Jud was the School’s Executive Director for the Business Career
Center starting February, 2008. This Center provided career counseling, job search
assistance and placement to all undergraduate students, advanced degree students,
and alumni for the four School of Business campuses.

Jud is a graduate of Brown University where he majored in Ancient History, and he
holds a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing from the Wharton Business
School at the University of Pennsylvania.

After graduating from Wharton, he spent 10 years in NYC advertising at Saatchi &
Saatchi, Young & Rubicam, and Doyle Dane Bernbach working on products that
included Hershey’s Kit Kat and Twizzlers. Jud then moved to the field of human
resources for 15 years, during which he held the position of Senior VP, Human
Resources at DDB Worldwide and also founded and grew People Management, Inc. of
New York into a multi-million-dollar human resources consulting firm. After selling
People Management, Jud moved to the academic world and spent 3 years at Fairfield
University developing online career resources and providing career guidance to alumni,
and also developed online career resources for the Wharton Club of NY.
Jud lives in Providence, RI with his wife, and is an avid gardener and traveler, having
been to India, Peru, Italy, Germany and Turkey in the past few years.

Contact Information
Emailjsaviskas@business.uconn.edu
Phone+1 (860) 486-4956