Two Rochester Entrepreneurs to Speak at Fisher

April 14, 2022

On Monday, April 18, Rebecca Pelino ’86, managing partner at Capital Investment Advisors, LLC, and St. John Fisher College Trustee, along with Ken Glazer, CEO of Buckingham Properties, will deliver a presentation on their respective professional experiences.


The talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the James ’71 and Kathleen Leo Community Room, located on the second floor of the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center. The event is open to all students and is sponsored by the School of Business.

Pelino will return to campus to engage young entrepreneurs enrolled in the School’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship course. Pelino’s visit is inspired by her $150,000 gift to the School of Business; given in 2021, the gift bolstered the creation of a new entrepreneurship program.

Pelino is a founding partner and managing partner with Capital Investment Advisors (CIA). She is responsible for CIA's acquisitions and manages deal origination and capital sourcing. She oversees all project management activities, contracts, and leasing and sales efforts for CIA.

Prior to forming Capital Investment Advisors, Pelino was a managing partner in a land development firm who developed, owned, and sold over $140 million of residential land for development. She holds a Class A General Contractors License and has been involved in new construction projects and renovations of multifamily projects, commercial projects, and single-family detached homes since 1989. Pelino began her career as a commercial real estate broker and worked for a national commercial real estate firm in their large asset sales department. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the College.

Early in Glazers’ career, he spent time in New York City, Chicago, and Boston, pursuing his interest in architecture and sustainable design practices. After returning to Rochester, he joined the family business, Buckingham Properties, where he worked alongside his father, Larry Glazer – one of Rochester’s most respected and leading visionaries. The Glazer family’s business and philanthropic efforts have helped shape the Greater Rochester community for decades. Today, Glazer serves as chairman for Buckingham Properties, where he balances guiding the company into the future while honoring the legacy of his parents.