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Excellence in Management Award

The Excellence in Management Award recognizes alumni who demonstrate: outstanding leadership and managerial accomplishments in business, academic, or community settings; a proven track record of drive and insight which has led to significant accomplishments in the field of management; a record of community involvement; high moral character; and commitment to continued involvement with Fisher.

2018 Recipient

Mark Dailey ’80

CEO, OpenConnect Systems

Mark Dailey serves as CEO of OpenConnect Systems, a leading software company based in Dallas, Texas, that delivers Robotic Process Automation, also known as digital labor, for the health care industry. Before taking the helm as CEO, Dailey was a member of the company's Board of Directors.

Throughout his career, Dailey has specialized in international growth-stage information technology companies where he has held senior executive management positions at venture-capital backed companies including Intralinks, Inc., LexiQuest, Inc., and Medcast Networks. Prior to that, he held various senior level positions with Bloomberg Financial Markets, a global leader in the delivery of international real-time financial information, where he reported to Michael Bloomberg for nearly 14 years, spending 11 years in Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong opening operations in a dozen countries.

He has served on the Board of Directors on three public companies, five private companies, and was the lead director of Catholic Charities of Fairfield County. He currently serves on the Boards of OpenConnect Systems and Xamax Industries and the National Association of Corporate Directors.

Dailey's successful career has allowed him to volunteer and assume leadership positions with social services agencies, local government where he served as a town representative, and a variety of sporting clubs.

Past Recipients

Excellence in Management Award Recipients 1998 - 2017


John (Jack) Mollen ’73


Jack DePeters ’73


Russ Brandon ’89


Daniel Gallagher ’80


James R. Reis ’79


William J. Pellicano ’80


William J. Colombo ’77


Ronald E. Hermance ’69


Michael Goonan ’75


Stanley D. Konopko ’76


Martin Mucci ’81


John Chiazza ’70