CEO, Competitive Solutions, Inc.
Polytechnic Alumni Association - International Board of Directors (Term ending August 31, 2020)
Marisa S. Barbieri is a 1990 graduate of Polytechnic’s School of Engineering. Currently, Marisa is founder and CEO of Competitive Solutions, Inc., a fast-growing healthcare information technology consulting firm located in Westchester County, New York. She sits on the Board of Trustees at Nyack Hospital, where she chairs the Board’s Technology committee.
Marisa’s career started after she graduated from Mercy College, where her father once served as Chair of the Language department, Fulbright Fellow, and Rhodes Scholar recipient. After graduating from Mercy, Marisa went on to work in the computer department at Timeplex, then a manufacturer of network equipment. Timeplex was a major supplier of equipment for Nynex, now AT&T. At Timeplex, Marisa led a team of programmers to develop LinkDesign, a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence tool for configuring Timeplex’s complex multiplexor line of products. Together with IBM, Marisa unveiled LinkDesign, receiving multiple awards for her efforts.
Among the awards, the most valuable was an invitation by Timeplex’s owner to pursue her master’s degree at Polytechnic. Without that opportunity, Marisa would not have dreamed of pursuing this degree, having grown up as the granddaughter of an immigrant family and the daughter of two teachers; her mother a graduate of the Julliard School of Music. Marisa is a passionate advocate of education and values the opportunity she was given. After years of work and dedication to both her family and her company, she wants to give back to Polytechnic. Her contributions in the field of computer science are now concentrated in the healthcare industry after years of working in both manufacturing and publishing.
Over the past 15 years, Marisa and her team have helped to innovate hospitals and health centers, implementing the latest in technology to improve patient safety and quality of care. Her greatest achievement has been advising the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on the nationally recognized electronic medical record implementation project. She and her team also assisted the NYDOHMH in automating the women’s center at Riker’s Island. Marisa has led the transformation of many hospitals from paper to electronic medical records and continues to help hospitals in the Tri-State area advance using technological solutions.
Because of her steadfast belief in the school’s mission and her unwavering gratitude for her education, Marisa has repeatedly made it a priority to give back to Polytechnic (Now known as the NYU Tandon School of Engineering). She’s eager to compound her financial support with her leadership capabilities as a passionate International Board of Directors Member. Marisa is confident that her enthusiasm for and pride in Polytechnic, paired with her keen understanding of the value of Alumni contributions, will make her an effective alumni leader and an asset to the school and Association.