Justin G. Gmelich ’90 VSB Selected as the 2023 Recipient of The Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion
Villanova, Pa., May 8, 2023 - The Villanova School of Business (VSB) has selected Justin G. Gmelich ’90 VSB as the 2023 recipient of The Rev. Joseph C. Bartley, OSA Alumni Medallion. The Bartley Medallion is the highest distinction VSB can bestow to alumni, and is awarded annually to recognize those who have distinguished themselves in their careers while also demonstrating extraordinary service to their communities and to VSB.
In the more than 30 years since graduating, Gmelich, co-CIO at Millennium Management, has long demonstrated his dedication and generosity to Villanova University. From January 2021 to December 2022, he served as the chairperson of Villanova’s Board of Trustees having previously served as vice chair since 2017 and as a member since 2011.
Gmelich is also a former member of the VSB Dean’s Advisory Council and, in 2019, made a $3 million commitment to create the Victoria and Justin Gmelich ’90 Lab for Financial Markets, making it one of the largest named gifts for a financial markets lab in the country. The state-of-the art lab allows students and faculty to study and research in an environment parallel to a Wall Street trading floor, establishing an even stronger connection between the classroom and the business world, improving experiential learning opportunities with alumni and employers, and increasing the technological proficiency of all students.
“It’s an honor to be awarded the Bartley Medallion,” said Gmelich. “And it is personally rewarding to know that my family’s contributions are helping prepare the next generation of business leaders.”
“Justin is a passionate Villanovan who is dedicated to VSB’s mission,” said Joyce E. A. Russell, the Helen and William O’Toole Dean, VSB. “We are delighted to award the Bartley Medallion to Justin and we thank the Gmelich family for their generosity and continued leadership.”
Prior to his role at Millennium Management, Gmelich was partner and head of Global Markets at King Street Capital. Before that, he served as Global Chief Operating Officer for Fixed Income, Commodities, and Currencies (FICC) at Goldman Sachs where he served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Firmwide Risk Committee, Securities Division Executive Committee, Securities Division Volcker Committee and the Global Recruiting Council. Earlier in his career, he was an associate trader at Chase and a vice president at Salomon Brothers.
Gmelich is a founder and serves as a trustee of Trinity Hall, an all-girls college preparatory high school in Tinton Falls, N.J., and as a trustee of the Edward Hall Gmelich Memorial Scholarship Fund.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from VSB and went on to earn a Master of Science in Accounting/Taxation from the University of Southern California and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. He lives in Rumson, N.J., with his wife, Victoria, and five children.
The Bartley Alumni Medallion was presented to Gmelich on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at the VSB 100th anniversary celebration.
The Villanova School of Business (VSB) undergraduate program is top-ranked among business schools in the nation. VSB has been at the forefront of business education since it was founded in 1922. Serving over 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students, VSB is home to five Centers of Excellence – the Daniel M. DiLella Center for Real Estate, the Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership, the Center for Business Analytics, the Center for Marketing & Consumer Insights and the Center for Church Management – with each designed to foster innovative, cross-disciplinary research and applied opportunities for students. VSB is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business. For more, visit business.villanova.edu.