David Hickey Chairman and CEO of Lumeta Corporation
Class Of: 1985
Campus: Old Westbury Major: Bachelor of Science
From NYIT Magazine, Winter 2010:
Growing Accomplishments In the 1990s, David helped grow revenues of an international startup company to $30 million in just five years and participated in its sale to a Swedish corporation. In 2002, he served as COO and CEO of a credit card service company that was in drastic need of a turnaround. “In 10 months, we got the company back to positive cash flow, invested in the development of new products, and sold the firm at a profit two years later.
“I was working and paying for college myself, so affordability was key. NYIT represented great value for the money.”
Definition of Success
“Be happy with who you are and what you’re doing.”
Nothing Wrong With Horsing Around
Family comes first for David, who enjoys spending time with his wife, Geralyn, and their two daughters, Sarah and Anna. They all participate in equestrian sports, though David is also an avid golfer and runner.