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Ms. Ali Scherk

The Phil Sinyavsky Memorial Scholarship for MBA Students has been established in memory of Philip "Phil" Sinyavsky, who passed away at the age of 31 on September 30, 2020. 

Phil was a devoted friend, son, brother, uncle, colleague, and husband. He met his wife, Ali, on a trip to Israel in 2014, and the two were married in March of this year. 

Phil grew up in Staten Island, New York and attended Staten Island Technical High School before earning a Bachelors of Arts degree in Actuarial Science from Baruch College of New York in 2012. He later went on to complete an MBA degree with a focus on Marketing Information Systems from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in 2017.

Beyond being an intellect and expert in his field, Phil was a model employee, one who was highly respected by his peers and who brought an unparalleled passion and dedication to his work.  

After joining Hearst Magazines as a a programmatic yield manager in July 2017, Phil was promoted to associate director of programmatic operations. In his role, Phil managed partnerships and technology integrations with several programmatic ad technology firms, including Google, Amazon, Facebook, Index Exchange, among many others. In addition to helping to develop and expand the company’s programmatic advertising business in the U.S., Phil supported Hearst Magazines’ international partners in Japan, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom.  

Phil was named a 2020 recipient of Hearst Magazines’ Spotlight Award in recognition of his talents, professionalism and positive impact on the business, but his many contributions extended to his colleagues as well. His always-helpful demeanor and generous spirit was recognized and appreciated by all who worked with him.

Scholarships associated with Ms. Ali Scherk
  • Phil Sinyavsky Scholarship