Softbank Co-Chairs to Be Honored As UB Alumni Visitors

By Mara McGinnis

Release Date: January 16, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo alumni Jordan A. Levy and Ronald M. Schreiber, co-chairs of SOFTBANK Services Group, will be honored as the first UB Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Visitors at a breakfast to be held at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

The cost for the breakfast, sponsored by the UB Alumni Association, will be $12 for Alumni Association members and $15 for all others. Reservations can be made by calling Judé Schwendler in the UB Office of Alumni Relations at (716) 829-2608.

At the breakfast, Levy and Schreiber each will be presented with an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Visitor Award, which recognizes outstanding alumni achievement and is given at the request of the deans of the UB faculties of Arts and Letters, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Following the breakfast, they will meet in two sessions with UB students in 280 Park Hall on the North Campus.

Levy and Schreiber are co-founders and former co-CEOs of UCA & L, a company formed from the 1995 merger of Upgrade Corporation of America and Alexander & Lord, Inc. It now is known as SOFTBANK Services Group.

Based in Buffalo, SOFTBANK is the leading outsource provider of direct marketing, fulfillment and technical support services to the digital market. The company has additional call centers in Las Vegas, Nev.; Dublin, Ireland, and London, England.

As co-chair of SOFTBANK, Levy guides and oversees the company's national and international sales, client services and operations.

He serves on the boards of GT Interactive Software (GTIS), Softbank Net Solutions, FSA Inc., The Customer Outsource Performance Center and Express Plus Corporation. He also serves on the boards of the UB Foundation, Inc., Jewish Federation of Greater Buffalo, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Weinberg Campus Inc., and the Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies. Levy, who received a bachelor's degree in political science from UB in 1977, resides in East Amherst.

In addition to his position as co-chair of SOFTBANK, Schreiber serves as chair of SOFTBANK Net Solutions, a company formed in 1996 to provide intellectual-property-rights management services in the Internet marketplace. He also is a partner in Delaware AV Distributors, a local leader in distribution and sales of multimedia products, and Copies Inc., one of the largest photocopier distributors and service providers.

Schreiber serves on the boards of Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the Jewish Center of Greater Buffalo, Shea's Performing Arts Center, Studio Arena and Chabad House. He also is a former president of Hillel of Buffalo and serves on its national board.

Schreiber received a bachelor degree from UB in biochemistry and molecular biology in 1975. He resides in Eggertsville.