Business Great Conversationalists 2022

Business is anything but usual if you sit with one of these enterprising leaders!

David Dietze, Matt Rich, Adenah Bayoh, Sam Maddali, Joe Forgione

Banking & Finance

DAVID DIETZE, Peapack Private Wealth Management – Managing Principal, Senior Portfolio Strategist

David is Managing Principal, Senior Portfolio Strategist of Peapack Private Wealth Management, the wealth management division of Peapack-Gladstone Bank. Starting his own investment firm in 1993, Point View Wealth Management, which became part of Peapack-Gladstone Bank in 2019, David is a much sought out resource for the media, including Bloomberg, CNBC, The NY Times, WSJ, LA Times, Forbes and The Star-Ledger. Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College, he pursued graduate studies at Yale University in Classical Studies and Political Philosophy, and received a law degree from The University of Chicago Law School. He has practiced corporate and finance law with New York based White & Case and Washington, D.C.’s Crowell & Moring. A local boy, David was named to the Inaugural Hall of Fame of his alma mater, Mountain Lakes High School, for his community, charitable and professional accomplishments. Still active in the local community, he has served as President of Summit’s Board of Education, Trustee of Overlook Hospital Foundation and Chair of the Service Committee of Dartmouth’s Alumni Council. Residing in Summit with his wife Claire Toth, they have a daughter at American University and a son pursuing a finance career in Denver. David is an avid skier and golfer and serves on the Golf Committee of the Canoe Brook Country Club. Listen to David discuss the state of the current market here.

MATT RICH, PwC – Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences Cloud & Digital Services Leader

As a lifelong builder, Matt’s passion is assembling great teams and inspiring them to solve the most challenging issues in healthcare. During his 20+ years in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry, he has had the privilege of building innovative technology solutions used to extend and enhance life. Matt’s passion for team building goes back to his time on the US National Rowing Team where he and his teammates had success at all levels of national and international competition. Matt is raising the next generation of builders and great teammates, which are his three children, with his wife in the northern suburbs of Chicago. In addition, he serves with a team of inspiring leaders on the executive board of the Cures Within Reach organization, whose mission is to improve patient quality and length of life by supporting medical repurposing research which drives more treatments to more patients more quickly. Matt holds a Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering and Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota and continues to be a huge Gopher sports fan through the good times and the bad.


ADENAH BAYOH, Restaurant and Real Estate Developer

Adenah Bayoh embodies the American Dream. After escaping civil war in her native country of Liberia, she immigrated to the United States where she has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in her home state of New Jersey. After attending public high school in Newark, Adenah put herself through Fairleigh Dickinson University where she earned a degree in Business Management. Adenah, an IHOP multi-franchisee with 4 restaurants in northern NJ, opened her first in Irvington at the age of 27, making her one of the youngest franchisees in the country. In late 2017, Adenah launched Cornbread, her first independent fast casual, farm-totable, soul food restaurant and recently opened her second in downtown Newark. Most recently, she launched her latest restaurant concept, Urban Vegan. In addition to her restaurants, Adenah is a successful real estate developer with a portfolio of several major residential and mixed-use urban redevelopment projects across northern NJ. Adenah is a fitness fanatic, reader, and podcast lover. Despite her numerous successes, her proudest achievement is being a mother to her two young children.

Read more about Adenah’s amazing journey and success story here.

  • SAM MADDALI, United Pharmacy Network – CEO
Sam Maddali, a pharmacist by trade, is an entrepreneur with a diverse portfolio of businesses ranging from small business ownership, group purchasing organizations focused on independent pharmacies, and real estate development. He began his real estate experience with the purchase of Valley Pharmacy in Roxbury in 2003, the longest-operating business in the town. He bought additional pharmacies and in an effort to help other independent pharmacy owners compete against large corporations, formed United Pharmacy Network, of which Sam is CEO. Born and raised in Vijaywada, India, Sam was looking to connect with other local businesses when he first arrived in NJ and joined the Roxbury Rotary Club, where he has held many positions and is still an active member. Coming to this country with basically nothing and finding success, Sam is always looking for a way to pay back his good fortune. The cause dearest to Sam, which he has served as a Trustee for fifteen years, is Gift of Life International, an organization that saves the lives of overseas children with heart disease by bringing them to the US for treatment. Sam is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at various business events throughout the country. He and his wife live in Roxbury where he raised his two grown daughters, one pursuing a career in pharmacy and the other in medicine.

Real Estate

  • JOE FORGIONEJMF Properties – Founder and Principal
With a passion for design, art, architecture and engineering, Joe Forgione is right at home in his role as one of New Jersey’s pre-eminent real estate developers. With over 30 years of development experience, he has been responsible for the construction of more than 3,000 residential units and over one million square feet of commercial and retail spaces. Among his recent work is Morris Marketplace on the former site of ColgatePalmolive and Clarus Maplewood, the first WELL-certified residential building in NJ, a distinction reserved for buildings that are so thoughtfully-designed they can actually improve the health and wellness of their occupants. As a founding board member of REED Academy School for Autistic Children in Oakland, NJ and a long-term fundraiser for Employment Horizons Corp, an organization that employs autistic, physically or mentally challenged people, Joe’s focus on delivering the best to New Jersey extends to his charitable work. He constructed and donated five homes for Arc/Morris County chapter and recently constructed a group home for Cerebral Palsy of NJ, which he donated to the organization in 2020. His support of Don Bosco Prep has allowed the school to create the Forgione Family Engineering Center, a state-of-the-art science and engineering facility that will open this spring and partner with Joe’s alma mater, NJIT, to further enhance its science curriculum and expand its programs in engineering and robotics.