Mr. Fascitelli grew up in Providence, Rhode Island. One of two sons to a tailor and a seamstress. He was the first in his family to go to college, and is a heartwarming rags to riches story.
He is a member of the Class of 1978 of the University of Rhode Island where he received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering Summa Cum Laude. After graduating from URI, Mr. Fascitelli joined the Bristol-Myers Company. In 1982 he received his MBA with highest distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. After graduating from Harvard in 1982, Mr. Fascitelli joined McKinsey & Company, Inc., a management-consulting firm.