Advisory Council members are alumni and friends of the school:

Matthew Costello, BA'95

Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Apple, Inc.

Matthew Costello, a 1995 Graduate of Duquesne, is currently a Vice-President at Apple and Chief Operating Officer of Beats by Dr. Dre, an Apple subsidiary acquired in 2014. Prior to this, Matthew served as Chief Strategy/Business Development Officer for the IKEA Group based in the Netherlands, Chief Operating Officer of HTC Corp based in Taiwan, and Corporate Vice-President of Operations and Strategy of SonyEricsson in Sweden. Prior to his operational management experiences, Matthew was a management consultant, having started his career in Arthur Andersen LLP (later Bearingpoint) both in the US and in Europe and later serving as a Partner in Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz & Co.) based in Stockholm. Matthew, his wife Liselott, and their three children, Ellinor (Duquesne Class of 2015), Annika and Patrick reside in Malibu, California.