Johnson Alumnae Cap Forbes’ List of Top Women Venture Capitalists
Adele C. Oliva, MBA '93, and Mary Meeker, MBA '86, are listed as #1 and #3 in Forbes Magazine’s Top Women Venture Capitalists.
Leaving America: Scott Neuman on Assignment in Prague
FIVETHÔT – May 27, 2013
Scott Neuman, MBA ’99, “is on assignment to oversee marketing for 30+ Central and Eastern European countries for IBM.” In this article, Neuman talks about his experience living in the city of Prague with his family. “Just by living here we are learning so much about cultural differences and are beginning to develop a better understanding for the little things that can make us stand out as Americans,” said Neuman.
Unlocking the potential of the “80 percent”
Foxboro Reporter – May 16, 2013
Christine Duvivier, MBA ’82, was scheduled to facilitate a discussion on May 19 at Hunakai Studio and School of Fine Arts, focusing on “why we are missing the true gifts our children possess and why we need to look at their educations differently.” Duvivier has a diverse background, including working as a financial analyst at Digital Corp, serving as a local girls’ basketball coach and directing leadership programs for the Girl Scouts. Her passion is “to inspire people across the globe with [her] messages that uncover the best in every student by understanding the gifts that conflict with school, yet fit the future economy.”
Christina Keller named president of CK Technologies
Plastics News – May 16, 2013
Christina Keller, MBA ’07, was named “president of CK Technologies, a unit of Cascade Engineering Inc. that specializes in molding for the commercial truck and bus sectors.” She will be leading business strategy and operations at CK Technologies’ four facilities in Mount Airy, N.C., Montpelier, Ohio, and Brownsville and Fort Worth, Texas.
James Edwards, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates Named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2013 Finalist in Greater Los Angeles
The Wall Street Journal – May 14, 2013
James Edwards, MBA ’03, CEO of Emergent Medical Associates, Southern California’s leading provider of emergency care and episodic care management services, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 in the Greater Los Angeles region. “The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.” Past recipients of the award include Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., and many more. Award winners this year will be announced on June 18.
International, Afterschool, K-12 Robotics Organization, FIRST® Appoints Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors
Yahoo! Finance – May 13, 2013
Bob Tuttle, MBA ’72, and Sheri McCoy were appointed as co-chairs of Board of Directors for FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization aiming to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Tuttle has been involved with FIRST for more than 20 years. He is a general partner of 1848 Associates, a commercial real estate development partnership, and the executive vice president of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, which develops new products mainly for major medical product companies.
Q&A with Rye School Board Candidates: Nicole Weber
Rye Patch – May 10, 2013
Nicole Weber, MBA ’02, is a candidate running for a seat on the Rye School board. This Q&A includes Weber’s answers to the questions that Rye Patch asked each of the three board member candidates. Over the past 15 years, Weber has worked “both as a financial analyst and human resources manager at large global organizations such as Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Merrill Lynch and Bloomberg.”
Don’t Just Predict the Future, Learn to Change It!
ClickZ – May 8, 2013
Pelin Thorogood, Executive-in-Residence at Johnson at Cornell, writes about how big data can help to identify revealed consumer behavior patterns, thereby enabling business people to change the future. “Predictive analytics and optimization models turn all this data into truly actionable intelligence,” she says. Thorogood also wrote on this topic for Cornell Enterprise, fall 2012: Metrics-driven Marketing Meets the Multichannel Challenge.
Access Point Financial Announces Major Expansion Initiative
Business Wire – May 7, 2013
Access Point Financial, Inc., (APF), a direct full-service lending and advisory firm focused on the hospitality industry, appointed J.W. Clements, MBA ’91,and Patrick Feltes as senior vice presidents as a part of the company’s major expansion initiative. They will be responsible for providing regionalized APF financing products and services. “Clements will initiate a major outreach to real estate and mortgage brokers and establish a vendor alliance program that provides in house financing for key hotel supplies.”
To ‘Lean In” or Not to ‘Lean In:’ Is That the Real Question?
Xconomy – May 7, 2013
Pelin Thorogood, Executive-in-Residence at Johnson at Cornell and CEO of Anametrix, writes about her personal experience and advice on balancing family and work as a professional woman. “It’s clear to me that a balanced life still is much more elusive for woman than it is for men,” she said, “women first need to consider the costs and benefits of leaning in to build that career, and then they should examine the personal and professional costs of not doing so.”
FTV Capital Announces Promotions; Names New Partner
iStockAnalyst – May 6, 2013
Karen Derr Gilbert, MBA ’85, was promoted to partner at FTV Capital, a growth equity firm focused on business services, financial services, payments, and technology. “She joined FTV full-time in 2005 and has managed various areas at the firm including business development, marketing and investor relations programs.” Prior to FTV, she worked at Wells Fargo, Merrill Lynch and Shearson Lehman Brothers in various sales and marketing roles.
Afraxis appoints president and CEO
Positions&Promotions – April 30, 2013
Afraxis, Inc., a biotechnology company, announced the appointment of Carmine Stengone, MBA ’03 (A), as the company’s president and CEO. Currently, Stengone also serves as chief business officer for Avelas Biosciences. Prior to joining Afraxis, he was with Phenomix Corporation where he served as the senior director of business development.
Macquarie Expands U.S. Financial Institutions Group with Appointment of Andrew Guida
Business Wire – April 29, 2013
Andrew Guida, MBA ’99, joined Macquarie Capital as a managing director, focusing on bank and thrift and specialty finance within the Financial Institutions Group (FIG). Macquarie is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Guida brings in more than 20 years of experience in investment banking. Previously he worked for FBR & Co. and Morgan Stanley.
Bissell launches rebranding, continues ad campaign that features CEO’s wife, dogs
Michigan Live - Mlive.com – April 12, 2013
Cathy Bissell, along with two of her family’s black Labs, offers a glimpse into the family behind the successful Grand Rapids-area floor cleaning company, Bissell Home Care Inc. It’s also the first time the privately-owned company has tapped its CEO’s wife to pitch Bissell products. “I’m a little bit shy. I’ll talk to people in a board meeting but I don’t like to stand up and give speeches,” said Bissell, who is married to Mark Bissell, MBA '82, the company's chief executive.
Top 25 Women in Healthcare
ModernHealthcare.com – April 6, 2013
Nancy Schlichting, MBA ’79, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System, was selected one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare.” “The recognition program honors exceptional female healthcare executives who are making a positive difference in the industry.” This marks the third time Schlichting has received this recognition.
CNO Financial Group, Inc. Announces Organizational Changes
KGO-TV ABC-7 Mediawebsite.net – March 28, 2013
CNO Financial Group, Inc. has announced several organizational changes to create a more efficient alignment of resources and leverage talent across the enterprise. Barbara Stewart, MBA '85, has been appointed president of the Washington National segment. She previously served as vice president of strategy and business development for Washington National.
Montana Silversmiths Names New CEO
Blog.MontanaSilversmiths.com – March 26, 2013
Montana Silversmiths, a leader in Western jewelry and home décor design, has announced the appointment of Steve Muellner, MBA '83, to the position of chief executive officer. “Everything we do, everything we make is an expression of our Western and rural lifestyle,” explains Steve Miller, vice president of sales and events, “Mr. Muellner has a sincere appreciation for our heritage and culture that will help keep our company on solid ground while we build to new heights.”
TSO3 appoints Claude Michaud and Jean Lamarre to the Board of Directors
Stockhouse – March 20, 2013
TSO3 has appointed Claude Michaud, MBA '83, and Jean Lamarre to the board of directors. "I am pleased to be joining the Board of TSO3", Michaud said in the article. "TSO3 is uniquely positioned to address the need for sterilization of complex and challenging medical devices, in a fast-growing industry. It makes for an exciting time to contribute as a Board Member and witness what is coming next."
Announcing our next round of Mobile Summit participants
en.Parset.com – March 19, 2013
The invitation-only Mobile Summit took place on April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif.
This year, the focus was on finding ways to make the mobile economy live up to its potential. Speakers discussed how even with unstoppable mobile growth, there’s still plenty of room for everyone in the industry to develop new ways to communicate, collaborate, and interact. Joff Redfern, MBA '96, was among the speakers. Head of Mobile at LinkedIn, Redfern joined LinkedIn in 2011 as the head of the company’s global mobile products team. Previously, he was the co-founder of startup Flattenme, which makes award-winning, personalized children’s storybooks.
Copa Holdings, S.A. Appoints Chief Financial
Toulouseweb-aero.com – March 11, 2013
The board of directors of Copa Holdings appointed Jose Montero, MBA '04 (E), as chief financial officer effective March 15. Montero started his career with Copa Airlines in 1993 and held various technical, supervisory, and management positions within the company, including manager of flight operations, director of System Operations Control Center, and director of planning. He also plays an important role in the company's strategic committee and heads the scheduling and flight profitability committees.
AtriCure Inc.:AtriCure Appoints Robert S. White to its Board of Directors
4-Traders – March 11, 2013
AtriCure, Inc., a medical device company and a leader in cardiac surgical ablation systems announced that Robert "Bob" S. White, MBA '89, has been appointed to the company's board of directors, effective immediately. "I look forward to working with the Board and the team at AtriCure to help execute on a solid strategy to expand commercialization and further develop the current and future pipeline," White said in the article.
Marsh & McLennan Companies Appoints Helen Shan Treasurer
Daily Finance – March 8, 2013
Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., announced that Helen Shan MBA '93, will join the company as vice president and treasurer. “Helen is a proven leader whose deep experience and broad financial expertise make her well suited to implement the Company’s long-term growth and capital allocation strategies,” said CFO Michael Bischoff. In her new role, she will oversee all areas of the company's global treasury organization, including capital management, pensions, investments, and cash management, notes the article. Shan was previously at Pitney Bowes, where she served as vice president and treasurer, and later became vice president of finance with responsibility for corporate development and investor relations.
Aetna Names Jeff Brown Head of Voluntary Plans
Asian Hospital & Healthcare – March 7, 2013
Jeff Brown, MBA '03, was appointed head of Aetna Voluntary Plans at Aetna, where he will be responsible for product strategy, pricing and positioning, and overall operations for the business line. Brown joins Aetna from Colonial Life, where he served as CMO and led the company in strategy, planning, product development, and other initiatives.
Moab to Nominate Three Independent, Stockholder-Friendly Directors to Mac-Gray’s Board
Money News – March 6, 2013
Moab Capital Partners, LLC, announced that it will be nominating three independent candidates for election to Mac-Gray’s board of directors at the 2013 annual meeting of stockholders. One of the nominees is Mark L. Bromberg, MBA '74, founder and chief executive of numerous US and Canadian restaurant companies including Mr. Greenjeans, Ginsberg + Wong and Lime Rickey’s Restaurants.
A Caribbean remedy for financially sick N.Y. hospitals & the primary care shortage
MedCity News – March 6, 2013
Vladimir Gotlieb, MD, MBA ’12 (E), and Oleg Pavlov, MBA '11 (E), PhD, co-authored this article about offshore medical schools, the high quality of the training they provide, and the important role their graduates (90 percent of whom are American) play in providing primary care in New York state. The authors argue against restricting these medical students from taking clerkships at state teaching hospitals. One of many points Gotlieb and Pavlov make in the article follows: “It is worth noting that while a quarter of U.S. graduates go into primary care, family practice and pediatrics, the majority of foreign-trained doctors chooses those fields. U.S. graduates tend to pick areas of specialization that have more prestige and higher pay.” Gotlieb is the chief of hematology and oncology and a fellowship director at the Nassau University Medical Center. He is also an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and associate clinical professor of medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Pavlov is an associate professor of economics at the Healthcare Delivery Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His expertise is in multi-sector computational analysis that accounts for feedback and resistance to change often exhibited by complex systems.