Happy Family Thrives in Boise
Idaho Statesman – December 12, 2013
Jessica Rolph, MBA ’04, chief operating officer of Happy Family, maker of organic baby foods, is featured in this story about the firm’s inception and its merger with Groupe Danone. She says of the company’s optimistic future: “Our team is very empowered to continue to make decisions to grow the company, but now we have a parent with so many resources."
ScottHulse adds 4 associates
El Paso Inc. – December 8, 2013
David Hansen, MBA ’07, has joined law firm ScottHulse, where he will have responsibility for the tax, foundations, nonprofits and exempt organizations, and intellectual property sections as an associate attorney.
I Bring Together MBA Hopefuls and Business Schools
The Globe and Mail- November 11, 2013
Peter von Loesecke, MBA ’84, speaks about his experiences as chief executive officer and managing director of the MBA Tour Inc., an organization that brings together prospective MBA students with business school representatives at events in more than 30 countries.
The Team That Brought Britney Back
VegasMagazine.com- November 6, 2013
Kurt Melien, MBA '07, Caesars Entertainment’s vice president of entertainment, is featured in an article as part of the team responsible for “bringing Britney back” to Planet Hollywood for her Las Vegas residency.
Andrew Baer Joins Salesforce.com as Senior Vice President, Global Communications and Media Industry
PRNewswire- November 6, 2013
Andy Baer, MBA '92, has joined Salesforce.com, the world’s #1 CRM platform as the senior vice president, global communications and media industry. Baer has been described as having an “exceptional track record for delivering breakthrough solutions for the most complex challenges.”
Flying High on Wings of Humour
DC Correspondent- November 6, 2013
Rishi Piparaiya, MBA ’98, director of marketing at Aviva Life Insurance, speaks about his book, Aisle Be Damned. He encourages readers, “if you have a story in you, don’t hold it back!”
Health Care Financier Shares How Small Town Experience Shaped Him
Effingham Daily News- October 30, 2013
Jerry Berg, MBA ’86, spoke at the semi-annual Community of Celebration of Excellence Breakfast sponsored by the Effingham County Vision 2020 community development organization.
Anthony Wedo, CEO of Buffets, Inc. participates in “Undercover Boss”
EpodCastNetwork.com- October 24, 2013
Anthony Wedo, CQEMBA ’10, CEO of Buffets Inc., one of the nation’s largest steak-buffet restaurant companies, discusses his participation in “Undercover Boss,” a show in which senior executives work undercover as entry-level employees to investigate how their firms work and can be improved.
GiveNext wins $20,000 first prize at 2013 COSE Business Pitch Competition
Cleveland.com - Oct. 24, 2013
Dan Mansoor '79 MBA '80, was awarded $20,000 in an Ohio pitch competition for GiveNext, his online platform focused on philanthrophy
Northleaf Capital Partners Grows Team with Addition of Todd Papau as Vice President, Sales and Business Development
Money News- October 17, 2013
Todd Papau, MBA ’07, has just joined Northleaf Capital Parners, Canada’s largest independent global private markets fund manager and advisor, as the Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “Todd’s experience is highly complementary to that of the current team…and will enhance Northleaf’s ability…to provide innovative private market investment solutions,” said Stephen Foote, Director, Sales and Business Development
Water Cooler Group's Media Storm Division Strengthens Digital Team With New Hire
PR Newswire- October 15, 2013
Charlie Fiordali, MBA ’08, has joined Media Storm LLC, the strategic media and marketing division of Water Cooler Group, where he will lead the agency’s digital practices. He will be serving as the Managing Director of Digital, and has been described by Craig Woerz, Managing Partner and co-founder of Media Storm, as “well-versed across several of our key customer areas – including entertainment – and we look forward to seeing him bring his digital marketing prowess to our team and clients."
Shining a Light on Dark Data
Corporate Compliance Insights- October 3, 2013
Joe Garber, MBA ’99, Vice President of Information Governance at HP Autonomy, provides insight and tips for corporations regarding legacy/dark data. He advises organizations to “cast a wide net, don’t do it manually, think long term, and focus on defensibility.”
You Just Have to Ask
Advance Healthcare Network- September 17, 2013
In this article, Jodi Glickman, MBA ’02, author of Great on the Job — What to Say, How to Say it: The Secrets of Getting Ahead, provides strategies for asking questions in the workplace. “Asking for help, in theory, sets you up for success,” she says. “Asking for help the right way can show that you are very smart and thoughtful."
VCom Solutions Hires Marketing and Communications Veteran to Drive Strategic Growth
Marketing & Advertising Industry Today - September 16, 2013
Carina Hayek ’98, ’05, has been appointed vice president of marketing and communications at vCom Solutions Inc., a telecom management firm that helps the mid-enterprise business manage inventory, expenses and carrier relationships. With more than ten years of marketing and management experience, she will “implement strategic marketing initiatives designed to drive growth … so they can achieve better business intelligence that drives profitability.”
Sebastopol Futurist Sees Hard Times Ahead
PressDemocrat.com - September 8, 2013
Chris Martenson, MBA ’98, author of The Crash Course, is featured in this story focused on Adam Taggart, with whom Martenson co-founded PeakProsperity, a website that offers “insights for prospering as our world changes.” The article says The Crash Course depicts “the worst-case scenario within the next two decades is ‘jarring chaos’ caused when unsustainable debt and the end of cheap oil bring financial crises."
Johnson and Lenati Relationship Grows via Internship Program
Lenati.com - September 5, 2013
Lenati has cultivated a relationship with the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management via two Johnson alumni, Martin Mehalchin, MBA ’99, and Pam Spier ’05, MBA ’11, Spier writes in this blog post. Spier is a member of the customer acquisition and retention practice at Lenati, a national management consulting firm that specializes in sales and marketing strategy. This past summer, Lenati welcomed two interns from Johnson: Sarah Maynard, MBA ’14, and Aaron Moskowitz, MBA ’14, “both with years of relevant marketing and sales experience,” she writes, noting that “by the end of their first week [Sarah and Aaron] were key members of their project teams, owning workstreams, creating key deliverables and presenting to clients.”
Cloud Expo: SHI Cloud Marketplace, Brokering for the Enterprise
VirtualizationConference.com -- Sept. 5, 2013
Wade Yi, MBA ’99, managing director and head of Cloud Solutions at SHI, will “discuss the technical and financial benefits of using the SHI Cloud Marketplace to discover, customize, and automate the provisioning of both large and small scale cloud services, using different providers and carriers” as well as “the advantages of integrating cloud service provisioning with existing corporate procurement processes” at the Virtualization Conference and Expo in New York City.
BizEd - Sept/Oct 2013
In this article, Robert Sullivan, MBA’68, board chair for AACSB International, examines the forces that will affect the association — and management education — in the coming months. Sullivan is dean of the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego. AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) is a global, nonprofit membership organization of educational institutions, businesses, and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.
Don’t Let Your Business Be Taken For A Ride
PRLog -- Sept. 3, 2013
Legal expert Hanna Hasl-Kelchner, MBA ’78, known as the No-Nonsense Lawyer and America’s Legal Advocate for Entrepreneurs, has released an expanded and revised 2nd edition of her report, "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Independent General Counsel Services: The Practical Way to Protect and Grow Your Small and Medium Sized Business" — a “free on-line resource that includes in-depth analysis of how an independent general counsel can improve your company’s bottom line.”
EnerGulf-Gianulis and Dhir Join Board
Yahoo Finance – August 23, 2013
Peter Gianulis, MBA ’96, was elected to the board of directors of EnerGulf Resources Inc., an international oil and gas company based in Vancouver, B.C. Gianulis is president and managing director of Carrelton Asset Management, an asset management and private equity firm specializing in small and micro-cap companies with a particular emphasis on the natural resource sector.