Tammy Ven Dange appointed to RSPCA ACT top job
HerCanberra.com.au - Feb. 25, 2014
Tammy Ven Dange, MBA '97, has been appointed CEO of RSPCA ACT (Canberra), an organization dedicated to preventing cruelty and inhumane treatment to animals, educating and engaging the community, and operating facilities for the care and protection of animals.
NLMK Group Announces Changes to Logistics Management Team
NLMK.com - Feb. 24, 2014
Sergei Likharev, MBA ’00, was appointed acting vice president for logistics at NLMK Group, Russia’s leading manufacturer of steel and HVA rolled products, where “his foremost priority will be to fine-tune operations and the cost-effectiveness of logistics.”
Logic PD Teams with Aurora WDC to Present a Webinar on the Next Evolution of the Strategy Canvas
Webwire.com - Feb. 24, 2014
Logic PD’s chief technology officer, Scott Nelson, MBA ’94, and vice president of marketing, Jason Voiovich, have teamed up with Aurora WDC to present a webinar on a newly adapted Strategy Canvas tool that goes beyond the business strategy visualization to provide a prescriptive map of your value chain.
AZZ Incorporated Announces Retirement of Dana Perry and Intends to Appoint Paul W. Fehlman as Next Chief Financial Officer
San Antonio Business Journal - Feb. 24, 2013
Paul W. Felmahn, MBA ’90, was appointed senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer, and secretary of AZZ Incorporated, a provider of electrical products and services and a provider of galvanizing services.
Modern Wedding Mashup: Site Serves Moms, Businesses
WestfairOnline.com - Feb. 20, 2014
Erica Laudon, MBA ’07, and her mother, Jane Laudon, have launched ModernWeddingMom.com as a “one-stop-shop for all the latest wedding preparation advice on fashion, etiquette, budgeting and planning.”
Johnson and Nanjing University Celebrate 10-year Alliance in MBA Education
Nanjing one of six Chinese universities whose executive MBA students study at Johnson at Cornell University
Tom Richer Named CRA Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
PRLog - Feb. 17, 2014
Tom Richer, MBA ’06 (E), has joined CRA, an award-winning IT managed solutions firm, as chief sales and marketing officer. Richer hopes to “help drive CRA’s solutions portfolio and messages out to the marketplace, at the same time elevating CRA’s visibility as an IT industry leader.”
Nabor Names New Chief Financial Officer
Positions & Promotions - Jan. 30, 2014
William Restrepo, MBA ’85, who has previously served in various financial and operational positions at companies such as Pacific Drilling, Seitel Inc., and Smith International, has been appointed the CFO of Nabor Industries Ltd.
PIMCO Makes Additional Portfolio Management Leadership Appointments
Yahoo Finance - Jan. 29, 2014
Sudi Mariappa, MBA ’86, will be rejoining PIMCO as a managing director and generalist portfolio manager. Founder and CIO Bill Gross describes Mariappa as “a great investor” who will be “able to deliver immediate value to our clients upon his return.”
Jon Burckin has been appointed Director of Business Development at HRI Lodging in New Orleans- LA, USA
Hospitalitynet - Jan. 27, 2014
Having previously worked at Access Point Financial and Scotiabank, Jon Burkin, MBA ’95, has been appointed the director of business development at HRI Lodging in New Orleans, Louisiana.
A Chocolate Life: Sweet Odyssey Leads Chef to Paris and Back Again
Edible San Francisco - Jan. 27, 2014
This article details the life and work of Alexandra Whisnant, MBA ’11, and the story of her career and passion as the successful chef of Gâté Commes Des Filles.
Health Care by Subscription in India: Sevamob offers clinics, insurance in low-income communities
Next Billion – Jan. 24, 2014
Shelley Saxena, MBA ’03, founder of Sevamob, is quoted in this article featuring her company, a for-profit venture offering affordable health care services in low-income communities with limited access to traditional medical care. The company offers customers preventative care and regular checkups delivered to their doorstep, for a monthly subscription fee of $1.60 (Rs 100) per month.
Radius Announces Key Changes to Management Team
FirstWord Pharma - Jan. 9, 2014
Greg Charles Williams, MBA '12 (E), joined Radius Health, Inc. as chief development officer, a newly created position at the biopharmaceutical company.
Bet on cyclical rally in Europe: Pro
CNBC Jan. 9, 2014
In this video interview, Randy Brown '84, MEng '85, MBA '86, of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, says that Europe is starting to "repair itself." Brown's top sector picks include consumer discretionary, industrials and financial services.
Entrepreneur of the Week: Alex Hagen
Launch NY - Jan. 2, 2014
Alex Hagen, MBA ’03, president of Weaver Wind Energy, was named Entrepreneur of the Week by Launch NY, a non-profit venture development organization with a mission to create jobs by providing guidance, mentoring and investments to help emerging companies succeed within the 27 counties of Upstate New York.
Get To Know: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s CMO
Marketing Land - Dec. 30, 2013
John Dragoon, MBA ’84, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, responds to interview questions about his work habits in this profile. As the CMO of one of the world’s leading publishers and largest providers of pre-K-12 education solutions, Dragoon leads HMH’s product management, product marketing, field marketing, corporate marketing, marketing operations and consumer marketing.
A Different Approach To Hardware Entrepreneurship
Forbes - Dec. 28, 2013
Adam Hocherman, MBA '06, founder of American Innovative , tells the story of his startup in this article, including how he financed it and found manufacturers in China.
Juan Valdez Plans a New Challenge to Starbucks: Colombian Growers Group to Open Cafés Around the World
Wall Street Journal – December 19, 2013
Hernan Mendez, MBA ’83, president of Procafecol, a company created by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation to commercialize the Juan Valdez brand, is quoted in this article about the plan to reinvigorate the brand in international markets via a franchised chain of Colombian coffee shops. "Juan Valdez is a widely recognized image, and we wanted to leverage that brand," Mendez said in the article.
NESN Promotes Michael R Hall to Vice President of Digital
NESN.com – December 16, 2013
Michael R. Hall, MBA ’13 (CQ), was named vice president of digital at NESN, New England’s most-watched sports network. Hall’s responsibilities now include overseeing digital strategy, content, technology, and business development of NESN’s online and mobile platforms. He was previously the director of new media and leader of design and management at NESN.
Banimmo has a new CEO, Christian Terlinden, and renews its executive committee in continuity
Euroinvestor – December 12, 2013
Christian Terlinden, MBA ’84, was appointed CEO of Banimmo, a real estate company active in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg that specializes in repositioning and redevelopment; the company acquires buildings that have a high potential for redevelopment in order to re-sell them after transformation. Terlinden was formerly Bannimo’s chief financial officer.