Flying High on Wings of Humour
November 06, 2013
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
October 30, 2013
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”
October 24, 2013
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
October 24, 2013
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
October 17, 2013
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
October 15, 2013
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
October 03, 2013
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
September 23, 2013
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
September 16, 2013
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
September 08, 2013
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
September 05, 2013
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
September 05, 2013
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.
September 03, 2013
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
September 03, 2013
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
August 23, 2013
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.
Congressman Jim Bridenstine to Participate in F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator Event at Ducommun LaBarge Technologies
August 22, 2013
HispanicBusiness.com- August 22, 2013
Congressman Jim Bridenstine, MBA ’09 (E), a United States Congressman (R-OK-1) and member of the House Armed Services Committee as well as a former pilot in the US Navy, was slated to attend an Aug. 26 event at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II interactive cockpit demonstrator, where he was to speak with reporters, employees, state and local elected officials and other stakeholders, and have the opportunity to "fly" the cockpit demonstrator.
Candidate Profile: John Burnett
August 08, 2013
CBS New York – Aug. 8, 2013
This profile and video of John Burnett, MBA ’09 (E), who is running for the office of comptroller for the city of New York, was provided to CBS News by his campaign and notes that “John went on to earn a MBA at Cornell University and continued to climb the corporate ladder at Merrill Lynch and The McGraw‐Hill companies.”
People in Business
August 05, 2013
Mailtribune.com - Aug. 5, 2013
John Lamy, MBA ’95, was named Southern Oregon catalyst manager for the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
New Stamford firm specializes in crowd funding for companies
August 01, 2013
stamfordadvocate.com - August 15, 2013
John Kallassy, MBA ’03, president and co-founder of I-Bankers Direct, is featured in this story about his firm’s launch of a crowd-funding platform that enables individuals to invest directly in selected small-cap growth businesses. "It was clear to us that there are many high-net-worth individual investors in the marketplace who have both the ability and the desire to invest in small, dynamic companies," said Kallassy in the article. "What they lacked is access to a reliable source of deals. We also know from experience how challenging it can be for small, growing businesses to raise capital."
Bain & Company Managing Partner Shares Key Business Lessons You Need To Hear Now!
August 01, 2013
Business Because – Aug. 1, 2013
This issue’s MBA Alumni column features Hernan Saenz, MBA ’98, managing partner for Bain & Company’s Dallas, Houston, and Mexico offices, who shared eight lessons he’s learned since he graduated in 1999 when he returned to Johnson for Reunion.
Q&A with Len Herstein
July 31, 2013
Smart Meetings – July 31, 2013
In this interview, Len Herstein, MBA ’97, CEO and president of ManageCamp Inc., talks about what inspired him to start his own brand-marketing company, ManageCamp, in 2002.