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Peloton Appoints William Lynch as President (Columbia Business School MBA)

Mar 24, 2017
Peloton, the tech company revolutionizing the fitness industry, has announced the appointment of William Lynch as President. Lynch joins Peloton after an industrious career managing some of the world's most innovative and disruptive consumer technology companies. As the CEO of Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS), Lynch transformed the bookseller into the leading retailer of content, digital media and...
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uShip Names Mike Williams New CEO (Harvard Business School MBA)

Mar 24, 2017
Company also announces Jim Martell as Executive Chairman uShip, the online shipping marketplace and freight automation software provider, announced enterprise software veteran Mike Williams has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and board member. uShip also announced that Jim Martell, a 40-year veteran of the logistics industry, has been named Executive Chairman of uShips board. Mar...
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Epson America Names Mark Mathews as Vice President of North America Commercial Marketing (UCLA Anderson School of Management MBA)

Mar 24, 2017
Epson America, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark Mathews as vice president of North American commercial marketing. In his role, Mathews is responsible for driving product and marketing strategies for Epson's projector, point-of-sale, business inkjet printer, and robotics divisions. In addition, he leads Epson's Canada-based technical support and development team focused on point-of-sale so...
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Cambridge Trust Company Recruits Jennifer A. Pline as New Head of Wealth Management (Boston College Carroll Graduate School of Management MBA)

Mar 24, 2017
Cambridge Bancorp and its subsidiary, Cambridge Trust Company, announced that Jennifer A. Pline has been appointed the company's Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth Management. Ms. Pline will succeed Michael Duca, who has served as Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth Management since 2006. Mr. Duca will be retiring at the end of February 2017. "We greatly appreciate the impact Mike ha...
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Rolando B. Rodriguez Appointed Chairman, President and CEO of Marcus Theatres (Rockhurst University MBA)

Mar 24, 2017
The Marcus Corporation announced the appointment of Rolando B. Rodriguez as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres. Rodriguez has served as president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres, the fourth largest theatre circuit in the United States, since joining the company in 2013. He will continue to serve as executive vice president of The Marcus Corporation. ...
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U.S. Bank Names Gunjan Kedia Vice Chairman of Wealth Management & Securities Services (Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
U.S. Bank, the fifth largest commercial bank in the United States, has named Gunjan Kedia as vice chairman of its Wealth Management & Securities Services division. Kedia has more than 20 years of financial services experience, most recently as executive vice president and Management Committee member at State Street, where she led the core investment servicing business in the Americas. She will...
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Principal Names Pat Halter Chief Operating Officer of Principal Global Investors (University of Wisconsin MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
Principal Financial Group has announced Pat Halter, current CEO and senior executive director of Principal Real Estate Investors, will assume the role of chief operating officer for Principal Global Investors. Jim McCaughan remains CEO of Principal Global Investors and president of global asset management for Principal®. "Pat's leadership and track record during his 32 years in Principal Real ...
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Julie Sandler Named Partner at Madrona Venture Group (Harvard Business School MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
Firm also promotes Daniel Li to Senior Associate Madrona Venture Group, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Seattle, today announced the promotion of Julie Sandler to Partner and Daniel Li to Senior Associate. Sandler has led investments in several companies including Integris, Poppy, and Julep, serving on boards across the Madrona portfolio as a board director and observer. S...
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Michael Scully Joins Passport as Chief Product Officer ( Yale School of Management MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
Passport, the leader in parking and transit technology systems, announced Michael Scully has joined the Passport team as the company’s Chief Product Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Scully will oversee the company’s product, marketing, and design teams, bringing deep domain experience in mobile, advanced marketing analytics, and product development to the company. Passport is the global lea...
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MUFG Appoints Johannes H. Worsoe Chief Financial Officer of MUFG Americas Holdings Corp. and MUFG Union Bank (USC Marshall MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), one of the world's leading financial groups, announced the appointment of Johannes H. "Johs" Worsoe as Chief Financial Officer of MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and its banking subsidiary MUFG Union Bank, N.A., effective immediately. Mr. Worsoe, 49, joined the company in 2001 and most recently served as Head of Investment Banking & Markets (I...
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Silicon Valley Veteran SC Moatti Joins The Angels’ Forum as Managing Director (Stanford University MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
Tech Visionary and Former Facebook Executive will bring fresh deal flow to The Angels' Forum; TAF is one of the most respected early stage investment group in Silicon Valley SC Moatti, a Silicon Valley veteran, tech visionary, bestselling author, and Facebook fmr-exec, has joined The Angels' Forum as Managing Director. She will focus on all aspects of deal flow management and entrepreneurial re...
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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School names Mary Moore Hamrick new Alumni Council chair

Mar 23, 2017
National managing principal of Public Policy brings nearly 30 years of professional services experience to Alumni Council The University of North Carolina (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School has named Mary Moore Hamrick the new chair of its Alumni Council. Hamrick, who currently serves as Grant Thornton LLP's national managing principal of Public Policy, based in Washington, D.C., has long been...
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Biogen Names Michel Vounatsos Chief Executive Officer (HEC School of Management MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
Industry Veteran to Maintain Company Focus on Neurology and Neurodegeneration; Enhance World-Class R&D Engine Biogen announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Michel Vounatsos as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Vounatsos previously held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Biogen. Mr. Vounatsos succeeds George A. S...
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Wells Fargo Taps Cecilia Loftus as Eastern ESOP Leader (La Salle University MBA)

Mar 23, 2017
To meet growing demand of millions of retiring baby boomers expected to transition their privately held businesses to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), Wells Fargo & Company is expanding its national ESOP advisory practice eastward.  Cecilia Loftus has joined Wells Fargo's growing team as senior vice president and eastern regional director. She is based in Philadelphia. Approximate...
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New Research Finds Dearth of Finance Professionals With Big Data Analysis Skills

Jan 10, 2017
Report reveals success factors for building teams with in-demand expertise Chief financial officers may not be able to maximize the potential value of Big Data for their organizations due to difficulties attracting and retaining the professionals with the requisite expertise, research suggests. According to a new report from global staffing firm Robert Half and IMA® (Institute of Management Ac...
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Privateer Holdings, the World’s First Private Equity Firm to Invest Exclusively in Legal Cannabis, Closes $40 Million in Convertible Note Financing

Jan 10, 2017
Privateer Holdings co-founders Michael Blue (MBA, Yale School of Management, '05), Christian Groh (MBA, San Francisco State University, '01) and Brendan Kennedy (MBA, Yale School of Management, '05). Company’s $122 Million Fundraising Total Marks the Largest Private Capital Raise in the Legal Cannabis Industry to Date Privateer Holdings, the world’s first private equity firm to inves...
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Curveballs Or Basics? What Hiring Managers Ask In Interviews

Jan 10, 2017
Managers' Favorite Job Interview Questions Can Get Tricky, But Most Focus on the Opportunity   A job interview can be nerve-racking, but add oddball questions to the mix, and you have a formula for a challenging discussion. The good news for job seekers is that many employers prefer to stick with standard inquiries. Questions about applicants' interest in the position and company were mos...
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The Best Resumes Get Back To The Basics

Jan 10, 2017
Survey: Majority of Execs Prefer Traditional Versus Trendy Resumes   Is it time to ditch the old-fashioned resume? No way, new research from staffing firm The Creative Group suggests. Nearly eight in 10 (78 percent) advertising and marketing executives interviewed said they would rather receive traditional CVs in Word or PDF format from candidates applying for creative roles at their comp...
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Brickwork Raises $5M Series A Financing To Enhance Omnichannel Retail Marketing Platform

Jan 10, 2017
David Munczinski, Founder and CEO, Brickwork. (MBA, U. of Penn - Wharton, ’14) SaaS platform bridges the experience gap between online and brick and mortar shopping Brickwork, the first software platform to bridge the experience gap between e-commerce and brick and mortar retail, closed a $5 millionSeries A financing round led by Safeguard Scientifics (NYSE: SFE), with participation from...
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MIT Sloan Wins the 2016 Rolex MBA Regatta

Jan 10, 2017
3 Days of Sport, Knowledge and Dolce Vita for the Top 19 B-Schools in the World Nineteen top international b-schools, 370 MBA students and alumni, 44 teams, engaged in a 3-day demanding and exciting challenge. Up for grabs was the trophy of the Rolex MBA Conference & Regatta 2016 organized in Santa Margherita Ligure in Italy, from September 29 to October 2, by the Sailing Club of SDA Bocconi ...
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University of Michigan’s Zell Founders Fund Invests in Sneakers

Jan 10, 2017
The women of the Zell Founders Fund (l to r: Ashka Dave, MPH/MBA '17, Christine Priori, MBA/MMP '17 and Florence Noel, MBA '17) and Jordana Schrager (foreground), CEO of Sneakers by Jordana Women-led student investment fund provides $100,000 in seed funding to customizable design company founded by University of Michigan alumna The Zell Lurie Founders Fund of the Samuel Zell & Robert H...
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Doug McMillon, CEO, Walmart Offers New Vision for the Company’s Role in Society

Jan 10, 2017
Doug McMillon(MBA, University of Tulsa, ’91), CEO, Walmart Offers New Vision for the Company’s Role in Society Among other things, Walmart is doubling sales of locally grown produce in the U.S.; expanding and enhancing sustainable sourcing to cover 20 key commodities, including bananas, coffee and tea; and implementing a new plan designed to achieve science-based targets for ...
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i.Lab at UVA Incubator Program Expands National Reach, Introduces New Director

Nov 05, 2016
The University of Virginia Darden School of Business Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation announced the 2016 i.Lab Incubator cohort comprised of a diverse and impressive group of UVA and local Charlottesville-based entrepreneurs. This year, the program is also welcoming a new director, technology entrepreneur Jason Brewster. The W.L. Lyons Brown III i.Lab and incubator program p...
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Rutgers students win $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund a business in wind power

Nov 02, 2016
Three Rutgers students with ambitions of building a company around a new device for harvesting wind power won the top prize of $50,000 in a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored business pitch competition. The students – David Talarico, Ryan Annibali and Antoni Milewski – will now go to the DOE's national competition in Colorado in June. The winning technology is something Talarico, a doctor...
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2016 Executive MBA Council Survey Results Offers Insights into Future Business Leaders

Nov 02, 2016
The Executive MBA Council (EMBAC) announced the results of the 2016 EMBAC Membership Program Survey, which revealed the percentage of female students enrolled continued to climb to 29.7 percent, the highest on record. This higher percentage of female students continues a positive trend towards closing the gender gap. According to EMBAC, more people are applying to Executive MBA programs to increa...