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All Vanderbilt students start with something in common. They’re different. With different backgrounds, different strengths, different hopes and different goals. Here, they can personalize their experience in ways that aren’t possible at most schools. We invite you to read some stories of how they did that – and learned from each other in the process.

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Madhumita Murphy

Moving beyond Burnout

EMBA helps pediatric specialist find career satisfaction

Madhumita Murphy

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ronke Oyekunle

Getting Her Break in Investment Banking

Vanderbilt opens the door for Ronke Oyekunle to pursue her passion in finance

Ronke Oyekunle

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Investment Banking Analyst, Jefferies & Co.

Alan Myers

Filling Gaps instead of Checking Boxes

Alan Myers values credible improvement over improved credentials

Alan Myers

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2018
IT Director, North American Papers, Brazil and India, International Paper Company

Kyla Terhune

'Seeing What I Could Learn from Business'

Vanderbilt surgeon sought 'translational knowledge' she could apply to role in medical education

Kyla Terhune MD

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
Program Director, Surgery; Vice-Chair for Education, Surgery; Section Chief, General Surgery, Vanderbilt University

Paul Finelli

Ordnance Officer Broadens His Opportunity Pool

After the Army, Paul Finelli cultivates skills to build a career in corporate finance

Paul Finelli

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Product Manager, Financial Leadership Program, AT&T

Deidre Mitchell

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Career

Deidre Mitchell moves up by moving down to Nashville from NYC

Deidre Mitchell

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Senior Associate, Management Consulting, KPMG

Mary Smith

Broadening Her Base of Opportunities

Eschewing offers in accountancy, Mary Chesnut Smith found the ‘perfect fit’ for her interests

Mary Chesnut Smith

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Deals Associate, PwC, New York City

Hayden Clark

Realizing Where He Wants to Be

Business major finds what he was looking for (and more) at Vanderbilt

Hayden Clark

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2017
Marketing Analytics Specialist, LGI Homes

Kristen McGee

Getting Clearer on Her Goals

After Accelerator, Kristen McGee pursues careers she'd never heard of before

Kristen McGee

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2016
Account Development, Dynamic Signal

Kamil Fadel

Making the Great Leap Upward

Pilot overcomes hesitation about business school, aims to soar

Kamil J. Fadel

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2018
Investment Banking Analyst, Deutsche Bank, Houston, TX

Megan Fisher

Moving Beyond a Niche

Fisher seeks flexibility for health care business career

Megan Fisher

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Senior Marketing Manager, Enbrel

Jared Johnson

Making an Amazing Journey

In four international residencies, Jared Johnson becomes a ‘new me’

Jared Johnson

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2018
Senior Engineer and PMO, Customer Service and Strategic Revenue Programs, FedEx

Marc Bennett

Improving Quality and Safety

Surgeon burnishes his skills at Owen

Marc Bennett

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2014
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanessa Annoni

Gaining a Clear Sense of Direction

Vanessa Annoni discovers her niche and finds her dream job

Vanessa Annoni

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Senior Management Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

George Dahir

Operating from a Different Perspective

MMHC helps surgeon see his field with new understanding

George Dahir

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Orthopaedic Surgeon at NorthCrest Orthopaedics, Springfield, Tennessee

Marley Schauer

Improving Processes and Career Prospects

English major learns to help organizations work better

Marley Schauer

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Manager Enterprise Sourcing, The Walt Disney Company

Mamie Murphy

Starting a New Job—and a New Program

Mamie Murphy hones abilities to manage more responsibility than ever before

Mamie Murphy

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Associate Vice President of Growth Strategy, Premise Health

Caroline Leonard

Mastering the Art of Marketing

Caroline Leonard finds her course

Caroline Leonard

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Brand Builder, Campbell Soup Company

Mabel Gomes

Opening Doors with the Owen Brand

Mabel Gomes lets Vanderbilt take her from Brazil to U.S. private sector

Mabel Gomes

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Data Analyst, HR Business Insights, Microsoft

Francesca Healy

Learning Business to Learn Better Medicine

Aspiring doctor seeks to integrate medical management and medical practice

Francesca Healy

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018

Morgan Scott

Learning the Art of Marketing

MBA provides canvas of new possibilities for Morgan Scott

Morgan Scott

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Associate Brand Manager Intern, E. & J. Gallo Winery

Rashad Townsend

Getting Ahead of the Game Early

Sophomore-to-be uses Accelerator as springboard for business career

Rashad Townsend

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2019
Morehouse College Class of 2022

Hunter Flint

Hunter Flint: Out of Africa

Coffee plantation manager transitions to business back home

Hunter Flint

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Lead Associate, Ideation Holdings

Megan O'Connor

Cooking Up a New Career Direction

Foodie Megan Koontz finds all the right ingredients in Nashville

Megan Koontz O'Connor

Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance 2017
Audit Associate, PwC

Duncan Fletcher

Finding a Direction, Building Relationships

MAcc Assurance opens multiple doors to both careers and friendships

Duncan Fletcher

Vanderbilt MAcc 2019
Assurance Staff, Ernst & Young, Nashville, TN

Rachel Huang

Blending Rationality with an Artistic Sense

Rachel Huang hopes to bring Chinese culture into fashion design

Rachel Huang

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Class of 2019, Colgate University

Victoria Conlon

Choosing Vanderbilt the Second Time Around

Conlon spends her fourth year in college earning an MMark degree

Victoria Conlon

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2017
Associate Brand Manager, The Kraft Heinz Company

Eleni Champagne

Finding the Right Fit

Champagne seeks her spot in health care business

Eleni Champagne

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Manager, Deloitte

Keaton Shuttlesworth

Writing His Own Story

Aspiring novelist concentrates on human capital

Keaton Shuttlesworth

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Head of Amazon Advantage and US Media Retail Operations & Initiatives

Danielle Chari

Learning What It’s All About

Before choosing a business career, freshman wanted to know what it meant

Danielle Chari

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018

John Ford

Ford Has a Better Idea

Engineer Transitions to Financial Management

John Ford

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Vice President & Financial Officer, Equitable Trust

Will Braithwaite

Finding a Whole Other Side of Business

Aspiring entrepreneur Will Braithewaite learns to go beyond the numbers and financials

Will Braithwaite

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2016
Social Media Content Coordinator, Braithwaite Communications

Kaitlyn Alsup

Finding Real-World Connections beyond the Classroom

Accelerator helps recent grad explore options and prepare for her next steps

Kaitlyn Alsup

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2016, McCombs School of Business MS Finance 2018
Investment Banking Analyst, RBC

Rosangela Merchor Santana

Balancing Babies, Banking and MBA

New mother in new country finds support at Vanderbilt for new career

Rosangela Merchor Santana

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Senior Product Manager, Amazon

Olivia Cooper

I Had to Get Back, Whatever It Took

Cooper was sold on Nashville, then on Vanderbilt for marketing career

Olivia Cooper

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018
Account Executive, Green Apple Strategy Nashville, TN

Stephen Humphrey

Flying into Global Business

Corporate jet professional expands horizons

Stephen Humphrey

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2013
Program Manager at Sierra Nevada Corporation

Eeshat Gupta

Learning to Think Like an MBA

Gupta equips himself for problem solving (and much more)

Eeshat Gupta

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Senior Product Manager – Technical Products, Amazon

Rachel Goodman

Reducing Risks by Increasing Her Knowledge

Goodman fights infection through education

Rachel Goodman

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Infection Preventionist and Lab Coordinator at NorthCrest Medical Center, Springfield, TN

Ilvens Jean

Ilvens Jean Finds a ‘Village’

Haitian immigrant makes most of Owen community to advance career in finance

Ilvens Jean

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Finance Manager, Microsoft

Devin Kunysz

Recalculating His Reach

Owen leads Kunysz to aim higher

Devin Kunysz

Vanderbilt University MBA 2015
Brand Manager, Food and Licensed Stores, Starbucks

Sadie Tierney

Tooling Up to Fight Brain Tumors

Sadie Tierney channels personal grief into new career path

Sadie Tierney

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
AbbVie Commercial Leadership Program- Business Development Hepatology

Kyle Clay

A Commanding Advantage

At Owen, Captain Kyle Clay led healthcare teams to success

Kyle Clay

Vanderbilt MBA 2009
Chief Operating Officer, Pain Doctor

Jeff Lenar

Taking Time to Learn Healthcare

Vanderbilt helps Former Marine transition to civilian career

Jeff Lenar

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
CEO-in-Training, Acadia Healthcare, Las Vegas

April Hughes

Seeking a Community that Communicates

Close ties to professors — and lifetime guarantee — drew April Hughes

April Hughes

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Corporate Strategy, Emerging Businesses Intern, T-Mobile

Cara Tragseiler

Strengthening Her Brand

Owen Helped Tragseiler Launch New Products-and Career

Cara Tragseiler

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Senior Brand Manager, Braun, North America, Procter & Gamble

Clayton Williams

Discovering a World of Opportunities

Clayton goes from teen operations manager to HR leader

Clayton Williams

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Analytical Problem Solver, Dropbox

LeeAnn Burney

Mastering a Field She Thought She Knew

MMHC expands finance expert’s understanding

LeeAnn Burney

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2014
Director of Finance, Williamson Medical Center

Julia Brown

Building Bridges for the Future

Julia Brown equips herself for finance — and social enterprise

Julia Brown

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Treasury and Investments Intern, State of Tennessee

Andrew Anglemyer

Becoming a ‘Manager of Doers’

Data analyst learns to go beyond the data

Andrew Anglemyer

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Principal Business Intelligence Developer, VUMC

Erika Bogar King

Delivering a World of Talent

King Turns Expertise into Global Career

Erika Bogar King

Vanderbilt MBA 1999
Chief People Officer, Sutherland Global Services

Beatriz Marrero

Re-engineering Her Business Skills

Marrero fills in gaps at Vanderbilt—and opens new career doors

Beatriz Marrero

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Business Development Coordinator, Emerson

Tyler Skelton

Opening Doors He Never Knew Existed

Skelton discovers new pathways during Vanderbilt experience

Tyler Skelton

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Claims Line Management Staff Manager, Allstate, Northbrook

Brittany Hunter

Being Treated Like a Star—and Loving It

Warm welcome on snowy day sealed the choice for Brittany Hunter

Brittany Hunter

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Bhupendra Yadav

Aiming for the Leading Edge

Delhi Physician Transitioning to Biotech

Bhupendra Yadav

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Marketing Director, Intuitive

Carlos Osorio

Gaining Global Responsibility

Auto industry exec sees big career payoff in year one

Carlos Sanchez Osorio

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Program Manager, Global CAQ Systems, Federal Mogul Powertrain

Alejo Icaza

Heading for the Top

Volcano Climber Draws on Owen for Business Ascent

Alejo Icaza

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
International Financial Analyst, Vulcan Materials Company

Erin Raccah

How AMBA ‘Rewired’ a Lawyer’s Brain

Corporate legal counsel learns a new way of thinking along with new business skills

Erin Raccah

Vanderbilt Global Americas MBA 2016
Chief Counsel, Information Technology and International Trade International Paper Company

Nida Bajwa

Moving out of her Comfort Zone

Bajwa heads South to take career to next level

Nida Bajwa

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Manager, Deloitte

Matt Reilly

Growing outside the Classroom

Reilly relishes extra opportunities to learn and make an impact

Matt Reilly

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Incoming Associate Brand Manager, Mars Petcare

Chase Wilson

Getting Equipped for Civilian Success

Supportive community helps Army logistics officer make transition

Chase Wilson

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Global Marketing Intern, Respiratory Interventions, Medtronic

Yoshi Koizumi

Steeling Himself for the Future

Koizumi molds himself in preparing for industry’s challenges

Yoshi Koizumi

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Manager, Raw-Materials Division, Nippon Steel Corporation, Tokyo

Matthew Davis

Enjoying a More Exciting Ride

Davis welcomes move into health care investment banking

Matthew Davis

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Investment Banking Summer Associate, Wells Fargo Securities

Sam Chang

Bringing About Widespread Changes

Renowned surgeon learns to see differently

Sam Chang

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2015
Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University

Robert Bray

Renewing His Skill Set for Renewable Energy

Vanderbilt gave Robert Bray a direct route into the unique career he wanted

Robert Bray

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Product Manager, T-REX Group

Bennet Hayes

Making a Great Bet on a New Career

Pro poker player Bennet Hayes finds his place in consulting

Bennet Hayes

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Adam Schechtman

Adam Schechtman Finds the Perfect Bridge

MAcc program creates stepping stone to a valuation career in NYC

Adam E. Schechtman

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2017
Business Valuation Consultant, Deloitte

Meyers Stallings

Improving His Whole Team

Stallings takes Vanderbilt team for ‘tune-up’

Meyers Stallings

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2012
Vice President, Academic Initiatives, Premier Inc.

Matt Inbusch

Fueling a Sustained Interest in Sustainability

Matt Inbusch gains skills for free market solutions to challenges in the developing world

Matt Inbusch

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship, International Paper

Kristina Radlein

Finding Her Way to Health Care Consulting

Kristina Harford Radlein chooses Vanderbilt for a new career path (and for personal scale)

Kristina Radlein

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Senior Consultant, North Highland

Bryce Yen

Strengthening His Knowledge and Network

MSF gives Bryce Yen the tools he sought to shine in a consulting career

Bryce Yen

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Senior Consultant, Deloitte, Atlanta, GA

Matthieu Popesco

Switching Gears and Racing to the Front

Popesco pivots from consulting to pursue his passion for cars

Matthieu Popesco

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Thayer Rosenberg

Getting Equipped for Market-Based Solutions

Ex-Peace Corps volunteer seeks sustainable improvements in global health

Thayer Rosenberg

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Clinical Specialist, Genentech

Gina Reppucci

Learning the Business That She Represents

Legal counsel gains a deeper understanding of healthcare (and business)

Gina Reppucci

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2019
Assistant General Counsel, Fresenius Medical Care North America

Natalie Allen

Building a Career—and a Network of Friends

Allen finds her niche (and her ticket to Nashville) through MMark program

Natalie Allen

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2019
National Marketing Coordinator, Tractor Supply Company

Leonidas Cuenca

First Peru, Then the World

Leonidas Cuenca gains skills and credentials for global consulting

Leonidas Cuenca

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Mai Pham

From ‘Accounting Guru’ to Finance Person

Mai Pham makes the most of her first experience studying abroad

Mai Pham

Vanderbilt MBA 2020
Brand & Licensing Finance, Mattel

José Hurtado

Five-Continent Traveler Finds His Home

José Hurtado takes executive development to several new levels

José Ignacio Hurtado

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Manager of Corporate Strategy, JCPenny

Katherine Hodges

Discovering New Possibilities

Accelerator helps Hodges expand career options

Katherine Hodges

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
Research Associate, NERA Economic Consulting

Philip Hathorn

Becoming a Down-to-Earth Leader

LDP and Owen culture play roles in Hathorn’s development

Philip Hathorn

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Consultant, Bain & Co.

John Benton

Gaining Options beyond Accounting

Accounting major pursues MAcc to get more flexibility for future

John "Jack" Benton

Vanderbilt MAcc 2018
Assurance Staff, Ernst & Young Financial Services Office New York City

Rabo Garba

Moving to Market Approaches to Poverty

Garba re-engineers his career after discovering his passion at Vanderbilt

Rabo Garba

Vanderbilt MBA 2020
Energy Consultant, LP3 Solutions

Laura McLaughlin

Following a “Strange” Love for Accounting

Laura McLaughlin pursues her passion without leaving her alma mater

Laura McLaughlin

Vanderbilt MAcc 2018
Audit Associate, KPMG (Denver)

Gabriel Stone Jansen

Discovering Nashville

Owen opens up whole new world for NY native

Gabriel Stone Jansen

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Finance Manager, Amazon Web Services

Kartik Ramakrishnan

Making the Logical Choice

From Singapore, coming to Owen made lots of sense

Kartik Ramakrishnan

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, Atlanta

Adam Lambert

Seeking Value

Owen Connects Lambert to His Goal

Adam Lambert

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Bryan Smith

Re-Branding His Career

Virginia Consultant Switches to Tennessee Whiskey

Bryan Smith

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Manager of Olympic Marketing, Bridgestone

Eden Murrie

The General Opens Up a New Front

Air Force veteran turns to Vanderbilt to boost transition to the nonprofit sector

Eden Murrie

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
COO, Operation Stand Down Tennessee

Ammar Hasan

Making Himself at Home

Hasan Finds a Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Ammar Hasan

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Senior Manager, Global Marketing, Edwards Lifesciences

Esther Smith

Esther Smith Finds Her Springboard

MMHC provides ‘a-ha- moments on the job almost every day at MissionPoint

Esther Smith

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2016
Manager, Clinical Operations, Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Daniel Byrdsong

Managing a Career, Kids and an MBA

'It can be done,' says Daniel Byrdsong. He's the proof.

Daniel Byrdsong

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2017
COO, Accurate Healthcare

Brad Cerasuolo

Setting a Completely New Course

Navy veteran gains skills and support to transition to consulting career

Brad Cerasuolo

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Jose Espinosa

Discovering Salsa Night in South Nashville

Ecuador native finds academic challenge he sought plus a welcome touch of home

Jose Espinosa

MBA 2019
Corporate Finance Intern, Mattel (Los Ángeles)

Alneada Biggers

Mastering Business and the Law

For consulting career, Biggers thinks bigger

Alneada Biggers

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Sarah Felmly

Looking for Paths to Leadership

In MAcc, Sarah Felmly recognized opportunities with a wide variety of options

Sarah Felmly

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Core Assurance Associate, PwC, McLean, VA

Jarrod Rickman

Teamwork Makes All the Difference

Working together toward a goal made accounting attractive to baseball player Rickman

Jarrod Rickman CPA

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Assurance Associate, EY, Nashville, TN

Bernard Rousseau

Learning the Business Skills to Lead

Mentor to research scientists gains knowledge he applies every day (even at home)

Bernard Rousseau

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2016
Associate Vice Chair for Research, Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Andy Patton

Casting His Line

Fishing Pro Readies to Test Investment Waters

Andy Patton

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
President & CEO, Clarus

Katie Pisarek

Learning How Much She Needed to Learn

Katie Pisarek found supportive environment that helped her move into marketing

Katie Pisarek

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018, Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Partner Success Specialist, New Engen, Inc.

Michelle Woodworth

Back to School Before Going Back to Work

Michelle Woodworth wanted better skills for bigger challenges

Michelle Woodworth

Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance 2017
Assurance Staff, EY

Nick Tazik

Selling a Better System

Tazik gains expertise to bring timely ideas to market

Nick Tazik

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Director of Marketing, Concert Genetics

Mourya Ravuri

From Pipe Manufacturing to Investment Banking

Mourya Ravuri makes move from India to Memphis to Wall Street, with help from Vanderbilt

Mourya Ravuri

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Private Equity Associate, PSP Investments

Deborah Webb

Building on What She has Learned

Vice-President gets new tools for leadership

Deborah Webb

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2012
Vice President of Customer Resources NuPoint Division at Computer Services, Inc., Paducah, KY

Jason Kaspar

Moving from M&A to MBA

Kaspar repositions himself for (he hopes) eventual C-suite role

Jason Kaspar

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, Atlanta

Brian Hawkins

Networking for Success

CMC points Hawkins toward his dream job

Brian Hawkins

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young, Atlanta

Jared Clifford

Enjoying the Red Carpet Treatment

Naval officer finds Vanderbilt a welcoming place for move to health care career

Jared Clifford

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Senior Director of Operations, DaVita Medical Group

Jacqueline Parker

Learning for the Long Road

Trucking executive learns new tools for the trade

Jacqueline Parker

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2012
Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Covenant Transportation Group

Andie Engelbert

Finding the Right Career Prescription

After ruling out medicine, Engelbert discovers her calling

Andie Engelbert

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
M&A Transaction Services Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Emily Fletcher

For the Love of Marketing

Emily Fletcher shifts career aims from pro sports to CMO position

Emily Fletcher

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Corporate Marketing Manager of Communications, Emerson

Eric Richard

Shifting into a Different Gear

Auto racing oil exec reboots his career at Vanderbilt

Eric Richard

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Summer Associate, Deloitte Consulting (Atlanta)

Megan Teepe

Making a Bigger Impact

Teepe Uses MBA to Become Change Agent

Megan Teepe

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Vice President, GGM International Business

Demitrianna Grekos

Applying Finance to a Legal Career

With joint degree, Grekos learns to speak the language of her clients

Demitrianna Grekos

Vanderbilt JD/MS Finance 2019
Associate, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

Daniel Cecalacean

Getting ‘That Something’ for His Career

Cecalacean positions himself at Vanderbilt for senior executive role

Daniel Cecalacean

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2019
Business Unit Manager, Vertiv

Christian Zavatti

Engineering Goals on a Different Field

Venezuelan soccer player reboots career in tech sector

Christian Zavatti

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Graduate Intern, Global Operations, Dell

Simon Schoon

From Johannesburg to Wall St.

Skydiver Makes Career Leap at Owen

Simon Schoon

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Channel Director, Jumo.World

Julie O'Mara

Changing Her Tune—for a Different Career

Classically trained singer finds that Owen gives her more range

Julie O'Mara

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

McKayla Denning

Dancing to a Brand New Tune

McKayla Denning takes big step from PR into marketing

McKayla Denning

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018
Marketing Coordinator, Yearly Co.

Pablo Gutierrez

Getting More from His Investment

Gutierrez finds payoff at Vanderbilt in MSF program

Pablo Gutierrez

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2019
Financial Analyst, Houlihan Lokey

Taylor Hale

Learning Where She Wants to Go

EMBA helps Taylor Hale take charge of her career

Taylor Hale

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Customer Experience Manager, Ingram Content Group

Hilary Horvatits

Hilary Horvatits: Changing Her Outlook

Accelerator helps self-described donut frosting professional pursue interest in consulting

Hilary Horvatits

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
Federal Human Capital Analyst, Deloitte, Washington D.C.

Olivia Rovelli

Enjoying a 10-Month Growth Spurt

Rovelli credits MMark with personal and professional development

Olivia Rovelli

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018
Senior Analyst, Global Loyalty Partnerships at American Express

Lewis Tsuromatanda

Going Further (All the Way from Africa)

Lewis Tsuromatanda parlays accounting background into finance career

Lewis Tsuromatanda

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Business Unit Financial Analyst, Micron Technology

Trevor Hunt

From the Marines to Brand Marketing

At a crossroads in his career, Trevor Hunt finds his ‘equalizer’ at Vanderbilt

Trevor Hunt

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Product Owner, Confirmation

Jamie Hartman

Sprinting to the Starting Line

Army veteran builds skills to help startup company get off the ground

Jamie Hartman

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2018
Operations / Project Manager, Enexor BioEnergy Systems

Laura Per-Lee

Finding Confidence for Her Dreams

Laura Per-Lee learns success isn’t merely about being the smartest

Laura Per-Lee

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Performance and Programmatic Marketing Intern, IBM

Reggie Crenshaw

Building a Platform for Leadership

Former Army captain turned consulting entrepreneur invests in added value for his client base

Reggie Crenshaw

Vanderbilt Global Americas MBA 2016
Principal, Crenshaw & Associates Consulting Group

John Blauser

John Blauser Improves His Mettle

Sales manager for national firm adds skills for advancement

John Blauser

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2017
Sales Manager, ARC Metals Corporation

Qi Chen

Finding Community in a Faculty-Run Irish Pub

Qi Chen cherishes strong connections with classmates and profs

Qi Chen

Financial Analyst, Houlihan Lokey

Troy Jiang

Looking for Where Tech and Business Meet

Troy Jiang relies on Accelerator to help him reach his career goals

Troy Jiang

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018
Incoming Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Arielle Samet

Coming Home to a Health Care Capital

Industry pro Arielle Samet chooses Vanderbilt for career advancement

Arielle Samet

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Assistant Vice President of Business Transformation & Board Liaison, Surgery Partners

Michael Drescher

‘MMHC Fit the Bill Perfectly’

Insurance executive gains skills for the next 20 years of his career

Michael Drescher

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2016
Director of Provider Engagement, BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee

Jonathan Osborne

Building the Business

Osborne uses new skills to advance more than his career

Jonathan Osborne

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Senior Solutions Manager, Vertiv Co

Cleon Rice

Back to the Classroom with a Twist

Teach For America veteran prepares to switch to health care

Cleon Rice

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Commercial Rotational Development Program (CRDP) Associate, Genetech

Orin Brown

From the Green Berets to Biotech

Orin Brown charts his own course in Vanderbilt MBA program

Orin Brown

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Assistant Brand Manager, Digestive Health, Sanofi

Christy Brown

Sharing a Different Perspective

Medtronic manager finds value and validation at Vanderbilt

Christy Brown

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2018
District Manager ("Heartland" area), Medtronic

Caleb Harper

Gathering the Formal Tools for Business

Caleb Harper scraps Ph.D. plans to pursue an MBA

Caleb Harper

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Commercial Strategy Senior Analyst, American Airlines

Devin Busby

Making the System Healthier

Doctor pursues passion to improve health care delivery

Devin Busby

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Chief Financial Officer, Elevate Global

Amanda Kirkland

Getting Excited about Her Future

Accounting engages Kirkland’s passion

Amanda Kirkland CPA

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Senior Audit Associate, KPMG

Skylar Saffold

Networking toward California

Hard work pays off in dream internship

Skylar Saffold

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Product Marketing Manager, One Medical

Kimberly Lester

Turning Strengths into a New Career Path

At Vanderbilt, Kimberly Lester discovers that strategy consulting is ‘perfect fit’

Kimberly Biagini Lester

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Manager, Deloitte

Lucy Maloney

Going with Number One

Maloney makes ‘the obvious choice’ for finance career

Lucy Maloney

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2019
Investment Analyst, Cambridge Associates

Sina Seger

Finding Purpose as the Missing Piece

Former Swiss banker Sina Seger makes herself at home in Music City

Sina Seger

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Account Manager, FlyteVu Agency

Kensley Elliott

Passing on Her Enthusiasm

Elliott becomes ambassador for program she loves

Kensley Elliott

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Southeast Campus Assurance Business Recruiter, PwC

Hannah Waters

Seeking an Immersion, Not an Internship

With Accelerator, Hannah Waters finds a one-stop shop for future growth

Hannah Waters

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018
Vanderbilt Programming Board – The Venue, Co-Chair, Vanderbilt University

Brandon Kieffer

Finding a Passion-Driven Career

Kieffer combines brand management with social enterprise

Brandon Kieffer

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Associate Brand Manager, Amplify Snack Brands, Austin, TX

Kathleen Overlin

Getting a Roadmap

Overlin learns to apply lessons on the job

Kathleen Overlin

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2012
Agency Education Manager, Chubb Insurance

Kimberly Barboza

Finding the Right Time to Go Back

Veteran project manager returns to school

Kimberly Barboza

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2015
Managing Consultant, Bedroc IT Strategy and Services Firm,
President of the Owen Alumni Council,
VU Oak Leaf Society Member,
Served as Lieutenant Commander for the United States Navy

Michele Hesselrode

Launching a “Life-Changing” Experience

Hesselrode takes the harder road and finds rewards

Michele Hesselrode

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Senior Analyst Business and Strategy, Vanderbilt Transplant Center at VUMC

Cale Genenbacher

Exchanging a Uniform for Human Capital

‘Culture of teamwork’ impresses former Army captain

Cale Genenbacher

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Co-Founder and President, Loge Co.

Nicholas Glennon

Shaping His Own Experience

Glennon finds a place to make an impact in real estate career

Nicholas "Nick" Glennon

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Turnaround & Restructuring Services, AlixPartners

Diba Ahour

Wanting to Grow Like Her Brother Did

After seeing results, Diba Ahour follows her brother to Accelerator®

Diba Ahour

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Student Ambassador, Deedmob

Terranicia Holmes

Making a profitable move from the nonprofit world

Vanderbilt network paid off even before Terranicia Holmes joined it

Terranicia Holmes

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2017
Sales Development Associate, Thomson Reuters

Shanah Gaskill

Discovering Her Real Career Calling

Projects to change workplace culture leads marketer to change careers

Shanah Gaskill

Vanderbilt MBA 2020
MBA Intern, Global Talent Management, Twitter

Shaurya Bajpai

Magnifying His Medical Impact

Surgeon sees more valuable role in medical device field

Shaurya Bajpai

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
MBA Intern, Global Corporate Clinical Marketing, Intuitive

Brent Hooks

Getting New Skills for a Growing Company

Memphis entrepreneur lays foundation for next stage of development

Brent Hooks

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2019
Co-owner and Chief Administrative Officer, Allworld Project Management

Max Weissbrodt

Throwing Himself into Cold Water

German student takes the plunge with U.S. immersion at Vanderbilt

Max Weissbrodt

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2017
Investment Associate

Motohiro Yoshikawa

Becoming a ‘Real Manager’

Yoshikawa finds big investment to be a smart move

Motohiro "Moto" Yoshikawa

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2020
Senior Manager, Information Systems, Nissan North America

Caroline Rogers

Nursing Her Business Skills

Rogers moves from front lines to leading edge of health care

Caroline Rogers

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Director, Ankura

Cameron Toler

Making Up for Lost Time

After a late career decision, Cameron Toler gets a jump start

Cameron Toler

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2017
Private Equity Analyst, Connor Capital SB

Lucas Seib

One Year Made All the Difference

MAcc and CPA credential in 12 months led Luke Seib to Vanderbilt

Lucas "Luke" Seib

Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance 2017
Staff, EY, Tysons, VA

Dan Fisher

Pursuing His True Interest

Fisher follows dream (and fiancé) to Nashville

Dan Fisher

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Life Sciences Lead, Swoop

Fahima Zahar

Fahima Zahar: Expanding Her Horizons

Fahima Zahar

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2016
Vice President, Operations of Compliance Operations, J.P. Morgan

Cam Cooper

Seeing Business as a Team Sport

MAcc class cohesion appeals to football captain

Cam Cooper

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Assistance Vice President, AllianceBernstein

Cally Biagini

Finding a Path She Never Imagined

Manager in wine & spirits industry pivots to new career in consulting

Cally Biagini

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, Atlanta

Jocelin Clayton

Launching a Beautiful Career

Owen gives Clayton a pathway to her passions

Jocelin Clayton

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018
Global Marketing, Philosophy Skincare, Coty (NY)

Eric Mathews

Eric Mathews Sharpens the Saw

Experienced business accelerator hones skills in business leadership

Eric Mathews

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2017
Founder and CEO, Start Co.

Michael Foster

‘Everybody Here Is Rooting for You’

Musician Michael Foster finds quality at Vanderbilt he didn’t see elsewhere

Michael Foster

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group

Nicole Miniet

Moving from Medicine to Merchandising

Accelerator helps sociology major bridge a gap in her business skills

Nicole Miniet

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2016
Omni Assistant Merchandise Planner, Macy's

Odelia Lao

Making Marketing about People

Odelia Lao finds not just knowledge but potential partners

Odelia Lao

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Marketing Summer Associate, Nestlé

Maria José Rodriguez Gaitan

Seeking a Spot beyond Her Comfort Zone

Acrophobic mountaineer finds what she was looking for at Vanderbilt

Maria José Rodriguez Gaitan

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Life Product Director & Creative Director at Ugly Bastard

Fitzgerald Light

Finding His True Light

Entrepreneur moves from tech startup to investment banking

Fitzgerald "Fitz" Light

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2018
Investment Banking Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Meredith Goins

Learning to Manage Teams (and Age Groups)

With a diverse staff to oversee, Oak Ridge manager turns to Vanderbilt Executive Education

Meredith Goins

Vanderbilt Leading Change & Leading Millennials 2018
Group Manager, Oak Ridge Associated Universities

Carter Braswell

Pursuing His Own Business Philosophy

Accelerator helps Braswell strengthen framework for problem solving

Carter Braswell

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018
Summer Intern, Silver Crate Club

Jay Sekulow

Going Beyond a Ph.D.

Veteran leader gets fresh insights on leadership

Jay Sekulow

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2014
Chief Counsel and CEO, American Center for Law and Justice Washington, D.C.

Jordan Maya

Becoming a More Agile Businessperson

Jordan Maya returns to Vanderbilt for diverse skills to chase his entrepreneurial dream

Jordan Maya

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Deals Associate, PwC, New York City

Kseniya Pfeiffer

Emerging as a Leader for Emerging Markets

Kseniya Pfeiffer pursues top-tier MBA for global responsibilities

Kseniya Pfeiffer

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2020
Manager, Emerging Markets, Schneider Electric

Bridgett Ledak

Enjoying Challenges Every Day

MSF helps Ledak turn weaknesses into new strengths

Bridgett Ledak

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2018
Ernst & Young Consulting, Dallas, TX

Aaron Kimber

Opening Doors on Wall Street

Canadian accesses opportunities that were hard to find at home

Aaron Kimber

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2019
Investment Banking Analyst, Houlihan Lokey, New York City

Lauryn Poyser

Learning How to Make Her Own Space

Accelerator helps aspiring social entrepreneur see new possibilities

Lauryn Poyser

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018
Sumer Legal Intern, James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

Emily Adamson

Getting What She Looked for (and More)

Emily Adamson launches accounting career the way she wanted

Emily Adamson

Vanderbilt MAcc 2019
Audit Associate, PwC, Nashville

Ria Jagasia

Sparking a Range of Interests

Ria Jagasia sees new possibilities for Asian Studies and HOD

Ria Jagasia

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
Incoming Education Consultant, AIC Education

Lynette Baker

Building Skills—and Confidence

Materials manager equips herself for bigger things

Lynette Baker

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Director of Support Services at NorthCrest Medical Center, Springfield, Tennessee

Ashley Forman

Gaining Her Own Identity

Poehler look-alike takes big career step

Ashley Welnhofer Forman

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Content Manager 7UP/A&W, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Danielle Terhune

Flying High in Finance Field

MBA helps Terhune take off in a different industry

Danielle Terhune

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Financial Strategy Analyst, American Airlines, Dallas, TX

Meredith Harding

Quant Focuses on Winning Qualities

Support at every turn helps Meredith Harding start finance career

Meredith Harding

Vanderbilt MSF 2017
Director, Strategic and Operational Analytics, AMSURG

Michael Warburton

Not Having to Prove Himself Proved Decisive

People and culture ‘sealed the deal’ for former DJ Michael Warburton

Michael Warburton

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Management Associate Program (MAP) Intern, HP

Landon Hudson

Filling the Gaps, Fulfilling His Dream

MAcc program helps Landon Hudson get on track toward his goals

Landon Hudson

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2018
Valuation Association, PwC (NY)

Sarah Head

Getting Profitable Skills for Nonprofit World

Sarah Head uses MMark and agency position as springboards for her future

Sarah Head

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2019
Associate Brand Manager, The Buntin Group

Lu Zhang

Learning What She Wants to Be — and Who

Thanks to coaching colleagues, Lu Zhang gains a better sense of herself

Lu Zhang

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2018
Business Valuation Consultant, Deloitte (NYC)

Cali Livingstone

Venturing Collaboratively for a Better World

Turner Family Center draws nonprofit veteran to Vanderbilt

Cali Livingstone

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Matthew Resnick

Driving Quality Care at Lower Costs

In MMHC, urologic surgeon taps into ‘what has been missing in health care’

Matthew Resnick MD, MPH

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2016
Assistant Professor of Urologic Surgery and Health Policy, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sam Rossmann

Preparing for Challenges Ahead

Specialty hospital CEO acquires ‘elite educational experience’

Sam Rossmann

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2019
CEO, TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital

Chinny Esakkiperumal

Getting on a Faster Track

EMBA takes manager into strategy role for his company

Chinny Esakkiperumal

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Senior Associate, Environmental Remediation, Olin Corporation

Nathan Cornett

Loving the C-Team Experience—Twice

Global team experience becomes a big plus for operations expert

Nathan Cornett

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2019
Manager, Rail Fleet and Track Infrastructure, Vulcan Materials Company

Dylan Bright

Getting to the More Strategic Stages

Dylan Bright expands his finance toolkit for investment banking

Dylan Bright

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Investment Banking Associate, Wells Fargo Securities

Nana Kyei

Nana from Ghana

Banker Becomes More Than a Student

Nana Kyei

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Senior Vice President, Jefferies

Andrew Sartoris

Taking the Plunge

Health Care Immersions Propel Sartoris' Career

Andrew Sartoris

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Senior DirectorStrategy and Innovation, HCA

Noey Neumark

Starting at Corporate before Starting a Startup

Noey Neumark charts a course for entrepreneurship in health care

Noey Neumark

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Senior Product Manager, Cardinal Health

Kelly Scott

Banking on New Skills

EMBA pays direct(or) dividends for biotech expert

Kelly Snyder Scott

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2015
Executive Director - Tissue Bank at DCI Donor Services, Inc.

Mai-Linh Hoang

Learning to Compete through Collaboration

Mai-Linh Hoang learns better how to apply knowledge and work with teams

Mai-Linh Hoang

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
CRM Manager for Lifestages Businesses, Bed Bath & Beyond

Chad Fritzsche

Getting the Right Experience

Campus culture and competitions equip Fritzsche for a career in finance

Chad Fritzsche

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Financial Development Program Associate, Cigna, Nashville, TN

Tiffany Burba

Letting Law Be Informed by Finance

Dual degree at Vanderbilt gives Tiffany Burba the leg up she wanted

Tiffany Burba

Associate, Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Tripp Salem

Balancing School, Family (and Babies)

Health care exec Tripp Salem finds rigor makes him stronger

Tripp Salem

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
MBA Intern, Council Capital

Tom Smolenski

Preparing to Lead into the Third Generation

Tom Smolenski seeks to push himself on behalf of family business

Tom Smolenski

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Vice President of Operations, Steinwall, Inc.

Aka Akapelwa

Deploying Capital in Africa

MSF gives Aka Akapelwa a path to his goals – helping to boost Zambia's economy

Aka Akapelwa

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Investment Banking Analyst, Jefferies & Co.

Jamie Duque

Discovering Several New Worlds at Once

International diversity at Owen changes Colombian student’s perspective

Jamie "Eduardo" Duque

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Revenue Management Analyst, American Airlines

Rachel Reynolds

Finding a Career She Can Bank on

Ex-teller gains a window on new career

Rachel Reynolds

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Assurance Senior, EY

Graham Lenes

Discovering the Right Career Medicine

For doctor-in-waiting Graham Lenes, accounting offered right balance of problem solving and human interaction

Graham Lenes

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Risk Assurance Associate, PwC, Charlotte, NC

Yasuyo Mikami

Building a Global Network for the Future

To advance in a global economy, Yasuyo Mikami immerses herself in a different culture

Yasuyo Mikami

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Assistant Manager, Aflac Japan

Keira Zhu

Turning Her Minor into a Major Interest

Math major Keira Zhu discovers a love for consulting in Accelerator

Keira Zhu

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2019
Summer Intern, Deloitte

Stacy Langford

Learning to Be a Leader

MMHC prepares ED director for wider role

Stacy Langford

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Director of Emergency Services, Huntsville Hospital

Brandon Steverson

Gaining Even More Than He Expected

Beyond tools for the job, Brandon Steverson gains skills for the future

Brandon Steverson

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2017
Equity Research Associate, Stephens, Inc.

Cecile Zhu

Thinking Like a Leader

Zhu strengthens cross-functional perspective at Vanderbilt

Cecile Zhu

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Human Resources Management Summer Associate, Citi

Jordan Potter

In Consulting, with a Little Help from Her Friends

Relationships with second-year students help Jordan Potter find direction for her career

Jordan Potter

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Sasha Pines

Sasha Pines: Sleeping Easier These Days

After Accelerator, Vanderbilt student finds a clearer sense of purpose and direction

Sasha Pines

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
Incoming Associate Consultant, Bain & Company

Antonio Thery

From Law to Engineering to Finance

Thery embarks on path to promote social development back home in Venezuela

Antonio Thery

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Investment Banking Analyst, Citi, New York City

Makenna Morris

Gaining National Reach from the Southeast

Morris found the marketing program—and job—she was looking for

Makenna Morris

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2019
Consultant, Infosys, New York City

Cheryl Hunter-Grah

Cheryl Hunter-Grah: Now Cooking with Gas

Non-engineer gains expertise and confidence for engineering management job

Cheryl Hunter-Grah

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2018
Senior Product Care Engineering Manager for North American Food Preparation, Electrolux

Landon Foster

Seeking the Best of Both Words

At Owen, Foster got access to world-class profs and great classmates

Landon Foster

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2019
Investment Banking Analyst, UBS, New York City

Betsy West

Gearing up for Social Impact

Betsy West bridges her nonprofit background with ‘hard skills’ from an MBA

Betsy West

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Strategic Business Communications Manager, Mars Petcare US

Thomas Martin

Finding His Business Niche

Martin shifts from Über driver to learning business drivers

Thomas "Gray" Martin

Vanderbilt MAcc 2018, Wheaton College Bachelor of Arts 2015
Staff, Ernst & Young

Damilola Olu-Ayeni

Marching to His Owen Drum

Rising star Damilola sets his sights even higher

Damilola Olu-Ayeni

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Senior Vice President, Investment Banking (Middle East & North Africa)

Imogen Roberts

Coming to America for a New Career

Vanderbilt propels Roberts into consulting field

Imogen Roberts

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Emmely Duncan

Experiencing Change for the Better

EMBA program transforms Emmely Duncan’s career (and life)

Emmely Duncan

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
COO, Hope Clinic for Women

Reed Hayes

‘Discovering’ His Future in Real Estate

Green Beret makes smooth transition thanks to new knowledge and skills

Reed Hayes

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
In School Associate, Albany Road Real Estate Partners

Gaelyn Garrett

Building Transformative Teams

Surgeon sees department-wide benefits from MMHC

Gaelyn Garrett

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University

Andrew Sterling

Hitting a Home Run

Vanderbilt helps former baseballer up his game

Andrew Sterling

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Investment Banking Summer Associate, Harpeth Capital

Jessica Bialas

Learning about Herself as Well as Business

Jessica Bialas gains insights from others as well as from the classroom

Jessica Bialas

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
General Management Apprentice, Fidelity Investments

Anthony Thomas

Building Better Teams through Better Coaching

Airport training executive hones skills for piloting staff to better performance

Anthony Thomas

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2017
Training Coordinator, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority

Challenor Robertson

Following His Philosophy of Success

Challenor Robertson finds path at Vanderbilt to “the ins and outs of any business”

Challenor L. Robertson

Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance 2017
Audit & Assurance, EY

Leah Robinson

Pursuing a Career in Entertainment

Leah Robinson sees more opportunity with MAcc Valuation than a law degree

Leah Robinson

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2016
Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis, Warner Music Group

Raj Dwivedi

‘I Didn’t Want to Wait’

To jump-start his finance career, Dwivedi chose the MSF over an MBA

Raj Dwivedi

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2016
Financial Markets Associate, Charles River Associates, Boston, MA

Matt Hancock

Pursuing the Fullest in Finance

‘Front-Loaded' Courses Served Hancock Well

Matt Hancock

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Senior Director, Strategy and Urban Development, Dollar General

Keith Whitman

Diving into Finance

Owen Makes Team Leader a Better Team Worker

Keith Whitman

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Program Manager, Global Infrastructure, Google

Nick Gordon

Developing Skills for the Developing World

Successful entrepreneur wants to make an impact

Nick Gordon

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group

Kelly Porter

Following a Passion to Improve Mental Health

Accelerator helps Kelly Porter chart a career course beyond graduation

Kelly Porter

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Class of 2020, University of Pennsylvania

Margaret Burks

Juggling Medicine, MMHC, and Motherhood

Dr. Margaret Burks enjoys support from program, professors, and classmates

Margaret Burks

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2019
Clinical Fellow, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Alyssa Durant

Reaching Her Dreams by Testing Her Limits

For Alyssa Durant, new environment also meant new opportunities

Alyssa Durant

Vanderbilt MAcc 2017
Assurance Staff, EY

David Noel

David Noel: Relaunching His Career

Accelerator provided confidence and a network for a move into digital strategy consulting

David Noel

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
SEO Specialist, Eyeball Digital

Chris Brown

Driven to Marketing

Owen Put Brown on Road to New Career

Chris Brown

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Associate Director of Marketing, Chattem Inc.

Daniel Ampadu

Learning to Manage People As Well As Expenses

Steel plant engineer Daniel Ampadu improves his business mettle

Daniel Ampadu

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2017
Project Engineer, Nucor Steel Gallatin

Krystal Foxworth

Lessons in Leading through Listening

Learning how people think and react becomes key for Krystal Foxworth

Krystal Foxworth

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Recruiter, Microsoft

Shelby Moats

Finding a Path to the Goal

MSF takes Vanderbilt basketball player to his 'dream job' in the field

Shelby Moats

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Private Equity Associate, PPC Partners

Julien Bousquet

Running in a Bigger Field

Owen widens French track star's world

Julien Bousquet

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Marketing Manager, PepsiCo

Oran Aaronson

Thinking Differently about Health Care

Chief neurosurgeon gets training for evolving roles

Oran Aaronson

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Medical Director, Vanderbilt Spine Center; Neurosurgeon, Howell Allen Clinic and Saint Thomas Medical Partners

Lee Pierce

Making the Right Connections

Expanded network was key for Pierce’s consulting career

Lee Pierce

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Consultant, West Monroe Partners

Jacqueline Lim

Making the Most of Open Doors

At Owen, Jacqueline Lim finds help and support at every turn

Jacqueline Lim

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Summer Associate, Deloitte

Raj Majumder

Turning Biology Expertise into Business Savvy

Raj Majumder visits ‘unfamiliar terrain’ to chart a new career path

Raj Majumder

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
MBA Intern (Commercial Leadership Program), Amgen

Surabhi Khanna

Finding No Time Like the Present

Leap of faith leads to career leap for Surabhi Khanna

Surabhi Khanna

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Director, Quality Assurance and Agile, MEDHOST

Connor Hamilton

British Golfer Makes a Brilliant Stroke

Looking back, Connor Hamilton regards the MSF program as the best decision of his life

Connor Hamilton

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2016
Investment Banking Analyst, Deutsche Bank, Houston, TX

Rachel Kippenbrock

Putting New Ideas to Work Every Week

Kippenbrock reaps dividends (including a promotion) right away from Americas MBA program

Rachel Kippenbrock

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2017
Area Director of Revenue Management for Central America and Northern South America, Marriott International

Katie Smigelski

Finding Her Voice

Smigelski gains new confidence for consulting field

Katie Smigelski

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Lori Wang

Getting a Superior Credential in Shorter Time

For non-Accounting major Lori Wang, MAcc was the better, faster (and less expensive) option

Lori Wang

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Federal Audit Associate, KPMG, Washington, D.C.

Paul Kendall

Paul Kendall Tackles Another Summit

Mountaineer embraces challenge of preparing for marketing career

Paul Kendall

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2017
Business Analyst, Mars Petcare

Graham Hurtt

Graduating from Technician to Leader

Hurtt builds skills that expand career options

Graham Hurtt

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Vice President Technology & Services Investment Banking, Raymond James

Ryan Wan

Getting from College to His Dream Job

With help from Vanderbilt, Ryan Wan launches investment banking career

Ryan Wan

Vanderbilt MSF 2017
Investment Banking Analyst, Raymond James

Alex VanVliet

Taking a Leap without Going Far

Vanderbilt Becomes VanVliet’s Vector to New Career

Alex VanVliet

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Marketing Manager, Doritos Brand

Maulik Handiwala

Getting to 30,000 Feet

Owen helps tech engineer see the bigger picture

Maulik Handiwala

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Marketing Manager, Abbott Point of Care

Rohini Chakravarthy

Learning New Skills to Serve the Underserved

Chakravarthy puts classroom knowledge to work to improve patient care

Rohini Chakravarthy

Vanderbilt MD/MBA 2020

Michael Gandier

Moving His Goalposts

Soccer player switches career path to valuation

Michael Gandier

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2015
Senior - M&A Transaction Advisory Services, EY

Michael Woodnorth

Retooling His Career for Social Impact

Michael Woodnorth lays a foundation for making a world of difference

Michael Woodnorth

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Strategic Growth Director, Project Return

Anthony Swenson

Thinking Differently about His Education

Accelerator changes Anthony Swenson’s mindset (and maybe his career direction)

Anthony Swenson

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Game Night Communications Intern, Nashville Predators

Ming Xiong

Viewing the World Beyond a Chinese Perspective

At Vanderbilt, Ming Xiong expands her business knowledge, network and point of view

Ming "Winnie" Xiong

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Senior Strategy Consultant, North Highland

Arianna Shapiro

Adding More Value to Valuation

Shapiro tailors MAcc program based on her background

Arianna "Ari" Shapiro

Vanderbilt MAcc 2019
Valuation Assistant Consultant, Deloitte, New York, NY

Vinod Ramakrishnan

Learning to Tackle New Challenges

Banker moves back to U.S. and into consulting

Vinod Ramakrishnan

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Manager, EY

Yang Zhang

Getting the Right Prescription

Pharmacy major makes his move into financial services

Yang Zhang

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Associate Intern, PwC

Megan Christopher

Integrating Her Passions

MSF helps Christopher launch career in social venture capital

Megan Christopher

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2019
Associate, CAPCO, New York City

Ralph Caputo

It Was Love at First Visit

Ralph Caputo trusted his instincts — and was rewarded

Ralph Caputo

Vanderbilt MSF 2017
Investment Banking Analyst, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Sylvia Strauss

Going beyond French and English

Strauss learns new language — accounting — as passport to the business world

Sylvia Strauss

Vanderbilt MAcc 2018
Audit and Assurance Associate, Deloitte

Andrew Foley

Andrew Foley: Jealous for Accounting

Teacher pursues his true calling with Valuation program

Andrew Foley

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2018, University of Alabama B.S. 2015
Economic and Valuation Services Associate, KPMG

Reese Perry

Getting a Compass to Navigate His Future

Agribusiness major refits his toolkit to launch Big Four accounting career

Reese Perry

Vanderbilt MAcc 2019
Audit Associate, KPMG, Dallas, TX

Griffin Bell

Believing in ‘Fit’ – and Reaping the Benefit

Griffin Bell comes south to move his career in northward direction

Griffin Bell

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Associate Marketing Manager, General Mills

Marcelline Merry

Merry Making a Way for Herself

Econ major goes from ‘a little lost’ to the ‘perfect career path’

Marcelline "Marce" Merry

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2018
Economic & Valuation Services Association, KPMG (Atlanta)

Patti Phan

Learning the Cultures

Phan reaps big gains from international experiences

Patti Phan

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2014
Senior Manager, Co-Manufacturing, Danone North America

Alejandra Martinez

Picking a Winner from Another Continent

Vanderbilt proves the right choice for Ecuadorian financial analyst

Alejandra Martinez

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Generalist Associate, McKinsey & Co., Bogota, Colombia

Sherry Hemby

Preparing to Soar Even Higher

Air Force Colonel builds on health care leadership

Sherry Hemby

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Commander, 94th Aeromedical Staging Squadron Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia

Jim Henshaw

Making the Biggest Jump of All

Army paratrooper prepares to leap into business at Owen

Jim Henshaw

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
MBA and Supply Chain Management Intern, Eaton

Benjamin Burkeen

Finding the Right Company

Community at Owen proves key for married MBA student

Benjamin Burkeen

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Scott Himes

An Officer and an Executive

Scott Himes finds benefit for both roles through EMBA program

Scott Himes

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2018
Investment Banking Associate in Leveraged Finance, UBS; Intelligence Officer, Air Force National Guard

Thea Winston

Surrounding Herself with Non-Accountants

Accounting major finds value in peers with non-business backgrounds

Thea Winston

Vanderbilt MAcc 2019
EY Forensics, Atlanta

Parker Henry

Working His Way from Football to Finance

Ex-college gridder finds path at Vanderbilt that takes him to his ‘passion’

Parker Henry

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2019
Healthcare Services Investment Banking Analyst, Raymond James

Brien Donahue

Going Beyond the Numbers

CMC helps Donahue find the right match

Brien Donahue

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Regional Sales Executive, Cardinal Health

Vanessa Arndt

Writing Her Own Career Song

For German native (and amateur country songwriter), where better to study finance than Vanderbilt?

Vanessa Arndt

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2016
Associate Consultant, Bain & Co., Houston, TX

Matt Gorella

No Sour Grapes for This Guy

MBA helps Matt Gorella return to his passion

Matt Gorella

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Associate Brand Manager, E&J Gallo Winery

Paul Asper

Aspiring to Lead

Health Care MBA Equips Asper to Make an Impact

Paul Asper

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Vice President of Commercialization, Zucker Institute for Applied Neurosciences

Kelly Leo

Leo Rising

Owen Connects Product Manager to Opportunity

Kelly Leo

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Director Strategic Marketing, RelayHealth

Nick Dason

Racing into the Healthcare Field

Army officer transitions to rewarding career that’s close to home

Nick Dason

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Josepha Cheong

Getting Beyond Trial and Error

Physician manager learns to manage ‘smoother’

Josepha Cheong

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2014
Assistant Chief of Psychiatry at VHA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System / Nashville VA Medical Center

Christana Wagner

Earning Her Wings

Degree in hand, Wagner heads for pilot school (and beyond)

Christana Wagner

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2019
Pilot Training, U.S. Air Force

Jamie Brown

Reflecting on His Best Decision

Briton Jamie Brown believes Vanderbilt MSF offers

Jamie Brown

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Associate, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Tiffany Stillwell

Going Civilian with People Who Can Relate

Army vet Stillwell relies on Owen community to help transition to new career

Tiffany Stillwell

Vanderbilt MBA 2020

Abe Lange

Finding Out Where He Fits

For Abe Lange, no business classes proved no problem

Abe Lange

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2018
Consignment & Sales, Self-Employed

Radhika Karve

Extending Her Business Education

Karve makes most of opportunities beyond the classroom

Radhika Karve

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Senior Financial Analyst, Amazon Web Services

Tori Samples

Better Health through Better Health Care Business

Tori Samples finds the place to focus on making a greater impact

Tori Samples

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Co-Founder and CTO, Leaf Global Fintech

Sarah Eaton

Taking the Opportunity for ‘Happy Coincidences’

In MBA program, Sarah Eaton finds life-changing opportunities

Sarah Eaton

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Value Manager, Workday

Stephen Farrow

Caring for Veterans

Award-winning administrator gains new expertise

Stephen Farrow

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2014
Medical Director, Interim Staffing Program at Department of Veterans Affairs Offices

Olivia White

From Animal Science to Marketing Science

White finds new possibilities outside the laboratory

Olivia White

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018
Marketing Communications Intern - Commercial Beef & Dairy, Cargill

Paras Agarwal

Paras Agarwal: A Craving to Contribute

India-based consultant enjoys abundant opportunities to lead and learn

Paras Agarwal

Vanderbilt MBA 2009
Senior Manager, Monitor Deloitte

Stephanie Verheyen

For Career Switcher, Career Services Were Key

Stephanie Verheyen finds her true passion in marketing, not medicine

Stephanie Verheyen

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2017
Digital Marketing Manager, The Andrews Agency, LLC

Andrew Bouldin

A Road Trip to Entrepreneurship

Andrew Bouldin takes accelerated path with launch of his own venture

Andrew Bouldin

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Principal, FCA Venture Partners

Keith Gambill

Switching Gears in Just One Year

Gambill makes fast move from sports journalism to marketing

Keith Gambill

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2019
Marketing Manager, i3 Verticals

Cathy Malone

Going Back for Her Future

Working mom glad she returned to school

Cathy Malone

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Administrative Director, Cardiovascular Services at Maury Regional Medical Center

James Fulham

Getting Ready to Follow the Family Footsteps

James Fulham takes a first step toward dream of working with his brothers

James Fulham

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Incoming Investment Banking Intern, UBS

Kirstin Johnson

From Two Stoplights to a Top-Tier City

Ex-college volleyballer finds the challenge and resources she was looking for

Kirstin Johnson

Vanderbilt Master of Marketing 2018
Digital Marketing Consultant, Infosys Consulting

James Zhan

James Zhan: Switching Fields (and Countries)

With help from Vanderbilt, financial analyst explores a move into health care industry

James Zhan

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Finance Manager, WeWork

Chris Morrow

Making Two Career Shifts in One Place

With help at Owen, Army veteran finds direction for civilian career

Chris Morrow

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Senior Product Manager of Technical Products, Amazon

Marley Sternberg

Trading One Internship for Five

Summer program provides the perfect fit for lacrosse player and her structured schedule

Marley Sternberg

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2016
Incoming Career Analyst, Mercer

Peter Attwater

Taking Health Care to a Higher Level

Consultant gains wider, deeper understanding

Peter Attwater

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Manager, Deloitte

William Belton

Getting into His ‘Forever Profession’

Former pro basketball player William Belton combines Vanderbilt law degree with MSF

William Belton

Vanderbilt JD/ MS Finance 2016
Associate, Baker Donelson

Carolina Ko

Banking on the World

Ko Relishes Global Opportunities

Carolina Ko

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Jon Cobb

Learning to Be ‘the Right Type of Leader’

Marine Veteran Jon Cobb finds the right fit for his goals at Vanderbilt

Jon Cobb

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Strategic Communications and Change Manager, Deloitte

Mary Duvanich

Opening the Next Big Door

MMHC Program Propelled Aspiring Health Care CEO

Mary Duvanich

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2009
Administrative Director, Orthopaedic Patient Care Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nile Marshall

Going from Teacher to Student

Nile Marshall focuses on HOP for career reboot

Nile Marshall

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Summer Associate, Deloitte

Ashley Costello

On a Mission to Make Health Care Healthier

Health care practitioner Ashley Costello decides to pursue the health care business

Ashley Costello

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Resident in Redwods Leadership Development Program, DaVita Kidney Care

Hal Snyder

Earning His Wings

Opera singer takes off as airline strategist

Hal Snyder

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Manager Offer Management & Delivery Strategy, American Airlines

Phillip Henson

Going for the Highest Caliber

Vanderbilt opens new doors for aerospace industry manager

Phillip Henson

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2019
Senior Product Manager, Abaco Systems

Nathaniel Pettit

Sailing along with New Possibilities

Boating instructor Nathaniel Pettit connects to an array of career courses

Nathaniel Pettit

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
S&O Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting, New York

Jill Kinch

Understanding Complexities

Nurse practitioner gets more strategic view

Jill Kinch

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2014
Vice President at Tennessee Nurses Association

Jessica Johnson

300 Million Reasons to Get Her EMBA

Budget director wanted knowledge and skills to become more effective (and more marketable)

Jessica Johnson

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
Senior Policy Advisor, Fiscal and Budget at Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

Megan Flynn

Learning in Different Environments

Going outside the company, classroom, and country pays off for Flynn

Megan Flynn

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2019
Program Execution Manager, AT&T

Sarah Davis

Equipping Herself for a Competitive Landscape

Sarah Davis found a formula for standing out in finance

Sarah Davis

Vanderbilt MSF 2017
Global Investment Research Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Luke Newell

By All Estimates, His Contributions Grew

Construction estimator builds a strong foundation for his company and career

Luke Newell

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
Central Area Manager, Dunn Building Company LLC

Caitlin Haydon

Broadening Her Perspective

At Vanderbilt, Haydon finds many paths to HOP goals

Caitlin Haydon

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Manager, Deloitte

Michael Sumida

Investing for the Kids, Not Just Career

For Michael Sumida, young children were factor in returning to school

Michael Sumida

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2018
Founder and Lead Consultant, succe3d

Jay Romano

Seeking a Smaller Place for World of Diversity

Jay Romano makes Vanderbilt his go-to spot for international business career

Jay Romano

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Consultant, Strategy and Operations, Slalom

Charles Moss

Moving Back to a Jump-Started Career

Chad Moss makes MAcc his pathway to business in his old hometown

Charles "Chad" Moss

Vanderbilt MAcc 2017
Assurance Associate, PwC, Nashville, TN

Nathan Taylor

Getting Equipped for a World of Responsibility

For tech exec, Vanderbilt EMBA was ‘transformative’ — and a ticket to career growth

Nathan Taylor

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
Global Consumer and Small Business Development Consultant, Dell

Kristen Stieger

Transforming Herself for Business

Stieger goes from energy grid to energized career

Kristen Stieger

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Business Consultant, Chevron

Mike Persak

Trading Careers – and Places

Mike Persak leaves Chicago and finds a new ‘comfort zone’

Mike Persak

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Business Strategy and Digital Marketing Intern, Start Me Up (Careers)

Kristen Hentrel

Turning Science into Business

Hentrel goes from catching up to getting ahead

Kristen Hentrel

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2013
Director, Ankura

Lindsey Messmore

Finding the Perfect Size

For Lindsey Messmore, smaller means better

Lindsey Messmore

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
Human Resources Management Summer Associate, Citi (NY)

Ryan Stierwalt

Finding a Place to Contribute

Ex-Marine captain transitions to business

Ryan Stierwalt

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Investment Banking Associate, Houlihan Lokey

Derek Anderson

Learning the Country of Health Care

Industry newcomer improves ability to be change agent

Derek Anderson

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2014
Vice President of Business Improvement at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Travis Smith

Travis Smith: Becoming a ‘Data-Seeking Machine’

Travis Smith

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
General Manager, Mike Smith Toyota

Bernie Goldenberg

Dancing to a Whole New Tune

Goldenberg channels creative background into brand management

Bernie Goldenberg

Vanderbilt MBA 2019
MBA Intern, Comcast

Douglas King

Learning How It All Fits

Analyst balances health care operations

Douglas King

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Operations Systems Engineer at VUMC

Flozelle Roberts

Flozelle Roberts: Getting around the Roadblocks

Civil engineer finds many pathways to new careers at Vanderbilt

Flozelle Roberts

Vanderbilt MBA 2018
Project Manager, EEOC