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Stories

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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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

Travis Smith

Travis Smith: Becoming a ‘Data-Seeking Machine’

Travis Smith

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
General Manager, Mike Smith Toyota

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

Damilola OluAyeni

Marching to His Owen Drum

Rising star Damilola sets his sights even higher

Damilola OluAyeni

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Investment Banker Consumer & Retail Group, Merrill Lynch

Sapna Lathia Boze

Finding Power in the Pyramid

Boze Led Students in Fighting Poverty

Sapna Lathia Boze

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Board of Trustees Co-Chair, Gateway Public Schools

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

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

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

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

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
Investment Banking Associate, UBS

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

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

Ryan Stierwalt

Finding a Place to Contribute

Ex-Marine captain transitions to business

Ryan Stierwalt

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Investment Banking Associate, Houlihan Lokey

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

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

Devin Kunysz

Recalculating His Reach

Owen leads Kunysz to aim higher

Devin Kunysz

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Associate Marketing Manager, General Mills

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

Jamie Brown

Reflecting on His Best Decision

Briton Jamie Brown believes Vanderbilt MSF offers "ideal balance" of finance and people skills

Jamie Brown

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
Investment Banking Analyst, Deutsche Bank, New York, NY

Cleon Rice

Back to the Classroom with a Twist

Teach For America veteran prepares to switch to health care

Cleon Rice

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Steve Brophy

Understanding a New Environment

Washington insider gains new skills for business world

Steve Brophy

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2015
Vice President, Government Affairs at Dollar General Corporation

Nida Bajwa

Moving out of her Comfort Zone

Bajwa heads South to take career to next level

Nida Bajwa

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Manager, Deloitte

Thayer Rosenberg

Getting Equipped for Market-Based Solutions

Ex-Peace Corps volunteer seeks sustainable improvements in global health

Thayer Rosenberg

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Kensley Elliott

Passing on Her Enthusiasm

Elliott becomes ambassador for program she loves

Kensley Elliott

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Assurance Associate, PwC

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

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

Carolina Ko

Banking on the World

Ko Relishes Global Opportunities

Carolina Ko

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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
Redwoods Resident, DaVita

Chris Brown

Driven to Marketing

Owen Put Brown on Road to New Career

Chris Brown

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Senior Brand Manager, Chattem a Sanofi Company

Matt Hancock

Pursuing the Fullest in Finance

‘Front-Loaded' Courses Served Hancock Well

Matt Hancock

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Senior Director Investor Relations, Dollar General

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

Krystal Foxworth

Lessons in Leading through Listening

Learning how people think and react becomes key for Krystal Foxworth

Krystal Foxworth

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
HR Trax, Microsoft

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.

Sarah Eaton

Taking the Opportunity for ‘Happy Coincidences’

In MBA program, Sarah Eaton finds life-changing opportunities

Sarah Eaton

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Kelly Snyder

Banking on New Skills

EMBA pays direct(or) dividends for biotech expert

Kelly Snyder

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

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
Founder & President of Vanderbilt Women in Business

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, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, Nashville, TN

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

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

Diba Ahour

Wanting to Grow Like Her Brother Did

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

Diba Ahour

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2017
Class of 2018, University of Southern California

Kimberly Barboza

Finding the Right Time to Go Back

Veteran project manager returns to school

Kimberly Barboza

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2015
Account Executive at Urban Science

Cale Genenbacher

Exchanging a Uniform for Human Capital

‘Culture of teamwork’ impresses former Army captain

Cale Genenbacher

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
CFO/COO, Loge Co.

Vernat Exil

Broadening His World

For Dr. Exil, new skills mean new possibilities

Vernat Exil

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2013
Chief Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Hospital Heart Center, University of New Mexico

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

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

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

Leonida Cuenca

First Peru, Then the World

Leonidas Cuenca gains skills and credentials for global consulting

Leonida Cuenca

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Phillipia Pundor

Building on a Global Focus

A compensation pro finds new MBA program an ideal fit

Phillipia Pundor

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2013
Senior Manager, Executive Compensation at Nissan North America

Michael Woodnorth

Retooling His Career for Social Impact

Michael Woodnorth lays a foundation for making a world of difference

Michael Woodnorth

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

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

Enderson Miranda

Growing Professionally (and Abroad)

COO connects rapid rise to Americas MBA program

Enderson Miranda

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2015
President and COO, OnSomble, Inc.

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

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
Class of 2019, Furman University

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.

Simon Schoon

From Johannesburg to Wall St.

Skydiver Makes Career Leap at Owen

Simon Schoon

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Director, JUMO.WORLD

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

Michael Gandier

Moving His Goalposts

Soccer player switches career path to valuation

Michael Gandier

Vanderbilt MAcc Valuation 2015
Business Valuation Associate, Deloitte

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
Director of Budget, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development

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

Peter Attwater

Taking Health Care to a Higher Level

Consultant gains wider, deeper understanding

Peter Attwater

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Manager, Deloitte

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
Associate Brand Manager, Mars Petcare

Adrianne Mayshar

Growing in Skill with a Growing Firm

Mayshar goes far afield from Cambridge to gain the ‘outside perspective’ (and new skills) she sought

Adrianne Mayshar

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2016
Manager, Channel Consulting and Account Management, HubSpot, Inc.

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

Keith Whitman

Diving into Finance

Owen Makes Team Leader a Better Team Worker

Keith Whitman

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Program Manager, Google

Jon Cobb

Learning to Be ‘the Right Type of Leader’

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

Jon Cobb

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Brien Donahue

Going Beyond the Numbers

CMC helps Donahue find the right match

Brien Donahue

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Strategy & Business Development Manager, Cardinal Health

Flozelle Roberts

Flozelle Roberts: Getting around the Roadblocks

Civil engineer finds many pathways to new careers at Vanderbilt

Flozelle Roberts

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

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

Rachel Reynolds

Finding a Career She Can Bank on

Ex-teller gains a window on new career

Rachel Reynolds

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Assurance Associate, EY

José Hurtado

Five-Continent Traveler Finds His Home

José Hurtado takes executive development to several new levels

José Ignacio Hurtado

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

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, The Venture Capital Manager of Clayton Associates

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

Caroline Rogers

Nursing Her Business Skills

Rogers moves from front lines to leading edge of health care

Caroline Rogers

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, C3/Consulting

Jonathan Connor

Taking the “No-Brainer”

Career changer goes for door opener

Jonathan Connor

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2014
AVP, Strategy & Development at HCA / Sarah Cannon

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.

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

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

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

Vinod Ramakrishnan

Learning to Tackle New Challenges

Banker moves back to U.S. and into consulting

Vinod Ramakrishnan

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Advisory Services, EY

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
Incoming Master of Science in Finance Candidate, McCombs School of Business

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
Senior Financial Analyst, AT&T

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
Senior Strategy Consultant, North Highland

Kelly Leo

Leo Rising

Owen Connects Product Manager to Opportunity

Kelly Leo

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Director Strategic Marketing, RelayHealth

Kimberly Biagini

Turning Strengths into a New Career Path

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

Kimberly Biagini

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Kristina Harford

Finding Her Way to Health Care Consulting

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

Kristina Harford

Vanderbilt MBA 2017
Management Consulting Intern, North Highland

Kristen Stieger

Transforming Herself for Business

Stieger goes from energy grid to energized career

Kristen Stieger

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Commercial Representative Mid-Continent Business Unit, Chevron

Bhupendra Yadav

Aiming for the Leading Edge

Delhi Physician Transitioning to Biotech

Bhupendra Yadav

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Head of Marketing, RTC at Medtronic Inc

Marley Baer

Improving Processes and Career Prospects

English major learns to help organizations work better

Marley Baer

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Manager Enterprise Sourcing, The Walt Disney Company

Stephen Humphrey

Flying into Global Business

Corporate jet professional expands horizons

Stephen Humphrey

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2013
Program Manager at Sierra Nevada Corporation

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, General Surgery; Residency Vice-Chair for Education, Section of Surgical Sciences, Vanderbilt University

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

Maulik Handiwala

Getting to 30,000 Feet

Owen helps tech engineer see the bigger picture

Maulik Handiwala

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Senior Global Product Manager, Abbott

Andrew Anglemyer

Becoming a ‘Manager of Doers’

Data analyst learns to go beyond the data

Andrew Anglemyer

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Assistant Director at VUMC Finance

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

John Ford

Ford Has a Better Idea

Engineer Transitions to Financial Management

John Ford

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Senior Commercial Manager, Mars Petcare

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

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

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
Lead Estimator, Dunn Building Company

LeeAnn Burney

Mastering a Field She Thought She Knew

MMHC expands finance expert’s understanding

LeeAnn Burney

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2014
Director of Reimbursement at Maury Regional Medical Center

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

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
Associate, PwC

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 Program Manager, Dell, Inc.

Meredith Harding

Quant Focuses on Winning Qualities

Support at every turn helps Meredith Harding start finance career

Meredith Harding

Vanderbilt MSF 2017
Consultant, c3/consulting

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
Financial Analyst, Jefferies & Co.

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

Erin Raccah

How AMBA

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

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

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.

Noey Neumark

Starting at Corporate before Starting a Startup

Noey Neumark charts a course for entrepreneurship in health care

Noey Neumark

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Keri Kelly

Working for the Future

Accountant turned car planner finds sky is the limit

Keri Floyd Kelly

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2013
Senior Manager, Purchasing at Nissan Motor Corporation

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

Ravyn Miller

The Business Leader Was a Preacher

For Ravyn Miller, ministry and Medtronic can go hand in hand

Ravyn Miller

Vanderbilt Master of Divinity 2009, Vanderbilt MBA 2009
Senior Group Marketing Manager U.S., Medtronic

Julien Bousquet

Running in a Bigger Field

Owen widens French track star's world

Julien Bousquet

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Marketing Manager, Pepsi Co-Frito Lay

Andie Engelbert

Finding the Right Career Prescription

After ruling out medicine, Engelbert discovers her calling

Andie Engelbert

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Audit, Deloitte

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

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.

John Blauser

John Blauser Improves His Mettle

Sales manager for national firm adds skills for advancement

John Blauser

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2017
Sales Manager, Hoeganaes Corporation

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
Business Valuation Association, Deloitte, Atlanta, GA

Orin Brown

From the Green Berets to Biotech

Orin Brown charts his own course in Vanderbilt MBA program

Orin Brown

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Jarrod Rickman

Teamwork Makes All the Difference

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

Jarrod Rickman

Vanderbilt MAcc 2016
Assurance Associate, EY, Nashville, TN

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.

Megan Fisher

Moving Beyond a Niche

Fisher seeks flexibility for health care business career

Megan Fisher

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Senior Marketing Manager, Enbrel

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
Audit Staff, EY, Washington, D.C.

Megan Koontz

Cooking Up a New Career Direction

Foodie Megan Koontz finds all the right ingredients in Nashville

Megan C. Koontz

Vanderbilt MAcc Assurance 2017
Audit Associate, PwC

Andrew Sartoris

Taking the Plunge

Health Care Immersions Propel Sartoris' Career

Andrew Sartoris

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Senior Director Strategic Resource Group, HCA

Kyle Clay

A Commanding Advantage

At Owen, Capt. Clay Led Health Care Teams

Kyle Clay

Vanderbilt MBA 2009
Division Vice President, DaVita Kidney Care

Cara Tragseiler

Strengthening Her Brand

Owen Helped Tragseiler Launch New Products-and Career

Cara Tragseiler

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Brand Manager, Procter & Gamble

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

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

Vanessa Annoni

Gaining a Clear Sense of Direction

Vanessa Annoni discovers her niche and finds her dream job

Vanessa Annoni

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2015
General Management Consultant for the Financial and Economic Division, BoozAllenHamilton

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

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.

Alejo Icaza

Heading for the Top

Volcano Climber Draws on Owen for Business Ascent

Alejo Icaza

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
International Financial Analyst at Vulcan Materials Company

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
Intern, Braithwaite Communications

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

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

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
Director of Government Transformation and Agency Partnerships, Partnership for Public Service

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

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
MBA Controller Intern, Business Analysis & Reporting, ExxonMobil

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

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

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
Marketing Analytics & Insights Professional Intern, The Walt Disney Company

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

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

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

Devin Busby

Making the System Healthier

Doctor pursues passion to improve health care delivery

Devin Busby

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Chief Strategy Officer, Elevate Business

Graham Hurtt

Graduating from Technician to Leader

Hurtt builds skills that expand career options

Graham Hurtt

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Vice President Investing Banking, Goldman Sachs

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

Tripp Salem

Balancing School, Family (and Babies)

Health care exec Tripp Salem finds rigor makes him stronger

Tripp Salem

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

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
Finance Leadership Development Program, Amazon

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

Andrea Gomirato

Crossing the Biggest Career Boundary

Not fluent in the language of business he needed strong managerial knowledge in order to reach his goal

Andrea Gomirato

Vanderbilt Global Americas MBA 2017
Team Lead, Long Guns, Beretta USA

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

Ammar Hasan

Making Himself at Home

Hasan Finds a Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Ammar Hasan

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Global Market Development, Medtronic Advanced Energy

Amanda Kirkland

Getting Excited about Her Future

Accounting engages Kirkland’s passion

Amanda Kirkland

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Audit Associate, KPMG

Ashley Forman

Gaining Her Own Identity

Poehler look-alike takes big career step

Ashley Welnhofer Forman

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Manager Strategic Initiatives, Dr Pepper Snapple Group

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

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

Cam Cooper

Seeing Business as a Team Sport

MAcc class cohesion appeals to football captain

Cam Cooper

Vanderbilt MAcc 2015
Assurance Services Staff, EY

Jonathan Osborne

Building the Business

Osborne uses new skills to advance more than his career

Jonathan Osborne

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Director of Programs, Ground Combat Systems

Meyers Stallings

Improving His Whole Team

Stallings takes Vanderbilt team for ‘tune-up’

Meyers Stallings

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2012
Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Healthcare Advisory Services

Eleni Champagne

Finding the Right Fit

Champagne seeks her spot in health care business

Eleni Champagne

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Dylan Bright

Getting to the More Strategic Stages

Dylan Bright expands his finance toolkit for investment banking

Dylan Bright

Vanderbilt MBA 2018, Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Betsy West

Gearing up for Social Impact

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

Betsy West

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Graduate Leadership Development Program Associate, Mars

Daniel Zardo

Going All-Out in America

Brazilian Exec Trains for International Business

Daniel Zardo

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2013
Project Manager at Whirlpool Latin America

Alex VanVliet

Taking a Leap without Going Far

Vanderbilt Becomes VanVliet’s Vector to New Career

Alex VanVliet

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Marketing Manager, PepsiCo

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
Transaction Advisory Services – Valuation & Business Modeling Practice, EY, New York, NY

Andy Patton

Casting His Line

Fishing Pro Readies to Test Investment Waters

Andy Patton

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
President & CEO, Clarus

Lynn Matrisian

Thinking Like a Business Leader

Cancer researcher retools for advocacy career

Lynn Matrisian

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2013
Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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

Katherine Hodges

Discovering New Possibilities

Accelerator helps Hodges expand career options

Katherine Hodges

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
Research Association, Global Communications, Media and Internet Practice, NERA Economic Consulting

Gabriel Stone Jansen

Discovering Nashville

Owen opens up whole new world for NY native

Gabriel Stone Jansen

Vanderbilt MBA 2014
Senior Financial Analyst, Amazon

Douglas King

Learning How It All Fits

Analyst balances health care operations

Douglas King

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Operations Systems Engineer at VUMC

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
Career Intern, Mercer

Megan Teepe

Making a Bigger Impact

Teepe Uses MBA to Become Change Agent

Megan Teepe

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Vice President Sitter Success and Safety, Rover

Nathaniel Pettit

Sailing along with New Possibilities

Boating instructor Nathaniel Pettit connects to an array of career courses

Nathaniel Pettit

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2015
Incoming Business Analyst, Deloitte Strategy & Operations

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

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
Sustainability Project Leader, International Paper

Skylar Saffold

Networking toward California

Hard work pays off in dream internship

Skylar Saffold

Vanderbilt MBA 2013
Associate Marketing Manager, The Clorox Company

Dan Fisher

Pursuing His True Interest

Fisher follows dream (and fiancé) to Nashville

Dan Fisher

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Business Consultant, ZS Associates

Erika Bogar King

Delivering a World of Talent

King Turns Expertise into Global Career

Erika Bogar King

Vanderbilt MBA 1999
Senior VP Human Resources North America, Avanade

Nick Gordon

Developing Skills for the Developing World

Successful entrepreneur wants to make an impact

Nick Gordon

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group

Jill Kinch

Understanding Complexities

Nurse practitioner gets more strategic view

Jill Kinch

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2014
Vice President at Tennessee Nurses Association

Ronald Clements

Learning a New Language

Surgeon gains new tools for managing in his field

Ronald Clements

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2015
Professor of Surgery and Director, Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Vanderbilt University

Bryan Smith

Re-Branding His Career

Virginia Consultant Switches to Tennessee Whiskey

Bryan Smith

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Senior Associate Brand Manager, Bridgestone

Caitlin Haydon

Broadening Her Perspective

At Vanderbilt, Haydon finds many paths to HOP goals

Caitlin Haydon

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Nana Kyei

Nana from Ghana

Banker Becomes More Than a Student

Nana Kyei

Vanderbilt MBA 2011
Vice President, Jefferies

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

Cameron Toler

Making Up for Lost Time

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

Cameron Toler

Vanderbilt MS Finance 2017
Investment Banking Analyst, TripleTree Merchant Bank

Paul Asper

Aspiring to Lead

Health Care MBA Equips Asper to Make an Impact

Paul Asper

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Division Vice President, DaVita Kidney Care

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
Manager—Company Stores, MONQ

Nick Tazik

Selling a Better System

Tazik gains expertise to bring timely ideas to market

Nick Tazik

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2013
Director of Marketing at NextGxDx Inc.

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

Clayton Williams

Discovering a World of Opportunities

Clayton goes from teen operations manager to HR leader

Clayton Williams

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Program Manager, GE Digital

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

Hal Snyder

Earning His Wings

Opera singer takes off as airline strategist

Hal Snyder

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Manager Contracted Pricing, American Airlines

Imogen Roberts

Coming to America for a New Career

Vanderbilt propels Roberts into consulting field

Imogen Roberts

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Patti Phan

Learning the Cultures

Phan reaps big gains from international experiences

Patti Phan

Vanderbilt Global Executive MBA 2014
Senior Commerical Sourcing Manager, Mars Petcare

Sadie Tierney

Tooling Up to Fight Brain Tumors

Sadie Tierney channels personal grief into new career path

Sadie Tierney

Vanderbilt MBA 2018

Kathleen Overlin

Getting a Roadmap

Overlin learns to apply lessons on the job

Kathleen Overlin

Vanderbilt Executive Education 2012
AVP at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Franklin, TN

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

Caroline Leonard

Mastering the Art of Marketing

Caroline Leonard finds her course

Caroline Leonard

Vanderbilt MBA 2012
Brand Manager, Campbell Soup Company

Keaton Shuttlesworth

Writing His Own Story

Aspiring novelist concentrates on human capital

Keaton Shuttlesworth

Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Senior Product Manager, Amazon

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

Alneada Biggers

Mastering Business and the Law

For consulting career, Biggers thinks bigger

Alneada Biggers

Vanderbilt MBA 2016
Senior Consultant, Deloitte

Kristen Hentrel

Turning Science into Business

Hentrel goes from catching up to getting ahead

Kristen Hentrel

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2013
Consultant at c3/consulting

Adam Lambert

Seeking Value

Owen Connects Lambert to His Goal

Adam Lambert

Vanderbilt MBA 2010
Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs

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
Associate, T-REX Group

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

Kristen McGee

Getting Clearer on Her Goals

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

Kristen McGee

Vanderbilt Accelerator 2016
Ambassador, Vanderbilt University Accelerator Summer Business Institute

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

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

Fahima Zahar

Fahima Zahar: Expanding Her Horizons

Fahima Zahar

Vanderbilt MM Healthcare 2016
General Manager Operations, Emids Technologies