In the early 1990s, Les Alexander, then a securities trader, wanted to invest in something that was a good value. He zeroed in on sports franchises, and in particular basketball. Alexander purchased the Houston Rockets in 1993.
George Barrett, MBA '88, Chairman and CEO of Cardinal Health, was interviewed by the NYU Stern MBA student newspaper in February 2011, about leadership and efficiency in the healthcare system. The future structure of our healthcare system may still be uncertain, yet legislators and executives alike agree that it must look different. Barrett says that the recent legislation addressed certain important issues, but needs some retuning.
Even after many years in the investment management business, all with T. Rowe Price, Ed Bernard continues to learn something new every day. “One of the great things about this business is that there’s so much richness and complexity,” Bernard explained. “I’m quite confident that I’ll learn something the day I retire that I didn’t know the day before.”
Thor Björgólfsson was born in Iceland in 1967. He graduated from Iceland College of Commerce, Reykjavík, in 1987 and from New York University with a degree in finance in 1991.
John Demsey was promoted to Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., in July 2006. In this role he oversees the Estée Lauder, M•A•C, Tom Ford, and Prescriptives brands.
Elizabeth Elting is Co-CEO of TransPerfect. TransPerfect is the world's largest privately-owned language and business services company. Founded in 1992, with fellow Stern MBA recipient and Co-CEO Phil Shawe, TransPerfect has become an industry leader with 900 full-time employees working out of offices in over 50 cities around the world.
James Ferragamo, MBA '97, is the Women’s Leather Product Director for the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, a "Made in Italy" luxury brand. Prior to this position, Mr. Ferragamo served as General Merchandising Manager for the family-owned fashion empire.
Salvatore Ferragamo is Manager of II Borro s.r.l., the Ferragamo family's 2,000 acre country estate and winery in Tuscany. Mr. Ferragamo oversees the estate, its winery, cattle business, and 29 rental villas on the property.
Las Vegas native Lorenzo J. Fertitta has risen swiftly in the ranks of players in his hometown – and he’s done it without so much as a single bluff. Fertitta serves as Vice Chairman and President of Station Casinos (NYSE: STN), one of the largest gaming companies in the United States.
Robert Greifeld is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ), the largest U.S. electronic stock market. Since joining NASDAQ in May 2003, Mr. Greifeld rapidly took steps to sharpen the company’s strategic direction, focusing its mission on being the premier U.S. equities market.
When Connor Grennan learned the truth about the state of of human trafficking in Nepal, he was determined to make a difference. After volunteering for an orphanage in Nepal in 2006, he returned home expecting that the children, many of whom were not true orphans, were being reunited with their families or relatives. Instead he learned that seven of the 18 children had been collected by a trafficker and sold. He founded Next Generation Nepal as a way to combat human trafficking in the country.
Susan L. Jurevics has substantial experience in global brand marketing and P&L management of leading entertainment, media and technology companies. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Pottermore from J. K. Rowling, the award-winning, digital commerce and community experience built around the Harry Potter stories.
Named Stern’s first-ever Distinguished Young Alumna, Kelly Kennedy Mack is president of Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group, a leader in the planning, design, marketing, and sale of luxury residential development. In this role, she drives the company’s expansion and works with some of the most distinguished developers, architects, and designers in luxury real estate.
Mike Nash, senior managing director and chief investment officer for real estate debt strategies at The Blackstone Group, joined that firm in 2007 to launch its high-yield real estate debt investment business.
John Paulson is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc., which he founded in 1994. Prior to that, Mr. Paulson was a General Partner of Gruss Partners and a Managing Director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns.
After graduating from Stern, Satter moved to Hong Kong to set up and run a laboratory for his U.S. based family business, Consumer Testing Laboratories. After four years abroad, he returned, bought out the other company stakeholders and as CEO, grew the firm from 30 to the 1000 employees that it has today.
The entrepreneurial spirit is part of Raj Thakkar’s DNA, and when he identified an opportunity to further tradition by pursuing his passion for education, he leapt at the chance.