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.
Anne Black is using her business education to effect positive change in the world. As Chief Operating Officer of the donor-advised fund Goldman Sachs Gives, she helps to direct some of the firm’s vast charitable resources to underserved communities around the globe.
As an undergraduate student at NYU Stern, Josh Boaz founded Direct Agents. Today, his company has evolved from a digital marketing start-up to a full-service digital agency that is taking advantage of the industry’s shift to real-time advertising and programmatic media buying.
When Annbeth Eschbach set out to revolutionize the spa and fitness industry, she turned to NYU Stern. With the help of her MBA degree, she explains, “I was able to birth not only a new brand and company, but a business that is directly in the path of progress.”
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.
Edward Gilligan, President of American Express, can trace his long and successful tenure at the financial services company to one fateful moment during his days as an undergraduate at NYU Stern: when he spied an American Express posting on a campus job board.
Robin Harris gives the same advice to Stern students and fellow alumni as he does to new Morgan Stanley hires on day one: “Value the network you are creating. Its importance may not be evident instantaneously, but have confidence you are building something you’ll be able to leverage throughout your professional life.”
As a Cuban refugee, it was hard for Maria Hermida, Chief Ethics Officer of Citigroup, to envision exactly what shape her career would take, but she knew that her NYU Stern education would give her the foundation she needed to succeed in whatever endeavor she chose.
Lee Howley's career is unique on its own, but his focus on civic organizations and working with nonprofits has truly set him apart.
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.
As Managing Director and head of the JP Morgan Asset Management and Foundations Group, Isaar leads a team that provides customized advisory services and investment strategies to some of the largest charitable organizations in the world. She credits her education at Stern for giving her an understanding of the level of trust necessary to excel in the money management industry.
Laughlin is the General Manager of Union Square Ventures, an Internet technology venture capital firm where she helps build its network of portfolio companies and connects them to one another. She values Stern for its similar ability to make connections among its community and credits the Stern network as a great resource in her entrepreneurial endeavors.
Growing up in Prague and Toronto, Loganchuk set his sights on a business career early in life. In September 2011, Loganchuk launched Upgrade Capital with the goal of providing buy-side firms with a Web-based platform to help with recruiting decisions.
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.
While working as a chemical engineer in pharmaceutical research and development, Gwen Melnyk looked for ways to advance within the healthcare space. She eventually chose NYU Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program in Westchester and, after reaching out to others in the Stern community for advice and networking, was able to successfully transition to a finance career at Jefferies Finance LLC.
Timothy Moe, WSC '79, MBA '84, Chief Regional Equity Strategist and Co-Head of Asian Economics, Goldman Sachs
Timothy Moe came to NYU Stern with ambitions of purusing international business and finance. Today, Moe's role with Goldman Sachs is just that - his team is responsible for 11 equity markets and he serves on the executive committee that leads macro research globally.
“A Stern education is a gift, one that should never be taken for granted. And the most important part of that gift is the way in which you choose to pay it forward.”
Dr. Ordonez has built a dynamic career helping others, specifically those in his native country, the Philippines.
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.