Yale School of Management at Work

Alumni Profiles

Yale SOM alumni bring their skills to bear in a host of industries—finance, consulting, entrepreneurship, and nonprofit. And they do so from the moment they graduate. By their 10-year reunions, many SOM alumni already are having a major impact, proving themselves to be leaders of business and society.

Elon Boms ’07

Managing Director, Launch Capital; Lecturer in the Practice of Entrepreneurship Yale SOM gave me the credibility to go out into the world and find investors. And it gave me the confidence to go out and actually build my own business utilizing the skills I learned as a student.

Xerxes Mullan ’02

Managing Director, Wealth Management, International Private Wealth Advisor, Merrill Lynch SOM really has that right balance of business and society. It really is one of those unique institutions that shows you both sides of the coin. It's the entrepreneurship side—basic business skills—and the skill of human capital, being able to play on people's strengths and being able to build on their weaknesses in a cohesive team fashion.

Kelly Smith ’09

Capability Lead, Design Thinking & Service Design, Strategic Innovation Group, Booz Allen Hamilton The work that I do now does span the blending of design, business, and technology. It's really focused on people at the end of the day and how we innovate and come up with real solutions to problems.