Career Conversations

Career Conversations

In this podcast series, Yale School of Management students sit down with alumni for a series of candid conversations about career paths, industries, opportunities for business school graduates, and discussions on career topics including work-life balance and creating a meaningful impact in business and society. Our first season will feature eight conversations that span innovation, healthcare, consulting, and finance. The series is produced by and recorded at the Yale School of Management.


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Welcome to Career Conversations!

Welcome to Career Conversations, a new podcast series by the Yale School of Management.

Episode 2

Consumer Innovation: Emily Silver ’07, Vice President at Pepsico with Max Dworin ’20

Emily Silver ’07 is vice president and general manager of The Hive, PepsiCo’s new operating entity focused on developing and accelerating growth of smaller, emerging food and beverage brands. She is interviewed by Max Dworin ’20, a first-year MBA student and former U.S. Senate staffer transitioning to a career on the innovation side of the consumer packaged goods industry.

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Episode 3

Organizational Design: Mat Chow ’14, Director of Design for Change at IDEO with Katherine Cole ’19

Mat Chow ’14 is Director of Design for Change at IDEO. He is interviewed by Katherine Cole ’19, a second-year MBA student. Katherine is a former nonprofit consultant interested in innovation, human capital, and organizational behavior. A Design + Innovation club leader, Katherine is interested in helping people and organizations move forward with authenticity and purpose.

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Episode 4

Healthcare: Dr. Michael Apkon ’02, CEO Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children with Keval Desai ’20

Dr. Michael Apkon ’02 is CEO Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children. He is interviewed by Keval Desai ’20, a joint MBA/MD student at Yale SOM and the Yale School of Medicine. 

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Episode 5

Technology Marketing: Career Conversations: Bridget Perry ’99, Vice President of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Adobe with Jun Chen ’20

Bridget Perry ’99 is  Vice President for of Marketing for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Adobe. Bridget has more than 20 years of experience leading enterprise marketing for global software companies and has worked at the intersection of technology, marketing, and design over the course of her career.  She is interviewed by Jun Chen ’20.

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Episode 6

Consulting: Steven Kauderer ’89, Senior Partner at McKinsey & Co. with Andrea Suriano Simoncini ’19

Steven Kauderer ’89 is  Senior Partner in McKinsey & Company's Financial Services practice in the New York office. In this episode of Career Conversations, Steve is interviewed by  Andrea Suriano Simoncini ’19, a student in Yale SOM’s Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society program. Andrea is from Carrara, Italy,  and graduated with a degree in Business Administration and Management from Bocconi University in 2016 and attended the Master in Management - Grande Ecole program at HEC Paris. He has worked in Brussels as a financial analyst for Generali Group, the third-largest insurance company in the world, and in Milan as a business analyst intern in strategy consulting at Monitor Deloitte.

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Episode 7

Venture Capital: Dan Ciporin ’86, General Partner at Canaan Partners with Michelle Kwon ’20

Dan Ciporin ’86 is general partner at Canaan, an early-stage venture capital firm. Dan is interviewed by Michelle Kwon ’20, a second-year MBA student at Yale SOM

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Episode 8

Entertainment: Humam Sakhnini ’01, President of King Digital Entertainment, with Reeve Harde ’20

Humam Sakhnini ’01 is president of King Digital Entertainment, an interactive entertainment company and the makers of the popular game Candy Crush. Humam is interviewed by Reeve Harde ’20, an MBA student at the Yale School of Management.

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Episode 9

Fin Tech Startups: Micah Remley ’05, CEO of MineralTree, with Noora AlSharhan ’19

Micah Remley ’05 is CEO of MineralTree, a market-leading accounts payable and payment automation solution provider. Micah is interviewed by Noora AlSharhan ’19, a recent graduate of the Master of Advanced Management program at SOM.

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