Yale School of Management

Community Profiles

Christopher Lehrach ’10

MBA For Executives
MBA for Executives (Focus: Healthcare); Executive Director, Ambulatory Strategy, Rhode Island Region at Yale-New Haven Health Services Corporation
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

When you have the credibility of a working clinician and then you layer in the credibility of your business training, you can be very effective in that role. And it’s remarkable how that is valued now in healthcare organizations.

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Wendy Davis ’14

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Healthcare
MBA for Executives (Focus: Healthcare); CEO and Founder, GestVision
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

I thought I’d be involved in a new startup as part of a team or a larger group. But to actually be the founder bringing forth the new company was really awesome and not something I would’ve even dreamt about had I not been through the program.

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Xerxes Mullan ’02

MBA
CEO, Avestar Capital
Industry: Finance

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.

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Ramon Soto ’08

MBA For Executives
MBA for Executives (Focus: Healthcare); Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Northwell Health
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

My leadership ability, my presence, my ability to engage in influence, even my personal bravery to stand up and have my voice heard, were all enhanced through what I learned in the program.

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Elon Boms ’07

MBA
Founder and Managing Director, LaunchCapital; Lecturer in the Practice of Entrepreneurship
Industries: Entrepreneurship, Finance

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.

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Amanda Skinner ’08

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Healthcare
MBA for Executives (Focus: Healthcare); President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Inc.
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

My experience here has been an enormous part of what enabled me to be so successful, so quickly, in such a big shift in my career.

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Kelly Smith ’09

MBA
Corporate Vice President, New York Life Insurance Company
Industries: Design & Innovation, Finance

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.

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Dhiraj Malkani ’06

MBA
Partner, Premji Invest
Industry: Finance

There’s an amazing opportunity that will exist in the next decade to bring the physical world into the digital domain.

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