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Martha Finn Brooks ’86

Martha Finn Brooks ’86

MBA
Board Chair, CARE

After serving in leadership roles at the manufacturing firms Cummins, Alcan, and Novelis, Martha Finn Brooks ’86 left the private sector to devote herself to addressing poverty and issues facing women and girls around the world.

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Max Ventilla ’06

MBA
Founder and CEO, AltSchool

Ventilla already has three startups and two senior Google posts under his belt, thanks to his embrace of the unexpected opportunity—starting with Yale SOM’s Silver Scholars Program.

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Adam Blumenthal ’89

MBA
Founder and Managing Partner, Blue Wolf Capital Partners

"We think that value creation has to do with managing people better, in having a better strategy, getting and delivering a service at a higher quality for lower costs. Those things deliver better outcomes to people with less resources and less effort. That’s at the heart of value.” 

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Christopher Lehrach ’10

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

“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
MBA for Executives (Focus: Healthcare); CEO and Founder, GestVision

“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

“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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