Yale School of Management

Community Profiles

Max Ventilla ’06

MBA
Founder and CEO, AltSchool
Industries: Nonprofit, Technology

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
Industry: Finance

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 For Executives
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 ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
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
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
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
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 ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
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
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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