Yale School of Management

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Meshach Cleary ’22

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Global Director, Material Management and SIOP, SPX Flow
Industry: Manufacturing

I’ve already been able to apply tools and concepts from both our Probability Modeling and Statistics course and our Modeling Managerial Decisions course in solving day-to-day problems in inventory strategy and demand planning.

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Jess Thompson ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Investment Director, IFM Investors
Industry: Finance

The MBA for Executives program is for people who are intellectually curious and ready to take the next step in their personal and professional development. It’s for people who want to both lead and learn and who are passionate about making an impact.

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Linda Amah ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
Physician, Yale New Haven Health – Bridgeport Hospital
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

It’s often unsettling for a physician to not have answers, such as when faced with a novel medical challenge that we are all still learning about. I relied on tools learned from the Executive Toolkit elective course—the importance of maintaining honesty and transparency while communicating my dedication as a provider.

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Leon Dong ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Vice President, Prime Brokerage, J.P. Morgan
Industry: Finance

The EMBA program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn with and from the best, to be among a community of leaders with diverse experiences, and to create a network of connections that lasts forever.

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Carlos Guzman ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Senior Manager, Pricing, Walmart
Industry: Consumer Products

I want to be the kind of leader who inspires others to focus on initiatives that do good and that give back to society. I also want to inspire my fellow leaders, in business and in society, to utilize empathy when making decisions that will impact people’s lives.

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Jamie Cox ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
General Manager, The Mall at Short Hills, Taubman
Industry: Real Estate

All of my courses have been interesting and engaging, and a surprising amount of the content has already been put to use in my professional role. From the teamwork lessons in Managing Groups & Teams and the quantitative analysis in Probability and Statistics, Modeling Managerial Decisions, and Competitor, I’ve learned new ways of approaching problem-solving.

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Renee Greene ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Vice President, Investment Grade Credit Trading, Goldman Sachs
Industry: Finance

I want to be a leader who, without words but through actions, exerts an energy that motivates others to become the best version of themselves every day. The Yale SOM community really fosters this spirit.

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Camila Rubino ’21

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
Current Position: Vice President of Operations, Fair Haven Community Health Care
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

My goal is to become a leader who’s in a position to create opportunities and programs that can benefit vulnerable communities. In the EMBA program, I’m developing the skill set to do this, but I’m also learning how to promote the innovation and collaboration that are so essential to getting the job done.

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Julie Cochran ’20

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Founder, CEO XT Capital Partners
Industry: Finance

My classmates are fascinating people. I love the fact that we have three tracks that are together. I’m going to miss the opportunity to have all of these diverse, expert views.

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Decio Nascimento ’20

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Current Position: Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Richmond Global
Industry: Energy

I co-founded a sustainability-focused asset management firm in 2016. I needed an executive MBA program where I could learn everything new that was happening in the space of asset management and sustainability, and Yale is very clearly in the forefront.

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Greg Sutton ’19

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Partner, Paulson & Co., Inc.
Industry: Finance

The integrated core curriculum is great because it’s how business actually functions. You may be in the marketing department, but you care about sales. You care about research. You care about engineering. It’s the same with every other department. The fact that Yale SOM aligns its curriculum with the way that things are done in the real world is incredibly valuable.

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Ellie Campion ’19

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Founder and President, Mother Nurture Foundation
Industry: Entrepreneurship

I’m moving from finance into the nonprofit startup world. I chose SOM because it has a diverse set of programs that will prepare me to make this switch, especially the entrepreneurial classes.

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Timothee Memmi ’18

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Current Position: Senior Director, Strategy and Insights, Rémy Cointreau
Industry: Consumer Products

What I learned through the leadership classes in the program is that leadership is about humility, listening to others, and empowering people around you to be the best they can be. And it is that way and only that way that you can be a great leader.

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Michael Hund ’18

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
Current Position: Executive Director, EB Research Partnership; Founder, Hund Development
Industries: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

I knew coming to Yale that the faculty and the courses would be world-class and that the knowledge learned in the classroom would be exactly what I signed up for. But what surprised me was how much I learned from my classmates, from each of their unique, real-world business situations.

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Jason Jones ’19

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Current Position: Cost and Pricing Specialist, TTM Technologies
Industries: Consumer Products, Technology

There’s a big role for sustainability in manufacturing, and Yale’s sustainability track offered me the best option for an education in this growing field. Eventually, I envision being in a position where I can help determine how we best utilize resources at my company’s different sites.

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Marisa Mitchell ’19

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Deputy Product Team Lead, Pratt & Whitney
Industries: Aerospace, Manufacturing, Transportation

As an engineer in the aerospace industry, I had minimal exposure to the business side of decisions. I wanted to learn more about the financial aspect of companies and to understand what drives certain strategies. The executive MBA program is allowing me to do this in a way that’s already impacting how I perform on a daily basis.

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Pankaj Gupta ’19

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Healthcare
Current Position: Director, Clinical Pharmacology, Pfizer
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

In the past six months, I’ve been able to apply insights from my courses—especially Managing Groups and Teams and Modeling Managerial Decisions—in my job... Thanks to what I learned in Managing Groups and Teams, I tweaked the way I interacted with my team, and it definitely helped. We not only achieved the deadline, but were recognized for the work.

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Amanda Anderson ’17

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Sustainability
Current Position Vice President Corporate Operations, Old Republic Title
Industry: Real Estate

I think the people who are happiest and most successful in an executive MBA program are those who are passionate about making change. At Yale SOM, it’s not only about making change within our organizations and within our own lives; it’s about making a difference in the world.

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