Yale School of Management

Community Profiles

Kate Lakin ’17

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Co-Director of Equity Research, Putnam Investments
Industry: Finance

In the asset management sector, we’re seeing a shift from a passive to a more active management role. The question for us is how we’re going to add value for our clients. Yale has helped me approach this question from new angles.

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Helen Ioannidis ’17

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Vice President, Controller, Firm-Wide Regulatory and Reporting Analysis, JP Morgan Chase
Industry: Finance

The return on investment from this program is significant, whether you stay in your current role or move onto a different one. The value add is the ability to be more efficient in the implementation of strategy—being able to find the right information, understand the outside world, and effectively communicate.

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Yu-Hui Rogers ’17

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Healthcare
Current Position: Site Director, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

As a scientist, I recognized that I needed new tools, and Yale SOM is the perfect place for me to build skills in areas like economics and finance.

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Seydina M. Fall ’17

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Principal and Founder, smf+co, Inc.
Industry: Finance

Yale was the best training ground for me to transition from being a solo practitioner to someone who’s managing other people’s money.

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Love Bajpai ’17

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Healthcare
Current Position: Senior Director, Analytics and Reporting, Travelers
Industry: Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Biotech

I’ve learned to be more collaborative and focus on how my team is functioning. I’m connecting with more people and expanding my network, as opposed to being a one-man army.

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Jamila Abston ’17

MBA For Executives Area of Focus: Asset Management
Current Position: Assistant Regional Director, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Industry: Finance

I was drawn to the business and society focus of Yale SOM, which is very different from a lot of MBA programs, and also to the integrated approach to introducing concepts—it’s completely novel.

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Laurie Cameron ’16

MBA For Executives
Current Position: Portfolio Manager, Theta Trading
Industry: Finance

When you combine students from all three tracks—asset management, sustainability, and healthcare—the results can be amazing.

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