MBA graduates of the Yale School of Management go on to succeed in top positions across countless industries. The varied arcs of their careers, shaped by our mission to educate leaders for business and society, often take them through multiple sectors or to entrepreneurial roles.
Where SOM Can Take You
Alumni by years out from Yale SOM
Indra Nooyi ’80
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
Job History: Asea Brown Boveri; Motorola;
Boston Consulting Group
Oversaw dozens of brands totaling more than $60 billion in annual revenue.
Learn more about Indra Nooyi.
Tim Collins ’82
Founder, CEO & Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Advisors, LLC Job history: Onex Corporation; Lazard Frères & Co.;
Booz Allen Hamilton
Founded a private equity firm that completed some of the biggest deals ever, including a restructuring of Japan’s leading bank after the Asian financial crisis.
Nancy Pfund ’82
Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Job history: JPMorgan; Hambrecht & Quist
A pioneer in social impact investing who was an early investor in Tesla, SolarCity, and Pandora.
Learn more about Nancy Pfund.
Andrea Levere ’83
President, Prosperity Now
Job history: National Development Council (NDC)
Advances policies and programs to help Americans build assets.
Learn more about Andrea Levere.
Daniel Weiss ’85
President and CEO, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Job history: Lafayette College; Haverford College
An art historian, Weiss served as president of two colleges before leading the Met.
Learn more about Daniel Weiss.
Ken Ofori-Atta ’88
Minister of Finance, Ghana
Job history: Databank Financial Services; Morgan Stanley
Founded Ghana’s leading financial services provider before joining the country’s government.
Learn more about Ken Ofori-Atta.
Andrew Golden ’89
President, Princeton University Investment Company
Job history: Duke University Management Company;
Yale University Investments Office
Invests Princeton’s $20 billion endowment.
Learn more about Andrew Golden.
Matt Rogers ’89
Senior Partner, San Francisco, McKinsey & Company
Job history: U.S. Department of Energy; McKinsey & Company;
Booz & Company
Put his consulting career on hold to serve in the federal government.
Learn more about Matt Rogers.
Ramesh Ramanathan ’91
Cofounder, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
Job history: Citibank
After a successful banking career, launched a nonprofit working to improve the quality of life in urban India.
Seth Goldman ’95
Cofounder and TeaEO Emeritus, Honest Tea; Executive Chairman, Beyond Meat
Job history: Calvert Investments
Founded a company with a Yale SOM professor that now sells more than $100 million of healthy, organic, less-sweet beverages a year.
Learn more about Seth Goldman.
Claire Hughes Johnson ’01
Chief Operating Officer, Stripe
Job history: Braun Consulting; Google
Led several divisions at Google before joining the online payment company.
Learn more: Claire Hughes Johnson ’01 of Stripe Tells New MBAs: Find Your Role
Lei Zhang ’02
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Group
Job history: New York Stock Exchange;
Emerging Markets Management
Grew his China-based investment company from $30 million to $25 billion.
Learn more about Lei Zhang.
Max Ventilla ’06
Founder and CEO, AltSchool
Job history: Aardvark; Google
Sold his company to Google before founding a startup that uses a technology platform to personalize K-8 education.
Learn more about Max Ventilla.
Amanda Skinner ’08
President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Job history: Chartis Group; Yale New Haven Health
A healthcare practitioner who became an expert in population health.
Learn more about Amanda Skinner.
Ramon Soto ’08
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Northwell Health
Job history: Aetna; Magellan Health Services
Successfully rebranded one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems.
Learn more about Ramon Soto.
Eddie Thai ’12
Partner, 500 Startups
Job history: CJ CGV Vietnam
Leads a venture capital fund investing in Vietnam’s growing tech sector.
Learn more about Eddie Thai.
How We Can Help You Get There
The Yale Network
When you join SOM, you join a rich network of more than 8,000 alumni whose careers span multiple industries and functions. You also become a member of the broader Yale University network, giving you access to the wealth of connections and resources the Ivy League institution
Mentorship and Industry Insights
The Consulting Club, Finance Club, and other professional clubs help prepare you for interviews through boot camps, practice interviews, and more. They also convene industry leaders throughout the year for informal talks designed to help you gain a fuller picture of your chosen career path.
From tech to nonprofit, finance industry to startup, the summer internship positions SOM students take are as diverse as the students themselves. They provide valuable time to try out an industry and function, to make connections, to stretch yourself, and to apply what you’ve learned in your first year.
Careers by the Numbers
Coaching appointments with the Career Development Office100+
Company visits on student-led treks in U.S. and internationally25%
Of students find employment beyond top 5 most popular industries
Where SOM students go to work, broken down by industry, function, and geographic region; salary data; and more.
Employers at which at least one member of the Class of 2020 accepted a full-time position or one member of the Class of 2021 accepted an internship.
- Consulting Services
- Consumer Packaged Goods
- Real Estate