Yale School of Management

Alumni Network

Alumni of the school recognize the valuable role Yale SOM has played in their lives and careers, and regularly give back to current students in a variety of ways, including contributing to the school financially, returning for lectures and conferences, and assisting current students as they launch their own careers.

A Supportive Community

Yale SOM alumni share the same close-knit, supportive ethos that you'll find throughout the school. Many make themselves available to share career advice and insights on their industries by email or phone or over coffee. Alumni also recognize the value that Yale SOM graduates bring to their organizations, so they are eager to help guide students through the recruiting process.


  • The Yale SOM Alumni Association Mentorship Program gives you the opportunity to create an ongoing relationship with an alumnus or alumna in your industry.
  • The Yale SOM and Yale University alumni databases allow you to search for alumni in your field for job advice, informational interviews, and specific job inquiries.

Alumni who recently visited Yale SOM

Fareed Zakaria YC ’86: Host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and columnist for the Washington Post
Lei Zhang ’02: Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Group, Ltd.
Naomi Hirose ’83: President of Tokyo Electric Power Co.
David Rose YC ’80: Founder and CEO of Gust
Brian Murray ’10: Principal at Shift Capital
John Shrewsberry ’92: CEO of Wells Fargo & Company
Mimi Gardner Gates PhD ’81: Director Emerita of the Seattle Art Museum and former director of Yale University Art Gallery
Beth Axelrod ’89: Senior Vice President of Human Resources at eBay
Kathie Julian ’84: Country Director for Georgia at the Asian Development Bank
Jaime Gonzalez Aguade ’96: President of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission
Chuck Slaughter ’90: Founder and CEO of Living Goods
Dean Takahashi YC ’80, ’83: Senior Director of the Yale Investments Office
Brendan Kennedy ’05: CEO of Privateer Holdings
Justin Borgman ’15: Co-founder and former CEO of Hadapt
Austin Ligon ’80: Co-founder and Retired CEO of CarMax