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Global Alumni Network

Simon prepares its graduates for personal and professional success. From innovative entrepreneurs, to corporate leaders and brand management executives, our alumni are a testament to what you can do with a Simon MBA.

Here are just a few examples of our alumni who are making their mark in the business world.

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    Andrew Colaruotolo

    Part-Time MBA, Class of 2015

    Program Manager, L-3 Communications, GCS Division

    “Simon is one of the most distinguished business programs in the region with a world-renowned reputation. I chose the Part-time Flexible MBA program because of a busy, travel-infused work schedule, and it allowed me to tailor my class schedule around my work schedule."

    >> See the full profile for Andrew Colaruotolo

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    Mark Ain

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 1967

    Executive Chairman,
    Kronos Inc.

    Mark Ain has communicated his passion for entrepreneurship to Simon Business School students—as well as to audiences in many other educational and industry settings. Ain has encouraged potential MBA candidates to attend the School and mentored many Simon students.

    >> See the full profile for Mark Ain

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    Lou Applebaum

    Part-Time MBA, Class of 1995

    Finance and Marketing
    SVP Strategy & Business Development,
    Constellation Wines

    “The faculty is what really makes Simon special. The extraordinary passion, commitment and personal approach given by the professors really made the difference between a simply gaining a good education and becoming a very well prepared professional graduate."

    >> See the full profile for Lou Applebaum

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    Jay Benet

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 1976

    Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer,
    The Travelers Companies

    “The property casualty industry is very much part of today’s economy,” he says. “It is a global industry that uses its very large capital base to help businesses of all sizes and individuals manage risk.”

    >> See the full profile for Jay Benet

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    Jamie Buck

    Full-Time MBA, Cass of 2003

    Competitive and Organizational Strategy and Electronic Commerce
    Strategic Account Director,

    "Having the amount of exposure I had at Simon working in a team-based environment made the transition to working with my summer team a very smooth one. Since I had also acquired a solid quantitative and economics-based means to approach problem solving, I was able to adapt quickly in the fast-paced environment of Wall Street.”

    >> See the full profile for Jamie Buck

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    Evans Y. Lam

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 1984

    SVP of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager,
    UBS Financial Services

    “I am forever grateful to the University of Rochester and the Simon Business School for providing me with the foundation for my career in corporate finance and investment management."

    >> See the full profile for Evans Y. Lam

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    Peter Nguyen

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2003

    Corporate Accounting, Finance, and Public Accounting
    Finance Planning and Reporting Manager,
    Cardinal Health Inc.

    “I credit my Simon education with helping me develop a strong set of financial analysis and critical-thinking skills, which have been indispensible in my work.”

    >> See the full profile for Peter Nguyen

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    Doug Petno

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 1989

    Finance, Business Environment and Public Policy
    Chief Operating Officer of the Commercial Banking Division,
    JPMorgan Chase

    Chief Operating Officer of JPMorgan Chase Commercial-Banking Division. Petno has an MBA from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, and a BA in Biology from Wabash College.

    >> See the full profile for Doug Petno

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    Deborah Soffin-Brundage

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2001

    Finance and Marketing
    Senior Brand Manager,
    Procter & Gamble

    Deborah is now the Senior Brand Manager for the P&G Brand. Appointed Iams Dog Brand Manager in 2007, Deborah reinvigorated the base business with a global restage to deliver breakthrough marketing and media innovation focused solely on putting the consumer at the center of every decision.

    >> See the full profile for Deborah Soffin-Brundage

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    Sheffali Welch

    Full-Time MBA, Class of 2002

    Finance and Competitive and Organizational Strategy
    Director - Client Strategy and Analytics,
    ICG Americas at Deutsche Bank

    “Participation is key. I was involved in everything from student government, to the Simon Consulting Club, to the Coach Program. With Simon’s size, you have an opportunity to give and get more personal attention.”

    >> See the full profile for Sheffali Welch

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