Alumni News

Browse or search the articles below and see what some Stanford GSB alumni have been up to professionally. 

April 20, 2018
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He transformed his resourcefulness as a squadron commander into business savvy.
For Randy Hetrick, MBA ’03, necessity and a stray jiujitsu belt were the mother and father of an exercise device that he created while deployed as a SEAL. | Shae Rocco
April 19, 2018
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The annual Sports Innovation Conference brought athletes, owners, and technologists to Stanford GSB to talk about the future of the game.
A fan cheers his team from the crowds | Kevin Jairaj - USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
April 17, 2018
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A venture capitalist changes course after one crucial conversation.
Dave Whorton, MBA ‘97 | Camilla Ekenheim
April 9, 2018
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Changing careers required self-discovery as she moved from private equity to general management.
Celina Johnson, MBA ’08 | Emily Billings
April 9, 2018
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How the best brands came to be recognized around the world.
People work in cubes with their Apple computers at the Airbnb office headquarters in the SOMA district of San Francisco, CA. | Reuters/Gabrielle Lurie
April 6, 2018
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Katherine August-deWilde, MBA ’75, understands what a strong leader needs.
Katherine August-deWilde: "You can’t ask more of your team than you ask of yourself." | Reuters/Neal Hamberg
April 2, 2018
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Two new awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by Sloan Fellows in the Stanford MSx Program.
Parker, Joss | Helen Chang
March 19, 2018
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Students explore how self-awareness, self-care, and self-understanding can help them become better leaders.
Leah Weiss, a lecturer in organizational behavior, teaches stuents that a better bottom line starts with being better to yourself. | Illustration by Valeria Petrone
March 19, 2018
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Founders of Coffee Meets Bagel, The League, and others discuss their popular businesses.
A woman looks at her cell phone | iStock/Milkos
March 13, 2018
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His journey from founding a new venture to finding and funding promising startups began with a seminal class.
Venture capitalist Abheek Anand, MBA ’09, credits Stanford GSB’s diversity for broadening his perspective and preparing him to work with a range of international colleagues and entrepreneurs. | Courtesy of Sequoia Capital
March 7, 2018
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Get an exclusive MBA student’s-eye view as a mentor guides her squad through this intense one-day test of leadership skills.
Squad 44 (from left): Abiodun Buari, MBA ’19; Jamie Beaton, MBA ’19; Alice Song, MBA ’19; Lauren Humphrey, MBA ’18; Sarah Hoffman, MBA ’19; Thomas Hanley, MBA ’19; and Tyler Willibrand, MBA ’19 | Shaun Roberts
March 6, 2018
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When it comes to work attendance, “guilt proneness” may be a bigger factor than job satisfaction.
Guilt motivates best when it's self-inflicted. | Archive Timothy McCarthy / Art Resource, NY. Caption: Cain After Having Killed His Brother Abel. Vidal Henri, 1896.
February 27, 2018
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The chief executive of one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies and Stanford MBA alum will address the graduating Class of 2018.
Carlos Brito | Photo courtesy of Anheuser-Busch InBev
February 20, 2018
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For Matt Miller, finding better ways to assess a commercial insurer’s exposure involved taking a few risks himself.
Matt Miller, MBA '11 | Photo by Gabriela Hasbun
February 16, 2018
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These professionals are shaking things up in healthcare, energy, finance, and social entrepreneurship.
Five recent Stanford GSB graduates and one current student made Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 for 2018. | Elena Zhukova
February 16, 2018
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At Startup Garage, students learn to create and launch new products. For its fifth anniversary, meet five companies that began as class projects.
Stefanos Zenios working with students in the Co-Lab | Steve Castillo
February 14, 2018
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More than 10 years ago, Fred Swaniker and Chris Bradford opened a prestigious prep school. Now its students are coming to Stanford to realize their own dreams.
students reading | Brian Stauffer
February 12, 2018
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Classmates provided inspiration — and a future partner.
Stanford GSB classmate Lynn Jurich (right), Edward Fenster | Sunrun Inc.
February 5, 2018
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A beloved professor whose former students span the globe, Jack McDonald is internationally known for his work on investment in the context of global equity markets.
In 50 years of teaching, Jack McDonald missed only one class to be with his father when he died. | R.J. Muna
January 29, 2018
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Her engagement ring inspired a commitment to provide ethically mined diamonds. Stanford GSB delivered entrepreneurship lessons, a partner, and more.
​Beth Gerstein co-founded Brilliant Earth, a leading online jeweler that sells “beyond conflict free” diamonds and engagement rings. | Brilliant Earth