Alumni News

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

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
January 26, 2018
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An MBA student with a background in marketing makes the transition to venture capital investing.
While coaching first-year MBA students as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, Jason Bornstein is figuring out how to help mentees learn to solve their own problems.| Kiefer Hickman
January 12, 2018
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With the school and the streets of San Francisco as her labs, a consultant finds her path out of the corporate world and launches Smitten Ice Cream.
Dissatisfied with the corporate world — and her frozen dessert options — Robyn Sue Fisher came to Stanford GSB. She left with a business plan for a churned-to-order ice cream concept that she then prototyped on the streets of San Francisco. | Organic Hobo
December 13, 2017
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The 2017 Employment Report reflects a strong market for Stanford MBA graduates and reveals their broad range of career interests and choices.
The Stanford MBA Class of 2017 gathers in CEMEX Auditorium before the commencement processional. | Saul Bromberger
December 4, 2017
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Fifty years and over 10,000 students later, Professor Jack McDonald continues to guide new generations of investors.
(from left to right) John Hurley, lecturer in finance; Stuart Klein, lecturer in finance; Jack McDonald, the Stanford Investors Professor of Finance; and Melody McDonald.
December 4, 2017
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The civil rights and feminist movements opened doors, and the advertising and marketing veteran took full advantage.
Kathryn Leary, MBA ’77 | Kiefer Hickman
December 4, 2017
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Learning where her peers ranked her influence among the group changed how Maria Lambert, MBA ’12 thought about feedback.
Learning where my peers ranked my influence among the group changed how I thought about feedback. | Elena Zhukova
November 30, 2017
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Business leaders across India gather to exchange ideas, share knowledge, and transform their companies.
Seed India Facilitator Harish Arnezath with a participant
November 28, 2017
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A job with an alum’s company leads to serial entrepreneurship, an MBA, and big paydays for his businesses and his alma mater.
Alex De Simone | Natalie Rumao
November 27, 2017
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One of the fathers of e-ink came to Stanford GSB to learn how to take his ambitions for change to a much larger scale.
Barrett Comiskey | Migo
November 20, 2017
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A decade after his eye-opening experiences on campus, an executive headed home to Mexico and started changing his new workplace.
Eugenio Garza y Garza, MBA ’97 | Kiefer Hickman
November 7, 2017
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The GMIX program gives an MBA student insights on making strides in a less-developed country, and gives an MBA alum access to valuable workers.
Narayana Hrudayalaya. | Photo provided by Narayana Health Ltd.
November 6, 2017
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Former engineer George Kurian stopped looking for black-and-white answers when he took the helm at NetApp.
George Kurian | Photograph by David Paul Morris