Alumni Profile

Joseph Alvarado, MBA ’76

2014 Carlos R. Quintanilla Distinguished Latino Alumni Award Recipient From playing football as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame to studying accounting and finance as an MBA candidate […]

Ponsi Trivisvavet, MBA ’99

A GMO approach to sustainable crops Ponsi Trivisvavet has spent the past six years thinking about how to help farmers feed the world. In India and Africa, how can growers […]

Abbi Hills, MBA ’09, MHA ’09

Combining consulting with a passion for sports Abbi Hills arrived at Cornell in 2004, not for graduate school but for her first job: assistant coach of the women’s lacrosse team. […]

Larry Kraft ’87, MBA ’88

Refocusing on climate change A year and a half ago, Larry Kraft was senior vice president of sales and marketing at Digi International, a technology company in Minneapolis. But after […]

Richard Saccany, MBA ’73

Spanning the globe in mining As a teenager growing up in a suburb of Cleveland, Richard Saccany recalls reading in the newspaper about an underground salt mine operating near the […]

Natalie Grillon, MBA ’12

Bringing transparency to the fashion supply chain Take a look at the clothes you’re wearing today. Where were they made? Under what conditions? If you’re wearing natural fiber, where was […]

Robert Strahota ’62, MBA ’64

Building Emerging Securities Markets The perfect segue to Bob Strahota’s career trajectory came shortly after the Berlin Wall fell. It was 1991 and he had just returned, after 19 years […]

Wendy Mishkin Mayer ’92, MBA ’94

Leading Innovation at Pfizer How do you encourage innovation in a global pharmaceutical corporation with nearly 80,000 employees? That was the challenge Wendy Mishkin Mayer faced when she became vice […]

Benjamin W. Wood, MBA ’99

Turning Around Roper’s Scientific Imaging When Ben Wood became vice president of Scientific and Industrial Imaging at Roper Industries in 2002, the division was underperforming. Sales were in decline, manufacturing […]

James “Jamey” Edwards ’96, MBA ’03

Making a mark in health care It’s a scene that unfolds every day in a hospital somewhere in the United States: A patient arrives in the emergency room, unable to […]