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Executive MBA Alumni Profiles

Browse through our testimonials to learn why these business and community leaders chose Washington University’s Olin Business School.

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EMBA 2012
Director of Pharmacy Services
Children’s Hospital Colorado
“Executive MBA classes are taught by the best-of-the-best faculty.”
Denver
Health Care
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
EMBA Class 42
General Counsel, Vice President Human Resources, and Secretary
Houlihan's Restaurants Inc.
"I was in awe of how intricately built the Executive MBA program is and how masterfully all the pieces fit together."
Time commitment
Kansas City
Law
C-suite Literacy
EMBA Shanghai 2012
Head of Trade, Treasury Services China Managing Director
JPMorgan Chase Bank (China) Co Ltd
"The Executive MBA program prepared me to face multidisciplinary challenges strategically."
Shanghai
Management
Professional Services
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
EMBA Class 31
Senior Business Executive and Community Leader
"The EMBA curriculum emphasizes strategy, innovation, and execution, areas where many nonprofit organizations struggle."
St Louis
Nonprofit
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
EMBA Class 39
Vice President, Strategic Marketing and R&D SAFC
Sigma-Aldrich Corp.
"The quality of Washington University’s professional network was incredible."
St Louis
Management
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
Global Perspective
EMBA 2014
Associate, Emerging Leaders Program
UMB Financial Corp.
“The program minimized the time I spent in career transition and accelerated my role as an impact player.”
Kansas City
Professional Services
Military
Leadership
C-suite Literacy
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA 2015
Senior Consultant
enVision Business Consulting
"Learning how to push the envelope has really helped me at enVision."
Denver
Professional Services
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Professional Development
EMBA Class 36
Chief Customer Officer
Label Insight
"Innovation and creativity are two of the most-critical factors for a startup’s success."
St Louis
Entrepreneur - Owner
Start My Own Business
Creativity and Innovation
EMBA 2015
Vice President
Colorado Business Bank
"Olin’s Executive MBA program helps me think innovatively about ways to enhance Colorado Business Bank’s position in the market."
Impact on family
Frequent work travel
Time commitment
Denver
Professional Services
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 36
Founder and CEO,
myEDmatch LLC
"Every day, I use skills that I learned at Olin to drive my company forward."
Kansas City
Entrepreneur - Owner
Nonprofit
Strategic Problem-Solving
Start My Own Business
Creativity and Innovation
EMBA 2015
Founder and CEO
Endorphin
“For me, entrepreneurship comes down to one thing: taking action.”
Time commitment
Denver
Entrepreneur - Owner
Military
Grow My Business
MBA 2012
Director of Marketing, Vi-Jon
“The Shanghai experience gave me a great framework for understanding incentives, objectives, and cultural differences.”
St Louis
Engineering & Science
C-suite Literacy
Global Perspective
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 39
Vice President and General Manager Imaging, North America
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
"My EMBA education added to my credibility and helped me guide my team with greater skill."
St Louis
Health Care
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
EMBA 2015
Author, Security Consultant, and Motivational Speaker
“Teaching and training are keys to success in the military and to success in business.”
St Louis
Professional Services
Entrepreneur - Owner
Military
Professional Development
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Shanghai Class 9
Founder and CEO
TechBridge Inc.
"The program enabled me to clarify my corporate vision and to re-craft my corporate strategy."
Shanghai
Engineering & Science
Entrepreneur - Owner
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
EMBA Class 35
Vice President
Wells Fargo Advisors
"I developed competencies to adapt, navigate, and capitalize on opportunities to help my firm remain relevant and competitive."
St Louis
Professional Services
Professional Development
EMBA Class 33
Director of Marketing, Women's Health Division, Lumara Health
“The ROI story is just incredible for me, both emotionally and financially.”
St Louis
Marketing & Sales
Professional Development
EMBA 2014
Director of Operations
HairUWear Inc.
“The program was a crash course in finance, strategy, and leadership.”
Kansas City
Management
Leadership
Global Perspective
Professional Development
EMBA Class 39
Vice President, HANA In-Memory Technology
SAP America
"I’m better able to tackle factors outside my company, negotiate contracts, and allocate value."
Time commitment
St Louis
Marketing & Sales
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
Professional Development
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 38
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Wallis Cos.
"The program was instrumental in helping me grow as a leader and grow our family business."
Impact on family
Time commitment
St Louis
Entrepreneur - Owner
Strategic Problem-Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Grow My Business
EMBA Class 34
President
Phoenix Textile Corp.
"Takeaways included innovative improvements to our supply chain and planning process and a broader perspective on growth.”
Impact on family
St Louis
Management
Leadership
Grow My Business
EMBA Class 36
President, Board Chair
Pinnacle Healthcare Development LLC
"When The Wall Street Journal ranked the program No. 2 the year I graduated, it affirmed I had chosen well."
St Louis
Health Care
Leadership
C-suite Literacy
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA 2011
Vice President Global Sourcing: Steel, Components and Material Compliance
Emerson
“Once a month, the Knight Center became my new home and a safe place to test my leadership potential.”
Impact on family
Time commitment
St Louis
Management
Professional Development
EMBA Class 42
General Manager – Primary Health Network
Cerner Corp.
“If professionals want to advance their career locally and globally, the EMBA program is a great choice.”
Kansas City
Management
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
Global Perspective
EMBA Shanghai Class 10
Director, Global Skin Care Product Design, Global Franchise Skin Care R&D
Johnson & Johnson
"This is really the program for global business."
Shanghai
Engineering & Science
Global Perspective
Professional Development
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 42
IT Manager, Critical Business Services,
Tech Mahindra
“The joint EMBA program with IIT Bombay will mark a new beginning and a great journey for the partner institutions.”
St Louis
Engineering & Science
Leadership
Global Perspective
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 37
Pilot/First Officer
American Airlines
"I enrolled to learn the language of business, and, unexpectedly, learned how to better manage my civilian career."
St Louis
Management
Military
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
EMBA Class 37
Principal, Client Strategies Group, Solutions Team
Edward Jones
"I learned how to draw out the best thinking from a broad range of talented individuals."
Impact on family
St Louis
Management
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
MBA 2011
Vice President of Information Technology, Ameren Services Center, and Chief Information Officer, Ameren
"The program helped me translate technical complexities into management solutions."
St Louis
Engineering & Science
Professional Development
EMBA Class 36
President and CEO, Teachers-Teachers
“The program empowered me to approach challenges with the right decision-making framework.”
Kansas City
Management
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
Professional Development
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EMBA 2014
President and Owner
IBG Connect
“Don’t be afraid to take the leap. Move beyond your comfort zone, and challenge yourself to excel in a new horizon.”
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St Louis
Entrepreneur - Owner
Military
Leadership
Start My Own Business
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 31
Senior Vice President and General Counsel – Americas, State Government Relations, and Communications
Peabody Energy Corp.
"Leadership really isn’t about me; it’s about making the people around me better."
St Louis
Law
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
EMBA 2014
Director of Client Services
DST Systems, Inc.
“The EMBA professors were really present in my executive education, which added tremendous value to my Olin experience.”
Time commitment
Kansas City
Engineering & Science
Leadership
Global Perspective
EMBA 2011
Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Affairs and Global Clinical Operations
Macrocure
“I left with a skill set and network I never thought I’d have. I was a completely different person.”
St Louis
Health Care
Leadership
Global Perspective
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA Class 37
Owner
T. O. Zupon Construction & Development
"​Enrolling in the program is one life decision I’ve never regretted."
St Louis
Entrepreneur - Owner
Grow My Business
EMBA Shanghai Class 10
Director
Genimex Group
“My classmates were amazing in their depth of knowledge and accomplishments."
Shanghai
Entrepreneur - Owner
Leadership
Global Perspective
Grow My Business
EMBA Class 41
Partner, Business Advisory Services
Ernst & Young
“The global reach of the new program in Mumbai will be a great strength and will build the brands of the partner institutions.”
St Louis
Professional Services
Global Perspective
Creativity and Innovation