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Vanderbilt Ventures Insights - Joe Maxwell (MBA’94) - FINTOP Capital
Jan 13 • 21 min
The second episode of Vanderbilt Ventures Insights features Joe Maxwell (MBA’94), Managing Partner of venture capital firm FINTOP Capital.
Vital Signs: Larry Van Horn, Health Care Transparency, and Executive Orders
Nov 13, 2019 • 22 min
Transparency is a major tenant of the Trump Administration’s approach to health care reform. This summer, President Trump issued an executive order on health care price and quality transparency that was informed, in part, by analysis and insights from…
Vanderbilt Ventures Insights: Theraphysics, Dr. Michael Burcham
Nov 7, 2019 • 22 min
Presented by the Owen Venture and Entrepreneurship Club (OVEC), the Vanderbilt Ventures Insights Podcast features interviews with entrepreneurs, educators, innovators, and investors from the greater Vanderbilt and Nashville communities. In their first…
The Short Sell – Blake Gore, Drawer of Tiny Stuff
Nov 7, 2019 • 5 min
It’s hard to tell what’s more impressive about Blake Gore’s art: that’s it’s so diminutive (1” x 1”) or that he’s only been drawing with any regularity for just a year. To kick off “The Short Sell” – a series of 5-minute podcasts – we spoke with…
Cindy Kent: Purpose-Driven Leadership
Sep 11, 2019 • 24 min
Cindy Kent (MBA’99)is a healthcare executive, corporate director, and philanthropist widely recognized for her transformational leadership. She is known as a visionary who serves as a role model across industries and among many communities. Kent has held…
Executive MBA Nashville Residency
May 7, 2019 • 20 min
The Vanderbilt Business Executive MBA program offers two tracks, Executive Edge and Global Immersion. Students in the Global Immersion track spend their second year learning alongside an international cohort of approximately 60 working professionals from…
Alumni Spotlight: Air Force Colonel Sherry Hemby (MMHC’15)
Apr 30, 2019 • 17 min
Colonel Sherry Hemby has decades of experience in both nursing and the Air Force — in fact, she was recently promoted to Air Force Reserve Command Nurse. Hemby is also a 2015 graduate of the Master of Management in Health Care program at Vanderbilt…
Forecasting the Future of Primary Care in America
Apr 16, 2019 • 14 min
Josh Umbehr, MD is the cofounder of Atlas MD, an insurance-free primary care medical practice headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Umbehr came to campus late last month as part of the ”Talking Health” speaker series, which is hosted by the Vanderbilt…
Master of Management in Health Care Student & Alumni Panel
Apr 9, 2019 • 22 min
The Master of Management in Health Care is designed to transform working healthcare professionals into business leaders. Physicians, clinicians, and non-clinical administrators learn and work together in interdisciplinary teams in the MMHC program. Before…
Executive MBA Mexico City Residency
Mar 19, 2019 • 12 min
The Vanderbilt Business Executive MBA program offers two tracks, Executive Edge and Global Immersion. Students in the Global Immersion track spend their second year learning alongside an international cohort of approximately 60 working professionals from…
High Times for Cannabis: Smoke Wallin on the Future of the Cannabis Industry
Jan 15, 2019 • 25 min
Cannabis is poised to become one of the hottest new industries in the U.S. — even though it’s currently illegal at the federal level. However, so far 33 states have legalized the medical use of marijuana, and 10 have legalized recreational use. More are…
How Aaron Dorn Helped Start Two Banks
Jan 9, 2019 • 25 min
Aaron Dorn (MBA’17) helped get Avenue Bank off the ground before enlisting in the Marines for four years. While he didn’t intend to start another bank, during his time at Owen he realized that Nashville was ready for a new concept, Studio Bank, which…
Kimberly Lexow Caters to the Hottest Companies in Tech
Dec 18, 2018 • 29 min
After graduating from Owen with her MBA in 2007, Kimberly Lexow helped other entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Eventually, she decided to make the leap herself, cofounding Sifted, a catering company that offers daily or weekly lunches to…
Alumni Spotlight: Derek Young (MBA’91), President of Fidelity Japan
Dec 11, 2018 • 28 min
Derek Young is an Owen alum and incoming President of Fidelity Japan. Prior to that, he spent 22 years in other roles at Fidelity Investments, working his way up to become the Vice Chairman of Fidelity Institutional Asset Management. Nate Luce, Senior…
Dave Airaudi (MBA’04) on Music, Wine, and Business
Dec 4, 2018 • 18 min
Dave Airaudi (MBA’04) hasn’t had your typical MBA career. He entered the music business right after graduating, and eventually launched his own music startup called 3qtr. He caught the entrepreneurship bug, and a few years after that he launched a second…
Paul Jacobson (MBA’97), Delta CFO, on the Airline Industry
Nov 27, 2018 • 14 min
Paul Jacobson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delta Airlines, as well as a Class of 1997 MBA alum. He started at Delta as a financial analyst right after graduation, and worked his way up to become CFO by age 40. Nate Luce,…
Senator Bill Frist and Larry Van Horn on Healthcare Investing
Nov 15, 2018 • 6 min
The Vanderbilt Business Healthcare Association recently launched a new three-part speaker series called “Talking Health.” For their first event, the student organization welcomed former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist to campus to discuss…
Executive MBA São Paulo Residency
Nov 13, 2018 • 19 min
The Vanderbilt Business Executive MBA program offers two tracks, Executive Edge and Global Immersion. Students in the Global Immersion track spend their second year learning alongside an international cohort of approximately 60 working professionals from…
Alumni Spotlight: Becky Sharpe (MBA’91)
Nov 6, 2018 • 16 min
Most entrepreneurs dream of overseeing just one successful company, but Becky Sharpe (MBA’91) runs two businesses simultaneously: Collegiate Sports Data, an NCAA-approved scouting service that evaluates and endorses high school athletes for college-level…
Executive MBA Vancouver Residency
Oct 9, 2018 • 25 min
The Vanderbilt Business Executive MBA program offers two tracks, Executive Edge and Global Immersion. Students in the Global Immersion track spend their second year learning alongside an international cohort of approximately 60 working professionals from…
The Future of Asia Pacific Economies
Oct 2, 2018 • 14 min
Last month, Bart Édes, the Representative of the North American Office for the Asian Development Bank, paid a visit to campus. We sat down with him to discuss the growth of Asia Pacific economies, challenges that the region is facing, how an MBA can…
Vital Signs: Larry Van Horn on the Opioid Epidemic
Sep 25, 2018 • 27 min
The scale and impact of the opioid crisis in America are tough to measure, because the numbers are so large, the effects so profound, and the demographics are so diverse. Professor Larry Van Horn breaks down the facts and looks at potential solutions with…
Executive MBA Couples
Sep 18, 2018 • 50 min
For prospective Executive MBA students, work/life balance is an important consideration, especially if there’s a partner to factor into the equation. So what happens when both partners want to head back to school? We spoke with three couples who each went…
Vital Signs: Ranga Ramanujam on Value-Based Care
Sep 12, 2018 • 31 min
Value-based care is a hot topic in healthcare, but without a consensus on the definition of “value”, or a reliable way to achieve it, the industry is still looking for ways to take advantage of the concept. Ranga Ramanujam, the Richard M. and Betty Ruth…
Alumni Spotlight: Wes Murry (MBA’06), Founding Partner of Castle & Key Distillery
Sep 4, 2018 • 22 min
Wes Murry (MBA’06) had already worked in consulting and at a hedge fund when his friend Will Arvin showed him a real estate brochure of an old distillery. The idea of restoring it immediately appealed to Murry’s entrepreneurial side, and the two became…
Vital Signs: Larry Van Horn on Amazon’s Entry into Healthcare
Aug 7, 2018 • 28 min
Amazon’s partnership with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan, along with its acquisition of PillPack, raises a lot of questions about the logistics giant’s plans for operating in the healthcare industry, and what they mean for healthcare in general.…
Rehan Choudhry (MBA’07)
Jul 18, 2018 • 18 min
By his early 30s, Rehan Choudhry (MBA’07) had achieved the kind of career success people in their 40s strive for. So why did he walk away from it all? We talked with Rehan about his career pivot, social enterprise, and more on the first episode of season…
Humans of Owen: Joshua Carlile (MSF’18)
May 2, 2018 • 31 min
The monthly Humans of Owen events have become a fixture of the Vanderbilt Business community, and give students, faculty, and staff a chance to share their stories. For our last episode of the academic year, we wanted to give our podcast listeners a taste…
Women in Finance - an MSF Podcast
Apr 19, 2018 • 24 min
The opportunities for women in the financial world are enormous, yet a gender disparity remains throughout the profession. What are companies doing about it, and why should women take a closer look at careers in the field? Cherrie Wilkerson, Director of…
Admissions Podcast: Women in Business School
Apr 5, 2018 • 22 min
The Admissions team sat down this week with female MBA candidates to discuss the MBA experience for women at Vanderbilt, offer advice for applicants, and chat about the Forte Foundation.
Mike Dallas (MBA’96), Senior Vice President, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Mar 27, 2018 • 35 min
The world of work is changing rapidly, and the skills and attitudes needed to succeed are as well. Dean Eric Johnson sat down with Mike Dallas, SVP of HR at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, to talk about the role of HR, leadership development, what he looks…
B-School Reflections: Cleon Rice (MBA’18), 2017-2018 OSGA President
Mar 21, 2018 • 14 min
Cleon Rice is a second-year MBA student and the outgoing president of the Owen Student Government Association. With graduation only a few weeks away, Cleon reflects on his time at Vanderbilt, discussing his travels and the role that student organizations…
Bonus Accounting Episode: KPMG Partner James Powell
Mar 7, 2018 • 22 min
We’re looking at public accounting this week from the recruiter’s perspective. James Powell is the Managing Partner of KPMG’s Nashville office and the National Partner in Charge of Campus Recruiting and University Relations. He talked with Vanderbilt…
The Wide, Wonderful World of Public Accounting
Feb 27, 2018 • 39 min
Public Accounting doesn’t have the most exciting or glamorous reputation, but there’s a lot more to the field than it gets credit for. Mary Hsu (MAcc’09), VP at Goldman Sachs, and Margaret Ross (MAcc’14), National Office - Economic and Valuation Services…
Valentine’s Day Podcast
Feb 14, 2018 • 35 min
To celebrate Valentines Day, we talked with four Vanderbilt couples about finding love at Owen and how they balanced school, career searches, and relationships.
International Bonus Episode — Christian Zavatti
Feb 1, 2018 • 15 min
We conclude our International podcast series with a bonus episode, featuring 1st year MBA student Christian Zavatti, a former semi-professional soccer player from Venezuela. He talks about why he chose Vanderbilt, the impact of the leadership development…
International Stories - Asia
Jan 24, 2018 • 32 min
Our international series continues this week with students from China and India. The gregarious first-year MBA and Forte fellow Cecile Zhu talks about her career path, what led her to Owen and an internship in HR, and more. First-year MBA Kartik…
International Stories — The Americas
Jan 16, 2018 • 29 min
We continue our international series this week with a look at students from the Americas. Rafael Pina (MBA’19), Mabel Gomes (MBA’18), and Jacqueline Lim (MBA’19)discuss why they chose Vanderbilt over other top programs, the application process, and their…
International Minisode — Company-Sponsored Candidates
Jan 10, 2018 • 15 min
Akihiro Ota and Hwanchul Kang, sponsored by Daiwa and Samsung, respectively, talk about why they chose Vanderbilt, acclimating to life on campus and in the US, the benefits of Nashville, and more.
Social Enterprise At Vanderbilt Business
Jan 4, 2018 • 19 min
In recent years, social enterprise has assumed a greater role in the academic lives of students at Owen and across Vanderbilt’s campus, due in large part to Turner Family Center for Social Ventures, founded in 2015. We spoke with second-year MBAs Tori…
The Admissions Team Answers Frequently Asked Questions
Dec 19, 2017 • 20 min
This week, our admissions team talks about cultural fit, GMAT vs. GRE, preparing for interviews, tackling the video essay, waitlists, scholarships, and other popular topics. We also dive into international-specific aspects of the admissions process at the…
Accelerator Ambassador Syed Muhammad Miqdad
Dec 12, 2017 • 13 min
Muhammad Miqdad, a junior at the University of Rochester, got so much out of Vanderbilt’s Accelerator Summer Business Institute that he became an ambassador for the program, sharing his experiences with students at Rochester and beyond. We talked with…
Alumni Spotlight: Clint Freeland (MBA’92), Dynegy CFO
Dec 7, 2017 • 22 min
How do you turn a company around after every top executive and the board quit? What’s the best route for a finance student with lots of passion and education but little experience? We talked this week with Clint Freeland, the Chief Financial Officer of…
Career Insider - Deloitte
Dec 5, 2017 • 24 min
The Career Insider series takes a very focused look at Consulting this week, with a view into Deloitte. Hear from Human Capital Consulting and Supply Chain/Manufacturing/Operations interns as they discuss the recruiting process, work streams, the…
Bonus Career Insider - Private Wealth Management
Nov 21, 2017 • 30 min
We’re offering a bonus Career Insider episode this week, featuring Robb Scott (MBA’18), a former Division I baseball player and Wyoming outfitter who’s beginning a career in Private Wealth Management. CMC Director Brook Meissner talks with Robb before and…
Career Insider Follow-Up: Finance
Nov 15, 2017 • 20 min
Continuing our Career Insider series, we return this week to Finance, specifically Investment Banking. Brook Meissner of the Career Management Center talked with Tripp Salem, who interned at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, about what it takes to succeed in a…
Veterans Discuss the Business School Experience
Nov 6, 2017 • 21 min
In honor of Veterans Day, our admissions team hosted a panel of 2nd-year MBA student veterans to talk about the application process, life in b-school, and the advantages of military experience in the business world. Bailey McChesney of the Admissions team…
Tori Wycoff, Accelerator Alum, Google HR
Oct 30, 2017 • 14 min
Tori Wycoff(Vanderbilt BS’11) is an alum of Vanderbilt Business’ Accelerator program, as a student and operations manager. She’s spent the last 6 years working for Google, first as a recruiting coordinator, now as an HR business partner. We spoke with her…
A Conversation with Caroline Guenther (MBA’15) - Forbes 30 under 30
Oct 23, 2017 • 22 min
Earlier this year, Caroline Guenther(MBA’15)was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 for the year 2017. At an orientation event last month, she talked with Megan Nichols of the Career Management Center about her career path to Cisco, the future of technology,…
Career Insider Follow-up: Operations and General Management
Oct 1, 2017 • 22 min
We take a second look at ops and general management career tracks. Ben Rasmus (Land O’ Lakes, operations intern) and Yashar Pirasteh (Leaders-to-Executives Intern at T-Mobile) talk about their summer experiences and what they learned about their roles,…
Workforce 2025: Rich Postler
Sep 25, 2017 • 18 min
Rich Postler, VP of HR for Global Business Services & Global Information Technology from Procter & Gamble, recently visited Vanderbilt as part of Owen’s Leadership in Residence program, an opportunity for leaders from all industries to visit, inspire, and…
Career Insider Follow-up: Marketing
Sep 8, 2017 • 23 min
Our Career Insider series continues this week! We check in with first-year students who embarked on marketing internships this summer. We spoke with Christiana Newcomb, who interned with Mars Petcare, and James Northcutt, who interned at Mattel, to learn…
Career Insider Follow-up: Consulting
Aug 31, 2017 • 16 min
The interns are back! How was the consulting gig? Did they get an offer? We follow-up on our previous conversations with Andrew Glover, who interned with North Highland, and Bennet Hayes, who interned at Boston Consulting Group, to learn about how their…
Alumni Spotlight: David Zinsner (MBA’96), Affirmed Networks President & COO
Aug 29, 2017 • 21 min
David Zinsner (MBA’96) has spent much of his career at the top of large organizations, serving as CFO first at Intersil Corporation and later at Analog Devices, a Fortune 500 Semiconductor manufacturer. In April, David moved to Affirmed Networks, a…
Professor Profiles: Kelly Goldsmith, Marketing
Aug 24, 2017 • 19 min
Associate Professor Kelly Goldsmith is the newest member of the Marketing Faculty at Owen. During her time at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, she earned several awards for her teaching and research, which focuses on Consumer Decision making,…
Getting Oriented
Aug 18, 2017 • 25 min
Classes kick off this week at Management Hall, but for MBAs, MSFs, MAccs, MMarks, and EMBAs, the real work begins during the orientation period, which began a month ago for certain programs. Through math camps, networking sessions with classmates and…
No Place Like Home — A Conversation With Steve Posavac
Aug 8, 2017 • 19 min
According to research by Steve Posavac, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing and Faculty Director of the Master of Marketing (MMark) Program, individuals with relatively elevated symptoms of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder are more favorable to ads…
Career Insider — Operations and General Management
Jul 31, 2017 • 32 min
Our Career Insider series continues with a look at two different internship paths – Operations and General Management. We talked with Ben Rasmus, who is interning at Land O’ Lakes in an operations capacity, and Yashar Pirasteh, a Leaders to Executives…
Career Insider — Consulting
Jul 26, 2017 • 33 min
This is Vanderbilt Business, a podcast about the students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. For first-year students looking to change job functions, mastering the personal story is critical — finding the parallel…
Consumerism and the Future of Healthcare: A Conversation with Larry Van Horn
Jul 13, 2017 • 15 min
Healthcare, particularly the fate of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has dominated the political conversation for several months now. At the Owen Graduate School of Management, healthcare is a way of life – 24% of the 2016 graduating MBA…
Career Insider — Marketing
Jul 5, 2017 • 30 min
This is Vanderbilt Business, a podcast about the students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Through our stories, we hope to give listeners a better picture of the people who shape our community here in Nashville and…
Career Insider — Finance Internships
Jun 28, 2017 • 26 min
This is Vanderbilt Business, a podcast about the students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Through our stories, we hope to give listeners a better picture of the people who shape our community here in Nashville and…
Career Insider — Human & Organizational Performance Internships
Jun 15, 2017 • 34 min
This is Vanderbilt Business, a podcast about the students, faculty, and staff at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Through our stories, we hope to give listeners a better picture of the people who shape our community here in Nashville and…