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GSM Finance Alumni

Although the Graduate School of Management is small and young, many alumni hold influential positions that allow them to advance socially and environmentally responsible business practices. Read the bios below to learn more about who some of them are and what they are doing.

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Geoff Jennings Pursues the Power of Clean Tech

Mixing world-class UC Davis scientists with MBA students in business development labs is having explosive results. Alumnus Geoff Jennings ’07 is proving the power of
the experiment with an innovative clean-tech start-up he’s co-founded.

As an entrepreneur, you become a jack-of-all-trades — from finance to fundraising to marketing and business development.  The UC Davis MBA program gave me the tools I needed to launch a start-up –and to know when to bring in experts.

- Geoff Jennings ‘07 

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Fabiana Alves Finds New Opportunities in Brazil

After a decade in Brazil’s food industry, agronomist Fabiana Alves and her husband, Andre Zeitlin, a veterinarian, were ready for new horizons. In 2004, Andre left his practice to enter the UC Davis MBA program, uprooting with Fabiana and their two young sons from São Paulo to Davis.

From world-class professors, to classmates who became team partners and close friends, to the unparalleled extracurricular activities, the UC Davis MBA program is an incredible experience–and has opened doors to some fascinating opportunities

-Fabiana Alves ‘08

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“Patagoniac” Morlee Griswold Makes Waves in Marketing

Thankful for the lessons and skills she learned at the Graduate School of Management, Morlee Griswold ‘85 recently returned to the School as a guest speaker in a student-initiated course on social entrepreneurship to share her experiences and insights into mission-driven enterprises.

At the Graduate School of Management, you’re in a a group of intelligent, talented people, working together, motivating each other, sharing responsibilities and succeeding as a team. The School fosters self-reliance and critical thinking.

- Morlee Griswold ‘85

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Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

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Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.