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 2016
Counsel
Spencer Fane
“Program insights made me a better listener, a better lawyer for my clients, and a better manager.”
Law
Professional Development
Cost and funding
Time commitment
EMBA 1996
Lead Managing Partner
Prosper Women Entrepreneurs Startup Accelerator
“A huge advantage to the EMBA program is that you’re with other experienced executives who are all looking to advance their career.”
Entrepreneur - Owner
Health Care
Leadership
EMBA 2017
Director of North America Marketing
DePuy Synthes Spine - Johnson & Johnson
“The program has allowed me to be a lot more creative in my thinking. It has opened up a new set of lenses that I didn't have prior.”
Health Care
Leadership
Professional Development
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA 2014
Partner
Louis York Capital
Director
Dynamic Metals Group
“Before, I was leading by reaction. Now I think about my leadership style, and I'm really able to anticipate many of the issues that my business encounters.”
Management
Leadership
Sustainable Growth
Start My Own Business
Grow My Business
EMBA 2008
President and CEO
Jazz St. Louis
“I finally had something more than just intuition to go on—I had a framework to analyze problems and make better decisions.”
Nonprofit
Leadership
Grow My Business
EMBA 2011
General Partner and Head of Inclusion and Diversity
Edward Jones
“The Executive MBA program at Olin is truly a life-changing experience. It helps you to come into your own in a completely different way.”
Management
Leadership
EMBA 2015
Director of Marketing
Nestlé Purina PetCare
“The program makes you think differently about the challenges that you're faced with addressing at work.”
Marketing & Sales
EMBA 2014
President
Alive and Well STL
St. Louis Regional Health Commission
“Olin gave me a lens to understand my own career management. Now, I’m more comfortable taking risks and pushing for opportunities.”
Management
Leadership
Sustainable Growth
EMBA 2015
President and CEO
Polaris Solutions
“In addition to knowledge and skills, I gained mentors, customers, and a foundation for growth.”
Entrepreneur - Owner
Leadership
Start My Own Business
Grow My Business
EMBA 2016
Assistant Vice President
Ameren Missouri
“The experience was so much greater than I thought it would be—in ways that broadened my leadership abilities.”
Management
Leadership
C-suite Literacy
EMBA 2015
Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer
AirZaar
“I liked Washington University’s reputation for entrepreneurship. The University was a great place to get the confidence and resources to start my own business.”
Engineering & Science
Entrepreneur - Owner
Military
Start My Own Business
EMBA 2015
Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon
St. Louis Cardinals
Partner
The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis
“I found that my biggest blind spots were in leadership and emotional intelligence.”
Health Care
EMBA 2015
Owner
District Petroleum, Inc. and Wagner Development, LLC
“The EMBA program helped me find my voice. I acquired the confidence to speak up.”
Health Care
Leadership
EMBA 2014
Manager of Compliance, Document Database, and Litigation Support
Vi-Jon, Inc.
“My view of and role in my company has gone from the 5,000-foot level to the 30,000-foot level.”
Engineering & Science
Leadership
Time commitment
EMBA 2016
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bunzl Distribution
“The program brought home the power of engaged professionals. It was motivating to work with incredibly talented professors and classmates.”
Management
Leadership
Time commitment
EMBA 2016
Director, Brand Strategy and Creative Development
Caleres
“EMBA core courses taught me how to speak the language of my company’s executives—in quantitative terms that address profit and loss, sales margins, and ROI.”
Marketing & Sales
Leadership
C-suite Literacy
Professional Development
Requirements/standardized tests
EMBA 2016
Director, IT Acquisitions and Divestitures
Emerson
“I was surprised by how invigorating the program was. It was like being in a car and going from zero to 100 mph.”
Management
Engineering & Science
Leadership
EMBA 2016
Assistant Brewmaster
AB InBev
“An Executive MBA degree from WashU opens doors for me worldwide.”
Engineering & Science
Global Perspective
Professional Development
Requirements/standardized tests
EMBA 2016
Executive Director
CityArchRiver Foundation
Chairman
FDI Strategies
“WashU’s biggest sales pitch was the quality of its people.”
Management
Professional Development
EMBA 2016
Goal Alignment Pillar Lead
Nestlé Continuous Excellence at the Regional GLOBE (Global Business Excellence) Organization
“Olin’s commitment to excellence was evident in every single aspect of the program.”
Management
Strategic Problem-Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Professional Development
EMBA 2013
Co-founder
Johnna Marie
“I came away with something I didn’t think I’d come away with: a love of entrepreneurship.”
Marketing & Sales
Entrepreneur - Owner
Start My Own Business
EMBA 2015
Vice President, Human Resources
Drury Hotels
“The Leadership Residency taught us how to navigate the strong passions, opinions, and personalities that often are present in the C-suite.”
Management
Leadership
Professional Development
Impact on family
EMBA 2015
Radiologist and Managing Partner
Radiologic Imaging Consultants, SSM Health, St. Joseph St. Charles
“The program changed how I think; how I analyze problems; and how I interact with my patients, partners, and employees.”
Health Care
C-suite Literacy
EMBA 2012
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Centene Corporation
“Olin’s EMBA allowed me to broaden my understanding of important business issues and how they apply to medicine.”
Management
Health Care
Leadership
Professional Development
EMBA 2012
Pilot/First Officer
American Airlines
"I enrolled to learn the language of business, and, unexpectedly, learned how to better manage my civilian career."
Management
Military
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
EMBA 2012
Owner
T. O. Zupon Construction & Development
"​Enrolling in the program is one life decision I’ve never regretted."
Entrepreneur - Owner
Grow My Business