Executive MBA Alumni Profiles
Browse through our testimonials to learn why these business and community leaders chose Washington University’s Olin Business School.
“Program insights made me a better listener, a better lawyer for my clients, and a better manager.”
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.”
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.”
Louis York Capital
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.”
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.”
General Partner and Head of Inclusion and Diversity
“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.”
Director of Marketing
Nestlé Purina PetCare
“The program makes you think differently about the challenges that you're faced with addressing at work.”
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.”
President and CEO
“In addition to knowledge and skills, I gained mentors, customers, and a foundation for growth.”
Assistant Vice President
“The experience was so much greater than I thought it would be—in ways that broadened my leadership abilities.”
Co-founder and Chief Operations Officer
“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.”
Head Team Orthopedic Surgeon
St. Louis Cardinals
The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis
“I found that my biggest blind spots were in leadership and emotional intelligence.”
District Petroleum, Inc. and Wagner Development, LLC
“The EMBA program helped me find my voice. I acquired the confidence to speak up.”
Manager of Compliance, Document Database, and Litigation Support
“My view of and role in my company has gone from the 5,000-foot level to the 30,000-foot level.”
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
“The program brought home the power of engaged professionals. It was motivating to work with incredibly talented professors and classmates.”
Director, Brand Strategy and Creative Development
“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.”
Director, IT Acquisitions and Divestitures
“I was surprised by how invigorating the program was. It was like being in a car and going from zero to 100 mph.”
“An Executive MBA degree from WashU opens doors for me worldwide.”
“WashU’s biggest sales pitch was the quality of its people.”
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.”
“I came away with something I didn’t think I’d come away with: a love of entrepreneurship.”
Vice President, Human Resources
“The Leadership Residency taught us how to navigate the strong passions, opinions, and personalities that often are present in the C-suite.”
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.”
General Counsel, Compliance & Risk Officer, 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."
EMBA Shanghai 2012
Head of Trade, China and Head of Trade Sales, Greater China
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
"The Executive MBA program prepared me to face multidisciplinary challenges strategically."
EMBA Class 31
Senior Business Executive and Community Leader
"The EMBA curriculum emphasizes strategy, innovation, and execution, areas where many nonprofit organizations struggle."
Senior Vice President, Biologics Technology Cluster
"The quality of Washington University’s professional network was incredible."
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Prologis
"Learning how to push the envelope has really helped me at enVision."
Chief Customer Officer
"Innovation and creativity are two of the most-critical factors for a startup’s success."
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
“Olin’s EMBA allowed me to broaden my understanding of important business issues and how they apply to medicine.”
Chief Innovation Officer
"Every day, I use skills that I learned at Olin to drive my company forward."
Vice President, Alliance Management & External Partnering
"My EMBA education added to my credibility and helped me guide my team with greater skill."
Consultant, EBM Enterprises
“Teaching and training are keys to success in the military and to success in business.”
EMBA Shanghai 2012
Founder and CEO
"The program enabled me to clarify my corporate vision and to re-craft my corporate strategy."
First Vice President
Wells Fargo Advisors
"I developed competencies to adapt, navigate, and capitalize on opportunities to help my firm remain relevant and competitive."
Director of Marketing, Women's Health Division, Perrigo Specialty Pharmaceuticals
“The ROI story is just incredible for me, both emotionally and financially.”
VP of International Sales and New Business Development
“The program was a crash course in finance, strategy, and leadership.”
Vice President, HANA In-Memory Technology
"I’m better able to tackle factors outside my company, negotiate contracts, and allocate value."
Executive Vice President of Marketing
"The program was instrumental in helping me grow as a leader and grow our family business."
Phoenix Textile Corp.
"Takeaways included innovative improvements to our supply chain and planning process and a broader perspective on growth.”
President, CEO, 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."
“The joint EMBA program with IIT Bombay will mark a new beginning and a great journey for the partner institutions.”
"I enrolled to learn the language of business, and, unexpectedly, learned how to better manage my civilian career."
President and CEO, Teachers-Teachers
“The program empowered me to approach challenges with the right decision-making framework.”
President and Owner
New Market Connect
“WashU’s Executive MBA program helped me write a new chapter in my life.”
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
"Leadership really isn’t about me; it’s about making the people around me better."
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.”
Chief Medical Officer,
“I left with a skill set and network I never thought I’d have. I was a completely different person.”
T. O. Zupon Construction & Development
"Enrolling in the program is one life decision I’ve never regretted."
Co-Founder & Investor, financial tech start-up
“The global reach of the new program in Mumbai will be a great strength and will build the brands of the partner institutions.”