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 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 2012
Director of Pharmacy Services
Children’s Hospital Colorado
“Executive MBA classes are taught by the best-of-the-best faculty.”
Health Care
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
EMBA 2014
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."
Kansas City
Law
C-suite Literacy
Time commitment
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."
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 2013
Senior Vice President, Biologics Technology Cluster
MilliporeSigma
"The quality of Washington University’s professional network was incredible."
St Louis
Management
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
Global Perspective
EMBA 2014
Product Manager, UMB Bank
“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
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Prologis
"Learning how to push the envelope has really helped me at enVision."
Professional Services
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Professional Development
EMBA C2011
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 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.”
St Louis
Management
Health Care
Leadership
Professional Development
EMBA 2015
Senior Vice President, Bank Manager, CoBiz Financial Inc.
"Olin’s Executive MBA program helps me think innovatively about ways to enhance Colorado Business Bank’s position in the market."
Professional Services
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
Transition Specialist Skills
Impact on family
Frequent work travel
Time commitment
EMBA 2011
Chief Innovation Officer
Teachers-Teachers
"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.”
Entrepreneur - Owner
Military
Grow My Business
Time commitment
EMBA 2013
Vice President, Alliance Management & External Partnering
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 2016
Consultant, EBM Enterprises
“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 2012
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 2011
First 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 2010
Director of Marketing, Women's Health Division, Perrigo Specialty Pharmaceuticals
“The ROI story is just incredible for me, both emotionally and financially.”
St Louis
Marketing & Sales
Professional Development
EMBA 2014
VP of International Sales and New Business Development
HairUWear Inc.
“The program was a crash course in finance, strategy, and leadership.”
Kansas City
Marketing & Sales
Leadership
Global Perspective
Professional Development
EMBA 2013
Vice President, HANA In-Memory Technology
SAP America
"I’m better able to tackle factors outside my company, negotiate contracts, and allocate value."
St Louis
Marketing & Sales
Strategic Problem-Solving
C-suite Literacy
Professional Development
Transition Specialist Skills
Time commitment
EMBA 2012
Executive Vice President of Marketing
Wallis Cos.
"The program was instrumental in helping me grow as a leader and grow our family business."
St Louis
Entrepreneur - Owner
Strategic Problem-Solving
Creativity and Innovation
Grow My Business
Impact on family
Time commitment
EMBA 2010
President
Phoenix Textile Corp.
"Takeaways included innovative improvements to our supply chain and planning process and a broader perspective on growth.”
St Louis
Management
Leadership
Grow My Business
Impact on family
EMBA 2011
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."
Kansas City
Health Care
Leadership
C-suite Literacy
Transition Specialist Skills
EMBA 2014
Population Health, Sr. Manager, Client Results
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 2014
Founder, AirZaar
“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 2012
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 2012
Principal, Edward Jones
"I learned how to draw out the best thinking from a broad range of talented individuals."
St Louis
Management
Leadership
Strategic Problem-Solving
Impact on family
EMBA 2011
Senior VP and CIO, Ameren Services Company
"The program helped me translate technical complexities into management solutions."
St Louis
Engineering & Science
Professional Development
EMBA 2011
President and CEO, Teachers-Teachers
“The program empowered me to approach challenges with the right decision-making framework.”
Kansas City
Management
Entrepreneur - Owner
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 2009
Vice President Corporate and Legal Affairs
Bunge North America
"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.”
Kansas City
Engineering & Science
Leadership
Global Perspective
Time commitment
EMBA 2011
Chief Medical Officer,
Sirnaomics, Inc.
“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 2012
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 2014
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.”
St Louis
Professional Services
Global Perspective
Creativity and Innovation