Taren Rodabaugh ’16 (EMP 100) is the Chief GIS Service Delivery officer at Harley-Davidson Motor Company. In her role, she handles all information technology resources required to define, design and deliver technology solutions that align and support the Harley-Davidson’s strategic direction.
Taren shared advice given to her when she took on her first leadership position. Continue Reading
Guagnelli in his Lake Zurich, Ill. shop.
Designed in Argentina, printed in 3D in Belgium and produced outside of Chicago, Ill., the Corvi Wine Cooler is not your average chardonnay chiller.
Founder Mario Guagnelli ’15 (EMP 96) knows a good product, and he isn’t afraid to extend his reach far to source the absolute best talent.
A student on the Evanston campus, Guagnelli used his diverse background in IT and manufacturing, passion for Scandinavian design and Kellogg connections to his advantage when starting IntoConcrete. Founded on the concept that products can be beautiful, innovative and sustainable, IntoConcrete brings timeless contemporary concrete designs to market. The Corvi Wine Cooler is just one of many of their concrete-based products to receive critical acclaim from the media and fashion industry.
Guagnelli shared more about his business venture. Continue Reading
Executive MBA students bring years of rich work experience that shape classroom discussions. In the case of Anna Kan ’15, her background now serves as conversational fodder for both her classmates and future EMBA students.
Kan was taking Marketing Strategy with Professor Alexander Chernev when she first mentioned some of the challenges she faced as CEO of Golden Island Jerky Company. As she shared her experiences in running a family-owned business, determining product placement and pricing and setting the company’s strategic direction, Chernev decided that Kan’s story would be an ideal choice for a new case. Continue Reading
Madukar Manpuria, co-founder of MyNewCar.in, on his graduation day from the Kellogg-WHU Otto Bersheim Executive MBA Program.
Regardless of industry or career goals, getting an MBA serves up one universal benefit for students: momentum. For Madhukar Manpuria, Jürgen Thom and Christoph Behrendt, the momentum they found from the Kellogg-WHU Otto Beisheim Executive MBA Program encouraged them to finally follow their entrepreneurial aspirations and launch a new business. Continue Reading
Minerva Capital Group Founder and CEO Jocelyn Cortez-Young ’07 understands what it takes to drive and change a market at the same time.
Cortez-Young focuses on investments that serve a dual purpose: to activate social change in Latin America and to turn a profit. With a focus on innovation in small– to medium–sized companies, she seeks to rectify the gender parity through smart investing.
While studying at Kellogg, Cortez had ample opportunity to broaden her network and experience other cultures. Taking courses in the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network allowed her to better understand some of the markets in which she would later invest, as well as make connections with peers from across the world.
“Kellogg has been a tremendous part of my professional growth and my personal growth,” Cortez-Young said.
What do Crocs, TED and Instagram have in common?
According to Dr. Liraz Lasry, marketing professor at Recanati Business School, they all are trends that have spread from person to person, without significant interference from marketing. In this TEDx talk, Lasry explain why trends happen, how they influence us and why trends may play a large role in shaping our identities.
Watch on YouTube.
Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University is a member of the Kellogg Executive MBA Global Network. Learn more about the Global Network and its schools.