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Drew Amato, MBA '19, Very excited to announce that we have opened up a Seed funding round for our business! Mullybox is revolutionizing the way that golfers shop for their gear - and after proving out the model, and bootstrapping to over $1M in revenue last year, we are raising a round to further develop our product and scale the business. All information and investments can be made through the portal here: https://republic.com/mullybox. [EST. 06.2022]

Peter F. deVaux, MBA '70, BBA '66, recently passed away in April 2022. The Michigan Ross Community keeps Mr. deVaux and his family in our thoughts. [EST 6.2022]

David Horowitz, BBA '98; Published the board game Frequent Flyer in November. The game tasks players to overcome challenges and their opponents to be the first to visit 20 destination U.S. cities. Hailing from Philadelphia, David is the founder and CEO of Touchdown Ventures. (Source=AAUM) [est. 05.2022]

Jeremy Schifeling, MBA '12, Excited to announce the launch of my first book: "Linked: Conquer LinkedIn. Get Your Dream Job. Own Your Future." It's the only LinkedIn book written by LinkedIn insiders and is currently the #1 career book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3hlVKci [EST. 05.2022]

Jaime Ontiveros BBA '08, was promoted to Managing Director at Huron Consulting Group. In this role, Jaime co-leads Huron’s Finance and Budgeting service offerings across their higher education and academic medical center industries. [EST. 4.2022]

Jeremy Kiger, MBA '15  was recently appointed - Vice President, Head of Product Strategy and International Business at GenMark Dx. GenMark is a member of the Roche Group and a leading provider of multiplex molecular diagnostic solutions.  [3.2022]

Pamela L. Jennings, Ph.D. (EMBA '13) was appointed 2022 White House Presidential Innovation Fellow. She is working in the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research that is responsible for DOT research and development programs. Pamela will support the development of a community stakeholder platform to address gaps in transportation equity that reflect on historic systemic failures to invest sufficiently, justly, and equally in underserved communities in response to the Justice40 initiative catalyzed by President Biden’s Executive Order, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.  [EST 3.2022]

Robert Peiffer, MBA '75, "Bob" Peiffer retired in April 2021 after 26 years in the Navy, 7 years in the defense industry, and 23 years at the Medical University of South Carolina. Bob and his wife, Susie, live in Charleston, SC. [EST. 3.2022]

Thomas Harper, MBA '99, Blue & Co., LLC, a Top 60 Accounting Firm based in Carmel, Indiana, is delighted to share that Tom Harper has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer (CGO), effective February 11, 2022. Harper is Blue & Co.’s first CGO, having previously served as the firm’s first Business Development Officer. “I am pleased to announce that Tom Harper has been promoted to Chief Growth Officer,” Brad Shaw, managing director said. “He has come in and been the trusted advisor to our group while helping us navigate the complexities of building a business development engine and delivering substantial growth for our firm.”   [EST. 2.2022]    

John Decker, BBA '97 partner at Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C., a leading Michigan business law firm, was named Chair of the firm’s Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. As part of his expanded role as Corporate practice group leader Decker will oversee the firm’s team of corporate and M&A experts in providing high-quality and strategic legal counsel to clients needing assistance navigating the complexities of large business transactions. Decker has been with Jaffe since 2003.     [EST 2.2022]

Ming Cheng, BBA '15, with a goal of minimizing single-use waste in a household and helping as many people transition to plastic-free as possible, Ming founded her DTC zero waste brand, shopzebo.com, in 2021!  [EST 1.2022]

Darren Jackson, BBA '99, was promoted to Vice President of Marketing at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).   [EST 1.2022]

Robert Roth, MBA '79, As of July 2021, I was elected Board Chair of the PKD Foundation, the only organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to finding treatments and a cure for polycystic kidney disease.  [EST 1.2022]

Caitlin (Schwab) Madden, MBA ‘15, was recently promoted to Executive Director of Metro West Collaborative Development. Est. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Sarah Raiss, MBA '88, was named Lead Director for her Fortune 500 company Board, Commercial Metals Company, effective January, 2022. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Matt Schaar, BSAero '03, MBA/MPP '10, was promoted to Partner at Accion Venture Lab, a seed-stage fintech venture capital fund based in Washington, DC. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Eric Leininger, MBA '81,  after 11 terrific years, I retired from the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management. I will continue my executive coaching practice with Executive Coaching Connections. On the personal front, Claire and I welcomed two granddaughters over the last 2 1/2 years, Lila and Violet. We split our time between Barrington Hills, Illinois and Longboat Key, Florida. Congratulations!        Est. 12.2021

Jordan Davis, BBA '17, was recently promoted to Development Associate at The Related Group. Congratulations!   Est. 11.2021

Valerie Woerner, MBA '76, was selected by Private Company Director Magazine as one of their 2021 Directors to watch. Congratulations!  Est. 11.2021

Roberto Larios, EMBA '14, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Employees Club of California in October. He is the third CEO in the organization's 93-year history and first Mexican American. The Employees Club of California is a subsidiary of the Los Angeles City Employees Association, a voluntary benefits services association (VEBA) administering benefits and services to 50,000 city, county and state public service members. Congratulations! Est. 11.2021

John Selmon Blakley Sr., BBA '80, was honored virtually at the twenty-third U.S. States Senate Youth Alumni Association Annual Awards Ceremony. He received the James Thomas Molloy Alumni Service Award for his public service work that established the Association. John is the founding president of the Association. The Association was established in 1999 to help support graduate students who were recipients of The William Randolph Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program scholarship. Congratulations! Est. 11.2021

Howard Prager, MBA '80, has published "Make Someone's Day: Becoming a Memorable Leader in Work and Life" through Koehler Books. He has appeared on many podcasts, news programs, and articles talking about the four most powerful words someone can say to you: "You made my day." He welcomes the opportunity to speak to any organization and club about how making someone's day can increase productivity, motivation, and retention, all while becoming a better manager. The book is available at bookstores through Ingram Press and on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Target.com. Est. 12.2021

David Rutz, BBA '90. Wow, how business success follows those who work toward a vision with discipline. Ross prepared us for that. I am grateful for the discipline I learned at Ross. My company is celebrating its 6th year as a leading small business capital provider, while offering home based businesses (Business Capital Agencies) to people all over North America. We have helped thousands of agents get started and helped fund thousands of small business owners. Currently, we are helping more businesses get funding by helping more agents adopt the same discipline and focus as a Ross student. :) We also launched BankBreezy-America's very first "Instant Approval Same Day Funding up to $25k" BankBreezy.com/escape. Est 10.2021

Sandy Aldrich, MBA '99, celebrated her one-year anniversary as the Chief Marketing Officer for Trucenta, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Troy, MI. The company was founded in 2015 on an idea and handshake to optimize the impact of the cannabis industry on the Michigan economy. Today, it employs over 200 team members in cultivation, processing, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and BREEZE retail locations. Congratulations! Est. 10.2021

Kiren Devereux, MBA '15, was recently hired in Dairy-free Category Brand Marketing at Nature's Fynd. Congratulations! Est. 10.2021

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