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Alumni in Residence work one-on-one with students in a mentoring capacity to assist with informational interviews, mock interviews, resumes, or simply answering career or industry questions.


Contact Alumni Engagement at rossalumniengagement@umich.edu or 734-763-5775 to learn more about the program and discuss pairing you with a student.

Bob Wilson

It was a great learning experience. By understanding the issues and struggles that these students are going through, I learned about their aspirations and the state of business education today.

Bob Wilson, MBA '98

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If you’re a Michigan Ross student and would like to connect with an alumni volunteer in the Alumni in Residence program, email rossalumniengagement@umich.edu.

Meet the Alumni in the Program

Board Member
Colbun, Banco Bind

Juan Carlos is a Board Member at Colbun, Banco Bind. He has had a very diversified corporate career. Before becoming one...

Managing Director of Americas, Customer Solutions Group
Google

Adam is Managing Director for Google’s Customer Solutions Group, Americas. His team is responsible for helping new...

CEO
Edblox

Shaily Baranwal is the founder and CEO of Edblox (Elevate K-12), formerly Elevate. She was born and raised in Mumbai,...

Chief Operating Officer
Commonwealth Associates, Inc.

Sam Barnes is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Commonwealth. He has been employed by...

President & Chief Client Fanatic
Root Inc.

For more than 10 years, Rich Berens had the opportunity to lead Root and its artists, designers, researchers, programmers...

Chief Operations & Technology Officer
Bank of America

Cathy Bessant​ is chief operations and technology officer at Bank of America, and is a member of the company’s executive management team.  

Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics – North America
The Estée Lauder Companies

André Branch is the Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics – North America at The Estée Lauder Companies...

Chief Human Resources Officer
Morgan Stanley

Jeffrey Brodsky is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Human Resources Officer, as well as a member of the Firm’s Operating Committee and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Culture, Values and Conduct Committee.  

Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Management Executive
Hancock Whitney Bank

Erik Carrington is a Senior Vice President and Private Wealth Management Executive for Hancock Whitney Bank.  Erik...

Compliance Director
Owens Corning

Angela Carter is the Compliance Director for Owens Corning, where she leads a team in managing the Company’s global...

Growth Product Manager
Reddit, Inc.

Yee Chen joined Reddit in 2018 as Growth Product Manager overseeing new user retention, inbound user traffic, and...

C.E.O.
Adaptive Testing Technologies

Yehuda Cohen is an entrepreneur who has worked as a veteran operations executive for over 30 years.  He joined...

Director
PwC

Branton is a Director at PwC and...

LEO Intermittent Lecturer
Stephen M. Ross School of Business

Marcus Collins is an award-winning marketer and cultural translator with one foot in the world of practice—serving as the...

President
The TCS Group, Inc

Tamika Curry Smith is President of The TCS Group, Inc., a firm that provides human resources and diversity, equity, and...

Co-Chief Executive Officer
MIO Partners Inc.

Toos N. Daruvala is Co-Chief Executive Officer of the McKinsey Investments Office (MIO). Toos joined McKinsey & Co in...

CEO
NoHoWellness

Melissa Eamer is the Chief Executive Officer of NoHo Wellness, a stealth mode company in the telemedicine space. ...

Global Agency Innovation Leader
Spotify

Teresa Elliott is Director, Global Agency Innovation Leader at Spotify. She leads Spotify Advertising's Global Agency...

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Watervale Equity Partners

Mike Faremouth​ is a Co-Founder and President of Watervale Equity Partners (Watervale), a Cleveland, Ohio based private...

Founder
Vuka Innovation and Vuka Works

Heather Fraser is a lifelong business strategist, innovator and business designer, with a passion for human insight, bold...

Chief Financial Officer, Board of Directors
Eden Enterprises

Darren Gacicia has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Eden Enterprises since June 2018. He joined the Board of...

President & CEO
Medecision, Inc.

Deborah M. Gage is a proven business transformer, having built her career as an entrepreneur founding and leading...

Managing Partner
Salesforce Ventures

Matt Garratt currently serves as the Managing Partner of Salesforce Ventures, the strategic investment arm for

...
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Head of Fixed Income
ExodusPoint

Michael is Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Head of Fixed Income, and a member of the Firm's Management Committee at...

Senior Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
New York at Centerbridge

Jeffrey A. Gelfand​ joined Centerbridge in 2006, and oversees the firm’s accounting, tax, operations, investor services,...

President, Consumer Division
CNO Financial Group, Inc.

Scott Goldberg is president of the consumer division of CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO). CNO provides life and...

President
Cinnabon

In January 2015, Joe Guith was appointed to serve as president of Cinnabon, Inc. after serving four months as the brand’s...

Founder and CEO
Simple Access Healthcare

Dr. Anurag Gupta is the founder and CEO of Simple Access Healthcare, a technology based medical services platform focused...

Founder/Chief Investment Officer
Crescent Cove Advisors, LP

Jun Hong Heng, is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer for Crescent Cove. Prior to launching Crescent Cove, Jun Hong...

Managing Director
Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Mr. Herzog is the Head of the Debt Optimization & Distribution team for the Americas. In his role, Gary leads the...

Director
The Charcoal Project

Sylvia Herzog, Director, The Charcoal Project MBA/MPP 1988 Sylvia Herzog is currently the Director of The Charcoal...

Managing Director, Motoring Ventures LLC and Author, Motoring Africa: Sustainable Automotive Industrialization

If you stand on any busy street corner in America for 60-seconds, you will see at least one automobile that Edward T. Hightower had a lead role in creating and bringing to market.

Partner, Westwood Partners
Co-Founder, TalentStat and Connectivity Venture Fund

Ellen Hoch spent 16 years at one of the premier financial services-focused retained executive search boutiques, Westwood...

Vice President, Finance, Global Operations
Domino's

Michelle Hook has served as vice president of finance for global operations since December 2018. In this role, she leads...

Founder & CEO
Touchdown Ventures

David Horowitz is the Founder and CEO of Touchdown Ventures. Touchdown partners with leading corporations to manage...

Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager
Twitter

John Huang joined Twitter in 2017 as a Marketing Strategy and Operations Manager supporting senior leaders across...

President & CEO
StemBioSys

Robert Hutchens​ is the President & CEO of StemBioSys, a regenerative medicine biotech company based in San Antonio,...

Partner-Marketing/Commercial Strategy
Trinity Life Sciences

Omer Ismail has experience advising global pharmaceutical/biotech clients across a range of commercialization disciplines...

Managing Partner
Bloomfield Capital

Jason F. Jarjosa is Managing...

Americas Ombud, McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Ralph E. Johnson serves as a confidential and impartial discussion partner and sounding board for work-related or...

Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

Deborah (Sobczak) Jones is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Professional Practice responsible for advising clients and...

Senior Manager, National Talent
Deloitte

Kathy Kelley is an experienced talent leader focused on creating a culture where all professionals can be and do their...

Principal, Product Manager
Amazon

Cynthia Koenig's interests lie at the intersection of business, innovation and impact. She has helped launch ventures of...

SVP, Head of Agency Creative
Discovery Communications

Throughout his 25-year career, Derek Koenig has combined team-building leadership, strategic acumen, and award-winning...

SVP and Chief Customer Officer
PepsiCo

Ram Krishnan is currently the SVP/Chief Customer Officer leading all global PepsiCo business in the Walmart account,...

Co-Founder and CEO
OpenLogix Corporation

Steve is the Co-Founder and CEO of Openlogix, a VAR and technology services company that specializes in the cloud...

CEO & Co-Founder
NextServices

Satish Malnaik is a technology and venture creation enthusiast driven by a passion for innovation. He is CEO and co-...

Founder & CEO
Nash Consulting & Associates

Jennifer Nash brings 25 years of experience at senior-level and executive leadership roles in industry and consulting to...

Brand Manager for Gillette On Demand
Procter & Gamble

Stephanie Osborn is the Brand Manager for Gillette On Demand, Gillette’s Direct to Consumer service.  She has been...

EVP & CFO
McDonald's Corporation

Kevin Ozan was appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s effective March, 2015....

Chief Executive Officer
CFI Group

Sheri Petras manages offices across four continents as the CEO of CFI Group. She works out of CFI's world headquarters in...

President & CEO
Marketing Associates LLC

Mark Petroff is driving Marketing Associates' development as a technology enabled provider of marketing and analytics...

Senior Director, Guest Support
lululemon

Dave is the senior director for guest support at lululemon, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada.   He joined lululemon in...

Senior Vice President
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Lori Pomerantz is a senior Vice President in the Alternative Investments and Manager Selection business at Goldman Sachs...

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Newstone Capital Partners LLC

John Rocchio co-founded Newstone Capital Partners LLC in 2006. Newstone is an investment firm established to provide...

Partner
Bruin Capital

Jeffrey Roth is a Founding Partner of Bruin Capital where he serves as the company’s financial, strategic, and deal lead...

President
L.E.K. Consulting

Robert Rourke is President of L.E.K. Consulting's Americas region and is responsible for directing the firm's strategy...

Chairman
Wells Fargo

Stephen W. Sanger is chairman at Wells Fargo, a position he was elected to in October 2016 after serving on the board...

President
Barnes & Noble College & EVP BNED Retail

Jonathan Shar serves as President, Barnes & Noble College and Executive Vice President, BNED Retail. In this role, Mr...

Client Advisor
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Cecil Shepherd is a client advisor in the...

Managing Director, Global Head of Building Materials and Distribution Group, Investment Banking Division
Barclays

Richard Siegel is a Managing Director and Global Head of the Building Materials and Distribution Group in the Investment...

Partner
Bain & Company

Cindy Skaruppa is a Partner at Bain & Company, based in their New York office. She is a leader within Bain's Private...

CEO
American Innovations

As CEO of American Innovations, Rich Smalling leads the company in providing compliance solutions to oil and gas...

Senior Managing Director, Digital Investment Strategy and Global Co-Head, Venture Capital and Technology, Private Equity
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Jeff Smith is the Senior Managing Director of Digital Investment Strategy and Global Co-Head for Venture Capital and...

President/CEO
March of Dimes

Stacey D. Stewart joined March of Dimes as its fifth President and CEO on January 1, 2017. In this role, Stewart heads...

Senior Director
Corporate Strategy at ESPN

Nathan Suh is Senior Director, Corporate Strategy at ESPN. In this role, Nathan oversees integrated strategy projects...

VP, Analytics & Client Strategy
CCS Fundraising

Ian Swedish is the vice president, Analytics & Client Strategy for CCS and brings more than 15 years of experience...

Assistant Professor, Management
University of Houston - Downtown

Candace M. TenBrink Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Management in the Marilyn Davies College of Business at the...

Group Chief Operating Officer
Zurich Insurance

Kristof Terryn began his career in 1993 in the banking industry, where he worked in capital markets. In 1997, he joined...

Partner
William Blair Investment Management

Corey Tobin is the director of research and a research analyst for the U.S. Growth Equity team at William Blair...

Vice President of Sports Experiences and Partnerships
American Express

Lindsay Ulrey currently serves as Vice President of Sports Experiences and Partnerships at American Express, overseeing...

Human Resources, Managing Director
Gryphon Investors

Rich Wachter, BBA 1984, has worked as a Human Resources Executive at Danaher Corporation, since 2000.  He has held...

Senior Vice President, Global Power & Job Site
Global Power Group at Briggs & Stratton

Edward Wajda brings more than 20 years of global experience in Senior Vice President and Divisional President roles...

CEO
Encore Rehabilitation Services

Sean is the Chief Executive Officer of Encore Rehabilitation Services, based in Farmington Hills, MI. Encore is a leading...

Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development
Hillenbrand

J. Michael Whitted is Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development for Hillenbrand, Inc....

Partner
Kohlberg & Company, LLC

Evan Wildstein​ is a Partner at Kohlberg & Company, LLC, a leading U.S. private equity firm which acquires controlling interests in middle market companies. 

Vice President of Marketing
Swagelok

Born on a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska, raised in Biloxi, Mississippi, and educated in Okinawa, Japan, Bob Wilson grew...

Principal
Next Level

Valerie became CEO of a manufacturing company at 30, growing revenue from $3 million to $100 million over 10 years...

Vice President, Performance Marketing
Simpler Media Group, CMSWire, and DX Summit

Dylan Wright has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketing leader, and strategy consultant specializing in...

Managing Partner
China Link Capital

David Wu will be participating as a speaker at the 2020 Asia Business Conference at the Ross School of Business. He has...

Head, Marketing - Digital Therapeutics
Orexo US

Gwen is an experienced health care strategy and marketing professional with a track record of success across diverse...

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