Alumni Success Stories

Michael Thompson
MBA' 17
Vice President of Business Development
During his seven years as a U.S. Army officer, Michael Thompson, MBA ’17, gained combat experience in Afghanistan, led a 130-person infantry company for two years and earned the rank of captain. Now, ...
Susan Tahir
Susan Tahir
MBA ’04
Story38 Alliance
Immersion in the strong entrepreneurial culture at the Ross School and Zell Lurie Institute gave Susan Tahir, MBA ’04, the lessons-learned,...
Shane Kelly
Shane Kelly
MBA ’13
Executive Director
Wolverine Angel Network
Shane Kelly, MBA ’13, has used his entrepreneurial-studies education at the Zell Lurie Institute and his venture-capital investment experience at the Wolverine Venture Fund as strategic stepping stone...
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Alexandra Pulst-Korenberg
MD/MBA ’15
Alexandra Pulst-Korenberg, MD/MBA ’15, sees medicine as the next great frontier for advancing entrepreneurial innovation. “Historically, physicians and the field of medicine have been very resistant t...
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Tamasin Ford
MBA ’10
Founder and CEO
Power Up Tech Academy
Passion, perseverance and personal skills powered entrepreneur Tamasin Ford, MBA ’10, through the nine years she ran her first start-up business, SharpCurve Solutions, a custom web development company...
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Reda Jaber
MD/MBA ’14
A late-evening phone call in February 2014 ─ that came just 30 minutes before the 9 p.m. deadline for submitting his rank list for a medical residency program match ─ catapulted U-M dual-degree studen...
Harinee Sampath receives Valenti Award for Exceptional Entrepreneurial Development
Harinee Sampath
Evening MBA ’15
South Asian Flavors
The idea of launching her own business venture simmered for a long time on the back burner of Harinee Sampath’s mind. “I never considered myself an idea person, and I thought it would be five to 10 ye...
Amit Kulkarni
Amit Kulkarni
MBA 2012
Secure Healing
Secure Healing Inc., a start-up founded by Amit Kulkarni, MBA ’12, has developed computer security software that keeps patients’ medical records safe from prying eyes and provides alerts, in real time...