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Physician-Leader Finds his “It Factor” via Berkeley MBA, Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17

By Susan Petty   |   8/01/2019
Adam Tibble, MD, EMBA 17, had already proved himself a capable leader before arriving at Berkeley.

A Peace Corps tour led Haas alum to a fintech career: Blakey Larsen, MBA 18

By Liz Rosenberg   |   3/28/2019
A tour in the Peace Corps may not seem like a direct line to a career in finance. At least finance wasn't on Blakey Larsen's mind in 2008 when she completed her undergraduate degree in linguistics and computer ...

Consultant seeks macro impact on healthcare through investment banking: Victor Leclere, MBA 18

By Liz Rosenberg   |   3/25/2019
Injury and that classic desire to help people first drew Victor Leclere to consider the healthcare field. But it was a desire to have a macro impact – and an ever-expanding sense of what that meant – that ...

Investment Banker Jeff Chang thrives on the strategic chessboard of M&A

By Jamie Breen   |   3/18/2019
The partner who runs the software practice at Qatalyst Partners talks about the rigors of investment banking and his road from a political science major to an MBA from the Evening & Weekend program to his role ...

Learning to see at C-level: Kriya Chantalat, EMBA 16

By Susan Petty   |   3/14/2019
At a pivotal point in her career, Kriya Chantalat, EMBA 16, faced the best sort of problem: a promotion out of her comfort zone. After working for years as a CPA and controller of Arcadia Companies, she was ...

From scientist to venture capitalist by way of a Berkeley MBA: Juan Cueva, EWMBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   3/11/2019
You might be tempted to call Juan Cueva, PhD, MBA 19 an accidental venture capitalist, but you’d be wrong. Every step of the neuroscientist’s career path was strategic and intentional, including his decision ...

Leadership is about passion and vision for consultant Hrishika Vuppala, MBA 11

By Jamie Breen   |   3/04/2019
The McKinsey partner talks about the art and satisfaction of consulting, the proper role of a leader, and how Berkeley Haas helped shape her future.

Finding her focus through an MBA: Allie Foote, EMBA 18

By Susan Petty   |   2/28/2019
By age 29, Allie Foote had a dream job. Eight years into her consulting career, she had worked in three groups at PricewaterhouseCoopers: from auditing to finance to organizational and customer strategy. She ...

Taking the Entrepreneurial Path to Improving Global Healthcare: Lida Kourita, EMBA 16

By Susan Petty   |   2/25/2019
“What is the best way to help?” It’s a question physicians ask often in the course of their careers as they contemplate a patient’s situation.

Career redesign—from engineer to consultant: Mandar Kulkarni, MBA 19

By Rahul Sampat   |   2/22/2019
Before he re-engineered his career, Mandar Kulkarni was creating the blueprints for next-generation technology. Working as a design engineer, he developed chips for implantable medical devices for Cactus ...