Executive MBA 2009
VP, Global Nutrition and Health
Campbell Soup Company
In industry, people are often associated with their functional role. I am very proud of my accomplishments in R&D, but one of my goals was to be sufficiently versed across disciplines so that I can contribute across functional boundaries. The knowledge gained at Vanderbilt has afforded me new opportunities to partner cross-functionally, meet business challenges and grow my career in new directions.
Executive MBA 1991
Vice President, Human Resources
GE Commercial Finance
The program prepared me to transfer to new functions by broadening my skills in areas where I had gaps and broadening my perspective in general. I also built confidence that I could take on tough, new challenges and succeed. The Executive MBA was a good investment for my company and a great one for me.
Executive MBA 2007
Senior VP and General Counsel
Baha Mar, Ltd.
Within six months of graduating from the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program, I was promoted from Senior Attorney to Vice President of Legal Affairs, with a substantial increase in responsibility. Ten months later, I accepted a position as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of a publicly traded company. That rapid career growth would not have been possible without my MBA from Vanderbilt.
Executive MBA 2008
Chief Operating Officer
Taylor Prepared Foods, Deli Division
During my first partial year at Taylor Farms Pacific, we increased earnings 152 percent pre-tax, which I think shocked the board of directors. They sent in a team of financial auditors to check and re-check the results. One incentive project alone, spawned by the teachings of Professor Luke Froeb, netted a $1.2 million improvement in direct labor costs, positively affecting our bottom line as profit. I have decided that the Vanderbilt program is not expensive, but engaging in business without it is.
Executive MBA 2003
Founder and CEO
FOCUS Search Partners
You come to Vanderbilt with the foundation to be successful and you are provided with the tools to achieve a high level of success, and a global community from which to develop and shape your world. I track marketing activities relative to my firm’s revenues and can firmly attest to more than 32 percent of our total revenues, since inception, coming through or from Vanderbilt alumni.