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October 18, 2012
Each month, FuquaNet recognizes the alumni whose birthdays fall on the issue's publication date. We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (October 18), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
John Dolphin, Daytime MBA 1989
John is CEO and Co-Founder of Heatwave Solar LLC in Minneapolis, MN. Heatwave's solar air heaters provide building owners with an innovative new source for space heating that reduces utility bills while improving energy sustainability. John and his wife, Marcia, live in Edina, MN, with their two children.
Juergen Goldstein, Duke Goethe MBA 2010
Having graduated in 2010 from the EMBA program, my wonderful Canadian wife, Beatrix, and I were lucky enough in September 2011 to complete our family of Nicolas (5) and Sebastian (3) with our twin girls, Julia and Clara (1); see picture for proof. This seemed-maybe not quite what you expect after just having finalized the EMBA-like the perfect opportunity for a seven-month sabbatical as a family with a lot of traveling primarily in Asia and Europe. Having gone back to work in April with challenges, not only in the financial industry lasting, it's about time to shift focus back onto work and leverage the "Duke toolkit," be it in the financial industry (currently I am in Deutsche's Credit Portfolio Strategies Group) or in other industries, be it in Germany (currently I am Germany/Frankfurt based) or abroad. The weekend of October 13-14 will be an excellent opportunity to exchange thoughts on aspects of work-life as well as on others when I will be joining other Dukies having graduated in 2010 as well on a hike in the German mountains. Thanks to Marc Ruhnow for having organized such a wonderful outing once more! Forever Duke!
Lou Grilli, Evening Executive MBA 1993
I currently live in St. Petersburg, FL. I am Director of Product Management for ClearSky Technologies, a provider of hosted infrastructure services to the wireless industry. My role as head of product management is to define product strategy to transform emerging technologies into revenue-generating services for regional wireless operators, as well as manage ClearSky's existing line of product and service offerings.
Dan Halperin, Daytime MBA 1997
I live in Oakland, CA (go A's!) with my wife and two boys, Gabriel (4) and Elan (3). When I'm is not battling Spiderman and Batman while threatening to destroy earth, I works for HelioPower, a solar company based in San Francisco, as Senior Director of Project Finance. I can't believe it has been 15 years since Fuqua and would love to hear from former classmates (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ashank Iddya, Daytime MBA 2011
I work in the education space with Microsoft to bring cloud computing to schools and universities. I'm based in Chicago, IL.
Rick Long, Daytime MBA 1981, MFOR 1981
I am the Director of Finance and Planning for the Southern Timberlands Business of Weyerhaeuser Company. I am located in Hot Springs, AR. I recently celebrated my 31st year of service with Weyerhaeuser Company.
Eric Meagher, MMS 2011, Trinity 2010
I am a management consulting analyst at Accenture specializing in systems integration and the high-tech industry. I have been with Accenture since 2011 and am based out their San Jose office. My current client is Cisco Systems at their headquarters, where I am supporting global projects. When John Chambers spoke at my graduation in 2011, I never thought that I would be working with him in any capacity (let alone consulting), but here I am now, and I am loving it.
Mike Weissel, Daytime MBA 1996
I have spent the last 16 years since graduation at Oliver Wyman, and over the last five I have been the Managing Partner of Oliver Wyman's Health and Life Sciences Practice building our global consulting business to work with insurers, providers and pharma/biotech on their strategic issues. I have a number of Fuqua grads (from other years) on my team. I have three children (14, 12, and 8) that keep me more than busy on weekends.
Lois M. Wilson, Weekend Executive MBA 1988
I work for Quintiles, Inc. as a Global Manager in the Regulatory and Start Up Department. I manage large global clinical trials/programs for pharmaceutical companies that are developing new medicinal products. I work across the globe overseeing teams in many of the over 60 countries in which Quintiles has operations.