The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2016-2017 year. Led by Mary Sawyer MBA '05, Chair, and Joe Hines MBA '03, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.
Chair, Alumni Council
Mary Sawyer is a Senior Manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Mary has 15 years of consulting experience bringing technology solutions to her clients to solve their business problems. She spent over 10 years working with state government clients doing business process improvement, technology strategy, and systems implementation projects. Now, Mary is working with her firm's leadership to create individual technology strategies for each of Deloitte's lines of business. Mary leads Deloitte's Technology recruiting efforts at Fuqua, where she is responsible for the branding of Deloitte's Technology practice on campus, as well as identifying, interviewing, and closing candidates for Summer Associate and full-time positions. At Deloitte, she serves as the Dean for the Technology advanced degree program, which involves leading the onboarding and ongoing development for those who joined the firm after receiving their MBA. Mary is a proud leader within Deloitte Women's Initiative (WIN) and has participated in many Fuqua panels and forums promoting women and minorities in business. Mary's true passion is providing career counseling in both formal and informal roles within and outside of Deloitte. Mary regularly speaks at professional women and "emerging leader" conferences about career advancement inside and outside of Deloitte.
Mary graduated from Boston College with a BA in Computer Science, and has her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She lives in Durham and has enjoyed watching the city grow into a foodie town with a lot of personality over the last 10+ years. She enjoys spending quality time with her young daughter doing whatever she is into at the moment.
Rob Schrepfer currently serves as V.P. of Business Development and Contract Manufacturing at ANI Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ANIP), where he is responsible for managing new product development, acquisitions, in-licensing and contract manufacturing. Prior to joining the executive management team at ANI, Rob was a Director at the company for four years, where he served as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee while also serving on the Audit and Compensation Committees. Prior to ANI Mr. Schrepfer served as Assistant Portfolio Manager at Healthcare Value Capital, LLC, a private investment firm where he oversaw public and private investments in pharmaceuticals, medical devices and healthcare services from 2005 to 2013.
In 2011, Mr. Schrepfer co-founded National Healthcare Analysis Group, LLC, which provides healthcare fraud consulting and due diligence as well as analytics and forensic services to businesses, professionals, and investment firms. Mr. Schrepfer is also co-founder of Chesapeake Therapeutics, LLC a pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing orphan drugs that require unique formulation expertise. Previously he was an equity research analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. covering the major, specialty and generic pharmaceutical industries and he also spent five years as Clinical Director and Director of Outcomes and Research at the Centers for Aquatic Rehabilitation.
Rob frequently advises start-up healthcare companies and hedge funds, focusing his efforts on capital raising/funding, strategy and finance. A frequent healthcare finance and venture capital panelist, he has authored numerous medical articles including three peer-reviewed research papers and a chapter in a leading therapeutic exercise text. He has served as a founding member of Fuqua's Healthcare Alumni Advisory Board, Adjunct Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and guest lecturer at the Duke University School of Medicine and the Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Schrepfer received an M.B.A. in Finance and Health Sector Management from Duke University and an M.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis.
Rob and his wife, Coleen, a pediatric psychiatrist, live outside Baltimore, Maryland with their three children.
Tate Scott is the president and CEO of KFx Medical Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of Orthopedic implants focused on Sports Medicine and soft tissue fixation. Tate's work in the medical industry began immediately after graduation from then Duke University Graduate School of Business Administration in '78 at multinational American Hospital Supply. He is on numerous boards including Scott Laboratories a hospital/clinic and device incubator in Lubbock, Texas and has focused on both start-ups as well as the purchase of companies and technologies from positions at AHS and JNJ. His experiences include CEO of a public company (Luther Medical Products), the management of complex transactions and patent litigation (his company, KFx, was awarded one of the top 100 awards in patent litigation for 2013), along with the introduction of products ranging from electronic capital equipment to high volume disposables across global markets. He has obtained multiple investor liquidity events through M&A exits having raised from venture markets the funds to start, grow, and provide those liquidity events.
Tate holds an AB in Psychology from Duke University and a MBA from Fuqua. Tate is happily married to Jeanette and has one son (Colin T'14)—an op/ed columist for the Chronicle and in the process of completing his senior year and transitioning to Law School. Tate grew up in Durham through four grade and has many family members in the Triangle area; Previously he served on the alumni council in the early 90's. Tate and Jeanette reside in San Diego and on planes.
Squire J. Servance is an Associate in the Intellectual Property group at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, a Philadelphia-based global law firm. Squire counsels clients on matters including patent preparation and prosecution, IP transactions, and litigation. He represents clients from a variety of high-tech industries, including telecommunications, financial services, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemistry, medical devices, and food sciences.
Before joining Morgan Lewis, Squire clerked for Judge Jerome A. Holmes of the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Squire received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2008, where he was an articles editor for the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and staff editor for the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy. He received his M.B.A. with a concentration in corporate finance and a Certificate in Health Sector Management from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business in 2008. He received his B.S., with honors, with a double major in biomedical engineering and cell biology and neuroscience from Rutgers University, School of Engineering in 2004. Outside of work, Squire serves on the boards of Camden County Habitat for Humanity, Duke Law Alumni Association, and Rutgers University Alumni Association.
Naomi joined the Private Wealth Management group of Goldman Sachs in 1992. She and her team specialize in advising high net worth families, entrepreneurs, privately held business owners and foundations on holistic wealth planning. Before joining her current team, she was a member of a group which covered individuals as well as major financial institutional investors in the Mid-Atlantic area. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Naomi was a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking Group of Merrill Lynch & Co. Naomi received her BA in Economics from the George Washington University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She is active in recruiting at Fuqua on behalf of Goldman Sachs. Additionally, she has been very involved with the Duke Philadelphia Women's Chapter. Naomi also spends a lot of time volunteering with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Naomi and her husband, Adam Shapiro (Fuqua 1992) live in the Philadelphia area and have three daughters.
Michael Sherman is a Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group in Dallas, Texas. Since joining BCG, Michael has worked with many of the world's leading technology and telecommunication c-suite executives on improving business and operational strategy. Michael is considered an expert in network telecommunications and enterprise software; he has published leading strategies on improving operational efficiency and effectiveness. Michael serves as the lead Partner for BCG's South System's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice. In addition to Michael's client service role, Michael is also BCG's Ethnic Diversity and Inclusion Partner - responsible for the recruitment and retention of African Americans and Hispanics.
Furthermore, Michael serves on several boards and non-profit councils. Michael is currently an active board member for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Michael is on the business advisory council for the district 11 Federal Reserve Bank. Michael is an active member of the Executive Leadership Council. In 2016, Michael was recognized by Savoy Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America. Also in 2016, Michael was recognized by the Financial Times and UPStanding as one of the top 100 executives in the US and UK who is fighting against discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond.
Prior to BCG, Michael was a corporate officer for a supply chain software company focused on fast-moving consumer goods companies. Michael has a BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He also has an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.
Amy R. Shugar currently serves as the Director of Donor Relations at Columbia Law School. She has spent the past six years helping to advance Columbia's University-wide $6.1 billion campaign. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Events at Citi Private Bank for the U.S. & Canada, Marketing Manager at Women & Company-a division of Citi, and Associate Director for Marketing & Events at UBS Wealth Management.
Amy received an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and prior to that, received a B.A. in English from Duke. Amy has spent more than 15 years volunteering for Duke in various capacities. In recognition of her service, she received "The Forever Duke Award" in 2010. She currently serves as co-chair of the Duke Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee in New York City as well as the Fuqua representative on the Duke New York Board.
A native of Manhattan, Amy lives on the Upper West Side and enjoys running in Central Park. She is actively involved with the Whitney Museum of American Art, Columbia Barnard Hillel, and mentoring students with Read Ahead, Inc.
Jonathan Smith is a North Carolina-based commercial real estate investment professional with core experience in development, investment syndication, investment sales, and real estate finance. Smith currently leads a CBRE practice group concentrating on investment sales and real estate capital markets transactions in the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia.
Smith has extensive experience originating investment offerings on behalf of institutional and private capital clients, underwriting and valuing income producing real estate, capitalizing real estateinvestments, and designing acquisition and disposition strategies for clients and partners. From 2001 –2013, he served as president of North State Capital, LLC, a commercial real estate investment sponsor and asset manager of value –added commercial real estate investments. From 1995- 2001 he served as Vice President at Carolina Investment Properties, Inc., a developer of medical office and industrial build to suit properties in North Carolina.
Jonathan is a 2006 graduate of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, and a 1995 graduate of Wake Forest University.
Beverly is President of RedPrompt, LLC, a holding company for several companies, most notably franchise locations of the fast-casual restaurant concept Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers (a local affiliate of which opened in Durham, NC in August, 2014!). Beverly is responsible for identifying and evaluating potential sites for expansion of the franchise in her development area (DC Metro and Virginia), negotiating the terms of acquisition and selecting and overseeing the development of the property before the store opens for operations, and organizing the financing sources to make the whole business happen.
Prior to this endeavor, she spent several years doing ad hoc freelance writing, and has continued taking leadership roles in community efforts with her undergrad alumni boards, professional boards and pro-bono consulting for non-profits in the DC metro area. She's been an active supporter of the local Duke Coffee gatherings and is Class Communication co-chair for her daytime MBA '90 class.
After graduating Fuqua, Beverly joined Ford Motor Company in Finance. During her 10 year career at Ford and its subsidiary (at the time) Jaguar Cars, Beverly developed a diverse background in both Marketing and Finance, as well as positions in Information Services and Operations.
Beverly has a BS in Economics from Penn State and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business. She lives in Fairfax, VA in the DC Metro area with her husband, Barry and twins (and future Dukies!) Benjamin and Bailey, 13.
Michalis P. Stavrinides is a Managing Partner of Banyan Investors LLC, the General Partner of Banyan Fund I L.P. and Banyan Fund II L.P. (www.banyaninvestors.com). He has management responsibility for a number of portfolio investments and is involved in all aspects of fund management, due diligence and origination. Since September 2004, Mr. Stavrinides' responsibilities have included the origination, underwriting and structuring of a number of portfolio investments. Proceeds from these investments were largely used to finance mergers and acquisitions, provide growth capital or fund general corporate purposes. The underwriting process included in-depth due diligence, risk assessment, financing alternatives, market research and legal documentation. As part of the on-going monitoring of these portfolio company investments, Mr. Stavrinides has been an active board member at a number of companies and has provided each company's management team with constructive feedback regarding short and long-term strategies, capital requirements, optimal financing structures and strategic alternatives.
Since 2015, Michalis is also a Partner of Blauvelt Capital Partners, L.P. (www.blauveltcapital.com), an internationally-focused private investment partnership that was founded with the objective of supporting small-to-medium sized enterprises around the globe.
In 2002, Mr. Stavrinides moved to Miami and co-founded the Icon Group LLC, an independent investment management and advisory firm exclusively responsible for the corporate finance and investment activities of Grupo Financiero Uno ("GFU"). GFU is one of the largest financial services conglomerate in Central America. Mr. Stavrinides was a Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Icon and its hedge fund Fund-of and its Private Equity activities.
From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Stavrinides was an Associate with Sciens Capital Partners (formerly Zilkha Capital Partners) in New York. Mr. Stavrinides acted as the lead associate working directly with the Managing Partner in a number of transactions in Southeastern Europe and had responsibility for the full range of activities related to private equity and principal investing.
From 1997 to 1999 he was invited to join Goldman Sachs Asset Management's ("GSAM') London office as a global equity portfolio manager for GSAM's institutional clients. There he was a member of a team of four portfolio managers focused on managing $1 billion in European Growth Equity. He was responsible for making top-down asset allocation decisions and sector and sub-sector allocations. Upon his return to GSAM in New York in late 1999, he worked directly with the Global Equity Chief Investment Officer as a business analyst responsible for a number of strategic projects and was active in all aspects of the group, including asset allocation, annual budgets, launching of new products and services, evaluating potential new product offerings, executing financial analysis, negotiating transactions, evaluation of portfolio management teams, and recruiting new marketing and investment professionals. Mr. Stavrinides began his career as a fixed income analyst with GSAM in New York. His responsibilities included fundamental analysis of existing fixed income and currency clients' portfolios.
Michalis received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar and his undergraduate degree in Economics (Finance & Strategic Management) from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He has completed a number executive education courses at Wharton, HBS and Stanford.
Michalis is also involved in a number of non-for profit organizations. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) having served as President, Education Chair and Membership Chair of the Gateway Miami Chapter. Currently, he serves on the Board of Trustees and as Treasurer of Gulliver Schools (www.gulliverschools.org), the largest independent school in South Florida.
Mr. Stavrinides is married, has three children and resides in Miami, FL.
As Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at the National Basketball Association, Oris Stuart is responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion strategies for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League. He provides oversight, leadership and best practices on diversity and inclusion matters to the league offices and teams, oversees efforts to increase the number of minority and women-owned suppliers, and supports efforts to attract, develop and retain diverse talent. Stuart is also leading the creation of a global diversity and inclusion council to ensure engagement on the league’s diversity and inclusion strategies at all levels.
Stuart has more than 15 years of experience as a business executive in diversity and inclusion issues. Prior to joining the NBA in June 2015, Stuart spent two years as a Senior Partner with Korn Ferry, an executive search and talent management firm, where he led its Inclusion and Diversity practice. He provided organizational, strategic, and technology advisory services that helped directors, chief executives, and senior leaders address a wide range of global talent, diversity, and inclusion challenges. His industry focus included life sciences, financial services, utility, quick service restaurant, retail, professional services, and healthcare. Previously, Stuart served as the Chief Executive Officer for Global Novations, the world’s preeminent diversity and inclusion consultancy and training firm. During his tenure with Global Novations, Stuart supported clients across Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, guided the expansion of the firm’s technology and consulting platforms, oversaw a tenfold increase in the firm’s size, and engineered its ultimate acquisition by Korn Ferry in 2012.
Earlier in his career, Stuart served as a senior business manager and strategy, operations and technology consultant for such organizations as Deloitte, Providian, and Wingspan Technology.
Stuart graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in electrical engineering and holds an MBA from Duke University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Black MBA Association.
George Sylvestre Jr. is Principal at 3/F/T Consulting, a firm that provides consulting services related to the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. 3/F/T Consulting specializes in advising private equity on investments in the health care space, as well as providing direct consulting to biotech and pharmaceutical companies in the areas of program leadership, alliance management, strategic management, and business operations. As a consultant to Alopexx Enterprises, George serves as its Vice President, Program Management / Corporate Operations. Alopexx Enterprises LLC is a healthcare investment and development firm focused on acquiring and developing preclinical and early clinical compounds with a focus on Infectious Diseases, Oncology, and Orphan Drugs.
George has formerly held numerous Senior Management roles in Program / Alliance Management and Corporate Operations. Most recently he served as the Program Executive for FORUM Pharmaceuticals, a company dedicated to developing transformative medicines for serious brain diseases where he worked since June 2014. Mr. Sylvestre has held positions including Head of Drug Development Program Management for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization Inc., Project Leader (Product Acquisition and Development) and Head of New Chemical Entity Development for Purdue Pharma, and World Wide Oncology Therapeutic Area Manager for Pfizer, Inc. Mr. Sylvestre has a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University and a Bachelor's of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine.