2014-2015 Alumni Council Members

The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2014-2015 year. Led by John Peruzzi MBA '88, Chair, and Cari Coats MBA '03, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.


Olivier Van Dierdonck MHA '89

The Advisory Board Company (Southwind Division), Director of Recruitment

Olivier J. Van Dierdonck currently serves as the Director of Recruitment for Southwind, a Division of The Advisory Board Company where he leads a team responsible for ensuring proper talent acquisition to staff hospital and physician practice consulting engagements. Previously, he was an Associate Principal in the Hospital, Systems and Services sector of Heidrick & Struggles’ global Healthcare Practice and Senior Vice President of a Nashville boutique healthcare search firm. He concentrates his executive search work on board, senior management, physician leadership & functional leadership positions.

Olivier has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare service sector where he has held operational positions with both rural and urban hospital systems and national physician practice management organizations (PhyCor and MedPartners).

Formerly, Olivier was the Director of Recruitment for a large, national investor-owned hospital system.  Olivier holds a BS degree from Davidson College (1986) and a MHA from Duke University (1989). He is happily married to Carrie Wingate, a Xerox employee, and has a daughter, Sarah, a high school senior, and a stepson, Wilson Wingate (13). Olivier and his family reside in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Edith Varhelyi MBA '02

Coberon Chronos Group, CEO

Edith Varhelyi is CEO of Coberon Chronos Group, a global provider of IT outsourcing, staffing and BPA services. The company is currently delivering projects in over 50 countries in EMEA, Asia and the Americas for multinational clients.

Prior to her appointment as Group CEO in 2006, Edith ran the IT outsourcing division of the Group. After receiving BA and MSc degrees from universities in Sweden and the UK, Edith earned her MBA at the Fuqua School of Business in 2002. She speaks fluent Hungarian and Swedish and has lived and worked in eight countries on three continents.

Prior to Fuqua, Edith worked as VP for the first online consumer shopping portal in Europe as well as spent a few years as managing partner of a staffing company in Europe.

Gianna Venturi MBA '12

Coach Inc., Vice President Human Resources