We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (April 22), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Jonathon Fendelman, Weekend Executive MBA '04
Carolyn (MBA '01) and I live in Raleigh with our three kids (10, 8, and 7). I work at Grifols pharmaceuticals in the pulmonary business intelligence and market analytics group.
Neil Hollenbeck, Daytime MBA '12
I am a soldier—a U.S. Army major, teaching military leadership and negotiation at West Point, NY. This summer I change jobs. I will become the executive officer for a parachute infantry battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. I look forward to being near Duke again.
Sergio Morales, Daytime MBA '03
I'm in Atlanta.
Prem Pandian, Daytime MBA '13
I moved to Sunny California with my wife, Ramya, and son, Arjun (born at Duke and then 1 month old), after I graduated in May 2013. I work at Apple now, and we live in South Bay. Can't believe it's already been a year since we graduated. Both my wife and I miss Durham a lot. I would love to have those Fuqua fridays and Wednesday time-offs again. We love the Bay Area too and spend most of our weekends taking trips to nearby scenic/hiking places.
Brandt Portugal, Global Executive MBA '13
Living in Tokyo.
Askar Saginov, Global Executive MBA '11
After graduation I decided to change my career, since I have received necessary knowledge, experience and, more important, confidence. The most valuable for me was communication with my classmates, which enriched me with the power and belief that you can change anything. Eventually I have founded two companies—production and service—and I plan to expand the value of my products.
Daniel Zimmermann, Daytime MBA '93
Commuting between my family home in Carlsbad, CA, and my sports consulting firm, CM Sports, in my native Switzerland. Enjoying the best of both worlds and seeing my two kids, Timothy (18) and Jessica (15), growing up has been inspirational and fun. The international flair at Fuqua helped me to be prepared and be comfortable around various cultures. I can't believe it's been over 20 years.