We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (September 18), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Ashish Chugani MBA '92
I live in Mumbai and am currently the Head of a Real Estate Private Equity Fund at Tata Capital which is part of the Tata Group of India. I am married to Gopika, who is a dentist, and we have a 12-year-old daughter, Krisha, who shares the same birthday as me!
John Coykendall MBA '96
I am living in Westport, CT, and still with Deloitte Consulting, where I am a Principal. I've been with Deloitte since graduating Duke.
Doug Dickerson MBA '08
I'm now back in the Triangle heading up AARP in North Carolina and doing a lot of health/education volunteer work.
BTW - as a Vet, I'll add that 9/18 is also the US Air Force's birthday - salute to all the Fuqua airmen out there!
Ana Paula Guimaraes MBA '02
I am living in São Paulo, Brazil with my husband Marcelo, working for Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group Latin America, responsible for Strategic Marketing.
Dave Hofferberth MBA '87
I live in the Cincinnati area. Nine years ago I founded Service Performance Insight (SPI Research) www.spiresearch.com. We are a small boutique consultancy specializing in the Professional Services (PS) sector. We created a model eight years ago that helps PS organizations improve productivity and profit. We have worked around the world (last year we were in New Zealand and Australia with clients), and we are considered the foremost authority on business solutions for the PS industry (IT and management consultants, architects and engineers, etc.). I spent seven years at the Aberdeen Group (IT analyst firm) in Boston, and then on to Oracle for a couple of years.
Sarah Nist MBA '08
After six years in New York, I relocated to Los Angeles early this year. I am Director of Corporate Development for IPC, a health care company that acquires physician practices throughout the U.S. Last year, my team completed 19 transactions and we have lofty goals for 2014. It has been great connecting with my diverse group of Fuqua '08 classmates in LA and also meeting other talented alumni from both Duke and Fuqua...the last two Duke events I attended here were on the Venice boardwalk and a hike in the Pacific Palisades so LA has NYC beat in that regard!
David Oehm MBA '12
I am in Los Angeles still. I recently got married on August 16 and then took a few weeks off for an amazing honeymoon to Italy and Turkey.