Happy Birthday!

We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (September 17), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:

Eric Ayala MBA '11
After graduating Duke in 2011, I left San Francisco, CA, and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, as a partner in an early-stage venture capital fund. I now reside in Florianopolis, Brazil, and am the co-founder of Trips & Wires, where I focus on building technology companies for emerging markets. I remain an avid Duke basketball fan and am enjoying our newfound success in football.

Les Birenbaum MBA '83
I am still living in Glen Rock, NJ. Working as Syndication Manager for Hewlett-Packard Financial Services Company.

Tara Denton MBA '04
I've settled down in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin, TX, where I live with my two kids (a boy age 7 & girl age 5-1/2) and two cats (Pickle & Ruby). I spent 11 years with the same company that hired me out of Fuqua, but recently made the decision to move to HP -- still in marketing, now in a global role, focused on cloud technology and the channel. I absolutely loved reconnecting with my classmates last year for our 10-year reunion, and use Facebook and Tim Driessen's hilarious class notes emails to stay in touch until I can see everyone again in 2019!

Joe Dupriest MBA '04
I am currently living in Washington, DC, with my wife, Christy, and two-year-old daughter, Reagan.  I am the CMO for Monumental Sports & Entertainment who owns the Washington Capitals, Wizards, Mystics and the Verizon Center, host of the 2016 ACC Tournament. 

Rachael Exon MBA '15
I am living in New York City, sharing the Upper West Side and nearby neighboorhoods with fellow Fuquans! I recently started working in the hospital and health system consulting industry as a Senior Consultant with Nexera Inc.

Andrew Flavell MMS '11
I am currently working in a family office in Johannesburg. Providing advisory and investment banking services to high net worths. I have been with the group AlphaWealth for over four years and have enjoyed being part of a dynamic team. I also look forward to the 5-year reunion in April 2016.

Pablo Fulcheri MBA '15
I am currently in Sao Paulo, starting my work at McKinsey. Just finished their initial training and waiting to get staffed.

Philip Garrubbo MBA '90
I am a Managing Director and Head of Credit Sales at Mizuho Securities USA.  My wife, Michelle, and I have three terrific sons, Dante, Damian, and Philip. I coach the 8th grade football team in Madison, NJ and am involved other community organizations. My favorite teams in order of relationship are the Madison Dodgers, Dickinson Red Devils, and the Duke Blue Devils.  …and yes, it appears that D is my favorite letter!  Wishing all the best to the Fuqua Class of 1990!

Ira Gert MBA '07
I currently live in San Francisco with my husband, Yaniv, and two boys, Zohar (4) and Eitan (2). I work for Vantiv, a payments company, in the strategy group.

Gabriel Ho MBA '10
I am currently in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Matthew Malouin MBA '05
I am living in Rye, NY, with my wife, Julia, and children, Mackenzie (4), Wesley (3), and Garrett (1).  I am employed at Bank of America where I run the convertible bond trading desk. I am looking forward to watching Coach K and the Blue Devils bring another championship to Durham this winter!    

Aditya (Adi) Ravi MBA '15
I'm working as a Product Manager in Becton Dickinson (BD), a Fortune 500 med tech company based in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

Katie Skurski MBA '04
I am in Chapel Hill, NC, working as a Partner and Senior Portfolio Manager for Gulfstream Capital and being a mom for my three kids.

ML Stewart MBA '03
I live in Charlotte, NC, with my husband Bill (WEMBA 2003), son Jackson (13), and daughter Mary Campbell (7).  This past year, I joined Industrial Piping, Inc. as the Director of Accounting.  This has been an exciting transition, as this 70-year-old company is currently experiencing tremendous growth and change!

Gary Wright MBA '74
My wife, Lin, and I are retired living happily in Fair Oaks, California.  We are not consulting or working professionally.  We are traveling and enjoying our three grandchildren.  I am restoring classic cars, building furniture, and trying to build more projects than I likely can complete in my lifetime.  However, I am enjoying the challenge, adventure and exploration.