The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2017-2018 year. Led by Joe Hines MBA '03, Chair, and George Sylvestre MBA '03, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.
Fareed is a Product Manager for Vendor Services & Benefits at Amazon in Seattle, WA. He is the business lead for a premium vendor service offering to help mid-size vendors accelerate their business on the Amazon platform through business strategy, marketing, supply chain, and catalogue support with the end goal of providing an enhanced shopping experience to customers. Prior to Amazon, Fareed worked at Deloitte supporting investments banks in the areas of regulatory implementation (strategy, ops, and tech.) and innovation.
He graduated from the MMS Class of 2014 and was the MMSA Class President during his time at Fuqua, and was actively involved with Sustainable Duke on campus. At Deloitte, Fareed played a leading role in MMS recruiting, MMS alumni onboarding, and alumni engagement to provide career support to current students. Fareed also holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Public Management from the University of Guelph in Guelph, Canada (about an hour west of Toronto).
Fareed enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and trying new food/restaurants.
As Divisional Vice President for Wendy's Restaurants in the Southeast, Mr. Kollias supervises the operations of 800 franchise restaurants in 8 states. His support team of 20 plus professionals insure that marketing, training, operations, development, construction, financial and human functions facilitate the franchisees in Wendy's brand execution and growth.
Mr. Kollias has more than 25 years' experience of varied and progressive growth in finance and operations in the restaurant industry. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President of International Operations for Texas and Church's Chicken. In this role he lead a team of 20 professionals around the world to supervise marketing, development, operations and supply chain in 500 restaurants in 27 countries.
Prior to joining Church's, Mr. Kollias held various management positions at Planet Hollywood, Applebee's, Hard Rock Café and Dairy Queen brands in the areas of Operations, M&A, Finance, Planning and Purchasing.
Mr. Kollias received his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and his master's degree in business administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Currently residing in Marietta, GA, he is President of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association #519, a finance committee member of Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church and actively participates in multiple tennis leagues in Atlanta. He has been married to Margaret for twenty-two years and has two boys, Tommy and Kris. One is a sophomore at the University of Florida and the other is a Junior in high school.