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.
Peter Majeranowski is the President and Co-Founder of Tyton Biosciences, LLC, an eco-technology company that develops environmentally sustainable solutions for a wide-range of industries. Tyton has become a world leader in new processing technology to manufacture tree-free pulp for paper, recycle the millions of tons of materials currently landfilled, and produce green, sustainable chemicals.
Before starting Tyton, Peter worked as COO at Windmill International, a US based investment company focused on financing early-stage projects or companies in Europe's newest NATO or EU members. His projects covered various industries that spanned IT infrastructure, logistics, real estate development, private public partnerships, and software/web development.
Before Windmill, Peter was a US Naval Officer with numerous distinguished assignments. He was the Military Aide to the Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Navy and served on a special Pentagon task force to examine "Arabization" in the Kurdish areas of Iraq. He lived in Baghdad to work for the Pentagon's Private Sector Development Group. Prior to that, he was stationed in San Diego on the USS Oldendorf and the USS Princeton, where in addition to managing maintenance and training activities of his divisions he served as a boarding officer to search cargo ships smuggling oil out of Iraq.
Peter holds numerous patents, was published in a peer reviewed military journal and has been quoted in various periodicals including the WSJ, ABC News, and USA Today. He is an active member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters charity, where he mentors a 9 year-old boy. Peter earned his BS in Applied Economics at Cornell University and his MBA with honors from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Mark McKeag is a partner in Bridgespan's Boston office. Since joining the firm in 2011, Mark has advised leaders in nonprofits and foundations across the public health, education and youth development sectors on strategic, organizational and economic issues. Mark is a member of Bridgespan's public health practice area and has worked on a range of issues to improve health outcomes for disadvantaged populations - most notably in the area of diabetes prevention and sexual and reproductive health. Mark also has a depth of experience working with large national nonprofit networks including YMCA of the USA, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The Salvation Army.
A recent article authored by Mark related to his work with nonprofit networks: "Helping Nonprofit Networks Strengthen Their Fundraising Effectiveness", Bridgespan & Nonprofit Quarterly (Spring 2016)
Prior to joining Bridgespan, Mark was a Managing Director of Regional Development at Teach For America, responsible for development, growth strategy, and capacity building for 15 Teach For America regions. Prior to his time at Teach For America, Mark was a Case Team Leader at Bain & Company in Boston where he advised corporate and nonprofit clients on strategic and operational issues, and private equity firms on investment decisions.
Mark graduated cum laude from Duke University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business, where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.
Sean Myers is a Florida-based real estate developer and investor. He formed his own brokerage company in 1996 and focused on locating investment properties for private investors. This practice comprised residential, office, and land, including the identification, analysis, and acquisition of 7,000 acres of development land.
In 1999, Sean Myers was admitted to the Fuqua School of Business. He pursued a course concentration in finance and investment. Work on the trading floor at Merrill Lynch's NYC headquarters expanded his knowledge of mortgage finance & trading, distressed debt investment, and private equity placement.
In 2002, Myers retuned to Florida to concentrate on real estate development. He spearheaded a residential development program and assembled a pipeline of 7,800 residential lots with a final sales value estimated at $300,000,000. He developed multiple relationships with leading national home builders and established direct sales contracts, joint ventures, and lot-option finance projects in several Florida markets. Myers directly credits his education and experiences at Fuqua as a major contributing factor to this business success.
Myers has gained extensive experience in commercial property investment, managing targeted acquisition programs for private investment groups since 2002. These programs have included stabilized, value-add, and distressed strategies over all phases of the real estate cycle. His first large distressed apartment transaction began in 2009 resulted in a $20 million investment that sold for $35 million in 2012.
Insights gained from working with large private investors led to the creation of Village Income Properties, LLC in 2017. Village provides a means for individual investors to access real estate investments by utilizing provisions of Title II of the 2012 JOBS Act.
In addition, he is the managing director of Brightleaf Properties, LLC and a principal and co-owner at Belmont Management Group, LLC.
Myers earned a B.S. from Florida State University in 1992. He earned an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business in 2001. He is an avid recreational kickboxer and trains weekly. Myers lives with his wife and four children in Winter Park, Florida.