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.
Laurinda has leveraged her expertise in Customer Relationship Management, Strategy, and Marketing across a wide range of industries. For more than 10 years, she has led product launches, designed brand exit strategies, and delivered profitable growth to leading Fortune 100 Companies such as Walmart, American Express, and Procter & Gamble. Driven by her love of consumer psychology, her passion lies in leveraging consumer insights and business analytics to develop and enhance processes, products, and marketing campaigns to win the hearts, minds, and wallets of valuable customers.
Currently, she leads the consumer portfolio of Sam's Club in Walmart, Inc as the Senior Director of Savings Membership & Marketing. She leads the team developing marketing strategy, programs, and capabilities to engage the families and consumers who shop Sam's Club for their household and entertaining needs. With a keen eye on growing the member base and sales, her team contributes to growing the multi-billion dollar business and is accountable for a significant portion of profit. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, she is a passionate mentor in and out of the office consulting with non-profit organizations like Jumpstart Advisory Group, including serving on the launch team for their Brand Forum and her family's nonprofit (Rainey Parenting Foundation).
With her passion for education and community service, she partnered with a few of her 15 siblings to establish the Rainey Parenting Foundation in honor of the legacy of her deceased parents representing the impact that they made on their rural community, local churches, and their large family during their 50 years of marriage. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the organization which exists to support nonprofits that help children from rural areas reach for their dreams. Receiving both of her degrees from Duke, she graduated from Trinity College of Liberal Arts and Science with a B.A. in Psychology and a Certificate in Markets & Management Studies (MMS). As a student, she served on the Steering Committee with professors and Duke Administration in the early years to establish the undergraduate MMS program. When she returned as an MBA student to Fuqua, she served as a Center of Leadership & Ethics Fellow, Admissions Fellow, and a student leader across many organizations.
Charlie Riceman is a Partner at Varagon Capital Partners, a New York based credit asset manager focused on direct lending to private equity owned middle-market companies, where he heads up the firm's origination effort. Charlie has over 20 years of leveraged lending experience across a variety of industries. He has spent his career originating, structuring, underwriting and executing transactions in support of middle market private equity clients. Prior to joining Varagon, he was Managing Director at Golub Capital. Previously, Charlie served in various investment roles at multiple firms. He also helped implement an inventory control system at Boeing Defense & Space Group, Helicopters Division.
In addition to an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from Villanova University in 1991. He also serves on the Advisory Council of Villanova University's Center for Global Leadership. Charlie resides in Garden City, NY with his wife and four children.
Tom Rogers has been with Citi for eleven years and is currently Head of Fixed Income Investor Relations. In his current role, Tom is responsible for all communications with Citigroup's fixed income investors. Prior to this, Tom spent three years in Financial Planning & Analysis focused on the Institutional Clients Group.
Prior to joining FP&A, Tom spent three years in Citi's Financial Institutions Investment Banking group where he executed a number of advisory and financing transactions for key clients. Prior to that, he spent four years in the Global Securitized Products group where he executed public and private structured finance transactions across a number of asset classes. Tom began his career with Citi as part of the Summer Associate Sales and Trading Program while pursuing his MBA. Prior to joining Citi, Tom was an analyst and associate in JP Morgan's Diversified Industries Investment Banking group where he focusing on financing and advisory transactions for consumer and industrial companies.
Tom holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in New York City with his wife Marguerite (Trinity '06) and their son James.
Jonathan Rosenzweig is a Managing Director and Head of Americas Equity Research at Citi. In this role, he has been responsible for our Equity Research product in North America and Latin America for the last 8 years. Prior to his current position, Jonathan served as a Deputy Director and Associate Director of US Research for 5 years. From 1993 to 2002, Jonathan was a Senior Analyst covering the Imaging sector within Citi Research. He earned a top 2 ranking from Institutional Investor Magazine for the sector each year from 1998 to 2002. Prior to Citi, Jonathan worked as a Financial Analyst at Duke University Management Company. Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1990 and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke in 1993.
Andrew Rutter is a partner at Park Loop Investment Management, a private investment partnership based in Alexandria, VA. Park Loop invests in buyout, real estate, and special situation opportunities. Prior to co-founding Park Loop, Andrew was a vice president at Goldman Sachs in the investment banking division. While at Goldman Sachs, Andrew worked in the Financial Institutions Group on M&A, equity and debt capital raises, structured capital, and risk management transactions. Andrew also previously worked at Towers Perrin in the Retirement Group where he helped design and value pension and post-retirement welfare plans.
Andrew received a BA in Mathematics and Classical Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Duke University Fuqua School of Business, where he was a Fuqua Scholar and recipient of the Breeden Award in Finance.