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“I have built friendships that go deeper than I ever thought possible, and with people I never would have had exposure to otherwise; these are people I will talk to, visit, and rely on for the rest of my life.”
EVP; Chief Growth Officer; Interim Chief Financial Officer

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Health Care

Prior Education:

Wesleyan University
Comparative Religion, 2005
Nashville, Tennessee


One of the most valuable parts of the program has been the diversity of thinking and backgrounds. My first team brought cultural perspectives from India, Turkey, and Vietnam; domain expertise from medicine, technology, banking, and consulting; and career experience from startups to some of the largest global companies in the world. The benefits went beyond just the obvious ones of more effectively tackling course case studies – it changed the way I think, opening my mind to a diversity of opinions that has given me an increased understanding of the world around me.

Before Fuqua

I am responsible for ReviveHealth’s corporate strategy and growth trajectory. This accountability includes ownership of strategic planning, business development, and marketing. I also oversee our relationships with leading venture capital and private equity groups, partnering with them on their portfolio companies’ growth and marketing needs.

After Fuqua

I will expand my role to include elements of finance and operations. The Weekend Executive MBA program has given me the ability to understand every aspect of business operations and the proper framework to build and sustain a complex enterprise over time.

5 Tips for Retaining What You Learn During Your Program

  1. Create an “idea list” to jot down ideas on how to apply learnings to your job and commit to exploring at least one of them at work each month
  2. Connect with your professors on LinkedIn and Twitter; many of them share interesting academic insights and business applications
  3. For each class, develop a “concept list” to save the most interesting topics for recall and further exploration post-term
  4. Share your work challenges with your team and ask them for ideas on how to solve problems based on course learnings
  5. Don’t let the program fizzle out at the end; give yourself a break after graduation but revisit your ideas and concepts list afterward to continue learning

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range


Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees


Countries Represented



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