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Jeff Ho

Jeff Ho
MBA 10

Associate Director, Commercial Strategy
Gilead Sciences
Foster City, California

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A class assignment to act as forensic accountants, auditing companies' books for accounting irregularities, opened up a whole new area of analysis that Jeff Ho could easily transfer into the assessments he does of licensing and acquisition candidates at Gilead Sciences.

"I came to Haas believing I had very strong analytical skills, but it didn't take long for me to realize how much more I could learn from the core courses. For example, corporate financial management was a gap in my knowledge. Now, I can work more effectively on business development projects. Haas is a risk-free environment to try new things and work through new ideas. There is a really low barrier to starting up conversations with people at Haas. Everyone is interested in each other. I enjoy the cross-fertilization of ideas and knowledge."

"Life sciences are my passion. Haas gave me the skills to think strategically about the business challenges we face. I also made great connections with lots of people in the Bay Area life sciences community."

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