Barbara J. Desoer

Barbara J. Desoer
MBA 77

Barbara J. Desoer

Barbara J. Desoer
MBA 77

CEO
Citibank N.A.
New York

"The MBA program provided me with a foundation of technical skills which I have applied in various roles throughout my career."

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Alex de Winter

Alex de Winter
MBA 09

Alex de Winter

Alex de Winter
MBA 09

Partner
Mohr Davidow Ventures
Menlo Park, California

"Getting into haas gives you a certain degree of confidence, but once you're here, you don't feel any entitlement among the students."

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Ryan Drake-Lee

Ryan Drake-Lee
MBA 09

Ryan Drake-Lee

Ryan Drake-Lee
MBA 09

Business Development Project Manager
Tomra North America
New York City, New York

"Haas teaches people how to be independent-thinking leaders, capable of garnering widespread support for their ideas. The Haas curriculum gave me the flexibility to follow my personal interests in classes with real academic rigor."

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Ari Frankel

Ari Frankel
MBA 10

Ari Frankel

Ari Frankel
MBA 10

Associate
Global Sustainabily & CIO Groups
RREEF
New York City, New York

"My Clean Tech to Market team of business, law, and engineering students worked with an emerging technology for windows developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. It could drastically reduce lighting and energy demand in buildings. Nowhere else in the world would I have had this opportunity."

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Toby Gardner

Toby Gardner
MBA 10

Toby Gardner

Toby Gardner
MBA 10

Senior Associate Mergers and Acquistions
Ernst & Young
San Francisco, California

"Haas took my knowledge of finance from zero to being skilled enough to land a summer internship and then a job offer in the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse"

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Greg Greeley

Greg Greeley
MBA 98

Greg Greeley

Greg Greeley
MBA 98

Vice President of European Retail
Amazon Europe
Luxembourg

"The future will bring many opportunities for...other companies offering their products online and for the billions of people who want to consume media in old and new ways."

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Adrian Greystoke

Adrian Greystoke
MBA 09

Adrian Greystoke

Adrian Greystoke
MBA 09

Consultant
Boston Consulting Group
San Francisco, California

"I'd describe the relationship with the faculty at Haas as symbiotic.... They appreciate students' insights and contributions. And when they came to our parties, it was great to get to know them on a more personal level."

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Kathryn Hall

Kathryn Hall
MBA 07

Kathryn Hall

Kathryn Hall
MBA 07

Vinter
HALL Wines
St. Helena, California

An accomplished attorney and businesswoman, Kathryn Hall returned to Napa Valley in 2001 after serving four years as the United States Ambassador to Austria.

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Ann Hsu

Ann Hsu
MBA 98

Ann Hsu

Ann Hsu
MBA 98

Vice President of Production and Operations/China
RivalWatch
Shanghai, California

"It's much harder to start a company in China, but I had a lot of good friends who were invaluable in helping me to lay the groundwork and recruit people."

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Carrie Hurwitz

Carrie Hurwitz
MBA 09

Carrie Hurwitz

Carrie Hurwitz
MBA 09

Director, Corporate Strategy and Business Development
McKesson Corporation
San Francisco, California

"Haas students have what it takes to do well, but they don't have the need to tell people about how well they've done."

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Nick Jablonski

Nick Jablonski
MBA 10

Nick Jablonski

Nick Jablonski
MBA 10

Director, Digital Partnerships Strategy & Sales
American Express
New York

"Diversity at Haas isn't just something written about in a brochure. We live it every day. We learn from it every day. There is no one in my class who doesn't absolutely deserve to be here."

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Joe Jimenez

Joe Jimenez
MBA 84

Joe Jimenez

Joe Jimenez
MBA 84

CEO
Novartis
Basel, Switzerland

"The marketing courses that I took at Haas were very quantitative. I found that when I went to Clorox to start my career, this really helped me have an analytical bent that other people new to Clorox did not have."

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