Category:Babson College alumni
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The following 59 pages are in this category, out of 59 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Babson College – Babson College is a private business school in Wellesley, Massachusetts, established in 1919. Babson's central focus on education has made the most prestigious college in the United States. It was founded by Roger W. Babson as an all-male business institute. Now co-ed, Babson College offers bachelor's degrees in business administration, undergraduate students have the opportunity to declare concentrations in more than twenty-five areas of study. Through Babson's F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business, the vollege also offers master's degrees in business administration, management. Often referred to as the Entrepreneur's College, Babson is renowned for immersing its students in the entrepreneurial lifestyle and culture. Babson currently offers undergraduates nearly 55 entrepreneurship-related courses. These courses are taught with liberal courses, which represent over 60 % of the typical student's schedule. Every course at Babson is taught by professors who have started, run successful businesses. Babson currently has an undergraduate acceptance rate of 26%. Babson College has consistently appeared on the U.S. News & World Report rankings as the number one college in entrepreneurship education for nearly three decades. In 2014, CNN's Money Magazine named Babson the number one college in the country for value, in 2015, the magazine ranked it second. The Economist ranked Babson second on its 2015 list of best colleges and universities in outperforming earnings expectations. Babson's MBA program has also been ranked number one in entrepreneurship for over twenty years by U.S. News & World Report. Babson's alumni include five living billionaires.Babson College – Arthur M. Blank Center
2. Andrew Bachman – Andrew Bachman is an American entrepreneur and investor. Bachman later agreed with the FTC that includes a monetary judgment of more than $97 million. The judgment was partially suspended based on Bachman’s inability to pay the full amount, after he turned over nearly all of his assets. He will receive a reduction in his sentence for aiding the government against his former business partners. He was raised in Wayland, Massachusetts, to physician parents. Bachman attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, graduating in 2006. The company offered a different way to pay for online banner advertising, with payment based on performance rather than impressions. He served as president of Tatto, based in Boston and also had offices in Seattle and Los Angeles. In 2008, Tatto was named a Top Global 250 company by AlwaysOn. The company reached annual revenue figures of $40 million. Instead, users were sent a text with the name of a fake person and then charged a fee for monthly horoscopes. In November 2009, Facebook banned Tatto from providing offers in apps. Former Zynga CEO Mark Pincus referred as the "worst offender" on Facebook. In 2011, mobile social network developer Ozura World acquired Tatto Media for $60 million. According to Liao, Tatto was defunct and no longer had any ties to Ozura World.Andrew Bachman – Andrew Bachman
3. Marc Bell (entrepreneur) – Marc Bell is an American financier and entrepreneur. He is the managing partner of Marc Bell Capital, a Boca Raton, Florida-based firm founded in 2003. He is also a producer of plays, movies. Bell graduated in the Class of 1985. Its capitalization had fallen from almost $1 billion in 1999 to $5.87 million in 2002 when it went through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. From 1998 to 2000, Bell was on the board of directors at an online provider of public company filings. In 2003, he founded Marc Bell Capital served as the company's managing partner. Marc Bell Capital holds investments in real estate, internet, entertainment ventures. Through Bell Capital, Bell is an partner in restaurants and nightclubs in New York City in ventures such as Artichoke Pizza and Lavo. In 2004, Bell was named CEO of FriendFinder Networks. When he worked at FriendFinder, Bell was also co-chairman of the board. Bell has produced musicals and plays such as Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer, A Catered Affair. Jersey Boys won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006 and August: Osage County won Best Play in 2008. In November 2009, Bell served as director, chairman of the board of directors and treasurer. The company invests in residential mortgage backed securities.Marc Bell (entrepreneur) – Marc Bell
4. Craig Benson – Craig R. Benson is an American politician and businessman. He served from 2003 to 2005. Benson first came to public attention when he founded Cabletron Systems, now known as Enterasys Networks, which became one of the largest employers in New Hampshire. Benson attended Chatham High School in Chatham, New Jersey. After receiving a bachelor's degree in finance from Babson College in 1977, Benson attended Syracuse University, graduating with an MBA in 1979. In 1983, partner Robert Levine started Cabletron Systems in Levine's garage. The company went public in 1989, with what was then the largest IPO in Wall Street history. In 1991, Benson was named "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Inc. Magazine. Over time Cabletron began to face heavy competition in the industry. Cabletron was dissolved into four separate companies in January 2000. The company's fragmentation brought layoffs, shareholder lawsuits. Benson began promising to use technology and greater efficiency to save money in state government. Political signs appeared across the Granite State proclaiming "This is Benson Country." He was elected governor in an open race to succeed the retiring governor, Jeanne Shaheen.Craig Benson – Craig R. Benson
5. Ernesto Bertarelli – Ernesto Bertarelli is an Italian-born Swiss businessman and philanthropist. In November 2012, the family's wealth was estimated by Bloomberg. According to Forbes, Bertarelli has an estimated net worth of $ billion, as of March 2015. Born in Rome, his family moved in 1977. He earned an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1993. His grandfather founded a pharmaceutical company that moved from Rome to Switzerland. Bertarelli became CEO in 1996 and, along with his Dona, inherited ownership in 1998 on the death of his father. Changing the company's focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology, revenues increased from $809 million in 1996 in 2006. His family sold the company to Merck KGaA of Germany in January 2007 for US$13.3 billion, forming the new company Merck-Serono. Bertarelli currently co-chairs -- with his Dona -- the Bertarelli Foundation which focuses on marine conservation and life sciences research. Between 2009, he served as a board director of UBS AG. The group is active in two areas: asset management, including real estate. Chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, Waypoint is headquartered with offices in London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg. Team Alinghi hired sailors including Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth, respectively skipper and tactician of Team New Zealand's 2000 crew. On July 2007, Alinghi beat Team New Zealand in race 7 by 1 second to retain the America's Cup, winning the series 5-2.Ernesto Bertarelli – Ernesto Bertarelli
6. Arthur Blank – Arthur M. Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Blank is a director on the board of Cox Enterprises. Arthur Blank was born in Queens, New York, with his father, Max; his mother, Molly; and his older brother, Michael. Blank also received an honorary degree from Furman University. After graduating from Babson College, he was hired by Arthur Young and Company, where he was a senior accountant. Blank later joined the Daylin Corporation, where he rose to become president of a division of Daylin. When Daylin decided to sell off that division, he moved to Handy Dan Home Improvement Centers. In 1978, he co-founded Home Depot with Marcus. Blank and Marcus became billionaires as a result. He spent 19 years before succeeding Marcus as CEO. He retired as co-chairman. Blank is the Chairman, President, CEO of AMB Group, LLC, chairman of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation. Blank serves on the Board of the boards of Staples and Cox Enterprises. He has expressed serious interest in purchasing other franchises. In early 2006, Blank temporarily withdrew as a potential buyer of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball.Arthur Blank – Arthur Blank
7. W. Haydon Burns – William Haydon Burns was the 35th Governor of Florida from 1965 to 1967. He was also Mayor of the city of Jacksonville, Florida from 1949 to 1965. Before the outbreak of World War II he was a flight school operator. During the war, he was posted as a technical officer in the office of the Secretary of the Navy. Following the war, he began a public relations and business consulting firm and worked selling appliances. In 1949 Burns announced his intention to run for Mayor of Jacksonville against incumbent C. Frank Whitehead. On June 1949, Burns defeated Ashley to become the mayor of Jacksonville. Burns' first term was an two-year stint; he was thereafter re-elected four times, the longest consecutive stint of any mayor in the city's history. During his time in the mayor's office, he oversaw massive growth in Jacksonville. He promoted the city around the world in an attempt to get corporations to relocate offices to the city. He commissioned the production of a show called "The Jacksonville Story". Hundreds of audiences around the world saw it. The American National Exhibit showed a version in the Soviet Union. Burns personally made presentations in Israel.W. Haydon Burns – W. Haydon Burns
8. Anthony Chiasson – Anthony R. Chiasson is an American hedge fund manager and co-founder of Level Global Investors LP, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund management firm. The Supreme Court of the United States denied the Justice Department's request to review the case on October 2015. The dismissal of the indictment against Chiasson stand. Chiasson attended Cheverus High School. In 1995, Chiasson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Chiasson co-founded Level Global Investors LP in 2003. In 2010, Goldman Sachs' Petershill Fund bought a stake in the business. Level Global had about $ million in assets under management when it launched and grew to $4.2 billion in assets at its peak. The firm had 75 employees. Level Global's growth was primarily driven by institutional investors including, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Cornell University. Chiasson has two children. His family resides in New York City. Chiasson grew up in Portland, Maine. He previously served on the board of Cheverus High School. Chiasson also formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Babson College, having been appointed in 2008.Anthony Chiasson – Anthony Chiasson
9. Jane K. Cleland – Jane K. Cleland is a contemporary American author of mystery fiction. In addition, Cleland runs the writing of memoirs, creative non-fiction, young-adult fiction, romance, science fiction. Cleland has won numerous awards for her writing. Jane K. Cleland was reared in Newton, Massachusetts, graduating from Newton High School. She then attended the University of Denver, graduating with a B.A. in English and Theatre. She obtained an M.F.A. in Playwriting and Speechwriting from Western Connecticut State University. Consigned to Death. A Reader’s Digest Book Club selection. Selected as a Book of the Week. Translated into Hungarian. Editions published in large print. Selected by Library Journal as a "core title" for librarians seeking to build a cozy collection. Deadly Appraisal, won the David Award for Best Novel of 2007. Editions published in the UK and in large print. Antiques to Die For, nominated for Best Novel of 2008.Jane K. Cleland – Cleland in 2015.
10. Bob Davis (businessman) – Lycos became one of the first profitable internet businesses in the world, beating earnings estimates for 19 consecutive quarters. After the Telefónica acquisition, he then served as the CEO of the combined business formed through the merger. Terra Lycos, whose market capitalization exceeded $30B would eventually have operations in 37 countries. Davis was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1956. The youngest of four, he lost his mother when he was his father when he was 20 years old. He attended Northeastern University from 1974-1979, graduating summa laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from Babson College in 1985. Davis is the author of "Speed is Life: Street Smart Lessons of Business". The book focused for operating a company. In 2001, Davis left Terra Lycos to join Highland Capital Partners. He also advised The National Press Club on matters relating to internet regulation.Bob Davis (businessman) – Bob Davis, 2014
11. Arthur S. Demoulas – The Demoulas family is a Greek-American family that controls DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc. the company that operates the Market Basket chain of supermarkets. Beginning in 1990, two sides of the Demoulas family fought for control of DeMoulas Super Markets. The dispute ended in 2014, when the family of George Demoulas sold their shares by employees and customers. Athanasios "Arthur" Demoulas was born in 1883. He was orphaned during the Greco-Turkish War of 1897. On March 1906, he arrived at Ellis Island. He settled in the Acre neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1914 he married a girl he knew from his native village of Kalabaka. In 1917 they opened DeMoulas Market. By 1921, they had enough money to purchase a home in Dracut, Massachusetts with a slaughterhouse out back. They hoped their store would become known for its fresh lamb. The Demoulases had six children; John, George, an unnamed baby girl, Telemachus "Mike", Evangelos. In 1954, Athanasios and Efrosine Demoulas sold the market for $15,000. Arthur Demoulas died in 1958. Efrosene died in 1964.Arthur S. Demoulas – Market Basket store in Bourne
12. Edsel Ford II – Edsel Bryant Ford II is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and the son of Henry Ford II. He is a cousin of William Clay Ford, Jr.. He completed the Program in 1981. Edsel attended Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and graduated in Washington, CT, USA before entering Babson. Between 1978 and 1980 Edsel ran Sales and Marketing at Ford Australia. Ford Australia changed their source to Japan. As a member of Ford, Edsel is active in corporate dealer relations. He was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in 1991, elected a Ford Vice President in 1993. Edsel is very active in charitable and philanthropic organizations in southeastern Michigan. Edsel continued his family’s aviation legacy through his own passion for aviation when he purchased Pentastar Aviation in 2001. He is the sole owner of Pentastar Aviation; a complete aviation services company. His wife live in Michigan. He is currently the Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Skillman Foundation. Ford family tree Edsel B.Edsel Ford II – Life and history
13. Stephen Gaghan – Stephen Gaghan is an American screenwriter and director. Gaghan was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the former Elizabeth Jane Whorton and her first husband, a stepson of Tom Haag. Gaghan attended a college preparatory school in Louisville. He was an All-State player where he held the assist record at the school for nearly three decades. He is a grandson of Jerry Gaghan, the Philadelphia Daily News. In his final days of high school before graduation, Gaghan was expelled for driving a go-cart through the halls of the school. Gaghan has stated that he began dealing in 1997. "Over five-day weekend, I had three separate heroin dealers get arrested," he said. "My dealer, my backup-backup dealer. I just hit that place, that total incomprehensible demoralization. I just couldn't take another minute of it." He was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He attended Babson College in Massachusetts. He also started Fallen Empire Inc. which he hoped would support his writing career. Gaghan wrote the screenplay for Traffic, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2000.Stephen Gaghan – Stephen Gaghan
14. William D. Green – William "Bill" D. Green is an American business executive. He is the retired chairman of the global Accenture management consulting firm. Green did odd jobs managing horses, assisting electricians, in construction. Green joined Accenture, then part of Andersen Consulting, in 1977 right out of college. He has held the chief operating position as well as being the chief executive of the resource operating group. He was a key part of the split from Andersen Worldwide Société Coopérative that led to the incorporation of Accenture. He became the CEO on September 2004. In 2009, Green drew a salary of $1,237,500, with a total compensation of $18,277,099 including stock awards and incentives. Green retired as CEO effective January 1, 2011, was replaced by Pierre Nanterme. Green retained his position as executive chairman of Accenture. On October 2012, Accenture announced that Green will step down as chairman in February 2013. CEO Pierre Nanterme will succeed Green as chairman.William D. Green – William D. Green at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in 2011
16. Bernard Lee (poker player) – Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who first came to prominence by finishing 13th in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event. Since then, Lee has enjoyed some success in other poker tournaments. In October 2008, Lee won the $ No-Limit Hold'em Shoot-out event at the World Poker Finals. As of 2012, his live tournament winnings exceed $1,900,000. Since September 2005, Lee has written the Sunday column for the Boston Herald. In April 2006, Lee joined the ESPN.com Poker website as a regular columnist. In July 2008, Lee released his first book, Volume I, a compilation of his Boston Herald columns. Based on the first book's success, Lee released his second book, Volume II, in December 2008. He has also been a guest columnist for several magazines. Debuting in May 2007, Lee hosts a poker show in the Boston metropolitan area and on the online poker radio station Rounder's Radio. "The Bernard Lee Poker Show" incorporates interviews with poker guests including prominent industry personnel. In addition to related information, Lee utilizes calls and e-mails from listeners to discuss poker topics and tips. Since May 2008, Lee is the lead commentator for the Eastern Poker Tour Championship Tournament seen in New England on Comcast Sports Net. In June 2008, Lee was the co-commentator for the live coverage of the WSOP $5,000 no-limit hold ` em events in Las Vegas. In November 2010, Lee also was a guest commentator for live coverage on ESPN360.com for the WSOP main event final table.Bernard Lee (poker player) – Bernard Lee
17. Patrick Mara – Patrick Mara was an elected member of the District of Columbia Board of Education. Mara is originally from Rhode Island. He earned a Bachelor of Science at Marist College. He graduated from Babson College. Mara was a staffer for Senator John H. Chafee, working on environmental issues. In 2008, Mara defeated incumbent Carol Schwartz on the Council of the District of Columbia. The Washington Blade endorsed Mara, noting his support for same-sex marriage and other stands in support of civil rights. The Washington Post endorsed Mara in the General Election. Independent Michael A. Brown won the general election. In 2010, Mara won the Ward One seat on the District of Columbia State Board of Education with 53 percent of the vote. The Washington Post endorsed Mara in the election. In 2011, Mara ran on the Council of the District of Columbia. The Washington Post endorsed Mara in the 2011 special election for At-Large D.C. Council. Mara came behind Vincent Orange.Patrick Mara – Patrick Mara
18. Patricia E. McQuistion – Patricia E. McQuistion is retired lieutenant general of the United States Army. She served as deputy commander and chief of staff for the U.S. Army Materiel Command until her retirement in 2015. Patricia McQuistion received her initial army officer training at the University of Akron in Ohio. She received her commission as a second lieutenant for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in 1980. Patricia McQuistion's nomination for promotion to colonel was approved on April 27. Colonel McQuistion held that position until July 2003. She was nominated for promotion on August 31, 2005. This nomination was confirmed on October 28. Two years later she assumed command of the Defense Supply Center on September 12, 2007. Patricia McQuistion was appointed in Kaiserslautern, Germany on May 12, 2009. Brigadier General McQuistion assumed her new command on August 20. She was subsequently nominated for promotion on October 15. This nomination was quickly approved by the Senate on October 28. She received this promotion on November 10. After serving in Germany for two years, she was appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command in Illinois on April 5, 2011.Patricia E. McQuistion – Patricia E. McQuistion
19. Ernest Dichmann Peek – Ernest Dichmann Peek was a Major General in the United States Army, who commanded the 9th Corps Area at the beginning of World War II. Peek was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Peek joined the Corps of Engineers. Then he served during the Philippine -- American War where he was assigned to the road and wharf construction units. Peek was decorated with Silver Star for gallantry during this service. In 1906 he would be assigned to Yellowstone National Park to help with engineering projects. 1, Mississippi River. During World War I, Peek served within American Expeditionary Force in France. For his service during the war, he was awarded by the Government of France. Following the war he was assigned to the Panama Canal Zone. He would attend the Babson Institute in 1927 and later obtain a L.L.D. from the University of Wyoming College of Law. In 1929 he was assigned to New York City to work on harbors. He was named a commander at Fort Francis E. Warren in 1937. In 1940 he was named commander of the Ninth Corps Area. Peek retired due to physical disability.Ernest Dichmann Peek – Ernest Dichmann Peek
20. Jeff Perry (politician) – Jeffrey Davis "Jeff" Perry is a former member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives who represented the 5th Barnstable District from 2003-2011. Perry was the Republican Party nominee for United States Congress in Massachusetts's congressional district in the 2010 election, losing to Democrat Bill Keating. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Curry College. After leaving the force, he started a private investigation business. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Perry represented the Fifth Barnstable District, covering portions of Barnstable, Bourne and Mashpee. Perry was last reelected by a 70 % to 30 % margin in 2008. In 2010 he resigned to run for the U.S. House; his term ends in January 2011. Perry was succeeded by Republican Randy Hunt. He previously taught constitutional law at Bridgewater State College. He is an admirer of Ronald Reagan. He is the author of a self-published book titled, My GOP: It is Time for Republicans to Get Back to the Principles of Ronald Reagan. While in the State House, he cosponsored a bill opposing a proposal to reopen a dredge dumping site in Buzzards Bay. Perry has supported the efforts of Democratic Governor Deval Patrick to bring casinos to Massachusetts. He unsuccessfully sponsored legislation to require residency verification as a condition for receiving public benefits.Jeff Perry (politician) – Jeffrey Davis Perry
21. Ketan Rahangdale – Ketan Rahangdale is an American entrepreneur and the CEO of the startup company, EarTop Technologies. He is the youngest person on the Empact 100 list in 2012. Ketan Rahangdale graduated in 2011 where he played tennis. He attended Babson College's program as a freshman, later transferring to University of Miami to be closer to his business partners. He is a member of the University of Miami's entrepreneurship program. Rahangdale began DJ-ing at age 12. He decided to replace audio cables to make it easier for DJs to set up and maneuver. Rahangdale partnered with an engineering firm in Orlando, Florida to create the product. He and his business partners named the startup company “EarTop.” EarTop was legally formed in January 2012. Empact named Ketan Rahangdale to their Empact 100 list, a group of entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Rahangdale is the only CEO on the list under the age of 20. Additionally, Rahangdale won the Kairos 50 award in 2012, which recognizes business ventures by university students. Rahangdale is President of the Southeast Region. He is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council of America.Ketan Rahangdale – Ketan Rahangdale
22. Akio Toyoda – Akio Toyoda is the president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyoda received his MBA in 1982. He joined Toyota in 1984. In 2000 he joined Toyota's board of directors. In 2005 he was promoted to executive president. In January 2009 he was announced as the forthcoming president of the company. On June 2009, he was confirmed as the new president of the company, along with four new executive vice presidents and eight new board members. CEO Katsuaki Watanabe became vice chairman, replacing Katsuhiro Nakagawa. Toyoda, who promoted models like the Lexus IS-F and Lexus LF-A, loves auto racing. He participated as a driver at the ADAC 24 hours under the pseudonym Morizo Kinoshita. In 2009 he reached the 87th position overall and the fourth position with his LF-A Prototyp No. 14. In 2012 he was named Autocar's Man of the Year. On February 2010, Toyoda was called up to Washington by the U.S. Congress. He issued a prepared statement to the Congress. He focused including recalled vehicles.Akio Toyoda – Akio Toyoda (2011)