Category:Babson College alumni
Pages in category "Babson College alumni"
The following 64 pages are in this category, out of 64 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 64 pages are in this category, out of 64 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. Babsons central focus on education has made it the most prestigious entrepreneurship college in the United States. It was founded by Roger W. Babson as a business institute. Now co-ed, Babson College offers bachelors degrees in business administration, through Babsons F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business, the college also offers masters degrees in business administration, finance, accounting, entrepreneurial leadership, and management. Often referred to as the Entrepreneurs College, Babson is renowned for immersing its students in the entrepreneurial lifestyle, Babson currently offers undergraduates nearly 55 entrepreneurship-related courses. These courses are taught in tandem with traditional liberal arts courses, every entrepreneurship course at Babson is taught by professors who have started, sold, bought, or run successful businesses. Babson currently has an acceptance rate of 26%. Babson College has consistently appeared on the U. S. News & World Report rankings as the one college in entrepreneurship education for nearly three decades. In 2014, CNNs Money Magazine named Babson the number one college in the country for value, and in 2015, the Economist ranked Babson second on its 2015 list of best colleges and universities in outperforming earnings expectations. Babsons MBA program has also ranked number one in entrepreneurship for over twenty years by U. S. News & World Report. On September 3,1919, with an enrollment of twenty-seven students, Roger Babson, the founder of the school, set out to distinguish the Babson Institute from colleges offering mainly instruction in business. The Institute provided intensive training in the fundamentals of production, finance, the curriculum was divided into four subject areas, practical economics, financial management, business psychology, and personal efficiency. The programs pace assumed that students would learn arts and sciences content elsewhere, mr. Babson favored a combination of class work and actual business training. Seasoned businessmen made up the majority of the faculty, to better prepare students for the realities of the business world, the Institutes curriculum focused more on practical experience and less on lectures. The institute also maintained a business environment as part of the everyday life. The students, required to wear professional attire, kept regular business hours and were monitored by punching in and they were also assigned an office desk equipped with a telephone, typewriter, adding machine, and Dictaphone. Personal secretaries typed the students assignments and correspondence in an effort to reflect the business world. Roger Babson aimed to prepare his students to enter their chosen careers as executives, Babson is involved in a Three College Collaboration with Olin College and Wellesley CollegeBabson College – Arthur M. Blank Center
2. Andrew Bachman – Andrew Bachman is an American entrepreneur and investor. He later agreed to a settlement 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. Bachman will receive a reduction in his sentence for aiding the government against his business partners. Bachman was born and raised in Wayland, Massachusetts, to physician parents and he attended Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, graduating in 2006. The company offered advertisers a different way to pay for online banner advertising, Bachman served as president of Tatto, which was based in Boston and also had offices in Seattle and Los Angeles. In 2008, Tatto was named a Top Global 250 company by AlwaysOn and that year, the company reached annual revenue figures of $40 million. The following year, revenues topped $100 million, and by 2010, according to comScore, the company had become the third-largest ad network in the world, and had 120 employees. Tatto was sued by the general of Washington state in 2008. Instead, users were sent a text with the name of a fake person, in November 2009, Facebook banned Tatto from providing offers in games and apps. Former Zynga CEO Mark Pincus referred to Tatto as the worst offender on Facebook, in 2011, mobile social network game developer Ozura World acquired Tatto Media for $60 million. By 2013, according to Liao, Tatto was defunct and no longer had any ties to Ozura World, Bachman served as the companys president. In 2011, after being named to the Empact 100 list of top US entrepreneurs under the age of 30, Bachman was invited to the White House and he sold his shares of Scambook in July 2012. In 2013, Scambook was investigated by the Illinois attorney generals office for fraudulent trading, the FBI received thousands of complaints from both companies and consumers about Scambooks unethical activities and lack of transparency. Investigations alleged that Scambook would post fraudulent complaints about companies and individuals, companies were then expected to subscribe to Scambooks business resolve service, where they effectively had to pay a monthly fee in order to remove the complaints made against them. In April 2012, Bachman became president and chief officer of Game Plan Holdings. He became chairman and chief officer in March 2013. Game Plan Holdings is a traded company under the ticker GPLH. Game Plan formerly operated the sports-related social networking sites Hazzsports. com, Totalscout. com and CheckinSave. com, all of which were folded in February 2013Andrew Bachman – Andrew Bachman
3. Marc Bell (entrepreneur) – Marc Bell is an American financier and entrepreneur. He is the partner of Marc Bell Capital, a Boca Raton. He is also a producer of plays, musicals and movies, Bell graduated from Scarsdale High School in the Class of 1985. He later on earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Babson College and its market 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 EDGAR Online, in 2001, he joined the Board of Trustees of New York University and Board of Overseers New York University School of Medicine. Http, //marc. com/bio/ In 2003, he founded Marc Bell Capital based in Boca Raton, Florida, Marc Bell Capital holds investments in real estate, internet, publishing and entertainment ventures. In the 2008 Bell attempted to enter the Las Vegas casino market and was interviewed by Robin Leach about his intentions, Bell has produced musicals and plays such as Jersey Boys, Rock of Ages, The Wedding Singer, August, Osage County, and A Catered Affair. His production Jersey Boys won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 2006 and August, in November 2009, Bell co-founded ARMOUR Residential REIT, and served as director, chairman of the board of directors and treasurer. The company is traded and invests in residential mortgage backed securities. Bell was co-executive producer for the movie Barry Munday and executive producer for Sympathy for Delicious, Beware the Gonzo, in 2010 Bell, through Friend Finder Networks, tried to acquire Playboy but was rebuffed. In October 2011, Bell co-founded Javelin Mortgage Investment Corp, a traded company that invests in residential mortgage backed securities. As of 2015 he was on the Board of Directors, in 2013 Friend Finder declared bankruptcy and Bell put his house in Boca Raton on the market for $35 million, it included a room modelled after the bridge of the Enterprise from Star Trek. In January 2015, Honeymoon in Vegas, a musical produced by Bell, debutedMarc Bell (entrepreneur) – Marc Bell
4. Craig Benson – Craig R. Benson is an American politician and businessman. He served as the 79th Governor of New Hampshire 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 bachelors degree in finance from Babson College in 1977, Benson attended Syracuse University, graduating with an MBA in 1979. In 1983, Benson and partner Robert Levine started Cabletron Systems in Levines garage, the company moved to Rochester, New Hampshire in 1985 and 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, the company grew to have over $1.8 billion in annual revenue, but over time Cabletron began to face heavy competition in the industry. Benson resigned in 1999, and Cabletron was dissolved into four companies in January 2000. The companys fragmentation brought layoffs, declines in stock price, Benson began running for governor of New Hampshire in 2001, 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 and he was elected governor on November 5,2002, in an open race to succeed the retiring governor, Jeanne Shaheen. In the primaries, Benson spent more than $15 million—$11 million of it his own money—in an effort to defeat former State Senator Bruce Keough, Senator Gordon Humphrey to win the Republican nomination, making Bensons victory one of the most expensive in American history. In the general election, Benson overwhelmingly defeated Democratic state Senator Mark Fernald,59 percent to 38 percent, Benson successfully made Fernalds support for a statewide income tax the dominant issue in the race. Benson spent more than $9 million, again mostly his own money, as Governor, Benson pushed for state agencies to institute across-the-board budget reductions, and used a custom made, extra large VETO stamp to reject a state budget he thought was too large. Bensons administration came under criticism following the resignation of Attorney General Peter Heed, while an investigation cleared Heed of any wrongdoing, it revealed improper interference by Bensons security commissioner. Further criticism stems from the awarding of a nearly $900,000 no-bid contract by his volunteer adviser Linda Pepin. Benson also frequently used volunteers in his office to do gubernatorial work and this move was controversial, while proponents noted that Benson was generously allowing the state to save money, critics were concerned that it would limit scrutiny of the volunteer staff. Reporters discovered that one of volunteers, Angela Blaisdell, was New Hampshires official liaison with the federal government on homeland security. Under Wiggin, the DES had fined Benson in 1998 and 2003 for excavating beach sand without a permit at his Rye oceanfront home, Benson was also criticized, by both supporters and critics, for a management style that was considered autocratic. In an interview with The New York Times, Benson stated that one of his first acts after being elected was to purchase a large and those in attendance were to stand during meetings, and any latecomers were locked out. Its to remind people were here to get in and do our business and get out, Benson resides in Rye, New Hampshire with his wife Denise and their two childrenCraig Benson – Craig R. Benson
5. Ernesto Bertarelli – Ernesto Bertarelli is an Italian-born Swiss businessman and philanthropist. In November 2012, the wealth was estimated at US$14.8 billion by Bloomberg. According to Forbes, Bertarelli has a net worth of $8.3 billion. Born in Rome, his family moved to Switzerland in 1977 and he graduated from Babson College in 1989, and earned an MBA at Harvard Business School in 1993. His grandfather founded Serono, a company that moved from Rome to Switzerland. Bertarelli became CEO in 1996 and, along with his sister Dona, changing the companys focus from pharmaceuticals to biotechnology, revenues increased from $809 million in 1996 to $2.8 billion in 2006. The company gained fame from its discovery of a hormone used in the treatment of female infertility. Bertarelli and his family sold the company to Merck KGaA of Germany in January 2007 for US$13.3 billion, Bertarelli currently co-chairs – with his sister Dona – the Bertarelli Foundation which focuses on marine conservation and life sciences research. Between 2002 and 2009, he served as a director of UBS AG. The group is active in two areas, Life sciences and asset management, including real estate, chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, Waypoint is headquartered in Geneva, with offices in London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg. The name of the joint initiative is Campus Biotech and its intention is to turn the site into a ‘centre of excellence in the fields of healthcare, biotechnology and life sciences’. It was the first time a team had won the coveted sailing trophy on its first attempt. Team Alinghi hired sailors from many different nationalities, including Russell Coutts and Brad Butterworth, respectively skipper, Bertarelli was Team Alinghis only Swiss national serving as navigator in 2003 and subsequently as an afterguard runner and grinder in 2007, when Team Alinghi defended the Americas Cup in Valencia. On July 3,2007, Alinghi beat Team New Zealand in race 7 by 1 second to retain the Americas Cup, winning the series 5-2. Société Nautique de Genève and Bertarellis efforts to organize the 33rd Americas Cup following their 2007 victory in Alinghi were subject to legal challenges by the Golden Gate Yacht Club. The race finally took place in February 2010, in Valencia, Bertarelli was the primary helmsman of his boat Alinghi 5, which lost both races against the challenger USA17 by a considerable margin. Bertarelli was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Marine Sciences from Plymouth University in 2013, Bertarelli met Kirsty Roper, a former 1988 Miss UK and songwriter, while on holiday in Italy in 1997. The couple married in 2000, and have three children, the couple live in Gstaad and also spend time in their house on the shores of Lake GenevaErnesto Bertarelli – Ernesto Bertarelli
6. Arthur Blank – Arthur M. Blank is an American businessman and a co-founder of The Home Depot. Today he is known for his philanthropy, his ownership of the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League, Arthur Blank was born to a Jewish family in Flushing, New York. His father, Max Blank, was a pharmacist and his mother, after graduating from Babson College, Blank was hired by Arthur Young and Company, where he was a senior accountant. He later joined the Daylin Corporation, where he rose to president of Elliotts Drug Stores/Stripe Discount Stores. When Daylin decided to sell off that division, Blank moved to another division, bernard Marcus was CEO of Handy Dan and Blank was vice president of finance when both were fired in 1978 as part of an internal power struggle. In 1978, Blank co-founded Home Depot with Marcus, the store revolutionized the home improvement business with its warehouse concept and Blank and Marcus became billionaires as a result. Blank spent 19 years as the president before succeeding Marcus as CEO. Blank retired from the company in 2001 as co-chairman, today, Blank is the Chairman, President, and CEO of AMB Group, LLC, and chairman of The Arthur Blank Family Foundation. He serves on the Board of Trustees of Emory University and the boards of Staples, in February 2002, Blank purchased the Atlanta Falcons franchise in the National Football League from owner Taylor Smith, the son of team founder Rankin M. Smith, Sr. In September 2004, he bought the Arena Football League franchise, Blank has expressed serious interest in purchasing other franchises. In early 2006, he withdrew from contention as a potential buyer of the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. Some months later, Blank re-entered serious talks with Time Warner, however, in February 2007, the Braves completed the sale of the team to Liberty Media. Blank has also founded an expansion MLS franchise named Atlanta United FC to begin play in 2017, the club will share Mercedes-Benz Stadium with the Falcons. Blank has been married three times and divorced twice and he has three children with his first wife, Diana J. Blank, Kenny Blank, Dena Blank Kimball, and Danielle Blank, they divorced in 1993. In 1995, he married Stephanie V. Blank, a Blowing Rock, North Carolina native and they had three children - Joshua Blank, Max Blank, and Kylie Blank - before being divorced. Blank is married to Angela Macuga, who has three children from a previous marriage, Blank also owns Mountain Sky Guest Ranch in Emigrant, Montana, and PGA TOUR Superstores. Blank is a signatory of The Giving Pledge committing himself to give away at least 50% of his wealth to charitable causes, on February 9,2016, Blank revealed he had very treatable prostate cancer. On March 17,2016, Blank announced that he is cancer-free following treatment, in 2011, Blank was the recipient of the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives award from the American Institute for StutteringArthur 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, born in Chicago, Illinois, Haydon Burns family moved to Jacksonville in 1922, where he attended Andrew Jackson High School before going on to attend Babson College in Massachusetts. Before the outbreak of World War II he was an appliance salesman, during the war, he joined the U. S. Navy and was posted as a technical officer in the office of the Secretary of the Navy. Following the war, he returned to Jacksonville and began a public relations and business consulting firm, in 1949 Burns announced his intention to run for Mayor of Jacksonville against incumbent C. On June 21,1949, Burns defeated Ashley to become the mayor of Jacksonville, Burns first term was an abbreviated two-year stint, he was thereafter re-elected four times, the longest consecutive stint of any mayor in the citys history. During his time in the office, he oversaw massive growth in Jacksonville. He promoted the city around the world in an attempt to lure international investments and he commissioned the production of a slide show called The Jacksonville Story. Hundreds of audiences around the world saw it, the American National Exhibit showed a film version in the Soviet Union. Burns personally made presentations at The Hague and in Israel and he made The Jacksonville Story known from coast to coast, and so was Jacksonvilles mayor. He was elected president of the U. S, conference of Mayors, president of the Florida League of Municipalities, and delegate to the International Congress of Municipalities. While mayor, he won tax breaks for companies and Prudential Insurance relocated from New Jersey to a skyscraper in Jacksonville. Other insurance companies followed, and Jacksonville became known as the capital of the South. A new courthouse and City Hall were built on the site of wharves. Jacksonville Memorial Coliseum and Sam W. Wolfson Baseball Park made the city thoroughly modern, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, today CSX, moved from Wilmington, North Carolina, to the Jacksonville riverfront. The worlds largest Sears Roebuck store opened on what once was skid row, a modern expressway system took shape and the city got the Jacksonville Suns baseball franchise and a hockey team. The city faced many problems during Burns term, racial violence ignited on August 27,1960, during a protest to integrate downtown lunch counters in the Hemming Park shopping area. Segregationists responded by attacking the protesters with baseball bats and ax handles, Burns tried to blame the shameful incident on visitors but the police chief attributed the attacks to locals. The citys police department was ridden with scandal and multiple grand jury indictments were handed down on public officials all around him, one of his final acts as mayor was his handling of the Hotel Roosevelt fire in downtownW. 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. Level Global was launched in 2003 with about $500 million in assets under management, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the Justice Departments request to review the case on October 5,2015. The appeals court ruling and the dismissal of the indictment against Chiasson stand, Chiasson grew up in Portland, Maine and attended Cheverus High School. In 1995, Chiasson received a Bachelor of Science degree from Babson College where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, Chiasson began his career on Wall Street at Salomon Brothers in the equity research department, and in 1999, he joined SAC Capital Advisors as a senior technology analyst. Chiasson co-founded Level Global Investors LP in 2003, in 2010, Goldman Sachs’ Petershill Fund bought a minority stake in the business. Level Global had about $500 million in assets under management when it launched, Level Global’s growth was primarily driven by institutional investors including, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Aetna Inc. and Cornell University. Chiasson is married and has two children and his family resides in New York City. Chiasson grew up in Portland, Maine and he previously served on the board of his alma mater, Cheverus High School. Chiasson also formerly served on the Board of Trustees of Babson College, in 2009, Chiasson made a gift to Babson College to fund the Summer Venture Program. This program is an intensive 10-week boot camp for entrepreneurs who receive an array of services and mentoring from professors. Chiasson also funded a Presidential Scholarship at Babson which was geared towards supporting need-based students from the State of Maine who are committed to pursuing a career in business, in early 2012, Federal prosecutors from the U. and Nvidia Corporation. Chiasson was found guilty of conspiracy and multiple counts of fraud on December 17,2012. Chiasson and Newman appealed their convictions to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, located in Manhattan, the Appeals Court said the Government presented no evidence that he engaged in insider trading and that the judge misread the law. On April 16,2015, the judge dismissed the indictment and this is the first time an appeals court has overturned convictions in connection with the Justice Department’s crackdown on insider trading. The priority the Department placed on insider trading has been met with criticism by some editorial boards, both requests were denied without comment on April 3,2015. On April 16,2015, the judge dismissed the indictments, the Supreme Court of the United States denied the Justice Departments request to review the case on October 5,2015. The appeals court ruling and the dismissal of the indictment against Chiasson standAnthony Chiasson – Anthony Chiasson
9. Jane K. Cleland – Jane K. Cleland is a contemporary American author of mystery fiction. In addition, Cleland runs seminars and workshops on writing and marketing, and the writing of memoirs, creative non-fiction, young-adult fiction, romance. Cleland has been nominated for and has won awards for her writing. Jane K. Cleland was born in Boston and reared in Newton, Massachusetts and she then attended the University of Denver, graduating with a B. A. in English and Theatre. She obtained an M. B. A in Marketing and Management from Babson College, and this, the first Josie Prescott book, was an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association bestseller and was nominated for the Agatha Award, Macavity, and David Awards for Best First Novel. A Reader’s Digest Book Club selection, selected by the New Hampshire State Library as a Book of the Week. Editions published in the UK and 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 the David for Best Novel of 2008, editions published in the UK and in large print. Editions published in the UK and in large print, silent Auction, a Harlequin Book Club selection. Editions published in the UK and in large print, deadly Threads, a Harlequin Book Club selection. Editions published in the UK and in large print, dolled Up for Murder, a Harlequin Book Club selection. Editions published in the UK and in large print, lethal Treasure, a Harlequin Book Club selection. Editions published in the UK and in large print, nominated for a David Award Blood Rubies, a Harlequin Book Club selection. Ornaments of Death, a LibraryReads pick, glow of Death “Killing Time” - Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine, November,2008. A Josie Prescott Antiques mystery story, nominated for Agatha and Anthony awards for Best Short Story,2008, also named one of the Best Short Stories of 2008 by critic and scholar, Michael E. Grost. “Designed To Kill” - Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, June 2009, a Josie Prescott Antiques mystery story. “Last Supper, ” Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine, June 2012, booked for Murder, Alfred Hitchcocks Mystery Magazine, January 2015Jane 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. As Lycos CEO, he led the company to more than a dozen online companies, including early web success stories such as, Wired. com, HotBot, Tripod, WhoWhere, Quote. com. After the Telefónica acquisition, he served as the CEO of Terra Lycos. Terra Lycos, whose market capitalization exceeded $30B would eventually reach 100 million users and have operations in 37 countries, Davis was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1956. The youngest of four, he lost his mother when he was 13 and he attended Northeastern University from 1974-1979, graduating summa cum 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 from the Front Lines of Business. The book focused on advice for operating a company. In 2001, Davis left Terra Lycos to join the venture capital firm and he has served on the boards of John Hancock Financial, Ticketmaster, Terra Lycos, Lycos, Fastlick, and Lycos Europe, as well as Childrens Hospital Boston, and the Rivers School. He also advised The National Press Club on matters relating to internet commerce and regulationBob 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 to Arthur T. Demoulas after protests by employees and customers. Athanasios Arthur Demoulas was born in 1883 and he was orphaned during the Greco-Turkish War of 1897. On March 17,1906, he arrived at Ellis Island and he settled in the Acre neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. In 1914 he married Efrosene Soulis, a girl he knew from his village of Kalabaka. In 1917 they left their jobs and opened DeMoulas Market. By 1921, they had money to purchase a home in Dracut. They hoped their store would become known for its fresh lamb, during the Great Depression, Demoulas would give families who were struggling financially a free piece of bread with ham or allow them to purchase groceries on credit. The Demoulases had six children, John, George, a baby girl, Telemachus Mike, Ann. In 1954, Athanasios and Efrosine Demoulas sold the market to Mike, John Demoulas was born on March 22,1915. During his youth, he worked in his familys market, as an adult he ran a chain of liquor stores, a bar in Lowell, and Marions Cafe, also in Lowell. John Demoulas died on March 8,2000, Demoulas had four children with his wife Marion and five illegitimate children with his mistress Dorothy Bedard. In 1999, one of his sons had his name legally changed from George Bedard to George DeMoulas. George A. Demoulas was born in 1919 in Dracut, Massachusetts and he graduated from the Hellenic American Academy and Dracut High School. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was stationed at Guadalcanal, after the war, Demoulas joined the family business. In 1953, he married Evanthea Koukias, after he and his brother Mike purchased their parents market, Demoulas served as executive vice president and treasurer of DeMoulas Super Markets, Inc. Demoulas, who was described as affable and gregarious, dealt with outside parties and he brought in many friends from the Greek community, including many people from the Acre, to do accounting, banking, and buying for the company. Within 15 years, the two brothers had transformed their parents mom and pop-style store into a supermarket chain consisting of 15 storesArthur 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 currently a member of the board of directors of Ford Motor Company and is a cousin of its Executive Chairman, William Clay Ford, Jr. He received his Business Administration Bachelors Degree at Babson College, Edsel attended Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, Massachusetts and graduated in 1968, from The Gunnery, in Washington, CT, USA before entering Babson. Between 1978 and 1980 Edsel ran Sales and Marketing at Ford Australia, during his short tenure the Ford Falcon XD was released, and Ford Australia changed their source for smaller cars from Europe to Japan. As a board member of Ford, Edsel is active in company affairs and he was named president and chief operating officer of Ford Motor Credit Company in 1991, and 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 owner of Pentastar Aviation, a complete aviation services company. C. Ford and his live in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. He is currently the Director Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn and he also serves on the Board of Trustees for The Skillman FoundationEdsel Ford II – Life and history
13. Stephen Gaghan – Stephen Gaghan is an American screenwriter and director. He is noted for writing the screenplay for Steven Soderberghs film Traffic, based on a Channel 4 series, for which he won the Academy Award, as well as Syriana which he wrote and directed. Gaghan was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of the former Elizabeth Jane Whorton and her first husband, Stephen Gaghan, Gaghan attended Kentucky Country Day School, a college preparatory school in Louisville. He was an All-State soccer player where he held the assist record at the school for three decades. He is a grandson of Jerry Gaghan, a newspaper columnist and drama critic for Variety and the Philadelphia Daily News. Gaghan wrote in a 2001 article in Newsweek, I also wanted to be a writer, like my grandfather, 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 with his addictions in 1997, over one long, five-day weekend, I had three separate heroin dealers get arrested, he said. My dealer, my backup dealer and my backup-backup dealer, I was left alone, and I just hit that place, that total incomprehensible demoralization. That was the end of it, up five straight, locked in the bathroom, convinced there was nowhere else to go, I had to kill myself. I just couldnt take another minute of it and he attended the University of Kentucky and was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He was a student on the Fall 1986 Voyage of the Semester at Sea Study Abroad Program where he attended classes on board the SS Universe and he attended Babson College in Massachusetts. He also started a company, 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, other writing credits include Havoc, The Alamo and Rules of Engagement, as well as a handful of episodes of various television series. Gaghan turned down the chance to adapt Dan Browns novel, The Da Vinci Code, in his television writing career, he won an Emmy Award for co-writing a NYPD Blue episode entitled Wheres Swaldo, in 1997. In addition to NYPD Blue, he has written for The Practice. His next project is a adaptation of Malcolm Gladwells book, Blink. He has also hired by Warner Bros. to write the screenplay of the Dead Spy Running franchise written by author Jon Stock. He is also set to direct crime thriller Candy Store, Gaghan has a son Gardner and a daughter Elizabeth from a previous relationship with actress Michael McCraineStephen Gaghan – Stephen Gaghan
14. William D. Green – William Bill D. Green is an American business executive. He is the executive chairman of the global Accenture management consulting firm. Green was raised in Hampden, Massachusetts and did odd jobs managing horses, assisting electricians and he was the first in his family to attain a college education, graduating from Dean College before attaining a degree in economics from Babson College and later an MBA from the same institution. Green joined Accenture, then part of Andersen Consulting, in 1977 right out of college and he has held the chief operating officer 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 and he became the CEO on September 1,2004. In 2009, Green drew a salary of $1,237,500, with a total compensation of $18,277,099 including stock awards. Green retired from his position as CEO, effective January 1,2011, Green retained his position as executive chairman of Accenture. On October 22,2012, Accenture announced that Green will step down as chairman in February 2013, CEO Pierre Nanterme will succeed Green as chairmanWilliam D. Green – William D. Green at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in 2011
15. 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 success in other poker tournaments. In October 2008, Lee won the $600 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 poker 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, The Final Table, Volume I, based on the first book’s success, Lee released his second book, The Final Table, Volume II, in December 2008. He has also been a guest columnist for several magazines, debuting in May 2007, Lee hosts a poker radio show in the Boston metropolitan area and on the online poker radio station Rounders Radio. The Bernard Lee Poker Show incorporates interviews with guests including well known players. In addition to current poker news and related information, Lee utilizes calls and e-mails from listeners to discuss poker topics and tips. In March 2008, Lee was the co-commentator, alongside legendary sports announcer Howard David, 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 coverage of the WSOP $5,000 preliminary no-limit hold ‘em events in Las Vegas. In June 2009, Lee was the commentator for the live coverage on ESPN360. com for the WSOP $10,000 world championship limit hold ‘em event 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, launched in August 2009, Lee is the co-host for ESPN. com’s weekly poker show, ESPN Inside Deal. This show not only some of the biggest players in the game and cover poker news each week. Guests have included Joe Cada, Jonathan Duhamel, Pius Heinz, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Sexton, in 2011, the show was featured on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3. com during the breaks and received rave reviews. Since 2005, Lee has been teaching poker to private students, Lee also caught the attention of the WPT Boot Camp for his teaching ability. Since then, he has several camps and is trained to teach both tournament and cash strategies. In 2009, Lee joined the staff of the WSOP Academy as an instructor. Lee was educated in the New England area, Lee currently lives just outside Boston, Massachusetts with his wife of over ten years and two childrenBernard Lee (poker player) – Bernard Lee
16. Patrick Mara – Patrick Mara is a former elected member of the District of Columbia Board of Education. Mara is originally from Rhode Island and he earned a Bachelor of Science in political science and environmental science at Marist College. While at Marist, Mara was Student Body President Mara later served as President of the Marist College Alumni Executive Board and he graduated with a Master of Business Administration in entrepreneurship from Babson College. Mara was a staffer for Senator John H. Chafee, working on environmental issues, in 2008, Mara defeated incumbent Carol Schwartz in the Republican primary for an at-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia. The Washington Blade endorsed Mara, noting his support for same-sex marriage, the Washington Post endorsed Mara in the Republican primary and in the General Election. Democrat Kwame R. Brown and 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 in a special election for the at-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia. The Washington Post endorsed Mara in the 2011 special election for At-Large D. C, Mara came in second behind Vincent Orange. Mara was a member at DC Vote from 2011 to 2013. Mara was a candidate in the election for the at-large seat on the Council of the District of Columbia in 2013. He was endorsed by The Washington Post, new Jersey Governor Chris Christie robocalled Republicans in the District for Mara. The D. C. chapter of the Sierra Club and the District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce endorsed Mara in the special election, democratic Councilmember Anita Bonds won the election, Mara came in third place. In 2014, Mara decided not to run for reelection to the District of Columbia State Board of Education, in January 2015, Mara was appointed executive director of the District of Columbia Republican Committee. Mara owns The Dolan Group LLC, a consulting firm in Washington. Mara has served on the board of directors of One World Education, Mara is a board member of College & Career Connections and Washington Latin Public Charter SchoolPatrick Mara – Patrick Mara
17. 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 from 2012 until her retirement in 2015, Patricia McQuistion received her initial army officer training in the ROTC program at the University of Akron in Ohio. She graduated with a bachelor of degree in biology and received her commission as a second lieutenant for the U. S. Army Ordnance Corps in 1980. C. Patricia McQuistions nomination for promotion to colonel was received by the Senate along with 429 others on February 2,2000, colonel McQuistion assumed command of the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania on July 12,2001 and held that position until July 2003. She was nominated for promotion to the rank of general on August 31,2005. This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on October 28, two years later she assumed command of the Defense Supply Center in Columbus, Ohio on September 12,2007. Patricia McQuistion was appointed as commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command in Kaiserslautern, brigadier General McQuistion was relieved from her command in Columbus on August 6 and assumed her new command on August 20. She was subsequently nominated for promotion to the rank of general on October 15. This nomination was reviewed and 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 Rock Island, Illinois on April 5,2011. Major General McQuistion was relieved from her previous command on August 25, Patricia McQuistion was nominated for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general on January 25,2012. This nomination was confirmed by the Senate on April 26 and she was relieved from her previous command on July 27. She received her promotion on August 2 and assumed her position as deputy commander and she served in this position for two and a half years until her retirement on April 10,2015. Lieutenant General Patricia E. McQuistion, U. S. Army Materiel Command Major General Patricia E. McQuistion, U. S. Army Sustainment CommandPatricia E. McQuistion – Patricia E. McQuistion
18. 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 on November 18,1878 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Peek graduated from the United States Military Academy on February 18,1901 and joined the Corps of Engineers. Then he served on Philippines during the Philippine–American War, where he was assigned to the road, Peek was decorated with Silver Star for gallantry in action against the Moros during this service. In 1906 he would be assigned to Yellowstone National Park to help with engineering projects, from 1912 to 1926 he would supervise improvements of the harbor on Lake Superior and was also in charge of the building of Lock and Dam No. During World War I, Peek served with 21st Engineers within American Expeditionary Force in France, for his service during the war, he was awarded with Army Distinguished Service Medal and with Legion of Honour by the Government of France. Following the war he was assigned to the Panama Canal Zone and 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 rivers and harbors and he was named a brigade commander at Fort Francis E. Warren in 1937. In 1940 he was named commander of the Ninth Corps Area, Peek retired in 1942 due to physical disability. He was the last remaining member of the Class of 1901 to serve on active duty, Peek died on April 22,1950 in San Francisco, California. He is buried with his wife, Ann Ryan Peek, at Arlington National Cemetery, below is the ribbon bar of Major General PeekErnest Dichmann Peek – Ernest Dichmann Peek
19. 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. He was the Republican Party nominee for United States Congress in Massachusettss 10th congressional district in the 2010 election, Perry has an associates degree from Bristol Community College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Curry College. After leaving the force, Perry started a private investigation business. In 2002, Perry was elected as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and he represented the Fifth Barnstable District, covering the town of Sandwich plus portions of Barnstable, Bourne and Mashpee. He 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. He was succeeded by Republican Randy Hunt, Perry is an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Cape Cod Community College, and previously taught constitutional law at Bridgewater State College. Perry is an ally of Mitt Romney, and an admirer of Ronald Reagan and 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, Perry cosponsored a bill opposing a proposal to reopen a dredge dumping site in Buzzards Bay. He has supported the efforts of Democratic Governor Deval Patrick to bring casinos to Massachusetts, Perry unsuccessfully sponsored legislation to require residency verification as a condition for receiving public benefits. Perry opposed allowing police to pull over motorists for not wearing seat belts and he has supported maintaining criminal penalties against possession of small amounts of marijuana. Perry is a member of a legislative commission on drugs. Perry said he hopes efforts by Governor Deval Patrick to reduce earmarks will succeed, but until then “each legislator has to fight or were going to get left out. ”Thus, he requested earmarks himself, such as $25,000 for the Sandwich Glass Museum, and $16 million to bring widespread broadband access to Cape Cod. He opposed using state funds for a sex change operation and has supported tax credits for home heating costs. Perry supports giving state lottery proceeds to local governments, Perry has advocated reducing the state’s gasoline excise tax in July and August to stimulate the tourism industry. In 2002, Perry ran against Democrat Ruth W. Provost in the election to represent the newly created Fifth Barnstable district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. The vote was 51% to 49% for Perry, in 2004, Perry won 66% to 34% over Democrat Garry N. Blank in the election for the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the Fifth Barnstable district. In 2006, Perry was reelected in an uncontested election, in 2008, he received 70% of the vote to 30% for Democrat Glenn S. Pare in the race to represent the Fifth Barnstable district in the Massachusetts House of RepresentativesJeff Perry (politician) – Jeffrey Davis Perry
20. 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 from Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Florida in 2011, where he played tennis. He attended Babson College’s entrepreneurship program as a freshman, later transferring to University of Miami to be closer to his business partners and he is a member of the Launch Pad, the University of Miami’s entrepreneurship program. Rahangdale began DJ-ing at parties and concerts at age 12 and he decided to create wireless headphones and replace audio cables to make it easier for DJs to set up and maneuver. Rahangdale raised $250,000 in angel funding and partnered with a firm in Orlando. He and his business partners named the startup company “EarTop. ”EarTop was started in Tallahassee, Florida in August 2011, the Startup America Partnership and Empact named Ketan Rahangdale to their Empact 100 list, which is a group of entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Rahangdale was included in a White House ceremony for the Empact 100, additionally, Rahangdale won the Kairos 50 award in 2012, which recognizes business ventures by university students. He was also a finalist in the Technology Leaders of the Year Awards for 2012 in the Technology Student Entrepreneur category, Rahangdale is a member of the Kairos Society and President of the Southeast Region. He is also a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council of AmericaKetan Rahangdale – Ketan Rahangdale
21. Akio Toyoda – Akio Toyoda is the president of Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyoda received his MBA from Babson College in 1982, in 2000 he joined Toyotas board of directors. In 2005 he was promoted to vice president. In January 2009 he was announced as the president of the company. On June 23,2009, he was confirmed as the new president of the company, along with four new executive vice presidents, the previous president and CEO Katsuaki Watanabe became vice chairman, replacing Katsuhiro Nakagawa. Toyoda, who promoted sports models like the Lexus IS-F and Lexus LF-A and he participated as a driver at the ADAC24 hours at the Nürburgring three times under the pseudonym Morizo Kinoshita. In 2009 he reached the 87th position overall and the position in his class with his LF-A Prototyp No.14. In 2012 he was named Autocars Man of the Year, on February 17,2010, Toyoda was called up to Washington by the U. S. Congress. Seven days later, he issued a statement to the Congress. He focused on three key issues, including recalled vehicles and he also stated that he is deeply sorry repeatedly, however, many lawmakers were asking tough questions regarding the recalled vehicles. Toyoda was born in Nagoya to Shoichiro Toyoda, the descendants of Sakichi Toyoda, who established Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, have long dominated the upper management of Toyota Motors, which was incorporated in 1937. His 52-year-old son, Akio Toyoda, was the chief contender for the office of president when Katsuaki Watanabe was to have relinquished that post to become Chairman, in 2009, Mr. Watanabe was awarded only the Vice-Chairman job, possibly a subtle commentary on the quality crisis. Rediscovering Japanese Business Leadership,15 Japanese Managers and the Companies Theyre Leading to New GrowthAkio Toyoda – Akio Toyoda (2011)