Summer 2007

Alumni News

The Haas Network in the News

Peter Vlastelica, MBA 06, and John Kloster, MBA 06, were featured in the Oakland Tribune on April 18 for their sports news Web site offers a wide range of blogs, often written by fans, and sports news coverage. Russ Siegelman, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and former San Francisco 49ers Ronnie Lott and Harris Barton have invested in the company.


Am Lily, BS 99, wrote an opinion piece analyzing a televised multi-ethnic performance marking the fiftieth anniversary of Chinese-Indonesian cultural relations. Titled "A Celebration of Hope, Friendship: A Window into the New Indonesia" the article was published in the Jakarta Post on March 3.


Haas School Lecturer Maura O'Neill, MBA 05, authored a story for Forbes magazine's February 26 issue titled "Luck or Hard Work?" The article theorized that, despite significant increases of women in the workforce since 1970, the reason why a majority of the CEOs at the country's largest public companies are male is because men equate hard work with success and women think rising to the top depends on luck.


California-based singer, songwriter, and environmental activist Tom Brigham, MBA 94, was No. 4 on the Top Ten featured artists for April on for his new album "Amadora County." In an April 10 review, Los Angeles Times music critic Chuck Crisafulli called Brigham's album, "A warmly inviting and powerfully satisfying work that features strong songwriting, fine performances, and a sunny, toe-tapping Amadora vibe."


Revolution Foods founders Kristin Groos Richmond, MBA 06, and Kirsten Tobey, MBA 06, appeared in GreenBiz News on April 18 for winning the $25,000 grand prize at the eighth annual Global Social Venture Competition held at the Haas School.


David Botkin, MBA 99, was recently named senior vice president, Research & Audience Analytics of CBS Interactive and profiled by on April 25. After spending five years at eBay, Botkin will now focus on establishes the metrics and analytics used for CBS Interactive's audience research.


Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) President and CEO Dave Wilson, MBA 65, was quoted in a May 9 BusinessWeek article titled "The MBA Bull Market Has Legs." The article discussed a recent GMAC report stating that recruiters said they plan to increase their hiring of MBA graduates by 18% this year.


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