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Experience Darden, Episode 24: An interview with recent graduates Sarah Dalton and Mercedes Rodriguez (MBA ‘19)

Experience Darden, Episode 24: An interview with recent graduates Sarah Dalton and Mercedes Rodriguez (MBA ‘19)

July 26, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two former leaders of our Marketing Club, recent graduates Sarah Dalton and Mercedes Rodriguez. We sat down with Sarah and Mercedes to talk about what led them to Darden, how the Marketing Club has shaped their student experience and career goals, what has been surprising about their MBA experience and their advice for prospective students.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 79: An Interview with Emma Kinnucan, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 79: An Interview with Emma Kinnucan, EMBA Class of 2020

July 26, 2019

In this episode of the ExecMBA Podcast, we catch up with Emma Kinnucan. Emma is an EMBA format student in our Class of 2020, and she is also the newly elected President of our Network of Executive Women (NEW). We sat down with Emma to talk about how she decided to pursue an MBA, how she has managed her first year in the program and what attracted her to a student leadership position.

Darden Founders Project: Scott Kim, Founder & CEO of Neofect

Darden Founders Project: Scott Kim, Founder & CEO of Neofect

July 15, 2019

When Scott Kim (MBA ’11) was undergoing grueling and lengthy rehabilitation after childhood surgery for spina bifida, little did he know that years later he’d be heading Neofect, a med-tech startup that brings game-based physiotherapy to millions of patients worldwide. What launched Kim on an entrepreneurial career path was a class taught by Darden Professor Saras Sarasvathy and a serendipitous encounter with a fellow Korean-born Darden student Hoyoung Ban, whose family members had struggled with stroke recovery. Inspired by Sarasvathy, Kim and Ban set out to revolutionize what they saw as an archaic approach to physiotherapy. In 2010, they launched Neofect, which has since raised $17 million in a Korean IPO. Hear how Neofect built a global market for engaging computer games, which combine artificial intelligence and virtual reality to help stroke survivors and people with spinal cord injuries recover.

Darden Founders Project: Erik Breuhaus, Co-founder & CFO of Counterflow AI

Darden Founders Project: Erik Breuhaus, Co-founder & CFO of Counterflow AI

July 15, 2019

After three years in a corporate finance leadership program at Johnson & Johnson, Erik Breuhaus (MBA '14) knew that he wanted to work at a startup. He joined one while he was a second-year student at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and he never looked back. Hear how his experience at multiple startups in a variety of industries, where he handled finance, operations, business development, recruiting and marketing, prepared Breuhaus for his role as co-founder and CFO of cybersecurity company CounterFlow AI.

Darden Founders Project: Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures

Darden Founders Project: Nick Moran, General Partner of New Stack Ventures

July 15, 2019

Nick Moran (MBA ’08) cut his teeth sourcing and vetting promising technologies while working on mergers and acquisitions at Danaher Corporation. He also developed one of the most successful products in Danaher’s history—an IoT solution with an innovative method for testing compounds in drinking water. Hear how Moran became a successful angel investor and venture capitalist, with a little help from a popular VC podcast The Full Ratchet, which he launched in 2014.

Experience Darden, Episode 23: An Interview with Brigitte Fox, Class of 2020

Experience Darden, Episode 23: An Interview with Brigitte Fox, Class of 2020

July 15, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we sit down with rising Second Year student, Brigitte Fox. Brigitte served in the Navy as a pilot prior to Darden, and we caught up with her to talk about how she decided to pursue an MBA, what she has enjoyed about her first year of business school and her advice for fellow veterans.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 78: An Interview with Josh Cortez and Mike Winston, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 78: An Interview with Josh Cortez and Mike Winston, EMBA Class of 2020

July 15, 2019

A double feature! In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with two students in our Class of 2020, Josh Cortez and Mike Winston. We recently sat down with Mike and Josh to talk about their MBA journey, what they have enjoyed about Darden’s Executive MBA Program so far and their advice for prospective students.