UVA Darden Podcasts
The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 107: An Interview with Taison Bell, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 107: An Interview with Taison Bell, GEMBA Class of 2020

January 24, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Taison Bell. Taison is a Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format student in our Class of 2020, and he is also a physician and a founder. We recently sat down with Taison to talk about his background, why he decided to pursue an MBA, why he thinks business and leadership training is important for medical professionals as well as Owl Peak Labs, the start-up he founded with his classmate and recent podcast guest Tim Harvey.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 106: An Interview with Tim Harvey, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 106: An Interview with Tim Harvey, GEMBA Class of 2020

January 17, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Tim Harvey. Tim is a Global Executive MBA format student in our Class of 2020, and we recently caught up with him to talk about his decision to pursue an MBA, what attracted him to our GEMBA format as well as the start-up, Owl Peak Labs, he recently founded with his classmate, Taison Bell. Pro Tip: Keep an eye out in the next few days for our conversation with Taison!

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 105: An Interview with Olivia Zhou, GEMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 105: An Interview with Olivia Zhou, GEMBA Class of 2020

January 10, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Olivia Zhou. Olivia is a Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) format student in our Class of 2020, and she gave birth to her son just a few weeks after the start of the program. We recently sat down to talk with her about her background, the impact of her Darden experience, as well as how she has balanced the program and the demands of being a new mom.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 104: An Interview with Tom Duffy, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 104: An Interview with Tom Duffy, EMBA Class of 2020

January 3, 2020

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Tom Duffy. Tom is an Executive MBA (EMBA) format student in our Class of 2020, and he is based in New England. We recently sat down to talk more about his background, why he decided to pursue an MBA, what brought him to Darden as well as what motivated him to serve as a Section representative for his class.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 103: An Interview with Laura Martens, Director of Washington D.C. Initiatives

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 103: An Interview with Laura Martens, Director of Washington D.C. Initiatives

December 27, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Laura Martens. Laura is Director of Washington, DC Initiatives for the Darden School of Business, and we recently sat down to talk about her background, what attracted her to her current role and some of the things she is currently working on as Darden continues to build its presence and brand in the Washington, DC metro area.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 102: Our Ongoing Interview with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 102: Our Ongoing Interview with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel, EMBA Class of 2020

December 20, 2019

They’re back! We continue our ongoing conversation with Jonas Porcar Ferrer and Bhavin Patel. In this episode, we catch up with Jonas and Bhavin to talk about Quarters 6 and 7, including the recent Europe global residency, their elective choices as well as what they’ve enjoyed their latest slate of core courses.

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 101: An Interview with Read Wall, EMBA Class of 2021

The ExecMBA Podcast, Episode 101: An Interview with Read Wall, EMBA Class of 2021

December 13, 2019

In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Read Wall. Read is an Executive MBA (EMBA) format student in our Class of 2021, and he is also an entrepreneur. We sat down to talk with Read about his men’s clothing ventures, what led him to Darden, what he has enjoyed about the program so far as well as his advice for entrepreneurs considering an MBA.