movers_shakersD’84 Doug Varney is now Solution Architect at Nokia

D’90 Kristin Colber-Baker is now Director, Mars University, Global Programs and Learning at Mars, Inc.

D’04 Mehul Vora is now Cofounder and Partner at NexGen Housing Partners

D’04 Jason Uner is now Integrated Media Manager at Country Financial

D’08 Kelly Becker is now Vice President, Power Solutions at Schneider Electric

D’09 Aja Davis Isble is now Strategy, New products, Global Immunology at Baxalta

D’11 Larissa Hawkes is now ABM Bars and Fruit Snacks at TreeHouse Foods

D’14 Amanda Middlebrooks is now Marketing Manager at Uber

D’15 Laura Redden is now Business Strategy Consultant at Accenture

D’15 Adam Hazzout is now Senior Consultant at IBM Global Business Services

movers_shakersD’07 Eliot Offutt left ZS Associates to become Principal at Anaplan, a SaaS planning and modeling platform.
D’13 Julie Young is now a Director at Prudential Capital Group
D’76 Thomas Fogerty, D’90 John Berkley and D’10 Patrick Ryan are all doing great volunteer work

D’86 Dan Kipp Launches City Capital Ventures

ccv_logoD’86 Dan Kipp has launched City Capital Ventures, a bespoke private equity firm that is the principal investing team of City Capital, itself a boutique investment and merchant banking firm. The City Capital investment banking team – City Capital Advisors, LLC – has advised on over $3 billion in transactions since its inception in 2006.

With a mantra of Start Small, Think Big, the firm aims to invest in small companies with big potential at moments when capital, know how and people can unlock great results.  With tailored capital structures and a vast network of industry experts, the firm is poised to make a mark in Chicago’s investment community.

Improving our military’s physical fitness capabilities

MobellMuscle.pngThis month D’14 Michael Humenansky moved his company MoBell Muscle from Darden’s iLab to Chicago.  MoBell Muscle designs, develops and delivers patent-pending, transportable strength-building equipment and solutions for people who lose access to the gym or traditional gym equipment.  Inspiration and initial target market is the US Military, specifically deployed troops, they’re our nations’ heroes.