MBA@UNC Blog

Jamie DeMaria

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jamie DeMaria

With a bachelor’s degree from Notre Dame, a master’s degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Florida State University, Jamie DeMaria brought to MBA@UNC an impressive scientific mind, but very …

Allen Baker

MBA@UNC Graduate: Allen Baker

“I used my MBA@UNC experience to make a complete career change,” says Allen Baker. “I changed everything.”
A nuclear engineering officer in the U.S. Navy, Baker earned his undergraduate degree from …

MBA@UNC Graduate: Scott Suttmeier

“MBA@UNC provided me with the flexibility I needed to prioritize my family and work, and still take care of my studies.” – Scott Suttmeier
As a senior bankruptcy specialist with Wells …

ErikSneed

MBA@UNC Graduate: Erik Sneed

For the past 16 years, Erik Sneed has worked for Harrah’s Casino in western North Carolina where he’s been responsible for developing, designing and building one of the largest casinos …

Kristen-Fanarakis

MBA@UNC Graduate: Kristen Fanarakis

Kristen Fanarakis was ready to make a change. An aspiring writer with an interest in fashion, she built a career on Wall Street working in foreign exchange. After 12 years, …

Jay-Thomas

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jay Thomas

“I work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch,” says Jay Thomas of Charlotte, N.C. “I do securities research on the wealth management side. I basically advise those who give advice …

Jim-Omartian

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jim Omartian

Jim Omartian didn’t just learn from his professors, he decided to become one. When he started the program two years ago, he was the director of sales and marketing for …

Fiona-McFarland

MBA@UNC Graduate: Fiona McFarland

“If I had asked the people at UNC to design an MBA program just for me,” says Fiona McFarland, “they couldn’t have done a better job. MBA@UNC was exactly what …

Russ-Pool

MBA@UNC Graduate: Russ Pool

Change has always been in Russ Pool’s DNA. A helicopter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps for 18 years and the son of a former military officer, he has spent …

Carlo Pedrazzini

MBA@UNC Graduate: Carlo Pedrazzini

When Carlo Pedrazzini started researching MBA programs, he left no stone unturned.
“I did a lot of research,” he says. “If I was going to invest the time, I wanted to …

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