Wharton EMBA Alumna Rings NASDAQ Bell in Celebration of IPO

Maxine Gowen, WG'02, founder of Trevena, Inc., celebrates her company's IPO by ringing the bell at NASDAQ.

When we last blogged about Wharton EMBA alumna Maxine Gowen, WG’02, she had recently launched Trevena, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company located in King of Prussia, PA. On Jan. 31, 2014, Trevena celebrated its IPO on the NASDAQ Stock Market. To mark the occasion, Maxine, president and CEO, rang theRead More

How an EMBA Transformed My Accounting Career

Andrea Funk, WG'01, CEO of Cambridge-Lee Industries

Wharton executive MBA alumna Andrea (“Andi”) Funk, WG’01, was recently named CEO of metals company Cambridge-Lee Industries in Reading, Penn. We caught up with Andi to learn more about her time at Wharton and what she describes as her “transformational” career journey. After working as a CPA for several years,Read More

Google’s Head of Travel Industry Reflects on Her Wharton Experience

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA alumna Tran Hang, WG'10

Before coming to Wharton, Tran Hang, WG’10, worked at Google. While a student in Wharton’s EMBA program in San Francisco, she took on a role to oversee sales operations for the company’s travel industry practice. After graduating from Wharton, she became Google’s head of travel industry, overseeing more holistically allRead More

Wharton EMBA Is “Not a Check-the-Box Exercise”

Wharton EMBA alumnus Clifton Anderson, WG08, worked for more than a decade in corporate America before launching his own consulting practice, Clifton Anderson Enterprises, in Los Angeles. He now works with corporate clients as well as entrepreneurs, providing services ranging from strategic consulting to leadership training. Clifton recently expanded hisRead More

Wharton Alumna ‘Redefines Success on Her Own Terms’

Wharton alumna Amy Yin, WG’02, recently won a National Designer of the Year Award from the Interior Design Society. This follows last year’s National Interior Design Society Designer of the Year Award. We caught up with Amy to learn more about how she’s combining her passions for design and businessRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Takes on New Role in Indonesia

Wharton | San Francisco EMBA Alumnus Jess Kindler, (third from left, back row),WG'12

After graduating from Wharton | San Francisco last year, Wharton EMBA alumnus Jess Kindler was promoted to general manager of PT Atlas Copco Nusantara. He’s based in Jakarta, Indonesia and was recently featured on the cover of Coal Asia Magazine. We caught up with him in Indonesia and asked aboutRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumna Uses Degree to Impact Education in Jamaica

Wharton EMBA Alumna Deika Morrison, WG’08

Deika Morrison has a unique perspective about Wharton given that she earned a dual undergraduate degree in business and engineering from Wharton and Penn, and then earned a Wharton MBA through the executive program in Philadelphia. Now, the founder of several businesses and a charity in Jamaica, we asked herRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumna Campaigns for Public Office in Phoenix

Alumna Kate Gallego, WG' 12, in Phoenix

After graduating last May from Wharton | San Francisco’s EMBA program, Kate Gallego was focused on her role as a senior project manager at the Salt River Project in Phoenix, AZ. However, in December, she also began campaigning for a seat on Phoenix’s City Council. We asked her to tellRead More

Zen Capitalism is Key to Success for Wharton EMBA Alum

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Karl-Eric Briere, WG'04

A lot of business ideas for both new and existing companies are inspired in Wharton’s executive MBA program. It can lead to the solution of a problem, a collaboration, or in some instances the creation of a new business. Karl-Eric Brière, who graduated from Wharton’s EMBA program in 2004, recallsRead More

Self-Sponsored Doctor Uses Degree to Make Impact on Emergency Medicine

Wharton EMBA alumnus Dr. Craig Gronczewski, WG'11

When Dr. Craig Gronczewski applied to Wharton’s EMBA program, he was a clinical physician caring for patients in emergency departments. While seeing patients every day was fulfilling, he was becoming increasingly interested in working on the business side of healthcare. “Traditional physician training doesn’t prepare doctors to manage the businessRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Alex Gorsky Named CEO of Johnson & Johnson

Congratulations to alumnus Alex Gorsky for being named CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Alex, who graduated from Wharton’s East Coast EMBA program in 1996, has worked for J&J for almost 15 years, starting his career as a sales representative and advancing through several sales, marketing and management positions until hisRead More

Congratulations to Wharton’s 2012 EMBA Graduates!

It’s an exciting and important achievement to graduate from Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives in San Francisco and Philadelphia and join Wharton’s 88,000-member alumni network. During their two years at Wharton, students juggle demanding jobs and a rigorous curriculum as well as family and community responsibilities. They commute from nearRead More

Wharton EMBA Alumnus Talks about Value of the GMAT

When Mark Espinola had his admissions interview for Wharton’s San Francisco MBA Program for Executives, a memorable moment was when he tried to negotiate his way out of taking the GMAT. But after taking the test and graduating in 2007, Espinola, who is now the CEO of Ballard & TigheRead More