Alumni

One startup leads to another

- Spring 2021 -

Vignesh Krishnan (MBA ’10) spent three years working as an engineer with Dell Perot Systems. The company was anything but a startup, but Krishnan says the experience helped lay the foundation for the New Orleans-based tech company he launched in 2018.

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Getting ahead in the cloud

- Spring 2021 -

In 2011, David Olk teamed up with Jason Richelson to raise $2 million to build a company with the goal of taking small businesses where they’d never gone before: the cloud.

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Passing the Baton

- Spring 2021 -

A scholarship made Tulane University possible for Baton Rouge native Jim Burke. That generosity — from someone he didn’t even know — transformed his life and ultimately led him to create the same opportunity for future generations of Tulane business students.

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For alums, culture is key to private equity success

- Spring 2021 -

For Freeman alumni Steve Jarmel and John Findlay, the decision to strike out on their own in private equity presented an opportunity to not only generate superior returns but also to build a company where culture matters.

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Class Notes: Spring 2021

- Spring 2021 -

Ralph Brennan (A&S ’73, MBA ’75) has been elected the 21st chairman of the board of the Culinary Institute of America.

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In Memoriam: Spring 2021

- Spring 2021 -

Herbert Barton (BBA ’43)
Marion Zevely Mason (BBA ’44)
Thomas Carey Wicker Jr. (BBA ’44, L ’49, L ’69)
Charles Leverich Eshleman Jr. (BBA ’45)
August Joseph Selzer ( ’45)
Norman James Haupt (BBA ’46)

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Alumnus returns to teach renewables course

- Fall 2020 -

As director of Make It Right Solar, the for-profit renewable energy subsidiary of Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation, Pierre Moses completed more than 250 solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in New Orleans in the early 2010s. But when he began working on his MBA at the Freeman School in 2014, he noticed a gap in the school’s energy courses.

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Alumnus Honored with 2019 AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award

- Fall 2020 -

For the third consecutive year, an alumnus of the Freeman School has been recognized with the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award.

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Class Notes: Fall 2020

- Fall 2020 -

1970s Donald Bear (BBA ’67, MBA ’70) recently moved to Bend, Oregon, to enjoy the outdoor life — skiing, cycling, kayaking, hiking — after more than 40 years in New York City. He’s now enjoying a great life in the high desert (except when the state is on fire and COVID is raging.) Gregory Kent […]

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In Memoriam: Fall 2020

- Fall 2020 -

Julian Lichter (’44) John Mansfield Meyer (’44) Helen Cecile Edwards Farris (BBA ’45) Louis Theodore Mastos (’45) John Parker Schneidau Sr. (’45) Ralph Dewar Gaines Jr. (BBA ’46) Robert Miller Hicks (BBA ’46) Raymond Jackson Pritchard (BBA ’46) Robert V. Whittaker Jr. (BBA ’46) Walter James Amoss Jr. (BBA ’47) Robert Aloysius Murphy Jr. (BBA […]

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