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In 2009, Peter Simmie '75 co-founded Bristol Gate U.S. Equity Fund, a Toronto-based asset management company.

Patience has been a virtue for Peter Simmie '75, who founded a successful business in his 60s

Start Me Up: Peter Simmie ’75

Patience has been a virtue for Peter Simmie, who founded a successful business in his 60s

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Trading knowledge

02/20/14 – IBM's Robyn Zeeman '89 discusses Kellogg and Big Blue's big data collaboration

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Jan Leestma

Expert witness

02/13/14 – Jan Leestma ’86 uses his medical expertise in the boardroom and courtroom

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Robert Knuepfer

Hungarian honor

01/23/14 – Kellogg’s Robert Knuepfer ’78 was honored by the Hungarian government

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Brian Schafer

Start Me Up: Brian Schafer '05

01/13/14 – Brian Schafer ’05 went from CFO at a scrap metal company to pairing craft beer with fine dining

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Carlos Branger

Honor and obligation

12/30/13 – Restaurant entrepreneur Carlos Branger ’97 follows his parents’ example to improve his community

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Andrew Youn '06 and Prof. Harry Kraemer '79

Chance encounter

12/13/13 – A run-in at reunion leads to a collaboration fighting hunger

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Jai Shekhawat

Sunny skies for the cloud

12/02/13 – Jai Shekhawat ’96 uses cloud computing to create breakthroughs in workforce management

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John W. Bluford

An ounce of prevention

11/18/13 – Truman Medical CEO John W. Bluford ’75 takes the early approach to health and wellness

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Nneka Rimmer

Finding her path

11/12/13 – A Q&A with Black Management Association Conference keynote Nneka Rimmer '01

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Nicole Staple ’12 and Sonali Lamba ’12 founded Brideside, an online boutique to help busy bridal parties prepare for the big day.

Start Me Up: Sonali Lamba ’12 and Nicole Staple ’12

11/04/13 – Sonali Lamba and Nicole Staple address an underserved market — time-crunched bridal parties — with Brideside

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Northwestern graduate Yuri Malina, co-founder at SwipeSense, and McCormick graduate Cary Hayner, co-founder at SiNode Systems, receive Chicago Innovation Awards in the up-and-comer category.

Wildcat innovation

11/01/13 – Startups from Kellogg and NU win big at the Chicago Innovation Awards

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Ron Graves '96

Pinkberry 2.0

10/11/13 – By halting development for a year to create a new infrastructure, Pinkberry CEO Ron Graves ’96 took the frozen yogurt chain global

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Susan Bell

Of Felt, Feet and Families

09/24/13 – Susan Bell ’99 turned a pair of slippers into a profitable home business that helps keep Mongolian families together

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Jamail Carter

Quarterback Keeper

09/10/13 – Once a Division-I quarterback, Jamail Carter ’10 now makes big plays for Power2Switch

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Grandfather’s tale inspires Tobias Schimmer to fund vocational training in India

Start Me Up: Tobias Schimmer '12

08/27/13 – Grandfather’s tale inspires Tobias Schimmer to fund vocational training in India

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SiNode Rings a Bell

SiNode Rings a Bell

08/23/13 – Made up of Kellogg and McCormick graduates, SiNode Systems caps off a lucrative summer by ringing NASDAQ’s closing bell

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Husband-and-wife team of Susan Edwards '10 (left) and Varsay Sirleaf '10 work on bringing investment opportunities to Africa.

Returning to Africa

08/14/13 – With wife at his side, Varsay Sirleaf '10 invests in his homeland

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Bradley Scott Schneider is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 10th congressional district

Climbing the Hill

07/29/13 – Rep. Brad Schneider '88 wants to take the partisanship out of politics

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Jenny Lee

The ‘Midas’ Touch

07/17/13 – A self-proclaimed geek, Jenny Lee ’01 combines finance skills with an eye for innovation to become one of Forbes’ top tech investors.

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Eric Fenton

Start Me Up: Eric Fenton ’15

07/15/13 – Fenton provides test preparation for low-income students and makes it profitable

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