Kellogg Magazine  |  Fall/Winter 2015




Tim Augustine is currently an owner and corporate officer of Atwell LLC, a national consulting, engineering and construction services firm with hundreds of professionals across the country supporting a diverse range of industries including real estate and land development, power and energy, oil and gas, manufacturing, industrial, and mining. Tim’s third book, How Hard Are You Knocking? Landing a Job in a Rebounding Economy, was recognized in the “Top 100 Best Career Books of All Time” by Careers magazine. He is also the co-founder of Succeed Faster LLC, a career acceleration firm focused on building and mentoring a community of motivated young leaders ( He lives in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, area with his wife and three children.

Richard Berg is the co-founder of Performance Trust, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014.

John Jimenez and his wife Shannon have been living in the United Kingdom for nine years now. He is still working for BP, currently as chief of staff and VP, HR strategy and planning. For the past year, he has been on temporary assignment commuting to Mumbai, India, supporting BP’s joint venture partner, Reliance. His kids are growing up fast: Zach is a senior at George Mason University, Jake is a sophomore at Elon University and Sam is a junior at ACS Cobham International.

Rebecca Kuchar joined Sundial Market Research of San Rafael, California, as senior director, qualitative insights. Based in Chicago, she continues to conduct research for her clients around the world, in person, online and via mobile. Rebecca is a Google Glass Explorer working on new research methodologies and potential industry guidelines for the device.

Shyam Kambeyanda moved to Minneapolis from China last year. Shyam is the president of the Americas for Eaton’s hydraulics business. He has also been busy building a family with his wife, Agueda, and kids Nikhil (8) and Kiara (5), who have settled in well in Minnesota and are becoming Nordic with their accents and outdoor activities

Mary Olson-Menzel and Rich Sypniewski EMP-52 have teamed up in a business partnership. Mary is a managing director at Sagin Consulting, the company founded by Rich Sypniewski five years ago. Mary runs the New York office and leads the MVP Executive Search & Development division nationally. Mary founded MVP Executive Search & Development in 2012 and then joined Sagin with more than 20 years of experience in both the corporate world and consulting practices. Mary specializes in senior-level recruitment and career coaching across various industries. She is responsible for recruiting and coaching CEOs, CMOs, CROs, COOs, CFOs, publishers, GMs and VP- and director-level executives across all functions on a national level: On a personal level, she now lives in Larchmont, New York, with husband Dan, two stepkids, Samantha (15) and Connor (13), and son Christopher (5). She is involved in several charities in the area and has founded an event called Yoga for a Cure, a program that raises money to fund research for the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

Mahmood Qadri is the director of technology for the wealth business at BMO Harris.

Ron Wiltbank is the CFO of EFG America, a privately held company deploying a unique proprietary chemical process that is applied to postconsumer and postindustrial vulcanized rubber. The products produced by the process are a variety of engineered rubber masterbatch formulations suitable for replacement of virgin materials in numerous rubber products. They also deploy a technology that involves high temperature gasification with potential application to all kinds of postsocietal waste with zero emissions and recovery of every molecule of resource contained in the waste.

Carrie Wismer Yakola and Doug Yakola reside with their 7 1/2-year-old daughter, Lucy, just north of Boston on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. When they are not shoveling snow, they enjoy boating off the coast of Maine and New Hampshire. Carrie has traded in her international banking career for her next journey as a full-time mom and budding children’s author. Her books Full Moon Maxi, Lucy’s Shooting Star and Clayton and the Planets explore the wonders of the night sky. Carrie is vice president of PEO, a nonprofit focusing on furthering women’s education. Doug is now a senior partner at McKinsey and leads their corporate turnaround and restructuring practice. While he is on the road quite a bit, the couple still finds plenty of time to enjoy the New England summers and winters.