Kellogg Magazine  |  Spring/Summer 2015



Kellogg Club of New York, France & London

Ahmed Elcott ’04 and Prateek Aneja ’09

Bill Snyder (WCAS75)

Ajit Ramachandran ’08

The Kellogg Alumni Clubs of New York, France and London hosted Matthew Temple ’93, director of Alumni Career & Professional Development at Kellogg School of Management, at events in each city this past fall and winter. Matthew presented the workshop “LinkedIn: Maximizing Your Profile,” to Kellogg and peer school alumni. The popular workshop highlighted how to best leverage LinkedIn to build a professional brand and enhance communication strategies.

In collaboration with the Kellogg Alternative Investment Network, KACNY hosted over 70 alumni at their “Dangerous Ideas on Wall Street” event in September 2014. The panel showcased alumni from Private Equity, Venture Capital, Hedge Funds, and Real Estate firms, including Warren Ashenmil ’92, founder and CIO at Jerica Capital Management; Anthony Bowe ’83, former co-head Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse Group; Jon Harris ’99, president and CEO at Alternative Investment Management and Jerry Kenney ’67, senior adviser to BlackRock. Stephan Hartman ’99, managing director at Apollo Management, moderated the discussion as the panel shared their perspectives on investments and careers in alternatives investments.

David Schonthal ’09, Kellogg professor of innovation and entrepreneurship, visited KACNY in November 2014. Nearly 50 alumni attended his “Designing New Ventures” presentation that discussed Kellogg's design thinking-based approach to developing customer-focused businesses as part of the school’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative. A special thanks to Todd Magazine ’90, executive vice president and general manager of Blink Fitness (a subsidiary of Equinox Fitness), for hosting the event at Blink Fitness Headquarters.

More than 100 Kellogg and Stanford GSB alumni in the New York area attended a panel discussion and networking event in early 2015 that focused on the emerging marketplace lending space. The event included Kellogg alumni panelists Tom Loverro ’11, principal at RRE Ventures; Brad Kime ’86, chief revenue officer at LendKey and Josh Wishnick ’12, Capital Markets at OnDeck. Brian Korn ’97, partner at Capital Markets, moderated the discussion while the panel provided their perspectives on innovation in financial services and the personal and professional opportunities that it presents for consumers, investors, and finance professionals. Special thanks to Christina Kramlich Bowie ’98 and the Stanford GSB New York Alumni Chapter for helping to organize this well-attended event.