Kellogg Magazine  |  Spring/Summer 2018




Ari Ackerman

After 18 years as founder and CEO of (which he started in a class at Kellogg), Ari sold his company in March to Togetherwork and the PE fund backed by Aquiline Capital Partners. Following the Bunk1 sale in August, Ari became a partner of Project Wolverine, led by Derek Jeter, which purchased the Miami Marlins.

Paul Patrick Carague

Filipino Kellogg ’99-’00 alums had a Christmas reunion at Paul’s residence in Manila, with a few flying in from other parts of Southeast Asia.

Christopher Doherty

Chris has passed his 11- year mark at TRI, Inc., a Baltimore, MD-based clean energy technology company where he is chief financial officer. He hopes that 2018 will be filled with planned and unplanned catch-up meetings with many Kellogg alumni. Chris’ son attends the same summer camp as the sons of Matt Ottmer ’98 and Jeremy Kugel ’00. He enjoys seeing them each year at Dads’ Weekend.

Jon Harris

Jon ran every step of the New York City Marathon with friends and classmates Michael Jaffe and Francesco Dalla Rovere.

Gouri “GS” Jha

GS is chief information officer of Asuragen Inc. in Austin, TX. Prior to moving to Austin, GS spent 16 years in Los Angeles, CA, and held various senior-level leadership roles with Amgen Inc. and Thermo Fisher Scientific. He and Alka Jha have been blessed with two great kids. In February 2016, GS summited Kilimanjaro’s Uhuru Peak and ran a marathon (26.2 miles) every month in 2017.

Shira Levine

In 2017, Shira, director of community and social commerce at luxury makeup retailer Sephora, launched Sephora’s Beauty Insider Community, the first retail loyalty-based online community, to create emotional connections between Sephora clients. The program attracted more than 1 million members to swap advice about all things beauty.

Erin Lydon

Erin coached 33 youth runners to the USATF National Cross Country Championship in Tallahassee, FL, in December 2017. Her entire North Idaho cross country team qualified for the championship, a record-setting achievement for the team. Six of her runners are All-Americans, having finished in the top 25 in recent races. When not coaching, Erin mentors young bankers at Washington Trust Bank and continues her board work.

Parry Singh

Parry has had business ventures with Red Fort Capital ($1.2 billion real estate PE fund) EthnicGrocer. com and American Capital Realty. He was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Crain’s Top 40 Under 40 and PERE’s Top 50 Real Estate Investors. Parry is married with two beautiful kids and a hungry beagle. He lives between Chicago and San Juan after moving from India