Bauer MBA Alumni Share Success Stories with New Class of MBAs
New full-time MBA candidates at the C. T. Bauer College of Business had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with 11 successful Bauer MBA alumni at an Alumni Roundtable event held during orientation in August.
Each roundtable session gave candidates the chance to get to know their peers and visiting alumni. After introductions, candidates attended a breakout session with an alumnus in their respective concentrations.
- Rodi Franco (MBA ’90), Chief Marketing Officer, The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston
- Leslie J. “Bonnie” Snyder (MBA ’02), Principle & Founder, Pin Money Investments, LLC
- Derek Shaw (BBA ’03, MBA ’12), Owner, Nook Café
- Rodrigo Jimenez (MBA ‘91), Chief Executive Officer, Sceptre Hospitality Resources, LLC
- Mark Vise (MBA ’91), Vice President & CFO, Americas, Intertek
- Marc Perilloux (MBA ’11), Vice President and Principal, O’Donnell/Snider Construction
- Eric John (MBA ’11), Vice President- General Manager, BakerCorp
- James Engelbrecht (MBA ’07), Vice President Senior Portfolio Manager, Wealth Management, BBVA Compass
- Lauren Davis (MBA ’11), Senior Paid Search Account Manager, TopSpot Internet Marketing
- Edward Edson (MBA ’01), Senior Vice President, Colliers International
- Ernesto Guevara (MBA ’11), Supply Chain Professional, FMC Technologies
The Bauer MBA alumni shared their personal experiences, giving career advice and guidance to incoming students on how to make the most of the program and gain connections to help them navigate the journey.
“If you can get real experience from real companies, definitely take that opportunity. Don’t make [your course selection] so robotic that you don’t have fun,” BakerCorp Vice President-General Manager Eric John said.
The alumni also encouraged MBA students to spend time outside of class networking and planning for their future after Bauer.
“Start depositing in your entrepreneurial bank,” Sceptre Hospitality Resources CEO Rodrigo Jimenez said. “Network and build the financial ability to walk away and do what you want to do.”
By Carolyn Shaffer