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Andrew Glantz, BSBA’17, at 22 years old, is one of the youngest people named to the Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity’s 40 Under 40 list. With 163,538 members around the world, Glantz reports he is, “the third youngest to be included on the list that includes individuals such as the Co-Founder of Reddit and VPs at Lyft and UBS, and another WashU student – Sara Miller!”

Glantz is co-founder and CEO of GiftAMeal, a for-profit social enterprise that invites customers at participating restaurants to use the GiftAMeal mobile app to share photos of their meal. For each meal shared, a donation is made to a local food bank.

Jacob Mohrman (left) and Andrew Glantz.

“I am honored to represent WashU on the Alpha Kappa Psi list. After graduating Magna Cum Laude with the Joseph W. Towle Prize for greatest potential in organizational leadership, I am excited to announce that I will be remaining in St. Louis to work full-time on GiftAMeal.” Olin faculty, mentors, and St. Louis investors can share in the excitement when a home-grown startup remains in the city’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community to evolve and and expand.

GiftAMeal won multiple awards while Glantz was an undergrad including being named a “Top 3 Student Startup” in the country at the South by Southwest Conference. The company received its first investment of $100,000 from the Capital Innovators accelerator in St. Louis, marking the first time that the group had invested in an undergraduate startup.

GiftAMeal helps restaurants acquire and retain customers, while also feeding the hungry in our communities. To date, the company has provided 68,499 meals to those in need.

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Alpha Kappa Psi is a Professional Co-ed Business Fraternity founded in 1904 with the purpose of developing its’ members into principled business leaders. Originally founded by 4 men at New York University, the professional organization now has over 240,000 initiated members at 265 universities in 3 countries. Alpha Kappa Psi has grown to be the oldest and largest business fraternity in the world.

CATEGORY: Career, News



Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, MBA 2002, Chief Business Officer and Co-founder of online marketplace Shopclues, a highly successful startup based in India, talks about the importance of mentors in her career in an interview with the Economic Times.

“I have had several mentors who have greatly influenced different aspects of my growth and learning in the past 20 years or so. My dean at Washington University, Dr Mahendra Gupta, former dean, Olin Business School, had a great influence on me during my early professional career.

“I have known my current mentor for almost 10 years now. …The most important professional advice I got from my mentor was to always hire someone better than yourself.’ She said, ‘If you find that you are generally the smartest person on the table then there is something wrong.'”

Link to Economic Times article.

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Dennis Weaver, MD, EMBA ’97, will become the chief clinical officer at Oscar Health Insurance Aug. 14, 2017. Oscar Health Insurance is a technology-focused health insurance company founded in 2012 and headquartered in New York City.

At Oscar, Weaver will oversee work with doctors and hospitals and help build tighter partnerships with health systems. Weaver earned a medical degree from the University of Iowa and trained as an obstetrician and gynecologist.

According to a Bloomberg report, Oscar, the startup health insurer, “has relied on narrow networks crafted in partnership with hospital groups to expand into new markets for Obamacare plans, saying they can help limit costs for members and provide better care. The company will sell Affordable Care Act plans in the Cleveland area for next year in a venture with the Cleveland Clinic, for example.”

Link to article on Bloomberg.

 

CATEGORY: Career



Alumni in the news

The IFRS® Foundation has appointed Nili Shah, Olin BSBA’96, as Executive Technical Director. She will lead the technical staff that support the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) and be responsible for the coordination and delivery of all technical activities in line with priorities set out by the Board.

Ms. Shah has nearly two decades’ experience with IFRS Standards. As Deputy Chief Accountant of the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), she addressed technical accounting issues arising from the Division’s review of the approximately 500 SEC registrants that file financial statements prepared using IFRS Standards.

She has also provided feedback on the Board’s technical consultations and supported the SEC staff’s discussions on IFRS Standards within the International Organization of Securities Commission’s (IOSCO) accounting technical committee. [1] Before joining the SEC, she served in the private sector, assisting European companies in their preparations to adopt IFRS Standards.

Ms. Shah has led multiple cross-organisational teams to improve disclosures, identify emerging technical issues and develop policies to promote consistency and compliance. She also oversaw the technical accounting training programme for around 200 staff and was responsible for the Division of Corporation Finance’s preparation for adoption of the new revenue Standard.

Ms. Shah worked for PwC in the UK and the US from 1996 to 2004. She has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Washington University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a CFA® charterholder.

Hans Hoogervorst, Chairman of the Board, said: “Nili has been deeply involved in accounting standard-setting for almost two decades. She brings a wealth of relevant technical and organisational experience to the IFRS Foundation and will play a key role in delivering the Board’s work plan.”

Commenting on her appointment, Nili Shah, said: “I look forward to working with the Board members, the staff and the wider standard-setting community to help deliver on the Foundation’s mission.”

Ms. Shah will start her new role in October 2017.

Source: News Release from IFRS

Thanks to Christine Botosan for sharing this news with the Olin Blog.

[1] Committee on Issuer Accounting, Audit and Disclosure (Committee 1)

The IFRS Foundation is a not-for-profit, public interest organisation established to develop a single set of high-quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted accounting standards—IFRS Standards—and to promote and facilitate adoption of the standards.

IFRS Standards are set by the IFRS Foundation’s standard-setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board.

Find out more about the structure of the IFRS Foundation and our consultative bodies.

CATEGORY: Career, Global



First came cable. Then streaming services. Now Amazon, Facebook, and Google want to get a piece of the action when it comes to bidding on rights to ‘broadcast’ major sports events and professional leagues’ seasons.

Patrick RIshe

An article in Barron’s last weekend prompted the conversation on CNBC’s “Power Lunch” Monday, Aug. 7, with Patrick Rishe, director of the Sports Business Program at Olin.

Will the broadcast television networks be able to out bid the dot.com billionaires for broadcast rights? Stay tuned. Or watch the convo here on CNBC.

CATEGORY: News