Alumni News

group at a tailgate party
October 05, 2023
A State of the School address from Dean Paulo Goes, faculty talks on the new MBA curriculum and entrepreneurial business minor, and tailgating on the Berger Family Lawn are among the B-school events on tap for the Freeman School’s Reunion Weekend 2023. This year’s festivities take place Oct. 20-21 on Tulane’s Uptown Campus and at locations around New Orleans.
Skip Wilson black and white portrait
September 19, 2023

Christopher “Skip” Wilson (MBA ’12) lives by a simple truth. Chasing a bigger paycheck or a more prestigious job title will not ensure happiness, he says, “especially if it means setting aside your needs and your family’s needs. You have to listen closely to that and make it a priority.”

Louis David head shot
September 06, 2023

In May, Louis David (MBA ’11) was named interim president and CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance, the public-private partnership that serves as the City of New Orleans’ official economic development organization.

Don Sylvester (MBA '72) makes a joke while speaking at the 2022 Freeman Graduate Reunion Party
January 19, 2023

For the members of the A. B. Freeman School of Business MBA Class of 1972, their milestone 50th reunion provided an opportunity to reconnect with friends, spend time in New Orleans and reminisce about everything that Tulane made possible in their lives.

Louisiana Pepper Exchange Logo
September 30, 2022

Zach Foster (MBA ’17) is CFO of Louisiana Pepper Exchange, a leading importer of peppers and supplier of pepper mash to the global hot sauce industry.

Owen Knight
September 22, 2022

Freeman grad Owen Knight (BSM ’14, MBA ’18) survived his first Tribal Council, avoiding elimination on the season premiere of “Survivor.” Knight, Tulane University’s director of admission engagement, is one of 18 players competing for a $1 million grand prize on season 43 of the CBS reality-competition show.

Harry Gestetner (BSM '22) pitching his startup Fanfix at the Lepage Center's Pitch Fridays program. Harry and his two partners sold their startup for eight figures in July.
August 08, 2022

Harry Gestetner (BSM ’22) graduated in May, with four successful years at Tulane University behind him, which included launching Fanfix, the tech startup he created less than a year earlier. Last month, he sold it for eight figures.

Brian Egwele
April 14, 2022

As a business student, Brian Egwele (BSM ’01) learned valuable lessons from the entrepreneurs and alumni who shared their experiences with his classes at the Freeman School. Now, as a Lepage Center Innovator-in-Residence, Egwele is mentoring the next generation of student entrepreneurs.

Tomas Crowe and Tim Demirjian
February 17, 2022

Freeman School alums Tomas Crowe (BSM ’18) and Tim Demirjian (BSM ’18) are co-creators of Dezo, a ready-to-go cocktail that combines vodka with health-focused flavors like coconut water, acai and Himalayan sea salt.

Freeman alumni Steve Jarmel (BSM '93), left, and John Findlay (BSM '07) of Periscope Equity
May 06, 2021

For Freeman alumni Steve Jarmel (BSM ’93) and John Findlay (BSM ’07), the decision to strike out on their own in private equity presented an opportunity to not only generate superior returns but also to build a company where culture matters.

February 22, 2021

A scholarship made Tulane University possible for Jim Burke (A&S ’91, MBA ’91). That generosity — from someone he didn’t even know — transformed his life and ultimately led him to create the same opportunity for future generations of Tulane business students.

David Olk
January 22, 2021
In 2011, David Olk (BSM ’98) teamed up with Jason Richelson to raise $2 million to build a company with the goal of taking small businesses where they’d never gone before: the cloud.
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