Alumni News

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For former Army pilot, MBA leads to red-hot job

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.

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Freeman alum competes on new season of ‘Survivor’

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.

2022 Freeman graduate sells startup for 8 figures with help from Lepage Center

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.

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Investment bank owner pays it forward for next generation

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.

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Alumni entrepreneurs launch health-focused cocktail line

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

For alums, culture is key to private equity success

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.

With scholarship gift, alum passes the baton

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.

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Alumnus gets ahead in the cloud

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.

New real estate programs give students real-world experience

October 05, 2020

Students studying Real Estate at the A. B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University get a real-world education that goes beyond the classroom.

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Mentorship program connects alumni with businesses affected by pandemic

September 18, 2020
Since April, the Freeman School’s Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation has been connecting alumni volunteers with small businesses facing the challenges of COVID-19.
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Lepage Center announces 2020-21 Innovators-in-Residence

September 08, 2020
The Albert Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business has announced its 2020-21 Innovators-in-Residence.
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Alum brings renewables focus to energy master's program

June 26, 2020

Pierre Moses (MBA '16), president of renewable energy firm 127 Energy, returns to Freeman this fall to teach a new course that emphasizes the practical knowledge and skills needed to bring renewable energy projects from concept to completion.