Many Bryant alumni remember Sysco as a supplier for the cafeteria, but it’s a company name they left behind after graduation. For Greg Otterbein ’84, Sysco didn't just sustain him while at Bryant. It became his employer for 27 years.
“If a company’s management team is fraudulently representing itself, I am happy to uncover the truth in its accounting and operations.”
Hagan specializes in building effective management teams. The most important trait in a new hire, regardless of the industry: “Personal values … by a long shot.”
As executive vice president and managing director at Hill Holliday, Benson successfully combines business acumen with creative ingenuity.
With a self-directed motto of “maximize your hourly potential” by not working for a salary only, Kim Gawlak Walsh-Sorensen ’84 founded her own company in 1997 and grew Carbon Resources to a $20 million business that was acquired last summer by Oxbow.
Now a provost and VP for academic affairs, she merged criminal justice and psychology into a passion for higher education.
"When I have an idea and people tell me ‘you can’t do that,’ that’s a driver for me and I just keep going," says creator of Monibyte.
Veves, the University’s first Entrepreneurship major, credits Bryant’s supportive atmosphere for helping to cultivate his innate desire to push himself.
Though surrounded by Notre Dame alumni and alumni of other big-name colleges and universities in the Master of Science in Accountancy program at Notre Dame, Michelle Parad ’05 was not intimidated. “My Bryant education prepared me for that academic challenge in ways that some of my peers were not,”
The public face of a highly-respected independent grocery chain, she has earned accolades for the company’s commitment to local organizations as well as her personal volunteerism.
Recently named to the Forbes "30 Under 30" list, this tech entrepreneur draws lessons from his Bulldog football years. "Team unity is crucial," he says.
A senior partner at PwC Canada, she considers the relationship-building skills learned early in her childhood and further developed at Bryant as the key to her success.