Carnegie Mellon University


June 13, 2018

The Spring/Summer 2018 Tepper Magazine

In this issue [pdf], the cover story, “Next-Gen C-Suite,” analyzes how expectations of executive leadership, particularly at the C-level, has changed over time. Today’s leaders are expected to be tech-savvy, analytical and socially conscious. Hear from Tepper School alumni Gunjan Kedia, Per Lofberg, Brian Olsavsky, and Sujal Shah; faculty members Sridhar Tayur and Robert Kelley; and staff members Steve Rakas and Leanne Meyer.

The Business Model column, which features an alumnus who is leading a transformative business, focuses on Alfred Kuehn, MSIA ’71, E ’69. Kuehn is the founder and outgoing president of Management Science Associates, an agency that stores and analyzes data for hundreds of businesses around the world, which started from Kuehn’s faculty office at the business school.

Follow the Leader, which profiles an alumna driving change in an executive role, focuses on Christa Quarles, BS ’95. Quarles is CEO of OpenTable, an app that allows users to place restaurant reservations remotely, and Quarles is expanding OpenTable into markets across the globe.

Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained highlights four alumni involved in entrepreneurial ventures. This issue includes Ari Rabban, MSIA ’97, CEO of; Kalpesh Kapdia, MSIA ’99, CEO and co-founder of Deserve; Jay Jovick, MBA ’15, president and co-founder of Jitterbug; and Alison Alvarez, MBA ’16, CEO and co-founder of BlastPoint.

The Polymaths column spotlights five recent alumni who combine creativity and analytical skill. Alumni Beth Hargrave-Thomas, Cecilia Timmis, Chris Shoemaker, Jeremy Barnyak and Robert Le respond to prompts like “Favorite room in my home,” “B-school memory that makes me smile” and “The most recent advice I gave” about their personal and professional lives.

In the Faculty Research column, we share recent research from Dokyun Lee, Tae Wan Kim and John Hooker, Nicholas Muller, and Karam Kang and Robert Miller.

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