High-achieving Wisconsin alumni are helping companies succeed

Wisconsin Full-Time MBA students go on to do great things. They are high-level leaders at organizations around the world, executives at Fortune 500 companies, and groundbreaking business innovators.

These brief profiles offer a snapshot of the wide range of alumni success stories from the Wisconsin MBA program. For more detailed information about Badger alumni and their accomplishments, we encourage you to explore Update magazine.

Kendra Armstrong (MBA ’12)
Kendra Armstrong (MBA ’12)

Vice President and Human Resources Manager
Bank of America

Armstrong has excelled in numerous human resources divisions at Bank of America, from global risk management to executive compensation.

Photo by Tyrus Ortega Gaines

Mafaz Maharoof (MBA ’07)
Mafaz Maharoof (MBA ’07)

Director of Finance-Real Estate
Best Buy

Maharoof leads the team responsible for Best Buy’s store valuation, capital planning, and real estate financial analysis.

Mathew Odigie II (MBA ’10)
Mathew Odigie II (MBA ’10)

Senior Brand Manager
Red Bull

Odigie leads the marketing strategy for advertising, consumer and product activation, retail marketing and more for Red Bull’s second largest business unit globally.

S. Omar Jobe (MBA ’13, Ph.D. ’13)
S. Omar Jobe (MBA ’13, PhD ’13)

Principal Medical Affairs Manager
Boston Scientific

Jobe serves as a liaison between the company’s clinical and marketing sides, offering input on designing products, clinical trials, and marketing strategy.

Kyle Nel (MBA ’10)
Kyle Nel (MBA ’10)

Founder and Executive Director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs
Lowe’s Home Improvement

Nel leads a team that explores how innovation can impact the future of Lowe’s business and discover uncommon partners to co-create new technologies.

Photo by Jim Newberry