Alumni

Since Northwestern University’s MEM program was started in 1976, over 800 students have joined the alumni network. Add to this network, the alumni from all the MEM Program Consortium (MEMPC) of Dartmouth, Duke, Cornell, MIT, and USC and you have a large group of alums who believe in the value of the MEM degree. As an MEM alum, you can attend events held regionally around the country.

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Alumni Profiles

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Patricio Cofre

MEM '13

Patricio Cofre is an Entrepreneur and the Co-Founder of Metric Arts, a Big Data and Analytics consultancy company. He graduated in 2013 with a concentration in Design and Innovation. He has 10 years of experience in projects for the most important Latin American Financial Institutions. Currently he serves as CEO of the company and among the company's achievements, they have opened branch offices in three countries in Latin America and have formed a team of over 50 engineers.

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Lorenzo Gholston

MEM '09

Lorenzo Gholston is a Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois and an Adjunct Professor at Westwood College. He graduated from the MEM program in 2009 with a concentration in Project and Product Management. In over seven years of project management experience with Xerox, he has led both small and large scale projects for clients in banking, education, healthcare, information and high-technology and manufacturing.

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Adam Gill

MEM '14

Adam Gill is an Engineering Program Manager (EPM) at Apple and a recent MEM graduate. He feels as though the MEM program gave him the tools he needed to transition from an engineer into a leader, and be far more effective with the teams that he works with. Through courses like project management, product development, marketing and organizational leadership, he gained the skills that were necessary to bing value to Apple as an EPM.

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Carley Kauble

MEM '08

Carley Kauble is a Senior Product Manager at Asurion, a technology company providing protection and support solutions for major wireless carriers, cable providers and retailers. In her current role, she is responsible for driving the product growth strategy for a major wireless carrier. Prior to Asurion, she spent nine years with Rockwell Automation as a simulation consultant, sales account manager and a product manager. She received her Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and her MEM degree both from Northwestern.

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Samantha Planas

MEM '13

Samantha Planas is a Systems Engineer at Fresenius Kabi, where she specializes in new product development of devices that ensure a safe supply of blood and blood-derived therapeutics. Previously, she worked at Baxter and Fenwal in the areas of peritoneal dialysis, cellular therapies and therapeutic plasma exchange. Sam is currently the INCOSE Chicagoland Chapter president, previously serving as vice president, membership chair and communications chair.

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Jacob Wilson

MEM '12

Jacob Wilson is a Senior Project Manager for Werner Co. Prior to his position at Werner Co., Jacob spent eleven and a half years at Motorola Mobility. At Motorola Mobility, he spent nine years in mechanical design and one and a half years as a mechanical manager for two successful ODM products.

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