Alumni Profiles

Managed Advisor

Nearly three years after graduating from MBS with a degree in accounting, Tyler Gates ’14 has entered the investment world. He is a financial advisor and manager at the Edward Jones office in Woburn, Massachusetts. Gates joined the company in August 2015 and has been in charge of the Woburn office since May 2016. A […]

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Accounting Forensics

Kristin Orr ’11 is using her MBS accounting degree to detect, deter and fight financial crimes as a Corporate Security Investigator at TD Bank in Glastonbury, Conn. “I am passionate about helping those who have been victimized and about bringing fraudsters to justice,” says Orr who earned a master’s degree in forensic accounting after graduating […]

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Financial Fitness

Ten years after earning a marketing degree from MBS, Jess Foss Elsner ’06 is running her own business in Portland, Maine. She is co-owner of Foss Fitness ME where she is fulfilling a long-held dream to make a positive impact on the world by helping people become healthy and fit. “Health and fitness is fundamental […]

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Savouring Success

MBS alumna Kim Dagher ’86 (MBA) realized a long-held dream in May 2011 when she opened Savour Chocolatier. Five years later, Dagher has made a name for herself as the only handcrafted artisan chocolate maker in central Maine. Using the finest quality Belgian chocolate as well as naturally and locally sourced ingredients, she sells her […]

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Wheel Life Wisdom

MBS alumnus, business consultant, author and Maine native Tim Bishop ’79 and his wife Debbie have published a book about the life lessons they learned during 10,000 miles of bicycle touring across America. In “Wheels of Wisdom: Life Lessons for the Restless Spirit,” the Bishops chronicle the inspirational encounters they experienced during three tours across […]

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Cassidy: ‘Work harder than everybody else’

Last semester, the successful MBS alumnus who provided the gift that allowed the creation of the Gerard S. Cassidy ’80 Capital Markets Training Laboratory in the D.P. Corbett Business Building, met with SPIFFY, the school’s student investment club. “Equity research is a great career with many opportunities, but you have to be passionate, work harder […]

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Going with the Flowfold

University of Maine alumnus James Morin ’10 has been named COO and president of sales of Flowfold, a startup retail company founded by UMaine classmates, Charley Friedman ’10 and Devin McNeill ’10. Based out of Portland, Maine, Flowfold builds minimalist gear for everyday adventurers using some of the world’s strongest and lightest fabrics. “We are […]

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Sipping Success: Keane’s Logical Sip merges business and baked goods

Combining her MBS training with her love for baking, recent graduate Alison Keane has opened Logical Sip, a cafe and bakery featuring natural and healthy foods, in Brewer, Maine. Keane, who graduated with an MBA in May, says she always planned on opening her own business, but didn’t anticipate it happening this quickly. “I figured […]

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Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA leads investment strategies workshop at UMaine

University of Maine alumna, financial adviser and author Ramat Oyetunji ’01, ’05 MBA returned to campus in March to present a workshop on retirement plans and investment strategies. Founder and CEO of The FI Woman, a registered investment advising firm, Oyetunji has a mission to make financial and investment advice affordable and accessible. She says […]

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