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Joshua T. Brumm (BBA FIN) has been named the CFO at Versartis Inc. Brumm will lead the company’s financial operations including responsibility for investor relations.
Brant Ust (BBA MARK) has been named executive director of the Notre Dame Monogram Club. Ust became one of the most decorated players in Notre Dame baseball history and played nine years of professional baseball.
Tim Emerick (BBA ACCT) was named to the Michiana Forty Under 40, which honors the area’s most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement. Emerick is a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
Bill Cerney (BBA ACCT) was named to the Michiana Forty Under 40, which honors the area’s most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement. He is a client executive at Surety, Gibson.
Brandon Solano (MBA) has been named senior vice president of marketing for The Wendy’s Company. Solano will lead the company’s brand marketing efforts.
Louie Gentine (BBA FIN) has been promoted to CEO of Sargento Foods Inc. Gentine is a third-generation owner of the company and has most recently served as president and chief customer officer.
Steve Lind (MBA) has been named president of Kelley Blue Book. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of the brand and business. Lind previously served as Kelley Blue Book’s vice president of operations.
Darin Schmalz (BBA MARK) has joined Maranon Capital, L.P. as a principal. In this role, he is responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities as well as transaction execution and portfolio management with a particular focus on Maranon’s senior debt and unitranche strategies.
Patrick Slater (EMBA) is the managing director of Horton International, a global, retainer-only executive search and management consulting firm with 50 offices in 27 countries. Slater has responsibility for the Financial Services Practice Group on a national basis.
Patrick McCullough (MBA, ND ‘95) Patrick McCullough has been appointed CFO of Just Energy Group Inc. McCullough
has an 18-year career of progressive experience in senior financial roles.
Nicholas Vakkur and Zulma Herrera (BBA FIN) recently published a book, Corporate Governance Regulation: How Poor Management is Destroying the Global Economy (J. Wiley & Sons, 2013). Vakkur is the founder of Vakkur.org, a nonpartisan think tank whose mission is to help corporations manage risk while positively influencing corporate governance policy through comprehensive analysis. Herrera serves as the acting CEO of Vakkur.org, where she helps corporate clients improve their ability to manage risk.
Tim O’Neill (BBA MARK), president-elect of the University of Notre Dame’s Alumni Association, recently joined the University’s Board of Trustees in an ex officio capacity. O’Neill and his brother Ryan (‘97), who perform on two pianos as The O’Neill Brothers, have sold more than 10 million copies of their music and were nominated for an Emmy Award.
Michael Quinn (BBA FIN) has joined Annaly Capital Management, Inc. as head of equity commercial real estate investment.