Seven-by-Seven

Seven alumni. Seven minutes. Seven stories to inspire you.

The USD School of Business presents Seven-by-Seven: An annual evening of inspiring storytelling to spark your next big idea and help change how you approach the world.

The inaugural 2017 'Seven-by-Seven: Stories of Creativity and Innovation' featured seven alumni speakers sharing the out-of-the-box thinking that helped them overcome everyday challenges, as well as a presentation on cultivating personal creativity by Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management.

Video vignettes of the 2017 Seven-by-Seven are available on YouTube.

Interested in sharing a compelling story about leading in the face of change at the 2018 Seven-by-Seven: Stories of Leadership? Pitch your story to sbalumni@sandiego.edu.

Recent Spotlights

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder

July 26, 2018

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Read more read more 

Michelle Moore, USD alumni and Co-founder of Zemax, now-turned horticulturalist in Hawaii

Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

July 26, 2018

Thriving in Business and in Nature: How one USD alum is redefining the ‘entrepreneurial landscape’ Entrepreneur-turned-horticulturalist…

Read more read more 

Garry Ridge, USD alumni and CEO of WD-40 Co.

Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

July 2, 2018

The True ‘Chief’ Executive Officer Behind the global success of the popular lubricant, WD-40, is a well-oiled machine that keeps the Sa…

Read more read more 

Stephan Aarstol, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

July 1, 2018

MBA alumnus Stephan Aarstol, founder and CEO of Tower Stand Up Paddle Boards, used his class assignments to develop his business plan. Aft…

Read more read more 

Laura Johnson, USD alumna and Founder and Distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co.

Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

June 30, 2018

Laura Johnson '14 BBA (economics and international business), owner, founder and distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co. in San Diego, Californi…

Read more read more 

Sherman Gillums, USD alumnus and Chief Strategy Officer for American Veterans (AmVets)

Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

June 30, 2018

After his car rolled for the third time, Sherman Gillums Jr. ’09 MSGL came to a rest upside down and, mercifully, alive. A…

Read more read more 

Enrique Morones, USD alumnus and Founder and Director of Border Angels

Enrique Morones '03

Founder and Director

June 29, 2018

Enrique Morones Careaga was born in San Diego, but has always been proud of his Mexican roots. His parents, both born in Mexico, instilled in him st…

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, USD alumna and President and CEO of Guild Mortgage

Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

June 29, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winni…

Read more read more 

Nathan Resnick, USD alumni and Co-founder and CEO at Sourcify

Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

June 29, 2018

University of San Diego School of Business alumnus, Nathan Resnick ’16 has become a powerhouse in the entrepreneurship community. Only a few y…

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, USD alumnus and Head of Worldwide Supply for Amazon Prime Now

Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

June 28, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosi…

Read more read more 

Matthew Reno, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Reno Contracting

Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Matt Reno founded Reno Contracting more than 20 years ago and, to this day, remains an integral part of the company. His reputation in preconstructi…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz, USD alumni and real estate maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16

Real Estate Development

June 28, 2018

Real Estate Maven During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate …

Read more read more 

Miguel Vasquez, a USD alumnus, CEO of Financial Fitness Group and Founder of California Foundation Fund

Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

June 28, 2018

Miguel D. Vasquez is a Mexican immigrant from the rural highlands of the state of Jalisco. He attended elementary school in Tijuana before his widow…

Read more read more 

Sam Attisha, USD alumnus and Senior Vice President at Cox Communications California

Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

As vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications’ California operations, Sam Attisha is responsible for i…

Read more read more 

Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Vincent J. Kasperick graduated from USD in 1984, majoring in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse in San Diego, where he received his CPA designat…

Read more read more 

Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

June 27, 2018

  Jacqueline Akerblom is the managing partner of the Southern California practice of Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member of …

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

Mary Ann McGarry, ’80, Accounting and Computer Science

April 23, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

Read more read more 

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

The Chess Master

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

March 6, 2018

The wall in Justin Crachy’s office at Solar Turbines holds a large whiteboard illustrating various models innovating for his company’s sup…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

January 9, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Read more read more 

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Kenneth Bates, Associate Professor of Marketing

January 4, 2018

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…

Read more read more 

CPC Lab

Student Innovations

May 1, 2017

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) powered by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego prepares students to be conscio…

Read more read more 

View All Spotlights

Recent Spotlights

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder

July 26, 2018

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Read more read more 

Michelle Moore, USD alumni and Co-founder of Zemax, now-turned horticulturalist in Hawaii

Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

July 26, 2018

Thriving in Business and in Nature: How one USD alum is redefining the ‘entrepreneurial landscape’ Entrepreneur-turned-horticulturalist…

Read more read more 

Garry Ridge, USD alumni and CEO of WD-40 Co.

Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

July 2, 2018

The True ‘Chief’ Executive Officer Behind the global success of the popular lubricant, WD-40, is a well-oiled machine that keeps the Sa…

Read more read more 

Stephan Aarstol, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

July 1, 2018

MBA alumnus Stephan Aarstol, founder and CEO of Tower Stand Up Paddle Boards, used his class assignments to develop his business plan. Aft…

Read more read more 

Laura Johnson, USD alumna and Founder and Distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co.

Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

June 30, 2018

Laura Johnson '14 BBA (economics and international business), owner, founder and distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co. in San Diego, Californi…

Read more read more 

Sherman Gillums, USD alumnus and Chief Strategy Officer for American Veterans (AmVets)

Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

June 30, 2018

After his car rolled for the third time, Sherman Gillums Jr. ’09 MSGL came to a rest upside down and, mercifully, alive. A…

Read more read more 

Enrique Morones, USD alumnus and Founder and Director of Border Angels

Enrique Morones '03

Founder and Director

June 29, 2018

Enrique Morones Careaga was born in San Diego, but has always been proud of his Mexican roots. His parents, both born in Mexico, instilled in him st…

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, USD alumna and President and CEO of Guild Mortgage

Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

June 29, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winni…

Read more read more 

Nathan Resnick, USD alumni and Co-founder and CEO at Sourcify

Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

June 29, 2018

University of San Diego School of Business alumnus, Nathan Resnick ’16 has become a powerhouse in the entrepreneurship community. Only a few y…

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, USD alumnus and Head of Worldwide Supply for Amazon Prime Now

Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

June 28, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosi…

Read more read more 

Matthew Reno, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Reno Contracting

Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Matt Reno founded Reno Contracting more than 20 years ago and, to this day, remains an integral part of the company. His reputation in preconstructi…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz, USD alumni and real estate maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16

Real Estate Development

June 28, 2018

Real Estate Maven During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate …

Read more read more 

Miguel Vasquez, a USD alumnus, CEO of Financial Fitness Group and Founder of California Foundation Fund

Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

June 28, 2018

Miguel D. Vasquez is a Mexican immigrant from the rural highlands of the state of Jalisco. He attended elementary school in Tijuana before his widow…

Read more read more 

Sam Attisha, USD alumnus and Senior Vice President at Cox Communications California

Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

As vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications’ California operations, Sam Attisha is responsible for i…

Read more read more 

Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Vincent J. Kasperick graduated from USD in 1984, majoring in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse in San Diego, where he received his CPA designat…

Read more read more 

Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

June 27, 2018

  Jacqueline Akerblom is the managing partner of the Southern California practice of Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member of …

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

Mary Ann McGarry, ’80, Accounting and Computer Science

April 23, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

Read more read more 

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

The Chess Master

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

March 6, 2018

The wall in Justin Crachy’s office at Solar Turbines holds a large whiteboard illustrating various models innovating for his company’s sup…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

January 9, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Read more read more 

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Kenneth Bates, Associate Professor of Marketing

January 4, 2018

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…

Read more read more 

CPC Lab

Student Innovations

May 1, 2017

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) powered by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego prepares students to be conscio…

Read more read more 

View All Spotlights

Recent Spotlights

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder

July 26, 2018

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Read more read more 

Michelle Moore, USD alumni and Co-founder of Zemax, now-turned horticulturalist in Hawaii

Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

July 26, 2018

Thriving in Business and in Nature: How one USD alum is redefining the ‘entrepreneurial landscape’ Entrepreneur-turned-horticulturalist…

Read more read more 

Garry Ridge, USD alumni and CEO of WD-40 Co.

Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

July 2, 2018

The True ‘Chief’ Executive Officer Behind the global success of the popular lubricant, WD-40, is a well-oiled machine that keeps the Sa…

Read more read more 

Stephan Aarstol, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

July 1, 2018

MBA alumnus Stephan Aarstol, founder and CEO of Tower Stand Up Paddle Boards, used his class assignments to develop his business plan. Aft…

Read more read more 

Laura Johnson, USD alumna and Founder and Distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co.

Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

June 30, 2018

Laura Johnson '14 BBA (economics and international business), owner, founder and distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co. in San Diego, Californi…

Read more read more 

Sherman Gillums, USD alumnus and Chief Strategy Officer for American Veterans (AmVets)

Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

June 30, 2018

After his car rolled for the third time, Sherman Gillums Jr. ’09 MSGL came to a rest upside down and, mercifully, alive. A…

Read more read more 

Enrique Morones, USD alumnus and Founder and Director of Border Angels

Enrique Morones '03

Founder and Director

June 29, 2018

Enrique Morones Careaga was born in San Diego, but has always been proud of his Mexican roots. His parents, both born in Mexico, instilled in him st…

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, USD alumna and President and CEO of Guild Mortgage

Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

June 29, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winni…

Read more read more 

Nathan Resnick, USD alumni and Co-founder and CEO at Sourcify

Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

June 29, 2018

University of San Diego School of Business alumnus, Nathan Resnick ’16 has become a powerhouse in the entrepreneurship community. Only a few y…

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, USD alumnus and Head of Worldwide Supply for Amazon Prime Now

Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

June 28, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosi…

Read more read more 

Matthew Reno, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Reno Contracting

Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Matt Reno founded Reno Contracting more than 20 years ago and, to this day, remains an integral part of the company. His reputation in preconstructi…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz, USD alumni and real estate maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16

Real Estate Development

June 28, 2018

Real Estate Maven During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate …

Read more read more 

Miguel Vasquez, a USD alumnus, CEO of Financial Fitness Group and Founder of California Foundation Fund

Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

June 28, 2018

Miguel D. Vasquez is a Mexican immigrant from the rural highlands of the state of Jalisco. He attended elementary school in Tijuana before his widow…

Read more read more 

Sam Attisha, USD alumnus and Senior Vice President at Cox Communications California

Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

As vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications’ California operations, Sam Attisha is responsible for i…

Read more read more 

Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Vincent J. Kasperick graduated from USD in 1984, majoring in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse in San Diego, where he received his CPA designat…

Read more read more 

Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

June 27, 2018

  Jacqueline Akerblom is the managing partner of the Southern California practice of Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member of …

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

Mary Ann McGarry, ’80, Accounting and Computer Science

April 23, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

Read more read more 

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

The Chess Master

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

March 6, 2018

The wall in Justin Crachy’s office at Solar Turbines holds a large whiteboard illustrating various models innovating for his company’s sup…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

January 9, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Read more read more 

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Kenneth Bates, Associate Professor of Marketing

January 4, 2018

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…

Read more read more 

CPC Lab

Student Innovations

May 1, 2017

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) powered by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego prepares students to be conscio…

Read more read more 

View All Spotlights

Recent Spotlights

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder

July 26, 2018

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Read more read more 

Michelle Moore, USD alumni and Co-founder of Zemax, now-turned horticulturalist in Hawaii

Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

July 26, 2018

Thriving in Business and in Nature: How one USD alum is redefining the ‘entrepreneurial landscape’ Entrepreneur-turned-horticulturalist…

Read more read more 

Garry Ridge, USD alumni and CEO of WD-40 Co.

Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

July 2, 2018

The True ‘Chief’ Executive Officer Behind the global success of the popular lubricant, WD-40, is a well-oiled machine that keeps the Sa…

Read more read more 

Stephan Aarstol, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

July 1, 2018

MBA alumnus Stephan Aarstol, founder and CEO of Tower Stand Up Paddle Boards, used his class assignments to develop his business plan. Aft…

Read more read more 

Laura Johnson, USD alumna and Founder and Distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co.

Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

June 30, 2018

Laura Johnson '14 BBA (economics and international business), owner, founder and distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co. in San Diego, Californi…

Read more read more 

Sherman Gillums, USD alumnus and Chief Strategy Officer for American Veterans (AmVets)

Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

June 30, 2018

After his car rolled for the third time, Sherman Gillums Jr. ’09 MSGL came to a rest upside down and, mercifully, alive. A…

Read more read more 

Enrique Morones, USD alumnus and Founder and Director of Border Angels

Enrique Morones '03

Founder and Director

June 29, 2018

Enrique Morones Careaga was born in San Diego, but has always been proud of his Mexican roots. His parents, both born in Mexico, instilled in him st…

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, USD alumna and President and CEO of Guild Mortgage

Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

June 29, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winni…

Read more read more 

Nathan Resnick, USD alumni and Co-founder and CEO at Sourcify

Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

June 29, 2018

University of San Diego School of Business alumnus, Nathan Resnick ’16 has become a powerhouse in the entrepreneurship community. Only a few y…

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, USD alumnus and Head of Worldwide Supply for Amazon Prime Now

Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

June 28, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosi…

Read more read more 

Matthew Reno, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Reno Contracting

Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Matt Reno founded Reno Contracting more than 20 years ago and, to this day, remains an integral part of the company. His reputation in preconstructi…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz, USD alumni and real estate maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16

Real Estate Development

June 28, 2018

Real Estate Maven During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate …

Read more read more 

Miguel Vasquez, a USD alumnus, CEO of Financial Fitness Group and Founder of California Foundation Fund

Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

June 28, 2018

Miguel D. Vasquez is a Mexican immigrant from the rural highlands of the state of Jalisco. He attended elementary school in Tijuana before his widow…

Read more read more 

Sam Attisha, USD alumnus and Senior Vice President at Cox Communications California

Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

As vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications’ California operations, Sam Attisha is responsible for i…

Read more read more 

Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Vincent J. Kasperick graduated from USD in 1984, majoring in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse in San Diego, where he received his CPA designat…

Read more read more 

Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

June 27, 2018

  Jacqueline Akerblom is the managing partner of the Southern California practice of Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member of …

Read more read more 

Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

Mary Ann McGarry, ’80, Accounting and Computer Science

April 23, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

Read more read more 

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

The Chess Master

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

March 6, 2018

The wall in Justin Crachy’s office at Solar Turbines holds a large whiteboard illustrating various models innovating for his company’s sup…

Read more read more 

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

Read more read more 

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

January 9, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Read more read more 

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Kenneth Bates, Associate Professor of Marketing

January 4, 2018

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…

Read more read more 

CPC Lab

Student Innovations

May 1, 2017

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) powered by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego prepares students to be conscio…

Read more read more 

View All Spotlights

Recent Spotlights

USD alumni, James Brennan. A serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Suja Juice

James Brennan '96

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder

July 26, 2018

Moving Forward, Giving Back: Advice from One of San Diego’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs USD School of Business alumnus James Brennan is not…

Read more read more 

Michelle Moore, USD alumni and Co-founder of Zemax, now-turned horticulturalist in Hawaii

Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

July 26, 2018

Thriving in Business and in Nature: How one USD alum is redefining the ‘entrepreneurial landscape’ Entrepreneur-turned-horticulturalist…

Read more read more 

Garry Ridge, USD alumni and CEO of WD-40 Co.

Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

July 2, 2018

The True ‘Chief’ Executive Officer Behind the global success of the popular lubricant, WD-40, is a well-oiled machine that keeps the Sa…

Read more read more 

Stephan Aarstol, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

July 1, 2018

MBA alumnus Stephan Aarstol, founder and CEO of Tower Stand Up Paddle Boards, used his class assignments to develop his business plan. Aft…

Read more read more 

Laura Johnson, USD alumna and Founder and Distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co.

Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

June 30, 2018

Laura Johnson '14 BBA (economics and international business), owner, founder and distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co. in San Diego, Californi…

Read more read more 

Sherman Gillums, USD alumnus and Chief Strategy Officer for American Veterans (AmVets)

Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

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Enrique Morones '03

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Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

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When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winni…

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Nathan Resnick, USD alumni and Co-founder and CEO at Sourcify

Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

June 29, 2018

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Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

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For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosi…

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Matthew Reno, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Reno Contracting

Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

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Michelle Muñiz ’16

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Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

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Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

As vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications’ California operations, Sam Attisha is responsible for i…

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Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

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Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

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CEO of Success

Mary Ann McGarry, ’80, Accounting and Computer Science

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When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

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The Chess Master

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Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

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The (Not-So) Mad Man

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Stephan Aarstol '99

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Laura Johnson '14

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Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

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Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

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CEO and Founder

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Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

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Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

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Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

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Real Estate Maven

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James Brennan '96

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Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

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Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

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Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

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Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

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Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

June 30, 2018

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Enrique Morones, USD alumnus and Founder and Director of Border Angels

Enrique Morones '03

Founder and Director

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Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

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Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

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Chris Peyre, USD alumnus and Head of Worldwide Supply for Amazon Prime Now

Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

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Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

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Michelle Muñiz ’16

Real Estate Development

June 28, 2018

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Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

June 28, 2018

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Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

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Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Vincent J. Kasperick graduated from USD in 1984, majoring in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse in San Diego, where he received his CPA designat…

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Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

June 27, 2018

  Jacqueline Akerblom is the managing partner of the Southern California practice of Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member of …

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Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

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April 23, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

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The Chess Master

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March 6, 2018

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Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

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James Brennan '96

Serial Entrepreneur and Co-founder

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Michelle Moore, USD alumni and Co-founder of Zemax, now-turned horticulturalist in Hawaii

Michelle Moore '85

Entrepreneur and Horticulturalist

July 26, 2018

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Garry Ridge, USD alumni and CEO of WD-40 Co.

Garry Ridge, '01

President and CEO

July 2, 2018

The True ‘Chief’ Executive Officer Behind the global success of the popular lubricant, WD-40, is a well-oiled machine that keeps the Sa…

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Stephan Aarstol, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

Stephan Aarstol '99

Founder and CEO

July 1, 2018

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Laura Johnson, USD alumna and Founder and Distiller at You & Yours Distilling Co.

Laura Johnson '14

Founder and Distiller

June 30, 2018

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Sherman Gillums, USD alumnus and Chief Strategy Officer for American Veterans (AmVets)

Sherman Gillums '10

Chief Strategy Officer

June 30, 2018

After his car rolled for the third time, Sherman Gillums Jr. ’09 MSGL came to a rest upside down and, mercifully, alive. A…

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Enrique Morones, USD alumnus and Founder and Director of Border Angels

Enrique Morones '03

Founder and Director

June 29, 2018

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Mary Ann McGarry '80

President and CEO

June 29, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winni…

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Nathan Resnick, USD alumni and Co-founder and CEO at Sourcify

Nathan Resnick '16

Co-founder and CEO

June 29, 2018

University of San Diego School of Business alumnus, Nathan Resnick ’16 has become a powerhouse in the entrepreneurship community. Only a few y…

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Chris Peyre, USD alumnus and Head of Worldwide Supply for Amazon Prime Now

Chris Peyre '04

Head of Worldwide Supply Chain for Prime Now

June 28, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosi…

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Matthew Reno, USD alumnus and Founder and CEO of Reno Contracting

Matthew Reno '80

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Matt Reno founded Reno Contracting more than 20 years ago and, to this day, remains an integral part of the company. His reputation in preconstructi…

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Michelle Muñiz, USD alumni and real estate maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16

Real Estate Development

June 28, 2018

Real Estate Maven During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate …

Read more read more 

Miguel Vasquez, a USD alumnus, CEO of Financial Fitness Group and Founder of California Foundation Fund

Miguel Vasquez '94

CEO and Founder

June 28, 2018

Miguel D. Vasquez is a Mexican immigrant from the rural highlands of the state of Jalisco. He attended elementary school in Tijuana before his widow…

Read more read more 

Sam Attisha, USD alumnus and Senior Vice President at Cox Communications California

Sam Attisha '89

Senior Vice President

June 28, 2018

As vice president of business development and external affairs for Cox Communications’ California operations, Sam Attisha is responsible for i…

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Vince Kasperick, USD School of Business alumni and CEO of AimLoan.com

Vince Kasperick '84

Founder and CEO

June 28, 2018

Vincent J. Kasperick graduated from USD in 1984, majoring in accounting. He joined Price Waterhouse in San Diego, where he received his CPA designat…

Read more read more 

Jacqueline Akerblom, USD alumna and West Region Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP

Jacqueline Akerblom '84

West Region Managing Partner

June 27, 2018

  Jacqueline Akerblom is the managing partner of the Southern California practice of Grant Thornton. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member of …

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Mary Ann McGarry, Guild Mortgage CEO

CEO of Success

Mary Ann McGarry, ’80, Accounting and Computer Science

April 23, 2018

When you meet Mary Ann McGarry, you know you’re in the presence of someone very special. Warm, congenial, and quick to laugh, behind her winning…

Read more read more 

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The Chess Master

Justin Crachy, BSS, Procurement & Finance, MS-SCM, Supply Chain Management

March 6, 2018

The wall in Justin Crachy’s office at Solar Turbines holds a large whiteboard illustrating various models innovating for his company’s sup…

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Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

Real Estate Maven

Michelle Muñiz ’16, MS in Real Estate, USD School of Business

January 16, 2018

During her 2800-mile road trip from Long Island to San Diego, 21-year-old Michelle Muñiz had a lot of time to contemplate her future. “I …

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Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

Supply Chain Explorer

Chris Peyre, ’04, MBA, Supply Chain Management, International Business, and Finance

January 9, 2018

For centuries, the word “Amazon” conjured images of a journey filled with challenge and mystery. For those early explorers whose curiosity…

Read more read more 

Kenny Bates

The (Not-So) Mad Man

Kenneth Bates, Associate Professor of Marketing

January 4, 2018

For Kenny Bates, associate professor of marketing, standing on the edge of a canyon in Switzerland, poised to jump is just part of the journey. Withou…

Read more read more 

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Student Innovations

May 1, 2017

The Social Innovation Challenge (SIC) powered by the Center for Peace and Commerce at the University of San Diego prepares students to be conscio…

Read more read more 

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