Steven Pinsky: In November, I left the Investment Banking Group at Josephthal & Co. to form Sutton Advisory Group, a Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Advisory boutique focusing on small and mid-sized companies. We provide a great resource for companies that are contemplating Acquisitions, or other strategic initiatives, but do not want to add permanent overhead. I have a new e-mail as well. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Gayle and I are still living on Long Island with our three children (Jaclyn, 8 and Brett and Justin 6). All are well. I am sorry I was unable to make the reunion but I thank you for your updates.
Yoshi Murakami: Ford group (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo) in Japan integrated its back-office functions (Finance, Accounting, HR, System) in 2001. I have been supporting those brands as Finance and Business Planning Director. Land Rover Japan President, one of my bosses, is Chris Ellis WG’93.
Robin Riddle: Lots of big changes for me: I got married in June 2001 to my long-time boyfriend William Evans (HBS grad). After 2 years, we finished remodeling a house in the Bay Area and moved in. Shortly thereafter, we moved to Tokyo, where we’ll be until June 2002, as Bill is GM of Asia Pacific operations for his company. I hope the job market improves in Silicon Valley by the time I return.
Pat Walsh: My wife Sheila and I had our 2nd son, Liam, this summer. He joins 4 year old Seamus. We live in western suburbs of Chicago. I continue to work at Spencer Stuart recruiting technology executives for startups and established companies around the country. We have enjoyed seeing Frank & Christine Wheeler & their 2 sons over the New Year break.
Nobuo Mori: After working with A.T. Kearney for the last 11 years with 11-month recess at PwC, I was asked to open Tokyo offfice for National Economic Research Associates, Inc, the largest, yet relativerly small, specialized economic consulting firm headquarted in White Plains, NY. Resources are so tight that I need to do almost everything including choice of voce mail systems which turned out to be a nightmare. My wife, Yoko, and three kids are more fine than ever.
Steven Minsky: In September 2000, I decided to leave Kodak’s Eastman Software and start my own business. Last year, I raised two rounds of seed funding and in January I closed our Series A venture capital funding from a top tier Boston VC. My company, RulesPower, Inc.(www.rulespower.com), is developing an enterprise software product for business process management for Fortune 100 corporations.
Rob Joyce: Tom Heule, Steve Collins, Pal Berg, Jeff Hanson, Woo Park, Paul Hardy, Larry Ioffredo and I got together for an extended weekend of golf in Florida this past December. We had a great time playing some tough courses (the highlight being Tiburon)and plan on doing it again next year.
P.M. Steckmest: After many years of searching, I have found a great job as property manager in Oslo dealing with all aspects of owning commercial real estate. Michael (now 2 years) is keeping his parents more than awake during his alotted 10 hours and is a lot of fun most of the time. Hope to hear from classmates who dare travel this far north! (Should be safer than the US anyway).
Monica Richter: Our big news is that Kyra Elisabeth Guenther has made us a trio! She was born on Dec. 6th at 6lbs 14 oz and 21 inches. Wolfgang and I are really enjoying parenting and Kyra has grown well over her first month. Of course, the new parents could do with a bit more sleep, but I think that is a classic moan from all with a newborn. She is truly an angel.
Kristian Aasted: Yvette and I welcomed our daughter Ellen into the world 12/18. Erik, now three, is a proud big brother. I now have my own Executive Search business (http://aasted.cc) focusing on senior execs in software and data storage, mostly for venture backed companies.
Marian Merritt: Our happiness grows! Baby #3, a girl, was born July 30th, and is named Hannah Rose. Big sister and brother, Maddy (7) and Paul (6) adore her and are our big helpers! They also enjoy their ice skating lessons and art classes along with school. During my maternity leave, we began some home remodeling, just so I’d have something to manage while “not working.” Now I’m back full-time at Symantec where I manage a number of our consumer products under the Norton brand. Jon’s investment business at Smith Barney continues to thrive, though this year has been quite a challenge. Jon and I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2002!
Mark Neibart: I thought I’d wait for some really big news before I wrote in — well 2001
supplied plenty. On August 10, my wife Ann and I became first-time parents to a beautiful baby boy, Alex Martin. A short month later, the entire family took an unplanned vacation. On September 11, we were evacuated from our Battery Park City apartment, just four blocks from the World Trade Center. Our cruise took us across the Hudson in a State police boat to the shores of New Jersey. Upon docking, accommodations were provided in my old room at my parent’s house. All things considered, we escaped essentially unharmed, though of course we’re a little bit wary of the adventures the new year may bring.
Lorrie King: I spent most of the month of November visiting with Margot & John Fadool (WG ’91) in Caracas, Venezuela with a side trip to Grenada in the Carribean. It was such a fascinating trip with tropical weather, many hiking exploits, fantastic beaches and fabulous food. The side trips I took were to Los Roques, an archipelego north of Caracas, and Canaima where Angel Falls, the tallest falls in the world are located. I look forward to visiting South American soon again. I’m chairing the Wharton Club of New York’s Spring Gala this year being held at the Penn Club on Saturday evening May 4th, so please email Arline@Whartonny.com or visit the website at http://www.whartonny.com if you are interested in attending this fabulous party.
Carl Steffens: I am back in the San Francisco Bay Area after ~5 years in Southern California (Orange County), first launching a new wireless business for Pacific Telesis then with two small companies. We relocated to Los Altos in April 2000 and I am with a software start-up here. My wife Lynne and I have four (!) daughters, who were all born between May 1994 and March 1998 (twins in December 1995).