April 30, 2013

Sauro Nicli: I moved back to Switzerland in early January 2013 – after spending three and a half years in Paris with as Group CIO of AXA. I have joined SICPA SA (www.sicpa.com), a global private company based in Lausanne active in identification, authentication, and secure tracking and tracing technologies in the position of Executive Committee Member in charge of Information Technology. I am still living with my wife Marie-Christine, my daughters Solenne (15), Chiara (12) and Salome (9) in Morges (10min away from Lausanne) – so if anyone travels close to Lausanne or Geneva, let us know!

Mark Thomas: I’m still enjoying the high tech field and have been working at Nokia now for the past 8 years heading up marketing and product teams in the mobile apps space. I’ve been working out of the Berlin office for the past year and am slated to return to SF area again this summer. Any WG91 Grads in Berlin/Germany? Let’s connect before I head back to Calif!

Kacey Carpenter: Kathy and I are both working at Cisco now. She joined business development and I’m back in engineering focused on strategic initiatives for new market opportunities. Our kids are doing great with Cass at Vassar (sophomore), Emma at University of Oregon (freshman), Kevin planning to attend University of Washington in the fall, and Rob still enjoying high school (junior) but ready for college.

Lucinda Duncalfe: Last summer I founded a new company, Real Food Works. We offer a weekly subscription program of healthy meals prepared by local independent restaurants and delivered fresh to consumers. Michael Pollan says, “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” And that’s what we offer. We’ve launched in Philadelphia so far and look forward to expanding nationally. www.realfoodworks.com Check it out!

Mark Burstein: In December I was announced as Lawrence University’s 16th President. Lawrence is a residential college of liberal arts and sciences and a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. I start in July and I encourage any class member who finds themselves in the Appleton, Wisconsin area to please stop by. My spouse, David Calle, (Wharton’88) continues to work at Unilever and was promoted to CFO of their global Food Solutions Division in October. Great news but it now means he lives in Rotterdam for most of the month. Hopefully we’ll manage the commute even in those snowy winter months.
Rob Urbach: In March of 2011, I was named CEO of USA Triathlon. We are the governing body for triathlons, duathlons, aquabike and other multisport events. We have over 550,000 members, sanction over 4,000 events annually, conduct national championships and manage the Olympic program. I am based in Colorado Springs, CO and would love to hear from all Wharton Triathletes past, present and future. Rob.Urbach@usatriathlon.org.

Chris Malone: I passed through Brussels on a business trip in March and was able to grab lunch with Vesa Vanhanen. We had a great time catching up and exchanging opinions on economic policy. Vesa continues to work on competitiveness policy at the European Commission and recently moved into a new apartment in central Brussels.