UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Alumni Profiles

  • ryan stone

    Ryan Stone

    EMBA 2004 
    President, SmartSky Network
    About Ryan

    "UNC KFBS is a corrective lens for untrained (but motivated) business eyes. The real-world focused professors showed me how to evaluate business risks and then to take action, seizing the opportunities those same risks represent. The leadership, teamwork, and analytical skills they taught helped me get rapidly promoted at a Fortune 500 company. Most importantly, KFBS gave me the courage and support structure to follow my dreams, start my own companies, and then provided ‘after-care’ to help me continue to improve, network, and grow."

  • Jeb Terry

    Jeb Terry

    BSBA 2003, MBA 2011
    Co-founder StraightCast MEDIA


    "Carolina really shaped me. What I've learned through the Tar Heel network is that you're always a representative of yourself, your family, and your university."

  • Zac Frost

    Zac Frost

    MBA 2011
    Associate, Lazard Freres & Co.

    "UNC Kenan-Flagler was very welcoming to me and my family. I felt like we had a support network, and it started before we even arrived."

  • amitsingh

    Amit Singh

    EMBA 2003
    President & CEO , Spectraforce Technologies

    About Amit

    "The New Ventures elective gave us the opportunity to turn loose ideas into solid business plans. We worked with outside coaches—entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, attorneys—who understood start-up challenges. At the end of the course, we presented our business plans to the panel of coaches. This gave me the confidence I needed to launch Spectraforce, which is now among the fastest growing private companies in the country, as recognized by Inc. Magazine and Triangle Business Journal."

  • Brent Callinicos

    Brent Callinicos

    BSBA 1987, MBA 1989
    VP and Treasurer, Google Inc.

    Strategic Advisor, Uber

    "What has probably helped me the most in my career that I got from being at UNC and from Kenan-Flagler in particular, was a validation of what I really wanted to do and what I was passionate about by some of the drill down courses that we had. I found that the deeper I dug into the finance curriculum, the more I liked it."

  • Jason Kilar

    Jason Kilar

    AB JOMC/BSBA '93
    Co-founder and CEO of Vessel

    Watch Jason's UNC 2015 Spring Commencement Address

    "UNC Kenan-Flagler did a very good job educating me about evaluating the current situation in business. 'Is it real'? 'Is it meaningful'? Can we have a sustained competitive advantage?' The thing that I took away from Kenan-Flagler was humility, because I think that the best businesses are humble and self aware to know when they are missing something and they have to double down on innovating or building something. I think Kenan Flagler is very, very good about teaching that which is to honestly assess the business landscape. I spent a lot of time in the years that I was there assessing different businesses and strategies and having that intellectual honesty to know when something is not working and when something is working."