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Meet our UNC Kenan-Flagler all-stars

Our world-class community of talented, driven students and passionate, highly-engaged faculty truly sets UNC Kenan-Flagler apart from other business schools.

We’re proud to introduce the outstanding Tar Heels who have been recognized among the world’s best business school students, teachers and researchers by Poets & Quants.

Best & Brightest MBAs
  • Brittany Gulledge

    Brittany Gulledge (BA ’10, MBA ’16)

    Gulledge, served as president of the MBA Healthcare Club, Dean’s Fellow and Forté Fellow. She is the recipient of the Johnson & Johnson Leadership Award, the Carolyn and Harold Anderson Premier Fellowship. After graduation, she joined GSK as an esprit associate. Read more >>

  • Caitlin Fross

    Caitlin Fross (MBA, MSPH ’16)

    Fross, a dual-degree student, served as a Dean’s Fellow, Nonprofit Board Fellow, Forté Fellow and career mentor. She received the Core Value Award for Excellence. After graduation, she joined McKinsey & Company as an associate. Read more >>

  • Taylor Mallard

    Taylor Mallard (MBA ’15)

    Taylor championed sustainability at UNC Kenan-Flagler. She co-founded the Social Impact Summer Grants program to fund summer internships with sustainability and social impact focused organizations and the Global Scholars Academy Startup Challenge, in which MBA students teach local elementary students about entrepreneurship. Read more >>

Best & Brightest Executive MBAs
  • Ryan Carfley

    Ryan Carfley (EMBA ’16)

    Carfley turned a failing company on the brink of bankruptcy into the Triangle’s No. 1 executive search firm. He received the Triangle Business Journal 40-Under-40 Leadership Award in 2015. His leadership landed his company, Personify, on the 2015 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S. Read more >>

  • Abhi Mehrotra

    Abhi Mehrotra (EMBA ’15)

    Abhi serves as the assistant medical director of the emergency department (ED) at UNC-Chapel Hill. He pursued his MBA to finesse his business skills and pursue opportunities to positively impact patient care. He mapped out a proposal for staffing the UNC-Hillsborough ED prior to being named as its medical director. Read more >>

Best & Brightest Business Majors
  • Anne Burke Baldridge

    Anne Burke Baldridge (BSBA ’16)

    Baldridge, a Robertson Scholar, served as director of the Carolina Challenge, one of the School’s premier entrepreneurship events. She was also a member of the Honor Court and a Junior Class Representative. She earned the Hampton Shuping Prize, which recognizes academic achievement, honor and leadership potential. Read more >>

  • Stetson Starkey

    Stetson Starkey (BSBA ’16)

    Starkey served on the Undergraduate Business Ambassadors leadership team, co-founded the Undergraduate International Business Club and spent four months working as a market entry consultant for Kenan Institute in Asia. He is the recipient of the Edmund B. Ross III Endowed Scholarship, the Frank and Shelayne Sutton Scholarship, the William R. Ludwick Merit Scholarship for Business Students and was awarded a study abroad merit scholarship. After graduation, he joined Accenture as a consulting analyst. Read more >>

MBAs to watch
  • Ravi Maniar

    Ravi Maniar (MBA ’16)

    Maniar served as MBA Student Association president and a Dean’s Fellow. His commitment to enriching our community earned him the MBA Core Value Award for Teamwork. After graduation, he joined Tata Consultancy Services as a digital strategy manager. Read more >>

  • Rodrigo Aquino

    Rodrigo Aquino (MBA ’16)

    Aquino served as a Dean’s Fellow and was highly engaged in leadership and community building roles as a student. After graduation, he joined Bain & Company as a consultant. Read more >>

  • Adam Coleman

    Adam Coleman (MBA ’15)

    Adam served as lead manager for UNC Real Estate’s private equity funds and on the Investment Banking Club leadership team. He was a career mentor and helped anchor two winning case competition teams. After graduation, he joined Morgan Stanley as a real estate associate. Read more >>

Best 40 Under 40 Professors
  • Camelia Kuhnen

    Camelia Kuhnen (2016)

    Kuhnen, associate professor of finance, is a pioneer in the field of neuroeconomics, as well as an award-winning teacher and respected researcher. Read more >>

  • Michael Christian

    Michael Christian (2015)

    Christian, associate professor of organizational behavior, is an advocate for experiential learning. His research on ethics and mindfulness has garnered attention from publications like the The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times. Read more >>

  • Brad Staats

    Brad Staats (2014)

    Staats, associate professor of operations, is an award-winning teacher and acclaimed researcher. He is the co-author of “Why Organizations Don’t Learn,” named HBR’s Best Leadership Article of 2015. Read more >>

  • Adam Reed

    Adam Reed (2012)

    Reed, professor of finance and Julian Price Scholar, researches short selling, equity lending, capital markets and mutual funds. He serves as a research consultant for the SEC. Read more >>

  • Alison Fragale

    Alison Fragale (2011)

    Fragale, associate professor of organizational behavior and Mary Farley Ames Lee Distinguished Scholar, teaches courses on effective leadership and negotiation skills to undergrads, graduate students and business executives. Read more >>

World’s Best B-School Professors
  • Sridhar Balasubramanian

    Sridhar Balasubramanian (2012)

    Sridhar is the associate dean of our full-time and online MBA programs, the Roy & Alice H. Richards Bicentennial Distinguished Scholar and professor of marketing. But to us, he’s known as “Dr. B” – one of the most beloved members of our community. Read more >>