Past Bloggers

Weekend Executive MBA Class of 2012

Rob BorhamRobert Borham

I pursued my MBA in order to transition out of the world of finance and into general management or product/brand management. I chose Duke because of its reputation for excellence, brand image, and of course, because they accepted me! I was fortunate enough to be selected as one of our class representatives. This position helped to facilitate communication between the faculty, administration, and students, and I provided feedback on a broad range of issues related to our program.

Outside of work and school, I like to spend time with my family and friends. We like to travel, try new things, and spend time outdoors. I’m also an avid sports enthusiast. I am a social person with a quick and great sense of humor (unfortunately, this is only my opinion!).

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Greg RyanGreg Ryan

I am a finance professional, reserve military officer, and entrepreneur. I serve as a U.S. Marine Corps reserve officer, and have more than 18 years of combined reserve and active experience. Earlier in my career, I founded and operated a successful small business in downtown Durham, NC. The experience of starting a business was simultaneously energizing and daunting. The understanding of business I gained as an entrepreneur provided insight into many business challenges, and ultimately drove me toward the consulting profession.

I am an avid runner and fitness junkie. Over the last few years I completed several ultra-distance races including an adventure race in the Sahara Desert. Constant exercise requires rest and recovery. To accomplish this I read books by many authors, from George Elliot to Jonathan Franzen.

I am thrilled to be affiliated with Fuqua, and prior to matriculating, I enjoyed meeting several Duke students, staff, and alumni. I’ve always been impressed by their pride and passion.

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Arturo FagundoArturo Fagundo

As I was born in Cuba, I like to think that I am originally from the “deep south.” My family moved to Boston when I was very young, and I grew up in and around the city. I eventually moved across the river to M.I.T. where I collected a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Soon after graduation I moved to San Diego to take a job with Qualcomm. After spending 5 years soaking up the sun in southern California, I moved back to Boston where I have worked for a variety of technology companies.

While I was a development manager at VMware, I had the opportunity to build out a new product and grew it into a successful part of the business. It was a great opportunity to learn about the business-side of technology and inspired me to go back to school and get an MBA at Fuqua. Business school has pulled the curtain away, and allowed me to peek into a new world, one which my prior work experience only hinted at.

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