Alumni News
19 August 2019

UVA Darden Alumna a Beacon of Change for Male-Dominated Private Equity Industry

Marcia Mao (MBA ’15) has broken through in an industry that has long had a reputation for being a club for men.

08 August 2019

Following Footsteps of Famed Farming Family, Darden Alumnus Leads Niman Ranch Into Future of Sustainable Livestock

Chris Oliviero (MBA ’07) recently took on the role of general manager of Niman Ranch, which sources beef, lamb and pork from independent family farmers and ranchers across the U.S. who treat animals humanely and farm in environmentally sustainable ways.

24 July 2019

Darden Alum-Led Diversity Program Prepares Indian Women for Finance Careers

Darden alumnus Amit Chakarabarty conceptualized the CFA Institute Young Women in Investment initiative to help close the gender gap in the investment industry in India.

22 July 2019

Brand Citizenship: Consumer Expectations and Societal Shifts Drive Brands Taking Stands

The brand promises made between consumer and company in the 20th century typically pertained to aspirational experiences the consumer could expect to receive. In the 21st century, the brand promise has become more nuanced, and more complicated.

15 July 2019

Silicon Beyond the Valley: UVA Darden Alumni Predict Where Venture Capital Is Going Next

For the better part of a half-century, the epicenter of venture capital in the United States has been located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. But as technology increasingly enables entrepreneurs, “the universe is expanding” for VC.

11 July 2019

UVA Darden Alumni-Led Cybersecurity Venture Draws Significant Funding, High-Profile Clients

Digital risk protection startup SafeGuardCyber has scaled quickly since being launched in 2014 by two Darden alumni.