Whether it’s running a business or launching a new venture, our alumni have one thing in common–an eagerness to learn and lead others.
Our students graduate ready to manage and lead employees at complex organizations. They know how to assess situations, adapt to change, and make important business decisions under pressure.
The skills, knowledge and connections they’ve gained at Suffolk often land them at executive positions at major companies like KPMG, Goldman Sachs, and Apax Partners LP. Others have launched their own businesses from the ground up.
Students today, leaders tomorrow
Our alumni have started hundreds of successful businesses around the world. In 2009, Greg Balestrieri (BSBA '09) and Joe Melville (BSBA '08) spent a whopping $3 million on the domain name “candy.com.” Today, their online candy store offers 6,000+ types of candy, as well as candy-making equipment and accessories.
John Verrell (BSBA '08) opened Battery Park Bar & Lounge just two years after graduating from Sawyer Business School. Self-described as a “chic sports bar with the old Boston feel,” the bar was named #1 After-Work Watering Hole on the 2012 Boston A-List.
Dan Vidal (BSBA ’09) is the founder of ArtVenue, an online tool that helps artists show and sell their work at local businesses. Vidal’s young business won $50,000 in the 2011 business competition sponsored by MassChallenge, a Boston-area nonprofit organization focused on encouraging innovation. DigBoston, Boston’s only alternative weekly, called it: "Pretty much the most intriguing thing to happen to the burgeoning art-market since Etsy."
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