Carlson School Alumni in front of Minneapolis skyline

Carlson School Alumni

With more than 50,000 members in 78 countries, the Carlson School alumni network forms a cross-section of some of the world's most influential business leaders. Discover new opportunities to grow your network, give back to the School, take advantage of opportunities for professional development, and more.

Alumni Around the Country

Recently, we visited some amazing alumni around the country who put their education to work in a variety of ways. Here are their stories.

Hannah Cairns. '13 BSB
New York City

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Homecoming 2016: October 20-22

Show your Gopher pride this fall and join us for Homecoming 2016 on October 20, 21, and 22. Events include our GOLD Soiree, Homecoming Parade Watch Party, Alumni Tailgate, and the Golden Gopher football game against the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights. We hope to see you all there, sporting your maroon and gold!

  • Global Vice Chair of Tax at Ernst & Young Jay Nibble, '89 MBT, discusses his commitment to giving back to the Carlson School and its programs that helped pave the way in his successful career.

  • Ant Financial Services President Eric Jing, '05 CHEMBA, announces a $5 million gift to strengthen the Carlson School’s relationship with China.

Alumni in the News

Charles Kummeth, '93 MBA

Bio-Techne Corp. CEO Charles Kummeth, ‘93 MBA, was featured in the StarTribune for the acquisition of Advanced Cell Diagnostics. Bio-Techne Corp provides biotech research supplies. Its acquisition of Advanced Cell Diagnostics will allow the firm to enter the genomics research and diagnostics market.

Alum Start-Up Secures $7 Million in Funding

Thompson Aderinkomi, ‘11 MBA, was featured in the Star Tribune for securing $7 million in funding for his start-up Retrace Health. Based in Minneapolis, the company provides primary care via video visits and house calls.

Carlson School Grad Named among Best and Brightest MBA Students

Sara Moret, ’16 MBA, was recently named one of Poets & Quants' Best & Brightest MBAs in the Class of 2016. The list acknowledges students who have had excellent leadership and academic achievements in their MBA program. Moret will be working at Bain & Company as a consultant after graduation.

Carlson School Alum Featured on History Channel

Dan Martinson, ’92 BSB, president of Xtrudex, was featured on the History Channel series “Million Dollar Genius” for his invention of Gear Tie. Gear Tie is a reusable rubber twist tie used to organize items ranging from small cables to large sporting goods equipment. The series features aspirational and inspirational inventors who have transformed their ideas into successful products.