Alumni Profiles

Alumni are an important part of the Business Sustainability Collaborative network. Poole alumni who are working in - or are interested in - the field of sustainable enterprise are encouraged to keep in touch with the Sustainability Initiative. NC State alumni currently working in sustainable business include:

Clay Giese (Jenkins MBA, 2015)
Current Employer & Job Title: Caterpillar, Logistics Analyst
Connect with Clay:
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Ramsey Huntley (Business, 2001)
Senior Sustainability Manager at AT&T
Connect with Ramsay:
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Ron Jarvis (Business, 1983)
VP Merchandising/Sustainability, The Home Depot
Connect with Ron:
Linkedin | Website 

Alex Martin (Business Administration & International Studies, 2012)
Business Development Director, Dharma Life LLC
Connect with Alex:
Linkedin | Website 

Dragana Mendel (MBA, 2012, Master in Computer Science, 2003)
Principal Consultant, ANAGARD, LLC
Connect with Dragana:
Linkedin | Website | Twitter  

Michael Noel (Business, 2004)
Founder, Acorn Innovestments LLC
VP Business Development, Nomaco
Connect with Michael
LinkedIn | Website| Twitter

Kyle O'Donnell (Textile Technology, 2012)
Founder, Only Footprints Ltd. Co
Connect with Kyle:
Linkedin | Website 


Ryan O'Donnell (Business, 2015)
CEO & Co-Founder, EmployUs
Connect with Ryan:
Linkedin | Website | Twitter 


Jacob Traverse (Jenkins MBA/ MMB, 2006)
AgBiotech Enterprise and Technology Development Director, N.C. Biotechnology Center, Durham
Connect with Jacob:
Linkedin | Website 


"Earning an MBA from Poole College not only gave me the necessary skills to be a management consultant; it helped me establish my niche. I help grow early stage technology companies trying to solve current environmental and energy problems. I also serve as the North Carolina Ambassador to the Cleantech Open national accelerator. My experience at Poole was instrumental in giving me the necessary hands on experience and tools to build successful technology startups from ground up. I am thrilled to actively support the Sustainability Initiative by sharing my expertise." – Dragana Mendel (MBA '12), President & Managing Director, ANAGARD, LLC

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