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Veteran, Alumnus - Embraces Risk, Regimentation

His fear of complacency surpasses his fear of sharks. Ruben Hernandez, a UCR Business alumnus, U.S. Marine, and founder of EGA Homes, enjoys skydiving, off-roading, and scuba adventures – sometimes with great whites. He’s no adrenaline junkie, though. For the entrepreneur, it’s more about leaving his comfort zone – ensuring that, at the end of...

UCR Business Alumnus Dazzles Tech World

Jim Merino has been a math whiz since he learned to count. His father and grandfather, both engineers, taught him algorithms in grade school. “They were always tossing brain teasers at me,” he recalls. And he still craves complex puzzles. Today, Merino, a math and data science expert – and graduate of Caltech (BS, 1984),...

Hylander Student Investment Fund

The Hylander Financial Group (HFG), a club founded in 2014 by UCR finance students, has been evaluating stocks for potential purchases to create investment portfolios. Last year they participated in the annual CFA Society of Orange County competition, and regularly bring financial experts to speak and mentor its members. Inspired by HFG’s success and depth...

School of Business Names 2019-2020 Executive Fellows

School of Business Names 2019-2020 Executive Fellows Darin Anderson ’89, MBA ’91, and Dr. David Hadley ’71, M.S. ’73. will serve as Executive Fellows for the 2019 -20 academic year. Founded in 1992, the Executive Fellows Program aims to connect distinguished business leaders with students and faculty to enrich the learning experience. Fellows serve a...

Two UCR Alumni Return to Campus to Share Their Success Stories with Business Students

Two UCR Alumni Return to Campus to Share Their Success Stories with Business Students During the winter 2019 term, Dr. Raj Singh invited two UCR alumni, Armen Karamardian ’93 and Matt D. Lyons ’87, as guest lecturers in the Employee Benefits and Introduction to Business classes. Both alumni received an enthusiastic welcome from students who...

Robin Chou Named Associate Dean at National Chengchi University

Robin K. Chou, Distinguished Professor of Finance, was named Associate Dean for Research at College of Commerce, National Chengchi University (NCCU). Dr. Chou’s academic research has focussed on investments, market microstructure and behavioral finance. His work has been published widely in renowned international journals. Research areas explored by Professor Chou include the efficiency of market...

Will Chu '98, Retail Brand Director at Nike Inc. China

Will Chu '98, Retail Brand Director at Nike Inc. China UCR Business alumnus, Will Chu '98, currently leads the overall consumer retail experience for Nike Inc. - Nike Basketball and the Jordan Brand in the fastest growing geography - Greater China. Will partners with the Global headquarters with creative strategy and source materials, then localizes,...

Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program

Matthew Ward MBA ’15, Selected to NBC Universal’s Page Program After graduating from University of California Riverside School of Business with a bachelor of science in 2015, Matt moved to New York City and after a stint with Goldman Sachs, he switched gears to follow an interest in television and media. In 2017, Matt joined...

Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent

Timothy Greenleaf ’78 Invests in Local Talent Timothy Greenleaf, a UCR alumnus ’78 and highly successful venture capital and private equity investor understands the value of money. He also understands the value of education and how often the lack of funds can prevent too many students with the aptitude to be successful to move the...

Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, MA ’84 Given Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award 2017

Assemblymember Jose Medina ’74, MA ’84 was presented with the UCR School of Business “2017 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award,” by Yunzeng Wang, Dean of the UCR School of Business. The award was presented to Assemblymember Medina after his guest lecture to a packed auditorium of business students in Professor Raj Singh’s Organizational Behavior...