As a Leeds graduate, our students spread all across the country making impacts on multiple organizations and industries. To acknowledge all of our wonderful alumni and the accomplishments in their career, we spotlight someone monthly and host them here. Flip through our incredible alumni and learn more about how Leeds has impacted their career journeys.

If you have a story that you would love to share or would love to nominate a fellow Leeds alumnus or alumna, fill out the Leeds' Alumni Spotlight nomination survey!

David Shirkey

David Shirkey (MBA'09)

Sept. 23, 2020

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? CU Leeds offered a full-time MBA with a real estate concentration, smaller class size versus other programs, and desire to try living in a different part of the country—and Colorado was high on the list. What is one thing you learned at...

Judy Amabile

Judy Amabile (MBA’85)

Sept. 2, 2020

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I wanted to elevate my career and get the skills I needed to become an entrepreneur. What is one thing you learned at Leeds that you will never forget? People working together can accomplish much more than working alone. Tell us about...

Laurel Page

Laurel Page (Mgmt'15)

Aug. 4, 2020

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I decided to come to Leeds because it was the best business school in Colorado, and I knew that I wanted to go into the business world after graduation; therefore, it seemed like a natural fit. I also grew up on the...

Mark Yabut

Mark Yabut (Mktg'16)

July 7, 2020

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I decided to come to Leeds because I was selected for and awarded the Morgan Family Scholarship, which was a full-ride scholarship to attend the University of Colorado Boulder to study business. As a first-generation student from an under-resourced and underfunded community,...

Leeds alumna Rachel Kubitschek

Rachel Kubitschek (Mktg'20)

June 4, 2020

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? When I was originally looking at schools, CU Boulder was my last choice. However, I decided to take a tour of the school anyway, and that's what lead me to fall in love with the campus. My tour guide was a business...

Robbie Singh

Robbie Singh (Fin'20)

Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I came to Leeds because I love the school and the city of Boulder! I was accepted into the Leeds Scholars Program, and that helped me capitalize on my leadership abilities I developed in High School. Leeds is one of the most...

Bruce Edgerly

Bruce Edgerly (MBA'89)

Vice President & Co-Founder, Backcountry Access Inc. Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Leeds was the only business school I applied to because it was close to mountains and rivers. Could you share an experience (or two) that was particularity memorable at Leeds? I joined the CU Kayak...

Erica Kuhl

Erica Kuhl (Mgmt'96)

Founder & CEO, Erica Kuhl Consulting Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I originally wanted to be a psychologist and started off my freshman year focused on that goal. I quickly realized that science was going to be a barrier to achieving this goal as my brain doesn't...

Olivia and Ben Massimino

Olivia (Fin'99) and Ben (Econ'00) Massimino

Co-Founders, Massimino Development Could you share more about how you two met? Ben and I met our sophomore year of college. He was the ATO Powderpuff football coach, and I was a Chi Omega. I wasn’t playing football at first but kept hearing all my sorority sisters talking about the...

Zhenghua (Z) Yang

Zhenghua (Z) Yang (Fin’14)

CEO & Executive Producer, Serenity Forge Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Before transferring to Leeds, I was studying actuarial science in Illinois. As far as I can tell, Leeds is the best business school in all of Colorado and has the strongest quantitative Finance program, which is...