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!

Ryan Callies

Ryan Callies (Mktg’13)

Feb. 9, 2021

Cisco Field BDE at Tech Data Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Leeds was the perfect intersection of great education and location. Nowhere else can you get a world class business education in a world class environment. The mountains helped, too! What is one thing you learned at...

Kirsten Suddath

Kirsten Suddath (MBA’16)

Feb. 2, 2021

Blackhorn Ventures // Senior Associate Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I chose Leeds for three main reasons (1) the school's commitment to sustainability and focus on entrepreneurship, (2) the impressive network of alumni in the Boulder/Denver startup community, and (3) the relatively small cohort-size. I wanted to...

Susan L. Sakmar & Kirk Hobbs

Susan L. Sakmar (Inbu’88) & Kirk Hobbs (Fnce’87)

Feb. 2, 2021

Could you share more about how you two met? We met during our second year at CU while we were living at the same apartment building on the hill. The apartments were full of CU students, so there was a very active social scene and a group of us hung...

Rachel Kois

Rachel Kois (Mgmt'16)

Jan. 4, 2021

Founder & CEO, Simple Switch Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I am a fifth-generation Coloradan, and my dad attended CU, so Boulder was always on my radar. In high school, I was sure I wanted to go out of state for school. After being accepted to schools...

Keith Dahl

Keith Dahl (Trmg'78)

Dec. 4, 2020

Retired executive - Toyota Motor North America Why did you decide to come to Leeds? Although I grew up on the east coast, after several family vacations visiting my grandfather's cattle ranch in South Dakota, I became fascinated with the American West and determined that I wanted to live and...

Judy Amabile

Judy Amabile (MBA’85)

Dec. 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...

Leeds alumna Rachel Kubitschek

Rachel Kubitschek (Mktg'20)

Dec. 1, 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...

Laurel Page

Laurel Page (Mgmt'15)

Dec. 1, 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...

Walter Boye-Doe (Fin & Mktg’07)

Walter Boye-Doe (Fin & Mktg’07)

Nov. 5, 2020

Director, Head of Special Situations/Bank Sourcing – Barclays Former Linebacker and Defensive End for the CU Buffs Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I originally wanted to pursue the medical field, but it was difficult to make my class schedule work with my football schedule. My football adviser...

Kile Morgan Jr.  (Engineering and Fin’69)

Kile Morgan Jr. (Engineering and Fin’69)

Nov. 5, 2020

CEO – Ponderosa Homes Former Offensive Lineman for the CU Buffs Why did you decide to come to Leeds? I came to CU in 1964 on a football scholarship from National City, San Diego County, California. I enrolled in the Engineering School to become a Civil Engineer. During my sophomore...

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