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The Owen Network in Action

Class Acts, Fall 2011 | Comments | Print Print |
Jonathan Weindruch

Jonathan Weindruch

Bruce Lynskey

Bruce Lynskey

Rachel V. Rose

Rachel Rose

This past spring Rachel V. Rose, MBA’05, Assistant General Counsel and Director of Business Development for BCE Healthcare Advisors, was given the task of developing a new website for her company. Unsure of where to send the requests for proposal, she sought the advice of her former professor and fellow alumnus, Bruce Lynskey, MBA’85, who used to teach entrepreneurship at the Owen School.

Lynskey recommended she talk with another Owen graduate: Jonathan Weindruch, BA’98, MBA’04, Founder and Principal at Websults, a website development firm. After Lynskey put Rose and Weindruch in contact, Websults ultimately was selected through the RFP process, and the website was completed successfully.

“Appreciating the caliber of graduates Owen produces and the faculty we were exposed to, it was reassuring to work with Jonathan, and I’m grateful that Bruce connected us,” Rose says.

Weindruch adds, “It’s always great to work with fellow Owen grads on website design and development projects. They view websites through the lens of an MBA, which in the end helps to produce better results. The shared Owen experience facilitates a great partnership and working relationship.”

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