Marc Lefar ’85 has been appointed to the board of directors of cxLoyalty Group, a global leader in loyalty and customer engagement. Lefar is the Chief Executive Officer of RentPath, a leading digital marketplace connecting millions of consumers with apartments, condos, and houses for rent through its network of websites and mobile apps, including ApartmentGuide.com, Rent.com and Rentals.com. He also serves as a Director and Chair of the Technology and Strategy Committees of Open Doors Atlanta, a nonprofit partnership of Metro Atlanta nonprofit service providers connecting to end homelessness. He is a frequent guest lecturer on the topics of strategy, marketing, and global commerce and serves on the advisory board for the McIntire School.
Sara Hutter Hopkins '08 (M.S. in Accounting '09) and Lucas Conley Hopkins (Engineering '08) welcomed their first child, William James, born Oct. 22, 2019. The family lives in Greensboro, NC.
William J. O’Flaherty '09 has been promoted to Director at Richmond, VA-based independent investment bank Matrix Capital Markets Group Inc. O’Flaherty has been a member of the investment bank’s consumer and industrial products group since 2011.
Jonathan Moak (M.S. in Business Analytics ’19) was appointed the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller), and then became the senior official, performing the duties of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (financial management and comptroller) in late October 2019.
Robert Cowgill ’02 has been named President of Virginia at South State Bank. Since joining South State in 2014, Cowgill has held positions of increasing influence and responsibility within the bank, including Richmond Market President. Cowgill currently serves on the board of directors for both the United Way of Greater Richmond and Sportable Adaptive Sports.
Libbie Randolph (M.S. in Commerce ’15) is a Women’s Sports Corps Fellow with Moving the GoalPosts. Read about how she uses sport for development to educate, empower, and inspire youth.
Julie Sanders (M.S. in Accounting '11) has been promoted to Director at Kainos Capital, a leading food and consumer-focused private equity firm. As a Director, Ms. Sanders will lead the firm's investor relations activities and continue to be involved in marketing, business development, and deal sourcing efforts. She also leads the firm's environmental, social and governance initiatives and is actively involved in recruiting activities. Prior to joining Kainos in 2017, Ms. Sanders served as a member of the Consumer and Corporate Officers' practices at Russell Reynolds Associates. Previously, Ms. Sanders served as a Management Accountant at Oak Hill Advisors, and she began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance Practice.
Zain Shaikh ’13 is Co-Founder and Director of Yegertek, a customer loyalty solutions company in Dubai. Since its founding in 2017, the company has grown from a two-person team to a team of 20+ employees. Yegertek has also expanded its clientele from regional players in the Middle East to international players in Europe and Africa. Before founding Yegertek, Shaikh worked for retail company Geant Hypermarkets and later joined management consulting firm Booz & Company (now called Strategy&).
Irma Goyal Shrivastava ’93 is Chief Marketing Officer for Randstad USA, the largest business unit of Randstad, a $26.8 billion global leader in the HR services industry, putting 110,000+ people to work each day. Shrivastava is based at the Randstad USA headquarters in Atlanta.
Adam Bergman ’96 is Executive Director and Associate Portfolio Manager and George Shipp (A&S ’79, Darden ’82) is Senior Managing Director and Lead Portfolio Manager of Sterling Capital Management. The company's equity income mutual fund ranked in the first percentile on total return among 442 funds in its Morningstar1 Large-Cap Value category for the 15-year period ending June 30, 2019.