MBAx2 Stanford Team

Jason Scott

Bio

In 2010, Jason graduated from MIT majoring in Biological Sciences and Science, Technology, & Society. He has since worked in a variety of roles supporting companies both large and small to effectively grow and scale. Spending 3.5 years as a management consultant in Arthur D. Little’s healthcare, consumer products, and food and nutrition practices, Jason helped to develop long-term strategic initiatives for clients within these sectors. Following his time at ADL, he transitioned to the Bay Area-based start-up, Homejoy, to work as an Operations Analyst tackling operational inefficiencies during the company’s growth into 30+ markets across North America and Europe. After the completion of his MBA at Stanford, Jason hopes to continue working in support of young companies and new entrepreneurs as they successfully scale their ideas and improve upon their businesses – and he remains excited to continue down this path as he joins the MBAxAmerica program this summer.


Sam Halls

Bio

Sam graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a BS in economics and a BA in history. Immediately thereafter Sam joined the investment banking group at Morgan Stanley in the Los Angeles office, where he covered primarily film studio and consumer retail clients. After Morgan Stanley, Sam joined Silver Lake Sumeru a technology focused middle market private / growth equity firm based in Menlo Park. While at Silver Lake, Sam focused on investing in enterprise software businesses and he worked closely with 3 portfolio companies AVI-SPL, Locaweb and Opera Solutions. After Silver Lake, he enrolled at the Stanford GSB to pursue his MBA. Sam has always had an interest in understanding what it takes to build new businesses and the art and science of entrepreneurship and is excited about joining the MBAsxAmerica team over the summer to explore these interests and interact with business leaders across the country.

Lindsay Blodgett

Bio

 Lindsay joined as the third member to Corporate Strategy at Asurion, a leading mobile insurance and tech support provider, in 2013.  Prior to joining Asurion, Lindsay held a position as Senior Associate at The Parthenon Group’s Boston office.  She worked with clients across industries, including private equity, consumer products, industrial products, and for-profit and non-profit education.  While at Parthenon, she built a model to support a 2-day “war game”, or market simulation exercise, she designed a module to support training for new hires, and worked with Parthenon’s Women in Business group to host two company-wide conferences.

Lindsay graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010 with a degree in Economics and Italian.  She is passionate about art, an avid coffee-lover, an aspiring yogi, and a travel enthusiast.  She is excited to learn from talented entrepreneurs on the road this summer.


Kate Hopkins

Bio

Before coming to Stanford for business school, Kate was an Associate Consultant with Bain & Company in Chicago. She was responsible for customer research, market mapping, and financial modelling in fields including retail, private equity, and education. In addition to MBAs Across America, this summer she’ll be trying out tech as a product management intern at Amazon.

Kate is a graduate of Yale University where she studied Biomedical Engineering and Ethics, Politics, & Economics, and conducted research on affordable medical technology for developing countries. She is proud to be from Colorado, where she’s held such jobs as Dude Ranch Wrangler and loves hiking and skiing the Rockies. An aspiring entrepreneur, Kate hopes to take the plunge with a business of her own after graduation.


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