The Co-founder, President, and CEO of Vera Whole Health earned his MBA at the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics. Ryan entered the 2007 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition and was the Grand Prize Winner. Ryan is set on transforming the reactive sick care system into a life-giving, life-empowering industry, and believes that at the foundation of this new, transformed healthcare system is empathy. Ryan says that "Healthcare extends beyond the four walls of a health center. We’ll be drivers of that, and we’ll find ourselves in more and more larger channel partnerships that expand to benefit from advanced primary care in a higher functioning way."
Co-Founder and CEO of Discovery Health MD earned her Leadership Executive MBA at the Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics. As an alum, Dr. Jarris entered the 2017 Harriet Stephenson Business Plan Competition and was the Grand Prize Winner. She also participated in the Jones Progress Awards, an alumni business accelerator also by the SeattleU Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, and received $10,000 and six months of expert business coaching. Dr. Jarris leads the innovation and research efforts at Discovery Health MD, and is experienced in occupational, emergency, wilderness, and virtual medicine.
'16 BABA economics and finance
Albers alum Michael Schwartze (’16 economics and finance double major) landed his dream job in a very competitive industry 18 months after graduating from Seattle University. The journey he took to being an analyst in the Baseball Operations department for the San Francisco Giants was focused and disciplined.
Schwartze had always had a passion for sports and decided in high school that he wanted to pursue a career in baseball. He knew he wasn’t going to play baseball in college, so he concentrated on learning about the sport from other perspectives. Knowing of a large community of bloggers who write about baseball analytics, Schwartze read extensively about it and then increased his writing on the subject to get experience thinking about the game more critically.