Menlo Alumni Lead and Succeed

About 15 percent of Menlo alumni are CEOs, presidents or principals of at least one company. Impressive? We think so.

Our alumni achieve success all over the world. Some appear on Fortune and Forbes lists. What’s more important, they are doing things they love.

For Saeed Amidi ’83, CEO, President and Founder of Plug and Play Tech Center, that includes helping global tech startups grow.

Jeremy Beim ’94 produces television shows like Ugly Betty, Nashville and Men At Work.

Robert Rius ’01, First Vice President and Wealth Advisor for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, coaches basketball at a local high school and teaches life lessons through sport in a youth organization he founded.

We like to say that your classmates at Menlo might include a future CEO or a future world leader. And you might be one of them.

What Our Alumni are Saying

My decision to get my degree from Menlo was the best decision I ever made. Everything changed for the better for me. — Nate Jackson '01, former tight end for the Denver Broncos
Menlo fit me well. I don’t think I would have gotten as much out of my education if I had gone to a bigger school. — Geir Ramleth ’87, Chief Information Officer, Bechtel Corporation
My aloha is for Menlo! — Mike Lilly ’66, former Attorney General for the State of Hawaii

Sidra Iqbal ‘12

Meet Sidra Iqbal. Sidra is an accounting major who graduated magna cum laude, with 150 units of college credit – and did it all in 4 years. Dedicated would be one way to describe Sidra. Sidra’s outstanding academic and service work has already jump started her career. In a highly competitive market, She won a summer internship with KPMG.

Read more of Sidra’s story.

Michael Tomars ’87

Michael’s work for the Securities Exchange Commission has led to recovery of more than $225 million for wronged investors. Before joining the SEC, he was a corporate officer at the Pacific Stock Exchange. A loyal contributor to Menlo, he says “I can’t think of a better investment than giving back to the college that gave so much to me.”

Learn more about Michael’s work.

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