Finance Alumni

Your Menlo classmates could include future Fortune 500 CFOs or rock star analysts . That future includes you.

Menlo is about turning a good student into a great student. — — Michael Tomars '87

Meet our Alumni

Robert Ruis ’01

Today, Robert leads The Wolfe-Rius Group at Morgan Stanley's financial planning and wealth advisory practice and has extensive knowledge and experience in retirement, estate, education, philanthropic, income planning and analysis. Robert helps manage the creation of each family's wealth plan through coordination with the clients’ other trusted advisors, including their CPAs, estate attorneys, business attorneys and trustees. Robert also works on asset allocation models and tactical investment selection and is responsible for the ongoing due diligence related to a wide range of investment vehicles incorporated within client portfolios. He has been involved in the financial services sector for over 10 years. Read more about Robert.

Michael Tomars ’87

Michael is currently the branch chief with the SEC in San Francisco where he manages all phases of the examination process for registered entities, including investment companies, advisers, and transfer agents. He has led examinations that facilitated recoveries of over $225 million to investors harmed by violations of federal securities laws. “Menlo,” he says, “is about turning a good student into a great student” citing small class size and devoted faculty as key. As a member of Menlo’s SBA Advisory Board, he is helping guide Menlo’s trajectory in becoming a world class, Silicon Valley business school.
Read Michael's story.

Karim Ojjeh ’88

 Director, TAG Finance S.A., Formula One racing, Switzerland
Read Karim's story.

Mansour Ojjeh ‘74

CEO, TAG Group Holdings S.A., Switzerland
Read Mansour's story.

Judy Chen ‘96, Director of Investments, Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited

Loren Walden ’90, Co-Founder of Blue Oak Capital, a Bay Area Investment Management Company

Tom Cologna ‘84, Partner, Pacific Capital Firm, Roseville, CA

HRH Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Al-Saud ‘79, billionaire, Saudi royal family, entrepreneur, international investor

H. Gabe Whelan ‘70, Principal of Whelan Capital Management, Palo Alto

James T. Rea ‘67, President, Brookside Capital, San Francisco

Harry Kellogg ’63 is vice chairman of Silicon Valley Bank in Menlo Park. He also serves on the boards of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, the Computer History Museum, and the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship. A member of Menlo College's board of trustees/

John Shenk ‘61, President, Argus Financial Corporation, a traditional income property mortgage banking/brokerage company representing the financial interests of many of the larger San Francisco Bay Area real estate developers and investors. He has completed several billion dollars’ worth of mortgages and sales. As a member of Menlo’s board of trustees, he is taking an active role in the education of Menlo’s students.

Jim Pflueger ’48, President, Pflueger Hawaii Inc.