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Three Vanderbilt alumni—a content development manager at Twitter, an integrated business planning manager for Cisco Systems, and the cofounder of the online interior design firm Havenly—have been named to the 2017 Forbes “30 Under 30.” The list recognizes 30 rising stars, under the age of 30, in 20 industries. More than 15,000 professionals were nominated for 600 spots on the list that Forbes describes as “the most definitive gathering of today’s leading young change-makers and innovators in the U.S.”
As the content development manager at Twitter, Andrew Barge, BA’09, is leading the effort to develop new ways to consume sports media. He is responsible for securing the livestreaming of exclusive sports content on Twitter, including NFL’s Thursday Night Football, NBA games and Wimbledon.
As an integrated business planning manager for Cisco Systems, Caroline Guenther, MBA’15, manages a $2 billion portfolio of product families. She has also saved Cisco millions in supply chain expenses by improving its forecast accuracy.
Guenther is also an active ambassador for the Career Management Center at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
Emily Motayed, BA’10 co-founded Havenly as a way to make interior design affordable on nearly any budget. Havenly has a roster of more than 200 freelance designers who work with clients online to create a new look for their home. In just three years, Havenly’s team has grown from two to 60 and has raised $13.3 million in funding.
Motayed remains active with Vanderbilt as a VUconnect career adviser and has also served as a young alumni class agent and as a student-alumni program and CoRPs volunteer.
Learn more about the “30 Under 30” list on the Forbes website.