Alumni Spotlights

Inspiring Success Stories from Our Graduates

Explore our engaging collection of video interviews showcasing the inspiring journeys and achievements of McIntire's esteemed alumni. Dive into their stories, gain insights from their experiences, and learn how their education paved the way for their success. 

Alex Wu (McIntire ’07)

Founding Team Member at NEX

Alex Wu says the Commerce School empowered him to navigate the ever-changing world of technology, fostering collaboration and problem-solving skills essential for the tech industry trailblazer’s success in motion entertainment and computer vision applications.


Filmed: Oct. 2022

Zane Homsi (McIntire ’19)

Product Manager at LinkedIn

Zane Homsi shares how a trip to the San Francisco Bay area as part of McIntire’s immersive Digital Safari course served as the catalyst for his thriving career at LinkedIn—and how the School’s unparalleled academic experiences, emphasis on clear communication, and ability to balance priorities set Commerce students apart.


Filmed: Oct. 2022

Ryan Whitney (McIntire ’14)

Head of Operations at Faeth Therapuetics

Ryan Whitney reveals the strength of the Commerce School’s alumni network, along with the foundational business skills he acquired as a McIntire student, which has allowed him to transition seamlessly between careers and industries.


Filmed: Oct. 2022

Scott Laporta (McIntire ’84)

CEO and Co-Owner at Sugarfina

Scott Laporta describes how the fundamental technical skills and broad business knowledge he gained from the McIntire School opened doors to a world of career opportunities and put him on the path to sweet success with luxury candy brand sugarfina.


Filmed: Feb. 2022

Matt Leonetti (McIntire ’97)

President of Physical Production at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group

Matt Leonetti says his McIntire coursework equipped him with financial acumen and business knowledge that helped him to stand out in the competitive film industry and gave him an edge when approaching deal making.


Filmed: Feb. 2022

Ryan Perry (M.S. in Commerce ’18)


Ryan Perry, following his passion for film and television production in Los Angeles, leveraged his creative mindset and unique blend of business skills honed at the McIntire School to pursue his dreams with confidence.


Filmed: Feb. 2022