UPDATE: Forbes Names Six Michigan Ross Grads to 30 Under 30 List


Michigan Ross alumni scored six coveted spots on Forbes’ 2016 30 Under 30 rankings, which recognize the best and brightest young talent in 20 different sectors. Their businesses are vastly different — ranging from financial services to women’s shapewear — but they share the same entrepreneurial spirit and passion.

Congratulations to Grace Hsia, Reda Jaber, Robert Kalsow-Ramos, Vikas Patel, Ruben Soto, and Lisa Ganderson for achieving this honor. Read more about each recipient below, and check out the full list here.

Grace Hsia, MSE ’13

Founder of Warmilu
Category: Manufacturing and Industry

While Hsia earned the Forbes nod for her work on Warmilu, a non-electric therapeutic warming technology targeted for infants and seniors, she is also a senior project manager at MForesight and project manager at the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy at the University of Michigan.

​Reda Jaber, MSCR ’12/MBA ’14/MD ’14

Partner at IncWell
Category: Healthcare

Jaber leverages his unique academic background to lead healthcare investments at IncWell. Prior to joining IncWell, Jaber held analyst gigs at Stage 2 Innovations and Wolverine Angel Network, co-founded several startups, and authored and published a children’s book series about entrepreneurship.

Robert Kalsow-Ramos, BBA ’08

Principal, Apollo Global Management
Category: Finance

Kalsow-Ramos began his quick ascension to the top in finance as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He’s now a principal at Apollo Global Management and serves on the boards of Hexion and Momentive.

​Vikas Patel, BBA ’07

Senior Analyst, Millennium Management
Category: Finance

An honoree in the financial category, Patel has held positions at Bank of America, UBS Investment Bank, and Cohen & Steers. Previous to his current role at Millennium Management, Patel served as CFO of TrendSeeder Corp.

Ruben Soto, BBA ’08

Founder, Hourglass Angel
Category: Retail & Ecommerce

It likely comes as no surprise to those close to Soto that he made the 30 Under 30 list, as he launched Hourglass Angel while he was still a student at U-M. The popular women’s shapewear retailer has also been included in Inc. Magazine's rankings of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in America.

Lisa Ganderson, BBA '08

Senior Associate, Investments, General Electric Energy Ventures
Category: Energy

Ganderson is working to lead investments into new and emerging energy companies for GE, as well as manage current investments, to help develop a robust portfolio. Before starting at GE, Ganderson studied natural gas volatility pricing while serving as a Stanback Fellow at the Rocky Mountain Institute.

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