The Helpful Executives-In-Reach (HEIR) program at Rutgers Business School connects MBA students with senior executives within the professional field they are preparing for. HEIRs are subject matter experts in a particular area or specialization, who are appointed on a rotating basis to provide industry insights and professional advice to MBA students (Full or Part-Time) interested in gaining expertise in that same area.
The HEIR program begins with a guest lecture or panel discussion when an HEIR is appointed. Following this, selected MBA students will participate in group mentoring sessions led by HEIRs.
The HEIR program is a mentoring initiative. HEIRs should, therefore, be contacted for professional planning advice or industry insights only, and not contacted for internship or career placement opportunities.
Area: Strategy and Leadership
After delivering a guest lecture in a class focused on this subject, HEIRs will lead group mentoring discussions with selected part-time and full-time MBA students interested in this subject area.
Strategy and Leadership Mentors
President and CEO, HPE Financial Services
William R. Downey Jr.
Senior Vice President - Business Development
Area: Supply Chain Management
Helpful Executives-In-Reach Supply Chain (HEIR-SC) focuses on supply chain topics and offers participants the opportunity to access experts, grow their network, and share their interests and experiences. HEIR-SC is facilitated by the MBA Supply Chain Student Initiative in collaboration with the RBS Office of Mentoring Programs. The mission of the HEIR-SC program is to create a space to facilitate curiosity driven discussion around supply chain topics and grow relationships between current and future supply chain leaders. The program meets once a month, alternating between panel discussions and mentoring circles. MBA students may participate in this program by application and selection only.
Supply Chain Mentors
Founder & CEO, Steamchain Corp.
Vice President of Global Procurement, Honeywell International (Retired)
SupplyChainQueen ® | Sustainability and Supply Chain Executive | IBM Futurist | 2020 & 2019 “Pro to Know”
Vice President, Ground Services, CEVA Logistics
Vice President, Global Planning and Customer Management, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson
Supply/Demand Planning Manager, Ansell
COO, Steamchain Corp.
Chief Executive Officer, Environmental Design Studio LLC)
Senior Procurement Agent with The Boeing Company
Senior Analyst, Colgate-Palmolive Global Supply Chain