Alumni Spotlight: Jim Rynne

Full Name:Jim Rynne

Grad Year: 1993

Occupation:VP, Marketing and Business Development

Company:Novelx, Inc.

Favorite SMC course or topic: Corporate Strategy

Favorite SMC experience/ moment:Pizza at the SMC pub on campus during the dinner break for evening classes

What's on my iPod now: Jack Johnson's In Between Dreams and The Untouchables Wild Child

What book I'm reading now: The Zen of Fish: The Story of Sushi from Samurai to Supermarket

Recent business trip: Alberquerque, New Mexico

Recent personal trip: Donner Lake

A typical weekend: Movie night with the family on Friday, soccer with the kids in the morning and dinner with friends in the evening on Saturday, take care of everything else that I didn't get done on Sunday.

Favorite Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I won $10M, I would... Ask my wife what we are doing with it.

My SMC MBA:Gave me the confidence to leave a big corporation (after 14 years with AT&T) and to join a start-up company (now on my third and never looked back).

Updated Fall 2008...