Automatic for your people: Everyday AI

As a child of the ’80s, I fondly remember things like New Coke, Rubik’s Cubes, and MTV playing actual music. I also remember Detroit as a juggernaut of the car industry. My aunt and uncle were both employed by GM, burning hours, and collecting overtime…

As a child of the ’80s, I fondly remember things like New Coke, Rubik’s Cubes, and MTV playing actual music. I also remember Detroit as a juggernaut of the car industry. My aunt and uncle were both employed by GM, burning hours, and collecting overtime turning out 88s and Impalas. Somewhere between my last summer...

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August Lunch: Winning Big at FinTech

At our August lunch, Carla Dearing, founding CEO of Sum180 and head of product for FlexWage Solutions LLC, shared how she won big by getting the small details right. Her talk focused on how and why she launched financial technology (FinTech) startup with the express goal of attracting a strategic acquirer. Click here to read all about […]

At our August lunch, Carla Dearing, founding CEO of Sum180 and head of product for FlexWage Solutions LLC, shared how she won big by getting the small details right. Her talk focused on how and why she launched financial technology (FinTech) startup with the express goal of attracting a strategic acquirer. Click here to read all about her talk in Business First.

At SUM180 and FlexWage, Dearing leads a team of financial experts, marketers and technologists who are making financial advice and better solutions available for the average person. She started her career at Morgan Stanley & Co. in financial analysis and new product development at the company’s New York, London and Geneva offices. She then co-founded a financial advisory and fund administration firm that was acquired by a Boston bank now owned by State Street Bank.

Dearing was the founding CEO of Community Foundations of America, Inc., involving 115 community foundations nationwide. She also served as a senior administrator in the university health care industry, focusing on strategy development and execution. She previously served as CEO of IMC, SUM180’s major investor.

Carla holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Cloning Success

What began as an idea napping with a family pet 15 years ago has grown to become Kentucky’s fastest-growing private companies (according to Inc. Magazine).  For Cuddle Clones founder and CCO Jennifer Williams, building a successful company m…

What began as an idea napping with a family pet 15 years ago has grown to become Kentucky’s fastest-growing private companies (according to Inc. Magazine).  For Cuddle Clones founder and CCO Jennifer Williams, building a successful company moved from idea to execution with her MBA experience at the University of Louisville. Cuddle Clones are 100%...

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Student discovers his “joie de vivre”

Life-changing moments are rarely pointed out to us with bold red letters on our calendar. More often than not, it’s chance and our openness to an opportunity, which leads to the next significant life marker.  Consider recent UofL graduate Deron St…

Life-changing moments are rarely pointed out to us with bold red letters on our calendar. More often than not, it’s chance and our openness to an opportunity, which leads to the next significant life marker.  Consider recent UofL graduate Deron Steinbrecher. “Two years ago, while scheduling my fall classes at UofL, I realized I still...

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Embodying the Cardinal Spirit

June 2019 – When Manjiri Menezes (Program Coordinator, Ulmer Center) was announced as the first recipient of the Cardinal Spirit Award in April, the announcement was met with an enthusiastic response. In so many ways, Manjiri epitomizes the best …

June 2019 – When Manjiri Menezes (Program Coordinator, Ulmer Center) was announced as the first recipient of the Cardinal Spirit Award in April, the announcement was met with an enthusiastic response. In so many ways, Manjiri epitomizes the best aspects of our culture at the College of Business. She exudes positivity, elevates others, cares deeply, and always...

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