CEO Michael Dongieux named to University of Richmond’s “35 Under 35” list
University of Richmond recently announced their first ever “35 Under 35” list in honor of the 35th anniversary of the naming of the Richard S. Reynolds Graduate School of Business. The list features 35 outstanding young professionals who are students or graduates of The Richmond MBA. These 21 men and 14 women have already accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. They work in finance, marketing, operations, consulting and many other domains. Their firms deal in healthcare, defense, advertising, energy and several other industries. View all profiles here.
Michael Dongieux, ’10: Founder & CEO, Fulcrum Collaborations
Describe Your Current Job: I head strategy and channel development for our flagship SaaS software product, which integrates and automates the entire mission-critical facility ecosystem for global firms highly-dependent on their technology infrastructure for core operations.
Favorite Volunteer Activity: Partnering with Capital One and CVLAS in bringing a new SaaS software product to market that matches volunteer attorneys with those who need legal aid most, but can’t afford it.
Favorite MBA Memory: In my first MBA course, financial accounting, we worked hand-in-hand with 4 current CFOs of major corporations, during the real estate market collapse of 2008. It was a trying time in our nation’s history, but the dots that were connected for me through that real-world learning process opened my eyes to a more integrative way of thinking about business.
How the MBA has Changed You or Your Career: As an entrepreneur my reach constantly exceeds my grasp. The Richmond MBA gave me a great head start in building a successful software company by helping me to grasp a broad, interconnected set of business concepts. It also gave me confidence in my ability to continuously adapt and succeed, no matter how our industry or the economy changes.