Joe Duran MBA 2005

Joe Duran CEO, United Capital, Newport Beach, California

"Having the right degrees – an MBA from Berkeley-Haas and an MBA from Columbia Business School – helped me raise money for my venture in India, United Capital. Now over five years old, it's the most rapidly growing financial services company in the country. Having the right degrees helped me raise money while getting a great education in the process. The nature of each Berkeley-Columbia class helps form strong bonds between students. For example, I brought the smartest guy in the program, Gary, to be the COO of my company."