Our Mission
To encourage and promote the empowerment of SVMP Alumni through information sharing, strategic relationship development and social activities.

Community Conversations

One of the greatest parts of the SVMP experience is undoubtedly the incredible people we experience our week at HBS with. Some of our most memorable conversations and experiences weren’t even centered on cases, but on the incredible things we were all involved in outside the program and the breadth of experiences we had between us. In the spirit of bringing some of that wealth of conversation to the forefront of the alumni network, we are now hosting Community Conversations, pieces from some of our own alumni speaking to the projects they’ve been involved in since leaving SVMP and what led them to those interests.

Anyone interested in adding their own voice to the conversation can submit pieces to

Our Speakers


Abu Fofanah
SVMP Class 2014
Price Waterhouse and Coopers
Connect with Abu via LinkedIn

“If you had asked me early on in my career where I would end up, I would’ve never guessed fashion. Growing up, I was never interested in it or in purchasing the designer brands. I grew up poor so fashion was something that was out of my budget early on. Fast forward to present day and I don’t know what I would do if I weren’t in the fashion industry [Read on]


Shatiek Gatlin
SVMP Class 2015
(Post-grad) Nielsen
Connect with Shatiek via Email or LinkedIn

For a long time, I’ve been a champion of black male success. I graduated from High School in New York City, and as the oldest of four boys, I am the first in my family to attend and graduate from college. Growing up in Queens, New York), I wasn’t surrounded by the best of role models… [Read on]


Willie Thompson
SVMP Class 2015
(Post-grad) Fulbright in Taiwan, Bridgespan Consulting
Connect with Willie via Email or any form of social media

“Markus Gaffney founded the 3 by 3 (3×3) project in 2011 to address the food deserts that exist in urban areas. For those who don’t know, food deserts are typically low-income areas that lack access to fresh fruits, vegetables, and farmers markets. Ironically, my school, Morehouse College, is located smack dab in the middle of a food desert called the West End. [Read on]
Look out for invites to your local alumni events from your dedicated SVMP Alumni Events committee members!

LA: Edgar Barillas, Rukayat Giwa, Carlos Valiente
NYC: Olivia Montague
Chicago: Bianca Palacio, Sacha Dunkin

DC: Jordan Green

SVMP Kick-Off and Alumni Reunion


Friday, June 17, 2016 at 7:30 PM – Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 12:00 PM (EDT) – Add to Calendar


Harvard Business School – Soldiers Field, Boston, Massachusetts 02163 – View Map

Interested in contributing to the SVMP AA Beat? Email for more information!