Company Testimonials

The Applied Management Research program at UCLA Anderson supports a full spectrum of companies and organizations in their effort to address their greatest strategic challenges. This video provides an overview.

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Company Testimonials
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Madeleine Botrill
Madeleine Botrill
Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Conservation International
Mike Keown
Mike Keown
President & CEO, Farmer Brothers
Tony Talbot
Tony Talbot
CFO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates
Tim Snyder
Tim Snyder
VP Marketing, Mars Incorporated
Lucy Jodlowska
Lucy Jodlowska
Director of Partnerships,
Spark Ventures
Jamie Johnson
Jamie Johnson
Principal, Rancho Simpatica
Canyon Ceman
Canyon Ceman
Senior Director of Talent Development, WWE
Rodger Sanders
Rodger Sanders
Director, Global CS Support & Information, Customer Service, Blizzard Entertainment
"The students’ commitment to the study was nothing short of extraordinary. Our entire team was extremely impressed with their findings and most importantly the relevance of their data which will all be shared with our corporate partners. Throughout the twenty week partnership the team worked diligently, efficiently and with a determined purpose. Their goals were defined and their organization and scheduling should be commended. I was very pleased with their ability to work independently while leaning on me only when needed. We scheduled weekly conference calls which kept me abreast of their progress. Public speaking and presentation sometimes falls by the wayside during consulting projects, but a major component, in my opinion, of success in these types of settings is the ability to present and think on your feet. Each undoubtedly passed the test. We could not have been happier with the partnership over the last twenty weeks."
Stewart-Haas Racing Jared Frood, VP, Business Development, Stewart-Haas Racing
"The team's output was well done and comparable to what we would get from consultants at a lot less cost. We provided three mentoring sessions for the students and they produced an excellent report."
AT&T Kent McCormick, Director of Supply Chain Operations, AT&T
"The team did a good job getting unfiltered and unbiased information that was very useful.  The value of what we received for the cost is tremendous."
Cesar Chaves Foundation Paul Chavez, President, Chavez Foundation
"We are striving to stay at the cutting edge of technology, so we look for opportunities. We'll be evaluating and looking to implement a number of the AMR recommendations."
Lockheed Martin Sam Klooster, M&A Strategy, Lockheed Martin 
"I was impressed with the depth of work and time and energy interviewing others in the industry," he continues. "We received not just data, but insights, as well."
Mars Food North America Apu Mody, President, Mars Foods North America 
"I'd recommend AMR if a company is looking for an innovative way to solve a business problem and uncover a solution."
M&A Real Estate Partners Adam Stein, Managing Partner, M&A Real Estate Partners 
"We received a great benefit from the students, who had a fresh perspective. Plus, they laid out ideas that we hadn't thought about and explained how we might approach the implementation.  They affirmed that some of strategies that we are considering are current and on target."
UCLA Health System Tony Padilla - Director of Patient Affairs and Volunteer Services, UCLA Health Systems

UCLA Today highlights the impact of an AMR team on the Los Angeles Sports Council & LA's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics (click here)

>>Past Clients

Since 1967, the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program has connected MBA student teams with executives form more than 3,000 organizations around the world.  Our various clients have included everything from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and start-ups.

The following is a list of clients our students have worked with in recent years.

AEG Marketing Mandalay
Amgen, Inc. Mattel, Inc.
Bank of America Microsoft Corporation
Black and Decker NBA
Broad Center The North Face
Cartoon Network Northrop Grumman Corporation
Cisco Panda Restaurant Group
Conservation International Princess Cruises
Disney Internet Group RAND Corporation
Dorchester Capital Roll International
Electronic Arts SBE
FINCA Solar Reserve
Fox Sports International Souther California Gas Company
Genentech, Inc. Starbucks Corporation
Hewlett-Packard Company Sur La Table
Hyundai Motor America Technicolor
Independent Film & Television Alliance Trader Joe's
J.D. Power Twentieth Century Fox
Jamba Juice Verizon
Johnson and Johnson Warner Bros.
Kendall-Jackson Wines X Prize Foundation
Lockheed Martin Xerox Corporation
Los Angeles City Planning Yahoo Inc.
Los Angeles Times YWCA Santa Monica