Reach Your Highest Potential


The UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Career and Leadership Management Center is designed to help you get the most out of your degree. While every EMBA student has distinct professional circumstances, they all share the goal of leveraging their MBAs to take on new responsibilities, make broad strides in their careers and excel as an executive leader. UCLA Anderson’s dedicated career development team provides flexible resources and support to transform goals into reality.

Hear from the Career and Leadership Development team below.


We support your career objectives, no matter how ambitious


Whether you want to switch careers to that dream job, enhance your current job or strike out on your own as an entrepreneur, we'll bring your professional goals into focus.

Keith Comeaux (’08)

FROM: Entry, Descent and Landing Verification and Validation Engineer, Mars Curiosity Rover Mission, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

TO: Deputy Chief Engineer, Mars 2020 Rover Mission, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Dr. Christina Waters (’08)

FROM: Director, Scientific Development, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation

TO: SVP and General Manager, Rare Disease Programs, WuXi NextCODE; CEO/Founder of RARE Science, Inc.

Elisia Flores (’14)

FROM: Senior Manager of Finance, GE Energy

TO: VP and CFO, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

Howard Hsieh (’09)

FROM: Senior Manager, Marketing Strategy and Analytics, Disney

TO: VP, Worldwide Digital Business Development, Paramount Pictures


Meet Tom Larsen


“The key to what I do is ensuring that students leverage their EMBA to maximize not only their career goals but also their personal ambitions — be it super-charging their career in their existing organization or finally pursuing their life’s passion, I am there to support, guide and coach them on their path to success.”

Tom Larsen

Director, Executive MBA Career and Leadership Development
Tom has been developing leaders for over 25 years, bringing to UCLA Anderson his executive experience with Oliver Wyman and McKinsey & Company.

“I came to Anderson knowing I wanted to make a career switch and I immediately felt supported and set up to succeed in reaching my career goals. The one-on-one career coaching and career workshops have made me more polished, and I see the change among my classmates as well. The EMBA program is a disrupter: because of all the new experiences and interactions, your feelings about your capabilities will propel you to reach new heights that may not have been on your radar before joining the program.”

Keith Robinson (’18)
Assistant Professor transitioning into Consulting