Speaker examines connection between service, passion in business

The Observer

Mendoza College of Business alumnus Bob Burke spoke at an Ethics Week event on Feb. 12 (Monday) in the Stayer Center. Shortly after graduating in 1994 and taking a job as a business analyst for Arthur Andersen, he founded a nonprofit that provides free tax preparation assistance to low-income families. He pitched the idea as a way to help young employees at the firm develop professionally as they learned to work with a different demographic. The program, now called Ladder Up, also includes other financial programs to help people climb out of poverty and has expanded to other cities in the U.S. In Chicago alone it has provided more than $529 million in economic benefits to more than 297,000 residents. He encouraged students to take a chance and do something different and to consider taking a year and working at a nonprofit after graduation.…

Notre Dame alumni launch app

The Observer

Mendoza finance grads Joe Mueller and Federico Segura co-founded Grain, a mobile app that helps small or inexperienced investors access hedge-fund investing.