KFN Speaker Series - May 11, 2017
Come meet Jeff Luhnow, General Manager, Houston Astros (Kellogg '94)
Join us for our KFN Speaker Series event on Thursday, May 11th from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. We are thrilled to have Jeff Luhnow (Kellogg '94), General Manager, Houston Astros as our guest speaker.
Jeff was named the 12th General Manager in the Astros franschise history in December 2011. In 2015, the Houston Astros advanced to the postseason for the first time in a decade, making it to the American League Division Series versus the eventual World Series Champion Kansas City Royals. Jeff will be speaking about the evolution of baseball over the past decade and the rise of the Houston Astros. Please join us for an interactive discussion that promises to be interesting, educational and entertaining.
Graciously sponsoring this event is Darren Schluter (Kellogg '07) Secondary Advisor, PJT Partners | Park Hill Group, and member of the KFN Executive Committee.
About the Speaker Series:
The KFN Speaker Series provides opportunities for all Northwestern and/or Kellogg alumni who are members of KFN and work in finance related positions to learn from interesting speakers while building and strengthening relationships in an intimate group setting. These events represent a valuable opportunity to meet with KFN Advisory Board members with distinguished careers while connecting with other members of the Kellogg Finance Network.
Attendance is limited and offerd on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need assistance with logging in or registering, please email us at kelloggfn.org.
PJT Partners | Park Hill Group
280 Park Avenue - 15th Fl.
New York | NY
May 11, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 pm
About the Speaker:
Jeff Luhnow was named the 12th General Manager in Astros franchise history on Dec. 7, 2011. Since Luhnow took over the baseball operations functions, the Astros Major League club has transformed into a contender with top-tier young talent, and possesses one of the best player pipelines in the industry. In 2015, the Houston Astros advanced to the postseason for the first time in a decade, making it to the American League Division Series versus the eventual World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.
Prior to joining the Astros, Luhnow spent eight years with the St. Louis Cardinals as Vice President of Baseball Development (2003-2005), Vice President of Player Procurement (2005) and Vice President of Scouting and Player Development (2006-2011). During much of his time with the Cardinals, he oversaw the scouting, international, and player development functions of the club that brought in many players instrumental to the 2011 World Series victory, the 2012 NLCS team and the 2013 World Series team. Of the 25 players on the Cardinals 2013 World Series roster, 16 were drafted while Luhnow oversaw player development and scouting.
Before joining the Cardinals organization, Jeff founded Archetype Solutions, where he served as President and COO. His background also includes stints as General Manager and Vice President of Marketing at Petstore.com, and five years with the global management consulting firm of McKinsey and Company.
Jeff is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and engineering. He also earned his MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Jeff is a U.S. citizen, but was born and spent more than 15 years in Mexico City, Mexico, and is fluent in Spanish.