This new list ("Top 10 Colleges for Tech CEOs") is great news not only for proud graduates of Marquette University and passionate Milwaukeeans like myself, but for the collective technology and startup scene in greater Milwaukee. Indeed, MU was named No. 6 on Bloomberg's list of colleges for tech CEOs.
Milwaukee's always been an under rated college town, and the more exposure our institutions of higher learning can get the better.
Here's what Bloomberg had to say about Marquette:
6. Marquette University
Milwaukee doesn't have a lot of tech startups, but that hasn't stopped Marquette from producing five graduates who have gone on to lead companies in the digital business world. Ralph Quinsey was a Golden Eagle before he became the CEO of TriQuint Semiconductor, which builds components for electronics makers including Apple.
To compile this list, Bloomberg Rankings analyzed the alma maters of 250 chief executive officers of U.S. tech companies with a market value of more than $1 billion. No. 1 on the list? Princeton.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.