Meet Kellogg’s MBA Class Of 2019

Chuck Feerick 

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management  

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Leading change in digital health, active triathlete and adventure racer, podcast host, and improviser.

Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA

Fun Fact About Yourself: Graduate of Second City Improv program and active improviser.

Undergraduate School and Major: The College of William and Mary – Business Marketing and English Literature

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

  • Amerigroup Corporation: Leadership Development Associate
  • Amerigroup Corporation: Medical Practice Consultant
  • WKG Advisory: Consultant
  • Healthbox: Manager, Innovation Consulting (2016-2017/current)

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Being a member of the six-person founding team of NextLevel Health Partners, a now 50,000 Member Accountable Care Organization based in Chicago. Also, helping to launch the Healthbox Podcast, Innovation Rising, and getting to interview leaders who are moving the healthcare and digital health industries forward.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? One principle that is a core tenet here at Kellogg is leadership. My advice to future business school applicants is to volunteer to take on and lead a project at work that you find scary or above your means and take full responsibility (but don’t be afraid to ask for help). I would also say get started early in the essay writing piece of the application. Spend a good amount of time upfront thinking through what your story is and the narrative that you’d like to craft together across your essays and applications. Having an authentic sense of who you are, what you want to achieve, and the value you will bring to Kellogg will make the actual writing process easier and more genuine.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? The key factor for me in choosing Kellogg over other schools was the people. Not only were current students more than willing to go out of their way to take my phone calls, respond to my emails, or meet me in person, but the professors and staff showed me the same willingness. Most notably though, was my interactions with the Kellogg alumni. I have met so many Kellogg alumni who played impactful roles in my career and development and I wanted to be a member of that elite crowd and offer that same guidance and leadership to future Kellogg generations.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Success for me after my first – and only – year (as I am part of Kellogg’s one year program) will be two-fold. From a career perspective, success looks like working at a venture capital firm or leading-edge innovation firm focused on healthcare and digital health that can positively impact the health of millions of people. From a personal perspective, success will be building not just a “network,” but a set of international lifelong friends. Oh, and to be intramural flag-football champions.

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