Joined: 06 September 2004
Ivana knows what it's like to stand out. The 28 year old has been standing out all her life, as anyone with a Chinese heritage raised in Arkansas could tell you.
Growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, as a member of one of the only Chinese families in the area, Ivana learned early on what it was like to be different. Being viewed by others with an odd combination of fascination and alienation forced Ivana to prove herself in unorthodox fashion. She developed a strong work ethic and a healthy sense of humor in order to be successful.
Ivana attended the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She has spent the past five years in the venture capitalist industry investing in technology companies. Currently Ivana resides in Boston, MA, where she lives with her fianc, Brian, who attends Harvard Business School.
Able to go from the dance floor to the sales floor without missing a beat, Ivana is sure to impress many with her unabashed style as she tries to obtain the title "The Apprentice."
San Francisco, CA
The question shouldn't be what Jennifer brings to the table? The better question is what doesn't this stunning 29 year old have on her impressive resume?
Jennifer was born and raised in the south, and though she's lost the accent, she still has the dignified air of a southern belle. She left the south for Princeton, where she majored in English and graduated magna cum laude/Phi Betta Kappa. She was also nominated for the Pyne Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Princeton student. Jennifer then went on to Harvard where she attained her law degree.
While at Harvard, Jennifer was heavily recruited by a powerful San Francisco law firm, where she now serves as a securities litigator, working with management teams from startups all the way to Fortune 500 companies. She resides in San Francisco with her husband Aron.
With such an impressive list of credentials it's easy to see why Jennifer will give the other candidates a run for their money as she attempts to be named "The Apprentice."
At 37, Kelly is the oldest of the candidates. You'd be hard-pressed to find a situation that Kelly hasn't seen before. He'll look to that experience to lead him to the top.
First and foremost a disciplinarian, a quiet intensity has helped Kelly to achieve success in many facets of life. Raised in Lexington, Kentucky, he's a southern boy at heart and wears his chivalry on his sleeve. He was often left to attend to his three younger brothers, and he learned valuable lessons attempting to keep them out of trouble.
Kelly attended West Point with the help of a letter of recommendation from Vice President Dick Cheney. After graduating from West Point he completed Ranger school and served two years as an intelligence officer in the US Army. Once his military service ended, Kelly moved on to UCLA where he earned an MBA and a JD simultaneously, finishing in the top15% of his class. After overseeing numerous start-ups, Kelly is now the President of CoreObjects, an outsourced software development company based in Los Angeles, CA.
With a confidence bordering on cockiness, Kelly believes that he has the upper hand in any debate, which should serve him well as he attempts to take the title, "The Apprentice."
Kevin has faced challenges before the age of 29 that some will never have to face their entire lives. The adversity he dealt with molded him into a solid businessman, and more importantly a solid man.
Growing up in a family where both parents worked long hours to provide for their family taught Kevin the value of sacrifice. When Kevin's brother was diagnosed with leukemia Kevin immediately volunteered to be the bone marrow donor, despite being in the middle of his senior year at the Wharton School of Business, and putting an end to the pursuit of a professional football career.
Kevin eventually graduated from Wharton, as well as receiving an MBA from Emory. He is currently studying towards a law degree from the University of Chicago, and all the while he has been operating a successful software company that he founded with his brother.
Hard work and perseverance are the core values that Kevin will rely on as he attempts to take home the title of "The Apprentice."
Recent Harvard Graduate
Boca Raton, FL
Andy, 22 years old, may look like the kid next door, but don't let his looks fool you. He has it all, brains, charm, intellect, wit, personality, and a keen sense of humor. A recent Harvard University graduate, Andy brings some impressive credentials to the table.
Born and raised in south Florida Andy was the youngest of four brothers. He got his start in business at a young age, creating a business at the age of fourteen, a company called JHL Ventures, Inc. with just $500. The company provided both corporate and individual clients with concert packages. In just two years time the company had grown to 30 part-time employees and was generating $100,000 in revenue. Among his other accolades, Andy is a 1999 National Debate Champion.
Andy took part of the profits from JHL Ventures, Inc. and put them towards his tuition to Harvard. Once there, Andy started a Not For Profit Organization "Harvard AIDS Coalition" during his freshman year. The idea was to raise awareness of AIDS in Africa, and the coalition has now grown to over 100 members at Harvard, as well as spreading to 10 other universities across the country.
The only question that remains in whether Andy can convince everyone that he's wise beyond his years as he attempts to become "The Apprentice."
Bridal Salon Owner
Sandy has confidence oozing from her. "You've either got it or you don't. I've got it." Bold statements like that from a lovely 27 year old will certainly not go unnoticed.
Growing up in a modest home in the suburbs in Maryland, Sandy concluded at an early age that she would be a success in order to live a more lavish lifestyle, though she still appreciates the core family values that were instilled in her as a youth.
Having worked in a bridal salon and fallen in love with the business, Sandy dropped out of college and pursued her dream of opening a bridal shop. She succeeded, and by age 21 she was the youngest bridal salon owner in the country. By the time she was 23 Sandy was being hired to do big budget weddings for exclusive politicians in the Washington DC area. In the midst of building her companies Distinctive Designs Bridal and Sandy Ferreira Weddings and Events, Sandy has also taken on other business ventures, branching into real estate and other investments.
Sandy might not have the elite background of some of the other candidates, but she certainly has proved that she's a successful businesswoman, and a formidable foe going after the title of "The Apprentice."
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