01 Mar 2013
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A Chicago native who now lives in Atlanta,
Aaron Gray (MBA 2009) has been an analyst at Goldman Sachs and an executive at Home Depot, and has worked in venture capital and at tech companies as well. But now he's got his own online start-up, The Legacy Movement, which he launched for underserved communities and individuals—such as women, military veterans, and people of color—to help them find jobs and career information. With a membership fee of only $25 a month, it's a business-opportunities networking site that also helps people looking to buy, sell, franchise, or even create companies.
"Our goal is to change the conversation about success in entrepreneurship in underserved communities," Gray explained to the Chicago Sun-Times (October 12, 2012). "We are taught that success is to go to school, make money, get a job, and marry and have a family. But that formula doesn't work for many people, especially the many who have lost their jobs and their homes in the economic crisis."
Class of MBA 2009, Section F