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Was looking up something to show a friend in Israel and stumbled on this on LinkedIn:

Issac Ohanon

Head of Mobile Advertising at Appwiz

Seems he can never settle on how to spell his first name.

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I always find it interesting to see our fellow Billikens making names for themselves in the business world. I often think SLU could stand to do a better job of promoting our successful alums. Here are just a few prominent Billikens:

Richard Chaifetz - We know him, we love him: http://www.chaifetzgroup.com/team/dr-richard-a-chaifetz

Dave Senay - President and CEO of Fleishman Hillard: http://fleishmanhillard.com/profile/dave-senay/

Michael Bidwill - President of the Arizona Cardinals: http://www.azcardinals.com/team/staff/michael-bidwill/61a8f54f-126b-42db-8d51-78e54b8b0288

Rex Sinquefield - Founder of Dimensional Fund Advisors: http://www.rexsinquefield.org/about-rex-sinquefield/

Chris Sommers - Owner of the Pi Pizzeria chain, Gringo, Sqwid: http://www.feaststl.com/dine-out/one-on-one/article_0479e032-bf0e-11e1-ae90-0019bb30f31a.html

Wes Clayton & Brian Nottingham - Founders of ShipWorks: http://www.shipworks.com/company/about.php

Matthew Porter - Co-Founder and CEO of Contegix: http://www.contegix.com/why-contegix/leadership/

Feel free to add to the list!

Stamps.com just bought ShipWorks for $22 million.

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/stamps-com-buys-shipworks-for-million/article_70fbca47-d336-55f4-938f-5fde4b219be5.html

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I just read that local restaurateur Dave Bailey is a SLU grad. He owns Bailey's Range downtown, Rooster downtown and on South Grand, Bailey's Chocolate Bar in Lafayette Square, Bridge downtown and Small Batch in midtown, with a BBQ joint coming soon downtown.

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I was doing a web search trying to find Carlos McCauley's senior season numbers and decided to see if I could find out what he is up to today.  He ended up getting a masters and a doctorate in education at USC after graduating from SLU with a criminal justice degree.  He eventually ended up at the Department of Education and currently leads the school turnaround program at WestEd.  He, also, goes by Carlas McCauley now.

Not a Rex or Chaifetz story, but I thought it was worth a mention.

https://www.wested.org/personnel/carlas-mccauley/

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48 minutes ago, brianstl said:

I was doing a web search trying to find Carlos McCauley's senior season numbers and decided to see if I could find out what he is up to today.  He ended up getting a masters and a doctorate in education at USC after graduating from SLU with a criminal justice degree.  He eventually ended up at the Department of Education and currently leads the school turnaround program at WestEd.  He, also, goes by Carlas McCauley now.

Not a Rex or Chaifetz story, but I thought it was worth a mention.

https://www.wested.org/personnel/carlas-mccauley/

That's awesome.  Although I will admit to being a bit confused by the name change.

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3 hours ago, Box and Won said:

That's awesome.  Although I will admit to being a bit confused by the name change.

Thought it was a little confusing myself.  I was glad to see he has done well for himself.  He never played much until his senior season and then had a pretty good season on an NIT team.

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4 minutes ago, brianstl said:

Thought it was a little confusing myself.  I was glad to see he has done well for himself.  He never played much until his senior season and then had a pretty good season on an NIT team.

Actually, I recall he played extensively as a freshman while H Waldman was sitting out after transferring.  That would have been 1992-93.

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2 hours ago, brianstl said:

Thought it was a little confusing myself.  I was glad to see he has done well for himself.  He never played much until his senior season and then had a pretty good season on an NIT team.

Charlie threw into the fire as a freshman because of his defensive abilities. He maintained because of his defensive prowess for three years. He was injured in the summer before his senior year so he couldn't play 5 on 5 so he spent the summer in the gym just shooting. Coincidentally he suddenly found his shot his senior year and was a pleasant surprise.

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Carlos did have an odd career.

Starter his freshman year.  Buried at the end of the bench his sophomore and junior year, then back to being a starter his senior season.  A career like that would never happen nowawdays.  He would have transferred.  He was a tremendous defender, on par with Redden, Fisher, & McCall.

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On 8/5/2014 at 4:02 PM, Box and Won said:

Guardians of the Galaxy raked in a record-setting $94 million over the weekend, and it's looking like it will become a franchise.

Time to hit Gunn up for a donation.

Rough day for Gunn.  

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James Gunn's Suicide Squad is getting amazingly great early reactions from the reviewers.  These early reactions are better than any I have seen before.   Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, IMO, is the best of the MCU movies and now it looks like he could have topped it with a DC property. 

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