- January 31, 2011
- 12:01 am
- Steve Christensen
Building on success
The Flats at Loyola Station, the University’s first student-run business, has been an instantaneous success since it first opened its doors in the summer of 2010. But this new business would not have reached such acclaim had it not been for the students in charge of its operations. As a number of these young professionals are soon to graduate into the real world, several spots have already been filled with new student-entrepreneurs ready to take on the challenge.
Loyola Limited has taken on the following eight new hires:
- Sean Anderson, Freshman (Director of Future Business Ventures)
- Caitlin Sappington, Freshman (Associate of Operations)
- Ryan Cisler, Sophomore (Associate Director of Marketing)
- Lanre Johnson, Sophomore (Associate of Customer Relations)
- Asma Kadri, Sophomore (Associate of Customer Relations for the Flats)
- Manak Chojar, Junior (Associate of Finance)
- Jennifer Ruffing, Junior (Associate of Finance)
- Cory Moore, Junior (Associate of Finance)
The graduating seniors who will be leaving their posts at the end of this semester include Pat Chappell (Chief Operations Officer), Joe Potter (Director of Marketing), Chris Roby (Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, and John Adorno (CEO and President). Loyola Limited has not only hired on new staff to fill these soon-to-be open positions, but they’ve also created a number of new positions which bring its staff to a total of 15 students compared to seven when the program first began.
“We’re expanding from the seven to a much wider base because we are actually moving into some new business ventures that we’re really excited about and we need the hands to help out,” explains Adorno. While the company is keeping these new businesses hush-hush until they’ve officially been unveiled, Adorno says that the Loyola community has every reason to be excited.
But these multiple business ventures, as exciting as they sound, will actually pose the biggest challenge for the new team. “They’re all very brave to take it on because… it’s not a single business unit anymore. This is going to be like the GE of student-run businesses. It’s not going to be just a hotel to focus on. It’s going to be maybe two or three more businesses that they’re going to have to watch out for,” says Adorno.
However, Adorno doesn’t think for a second that these new students won’t be able to step up to the plate. “I know they’ll do well… I know they will. We got a really, really good group of people [and] I’m excited for them,” he says.
Now that the ground plan has been set by the students who came before them, these newcomers have some large shoes to fill. “They have a really, really tough job. We definitely have the bar set and now they just need to be able to figure out how to get it through the roof,” Adorno concludes.
To view a complete list of the current Loyola Limited team, click here. If you would like to know how to become a part of the business, visit http://loyolalimited.com/employment.html or send an e-mail to email@example.com.