Philadelphia, PA — The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has announced that Anthony Noto, (Wharton MBA for Executives Class 23, Wharton MBA ’99), a Wharton MBA for Executives alumnus, will be the featured speaker at the School’s MBA for Executives graduation ceremony in Philadelphia. The May 14, 2016 ceremony will take place at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ Zellerbach Theatre, 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Noto is the Chief Financial Officer of Twitter, the global, real-time platform for public self-expression and conversation.
“From his days as an Academic All-American at West Point to the present, Anthony Noto has exhibited an inner drive and passion for success that is now reflected in his illustrious career,” said Geoff Garrett, Dean of the Wharton School. “His ability to lead–whether as an athlete, in the military, on Wall Street or in Silicon Valley–is an inspiration to our graduates. We are honored he will serve as our speaker.”
As Twitter’s CFO, Mr. Noto leads the company’s financial operations as well as marketing, corporate development and strategy. Prior to joining Twitter in July 2014, he served as a Managing Director in the Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Noto was also Co-Head of Goldman Sachs’ Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking group from 2011 to 2014. Among his accomplishments during this time was his leadership of Twitter’s successful 2013 initial public offering for which Goldman Sachs was lead underwriter.
From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Noto was CFO of the National Football League. From 1999 to 2007, he served in various roles at Goldman Sachs, including as the Internet and Media Equity Research Analyst and the head of the Communication, Media and Entertainment Equity Research Team.
Mr. Noto holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Previous graduation speakers at Wharton’s MBA for Executives graduation ceremony in Philadelphia have featured David Pottruck (C’70, WG’72), Alex Gorsky (WG’96) and Dan Tangherlini (WG’01).
Information about the Wharton School’s graduation ceremony is available at: http://graduation.wharton.upenn.edu/. Information about the University of Pennsylvania’s 260th commencement ceremony is available at http://www.upenn.edu/commencement/.
About the Wharton School and the Wharton MBA Program for Executives
The Wharton MBA Program for Executives offers the same rigorous curriculum, top Wharton faculty and high level of student involvement as the traditional MBA program presented at Wharton’s main campus in Philadelphia. Classes for the two-year residential program are held on alternate weekends and two weeklong sessions in the summer. Students live and work together during these focused on-campus sessions, allowing them to forge close connections with classmates and to foster teamwork skills. In addition, the integration of work and study provides a living laboratory for applying knowledge.
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.