Värde Partners Co-Founder Delivers Keynote Address at University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management Commencement CeremonyMay 17, 2018
MINNEAPOLIS – Värde Partners is pleased to share Co-Founder and Executive Chair Marcia Page’s commencement address to the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management’s 2018 graduating class.
Marcia addressed the importance of making good choices in business and in life as a path to demonstrating strong character. Furthermore, she challenged the graduates to consider the character and qualities of the people and organizations with whom they work.
“There will be a constant throughout the jobs and the career you have. The one thing that stays with you the entire time: who you are as a human being,” Marcia shared with the more than 1,500 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students gathered at Mariucci Arena.
“‘The content of your character,’ as Martin Luther King, Jr. put it. Your values, your attitude, your approaches, and more than anything, your behavior. For people can and will only judge us by what we actually do. They will view you based on how you treat them and others, in moments large and small, personal and professional, public and private.”
Marcia is a 1983 graduate of the Carlson School of Management MBA program. She currently serves on the Carlson School of Management Board of Overseers. In 2017, Marcia was named the University of Minnesota Entrepreneur of the Year in recognition of her achievements as a “trailblazer” in her field.
About Värde Partners
Värde Partners is a $13 billion global alternative investment firm that employs a value-based approach to investing across a broad array of geographies, segments and asset types, including real estate, corporate credit, mortgages, specialty finance, real assets and infrastructure. The firm sponsors and manages a family of private investment funds with a global investor base that includes foundations and endowments, pension plans, insurance companies, other institutional investors and private clients. Founded in 1993, Värde employs nearly 300 people globally with regional headquarters in Minneapolis, London and Singapore.