Alumnus Jeremy Krol's Journey from Pizza to Finance

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LIVONIA, MICH. – Jeremy Krol, 1992 (accounting), landed his first job at Hungry Howie's Pizza Corporate office in Livonia, Michigan. He later navigated the finance department of two public relations firms and briefly worked as an analyst for Ford Motor Company. His pivotal years unfolded at Buffalo Wild Wings, where he spent 15 years as a controller and then as CFO. He currently serves as the director of finance for Hospitality Restaurant Group, a Taco Bell franchisee. 

Beyond his professional achievements, Krol emphasizes the importance of family. His wife, Jennifer, a Madonna alumna, shares in his journey. Together they have a son, Nicholas, currently attending Madonna and playing baseball. 

Krol remembers the close-knit atmosphere, engaging conversation with professors, and the platform Madonna University provided for both personal and academic growth. Dr. Stuart Arends, former dean of the School of Business and accounting professor, emerges as a key figure, inspiring Krol's journey into the accounting field. Krol is deeply grateful to his baseball teammates, who made his Madonna experience truly exceptional. In his spare time, he is the head baseball coach at Milford High School and enjoys playing golf whenever possible.