Darden is the place for entrepreneurs. The school was recently ranked No. 8 graduate program in the world for entrepreneurship by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine and continues to support new ventures.

Sonia Hounsell (Class of 1999)

Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions Dawna Clarke and Sonia Hounsell (Class of 1999) held an insightful discussion on how the Darden experience has impacted Hounsell’s perspective, career trajectory and more. 

Hounsell is the co-founder and co-CEO of direct to consumer and lifestyle brand FunkkOFF! TeethRefreshers. Founded in 2019, the highly innovative and breakout product has continued to grow and was even seen on Shark Tank. Hounsell’s experience as a strategic marketing professional with a strong record of successfully launching and developing brands has been the key to her success. She has more than 30 years of experience in blue chip consumer products companies. 

Listen to the conversation below to hear how the Darden community set Hounsell up for a successful career.