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Class Profile Total Students: Male: Female: International Citizens:

77 79% 21% 23%

Average GMAT: 647 Average Work Experience: 5 years

MBA Students Class of 2013 Name Agrawal, Piyush Angelina, Stephani Baker, Luke Bartlett, Michael Bergstein, Seth Beyer, Jenna Warner Boehm, Emil Brown, Daniel Budko, Angelina Burke, Michael Buzby, Matthew Chandran, Arvind Cheema, Guriqbal Chen, Nikki Cikurel, Deni Clarke, Rodmesia Coplen, John Cozine, Shawn Cunningham, Joel Daliparthi, Pallavi Das, Pratik Delano, Nathan Elam, Dustin Erickson, Elijah Faifman, Leon Flores Del Bosque, Jesus Forlemu Mendaah, Norbert Gibbs, Justin Gruznina, Zane Hammel, Robert Harris, Reid Hassan, Sarah Herman, Mark Ho, Eric Hooker, Craig Kahn, Julian Karnik, Amey Kelly, James Patrick Kezunovic, Miso

Team 8 2 3 7 5 1 1 11 4 6 1 9 13 2 10 6 11 2 1 8 13 12 13 14 13 4 15 7 4 15 12 7 3 14 3 14 7 3 6

Name Klostermann, John Lamoureux, Matthew Lee, Anthony Lee, Jason Manimuthu, Swetha Mccarty, Daryl Mendiola, James Monk, Scott Morris, Jeffrey Moses, Ophira Naqvi, Syed Nicola, Dina Olian, Lance Pahuja, Dheeraj Parikh, Manan Parsons, Nathaniel Patel, Devang Patel, Jinesh Pluhar, Joseph Provenzano, Matthew Rabe, Brian Ram, Meenakshi Ray, Amiyangsu Rice, Andrew Allen Ryza, Eric Salomon, Karl Sanford, Alisha Seunsom, Janice Sherman, Brittany Shin, Jason Shukla, Aanand Smith, Michael Stringham, Colby Thiyagarajan, Vijay Turnley, Brian Vernon, Nicholas Zanitsch, Brendan Zhang, Hui

Team 4 12 10 15 8 1 8 3 10 5 5 6 12 10 15 15 9 14 1 4 14 2 13 11 5 9 6 10 9 2 9 8 11 11 5 7 12 2

Team 1 Incellerate


Jenna Warner Beyer Emil Boehm Matthew Buzby Joel Cunningham Daryl J. McCarty Joseph J. Pluhar

Jenna Beyer

Veterinary Medicine

Emil Boehm Finance

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Texas A&M University 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Economics Southwestern University 2006

Mixed-Animal Veterinarian passionate about improving veterinary medicine with updated knowledge. Eager to share recently acquired business methods pertaining to veterinary practice. Strong desire to be an active leader among community youth.

Five years experience in financial analysis, asset management, and portfolio optimization. Ability to effectively collaborate with senior management to construct alternative investment vehicles. Increased revenues through market-driven, customeroriented strategies & effective communication with sales force.

Elgin Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian ‘11 SCAVMA Travel Fund Travel Fund Administrator ‘09-’10 TAMU CVM Student Worker ‘05-’06

Consolidated Wealth Management Analyst ‘09-‘11 Oak Star Partners Internal Wholesaler ‘07-‘10 Ameriprise Financial Financial Advisor ‘06-‘07

Matt Buzby

Information Systems

Joel Cunningham Major, U.S. Army

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology College of Wooster 2006

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering United States Military College 1997

Technology Services Professional experienced in client management and software consulting. Proven strategist with ability to deliver timely information systems solutions resulting in account growth and customer retention. Effective project manager with strong reputation for analyzing areas for improvement.

Fourteen years experience in full-spectrum military operations specializing in leadership, unit organization, civilian-military relations & operations. Three years experience in military programming & budgeting with an emphasis on Congressional relationships.

Affiniscape Technical Support Advocate ‘09-‘11 QuickArrow Client Relationship Manager ‘08‘09, Client Support II ‘07-‘08

United States Army Senior Budget Analysis, ‘08-’11, Tactical Analysis & Feedback Facility Supervisor ‘05-‘08, Rifle Company Commander ‘03-‘05

D.J. McCarty Business Law

Joseph Pluhar

Veterinary Medicine

Juris Doctor Pepperdine School of Law 2009 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science University of Utah 2005

DVM Texas A&M University 2014 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University 2009

Business Professional specializing in legal policy & procedures. Experienced in completing multiple projects under tight timelines. Accomplished researcher with expertise in written communications. Results-driven with attention to detail & problem solving capabilities.

Veterinary Professional focused on equine medicine & policy issues. Strong communicator with success in client interaction & public relations. Clear understanding of medications and veterinary procedures.

Kristopher K. Greenwood, L.C. Attorney ‘09-‘11 Blaisdell & Church, P.C. Law Clerk ‘07-‘08 KNS International Shipping Manager ‘05-‘06

TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine Student Ambassador ‘10- Present Elgin Veterinary Hospital Vet Technician ‘11- Present

Team 2 Noesys Data


Stephani Angelina Nikki Chen Shawn Cozine Meenakshi Ram Jason Shin Hui Zhang

Stephani Angelina Finance

Nikki Chen Marketing

Bachelor of Arts in Finance Michigan State University 2010

Bachelor of Engineering in Material Science National Chia Tung University 2007

Strategic Management Professional with direct experience in financial analysis, strategic sourcing, expense management & forecasting. Highly motivated and detail-oriented with excellent analytical & problem solving skills. Reputation for delivering cost-saving procurement plans. Fluent in English, Malay & Indonesian.

Experienced in product development & product marketing with proven success in coordinating & planning new product launches. Ability to strategize & execute precise product management for multi-international corporation. Implement brand building & brand marketing through detailed sales training. Fluent in English & Mandarin.

ArcelorMittal Business Analyst ‘10-‘11 Bristol-Myers Squibb Global Procurement Co-op ‘09

D-Link Corporation Project Manager ‘09-‘10 Microsoft Taiwan Specialist ‘07-‘08

Shawn Cozine

Operations & Supply Chain

Meenakshi Ram Finance

Bachelor of Science in Political Science Texas A&M University 2007

B.B.A in Accounting & Finance Midwestern State University 2010

Four years experience in leadership with proven success in building & maintaining professional teams. Ability to build strong cohesion by effectively communicating purpose, direction, & motivation necessary to accomplish complex tasks & projects. Goal-oriented professional with proven success in delivering high quality results.

Financial Professional with experience in maintaining balanced budgets & disbursement records. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse cultural backgrounds & deliver high quality results. Strong attention to detail & accuracy.

United States Army Executive Officer ‘11, Captain ‘07-‘11, Fire Support Officer ‘08- ‘10

Burk Royalty Ltd. Accounting Intern ‘10 United States Navy Fiscal Supervisor ‘04-‘08 Washington Mutual Bank H.S. Intern ‘02-‘04

Jason Shin

Captain, U.S. Army

Bachelor of Science in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering Cornell University 2000

U.S. Army Signal officer with over 9 years of successful tactical, management, & leadership experience in information technology, telecommunications, & communications. Respected, focused leader with proven ability to develop & implement strategic plans & lead organizations in a highly stressful environment.

Hui Zhang


CPA Certification University of Pittsburgh 2010 Bachelor of Arts in English Jishou University 2004 Five years of experience in client management with proven success bringing large projects to fruition under tight deadlines. Ability to work in different cultural environments as well as train and lead diverse teams. Significant experience in communicating across functions in large companies.

United States Army Military Officer ‘02-‘Current, Staff Division Executive Officer ‘10, Company Commander ‘07-‘09

Sinovision Inc. Website News Editor/ Journalist ‘07-‘11 China News & Film Record Company Writer/ Director ‘05-‘06

Team 3 The Patria Group Corp.


Luke Baker Mark Herman Craig Hooker James Kelly, Jr. Scott Monk

Luke Baker Marketing

Mark Herman

Operations & Logistics

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Baylor University 2007

Bachelor of Science in German US Military Academy at West Point 2004

Marketing Professional with proven record of planning and implementing successful growth strategies. Diverse management experience and reputation for innovative solutions in fast-paced environments.

Six years military experience in operations & logistics management. Possess requisite skills to effectively direct & synchronize teams of 2 to 250 individuals towards common goal-driven strategies. Proven ability to lead multiple teams & projects to successful completion within timeline & budget.

Harris Media Senior Vice President ‘09-‘11 Legacy Consulting Associate ‘07-‘08

United States Army Company Commander ‘10-‘11, Brigade Logistics Officer ‘08-‘10, Battalion Operations Officer ‘07-‘08, Aviation Platoon Leader ‘05-‘07

Craig Hooker Marketing

James Kelly, Jr. Finance

Bachelor of Science in Marketing Southern Illinois University 2007

B.B.A. in Finance Sam Houston State University 2010

Retail Industry Professional with nearly four years of experience in managing large teams to accomplish company objectives while meeting sales & payroll goals. Proven success developing team performance through extensive training & motivational leadership.

Over five years of operations management experience with responsibility for flight operations, development & management of multimillion dollar customer accounts as well as negotiating long-term contracts with customers & vendors. Success in aviation asset acquisition & sales with total value over $80 million.

Target Executive Team Leader ‘09-‘11 Aldi Foods District Manager ‘08-‘09

Wing Aviation LLC Vice President ‘05-‘11, Director of Operations Control Center ‘05-‘08 United States Army Sniper Section Leader ‘01-‘05

Scott Monk Finance

Bachelor of Science in Agronomy & Entomology Texas A&M University 2006 Analytical Professional with five years of experience finance, accounting and logistics. Proven success in project financial reporting, performance tracking, and cash flow analytics. High analytical aptitude and excellent customer service skills.

Texas A&M Research Foundation Project Administrator ‘09-‘11 Hardwood Designs & Marketing Office Manager ‘06-‘09

Team 4 Unvired


Jesus Flores del Bosque Angelina Budko Zane Gruznina John Klostermann Matthew Provenzano

Jesus Flores del Bosque

Business Development

Angelina Budko

Business Development

Bachelor of Science in Economics Universidad Regiomontana 2007

Bachelor of Science in Foreign Languages Teaching Kaluga State University 2006

Strategic Business Professional with experience in investor relations and marketing strategy. Proven success in communications, forecasting, risk assessment and feasibility analysis for diverse organizations. Reputable decision maker and economic consultant in Latin American markets.

Business Strategy Professional with experience in development planning & project management. Ability to successfully lead & motivate teams towards results-driven goals. Relationship manager with reputation for effectively bridging communication gaps between cross-cultural constituents.

Vitro Chief Investor Relattions & Corporate Finance ‘10-‘11, Marketing & Sales Strategist ‘09‘10, Demand Planning Supervisor ‘08-‘09 PWC Transfer Pricing Associate ‘07-‘08

STRABAG AG Project Manager ‘09-‘10 Basic Element Company Project Manager ‘08-‘09, Business Analyst ‘07-‘08

Zane Gruznina

Judicial Degree Candidate

John Klostermann Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration East Texas Baptist University ‘09

B.B.A. in Finance Texas A&M University 2006

Experience in financial analysis, project management, & financial modeling. Ability to identify issues for improvement & determine workable solutions. Increased revenues & profits through business development, relationship building & exceptional customer service.

Four years of experience in financial analysis, client management, & educational training with proven success in building & maintaining business relationships. Ability to deliver complex cost-benefit analyses & solutions through team development & leadership in permanence excellence.

Talsi Christian School Assistant Director ‘11 Cooper & Scully Legal Intern ‘09-‘10 Honorary Consulate of Latvia Intern ‘06-‘07

Charles Wetegrove Co. Inc. Controller ‘09-‘11 Lasara ISD. Assistant GEAR UP Coordinator ‘09 Texas State Bank Public Funds Manager ‘06-‘07

Matthew Provenzano Supply Chain

B.B.A. in Marketing University of Pittsburgh 2008 Supply Chain Professional with three years experience in merchandising & logistics. Proven success in merchandising and brand strategies. Results driven manager of budgets & key brand accounts. Ability to effectively perform competitive sales analysis & price negotiations. Dick’s Sporting Goods Merchandise Analyst ‘09-‘11 Merchandise Analyst Trainee ‘08-‘09

Team 5 QHeart Medical


Seth Bergstein Ophira Moses Syed Naqvi Eric Ryza Brian Turnley

Seth Bergstein Analytics

Ophira Moses

Quality Assurance

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Juniata College 2007

Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering Mumbai University 2006

Four years experience in client management & data analytics. Improved business practices by providing data reports to customers & marketing analytics to assist in developing strategy. Ability to provide analytical solutions & outstanding customer service.

Quality Assurance Specialist with nearly five years of experience in business analysis & risk assessment. Proven success in analyzing change requirements, communicating effort estimations, & writing test scenarios to minimize defects & improve quality of product deliverables.

Pennsylvania State University Data Analyst II ‘10-‘11 Digital Solutions Inc. Software Developer ‘07-‘10 PNC Bank Financial Sales & Service Consultant ‘07

Tata Consultancy Services UAT Coordinator, Functional Analyst, & Internal Auditor ‘08-‘11, Functional & Performance Tester ‘07-‘08, QA Team Lead ‘06-‘07

Syed Naqvi

Doctor of Medicine

M.D./M.B.A. Texas A&M University 2016 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science Texas A&M University 2010

Eric Ryza

Supply Chain

Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Texas State University 2004

Healthcare Professional with clinical research experience currently enrolled in the Texas A&M Full-Time MBA program. Also enrolled in Medical School at Texas A&M Health Science Center to obtain M.D./M.B.A. degree.

Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) with over six years experience in manufacturing product management, including design, new product introduction, sustaining, & supply chain management. Proven success in exceeding customer expectations while increasing quality & reducing costs.

Biopharma Informatics Inc. Clinical Research Coordinator ‘10-‘11, Research & Development Intern ‘10 TAMU Psychology Research Tech ‘05-‘07

National Instruments Product Engineer ‘11, Materials & Production Planner ‘10-‘11, Product Engineer ‘06-‘10, Manufacturing Engineer ‘05-‘06

Brian Turnley

Business Analysis

B.B.A. in Management of Information Systems Texas A&M University 2004 Business Analysis Professional with seven years experience in operations & Windows administration and assessment. Ability to bridge communication gaps between IT development group & management. Reputation for quickly resolving issues & multitasking complex projects. RadioShack Corp. Windows Systems Administrator ‘06-‘11, Network Operations Center Operator ‘05-‘06, Help Desk Agent ‘04-‘05

Team 6 Post Oak Pharmaceuticals


Michael Burke Rodmesia Clarke Miso Kezunovic Dina Nicola Alisha Sanford

Michael Burke

Information Systems

Rodmesia Clarke Project Management

B.B.A. in Management Information Systems Texas A&M University 2005

Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Auburn University 2008

Six years experience in software development & project management with proven successful ERP system implementations & ETRM project completions. Ability to deliver quality deliverables to meet complex specifications through team collaboration.

Three years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry with plant monitoring & facility modifications. Ability to analyze performance measures & recommend actions for improvement. Effective team player with strong written & verbal skills including reputation for delivering effective performance solutions.

Texas Engineering Experiment Station Sr. Software Applications Developer ‘08-‘11 Allegro Development Energy Software Consultant ‘06-‘08

BP America Process Engineer ‘08-‘11, Subseas Intern ‘07 BP Chemicals Process Engineer Student Co-op ‘05-‘06

Miso Kezunovic Finance

Dina Nicola

Project Management

B.B.A. in Finance Texas A&M University 2009

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Texas A&M University at Qatar ‘06

Business Professional with experience in accounting & business development. Ability to create effective business plans & communicate with potential investors. Proven success in identifying issues for improvement & determining workable solutions. Improved flow of information to increase operations efficiency.

Business Professional with electrical engineering experience in controls of gas turbines. Ability to effectively lead teams to solution driven goals through collaboration & project planning. Strong communication & analytical skills as well as attention to detail. Fluent in English and Arabic.

Test Laboratories International Inc. Business Manager ‘09-‘11 Aggieland Apartment Finders Real Estate Agent ‘09

General Electric Field Service Engineer ‘09-‘11 Al-Fardan Real Estate & Resort Development Intern ‘07-‘09 Baker Hughes Intern ‘07

Alisha Sanford Sports Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management Barry University 2008 Sports Management Professional with nearly six years experience in Marketing, Special Event Management, Development & Public Relations. Results driven with successful leadership skills & proven ability to build & guide top-performing teams. Able to manage budgets & identify areas for cost effectiveness & increased profit. Rally Marketing Group Team Leader ‘10-‘11 The Keynote Group Marketing Management /Social Media ‘09-‘10 Alonzo Mourning Charities Consultant ‘07-‘09

Team 7 Savara Inc.


Jemison Bartlett Justin Gibbs Sarah Hassan Amey Karnik Nicholas Vernon

Jemison Bartlett Finance

Justin Gibbs


Bachelor of Arts in Economics The University of the South 2007

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology Texas A&M University 2001

Finance Professional with four years experience in research and financial reporting. Success in debt issuance and financial health analytics among endowed clients. Focused in agricultural sector investments and results driven business innovation.

Analytical Professional with 10 years of experience in business development & strategic operations planning. Proven success in implementing processes to increase profitability & decrease cost. Ability to manage professional relationships through solution-driven approach.

Cambridge Associates LLC Senior Research Associate ‘08-‘11 DHR International Associate Recruiter ‘07-‘08

Farmers Insurance Auto Claims Supervisor ‘08‘11, Auto Claims Training Administrator ‘07-‘08, Senior Filed Claims Specialist ‘05-‘07 Sewell Lexus Collision Damage Estimator ‘01-‘05

Sarah Hassan

Healthcare Administration

B.B.A. in Finance & Managment University of Houston 2010 Healthcare Administration Professional with experience in system and change management. Background in various department rotations within the healthcare industry. Ability to deliver positive bottom-line profits by reducing long term fixed costs through technological advancement and effective leadership. Clinic of Endocrinology & Rheumatology Project Manager ‘10-‘11, Part-time Rotating Administrative Personnel ‘02-‘10

Nicholas Vernon Human Resources

Bachelor in Business Management & Russian Brigham Young University 2008 Strong professional communication skills & efficiency-minded focus on increasing productivity & improving procedures. Successfully complete time-sensitive projects with attention to detail & accuracy. Established reputation for supporting & working well with clients, coworkers, & superiors. Ability to effectively facilitate negotiation processes. Transwestern Project Accountant ‘08-‘11 Woodbury Corp. Accountant ‘08

Amey Karnik

Operations Management

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering Mumbai University 2006 Engineering Procurement & Construction Management (EPCM) Professional with five years experience in process plants and oil & gas industry. Ability to manage projects from design to commissioning stage, while providing costeffective solutions. Reputation for developing high performing teams while supervising multiple projects. Uhde India Private Ltd. Senior Engineer ‘06-‘11

Team 8 tripBAM, LLC


Piyush Agrawal Pallavi Daliparthi Swetha Manimuthu James Mendiola, Jr. Michael Smith

Piyush Agrawal Consulting

Pallavi Daliparthi Information Systems

Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology The Mumbai University 2007

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering University of Colorado 2006

Technology Professional with four years of experience in business development & project management with proven success in providing high quality results. Reputation for delivering cost-saving & efficient solutions within short timelines. Exemplary leadership & management skills through overseeing complex projects.

Information Technology Professional with nearly six years experience in business analysis, project management, & development. Proven success in translating successfully between business & software verbiage. Ability to effectively lead projects from development to implementation.

Canbe Electronics Founder & Partner ‘09-‘11 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Team Leader ‘08-‘11 Oracle Financial Services Software Ltd. Business Trainee ‘07- ‘08

FedEx Programmer Analyst ‘09-‘11, Programmer ‘06-‘09 XAware Inc. Customer Support Intern ‘05 Intern ‘05

Swetha Manimuthu Marketing

James Mendiola, Jr. Management

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics Engineering Anna University 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Japanese Portland State University 1998

Marketing Professional with three years of experience in sales & marketing of switchgear & motors. Successful record with customer retention & conversion capabilities through utilization of product knowledge & client relationship management.

Management Professional with experience in municipal & state government as well as academic institutions. Demonstrated success in project management & cross-cultural collaboration. Respected team player with strong adaptability & communication skills. Fluent in Japanese.

Siemens Ltd. Executive- Sales ‘08-‘11

International Initiates TAMU Program Coordinator ‘09-‘11 Mendimelon Computer Services Sole Proprietor ‘07-‘08

Michael Smith Finance

Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Slavic Languages & Literature Indiana University 2006

Financial Professional with experience producing accurate daily Net Asset Values. Ability to research & evaluate market changes to deliver excellent portfolio plans to clients. Excellent client satisfaction to maintain relationships & recruit new business. Fluent in Russian language. Fidelity Investments Senior Mutual Fund Accountant ‘08-‘11, Financial Representative ‘06-‘08 Ameriprise Financial Financial Advisor ‘06

Team 9 Mercury Scientific, Inc.


Arvind Chandran Devang Patel Karl Salomon Brittany Sherman Aanand Shukla

Arvind Chandran Consulting

Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering University of Kerala 2005

Devang Patel

Doctor of Medicine

M.D./M.B.A. Texas A&M University 2014/2012 Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Texas A&M University 2009

Business Consultant with six years of experience in Consulting, Product Management and Business Development. Strategy and Information Technology professional with demonstrated leadership success and management skills. Proven ability in developing innovative solutions to solve complicated organizational issues and challenges.

Motivated Medical Professional interested in combining health administration & medical practice to further improve healthcare delivery. Experience in labratory testing to achieve undersatnding of chemotherapy induced pain. Ability to successfully gather and analyze data.

Cognizant Technology Solutions Business Analyst ‘07-‘11 Programmer Analyst ‘05-‘07

MD Anderson Cancer CenterAnesthesiology & Pain Medicine Research Fellow ‘10

Karl Salomon

Business Development

Brittany Sherman

Marketing/Supply Chain

Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Legal Studies University of Massachusetts 2008

Bachelor of Arts in History Wellesley College 2006

Highly competent problem-solver experienced in performance analytics, comprehensive reporting, & process streamlining. Effective communicator with interests in strategy, product management, and emerging markets. Ability to quickly understand team dynamics and business professes. Fluent in Haitian Creole & French.

Three years of experience in retail sales & marketing with proven success in creating processes to create solution-driven initiatives for multiple departments. Ability to strategize to meet goals for organization. Reputation for designing profitable solutions to drive sales & service quality.

Smarter Travel Media, Advertising Operations Coordinator ‘10-‘11 State Street Corporation, Portfolio Administrator, ‘08-’10

Brookshire Grocery Company Display Coordinator ‘10-‘11, Grocery Team Coordinator ‘09-‘10, Administrative Assistant ‘08-‘09

Aanand Shukla

Operations & Development

Bachelor of Arts in Economics University of Texas 2006 Five years of experience in analyzing business climates with proven success in operations & client management. Ability to successfully develop & lead teams through motivation & results driven vision. Leadership reputation for personal attention to details in management organization & product knowledge. Brick Canvas Director of Operations ‘10- Present ECO Properties Project Mgr & Analyst ‘08-‘11 MyRewards Business Analyst ‘08-‘09 Fidelity Investments Customer Specialist ‘07-‘08

Team 10 CorInnova


Deni Cikurel Anthony Lee Jeffrey Morris Dheeraj Pahuja Janice Seunsom

Deni Cikurel Consulting

Bachelor of Science in Management Middle East Technical University 2009 Results-oriented consulting professional with two years of experience in client, project, & team management. Ability to analyze businesses and processes to deliver sound recommendations. Knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards. Fluent in Turkish & French.

Anthony Lee Engineering

Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering Texas A&M University 2011 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering University of Texas 2004 Seven years experience in engineering systems development specializing in biomedical application. Capable of advanced research & development of new technology. Ability to solve complex problems using both hardware & software tools.

KPMG Turkey Auditor ‘09-‘11 Tekiz Makine Sanayii Management Intern ‘09 Cevher Dokum Sanayii Sales Intern ‘07

Texas A&M University Research Graduate Assistant ‘05-‘11 Teaching Graduate Assistant ‘05-‘08 University of Texas Senior Design Project ‘04

Jeffrey Morris Biotech Strategy

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Abilene Christian University 2011 Strategic Business Professional in Biotechnology skilled in creative, competitive & innovative solutions. Ability to achieve results through analyzing multiple strategies. Respected team player skilled in relationship management & conflict resolution. First Colony Church of Christ Intern ‘11 Shell Oil Company Intern ‘10, Lab Technician ‘08-‘09

Janice Seunsom Human Resources

Bachelor of Arts in English University of Texas 2006 Human Resources Professional with nearly four years experience in recruiting & administration. Proven success in effective hiring practices & project planning initiatives. Ability to manage multiple projects & client cultures to deliver positive results. Major Lindsey & Africa H.R. Administrator ‘10-‘11 Dimensional Fund Advisors Administrative Assistant ‘06-‘10

Dheeraj Pahuja

Project Management

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication Engineering Birla Institute of Technology 2007 Information Technology Professional with four years of experience in management of people, assets and resources. Ability to identify areas for improvement and effectively achieve positive results. Proven understanding of product development lifecycle. Skilled in critical reasoning and quantitative analysis. Oracle India Private Ltd. Senior Applications Engineer ‘10-‘11, Applications Engineer ‘08-‘10, Associate Applications Engineer ‘07-‘08

Team 11 Kewl Innovations


Daniel Brown John Coplen Andrew Rice Colby Stringham Vijay Thiyagarajan

Daniel Brown

Veterinary Medicine

DVM Texas A&M University 2013 Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience Brigham Young University 2009

John Coplen Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business Finance Brigham Young University 2005

Veterinary Professional with clinical & animal hospital experience. Excellent communicator with proven success in tutoring young interns. Trained in performing medical exams, labwork & educating clients.

Bilingual team leader with six years experience creating budgets, managing customer relationships, negotiating labor & material costs. Ability to implement complex production schedules assuring that phase specifications are accurate and complete. Fluent in Spanish.

Banfield Pet Hospital Intern ‘11 All About Pets Veterinary Technician ‘08-‘09 Rocky Mountain Large Animal Clinic Veterinary Technician ‘07-‘08

Stadler Custom Homes Project Manager ‘08-‘11 Mercedes Home Inc. Builder ‘05-‘07

Andrew Rice Real Estate

Bachelor of Science in Economics Texas A&M University 2005 Commercial/Real Estate Banker with seven years experience in financial services, commercial underwriting & cash flow analytics. Proven success in project underwriting & financial reporting. Ability to communicate with clients as well as Federal & State Bank Examiner representatives resulting in high ratings & quick promotions.

Colby Stringham Finance

Master in Finance Creighton University 2011 Bachelor of Arts in Technical Sales Weber State University 2008 Financial Professional with experience in consulting, analysis, & relationship management. Strong ability to multi-task with measured success in problem solving, business development, riskmanagement, & process development. Skilled communicator that adapts to complex situations while managing diverse client personalities.

International Bank of Commerce Assistant Vice President ‘10-‘11, Bank Officer ‘08-‘10, Credit Analyst ‘06-‘08 Wells Fargo Bank Customer Rep. ‘04-‘05

E*Trade Financial Consultant ‘09-‘11, Relationship Manager ‘09 Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor ‘08-‘09

Vijay Thiyagarajan Business Analysis

Bachelor of Technology in Production Engineering & Management National Institute of Technology 2005 Senior Business Analyst (BA) with nearly six years experience in business analysis & software development. Proven success in managing & delivering IT products delivering high quality solutions with cost-effective focus. Able to identify areas for technology improvement from design to implementation. TATA Consultancy Services Sr. Business Analyst ‘07-‘11, IT Developer ‘05-‘07

Team 12 Hygeine Screen


Nathan DeLano Reid Allen Harris Matthew Lamoureux Lance Olian Brendan Zanistch

Nathan DeLano

Project Management

Reid Allen Harris

Healthcare Administration

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering University of Texas 2008

B.B.A. in Economics University of Florida 2009

Business Professional with experience in project management & operations engineering. Ability to deliver tangible results within negotiated time & budget while demonstrating strong leadership & teamwork skills. Reputation for creating effective solutions through collaboration with vendors & internal customers towards project completion.

Project Manager with experience in performance tracking & operations leadership in International Healthcare Administration. Proven success in project management & data analysis. Ability to effectively deliver measurable results through cross functional communication.

Sunoco Logistics Operations Engineer ‘10-‘11 SunCoke Energy Project Manager ‘09-‘10

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Project Manager ‘10-‘11, Intern/Analyst ‘09 J.Crew Sales Associate ‘06

Matthew Lamoureux Marketing

Lance Olian

Organization Development

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Economics Wake Forest University 2007

Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications Texas A&M University 2006

Athletic Administration Professional with nearly four years experience managing athletic events, facilities, and special projects. Consistent record in overseeing budgets, large team environments, & creating positive customer experiences. Ability to successfully organize and implement complex projects.

Motivational Change Professional with five years of experience in leadership & personal coaching. Ability to achieve results with clients through personalized development strategies. Understanding of client needs resulting in high levels of client satisfaction.

Wake Forest Athletics Assistant Director ‘07-‘10 Paragon Marketing Wake Forest Manager ‘08-‘09 Philadelphia Eagles Marketing Intern ‘07

Life Time Fitness Metabolic Scientist ‘09-‘11, Personal Trainer ‘08-‘09 Washington State University Public Speaking Instructor ‘07-‘08

Brendan Zanistch Doctor of Medicine

M.D./M.B.A. Texas A&M University 2014 Bachelor of Science in Cell Biology & Neuroscience Montana State University 2008 Medical Business Professional focused on future of medicine. Interest in changes in technology, social interaction & healthcare policy/finance from patient to administration. Demonstated success in analytics and innovative solutions. Papa Murphey’s Pizzeria Night Manager ‘07-‘09 Dr. David Sands Plant Science/ Pathology Lab Technician ‘06-‘08 Dr. Lu Plant Lipid Lab Lab Assistant ‘06-‘07

Team 13 Midnight Studios, Inc.


Guriqbal Cheema Pratik Das Dustin Elam Leon Faifman Amiyangsu Ray

Guriqbal Cheema Finance

Pratik Das

IT Consulting

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics & Communication Maharshi Dayanand 2008

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering North Bengal University 1999

Three years experience in sales & client management with proven success in building & maintaining business relationships. Ability to deliver bottom-line profits through team development & leadership. Reputation for personal attention to clients through superior listening & product knowledge.

Target oriented, creative professional with 10+ years of experience in Information Technology Operations & Services, IT System Integration projects, ITIL process & service delivery management. Candidate for Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification.

Maha Shakti Rice Mills Manager ‘08-‘11 Agricultural Professional Planning Manager ‘08-‘11 Sardar Filling Station Advisor ‘08-‘11

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. Project Manager ‘09-‘11, Project Leader ‘06-‘09, Module Leader ‘04-‘06 Infosys Technologies Ltd. Team Leader ‘03-‘04 Haldia Petrochemicals Technical Lead ‘00-‘03

Dustin Elam

Leadership Development

Leon Faifman

Operations Management

Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies University of Texas at Dallas 2011

Bachelor of Arts in Business University of Derby 2007

Seven years experience in supply chain & personnel management with proven success in building and maintaining business relationships. Ability to excel in team environments as well as a highly motivated independent worker. Reputations for attention to detail by utilizing diligence and professionalism.

Military veteran; management and business development professional, with leadership experience in independent consulting. Excellent B2B & B2C communications. Ability to set & achieve organizational goals, create effective business plans, and lead change.

Fugro-Jason Software Analyst ‘08-‘11 United States Navy Machinist Mate ‘01-‘05

Extreme Fitness Co-founder ‘03-’11 CellTech Independent Consultant ‘09-‘11, Sales Manager ‘05-‘07 Partner Communications Sales Manager ‘10

Amiyangsu Ray

Information Technology

Master of Computer Science Illinois Institute of Technology 2008 Bachelor of I.T. West Bengal University 2005 Five years of experience in business and systems analysis. Proven success in resource allocation, project management and analytical decision making. Skilled in numerous programming languages, technologies, databases and operating systems. Clerysys Inc. Sr. Business Analyst ‘08-‘11 Illinois Institute of Technology Systems Lead ‘07-‘08 EGEN Solutions Programmer Analyst ‘06-‘09

Team 14 Framergy


Elijah Erickson Eric Ho Julian Kahn Jinesh Patel Brian Rabe

Elijah Erickson Finance

Eric Ho Finance

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Brigham Young University 2003

Bachelor of Arts in Economics Vanderbilt University 2006

Financial Professional with 7 years experience in Sarbanes Oxley, Financial Audit, IT General Controls & IT System Audits. Core expertise in evaluating, enhancing, & implementing internal control structures over both financial & IT (ERP) Systems.

CFA Candidate with five years of experience in credit analysis/underwriting with a strong foundation in accounting & financial statement analysis. Demonstrated ability to learn multiple industries & complete complex projects. Success in concise communications & solution driven project analysis.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Internal Audit Manager ‘06-‘11, Senior IT Auditor ‘04-‘06 KPMG Staff Auditor ‘04-‘06

Regions Bank Credit Underwriter ‘08-‘11 First Horizon Bank Commercial Credit Analyst ‘06-‘08

Julian Kahn

Business Development

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology University of Texas 2007 Entrepeneurial business development experience in financial analysis, project management & financial mdoeling. Ability to identify issues for improvement & identify workable solutions. Success in increasing revenues and profits through business development and client relationship management.

Jinesh Patel

Business Development

Master of Engineering & Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering Texas A&M University 2013/2006 Experience with designing biomedical products for start-up companies with proven success in building & maintaining business relationships. Ability to deliver quality work through commitment to detail, team development, & leadership.

Migraine Relief Center PLLC President & COO ‘10-Present Advanced Orthopedic Solutions Sales Representative ‘08-‘10

Global BioDiagnostics Corp. Biomedical Engineering Intern ‘11 Farney Management LLP Biomedical Engineering Consultant ‘10-‘11

Brian Rabe

Operations & Logistics

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Texas A&M University 2008 Operations Professional with experience in process improvements & leadership. Record for delivering high quality results through creative problem solving & management skills. Successful ability in managing private and public infrastructure projects through strong analytical and communication skills. Kimley-Horn & Associates Civil Engineering Analyst ‘09-‘11, Construction Analyst ‘09 Holiday Light & Magic LLC Founder ‘09-‘11

Team 15 Snoball


Norbert Forlemu Rob Hammel, Jr. Jason Lee Manan Parikh Nathaniel Parsons

Norbert Forlemu Finance

Rob Hammel, Jr.

Business Development

Bachelor of Science in Accounting University of Buea 2006

Bachelor of Science in Marketing Wayne State University 2008

Five years of experience in financial analysis, planning, reporting & forecasting. Ability to improve processes & implement cost effective change. Skilled team player with proven success in implementing improvements for profitable gains. US Permanent Resident.

Entrepeneurial Professional with experience in new business ventures. Excellent adaptability to new technology, software, & products. Profit oriented business strategist. Proficient in new media communications and protocol creation to promote business development.

UNICS UK Finance & Planning Analyst ‘09-‘11 UNICS PLC Business Analyst ‘08-‘09 UNICS Douala Branch Accountant ‘07 UNICS Bamenda Trainee Accountant ‘06-‘07

Property Maintenance Inc. Senior Property Inspector ‘09-‘11 Proven Court Services Process Server & Marketing Director ‘09-‘11

Jason Lee Finance

Manan Parikh Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration & Computer Science Millsaps College 2002

B.B.A. in Finance University of Houston 2007

CFA Charterholder and Licensed Equity Trader with over seven years of experience in financial modeling and providing financial solutions. Demonstrated ability to profit from arbitrage opportunities in the equity market using unique risk-minimizing methods.

Investment Management Professional with nearly three years experience in security analysis, equity trading, & investment management. Proven success in equity trading & investment management. Demonstrated skills in GAAP financial statements & arbitrage.

Charles Schwab Broker ‘10-‘11 Kershner Trading Group Senior Equity Trader ‘04-‘10 Trustmark Bank Asset/Liability Analyst ‘02-‘04

Charles Schwab Broker Representative ‘10-‘11 Highline Financial Financial Analyst ‘10 Kershner Trading Group Equity Trader ‘07-‘09

Nathaniel Parsons Project Management

Bachelor of Science in Construction Science Texas A&M University 2009 Business Professional with experience in managing cost controls & large scale projects. Ability to deliver effective results through leadership, organization & problem solving skills. Success in collaborating with management & front-line employees as well as negotiating with vendors. Goodman Networks Construction Manager ‘11 NorthGate Constructors Construction Manager ‘10-‘11 Kiewit Texas L.P. Project Estimator ‘09-‘10

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2012 MBA Venture Challenge Participant Profiles  

Profiles of the MBA students participating in the 2012 MBA Venture Challenge.

2012 MBA Venture Challenge Participant Profiles  

Profiles of the MBA students participating in the 2012 MBA Venture Challenge.