Alumni Notes

2018

Max White, BCom, writes that he’s now working full time in music. He plays in the underground Montreal rock bands Light Bulb Alley and the Count Ferrara. He also co-founded the psychedelic blues punk duo, the White Brothers Band, with his brother Jackson. They made their debut at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto in July 2018. Max says he’s working on a number of new projects including the White Brothers Band’s debut album, and Light Bulb Alley’s third LP. In addition to these records, he contributed sounds for the soon-to-be released Netflix series V-Wars.
Published in: Winter 2019

2017

Vir C. Advani, MBA, tells us that he and his wife, Chloe, were blessed with a baby boy Sept. 21, 2018. “Aden K. Advani came into this world weighing a whopping 9 lbs., 6oz. Both Aden and Mommy are doing well. Dad, on the other hand, hasn't slept in a month!” he says.
Published in: Winter 2019
Hong Hoang, EMBAA, and Steve Berhorst, EMBAA’17, launched HaloSentient, Inc., a technology and security consulting firm in Silicon Valley.
Published in: Winter 2019
Shoaib Mushtaq, EMBA, says that he and his wife “are proud parents of a beautiful baby girl. Aisha was born on June 30, 2018, and has already become a bundle of joy for her parents and two siblings.”
Published in: Winter 2019
Mark Steenhof, MBA, is director of structural engineering at Steenhof Building Services Group in Orillia, Ont. The firm provides residential and commercial engineering services, specializing in modular building engineering.
Published in: Winter 2019
Steve Camacho, EMBAA, was appointed chief information officer for the Toronto Catholic District School Board in March. Prior to this, Steve was director of technology services for the Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning at Humber College in Toronto.
Published in: Summer 2018
Laird Choi, EMBAA, and Lulu Fan, EMBAA, have launched Allosentry, an app to help reunite parents and caregivers with their lost children, using crowdsearch methods.
Published in: Summer 2018
Greg Fedele, BCom, teamed up with Anish Sharma, Sc’17, to launch SwftCharge, a phone-charging solution for people attending music festivals, concerts and other live events, in 2017. He reports that the company has grown from a team of two at inception to 12 and recently closed a $420,000 funding round from a group of investors in the Southeastern Ontario Angel Network (SOAN). “We’re now in the process of operating and executing our phone-charging service at some of the largest and most popular music festivals in North America,” Greg says. ▪
Published in: Summer 2018
Denisse Cieza, MIB, is working in Calgary as a Trade Marketing Account Representative for Imperial Tobacco Canada. She manages business accounts in Calgary, working as a strategic partner on product knowledge, pricing and distribution. Prior to this, Denisse completed a summer internship at Imperial Tobacco head office in Montreal in the area of trade marketing optimization.
Published in: Winter 2018
Emmanuel Fombu, EMBAA, was asked to serve as an external advisory board member on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MIT.nano project. He just published a rationale and design paper on the first-ever study using remote devices to measure physical activity and sleep in heart-failure patients. He was also selected as a finalist in the New York City Health Business Leaders 2017 Boldest Digital Health Influencer Awards.
Published in: Winter 2018

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