Alumni Notes

2017

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
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
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
Sara S. Tyler, BCom, bagged her first white-tailed deer during a recent hunt with family and friends.
Published in: Winter 2018
Laura Zilney, EMBA, has created the startup, Ignite the Fourth Wave, a prelicence medical cannabis producer and distributor. She says Ignite is Canada's first and only medical cannabis company comprised of an all-female C-suite. The company is located in Erin, ON.
Published in: Winter 2018

2016

Reza Bafandeh, AMBA, is now VP of supply chain for Spud.ca in Vancouver. Spud.ca is a local and organic grocery delivery service, with operations in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton and Calgary. 
Published in: Summer 2018
Alexander Carbone, BCom, recently founded the Toronto Professionals' Volunteer Hub, a non-profit initiative that connects young professionals with local volunteer opportunities for leadership and personal development. Information about the hub can be found at tpvh.ca
Published in: Summer 2018
Marja Hillis, EMBAA, died in her Ayton, Ont. home March 11. She was 50. Marja was the wife of Mark, mother of Mona and stepmother to Rejean and Brittany. 
Published in: Summer 2018

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