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2022

Ryan Blais

Ryan Blais, EMBA’22, says a lot of big changes have happened since wrapping up his EMBA, including buying out his business partners to take sole ownership of the digital marketing agency nine10 Incorporated, followed by a merger with Image Design and the acquisition of Elle Bell Sales Co. “I also became an uncle again and am happy to welcome Sawyer Blais, my little niece, into the family.”

Published in: Spring 2022
Byll Casilang

Byll Casilang, MIB’21, has landed a job as a media planner at Starcom in Norway, where he manages a client portfolio of local and international brands, such as Samsung and Peugeot. “The [MIB] program provided me with a unique experience, which allowed me to stand out during the interview process. It took me one week from my first round of interviews to receive an offer.” Byll adds that he’s taken up paddle tennis. “It’s fast-paced, fun and a good workout.”

Published in: Spring 2022
Brenda Katwesigye Baganzi

Brenda Katwesigye Baganzi, MBA’22, tells us she is heading to Mastercard as an associate managing consultant. She continues to remain involved with her vision care and prescription eyewear company Wazi, which she co-founded in 2016 in Kampala, Uganda.

Published in: Spring 2022

2021

Daniel Benjamin Jolic

Daniel Benjamin Jolic, BCom, says he’s been travelling around Yukon and northern B.C. while working as a transportation planner with the Yukon government. Daniel is returning to school this fall for his master in political management as the inaugural recipient of the Great Lakes Fishery Commission Scholarship in Political Management at Carleton University.

Published in: Fall 2021

Tamara Jacobs, EMBA’21, says she recently joined the Ryerson University human resources team as manager of HR technology and will lead the digital transformation of the department. “It’s an exciting journey and a role that I have been aspiring to for some time. I am so grateful for the EMBA experience and the confidence it gave me to push forward! I am leaning into my training on high-performance team management and leadership to make this transformation a success!”

Published in: Spring 2022

Gboyega Ojebiyi, MFIN’21, tells us he got a job as a financial analyst with Heartland Farm Mutual after graduation. “I have always wanted to work in the financial services industry in Canada,” he writes.

Published in: Spring 2022
Cicely Dickson

Cicely Dickson, EMBA, Artsci’12, and husband Graham welcomed a son, Charles Huck Dickson, on Jan. 11.

Published in: Fall 2021
Chloe Staines

Chloe Staines, BCom’21, and Eloise McIntosh, BCom’21, have started Good Hood Club (goodhoodclub.com), a charitable loungewear company committed to championing childhood cancer care, notably by donating 50 per cent of profits to the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO). Chloe says Good Hood Club was inspired by Eloise’s battle with cancer. Though Eloise is now cancer-free, Chloe says she “often faced bouts of severe discomfort, leading her to recognize the immense importance of physical comfort provided by what we wear.”

Published in: Spring 2022
Ami Trivedi

Ami Trivedi, MIB’21, started her own social media marketing agency, Fuzn (fuzn.ca), after graduating. “Thanks to Smith I was able to find my passion for marketing while abroad in Germany during my double-degree at the University of Mannheim. Then, after moving back to Canada and finishing my Master of International Business courses, I felt ready and prepared to live out my dream of launching my own company.” Fuzn offers social media management- consulting and training services.

Published in: Spring 2022

Dennis Zhao, MMA’21, has been promoted twice since graduating, something he says he wouldn’t have achieved without the education he received in the Master of Management Analytics program. He lives in Markham, Ont.

Published in: Spring 2022