Alumni Notes

2015

John Neretlis, EMBA, started a new company, Next Gen Anesti, a family-business consulting practice. John specializes in helping families that own businesses to execute succession strategies by developing next-generation owners and leaders, implementing governance structures and facilitating family communication and relationship building.
Published in: Winter 2016

2014

Armen Kurdian, EMBAA, is a Captain in the U.S. Navy, and the Director of Engineering and Product Support at Naval Supply Systems Command, Weapon Systems Support. A major project is the development of a comprehensive contracting guide for additive manufacturing (AM) for the navy and Marine Corps. Armen is also co-founder of Prosiren Inc., which he launched with some of his classmates. Prosiren is a technicalapparel brand.
Published in: Winter 2018
Laurel Walzak, EMBA, has been appointed Chair of the board of directors of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL).
Published in: Winter 2018
Andrew Gabriel, BCom, GDA, joined KSV Advisory, a boutique professionalservices firm providing financial advisory services to distressed businesses and their stakeholders across North America. Andrew recently merged his background in accounting and his passion for music by joining the board of Mozart Project, a non-profit focused on developing young classically trained vocalists as well as promoting a classical repertoire to younger generations.
Published in: Winter 2018
Jayson Chakkalakal, AMBA, in March accepted a new role as Product Manager, Marketing, for PCM Canada (formerly Acrodex) in Edmonton. Jayson’s new role entails managing Evolve, an end-to-end SMB IT solution with a focus on the Canadian market. 
Published in: Summer 2017
Tyler Hennick, BCom, has joined the Agricultural Transformation Agency in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, as a Project Leader on a one-year contract.
Published in: Summer 2017
Rajesh Lakshmanan, MBA, and his wife Pradeepa welcomed Deeraj, a brother for their four-year-old daughter Deeksha, in November 2016. The family continues to reside in Toronto. 
Published in: Summer 2017
Tanvi (Jain) Manser, MIB, and Armin Manser, met in the MIB program during Armin’s semester as an international exchange student. Several MIB alumni and exchange classmates traveled to India from around the world to celebrate the couple’s wedding in November 2016. 
Published in: Summer 2017
Bhairav Mehta, CQEMBA, was promoted to the position of Senior Data Scientist, Battery and iOS Power Log, at Apple Inc., in Cupertino, CA in April. In his spare time, he continues his work at DataInquest Inc., a company he founded in 2014 that offers training in big data, data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. 
Published in: Summer 2017
Casey Burgess, CQEMBA, has been promoted to the positions of Executive Assistant City Attorney and Chief of the Municipal-Regulatory Section of the Dallas City Attorney’s Office. 
Published in: Summer 2017

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