Alumni Notes

2014

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
Ray Dubois, EMBA, in November 2014 accepted a role with Merlin Entertainment LLC, as Director of Projects, Asia, where he is working on the Legoland theme parks in Nagoya, Japan, and Chuncheon, South Korea. Merlin oversees 104 attractions in 22 countries, including The London Eye and Madame Tussauds. 
Published in: Winter 2017
Armen Kurdian, CQEMBA, a U.S. Navy Captain, is the Director of Engineering and Product Support for Navy Supply Command — Weapon Systems Support in Philadelphia, PA. He and wife Lindi welcomed son Gregory Patrick in December 2015.
Published in: Winter 2017
Bryan McCann, BCom, joined the Toronto offices of Oliver Wyman, a global management consultancy, in 2014. His clients in Canada and the U.S. have included a flight-simulator manufacturer, a major American retailer, a Canadian government agency and three major global banks. He is also one of the global co-chairs of GLOW (Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual and Trans*) at the firm, one of the top LGBT+ employee resource groups in the world (as ranked by The Economist). In his spare time, Bryan has climbed Kilimanjaro, skydived, hiked Machu Picchu, run the Chicago and Philadelphia Marathons, and successfully made challah bread from scratch.
Published in: Winter 2017
Evan Sequeira, BCom, after final exams spent three months in Belize teaching health in secondary schools before starting a job in financial services in Toronto. There, he discovered a way to merge his background in finance and his passion for mental health by joining Capitalize for Kids – a non-profit organization supporting children’s mental and brain health at Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital. Founded by Jeff Gallant and Kyle MacDonald, both BCom’11, the enterprise continues to organize an annual investors conference, which has raised more than $4 million for the hospital over the past three years. In November, the group launched the Capitalize for Kids Student Challenge, in which university students will compete in a portfolio-management challenge to become “Canada’s top student investor”.  Visit capitalizeforkids.org/challenge for details. 
Published in: Winter 2017
David Weyant, CQEMBA, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, an internationally renowned home of arts and culture. He also accepted the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Alberta Lawyers Insurance Association. 
Published in: Winter 2017
Casey Burgess, CQEMBA, is beginning his second term as Mayor of the City of Wilmer, Texas, after running unopposed in this year's general election.
Published in: Summer 2016
Kevin Dong, MFIN, accepted a finance manager role at VersaCold Corporation on April 8, his 8th wedding anniversary, after working at Kimberly-Clark for 18 months.
Published in: Summer 2016
Bettina Pierre-Gilles, EMBA, member of the boards of Calgary Co-op and Exaltexx, has completed the Directors Education Program of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She is also in the process of launching the first utility-scale solar project in Alberta.
Published in: Summer 2016

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