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Finance Director

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Class of 2007 Finance

Kate Alexander is currently a Finance Director at L'Oréal USA in New York City and leads brand finance for Maybelline cosmetics. Prior to joining L'Oréal USA in 2016, Kate spent almost nine years at Procter & Gamble on a variety of brands including Downy and Duracell with a focus on initiative analysis, pricing strategy, and forecasting. At Miami, Kate was a member of Kappa Delta sorority, a participant in the Honors Business Program and in the Farmer School's Pacific Rim International Summer Program. Kate received her MBA from Xavier University in 2010 and currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, Benjamin, and their dog, Lulu.

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Stonehendge (MedVet Medical & Cancer Ctr.)
M&A Analyst/ Business Development

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Class of 2012 Finance

Matt is currently Director of Business Development at MedVetMedical & Cancer Center for Pets, where he leads M&A and internal growth initiatives.He was previously with J.P. Morgan in New York City as an Associate in the Corporate Strategy group and as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Financial Sponsor group.

Matt is a 2012 graduate from the Farmer School of Business and majored in Finance.

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Senior Account Manager

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Class of 2007 Mass Communication

Marion is a Senior Account Manager for Twitter based in the New York City office. She develops social media strategy and tactics for Fortune 500 companies, currently focusing on driving Procter & Gamble's individual brand strategies and helping scale P&G North America marketing efforts on Twitter.

Marion was previously with Starcom USA in its Chicago office as Associate Director and with Critical Mass as Media Manager. During her tenure in Chicago, she worked with Kraft Foods on its progressive approach to data and media monetization.

Marion received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Mass Communications / Media Studies with a Minor in Business Management. Additionally, she studied Art at Accademia Italiana in 2005. Marion currently resides in New York City.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

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Class of 2007 Finance & Entrepreneurship

Upon graduation, Martin joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where a majority of his efforts are currently dedicated towards Dodd-Frank Act Stress Testing and Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review activities; these initiatives evaluate the capital planning processes and capital adequacy of the largest U.S.-based bank holding companies, including the firms' planned capital actions such as dividend payments, share buybacks and issuances.

During his time at Miami University, Martin participated in two Farmer School summer programs (Southeast Asia and Costa Rica) and was an active member of the Concert Board of Campus Activities Council and the Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau.

Martin resides in Northeast Ohio where he is entering the second year of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of Business. He was also recently selected to serve a two-year term as the Vice President of Alumni Relations for Minds Matter, a non-profit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of accomplished high school students from low-income families by broadening their dreams and preparing them for college success.

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Strategic Account Manager

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Class of 2008 Marketing

Kristin Conatti, a Cleveland native, is a 2008 graduate of the Farmer School of Business, graduating with a Marketing degree. After leaving Miami University, Kristin joined Steelcase Inc, which is the largest office furniture manufacturer and workplace research company in the world based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After and intensive training program in Michigan she joined their sales team focused on the Architecture and Design community in New York City. Three years later she moved across the globe with Steelcase as their key Global Account Manager for the Asia Pacific region based in Singapore where the career focus was to increase sales, exposure and services to some of Steelcase’s biggest multi-national clients around the Asia Pacific region. In 2014, Kristin returned to the US and resides in Cincinnati running sales in the market as a Strategic Account Manager. Almost all of her spare time is spent traveling both domestically and internationally as well as spending time with her rescue dog, Ted.

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Lean Business Process Analyst

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Class of 2013 Supply Chain & Operations Management

Brent Curtis currently works at American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM). As part of the Lean Business Process Team, Brent helps AAM achieve operational excellence and enterprise-wide business process improvement. The team also helps manage a global, multi-year ERP system implementation project.

AAM is a leading, Tier-One global automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles. Brent joined AAM in 2013 as part of their Leadership Development (CGIT) Program, gaining experience through domestic and international roles in Purchasing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales and Finance.

At Miami, Brent was actively involved with professional organizations including Pi Sigma Epsilon, China-America Business Organization (CABO) and the Center for Business Excellence (CBE). He served as President of CABO for two terms and co-founded CBE's Student Leadership Development Experience.

Brent and his wife Kristyn (Miami '13) reside in the Detroit Metro Area.

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Tyson Foods
Brand Manager

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Class of 2009 Marketing

Garrett began his career at L'Oreal USA in NYC, working in brand management on the L'Oreal Paris, Garnier, and Maybelline businesses. In 2012 Garrett continued to Unilever's Slimfast and Dove Men + Care brands while earning his MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. Currently Garrett is the Brand Manager of Tyson Foods’ flagship frozen poultry business.

During his career, Garrett has focused on both the brand development and the brand building of beauty, personal care, and food products.

While at Miami, Garrett was a member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity and became a passionate Redhawks hockey fan.

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GBQ Consulting, LLC
Sr. Financial Analyst

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Class of 2007 Finance & DSC

Eric Dollin is a Senior Financial Analyst at GBQ Consulting, LLC, where he has worked for the past seven years. He performs business valuations for interests in public and privately-held companies, mainly in the Midwest, for various purposes, including: employee stock ownership plans, transaction advisory, estate & gift tax planning and compliance, business succession planning, purchase price allocation, and many more. He obtained a BS in Finance and Decision Sciences from Miami University in 2007. Eric currently resides in the Indianapolis area.

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Bryce Duke
Brookfield Financial

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Class of 2013 Finance

Bryce is currently an Associate at Brookfield Financial's New York City office, where he provides underwriting and analytical support for the execution of M&A, asset/portfolio brokerage, equity private placements, debt and business development initiatives.

Prior to joining Brookfield, Bryce was an Associate in the Acquisitions & Investment Management team at Monday Properties. He started his career as an analyst with J.P. Morgan’s Real Estate & Lodging investment banking group.

Bryce is a 2013 graduate from the Farmer School of Business and majored in Finance. He is also a graduate of the Chinese Business Program, where he completed MBA classes in marketing, management, and Chinese at Peking University in Beijing.

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Key Bank
Vice President

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Class of 2003 Economics

Shibani Faehnle joined KeyBank in 2005 and is currently the Interim Intern Program Manager for the Corporate Bank. Prior to that, she was a Vice President with the Private Loan Management Group of KeyBanc Capital Markets, focusing on the Gaming Travel & Leisure, Healthy & Active, and Food & Wine sectors within the Consumer Markets segment. In addition, Shibani covered Technology as well as Waste Management. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Commercial Credit Analyst at Sky Financial Group, subsequent to completing a management training program at Sky. Shibani holds a B.S. in Business Economics from Miami University (Ohio). In 2003, she received a M.A. in Economics, also from Miami University. Shibani is a board member for The Circle- Cleveland Orchestra's Young Professionals. She is also a board member for Key's Young Professional Business Networking Group and is a member of the Leadership Committee for the Asian Key Business Networking Group.

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Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Director of Corporate Philanthropy

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Class of 2008 Organizational Communication

Sophia Fifner has over seven years of experience working in both the private and public sectors as a development and communications professional. Some of her most noteworthy experiences include working as a Senate staffer on Capitol Hill, and working as a political fundraiser for a prominent Fortune 100 company.

Currently, Sophia is the Development Director of Corporate Philanthropy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. As the primary liaison between Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Nationwide Children's, Sophia works with national and regional corporate partners by cultivating local cause marketing campaigns and fundraising events. Additionally, Sophia is also responsible for several popular central Ohio fundraising events such as the Sunny 95 Radio Marathon, the Radio One Radiothon, BuckeyeThon, and the 10TV telethon.

Sophia holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication from Miami University of Ohio, and a M.S. in Marketing & Communications from Franklin University. She is an alumna of the John Glenn School of Public Affairs' NEW Leadership program, and Miami University’s Inside Washington program. In her spare time, she enjoys golfing, painting, and serving as an adviser for Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland and as member of the Young Professional Advisory Council with Miami University’s Farmer School of Business.

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Huron Consulting Group

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Class of 2013 Accounting & Finance

Upon graduation, Shane joined Huron Consulting Group where he currently works within the Revenue Cycle solution of Huron's Healthcare practice. In his role, Shane has identified and implemented opportunities for revenue cycle optimization resulting in significant bottom line improvement for his clients. Shane also is a Certified Public Accountant in Illinois.

During his time at Miami, Shane spent seven weeks in Asia as part of the Farmer School's Pacific Rim summer program and was an active member of the Business Student Advisory Council and the Business Honors Program. In addition, he held internships with a local accounting firm in Cleveland and KPMG's Risk Consulting practice in their Chicago office.

Shane currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Spark Ventures (Board Mbr.)

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Class of 2008 Finance

Brian is the Founder and CEO of Quarterback, a social enterprise focused on facilitating high-impact, intensive volunteering opportunities for top-tier professionals. He founded the organization in 2012 after his own volunteering experience in Zambia.

Prior to Quarterback, Brian was an investment banking analyst at KeyBanc Capital Markets and a founding team member of the Aerospace and Defense practice. He was involved on corporate advisory assignments spanning mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and capital raising transactions. Before joining KeyBanc, Brian interned as summer analyst at William Blair & Co. in Chicago. He also serves as the Chairman of the Junior Board at Spark Ventures, a Chicago-area international development nonprofit.

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J.P. Morgan

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Class of 2012 Finance

Pavel Gurevich joined J.P. Morgan's Healthcare group in New York as an analyst in the summer of 2012. At J.P. Morgan, Pavel advises corporate clients on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, accessing capital markets and exploring other strategic initiatives. In the summer of 2014, Pavel will join as an associate at GTCR �" a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. Pavel graduated magna cum laude from Miami University with a B.S. in Finance and Supply Chain & Operations Management.

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Manager of Strategy & Payment Innovation
Surgical Care Affiliates

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Class of 2012 Finance and Accounting

Adam is currently Manager of Strategy & Payment Innovation at Surgical Care Affiliates, where he leads internal market prioritization initiatives as well as value-based engagements with risk-bearing medical groups and payers.

He was previously with West Monroe Partners as a Senior Consultant in their Operations Excellence Practice. Adam is a 2012 graduate from the Farmer School of Business and majored in Finance and Accounting.

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Discover Financial Services
Sr. Associate E business

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Class of 2013 Finance

Chris is currently a Senior Associate on the Digital Customer Service VOC team at Discover Financial Services. In his role, Chris manages the issue resolution and user experience enhancement strategies for the Discover Card mobile application. Prior to this, Chris was a member of the Discover Personal Loans - Business Process Strategy team, where he identified potential risks and process improvements to deliver a best-in-class customer experience. In addition, Chris previously developed fraud prevention strategies and managed the consumer complaint and feedback strategy for personal loans.

Chris currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Startups, Disruption and Innovation Manager

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Sam Korach was a recent graduate of Miami University with a B.S. in Sociology & Accounting and an M.S. in Accountancy. While at Miami, he was involved on campus as a student career assistant, ACC 221 TA, VP Finance for Delta Sigma Pi, and EY research fellow.

Sam began his career with EY as an intern in their Assurance practice, performing substantive and analytics-based audit testing with travel & leisure clients in Brisbane, AU. He rejoined EY as a strategy consultant in Chicago, IL with EYs Health Sector. Large projects included strategic growth planning, enterprise cost reduction, transaction advisory and business model canvasing for a variety of top payer, provider, and pharmaceutical organizations.

In October of 2016, Sam was appointed the Startups, Disruption and Innovation Manager for EYs Growth Markets team. EY Growth Markets is a practice dedicated to serving the unique needs of high-growth companies to help them grow into market leaders. The Startups, Disruption & Innovation team is solely focused on accelerating entrepreneurs by enabling them with critical tools, advice & expertise for success.

Sam is also seconded to Cintrifuse, a public-private partnership whose mission is to transform Cincinnati into the premier startup / innovation hub in the Midwest. There, Sam acts as an advisor-in-residence to Cintrifuse’s corporate innovation program and as a project director / co-founder of Spry Labs, a healthcare venture-building studio turning ideas into vetted business concepts and prototypes in a short period of time.

Sam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has published work with the Journal for Applied Business Research and the USA Today. Sam was recently asked to serve on the boards of the William Isaac and Michael J. Oxley Center for Business Leadership and the Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) at Miami University.

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Equity Inc.
Real Estate Strategy

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Class of 2011 Finance

Matt Lasky is a Managing Partner at Equity Velocity Funds, a leading boutique real estate private equity fund with an emphasis on value-add and opportunistic healthcare & retail assets. He is responsible for deal sourcing, structuring, and analysis. Post-acquisition, Matt helps implement the strategic business plan on each asset to enhance its value. He has been involved in $1+ Billion of Commercial Real Estate transactions and consulting engagements. Matt graduated cum laude from Miami University in 2011 with a degree in Finance and emphasis on Business Analytics.

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Royalty Pharma
Finance Associate

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Class of 2012 Accounting, Finance, and Spanish

Sarah is currently a Finance Associate with Royalty Pharma based in the New York City office. Royalty Pharma has become the global leader in the acquisition of royalty interests. Royalty Pharma has assembled a well-diversified and well-balanced portfolio of royalties in leading biopharmaceutical products and interests in over 44 different product lines and 7 clinical trial programs.

Sarah was previously an Analyst with J.P. Morgan in their investment banking division and working with a variety of Healthcare companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, services, tools, and diagnostic sectors.

She is a 2012 graduate from the Farmer School of Business with degrees in Finance, Accounting and Spanish. Sarah resides in New York City.

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Aon Corporation
VP, Health & Benefits

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West Monroe Partners
M&A Consultant

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Class of 2013 Business Economics

Jordin Luke is a Mergers & Acquisitions consultant at West Monroe Partners in New York, New York. She focuses on operations and IT consulting during M&A transactions - acquisitions, carve-outs, and integrations. Jordin graduated from Miami University in 2013 with a BS in Economics. While at Miami, she was the President of Women in Business and a Resident Assistant.

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Associate Finance Manager

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Class of 2008 Finance & DSC

Tracey is currently an Associate Financial Manager at PepsiCo. She previously worked for Huron Consulting Group, where she focused on Revenue Cycle consulting in Huron's Healthcare division. For the past three years, she has been assisting with the consolidation of 150 hospital accounting systems into seven consolidated patient accounting centers for a major government provider of healthcare.

At Miami, Tracey was president of Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, a participant in the Honors Business Program, and also a participant in the Farmer School's International Summer Program in Luxembourg.

Tracey resides in Chicago, IL.

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Ernst & Young

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Class of 2011 Accounting & Marketing

Daniel joined Ernst & Young's assurance practice in Chicago as a Staff Associate in July 2011. As a Staff Associate, he serves clients in the manufacturing, real estate and life sciences industries. Daniel is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the Illinois CPA Society.

During his time at Miami, Daniel spent a semester at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management studying marketing and cross-cultural management. He is also a co-founder of the Farmer School of Business Ambassador Program, which executes recruitment initiatives for the Farmer School.

Currently, Daniel lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Senior Portfolio Manager
Madison Wealth Management

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Class of 2004 Finance & Management

Brad Meeks is a senior investment professional with a decade of experience in the financial services arena, comprising buy-side and sell-side equity and credit research, and experience in investment operations and strategy. Brad works closely with foundations, endowments, and First Financial’s high net worth clients to design and implement holistic investment management solutions. He is an integral part of the investment committee and has considerable expertise in fundamental equity valuation and security selection for both growth and value oriented styles, as well as extensive experience with portfolio construction and risk management strategies. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation as a CFA charterholder and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Cincinnati.

Prior to joining First Financial Bank, Brad was a cross-industry equity analyst on the Core Growth mutual fund at RS Investments, a fund designated by Morningstar as an Ultimate Stock Picker Fund and an institutionally recommended mutual fund by Russell Investments.

Previously, Brad was an equity analyst at Morningstar where he covered numerous sectors and industries as a generalist analyst, publishing new investment ideas supported by indepth fundamental security analysis and financial modeling. Brad started his career at Deloitte & Touche, where he focused on operational and strategy engagements in the investment management arena for the national Capital Markets Group. Through time on both the buy and sell-side, Brad has employed a consistent methodology and independent approach to investment management and has been quoted in video and print publications including the Wall Street Journal, WSJ Smart Money, Barron's, Crain's Business, Dow Jones Market Watch and Chicago Tonight.

Brad earned a Bachelor of Science double major in Finance and Management Information Systems from Miami University's Richard T. Farmer School of Business, and was a graduate of the Buck Rodgers Leadership Program. Brad currently serves on the University of Cincinnati Economics Center YP board and was selected for the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Board Orientation and Leadership Development program and the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce c-Change 2015. Brad also serves on Miami University’s Professionals Advisory Council for the Farmer School of Business and was a former Board Director of Against The Grain Scholars.

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Exact Target
Business Analyst Mobile

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Class of 2010 Marketing

Greg is a Senior Business Analyst at ExactTarget, where His core responsibilities range from Product Management to Product Marketing. His key interests lie within building and packaging product that empowers marketers to meet the growing consumer demand for a mobile-catered brand interaction. Greg's experience includes product launch coordination, new geographic-market entry plan creation & execution, mobile marketing strategy consultation, product feature requirements formation, and more. Prior to joining ExactTarget, Greg was a Media Planning Intern at MPG. He graduated from Miami in 2010 with a BS in marketing. While at Miami, Greg was the Director for Market Research for Pi Sigma Epsilon Business Fraternity, and also a member of the Business Student Advisory Council. He currently resides in the Indianapolis area.

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Credit Risk Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Class of 2015

Alex lives in Chicago, IL where he is a Credit Risk Analyst for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He sits on a global industrials team that covers a portfolio of 20 large corporate clients, working to structure, underwrite, and hedge upward of multi-billion dollar bank funded transactions. Alex is a 2015 graduate of Miami University and the Farmer School of Business. During his time at Miami, Alex served as the CEO of First Miami Student Credit Union and the President of the Business Student Advisory Council. Alex also served as the student speaker for the 2015 Farmer School of Business Divisional Recognition Ceremony.

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Adams St. Partners
Associate (Investment Banking)

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Class of 2008 Finance & DSC

Joel is currently an Associate within the Secondary Investments team at Adams Street Partners in Chicago, Illinois, a team responsible for investing and managing a $3.0 billion portfolio of secondary private equity fund interests. Joel is responsible for evaluating, pricing and monitoring private equity funds across a variety of asset classes throughout the world. He also assists in portfolio monitoring and fundraising efforts.

Prior to joining Adams Street, he worked as an Analyst, then Associate, with Western Reserve Partners. Joel has experience across a variety of industries and transaction types.

Joel and his wife, Kara (Miami 2009), live in Downers Grove, Illinois.

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Everything But The House
Partner/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

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Class of 2005 Mass Communications

Jon Nielsen is the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of Everything But The House (EBTH). Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, EBTH is the world's largest and fastest growing online estate sale company. An entrepreneur at his core, Jon started and ran a privately held real estate development company prior to joining EBTH's ownership team in 2012. In his current role, Jon oversees all sales and marketing activities in EBTH's 14 locations across the nation and plays an integral role in EBTH's rapid growth and expansion.

He is a passionate car enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family. Jon graduated from Miami University in 2005 with a major in mass communication and a minor in business management and was 1 of 18 "exceptional young alumni" honored in 2014 through Miami's "18 Of The Last 9" program.

Jon currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio with his wife, Jessica (Miami, 2007), and their two children.

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Merrill Lynch
Senior Financial Advisor

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Class of 2002 Marketing & Sports Organization

Robert O'Brien is a Senior Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Advisor at Merrill Lynch in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rob joined Merrill Lynch in 2010 after spending four years as a financial advisor and in leadership with another large investment firm.

Rob and his team of three financial advisors, along with a Private Wealth Management Banker from Bank of America, N.A., Trust and Estate Specialist, and Client Associates work for his clients to understand their life goals and how that translates to cash-flow, wealth planning, trust & estate planning and portfolio management needs both inside and outside of the financial markets. Rob's team is dedicated to the stewardship of client's wealth and provide the highest level of personalized client service.

Robert is a graduate of Miami University and continued his studies in Financial Planning at Boston University.

Rob and his wife Jackie reside on the east side of Cincinnati along with their two boys. Away from the office, Rob enjoys coaching his kid's sports teams, traveling, and playing hockey.

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Class of 2014 Finance and Marketing

Nicole is a Consultant at Deloitte Consulting in the Strategy & Operations practice. Based out of the Cincinnati office, Nicole focuses work in Retail, specifically Merchandising, Planning, and Inventory Management. Nicole currently leads Deloitte Consulting’s recruiting efforts at Miami University and is dedicated to cultivating local office culture in Cincinnati.

Nicole graduated from the Farmer School of Business in 2014 with a double major in Marketing and Finance. While at Miami, she served on the executive board of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional business fraternity, and was a member of Delta Zeta Sorority. Nicole participated in the inaugural FSB Australia J-term program and worked as a Teaching Assistant for the Finance department.

In her free time, Nicole enjoys cooking Italian and Asian cuisine, mentoring college-bound students through the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and attending country music concerts.

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Hennessy Capital LLC
Vice President

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Class of 2009 DSC

Nicholas is currently Vice President at Hennessy Captial LLC. He previously with CHS Capital as a private equity associate in 2012 where he evaluated leveraged buyouts and structured equity investments across multiple sectors and oversaw various activities within CHS' portfolio companies. Prior to joining CHS, Nicholas worked as an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley in Chicago. During his time there, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group with a focus on diversified industrials and consumer retail.

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Buyer for Apparel and Accessories

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After graduating from the Farmer School of Business, William joined Target Corporation, where he is currently a Buyer for Apparel and Accessories. In this role, he synthesizes data and intuition to create and execute profitable guest-centric go-to-market strategies for product, merchandising, and pricing across multiple categories.

While at Miami, William was an active member of the Oxford community. He led several student organizations (including Spectrum and the Buck Rodgers Business Leadership Program) and also served as a member on the City of Oxford’s Community Relations Commission for Civil Rights. William currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.

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Senior Manager of CMK Group
P&G Kroger Customer Team

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Class of 2002 Psychology & Women Studies

Mandy graduated from Miami in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Women's Studies. She joined P&G in Consumer & Market Knowledge after graduation and has been there for the past 12 years working across a variety of businesses and regions globally. Experiences have included leading insight and strategy consultation work across the global Fabric Care business, Personal Beauty Care, and New Business Development. Most recently Mandy has worked with the North America Customer Development organization partnering with the sales teams and key retailers to define joint strategies and go to market plans. This has included leading consumer insights work for P&G's business with the Kroger Company and now leading the insights team for P&G's North America retail innovation pillar. She lives in Cincinnati with her husband Craig (Miami, 2002) and 3 children.

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Northern Trust
VP & Relationship Manager

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Class of 2003 Economics

In his role, Ben acts as the liaison between Northern Trust and its Fortune 500-type clients. Ben is responsible for managing a bank-wide portfolio of products and services to ensure his clients' needs are met. This includes acting as a client strategist and facilitator by identifying opportunities and ensuring the right resources are brought to bear on each relationship.

Prior to his current role, Ben worked at Northern Trust as a Risk Consultant for buy-side institutional investors. He was responsible for utilizing risk metrics to form solutions for clients that included ex-ante market risk analysis, Value at Risk (VaR), liability benchmarking for pension plan sponsors, risk budgeting and manager selection. He graduated with an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School

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G.E. Oil & Gas
IT Advisory Services

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Class of 2006 Management Information Systems

Post-graduation, Katherine joined Accenture's Cincinnati office as an Analyst specializing in JD Edwards implementation work. Following a year and a half of key learning experience, she pursued an interest in IT Security joining Deloitte's Security and Privacy team. Here Katherine helped with the design and implementation of security measures for ERP systems, specifically regarding segregation of duties. While at Deloitte, Katherine was also responsible for evaluation of IT risk and controls in a variety of environments. In November of 2010, she joined Grant Thornton's Business Advisory Services group in Chicago. She has worked on numerous projects in both the external and internal IT audit spaces. In Spring of 2012, Katherine transferred to Grant Thornton's Cincinnati office. She is now working for G.E. Oil & Gas in the Cincinnati office.

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Vice President

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Class of 2005 Marketing

Katie graduated from Miami of Ohio in 2005, with a double major in Mass Communications and History. During her first year out of school, she worked for E & J Gallo Winery as a wine vendor and then at SBC Communications in the Media Department. With a strong passion to get back into the advertising industry, Katie moved to Chicago where she landed a role as an Assistant Account Executive on the KFC account at Draftfcb. While on the KFC account, Katie also worked on Taco Bell and other YUM initiatives. In 2008, Katie got the opportunity to work for a small start-up company called Sponge where she led the Autozoneaccount, managed freelance talent, and assisted in new business pitches. A little over a year later, Draftfcb offered Katie a career shift to HR and she is a Vice President of Recruiting for FCB Chicago. Since then, Katie has been targeting top talent and leading recruiting initiatives across all disciplines. She truly enjoys developing her team, helping to shape the company culture, and discovering stellar entry level talent.

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Portfolio Marketing Specialist

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Class of 2005 Business Administration and Management

Shahira is currently a Marketing Specialist for Procter & Gamble in their Beauty Care division and based out of the Cincinnati global headquarters. She has worked on various brands within Procter & Gamble that include - Hair Care & Color, Vidal Sassoon, Clairol and Fekkai. She is passionate about developing firm culture and skills-based opportunities in the areas of marketing strategy, consumer products and customer insights.

Shahira is a 2005 graduate from the Farmer School of Business and majored in Business Administration & Management. She also received her MBA from Xavier University in 2016. Shahira resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Rocket Fuel
Senior Manager, Client Solutions

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Deloitte Consulting
Business Analyst

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Class of 2014 Supply Chain & Operations Management

Melanie is currently a business analyst for Deloitte Consulting, based out of the Cleveland office. She has worked on projects in Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Supply Chain Strategy, and Supply Chain Analytics, primarily in the consumer and industrial products industry. She is passionate about developing firm culture and skills-based volunteering opportunities.

Melanie is a 2014 graduate from the Farmer School of Business and majored in Supply Chain & Operations Management, with minors in Management Information Systems and Actuarial Science. She additionally majored in Mathematics & Statistics in the College of Arts & Sciences. She was the President of the Business Student Advisory Council, and was an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She also studied abroad three times, participating in programs in London, Luxembourg, and Argentina.

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J.M. Smucker Company
Grocery Sales Executive

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Class of 2007 Marketing

Lisa is a Senior Category Analyst at Smucker's working with Alternate Channels customers to grow category and brand sales across the company's brand portfolio. She began her career at Smucker's as a Grocery Sales Representative auditing retailer compliance and analyzing the 4P's for Smucker's & competitors' products at shelf. She then transitioned into Category Development as a Grocery Analyst. Lisa recently received her MBA from the University of Akron with a specialization in Strategic Marketing. While at Miami she was involved on campus with PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) and Kappa Delta sorority. Lisa participated in the Laws, Hall & Associates London Program and interned with Sherwin-Williams in 2006. When not working, Lisa enjoys traveling and sailing.

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Fiscal Officer at The Ohio State University

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Class of 2005 Management & Leadership

Bobby Srivastava is currently a Fiscal Officer at The Ohio State University. From 2006-2012, Bobby spent six years building and scaling business operations for high performing charter schools targeting underserved communities with the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP).

Bobby graduated from FSB in 2005, majoring in Management on the Organizational Behavior and Leadership track. During his undergraduate tenure, Bobby served as the President of Kappa Alpha Order and the Communications Director for Associated Student Government.

He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Jenna, and their 1-year old and future Redhawk, Dylan.

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Myriad Genetic Laboratories

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Kevin was a national award winning Sales Consultant for UniFirst Corporation in Chicago from 2007-2009. In 2010, Kevin moved to Boston, MA to work out of UniFirst's International Headquarters. As UniFirst's National Business Development Manager, Kevin designed, implemented, and managed the sales and business development strategy for UniFirst's 700-person field sales force. He also created and conducted all of UniFirst's healthcare sales education and training.

In 2012, Kevin moved back to Chicago to work for Myriad Genetic Laboratories where he currently works specializing in cancer genetics and progressive business development. Kevin regularly contributes to Miami University Farmer School of Business sales and marketing classes. Outside of work, Kevin spends time coaching youth sports where he helps young athletes maximize their mental and physical talents.

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Chalkstream Capital
Research Analyst

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Class of 2013 Finance

David is originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming and is currently based in New York City. He joined Chalkstream Capital in 2013 and focuses on investment research and portfolio management. He has experience in alternative investments and has been exposed to or done research in several asset classes and across geographies. Prior to joining Chalkstream Capital, David was a Sales and Trading analyst with JP Morgan. He graduated summa cum laude and holds a B.S. in Finance from Miami University.

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Brand Management at MillerCoors

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Alexandra Webber currently works in Brand Management at MillerCoors in Chicago. Alexandra joined MillerCoors in November after spending a year in London where she worked for a non-profit in the youth sector focusing on government relations and communications. Prior to moving to the UK, Alexandra worked in Global Brand Strategy at Hasbro where she launched Hasbro’s Disney Princess and Frozen business. Alexandra has also worked in research and innovation for Dunkin’ Brands where she launched the brand into eight international markets. Alexandra holds a BS in Business Marketing from Miami University where should founded a business organization, Miami University Women in Business.

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The Nielsen Company

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Class of 2013 Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Chrissy is currently part of the Global Business Services Emerging Leaders Program at the Nielsen Company. Her main focus is within Operations, where she is responsible for completing short term strategic projects to enhance the delivery of Nielsen products and services to clients. Chrissy currently works and lives in the Chicago area.

Chrissy graduated from Miami in 2013 with a BS in Marketing and a BS in Supply Chain Management. While at Miami, she was President of Pi Sigma Epsilon, the Professional Sales and Marketing Organization on campus, a member of a social sorority, and also spent a semester studying abroad in Brussels, Belgium.

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Engagement Manager, RNAM EP OSS/BSS

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Class of 2008 Finance

Erik Wynkoop is currently working at Ericsson Inc. as an Engagement Manager. He is a member of the Operating & Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) team. He drives new business development in North America. His mission is to promote a culture of profitable growth at Ericsson. He promotes this culture through the use of best practices, global strategy, efficient operations and innovative solution design & delivery.

Prior to Ericsson, Erik worked at Excel Telecommunications. He was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, operation cash flow & various profit improvement initiatives.

Erik graduated with a B.S. in Finance from Miami University of Ohio. He is a cash flow specialist, focused on business development & strategy within the ICT industry.