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Morning & Evening MBA Profiles

The Rotman Alumni Network connects over 13,000 alumni in more than 70 countries worldwide. As the Rotman MBA alumni community grows, this network will become an even more powerful asset for your career. Read the stories of some of the current students and recent graduates to see what they have achieved, and their thoughts on the Rotman Morning & Evening MBA program.

Chris Scarpelli

Chris Scarpelli, MBA '17

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Chris Scarpelli, MBA '17

Supervisor, Program Delivery Improvement and Governance,
Toronto Hydro

Prior Education:

Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering,
Ryerson University

Prior Experience:

Section Chief, Structures
Bombardier

Dana Bastaldo

Dana Bastaldo, MBA '16

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Dana Bastaldo, MBA '16

Pricing and Trade Promotions Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

Prior Education:

Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
University of Toronto

Prior Experience:

Customer Finance Manager,
Pepsi Co.

Rotman Highlights:

A.T. Kearney Written Case Competition Finalist

Attending the 2014 Forte Women's Leadership conference in Los Angeles

Claudia Pacheco

Claudia Pacheco, MBA '16

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Claudia Pacheco, PTMBA '16

Senior Mobile Solution Specialist
SAP Canada Inc.


Prior Education:

Bachelor of Science,
Simon Bolivar University,
Venezuela

Prior Experience:

Senior Consultant,
Network Consulting Group,
Venezuela

Senior Conusultant, Network Consulting Group, Venezuela
Jashneet Cheema, MBA '15

Jashneet Cheema, MBA '15

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Jashneet Cheema, MBA '15

Reference Data Strategy Manager 
TD Securities, Toronto      


Prior Education:

Bachelor's, Mechatronics Engineering
University of Waterloo

Prior Experience:

Senior Business Analyst
BMO Bank of Montreal, Toronto

Rotman Highlight:

Building meaningful relationships and a professional network with classmates who challenge and inspire

"Choosing Rotman was not just about the excellent reputation or the quality of the teaching. It was about making a commitment to invest in myself and become an industry leader."

Aristotle Solomon

Aristotle Solomon, MBA '15

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Aristotle Solomon, MBA '15

 Senior Associate - Finance Excellence Program, Siemens AG

Prior Education:

Bachelor of Science, Economics and Human Biology, University of Toronto

Prior Experience:

Business Development Assistant,
Ontario Power Generation

Rotman Highlights:

Winning $100,000 in the Manulife Entry into Asia Challenge

Exchange semester in Sydney, Austrailia

Getting married the weekend of my first intensive week

Ryan Krook, MBA '14

Ryan Krook, MBA '14

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Ryan Krook, MBA '14

Assistant Portfolio Manager, Equity Derivative Strategies and Trading, Tactical Asset Allocation & NR 
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto      


Prior Education:

Master's, Mathematics, Quantitative Finance
University of Waterloo


Prior Experience:

Investment Analyst
Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto

Rotman Highlight:

China Study Tour

"I choose to take the Evening MBA because of Rotman's reputation as Canada's top business school. The program allows you to continue to gain work experience while earning your degree. It's the best of both worlds."

Ben Yuen

Ben Yuen, MBA '14

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Ben Yuen, MBA '14

Senior Health Business Consultant,
Telus 

Prior Education:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy,
University of Toronto

Prior Experience:

Pharmacist,
McKesson Canada

Nina Krook, MBA '13

Nina Krook, MBA '13

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Nina Krook, Morning MBA '13

Investment Analyst, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto

Prior Education:
Bachelor’s, Economics and Math, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario

Previous Experience:
Economist, Ontario Ministry of Finance, Toronto

Rotman Highlight:
Exploring Rio de Janeiro with fifteen classmates on the Latin America Study Tour

"At Rotman, you gain a global perspective on business. Getting to the finals of a case competition in Singapore was just one of the incredible learning experiences that I’ve enjoyed as a student."

Michelle Mosnyk, MBA '13

Michelle Mosnyk, MBA '13

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Michelle Mosnyk, Evening MBA '13

 

Senior Consultant, Advisory, Global Enterprise Intelligence, Ernst & Young, New York

Prior Education:
Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario

Prior Experience:
Senior Consultant, Trecata Corporation, Toronto

Rotman Highlight:
What I came to Rotman thinking I wanted to do with my career is completely different than what it is I know I want to do now.  The mix of courses, events, and people have challenged my norms and how I think about my future.

Fun Rotman Highlight: 
The ski and cottage weekends my part-time MBA friends and I have shared together! They allowed us to bond and get to know each other outside the school setting.

"There’s a real sense of community at Rotman. Part-time MBA students take classes in the same downtown building as the full-time students, creating an immersive learning experience."

 

Michel Proulx, MBA '13

Michel Proulx, MBA '13

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Michel Proulx, MBA '13

Associate Director, Business Strategy & Planning 
Bell Canada, Toronto      


Prior Education:

Bachelor's, Computer Engineering
University of Ottawa

Prior Experience:

Manager - IT Operations
Bell Canada, Toronto

Rotman Highlight:

Meeting business leaders such as Bill Downe, CEO of BMO, John Thompson, Chairman of TD Bank, Jim Leech, CEO of OTPP, and Isadore Sharp, founder of Four Seasons Hotels, in the Top Manager's Perspective course.

"The program was a clear choice for me, since it provided me with the opportunity to directly apply new skills on the job, giving me an edge over my peers."

Jonathan Beland

Jonathan Beland, MBA '12

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Jonathan Beland, Evening MBA '12

Associate, Investment and Corporate Banking – BMO Capital Markets, Toronto

Prior Education:
Bachelor’s, Architectural Theory, Carleton University, Ottawa

Previous Experience:
Project Manager, AECOM Technology Corporation, Mississauga

Fun Rotman Highlight:
Claiming our first ever McArthur Cup Championship at Harvard Business School with the Rotman hockey club

"There’s more to student life at Rotman than just relaxing and having fun. Student clubs like the Rotman Finance Association are a great way to build your network and get started on a new career."

Maged   Ibrahim

Maged Ibrahim, MBA '12

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Maged Ibrahim, Evening MBA '12

Senior Business Analyst - Business Development, BHP Billiton Canada, Toronto

Prior Education:
Master's, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton
Bachelor's, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton

Previous Experience:
Project Area Manager, Danieli Corus, Burlington
Research Engineer, US Steel Canada, Hamilton

Rotman Highlight:
Meeting George Cope, president and CEO of Bell, Bill Downe, president and CEO of the Bank of Montreal, and John Thompson, TD Bank chairman, for breakfast during the Top Manager's Perspective course

"My goal was to go to the best MBA school that Canada has to offer and Rotman came on top. The School’s reputation, its faculty and its unique approach to problem solving put it ahead of the competition."

Karina Ling, MBA '12

Karina Ling, MBA '12

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Karina Ling, Morning MBA '12

Human Resources Consultant, Rogers Communications, Toronto

Prior Education:
Bachelor's, Human Resource Management, York University Toronto
Bachelor’s, Computer Science & Economics, York University, Toronto

Previous Experience:
Enrollment Management - Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto
Employee Development - Rogers Communications, Toronto

Rotman Highlight: 
Giving my valedictorian address to the part-time MBA class at a packed Convocation Hall. What a great way to end off my MBA experience.

"It was the morning MBA program that brought me to Rotman. I’ve loved taking everything that I’ve learned in the classroom and applying it right away at work."

Pearl Sequiera, Morning MBA 2011

Pearl Sequiera, MBA '11

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Pearl Sequiera, MBA '11

Research Coordinator, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

Prior Education:
Bachelor’s, Chemistry, University of Toronto
Master’s, Chemistry, University of Toronto

Prior Experience:
Research Associate, SynFine Research

“The Rotman Morning MBA has allowed me to leverage my science background to tackle the complex challenges of the healthcare sector from a business perspective. The intellectual tools and knowledge I gained during my studies and from interactions with my fellow Morning MBA colleagues have opened up new possibilities in my career, and allowed me to become a more effective leader.”

Eric Sweezey, Evening MBA 2010

Erik Sweezey, MBA '10

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Erik Sweezey, Evening MBA '10

Director, Strategic Projects, Hershey’s Canada, Mississauga

Prior Education:
Bachelor’s, Commerce, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Rotman School exchange to Instituto de Empresa (IE), Madrid

Prior Experience:
Trade Marketing Manager, Clorox Canada, Brampton
Business and Category Analyst, Canadian Tire, Toronto

“Studying abroad for one term through the exchange program – one of the terrific programs available to part-time Rotman MBAs – opened my eyes to the opportunities and risks associated with the global economy.”

Andrew Marshall, Morning MBA 2009

Andrew Marshall, MBA '09

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Andrew Marshall, MBA '09

Business Leader, Canada Debit Product, MasterCard Worldwide, Toronto

Prior Education:
Bachelor’s, Commerce, Queen's School of Business, Kingston

Previous Experience:
Director, Market Development, MasterCard Worldwide
Manager, Pricing Strategy, Moneris Solutions, Toronto

“I appreciated the opportunity to further my education while continuing my career trajectory at work. The Rotman MBA was a first-class educational experience, providing insights and intellectual frameworks that could be applied on the job the next day.”

Jacquelyn Cyr, Evening MBA 2008

Jacquelyn Cyr, MBA '08

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Jacquelyn Cyr, Evening MBA '08

Chief Executive Officer, Espresso, Toronto

Prior Education:
Bachelor’s, Economics, Dalhousie University, Halifax

Prior Experience:
COO at RetailCom

“When you look at what we do, focusing on integrated brand stories, it’s very much founded on Integrative Thinking.  It’s a flexible, customer-centred approach to brand building that I developed during my part-time studies at the Rotman School, and it has transformed our agency model.”

Read an article by Jacquelyn in Profit magazine about how to build a successful brand like Lululemon.

Scott MacMillan, Evening MBA 2008

Scott MacMillan, MBA '08

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Scott MacMillan, MBA '08

VP NHL Integration, Rogers Communications Toronto

Prior Education:
Computer Animation, Sheridan College, Oakville
Graphic Design, St. Lawrence College, Kingston

Prior Experience:  
VP Strategy, Media, Rogers Communications, Toronto
Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group, Toronto

“The professionals drawn to the Rotman MBA  program are of the highest calibre, and they bring a wealth of experience into the classroom. The emphasis on group work allowed me to gain breakthrough insights on tough, real-world business problems.”