Anish Borkar is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, he worked as a quantitative trader at a family investment fund in New York for a few years before joining the business development team at Palantir, a data analytics company. Upon graduation, Anish intends to remain in the high-tech sector in product strategy. Anish holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University.
Poppo Hofsteenge is a second-year MBA student. Before joining Columbia Business School he worked as a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, mostly in Europe and Africa. During these four years he helped clients with digitization, strategy and operations. Prior to consulting Poppo co-founded a startup providing an app commerce platforms to retail clients. Poppo holds an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London.
Emre is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, he worked as a Product Manager at Intel, focusing on developing wearable device platforms. Throughout CBS, he interned at two VC firms and a fintech startup, Ripple. He spent his summer developing product partnership strategy for APX Labs, an enterprise software startup developing smart glass solutions for blue collar industries. Upon graduation, Emre intends to remain in the high-tech sector in product strategy. Emre holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey.
Kate is a second-year student at Columbia Business School and spent her MBA summer in Seattle as a Senior Product Management intern for Amazon. Prior to CBS, Kate oversaw client management and business development for a startup advisory firm in New York. Kate holds a B.A. cum Laude in economics from Amherst College.
Owen is a second year student in the Friday/Saturday EMBA program at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, Owen practiced as an attorney in Ireland for 5 years before moving to the U.S. to take up a business development position with Alter Domus, a European private equity fund administrator. Upon graduation, Owen intends to pursue opportunities involving the application of AI to business administration services. Owen holds a bachelors degree in Civil Law from NUI Galway and a masters degree in Finance Law from University College London.
Nalanie is a second year student at Columbia Business School. Before school, Nalanie was a Director at FTI Consulting in their Financial and Enterprise Data Analytics practice. Prior to FTI, Nalanie spent two years in PwC’s Advisory. Last year Nalanie interned at AppNexus and Minibar Delivery in Operations. Nalanie holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the College of William and Mary.
Kevin is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, he worked as an Associate at Goldman, Sachs, & Co. across Clearing & Prime Brokerage and Market Risk Management. Upon graduation, Kevin is interested in product, growth, and strategy roles in tech. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Melissa is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, Melissa was a Manager at Accenture, specializing in Business Intelligence and Analytics systems implementation consulting. She interned at IBM in the Market Development and Insights department and will be returning post graduation. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration and IT from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dinara is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, she was a Senior Analyst at McKinsey & Company in Moscow. She will be returning to McKinsey upon graduation. This summer, she was a Product Marketing Intern at Adobe.
Jasperina de Vries
Jasperina is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, she worked at McKinsey & Company (Digital McKinsey). After CBS, Jasperina will be returning to McKinsey, transferring from the Amsterdam office to New Jersey. In business school, Jasperina is focusing on tech and entrepreneurship related classes and projects. Jasperina holds a master’s degree in Business Information Management from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
Diederik van Houten
Diederik van Houten is a second-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, he worked as a strategy consultant for Booz&co in European and Emerging markets (Africa). Upon graduation Diederik intends to move into tech in a product strategy role. Diederik holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Syracuse University.
Ketan is currently a MBA candidate at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, Ketan worked as a Management Consultant at Accenture where he specialized in technology enabled transformations across the financial services, insurance and healthcare industries. Ketan is passionate about all things technology and hopes to pursue a career in Product Management after school.
Ana is a second year at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, Ana worked in the startup world for 6 years in roles focused on Business Development and Marketing. Over the summer, Ana interned as a product manager at BaubleBar. After school Ana plans to stay in NYC and go back into tech. Ana holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Marketing from Georgetown University.
Sravani Illapakurthi is a second-year J-term MBA student at Business School. Prior to CBS, she worked as a Senior consultant in Cloud Enterprise Software space. Upon graduation, Sravani will go into Strategy Consulting specializing in Technology and Innovation practice. Sravani holds a B.Tech in Instrumentation Engineering and M.S in Electrical Engineering.
Luis Hector Rubio
Luis is a first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School and an Editor at The Financial Times newspaper. Prior to CBS (before joining Amazon) Luis worked as a Management Consultant for major telecommunications operators across Latin America. At Amazon, he has held multiple roles in the Vendor, Marketing and Product Management space, always with focus on launching and growing new products and services internationally. Luis holds a BSc and a MSc in Telecommunications Engineering (major in Satellite Communications) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
Mike Byerly is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Prior to joining CBS, Mike worked as a sales manager at Bloomberg Government – a growth-stage software business within Bloomberg targeting the federal contracting market. In his spare time, Mike enjoys basic things (fun with friends, fitness, international travel) as well as some nerdier pursuits (following consumer technology trends and politics). Mike holds a BA in Government from Georgetown University.
Fabricio is a first-year MBA student. Prior to CBS Fabricio worked in Management Consulting for A.T. Kearney having had exposure to over 5 industries across Latin America. Fabricio has also worked in a Chinese real estate focused startup called Silver Mountain and is now making the switch into Technology. He holds a B.A. in Business (Finance Concentration) from Babson College.
Aly is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, she worked as an Account Manager at AppNexus, developing external demand partnerships. Prior to AppNexus, Aly worked in ad sales at About.com and WIRED, focusing primarily on digital media. She holds a B.A. in French and Business from the University of Southern California.
Manasi Gupta is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Prior to school, she worked as a Project Manager at delivery.com, helping to launch their first international office in Hong Kong. Manasi holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.
Moises Eskinazi is a first year at Columbia Business School. Originally from Venezuela, Moises moved to NYC in 2010 where he joined a startup as a software engineer and saw it through its acquisition. Before CBS, Moises worked at Shutterstock in the engineering team. Upon graduation, he intends to go back to tech in product management role. Moises holds a B. Eng. in Computer Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar in Venezuela.
Shlok Vaidya has spent nearly half a decade pursuing technology solutions that an provide critical insight into future business strategy. He has deep domain expertise across Global marketer, Application Development, System integration, Automation, Process re-engineering, Finance and Analytics,. Currently an MBA student at Columbia Business School, his past experience includes helping organization such as Barclays and Bank of America capitalize on the use of cutting edge technology. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Mumbai.
Kim is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, she worked as a fixed income trader through the financial crisis at two proprietary trading firms in Chicago. Her current focus is on technology and strategy, and she plans to pursue roles in Product Management/Business Strategy. She holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College.
Pedro Barata is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, he worked for a boutique management consulting company in Brazil and Australia. He has expertise in business process reengineering, organizational design, business intelligence, operations and supply chain management. Upon graduation, Pedro intends to work with an innovative, tech-oriented company. Pedro holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Ray Phua is a first-year MBA student at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, he worked as a Financial Analyst at Twitter, supporting FP&A and strategic analysis activities for its Infrastructure Operations teams. Before Twitter, Ray worked as a Manager for Alvarez & Marsal, serving clients as a management consultant across the retail, social sector, and high-tech industries. Upon graduation, Ray aims to make an impact in a sales, marketing, or customer strategy role for a management consulting or big-tech company. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration (Finance) from the University of Washington.
Aparna is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst at NORC at the University of Chicago, a social research firm. She has expertise in analytics, marketing strategy, strategic planning, and emerging markets. Upon graduation, Aparna aims to drive impact at a big tech company in a product management, marketing, or business operations role.
Amrinder Singh Chawla is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Before CBS, he worked as a strategy consultant with ZS Associates. Post-graduation, Amrinder plans to work in a product management/business strategy role with a data oriented tech firm or work with a strategy consulting firm with a strong TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) practice. Amrinder holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a MPhil. in Management Science from University of Cambridge.
Handa is a first year student at Columbia Business School. Prior to CBS, he worked several years in project management at ExxonMobil internationally (US, Japan, Papua New Guinea Canada) and in a Product Manager role at Imgur (photo sharing social media). Handa is interested in pursuing strategic or product roles in the technology industry post-graduation and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.
Jill Lukeman is in her first-year at Columbia Business School. Prior to business school, Jill worked in new business sales at Google in New York. She plans to remain in the tech industry after graduation in a business development or strategy role. Jill earned her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2010.
Ryan Cunningham is a first-year Executive MBA student at Columbia Business School. Based in Boston, Ryan works as a Senior Product Manager at TripAdvisor, focused on new product development for the hotels vertical. Upon graduation, Ryan plans to continue building products that solve important business problems and generate value for end users. Like a true TripAdvisor traveler Ryan’s photo was taken while crossing the Tiber River in Rome, Italy. Ryan holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Villanova University.
Attaullah Malik “Malik” is a first year EMBA-NY Saturday program candidate. He has 12+ years of experience working in IT managing database administration/development and technology operations teams and projects. He is currently working as Director of Technology Operations at Taskstream, an Ed Tech company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York.
Young is a second year EMBA on the Saturday program. Besides attending business school, she’s a working engineer at Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, that produces and supports military helicopters basing in Stratford, CT. Young is happy to learn in macroeconomics that technology drives growth and intend to stay close to tech related industries after graduation. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering.