Ivan is a business development specialist with consulting experience in marketing, operations, and strategy. As an undergraduate, Ivan chaired one of the strongest political clubs in California by combining the resources of regional groups and the undergraduate students to enable a strategic plan for successful campaigns. As a political consultant, his leadership contributed to the success of multiple campaigns. From 2009-2014, Ivan held multiple finance positions and was critical to the creation of a new retention department. Under his leadership, a 30+ person department was pioneered and his strong business acumen skills helped define new financial modeling, resulting in annual revenue creation of over $26 million.
While at the University of San Diego, Ivan has maintained a focus on management consulting to help businesses achieve their goals. As the President of the USD Management Consulting Association, he has brought insight from his experience with many consulting projects and has played an integral role on both projects and internal club activities.
More information about Ivan can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanereed
Director of Finance
Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Gaurav moved to Dubai right after high school and studied engineering at Birla Institute of technology. After graduating with an honors degree in Electronics and Instrumentation, Gaurav worked for the Emirates Group as a Software Engineer for four years. After acquiring strong programming and analytical skills, he joined an HR consultancy firm as a business development manager. His stint in the consulting world helped him develop and refine key project management and quantitative skills. Having developed a passion towards finance and entrepreneurship through his seven years of work experience, he decided to enroll in the MBA program at the University of San Diego in the fall of 2014 with a dual emphasis in Corporate Finance and Managerial Leadership. Gaurav serves the MCA board as its Treasurer.
More information about Gaurav can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/gaurav-verma/67/29/7a7
Director of External Development
Born and brought up in Mysore, the Heritage City of India, Sudeeptha moved to Bangalore, the IT hub to pursue her Bachelor in Engineering specializing in Computer Science. After interning at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, she pursued her passion for technology as senior software engineer at SAP Labs India for 4 years. Working on a SAP Cloud solution, she specialized in operations, process management and business strategy implementation in the release management and delivery architecture line of business. Her involvement with the CSR fraternity at SAP, along with the various projects taken up on and off campus for social value creation and driving sustainable solutions in the industry, drove her to change paths and pursue and MBA. Sudeeptha serves the board as the Manager of Alumni and Networking where she engages alumni to give back to the USD community.
Director of Internal Development
A San Diego native, Brent attends USD as both a student of the MBA and Law programs concentrating on Finance, New Venture Management, and Business /Corporate Law. Out of high school, Brent earned a congressional appointment and was an active duty Army Cadet at West Point with the intention of leading combat engineers. Following an injury that prevented that track, Brent received an honorable discharge and transitioned back to the West Coast. Following a transfer to UC Santa Barbara, Brent completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics & Mathematics. Soon after, he returned to San Diego to work in commercial banking where he developing financial analysis models used to grow corporate relationships. After a career change, Brent managed a team of 15 recruitment specialists for Ashford University, under the umbrella of Bridgepoint Education. This entailed leading in a dynamic, sales-based environment where responsibilities included the forecasting and budgeting of resources to enroll and retain new students. Although Brent enjoyed leading a fast-paced sales team and working with corporate clients in the commercial banking industry, he is looking to move into strategic planning and consulting for the venture capital and private equity fields. Brent’s role within MCA is the Manager of Member Affairs where he supports improving the engagement levels of current and new members.
More information about Brent can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brent-ohlendorf/8b/41b/197
Sean is a full time MBA student focusing on Corporate Finance and New Venture Management. He is also a member of Net Impact and a Dean Merit Scholar. He works part time as a consultant to small and midsize companies making corporate culture shifts. He has presented his research on Change Management to company executives at the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. A Texas native, Sean earned his B.A. in Government and Business Foundations from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business in 2009. He competes in Triathlon, and can be found running throughout San Diego with his Chocolate Labrador “Duke.”
More information about Sean can be found at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/seanmiles
Director of Marketing
Born and raised in a small town of India, Susee moved to Chennai, India and received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has three years of experience in providing data driven IT solutions. Problem solving and project management are his strengths. In order to enhance his business acumen and to realize his career goal, he joined MBA program at University of San Diego. His emphases are Supply Chain Management and Technology. During his first year of the MBA program, he worked for Petco as a student business consultant. Recently, he completed a summer internship at Cymer as a Business Management Intern, with IT consultant responsibilities. Susee serves the board and has been an important contributor to the external growth of the MCA.