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CMC Event Recordings

Presented by the Career Management Center at Stuart School of Business

The Stuart Career Management Center (CMC) sponsors events throughout the academic year, such as Career Pathways by Program presentations and Employer Information Sessions, where students can connect with experts for information and guidance on career preparation and job search.

CMC events held online are recorded. Visit Handshake for announcements about upcoming CMC and Illinois Tech events.

Events in Spring 2022

Careers at Harbor Capital

Presenter: Pradeep Tekkey, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc.

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  • Presentation given on: April 21, 2022

Careers in Quantitative Finance

Presenter: Utkarsh Choudhary, Senior Financial Engineer, ICE Fixed Income

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  • ICE is a financial services firm offering futures markets, clearing houses, fixed income and data services, and mortgage technology.
  • Presentation given on: Thursday, April 7, 2022

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Crystal Korp, Senior Financial Analyst, Kincannon & Reed Global Executive Search

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  • Prior to joining her current firm, Crystal Korp was at Spencer Stuart for 10 years serving in positions including senior financial accountant.
  • Kincannon & Reed provides search expertise and executive experience to the food and agriculture industries.
  • Presentation given on: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Careers at Clouty

Presenter: David Umeh, Founder and CEO, Clouty

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  • Situated at the intersection of music and finance, Clouty is a groundbreaking music derivatives exchange with a one-of-a-kind family of indexes that help fans, artists, and investors pinpoint global opportunities.
  • Presentation given on: Thursday, March 31, 2022

Events in Fall 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Rita Fiumara, Senior Vice President–Investments, UBS

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  • Rita Fiumara is a senior retirement plan consultant who works with retirement plan sponsors to meet their fiduciary responsibilities while supporting employees’ retirement planning goals. She was named by Barron’s as one of the top 100 women financial advisors in the United States.
  • UBS provides wealth management advisory, investment banking and asset management expertise, and private and corporate banking services.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: November 18, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Joseph Egloff, General Counsel, LionHeart Critical Power Specialists

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  • LionHeart specializes in the maintenance and repair of critical power systems, including emergency generators, transfer switches, switchgear, and fire pump engines.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: November 17, 2021

Careers In Finance

Presenter: Suzanne Sprague, Managing Director of Credit and Liquidity Risk Policy and Banking, CME Group

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  • Over the past 19 years, Suzanne Sprague from CME Group has held a variety of executive and risk management positions at CME Group.
  • CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace offering the widest range of futures and options products for risk management.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: November 10, 2021

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Gretchen Vermeulen, Area Vice President, Data and Analytics Consulting, Arthur J. Gallagher & Company

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  • Gretchen Vermeulen has worked in the health care sector at the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, CVS Health, and Aetna.
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Company, a global insurance brokerage, risk management, and consulting firm, serves communities around the globe, helping clients address risk, protect assets, and recover from losses.
  • Recommended for students in: Management Science, Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: November 4, 2021

Careers in Investment Management

Presenter: Ramesh Poola, Chief Investment Officer, Creative Planning, LLC

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  • Prior to joining Creative Planning, LLC 11 years ago, Ramesh Poola worked at Iron Financial LLC as a partner and co-chief investment officer. He started his career as an equities research analyst at Koch Quantitative Trading and has also worked at Morningstar Inc., General Motors Corporation, and Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Creative Planning, LLC is an independent wealth advisory firm with $90 billion in assets and clients in all 50 states and abroad. Services include private wealth management, investment management, risk management, trust and estate planning, retirement planning, business and succession planning, tax planning, and more.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: October 27, 2021

Careers in Finance at Northern Trust

Presenters from Northern Trust:
Jitesh Parikh, Senior Vice President for Hedge Fund Services
Chia Lin Au
Jack Bolotin
Joshua Joseph
Bhavesh Patel

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  • Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services LLC provides financial software solutions for fund administration, trade processing, investor services, cash management, valuation, and asset servicing.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: October 20, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Michael Smyth, Chief Financial Officer, Wintrust Wealth Management

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  • Wintrust Wealth Management provides a broad range of financial services to private clients and institutions. Founded in 1931, it is one of the oldest and most respected financial service providers based in the Midwest.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: October 6, 2021

Events in Spring 2021

Career Opportunities at 1WorldSync

Presenters from 1WorldSync:
Steve Sivitter, Chief Executive Officer
Eileen Timmins, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
T.J. Waldorf, Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Experience
Cristina Macias, Director, Implementation Services

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  • Learn about 1WorldSync’s business, its company culture, and positions the company is hiring for, including sales, customer support, product management, finance, and technology.
  • 1WorldSync is the largest GDSN certified data pool in the world, providing data sync services for data sources, data recipients, and regulatory agencies.
  • Recommended for: all Stuart students
  • Presentation given on: April 21, 2021

Careers in Analytics

Presented by: Ryan Bales, Director of Data Science and Analytics, DialogTech

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  • Ryan Bales also has served as senior engineering manager for analytics and senior web development manager at DialogTech and has worked in software development at TMW Systems and FeneTech, Inc.
  • DialogTech provides actionable marketing analytics related to inbound phone calls for Fortune 500 brands, agencies, and fast-growing companies.
  • Recommended for students in: Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: April 15, 2021

Careers in Analytics

Presented by: Bill Nowacki, Managing Director, Decision Science, KPMG

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  • Prior to leading KPMG’s innovative decision practice, Bill Nowacki served as adviser at Opera Solutions, president of Business Performance Solutions Group, and CEO of HYPERparallel.
  • KPMG is a leading provider of tax, audit, and advisory services in the United Kingdom with 14,000 employees in 22 offices.
  • Recommended for students in: Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: April 13, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presented by: Kady Halbmaier, Campus Recruiting Coordinator, Sikich LLC

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  • Kady Halbmaier works primarily with college students in the company’s recruitment program. She is the point person for internships, entry-level positions, and the Sikich Scholars Leadership Program.
  • Sikich LLP is a leading professional services firm specializing in accounting, advisory, technology, and managed services.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Mathematical Finance, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: April 7, 2021

Careers in Analytics

Presented by: Amarnath Gurivireddygari, Vice President, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

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  • Prior to joining Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amarnath Gurivireddygari served as chief data and analytics officer at the provider-owned health plan MedStar Family Choice in Maryland, where he oversaw data warehousing, analytics and predictive modeling, and data governance and reporting.
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is a federation of 36 separate United States health insurance companies that provide health insurance in the United States to more than 106 million people.
  • Recommended for students in: Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: April 1, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Charles Coustan, Portfolio Manager, Impact Investments, MacArthur Foundation

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  • Charles Coustan manages the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s $500 million portfolio of impact investments, including funds, loans, equity investments, and guarantees. He has extensive experience in both public equities and executing and managing private transactions, with sector experience in consumer, financials, technology, real estate, and housing.
  • The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Mathematical Finance, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: March 31, 2021
     

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Janak Athreya, Director of Finance Data and Analytics, Grainger

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  • Janak Athreya is responsible for leading digital transformation initiatives across Grainger to ensure effective data management and analytics, improve day-to-day operational effectiveness, and create measurable value.
  • W. W. Grainger, Inc. is a Fortune 500 business-to-business industrial supply and equipment company founded in 1927 in Chicago.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: March 4, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Katie Fischer, Vice President, Northern Trust Corporation

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  • Katie Fischer leads the day-to-day middle office responsibilities for large investment clients across multiple asset management platforms. She partners with her team, executive management, investment managers, and her direct client relationships to help deliver exceptional client service and performance.
  • Northern Trust is a financial services company headquartered in Chicago that caters to corporations, institutional investors, and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Mathematical Finance, Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: February 24, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Matthew Scharpf, Vice-President of Fixed Income and Clearing Sales America, Eurex

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  • Prior to joining Eurex, Matthew Scharpf was an account executive at CQG, where he sold trading and charting platforms to financial markets. He also worked at Traditum Group as a trader, market maker, trainer, and recruiter.
  • As the leading European derivatives exchange and one of the leading clearing houses globally, Eurex provides innovative solutions to seamlessly manage risk and is the architect of trusted markets characterized by liquidity, efficiency, and integrity.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Mathematical Finance, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: February 17, 2021

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Nina Arora-Rowland, Group Manager-Data Engineering and Analytics, Avanade, Inc.

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  • Nina Arora-Rowland has over 20 years of experience leading and implementing strategic data management initiatives and ETL/data integration programs. Prior to joining Avanade, she was a data management consultant at BMO Harris Bank, MassMutual Financial Group, and Grant Thornton LLP.
  • Avanade, Inc. was founded as a joint venture between Microsoft Corporation and Accenture LLP.
  • Recommended for students in: Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: February 11, 2021

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Jennifer McGill-Rusynyk, Senior Director, Revenue Analysis and Data Analytics, United Way of Metro Chicago

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  • Jennifer McGill-Rusynyk is an experienced non-profit management professional with specialties in fundraising and database management and particular interests in concepts of resilience, sustainability, fractals, density/diversity, and tech platforms that support rapid syncing between people, teams, and organizations.
  • United Way of Metro Chicago brings together businesses, government, nonprofits, and community leaders to deliver funding, resources, and expertise to nonprofit organizations across greater Chicago.
  • Recommended for students in: Marketing Analytics, Management Science, M.B.A., M.P.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: February 4, 2021

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Rajeev Ranjan, Head of Risk Controls, Millennium Management

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  • An alumnus of the Stuart M.S. in Finance program, Ranjan previously held positions as senior vice-president, operational risk management–electronic trading at Citibank and as a policy advisor and business economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He also has experience as a senior algo trader at DV Trading LLC and as a quantitative researcher at C2 Capital Management.
  • Millennium Management is a global alternative investment management firm, founded in 1989, which manages more than $45 billion in assets. They seek to pursue a diverse array of investment strategies across industry sectors, asset classes, and geographies.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Mathematical Finance, M.B.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: February 3, 2021

Events in Fall 2020

Careers in Analytics and Career Opportunities at Numerator

Presenters:
Eric Sherlock, Senior Director, Data Science & Engineering, Numerator
Olu Akintorin, Product Program Manager, Numerator
Sand Ip, Software Engineer, Numerator

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  • Numerator is a data and tech company reinventing market research. Headquartered in Chicago with 1,600 employees worldwide, the company blends proprietary data with advanced technology and elite services to create unique insights in a market research industry that has been slow to change. The majority of Fortune 100 companies are Numerator clients.
  • Recommended for: All business students
  • Presentation given on: November 18, 2020

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Anoop Tiwari, Vice-President for Strategy and Business Development, Cars.com

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  • Cars.com is a leading digital marketplace and solutions provider for the automotive industry that connects car shoppers with sellers. Launched in 1998 and headquartered in Chicago, the company empowers shoppers with the data, resources, and digital tools needed to make informed buying decisions and seamlessly connect with automotive retailers. In a rapidly changing market, Cars.com enables dealerships and OEMs with innovative technical solutions and data-driven intelligence to better reach and influence ready-to-buy shoppers, increase inventory turn, and gain market share.
  • Recommended for: All business students
  • Presentation given on: November 17, 2020

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Rita Fiumara, Institutional Consultant, UBS

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  • UBS Group AG is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company founded and based in Switzerland. Co-headquartered in the cities of Zürich and Basel, it maintains a presence in all major financial centers as the largest Swiss banking institution in the world.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Mathematical Finance, M.B.A., and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: November 4, 2020

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Ellie Lynch, Division Lead - Manager of GIS and Data Analytics, EN Engineering

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  • EN Engineering, an ENR Top 100 company, provides comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting, and automation services to pipeline companies, gas and electric utilities, and industrial customers.
  • Recommended for students in: Management Science, M.B.A., Marketing Analytics, and B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: November 3, 2020

Careers in Finance

Presenters:
Rajan Chari, Partner, Investment Management, Deloitte and Touche LLP
Akanksha Dutt, Human Capital Consultant, Deloitte
Chinedu Iwuora, Manager, External Audit/Financial Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Rich Whalen, Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte

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  • Deloitte is one of the Big Four accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, with headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Mathematical Finance, M.B.A., B.S.B.A., Computer Science, and Information Technology and Management
  • Presentation given on: September 24, 2020

Careers in Analytics

Presenter: Saj Khan, Manager, Customer Data Science and CRM Analytics, McDonald’s Corporation

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  • McDonald’s Corporation is the world’s largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving more than 58 million customers daily.
  • Recommended for students in: Marketing Analytics, M.B.A., B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: September 15, 2020
     

Careers in Finance

Presenter: Tianheng Han, Vice President, Quantitative Finance Analyst, Bank of America

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  • The Bank of America Corporation is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company headquartered in Charlotte, with central hubs in New York City, London, Hong Kong, Dallas, and Toronto.
  • Recommended for students in: Finance, Management Science, Mathematical Finance, M.B.A., B.S.B.A.
  • Presentation given on: September 9, 2020

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