August alumni class notes include:
Viviana Arellano-Delgado, BSM ’09, MBA ’10, is now a board member for the Global Associate Program at Farmers Insurance (Zurich Financial Services). She joined Farmers as an associate in 2011.
James Dilellio, MBA ’07, is now an assistant professor of decision sciences at Pepperdine University.
Drew Foley, MBA ’06, recently completed his PhD in human and organizational systems with a concentration in information society and knowledge organizations at Fielding Graduate University. His dissertation research is titled Navigating Mythic Space in the Digital Age.
Cyrus Irani, MBA ’12, is the new product manager at The Business Finance Store, where he assists clients to invest their retirement assets directly into their new or existing business without any tax penalties or income tax.
Kristen Kitaji, MBA ’11, is now hospitality success manager for the Breadcrumb division at Groupon.
Robert Marcus, MBA ’12, recently accepted a position as sales analyst for Beats by Dr. Dre, a producer of audio products and equipment headquartered in Santa Monica, California. The company was founded by hip-hop/rap artist and entrepreneur Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records chairman Jimmy Iovine.
Jacob Ruytenbeek, MBA ’09, presented at World Congress for the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) in Boston, Massachusetts on the topic of “Reverse Auctions: A Failure of Leadership.”
Steve Siwek, MBA ’12, recently launched Freedom Pain Hospital, the first specialty hospital dedicated to the treatment of chronic pain in the country. As part of the launch, Steve has also started a new magazine called THRIVE.
Winston Walker, MBA ’12, is now a reporting analyst at Electronic Arts (EA), a leading global interactive entertainment software company.
Matt Wyckoff, BSM ’09, MBA ’11, recently accepted a position as area manager at Bank of the West, servicing locations from Woodland Hills to Santa Barbara.
Dennis Zhou, MBA ’12, recently accepted a position with Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV) as a business development associate.
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