Ross + Tech

The club was founded at the University of Michigan Business School in 1994 during an auspicious period of growth in technology. The following year, Microsoft’s Windows 95 launched and became the world’s most popular desktop operating system, ushering a period of market dominance for the company. The internet, still in its relative infancy, birthed eBay and Amazon, introducing the notion of eCommerce to the world. Companies like Intel and Cisco rapidly grew, benefitting from Moore’s Law and serving as the backbone for the internet revolution. Over the next 20 years, new tech giants, Apple and Google came into the limelight as the industry continued to show it is always changing. Throughout this entire period, Tech Club alumni have been in instrumental roles helping these world-changing technology firms innovate on new products, gain new customers, and sustain and operate their businesses. As the tech industry continues to evolve, Tech Club alumni will continue to have critical roles at these technology firms and have a profound impact on the world as we move further into the 21st century.

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Careers in Tech

From social media to e-commerce, hardware to software companies, our tech club members have gone on to accept positions in the following functions:

  • Product Management
  • Product Marketing
  • Operations
  • Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Development
  • Consulting
  • Human Resources
  • Venture Capital

OUR TEAM

Stephanie
Simpson

President

stepsimp@umich.edu

Stephanie is a second year MBA focusing on Technology and Marketing. She graduated from Indiana University in 2014 majoring in Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Technology Management. More recently, Stephanie worked as a technology consultant for Deloitte Consulting in the Health Care and Energy industries. At school, Stephanie is focusing on customer-centric design, digital strategy, and data analysis.

Neil
Dave

VP, Finance

neildave@umich.edu

Neil Dave is originally from Long Island, New York. He earned his bachelor's degree in finance at the NYU Stern School of Business. After completing his undergraduate study, he worked as a consultant at Deloitte for two years, an investment banking analyst in M&A at Houlihan Lokey for two years, and as a senior associate at a boutique restructuring firm called Ankura for one year. Neil is currently a first-year MBA student at the Michigan Ross School of Business.

Eric
Messinger

VP, Marketing & Communications

ehmessin@umich.edu

Eric studied history at Washington University in St. Louis and then served as a Teach for America corps member in Brooklyn, New York. Following, he worked as a travel video producer with Lonely Planet, completing road trips from London to Mongolia and New York to Argentina. Before coming to Ross, he founded a digital media company. At Ross, he is excited to build his business fundamentals and pursue a career in strategy and marketing.

Tyler
Perkins

VP, Marketing & Communications

tylerper@umich.edu

Tyler received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in Business Management with an emphasis in corporate strategy. He spent the next four years working as a management consultant for Cicero Group, specializing in marketing and customer insight engagements. While at Ross, Tyler is building marketing expertise and leadership skills as he transitions into a Tech Marketing role following business school.

Olivia
Gordon

VP, Conferences & Programming

oegordon@umich.edu

Olivia is a Chicagoland native with a BS in Finance and International Business from Indiana University. Before returning to earn her MBA, she spent 3.5 years working at Deloitte Technology Consulting across banking, telecom, public sector, and most recently healthcare. While at Ross, Olivia is eager to dive deeper into the digital technology space and pursue opportunities to work on customer-centric strategies, development, and marketing.

Vyom
Mittal

VP, Conferences & Programming

vyom@umich.edu

Vyom is an engineer from IIT Bombay, India and has eight years of experience across consulting, data analytics, and operations prior to his MBA. Just before Ross, Vyom spent three years building operations of the second largest startup (OYO Rooms) in India. He is passionate to increase tech recruitment opportunities for MBA students at Ross. Other than work, Vyom enjoys outdoor activities and loves to spend time with his wife and son.

David
Song

VP, Corporate & Alumni Relations

diso@umich.edu

David is from Baltimore, MD and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, Fear the Turtle! Prior to Ross, he spent 7 years in tech sales, initially for a hardware manufacturer and later an IT professional services firm. David came to Ross to refine the business skills and leadership ability to transition his career into a product-centered role after his MBA. David is passionate about Tech, Gaming, and a good steak.

Conor
Goree

VP, Corporate & Alumni Relations

cpgoree@umich.edu

Conor graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Prior to business school he spent 5 years at Deloitte and Accenture primarily focusing on enterprise cloud migrations. At Ross, he hopes to grow his leadership and business skillsets and pursue a role at a product focused technology company.

Nadia
Kapper

VP, Training & Development

Nkapper@umich.edu

Nadia is a second year MBA who spent her summer interning with Amazon in their RLD program. Prior to Ross, Nadia received her BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2011 and her MS in Engineering Management from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon graduation, she signed on with Deloitte Consulting and spent the next 6 years with their Oracle Enterprise Solutions practice, delivering business-led technology solutions to Fortune 500 companies across Consumer Products, Financial Services, and High-Tech industries. While at Ross, she is excited to pursue disciplines in business strategy and technology operations.

Mason
Mularoni

VP, Training & Development

mularoni@umich.edu

Mason is a second year MBA focused on technology, strategy, and general management. Over the summer, he interned at EY with their Digital Strategy group in San Francisco. At Ross, Mason hopes to develop his leadership and business skillset to transition into technology management roles. Prior to Ross, Mason led research and client advisory teams in the corporate real estate industry. Mason, a Cincinnati native, received a BA in Architecture from Miami University (of Ohio).

Ming
Yau

VP, Training & Development

mingyau@umich.edu

Ming is interested in all things Tech. Over the past summer, he interned with Uber's Payments Strategy group. Prior to Ross, he sourced and executed private equity tech investments at The Riverside Company and advised clients on M&A and capital markets transactions in William Blair's Tech investment banking practice. He studied Economics at The University of Chicago. At Ross, Ming hopes to develop his general management skillset, explore opportunities with Tech firms, learn to cook, and sing more karoake.

Vibhav
Agarwal

VP, Tech Education

agvibhav@umich.edu

Vibhav is passionate about technology (and Tech Club). After graduating with a degree in computer science, he started his career at Deutsche Bank where he revamped Risk and PnL models for their Fixed-Income Business. Prior to Ross, he started a company in the healthcare-tech space which impacted lives of over 8000 patients in India.

Prateek
Khare

VP, Tech Education

pratekk@umich.edu

Prateek Khare is originally from India and is a first-year MBA focused on technology, Strategy, and management. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from India and then a Master’s degree in Information science from Oklahoma State University. He is working as a Sr. Data Scientist at Ford and is building a startup company, which provides an App based STD testing service in the Midwest area. At Ross, he is working to enhance his leadership skills and Business acumen to transition his career into a product management role in the Tech industry.

Santiago
Riesco

VP, Tech Education

sriesco@umich.edu

Santiago is a first year MBA student, focused on technology and strategy. Prior to Ross, Santiago practiced corporate law in Chile, specializing in M&A and project finance and has been passionate about tech for many years. At Ross, Santiago is looking to combine his experience with a business focus and transition into a management role within a tech company.

Jayden
Lee

VP, Treks & Events

jayden@umich.edu

Jayden was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. He completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Korea University. Prior to Ross, he worked as a sales project manager for B2B display solutions at Samsung Electronics for three and a half years. At Ross, he hopes to advance his leadership skills and business capabilities in the field of operations and data analytics, transitioning his career into a product or project management role. Jayden is currently a first-year student at Ross business school and Tauber Institute for global operations.

Brandon
Nair

VP, Treks & Events

nairbr@umich.edu

Brandon is a South African with a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. Prior to Ross, Brandon spent 1.5 years in project management and 4.5 years in an internal strategy and operations role within Oil and Gas operations in South Africa. His focus recently has been mainly in applications of technology and analytics within the industry. At Ross, Brandon is focused on Strategy and Technology.

Daniel
Lin

VP, Treks & Events

dannylin@umich.edu

Daniel is originally from China. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Purdue University. He is working as a safety and restraint design engineer at Nissan and saving people’s lives from car crashes. Prior to Nissan, Daniel worked at Texas Instruments on creating innovative solutions for semiconductor material for 4 years. He is the inventor and co-inventor of seven granted U.S. Patents. At Ross, Daniel is a first-year weekend MBA focused on Technology and Strategy.

Christina
Wu

VP, Partnerships

csjwu@umich.edu

Originally from Taiwan, Christina received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Communication Studies from UCLA. Prior to Ross, she worked in business development and account management in medium-sized growth staged Tech start-ups in the U.S. and Asia. After Ross, Christina is interested in pursuing a career in Tech product management or product marketing.

Manasa
Adeni

VP, Partnerships

madeni@umich.edu

Manasa is a first year MBA student at Ross focusing on tech and marketing. She graduated from undergrad at the University of Southern California with a focus in marketing and international business. Manasa spent 3.5 years in media buying and planning at ad agencies in Los Angeles. Prior to coming to Ross, Manasa spent the last three years at Spotify working in ad sales with entertainment, tech, and automotive clients in LA. After Ross, Manasa is interested in moving back to the West Coast and pursuing a career in product marketing for a consumer tech brand.

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