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Abby Scott is the Assistant Dean of MBA Career Management Group and Corporate Engagement at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Abby Scott, Assistant Dean, CMG & Corporate Partnerships

Abby Scott
abby@haas.berkeley.edu
510-642-2110

Abby Scott


Abby Scott brings rich experience in career management, executive education, emerging initiatives and corporate relations to her new role as Assistant Dean of Career Management and Corporate Partnerships. She has been successful in building strong teams and developing corporate relationships throughout her fifteen years at Berkeley-Haas. Abby spent eleven years in the MBA Career Management Group at Haas and for the last six of them, served as the Executive Director. Under Abby's leadership, the group was ranked 4th nationally by Business Week in 2010 on the metric of recruiter satisfaction with the career center.

Abby currently serves as Director of Corporate Relations for Berkeley-Haas. Prior to this role, Abby worked on several emerging initiatives and served as the Director of Custom Programs for Berkeley's Executive Education group where she led the team as interim Assistant Dean during the year prior to becoming a separate 501c3 entity. Before joining Berkeley-Haas, she spent ten years in the technology industry. She has experience in marketing, product management and sales positions for Intel, Electronic Arts, and Embark.com (acquired by the Princeton Review). Abby was a recipient of the Haas Outstanding Staff award, a Berkeley Excellence in Management award, and the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff award in 2010. Abby holds a Bachelor of Arts from UC Berkeley and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.



Employer Relations Team

Our Relationship Managers have strong relationships with companies in specific industry groups. They partner with employers to set their recruiting strategy at Haas. Relationship Managers also assist students in refining their career search once they have developed a plan with a Career Advisor.

Jenn Bridge, Senior Director of Employer Engagement & Operations

Jenn Bridge
510-643-4388
jennb@haas.berkeley.edu

Jenn Bridge


In her role as the Senior Director of Employer Engagement and Operations, Jenn oversees the employer relations, industry readiness, business development, and operations teams including the technology, data, marketing and communications strategies for the MBA Career Management group. Over her nine years at Haas as a Relationship Manager then Director of Recruiting, she partnered with employers to develop personalized branding strategies and advised students on recruiting strategies for a handful of industries including consulting, financial services, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, retail, design strategy and real estate.

Jenn joined Haas after spending thirteen years in the retail and consulting industries. As the San Francisco based MBA recruiting manager for Strategy&, she was responsible for all aspects of recruiting MBA candidates, including developing on-campus brand building strategies and marketing programs that supported their recruiting efforts across multiple top MBA schools. Jenn also spent eleven years at Gap Inc. where she held various positions for the Gap, Banana Republic and International divisions. Jenn holds a BA in technical writing and marketing from San Francisco State University.

Outside of Haas, she enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter, pursuing her interest in interior architecture and design and volunteering at her daughter's school.


Rich Wong, Technology & Media/Entertainment

Rich Wong
510-643-4211
rwong@haas.berkeley.edu

Rich Wong


After achieving his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Haas, Rich worked as an auditor for a major accounting firm and obtained his California CPA license. He then earned his MBA in finance at UCLA, leading to a 17 year high-tech finance career at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Rich joined Haas in 1999 as one of the inaugural employer relationship managers where he utilizes his educational and professional experience to help students and companies in his sectors (technology, media and entertainment) achieve recruiting success.


Betsy Ream, Technology & Energy/Cleantech

Betsy Ream
510-643-2024
betsyream@haas.berkeley.edu

Betsy Worth


Betsy works with both employers and students in the areas of energy/cleantech, startups and technology online commerce. With companies both large and small, Bay Area local and global, she looks to build strategic partnerships with employers. She enjoys helping a company craft a Haas-specific recruiting strategy to connect with just the right group of students for their roles and cultural fit. Given the great diversity in career paths that Haas student pursue, particularly in the technology, startups and cleantech spaces, Betsy is committed to helping students navigate their career searches, with a particular emphasis on the network-driven, off-campus job search.

Betsy holds a BA in History from UCLA. Prior to Haas, she worked in MBA recruiting at Booz Allen Hamilton in New York. A proud east bay native, Betsy grew up just a few miles down the road from Berkeley and enjoys helping her young son explore this fantastic area.


Bill Rindfuss, Financial Services

Bill Rindfuss
Bill Rindfuss

Bill is Relationship Manager for Financial Services recruiting. He is also a Finance Faculty member, and has a broader role in developing the Finance program at Berkeley-Haas and representing it from Admissions through Alumni Relations. Prior to Haas, Bill worked at JPMorgan and predecessors in New York and then San Francisco for 20 years, with experience in leveraged finance, industry coverage groups, and as head of Credit for the West Coast. Bill holds a BA from Colgate in Mathematics and Economics and an MBA from Columbia in Finance and Management.


Christina Meinberg, Social Impact

Christina Meinberg
Christina Meinberg

Christina has 15+ years of experience as a sustainable business consultant, academic administrator/nonprofit leader, business analyst, marketer and mentor. She has diverse experience advising executives at organizations such as Earthbound Farm, Teck Resources, Autodesk, Johnson & Johnson, Hitachi and others. In her time at Haas, she has helped dozens of students build and navigate social impact and public sector job search and placement strategies. When she's not advising students, she strategizes about Haas' social impact career curriculum and fosters collaborative relationships with companies, non-profits, alumni, executives, and peers at other academic institutions. She is currently enrolled in the Professional Coaching Certification course at New Ventures West in San Francisco, and has an MBA focused in sustainable enterprise from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she co-founded the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition.


Doug Massa, CPG, Retail & Real Estate and Entry Level MBA Business Development

Doug Massa
Doug Massa

Prior to coming to Haas, Doug spent 15+ years doing business development in the technology industry. His time in the corporate world has helped him realize the importance of networking and building long term and meaningful relationships. He really enjoys collaborating with companies to maximize their recruiting efforts as well as helping students get started on their career path. In addition to being a Relationship Manager, Doug is also a member of the Business Development team that focuses on expanding the number of companies in the CMG portfolio. Doug holds a degree from CSU, Chico and lives in Moraga.


Chris Gavin, Consulting, Healthcare, & Design Strategy

Chris Gavin
Chris Gavin

Chris serves both MBA students and employers in the Consulting, Healthcare and Design Consulting industries at the Haas School of Business. He has spent 9 years in higher education at three UC campuses advising, educating, and developing relationships with employers and delivering career workshops to graduate and undergraduate students. He currently provides in depth industry knowledge and recruiting strategies for MBA's at Haas.

Chris holds an MA in Career Development from JFK University and has 6 years of B2B sales experience prior to joining Higher Education. He is an energetic, UC Berkeley fanatic, who is committed to the success of students, employers, alumni and the university.


Mary Lynn Blattberg, Experienced Hire Business Development

Mary Lynn Blattberg
Mary Lynn Blattberg

Mary Lynn brings 20+ of strategy, marketing and business development experience to her Haas business development role supporting working professional MBAs from the Evening & Weekend and Executive MBA programs as well as Haas Alumni. Having been a hiring manager for large established brands (Microsoft, Hearst and Gap, Inc) as well as several start-ups, Mary Lynn understands the rapidly changing employment landscape and is leveraging that knowledge to identify new opportunities and better position Haas experienced-hire talent for continued growth.

Mary Lynn holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from Claremont McKenna College. Along with her husband and two daughters, Mary Lynn is an active philanthropist via National Charity League and a start-up enthusiast who helped develop and chair the Young Entrepreneurs Shop (YES) at her daughters school for the past 7 years.



Career Advising and Programs

Berkeley MBA Career Advisors have the experience and expertise to help students determine career goals, develop skills, and structure and implement an effective job search.

Hoyt Ng, Sr. Director Career Advising and Programming

Hoyt Ng

hoyt_ng@haas.berkeley.edu




As a coach and educator, Hoyt believes the question is the most important tool for the coach and the student. He helps the student discover their own solutions and options to move their way forward. Hoyt has a bias for action and helps people get out of their heads and get real data. In addition, he has extensive international experience having worked closely with people in Asia and Latin America.

Prior to Haas, Hoyt Ng spent 12 years at DreamWorks Animation as Head of Training and Curriculum for the studios - from California to Shanghai to Bangalore. Prior to these roles he has spent a lifetime at the intersection of the arts, technology and people. Before DreamWorks he worked in various roles from product manager and engineer to visual effects artist and game designer in the virtual reality, television, film and video game industry. He has a BS in mechanical and materials engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Cal State. Hoyt takes a practical and science driven approach to education and believes in a student centered focus.


Dorothy Zhuomei, Career Coach

Dorothy Zhuomei
510-643-0424
dorothy_zhuomei@haas.berkeley.edu

Dorothy Zhuomei


Dorothy Zhuomei is a leadership and career coach specialized in working with high-performing emerging leaders. Since 2011, Dorothy has coached hundreds of MBA students, business professionals and entrepreneurs on leadership, career and personal development. Her clients include emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from Google, Y Combinator and 500 Startups. Dorothy received leadership coaching training and earned her MBA at the Kellogg School of Management. She is further certified as a Professional Integral Coach after a year-long intensive training at New Ventures West.

Prior to becoming a coach, Dorothy worked as a Management Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group's San Francisco Office. She has accumulated business experiences in a broad range of sectors including healthcare, technology, non-profits, venture capital and entrepreneurship. In addition to her MBA from Kellogg, She holds a BA in Biochemistry from Occidental College and a Master in Engineering Management with a focus in Design and Operations from Northwestern University. In her spare time, Dorothy loves taking dance lessons, listening to podcasts on interesting human stories, and exploring the Bay Area restaurant scene with her husband and friends.



Erica Peng, Career Coach

Erica Peng

erica_peng@haas.berkeley.edu




Erica coaches students to connect with purpose and meaning, and clarify the core skills and commitments needed to create fulfilling and successful careers. Her approach involves cultivating "internal" grounded presence, along with "external" interpersonal skills and competencies. She brings experience and sensibility as an award-winning digital storyteller, and performing singer and dancer, to support students to develop and convey compelling personal leadership stories. Having lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Asia, Latin America and Europe, Erica brings nuanced awareness and skill as she works with people from around the world, across language, culture and other dimensions of difference.

Erica also works with leaders and teams through her own consulting and coaching practice, Deep Stream Leadership, and coaches senior executives at Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Education Advanced Leadership Program. She facilitates and delivers interpersonal development courses at Haas, Stanford GSB, and University of San Francisco School of Law. She has a BA from Stanford, an MA in Organization Development from Sonoma State, and has done embodied leadership development work at Strozzi Institute.


Lara Klein, Career Coach

Lara Klein
510-642-7731
lklein@haas.berkeley.edu

Lara Klein


Lara Klein is committed to supporting the EWMBA students and all Haas alumni in making their next career move, whether it’s advancing to a higher level role or making a career transition. Prior to joining Haas, Lara spent the past five years coaching the working professional MBA populations at NYU Stern School of Business, helping students and alumni to advance their careers and make transitions in a variety of industries and functions including consulting, finance, marketing, media, entertainment, technology, and healthcare/pharma. Lara spent the first 15+ years of her career in recruiting, career development, and other HR roles across a range industries, including companies such as Sony, International Creative Management, and Sanyo North America (now Panasonic). She has a B.A. in Psychology from U.C. Berkeley and an MBA from San Diego State University. She is a graduate of Accomplishment Coaching, an accredited coaching program in New York.


Lesah Beckhusen, Career Coach

Lesah Beckhusen
510-642-6364
beckhuse@haas.berkeley.edu




Lesah has deep and broad career counseling experience as an independent career consultant, trainer, product developer and business owner. Lesah has been at the Haas School for over twenty years as a career coach and program manager. She has developed and managed many programs including the Themes, Skills and Motivations workshop, Peer Advisor program and Super Saturday Interview Program. In 1987 Lesah launched SkillScan, a publishing business that develops and markets innovative skills assessment tools to universities and colleges, adult career centers, career counselors and corporations. SkillScan is used by thousands of college and universities throughout the U.S.

Lesah holds an MS degree in Counseling and a BA degree in Psychology from San Diego State University. She is a Certified Toastmaster and travels throughout the U.S. conducting trainings on SkillScan products and is a regular presenter at the International Career Development Conference.


Linda Yach, Career Coach

Linda Yach
510-643-4334
linda_yach@haas.berkeley.edu




Linda Yach serves the EWMBA students and Haas alumni population, helping them identify their sweet spot and shift into jobs or careers that energize them as well as advising them in a variety of areas including resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and interview preparation. She has consulted with Lee Hecht Harrison, an international outplacement company that assists employees who have been displaced as a result of downsizing - delivering career transition services through one-on-one coaching and group workshops - to individuals in the technology, manufacturing, biotech, and financial services industries. Once a month, she facilitates a Speaking Circle®, a small-group public speaking modality that transforms the way people communicate by focusing on the connection between speaker and listeners.

Linda has firsthand experience in career transition, having explored a number of careers herself, starting out as a public school bilingual educator, a web content master at InfoWorld, and a paralegal in several law firms and in Nestlé USA's legal department.

She holds a B.A. in Spanish from The University of St. Thomas and spent a year living and working in Spain following graduation. In 2009, she received her coaching certification from The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, and has been working with individuals to discover their "what's next" ever since.


Luke Kreinberg, Career Coach

Luke Kreinberg
510-643-8234
lkreinberg@haas.berkeley.edu




Luke Kreinberg primarily serves Executive MBA students and MBA alumni, specializing in helping students to move forward in their careers. He helps them gain clarity about objectives as well as identify the competencies they need to flourish in their professional lives. Some of the companies he's coached at include: Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, and Yahoo. Luke graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Davis with a BA in international relations. He received his Coaching Certification from New Ventures West in San Francisco. In his former life, Luke served as a partner in a boutique search firm and developed learning curricula for emerging technology firms. He is the author of The Book of Goals: Achievements, Plans, and Dreams of a Lifetime which has sold 100,000+ copies. Luke swims and gardens, but not at the same time.


Mark Friedfeld, Career Coach

Mark Friedfeld
510-642-6588
friedfel@haas.berkeley.edu

Mark Friedfeld


With a background in law, marketing and admissions, Mark joined Haas in 2001 after working for the MBA program at the University of Maryland. Following judicial clerkships in Alaska and attorney positions in Washington, D.C., he entered the business world by joining the Princeton Review, where he taught students, trained instructors, designed courses and served in various corporate roles including Special Project Manager and Director of Marketing. As an MBA Career Advisor, Mark works with all students but has a particular focus in financial services.

Away from Haas, Mark is active with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training triathlon program. He received a BS in economics and a BA in international relations from UC Davis and a JD from the American University's Washington College of Law.


Dennis R. Reigle, Adjunct Career Coach

Dennis R. Reigle

Dennis R. Reigle


Denny was a firm-wide Managing Partner at Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). His responsibilities included recruiting/hiring, compensation, immigration, relocation, and all people related polices. He was also Trustee of the Andersen Foundation and Chair of the Investment Committee. Prior to Andersen he spent 8 years in the not-for-profit sector, including work with the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the New Jersey state government.

Denny has served on many boards, including the GMAT (Chair), the PhD Project (Chair), and AIESEC (Chair). He has received Lifetime Service Awards from the American Accounting Association, the National Association of College and Employers, and Beta Alpha Psi.

Denny has an M.B.A. from Harvard and a B.A. in liberal arts from the University of Cincinnati. He has been a career coach for Northwestern's Kellogg MBA program (working professionals) since 2004.



Heidi Kritscher Weller, Adjunct Career Coach

Heidi Kritscher Weller

Heidi Kritscher Weller


Throughout her career, Heidi has worked across sectors with organizations ranging from global businesses to Bay Area start-ups. Concurrently, for ten of the last 12 years she has coached hundreds of Berkeley-Haas full-time and EWMBA students, Haas alumni, and private clients. She particularly enjoys working with mid-career professionals to determine growth strategies, strengthen interview and personal storytelling skills, and enhance strategic decision-making. She has developed and delivered workshops, webinars, and simulation exercises for Haas students and corporate clients; served as both a facilitator and panelist for the Women in Management annual conferences; and served as a panelist for the workshop, Ethics in the Workplace, at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics.

In her most recent full time role, Heidi was the Managing Director/COO for The Representation Project, where she worked closely with CEO Jennifer Siebel Newsom to oversee all aspects of management and operations for this $2.6M film, education, partnership and communications social justice organization.

Prior to joining The Representation Project, Heidi served as an elected Trustee on her community's Board of Education. In 2012, she was Director of Business Development for Emerge Financial Wellness, an award-winning B-Corporation. With another startup, The Savvy Source, LLC, Heidi helped launch a nationwide education website. Additional experience includes consulting with Deloitte, CapGemini, ICF and PRC Environmental Management supporting both public and private sector clients. Heidi earned her BA in Political Economy at UC Berkeley, where she rowed crew, and her MBA at Yale, focusing on strategy, corporate governance, and organizational behavior.



Mark Guterman, Adjunct Career Coach

Mark Guterman

Mark Guterman


Mark Guterman, MA, is CEO of America's Next Career Center and Principal of MeaningfulCareers.com. Currently he is career advisor for UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, career counselor for the San Francisco Region of FDIC, career coach and trainer for San Francisco-based JVS, and professional development trainer for UC Davis. He is the author of Common Sense for Uncommon Times: The Power of Balance in Work, Family, and Personal Life, co- author of ValueSearch, and developer of many training and development programs used extensively by groups and organizations. He also does individual career counseling and coaching and consults for organizations in various aspects of career development, leadership and management development, and work/life balance. Some of the organizations he has worked with include: AT&T, Google, Cisco Systems, Wardrobe for Opportunity, California Transplant Donor Network, Xilinx, and Hewlett Packard. He is a Purpose Prize Fellow, given by Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures), to honor "social innovators in their encore careers" and is a frequent speaker for organizations and conferences throughout the United States.



Peter Jacobs, Adjunct Career Coach

Peter Jacobs

Peter Jacobs


Since 2001, Peter has been coaching successful professionals to build fulfilling and rewarding careers that fit their values, skills, interests and needs. Peter's clients have achieved sustainable career progress, developed themselves personally and professionally, created balance between work and non-work priorities, as well as landed interviews and job offers.

Clients have said that Peter has knack for (1) asking questions that offer new perspectives, (2) finding the essence in each story or narrative, and (3) uncovering resources and ideas to pursue new possibilities both in current job roles and beyond. Peter uses a market-oriented approach to personal branding and job search, and coaches his clients to overcome both intrinsic and extrinsic obstacles to success. Before becoming a career coach, Peter worked for 14 years as both an individual contributor and people manager in a variety of Finance, Procurement and Business Process roles in the U.S. and Western Europe.

Peter holds an MA in Career Development from JFK University, an MBA from INSEAD and a BSE from Wharton. He completed Coaching Training through the Newfield Network.



Taku Noguchi, Adjunct Career Coach

Taku Noguchi

Taku Noguchi


Taku is an adjunct career coach working primarily with EWMBA students at Haas, and with emerging leaders across different industries. He is passionate about supporting others to identify their values, pursue a path of authenticity, and unlock their potential. Previously, Taku was a principal at the executive coaching firm, Next Step Partners, specializing as a career transitions coach for former management consultants.

During his career, Taku has spent 10+ years working with leadership at a range of companies and public service organizations. He currently works at a startup called BetterUp and was previously at Google, where he helped to launch a new credit card product, and later worked in the People Ops area. Prior to that, he worked at Goldman Sachs in a leadership advisory role in Sales & Trading and in New York City government under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, helping to launch economic development initiatives. Taku graduated magna cum laude with a degree in History from Brown University and got an MBA from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, where he was a Dean's Scholar. Taku trained through an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Executive Coaching Certification program and the Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Taku lives in San Francisco and enjoys surfing, cooking, and creative pursuits.



Terry Karp, Adjunct Career Coach

Terry Karp

Terry Karp


Terry Karp coaches business professionals to achieve their career potential. Previously, she started up the high tech division of an executive recruiting firm and managed the operation for 10 years. Currently, Terry is a founding principal of the Bay Area Career Center in San Francisco and provides career counseling/coaching services to assist professionals with all phases of career transition and professional development. Terry has expertise with:

  • in-depth career assessment to help clients in transition identify and target new career options.
  • coaching clients to positively position themselves within their organizations and improve their on the job performance.
  • helping clients create viable career plans that reflect their values and goals
  • developing strategic job search plans including resume assistance, focused interview training, effective networking strategies, and using social media.


Terry's consulting practice includes management training, team building and organizational development services. She has contributed chapters to 3 published books and was the Co-Chair for the SF Chapter of the Career Counseling Development Association. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received her MA in Career Development from JFK University.




Operations

The Operations Team supports students, alumni, staff and recruiters to ensure a seamless and professional experience when partnering with the CMG.

Kay Dawson, Director of Operations, Technology & Data

Kay Dawson
kay_dawson@haas.berkeley.edu
510-643-2864

CM


Kay joins the Haas CMG having honed her MBA career management skills at HEC Paris and Chicago Booth. She has been a career coach, business developer, relationship manager and an MBA recruiter, so brings this comprehensive knowledge of the diverse needs of the CMG stakeholders to the Operations Team. She studied languages at the University of Cambridge and worked as a headhunter before spending 12 years with GE managing recruitment and operations for undergraduate and MBA leadership programs. Kay is a British citizen who came to the US 3 years ago and is doing her best to see as much of the country as possible whilst amassing half marathon finisher medals.


Sarah Bottger, Program Manager

Sarah Bottger
sbottger@haas.berkeley.edu
510-664-4187

Sophie Bottger


Sarah comes to Haas CMG after two years as a Graduate Student Services Advisor for the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. She joins the team as the Program Manager in the Employer Relations team supporting employers looking to engage with Haas MBAS talent in the Investment Banking, Online Retail eCommerce, Social Impact and Retail CPG sectors. Prior to coming to UC Berkeley, she worked for seven years in undergraduate admissions at Dominican University of California and Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. She holds a Master of Arts Management degree from Columbia College Chicago as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Valparaiso University. Sarah is a native of Chicagoland who came to the Bay Area four years ago to escape snow, freezing cold, and extreme humidity. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and adopted animals (two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and a cat), running, and eating all of the great vegan food in the East Bay.


Marcia Soares, Program Manager

Marcia Soares
marcia_soares@haas.berkeley.edu
510-642-5691

Marcia Soares


Marcia comes to CMG from her previous role working for the Master of Financial Engineering here at Berkeley-Haas. Prior to joining Haas, Marcia worked in a very unique new industry where she led the marketing strategy for B2B partners in the sustainability sector. As a Program Manager, Marcia supports CMG with our communication efforts and manages the delivery of workshops, events and support services aligned with the Full-Time MBA program.

Outside of Haas, Marcia has been working in property management in the private sector for the last ten years. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Communications Studies. Born and raised in Brazil, Marcia loves to meet new people from different backgrounds and cultures. Away from work, she cherishes the time she has to spend with her husband and son in addition to her extended family in get-togethers.


Kun Yang, Program Manager

Kun Yang
kyang@haas.berkeley.edu
510-643-3108

Kun Yang


Kun is passionate in learning and career development. In her role as the Program Manager for EWMBA students, EMBA students and alumni at Career Management Group (CMG), she leads program planning processes and manages program deliveries; designs communication wireframes and generates contents; solves CMG technical system problems and improves processes; conducts needs assessments and collaborates with department partners in improving future career program offerings.

Kun received her M.S. in Environmental Microbiology from UC Davis and worked at USDA Agriculture Research Services for 4 years. Before joining CMG , she was part of the Learning & Development team in Division of Students Affairs at Cal which worked on organizational culture and served 3,000+ employees in career & professional development, onboarding, and recognition.


Christine Blaine, Operations Manager

Christine Blaine
blaine@haas.berkeley.edu
510-643-7802

Christine Blaine


Born and raised in the Boston area, Christine has been a resident of Berkeley for the past 20 years. Before joining Haas, Christine worked in the retail, banking and specialty food industries with positions in sales, marketing, production and operations. She graduated from California State University in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. Christine manages and supports our CMG operations for the MBA programs.





Industry Specialists

Industry Specialists are advisors who have had successful careers in the industry/role that they provide guidance on. They share their knowledge through 1:1 and small group advising sessions, workshops and panels. Additionally, they provide mock interviews, review industry specific resumes and cover letters and may offer networking suggestions and additional target companies to consider. You can schedule appointments with them directly through CareerNet.

Marguerite Pressley Davis, Consulting

Marguerite Pressley Davis
Marguerite Pressley Davis

Marguerite is a successful finance, strategy, and operations professional with over 10 years of combined experience and training in business development, financial analysis, accounting, valuation, and strategy and operations.

Her roles include senior analyst at Goldman Sachs supporting the America’s Special Situations desk,controlling over a $2 billion portfolio of private equity, alternative energy, and commercial real estate investments; the Clinton Foundation supporting them on their Economic Opportunity Initiative working with small business owners to provide a comprehensive assessment of their company and advise on opportunities for operational improvement and business growth; and Deloitte Consulting LLC, as a manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy and Operations consulting practice, focused on advising fortune 500 companies through capability assessments, business operations visioning and process redesign, brand expansion strategy, pre-deal strategy, target screening, deal structuring, duediligence, valuation, integration strategy, day one readiness, and post-merger integration.

Currently, Marguerite is the CEO and founder of Tulle la la, a wedding tech incubator company of LaunchPad2x, disrupting the wedding planning industry by combining traditional project management with consumer retail to make the wedding planning process less stressful and more manageable. Tulle la la’s subscription based model provides brides with monthly wedding journey tulle boxes to guide them through their wedding planning journey, giving brides what they need, when they need it. Additionally, Marguerite is the founder of Girls in the Boardroom, a platform designed to prepare the pipeline of female college students for careers in management consulting and finance, as well as to prepare females in junior level corporate roles for management positions. Marguerite continues to advise startups and small to mid-size businesses in business development, strategic and operational improvement opportunities.


Sarabjit Singh Khanuja, Consulting

Sarabjit Singh Khanuja
Sarabjit

Sarabjit is a 2013 alumna from Haas MBA program and is currently a Manager with Deloitte Consulting. In this role, he focuses primarily on Technology clients and has led various engagements including business model transformation, go-to-market strategy, cost optimization and M&A due diligence.

Prior to joining Haas, he worked in engineering and project management roles at Marvell Semiconductors. At Haas, Sarabjit focused on general management & marketing and experiential learning opportunities, i.e. IBD and Haas@Work. For the MBA internship, Sarabjit worked with Deloitte Consulting working for a Telecom client, developing business case to launch a new service offering.


Peter Khusnitdinov, Consulting

Peter Khusnitdinov
Peter Khusnitdinov

Peter was born in Russia, raised in India and has been living in the U.S. since 2014. Peter graduated from Haas School of Business in 2016 and has more than seven years of experience. Peter spent three years in management consulting (L.E.K. Consulting and McKinsey) and two years in online retail as a deputy COO and then as a Managing Director at Lamoda.Ru, a Russian rapidly growing startup ($300M in sales in 2014, when Peter left it to join his MBA at Haas). It is a great honor and pleasure for Peter to pay back to Haas and help Haasies with their recruitment.


Lee Koffler, Consulting

Lee Koffler
Lee Koffler

Lee Koffler is the Chief Operating Officer of the Voleon Group. Previously, he was a leader at State Street Global Advisors, Orbis Investment Management, and McKinsey and Company. Earlier in his career, he worked for two nonprofits as part of fellowships: the International Rescue Committee and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.  He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his MBA degree from Harvard Business School. 


Dan Sherman, Consulting

Dan Sherman
Abigail Franklin

Dan Sherman is a management consultant in the Bay Area. He currently works in the Technology practice at Waterstone Management Group, and previously worked for the strategy group at C3 IOT.

Dan received undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Economics from the United States Naval Academy and his MBA from the Haas School of Business. Prior to attending Haas, he served in the Navy as a nuclear submarine officer and ship's diver during his five year service.


Christine Tringale, Consulting

Christine Tringale
Christine Tringale

Christine is a 2014 alumna from the Haas FTMBA program. Before Haas, she worked at Deloitte as a technology consultant. In this role, she spent three years implementing a new technology system to enable the government of British Columbia to better track and disperse financial aid to qualifying citizens.

At Haas, Christine focused on Social Impact and was heavily involved in the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership (now titled the Center for Social Sector Leadership). For her mid-MBA internship, Christine worked with the Gap Foundation, developing an approach to measure the impact of the Foundation on both Gap Inc. employees and the community.

After Haas, she joined LEK Consulting's Media & Entertainment practice, largely focusing on general strategy and due diligences for Private Equity M&A. She recently transitioned to a Corporate Strategy role with Disney, where she focuses on strategic Brand Partnerships and overarching strategy for tenants at Disney's Downtown Disney, Florida Disney Springs, and Shanghai Disneytown locations.


Wendy Pratt, CPG

Wendy Pratt
Wendy Pratt

Wendy Pratt has over 12 years of experience successfully building brands and launching new products for both large global businesses and smaller companies in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) world.

After graduation from Claremont McKenna College (BA in Economics), Wendy began her career in management consulting with Deloitte.

Subsequently, Wendy completed her Masters of Business Administration from The Anderson School at UCLA. Then, she transitioned to Brand Management gaining experience as a summer intern at Procter & Gamble and working for Nestlé USA for over six years. She managed the largest brand in the Petcare Division, worked in New Ventures for the Beverage Division and worked on the integration of Nestlé and PurinaPetcare.

After Nestlé, Wendy worked for Roll Global for six years launching new products and managing businesses in the Paramount Farms Division. Specifically, she led the introduction of two new snack lines, developed two consumer websites and launched the company's first B2B website.


Christina Yagjian, Energy

Christina Yagjian
Christina Yagjian

Christina has worked in energy for 10+ years, in commercial, policy, and technical capacities. Christina currently works as a Principal Renewable Transactor at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. In this role, she negotiates structured contracts and amendments related to wind, solar, biomass, environmental attributes, and energy storage.

Christina's experience includes five years in federal renewable energy policy at the Sierra Club, and roles at GE Wind and the World Resources Institute. Christina is also active with numerous energy NGOs, is a founding member of AccesoSolar, an NGO that builds sustainable energy systems in Latin America, and designed a microgrid for an artisanal diamond mine in Sierra Leone.

Christina holds a Master of Environmental Management and a Master of Business Administration from Duke University and a BA in International Development from Southwestern University.


Bill Rindfuss, Financial Services

Bill Rindfuss
Bill Rindfuss

Bill is Relationship Manager for Financial Services recruiting. He is also a Finance Faculty member, and has a broader role in developing the Finance program at Berkeley-Haas and representing it from Admissions through Alumni Relations. Prior to Haas, Bill worked at JPMorgan and predecessors in New York and then San Francisco for 20 years, with experience in leveraged finance, industry coverage groups, and as head of Credit for the West Coast. Bill holds a BA from Colgate in Mathematics and Economics and an MBA from Columbia in Finance and Management.


Pam Baker, Healthcare

Pam Baker
Abigail Franklin

Pam is a seasoned healthcare leader committed to the growth, development and achievement of driven people and great teams. Her healthcare experience spans from startup companies to multinationals, most industry sectors (biotech, pharma, diagnostics, digital health, consulting), commercial functions (marketing, sales, market access, operations), and development stages (clinical development, launch, on market). She’s led sales, marketing, reimbursement, consulting and support teams, in addition to creating the needed infrastructure for success, e.g., forecasts and compensation plans, access programs, and CRM implementation. Her company experience includes Johnson & Johnson, Genentech, CardioDx, Omada Health and Charles River Associates. She is the author of leadershipspace.com.


Anita Kishore, Healthcare

Anita Kishore
Anita Kishore

Anita Kishore has advised hundreds of MBA students to find their dream jobs.  She specializes in healthcare, consulting, and nonprofit careers and works closely with dual degree business / MPH / STEM students and career switchers. 

Anita coaches MBA students with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), serving high-potential underrepresented minorities.  Prior to her career as a coach, Anita worked in positions of increasing seniority in the healthcare industry.  Anita followed her passion to increase access to affordable medicines for patients around the world by serving clients in both the private and public sectors. Anita’s interest in healthcare led her to work at Bain & Company, Sandoz (a Division of Novartis), and Pfizer, in strategy and operations in the US and internationally.  Anita’s work in nonprofit access to health includes Doctors Without Borders and the Clinton Health Access Initiative, leading global vaccines supply chain logistics.  She has recently accepted a position to develop the Life Sciences talent pipeline in New York City.

Anita holds a BS in chemistry from Yale University, an MSc (with Honors) in chemistry from the University of Melbourne (supported by a Rotary scholarship), PhD in chemistry from the University of Georgia, and an MPA from the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.  


Abigail Franklin, Investment Banking & Real Estate

Abigail Franklin
Abigail Franklin

Abby advises finance and real estate students at Haas. Prior to joining Haas in 2011, she worked as a Healthcare Investment Banker for 13 years in both New York and San Francisco primarily at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. She was responsible for structuring and underwriting multi-million dollar bond financings for West Coast healthcare systems in addition to working on healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Abby serves as a trustee for the Berkeley Public Library and served as a board member of Prospect Sierra School, an independent K-8 school in El Cerrito, from 2011 to 2014. Abby and her family reside in Berkeley.


Jonathan Assayag, Product Management

Jonathan Assayag
Jonathan Assayag

Jonathan (Harvard MBA '10, Carnegie Mellon '05) helps students and alumni figure out the best career paths for them and think through the strategy and tactics to land the right job.

He's knowledgeable about conducting networked job searches, career changes, and can offer guidance on best practices for both small and large technology companies. Having started, managed, and sold his own business, Jonathan can discuss the pros/cons of entrepreneurship as well as roles in product, marketing, operations, IT, and design.

He currently works as a Senior Technical Product Manager at Amazon in the SF Bay Area, helping design and bring a new innovative product to market. Previously, Jonathan has worked as: Director of Product Management for eÓtica (Brazil's largest eyewear eCommerce); Co-founder and CEO of Lema21 Eyewear (US Venture backed startup, TechCrunch dubbed "The Warby Parker of Brazil"); Product Manager at a Zinch (US Venture-backed startup, acquired by Chegg); and Management Consultant at Deloitte.


Vince Law, Product Management

Vince Law
Vince Law

Vince (Cal BSME '07, MSME + Haas MoT '08) is a product leader with technical background. He is an instructor and curriculum designer for product management courses. As a private PM coach, he has helped newly-promoted product executives become effective leaders as well as aspiring product managers land job offers. In addition, he advises and consults various startups around the world.

Vince was most recently the Director of Product Management at General Assembly (GA), where here directed, mentored, and built a team of 16+ Product Managers across a spectrum of initiatives -- from strategy to execution, technical to non-technical products.

Vince previously served as the Senior Product Manager at Storm8 (5 iOS titles, various top-free and top- grossing ranks, 100M+ downloads, $10M+ revenue). Before that, he was an Associate Product Manager and Product Manager at Kabam. He also worked in the consulting, finance, telecom, and automotive industries in various capacities.


Max Wesman, Product Management

Max Wesman
Max Wesman

Max (FTMBA '10) is VP of Product for GoodHire, a leading startup in the pre-employment background screening services space. He oversees the product strategy, development, operations, and growth. Previously, Max managed and launched enterprise and small business software products for HP and Microsoft. Prior to becoming a PM, Max worked as a Management Consultant for Deloitte and received undergraduate degrees from the Wharton School and College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Max has been managing and mentoring new and experienced PMs for over five years. He enjoys helping people understand how to be successful in the PM role both within an organization and externally through working with customers to better understand their needs. His experience transitioning from Consulting to Product is particularly helpful for MBA students looking to make a career migration.

Outside of work, Max's passions include international travel, golf, cooking, and home brewing.


David Riemer, Product Marketing

David Riemer
David Riemer

David lives at the intersection of innovation and storytelling. He helps entrepreneurs, artists and business people focus their ideas through the power of narrative. In short, he helps people get their story straight. After running an ad agency and holding numerous senior marketing roles in Internet companies, including Yahoo!, earlier in his career, David created Box Out Industries to work with innovators and Spiral Staircase to collaborate with artists. He teaches at Berkeley-Haas Business school and speaks all over the world about the power of storytelling.

In his role as Industry Specialist for Product Marketing, David supports students who are interested in strategic roles in tech, but don't necessarily have deep technical backgrounds in engineering or computer science. Often times, Product Marketing or Business Development roles are great entry points for Haas grads who have a difficult time moving directly into Product Management.

David also supports any student looking to clarify their personal story and develop better ways of telling.


Jen Wana, Retail

Jen Wana
Jen Wana

Jen Wana has over 20 years of experience in retail, marketing, CPG and publishing. Most recently, she worked at Williams-Sonoma Inc. as the Director of Brand Marketing for Pottery Barn. In that role, she oversaw consumer promotions, market research, partnerships, credit card/loyalty program, and events. Prior to Williams-Sonoma, she was at Gap Inc. as a Sr. Merchandiser before moving into marketing as a Sr. Brand Manager. She has also held marketing positions at L'Oreal and InStyle magazine (Time Inc.) after a brief stint in management consulting for Accenture. She received her BA from University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Stanford School of Business.


Christina Meinberg, Social Impact

Christina Meinberg
Christina Meinberg

Christina has 15+ years of experience as a sustainable business consultant, academic administrator/nonprofit leader, business analyst, marketer and mentor. She has diverse experience advising executives at organizations such as Earthbound Farm, Teck Resources, Autodesk, Johnson & Johnson, Hitachi and others. In her time at Haas, she has helped dozens of students build and navigate social impact and public sector job search and placement strategies. When she's not advising students, she strategizes about Haas' social impact career curriculum and fosters collaborative relationships with companies, non-profits, alumni, executives, and peers at other academic institutions. She is currently enrolled in the Professional Coaching Certification course at New Ventures West in San Francisco, and has an MBA focused in sustainable enterprise from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she co-founded the Sustainable Venture Capital Investment Competition.


Deepak Gupta, Venture Capital/Startups/Entrepreneurship

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta

Deepak has 15+ years of experience as a VC, startup advisor, coach, and finance/sales strategist. He also has rich and diverse experience in multiple startups spanning R&D, operations, sales, field support, and finance. His experiences at various startups, accelerators, and venture capital provide Deepak a unique multi-hat perspective backed by an impressive and deep network of contacts in the Bay Area. He serves as a Startup Advisor within the Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship Program at UC Berkeley and is a coach for the Startup Marketplace.

Specialties: Coach, Interim CFO, financial modeling, VC collaboration, assistance to M&A advisory, entire accounting, back office and operations support.

Technology industry expertise covers: Fintech, SaaS, security, analytical services, medical devices, social media, e-commerce, software and consumer electronics, mobile apps, renewable energy.