Account Management Team
Our Account Managers have strong relationships with companies in specific industry groups. They partner with employers to set their recruiting strategy at Haas. Account Managers also assist students in refining their career search once they have developed a plan with a Career Advisor.
Jenn Bridge, Director of Recruiting
Jenn joined Haas after spending thirteen years in the retail and consulting industries. Prior to her role as the Director of Recruiting, Jenn spent four years as the Berkeley MBA Career Management Account Manager responsible for developing and managing relationships with consulting firms, consumer packaged goods companies and retailers looking to hire Haas students into their organizations. Before Haas, she was a recruiting manager for Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy consulting firm, and was responsible for all aspects of recruiting MBA candidates, including developing on-campus brand building strategies and marketing programs that supported their recruiting efforts. Prior to Booz Allen, Jenn spent eleven years at Gap Inc. where she held various positions in marketing and strategy for the Gap, Banana Republic and International divisions. Jenn holds a BA in technical writing and marketing from San Francisco State University.
Courtney Walker, Financial Services, Real Estate, Social Impact
Courtney is focused on Financial Services, Real Estate, and Social Impact. Prior to Haas, Courtney was an Experienced Hire Recruiter for Investment Banking, Global Transaction Banking and Global Markets at Deutsche Bank in New York. She began her Wall Street career at Lehman Brothers as a Campus Recruiter focusing on the MBA, PhD, and MFE populations for Investment Banking: Product & Coverage groups and Capital Markets: Sales, Trading & Research. She covered business schools throughout the US including the Johnson School, Darden, Rice and UT. Having always lived in New York, Courtney holds a BA from Colgate University and a Masters in Social Work from NYU.
Virginia Martin, Consulting and CPG/Retail
Virginia is an Account Manager at Haas focused on Consulting, CPG, and Retail companies. Prior to Haas, Virginia was an MBA Recruiter at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), starting in the Boston office and then transferring to San Francisco in 2008. During her time at BCG she led the recruiting efforts at MIT Sloan, Tuck, and Haas. She was also involved in MBA hiring at the office level, and interacted with various business school programs across the country. Virginia was very involved in all aspects of recruiting at BCG; from planning, marketing and branding to interviews, conversion, and on-boarding. Prior to BCG, Virginia lived in New York where she worked with BlissWorld in their publicity department, before starting her Recruiting career at the CitiStaffing agency. There she was responsible for sourcing candidates for some of the biggest fashion houses in Manhattan. Virginia holds a BA from Boston College with a major in English and minor in Communications.
Rich Wong, Technology, Entertainment/Media
After achieving his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Haas, Rich worked in the field 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 industry account managers where he utilizes his educational and professional experience to help students and companies in his sectors - technology, media/entertainment, non-profit and socially responsible business - achieve recruiting success.
For years, Rich has kept close tabs on Silicon Valley activity and has built strong relationships in the industry.
Betsy Ream, Energy, CleanTech, Biotech/Healthcare
Betsy works with both employers and students in the areas of energy & cleantech, and healthcare/biotech. A few years ago when the school recognized the growing student interest in cleantech, Betsy successfully partnered with faculty, students and alumni to develop industry relationships and grow the number of opportunities we provide to our MBAs in this very strategic area. Similarly, in all of her industry areas, she continues to build relationships with employers. 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 street from Berkeley and enjoys exploring new restaurants in her north Oakland neighborhood. Outside of Haas, she is active with the UCLA alumni association advising prospective students.
Laci Hutto, Program Coordinator
Laci joins the MBA Recruiting team from her previous role with FTMBA career programs & advising. Laci supports employer relationships for Consulting, CPG, Energy, and Healthcare. She oversees daily operations for on-campus recruiting, and is available to answer questions about OCR and other recruiting avenues. Prior to Haas, Laci coordinated engagement events for the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Association. She holds a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College and an MA in English Literature from NYU.
Janet Chin, Program Coordinator