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Fifth Third Capital Markets
Senior Associate

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Jessica is a Senior Associate within Fifth Third Capital Markets’ Financial Sponsors Group, joining the firm in August 2017. Her responsibilities include idea generation and execution of capital markets transactions with a number of the firm’s most strategic private equity clients.

Immediately prior to joining Fifth Third in 2017, Jessica was a member of the Mergers & Acquisitions group at KeyBanc Capital Markets. While at KeyBanc, she focused on executing sell-side M&A for both private and public companies across the Consumer and Industrial verticals.

Jessica holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Marketing from Miami University and holds FINRA Series 63 and 79 licenses. She currently resides in Rocky River, Ohio with her husband, Bryan and dog, Aspen.

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Royalty Pharma
Vice president of finance

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Sarah is a Vice President of Finance with Royalty Pharma in New York. The company focuses on the acquisition of pharmaceutical royalties and has over $16 billion in royalty assets. Royalty Pharma funds innovation in life sciences both directly and indirectly: directly when it partners with life sciences companies to co-develop and co-fund products in late-stage clinical trials, and indirectly when it acquires existing royalty interests from the original innovators (academic institutions, research hospitals, foundations and inventors). Sarah joined Royalty Pharma in 2014 and previously worked as an analyst and associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at J.P. Morgan. 

Sarah is a graduate of the Farmer School of Business with degrees in Finance, Accountancy and Spanish. She resides in Brooklyn, New York with her family.

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GBQ Consulting, LLC
Director, Valuation & Financial Opinion Services

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Class of 2007 Finance & DSC

Eric Dollin is Director, Valuation & Financial Opinion Services at GBQ Consulting, LLC, where he has worked for the past seven years. He performs business valuations for interests in public and privately-held companies, mainly in the Midwest, for various purposes, including: employee stock ownership plans, transaction advisory, estate & gift tax planning and compliance, business succession planning, purchase price allocation, and many more. He obtained a BS in Finance and Decision Sciences from Miami University in 2007. Eric currently resides in the Indianapolis area.

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Vice President, Investments
Coastal Ridge Real Estate

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Class of 2013 Finance

Bryce leads the Midwest region for Coastal Ridge Real Estate's Investment team and is based in Columbus, OH. He is responsible for assisting with deal sourcing, property underwriting and structuring, acquisition due diligence, and portfolio analysis.

He previously worked as an Associate at Brookfield Financial in New York City, NY where he was focused on property and portfolio brokerage, recapitalization or restructuring, and debt placement and advisory across all major asset classes including alternative sectors such as healthcare and self-storage.

Prior to Brookfield Financial, Bryce worked for Monday Properties in acquisitions and at JP Morgan in their Real Estate Investment Banking group. He graduated from the Farmer School of Business Honors Program at Miami University with a B.S. in Finance.

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Founder and CEO
Alma Kitchen

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Prior to starting Alma Kitchen in May 2020, Alexandra Griffin was Chief of Staff at Chew, and worked in Brand Management at MillerCoors in Chicago. Alexandra joined MillerCoors in November after spending a year in London where she worked for a non-profit in the youth sector focusing on government relations and communications. Prior to moving to the UK, Alexandra worked in Global Brand Strategy at Hasbro where she launched Hasbro’s Disney Princess and Frozen business. Alexandra has also worked in research and innovation for Dunkin’ Brands where she launched the brand into eight international markets. Alexandra holds a BS in Business Marketing from Miami University, where she founded a business organization, Miami University Women in Business.

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VP of Operations
Elysim Health

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Class of 2012 Finance

Pavel Gurevich previously joined J.P. Morgan's Healthcare group in New York as an analyst in the summer of 2012. At J.P. Morgan, Pavel advises corporate clients on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions, accessing capital markets and exploring other strategic initiatives. In the summer of 2014, Pavel joined as an associate at GTCR �" a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. Pavel graduated magna cum laude from Miami University with a B.S. in Finance and Supply Chain & Operations Management.

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Product Manager
Expedia Group

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Class of 2013 Finance

Chris is currently a Senior Product Manager at Expedia Group leading the price display strategy for their digital lodging business. Prior to Expedia, Chris earned his MBA at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University and spent five years working at Discover Financial Services. Chris currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Startups, Disruption and Innovation Manager

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Sam Korach was a 2015 graduate of Miami University with a B.S. in Accounting & Sociology and an M.S. in Accountancy.

Sam began his career with EY as a strategy consultant in Chicago, IL. He then was appointed as Startups, Disruption and Innovation Manager for EYs Growth Markets team. From 2016-2018, he served as the EY Advisor in Residence at Cintrifuse, a public-private partnership whose mission is to transform Cincinnati into the premier startup / innovation hub in the Midwest. There, he lead client relationships for a corporate innovation program and as a project director of Spry Labs, a healthcare venture-building studio turning ideas into vetted business concepts and prototypes in a short period of time. He’s now returned to consulting in EY’s Innovation & Growth Strategy practice.

Sam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has published work with the Journal for Applied Business Research and the USA Today. Sam serves on the boards of the William Isaac and Michael J. Oxley Center for Business Leadership and the Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC) at Miami University.
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Equity Inc.

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Class of 2011 Finance

Matt Lasky is a Managing Partner at Equity Velocity Funds, a leading boutique real estate private equity fund with an emphasis on value-add and opportunistic healthcare & retail assets. He is responsible for deal sourcing, structuring, and analysis. Post-acquisition, Matt helps implement the strategic business plan on each asset to enhance its value. He has been involved in $1+ Billion of Commercial Real Estate transactions and consulting engagements. Matt graduated cum laude from Miami University in 2011 with a degree in Finance and emphasis on Business Analytics.

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Parthanon EY
Senior Director

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Class of 2011 Accounting & Marketing

Daniel is a Senior Director in EY-Parthenon’s Chicago office where he advises corporate and financial clients on a wide variety of growth initiatives. His areas of expertise include: organic and inorganic growth strategy, M&A (commercial due diligence), international growth strategy, and partnership development. He serves a variety of industries, including: Life Sciences, Healthcare, TMT, Aerospace, Industrials, and Public Policy.

During his time at Miami, Daniel spent a semester at Peking University's Guanghua School of Management studying marketing and cross-cultural management. He is also a co-founder of the Farmer School of Business Ambassador Program, which executes recruitment initiatives for the Farmer School.

Currently, Daniel lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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Magnetar Capital
Fixed Income Analyst

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Class of 2018 Finance 

Roderick is currently an Analyst in the Fixed Income & Alternative Credit Group at Magnetar Capital, a Chicago based alternative asset manager. His responsibilities include portfolio finance, investor reporting, and valuation/pricing of securities, within the Fixed Income portfolio.

Prior to joining Magnetar, Roderick was a professional basketball player overseas for B.C. Titebi, a top team in the Republic of Georgia.

Roderick is a 2018 graduate of the Farmer School of Business where he majored in Finance. During his time at Miami, Roderick was a 4 year Letter Winner on the Men’s Basketball Team, member of the RedHawk Council, as well as a member of the Multicultural Business Association.

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Corporate Banking Associate
Bank of America Securities

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Class of 2015

Alex lives in Chicago, IL where he is a Corporate Banking Associate for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He sits on a global industrials team that covers a portfolio of 20 large corporate clients, working to structure, underwrite, and hedge upward of multi-billion dollar bank funded transactions. Alex is a 2015 graduate of Miami University and the Farmer School of Business. During his time at Miami, Alex served as the CEO of First Miami Student Credit Union and the President of the Business Student Advisory Council. Alex also served as the student speaker for the 2015 Farmer School of Business Divisional Recognition Ceremony.



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Dylan is currently a Consultant in Deloitte’s Strategy & Operations practice, and works primarily with clients in the consumer products industry. Dylan is a 2018 graduate from the Farmer School of Business where he majored in Analytics and Finance. During his time at Miami, Dylan served as President of the Miami Value Investing Club, was an active member of the Business Student Advisory Council, and was a member of the University Honors Program.


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Hennessy Capital LLC
CFO and and Executive Vice President

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Class of 2009 DSC

Nicholas is currently CFO and and Executive Vice President at Hennessy Captial LLC. He previously was with CHS Capital as a private equity associate in 2012 where he evaluated leveraged buyouts and structured equity investments across multiple sectors and oversaw various activities within CHS' portfolio companies. Prior to joining CHS, Nicholas worked as an investment banking analyst for Morgan Stanley in Chicago. During his time there, he worked in the Mergers & Acquisitions group with a focus on diversified industrials and consumer retail.

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Procter & Gamble
Senior brand manager

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Allie Pearson is a Senior Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble, currently serving on the Pantene North America Hair Care business in Cincinnati, Ohio. Allie has 6 years of experience in the CPG industry, first joining P&G in the Consumer & Market Knowledge function working on Charmin (Family Care) followed by Pampers and Luvs (Baby Care). During her time in CMK she represented the consumer voice and drove influence through data analytics and campaign generating human insights. Since then Allie cross-functionally transferred to the Brand Management function and moved over to Hair Care where she drove upstream brand strategy development on the Herbal Essences business. Today she works end to end on the Pantene business where she leads both innovation design projects as well as in market delivery projects.

Allie is a 2015 Miami University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Business Management (Entrepreneurship) from the Farmer School of Business as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Media Studies from the College of Creative Arts. She recently graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with her Master of Business Administration degree in May 2020.

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G.E. Oil & Gas
IT Advisory Services

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Class of 2006 Management Information Systems

Post-graduation, Katherine joined Accenture's Cincinnati office as an Analyst specializing in JD Edwards implementation work. Following a year and a half of key learning experience, she pursued an interest in IT Security joining Deloitte's Security and Privacy team. Here Katherine helped with the design and implementation of security measures for ERP systems, specifically regarding segregation of duties. While at Deloitte, Katherine was also responsible for evaluation of IT risk and controls in a variety of environments. In November of 2010, she joined Grant Thornton's Business Advisory Services group in Chicago. She has worked on numerous projects in both the external and internal IT audit spaces. In Spring of 2012, Katherine transferred to Grant Thornton's Cincinnati office. She is now working for G.E. Oil & Gas in the Cincinnati office.

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Vistria Group

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Class of 2016 Finance and Accounting

Robert is currently an Associate at the Vistria Group, a Chicago-based private investment firm focused on middle-market companies in the healthcare, education and financial services industries. At Vistria, Robert is a member of the firm’s Healthcare group where he is focused on evaluating and executing new investments and supporting the growth initiatives of existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining Vistria, Robert was an Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions group at Lincoln International, a middle-market investment bank, and was based in New York.

Robert is a 2016 graduate from the Farmer School of Business where he majored in Finance and Accountancy and was a member of the University Honors Program.

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The Bountiful Company
Director of E-commerce

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Ryan Smith is the Director of E-Commerce at The Bountiful Company, leading their digital commerce strategy, operations, and capability development across the Sports & Active Nutrition Franchise.

Ryan has 9 years experience in the CPG industry, first joining Kimberly-Clark in 2012 as a member of their Customer Development Associate rotational program in Boston. Since then, he has worked in Sr. Category Management, E-commerce Channel Development and Strategic/National Account Management roles. His experience ranges from direct customer planning & relationship management in the field to developing & deploying digital commerce strategies out of Kimberly-Clark's North American HQ in Neenah, Wisconsin.

Ryan is a Boston area native, currently residing in Seattle. He is a 2012 Miami University graduate, with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing from the Farmer School of Business. Ryan also studied as an International Associate Student at Queen Mary University of London in 2011.

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Newell Brands
Manager, Sales Strategy & Planning

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Mary currently is a Trade Strategy Manager for the Outdoor & Recreation Division of Newell Brands, which consists of several iconic consumer brands including Contigo and Coleman. Prior to her current role, Mary held several roles within Marketing for Outdoor & Recreation and worked within Newell’s Transformation Office on a cross-functional team leading transformation and integration efforts across the organization. In her Transformation Office role, she focused on supply chain transformation strategy across Newell's brand portfolio, which is comprised of leading brands, such as Paper Mate, Sharpie, Marmot, Graco, Rubbermaid, and many others.

Before joining Newell Brands, Mary worked in strategy consulting for Parthenon-EY. She spent most of her time within Parthenon-EY's Private Equity Practice, where she worked on both buy- and sell-side engagements across several industries, including Education, Technology, Healthcare, and Consumer Goods. Mary also worked with corporate clients focusing on both strategic planning and product pricing strategy.

While at Miami, Mary majored in Marketing with minors in Spanish and Business Analytics. She was heavily involved in the William Isaac and Michael J. Oxley Center for Business Leadership as a Fellow and President of Student Leadership and Engagement. She was also an active member of Pi Sigma Epsilon professional business fraternity and Chi Omega sorority.

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K Health
Product Management

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Wilfred leads product management for the Enterprise business of K Health, a digital primary care startup, working with healthcare payers and employers to deliver high-quality, lost-cost digital healthcare to millions of Americans. He is passionate about enabling universal healthcare in this country. Prior to working in product, Wilfred started a NYC-based on-demand delivery platform for consumer brands. He started his career in finance, working at Warburg Pincus and J.P. Morgan.

Wilfred is a graduate of the Farmer School of Business with a degree in Finance, and currently lives in New York City.