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Vicky Chen – President Vicky is currently a Pricing Manager at Genesys. Prior to Genesys, she worked as a consultant at PwC and has served in various M&A analytics, BI, strategy, and project management roles across Fortune 50 (tech) companies, healthcare, and the government. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at the SF SPCA, salsa dancing, hiking + hunting for natural hot springs, woodworking, and brainstorming / building no-tech inventions.  Vicky graduated with an undergraduate business degree at Haas. Contact

Corey Cunningham – Vice President Corey is a Vice President at AllianceBernstein, where he advises clients on financial planning and investment matters. Corey is also involved with the Peninsula College Fund and the UCSB Finance Connection, where he mentors current undergraduate students. He is a current MBA student at Berkeley Haas, focusing his studies on entrepreneurship and investing. At Haas, he also serves as the VP of Alumni Relations, where he strengthens partnerships between students and alumni. Prior to Haas, he graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.A. in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting, as well as a minor in Sports Management.

Ravi Shankar – Treasurer Ravi is the Chief Marketing Officer at Denodo Technologies. He is responsible for Denodo’s global marketing efforts, including product marketing, demand generation, communications, and partner marketing. Ravi brings to his role more than 25 years of proven marketing leadership from enterprise software leaders such as Oracle and Informatica. Ravi holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Contact

IMG_4557Shazia Virji – President Emeritus Shazia is the Vice President of Business Development at Credit Sesame. She manages strategic consumer finance partnerships to drive revenue growth for the business. Shazia enjoys volunteering for Dress for Success San Francisco where she is a mentor and event speaker. Shazia joined the Haas Alumni Network San Francisco Chapter Board in 2012 and is excited to continue serving the Haas community. Contact

Faye Teng – Board Member Faye is currently a Private Equity Investor at Strattam Capital Management, focused on software and tech-enabled services businesses. Previously, she spent her career on Wall Street advising over $5 billion worth of technology mergers and acquisitions. In her spare time, she enjoys personal investing, wine tasting, running, and watching the Black Mirror. Faye graduated Bachelors with a triple degree in Business Administration at Haas, Economics and French Literature. Contact

Parag Jhaveri – Board Member Parag is a Director of Strategy at McKesson’s Specialty Health. Prior to joining McKesson, he worked for KPMG and PwC in their Deal Advisory practice. Parag held various diverse roles in Product Management, Strategy and Engineering (Lean and Six Sigma methodologies) in the corporate world. He graduated with his MBA from the Haas School of Business and a has an MS in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana Tech University. He enjoys working out, traveling, adventurous sports and serving the community. Contact

Connie Sun – Board Member Connie is an MBA candidate at Kellogg’s Northwestern School of Management. Prior to Kellogg, she worked as a strategy consultant at Deloitte, where she focused on digital strategy and transformation across various industries. She has also held roles in Product Marketing and serves on a nonprofit board in Chicago. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.S in Business Administration and a B.A in Psychology and was involved in the Haas Business School Association as an undergraduate. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, traveling, and seeing live music. Contact

Neel Somani – Board Member Neel is a quantitative developer on the commodities team at Citadel. Prior to Citadel, he worked as a software engineer at Airbnb on the Growth team, where he promoted the Referrals and Affiliates programs. On the side, Neel has published several papers in computer science, specifically in security and privacy. In his free time, he likes trying new restaurants, watching standup comedy, and traveling. Neel graduated from Cal with a triple major in computer science, mathematics, and business administration.

Ajit Chakradeo – Board Member Ajit has experience in successfully managing leading a diverse array of functions including analytics, supply chain, sourcing, planning, marketing, finance, and six sigma teams across a several major industries. Leadership experience includes managing organizations of various sizes (up to 90 staff members) in a variety of settings and contexts (including split offshore model). Track record of transforming teams from reactive orientation to proactive drivers of business decisions and strategies. Contact

Jessica Li – Board Member Jessica graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with degrees in Statistics from the College of Letters & Science and Business Administration from the Haas School of Business. She now works in Performance Improvement – Data and Analytics with Consulting services at EY San Francisco. Contact

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