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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

Jacqueline Young – Secretary
Jacqueline works on the Strategy & Operations team at Optimizely where she utilizes data analytics and modeling to drive strategic decisions across the company. Prior to Optimizely, Jacqueline worked in consulting in the financial services industry. Jacqueline was involved with HBSA as a student at Haas and is excited to continue championing and supporting the Haas community as an alumnae. Contact

IMG_4557Shazia Virji – President Emeritus
Shazia is the Senior Director 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

Ed Lam – Board Member 
Ed is a Principal of Bay Grove, a private equity investment firm focused on platform investments. He is active in the firm’s investment activities and portfolio company oversight. Prior to Bay Grove, Ed worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking group in Menlo Park. While at Morgan Stanley, Ed executed M&A and financing transactions valued over $9 billion for technology clients. Ed graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a BA in Economics and a BS in Business Administration.


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

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