San Francisco Chapter

Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network


Welcome to HAN-SF! HAN’s San Francisco Chapter is one of the oldest existing HAN Chapters and continues to serve as a link for Haas Alumni that decided to move across the Bay and live in the City. The Chapter Board is made up of alumni coming from various Haas educational programs, including: Undergraduate, MBA, MFE, EWMBA, BCEMBA and PhD. Board Members meet once a month in the Financial District.
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About Us

Tom Ryglinski – President

Tom is a Senior Sales Associate w/ Alain Pinel Investment Group. The Alain Pinel team covers all asset classes including Commercial, Investment and Residential Real Estate. Tom earned his Haas MBA in 1998 and enjoys volunteering for the board. Contact


David Gimpelevich – President Emeritus
A 1998 honors Haas MBA grad, Mr. Gimpelevich is a managing director with Mid-Market Securities, a middle-market investment bank. His prior experience includes positions in private equity, real estate, heading up a division of Mattel, Inc, and working in the technology marketing field, and management consulting.
Mr. Gimpelevich now serves as President Emeritus of the San Francisco chapter of the Haas Alumni Network and as a board member and treasurer of foolsFURY, an ensemble theater company of rising prominence. In his free time, he can usually be found crewing on one of the racing yachts on the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. Contact

Ravi Shankar – Treasurer

Ravi Shankar is senior director of MDM Product Marketing at Informatica. Ravi is responsible for product and technical marketing activities for master data management (MDM) as part of the Data Quality business unit at Informatica. Ravi joined Informatica following the Siperian acquisition, where he ran product marketing. He helped position the company as a proven leader in multidomain MDM.
With over 20 years of leadership experience, Ravi has directed product marketing, product management, and business development efforts at enterprise software leaders such as Oracle. Ravi holds a BS (Honors) and an MS in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. Ravi is a published author and a frequent speaker on MDM and data governance. Contact

Amy Cheng – Social Media
Amy is a marketing consultant who develops and deploys global customer experience programs. She helps companies increase customer referrals, grow positive word of mouth, and take action to “close the loop” on customer feedback. With a focus on Net Promoter program methodology (NPS) and brand advocacy strategy, she advises companies on customer touchpoint mapping, change management, social media engagement, survey design, and dashboard and CRM integration. Additionally, she coaches Executives on communications and storytelling to improve the stickiness of business ideas. Amy has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, and Europe and enjoys adventure travel. Contact

Robert Bogolub – Liaison to current students
Robert Bogolub (BS 07, MBA 13) has been on the SF HAN Board since 2009. After graduating from Haas’ undergraduate program in 2007, Robert worked in Bank of America / Merrill Lynch’s technology investment banking group, where he focused on M&A advisory. In 2009, Rob went to Apple Inc. He started in worldwide sales finance, where he analyzed Apple’s international performance, then moved to the iPhone team, where he worked on strategy and carrier negotiations. In 2011, Rob came back to Haas to peruse his MBA.

Rob has served on the SF HAN Board, including VP – Social Media and VP – Student Outreach. Rob is currently SF HAN’s liaison and “inside man” with Haas student community. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and Cal Alum Megha Rajput. Contact

Kelly Ling – VP, HULA (HAN-SF Undergraduate Leadership Award)
Kelly Ling is a 2009 graduate from the Haas Undergraduate Program, and has been a board volunteer since 2010. After two years in public accounting with Deloitte where she earned her CPA, Kelly now works as a financial analyst at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, and enjoys the perks of working at a Chocolate factory. With the introduction of the HAN-SF Undergraduate Leadership Award (HULA) in Spring 2012, Kelly is excited for the future of the program, and to help strengthen the relationship between the Haas Alumni Network and Haas undergraduate Students. Outside of the board, Kelly enjoys running 5ks and half marathons, and traveling the globe. Contact

Julie Miller – EWMBA Liaison
Julia (Julie) Miller joined the HAN San Francisco board in 2011 and is excited to play an active role in the San Francisco Haas community. As a current student in the EWMBA program Julie is eager to facilitate further interaction between Haas alumni and the current student body. Julie is a Senior Consultant with Trinity Partners, a strategy consulting firm focused on the life sciences, where she is currently spearheading the development of a San Francisco office. As an avid hiker and beginner triathlete, Julie is thrilled with her decision to attend Haas after 10 years of education and work on the east coast. Please reach out to Julie if you are interested in helping identify or plan events for both alumni and current students. Contact

ShaziaShazia Virji – VP, HAN-SF Scholarship/VP, Co-Webmaster
Shazia Virji graduated from the Haas School of Business in 2011. During her time as a Cal Bear, she served on the Berkeley Women in Business Executive Board as the Finance Director. She was also a mentor to undergraduate students through the UC Berkeley Blueprint Leadership Program. Shazia currently works on the marketing team at As a Bay Area native, Shazia likes to cheer on the San Francisco Giants and Yelp/explore local restaurants. Shazia joined the Haas Alumni Network San Francisco Chapter Board in 2012 and is excited to continue serving the Haas community. Contact

Anita (Rajan) Anbu – VP, Webmaster
Anita Rajan (EWMBA, 2013) is a Manager/Software product owner in the R&D department at She leads several critical teams that are responsible for delivering core functionality that support the 1.3 billion transactions per day on the service. She is also the co-founder of a South Indian Restaurant chain in India where she uses her business skills from Haas to set the strategic direction of the company. Giving back to the Indian community where she grew up is one of her passions and hence she and her husband jointly co-founded the Pachala Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit organization focused on educating economically disadvantaged kids in India. Anita joined the HANSF board in 2012 and is looking forward to serve as its Web master. Contact

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