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Tom Ryglinski

Tom Ryglinski – President
Tom is a Senior Sales Associate with Alain Pinel Investment Group. The Alain Pinel team covers all asset classes including Commercial, Investment and Residential Real Estate.  Tom serves as the Chapter President where he leads all monthly board meetings, acts as a liaison with the Haas School, and serves the Haas alumni community in San Francisco. Tom earned his Haas MBA in 1998 and enjoys volunteering for the board. Contact

IMG_4557Shazia Virji – Vice President 
Shazia is a Senior Business Development Manager 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

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Mauri Schwartz – Vice President 
Mauri is the CEO of Career Insiders and has made a career out of solving business problems. Career Insiders enables companies to achieve talent management goals, specifically in recruitment and outplacement, and provides content for publications and presentations for professional groups, career conferences, and corporate meetings. In addition to her Haas MBA, Mauri has a BS in Math from Tulane University and is an avid SF Giants fan. Contact

unnamedEleanor Jiang – Co-Secretary 
Eleanor is on the Finance team at Apple. During her time at Cal, she enjoyed meeting all the wonderful alumni she came across while volunteering for the Haas Alumni Network San Francisco Chapter. Now as an alumna, she is excited to continue serving the Haas community as part of the Board. Eleanor graduated from the Haas School of Business in 2011. Contact

rosemaryRosemary Hua – Co-Secretary 
Rosemary is a Manager at Walmart.com on the Global eCommerce PMO Team. Beyond the corporate world, Rosemary founded a 501c3 non-profit organization called Empathy FX International, which built and maintains 5 schools in Ghana. Rosemary graduated from Haas with a simultaneous degree in Political Science. Contact

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

PRMISF_MichaelKoran_PhotoMike Koran – Board Member
Mike is the Division Manager of San Francisco’s Primary Residential Mortgage which he co-founded in 2008. He has personally helped thousands of homeowners successfully fund their residential mortgage, with more than $1 Billion in closed origination volume in his career. Mike has spent time volunteering for the UN in refugee camps internationally and is a devoted father and husband. Mike graduated with honors from the Haas School of Business. Contact

FullSizeRender (3)Rick Daniels – Board Member 
Rick is a Senior Business Development Manager at VMware. Rick has a background in technology sales and marketing from mobile devices to cloud-based IT solutions. Having worked at IBM, Sony, and 2 start-ups, Rick, is a lifelong learner, college level teacher and volunteers his time to Bay Area outreach programs to help the needy. Rick holds a B.S. in Finance from Haas and has been on the board since 2012. Contact

vickyVictoria Huang – Board Member 
Vicky has a background in investment banking and financial services, with international experience working abroad in Hong Kong and Beijing. Recently, she has been involved in various startup operations in Silicon Valley. Vicky graduated from the undergraduate business program at Haas with a dual degree in Economics. She received her MBA from Chicago Booth and also serves as a board member of the UChicago Bay Area Alumni Club. Contact


cyeeforweb245Cynthia Yee – Board Member 

Cynthia is a Principal at Windham Venture Partners and is a Board Director of ClarVista Medical. She has diverse experience investing in public and private healthcare companies across the medical device and healthcare IT sectors. Prior to Windham, Cynthia held various roles in business development, equity research and venture investment. Cynthia graduated from UC Berkeley with BA in Integrative Biology and a BS in Business Administration from Haas. Contact

PicLinda Xu – Board Member 
Linda is an associate with the Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on partnering with management to invest in growing enterprises. Prior to Riverside, Linda spent two years with Lazard in the Technology M&A group. Linda volunteers with various non-profit organizations in the Bay Area and is excited to serve the Haas community. Linda graduated from Haas in 2012 with a minor in Global Poverty & Practice. Contact

photo (14)Aneesha Jhingan – Board Member 
An alumna of Haas’s undergraduate program, Aneesha has a professional background in SEO and market research. She is a huge politics buff and spent her spare time at Berkeley teaching a politics in film DeCal and canvassing in Nevada for the 2008 Presidential Election.  Contact

Berkeley-Haas News

Study finds cause for banning public investment advice Are investors “mad” to follow CNBC's Mad Money show host Jim Cramer's stock advice? Would they be better off without media's insights? When investment information is public—such as being broadcast to thousands of viewers—all that “noise” excites investors and causes them to lend [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Berkeley-Haas News
By Pamela Tom Prof. Richard Sloan received the American Accounting Association's “Seminal Contributions to Accounting Literature” Award on Aug. 8 for a paper that changed the way many investors and investment managers build portfolios. The paper, “Do Stock Prices Fully Reflect Information in Accruals and Cash Flows About Future Earnings?” (The Accounting [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Berkeley-Haas News
Teece and Levine
By Pamela Tom Two Berkeley-Haas professors recently reached 100K citations of their published research, according to Google Scholar. The milestone marks the growing influence of their scholarly findings among other academics. Prof. David Teece reached the milestone in July. His most cited paper is “Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management,” (published in [...]
Fri, Aug 26, 2016
Source: Berkeley-Haas News
UC Berkeley was ranked the #1 public university worldwide in the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Berkeley placed third overall in the ARWU ranking, up one slot from its 2015 ranking, published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The ARWU rankings emphasize the quality of faculty and research. Berkeley led a list of [...]
Wed, Aug 24, 2016
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