Hiatt sponsors Business, Consulting & Finance Forum (10/16)
Aug. 01, 2012
Brandeis University’s Business, Consulting & Finance Forum
"Navigating the Evolving Business Marketplace"
Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center
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Interested in business-related careers but not sure where to start? Become more aware and prepared for careers in business, consulting and finance through direct exposure and discussions with alumni and other professionals in related fields at Brandeis University's second annual Business, Consulting & Finance Forum.
The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with an expert panel discussion focused on the theme, “Navigating the Evolving Business Marketplace.” Panelists will discuss how careers, perceptions and values are changing in business-related fields, as well as opportunities for students and new graduates just entering the workforce. The panel will be moderated by Professor Ed Bayone.
Following the panel, students will participate in a series of round-table networking discussions with alumni and employer guests to get insights about their field or organization, industry trends, and applying to positions.
In the days and weeks following the forum, students will have additional opportunities to meet with select employers for employer office hours, information sessions, traditional interviews, and other programs. Stay tuned for additional messaging about these opportunities.
Prep Workshop: Business, Consulting & Finance Forum
Thursday, October 11, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (Hiatt Career Center)
This workshop will provide invaluable tips and strategies to prepare for and make the most of the Business, Consulting & Finance Forum.
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Professional dress is required. Bring copies of your resume to distribute as needed.
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Earle W. Kazis Professor of the Practice of Finance and International Real Estate; Director of IBS Curriculum; Chair of the Business Program, Brandeis University
Professor Bayone worked for more than 20 years at Fleet Bank and its predecessor institution, BankBoston, in various senior capacities including Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, responsible for overseeing U.S. and international lending. Ed serves on the Board of Directors of SuperMedia Inc., one of the largest yellow pages directory publishers in the US as measured by revenues. He chairs the board's Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. From 2006-09, he served on the Board, and chaired the Risk Committee, of Churchill Financial, a commercial middle market finance and asset management company. He then served as Advisor to the CEO and Board until the company was sold in May 2010 to Olympus Partners.
Ed serves as chair of the undergraduate Business Program and as the IBS Curriculum Coordinator. Since 2002, Ed has served on the Budget & Administration Committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, and on its Board of Directors from 2009-12. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe.
About the Panelists
Susan Elsner Lit '86
Chief Financial Officer, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Adam has 27 years of financial industry experience including all areas of equity capital raising through multiple cycles. Previously, he served as Partner at Probitas Partners, a venture capital and private equity fund placement firm. For 12 years, he was also the Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank, serving as Deputy Head of US Equity Capital Markets. Adam founded and ran UBS’ award-winning Equity Risk Management Group. Adam has a BA in Economics from Brandeis University and an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. View full bio.
Anna (Rakhman) Hershberger '05
Associate, Analysis Group
Anna (Rakhman) Hershberger is an Associate at Analysis Group, which provides economic, financial and business strategy consulting to law firms, corporations, and government agencies. At Analysis Group, Anna has conducted economic and statistical analyses in finance, antitrust, and health care-related litigations. Prior to joining Analysis Group, Anna worked as a Consultant at the World Bank, as a Visiting Instructor at the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute, and as a Summer Associate at the Congressional Budget Office. Anna has a BA in Economics from Brandeis University and a PhD in Economics from George Washington University.
Dr. Nandakumar is a Director in Emerging Markets of Deloitte Consulting. Previously, a Professor of the Practice at Brandeis University he was the Director of the MS Program in International Health Policy and Management at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, the Director of the Institute for Global Health and Development and the co-chair of the PhD concentration in Global Health and Development. Dr. Nandakumar is a world renowned health financing expert, known specifically for his work in resource tracking, health financing, and healthcare policy and research. Dr. Nandakumar has worked with the World Bank, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, helping to advance the health financing agenda. A former Indian Administrative Services Officer, his thinking is framed by the importance of governance, driven by the need for greater accountability, arising from limited resources and a growing demand to demonstrate results. After leaving the Indian Administrative Service Dr. Nandakumar was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Principal Associate with Abt Associates and a Senior Health Economist with RTI International. He took a leave of absence from Brandeis to work at the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation as a Senior Program officer where he assisted with the development of the Dr. Nandakumar supported the development of the Global Health Delivery Area strategy, the India strategy and also represented the Foundation in international working groups such as the GAVI Health System Strengthening Task Team and the AIDS2031 Cost and Financing Working Group. His recent research has focused on the fungibility of donor assistance, factors affecting technology adoption in low and middle-income countries, the linkages between health expenditures and maternal and infant mortality, and the relationship between growth in a country’s income and its healthcare spending. He contributed to the World Bank led development of a Global Strategy for the institutionalization of National Health Accounts and the USAID led effort on developing a global strategy for Resource Tracking. He was among the experts who were invited to review and contribute to the development of the Resource Tracking component of the Accountability Commission on Women’s and Children’s Health. Dr. Nandakumar has a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Bangalore University where he specialized in the General and Special Theory of Relativity and a PhD in Economics from Boston University. Dr. Nandakumar has worked and conducted research in several countries, including Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mongolia, Rwanda, Tonga, Western Samoa, United States, Sudan, Yemen and Zambia.
Assistant Director Digital Forensic, Stroz Friedberg LLC
Gary Titus conducts forensic acquisitions, examinations, analyses, preservations, and electronic discovery productions on laptops, desktops, servers, file and e-mail servers, backup tapes, personal digital assistants (PDAs), cellular telephones, and removable media — for civil litigations, criminal matters, internal investigations, and computer-incident response efforts. He has analyzed digital evidence in a wide range of investigations in the areas of terrorism, government corruption, larceny, data destruction, intellectual property theft, and possession of illicit materials.
Prior to joining Stroz Friedberg, Mr. Titus worked as the Chief, Technical Support, for the Kosovo Organized Crime Bureau at the Kosovo UN Mission. In this position, he established the first and only computer forensics laboratory at the mission, where 52 countries were represented. Mr. Titus assisted the U.S. military in investigations of organized crime, murders, computer crimes and security breaches, and conducted digital forensic examinations and analyses for investigations and court proceedings. He also established an infrastructure set for recording drug-cartel data regarding drugs funneled from Asia and Turkey through Eastern Europe and affecting the governments of the UK, Germany, and France.
Before working for the UN, Mr. Titus was a Police Investigator in Killeen, Texas, where he utilized digital forensics and electronic-data analysis in investigations and was instrumental in creating the department’s first computer forensics lab. He was also a Security Specialist and systems administrator for the U.S. Air Force, setting up IT systems; directing security operations for safeguarding aircraft, weapons, and personnel; creating computerized tracking, and reporting programs for police administration for the entire base in Germany, the hub for logistical needs for going to Iraq. Mr. Titus earned a Commendation Medal for Outstanding Service for his service in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
He attended Central Texas College, studying Computer Science, and the Community College of the Air Force, where he completed coursework in Industrial Security.