Class Notes

Ashley Deihr
June 17, 2019

Ashley Deihr '04 (M.S. in Accounting '05) has been promoted to Partner at Baker Tilly, an advisory, tax, and assurance firm. Deihr has been with Baker Tilly since 2005 and assists institutions to achieve strategic and financial success, optimize operational effectiveness, and enhance compliance.

June 7, 2019

Ryan Conrad '19, two-time UVA Men’s Lacrosse captain, was selected as the 2019 Men’s Lacrosse Senior CLASS Award winner. He is the first Cavalier to win the award in Men’s Lacrosse. Conrad’s classmate Lawson Pisani (McIntire ’19), who served as midfielder for the team, also contributed to this season’s NCAA championship run with appearances in five winning games, scoring three goals.

Shannon Nash
June 7, 2019

Shannon Nash ’92 (Law ’95), CFO of Insidesource, was recently named to San Francisco Business Times' 2019 list of The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.

June 3, 2019

Matthew Rubin '04 has been designated Associate Partner at McKinsey and Co., a management-consulting firm committed to helping institutions in the private, public, and social sectors achieve substantial and lasting improvements in their performance.  Mr. Rubin advises financial institutions on digital strategy, innovation, and disruptive business models. He also leads a global team that tracks financial-technology (fintech) startups and banking revenue. Mr. Rubin works in the firm’s New York City office.      

Glen Kacher
June 3, 2019

Glen Kacher ’93 is Chief Investment Officer at Silicon Valley-based Light Street Capital. Since its July 2010 inception, the firm’s long-short strategy has topped the Nasdaq’s 17.5% net annualized return with one of 19.1%. Kacher was featured in a May 25, 2019, Bloomberg article titled “Tech Hedge Fund Beats Nasdaq by Looking for Key Inflection Points,” discussing some of his top picks. (Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg)


June 3, 2019

Sophia Bredice (M.S. in MIT '18), Assistant Director of Client Services at Wake Forest University, and Eric Rzeszut, Associate Director for Client Services at the McIntire School, co-authored a June 3, 2019, article titled "Life from the Other Side of the Table: Completing a Graduate Degree While Working in Higher Ed" for EDUCAUSE Review’s Professional Development Commons, about their experience in McIntire's M.S. in the Management of Information Technology Program.

Christopher Rannefors and his business partner present on “Shark Tank”
May 21, 2019

Christopher Rännefors '13, Founder of BatBnB, and his business partner, Harrison Broadhurst, pitched the business on “Shark Tank” May 12, 2019. Canadian businessman Kevin O’Leary made a deal with the two to invest $100,000 in exchange for a 33% stake in the company.



Amanda Richardson
May 21, 2019

Amanda Richardson ’01 is CEO at Rabbit. In her May 7, 2019, LinkedIn article, “This Mother's Day, Give Her Something She Really Wants: Better Workplaces for Women,” she encourages business leaders to remove barriers and signal real openness—and benefit from greater productivity and increased loyalty.

Ronde Barber
May 10, 2019

Ronde Barber ’97, Super Bowl champion and FOX Sports NFL Analyst, was the Honorary Pace Car Driver for the TOYOTA OWNERS 400 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at the Richmond Raceway April 13, 2019. He is also set to be the 13th player in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' history to be inducted into the Ring of Honor. Barber, a five-time Pro Bowler and one of the most consistent cornerbacks in NFL history, was named to the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team and played in every game from 2000 to 2012. The only player in NFL history to record more than 45 interceptions and 25 sacks, Barber also led the league in interceptions (10) in 2001. He remains the Buccaneers’ all-time interceptions leader (47) and the organization’s lone member of the “40/20 club” (40+ interceptions, 20+ quarterback sacks). Barber also owns the most consecutive starts by a defensive back (215) and cornerback (200) in NFL history. He retired from the NFL at the conclusion of the 2012 season and joined FOX Sports as an NFL Game Analyst beginning with the 2013 season. He was nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a first-ballot candidate in late 2017 and progressed to the semifinalist stage in just his first year of eligibility. In 2014, he was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Sonja Hoel Perkins
May 1, 2019

Sonja Hoel Perkins ’88, Managing Director of The Perkins Fund, is featured in a May 1, 2019, Wired article titled “The Woman Who Saved John McAfee from an Epically Bad Deal.”