Qiao Ma ’06 is Portfolio Manager - Asian Equities for Cooper Investors in Melbourne, Australia. She was featured in an Oct. 13, 2019, Australian Financial Review article titled "Qiao Ma's Journey from Wizard's Apprentice to Wall Street."
Dina Tamimi '99, Director of Smart Cities, Verticals & Strategic Accounts for Honeywell, contributed to a recent Wired article titled "Can Smart Buildings Lead to Smart Cities?" that discusses how "smart" buildings and cities can enhance citizen experience as they address the challenges that come with the population shift to urban areas around the world.
Crawford Hawkins '06 is Founder and CEO of Grupo Crawford. By offering direct, transparent, and traceable transactions via blockchain, Hawkins and his company’s new app propina are helping coffee drinkers provide crop insurance and savings accounts to farmers across the planet. Learn how his startup is aiming to change the global coffee market long term by improving the lives of those who perform some of the industry’s most crucial work.
Taylor Bezerra (A&S ’09, M.S. in Commerce ’10) is Principal Consultant at custom software solutions firm Counterpoint Consulting. The amateur Muay Thai fighter with a 5-0 record is also an award-winning competitive baker who won Best in Show for the 2018 Fairfax County Chocolate Challenge.
Jason Bain (M.S. in Accounting ’08) was recently promoted to Partner at EY’s Sydney, Australia, offices. He works in assurance and advisory services for financial services institutions at EY, specializing in insurance companies, assisting both life and non-life companies.
Rachel Perini ’03 and her husband, Dale Perini, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lillian (Lily) Violetta, born Sept. 21, 2019. Ms. Perini is Executive Director of Institutional Client Coverage at UBS Asset Management in London.
Rhonda Fischer '99, daughter of NAACP President Albert Pelham and COO at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Thurgood Marshall Dinner. Before her role at the Tepper School, Fischer, who earned a B.S. in Commerce (Finance and Marketing) at McIntire and an M.B.A. at Emory University's Goizueta School of Business, served as COO of the East Lake Foundation, a community revitalization organization in Atlanta.
Brian Mitchell '18 is Founder and CEO of Bullseye Admissions, which connects high school students with admissions strategists and personalized technology to turbocharge their college applications. His sister Arin Mitchell Peter (McIntire '13) is an Advisor for the startup.
Garrett Prisinzano (M.S. in Commerce ’18) and his wife, Clarissa, welcomed their son, Anthony Mario, born Sept. 6, 2019. Mr. Prisinzano is a Real Estate Analyst at Dollar Tree Stores in the Virginia Beach, VA, area.
Geoffrey Stockwell '00 and his wife, Valerie, are pleased to announce the birth their daughter, Sage Frances, born Aug. 11, 2019. The family lives in Singapore, where Mr. Stockwell is Managing Director at Blackstone.