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Going the distance

Dan Park, BCom’03, is redefining the used car sales industry with his start-up, Clutch Canada, an e-commerce platform for buying and selling cars without the hassle and uncertainty usually associated with the process. Clutch Canada gives customers the option to shop for a car from the comfort of home and have it delivered directly to their driveway.

Published: 28 Jun 2021

Embracing the journey

Samer Saab (BEng'93, MBA'96) fled a civil war in Lebanon to pursue a degree in engineering at McGill in 1990. He realized early in his career that he was best suited to launching his own company. Since returning to his alma mater for an MBA, he has leveraged his business school experience to launch what has become one of Canada’s most desirable employers. 

Published: 8 Jun 2021

Stand for Something 

Inez Jabalpurwala (BA’89, MA’91, MBA’01) credits her years at McGill with inspiring her to take a stand for the causes she supports. As a member of the McGill Debating Union, she learned to express herself clearly and persuasively, a skill that served her well as the Global Director of VineX and former CEO of Brain Canada.

Published: 27 May 2021

COVID-19 devastating to brain health in long haul

Inez Jabalpurwala (BA’89, MA’91, MBA’01), Global director of the Viral Neuro Exploration (VINEx) initiative and the founding CEO of the Brain Canada Foundation, discusses the long-term impacts of COVID-19 on brain health. Initial research has uncovered possible links between the virus and other viral infections and neurodegenerative diseases.

Published: 12 Feb 2021

BCom alumnus voted Outstanding Individual at IJInvestor 2020 Awards

Congratulations to Desautels Global Expert Steven M. Sonnenstein (BCom’96, DPA’98) for receiving IJGlobal’s prestigious Outstanding Individual Award in honour of the role he has played in redefining digital infrastructure over the course of his career.

Published: 3 Feb 2021

BCom alumnus returns to his roots to launch investment fund

After spending the last fifteen years on Wall Street, Aaron Stern (BCom’06) is fulfilling a longtime dream to launch his own investment fund in downtown Montreal.

With ten current employees, five of whom are fellow McGill alumni, Converium Capital has already raised over US $125 million with a plan to begin investing at the beginning of April.

Published: 27 Jan 2021

EMBA alumna promoted to Senior Vice President role at Autodesk

After two decades at Autodesk, Diana Colella (EMBA’11) has risen through the ranks to become the new Senior Vice President of Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment vertical solutions group, which oversees the collection of tools that video game developers and film and television producers use for visual effects, simulations, and rendering.

Published: 13 Jan 2021

MBA alumna drives advancement in virus research

In his regular Forbes column, Professor Karl Moore profiles Inez Jabalpurwala (BA’89, MA’91, MBA’01), global director of the Viral Neuro Exploration, known as “VINEx,” a private initiative that studies the ways in which viruses affect the central nervous system.

Published: 20 Nov 2020

MMF students tackle Deloitte Synergy Challenge

McGill Master of Management in Finance (MMF) students competed in the Deloitte MMF Synergy Challenge on October 30. Three teams went head to head in the finals on November 2, with students Katerina Paraschis, Dakota Zaharichuk, Marc-Olivier Lê and Haiwen Luo presenting the winning case.

Published: 5 Nov 2020

Sid Lee CEO Bertrand Cesvet is proud to be made by McGill

For Bertrand Cesvet, CEO and Senior Partner at leading creative agency Sid Lee, his connection to McGill runs deep. In an article for McGill Giving, Cesvet (BA’86; MBA’88; DLitt’16) reflects on his journey with McGill, beginning in his undergraduate degree and culminating in the recent Made by McGill campaign video.

Published: 13 Jan 2020

Diverse teams drive innovation

Professor Karl Moore interviews Edelman executive Ève Laurier (EMBA’11) about the lessons learned during her participation in the 2018-2019 International Women’s Forum Fellows Program. Ms. Laurier joined 35 other elite female executives from around the world for a leadership training experience that includes education modules at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

Published: 6 Sep 2019

Andy Nulman on embracing the unknown

Andy Nulman (BCom’83), Desautels Global Expert and Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Play the Future, dishes on what he’s learned from welcoming risk and taking on the supposed impossible.

Published: 1 Aug 2019

A secret antidote to managerial favoritism

A recent blog post by Steven Kramer (BCom’97), CEO at WorkJam, explores how technology can be leveraged to avoid the pitfalls of managerial favoritism in the workplace. The benefits of doing so would be manifold, including improved employee engagement and retention, according to Kramer.

Published: 9 Jul 2019

Welcoming new Desautels Global Experts

The Desautels Faculty of Management is delighted to welcome three accomplished business leaders who will join its Desautels Global Experts group: Ken Brooks, Senior Vice President (Partner) Transaction Advisory Services – Lead Advisory (M&A) at EY; Jason Chrein, Managing Director, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; Paul Sturgess, Vice President, Strategy & Business Architecture at the Royal Bank of Canada.

Published: 3 Jul 2019

Introducing the new Desautels Global Experts

The Desautels Faculty of Management welcomes the following business leaders to its esteemed group of Desautels Global Experts (DGE): Diana Colella (EMBA’11), VP of Business Strategy & Marketing at Autodesk; Tanya Ezekiel (BCom’94), CEO of Conductive; Salv

Published: 4 Jun 2019


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