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    • INTRODUCTION Welcome to the Kellogg School of Management Energy Management Club Resume Book 2004! We would like to invite you to consider our outstanding students for either full-time positions or internship positions with your organization. The Kellogg School of Management has a very active Energy Management Club and community with a number of events to promote the energy industry among our MBA students and to educate them about the many aspects of the energy industry. Many of our alumni have gone onto highly successful roles in a variety of energy-focused or related industries and functional disciplines. Business Week and the Economist Intelligence Unit recently ranked Kellogg as the Number 1 business school in the USA. This position has been gained through extraordinary student initiatives and a strong culture of fostering leadership and teamwork. In addition to core functional skills in general management, marketing, finance, strategy, and operations – our students possess many of the behavioral characteristics to help lead your organizations into the next century and are equipped with the right tools to successfully meet the challenges that the energy industry is expected to face. Another strength of the Energy Management Club that benefits all members is the participation of students from the MMM (Master of Management and Manufacturing) Program. MMM students are MBA students who are in a dual degree program with Northwestern University’s school of engineering. MMM students take a set of manufacturing and operations based courses along with the MBA core, and thus the MMM students earn both an MBA and an MEM (Master of Engineering Management) degree. MMM students take several MBA electives and earn additional majors in areas such as strategy, finance, marketing, and technology. We are pleased to present the resumes of 15 students seeking full time positions in the energy industry and 17 students seeking summer internships (typically between June and September) within the energy industry. We would also like you to consider participating in other Energy Management Club activities – through the Speaker Series, Education Workshops, or Club Sponsorship. We believe the return on participation, and investment is significant in enhancing your brand with future executives and leaders across industry as can be found at the Kellogg School of Business. We would be happy to hear from you with any questions about our students, club, and school. Regards, Energy Management Club Co-Chairs: Risa Sparks, Jaclyn Jordan, Ed Schneider, Michael Wright & Sam Mehta
    • DIRECTORY OF RESUMES NAME CLASS INTERN EMPLOYER PRE-KELLOGG EMPLOYER Kent Allen 2005 Medtronic Eastman Chemical Company Gregg Brody 2005 GE Capital Colonial Fund, LLC Bryan Collins 2005 ExxonMobil KPMG LLP R. Trent Curry 2005 Prudential Capital John Jankowski 2005 Kellogg Center for Research Law & Economics Consulting Group in Technology & Innovation Brian Kanatzar 2005 Huron Consulting Group Jeffrey Mayerson 2005 Dell Inc Sam Mehta 2005 McKinsey & Company Shell International Jimmy Rojas 2005 GE Commercial Finance The Boeing Company Roberto Ordoñez 2005 McKinsey & Company BP Exploration Ed Schneider 2005 United Airlines BP Risa Sparks 2005 ChevronTexaco Intel Corporation Kathy Wang 2005 Diageo ConocoPhillips Alexander Wolf 2005 IMG Ernst & Young LLP Michael Wright 2005 Simmons & Company Weintraub Capital Management International Femi Akinrebiyo 2006 ExxonMobil Clint Follette 2006 ExxonMobil Chemical Company Alvaro Granada 2006 The Boston Consulting Group Falko Kloepper 2006 Ernst & Young Olatunde Ludipo 2006 Shell Petroleum Boris Leoro 2006 Black and Veatch Corp. Matthew Lippert 2006 Del Monte Foods Matias Markus 2006 Tenaris S.A. Simon Moore 2006 Putnam Investments Tamil Muthusamy 2006 Capgemini Ernst & Young Matt Nicholson 2006 Phillip Blount & Associates Carlo Polacco 2006 Elektrizitäts-gesellschaft Laufenburg AG Robert Smith 2006 Citigroup Global Markets Rohit Sood 2006 Accenture David Vanwiggern 2006 Monarch Adivsors Inc Brendan Wright 2006 Motorola Barry Zhang 2006 Level 3 Communications Inc.
    • KENT A. ALLEN 1010 Noyes St. Apt. 312 Evanston, Illinois 60201 (847) 424-0867 kallen2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 Intended majors in Marketing and Finance Member, Marketing and General Management Clubs, Marketing Conference 1993-1997 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Nashville, TN Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering, May 1997 President, GAMMA, an organization dedicated to promoting responsible use of alcohol Co-Founder and Board Member, Commodore Challenge, 5K race to benefit SADD EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 MEDTRONIC Minneapolis, MN MBA Summer Associate Conducted four market research studies culminating in a proposal of a new customer segmentation strategy based on the needs of doctors and patients Developed standardized survey method to collect information from doctor interviews Provided input and strategic guidance for long range planning process 1999-2003 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY Account Representative 2001-2003 Shaker Heights, OH Led cross functional team responsible for converting The Hoover Company’s dirt cups into Eastman plastics yielding $5MM/year in sales Collaborated with product marketing to develop customer financial model and sales strategy to penetrate three new markets Closed 14 customer projects resulting in over $10MM/yr. in revenue (highest in division) Initiated raw material change at existing customer increasing Eastman’s profits while providing customer $1.5MM in material, scrap and cycle time savings Technical Service Representative 1999-2001 Kingsport, TN Supported marketing, sales, product development and marketing communications in developing marketing plan and sales strategy for Personal Care and Consumer markets Utilized customer input to initiate development of three polymers which will account for over 15% of division sales in ’04 1997-1999 ECOLAB Production Supervisor 1998-1999 McDonough, GA Improved packaging efficiencies by 15% by sharing best practices between shifts through the development of standard operating procedures Analyzed manufacturing variances identifying major sources of raw material loss Created budget (using activity based costing)for packaging and mixing department highlighting inefficiencies associated with product changeovers schedule Operations Analyst 1997-1998 St. Paul, MN Performed economic analysis, budget and equipment specifications for $350K packaging line doubling capacity in fast growing segment
    • GREGG WILLIAM BRODY 1322 Hinman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 gbrody2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu / 847-894-3473 EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Evanston, IL Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in finance, management & strategy and media management. • Selected to Chairperson for Charity Auction Ball and Entertainment & Media Club. • Member, Private Equity & Entrepreneurship, Investment Management and Toastmasters Clubs. 1994-1998 YALE UNIVERSITY New Haven, CT Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree, May 1998 Varsity Cross Country and Track & Field. Elected Treasurer and Philanthropy Chair of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. Appointed Co-Chair of Senior Class Fundraising by Yale Alumni Fund. Awarded Merrill Lynch/McCarthy Scholar; Channel 12 News/European American Bank Scholar. EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 GE CAPITAL Summer Associate – Utilities Underwriting Stamford, CT Provided investment analysis and investment recommendation for an Australian power plant in connection with GE’s billion dollar plus bid for EME BV (12 international power plants). Performed GE pro forma impact, valuation and sensitivity analyses, worked with GE Energy internal consultants to conduct operational and legal due diligence, and assisted in developing pro forma operational assumptions for valuation exercise. Screened preliminary investments in the Power and Energy Sectors. Investments considered included debt, preferred equity, common equity and structured leases. Participated in biweekly investment screening meetings. Summer 2003 COLONIAL FUND, LLC. Research Analyst Intern New York, NY Developed investment strategy for outcome of El Paso Corp. proxy fight and FormFactor initial public offering. Evaluated business plans and financials. Interviewed proposed management teams. Generated return of 5% on invested capital during internship. 2000-2003 DEUTSCHE BANK SECURITIES INC. Mergers and Acquisitions Associate - Technology sector San Francisco, CA Performed strategic and financial analyses for negotiated sale of $1.5 billion market capitalization software company to large systems company. Worked with CFO of company to perform financial analyses. Assessed the reaction of the public equity markets to Hewlett-Packard’s $18.0 billion acquisition of Compaq Computer. Created Road Show materials for proxy fight and evaluated potential divestiture alternatives for HP. Evaluated strategic alternatives and restructuring alternatives for Hynix Semiconductor’s $4.1 billion capital restructuring bailout. Analyzed the potential impact of debt restructuring scenarios. Prepared presentation to creditors and shareholders to implement eventual restructuring plan. Coordinated firm’s client development efforts with senior members of technology focused private equity funds. Generated transaction ideas and presented materials to perspective clients. Managed daily activities of 10 analysts in connection with performing analyses and creating presentations. Organized and led 2003 San Francisco Investment Banking Associate and Analyst recruiting. Designed and led San Francisco Investment Banking Associate and Analyst training programs. 1998-2000 LEHMAN BROTHERS, INC. Mergers and Acquisitions Associate - Technology sector 2000 Menlo Park, CA Corporate Finance Analyst - Power sector 1998-2000 New York, NY Represented publicly traded Technology and Power sector companies in exploring acquisition opportunities. Conducted comprehensive valuation and pro forma contribution analyses. Assisted with in-depth due diligence and negotiations. Supported sale process for $9.0 billion sale of MidAmerican Energy to Berkshire Hathaway (1999 Energy Breakthrough Deal of the Year) and 50% divestiture of CE Generation to El Paso Corp. Wrote presentation, prospectus materials and commitment committee memos and conducted due diligence for $2.6 billion in bond offerings for CalEnergy, Enron, MidAmerican Energy and Southern Energy. Promoted directly from Analyst to Associate (1 of 20 Associates promoted out of a class of 150). Led recruitment of 125 employees for 2000 US Investment Banking Analyst Class. ADDITIONAL DATA • Chair of Class Fundraising for Yale Alumni Fund (Recipient of AYA Class Distinguished Service Award). Technical Director and Writer for Special K (Kellogg folly show). Enjoy running, basketball and skiing.
    • BRYAN COLLINS 1600 Hinman Avenue #4J, Evanston, Illinois 60201 847-903-2045 • bcollins2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in finance and marketing • Co-Chair in charge of 2005 Casino Night Party, Sponsorship Co-chair for 2004 Casino Night Party • Logistics committee and segmentation panel team member, 2004 Marketing Conference 1993-1997 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY Waco, TX Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance, December 1997 • Graduated with honors, Cum Laude, with GPA of 3.75 • Studied abroad in Mexico while completing a Minor in Spanish EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION Houston, TX Intern, Upstream Controllers • Investigated process for U.S. Royalty and made recommendations to management. • Analyzed capital maintenance expenditures at refinery in New Orleans. 2002-2003 KPMG LLP Houston, TX Manager, Dispute Resolutions Practice • Managed team that analyzed and determined valuation multiples for a cellular company in litigation. • Led team that traced flow of funds to and from a real estate partnership accused of fraud. • Oversaw preparation of expert report in breach of contract case for a cement manufacturer. 1998-2002 ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP Houston, TX Manager, Value Solutions Practice, 2001-2002 • Developed and negotiated Arthur Andersen’s business interruption claim for Tropical Storm Allison. • Advised chief financial officer of a national law firm on its short term cash flow needs. • Managed team that calculated damages for energy client accused of price discrimination in Peru. • Prepared and taught quality assurance training course to thirty Arthur Andersen colleagues. • Mentored to consultants and senior consultants. Senior Consultant, 1999-2001 • Conducted strategic analysis of the PC hardware industry for an Arthur Andersen marketing initiative. • Constructed cash flow models for manufacturing company evaluating restructuring alternatives. • Evaluated derivative and physical trades of energy trader for litigation against his former employer. • Organized an internal review of Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice in London. • Evaluated antitrust claims against integrated energy company accused of price discrimination. • Valued business interruption for a liquid waste treatment company. • Analyzed the effects of cost cutting initiatives on a company’s stock price. Consultant, 1998-1999 • Prepared litigation damage models for a Middle Eastern government involved in litigation against its joint venture partner, an integrated energy company. • Created sales presentations in Mexico City for a transportation company disposing of a subsidiary. • Performed compliance analysis of an offshore drilling joint venture contract. ADDITIONAL DATA • Completed levels I and II of the Chartered Financial Analyst Exam. Candidate for Level III. • Four year volunteer teacher for Junior Achievement • Volunteered at Mather Gardens Assisted Living Facility. • Proficient in Spanish.
    • R. Trent Curry 1222 CHICAGO AVENUE, APARTMENT #405 EVANSTON, ILLINOIS 60202 HOME: (847) 866-9244 CELL: (214) 564-8585 EMAIL: RCURRY2005@KELLOGG.NORTHWESTERN.EDU EDUCATION 2004-Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005, through accelerated one-year program. • Intended majors in management & strategy, real estate management, and management & organizations. • Member of Energy Management Club, C.I.M. Executive Committee, P.E.E.K. Club, Real Estate Club, Finance Club, and Business with a Heart Club. 1996-1998 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY Waco, TX Bachelor of Business Administration, December 1998. Concentration in finance. • Orientation and Welcome Week Leader for incoming students. • Baylor Chamber of Commerce member, served on the Homecoming, Diadeloso, and Parents Weekend committees. • Financed over 90% of education with scholarships, work-study programs, and loans. • Attended Odessa College on a rodeo scholarship and competed in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association from 1994-1996. EXPERIENCE 2000-2004 PRUDENTIAL CAPITAL GROUP – PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL Dallas, TX Senior Investment Analyst, 2002 - 2004 • Contributed to the structure and analyses of investment transactions while having additional responsibility regarding deal analytics and portfolio management. Assisted in direct marketing to existing and prospective clients. • Led the training of new analysts on the Houston-Northeast Utility Deal Team and Power Project Finance portfolio orientation sessions. • Solely led power project lender meetings at portfolio client locations. Investment Analyst, 2000 - 2002 • Contributed to the structure and analyses of numerous private debt/equity investment transactions in a variety of industries. Investments consisted of senior debt (including highly-structured transactions), subordinated debt, mezzanine debt and private equity. • Performed extensive due diligence on investment opportunities including: thoroughly analyzing the industry and competition, constructing comparable credit quality and pricing analyses, constructing return models and performing in-depth financial statement analyses. A sample of transaction experiences includes: • $65 million senior debt sale and leaseback project financing of an independent power producer located in Pasadena, Texas. • $24 million senior debt, $10 million mezzanine debt, & 12% equity leverage buyout investment in an energy services firm located in Houston, Texas. • $150 million senior debt investment in a well-known owner/operator of a variety of concept restaurants. • $22 million equity investment in a special purpose entity that utilizes Section 29 tax credits for the benefit of equity participants. • Actively managed a portfolio consisting of private debt & equity investment accounts with an aggregate value of approximately $1 billion. Responsibilities included: annual credit rating reviews, quarterly equity valuations, semi- annual mezzanine reviews, and quarterly financial statement reviews. • Directly managed over $700 million of power project finance investments (debt & equity). 1999-2000 DELOITTE & TOUCHE, LLP Houston, TX Consultant • Prepared models to analyze valuation of businesses for fairness opinions and tax planning purposes. Contributed to analyses of consulting projects within the forensic accounting litigation consulting and business litigation industry. ADDITIONAL DATA • Successfully completed Level I & Level II of the CFA Institute (formerly AIMR) Chartered Financial Analyst Program. • Volunteer activities include: Park Cities Presbyterian Church – Middle School Discipleship Leader, Silver Cliff Ranch Summer Camp Leader, Ronald McDonald House Volunteer, and Prudential Global Volunteer.
    • • Professional/Amateur Rodeo Athletics 1994-1996: N.I.R.A. Bull Rider & Saddle Bronc Rider, Odessa College Rodeo Team Bull Rider & Saddle Bronc Rider, 1995 American Junior Rodeo Association World Champion Bull Rider. ASHLEY WILSON HEGGIE, P.G. 1734 ½ Asbury Ave. • Evanston, Illinois 60201 847/924-0951 • aheggie2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Evanston, IL • Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in real estate, finance and management & strategy • Co-Chair, 2004-2005 Kellogg Real Estate Club (selected) • Team Member, 2004 Real Estate Challenge (selected) 1992-1996 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC • Bachelor of Science degree in geology with minor in technical writing EXPERIENCE Summer, 2004 Hines Interests, LP Chicago, IL Assistant Project Manager • Assisted acquisitions team with valuations, market leasing assumptions, operating expense analysis and investment offerings for two office portfolios currently in due diligence. • Completed residential high-rise benchmark studies for two southeast markets to aid site selection, conceptual design and the preparation of condominium development proformas. • Prepared a horizon study and assisted with leasing strategy for One South Dearborn, an 820,000-square foot office development in the Chicago CBD delivering in November 2005. • Performed a school bond analysis for Palencia, a partially-completed 1,548-acre golf course community in Florida, and proposed a financial structure to fund new school construction based on local school capital millage from the CDD’s projected absorption and property taxes. 2000-2003 General Engineering and Environmental, LLC Charleston, SC Project Manager (2001-2003) • Managed more than 40 groundwater and soil assessment and remediation projects. • Led cross-functional teams composed of engineers, environmental scientists, geophysicists and laboratory analysts in the development and implementation of innovative solutions. • Exceeded billable goals (based on 95% utilization) while developing new business and growing existing client relationships by providing and marketing superior client services. • Provided due diligence documentation for a privately-funded, 288-acre brownfields redevelopment project composed of former wood treatment and fertilizer plants once considered to be among the most contaminated real estate in the United States. Hydrogeologist/GIS Specialist (2000-2001) • Launched Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services group which generated annual revenue of $95,000 and was critical to the acquisition of two major consulting clients. • Generated over $240,000 of revenue for civil, geophysics, surveying and laboratory services groups through cross-selling additional consulting services to GIS clients. 1997-2000 Delta Environmental Consultants, Inc. Charlotte, NC Environmental Geologist • Performed site assessments; contaminant fate and transport modeling; natural attenuation effectiveness studies; remediation system design and subsurface geophysical surveys. ® • Trained and led five technicians across three offices in the use of GIS/Key™, Fox Pro and © AutoCAD for data management, analysis, reporting and quality assurance/quality control. 1996-1997 Appalachian Resources Chapel Hill, NC Exploration Geologist • Designed, implemented and evaluated geophysical, panning and soil surveys for exploratory drilling of gold prospects financed by an international, publicly-traded investment fund. OTHER DATA • Member of Urban Land Institute
    • • North Carolina Professional Geologist, License No. 1744 • Personal investment residential real estate experience (FSBO and rental)
    • JOHN R. JANKOWSKI 1200 Simpson Street, Apt. 1W Evanston, Illinois 60201 (617) 970-2436 jjankowski2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in finance and marketing • Member of Consulting Club, Finance Club, Marketing Club, Energy Managemen Club, Holy Angels after-school volunteer organization • GPA: 3.8 1994-1998 HARVARD UNIVERSITY Cam Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, in economics, June 1998 • Awarded Harvard College Scholarship for superior academic achievement • Worked 15-20 hours per week to defray the cost of tuition EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 KELLOGG CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION Research Analyst • Conducted a global intellectual property research study and performed extensive analysis exploring the relationship between a company’s IP portfolio and its finan performance • Managed relationship with Intellectual Property heads of over 75 global corporati • Designed individualized benchmarking reports for all participants in the research • Developed research on the “value transference” theory of intellectual property. T will be presented to the Kellogg Innovation Summit in October 2004. 1999-2003 LAW & ECONOMICS CONSULTING GROUP Cam Senior Associate, 2001-2003 • Managed team of research analysts on eleven litigation cases involving electricity manipulation by Enron and other energy companies during California electricity c • Developed new long-term capital investment plans for deregulated utilities • Formulated and presented seminars to clients on complex changes in electricity m • Initiated junior staff mentor/mentee program Associate, 2000-2001 • Discovered mistake in the pricing of wholesale electricity prices in New York tha client almost $2 million • Took responsibility for verifying on a daily basis the accuracy of the wholesale el in New York and determining the correct prices when any errors occurred Research Analyst, 1999-2000 • Helped formulate and structure the deregulated electricity market currently in pla • Prepared analysis for the Department of Justice regarding market manipulation in energy markets 1998-1999 PHB HAGLER BAILLY Cam Analyst • Created models to analyze the potential for market power by divested electricity g in New York and presented results of analysis to Department of Justice • Developed models to allocate insurance costs in environmental cleanup litigation • Wrote series of memoranda on complex electricity market rules and regulations th presented to the client. OTHER DATA Working knowledge of Spanish. Enjoy running marathons, soccer and tennis.
    • BRIAN M. KANATZAR 1725 Orrington Avenue, Apt. #708-2, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (832) 563-0449 • bkanatzar2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004 - Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005, through accelerated one-year program • Intended majors in Finance, Marketing, and Management and Strategy • Member, Energy Management Club, Business with a Heart, and Business Leadership Club • Working part-time to finance education 1997 - 2001 UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS Austin, TX Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, May 2001, with Honors (GPA: 3.6/4.0) • Member of 1999 Big XII Champion Basketball Team, Big XII Commissioner’s Honor Roll • Member, Phi Chi Theta Business Fraternity and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society • University Honors (3 semesters) • Worked part-time to finance education EXPERIENCE 2002 - 2004 HURON CONSULTING GROUP Houston, TX Associate, assigned to projects in the New York metropolitan area • Managed the successful implementation of a Case Management System for the New York State Division of Human Rights. Project was implemented over two years and required managing people and resources across multiple organizations. Successfully managed the conversion of over 100,000 cases. • Primary interface and conversion designer of a Case Management System for the Legal Department of a Fortune 50 company. System allowed the client to reliably manage over 10,000 complaints representing over $1 billion in potential claims. • Worked directly with and presented to senior management on several projects, including the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYDHR) Deputy Commissioner, the NYDHR Director of Operational Development, and the Legal Department Business Managers for 2 Fortune 100 companies. • Project management responsibilities on several projects included leading project status meetings, tracking/managing outstanding issues, and authoring deliverables and presenting them to clients. • Recognized as an “Exceptional Performer” during the Company’s Annual Review process (top 5% of Huron Consultants). 2001 - 2002 ARTHUR ANDERSEN LLP Houston, TX Staff Consultant • Analyzed complex gas pricing data to determine royalty values for a litigation involving a Fortune 50 company. Work on this project led to a beneficial settlement for the client. • Responsible for administration of Enron case files. Responsibilities included sorting and labeling case files, checking out of files to outside counsel, and tracking the location of case files. • Led business requirement gathering sessions for a client transitioning from a DOS based Case Management System to a Windows based system. 1999 – 2000 GEORGE W. BUSH PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN Austin, TX Finance Associate • Researched contributors’ background information to verify they were not “politically undesirable” (e.g. criminals, fringe interest groups, etc.) and had not contributed more than the maximum amount allowed by law. Contacted such contributors to notify them that their contribution would not be accepted. • Updated contributor database. OTHER DATA • Volunteer basketball coach. • Member of University of Texas T-Association (Letterwinners Association). • Traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe. • Interests include organized sports, travel, and reading.
    • JEFFREY M. MAYERSON 3820 N. Sheffield Avenue APT 3N, Chicago, IL 60613 jmayerson2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu (512)699-0605 EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005, through accelerated one- year program. G.P.A. 4.0/4.0 • Intended majors in Management & Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. • Member, Energy Management, Technology and Private Equity & Entrepreneurship clubs. 1996-2000 UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN Madison, WI Bachelor of Business Administration, May 2000 • Double Major in Information Systems Analysis and Management & Human Resources. • Elected Membership Director, Association of Information Systems Professionals. • Elected Social Chairman and Inter-fraternity Council Vice President, Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. • Worked part-time throughout education. EXPERIENCE 2000-2004 DELL INC. Austin, TX Systems Engineer - High Performance Computing (2002-2004) • Led team of six engineers to two successful new system releases. Defined scope and deliverables; prepared status reports and schedules used to present information to senior management. Released products on schedule with complete feature set. • Worked directly with software partners to deliver computational seismic solutions. • Innovated new ideas and submitted formalized processes and products to intellectual property department resulting in four recognitions and one U.S. patent application. • Reduced engineering customer engagement effort. Created and presented monthly sales force training, developed on-line training materials, and maintained automated cluster ordering tool. • Developed and maintained engineering relationship with Latin American Sales. Increased product awareness and directly facilitated three large system sales. • Authored four computing conference papers, including “A Case Study on the Effects of Shared File Systems on the Scalability of MM5” used to design large weather modeling systems. • Designed and led engagement to deliver cluster management sub-system for largest proposed computing system in Europe, allowing Dell to enter phase two of the bidding process. • Developed automated EFI system deployment strategy to reduce labor costs by up to 50%. Test Engineer – Operating System Certification (2000-2002) • Worked in cross-functional, global task force to launch Dell’s first off-shore enterprise development facility in Bangalore, India. Designed lab facilities based on local requirements and identified tasks for the Bangalore team. Interviewed prospective candidates and created training for new hires. • Reduced standard release schedule by 15 days through stream-lined test processes. • Uncovered flawed partner test program and launched program investigation across firms to ensure greater coverage across configurations. ADDITIONAL DATA • Junior Achievement volunteer. • Proficient in Spanish. Studied German and Modern Greek. • Traveled throughout Europe and Latin America. October 17, 2004
    • SAM MEHTA 1725 Orrington Avenue, Apt 214C, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (847) 332-4649  smehta2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 Candidate for Master of Engineering Management degree, June 2005 • Elected Global Affairs Officer and onto Northwestern University’s International Student Advisory Board • Board Member of InNUvation - Northwestern University’s cross-school Innovation & Entrepreneurship Club • Awarded $34,000 Sainsbury Management International Scholarship for demonstrated leadership ability. 1992-1997 UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD Bradford, England Master of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering with Distinction (2nd / 12) Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering (4th / 82) • Elected Industrial Society President, Engineering Society Chairman and Masters Course Representative. EXPERIENCE 2004 MCKINSEY & COMPANY Houston, TX Summer Associate (Summer Internship - 2.5 months) • Developed turnaround strategy for a new “priority one” upstream client’s underperforming business unit. • Carried out comprehensive competitor review and detailed organization capability assessment. • Identified and investigated new business models, helping justify $300 million growth strategy. SHELL INTERNATIONAL 1997-2003 New Business Development Project Manager - Gas & Power (2001-2003) Buenos Aires, Argentina • Led a 10 person multi-disciplinary team to evaluate and justify a multi-national acquisition ($4 billion enterprise value). Submitted evaluation and corporate bid in record company time. • Negotiated sale of natural gas company resulting in sales price 20% above shareholder expectations. • Developed project plans and scenarios to evaluate feasibility of building $2.1 billion Gas-to-Liquids plant converting natural gas to clean fuels. Managed relationships with over 50 global stakeholders and businesses. Production Engineer - Exploration & Production (1998 -2001) Assen, Netherlands • Increased profitability of offshore assets by $64 million developing European gas market liberalization strategy and five-year business plan within six person multi-functional team. • Realized additional business unit profits of $21 million by implementing innovative process changes. • Coordinated $16 million offshore drilling project, managing relationships with joint venture partners. Operations Engineer (1997-1998) • Supervised petroleum engineering and cost control activities on $100K/day drilling rigs with 80 contractors. 1996 BRITISH PETROLEUM Sunbury, England Process Engineer – Exploration (Industrial Placement – 8 months) • Conducted process analysis and environmental emissions investigation of Papua New Guinea gas reserves. Recommendations formed key input into corporate decision to divest asset for over $100 million. 1995 ICI CHEMICALS Wilton, England Process Development Engineer – Surfactant Chemicals (Industrial Placement – 6 months) • Led process efficiency studies on four surfactant plants, reducing surfactant batch process times by 20%. 1994 ESSO PETROLEUM (EXXON CORPORATION) Fawley, England Project Development Engineer - Fawley Refinery (Industrial Placement – 6 months) • Increased refinery revenue by $1.5 million per year by de-bottlenecking the diesel oil system. ADDITIONAL DATA • Fluent in English, Hindi and Tamil. Conversant in Spanish, Dutch, Gujarathi. Basics in French and German. • Advisory Board Member of Hospital in India and Mentor to entrepreneur starting an e-business in Argentina. • OSCE International Election Observer for the DUMA Parliamentary Elections in Russia (1999). • Enjoy playing soccer, squash and chess; life-planning, dancing and hosting murder mystery dinner parties.
    • JIMMY A. ROJAS 1570 Oak Ave. Apt. #315, Evanston, Illinois 60201 (847) 848-8888 JRojas2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Focus: Finance, Accounting, Management & Strategy, and International Business & Markets. • Activities: Finance Club, Energy Management Club, Chair of the 2005 Asian Business Conference, GIM 2004 China Leader, Digital Frontier Conference Workshop Co-Chair. 1993-1998 UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Gainesville, FL Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, May 1998 • National Science Foundation Scholarship Award Recipient from 1995-1997. • Air Force ROTC Order of the Daedalian National Award Medal and Scholarship recipient. • Founder and Elected President of the Colombian Student Association. EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 GE COMMERCIAL FINANCE Chicago, IL Corporate Financial Services - Global Sponsor Finance Group – Summer Associate • Co-Authored Memorandum Commitment Letter for a $155 million senior debt facility to a manufacturer and distributor of bakery goods. Performed the due diligence process, modeling and comparable analysis for the private equity sponsored leveraged buyout. • Authored presentation materials to request the underwriting of $22.5 million club participation in a $45 million senior secured facility to support a sponsor’s acquisition of a mining supply distributor. • Analyzed a $46 million senior debt refinance opportunity for a testing equipment manufacturer. Presented conclusions and suggested deal transaction structure resulted in GE holding 50% of the total facility. • Identified and quantified key risk metrics for 25 of our team’s portfolio companies for a six sigma project aimed at reducing loses by providing an early indication of a portfolio company’s deterioration. • Participated in various client visits relating to financing opportunities presented to senior management. 1997-2003 THE BOEING COMPANY Seattle, WA Product Manager - Boeing Flight Test Engineering, 2002 - 2003 • Managed production and upgrades of multi-million dollar advanced flight Simulators software products. • Improved communication and reduced cycle production time of model and software development and simplified project management mechanisms division-wide increasing product release efficiency by 40%. Software/Hardware Project Engineer - Boeing Commercial, 2001 - 2002 • Administered the operation and maintenance of multiple airplane engineering test stations and co-managed a staff of 25 test engineers in a training program. • Overtook major UNIX update of 30 real-time computer systems, minimizing network interruptions. Resulted in $8 million of reduced expenditures in maintenance cost. Specialist Engineer - Phantom Works Research and Development Group, 1998 - 2001 • Initiated the use of in-house developed tools reducing software licensing costs by $1.5 million a year. • Co-authored Dep. of Defense contract biddings winning several million-dollar contracts on R&D projects. • Led initiative to obtain $20 million contracts from various R&D in-house client groups to develop and expand software package modeling tools used to develop prototype aircraft designs. • Developed software tools for the International Space Station Modules. Created a computer model, which proved to be the basis for a design used in a $10 million Lab Module. ADDITIONAL DATA • Fluent Spanish, conversational French, and Portuguese; Learning Mandarin. • Traveled to over 30 countries.
    • ROBERTO ORDOÑEZ 1715 Chicago Ave. Apt 806. Evanston, IL 60201 (847)-903-0909; rordonezcote2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003 – present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration, June 2005 • Intended majors in Management and Strategy , Finance, and Entrepreneurship • Elected PR-Alumni Leader: Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) program, Argentina-Chile • Recipient of COLFUTURO scholarship for best Colombian professionals • Member of Consulting, Energy Management, and Emerging Markets clubs 1991 – 1995 TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY College Station, TX Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering - August 1995 Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering - May 1993 • Texas A&M University - Good Neighbor Scholarship Recipient (1994 & 1995) • Finance 100% of studies, Teaching and Research Assistant • Vice-president Colombian Student Association, 1992 EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 MCKINSEY & COMPANY Mexico City, Mexico Summer Associate • Designed a 30-person organizational structure for the administration of an $8 Billion oil development in Mexico. Defined optimum organization size and recommended interaction mechanisms to streamline communication between several multifunctional divisions. • Recommended investment strategy for the purchase of offshore gas compression facilities. Built valuation model and evaluated different leasing and buying schemes. 1995- 2003 BP EXPLORATION – COLOMBIA Bogotá, Colombia Senior Reservoir Engineer and Project Coordinator, 2002-2003 • Developed reservoir management strategies to increase the production of an oil field with output of over 200 thousand barrels of oil per day (Colombia’s largest oil producing field). • Identified prospective areas and designed action plan to reach previously inaccessible oil accumulations using new drilling technologies increasing oil reserves up to 5%. Gas Business Development Coordinator for Pauto Gas Field, 2000-2002 • Worked on the design of BP’s gas growth strategy in Colombia. • Led development of business strategy for BP’s Pauto Gas Field (>1 Tcf). Managed technical and commercial multidisciplinary team to define the development of the field and to construct its business plan and gas sales strategy. • Managed negotiations between BP and a third party power generation company for the signature of long-term gas purchase agreements and the construction of a thermoelectric plant. • Constructed business plan for BP’s downstream market entry in Bogotá introducing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) retail stations. Cupiagua Unitization Coordinator, 2000-2002 • Designed and implemented technical and commercial strategy for the unitization of BP’s Cupiagua Field (Colombia’s second largest oil field with reserves over 500 million barrels of oil). • Led multidisciplinary team (technical, legal, and commercial). • Represented BP and its JV partners in negotiations with the Colombian Ministry of Mines to obtain approval of unification plan and the cost and revenue sharing agreements. Reservoir Engineer, 1995-2000 • Designed Cupiagua South’s subsurface development plan ($35M project). Defined optimum production management scheme and cost effective pressure support system. • Used numerical simulation to calculate field reserves of Cupiagua field (~ 500 MMbbls). • Appointed as Colombia’s reserves coordinator, responsible for preparing BP’s oil & gas reserve bookings to headquarters and SEC. ADDITIONAL DATA • Volunteer elementary math teacher and high school vocational counselor.
    • ED SCHNEIDER 451 West Wrightwood Avenue #506 Chicago, IL 60614 773.296.1210 cschneider2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 Candidate for Master of Engineering Management degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in finance, management and strategy, and management and organizations • Logistics co-leader, Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) China, 2004 • Overall co-chair, Manufacturing Business Conference 2005 • Co-chair, Energy Management Club 1992-1996 VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY Nashville, TN Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, May 1996 • President, Rowing Club - Solved long-standing problem with cyclical membership levels EXPERIENCE 2004 UNITED AIRLINES Elk Grove Village, IL Summer Intern – World Wide Distribution and Strategy • Constructed and analyzed game theory model of the competition for corporate customers by airlines. • Modeled negotiation economics between United and national travel agents and aided in the development of strategy and goals. 2001-2003 BP Deer Park, TX Unit Engineer – Gas phase polypropylene • Solicited upper management support for, organized, and co-led cross-functional team that developed maintenance/reliability strategy by completing best-practices review of five manufacturing sites in Europe and the US. Expect $1 million per year in cost reductions and increased contribution. • Co-led multi-disciplinary team that analyzed and restructured the hourly operations workforce to save $1.5 million in fixed costs per year. • Collaborated with sales and R&D to move products for key customers from old asset to newer asset in three months to allow the shutdown of older asset on a cash neutral basis for the year. Received a firm- wide award and special recognition award for success. 1996-2001 SOLVAY POLYMERS (Division acquired by BP) Deer Park, TX Unit Manager – Gas phase polypropylene, 2000-2001 • Turned around struggling production unit by developing new training modules, leading operator team to identify and share best practices, and driving several process improvements. Improved unit’s reliability from 90.7 to 94.4%, allowing for an additional $2 million in contributions at mid-cycle conditions. • Led operations group of 60 people through acquisition by implementing programs that enabled employees to cope with uncertainty and to be welcomed into the new organization. Workforce completed the year with zero OSHA recordable injuries. Received a special recognition award. • Partnered with process control group to apply physical property control models. Resulted in savings of $300,000 by decreasing out-of-specification material. Unit Manager – Bulk phase polypropylene, 1998-2000 • Convinced senior managers and conservative operators to press beyond established temperature limits to increase production. Unit exceeded existing production record by 8%, resulting in additional $3 million in contribution. Process Engineer - Polyethylene, 1996-1998 • Analyzed methods and implications of product line change for second largest production line. • Improved coolant system on largest production line. Resulted in 5% increase in production capacity. ADDITIONAL DATA • Turnaround Management Association – Member and Intern, researching successful versus unsuccessful restructuring in the US steel industry. • Enjoy international travel; Traveled to Czech Republic, China, Mongolia, Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, Macedonia, Greece, Mexico, Italy, and Morocco. • Amateur photographer and printer. • Live-music enthusiast.
    • RISA JESSICA SPARKS 617 Grove Street, 7H, Evanston, Illinois 60201 Cell: (480) 225 – 4390 • rsparks2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003 – Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration& Engineering Management degree, June 2005 Intended majors in Finance, Management & Organizations, and Management & Strategy • Co-Chair Energy Management Club, Co-Chair Manufacturing Business Conference, 2005 • Curriculum leader for Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) India, 2004 1995 – 2000 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN Ann Arbor, MI Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering – Dean’s List; April 2000 • Studied abroad in Sydney, Australia and Haifa, Israel • Engineering Co-op Program, Intel Corporation and Ford Motor Company • Worked abroad for 5 months at Kulicke & Soffa in Haifa, Israel EXPERIENCE 2004 CHEVRONTEXACO CORPORATION San Ramon, CA MBA Development Program Intern • Redesigned competitor analysis model utilized to understand Chevron’s performance in relation to competition resulting in improved economic comparisons and more comprehensive analysis. • Worked with a team to implement a standard process for capital budgeting. Developed a rollout budget, coordinated meetings, and presented final budget to key stakeholders. • Participated in a senior management team responsible for creating a worldwide shared services strategy for Finance, HR, Law, and Sourcing. Executed in-depth research on shared services trends, and provided an overview and recommendation to the team. 2000 – 2003 INTEL CORPORATION Chandler, AZ Operations Manager, 2003 • Led 13 employees in the Assembly Technology Development (ATD) factory that develops all new Intel packaging technologies • Created operation standards, implemented job rotations and training resulting in increased team efficiency and decreased error rates • Reduce product cycle time by re-engineering area layout and indirect material flow. Project Manager, 2000 - 2003 • Led 3-person cross-functional team charted with improving quality in manufacturing data. Identified and executed manufacturing and data processing changes resulting in a 60% increase in data quality and faster resolution of quality issues for Assembly Test factories in Arizona, Costa Rica, and Asia • Developed product requirements and ROI case analysis for a new online system that reduced the time for Intel to respond to product failures • Reduced by 87.5% the time to conduct a factory data analysis by developing a new online system as part of a cross-functional team.  Developed and implemented a training program for over 60 engineers, and statisticians  Created and directed process to manage relationship with customers at all sites  Designed and facilitated customer feedback sessions. Analyzed results to understand customer requirements and inform new product development. Community Involvement • Organized and led a team of 9 volunteers in planning the first company wide conference for women at Intel which had over 300 attendees • Awarded 2002 AZ Cultural Leadership Team (CLT) Employee Group Multicultural Award, 2001 Corporate Diversity Recognition Award for implementing corporate diversity programs ADDITIONAL DATA • Avid traveler (North America, Australia, Turkey, Asia, Middle East, & Europe)
    • KATHY M. WANG 1725 Orrington Avenue, Apt. #727, Evanston, Illinois 60201 713-530-5265 ? Email: kwang2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in international business, finance, marketing, and management & strategy • Overall Co-Chair, Kellogg Corps; Internal Marketing, Innovating Social Change Conference; Treasurer, Global Issues in Management South Africa; Volunteer, Mather Gardens 1993-1997 RICE UNIVERSITY Houston, TX Bachelor of Arts degrees in Sociology and Managerial Studies, May 1997 • Chair, Student Center Advisory Board; Vice-President, Rice Program Council • Recipient of George Foundation Scholarship, National Merit Scholarship, and Andersen Consulting Award in Managerial Studies EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 DIAGEO Stamford, CT Finance Intern, Key Markets – Mid-Atlantic Cluster • Developed tool to determine return on investment of Retail Incentive Plans (RIPs) in the New Jersey spirits market. Worked with distributors to understand market structure and gather required data. • Presented recommendations to optimize RIPs, generate incremental sales, and improve gross margin. 1999-2003 CONOCOPHILLIPS Houston, TX and London, UK Senior Finance Analyst, 2001-2003 • Evaluated business results for start-up carbon fiber business unit, Cevolution. Prepared net income and cash flow statements with variance analysis to original budget. Analyzed $50 million operating budget and $39 million capital budget. • Led finance team and functional managers to forecast capital expenditures, operating expenses, production, and revenue for annual and long-term budgets. • Directed team of three external consultants in supply chain process map development. Resulted in creation of consistent processes for all Cevolution locations. • Assessed corporate cash flow processes for property and equipment for merged company. Recommended changes resulting in consolidation of heritage company processes with intended reporting cycle reduction of 50%. Finance and Trading Analyst, 2000 • Performed month-end closing for international divisions with annual net income of $11 million. • Supervised intern in daily trading support activities. • Recommended and implemented closing process improvements to increase efficiency by 12%. Power Markets Analyst, 1999 • Evaluated back office and system needs required to commence trading activities. Resulted in successful set up of power marketing and risk management business within $1.6 million budget. • Analyzed historical power and gas prices for business development opportunities. 1996-1999 ACCENTURE Houston, TX and International Locations Analyst, Energy Trading and Risk Management, 1997-1999 • Implemented risk management system for $16 billion integrated energy company. Resulted in uniform reporting and global portfolio management for all commodity products. • Interviewed clients to determine requirements for front and back office reports related to derivatives and options trading. Created reports and delivered training to 15 system users. Summer Intern, 1996, Utilities Practice • Performed product test on customer information and billing system for UK gas and electricity markets. Produced detailed test scripts and expected database results. Analyzed and recommended potential solutions to issues discovered during testing. OTHER DATA • Runner - Completed Compaq Houston Marathon in January 2002 • Enjoy traveling, theatre arts, and hiking • Conversational Mandarin Chinese, Learning Spanish and French • President of Rice Young Alumni (2002-2003), Alumni Interviewer (1997-present)
    • ALEXANDER E. WOLF, C.P.A. 1200 Simpson Street, Apartment 2E Evanston, IL 60201 330.573.4175 ? awolf2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Evanston, IL • Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 • Intended majors in Analytical Finance, International Business, and Management & Strategy • GMAT score: 750 • Member of the Finance, General Management, and Energy Management Clubs • Co-recipient of the Chookaszian Prize in Risk Management for a paper on jet fuel hedging 1995-1999 OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Delaware, OH • Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting with minor in management in May, 1999 • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, GPA 3.95/4.00 • Member of Phi Beta Kappa • Varsity baseball, 1995-1997 EXPERIENCE 2004 IMG Cleveland, OH Finance Summer Associate • Helped prepare CFO’s presentation for potential equity investors. • Assessed exposure to foreign currencies and designed a hedging strategy. • Instructed a total of ten hours of classes on Microsoft Excel to twelve finance employees. • Assisted in cash management within the Treasury. • Helped redesign the internal cost allocation process. 1999-2003 ERNST & YOUNG LLP Cleveland, OH Assurance and Advisory Business Services Senior Accountant 2001-2003 • Specialized in auditing financial services companies. Worked on the core audit team of several public companies including KeyCorp and National City Corporation and received highest rating of “Exceptional.” • Coordinated cross-functional teams that included representatives from the audit, tax, and technology services business units to effectively and efficiently serve clients and complete audit procedures within budget. • Supervised and reviewed the work of audit engagement teams. Directly in charge of and responsible for writing performance reviews for three to five staff accountants. • Hand-picked to be a Derivative Valuation Specialist and performed valuations for over 30 audit teams of public companies and instructed several classes on derivative valuation and accounting. • Automated a process using Microsoft Excel that reduced annual job time from over one week to two hours. • Implemented strategies such as usage of technology and additional planning to increase the profitability of client engagements and the level of client satisfaction. • Served as the primary liaison between clients and Ernst & Young senior management. • Received two Driving Success Awards for demonstrating extraordinary efforts and leadership. • Organized the Ernst & Young annual golf outing 2001-2003. Staff Accountant 1999-2001 • Performed audit testing procedures for both financial services and manufacturing clients. • Analyzed and documented internal controls. • Researched new accounting pronouncements and analyzed their impact to clients. 1998 MEADEN & MOORE Cleveland, OH Accounting Intern • Performed various audit and attest procedures and tax returns for individuals and corporations. • Researched various current areas of focus in the accounting profession to determine what areas of the market presented growth opportunities for the firm. ADDITIONAL DATA • Certified Public Accountant, State of Ohio. Member of the AICPA and Ohio Society of CPAs. • Interests include mountain biking, golf, playing guitar, skiing, and travel.
    • MICHAEL W. WRIGHT 1500 Chicago Avenue, #625, Evanston, Illinois 60201 Phone: (415) 637-7516 / Fax: (925) 891-2885 mwright2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2003-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 Intended majors in Finance, Management & Strategy, and International Business Co-Chair (appointed): Energy Management Club Section Alumni Representative (elected) Conducted extensive analysis on global equity capital raising by Chinese companies Member of Investment Management Club and Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Club 1997-1999 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA Santa Barbara, CA Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics, June 1999 • Magna Cum Laude, Dean’s Honors List, Golden Key Honor Society EXPERIENCE Summer 2004 SIMMONS & COMPANY INTERNATIONAL Houston, TX Associate, Energy-focused investment bank (transactions since 1974: $60 billion) • Led entrepreneurial initiative to launch a $500 million publicly traded, closed-end mutual fund focused on Energy and Infrastructure investments in a developing nation for Chairman and Founder. • Conducted due diligence on legal, regulatory, and logistical factors, including international sanctions, current legislation, fee structures and cost factors for potential investment vehicles. Determined feasibility and parameters on an US and / or UK offering through close interaction with the SEC, NYSE, LSE, and FSA. • Identified investment opportunities with a forecasted return of over 200% by 2009. 1999-2003 WEINTRAUB CAPITAL MANAGEMENT San Francisco, CA Financial Analyst, Long-short equity hedge fund (assets: $1 billion, annualized returns: 16%) • Covered equities across all industries for 6 portfolio managers as only analyst during period when assets under management grew from $200 million to over $800 million. • Led coverage and analysis of mining and energy companies, including GlobalSantaFe, Halliburton, and Meridian Gold, directly resulting in over 75 established positions, representing $130 million in investments. • Earned over $12 million for investors through research decisions on Ivanhoe Mines, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Grey Wolf, Anglo Gold, and Republic Services—representing a 38% return. • Initiated over 100 short-term trades annually, representing 20% of assets under management. • Evaluated investment opportunities based on daily one-on-one meetings with company senior management, investor relations personnel, and sell-side analysts. • Created company financial models, performed valuation analysis, located investment opportunities, and co-managed assets, based on substantial research. 1997-1999 ALPHA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Santa Barbara, CA Research Assistant, Global-macro hedge fund (assets: $200 million) • Created database models to locate and research opportunities in Brady Bonds, currencies, and other global macro investments. • Managed Consumer Price Index due diligence project and identified arbitrage investment opportunities, earning over $1 million for fund investors. ADDITIONAL DATA • Board Fellow, Executive Board of Directors, Donors Forum of Chicago. • Volunteer Firefighter, Kenwood, California, (1992-1995); Fundraising, Himalayan Foundation. • Extensive travel in China, Hong Kong, Nepal, South and Central America, Europe, and Thailand. Enjoy community activities, mountaineering, SCUBA, cycling, fishing, and wine collecting.
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    • FEMI J. AKINREBIYO 1915 Maple Avenue, Apartment #914, Evanston, Illinois 60201 Cell (201) 887-1604, Home (847) 332-7332 fakinrebiyo2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 Intended majors in finance, entrepreneurship and management strategy Member, consulting, finance and energy management club 1990-1995 UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN Ilorin, Nigeria Bachelor of Engineering, (Magna cum Laude) • Elected National President, National Union of Ile-Oluji Students. • Financed 70% of education through entrepreneurial venture while pursuing full-time study. EXPERIENCE 2002-2004 EXXONMOBIL Eket, Nigeria I.S Project and Infrastructure Analyst • Supervised a team of five engineers responsible for $6M communication infrastructure and achieved 17% savings in maintenance cost. Managed the communication infrastructure expansion project with 18% cost savings and trained 45 users. • Saved $95,000 in recurrent expenditure by re-engineering the business process to leverage existing infrastructure. Developed a procedure that was adopted as part of corporate policy and procedure. • Led a team of seven to provide voice and data communication solution for offshore operations, delivered service ahead of schedule and reduced recurrent personnel cost by 75%. • Negotiated $89,000 cost saving on field lightning protection project and completed project on schedule. • Established a process that eliminated a recurring three-month delay in service delivery by incorporating forward planning. 1999-2002 SPAR AEROSPACE - GS TELECOM Lagos, Nigeria Senior Telecommunication Engineer, 2001-2002 • Appointed team lead for company’s most profitable accounts. Initiated feedback procedure, reengineered the support model and achieved 50% reduction in service disruption. • Directed a team of seven to implement projects that made online banking possible in parts of Nigeria and developed training for new hires. Telecommunication Engineer, 1999-2001 • Developed procedures for preventive maintenance, modeled monthly performance data and ensured SLA requirements are met. • Achieved CISCO Certified Network Professional status and tutored colleagues for CISCO career certification. 1997-1999 PHILIPS PROJECT CENTER Lagos, Nigeria Telecommunication Project Engineer • Conducted market survey and established base prices that resulted in 15% project cost savings. • Implemented a comprehensive trunk radio system that supports SHELL Nigeria operations. • Initiated and coordinated monthly technical seminar sessions. ADDITIONAL DATA • Guest lecturer, Electrical Engineering department, Federal University of technology, Owerri, Nigeria. • Served in the Nigerian National Youth Service Corps 1995- 1996 • Established an investment management club, provided stock picking advice to colleagues and achieved 60% returns on investments. October 17, 2004
    • J. CLINT FOLLETTE 1125 Davis Street, Apt. G-1 Evanston, IL 60201 Mobile: 225-803-1391 jfollette2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 (GMAT 780/800) Candidate for Master of Engineering Management degree, June 2006 Intended majors in management & strategy and marketing • Elected Master of Management and Manufacturing student executive council marketing chair • Member, consulting club, energy management club, general management club, wine club • Committee member, business leadership club talk of the year committee 1996-2001 J. B. SPEED SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING Louisville, KY UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE Master of Engineering degree, chemical engineering (GPA 3.9/4.0) - May 2001 Bachelor of Science degree, chemical engineering, (GPA 3.8/4.0) - May 2000 • Graduated summa cum laude (bachelor’s and master’s) • Awarded Greek Man of the Year and Speed School Max A. Stoler chemical engineering award • Elected Order of Omega Greek Honor Society president, InterFraternity Council vice president • Beta Theta Pi fraternity: Elected vice president of housing, elected vice president of activities, awarded James L. Gavin Scholarship • Appointed Student Government Association associate supreme court justice • Member, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Golden Key honor society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers EXPERIENCE 2001-2004 EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL COMPANY Baton Rouge, LA Research Engineer (2003-2004), Engineer (2001-2003) - Oxo Technology • Reduced costs and improved process performance through transfer of best practices while consulting twenty-five engineers in ten plants worldwide. • Headed a twelve person cross-functional team to complete $550K research pilot plant project as a key step in the implementation of the business unit strategy. • Led nine laboratory technicians and pilot plant operators while conducting applied process research in support of a $10M plant project, then presented results and recommendations to senior management. • Received a recognition award for recovering $2M/yr in costs globally through resolution of a catalyst quality problem after extensive data analysis and interactions with the catalyst supplier. • Improved cost and production forecasting accuracy by developing multivariable statistical tools for determining impact on catalyst performance and for predicting product yields based on process inputs. • Increased volunteer participation as ExxonMobil Community Initiative Through Employees (ExC!TE) board member and membership committee chairman • Helped to achieve United Way contributions target by educating employees about Capital Area United Way and member agencies as steering committee member and department chair 1998-2001 ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY Louisville, KY Chemical Engineering Graduate Intern (2001), Co-op (1998-1999) - Performance Polymers • Developed polymerization reactor process simulation as master's thesis project • Completed process development for a new $1M wastewater treatment facility • Implemented capacity improvement and cost reduction projects for spray dryer process units • Executed $60K quality improvement project for polymerization reactor process unit ADDITIONAL DATA • Certified as Engineer In Training through completion of Fundamentals of Engineering exam • Received Six Sigma certification from Simulations and Advanced Controls, Inc. • Interests include basketball, skiing, and travel. October 17, 2004
    • ALVARO GRANADA 1500 Chicago Avenue - Apt. 421 - Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 682-9573 - agranadasanz2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCES NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 Candidate for Master of Engineering Management degree, June 2006 • MMM Program: Intended majors in finance, marketing and entrepreneurship & innovation. • Recipient of “Fundación Rafael del Pino” scholarship for academic and professional achievement. • Member: Energy Club, Automotive Club and Consulting Club. 1996-2001 UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA DE COMILLAS (I.C.A.I.) Madrid, Spain Bachelor of Science degree, Industrial engineering (Energy major), July 2001 • Final Thesis selected (top 1%) to represent I.C.A.I. in various engineering congresses. • Completed degree at night while working part time. • Recipient of ICAI Merit scholarships for academic achievement. • Nominated for the Spanish National High Scholl prize. • Elected Student Government Class Representative every year. EXPERIENCE 2001-2004 THE BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP Consultant, 2004 Madrid, Spain & Zurich, Switzerland • Led cross functional team of 20 people implementing a leading-edge CRM system for a top pharmaceutical company generating expected savings of $2m per year. • Accountable for recruiting engineers for Associate Consultant and Practice Area Analyst positions (55% of total offers during 2003&2004 periods). Senior Associate Consultant, 2003-2004 Madrid, Spain • Created the strategic plan for a Spanish Gas company identifying profitable investments of $550m with the goal of increasing EBITDA by 80% in five years. • Defined the gas & electricity commercial strategy (retailing & wholesaling) for a top three Spanish utility expected to increase their national market share by 20% in three years. • First round interviewer of Associate Consultants for Madrid and Barcelona Offices. Associate Consultant, 2001-2003 Madrid & Barcelona, Spain • Redesigned the gas sourcing strategy for a top Spanish gas company identifying and leveraging $269m value through Swap contracts. • Redefined strategic plan of the major Spanish Airline reducing costs for $55m • Formulated a turn-around plan for a Spanish savings bank consisting of 7 strategic initiatives which generated a 100% EBITDA growth in 3 years. • Designed a completely new product and a new marketing & sales strategy for a Pay-TV company increasing customer acquisition by 30% and reducing churn rate by 7% in five months. 1999-2001 UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA DE COMILLAS (I.C.A.I.) Energy R&D analyst (Intern) Madrid, Spain • Built new model to optimize heat exchangers increasing their performance by 10%. • Conceived a new tool to optimize solar power plants efficiency with different manifold designs. Summer 2000 DAIMLER CHRYSLER SPAIN Sales Engineer (Intern) Madrid, Spain • Developed a new application to optimize internal information transferred between the sales department and the distributors which enabled the firm to achieve ISO 9000 standards. OTHER DATA • CO-FOUNDER OF A RALLY CAR TEAM, NOWADAYS COMPETING IN THE SPANISH REGIONAL RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP. • Languages: Spanish-native, English-fluent.
    • • Other interests: soccer, skiing, traveling and all kinds of motor racing sports.
    • FALKO PHILIPP KLOEPPER 548 Elmwood Avenue, Apt. # 3, Evanston, 60202 Illinois (847) 644 9859, FKloepper2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Evanston, IL • Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 • Anticipated Majors in International Business, Strategy and Finance • Member of Sports, Community Service, European Business, Energy Management and General Management Club 2002-2004 LMU MUNICH UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, MASTER OF LAW PROGRAM Munich, Germany Part-time Master of Law program in European Business Law (LL.M. Eur.) 1994-2001 LMU MUNICH UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL Munich, Germany Undergraduate Law School, 1994-1999 (awarded Dipl.-Jur. Univ.) Graduate Law School, 1999-2001, engaged both in law school courses and practical legal work as junior lawyer with the State of Bavaria, in 2001 passed Bar Exam (second “Staatsexamen”) and admitted to the German Bar (“Rechtsanwalt”) EXPERIENCE 2001-2004 ERNST & YOUNG AG Munich, Germany Senior Consultant, Corporate Restructuring Group, 2003-2004 • Selected with four other employees to build restructuring practice in Munich; performed market analysis, assisted in creation of go-to-market strategy, drafting of business plan and sales presentations, participated in sales pitches • Prepared cash flow forecast, over-indebtedness evaluation, restructuring concepts and negotiation strategies dealing with banks and creditors for construction company (EUR 50M revenue) and the German subsidiaries of US real estate company (EUR 200M in assets), both engagements resulted in the successful restructuring of the client • Covered the insolvency issues on a cross-functional team during M&A transaction involving an insolvent company • Promoted to senior consultant 12 months ahead of schedule Consultant, Corporate Finance Group (Capital Markets, M&A, Due Diligence), 2001-2002 • Advised on two media M&A transactions (strategic considerations, preparation of info memo, long and short lists, management presentation, data room, deal documentation, SPA, legal advice); deal volume $30M and $50M • Assisted clients on identifying equity investors, optimizing business plan and equity story, developing financial projections, preparing management presentations • Prepared pitches for IPO candidates, prepared presentations covering all aspects of an IPO, including dual listings • Performed company valuations using common valuation techniques (value range $20M – $200M) • Elected as team member in three financial due diligences (acquisition of major German consumer goods company by US-competitor; acquisition of German media company by US-investor; German media company) 1999-2001 STATE OF BAVARIA Munich, Germany Junior Lawyer • Worked with the City of Munich, judge and law firm, mandatory for admittance to the German bar in 2001 1996-2001 K&K ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH Munich, Germany Co-founder, Managing Director • Co-founded and ran corporate finance advisory company while attending university full-time • Advised companies with revenue between $10M and $40M on composition of business plan, equity raising and company valuations. Clients included a biotech company, brewery, and building material company 1994-2001 MAJOR INTERNSHIPS • Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Law Firm) - Securities Law Department, 06/01-07/01, New York • Société Générale Cowen (SG Cowen) - M&A/ Equity Capital Markets, 02/99-05/99, Frankfurt • Lehman Brothers - Equity CapitalMarkets,10/99-11/99, London • HypoVereinsbank - Equity Capital Markets, Permanent Intern (“Werkstudent”), 12/96-8/97, Munich • Sands Bros. (Investment Bank) – Research, Trading, Capital Markets, 03/96-04/96, 03/95-05/95, New York • SGI Ltd., (NYSE Floor Trading Company), 05/96, NYSE Trading, New York ADDITIONAL DATA Languages: German, English, Russian (basic), Latin (at school), ancient Greek (at school) Hobbies: Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Sailing, Swimming, Classical Music, diverse Volunteer Activities, Traveling October 17, 2004
    • OLATUNDE .A. LADIPO 1725 Orrington Avenue, Apt 328-2,Evanston, Illinois 60201, (847) 332-8555 oladipo2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004 - Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 Candidate for Master of Engineering Management degree, June 2006 Member of Consulting, Energy Management and Business with a Heart Clubs MMM Program: Intended majors in Management & Strategy, Finance, and International Business 1991-1998 OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, Ile-Ife, Nigeria Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical Engineering • Interned at PZ Industries – automated and improved electrical maintenance reporting process by 30% • Volunteer rescue worker during Ife-Modakeke war. Administered first-aid to over 100 victims • Treasurer, Alpha Club – Leadership club for young entrepreneurs with over 100 members and a yearly budget of about $50,000 EXPERIENCE 2001-2004 SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT COMPANY (SPDC), Nigeria / Netherlands SAP Basis Administrator 2003-2004 • Designed SAP knowledge transfer program for new Staff, projected saving on project estimated at $1 million in expatriate costs. • Strategically analyzed and developed cost-effective disaster recovery for Shell Nigeria SAP systems. Identified potential savings of over $10 million. Service Engineer 2001-2003 • Increased customer satisfaction by 20% via implementing customer-focused strategies for improved service delivery. Strategy involved retraining of staff, revision of reward system and employee–job matching. • Coordinated and supervised contractor staff in remote and onsite office locations to implement corporate information security solutions for over 1000 employees across Nigeria, resulting in cost savings of over $1 million in outsourcing costs. • Directed health, safety & environment initiatives. Audited and enforced occupational health, material handling and personnel transportation standards for over 200 people. Identified cost savings of over $2 million in accident free operations • Re-engineered the helpdesk to effectively support Shell implementation of Windows 2000, reduced learning curve from two weeks to three days, resulting in over $1million savings in adoption cost. 1999 – 2000 ARTHUR ANDERSEN Lagos, Nigeria Consultant • Executed change strategies for successful adoption of Certificate of Work Done in Shell, the strategy involved obtaining buy-in of senior management, community contractors and staff, a total of over 3000 people. Effort led to improved stakeholders’ adoption of COWD by 60% in 6 months. • Implemented electronic payment voucher system for Shell Nigeria leading to over $2 million in net savings. • Redesigned and automated vendor service center, reduced invoice processing time by 15 days. 1998 –1999 GENESYS INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMS Ibadan, Nigeria System Analyst • Standardized project delivery methodology by designing and documenting frameworks for projects. Reduced project delivery times by over 50%. • Created proposal that successfully influenced management to diversify into software development, leading to a net profit of over $100,000 in only the first year of adoption. OTHER DATA • Founder and mentor of church drama group, coach of community soccer team • Member of the Lagos state motherless babies’ home charity project. • Enjoy soccer, chess (gold medalist) and drama. Also enjoy real estate investment and sustainable community development activities.
    • BORIS W LEORO 910 Washington Street Unit 1B∙ Evanston, Illinois 60202 (847)-942-7872∙ bleoro2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 • Intended majors in analytical finance, managerial economics, and management & strategy. • Member, Finance and Energy Clubs • Volunteer, Centro Romero, YMCA Tutoring Program, and Habitat for Humanity. 1997-1999 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN Urbana, IL Master of Science in Civil Engineering, May 1999 • Worked part-time as a Research Assistant during graduate studies. 1992-1997 PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF ECUADOR Quito, Ecuador Civil Engineer Degree, May 1997 • Elected Student Representative to Civil Engineering Faculty Council • Awarded Scholarship for Graduate Studies at the University of Illinois • Studied Abroad at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium EXPERIENCE 1999-2004 BLACK & VEATCH CORPORATION Overland Park, KS Leading global engineering, consulting, and construction company with 7000 employees and 90 offices worldwide. Senior Foundation Engineer- Energy, Engineering and Construction Division, 2001-2004 • Negotiated and managed contracts for subsurface exploration for several major combined cycle power plants in the United States. Work was carried out ahead of schedule and budget savings averaging 10%. • Developed extensive networking relationships with contractors to establish preferential contract pricing. • Managed construction of foundation systems for $500 million combined cycle power plant in Tampa, Florida. Designed marine cofferdam for project cooling water pipe which resulted in savings of 12% over original subcontractor proposal. • Worked with senior management and client personnel to optimize designs and propose alternate solutions to client’s problems. Proposals reduced foundation costs by an average of $200,000. • Served as internal consultant to other divisions of the company. Contribution increased project value by preventing common contractual and technical errors. • Provided training to field staff and construction managers to ensure construction activities are carried out according to specifications and safety standards. Lead Design Engineer- Power Division, 1999-2001 • Provided foundation engineering consulting services for power plants, electrical transmission lines, and industrial facilities. Reported results, analyses, and data interpretation to clients and project managers. • Authored several technical standard procedures. Standards allowed junior design engineers to understand technical issues more effectively and increased work productivity. • Created computer models to streamline designs of deep foundations and earthquake resistance design of building foundations. Models are widely used within the firm and have reduced design costs by 15%. • Trained engineers in the use of specialized design software. 1996-1997 CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES Quito, Ecuador A non-profit relief and development agency Project Engineer • Led team in design and construction of irrigation systems and hydraulic channels for two disadvantaged communities of the Ecuadorian Andes. • Managed project budget, schedule, purchasing and logistics. Construction operations and activities were completed within budget and ahead of schedule. • Performed feasibility studies and discounted cash flow models for project evaluation.
    • OTHER DATA • Licensed Professional Engineer- Ohio State. U.S Permanent Resident. • Company Presenter to the 2003 Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers National Technical Conference. • Fluent in Spanish and French. Traveled extensively across Europe and Latin America. • Enjoy Latin American politics, reading, photography, tennis, soccer, and computers. • Developed website for the Ecuadorian consulate in Jersey City, New Jersey. http://www.consuladoecuadornj.com.
    • MATIAS S. MARKUS 1575 Oak Avenue • Apt. 33 • Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 226-4293 • mmarkus2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY • Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 • Intended majors in Management & Strategy, International Business, Transportation & Logistics Management and Marketing. • Member of the Energy Club, General Management Club, Consulting Club, Transportation Club, Marketing Club, Latin American Hispanic and Iberian Management Association and European Business Club. 1994-1999 UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CORDOBA Córdoba, Argentina • Industrial Engineer • Worked while in school to pay for my studies EXPERIENCE 2000-2004 TENARIS S.A. Buenos Aires, Argentina Leading global manufacturer and supplier of seamless steel pipe products and services to the oil and gas, energy and mechanical industries. Senior Analyst, Corporate Marketing 2001-2004 • Conducted market analysis and developed strategy for entry in low-end oilfield services market in Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria, Norway, United Kingdom and Kazakhstan. • Participated in several M&A and Joint Venture analysis and valuations, with values ranging from 12 to 370 million dollars. • Led multicultural team of six members from four Business Units in charge of assessing Natural Gas Vehicle tank market. Achieved 12% increase in revenues by preventing internal competition and identifying potential new business. • Designed and developed Tenaris Commercial Executive Information System (EIS) as part of multi- functional team. Personally presented Commercial EIS to audience of over 100 Directors and top managers during annual Convention in Veracruz, Mexico. • Recruited and trained and made hire recommendations of marketing interns and young professionals. Analyst, Oilfield Services Marketing 2000-2001 • Participated in team that closed alliances with ChevronTexaco, Repsol YPF and ExxonMobil with a combined value of 23 million dollars. • Consolidated information from various departments and collaborated in preparation of over 30 bids to different Oil and Gas Companies around the world. • Developed model to predict market size and future sales of pipes for mechanical applications in the USA market. The model was applied until modified in 2003 to include new market variables. 1999-2000 DYNAMIT NOBEL ARGENTINA Córdoba, Argentina Logistics Representative at Chrysler Argentina plant • Headed team responsible for international logistics of plastic parts. Logistic cycle included imports from USA to Argentina, distribution of pieces to two plants and just in time delivery to Chrysler’s assembly line. ADDITIONAL DATA • Enjoy antique cars, currently rebuilding 1956 BMW Isetta. • Formed team of three to participate in local Rally Championship. • Played field hockey for 12 years. Invited twice to train National Field Hockey Team at national center for high competence sports practices. • Other interests include outdoors activities, traveling, international politics and cooking May 5, 2010
    • SIMON MOORE smoore2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu 847-644-3844 EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 Probable majors in marketing, finance and strategy Undertaking project with $3bn company to assess green fleet initiatives Co-leader of GIM Japan trip 2004/5 Member of Energy Management Club 2001-2004 CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST QUALIFICATION London, UK 1997-2000 OXFORD UNIVERSITY Oxford, UK Politics, Philosophy and Economics B.A. (Hons) 2.i, June 2000 Co-founder, Linc Productions theatre company Arts editor, Oxford Student newspaper (readership 10,000) President, Politics, Philosophy and Economics society Secretary, Junior Common Room, Lincoln College Secretary, Lincoln College Hockey Club EXPERIENCE 2001-2004 PUTNAM INVESTMENTS London, UK Investment Associate • Valuation and recommendation of European equity securities • Supported the senior analyst on the utilities sector • Completed projects on carbon trading and renewal power 2000-2001 MITCHELL MADISON GROUP (MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY) London, UK Business Analyst • Analysis of enterprise resource planning market • Product segmentation study for consumer financial services • Development of online strategy for sports retailer ADDITIONAL DATA Extensive travel to 35 countries. Published in the UK’s Guardian newspaper and Time Out magazine. Interests in cinema, soccer and sailing.
    • TAMIL MUTHUSAMY, PMP 1577 Brittania Way, Roselle, IL - 60172. (847) 452-3287; t-muthusamy@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2002 – Present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, December 2004. • Majors in Management & Strategy, Technology Management and International Business. • Vice President of Consulting club and member of Energy Management and Asia Business clubs. 2004 Certified Engagement Manager Capgemini University, France 2002 – Present Certified Project Management Professional Project Management Institute, PA 1991-1992 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Kerala, India Master’s in Electrical Engineering, National Merit Scholar, Gold Medallist. • Assisted Research Scientists in Satellite Image Processing projects at Indian Space Research Organization. 1986-1990 UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS Tamilnadu, India Bachelor's (Honors) in Electronics & Communications Engineering. Silver Medallist. • Interned with Bharat Electronics and assembled communication cables for Indian Military Tanks. EXPERIENCE 2001-Present CAPGEMINI ERNST & YOUNG Engagement / Project Manager, 2002 – Present Dallas, TX - Kansas City, KS - Chicago, IL • Identified opportunities to outsource seven IT applications for a healthcare client and two utility clients to result in $15M back office cost savings and to gain competitive advantage. • Generated $2M revenue by selling add-on work to efficiently process 120 million telephone calls per day. • Guided engagement teams on 11 data analysis projects to enhance client’s operational efficiency by 12%. • Won four "Bravo" awards from the Client IT and Business groups for teamwork and performance. • Directed two Interest Groups of Project Management Affinity team for 190 Capgemini associates. • Published a market insight article on ‘Wireless Local Loop in Developing Countries’. Transformation Consulting Project Manager, 2001 - 2002 Kansas City, MO - Chicago, IL • Spearheaded offsite transition of six local and long-distance IT systems that generate $50M daily revenue. • Achieved $6M annual client cost saving by streamlining three IT systems for international telecom access. • Trained by Capgemini in the Americas National Leadership Development Program, 2002. 1996-2001 COVANSYS Manager, National CRM Practice, 2000 - 2001 Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI - Nashville, TN • Conducted CRM Strategy Workshop for a major hospital chain to optimize its 240-seat helpdesk system. • Created proposals and presentation materials for NBD pursuits on CRM projects worth $16M revenue. Manager / Senior Consultant, 1996 - 2000 Cedar Rapids, IA - McLean, VA • Collaborated in recruiting efforts of 115 international programmers to work on multiple Y2K projects. • Led a team of 15 resources for the Y2K remediation project and four FCC regulatory strategic projects. • Managed project scope, system delivery and SLAs for $4B revenue generating division of a telecom client. 1993-1995 TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES, INDIA Senior Systems Analyst, 1994 - 1995 Mumbai, India - Chennai, India • Reduced defects by 9 % as the ISO Auditor in the 150 man-year project outsourced by a Swiss client. • Implemented an offshore conversion project for a banking client and successfully led a five member team. Systems Analyst, 1993 - 1994 Chennai, India - New York, NY - Brussels, Belgium • Transitioned mainframe applications for manufacturing from Belgium to India and led offsite project team. • Developed Freight Collections and Accounts Payable IT systems of a global shipping containers client. OTHER DATA Capgemini Coordinator for American Heart Association’s Heart Walk Events, Chicago for the last four years. Chairman and Board member of Social Service League for 250+ volunteers, India for three years. Fluent in English, Tamil and Malayalam. Conversant in Hindi. Permanent Resident of U.S.A. Citizen of India.
    • MATTHEW M. NICHOLSON 1236 Chicago Avenue #408, Evanston, Illinois 60202 (847) 233-8054 mnicholson2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 Intended Majors: Management and Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Finance Related Clubs: Energy Management Club, Private Equity Entrepreneurship @ Kellogg, and Finance Club 1996-2000 TERRY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Athens, GA Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and Marketing • Cum Laude, Cumulative GPA of 3.6; 4.00 in Management and 3.67 in Marketing • VP of HR for Pi Sigma Epsilon, Mgmt Dept Award of Excellence, and Demosthenian Literary Society EXPERIENCE 2000-2004 PHILLIP BLOUNT & ASSOCIATES Duluth, GA A boutique human resource consulting firm specializing in compensation and organizational design Senior Associate Consultant 2002-2004 • Researched and recommended management pay rates which enabled a major natural gas provider’s power generation division to develop a bid for a management contract with the Peruvian government. • Utilized proxy data to aid an entrepreneur who had developed an industry-leading patented safety device in justifying his executive compensation and royalty package. • Consulted with the executive team of a $300M regional trucking company to develop a sales incentive plan which helped increase revenue by 6% after years of stagnant sales while reducing cost of sales. • Interviewed top executives and key staff at a regional engineering consulting firm with over 500 employees to determine critical success factors for a firm wide incentive plan, and personally developed a relationship with the VP of HR which led to an approximate 25% project expansion. • Led client team at a $1.3B concrete manufacturing company through a reevaluation of the internal hierarchy of its exempt positions which allowed it to more effectively allocate its resources. • Consolidated compensation practices of 2 of the largest nonprofit organizations in the nation, utilizing benchmark research from both proprietary surveys and tax records to allow them to maximize their economies of scale. • Developed and delivered a winning sales presentation for a compensation and benefits survey encompassing over 10,000 exempt employees of member companies of a national agricultural association. • Designed a market leading non-exempt compensation structure that allowed a $500M Japanese- American heavy equipment manufacturer to prevent a labor union from being reinstated. • Created an economic model based on historical research to predict salary budget movements based on CPI increases which PB&A used on nearly every project. Associate Consultant 2000-2002 • Redesigned the organizational structure for the powertrain division of a big three auto manufacturer to more fully support its go-to market strategy. • Used regression analysis to evaluate a diversified publishing house’s compensation practices and determined appropriate external comparison markets for its various business units. • Created a base compensation structure for a $40M real estate development company that enabled it to manage its pay equity through a time of tremendous growth in which its revenue increased to over $100M. • Revamped PB&A’s internal file management system so that projects could be tracked electronically. • Earned Certified Compensation and Benefits Professional (CCP and CBP) from WorldatWork. Associate Intern 2000 • Developed a factory productivity incentive plan for a leading mattress manufacturer. • Identified and researched potential clients based on size and market relevance. Other Activities • Section Representative for Career Management Center • Kellogg Rugby Football Club • Business Leadership Club – Experiential Committee • Holy Angels Volunteer Teacher
    • CARLO POLACCO 1500 Chicago Ave. Apt 410 Evanston, IL 60201 Mobile: 847-612-6771; e-mail: cpolacco2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 • Intended majors in finance, management and strategy, marketing. • Consultant in the Neighborhood Business Initiative project for the “Green Plants” program, an initiative supporting the development of profitable environment friendly industries in the Chicago area. • Member of the Energy Management Club. 1989-1995 POLITECNICO DI MILANO Milan, Italy Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, April 1995. GPA 98/100. • Elected Representative of the Students in the Academic Senate (1991-1993) and in the Council of Faculty of Engineering (1993-1995). EXPERIENCE 2002-2004 ELEKTRIZITÄTS-GESELLSCHAFT LAUFENBURG AG Dietikon, Switzerland Electricity company active in production, transmission, sales and trading in Europe Project Manager, Business Development • Conducted evaluations of acquisitions and development opportunities for power plant projects in Southern Europe, resulting in recommendations to the top management about project feasibility. Investment foreseen for each project: 200M USD. • Supervised cross-functional teams of professionals performing extensive financial modeling and risk assessment and analyzing strategy, legal, technical and environmental aspects. • Successfully revised the company internal model for forecast of electricity price development in Italy, attaining improved reliability of the output results. • Executed extensive economical and technical input management for the financial modeling of projects. 1999-2002 ABB SWITZERLAND LTD Baden, Switzerland Project Engineer, Power Plant Control Service • Successfully managed a team of 6 professionals in the development of a retrofit package for gas turbine control systems. The project involved an intensive coordination with the sales and product management functions and targeted 99% system reliability. Value 300k USD. • Led a team of 6 international engineers to the successful completion, within time and budget constraints, of a control system retrofit project for a power plant in Anchorage, AL. Value: 1.5M USD. • Executed successful trouble shooting and start-up activities for control systems in San Roque (Spain), Landis (Canada) and Anchorage (U.S.A.). Overall project value: 6M USD. • Advised the Service Sales Team with technical expertise and risk/opportunity assessment skills. 1995-1998 GEICO S.p.A (COMAU GROUP) Research, Development and Standardization Engineer, 1997-1998 Cinisello Balsamo, Italy • Defined the standard process & instrumentation diagrams for automotive painting processes, coordinating 3 engineers and targeting 20% savings in instrumentation, control and engineering costs. • Analyzed the possible heat recovery (approximately 15%) solutions for a painting plant in Russia. • Developed the automotive painting pre-treatment process manual collaborating with PPG Italy. Commissioning Engineer, 1995-1997 Argentina, Brazil, France • Led the start-up and commissioning team of a plant for Fiat Auto in Córdoba, Argentina achieving on- time plant hand-over to the client. • Actively collaborated to the commissioning teams for plants delivered to Fiat Automòveis in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and to Renault in Maubeuge, France. ADDITIONAL DATA Fluent in English, German and Spanish. Conversant in French and Portuguese. Basic knowledge of Swedish.
    • Hiking, skiing, photography, reading novels and essays, listening to classical, pop and rock music. Executive course in financial management at the Bocconi University (Milano, Italy) in 2003. May 5, 2010
    • AKSHAY SHETTY 1725 Orrington Ave, Apt 424, Evanston, IL 60201 Cell: (206) 779-5197, ashetty2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY • Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006. GMAT: 730. • Prospective Majors: Management and Strategy and Analytical Finance. • Member of Business With A Heart, Consulting Club, Energy Management Club, Golf Club, Flag Football Cub, Investment Banking Club. 1995-1999 WHITMAN COLLEGE Walla Walla, WA • Bachelor of Arts: Economics, May 1999, GPA: 3.71/4.0. • Dean’s List, Cum Laude, full academic scholarship. • NCAA Academic All-American in tennis and captain of varsity tennis team; All Conference First Team and No. 1 Player on varsity tennis team, 1995-1999; nationally ranked in single and doubles. • Youngest elected member of the Alumni Board of Directors; developed and implemented career enhancement programs and organized networking opportunities for Whitman alumni. • Financed entire education with work study and scholarships. EXPERIENCE 2002-2004 CORNERSTONE PARTNERS, LLC Seattle, WA Firm provides acquisition valuation and venture management services Senior Associate • Managed technical consultants, developed financial structure and helped negotiate project contracts as lead consultant for a $50 million biomass power plant development project. • Performed asset valuation and managed due diligence process for an investment firm’s acquisition bid on four U.S. power plants. Bid range is $800 million to $1 billion and client currently is sole finalist in the bid process. • Helped client to develop an acquisition strategy and analyzed and recommended specific assets for acquisition. Co-published article in the Electricity Journal describing the investment landscape in the power industry and potential acquisition strategies. 2000-2002 ABN AMRO BANK Chicago, IL Senior Analyst/Associate in the Project and Structured Finance Group • Led six-member analyst team in developing the debt financial model for consortium of five lead banks for a European client’s $1.4 billion project financing of U.S. power plants. Deal awarded “Project Finance Deal of the Year” and generated $2.8 million in fees. • Managed consultants, ratings agencies process, and assisted in debt structuring for several successful energy-related project financing advisories totaling $750 million. • Youngest group member to source asset sale advisory deal and helped manage the execution of sale by marketing deal to potential bidders, developing bidder list and preparing offering memorandum. 1999-2000 CORNERSTONE ENERGY ADVISORS, LLC Chicago, IL Firm provides acquisition valuation and asset optimization services Analyst • Performed financial modeling and due diligence for a financial advisory team in support of and independent power generation company in its $1.2 billion debt financing. • Assisted advisory team in client’s $1.7 billion acquisition of a power plant portfolio and subsequent $2.1 billion sale of that portfolio. • Developed a market projection model in support of a private equity firm’s successful bid to acquire $200 million of assets from an equipment manufacturing company. ADDITIONAL DATA • Semi-professional poker player.
    • • Other interests: flag football tournaments, golf, and hot sauces.
    • ROBERT A. SMITH 1735 Chicago Avenue #918, Evanston, IL 60201 Home: (847) 733-1268, Mobile: (201) 232-8719 rsmith2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 • Intended majors in Management & Strategy and Entrepreneurship & Innovation • Active Member of the Energy Management Club and Business Leadership Club • Selected student leader for Global Initiatives in Management South Africa course 1995-1999 BOSTON COLLEGE Chestnut Hill, MA Bachelor of Science in Management: Concentrations in Finance and Economics • Carroll School of Management Honors Program – Elected Alumni Relations Chair • Economic Department Honors – Thesis in Market Efficiency • Graduated Magna Cum Laude EXPERIENCE 1999-2004 CITIGROUP GLOBAL MARKETS (Formerly SALOMON SMITH BARNEY) New York, NY Associate, Investment Banking Division – Financial Institutions M&A Group, 2002-2004 • Worked as part of a team to execute strategic mergers and acquisitions, both foreign and domestic, in the retail banking, credit card, asset management and mortgage sectors − Led day-to-day deal management, including: due diligence, valuation analysis, client management, and contract and price negotiation − Included projects in Germany, South Korea, Brazil, the UK, and Luxemburg • Evaluated potential acquisition opportunities in the securities processing industry for a large, global, bank, helping to construct and redefine the company’s corporate strategy in the sector • Analyzed and presented potential M&A transactions to clients in commercial and consumer banking, asset management, and other financial services sectors resulting in numerous client mandates to pursue these transactions • Member of Yale MBA and Boston College recruiting teams – Interviewed / Evaluated candidates Associate/Analyst, Investment Banking Division – Financial Strategy Group, 2001-2002 • Led and managed teams responsible for performing a variety of analyses for clients in the Power & Energy, Industrial, and Telecommunications sectors. Specific analyses included: − Recommending appropriate mixes of debt and equity instruments in funding M&A transactions to minimize credit rating impact and cost of funding − Ascertaining a company’s cost of capital and general “hurdle rate” evaluation − Calculating a company’s optimal cash balance and liquidity position through time-series analysis − Using options pricing models to price various derivative security-like structures Analyst, Investment Banking Division – Global Power Group, 1999-2001 • Analyzed potential mergers and acquisitions in the Power and Energy sector by creating pro-forma analysis and valuation models. Transaction experience includes: − Advised GPU on $12.0 billion merger with First Energy Corp. − Defended and evaluated Columbia Energy on $8.5 billion merger with NiSource Inc. • Relocated to Tokyo, Japan for two months to present analyses on deregulation to Japanese utilities • Executed a variety of capital markets transactions, including common equity, equity-linked, investment grade debt, trust-preferred stock, convertible preferred stock and structured debt • Headed initiative to develop business plans for independent electric transmission companies • Developed internal system to more effectively evaluate and analyze comparable companies and comparable transactions, leading to increased efficiency and accuracy within the group ADDITIONAL DATA • Formerly certified under NASD Series 7 and Series 63 • Intermediate language skills in Spanish, Beginner in Polish
    • • Interests include: motorcycle riding, golf, history, and rugby (Kellogg Rugby team) May 5, 2010
    • ROHIT SOOD 1725 Orrington Avenue, Apartment 232, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 332 6422•rsoood2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Ev MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration and Master of Engineering Management, Jun • Intended majors in management & strategy, finance and marketing • Elected Global Affairs Officer, MMM; Manufacturing Business Conference 2005 Fi • Club Memberships: Consulting, Business Leadership, Junior Achievement, Tennis a • Selected to represent Kellogg at 9th Annual Operations Case Competition hosted by Carneg 1999-2001 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT Luckn Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management • PGP Chairman’s Medalist for standing 3rd in a batch of 183 • Majors in operations, information technology • Sole recipient of Citibank Leadership Scholarship for two consecutive years • Chosen as one of five Leaders in Making in a national competition hosted by Busine • Founding member, Consulting Club; Editor, L’essence, The Management Magazine 1994 - 1998 INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Kan Bachelor of Technology (Material Science and Metallurgical) • Awarded Certificate of Academic Excellence, for being in top 2% of batch in 1996-9 EXPERIENCE 2001 - 2004 ACCENTURE New Delhi, India•C Strategy Group Management Consultant, 2003-2004 Managed teams of 5 to 25 professionals on consulting assignments across diverse industries and • Led recovery drive at India’s largest private utility company, managing a team of 1100 reco 21 geographic zones, resulting in an overdue collection of $ 22mm in three months and a re accounts receivable by 8 days through a revised credit management system. • Achieved annual savings of $ 2mm (~4% of operating costs) by restructuring business proc on-time performance and profitability per loom through product mix optimization at a texti • Worked with senior partner in business development targeted at clients in utility, textile a Helped win process improvement projects at a medium-sized alloy steel manufacturer, an • Assessed the value impact of marketing and business process improvement options at a spe at unlocking $ 1mm in shareholder value. • Received ‘Above and Beyond’ award for achieving client satisfaction par excellence Business Analyst, 2001-2003 • Led an international team, based out of US and Europe, in business process transformation Solutions Engineering service line, achieving annual savings of $ 1mm. • Increased mobile phone call center revenues by 4% by reducing call drops and calls lo largest wireless operator. • Designed a model to evaluate strategic value added by a large metal player’s decision f centralized logistics group, and advised the client against investing ~ $ 1mm in a centr Summer Intern, May-July 2000 • Managed implementation of business process improvement initiatives at an iron and stee reduction in operating costs. 1998 - 1999 ADITYA BIRLA GROUP Mum Group Management Resource, Internal Consultant • Reduced rejection rate by 20% at an aluminum fabrication plant by implementing Statist • Identified ideal inventory norms at a cement plant, and reduced working capital cost by 8% ADDITIONAL DATA • Volunteer Activities: IIT alumni fund for primary education project in Indian villages, Special Cross society, People for Animals group, Business with a Heart. • Interests: Active sportsman - captained college tennis and badminton teams. Received ou award at IIT. Movies, classical Indian music, writing.
    • DAVID CHARLES VANWIGGEREN 1725 Orrington Ave. #128-1 Evanston, IL 60201 (630) 215-4562 / dvanwiggeren2005@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2005 through accelerated one-year program Intended majors in management and strategy, operations management, and technology industy management Member, Business with a Heart, GMA, general management club and soccer club 1994-1998 UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS Champaign, IL Bachelor of Science in finance, May 1998 • Dean’s list, graduated with high honors • Multiple leadership roles within Delta Sigma Pi fraternity 1997 OXFORD UNIVERSITY Oxford, UK Semester study abroad experience studying economics and psychology, Fall 1997 • Member, St. Catherine’s College debate and soccer clubs EXPERIENCE 2001-2004 MONARCH ADVISORS, INC. Naperville, IL Founder • Developed detailed financial models and marketing strategies for the sale of small to medium size privately held businesses • Functioned as advisor and lead negotiator for business sellers in each transaction • Responsible for all aspects of P&L and client development for Monarch • Completed 11 transactions with total transaction value over $6 million 1999-2001 CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON Chicago, IL Analyst & Associate – Investment Banking • Participated in all phases of client contact, typically at the level of business unit president and above, frequently presenting findings and recommendations • Led teams to prepare detailed financial and operating analyses to allow clients to make optimal strategic decisions • Developed standardized models and templates and trained junior analysts in their use 1998-1999 DEUTSCHE BANK ALEX. BROWN Baltimore, MD Analyst – Investment Banking • Analyzed the impact of IPOs, follow-ons, equity-linked securities, debt securities and M&A on the capital structure and future earnings of numerous companies • Developed pitches, offering memoranda and management presentations • Joined Credit Suisse First Boston following their purchase of the Healthcare Group ADDITIONAL DATA Lived in England (1991-1994) and visited most countries in Western Europe. Enjoy playing and writing music for classical guitar, physical fitness, travel and aviation. May 5, 2010
    • BRENDAN WRIGHT 1915 Maple Avenue #401, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 332-6160 | bwright2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL MCCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 Candidate for Master of Engineering Management degree, June 2006 • MMM dual degree program; intended majors in Management & Strategy, Marketing, and Finance • Marketing Events Coordinator for Manufacturing Business Conference • Energy Management Club First-year Director over careers and business development 1995-2001 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Provo, UT Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, cum laude, GPA: 3.84/4.00 • Built innovative biotechnology system to measure heat production of bacteria. Coordinated assistance of multiple scientists. Received honorable mention in multi-state student research competition. • Awarded Utah Society of Petroleum Engineers 4-year Scholarship • Took two-year sabbatical to serve as church missionary in Ukraine EXPERIENCE 2000-2004 MOTOROLA, FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR Austin, TX Senior Process Engineer—responsible for multiple process steps, 2003-2004 • Led cross-functional team. Developed and implemented process redesign for urgent production capacity needs, cutting cost $200,000/year and reducing step cycle time by half. • Promoted to responsibility over bottleneck step. Collaborated with maintenance team, assessed system dynamics/options, and initiated changes, improving throughput 25%. • Networked extensively with senior colleagues throughout company and frequently worked in factory alongside manufacturing personnel, enabling access to exceptional information and project support. • Ranked in top 10% of engineering level by senior factory management at 2003 year-end review. Process Engineer—responsible for 2 process steps, 2002-2003 • Investigated and discovered root cause for an intermittent process deficiency. Developed solution, presented proposal to senior management/engineering board, and fixed problem, saving $500,000. • Analyzed product defects in response to internal customer complaint. Enhanced defect reduction methods, resolving issue and improving yield $250,000/year. • Trained extensively in Six Sigma statistical quality improvement methodology. Junior Process Engineer—responsible for 1 process step, 2001-2002 • Increased process setup success rate from 70% to 90%—best rate among benchmarked companies. • Led quality improvement project. Performed detailed analysis, initiated team actions based on data, and communicated enthusiastically, driving best-in-factory quality results. Received award and bonus. • Chaired factory’s diversity communications sub-team that developed first factory diversity website. Won division’s diversity organization of the year award. Process Engineering Intern, 2000 • Implemented automated inline system to check product quality, reducing flaw detection time by 30%. 1996-1998 LDS CHURCH Ukraine Senior Assistant to Mission President, 1997-1998 • Supervised 90 missionaries in 8 cities. Traveled extensively to advise and evaluate personnel and leaders. Collected and standardized best practices, enabling consistent top performance across mission. • Directed strategic planning/operations. Increased individual accountability and recognition, energizing missionaries. Restructured divisional focus and activities, achieving target membership growth rate. Missionary, 1996-1998 • Developed new marketing presentation to clarify key concepts for prospective church members in low- membership area and led missionary team, establishing fastest-growing congregation in region.
    • BARRY F. ZHANG 1930 Ridge Avenue, Apt. B405, Evanston, IL 60201 Tel: (720) 939-8842 • Email: bzhang2006@kellogg.northwestern.edu EDUCATION 2004-present KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT Evanston, IL NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY Candidate for Master of Business Administration degree, June 2006 • Robert A. Toigo Foundation Fellow – selected from top business school candidates to promote diversity in finance industry • BusinessWeek Online Journalist – report on relevant MBA topics at Kellogg • Appointed Keynote Speaker Coordinator for Kellogg Technology Conference 2005 • Member of Energy Management Club, Investment Management Club and Private Equity & Entrepreneurship Club 1995-1999 YALE UNIVERSITY New Haven, CT Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, May 1999 • 3.9 GPA; honors included magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Distinction in Major • Activities: SpiderGraph Film Society (Co-Founder), JE Intramural Tennis, Habitat for Humanity • Junior semester abroad at University of Oxford; rowed bow five for one of Oxford’s crew clubs EXPERIENCE 2002-2004 LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS, INC. Broomfield, CO Manager, Global Corporate Development and Strategy Group Telecommunications company that operates national fiber optic network • Built business cases for acquisition opportunities and strategic initiatives; drove target due diligence to identify customer gains and sources of cost reductions; negotiated purchase terms and drafted transaction documents • Led twenty-person team in evaluating Cable &Wireless’ U.S. subsidiary during bankruptcy auction; drafted asset purchase agreement with terms for rapid network migration; negotiated multiyear IP connectivity contract between Level 3 and private equity buyer of hosting data centers • Evaluated purchase of MCI’s Internet backbone business; constructed business model to sell remaining sales force and customer support assets to regional Bell operating company • Identified cross-selling opportunities from customers acquired in Genuity acquisition; resulted in sale of non-core customers billing $15 million in annual revenues • Presented with Circle of Excellence Award for outstanding contribution to company Winter TRANSCENDING BIOTECHNOLOGIES Houston, TX 2002-2003 Independent Consultant Biotech startup researching vaccine to prevent white spot disease, world’s largest destroyer of shrimp crops • Identified sales force and capital requirements to support CEO’s various sales ramp scenarios • Constructed financial model for potential carve-out and sale of licensing and manufacturing rights to Indonesian and Chinese end markets • Resulted in company raising $4 million of funding 1999-2001 SALOMON SMITH BARNEY (CITIGROUP) • Advised telecom, high tech, and industrial companies on M&A and financing transactions • Built financial models including: discounted cash flows; leveraged buyout models; mergers and acquisition combination models; public comparables and sum-of-the-parts valuation models Senior Financial Analyst, Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group, 2001 Palo Alto, CA • Evaluated IBM’s strategic alternatives for its desktop business, including outsourcing manufacturing, establishing joint venture with Asian manufacturer, or selling business to strategic player • Wrote business plan for semiconductor subsidiary to attract equity investments Financial Analyst, Large Cap Corporate Finance Group, 1999-2001 New York, NY • $2.3 billion IPO of TyCom Ltd., a submarine cable company • $5.0 billion global bond offering and $2.1 billion consumer tracking stock issuance for MCI • $1.3 billion sale of Armco Steel to AK Steel OTHER DATA • Former filmmaker, White House intern, and volunteer with Big Brothers of Colorado • Conversant in Mandarin Chinese • Enjoy tennis, snowboarding, hiking, film, and fly-fishing