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Sigma Fellows Class of 2013

Arjun Kandhari

Arjun is a member of the MBA Class of 2013. He is part of the Graduate Business Technology Group and the Graduate Operations Group in addition to being a member of the Special Project Committee in Sigma Fellows. Prior to attending McCombs, Arjun worked in the technology consulting industry for eight years and was based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, he was responsible for managing large scale enterprise technology engagements in the Retail Industry. Arjun is originally from India, where he earned his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering.

David Burda

Dave is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Operations Management and Information Management.  He is a member of the Graduate Operations Group and MBA Healthcare Association.  Prior to attending McCombs, Dave worked as a Manager for Huron Consulting Group.  There, he was responsible for managing teams through process re-engineering design and implementation projects at hospitals across the country.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dorine Serrano

Dorine is a member of the Class of 2013 concentrating in Supply Chain and Operations Management. She is president of Net Impact and a member of the Graduate Operations Group, Graduate Women in Business, and the Consortium. Prior to attending McCombs, Dorine worked as a college recruiter for Halliburton and as a Community Economic Development Consultant in Panama for the Peace Corps. In Panama, she worked with local businesses to train management on business administration. She was also highly involved in her community through youth development and worked closely with community groups to improve efficiency. Dorine earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from The University of Texas at Austin and is originally from Houston, TX.

James Kirtland

James is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Operations and Finance.  In addition to Sigma Fellows, he is a member of the Graduate Operations Group, the Graduate Finance Association, and the Graduate Consulting Group.  Prior to attending McCombs, James worked in transportation consulting and corporate finance for The Home Depot and UPS.  He was responsible for financial planning and analysis, database management, and software development.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University.

Jeff Lee

Jeff is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Operations and Supply Chain Management. At McCombs, Jeff is a member of the McCombs Admission Committee and the Graduate Business Technology Group.  He is President of both the Graduate Operations Group and the Armed Forces Alumni Association. Prior to attending McCombs, Jeff was a nuclear submarine officer in the US Navy.  Originally from Atlanta, GA, Jeff attended the United States Naval Academy where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Oceanography. 

Kei Kobayashi

Kei Kobayashi is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Supply Chain & Operations Management. He is a member of the Sigma Fellows and the Graduate Business Technology Group.  Prior to attending McCombs, Kei worked as an Operations Consultant for the NS Solutions in Japan. There, he was responsible for helping improve clients’ factory operations and logistics by using Industrial Engineering techniques including time study, optimization, statistical analysis, and simulation. He also contributed to increasing his company’s sales by making recommendations to clients on information systems improvements to solve their production issues.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Keio University.

Kevin Kishimoto

Kevin is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Operations and Finance.  He is a member of Board Fellows, the Graduate Operations Group, the Graduate Finance Association, Net Impact, and the Latin American and Hispanic MBA's.  Prior to attending McCombs, Kevin worked as a consulting manager for EAG Services, an IT consulting firm.  At EAG, Kevin managed IT implementation, business process design, system development, and data conversion projects for serving upstream and midstream oil and gas corporations.  Kevin was born in Lima, Peru, and was raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business.

Leslie Pazan

Leslie is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Information Management and Operations. She is President of Sigma Fellows and Vice President of External Affairs for the Graduate Women in Business club, in addition to being a member of the Graduate Business Technology Group and Graduate Operations Group. Prior to attending McCombs, Leslie worked as a Marketing Operations Manager for LinkShare Corporation, an affiliate marketing company in New York City. There, she developed new service offerings, led CRM system migrations, and utilized Kaizen processes to increase efficiency in cross-functional team projects. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Psychology from Brandeis University and is originally from northern New Jersey.

Nick Miller

Nick is a MBA candidate in the Class of 2013 concentrating in Supply Chain and Operations Management.  He is a member of the Graduate Operations Group, Graduate Business Technology Group, Graduate Wine Club, and Commanding Officer of Operations Support Unit, a US Navy Reserve unit comprised of 4 commissioned officers and 62 enlisted personnel.  Prior to attending graduate school, he was an active duty Supply Corps Officer in the US Navy where he provided onsite logistics support to submarines, ships, and special forces commands in the Middle East and various other locations.  He earned a Management Information Systems degree from the McCombs School of Business.

Regan Davis

Regan is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Operations, Supply Chain and Information Management. He is a Vice President in the Graduate Operations Group and a member of the Graduate Business Technology Group. Before returning to school, he worked on a trade desk for a local broker/dealer and developed training materials for their Operations Support team. Regan has lived in Austin for the past 25 years and received his bachelors in Business Honors & Finance from the McCombs School of Business.

Rohan John

Rohan is a member of the MBA Class of 2013, and is focusing on a career in Consulting, with a focus on Strategy and Operations. He is a member of the Graduate Consulting Group, the Graduate Operations Group, the Indian Graduate Business Association and the MBA Healthcare Association, of which he is a Vice President. Prior to returning to the University of Texas, he worked in Operations and Business Process Reengineering at GE Capital, and then Global Sourcing and Vendor Management at GE Healthcare. Rohan has a background in Supply Chain Management, Marketing and PreMed from his undergraduate days.

Will Cooper

Will is a member of the MBA Class of 2013 concentrating in Energy Finance. He serves as Vice President of External Relations for both the Energy Finance Group and the Graduate Operations Group. Prior to attending McCombs, Will worked in New York City as a financial analyst in both banking and corporate finance within the financial services industry. He most recently worked for Citigroup where he was a member of the Finance team that was responsible for the forecasting, budgeting, planning, and analysis for the Technology organization of Citigroup’s North American retail bank. He also has previous professional experience in real estate and project finance. Will earned a Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance from Cornell University. He also expects to earn a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2012.