Meet the Team


Jamie Young
Jamie Young
Director


Jamie Young
Director
Recruitment & Admissions

Jamie’s Portfolio:

Jamie is responsible for the overall Recruitment & Admissions strategy for the Rotman Full-Time MBA program which includes everything from a prospective candidate’s first interaction with Rotman and the whole application journey right up until the first day of classes.

Why Rotman:

Jamie was attracted to Rotman’s core position as one of the most innovative (think about the SDL, CDL and even the video essay) b-schools in the MBA space and as a thought leader (ranked #3 in the world for faculty & research). Equally important to him was the opportunity to be a member of an exciting team in one of the world’s most multi-cultural cities. He is inspired by the culture of reciprocity in the Rotman network and the smart, talented and passionate people that surround him. All together – the Rotman School of Management, the University of Toronto and the city of Toronto were the perfect fit.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Prior to joining Rotman, Jamie held progressive leadership positions at McMaster University, UBC and the Sauder School of Business. He has spent years in the MBA world traveling the globe meeting amazing b-school candidates and reviewing thousands of applications. He chose to move across the country to be at Rotman and the University of Toronto and he couldn’t be more excited to be here.

Did you know?

Jamie loves sports. He is a former high-performance athlete and played Football in University. He is also an accomplished leader in sports management, this past year he won a National Championship as a Coach for the UBC Thunderbirds Football team. He is also a big Toronto Raptors and Toronto Blue Jays supporter.


Leigh Gauthier
Leigh Gauthier
Assistant Director


Leigh Gauthier,
Assistant Director,
Recruitment & Admissions

Leigh’s Portfolio:

Leigh is responsible for recruitment in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Why Rotman:

With People Development, Learning, and Consulting roles spanning national, multinational, and global organizations, Leigh has had the privilege to work with some of the world’s best and brightest talent. Knowing that intellectual curiosity and horsepower also abounds at Rotman, she feels right at home working with students, staff and faculty.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Prior to joining Rotman, Leigh worked at Accenture in their management consulting practice focusing on Human Capital projects. Leigh has conducted over 1000 coaching sessions and has delivered hundreds of workshops/facilitated events. She is a Certified Coach (CPCC) (PCC), and professionally trained facilitator certified in administering the MBTI and Reach360 Personal Branding Assessment.

Did you know?

Leigh has completed three marathons and is thinking about her next physical challenge. She’s been known to dabble in photography and is now exploring ways to improve her Spanish. Regardless she is always on the lookout for a new learning experience or challenge.


Lynda Paterson
Lynda Paterson
Assistant Director


Lynda Paterson,
Assistant Director
Recruitment & Admissions

Lynda’s Portfolio:

Lynda’s recruitment focus is on Canada.

Why Rotman?

Lynda’s first exposure to Rotman was as a summer intern in 2004 working with Rotman’s Career Centre team. She enjoyed the work so much so that she decided to stay on full time! Lynda joined the Recruitment & Admissions team a few years later. She has also been a member of various Rotman social committees, helping bring together the Rotman community. That kind of giving – both time and money – is a signal of how great she thinks Rotman is and can’t imagine working anywhere else!

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Prior to Rotman, Lynda worked in early childhood education and as a Montessori teacher.

Did you know?

Lynda is actively involved in the Annual Rotman Vision fund, a foundation that gives back to Rotman to support the school’s needs, as both a donor and co-chair. Lynda is also an avid runner having competed in several half marathons and has an identical twin sister!


Vishal Bhatia
Chris Jones
Assistant Director


Chris Jones
Assistant Director
Recruitment & Admissions

Chris’ Portfolio:

Chris focuses on finding Rotman talent in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea as well as Europe.

Why Rotman:

His passion for education and helping university students find meaningful careers was the motivation to move into his coaching role at the Rotman School of Management in 2013. With an extensive background in graduate recruitment, he’s provided guidance on all aspects of career education from creating effective resumes and online profiles to job search strategies and interview preparation.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Originally from the UK, Chris graduated from the University of Nottingham and spent the early part of his career in education as a high school teacher in England and Japan. Making a career switch into a recruitment and search role, he worked in London for an organization that placed overseas teachers into the public school system in the UK. Since moving to Canada, he has worked almost exclusively in the campus recruitment field where he spent over five years at Deloitte as the student program lead for all university hires in Ontario. He joined Sun Life Financial in 2010 to direct their campus recruitment across Canada.

Did you know?

Chris is a keen runner, cyclist and soccer enthusiast, coaching boys in his free time through High Park Football Club. He has represented Rotman as part of the Scotia Bank Toronto Half Marathon and cycles to work every day (even in the winter).


Ally Morrow
Ally Morrow
Assistant Director


Ally Morrow,
Assistant Director,
Recruitment & Admissions

Ally’s Portfolio:

Ally is responsible for recruitment in South and Central Asia, including India and Pakistan, as well as the joint University of Toronto Skoll/MBA portfolio.

Why Rotman:

Ally enjoys being part of the team that builds a diverse class of exceptionable individuals. Being part of such a diverse community of inspiring individuals makes coming to work each day easy!

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Prior to joining Rotman, Ally worked in Engineering Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment. She has travelled the globe to promote engineering and studying in Canada. Ally has had a hand in assessing more than 40,000 application files from around the world!

Did you know?

Ally spends her free time traveling the world. Recent trips include: Germany, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway, Iceland, Panama and St Lucia. She visits Guatemala each year to participate in charity work at My Melody School in Chimaltenango. She is new to Toronto and loving every minute of this incredible city!


Tara Egan Wu
Tara Egan Wu
Assistant Director


Tara Egan Wu,
Assistant Director

Tara’s Portfolio:

Tara is responsible for recruitment in the United States, and also manages enrollment to Canada’s power degree: The joint JD/MBA program. In addition, she manages the Women’s Initiatives in the Full-Time MBA and is the Lead on the Forte Foundation Partnership

Why Rotman:

Rotman is an interesting and exciting place to work, not only to attend school! The number of events, calibre of speakers, and the commitment to academic excellence is inspiriting, as are all the interesting people she gets to meet and advise.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Tara recruited the top undergraduate students from across Canada and around the world for six years with the Arts & Science and Engineering Faculties at the University of Toronto before joining Rotman. Tara has a B.A. in Drama and Psychology, and her M.A. in Theatre History, Theory and Literature from the University of Toronto.

Did you know?

She played waterpolo and lacrosse in university, and still plays softball every summer (rec league champions of course!) She’s performed Shakespeare in front of hundreds, but prefers to work on costumes behind the scenes. An avid bicyclist and vespa owner, Tara grew up in Toronto and she’s happy to tell you about why it’s the best city in the world!


Celina Cheng
Agnes Mak
Assistant Director


Agnes Mak
Assistant Director

Agnes’s Portfolio:

Agnes is responsible for recruitment in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Why Rotman:
Agnes is an alumnus of Rotman Commerce, University of Toronto. From her first day stepping into the Rotman building as a student over 20 years ago, she immediately fell in love with the spirit and energy of the Rotman culture. Rotman has played a large part of Agnes’ life professionally and personally, so she is thrilled to help attract new top talent to the school by joining the Full-Time MBA Recruitment & Admissions Team.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:
Prior to joining Rotman, Agnes worked in the corporate sector in Toronto for about 18 years and her last position was a Partner at KPMG Canada. She has led numerous consulting projects for a wide variety of corporate clients including many Fortune 500 companies and large Canadian banks. She has also held leadership roles at various non-profit organizations focusing on women leadership, diversity and inclusion. During her career, she has interviewed and recruited many MBAs for her team so joining Rotman was a logical fit in pursuing her passion in talent recruitment and mentorship.

Did you know?
Agnes loves travel, food and wine. Her passion is to explore the world to experience different cultures, customs and cuisine. As a foodie, she spends her free time learning and creating new recipes, and growing her own herbs and vegetables for her “Farm to Table” dishes


Celina Cheng
Celina Cheng
Administrator


Celina Cheng
Administrator
Recruitment & Admissions

Celina’s Portfolio:

Celina supports the recruitment and admissions team in all areas – from your first interaction to the final details in the application process.

Why Rotman:

After attending several guest speaker series at Rotman and connecting to some Rotman students, Celina was impressed by the great mind Rotman attracts and Rotman’s leading role in business design and innovation. She was inspired to join the Rotman Recruitment and Admissions team to provide thorough support for the candidates’ application for full-time MBA. She enjoys the dynamic working environment and being surrounded by enthusiastic business professionals who have a thirst for knowledge.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Prior to joining Rotman, Celina worked on various international projects at the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto and Tsinghua University in China. She has planned and coordinated the International Leadership Development Program (ILDP), designed and delivered for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), and has coordinated and attended program events such as Closing Ceremonies at Hart House and ILDP reunion event in Beijing, China. Celina holds a Master of Education from The University of Toronto, OISE and a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature from Guangxi Normal University, Guangxi, China.

Did you know?

Celina is recently interested in running as she finds running in the picturesque Toronto very enjoyable and invigorating. She is currently training for her next 5K and 10K run, and she will be in the Scotiabank Waterfront 5K in the coming October! She is also actively involved in OISE Alumni Association as Vice-President Internal, as she enjoys connecting with new graduates and strengthening the bonds among alumni and the University.


Richard Feliciano
Richard Feliciano
Administrator


Richard Feliciano,
Administrator
Recruitment & Admissions

Richard’s Portfolio:

Richard supports the recruitment and admissions team in all areas – from your first interaction to the final details in the application process.

Why Rotman:

Rotman is a big, yet close-knit and welcoming community. Its commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and innovation are all things that motivated Richard to join the Rotman team. As a newcomer to Admissions, he is excited at the opportunity to have a positive impact and help make Rotman’s students’ time here a successful and rewarding experience.

Prior to Coming to Rotman:

Richard graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Criminology and History. During his time as a student at UofT, Richard identified with the institution’s sense of community and dedication to excellence and innovation so much, that he decided to pursue a career here after his studies were completed. Prior to joining Rotman, he was part of the New College Residence team (one of the seven colleges at UofT) where he was a Residence Steward for just over 2.5 years.

Did you know?

Richard was born and raised in Toronto. He is also a big Toronto Raptors fan and loves to travel. Richard was recently in South Korea, Portugal, and the Netherlands, and he is planning to explore South America and more of Asia in the near future.