May 21, 2014

2022-2023 Executive Leadership Team

Andrew Noskiewicz, President

Andrew is a Professional Engineer and has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University. Prior to Rotman, he was a Structural Engineering Consultant at Hatch Ltd., working on major capital projects with clients in the Mining & Metals and Nuclear Energy Industries. This summer, Andrew joined ZS as a Strategy Insights and Planning Consultant Intern.
Favourite First Year Course: Foundations of Strategic Management
Ask me about: The Leafs and Raptors, running, favourite outdoor spots in Toronto
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year: Between academics, recruiting, club activities, social events and beyond it’s easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing. Take the time to reflect on what is important to you and prioritize your time accordingly. There is something for everyone at Rotman, and if you stay true to yourself and take advantage of the opportunities available to you, it will 100% be worth it.

Arpitha Mohan, VP Recruitment

Arpitha has a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a specialization in Finance. Prior to Rotman, she worked in a boutique advisory firm as a consultant, leveraging automation and emerging technology solutions to optimize client businesses in Australia. This summer, Arpitha joined Bain & Company as a Summer Associate.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Managerial Negotiations
Ask me about:
Tennis, travel, barre, Netflix romcoms, goal setting 
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
Your GPA won’t make or break your MBA journey. It may be easier said than done when you’re going through the process, but trust me when I say this, your GPA will not define you. There is so much more to you so reflect on all that you bring to the table. Most importantly, don’t sell yourself short!

Gabriel Moreno-Bautista, VP Recruitment

Gabriel has a bachelor’s degree in Nanotechnology Engineering from the University of Waterloo and a master’s in Photonics from the University of Toronto with a thesis focus on materials for solar energy harvesting. He has experience in research-equipment manufacturing and most recently he worked as an Optical Systems Designer in the Aerospace and Defense industry. This summer, Gabriel joined ZS as a Strategy Insights and Planning Consultant Intern.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Managerial Negotiations
Ask me about
: Rock climbing, space exploration, climate change
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
While the MBA is a great place to figure out what you want to do for the next steps in your career, try to come in with an idea of what you want (or don’t want) to do so that you don’t spread yourself too thin. Time management is critical for your mental health, so avoid giving into FOMO and focus on events and activities that give you the most value. What that value consists of is completely up to you, and don’t forget to make time to have fun!

Derek Collins, VP Recruitment

Derek is a Professional Engineer and has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University. Post graduation, Derek worked over four years in the Aerospace industry as a Structural Engineering Consultant. Derek worked on several projects with a variety of clients, mainly focused on aircraft modification and low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite component analysis. This summer, Derek joined EY as a Business Consulting Intern in the Business Transformation team.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Managerial Negotiations
Ask me about:
Hockey, football, soccer, tennis, Survivor, travel
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
Don’t spread yourself too thin, it is important to prioritize during the program. Don’t worry about what your classmates are doing, focus on what is best for you. Finally, take care of your mental health, it is crucial for being the best version of yourself!

Siddharth Boyanapalli, VP Industry Relations

Siddharth graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from McGill University in Montreal. Post-graduation, he spent his time in the Aerospace industry where he worked for firms that developed flight simulation products for pilot training and aircraft development. At these firms he held a plethora of roles from mechanical designer, product configuration manager, to project manager of development programs, and had the opportunity to work with Tier 1 airlines and the largest aircraft OEM’s. This summer Siddharth will work with ZS Associates as a Strategy Insights & Planning Consultant.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Finance I: Global Markets & Valuation
Ask me about:
Aviation & Aerospace, Metal & Electronic music, Canadian music festivals, YouTube Channels, Montreal, S.E Asia
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
Don’t let the stress get to you! The sheer volume of events, workshops, coffee chats, case competitions, etc. comes as a shock and can be overwhelming. Everyone feels out of their depth. Approach your peers, talk about it, and support each other through it all! You do not need to go far to find incredible strength and support within your cohort! 

Jason Estriga, VP Industry Relations

Jason graduated with a Commerce degree from McMaster University in Hamilton. Prior to Rotman, Jason worked in risk consulting for Gallagher in their Multinational Client Practice. At Gallagher, he helped international companies enter Canada or Canadian companies go abroad. This summer, Jason worked with Espresso Capital, a boutique venture capital/venture debt firm in Toronto. 
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Business Analysis and Valuation
Ask me about: American Football, European Football, hockey, basketball, golf, skiing, adrenaline activities, Coffee, Photography, book recommendations, restaurant recommendations, cooking, Travel, Portugal
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year: Trust the Process! A lot is going on in the first year, and not everything will be perfect. When things don’t go according to plan, remember that you belong here and will find a way to make things work out. Lean on your family and friends, and don’t forget to have fun. The MBA will go by quickly; make the most of it.

Jessica Gill, VP Education

Jessica has a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences (Biology & Chemistry) with a minor in Sociology from the University of Calgary. Prior to Rotman, she worked primarily within the field of marketing, with experience in pharmaceutical sales and marketing, as well as digital and data-driven marketing. This summer, Jessica joined Accenture as a Summer Strategy Consultant.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Foundations of Strategic Management
Ask me about:
Brunch, reality tv shows, writing/editing
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
Do your absolute best not to compare yourself with your classmates. It’s easy to start the MBA thinking that everyone is going to have a similar experience, but that’s not at all the case. You’ll have moments where you feel like everyone is doing well except you, and that’s when you need to remind yourself that you’re here for a reason! Each of us brings unique skills to the table, so be confident in your abilities and know that it’ll all work out in the end. (I promise!)

Ahmed Ujjainwala, VP Education

Ahmed is a Professional Engineer and studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Toronto. Prior to Rotman, he worked at Hatch, helping mining clients with the design and operation of specialized equipment used in metallurgical processes. Outside of work, he enjoys biking around the city, cooking, and keeping up with current affairs. This summer, Ahmed joined Boston Consulting Group as a Summer Consultant.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Finance I: Global Markets & Valuation
Ask me about:
Coffee, homemade pizza, photography, Succession, transitioning from engineering to business
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
The Rotman community is incredibly diverse, and your classmates have amazing personal and professional backgrounds. Everyone has something to offer, including you! So remember to stay curious, and learn as much as you can from others.

Teresa Bismar, VP Education

Teresa has a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and has about 4 years of experience in management consulting with PACS, a boutique firm founded by ex-BCG partners in Dubai. She worked on large scale strategic reform projects with government officials in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, covering various industries including Education, Labour, Social Development, and Real Estate. Teresa joined Mastercard as an Associate Managing Consultant for her summer 2022 internship.
Favourite Year 1 Course: International Economics
Ask me about: Scuba diving, travel, skiing, cooking, or plants
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year: You do not have to overwhelm yourself and try to participate in every single event that is happening (school or social). It is okay to take your time, enjoy the experience, and reflect on your priorities. Reach out to people, meet new friends and make the most out of it.

Carlos Sarmiento Cardona, VP Operations

Carlos received his bachelor’s degree in Civil and Industrial Engineering as well as his master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes. Prior to Rotman, he worked as a management consultant at Oval Consultoría in Colombia and Central America, advising clients in the consumer goods, agribusiness, telecommunications, transportation, and financial services industries. This summer, Carlos joined Bain & Company as Summer Associate.
Favourite Year 1 Course:
Foundations of Strategic Management
Ask me about:
Football (the real one), tennis, travel, study tactics, Breaking Bad
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
Prioritize! There is so much going on at Rotman that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but clear goals will help you focus your attention and energy on what really matters most to you! Remember that some classmates are going through similar experiences as you, so reach out to them and build the strong connections that will help you succeed and enjoy your MBA.

Jalpan Parikh, VP Part-Time MBA

Jalpan received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science. He has worked in Technology Strategy and Consulting space as both internal consultant at BMO Financial Group and external consultant at Deloitte (Canada & US firm) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), delivering large scale digital transformation strategy Solutions in Consulting, Banking, Finance and Healthcare industry, helping organizations in their organic and inorganic growth. While leveraging technology, He decided to pursue MBA through Rotman’s Evening MBA program to enhance the integrative thinking approach that spans traditional disciplines such as strategic management, organizational behavior, leadership, and change management areas to solve next era of unexampled business problems. 
Favourite Course:
Strategy in Emerging Markets
Ask me about:
Technology, Cricket, anything you feel I can help you with. 
What I wish I had known at the beginning of first year:
Meet as many people as possible during the MBA program. Focus on building the character for which you want to be known for and cultivating genuine relationship.  Concentrate more on building skills and competences.  Be adaptive to exploring new opportunities which you may not know before entering Rotman.