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Monthly job promotions and employer transitions in the alumni community.

2024


FEBRUARY


  • Erica (Nunn) Eveld ’15 – promoted to Senior Technical Account Manager at Pendo.
  • Amir Lyall ’17 – promoted to Senior Solutions Architect at Databricks.
  • Samantha Mazzeo ’18 – promoted to Senior Product Manager at Capital One in Washington, DC.
  • Alfy Samuel ’18 – promoted to Director, Data Science at Capital One in New York.
  • Molly Rubin ’19 – joined Firstleaf as Senior Manager of Data and Analytics in San Diego.

JANUARY


  • Erika (Streck) Cerwin ’10 – joined IQVIA as Senior Director, Analytics Hub Leader.
  • Matt Snipes ’13 – joined Seacoast Bank as Business Intelligence Manager.
  • Jay Timmerman ’13 – promoted to Associate Director of Data Science and AI Platforms at Biogen.
  • Alex Lentz ’14 – joined Academic Programs International as Senior Director of Data Science.
  • Jahan Taheri ’14 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist, Applied AI & Modeling at SAS in San Francisco.
  • Andrew Gully ’16 – joined Microsoft as Principal Product Manager, Responsible AI in New York.
  • William Nadolski ’16 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at SAS in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Emerson Bayuk ’18 – promoted to Data Science Manager at EY in Charlotte.
  • Adam Crouch ’18 – promoted to Director of Analytics at BHG Financial.
  • Katrina Crawford ’19 – promoted to Lead Analytics Consultant at Wells Fargo in Charlotte.
  • Supreet Deshpande ’20 – joined JPMorgan Chase as Executive Director in New York.
  • Elaine King ’20 – joined Linkedin as Analytics Associate in New York.
  • Jackson Perry ’20 – promoted to Expert Manager (Insights Data Science), Advanced Analytics Group, Bain & Company in New York.
  • Ryan Eskew ’21 – joined First Citizens Bank as Enterprise Data Consultant.
  • Vidusha Rao ’21 – joined PCI Government Services as Financial Analyst in Washington, DC.
  • Richard Baker ’22 – promoted to Data Science Consultant at Wells Fargo in Charlotte.
  • Connor Folk ’22 – promoted to Data Science Consultant at Wells Fargo in Charlotte.
  • Katie Forester ’22 – promoted to Data Science Consultant at Wells Fargo in Boston.
  • Nicole Hanrahan ’22 – promoted to Data Science Consultant at Wells Fargo in New York.
  • Mallory LaRusso ’22 – promoted to Lead Analytics Consultant at Wells Fargo in Charlotte.
  • Rachel Nagley ’22 – promoted to Data Science Product Manager at Artemis Health.
  • Rachel Tan ’22 – joined Progressive Insurance as Senior Data Scientist.
  • Landon Wilson ’22 – promoted to Data Science Consultant at Wells Fargo in Charlotte.
  • Kate Mills Young ’22 – promoted to Data Science Consultant at Wells Fargo in Charlotte.
  • Anika Rally ’23 – joined Wisetack as Credit Risk Analyst.
  • Megan von Sosen ’23 – joined Karyopharm Therapeutics as Data Scientist in Washington, DC.

2023


DECEMBER


  • Cobey Abramowski ’14 – joined Invent Analytics as Sales Engineer in Charlotte.
  • Leigh Ann Herhold ’16 – promoted to Associate Director of Data Science at Verizon.
  • Chris Liedtke ’16 – promoted to Chief Data Scientist at BentallGreenOak in Boston.
  • Lili Popova Moses ’16 – promoted to Engagement Marketing Manager at Cricut.
  • Kian Kamyab ’18 – joined HubSpot as Senior Product Manager in San Francisco.
  • Michael Marchetta ’20 – promoted to Senior Manager, Capital FP&A at Verizon.
  • Sarah Wotus ’20 – joined Sightline Climate (CTVC) as Data Engineer in New York.
  • Sicheng Jia ’22 – promoted to Technology Senior Consultant (Data and Analytics) at EY in Atlanta.
  • Nate McClintock ’22 – joined Guidehouse as Data Scientist/Senior Consultant in Washington, DC.
  • Ben Schwartz ’22 – promoted to Software Engineer II at Torc Robotics in Austin.

NOVEMBER


  • Stephen Rohrer ’13 – joined Equitable as Senior Director of Marketing Data in Charlotte.
  • Holly Sweeney ’14 – joined Snorkel AI as Senior Documentation Engineering Manager in Seattle.
  • Alex Christian ’18 – promoted to Vice President, Data Science at Fidelity Investments.
  • Matt Trombley ’19 – joined Shopify as Principal Data Scientist in Nashville.
  • Rivers Baker ’20 – joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as Technical Project Manager in New Mexico.
  • Keyur Shah ’20 – joined the University of Pittsburgh as Staff Data Scientist.
  • AB Gundala ’23 – joined Inbenta as Data Scientist/Data Engineer.

OCTOBER


  • Stephen Rohrer ’13 – joined Equitable as Senior Director of Marketing Data in Charlotte.
  • Pooja Aphale ’15 – joined Onix as Global Head of Delivery CoE, in San Francisco.
  • Rebecca (Overcash) Johnson ’16 – promoted to Senior Director, Pro & Services Reporting and Optimization, Lowes Companies, in Mooresville, NC.
  • David Chou, ’18 – promoted Principal Data Scientist, Team Lead at Red Hat.
  • Jola Pham ’18 – promoted to Principal Data Scientist at Red Hat.
  • Yizhou Qiu ’18 – joined Justworks as Senior Data Scientist in New York.
  • KyuHyun Jeong ’19 – joined Green Dot Corporation as Data Scientist.
  • Meghan Weber ’20 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Fifth Third Bank in Chicago.
  • Sophia Allen ’21 – promoted to Associate Manager, Digital Experience Analytics at Red Hat.
  • Gus Conwell ’21 – joined RRC Associates as Data Scientist in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Erin St. Jeor ’21 – promoted to Data Science Manager, AVP at Fifth Third Bank.
  • Jessie Tam ’21 – joined Sysco as Senior Analyst, Revenue Management in Charlotte.
  • Peter Xu ’21 – promoted to Data Scientist, Senior Associate at JPMorgan Chase.
  • Sam Gasell ’22 – promoted to Data Scientist with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Will Keegan ’22 – joined Guidehouse as Senior Data Science Consultant.

SEPTEMBER


  • Quang Nguyen ’14 – joined M&T Bank as Senior Vice President, Quantitative Risk Manager.
  • Nicholas Pylypiw ’14 – joined Elicit, LLC as Senior Data Scientist.
  • Henry (Shengyuan) Huang ’15 – joined Meta as Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco.
  • Camille Yingling ’15 – joined UFCU as Marketing Analytics Manager in Austin.
  • Taylor Herson ’16 – promoted to Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering at Cloudera.
  • David Wheaton ’16 – joined Gradient Health as Senior Data Scientist.
  • Katey Kilmer ’17 – joined M&T Bank as Quantitative Risk Analyst Lead.
  • Sonja Simic ’19 – joined LendingTree as Analytics Manager, Strategic Initiatives in Charlotte.
  • Adria Dortignacq ’20 – promoted to Manager, Data & Business Intelligence at Linkedin in San Francisco.
  • Sam LaFell ’20 – joined BizAnalytica as Senior Databricks Optimization Engineer.
  • Rachel Nagley ’20 – promote to Senior Data Scientist at Nomi Health.
  • Fiz Lokku ’21 – promoted to Staff Data Analyst at Grailed in New York.
  • Jacob Turney ’21 – promoted to Enterprise Data Strategist at Trimble in Denver.
  • Andrew Allen ’22 – joined FamilySearch as Fraud Prevention Manager.
  • Daniel Kim ’22 – joined Wells Fargo as Senior Lead Analytics Consultant in New York.
  • Chad Kwiwon Covin ’22 – promoted to Senior Technical Product Marketing Specialist at Dataiku in New York.
  • Paul Goodwin ’22 – promoted to Marketing Analyst II at Credit Karma in Charlotte.
  • Vasanth Ramdas ’22 – promoted to Systems Engineer at SAS.

AUGUST


  • Nicole Bader ’11 – joined Harmony Biosciences as Associate Director, Statistical Programming.
  • Emilie (Clark) DeCherney ’11 – promoted to Senior Director of Analytics at Pendo.io.
  • Ryan Sun ’11 – promoted to Senior Director of Analytics at Claritas Rx in San Francisco.
  • Patrick Hall ’12 – joined George Washington University as Assistant Professor.
  • Shweta Madhwani ’13 – promoted to Senior Manager Data Science at Enact Mortgage Insurance in Austin.
  • Rich Conboy ’16 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Facebook Gaming in Atlanta.
  • Ryan King ’16 – promoted to Senior Manager, Data Science & Machine Learning Engineering at Paylocity in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Chas Stikeleather ’16 – joined Toptal as Practice Director, Data and Analytics in Atlanta.
  • Andrea Johnston ’17 – promoted to Associate Athletic Director, Analytics and Sales Strategy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • John Coletta ’19 – joined Guardian Life as Data Scientist III in Boston.
  • Grant Fleming ’19 – joined Rhombus Power as Data Scientist in Washington, DC.
  • Sally Crouch ’21 – promoted to Senior Manager, Data Architecture & Insights at American Express in New York.
  • Juliana Gines ’21 – joined Skin Laundry as Manager, Data Science.
  • Liam Dao ’22 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Pendo.
  • Ike Ingle, ’22 – promoted to Data and Analytics Senior Consultant at EY in Charlotte.
  • Patrick Monahan ’22 – promoted to Data and Analytics Senior Consultant at EY in Charlotte.

JULY


  • Leigh Ann Herhold ’16 – promoted to Senior Manager, Data Science, with Verizon.
  • Emily (Emmy) Burnett ’17 – joined BetterUp as Senior Data Scientist.
  • Michael Byman ’17 – promoted to Senior Manager, Product Data Science at Ibotta in Denver.
  • Eric Maxon, ’17 – promoted to Senior Database Analyst and Developer at Carolina Biological Supply Company.
  • DT Oliver ’17 – promoted to Director of Capacity Building Analytics at Feeding America in Washington, DC.
  • Chris Becker ’18 – promoted to Head of Data & Platform Strategy at MedArrive in Charlotte.
  • Jacob (Jake) Lasky ’19 – promoted to Solutions Engineering Manager at EarthOptics.
  • Jacob Michel ’19 – promoted to Manager, Data Science at Elevate Credit.
  • Ryan Ankersen ’20 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist with Elevate Credit.
  • Walter Creech ’20 – joined ConsumerAffairs as Senior Analyst, Strategic Analytics.
  • Travis Noftle ’20 – joined Salesforce as Analytics Manager, People Analytics, in Charlotte.
  • Reema Thakkar ’20 – joined American Express as Manager, Colleague Insights, in Washington, DC.
  • Katie Saveliff ’21 – joined McKesson as Data Scientist.
  • Alessandra Catalanotti ’22 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at EY in New York.
  • Sunny Lin ’22 – promoted to Senior Analytics Engineer at Pendo.io.
  • Nathan Woelfel ’22 – promoted to Director, Data Science R&D, at Cadient.

JUNE


  • Eric McMillen ’13 – joined Roadie as Engineering Manager in Nashville.
  • Michaelia McLean ’15 – promoted to Senior Manager at Deloitte Consulting in Miami.
  • Marc Armbruster ’17 – joined Citizens as Principal Data Scientist in New York.
  • Patricia Martín López ’17 – joined GoStudent as Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Madrid, Spain.
  • Sneha Raghavan ’17 – promoted to Senior Director, Chief of Staff to the CEO at Pendo.
  • Damon Neanover ’18 – promoted to Senior Director, Analytics at Above Lending.
  • Ashley Peterson ’18 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Q2.
  • Ryan Carr ’19 – promoted to Associate Manager at Accenture Federal Services in Washington, DC.
  • Kieran Riban ’19 – promoted to Lead Data Scientist at Nike in Portland, Oregon.
  • Michael Zabawa ’20 – joined Wells Fargo as Lead Financial Analyst in Charlotte.
  • Kristi Bubeck ’21 – promoted to Senior Consultant as Deloitte.
  • Alicia Chen ’21 – joined Conifer Technologies as Software Engineer & Data Scientist in San Francisco.
  • Ethan-Cole Evans ’21 – promoted to Analytics Engineer at Pendo.io.
  • Robby Patterson ’21 – joined Shake Shack as Labor Optimization Analyst in New York.
  • Eric Sims ’21 – joined NRG Energy as Data Scientist.
  • Abigail Edwards ’21 – joined Synchrony as AVP, Portfolio Credit Home & Auto.
  • Mingming Li ’22 – joined Lennox International as Sales Intelligence Analyst Lead in Dallas.
  • Valerie Luo ’22 – joined Green Dot Corporation as Senior Data Scientist.
  • Kevin Mitchell ’22 – promoted to Senior Data Engineer at Verizon in Boston.

MAY


  • Luke Sirakos ’11 – promoted to Senior VP, Director of Financial Reporting and Analysis, at Frost Bank in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Marina (Akushevich) Kovach ’12 – promoted to VP, RWD Analytics & Product Success at ConcertAI.
  • Andrés Ángel ’13 – joined Coca-Cola FEMSA as Digital Manager in Bogota, Colombia.
  • Jimmy Lau ’15 – joined Fidelity Investments as Senior Manager, Cloud Migration & Computing.
  • Mary Wells Ruth ’16 – promoted to Data Science Manager at Nestlé.
  • Jennifer Schaff ’16 – promoted to Vice President of Commercial Services at Elder Research.
  • Kaili (Stevens) Bessell ’17 – joined El Segundo, California-based Skin Laundry as
  • Shelby Bullock Klemm ’17 – promoted to Staff UX Researcher at Google.
  • Jordan Pfaff ’17 – joined Redbird Bioscience as Analytics Lead in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
  • Max Warburg ’17 – joined Crusoe as Manager, People Ops, Analytics, Compensation.
  • Joshua Gandy ’18 – promoted to Lead Solution Engineer–Marketing Cloud at Salesforce in New York.
  • Chelsey (Paulsen) Rogers ’19 – promoted to Senior Manager, Data Science, at Asurion in Nashville.
  • Melissa Sandahl ’19 – joined the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as Data Scientist.
  • Katlyn Limer ’20 – promoted to Senior Manager, Global Thought Leadership at Fidelity Investments.
  • Chesaney Wyse Kooy ’20 – promoted to Client Engagement Manager at Elder Research.
  • Dylan Loerts ’21 – joined Wells Fargo as Senior Analytics Consultant in Dallas.
  • Dawson Tripp ’21 – joined Booz Allen Hamilton as Senior Data Scientist in Washington, DC.
  • Lev El-Askari ’22 – promoted to Data Scientist at Verizon in Boston.
  • Kari Jahnsen ’22 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Choice Hotels International in Washington, DC.

APRIL

  • Miranda Hickman ’12 – promoted to Director of Analytics at Revive in Nashville.
  • Celia Wang ’12 – promoted to Data Analytics Engineer at Southern Company in Atlanta.
  • Ozan Ersoy ’13 – promoted to Principal Data Scientist at Flipkart in Seattle.
  • Stu Sztukowski ’13 – promoted to Senior Product Manager at SAS.
  • Julian Thomas ’13 – promoted to Senior Manager, Analytics and Reporting, at Community Care of North Carolina.
  • Shane Lasher ’14 – joined Databricks as Solution Architect.
  • Nathan Peifer ’14 – joined Elicit, LLC, as Director of Data Science in Brooklyn.
  • Lauren Foley ’15 – promoted to Energy Risk and Resilience Manager at NextEra Analytics in Juno Beach, Florida.
  • John Gauf ’15 – promoted to Software Engineering Manager, Customer Applications and Technology at Cloudera.
  • Amanda Gottschall ’15 – joined GEICO as Principal Marketing Data Scientist in Charlotte.
  • Asad Rahman ’15 – promoted to Principal Cloud Technical Account Manager at SAS in Chicago.
  • Jon Daniels ’16 – joined BENlabs as Director of Data Engineering in Lehi, Utah.
  • Mirna Domančić ’16 – promoted to Staff Data Scientist at HBOMax.
  • Marina Burke ’17 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at SAS.
  • Sneha Komma ’17 – joined Asurion as Senior Manager Customer Experience Analytics.
  • Keith Finch ’18 – promoted to Director of Analytics; Merchandising, Pro, Services, & Specialty Analytics at Lowe’s Companies.
  • Amy Hemmeter ’18 – promoted to Senior Data Science Manager, NLP, at Workhuman.
  • Allison Sealy ’18 – promoted to Senior Analytical Consultant at SAS.
  • Alexandria (Lexie) Dempsey ’19 – joined Antares Audio Technologies as Business Data Analyst.
  • Rachel (Schwitzgebel) Pedersen ’19 – promoted to Expert Manager, Data Science at Bain & Company.
  • Alison Berger ’20 – joined RVO Health as Senior Data Analyst in Chicago.
  • Juliana Gines ’21 – promoted to Lead Data Scientist at Bain & Company in Atlanta.
  • Namrata Jumani ’21 – promoted to Lead Data Scientist at Bain & Company in New York.

MARCH

  • Jay Paulson ’11 – joined OfficeMax as Manager of Business Intelligence in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Michael Morris ’13 – promoted to Analytics Manager at Blue Cross NC.
  • Stu Sztukowski ’13 – promoted to Senior Product Manager, Augmented Analytics, at SAS.
  • Peter Baumgartner ’14 – joined RTI International as Senior Research Data Scientist.
  • Melissa (Principe) Gibson ’14 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Brightly Software.
  • Nate Tess, ’14 – promoted to Senior Director at Ankura in Washington, DC.
  • Jeffrey Mullahey ’15 – joined Boll & Branch as Analytics Engineer in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Matthew Russell ’16 – joined Elevance Health as Advanced Analytics Consultant.
  • Kevin Danchisko ’17 – promoted to Senior Director at Ankura in Washington, DC.
  • Annabel Maschal ’17 – promoted to Director at Ankura in Philadelphia.
  • Ben Cash ’18 – promoted to Senior Product Manager with Q2.
  • Liping Wu ’18 – promoted to Director, Data Science at Advance Auto Parts.
  • Kristin Hooper ’19 – joined Victory 360 as Senior Data Analyst.
  • Carlos Chávez Reyes ’19 – promoted to Senior Data Scientist at Red Ventures in Charlotte.
  • Ellen Davis ’20 – promoted to Data Analytics Senior Associate at Ankura in Washington, DC.
  • Max Fairbairn ’20 – promoted to Lead Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Malia (Dunn-Reier) Turner ’21 – promoted to Principal Business Analyst at Hazen and Sawyer.
  • Dan Minkler ’22 – joined Hazen and Sawyer as a Senior Principal Business Analyst.

FEBRUARY

  • John York ’11 – joined SEI as Consultant in Atlanta.
  • André Toman ’12 – promoted to Senior Vice President at M&T Bank in Buffalo.
  • Wesley Stewart ’13 – joined the United States Golf Association (USGA) as Data Scientist.
  • Ryan Burkhardt ’16 – promoted to Senior Quantitative Analytics Specialist at Wells Fargo.
  • Tanya Moore ’16 – joined Raymond James as Senior Data Analyst in Tampa.
  • Tim Mulligan ’16 – promoted to Data Science Manager, Business Cards and Payables, at Capital One in New York.
  • Chris Smith ’16 – joined Google as Data Scientist in Mountainview, California.
  • Ian Lempert ’17 – promoted to Delivery Solutions Architect at Databricks in New York.
  • Aaron Johnston ’19 – promoted to Business Analytics Manager at LendingTree in Charlotte,
  • Sarah Grieco ’20 – promoted to Director, Strategy & Planning at Fidelity Investments.
  • Sam LaFell ’20 – joined Ameriprise Financial Services as Data Science Manager.
  • Evan Li ’20 – joined BlackLocus, The Home Depot’s Innovation Lab as Data Scientist in New York.
  • Payal Patel ’20 – promoted to Analytics Lead at IBM.
  • Sunny Qin ’20 – joined Ally as Senior Business Analyst in Charlotte.
  • Laura Lancheros ’21 – promoted to Portfolio Director at Elder Research in Washington, DC.
  • Levi Lovell ’21 – promoted to Data Scientist Senior Consultant at Guidehouse in Washington, DC.
  • Jonah Schiestle ’21 – joined Cymantix as Senior Software Engineer.

JANUARY

  • Taylor Shipman ’13 – Senior VP, Head of Data & Analytics, National Banking at Citizens.
  • Aaron Baker ’14 – joined GEICO as Senior Director Marketing Science.
  • Camille Yingling ’15 – promoted to Senior Lead Analytics Consultant at Wells Fargo in Austin.
  • Alyssa Brinkley ’16 – promoted to Education Manager at SAS.
  • Virginia Chriscoe ’16 – joined ARMA Global Corporation, A General Dynamics Company, as Data Scientist Advisor.
  • Ellie Lo ’16 – promoted to VP Data Scientist Lead, Consumer Bank Marketing Analytics at JPMorgan Chase in Philadelphia.
  • Jing Zhu ’16 – promoted to Senior Manager, Data Science at Capital One in Washington, DC.
  • Cecilia Cupito ’17 – promoted to Head of Data at etermax in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Alex Horowitz ’17 – promoted to Managing Consultant at Berkeley Research Group in Washington, DC.
  • Taylor Mikkola ’17 – promoted to Associate Manager at Beghou Consulting.
  • Edward Preble ’17 – promoted to Director, Data Science at RTI International.
  • Sam Ballerini ’18 – promoted to Senior Software Engineer at Fringe in Philadelphia. 
  • Liz Hester ’18 – promoted to Principal, Data & Analytics at Slalom in Charlotte.
  • Jiajing Hu ’18 – joined Travelers as Manager and Senior Data Scientist in Boston.
  • Manaswini Rao ’18 – promoted to Manager, Data & Analytics at EY in Charlotte.
  • Eric Washington ’18  – promoted to Data Science Manager at RVO Health.
  • Ashwin Bhat ’19 – joined Fidelity Investments as Manager, Advanced Analytics and Insights.
  • JD Kent ’19 – promoted to Manager, Data & Analytics, at EY in Charlotte.
  • Liz Mao ’19 – joined Uber as Data Scientist.
  • Michael Witebsky ’19 – promoted to Analytics Engineer at Ibotta in Denver.
  • Kevin Lybrand ’20 – joined Fidelity Investments as Senior Manager, Advanced Analytics and Insights.
  • Heqing Sun ’20 – joined Choice Hotels International as Data Scientist.
  • Khoi Tran ’20 – promoted to Business Analytics Manager at Create Music Group in Austin.
  • Rayan Jabr ’21 – joined Fidelity Investments as Manager, Advanced Analytics and Insights.

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