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Jonathan Hsiung, President

Jonathan is originally from Long Island, New York, then spent part of his formative years in Taiwan. After graduating from Purdue University with a BS in Hospitality Management, he spent 7 years managing the Rooms Operations with the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotels and resorts. In his last position as the Director of Guest Services at the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, he oversaw a department of 40+ associates, ran the day-to-day operations, and created and managed his department’s budget. Jonathan’s concentration is in Operations Management, Strategy, and Organizational Behavior. This summer Jonathan will be joining Eaton Corporation as an intern in its Global Leadership Development Program.


Rustam Shanazarov, Executive Vice President

Rustam graduated from Westminster University in Uzbekistan with degree in Economics. He has 6 years of experience working in variety of industries ranging from telecommunications and online start-ups to real estate management. He is enthusiastic about working in fast paced environments and learning new things every day. In his free time, Rustam enjoys good food paired with good wine, chess and outdoor activities.


Jared Worful, VP of Finance

Jared is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated with his BS and MS from the University of Maine. Before coming to Tepper, he worked as a Process Science Engineer for ImmunoGen in Boston. During his five years with ImmunoGen, he focused on developing antibody-drug conjugates for the treatment of oncology and working to expand their conjugation platform technology. At Tepper he is concentrating on Operations, Marketing and Strategy. He will be spending his summer at Bayer Healthcare in Whippany, New Jersey.



Matthew Plunkett, VP of External Relations

Originally from New Jersey, Matt received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2008 and interned at Porsche in Germany. He received his M.E. in Nuclear Engineering in 2011 from the Pennsylvania State University while working as a program director facilitating the exchange of nuclear propulsion technology between the U.S. and U.K. governments. At Tepper he is focusing on operations and business analytics. He will be joining Air Products and Chemicals in their Career Development Program for his internship.



Ritesh Saraiya, VP of Marketing

Ritesh Saraiya spend early part of his childhood in India and migrated to USA with his family during high school. He received his B.S in Industrial & Systems Engineering and M.S in Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and George Washington University, respectively. Prior to starting his MBA at Tepper, Ritesh gained several years of operations management experience working with cross-functional teams at Lockheed Martin, a large multinational organization. His extensive operations experience includes working on multi-billion dollar supply chain proposal and managing manufacturing, implementation and sustainment of complex hardware systems. In addition, he was exposed to many aspects of sales, marketing and business development through his pro bono consulting at MvixUSA, a smaller entrepreneurial company. Ritesh is a certified lean and Six Sigma Green belt and trained Black belt. He believes in building consensus within the team while ensuring efficient execution to deliver innovative solutions for client’s challenging problems. At Tepper, he is concentrating on Operations Management, Strategy and Organizational Behavior. This summer, Ritesh will be joining Amazon as an Intern in the Retail Leadership Development Program. Ritesh aspires to hold an executive management position where his contributions will help the organization succeed and benefit society as a whole.


Saurabh Khetan, VP of Events

Saurabh Khetan is from New Jersey and studied Mechanical Engineering as an undergrad there at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. While at school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Reservist, where he served a tour of duty in Iraq. Upon graduation from NJIT, he worked for Sunoco, Inc. for over 5 years in various capacities, most recently as a field construction engineer. He has lived in several states and different parts of the country. He will be interning at Eaton Corp. in the summer of 2014 within their Aerospace Department, in a supply chain role.


Iskender Alp Humbaraci, VP of Communications

Alp is originally from Turkey and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 2012. Before joining Tepper, he worked as a Time Study Analyst at Pfizer. At Tepper, Alp is concentrating on Operations Management, Finance and Organizational Behavior.


Tiffany Kuo, VP of Education

Tiffany is originally from Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California Riverside with a B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in History. Prior to Tepper, she worked as an Executive Team Lead Hardlines at Target Corporation. Tiffany is concentrating on Operations Management, Strategy, and Organizational Behavior.


Sonia Hingorany, VP of Operations

Sonia Hingorany is originally from Southern California and graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2008. She worked as a technology and management consultant in Accenture's Financial Services & Technical Architecture practice for five years before coming to Tepper. At Tepper, Sonia is concentrating in Operations Management, Information Systems, and Strategy. She will be joining Amazon this summer as an Operations Manager intern.



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