Introducing Our T’22 CDS MBA Associates

November 18th, 2020

The Center for Digital Strategies (CDS) is pleased to announce MBA Associates from the class of 2022. These 24 students embody the center’s Mission and Vision, and we are excited for them to bring their diversity of background, perspective, skills, and experience to the program’s student-led discussions as they dive deeper into the impact of digital technologies on business strategy.

The Associates program allows students to bring their knowledge and experience to content discussions focused on current digital strategies topics, allowing each to learn from classmates supported by the center team. Sessions are led by students in the group, focusing on current digital strategy topics. Last year discussions focused on diverse topics, such as personal data ownership, loot boxes, the impact of tech in emerging markets, and other topics.

This year’s cohort of MBA Associates brings an impressive array of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives to the group. Please join us in congratulating them!

Amanda Combs entered Tuck having previously worked with Swift, a leader in digital advertising and marketing for brands such as Starbucks, Google, adidas, and more. Amanda’s interests in digital strategies and digital transformation include social media marketing, data privacy and governance, e-commerce, and smart algorithms.

Andrew Tamm brings his experience in the industrial services industry (previously with Cummins and Ryerson) to the CDS. His interests include manufacturing transformation, understanding how organizations make purchasing decisions, and B2B sales and marketing strategies. 

Bri Provancha spent 3 years at The Hertz Corporation before coming to Tuck. As a CDS Associate, Bri brings her enthusiasm to topics of digital marketing, utilizing technology to enhance the customer experience, and building consumer trust. 

Carly Rauh brings experience from both the VC and ad tech industries, having worked previously at dataxu (acquired by Roku) and most recently at Alumni Ventures Group. Her interests in digital transformation and digital strategies include big data and data privacy, adtech, and AI and machine learning. 

Dylan Yalbir’s time at the Council on Foreign Relations offers a unique perspective on the questions surrounding digital transformation and digital strategies. Public policy, fintech, and industry 4.0 are a few areas of particular interest to Dylan. 

Elizabeth Paul enjoys learning about the digitization of healthcare, customer experience, and data-driven decisioning. Her prior experience with Prophet Consulting exposed her to future transformations that may be ushered in by 5G technology, which she is eager to share with her peers. 

Jackie Sullivan comes to Tuck after beginning her career with Dell Technologies. At Dell, she worked on sales solutions and GTM strategies for the company. We’re excited for Jackie to bring her enthusiasm for wearables, design and innovation, and smart cities to the CDS. 

Jean Rieuthavorn’s background in life sciences consulting and sales brings a unique perspective to the CDS and her peers. Her previous work at Health Advances, Allergen, and Sanofi Genzyme will enhance her peers’ understanding of the ever-evolving digital health landscape. Jean is interested in digital health, strategic partnerships, and sales strategies. 

Jo Qiao comes to Tuck from ZS Associates of Shanghai, where she was most recently an Associate Consultant working on projects including supply chain and healthcare. Jo’s current interests include digital health, AI, VR/AR, and customer experience.

Kara Breen’s experience in global health, managing health programs across Latin America, Southern Africa, and Southeast Asia, brings a global perspective to the CDS Associates group. Kara’s interests revolve around digital marketing e-commerce, and ethics in technology.  

Kathleen Coyle spent most of her pre-Tuck career in e-Commerce, first as an early employee at and then with Narvar. Her current interests include fintech, the digital transformation of news media, and digital addiction. 

Kevin White is an architect by trade, coming to Tuck after previously working with Intercontinental Hotels Group in Atlanta. Given his experience as an architect, his interests in smart cities should provide a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities in that space. He’s also interested in AR/VR and the future of work. 

Kira Hattenbach’s experience as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services group is sure to benefit her peers and bring a new perspective on cybersecurity to the CDS. In addition to cybersecurity, Kira’s interests in digital strategies range from fintech and big data to blockchain and IOT.

Lailai Zhou’s diverse experience pre-Tuck includes time as a UX designer at Tencent in Shenzhen, China, as well as a product manager for a fintech company providing online consumer loans. Lailai looks forward to learning more about cloud, AI applications, and smart industry applications. 

Lia Parker-Belfer joins the CDS with a background in consulting for Deloitte in Washington, DC. Her experience working with federal agencies, the military, and her passion for diversity and inclusion will be a great asset to her peers and to the CDS. Her interests include SaaS, wearables, and people analytics.

Molly Chisholm brings digital advertising chops with her to Tuck and the CDS, which she honed as a Senior Brand Strategist at Arnold Worldwide in Boston. Molly is interested in brand transformation, emerging social platforms, and the growth of digital communities.  

Monique Mahboobani served as a project manager for Edelman, working with both CPG brands and financial services institutions before coming to Tuck. Monique is interested in the future of AI, digital manufacturing, and Adtech. 

Nick Magnuson entered Tuck having previously worked with IBM and ESPN, both in strategy and analytics roles. He joins the CDS Associates group with a strong interest in big data, digital streaming, and legalized sports betting. 

Nikhil Shah comes to the Upper Valley after starting his career in New York with Morgan Stanley, most recently as a Structured Derivatives Associate. As a CDS Associate, he’s interested in media and entertainment, 5G, and HealthTech.  

Sam Lilienfeld joins Tuck after most recently working in Zanzibar, Tanzania, as a technology and data manager for D-Tree International. His work prior to Tuck has taken him around the world, and he’s looking forward to sharing these experiences with his peers. He’s interested in big data, AI/ML, and personalization. 

Sam Rana is already heavily involved in the Tuck community her first year, serving as a Tech Conference Associate and participant in Tuck’s Women in Business, and we’re happy she’s joining the CDS as an Associate. Prior to Tuck, Sam held roles at and Bain & Company. Her interests include the evolution of SaaS and enterprise software, AI, and data privacy. 

Sergey Krasovski comes to Tuck after work at Trimble, both in Munich, Germany, and Denver, where he most recently worked on product strategy and analytics. Sergey is interested in digital platforms and ecosystems, subscription models, and customer experience.

Umaer Khalil’s international background in law and arbitration brings a legal and regulatory perspective to the CDS Associates program. Having worked in law firms in Pakistan, France, and South Korea (where he was also a founding member of a firm) Umaer’s current interests include AI/ML, AR and simulation, and cloud computing.

Vishrut Mehta joins the CDS Associates program after an early career at TE Connectivity, where he most recently served as a corporate strategy manager. Vish holds a BS and MS in  materials science, and he is interested in industrial IoT, smart cities, and preventative maintenance.

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