Stephanie Weichsel serves as the 2013-2014 VP of Honor for the Graduate Business Association, a position that also includes serving as the Honor Board Chair. Stephanie served as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster D'14 in 2012-2013. Prior to matriculating at CBS, she attended the United States Naval Academy and subsequently served for five years in the United States Marine Corps where she completed tours of Afghanistan, Kuwait, Jordan, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand. Stephanie would like to work in investment banking after her MBA. In her spare time, she enjoys running marathons, skiing, hiking and traveling.
Sam Sherraden serves as the 2013-2014 VP of Honor for the Peer Advisor Program Executive Board. Prior to attending Columbia, Sam researched economic policy at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank. While most people detest macroeconomics and politics, Sam finds these subjects very interesting and hopes to one day work on these issues for a future president. He earned his BA in International Relations from George Washington University. In his free time, Sam enjoys running on the Westside Highway, taking photos, and cooking.
Josh Heacock is the Honor Board Representative for Cluster A’14. Prior to attending Columbia, Josh served 5 years as a commissioned officer in the US Air Force. During his career, Josh was assigned with the 509th Bomb Wing as an aircraft maintenance flight commander and later served as Director of Operations for the 46th Test Squadron, Detachment 1. Josh earned a BS in Systems Engineering Management with Academic Distinction from the United States Air Force Academy.
Audrey Iriberri is the Honor Board Representative for Cluster B'14. She graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2005 with a BS in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering and a commission as an officer in the US Army. She worked as a logistician and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving over 13 months in Iraq. In 2009, she joined US Army Special Operations as a civil affairs officer. She deployed to the Philippines where she worked alongside the US Embassy Country Team in Manila. A native New Yorker, Audrey left active duty to attend Columbia Business School and return to her hometown.
Emily R. Washkowitz is the Honor Board Representative for Cluster C’14. Prior to enrolling at CBS, Emily attended Harvard College and received a BA in History of Art and Architecture with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art. Following graduation, Emily helped start a fashion media company, StyleCaster Media Group, which owns and operates three properties: StyleCaster, Beauty High and The Vivant. While at StyleCaster, Emily had many roles but most recently served as Director of Client Services and Operations.
Tyler serves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster D’14. Prior to matriculating at Columbia, Tyler worked in India for five years as an investment associate with a venture capital firm. He conducted financial modeling and analysis and helped guide the growth of microfinance investees. After graduating, Tyler would like to transition from venture capital to investment banking. He has a BA in Political Science from California State University, San Luis Obispo.
Akshaya serves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster E’14. Prior to matriculating at Columbia, Akshaya spent over four years with Schlumberger, managing its operations on offshore rigs on the east coast of India and helping his clients find and quantify petroleum. He spent the summer before CBSl at an online fashion retail startup as a Summer Associate, helping top management of the company to expand and standardize their operations. After his MBA, Askshaya would like to continue down his exploratory road and work with one of the major consulting firms over an array of industries. Akshaya enjoys playing musical instruments like guitar and djembe in his free time. He received his B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
James Ajello is the Honor Board Representative for Cluster F’14. Prior to attending Columbia, James worked for Wells Fargo Securities in the Leveraged Finance and Real Estate Capital Markets groups. At Wells Fargo Securities, James focused on the origination, structuring and underwriting of senior loan and high yield bond transactions for public and private companies across multiple industries. James received his BA summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University where he majored in Economics and served on the Vanderbilt University Undergraduate Honor Council.
John Levin is the Honor Board Representative for Cluster G'14. Prior to attending Columbia, he was a vice president at Public Resources Advisory Group, where he advised U.S. cities, states and counties on their municipal bond transactions. John also co-chaired the Business Consulting Committee of the Accion Microfinance Council. In this capacity, John led teams of volunteers to provide consulting services for Accion’s domestic microlending strategies. He graduated from Yale with a BA in Economics.
Rob Caldwell serves as the Honor Representative for Cluster H'14. Prior to Columbia, Rob was a captain in the United States Marine Corps, most recently serving as Company Commander for 3rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division, Twentynine Palms, California. During his career he was deployed in support Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan. Rob graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Economics in 2007. While at the Academy, he was Co-Captain of the Varsity Football Team and a Third-Team All-American. Rob enjoys all things Navy football and outdoor adventures.
Rich serves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster X‘14. Prior to attending Columbia, Rich worked in consulting at Stern Stewart and EVA Dimensions. At the two firms, Rich worked to apply the Economic Value Added (EVA) framework in the fields of value-based strategy, planning, and corporate financial advisory working with firms in a broad array of industries and countries. Rich earned a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia in 2008.
Lai serves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster Y'14. She holds a BS in Money and Banking from National Chengchi University. Prior to Columbia Business School, Lai was a vice president within a real estate and construction company.
Silvia serves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster Z'14. She was born in Colombia, and spent a significant portion of her professional life in Miami where she worked in a Latin-American regional role. Silvia is a passionate leader, with a broad sense of ethics and values which she considers the milestones of personal and professional development.
Kunal serves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster E'14. Originally from India, Kunal moved to NYC for his MBA and has worked as a technology consultant for over 6 years designing, implementing & managing SaaS/Cloud-based softwares for industries such as financial services, city government, insurance, credit card and travel/transportation. For the past 2 years, Kunal has worked as Sr. Manager with Lord Abbett, responsible for service portfolio management program and a support team. Enticed by challenging opportunities, Kunal is aiming for a lateral career shift into a strategy and corporate developmen-based role.
Nishi seves as the Honor Board Representative for Cluster M'14. He is a technology and business visionary with executive and hands-on experience in improving efficiency of IT operations at multi-billion-dollar enterprises. At PwC, Nishi provides strategic advice to his clients to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while managing cost and risks. In his 10+ years of experience, Nishi has led many projects on information security, internal security audits and enterprise application development.
Matthew Blake is part of the inaugural EMBA Americas Class and the Honor Board Representative for Cluster S'14. Matthew is presently a shareholder with global consulting firm HSNO, leads the global technology practice for the firm, and serves as Chief Compliance Officer. He is an information technology specialist with extensive experience in delivering litigation technology solutions. Matthew has concentrated primarily in litigation consulting with an emphasis on electronic discovery, data analytics, and computer forensics. He has built and sold several technology companies and is a serial entrepreneur within the technology sector solving complex business problems. Matthew is a Board Member of the International Law Discovery & Disclosure Group ("ILDD") and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation ("JDRF").
"There are no such thing as business ethics. There is only one kind [of ethics] -
you have to adhere to the highest standards."
- Marvin Bower, former managing director, McKinsey & Company
"I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity
an obligation; every possession a duty."
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
"The five most dangerous words in business... 'Everyone else is doing it.'"
- Warren Buffet, MS '51
"Lose money for my firm, and I will be understanding; lose a shred of
reputation for the firm and I will be ruthless."
- Warren Buffet, MS '51
"No matter what the competitive landscape, as real leaders, we must do
the tough thing, the right thing."
-Sallie Krawcheck, MBA '92
"To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle."
"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest."
- Mark Twain