Noor Rostoum is a consultant at Google Cloud, where he has experience driving innovation through cloud technologies across a variety of industries including public sector, healthcare, media, and financial services. Noor graduated from NYU Stern in 2016. In his time at NYU, he served as President of the Muslim Student Association and was an RA in Weinstein for 2 years. While at Stern, he interned in asset management and investment banking. He is also a recipient of the NYU President's Service Award.
Tomi Odunsi is as a Manager of Strategic Projects for Spotify’s Global Free Business. In this capacity, she sets global strategies to grow advertising revenue with the world’s largest brands and implements them in various markets. After receiving her B.S. from Cornell University, Tomi began her career in finance at Goldman Sachs. During business school, Tomi pivoted to marketing and strategy roles within consumer-facing industries via internships at Revlon and Deloitte. She graduated from Stern’s MBA program in 2015 and began her post-MBA career within Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice. Most of her work at Deloitte was within the retail and beauty industries. Functionally, it spanned across digital marketing strategy, M&A, marketing process improvement, supply chain, and enterprise cost reduction. Tomi lives in Brooklyn and is passionate about giving back to the community that she belongs to. She mentors at-risk youth and also does social impact consulting work for non-profit clients in Brooklyn.
Pilar Mera serves as Manager, Portfolio Sales Marketing, NBCUniversal. In this role, Pilar has focused on all trade and ad sales marketing communications for the NBCU Entertainment Group (USA, SYFY, and WWE). She most recently transitioned into the NBCU Hispanic Group (Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes and UNIVERSO) where she and her team develop the go-to-market strategies that demonstrate the value of the Hispanic Group portfolio to advertisers. Prior to joining NBCUniversal in 2014, Pilar served HBO’s consumer marketing where she managed marketing and promotions for award-winning home entertainment releases including Game of Thrones in the U.S and international markets. She began his career at Viacom, where she focused on affiliate and retail business development strategies for Nickelodeon. Pilar obtained her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business from NYU Stern. She holds an MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. She currently lives in Nutley, New Jersey.
Amy Whang is currently Senior Vice President of Maybelline NY in the US. Since joining Maybelline, the brand was named 2017 Digital Genius Brand of the year by L2, the first time a mass brand achieved the #1 position. Maybelline was also named Brand of the Year by WWD in 2017. Since joining the L’Oreal Group in 2004, Amy has worked in both the Luxe and Consumer Divisions. Amy has held positions across the Lancôme, Kiehl’s, shu uemura and L’Oreal Paris brands in both US and Global Marketing capacities. Prior to joining Maybelline NY, Amy was most recently Vice President of L’Oreal Paris Cosmetics Marketing. Amy graduated from New York University Stern School of Business with a BS in Marketing and International Business.
Jon Chan is a Senior in Forensic and Integrity Services at EY. He currently focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act work, but regularly works on other types of investigations as well. Prior to joining EY, Jon earned a BS/MS in Accounting and Economics with a minor in Linguistics from NYU in 2015. During his time at NYU, he studied abroad at NYU Madrid and was heavily involved in Beta Alpha Psi his junior and senior years, serving as the Marketing Chair. Jon comes back to the NYU campus often to speak and present at recruiting events on behalf of the EY Forensics practice.
Rachel Blumenthal is a Manager in PwC's Strategic Policy Advisers practice, specializing in strategic issue management and digital government affairs. In addition to her current role, Rachel also works in PwC's Financial & Treasury Management practice, advising Top Fortune 100 companies on cash management, payment processes, and controls, with a core focus on Mergers & Acquisitions. Within PwC, Rachel serves as the PwC Risk Consulting Lead for Undergraduate Recruitment at NYU since graduating in 2014. Prior to joining PwC, Rachel earned a BS in Business and Political Economy with a Minor in History from New York University Stern School of Business.
Avishee Gupta is a senior analyst at A.T. Kearney out of the New York office. She has worked primarily in Consumer Retail, PE M&A, and Financial Services. While at Stern, Avishee interned at Accenture Strategy, DoSomething and PAREXEL. Avishee earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Stern and a minor in Dance from Tisch in 2017. Avishee wrote a thesis on the mandatory CSR tax in India as part of the Stern Honors program. She was Chair of the Stern Investment Analysis Group and an Admissions Ambassador in school.
Angela Xu is a Senior Consultant in the International Tax practice at Deloitte LLP. She has been involved in the design and implementation of tax restructurings and planning for US multinational corporations. A 2016 graduate of the NYU Stern BS/MS program, Angela had participated in many of Deloitte’s student programs, including the National Leadership Conference and Junior Women’s Initiative (WIN). Since graduation, Angela has become a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York, trained for the New York Marathon, and joined a mentorship program for high-performing, under-privileged high schoolers in the city (Minds Matter).
Suma Swaminathan works on the private equity team at Developing World Markets, an impact investment fund focused on financial inclusion in emerging and frontier markets. Suma manages DWM’s private equity investments in Asia and currently covers a portfolio that includes microfinance institutions, SME lenders, and off-grid solar lenders, among others. Suma previously worked at Empire Valuation Consultants, a boutique consulting firm in NYC where she led and managed valuations of public and private equity, debt and complex assets. Suma started her career in data analysis at Infosys Ltd where she worked with clients like Capital One Auto Finance on loss forecasting and data governance. She also has experience working with partner weaver cooperative societies in the handloom industry in India to promote strategies for financial self-sufficiency. Suma received her MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business, where she was designated a Faculty Scholar for Social Enterprise, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. Suma is also currently a Steering Committee member of the Refugee Investment Network, a collaborative created to tackle the challenge of forced displacement through solutions catalyzing private capital.
Rob is an analyst at Goldman Sachs Asset Management working in their Americas Client Business covering Financial Institutions. He joined the firm in July 2017 after interning with the firm his Junior summer. Prior to joining the firm, Rob held various internships including as a Policy Intern for the Obama Administration in the Office of the Vice President, as a Research Intern at Moody’s Investor Service covering Public Utilities, and as an off-cycle intern for both UBS & MS’ Wealth Management programs. Rob graduated from NYU Stern in 2017 concentrating in Finance, Management and Poetry. Rob is an extrovert who enjoys hunting, reading and collecting vinyl.
Nadine Kesten, Vice President, leads the US Institutional Client Analytics (ICA) team within the Portfolio Analytics Group (PAG) at BlackRock. Within PAG, ICA is responsible for working with the Client Businesses to provide impactful analytical insights, which enable the firm to deliver tailored investment solutions and develop deep partnerships with Institutional Clients. Prior to working at BlackRock, Nadine worked at S&P Indices in Global Research & Design, where she performed competitive analysis and drafted research on internal and external indices and passive vs. active investment strategies. Nadine earned a B.Sc., magna cum laude, in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University in 2010 and an M.A. in Economics from NYU in 2012.
Brandon Conley is an Associate in JP Morgan's Investor Client Management group within the Americas Sales & Marketing Franchise. Investor Client Management serves as a senior relationship management sales group covering the 250 priority clients for JP Morgan's Sales & Trading Businesses. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a concentration in finance from New York University Stern School of Business. While at NYU, Brandon served in the student government as a cohort director. Additionally, while an undergraduate, Brandon studied abroad at NYU London. Brandon was a recipient of the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship which offered a full scholarship as well as a four-year rotational internship at JPMorgan awarded to 10 students per year. Beginning at JPMorgan in 2010, even before starting at NYU, Brandon has worked throughout the firm both in New York, and abroad in London. His roles have included client service covering large real money managers; valuation control, risk management, and front office sales all within the equity derivatives group; as well as participating in the markets analyst program, spending a summer in FX Sales and four years in the Pricing Direct credit derivatives evaluation team after graduation. Brandon was promoted to associate in 2017 and currently works covering insurance clients in the Americas Sales & Marketing Franchise. Outside of JPMorgan, Brandon is a New York native and was recently awarded his CFA Charter. He has remained active in the music community, serving on the Advisory Board of the Jazz Foundation of America, as well as maintaining his involvement with his fraternity, serving on the Board of Governors for the Delta Kappa Epsilon Club at the Yale Club in New York City.
Noor Rostoum - BS '16
Tomi Odunsi - MBA '15
Pilar Mera - BS '04
Amy Whang - BS '05
Jon Chan - BS/MS '15
Rachel Blumenthal - BS '14
Avishee Gupta - BS '17
Angela Xu - BS/MS '16
Suma Swaminathan - MBA '15
Robert Hankins - BS '17
Nadine Kesten - MA '12
Brandon Conley - BS '14