Meet the Committee

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Left to right: Top: Tim Field, Paola Sunyé, Jonathan Faerman. Bottom: Magalie Han, Karolyne Courville, Winnie Hu, Amanda Rushton

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Tim Field, Advisor

Tim Field, the Advisor to the MBA Case Competition Program, joined Concordia University in 2000.  Currently he is teaching in the Management Department in the areas of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics in the MBA, EMBA and undergraduate programs.  In addition, to his teaching, he is a Partner at KOMAND Consulting (komand.ca).  His industry experience includes, ten years in the Aerospace industry, five years as an entrepreneur in both the automotive and marketing fields and currently as a management consultant having provided services to the Retail, Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Aerospace, Manufacturing, IT and Brewing industries.

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Winnie Hu, President

Winnie’s interest in case competitions stems from the fact that these experiences help develop the strategic mindset and presentation skills that are essential to succeed in any work environment. Since JMSB is renowned for its case competition culture, getting involved to benefit from the MBA case competition program was something she sought from the get-go. Since May 2018, Winnie has taken on the mantle of President for the MBA Case Competition Committee (CCC) and will work in tandem with her team and faculty advisor to educate, prepare, and financially support students on their local and international case competition journeys. She has previously worked for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development, and Bombardier Business Aircraft. She has a BA from McGill University in Political Science and English Literature.

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Paola Sunyé, VP Internal Events

Paola holds a Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Laws (B.C.L./LL.B.) from McGill University and a Master’s in Diplomacy and International Public Service from the Centro de Estudios Internacionales de Barcelona. She has worked, studied and lived in 7 different countries throughout Europe and North and South America. She has held jobs and internship positions in several international organisations, including the International Organisation for Migration, the International Criminal Court, INTERPOL and the European Economic and Social Committee. As VP Internal Events, she will strive to cooperate and find synergies with other student clubs, associations and committees, and to increase and diversify the pool of participants in case competitions.

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Amanda Rushton, VP Logistics

Amanda has a professional background in event management and has worked in various industries, such as not-for-profit, sport and higher education. Having remotely managed events all over the world – as far away as San Francisco, London and Hong Kong – Amanda’s international logistics and planning experience will be an asset for the role of CCC VP Logistics. Amanda is also a member of the MBA Society, holding the position of VP Careers & International for the 2018-2019 year. As CCC VP Logistics, Amanda will support JMSB MBA teams traveling to external case competitions. This includes liaising with external case competition organizers and working with competing teams to arrange travel and accommodations. Amanda’s goal is to continue formalizing logistics processes to ensure that case competition teams can focus on learning and success.

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Jonathan Faerman, VP Finance

Jonathan‘s education: BA in Business and Master’s in Data Mining/Machine Learning Work and work experience: Career in Analytics. Currently Manager Insights and Analytics. Started in finance and sales and then I migrated to analytics.  Case Comps have a real impact, I can apply concepts and better structure thoughts and presentations on my current position, making real impacts that everyone around me notice. These skills help you advance in your career as you become a reference in strategic thinking and senior leadership will seek your advice and support when making important decisions and presentations. Being a part time student I need to pick where I get involve as I don’t have much time, and case comps are definitely the right choice. The experience is great and you meet the most talented students/professionals that on top share your interests.

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Karolyne Courville, VP Marketing

Karolyne has over 3 years of professional experience in the health care field and in a tech startup in Montreal. Her volunteer experience includes being a mentor for over five years for Epilepsy Montreal Metropolitan, a board member for a NGO in the Eastern Townships and as a consultant for marketing, communications and fundraising, in Barranquilla, Colombia, as a summer project with the International Community Outreach Program (ICOP) in 2018. She started to get involved with case competitions early on, being a challenge-seeker and passionate about learning hands-on, teamwork and problem-solving. One case competition led to the next and the progress was empowering. Karolyne has been a finalist in two competitions and won first place at the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion case competition at Ryerson, Ted Rogers School of Business. As part of the CCC, she looks forward to applying her creativity in marketing, to attract students in getting involved with experiential learning and the art of case-cracking.

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Magalie Han, VP Communications

Magalie Han’s involvement in the MBA Case Competition Committee began a few years ago. While in the GDBA program, she received the Medal of the Most Supportive Member of the CCC in recognition of her volunteer work. She also contributed as a Lead Volunteer for two years at the John Molson MBA International Case Competition. In her previous role as President of the International Community Outreach Program (ICOP), she led the organization of the ICOP Annual Social Business Case Competition where she developed a live case with World Vision Canada. In her role as VP Communications of CCC, Magalie will promote and increase the visibility of the John Molson School of Business MBA Case Competition Program. She will facilitate communications between the committee, MBA department and students. Her professional experience includes fundraising, administration and events management. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Concordia University.

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