A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

Zaid Assi ’23 MPA

A Firm of His Own

Zaid Assi had already set the foundation for his own accounting firm when he finished his Master of Professional Accountancy degree at the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management in December 2023.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Michael Saldana ’09

What It’s Like to Sell Residential Real Estate

During an episode of HGTV’s “House Hunters” reality show, Michael Saldana ’09 led a newly engaged couple through three properties in the Los Angeles area. The groom-to-be wanted a condo, and the bride-to-be wanted a house; they both wanted a 1,000 square-foot home close to public transportation with inside washer and dryer and no stucco...
Mickey McGuire ’97, ’99 MBA

‘I Don’t Want a Job; I Want an Opportunity’

Mickey McGuire ’97, ’99 MBA has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. The first business he launched was a lawn-mowing service in his hometown of Modesto, Calif., at the age of 12.
By Darin Estep |
Kabir Singh ’08

Putting His Voice to Work

Currently the voice of Mazda and NASCAR, Kabir Singh ’08 is also the voice that callers hear when contacting T-Mobile’s customer service. Football fans heard him a few years back as the voice of the Kansas City Chiefs during their Super Bowl run. “I’ve worked with Nike, and I did Nintendo Switch when it first...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
David Gutierrez

First-generation Student to Corporate Executive

David Gutierrez ’04 says UC Riverside graduates have a superpower. And he knows what it is. “They’ve worked hard to get where they are. Many are the first to graduate college in their family,” he says. “It leads to what I call the fire in the belly.” Gutierrez speaks from experience: He was a first-generation...
By Darin Estep |
Ndeye Thiaw

Promoting Economic and Social Development

nspired by a capstone course during her undergraduate studies, Ndeye Thiaw ’99, ’04 MBA decided to earn an MBA with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship. “I wanted to know more about organizational strategy, how American companies and brands were able to dominate global finance,” says Thiaw. “And, how one day, I could be part...
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Aniedi Effiong

Delivering for ‘Safety, People, and Innovation’

Aniedi Effiong is familiar with the speaker series events organized by the AGSM Graduate Student Ambassadors. Not long ago, he was among the UCR students attending these online discussions, making connections, learning from business professionals, seeking opportunity.
By Darin Estep |
Rosie Zhang ’11, UCR School of Business

Making In-person Shopping Almost as Easy as Buying Online

In the spring 2022 issue of UCR Magazine, the university announced its inaugural “40 Under 40 List” celebrating “young alumni making a splash across industries and around the world.”
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Michael King, Niagra

What It’s Like as a Supply Chain Planning Manager

Having worked in several roles for Niagara Bottling, Michael King is now a supply chain planning manager at the company.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Valtteri Salomaki

NBA Launchpad Selects Technology by UCR Business Alumnus

The National Basketball Association has selected a startup, EDGE Sound Research, co-founded by UCR business alumnus Valtteri Salomaki ’18, ’20 MBA and current music Ph.D. student, Ethan Castro, for its NBA Launchpad initiative.
By Sandra Baltazar Martinez | UCR News |