A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

MPAC Alumni

Opportunity Adds Up for MPAc Alumni

As a lifelong musician, Jack Adams ’21, ’22 MPAc, discovered the importance of accounting when he decided to start his own band. “I quickly learned that even in a field that runs on feelings and creativity, people’s lives can quickly become affected if accounting and legal obligations are not set up correctly from the beginning,”...
By Darin Estep |
David Gutierrez

From 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 To Be 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 |
Elia Quintana ’11 EMBA

Building a Business

Elia Quintana ’11 EMBA was ready for a new challenge in 2022.
By Laurie McLaughlin |
Kenneth Leung, MBA ’89

Taste What Life has to Offer

Although he is a leader of business-to-business marketing of high-tech products, Kenneth Leung, MBA ’89, likes to remain grounded in the human side of life. That includes exploring different types of food.
Anthony Bonales ’18

Giving Back is Par for the Course for UCR "40 Under 40" Alumnus

Whether he is mentoring younger business professionals or participating in a nonprofit program that uses golf to empower kids and teens, Anthony Bonales ’18 said his advice is the same: “You really get out what you put into relationships.”
By Darin Estep |