Introducing, the 2012-13 Peer Advising Board! Together with the Office of Student Affairs, this group of dedicated second years is in charge of leading the Peer Advising Program.
Peer Advising Chair: Jonathan Tarshis Neil (email@example.com)
Jonathan Tarshis Neil was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where he majored in Commerce and played very poorly for one year on the varsity rugby team, finding his true calling as a barista at the Common Ground coffee shop for the remainder of his undergraduate time. After graduation in 2007, Jonathan moved back to Toronto, where he worked in investment banking for National Bank Financial and then for TorQuest Partners, a mid-market Canadian private equity fund.
In addition to leading the Peer Advising Program, Jonathan is co-captain of the CBS Men’s Rugby Team, VP of Alumni for the Social Enterprise Club, and a very proud two-term member of Follies Cast.
During his spare time, Jonathan enjoys petting strangers’ dogs and wishing he had one of his own, following every Toronto sports team (but especially the Maple Leafs), dancing to top 40s music, and plotting how he can get upgraded to an iPhone because his Blackberry is not good.
Jonathan cannot wait to welcome the Class of 2014 to campus.
VP Leadership: Kyle McKean (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kyle McKean was born and raised mostly in New York City, until her parents pulled the rip cord and moved the whole family to San Francisco in 2000. It was a great idea on their part, and Kyle feels lucky to be able to call both crazy, fascinating cities her home.
Kyle attended Dartmouth College between 2003 – 2007, where she picked up a Bachelor’s in government and geography, a love of the outdoors, and a deep appreciation for an individual’s right to party. With an eye towards helping others and protecting civil liberties, she joined a criminal defense law firm as a paralegal upon graduation. Working on one of the first trials related to the subprime mortgage market’s collapse taught her that her heart lay in finance. After her client’s acquittal, she set her sights on CBS and began preparing to make the transition into investment banking.
At school, Kyle spends her time studying in various libraries on campus, attending speaker series and club events, and exploring the city with friends. She is so excited for the incoming class and cannot wait to help new students make CBS their home.
VP Operations: Leerone Anolik (email@example.com)
Leerone grew up in Israel with an Israeli dad and an American mom and spent many of her summers in NYC. After serving in the Israeli army as an intelligence researcher, she attended Tel Aviv University for her undergraduate degree in Mathematics with extended units in Economy and Psychology.
While in school she worked for the Prime Minister’s office as a Communications Analyst, but after graduation, she decided to try something different and joined Universal McCann as a Media Planner. Realizing that a career in media was what she wanted, Leerone decided it was time to move to New York.
At CBS, Leerone is Co-President of the Media Management Association and an active member of the Better Halves Club together with her husband. This summer she is working at Time Warner Cable in New York. When not in class, Leerone enjoys wandering around the city, eating Mexican food and weekend runs with her husband and dog.
VP International: David Maghularia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
David was born in Batumi, a seaside town in Western Georgia. For last 12 years he’s been living in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia.
David received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Caucasus School of Business. After graduation he worked in Georgia’s leading insurance company for 1 year. Then he moved to management consulting firm as a project manager, where he worked on strategy and operations engagements in different industries: banking, insurance, government and telecommunication.
In November 2007, David co-founded a retail management company Adress, which has become the exclusive franchisor of 8 international apparel brands (Celio, Tom Tailor, Etam Lingerie, DPAM, Un1-Deux2-Trois3, Gerry Weber, Joop! and Promod) in Georgia. Adress currently operates a chain of 8 stores in Tbilisi.
David loves folk music, he has been a bass singer in the Georgian Folk Ensemble Didgori for over 8 years. He is passionate about discovering culture and traditions of different countries, so far he has visited 13 countries.
At CBS, David is member of Management Consulting Association, Retail and Luxury Goods Club, Entrepreneurs Organization, Family Business Club and General Management Association. After graduation he plans to work in management consulting.
VP Community: Sara Levin (email@example.com)
Sara Levin was born and raised in Stony Brook, NY. She then attended University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Health and Societies and played for the Women’s (Tackle) Rugby Team. After graduating in 2006, Sara worked in NYC as a consultant in the pharmaceutical industry.
At CBS, Sara has been a Peer Advisor, is the Co-Captain of the Women’s (Touch) Rugby Team (you all should join!) and Chair of the Interprofessional Healthcare Society (IHS). This summer, Sara will be interning at salaUno, a startup clinic in Mexico City that provides affordable eye care and WellPoint, a health insurance company. In her spare time, Sara enjoys finding (and eating) free food on CBS’s campus, working out, and hanging out with fellow students when everyone else is at work.
Sara is ridiculously excited to be VP Community on the Peer Advising Board! She is looking forward to helping the Class of 2014 have the best Orientation and an amazing 1st year at CBS!!!
VP Social: Roya Weiner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Roya Weiner was born and raised in downtown Manhattan and attended college in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania. Roya majored in Communications and Commerce and studied abroad in Cannes and Florence. Immediately after college, Roya became an agent trainee at the William Morris Agency and moved to the Los Angeles office soon after to work in the Motion Picture and Television Talent Department. After hard work, Roya got promoted to talent agent and lived in beautiful, sunny Los Angeles for the last 8 years. Roya recently moved back to NY in January as a member of the J-Term, Class of 2013!
In addition to the Peer Advisor Board, Roya is on the board of the Media Management Association, JBSA, and is the President of the West Coast Society. She is also the social chair for Cluster Y13. During her spare time, Roya loves watching movies and dancing the night away in NYC!
Roya is so excited to welcome the Class of 2014 and help the class kick off an amazing CBS experience!
VP Honor: Matt Giammanco (email@example.com)
Matt was born and raised in central New Jersey (near Princeton). He attended Penn State University (’07), where he majored in Finance with minors in Economics and International Business. He also studied abroad in Rome for a semester, where he developed a severe addiction to gelato (he has since overcome it).
After graduation, Matt worked in New York City for Ernst & Young, within the Transaction Real Estate Group. He was involved in a number of real estate advisory activities, including valuation work and the restructuring of a commercial mortgage lender. Having had his fill in the consulting realm, Matt came to Columbia Business School in the fall of 2011 to transition into real estate investing.
At CBS, Matt is involved in the Real Estate Association (VP of Careers), the CBS Honor Board (for Cluster C ’13), Private Equity / Venture Capital club, Hermes Society, and is also a Career Fellow. Post MBA, he hopes to be in the tri-state area and stay involved in the real estate industry.
Matt enjoys soccer, (trying to play) golf, and heading down to the Jersey Shore whenever he can.