Goodman Alumni Accomplishments

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Goodman Alumni Accomplishments


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Neil Lane (BBA '08) and Meghan Chayka (BBA '12) co-founders of Stathletes Inc., are semifinalists in the Globe and Mail's Small Business Challenge Contest

St. Catharines-based Stathletes Inc. has a strong connection to Goodman and is a semi-finalist in the fourth annual Small Business Challenge Contest run by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business. Stathletes provides decision-makers with stats and analytics on hockey players' performances and was co-founded by Goodman grads Neil Lane (BBA '08) and Meghan Chayka (BBA '12).

Stathletes won both the Blueprint Business Plan Competition and Brock U Entrepreneurship Club's inaugural Monster Pitch event in 2012.

Read more in The Globe and Mail's Report on Business.
Read more in Brock News.

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Mark Murphy (BAcc Co-op '06) and Mandie (BA '05) launch Left Field Brewery

Goodman alumnus Mark Murphy (BAcc Co-op '06) and his wife Mandie (BA '05) are getting into the microbrewery business and selling their craft beer at bars and restaurants in Toronto through their newly launched Left Field Brewery. The couple has plans to open their own brewery next year in Leslieville.

Read the full story in the Toronto Star.
(photo via the Toronto Star)

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Joe Fletcher (BAcc Co-op '00) chosen to referee at FIFA World Cup

Goodman grad Joe Fletcher (BAcc Co-op '00) is preparing for his most high profile gig on the pitch - being an assistant referee at the FIFA World Cup, one of the biggest sporting events in the world, which begins Thursday at 4 p.m. when Croatia takes on host Brazil. Fletcher, now a 38-year-old family man and chartered accountant at St. Catharines’ Wormald Masse Keen Lopinski LLP, will be the only Canadian making up the 25 referee teams in Rio de Janeiro.

Read more at cbc.ca.
Read more in the St. Catharines Standard.
Read more from the National Post Editorial Board.

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Deborah Rosati (BAdmin '84) honoured at Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony

Deborah Rosati (BAdmin '84) was inducted as a Distinguished Honourary Member into Goodman's Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter this year. 

Deborah is a corporate director with over 25 years in financial, operational and strategic management in the retail and technology sector.

Read more in Goodman News.

 

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Jessica Coulter (BBA Co-op '10) wins Rising Star Award

Congratulations to Goodman graduate Jessica Coulter (BBA Accounting and Human Resource Management Co-op '10) on winning the Rising Star Award through the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) in April 2014.

The award is given to an HRIA member who demonstrates great promise as a future leader in the Alberta HR community. Jessica is described as "a change agent bringing growth and ingenuity into the business." Congratulations on your successes, Jessica!

Read more from the Human Resources Institute of Alberta.
Jessica was also featured in the Business in Calgary (page 70) and Business in Edmonton (page 42) magazines.

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Jim Dainard (BAcc '02) talks to Brock News about CPA, volunteering and why he loves Brock

Jim Dainard (BAcc '02) talks to Brock News about CPA, volunteering and why he loves Brock. Jim works as a controller for a gold exploration and development company, Victoria Gold Corp., and volunteers his time as a director with GlobalMedic, a rapid response disaster relief organization. He is also a Toronto Brock Alumni Network committee member.

His advice for new graduates? "You don’t know until you’ve tried it. So try new things, take chances, get involved, ask for help and when it works, it works, you’ll know it and be happy."

Read the full feature in Brock News.

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Darryl Moyers (BBA Co-op '11) and Tyler Stark (BBA '11) make finals of Canadian coding competition

By day, Darryl Moyers (BBA Co-op 2011) and Tyler Stark (BBA 2011) are business analysts with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. By night (and on weekends), they are the consulting duo of Moyers and Stark Inc., two young business school grads who market themselves as “technology enthusiasts with business analyst skills.”

The consultants are finalists in the first Canadian Open Data Experience (CODE) Competition. The CODE competition is a 48-hour hackathon where Canadian innovators use open data from the federal government to design consumer friendly apps.

Read the full story on Brock News.

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