Meet our Alumni

Take a look at the passion, perseverance, and professionalism of our Goodman alumni.

Name: Dawn Lagesten (BAcc ’09)

Current position: Partner, KMPG LLP

Location: North Bay, Ontario

Program studied: Bachelor of Accounting Co-op

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Goodman prepared me for the career I did not know I wanted. I love what I do every day and without having the opportunity to work with an organization during my university years through the co-op program, I do not think I would be in the career I am in today.”

Name: Neal Sengupta (BAcc ’16)

Current position: Senior Specialist Business Resilience, OLG

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Program studied: Bachelor of Accounting Co-op

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “The Goodman School of Business set me up for success in my first full-time position by providing me with opportunities to hone my technical skills in the classroom and my soft skills through extracurricular activities.”

Name: Rachel Crane (BBA ’11)

Current position: Adjunct Professor, Niagara College Canada

Location: Niagara Region, Ontario

Program studied: Bachelor of Business Administration

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Brock gave me the opportunity to be a big fish in a small pond and explore different interests.”

Name: Omair Ahmed (BBA ’15)

Current position: Territory Sales Manager, McCain Foods Limited

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Program studied: Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Goodman has personalized 1:1 attention from faculty members that enabled me to learn to think outside of the box when solving real-life problems.”

Advice for current students: “Find ways to get involved in and around campus. The network you build today will stay with you for a very long time!”

Name: Spencer Mason (BBA ’19)

Current position: Junior IT Chief of Staff, London Metal Exchange

Location: London, United Kingdom

Program studied: Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op International Double Degree

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Brock enabled me to build my international skills, empowered me to accept new challenges, and taught me the power of lifelong learning.”

Advice for current students: “Always accept the biggest opportunity you are presented with and never forget to show appreciation to those who helped you along the way.”

Name: Ragna-Britt Taube (BBA ’13)

Current position: Senior Brand Manager International Strategic Projects, Henkel

Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Program studied: Bachelor of Business Administration Co-op International Double Degree

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “The German-Canadian double degree program at Goodman taught me how to use both sides of my brain, allowed me to gain highly valuable business expertise, and gave me detailed marketing knowledge on two continents.”

Name: Regan Fitzgerald (BA ’13, MBA ’16)

Current position: Associate Marketing Manager, PepsiCo Beverages Canada

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Program studied: Psychology and Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “I grew to love the campus and the community during my time at Brock, which made it easy to find new opportunities. Although I came from a different field of study prior to my MBA, the program is structured to welcome students from all backgrounds.”

Name: Pascale Lavergne-Giroux  (MBA ’20)

Current position: Administrative Assistant, La Place des Arts

Location: Sudbury, Ontario

Program studied: Master of Business Administration (General)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Being a student and now alumna of the Goodman School of Business definitely impacted my life in ways I will never forget. Having the opportunity to meet and interact with classmates and professors with such diverse backgrounds truly helped me grow as an individual.”

Advice for current students: “I firmly believe in doing an exchange abroad as it will change your perspective on life and make you grow in aspects you never thought possible.”

Name: Syed Hashir Sher (MBA ’20)

Current position: Assistant Program Manager, Hydro One

Location: Barrie, Ontario

Program studied: Master of Business Administration International Student Pathway (Marketing)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Apart from the distinguished faculty whose guidance was really crucial to my growth, Goodman’s curriculum is research-centric and is continually evolving to capture current industry trends. I graduated with a thorough background in general management concepts and an in-depth knowledge of marketing with a global focus.”

Favourite memory: “Representing Goodman as a Goodman Ambassador gave me a sense of Goodman’s values and passion, which will stay with me forever as an alumnus. I will proudly represent Brock at every organization and team I work with in the future, following the work ethic and values I learned while at the Goodman School of Business.”

Name: Joyce Esenowo (MBA ’18)

Current position: Human Resources Analyst, DHL Global Forwarding

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Program studied: Master of Business Administration International Student Pathway (Human Resources Management)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Goodman gave me the opportunity and environment to grow and become the best version of myself. I have taken what I have learned from my co-op placement and from the classroom to apply these experiences to my career today.”

Name: Yuhan (Gene) Jia (MBA ’09)

Current position: Senior Manager Product Management, BYTON

Location: Shanghai, China

Program studied: Master of Business Administration International Student Pathway (Marketing)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “The Goodman School of Business supported my education and allowed access to the resources I needed to gain valuable knowledge and professional real-world experience. My professors were passionate about their teaching, helpful, and allowed me to receive the best student experience.”

Name: Ries Vahrmeyer, CPA, CA (BAcc ’18, MAcc ’18)

Current position: Tax Specialist, KPMG LLP

Location: Hamilton, Ontario

Program studied: Honours Bachelor of Accounting Co-op and Master of Accounting

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “The Goodman School of Business left me with a sense a pride that I had attended Brock. The Bachelor of Accounting co-op set me up well for success in the workforce and the Master of Accounting set me apart from others in my field. I couldn’t have passed the Common Final Exam that led to my CPA without the help from outstanding faculty at Goodman.”

Advice for current students: “Take advantage of everything Goodman has to offer. Do workshops, join clubs and go on exchange. All these things will help you on your career journey — and you will have fun doing it.”

Name: Rahul Pandey (MSc ’14)

Current position: Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis

Location: Tennessee, United States

Program studied: Master of Science in Management (Operations and Information Systems)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “I have been very fortunate to have received constant guidance and support from Goodman faculty members when I was a MSc student, and even while I was pursuing my Ph.D. at The Ohio State University. The research training I received from Professor Chatterjee, Professor Thongpapanl, Professor De Clercq and other faculty members has been the backbone of my success.”

Name: Jeff Boichuk (BBA ’08, MSc ’10)

Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Location: Virginia, United States

Program studied: Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Management (Marketing)

What impact did the Goodman School of Business leave on you? “Business Administration at Goodman honed my critical thinking skills and taught me how to grow a business. At Goodman, professors invest in students so they can reach their full potential.”