SPEAKERS 2020

MARKETING

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REAL ESTATE

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MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

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WESLEY NG

Business Analyst, McKinsey & Company

Wesley Ng is a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, a leading global management consulting firm. Wesley graduated from UBC in 2018 and holds a Bachelors of International Economics.

 

As a consultant, Wesley works mainly in the banking, private equity, and telecom space developing analysis, hypothesis, and recommendations to clients.

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NANCY LOO

Logistics Operations Manager, lululemon

OPERATIONS & LOGISTICS

Nancy Loo is Manager, Logistics Operations at lululemon. She is responsible for supporting global inbound logistics with analytics and process improvement, and for representing the needs of the business within the logistics function. Nancy is passionate about solving evolving business needs with process efficiency, creative data analytics, and common sense.
Nancy graduated with a BCom in Transportation and Logistics from Sauder before starting her career running the supply chain function of a startup, followed by 8 years in supply chain performance improvement consulting at MNP Consulting.

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NILESH BHAGAT

Senior Manager Compensation & Analytcis, Best Buy

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Nilesh has held various roles in project management, operations and analytics prior to his current role as the lead for Compensation & HR Analytics at Best Buy Canada. 
Now in his 9th year with the company, he’s had involvement in projects supporting multiple business units. His most memorable moment was helping support Best Buy Canada’s brand consolidation. Nilesh’s passions are in analytics and using data to understand and improve experiences across the employee journey.

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John Tsai has received numerous accolades, including the eXp Icon Agent Award (2019), Medallion Club Award (2010-2019), and the President’s Club Award (2015-2018). Reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad lead him to launch his real estate career in 2006. Day by day, John puts his clients first, endeavouring to find homebuyers their dream home and to provide home sellers the highest possible return on their investment.

His goals for the future include building a team that manages 400 transactions a year, creating a rental-property portfolio, becoming an author, and giving back by through charitable contribution and by inspiring other Realtors.

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JOHN TSAI

Realtor, eXp Realty

SAHIL JAIN

Analytics Consultant, McKinsey & Company

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Sahil is an Analytics Consultant who helps clients make informed data-driven decisions. He believes that often the answer to a business problem lies in the data, in the numbers. 


In his 2+ years of experience at McKinsey he has worked with multiple clients in marketing personalisation and pricing strategy.Sahil holds a Master in Business Analytics from UBC Sauder School of Business.

TECH PANEL

JONATHAN CLARKE,

National Director of Sales Solution, Microsoft

Jonathan Clarke is Microsoft’s National Director of Solutions Sales leading digital transformation programs and the Site Lead for the local Vancouver subsidiary office covering sales, marketing and services with Microsoft’s enterprise customers. Jonathan grew up in Vancouver graduating from UBC and BCIT before starting his career in advertising and then moving to Montreal to begin his technology career in Web Application Development. Jonathan then moved to the United Kingdom where he joined Microsoft leading several markets including local government in London. Jonathan was then relocated back to Vancouver in 2010 where he has spent the past 10 years leading various teams across Canada enabling businesses and organizations to digitally transform across their entire journey with Microsoft. Jonathan is a passionate believer in the role of technology to transform businesses, organizations and economies with an immediate focus on initiatives such as the Cascadia Innovation Corridor.

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Davey is the Education Delivery Lead for Lighthouse Labs, supporting all education teams across the country and developing new strategies for current and new programs. He is committed to influencing the professional tech world by inspiring diverse learners to upskill and become the best versions of themselves. He is a mentor for growing professionals and encourages the advancement of emotional intelligence in the workforce. 

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Jessica is currently a Full Stack Developer on SAP Concur. She graduated in 2018 from the Cognitive Systems program at UBC, specializing in Computational Intelligence and Design. While completing her studies, she worked part-time with Kanekta, a start-up focused on connecting retailers to ethical brands and suppliers around the world via a digital platform. During her last year at UBC, she volunteered at the HCT Lab where she helped prototype an interactive video platform for educational content. In her free time, she likes to play video games and board games.  

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JESSICA YEUNG

Full Stack Developer, SAP

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After graduation from UBC in 2018, Jack Li began to work as a Software Development Engineer at Amazon. He currently works in the North America Retail Expansion team, dedicated to unlocking greater selection, lower prices, and faster delivery for customers all over North America. He previously interned at companies of all sizes including Visier Technologies, Trusense Technologies, as well as Paragon Testing Enterprises. In his spare time, you will find Jack either playing ping pong, on his computer doing who-knows-what, or tutoring contest math.

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JACK LI

Software Development Engineer, Amazon

DAVEY FEIMER

Education Delivery Lead, Lighthouse Labs

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Julia Kwan graduated from Sauder in 2013 and has been working in marketing and communications for more than seven years. Her career started with an internship at award-winning Vancouver ad agency, DDB Canada, which lead to a full-time role as a Project Manager working on brands such as Destination Canada, Vancouver Aquarium, Saputo Cheese, and BCAA. 

 

Last year, Julia started working as the Senior Marketing Manager at the BC Women's Health Foundation and is responsible for spreading awareness of the health inequities that women face everyday. Julia shares the goal with the Foundation of having healthy women everywhere, capable of anything. 

 

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JULIA KWAN

Senior Marketing Manager, BC Women's Health Foundation

Daryl Louie is the Co-Founder and CEO of AntiSocial Media Solutions, a digital marketing agency with offices in Vancouver and Toronto. His team handles social media strategy and execution, an all in-house media production team, website build and SEO optimization, and digital advertising campaign management. Often found photobombing selfies, Daryl is deeply involved in promoting AntiSocial’s office culture. 
He has worked in digital marketing for 10+ years, spanning many industries. The teams he leads have worked on brands prominent through their Digital Marketing including Jimmy Pattison Group, Vancouver Police Foundation, Fairmont, Notable, El Furniture Warehouse, Blueprint, 7-Eleven, and more.

 

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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DARYL LOUIE

Co-Founder, Antisocial Media Solutions

HUMAN RESOURCES

As head of talent for Best Buy Canada, Kristen supports all divisions within the Canadian business with a portfolio that includes, recruitment, talent attraction programs, performance management, career development and succession planning. 
Since joining the HR leadership team at Best Buy Canada in 2016, Kristen has been a champion of best-in-class recruiting and talent solutions within the organization and has led major initiatives such as a redefined employer brand, updated Career Centre, a first ever internship program, integration of a 3rd party talent assessment and most recently the design and implementation of Workday Recruiting & Talent.

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KRISTEN MACLELLAN

Director Talent, Best Buy

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TIM LOGIE

CEO and CFO, Nations Wellness

After 20 years in Finance, Tim wants to have more of an impact on society. Tim believes in lifelong learning and he is excited to be able to use the skills he has learned to help others.

 

He believes in the power of story and has experience in helping entrepreneurs, companies and students tell their stories.

ACCOUNTING PANEL

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Julian currently works in the Student Recruitment team at CPABC managing the organizations relationships with
post-secondary institutions across the province and advising students on the steps to pursue their designation. 

Julian is originally from the UK and in his spare time is a keen soccer player, skier and hiker, a big motivation for moving to BC.

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JULIAN ROBERTSON

Senior Student Recruitment Officer, CPABC

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Fred is an Indirect Tax Manager at BDO, providing tax compliance, consulting, and advisory services to domestic and international clients. He works primarily with real estate and construction groups, charities and not-for-profits, and foreign tech companies operating in Canada. Outside of BDO, Fred has been a volunteer coach for JDC West for four years, a volunteer director for CPABC’s Vancouver Chapter, and a CPABC Member Ambassador. At Sauder, Fred worked for the UGO and volunteered his time in various executive/director roles with the CUS, and AMS, and various student clubs.

FREDERICK WONG

Tax Manager, BDO

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Cymbie is a Senior Tax Associate at PwC who specializes in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT). Cymbie joined PwC in 2018 shortly after she graduated with a BCom in Accounting at UBC Sauder in 2017.

 

This past year, Cymbie successfully wrote and passed the Common Final Exam (CFE). In her spare time, Cymbie enjoys travelling, eating good food, and can be frequently spotted on the slopes of Cypress during the wintertime.

CYMBIE KWOK

Senior Tax Associate, PwC

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Sarah is a Senior Accountant in EY’s Assurance practice, working primarily with large public clients in the transportation and technology industries. She graduated from Western University with a BSc in Environmental Science in 2015 and continued her education with a Masters in Management as well as a Diploma in Accounting from the Sauder School of Business. Most recently she passed the 2019 CFE and was a National Honor Roll recipient. Sarah is a member of the core recruitment team at EY and in her spare time she stays active through Crossfit.

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Saxon is a UBC Commerce graduate and is in his second year at KPMG within their Enterprise Audit practice. Directly after graduation, Saxon completed his Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, a CPA Accredited Program at UofT and successfully wrote & passed the Common Final Examination in 2019. At KPMG, Saxon’s client pool predominantly focuses on private clients in a multitude of industries including hospitality, consumer markets, NPOs, and tech. In his spare time, you can most likely catch Saxon playing pool or cheering on his favorite Toronto Raptors.

SAXON YEUNG

Staff Accountant, KPMG

SARAH MACIEJEWSKI

Senior Accountant, EY

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JENNIFER YIP

Staff Accountant, Deloitte

Jennifer Yip is a UBC Bachelor of Commerce graduate, with a specialization in accounting. During university, she completed various internships in both industry, and public accounting. 

She is currently a Staff Accountant at Deloitte, where she is supporting clients in the mining, gaming, and cannabis industry.

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