Alumni stories

Meet our alumni

The UBC MBA is celebrated for its international perspective and our students are trained to do business with a global mind. Our program is a jumping off point for game changing careers both domestically and internationally. 

Here are some stories of how our alumni have gone on to transformative careers with their UBC MBA degree.

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Innovation + Entrepreneurship

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Jordan Cash

Owner, Cartems Donuterie

Jordan Cash is using his entrepreneurship training to build a boutique donut empire.

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Kerry Costello

COO, Co-Founder, HeadCheck Health

Kerry Costello is revolutionizing how we test for concussions.

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Jaclyn McPhadden

Co-Founder RecycleSmart

Jaclyn McPhadden is thinking beyond the blue bin. She co-founded Canada’s largest network of smart recycling containers while at UBC Sauder.
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Product + Service Management

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Kim Zatlyn

Director, Product Marketing, Salesforce

Kim Zatlyn wanted to switch from advertising to a fast-paced career in tech. The UBC MBA prepared her for exactly that.

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Blooming Soyinka

Owner, Africa Blooms

Blooming Soyinka is using her MBA to connect African businesses and designers with the global market.

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Kate Hyde

Director of Business Operations, Shanti Uganda

Kate Hyde is using her MBA to eradicate infant and maternal mortality in Africa.

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Varun Sharma

Operations Manager, Amazon

Varun Sharma combined military precision, a passion for finance and an MBA, to land a role in one of the world’s fastest-growing corporations.

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Elena Tikhomirova

Commercial Account Manager, RBC Royal Bank

After launching her career in finance in St. Petersburg, Elena Tikhomirova used her UBC MBA to secure a senior role at RBC Royal Bank in Vancouver.

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Matthew Colphon

Senior Manager, Strategy & Transformation at RBC

Matthew Colphon used his MBA to launch a dynamic career in management consulting in the finance sector of Toronto.

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Jay Rhind

Partner, Vancouver Founder Fund

Jay Rhind shifted from a Finance career in Toronto to a leadership role as a venture capitalist in Vancouver’s booming tech sector.

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Cordia Chan

Founder, Karma Collective

Cordia Chan wanted a career that reflected her passion for health and wellness. After completing her MBA, she now runs her own yoga-inspired clothing line out of Bali.

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