Andrew Matz, President
Andrew started his MBA at the Smith School of Business in the fall of 2015. Prior to his MBA, Andrew worked at CEB in Arlington, Virginia where he researched and advised Fortune 1000 finance executives on topics such as analytics, budgeting, forecasting, capital budgeting, and organizational structures. Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree in Finance from Elon University. He has traveled globally for both study and leisure purposes, his favorite place being Halong Bay, Vietnam.
Gabrielle Kuey, VP Finance
Gabrielle started her career at Calvin Klein in e-commerce, then moved to Kate Spade Saturday. At Kate Spade Saturday she worked on the launch of the new brand overseas, working on multiple marketing efforts and sales analysis. Gabrielle’s favorite countries that she has visited include Peru and Cuba.
Victoria Ryan, VP External Relations
Victoria has six years’ experience in the realm of nonprofit management and evaluation of international development projects and community-based organizations in the U.S. and Africa. Most recently she worked with TechnoServe in Botswana to design and implement an impact assessment of a training program for small and medium enterprises and, prior to enrolling in the MBA/MPP program, Victoria managed education projects funded by The Gates Foundation, USAID and UNICEF with Tostan in Guinea. She loved living in Guinea, West Africa, with its lush green landscape and whose islands, “Treasure Island.”
Leon Bankimbaga, VP Internal Relations
Leon is a 2017 MBA Candidate and originally comes from Burundi in East Africa. He has a background in Investment Management and Commercial Banking. He believes the rise of Emerging Markets is the defining trend of our time, and hopes to be able to work raising capital for companies in Emerging Markets, helping them to fuel their growth.His favorite country that he has visited is Kenya. The diversity of the landscape, from crystal blue water on the coast to the breathtaking game reserve, is unique. Kenya is also very dynamic, with a growing economy and vibrant tech scene.
Zachary Feldmann, VP Events and Marketing
Zach is a second year MBA candidate, focusing on marketing, and obtaining a dual degree Masters of Science-Marketing Analytics. Before Smith, he spend five years with the State of Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State, working on international development projects for Maryland and coordinating the Sister States Program. During his undergraduate program, Zach lived and worked in Beijing, China for a year earning a degree in Political Science and Chinese Studies. He speaks Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Born and raised in Maryland, one of his favorite activities is racing Chesapeake Bay Log Canoes on the Eastern Shore.