Rady Alumni Board

The mission of the Rady Alumni Association is to build lifelong personal and professional relationships among alumni, students, the Rady school, and business leaders through connection, community and contribution.

2020-21 Alumni Board (Not all members present at time of photo)

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Engagement Committee
Works with the Rady Alumni Affairs office to enhance alumni engagement across various channels. Goals and objectives focus on strengthening the alumni network, student-alumni interaction, Graduway platform engagement, alumni satisfaction, regional engagement, and program/event participation.

Careers Committee
Works with the Rady Careers office to engage alumni in strategic planning and initiatives that focus on positive career outcomes for current students.

Recruitment and Marketing Committee
Works with the Rady Admissions and MarCom offices to incorporate alumni into the recruiting process and assist with the overall strategic goals in attracting talented students. Alumni engage with prospective students, act as Rady ambassadors at recruiting events, and encourage fellow alumni to participate in the Rady Referral Program.

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact alumniadmin@rady.ucsd.edu

Josh Kuss

Joshua Kuss, MBA '08 President

Joshua Kuss has 20 years of experience in a variety of sales, marketing, operations, and business strategy roles in the consumer tech and biotech spaces. In his current role as the Senior Director of Commercial Strategy at Illumina, he leads teams responsible for commercial strategic planning, partnerships and alliances, product commercialization, and organizational change management. Prior to joining the company, Josh held sales roles at early stage healthcare and CRM companies in San Diego; product-centric operations roles at Sony and Hewlett-Packard; and served as a strategy consultant for a number of San Diego tech startups. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing from the University of San Diego, and earned an MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2008.

Haytham Allos

Haytham Allos '96, MBA '06

Haytham Allos is a visionary and experienced executive with over 20 years of experience. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer for Realstir.com specializing in providing a disruptive platform for the Real Estate industry. As a respected technology and business leader, Haytham is highly regarded as a key resource, critical thinker and out-of-the-box problem solver by senior executive customers including Denso Corporation, Pfizer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, General Motors Corporation and various government agencies. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of California San Diego, and earned an MBA in 2006 from the Rady School of Management as part of the inaugural FlexWeekend cohort and first class to matriculate at Rady.

Katie Baca-Motes

Katie Baca-Motes, MBA '09 Secretary

Katie Baca-Motes is the Director of The Participant Center for the All of Us Research Program, at Scripps Research, where she manages the All of Us Research Program Direct Volunteer outreach, enrollment and retention, the Digital Health Technology team, the Support Center, and the Wearable, Salivary DNA and DV EHR Pilot programs. Katie’s past experience includes managing behavioral research projects with the Scripps Translational Science Institute, Walt Disney Company, Aetna, Janssen, and others. The research projects have leveraged insights from behavioral economics and other social sciences to improve clinical trial enrollment, increase the return on incentive schemes, understand the psychology behind consumer decisions, identify effective donor communication, increase the effectiveness of corporate wellness programs and improve patient outcomes. Her expertise is in running research projects that meet the robust standards of academic/clinical research out in “the real world” with large corporations that typically have little or no experience with such research. Katie’s research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research and featured in the book, “The Small Big: small changes that spark big influence”. Her writing has been published on Time.com. She is also an adjunct lecturer at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego where she teaches negotiation. Katie earned her MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2009.

Amy Bernal

Amy Bernal, MBA '14 Chair, Recruitment & Marketing Committee

Amy is the Vice President of Customer Experience at Aira.io, a local startup that is changing lives of individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired through the interaction of smart wearable devices, AI, and real, remote people, called Aira Agents. Founded just over two years ago by Rady Alumnus, CEO Suman Kanuganti, the company has grown quickly, with almost 200 users, and plans to scale to over 2,000 this year. Aira was recently awarded “Best New Technology” from PCMag, “Best Accessibility Tech” from CTA, as well as “Most Innovative Product” by CONNECT San Diego. Prior to Aira, Amy was a Senior Program Manager at Intuit in the Consumer Tax Group. Before moving into tech, Amy worked for West Health and the Gary and Mary West Foundation, partnering with organizations to reduce the cost of health care for older adults through technology or preventative care. She is a proud alumna of the Rady School of Management, Flex Evening class of 2014. In her personal time, Amy promotes women in technology through her involvement with Athena, Women Give San Diego, and the Rady Alumni Board.

Dr. Andrea Yoder Clark

Andrea Yoder Clark, MSBA '17

Dr. Andrea Yoder Clark began her career as a Teach for America teacher in North Long Beach, built an after school program science mentorship program for under-served high school students in southeast San Diego, as well as successfully built and sold her own mobile app company. Since 2009, Dr. Yoder Clark has owned her own consulting company doing data analytics for non-profits and schools and has served as the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the School of Leadership and Education Studies at University of San Diego. While at USD, Dr. Yoder Clark published and presented on how to use big data analytics and machine learning in education. Today, Dr. Yoder Clark consults as a data scientist with 8 X 8, focused on building machine learning products to guide customer retention and improve business goals and is the Senior Director of Marketing Analytics at Bridgepoint Education. At Bridgepoint, Dr. Yoder Clark is directly responsible for refining their analytics strategy and building the data driven story that defines how they target students who are the best fit for their programs and retain them through successful graduation. Dr. Yoder Clark has her PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University and received her Masters in Business Analytics from the Rady School of Management in 2017.

Theo Constantouros

Theo Constantouros, MBA '17 Chair, Engagement Committee

Theo Constantouros is a Systemic Engagements Manager for Cisco Systems Inc. Prior to Cisco, he worked as an Account Director for Apollo Interactive, one of Los Angeles’ premiere boutique marketing firms, where he focused on implementing real-time transaction analytics to improve advertising spend and conversion. As a Rady student he served as President of the Rady Student Board, Co-Editor of the Rady Business Journal, and Lead Student Ambassador. He received a BA in Biochemistry from the University of Southern California, with a minor in Biotechnology, and an MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2017.

Zian (Sinal) Deng, MPAc ’21

Zian is an experienced professional in the internal audit area. Currently, he is a Senior Risk Advisory Consultant at Grant Thornton's Los Angeles office, focusing on improvement of processes and internal controls for businesses in various industries. Before joining Grant Thornton, Zian was an internal control & compliance analyst at one of the largest US recreational motorcycle distributors. Professional designations he holds include CISA (Certified Information System Auditor), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of California, Irvine, and earned an MPAc degree from the Rady School of Management in 2021.

Rakhi Garg

Rakhi Garg, MBA '14 Chair, Careers Committee

Rakhi Garg has 10+ years of experience in healthcare/medical technologies industry. She is driven by a vision to provide world-class healthcare services to patients at affordable costs. In her current role at Philips Healthcare, she is leading Trilogy ventilation platform for Hospital Respiratory Care. Prior to joining Philips, Rakhi held various product management roles at Becton Dickinson and GE Healthcare. She has also worked for a digital health startup, Sense4Baby, which was acquired by Airstrip; and a venture fund investing in medical devices and healthcare technologies. Rakhi is a physician from India, and earned an MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2014.

Jarrod Hammes

Jarrod Hammes '00, MBA '08

Jarrod is the Director of Product Management and UX at ecoATM, a division of Outerwall (Redbox / Coinstar). Prior to his current role, he was VP of Marketing for IP Video Networks, a San Diego company that provides software and hardware to the IPTV/Cable and Broadcast industry of Europe, Asia and the U.S. He spent 13 years in that industry, helping public and private companies develop technology to deliver video content to wider markets with greater quality. While a Rady School student, he provided business case analysis for Motorola during a summer internship. Jarrod earned an MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2008.

Jay Jeon, MFIN ’17

Jay is a senior researcher in the Multi-Assets team at Research Affiliates, a quantitative investment firm specializing in smart beta and asset allocation. Jay’s career initially began in the biotech industry as a product engineer focusing on the design and manufacturing of neural interface devices until he discovered a newfound interest in the financial markets. Jay began his transition to the finance industry by completing his Master of Finance program from Rady in 2017. Jay also holds a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Mimi Kotter

Mimi Kotter, MBA '19 Chief of Staff

Mimi Kotter is the Marketing Manager at PXiSE Energy Solutions, a fast-growing subsidiary of Sempra Energy, that builds technology to manage an increasingly complex, renewable, and distributed energy grid. In this role, Mimi oversees all the marketing efforts for PXiSE in this new field of emerging grid technology solutions. Prior to joining PXiSE, Mimi gained relevant experience in marketing in the energy sector through her work on San Diego Gas & Electric campaigns as well as at Solatube International. She also has experience in the medical device industry working as a strategic business partner to top executives at NuVasive in both the marketing and global sales. Mimi is a native of San Diego with an undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara and received her MBA in 2019 from the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.

Denise Longley

Denise Longley '06, MBA '10

Denise Longley is the Founding Managing Partner at Longley Capital, which is a venture capital firm that invests in meaningful companies at the forefront of emerging technologies. Denise has extensive experience helping companies scale and mitigate risk, both as an investor and operator in the private and public markets. Prior to Longley Capital, Denise was the Business Modeling Leader in Southern California at EY, after spending 5 years with the firm in NYC building the valuation and financial modeling practice and bringing several new services to market. Previously, Denise held corporate strategy and analytics roles at Encore Capital, where she was actively involved in many of the firm’s investments. She also led the development of a new channel from a finance and operations perspective. Denise started her career at HSBC as an analyst. Denise earned a BS in Management Science, magna cum laude, from UC San Diego and an MBA in 2010 from the Rady School of Management. A native of Zurich, Switzerland, Denise is fluent in German, French, Spanish and English.

Bosco Lujan

Bosco Luján, MBA '12 Past President

Bosco Luján, CPM®, is a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley, where he serves High Net-Worth Individuals, Families Offices, and Institutional Investors. Bosco is a Certified Portfolio Manager®, who holds both the Portfolio Management Director and International Client Advisor internal designations at Morgan Stanley. He is a member of Morgan Stanley’s Pacific Coast Region’s Diversity Council, and part of the leadership group that oversees the Multicultural Employee Networking Group (MENG). Bosco is a member of Morgan Stanley’s prestigious Century Club. He has over 20 years of business experience working in Mexico, New York and California after venturing into entrepreneurship and having worked in the Advertising, Beer & Consumer Packaged Goods industry in companies such as Gamesa-Quaker, FEMSA, & Heineken USA, he transitioned into Wealth Management in late 2007 working at Investment Placement Group, a firm that specialized in Fixed Income securities. Bosco earned an MBA in 2012 from the Rady School of Management, where he studied Modern Portfolio Theory under Nobel Laureate Harry Markowitz. He holds a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Tec de Monterrey, where he was on the Board of the Business Leadership Program (PLEI). He is a member of the Rady School of Management Dean’s Advisory Council as well as UC San Diego's Alumni Board. He currently serves on the boards of the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park and Mater Dei Catholic High School Foundation, Inc., and is a member of the Finance Committee of the International Community Foundation. Bosco resides in Coronado, California where he lives with his wife and three children, and coaches his son’s soccer team at Sacred Heart Parish School.

Keegan McNamara

Keegan McNamara, MBA '11

Keegan McNamara is a real estate entrepreneur who specializes in urban infill, smart growth developments. His development and investment company, McNamara Ventures, focuses on small-scale developments in San Diego County. He currently has three multi-family development projects in various stages of entitlement and construction. Keegan also owns a residential property management company, MV Properties, that manages apartments, homes, and condos. Keegan oversees the day-to-day strategy and operations of MV Properties. In addition, he advises select clients and investors on real estate investment strategies – as an advisor and co-investor. Keegan is a licensed California real estate broker, and is active in the Urban Land Institute. He holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and English from Occidental College. Keegan received an MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2011, with a focus on Finance.

Hiroki “Rocky” Mitsuhashi

Hiroki “Rocky” Mitsuhashi, MBA '08

Rocky Mitsuhashi is a General Manager at ERT, a US based global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials, oversees its Japan and APAC business. Over 20 years, Rocky has helped more than 50 business start-ups, business creation and expansion across the industry with recent focus on digital healthcare and drug R&D sector, as a founder, co-founder, CEO, Regional/General Manager, consultant and investor. After helping Dream Incubator, one of the first professional incubators in Japan spun out from the Boston Consulting Group, grow its business to be listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange, Rocky earned his MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2008 where he has transformed his domain from IT to life-science and global business. Rocky resides in Tokyo and currently leads the Rady Alumni Tokyo Chapter.

Martin Sabarsky

Martin Sabarsky, MBA '06

Martin Sabarsky is CEO of Cellana LLC, a leading developer of algae-based bioproducts, and he also is a partner at Kirkpatrick & Sabarsky LLP, a San Diego-based transactional law firm. Previously, Martin served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Diversa Corp. (Nasdaq: DVSA), a public biotechnology company. Before Diversa, Martin worked as an investment banker at Bear Stearns, focusing on financings and mergers and acquisitions within the life sciences sector, including Diversa’s $200 million IPO. Before that, Martin worked as a transactional attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP on over $10 billion of transactions in a variety of sectors. Martin has an A.B. in Biology and Political Science from Brown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and he earned his MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2006 as a member of the school’s inaugural class. He formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO).

Pierre Sleiman

Pierre Sleiman, MBA '13

Pierre Sleiman is Founder & CEO of Go Green Agriculture—a cutting-edge farming business that uses technology to grow organic produce inside climate-controlled greenhouses, year-round. Go Green’s technology allows plants to be grown using up to 80% less water and a fifth of the land. Go Green currently produces over half a million heads of lettuce per month, and sells to hundreds of customers such as Costco, Whole Foods, Safeway, Jimbo’s, and many more. Pierre double majored in Computer Science and Business at UC Riverside and obtained his MBA from the Rady School of Management in 2013.

Zachary Smith

Zachary Smith, MBA '18

Zachary Smith is the Executive Director of Development for the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California San Diego. Zack leads the efforts of the external relations staff and provides strategic direction for a comprehensive major and principal gifts program. Zack joined the Jacobs School of Engineering after successfully serving five years in a similar role at the Rady School of Management. Prior to joining UC San Diego, Zack served as the Senior Director of Development for the Palomar Health Foundation where he oversaw a team of fundraising professionals dedicated to the advancement of Palomar Health, California’s largest public health care district. Prior to this position Zack served as Associate Director of Major Gifts and Donor Relations at California Western School of Law, where he created a breakthrough in fundraising, leading to the most successful years of philanthropic support in the school’s history at that point. At Portland State University, Zack started as a telefund caller and was quickly promoted to various posts in the Office of Annual Giving and eventually a Major Gifts role. Zack cultivated his passion for higher education at Portland State University, where he earned a B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, while Minoring in Civic Leadership. Zack was a member of the PSU Wrestling Team and competed in the PAC 10 Division during which time, he was honored as an All-Academic PAC 10 wrestler. He went on to earn his MBA in 2018 at the Rady School of Management at UC San Diego.