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"Leadership isn’t one-way. A good leader can lead a team, but should also lead laterally, and up."
Consulting Manager
Third I, Inc.

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2018
Technology Consulting

Prior Education:

Carnegie Mellon University
Master in Information Systems Management, 2009
Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
Telecom and IT Engineering
Mexico City, Mexico


At Fuqua I’ve learned that leadership spans different domains. You need to be able to authentically project who you are, show concern and understanding for others, and create a sense of team identity. I’ve recognized the importance of setting high expectations to inspire a group, as well as providing resources and feedback to foster initiative.

Before Fuqua

I work as a consulting manager at Third I, a boutique data analytics consultancy, helping businesses find value and draw meaningful insights from their data. I lead engagements with clients across a wide variety of industries and manage software development teams that deliver tailored, end-to-end analytics solutions by combining the right technologies with best practices.

After Fuqua

My short-term goals are focused on helping my company to grow. Long-term I want to bring sophisticated data analytics to foreign markets, starting with Latin America, through a consulting startup. I also want to turn my love of teaching into a scalable model with lasting social impact to promote technology and engineering opportunities for youth.

Top 5 Experiences in the Weekend Executive MBA Program

  1. Sessions on entrepreneurship—These included a talk on the differences between running an established firm and starting a new one, as well as a two-day workshop to understand and practice the nuances of preparing an effective startup pitch.
  2. Special guest speaker sessions on Friday afternoons—Often after a full day of classes, my classmates and I are very tired, but these sessions are always refreshing and reenergizing and are full of advice and neat insights.
  3. Cohort get-together on the rooftop of the Durham Hotel—This was just one of many social outings organized by the social committee, but on a nice evening, it was hard to beat!
  4. Hands-on, in-class simulations—From operating on the OPEC-like cartel in Managerial Economics to managing a supply chain in Operations Management, these activities were a fun way to learn.
  5. Team-building activities at the Triangle Training Center—Not only was it fun, but it also made for a great opportunity to start getting to know the members of my team.

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range


Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees


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