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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
Industry:
Technology Consulting

Prior Education:

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

Reflections

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

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees

32%

Countries Represented

19

Women

27%
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