Meet Our Team

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Managing Director

Avi Anurag

Mathematics, 2022

Orchestrates client management, consultant recruiting efforts, and marketing at Pareto. Particularly passionate about member education, and ensuring that the club's legacy is continually built upon by the youngest members of Pareto. Has been involved in the club as an engagement manager and consultant on a range of engagements. Previously worked at DLA Piper as an Economist Intern before setting up his own startup in 2020. Most recently interned at Reckitt, the global CPG company behind brands like Lysol, Enfamil, Mucinex. Spends most of his free time cooking, thinking about food, or eating. Also a drummer, avid road biker, pretentious film-watcher, and playlist creator.

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Managing Director

Timothy Ritter

Economics and Law, Letters, and Society, 2022

Oversees Pareto's engagements, coordinates events with Career Advancement and other consulting groups, and implements the board's vision of Pareto. Has been highly involved in tech-based consulting work with Pareto, including an international software non-profit, an Insurtech platform, and a SaaS fitness app. Previously interned in the hedge fund space, most recently at Waterfall Asset Management, a structured credit asset manager specializing in ABS and loan strategies. Outside of Pareto, he is interested in macroeconomics and portfolio theory. Loves playing soccer, reading comics, and studying Star Wars trivia.

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Marketing Director

Bryan Emmanuel

Economics, 2023

Leads the marketing team in outreach, recruiting, and strategic positioning. Worked with healthcare and education technology companies to create pricing and market-entry strategies. Previously worked in an AI-tech startup, part of Founders Factory based in London, an investment analyst at an international private equity firm, and most recently as a consultant with Polsky in the bionics and F&B industry.

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Associate Recruitment Director

Haodi Howard Shi

Computer Science and Economics, 2024

Develops and implements recruitment strategies. Focused on revenue growth & diversification, product launches, customer acquisition, and retention plans for a consumer SaaS company and an EdTech company. Previously worked at an MIT entrepreneurship incubator, a TMT-focused USD PE/VC, an industrials-oriented RMB PE, a management consulting firm focusing on M&A advisory and corporate strategy, as well as in a summer camp where he tutored students Math & English. Loves the outdoors, electronic music, and lacrosse.

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Digital Marketing Manager

Emily Lin

Art History and Economics, 2024

Manages social media platforms and designs graphics to enhance Pareto's brand. Previously volunteered for presidential election campaigns and most recently interned as an environmental policy associate at a non-profit and marketing intern for a luxury fashion startup. Other on-campus involvements include MODA Fashion Organization and Women in Business. Loves visiting art museums and listening to true crime.

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Consultant

Keanne Chang

Comparative Human Development and Economics, 2023

Conducts competitive landscape research and analysis and creates pricing models for clients in technology and education entrepreneurship. Passionate about nonprofit organizations and the education branch of the public sector. Most recently interned as a data analyst at Chicago Public Schools.

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Consultant

Nicholas Liadinata

Economics, 2024

Provides data-driven analysis of the competitive landscape, most recently to inform market and product development strategies for a SaaS firm. Previously worked in digital marketing and business development in the IT and government industries, as well as a summer internship at PwC.

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Consultant

Jane Tio

Biology and Economics, 2024

Works with sporting companies to conduct competitive landscape research. Previously worked on expanding the market power of startups and most recently as an intern at Growgreen.

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Diversity Director

Don Kasindi

Public Policy and Economics, 2023

Employs strategies to aid fitness applications improve monetization methods and expansion of consumer base. Professional experience includes summer stints at Killik & Co and Golden Eagle Capital Partners with an upcoming summer internship at Morgan Stanley.

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Associate Client Director

Alexandra Riedinger

Economics, 2023

Leads team of 7 on conducting a competitive analysis and positioning recommendations to an AI client during 10-week engagement period. Previously worked on economic development work for the City of Chicago and strategy analysis for boutique consulting firms in Chicago, most recently as a Strategy & Operations Analyst for P33 Chicago. Also a member of Trott Business Program, Women in Business, Maroon Tutor Match and loves playing jazz piano.

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Technology Manager

Pratham Gandhi

Computer Science and Economics, 2024

Brings experience in software and data science to help clients across a range of sectors drive growth and win market share by bolstering technology offerings. Also drives internal technology initiatives for Pareto. Previously worked as a Software Engineer Intern at a data science consulting firm and most recently as an Intern at a Chicago-based computer science education non-profit.

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Consultant

Riya Bindlish

Economics, 2024

Focuses on helping clients by providing them with competitive analysis to shape their business operations. Has previously worked on nonprofit engagements for various clients and has most recently done marketing and sales/data analysis for Spott.

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Consultant

Gabriel Moos

Molecular Engineering, 2024

Provides market research insights and data-backed solutions for non-profits and mid-size tech start-ups in his time at Pareto. During the 2020-21 academic year, Gabe withdrew from UChicago to pursue 2 business analyst internships at venture-backed startups, the second of which is now a full-time product management position.

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Client Director

Catherine An

Economics, 2022

Identifies businesses with needs meeting Pareto's capabilities and communicates project expectations to potential clients. Worked with social impact organization to revamp social media strategy. Improved product offering and pricing strategy for market analytics startup. Previously worked in marketing functions for startups and an advertising agency, currently working in Growth Consulting in the consumer packaged goods space. Outside Pareto, sings with on-campus acapella group, Unaccompanied Women and is learning to skateboard. From Garnet Valley, PA.

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Engagement Manager

Ripa Hakobyan

Russian and East European Studies and Economics, 2023

Leads teams of consultants for client projects. Has been part of engagements focusing on various sectors, including non-profit, education, wellness, and insurance. Previously interned at KPMG as an advisory intern and most recently at AIG as an investments intern. Is originally from Yerevan, Armenia.

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Consultant

Isabel Allum

Economics, 2023

Develops client plans for market entry and new ventures and advises companies on how best to position themselves in a competitive niche. Previously worked in a variety of sectors, from nonprofits to startups to the federal government, most recently employed as a research assistant for a joint UChicago Booth and Harris Economics lab.

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Consultant

Rahim Kouferidji

Psychology and Economics, 2024

Recently surveyed international markets to determine their potential for entry for gaming client. Currently managing social media and website content for the University of Chicago's Center for Practical Wisdom.

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Consultant

Luigi Soriano

Statistics and Economics, 2024

Works with tech companies looking to expand their market size and discover new customer channels. Previously worked in various STEM roles and most recently with an AI startup involved with the Polsky Center.

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