Mission | Leadership Team | Membership Benefits | Major Events
Our mission is to advance UNC Kenan-Flagler students toward consulting-related careers by providing opportunities for them to explore the consulting industry and learn consulting skill sets.
Melanee Swanson - President
Melanee grew up outside Detroit, Michigan and completed her undergrad degree at Davidson College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During her time at Davidson, she spent most of her free hours playing for the soccer team. After graduation, she followed her love of sports and started as a Corporate Ticket Sales Account Executive for the Charlotte Bobcats (now Charlotte Hornets). After two years of sports sales, she moved to a financial services firm, where she managed the client relationships for hedge funds and management consulting firms. Working alongside management consulting firms peaked her interest in Consulting as a career, and she headed to UNC in order to pursue that career path. At UNC, she is also a Leadership Fellow and a member of CWIB and the Sports and Entertainment Club. In her free time, Melanee coaches and does CrossFit, tries new restaurants in the Triangle area, plays with her dog and cat, and travels.
Max Zevin - Executive Vice President
Max completed his undergraduate degree at Trinity College, in Hartford, CT, where he was also a member of the rowing team. After graduation, he began working in the startup world. While he enjoyed the fast paced work environment and entrepreneurial spirit, he wanted to learn how to make large scale strategic decisions for firms, and decided UNC Kenan-Flagler was the best fit for him to learn those skills. When not at school, Max enjoys staying fit, playing with the dog, hiking and traveling.
Scott Hockemeyer - VP of Finance
Scott grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, before moving south to North Carolina for college at Elon University. While at Elon, Scott played on the golf team and double majored in accounting and finance. After graduating, Scott spent four years at PwC performing financial statement audits. Scott has recently started to enjoy hot yoga and typing in the third person.
Bill Pan - VP of Communications
Bill graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Economics and joined the technology startup realm, working in biometrics, integrated security, and workforce management. At Kenan-Flagler, Bill is involved in business technology and the Career Services Advisory Board, in addition to his consulting club leadership role. Outside of the academic grind, Bill enjoys camping and hiking, eating excellent food, and playing/watching basketball.
Evan Fairmont - VP of Corporate Relations
Originally from Colorado, Evan moved to Portland, OR to attend Lewis & Clark College where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in International Relations. Prior to business school, Evan worked as a nonprofit consultant focusing on change management and fundraising strategy, and before that, spent four years leading fundraising at KIPP Colorado Schools, and Compassionate Care ALS. He also spent time as a ski instructor at Vail Resorts and as a trip leader taking high school students abroad. At Kenan-Flagler, Evan is concentrating in Management Consulting and Finance. In addition to his role on the consulting club, Evan is the President of the Adventure Club and VP of Sustainability for the Net Impact Club. Outside of school, Evan is an avid skier, enjoys running and biking in Carolina North Forest, and is learning the difference between grilling and BBQing (but enjoys both).
Prerana Manvi - VP of International Experience
Prerana pursued from BITS-Pilani (India), a dual degree of Masters in Economics and Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, during which she followed her passion for music as a drummer in a band. After graduation, she worked at JPMorgan Chase before transitioning to the entrepreneurial domain. Prior to business school, she was part of a startup based in Bangalore where she worked as a Sustainability Consultant and helped companies manage their social and environmental performance. At Kenan-Flagler, Prerana is concentrating in management consulting. She is also a Leadership Associate with the Center for Sustainable Enterprise, and the President of Net Impact Club.
Justin Trombold - VP of Learning & Development
Justin earned his Bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from The University of Texas at Austin, and continued his research in diabetes and physical activity at UT-Southwestern Medical Center and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX before coming to business school. He had the opportunity to work as a sports performance and nutrition consultant for professional and collegiate sports organizations such as The San Antonio Spurs and The Chicago Blackhawks while in graduate school. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, he is a 1st year representative on the Curriculum Advisory Board and spends his spare time exercising, reading and watching sports (particularly football).
Jane Chaffee - VP of Learning & Development
Jane, originally from Eastern North Carolina, is a “Triple Tarheel”. She completed her undergraduate education at UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Art History. After graduation Jane worked as an operations manager in a Washington, DC healthcare law firm. She is a dual-degree candidate at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she is pursuing a concentration in management consulting. After graduate school, Jane hopes to work in healthcare consulting. She spends her free time in the occasional yoga class, eating, envisioning her dream kitchen, traveling beyond Chapel Hill, and loving Chapel Hill.
Paritosh Tiwari - VP of Learning & Development
Paritosh obtained his engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and joined Deloitte as a consultant in Enterprise Risk Services. Paritosh has advised clients across industries in business process, and information technology risks. Before coming to business school, he was leading a team focused on using data analytics to better understand and solve business challenges. At Kenan-Flagler, Paritosh is concentrating in Management Consulting. He is a Kenan Institute Economic Development Analyst and is also a part of the Business Technology Club leadership team. In his free time, Paritosh enjoys reading on Quora, playing computer games, and creating data applications.
Allison Callahan - VP of Case Competitions
Allison is originally from Richmond, VA. She completed her undergraduate education at the Virginia Tech majoring in Finance and Management. After college she worked with Ford Motor Company in Michigan in the Career Foundations Program, a finance rotational program. She returned to UNC Kenan-Flagler to obtain her MBA, concentrating in consulting and healthcare and plans to pursue a leadership development program in the healthcare space upon graduation in 2017. At UNC, Allison is also involved with CWIB, Healthcare Club, and Jewish Business Association.
Jill Murphy - VP of Case Competitions
Jill grew up outside of San Francisco, CA. She graduated from UCLA with degrees in Business Economics and Public Health, and went on to work as a Compensation and Benfits Analyst. At Kenan-Flagler, Jill is concentrating in Operations Managment and Healthcare. She is also involved with CWIB, Healthcare Club, Admissions Advisory Board, and is a Non-Profit Board Fellow.
The MBA Consulting Club aims to improve the career prospects and education of each one of its members. Whether you are an industry veteran, aspiring consultant or simply interested in learning consulting skills, the Club provides a strong platform with various opportunities, including:
Education Opportunities: Prep with case experts, detailed education sessions., individual cases with hired case interview professional
Case Competition Preparation: Internal Deloitte Case Competition, Cognizant Case Competition, Internal Case-off, case competition preparation sessions with top professors
Career Treks: Opportunity to visit consultants in their home office, understand the culture of various firms, and networking alumni. Treks in Atlanta and Charlotte
Industry Overviews: Career brownbags on S&O, Technology and Healthcare Consulting, alumni guest speakers and consulting panels
- Kick-Off Meeting Welcome new members to the MBA Consulting Club
Start of Education Sessions Key lessons about consulting and internal strategy, how to prepare for interviews, and how to succeed in an internship
- Cognizant Case Competition First case competition with Cognizant Business Consulting Cases are for Everyone CMC session with case expert David Ohrvall introducing the case interview and how to prepare for it
- 2nd Year Case-Off Chance for 2nd year students to go head-to-head.
- Healthcare Panel Introductory panel into healthcare consulting
- Atlanta Career Trek Expose students to major consulting/strategy firms such as Deloitte, Georgia-Pacific, BCG, ScottMadden, and Bain
- 1st Year Case-Off Opportunity for 1st year students to showcase their skills in front of judges from Deloitte, Bain, and McKinsey
- Charlotte Career Trek Expose students to major consulting/strategy firms such as McKinsey, EY, PwC, and North Highland
- Deloitte Internal Case Competitions Teams of 4 faced off to determine the top 8 teams to go against Duke
- Group Casing with David Ohrvall Small group casing with the case expert David Ohrvall
- Deloitte Case Competition Annual competition against Duke to determine attendees of National Competition
- Case Blitz Final school practice before the start of winter break
- How to Succeed in Your Internship Panel of 2nd year students and professions explaining how to ensure top performance in the summer internship
- Triangle-wide Alumni Networking An opportunity for consultants from the area to meet and network with UNC Kenan-Flagler students