Executive Master of Science - Business Analytics & Information Systems
CLASS OF 2019
Ultimate Medical Academy
Laura is a Business Intelligence Analyst at Ultimate Medical Academy. She works as part of the business intelligence, operations and strategy team to produce enterprise-wide data analytics, reporting and process improvement. The power behind "data storytelling" and "data visualization" is what intrigued her to business intelligence. She earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
James received a B.S. and MBA in Finance from St. John’s University in New York. He has worked various investment banking, hedge fund, hedge fund administrator, and banking jobs. He is pursuing a career change and accomplished an Associates in Programming, learning Python, Java, C++ and C# as well as SQL, ASP.Net and MySQL from Saint Petersburg College. James was Computer Science Student of the Year 2015 – 2016. He received a 2nd bachelors from Saint Petersburg College in Technology Development and Management, Data Analytics and then was accepted to the USF MS BAIS Program to pursue a career combining my finance and data analytics knowledge. James Recently worked at Citibank in the Anti-Money Laundering Unit.
Venkatesh Prasanna Gobichettipalayam Murthy
Sid has over 22 years of hands-on and management experience in delivering process-centric ERP and Analytics solutions to various companies across the globe. Sid has led several full lifecycle implementation of diverse Oracle ERP systems with responsibility for delivering innovative and effective solutions. Working with prestigious clients including Department of Defense (DoD), Air-force, SCES, Motorola, Boeing, Starbucks, US Steel, National Institutes of Health, Veterans Affairs, Rockefeller University has earned Sid extraordinary experience in the planning and execution of all aspects of business process improvement with specific focus on Program and Project Management on large Business Transformation Programs.
Rajender has worked on software development, tech refresh, release controls, cyber security and risk management projects. He is currently providing DevOps support to application development and data warehousing teams to build and deploy apps and automate various processes. Rajender also manages code repositories and release version controls.
Jithin Kocheril Jinan
Melissa (Mel) is currently a Compensation Analyst within HR Professional Services at Citi. Her role consists of but not limited to managing the entry and payment processing of special payments for all employees in North America and maintaining the annual bonus pool as well as annual salary increase budgeting processes globally. In 2016, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of South Florida.
Andy is a Clearwater native and proud graduate of the working professional MBA program of the University of Florida. Andy's B.I. experience began as an analyst at a medical academy before moving to report engineering for a Danish firm. He now works at CCG Analytics as a Power BI consultant, where he was recently certified by Microsoft in SQL Data Modeling as well as Data Visualization with Power BI. Andy looks forward to gaining knowledge from this program to better leverage new skill sets for his current career. Andy is an avid cyclist and runner, and if you are lucky you may see him out if you happen to commute through Hillsborough or Pinellas county.
Michael is a Senior Data Analyst with an S&P 500 company. His current position requires
using associate performance data in order to implement solutions minimizing costs
in back office support functions. Michael has held a variety of positions in publically
traded corporations from a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing,
banking, and transportation. The positions were mostly focused on using big data solutions
to solve problems in revenue and cost analysis.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Fitchburg State University.
Alyssa Sison is an IT Business Analyst at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC). She works as part of the settlement area in the application development department. Since she started at DTCC, Alyssa has worn multiple hats including being a project manager, DR coordinator, and certified Scrum Master (CSM). She earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Management from the University of South Florida.
Anwut Wasupan is currently a Data Analyst at Zelis Payments. His responsibilities involve managing financial reports, creating executive dashboards, develop forecast models, and creating various reports. Before joining the data analytic field, Anwut worked in several Engineering roles includes tests and development of the various products from Surgical Medical Devices to Defense and Aerospace PCBs. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Management Information System from the University of South Florida.
Meena Yaduguri Sundinti
Class of 2018
Brenton currently serves as a Pricing Control Supervisor for Coca-Cola Refreshments.
He was selected to be part of the core team to lead the company's transition of pricing
data from Coca-Cola's legacy AS/400 system to SAP. Prior to joining Coca-Cola in 2013,
Brenton was a full time student, completing his A.A. degree at HCC in Medical Sciences,
Bachelorette in Political Science at USF, and M.S. in Entrepreneurship in Applied
Technologies at USF. Brenton completed all three degrees in only three years and nine
months. During his time in graduate school Brenton was honored to be selected as the
2013 "Student of Year" by the USF Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to being accepted
to the USF M.S. in Business Analytics & Information Systems program Brenton recently
completed a Certificate in Python Programming at the University of Washington.
University of South Florida
Blanca Camoretti-Mercado has spent all her professional life in academia. She is Assistant
Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida (USF), and the Allergy and
Immunology Division Director of Translational Research. She received her Master and
Ph.D. degrees from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and conducted a post-doctoral
fellowship at The University of Chicago (UC). She joined the faculty at UC, and in
November 2012 she was recruited to USF. A recipient of Diversity, Mentor, and Teacher
awards, Dr. Camoretti-Mercado is member of the Board of Directors of the American
Thoracic Society (ATS), the premier professional society in pulmonary, critical care
and sleep medicine with over 18,000 national and international physicians and researchers
members. She is the current chair of the ATS Assembly on Respiratory Structure and
Function, and member of the ATS Finance Committee, and the Planning and Evaluation
Committee. She served as chair of the ATS Programming and Nominating committees, and
of the Women Lung Conference of the American Lung Association (ALA). Dr. Camoretti-Mercado
has been grant reviewer in the National Institute of Health, American Heart Association
and ALA, and is on the editorial board of various professional journals. She has published
original scientific, reviews and editorial articles, and book chapters. Dr. Camoretti-Mercado
organized and chaired numerous symposia and poster discussions, and presented her
investigations at academic and non-academic institutions worldwide. The availability
of extensive databases of human clinical and biochemical parameters as well as the
capability of generating large amounts of information from human and non-human studies
have paved the path of personalized and precision medicine. To advance this scientific
and clinical enterprise, Dr. Camoretti-Mercado will develop the ability to access
data, extract their facts and statistics, and interpret their content with specialized
new knowledge and skills learned in the Executive Master in Business Analytics and
Information Systems at USF.
Raymond James & Associates
Colt Carson is an institutional equity sales analyst who specializes in data analytics and reporting. Currently, he works for Raymond James & Associates, a diversified financial services firm based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Colt is primarily responsible for tracking and analyzing institutional client consumption and payment data, as well as, provides analytical support for senior management within the department. Colt received a dual bachelor's degree in finance and business management from the University of South Florida, and also holds the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.
Sarasota County Government
John is a Senior System Analyst/Developer for the Application and Data Support team
in Enterprise Information Technology of Sarasota County Government. Before working
in technology, John had a career in the hospitality field as an Executive Chef. John
uses his hospitality skills daily to assist internal and external customers of the
county. As a team lead, he manages enterprise and department specific solutions, including
application development, system analysis, and business intelligence needs. John leverages
his knowledge and experience as a SharePoint Administrator and Developer, Microsoft
Dynamics CRM Administrator and Developer, and OnBase Administrator to support enterprise
solutions. Additionally, his Lean Six Sigma experience allows him to review current
business processes and develop new solutions using technologies which include: ASP.NET
intelligence platforms that he uses include SAP Business Objects, Crystal Reporting,
SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services, and SQL Server Analysis
Services. John earned his Bachelor of Technology, Information Technology: Web Development
from State University of New York of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville, New
York graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2008. Since then, John advanced his professional
development by completing Microsoft Courses in SQL Server, Data Warehousing, and Business
Intelligence. In addition, he obtained certification as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
Ryan McMenamin's career path has not been a typical one. His early work focused on
the hospitality industry and management. However, mid-career, a passion for S.T.E.M.
drove him to engineering and analytics. Applying that passion, and a lot of hard work,
he obtained his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from USF, Tampa. Today
Ryan works in telecommunications with Verizon Wireless. His work mainly focuses on
the Radio Access Network (RAN) and its connections with mobile equipment and core
network components. With Verizon he has worked as an Radio Frequency (RF) Designer,
and System Performance Engineer. These jobs require a deep understanding of communications
engineering principles, and are becoming more and more dependent on statistical methods
and analysis to drive performance. He earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
from the University of South Florida, graduating Magna Cum Laude.
Anusha Rangarajan is a QA lead in Verizon for the RMI applications (CFO QA). She is
a software testing QA professional having rich experience and multi-tasking skills
in performing all phases of test activities on different applications (of various
domain) and software products, performing role of various test management activities,
test analysis and execution. She has exposure to multicultural working environment
with different locale. She has a Bachelor's Degree with Major in Corporate Secretary
ship, India and Masters in Political Science from University of Madras, India. She
has a Diploma in Business Management from Stratford Career Institute, Washington DC.
Eric Rosenberg is an IT Business Analyst at DTCC. He works as part of the reporting
and analytics team in the IT PMO area. Rosenberg joined DTCC in 2016 and has a variety
of tasks he engages in. Most of his current work involves managing financials, creating
executive dashboards, creating various reports, and managing a network security project. He
earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Business, and Psychology from Truman State
University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Rajni Sachan is an experienced Enterprise Business Transformation and Quality Assurance
Leader with more than 17 years of experience. She started her career as a Microsoft
Developer and grew her experience in technologies for enterprise transformation with
digital adoptions in cloud. She has a very keen interest in disruptive technologies
and innovation and has conducted seminars and session on Big Data Quality in conferences
like Starwest. She has published white papers on Quality on Big Data Platforms and
Digital Technologies adoption in Retail Industries as Technology Evangelist. Currently
Rajni is a Business Leader and Partner from TCS with their customer where her primary
role is to provide IT services and digital business transformation strategies to grow
their customer business by adopting new technologies. Rajni received a bachelor's
degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from University of Nagpur,
India. She is also a certified Microsoft Solution Developer, CSQA and SAFe certified
Miles Scott is an entrepreneur and experienced IT professional. Currently, he works
as a Data Protection Engineer at a large international Bio-Tech company in the Tampa
Bay Area and runs two separate companies simultaneously. As an IT professional Miles
has proven experience in the fields of data protection and enterprise storage technologies.
In his role as CEO and VP, he is responsible for multiple facets of operational decision
making and negotiations. Miles has achieved a Bachelors of Science from the University
of South Florida with a concentration in Management Information Systems. He also holds
multiple IT certifications including, RedHat Certified Systems Administrator, NetApp
Certified Solutions Engineer in Data Protection, and Symantec Certified specialist
in NetBackup 7.5 for Windows.
Sujatha Thangaswamy Ramu
Verizon Data Services
Sujatha Thangaswamy Ramu is a Senior Member of Technical staff in Verizon Data Services,
with over 10 years experience in IT. She started her career with Verizon as an IT
software developer, transitioned to solutions architect team and currently in a role
of team lead for a very critical IT application. She always look out for opportunities
to improve the IT processes and have played instrumental role in successful completion
of several major projects in Verizon Finance IT group. Her prior experiences include
IT instructor in a premier Computer Education Institute, followed by working in blue
tooth technology and aerospace department in India. She earned a bachelor's degree
in Electronics and Communication from Mysore University in India.