Recent Alumni Board

Faculty staff engagement

CONNECT

Encourage alumni to participate in events, as well as contribute
their time, talent and resources to better the Department

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ENGAGE

Inform current and prospective students, as well as alumni of
Department initiatives through social media and networking events

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THRIVE

Through career workshops, mentorship and roundtable discussions, RAB members ensure that students are adequately prepared for their early career endeavors

We are a group of young professionals that are committed to upholding and promoting the strategic vision and mission of the Department of Management

The Recent Alumni Board, (RAB), was established to provide opportunities for management alumni from the last decade to support and remain connected to the Department of Management.

The RAB works with the department head and faculty in the Department of Management on curricular aspects such as the management major, the three options within the major, and new academic initiatives. It assists the department faculty, staff, and students in career-related programs and events, marketability and placement of management graduates, and the college-to-work transition process. The RAB also helps foster communication and collaboration with recent alumni, students, and faculty.

Recent Alumni

 

Mark Belak
 
 

Mark Belak is a 2011 graduate of the Pamplin College of Management.

Mark Belak is a 2011 graduate of the Pamplin College of Management.

He started his career in sales for a small IT firm in Blacksburg working out of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center. Since then he has moved to Oracle Corporation primarily serving Fortune 500 companies, large universities, and major non-profits. His projects focus on big data analytics, data warehousing, and database optimization.

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Pranay Bhargava
Small Business Consultant - ADP
Managing Partner - BitBlock Capital
Dalai Consulting - President

Pranay was born in India, raised in Upstate VA, and currently living in San Francisco.

Pranay was born in India, raised in Upstate VA, and currently living in San Francisco.

He dreamt about starting his own business as a kid and thus, moved to San Francisco post graduating December 2015 from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business. His passion resides in creating and growing business concepts that can empower others to achieve their goals, while also contributing to positive social and charitable benefit to society. 

David Caravati
 
 

David Caravati currently serves as the New Venture Program Coordinator for the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs.

David Caravati currently serves as the New Venture Program Coordinator for the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs.

He provides project management skills and logistical support on over of dozen programs Apex is currently offering. He has a passion for grassroots entrepreneurial development, creating a vibrant ecosystem of VT students past and present through meaningful mentorship and relationships. Prior to joining the Apex Center, David worked as the Young Life Capernaum Director for the Salem/Roanoke Valley, creating multiple programs for students with special needs and disabilities at almost 20 high/middle schools. He also served as the Youth Director, Special Needs Coordinator, and Accountant for Westminster Presbyterian Church. Most recently, he spent this past summer and fall working for Mavuno, an international development non-profit that works to provide community and business development solutions to the extreme poor in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. During that time, he got to experience the St. Louis Startup Ecosystem while working in the CIC Co-Lab and Venture Café.

David is a Richmond, Virginia native and received a B.S. in Business Management (Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Technology) from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business in 2014. When not working at the Center, David is an avid Hokie football fan and loves spending time outdoors hiking and playing tennis. He loves to travel internationally and cooking food of all varieties. David lives in Christiansburg, VA with his wife Natasha.

Douglas Cheeseman
Manager
Capgemini Government Solutions

Douglas Cheeseman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pamplin College of Business with Bachelors of Science degrees in Management and Marketing in 2011.

Douglas Cheeseman graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pamplin College of Business with Bachelors of Science degrees in Management and Marketing in 2011 and graduated with a Masters in National Security Policy degree from the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University in 2016.

He works as a manager for Capgemini Government Solutions, a management consulting company serving federal clients. Douglas supports clients at the Department of Homeland Security and specializes in strategy consulting, data analytics and business process improvement.

Tom DuScheid
Product Marketing Manager
Netsertive

Tom DuScheid graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a BS in Business Management (EIT) and Marketing.

Tom DuScheid graduated from Virginia Tech in 2009 with a BS in Business Management (EIT) and Marketing.

Since graduating, he has founded multiple businesses and served on the product teams of companies large and small. DuScheid is currently a Product Marketing Manager at Netsertive - helping to grow a new vertical and explore potential product and partnership opportunities. A passionate Hokie, he continues to advise the club that he founded (Tang Soo Do Karate Organization) and is an executive committee member of the Recent Alumni Board.

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George Hodges

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Austin Kennedy
Account Development Executive
Alarm.com

Austin Kennedy graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Management (EIT).

Austin Kennedy graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Management (EIT).

He works for Alarm.com as an Account Development Executive.

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Matthew Knight
Multi-Site Leader
Amazon

Matthew graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Management (EIT).

Matthew graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in Management (EIT).

He now work for Amazon.

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Taylor Liverman
Enterprise Applications Consultant
IBM

Taylor graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 with a degree in Management (MCA).

Taylor graduated from Virginia Tech in 2016 with a degree in Management (MCA).

Taylor is now working for IBM in Washington, D.C. as an Enterprise Applications Consultant.

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Brent Noll
Store Manager In Training
CarMax

Brent graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a degree in Management (HR & EIT).

Brent graduated from Virginia Tech in 2010 with a degree in Management (HR & EIT).

Since summer of 2017, Brent has been working as a Store Manager in Training at CarMax. He has been working in different positions within CarMax since 2014.

His first job after graduation was as an Assistant Store Manager with Target Corp. He spent the next four years with Target in various Assistant Store Manager roles from the sales floor to Assets Protection at several different store locations. He left Target in 2014 to take a position with CarMax at the Corporate office in Richmond VA as a Business Operations Analyst II, in which he oversaw the daily operations of the Export Vehicle Sale Program. After a year in this position, he made a lateral move to a Coordinator II position in Business Operations in which he helped open over 20 new CarMax stores over the next year and a half.

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Sean Westbrook
Area Manager
Amazon

Sean graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012, majoring in Management (EIT) and minoring in Leadership.

Sean graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012, majoring in Management (EIT) and minoring in Leadership.

He now works at Amazon.com as an area manager in Brooklyn, New York.

Adam Workman
Vice President
Premier Banking

Adam Workman is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, with a concentration in Human Resources Management.

Adam Workman is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech's Pamplin College of Business, with a concentration in Human Resources Management.

Adam Workman is a relationship-driven financial service professional with a focus on providing consultative and customized banking solutions for mass-affluent individuals in Southwest Virginia. As a Vice President and Premier Relationship Banker, Adam is a trusted advisor in handling clients’ investment, day-to-day banking, risk management and cash flow needs.

In addition to Bank responsibilities, Adam serves as an Ambassador for the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, where he focuses on member relations and Chamber presence in the community.  He is also a 2014 graduate of Leadership Roanoke Valley, a program affiliated with the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, as well as a 2015 graduate of Leadership New River Valley, a program affiliated with the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. 

Prior to his Banking career, Adam graduated in 2010 from Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business, with a concentration in Human Resource Management.  He is actively involved with the university, serving on the Recent Alumni Board as Chair, and representing the Hokie Club through his involvement as a Hokie Representative in the Blacksburg chapter.