CWIB Consulting Career Panel
Featuring 8 representatives from 4 different consulting firms, this consulting panel will take place on Friday, February 28th from 4:30-5:30 in Davidson Lecture Hall. This event is open to all women of the 5 colleges. To attend this event, you must sign up using this link. Below are the biographies of the panelists.
Joey Yamada CMC '18
I am a second year associate at EY-Parthenon in their San Francisco office, doing primarily healthcare cases, with a dabbling in education, tech, and boats (yes, boats). I’ve been with the firm since I graduated from CMC in 2018, dual majoring in Psychology and Economics. At CMC, I wore many hats—from junior class president to RA to rugby player (go foxes), I’m always down to reminisce about my CMC experiences. I’m originally from Japan and just recently got approved for my H1-B visa, so I feel well positioned to answer any questions about being an international candidate! In my free time, I try to stay active and play basketball, but most of the time I just end up binge watching docu-series on Netflix. Looking forward to hanging out soon!
Leya Aronoff CMC '19
Leya is a Consulting Analyst based in the Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Accenture, Leya attended Claremont McKenna College, where she studies Economics and Psychology with a Leadership Studies focus. Additionally, she was a part of the founding team of Claremont Women in Business, so she is extremely excited to meet the new generation of CWIBbers!
Kelsey Ridley CMC '16
Kelsey Ridley is a Senior Consultant at Transom Consulting. She specializes in data- and research-driven strategy development at Transom, and also helps lead Transom’s recruiting program. Recent projects include an ideation and implementation of a human capital management strategy, as well as a private equity due diligence of a consumer packaged goods company. Kelsey earned a B.A. with Honors in Environment, Economics, and Politics at Claremont McKenna College, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Patrick Kim is an Engagement Manager at Transom Consulting, where he specializes in strategic planning and operational transformation for industrial, consumer goods, and financial services clients. Patrick also works on buy-side and sell-side mandates within Transom’s M&A practice. He previously worked as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles, where he served primarily Fortune 500 companies on strategic planning, operational restructuring, and pre- and post-acquisition planning and integration. Patrick earned a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Science and an M.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from Harvard University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. ard to hanging out soon!
Braden Holstege PZ '14
Braden Hoslstege is a manager in the Deal Strategy practice at PwC Strategy&, where he has completed 40+ commercial due diligence and strategy engagements for clients across sectors. Brandon has prior professional experience working in investment management, and in a strategy role at an artificial intelligence startup. Braden graduated with highest honors in Economics from Pitzer College, and was a Robert Day Scholar at Claremont McKenna College.
Teagan Knight CMC '19
Teagan is an Associate in Deals Strategy at PwC Strategy&. She has worked on strategy and commercial due diligence projects in retail, technology, and healthcare. Teagan graduated from CMC in 2019 and majored in International Relations and Economics. Prior to consulting, she interned at a political think tank and in talent acquisition at a software company.
Stephen is a manager with Accenture Technology. Stephen has over 10 years’ experience with a broad range of Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud ERP implementations. Prior to his Oracle consulting career, Stephen worked in several industries we serve such as Telecommunications and Consumer Products.