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Patrick Talbot

MBA Class of 2016

Patrick was born and raised in the New York City suburb of Cortlandt Manor, NY. After graduating from Hendrick Hudson High School in 2009, he moved to Buffalo to pursue his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Following Patrick’s graduation from the University at Buffalo in 2013, he spent a year in the work force before deciding to return to his alma mater for an M.B.A. Concentrating in Supply Chain & Operations Management, he is expected to graduate in May of 2016.

Some of Patrick’s hobbies include watching and playing sports, as well as working on classic cars. Also, he hopes to work in the field of aviation upon graduation, an industry Patrick has had a lifelong passion for.

Patrick’s initial draw to the SCOM Club was during his undergraduate years where he held the role of Vice President, Undergraduate Operations. Full-time work experience in Operations, coupled with a recent Materials Management internship at Moog, Inc. has put Patrick in the position to help bring success to other students. As a leader of the Supply Chain & Operations Management Club, and with the help of the remainder of the Executive Board, Patrick hopes to bring at least a small piece of the SCOM industry to UB’s doorstep.

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Manmeeth Kharvel Annepu

Chief Operations Officer
MBA Class of 2016

Manmeeth is a second year MBA student concentrating in Supply Chain & Operations Management, he is very passionate about the supply chain side of the manufacturing industries. He is right now interning at Greenpac Mill- a paper industry, part of Purchasing team working on procuring raw materials, spare parts, sending out RFQ’s and finalizing suppliers, apart from regular Purchasing role he is an active member of cost avoidance team and helping the company to reach to the goal of saving $ 1.5 Mil this year. He is an active member of SCOM club and has helped organize the first ever SCOM club case competition in April 15.

Manmeeth is from India and has 3 years of Project Management experience prior to joining UB MBA. He did his undergrad in Electronics and Communication Engineering from India.

His hobbies include playing basketball, squash and cricket. He loves to learn new games ever couple of years.

As the COO of the club, he wants to bring more industrial exposure to the school of management that would help the students to be industry ready and with the help of the executive board he wants to give the best to the students with all the exciting events they have planned up for upcoming year.


Li-In Wang

Vice President, Marketing
MBA Class of 2016

Li-In Wang is from Taiwan, graduated from National Chung-Cheng University in 2009. Major in Accounting and Information Technology, also was a President in the department’s student association. Li-In previously worked as an auditor in Deloitte, where she was involved with evaluating business risk for clients and providing recommendations for them to improve financial situations and internal control procedures, especially in the field of inventory and revenue recognition. Then Li-In worked as a financial assistant manager in Yu-Guo Polywood, forecasting and analyzing the financial statement, and solving the accounting and tax problems. Now Li-In is doing internship in TCS as a Data Analyst and Operations, and pursing MBA with a concentration in supply chain and operations management. As a V.P of Marketing, her goal is to introduce and advertise SCOM Club to students who are interesting in SCOM. Also, she will leverage relationship to create more professional networking opportunities, and develop close relationship with School of Management, CRC, GPO, APICS, and related industries.


Zak Hites

Vice President, Finance
MBA Class of 2016

I am originally from Fairport Harbor, Ohio and attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for undergrad. I received my Bachelors of Science in Education in 2013 majoring in Sports Industry and a minor in General Business. Prior to coming to UB, I spent time working for Ohio State Athletics in their Facilities Operations and Management Department. I assisted with the day to day building operations and event management. I also spent time interning with the Columbus Clippers Baseball Organization where I worked in various departments. Finally after graduating from Ohio State I spent time interning with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour in Jacksonville, Florida where I worked in Tournament Operations. I am now in my second year of UB’s MBA program where I am concentrating in Operations and Supply Chain Management as well as Finance. As the V.P. of Finance my goal for SCOM is to help it grow and expand in any way possible.


Vice President, Strategy/Public Relations
MBA Class of 2016

Rohit Sallagundla is a second year MBA student concentrating in Supply Chain & Operations Management and Consulting. He completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering from VIT University, India and he has four years of work experience with a global IT company. Currently, he is working as Project Coordinator at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, where he is involved in various supply chain projects developing RFPs, for capital purchases/services, to be analyzed, negotiated, and implemented in conjecture with the purchasing and legal departments. Rohit represented UB at various prestigious supply chain and strategy case competitions and even won the Whitman Case Competition – Syracuse University. In his free time, he enjoys playing chess and he was a professional chess player. With his wide range of network and his unique experience in health care industry and Supply Chain, Rohit would be able to guide SCOM members in understanding and obtaining jobs in the industry and also build strategies for the development of SCOM club.


Vice President, Strategy/Event Planning
MBA Class of 2016

Keya is a second year MBA student concentrating in supply chain and operations Management.  She earned her undergraduate degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from BITS, Pilani – Dubai. Upon graduation, she worked as a business analyst with an IT solutions provider and coordinated with the client to understand their business requirements and interpret them to the internal team.  Prior to UB, Keya worked as a senior business development executive for an Indian conglomerate and enjoyed the formidable challenge of convincing people to shift from conventional energy sources to solar power.  As VP Strategy/Event Planning, Keya will be able to leverage the learnings from her diverse work experiences and utilize her strong professional network to take the club to the next level.


Vice President, MS SCOM Operations
MS SCOM Class of 2016

Siddarth Prakash graduated from Anna University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He has a 3-year full time experience with and his responsibilities as a Associate catalog involves root cause analysis and providing remedy to defects which affect The operational functionalities of Fulfillment centers, located in North America and Canada, within Service Level Agreement and ensure minimal Turnaround Time with 100% percent quality. Siddarth was also responsible for mentoring new hires, troubleshooting catalog errors and resolving product complaints raised by customers by working with the vendors, Fulfillment centers and internal teams. He has good customer-client relationships and has been recognized and rewarded for the same by his previous employer. Siddarth is currently pursuing Master’s in Science in Supply Chain and Operations Management. As VP of strategy he will be a acting liaison between the students and the club catering to the need. This ensures the growth of the club and betterment of the students joining the club.


Vice President, Undergraduate Operations
B.S. Class of 2016

Kyle attends the University at Buffalo as an undergraduate student graduating in 2016. He has a major in Business Administration concentrating in SCOM and two minors one in philosophy and one in sociology. His hometown is in Long Island and he is a big fan of soccer.

Kyle studied abroad in London, England and completed an internship at The Langham hotel as an intern in the purchasing department there. He shadowed the Purchasing Manager in all duties, assisted in daily operations and assisted with special projects. Over the recent summer he completed an internship with an international logistics company G4S based in England. He helped compile a master excel file to condense the various pricing fees essential to the functioning of the company.

Kyle looks to use his experience from his recent internships and courses to contribute to the club and also help others understand the industry better. As a V.P with the club he intends to bring in new members and help them learn more about the industry! For post graduate he plans to work and gain experience for a year or two and then complete an MBA.


Vice President, Undergraduate Operations
B.S. Class of 2016

Jimmy was raised in Ithaca, NY and attends the University at Buffalo as an Undergraduate Business Student concentrating in Supply Chain and Operations graduating in 2016. His hobbies include playing sports and traveling.

Jimmy studied abroad in the Spring of 2015 through the CAPA London Program and completed a Marketing Internship at LetMePlay. He is also interning with UB Athletics as an Event/Operations Intern. His duties include shadowing and assisting the Events manager as well as checking in all the student staff for Athletic Events. He is very involved on campus as a Global Ambassador promoting Study Abroad for UB, part of 4 intramural sports teams as well as being a former blogger for the UB Undergraduate Academies and a former Treasurer for Flint Hall Council.

Jimmy looks to use his experiences from his internships as well as his Undergraduate extracurricular roles to promote the UB SCOM among Undergraduate students. He hopes to bring awareness of the role SCOM plays in the business world and to use his different experiences to develop the club.

IMG-20140318-WA0000Satish Goud Aily


MBA 2015

I majored in Mechanical Engineering in his undergraduate career and completed my master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology. While working at Tata Motors, I started as a manufacturing engineer and later took on the role of an industrial engineering consultant. I am of the firm belief that a robust and lean supply chain for any organization is at most important in this competitive era of market. I am very passionate about analytical problem solving especially in the supply chain industry. I recently started working as Data Analyst Intern at 43North in Buffalo. As the president of Supply Chain and Operations Management (SCOM) Club, I will organize SCOM club meetings and case competitions to spread the awareness about supply chain industry as a whole. My primary goal, as the president of UB SCOM 2014-15, is to bring supply chain projects and internships to the students of School of Management, UB.

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Vice President – External Relations

MBA 2015

I graduated from Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan in 2010, with a B.A. degree in English Language and Literature and a minor in Business Administration. Previously, I worked as an Account Manager in Planet Technology Corporation, developing and managing European distribution channels. After that, I joined Macy’s Merchandising Group, cooperating with local vendors to facilitate knit wear production and sample delivery schedule. I am now pursuing my MBA degree with a concentration in supply chain and operations management and also consulting. As the V.P. of External Relations, I will continue bringing in speakers with rich experiences in supply chain and operations management. My goal is to help SCOM members have a better understanding about the industry and job descriptions in the field while generating positive publicity for SCOM.

WeitingWeiting Wang

Vice President – Marketing

MBA 2015

Hello everyone, my name is Weiting. Currently, I am the second year MBA with concentration in Marketing and Supply Chain. Prior to coming UB, I worked in the PR agency and Advertising firm for 2 years as account executive. I was responsible for planning and conducting press conference and promoting products for my clients through all kinds of channel, TV, Newspaper, magazine, social media and PR event, for example. In my first year MBA life in UB, I participated in lots of Supply Chain related events and projects that broaden my expertise and professional skills such as problem identified, solution planning, and data analysis. Hopefully you can enjoy the SCOM events with us and learn more about Supply Chain.

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Vice President – Strategy

MBA 2015

Ashith Shetty completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology (NIT), Allahabad, India. He worked as a project management executive for Oil major (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation) for over four years. He worked in a prestigious project for the firm- Project MARC, which is a $ 1.2 billion investment to establish India’s largest single stream aromatic plant. His took up various roles such as Team lead, Procurement Coordinator and Project Engineer during the course of the project. Most recently he started working as a Summer Associate at Citi, where he is working on the specialized fixed income analytics (Yield Book). Ashith represented the university at various prestigious supply chain and strategy case competitions such as Purdue Supply Chain Case Competition – Purdue University, Whitman Case Competition – Syracuse University, Illinois MBA Strategy Case Competition. He is also taking up his PMP certification (Project Management Professional) exam in August. In his free time Ashith enjoys playing tennis.

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Vice President-Operations and Recruitment

BA 2015

I previously graduated from Nassau Community College with a Business Administration degree. I’m currently studying BA in Operation and supply chain concentration, expected to graduate in May 2015. My interests are automotive industry and custom fabrication.

Rao_SCOM club pic.jpgReddeppa Rao Pemmasani
MBA 2014 
Rao completed his undergraduate degree in Engineering from JNTU, Hyderabad, India. He has around six years of experience in Business Technology Consulting roles related to Supply Chain and Operations field serving Fortune 500 clients spanning across Retail, Electronics, and Oil & Gas industries. He began his career as a Techno Functional Analyst with IBM and later served as a Lead Consultant prior to joining UB MBA program. Most recently he started working as a Business Strategy & Project Management Intern at Cameron, where he is implementing lean six sigma initiatives that include Business and Technology Transformation project for the sales and tendering department. At UB, Rao is concentrating on Global Services and Supply Management (GSSM). In his free time, Rao enjoys photography, travel, and watching soccer.  Read More

2Haiyan Hu
Vice President – External Relations
MBA 2014
Haiyan is a full-time MBA at UB, expected to graduate in 2014. Her concentration is in Marketing and Supply Chain. She have five years procurement work experience in a Chinese steel manufacturing company.Currently she is working as an international marketing intern at Rich Products Corporation.  Read More

182f91aNaveen Bitra
Vice  President – Marketing
MBA 2014 
Naveen completed his undergraduate degree from University of Mumbai in engineering with Electronics and Telecommunication as his major.He has seven years of experience in software development and management. Prior coming to UB MBA, he was a Project Lead at Oracle Corporation with extensive experience in developing PeopleSoft ERP applications in HCM & EPM. In the summer of 2013, he worked with Oracle at their headquarters in Redwood Shores, California as a Tax PMO Intern. He was responsible for collaborating with core, cross-functional business and IT teams to provide release planning, delivery and performance excellence using a consistent set of tools, processes and methodologies to achieve operational excellence. Read More

sandySenthivel Arulselvan
Vice President of Operations and Recruitment
MBA 2014
MBA Student with three years professional experience and proven ability to successfully lead teams in challenging environments. Currently doing an Operations Research project in Buffalo General Hospital.  Read More

haiyangHaiyong Bao
Vice President of Finance

Previously graduated with honor in automotive technology from Penn state college of technology, and certified motor inspector in Pennsylvania.Currently study BA in Operation and supply chain concentration, expected to graduate in May 2014.A member of APICS Buffalo Chapter, like work on cars and electronics and want to pursue a future career in automotive industry. Read More

007b183Chutian Li
Undergraduate Associate
BS in SCOM (2014)

International Business and supply chain management concentration

Intern as business consultant in SpotOn. CA; interned in attorney general offica, the bureau of consumer fraud and protection. NY; student technician at network and classroom service at UB. Exchanged student to London before came to UB.   Read More

hp3Harshit Purwar
MBA 2012 – Global Services & Supply Chain Management

Harshit has more than 3 years of experience in ERP systems and operations management. He has worked with Accenture for 2 years in Enterprise Resource Planning System (BAAN) as an ERP analyst. Harshit specializes in warehousing, procurement, scheduling and data analysis. Harshit is also a Certified Lean Professional and Certified Professional in Application Outsourcing. Read More…

Makesh Nayar
Vice President
MBA 2012 – Finance

Makesh has worked in IT industry for 4.5 years in IT Industry. Makesh has managerial experience in Family Agribusiness for 1.5 years. Makesh did his undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering. Some of his interest are Yoga, Table tennis and meditation. Read More…

Junghoon (Paul) Song
Chief Executive of Marketing
MBA 2012 – Supply Chain & Operations Management

Junghoon (Paul) holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is completing his MBA degree, specializing in Supply-Chain and Operation Management and international management in 2012. He has over 2-years’ experience in supply-chain and inventory management field. Read More…

Varaporn Sajjaburuj
MBA 2012 – Supply Chain & Operations Management

Varaporn did her undergraduate in telecommunications engineering and has more than 7 years of experience in telecommunication and teaching industry. She has worked for more than 2 years for a leading telecommunication service provider in Thailand. Currently she is pursuing MBA, specializing in Supply chain & operations management and marketing. Read More…

Ziqian Knight Wang
Undergraduate Representative

Knight is a junior studying supply chain and operation management. Knight has transferred to UB a year ago from California. Knight joined SCOM club in 2011 Fall and has been a great asset to the club. Some other interests if Knight include reading and painting.

Vicky Li
MBA 2012 – Supply Chain & Operations Management

Shane McKay Cleland
Undergraduate Representative

Shane McKay Cleland is a senior in the school of management pursuing a diverse education. He is concentrating in Supply Chains/Ops Management, IB, Financial Analysis and Marketing while earning minors in Asian Studies and Spanish. He studied at UB in Singapore through the Singapore Institute of Management during the summer 2010, and has internship experience at the U.S. Department of Commerce: Buffalo Export Assistance Center and in U.S. Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore. .Shane is a native of Western NY. Read More..