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Berkeley Haas Alumni Network


Our ambition is to enhance and improve connections between our community of 1,500+ Berkeley-Haas alums in the Tri-state area (expanding to the wider community of UC Berkeley alums interested in business).


  • Fire-side Chat with Bill Pearce on Innovation: Why the start-up approach doesn’t work in corporations (Thursday, Oct 24th)

    Fire-side Chat with Bill Pearce on Innovation

    Have you ever felt like your company is stuck in the dinosaur ages and wish you could do something about it? 

    The Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in NYC invites you to an exclusive fire-side chat with Bill Pearce, Assistant Dean and Chief Marketing Officer for the Haas School of Business. Bill will bring his expertise on corporate innovation to discuss why the start-up approach doesn’t work in corporations and what to do about it.

    Berkeley-Haas alums, current & prospective students, significant others, guests, and friends are welcome. Space is limited so please RSVP early via Eventbrite!

    We look forward to seeing you there. GO BEARS!


  • June 21 – UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in NY: Board Leadership Open House & Nominations

    June 21 – UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in NY: Board Leadership Open House & Nominations

    If you love Cal and want to engage with other alumni, come to our open house on June 21st at sunny Bryant Park! The board of the UC Berkeley Haas Alumni Network in New York (HAN NY) is hosting an open house to kick off board leadership nominations ahead of our elections for the upcoming fiscal year. HAN NY members are alumni with a UC Berkeley degree who are in the business sector in the New York tri-state area. At the open house, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with our current board members and learn about various leadership positions as well as other engagement opportunities.

    All leadership positions (other than President) are up for election,
    This event is not limited to those who are interested in a position. Feel free to come by and socialize with fellow alumni!

    Register for event location details

    If you can’t make our open house, you can still nominate yourself Hope to see you soon! Go Bears!

    HAN NY Board

  • Meet the Dean: Ann Harrison in NYC May 8th

    Meet the Dean: New York City

    Join Berkeley Haas’ new Dean Ann Harrison in New York City

    Berkeley Haas returns to NYC for a welcome reception with new Dean, Ann Harrison—and you’re invited!
    Join members of the Berkeley Haas community for a preview of what’s to come for the Haas School.
    Get to know the new Dean, Ann Harrison, and hear from her on topics including what brought her back to UC Berkeley, her vision for Berkeley Haas, and how she is choreographing Haas’ future.   Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm Location: Adobe Times Square 1540 Broadway, New York NY 10036 Cost: $45 – Alumni, Parents, Faculty, Staff, Friends of Berkeley Haas, and their guests $30 – Recent Graduates (2009-2019), Students, Prospective/Admitted Students, and their guests Register:
    Cost includes the program, Hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks. Attire is business or business casual.

    Registration is required. Deadline to register is April 29, 2019. There is limited space, register now.

    Special thanks to executive sponsor Judith Hammerman, BCEMBA 03, Head of Audience Manager, Adobe.

  • New event April 18: Tech Talent Trends
    Join us at General Assembly on April 18 for a “Tech Talent Trends” Forum with a unique panel of speakers representing the entire spectrum of the tech industry and tech talent employers, from Verizon 5G to Goldman Sachs, including our very own Cal alumni Laura Clayton McDonnell, VP Enterprise Sales at ServiceNow and Board Member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Bjorn Austraat, Global Cognitive Finance Leader, IBM; Soumitra Dutta, PhD., Professor, Operations, Technology & Management, Cornell University. The panel will bring together multiple stakeholders of the NYC tech ecosystem to discuss trends, needs, gaps, and best practices in tech talent recruiting, retention, and career paths. It will be of interest for anyone involved in the tech space, recruiters or tech talent, as well as larger organizations seeking to attract and develop tech talent. Following Q&As with a large and diverse panel, you will have an opportunity to network, while enjoying wine and hors-d’oeuvres.
    This event is initiated by the New York City French-American Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the New York City Chapter of U.C. Berkeley Haas Alumni, with sponsorship from Dassault Systemes. Registration:  (Cal alumni use the discount code UCBERKELEY for special member discount)
  • Come join us March 2 to watch basketball at the Gold Bear NYC!

    Hi Fellow Cal Alums,


    We are making great progress on Gold Bear and are super close to opening!  We are planning on doing some soft opening events starting Feb 28th before our grand opening to the public on March 4th.  I must say the place is looking spectacular!


    In honor of our opening, we would like to invite all of the Cal Alumni to an exclusive pre-opening event on March 2nd where we will be showing the Washington State vs. Cal basketball game starting at 7pm.  It is not the greatest year for Cal BB, but this will be a great opportunity for us to operate the bar before we open and a good chance for the Cal community to get a taste for Gold Bear and meet the team!  We will also be offering discounted drink and food specials as well!  If you are planning to join us, please RSVP at  


    Here is the details of the event:


    Address:  377 Park Ave South (btw E26 and E27 in the Flatiron District), NY NY 10016

    Date: Saturday, March 2nd

    Time:  Event starts at 5:30pm and game tips off at 7pm

    Phone: (646) 876-1112

    Email (RSVP HERE):

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Executive Board

Co-Presidents: Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02 • Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Alex Pederson, MBA ’12

President-Elect: Judy Chou, BS ’96

Co-Treasurers: Martin Szczepanik, MBA ’18 • Samvel Mkhsiyan, BS ’16

Secretary: Tiffany Miao, BS ’06

Co-VP Communications and Marketing: Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Samvel Mkhsiyan, BS ’16

VP Student Outreach: Owen Corso, MBA ’17 • Alex Pederson, MBA ’12

VP Social: Joyie Zhang, MFE ’16 • Owen Corso, MBA ’17

VP Professional and Career Development: Jabril Bensedrine, Post Doc ’02 • Rachel Pavey, BS ’15 • Raj Muhar, BS ’16

Venue Scout: Vacant

Industry Champions

Consulting: Chris Nuttall MBA ’02 • Martin Szczepanik, MBA ’18

Energy: Martin Szczepanik, MBA ’18

Finance: Pooja Saksena, MFE ’06 • Samir Mathur, MBA ’93

Health Care / Life Sciences / Medical Devices: Tanya Shah, MBA/MPH ’04 • Alind Sahay, MBA ’00

Marketing/Advertising/Media: Owen Corso, MBA ’17 • Raj Muhar, BS ’16

Media, Technology & Entrepreneurship: Caitlyn Kuan, BA ’98 • Rachel Pavey, BS ’15 • Raj Muhar, BS ’16

Non-Profit: Rachel Pavey, BS ’15

Real Estate: Neil Seth, MFE ’05

Retail & Consumer: Chris Nuttall, MBA ’02

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