Here’s a little summary of the notes that I took last week when visiting with CDUC (Claudio, Marcelo, and Francisca).
And here’s a little bio on the CDUC team that Erin sent to Francisca:
I am a first year student (Class of 2010) at the McCombs school of Business, University of Texas. Prior to business school, I worked at Accenture for 5 years in its System’s Integration and Technology Consulting division section. I decided to apply to business school because I realized I like to play with numbers and I wanted to increase my finance knowledge. I love to play football(soccer) and I love to travel, so I am excited about working on this project. I look forward to learning a new culture and learning more about a soccer club.
I am a first year McCombs student, part of the class of 2010. I am concentrating in Marketing, but also have an interest in Operations. Prior to business school I worked at Deloitte Consulting, focusing on extremely large technology integration projects. Although I find the technology industry very dynamic and challenging, I wanted to change direction and work in industries I am more passionate about. Arts, fashion, traveling and culture are aspects of life that excite me and this project provides an ability to dive into one of the most integral parts of the South American culture, Soccer. I look forward to learning more as well as contributing to the experience.
I am a 1st year MBA student concentrating in Strategic Marketing. Prior to business school, I worked at IBM as a product test engineer for the System-p brand servers. I chose this project because I am interested in both brand management and sports. It would be interesting to work on a project with both aspects.
Hitoshi Emura :
I am a 2nd year MBA student concentrating in Finance. I am a sponsored student by my employer, Nomura Security, which is a Japanese brokerage house. Prior to MBA, I worked at Merger and Acquisition Dept as a financial advisor for six years. After MBA, I will go back to Japan and work for Nomura again. Soccer is the most popular sports in Japan as it is in Chile. I am also a big fan of soccer. I started playing soccer from when I was 7 years old, and I am still playing in MBA soccer club in McCombs business school. This project is a great opportunity for me to observe and experience a real club management business. I believe that our international team can help the company explore possibilities to expand the club brand and business into international markets.
I am a 1st year MBA student concentrating in Finance and Marketing. My undergraduate degrees are in Physics and Electrical Engineering, and I worked as an Electrical Design Engineer in the Military Aerospace industry. I chose this project for two main reasons among many. The first main reason is that soccer always has been and always will be a passion and way of life for me. I have played at the competitive level since I was in grade school. I continue to play competitively in leagues here in Austin and tournaments across multiple states. I believe that I know quite a bit about the soccer lifestyle for both athletes and fans. The other main reason is because my ambition is to start building a career at Nike when I finish my MBA. This project provides valuable business experience in the sports arena and helps me better prepare for my desired career path.