The Corporate Career Panel is open to all business majors. Representatives from our business partners will discuss their organization and the opportunities available to students. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions toward the end of the session as well as drop off their resume with the panelists. Everyone who registers and attends will qualify to receive a door prize. Business casual dress.
Previous Corporate Panel attendees
February 23, 2017 Accordion Closed
Michael LaSorte – Mike is originally from Wilmington Delaware and came to Phoenix in March of 1989 for a month and is still there. He has been in technology sales since 1994 and got into staffing in 1996 with Compuware in Phoenix where he was responsible for responsible for business development around staffing, projects and solutions until 2001. In the fall of 2001, he left Compuware to help a friend with a start-up named Technology Staffing Solutions and was there until he was hired in 2009 to start the Phoenix Branch of Signature Consultants where he is still employed. He has an undergraduate BSBAM and an MBA in Technology Management.
Lorena Lobo – Lorena is originally from San Diego, CA. She graduated from Menlo College with a Business Management degree. As an National Internal Recruiter for Signature Consultants, she partners with universities to offer students career opportunities in Signature’s 25 offices across the country. Lorena started her sales career in Signature’s San Francisco office in 2014 as an Associate Recruiter, the position available for NAU students today. She recently relocated to Arizona and works in Signature’s Phoenix office, to help grow the Signature family across the West Coast. She is excited to meet more NAU students!
Discover Financial Services
Karlie Andrews – Graduated from W.A. Franke College of Business in May 2015 with a Marketing and Finance degree. Karlie was hired on at Discover Financial Services into the Operations Internship Program. After completion of the program, she continued on into the Operations Leadership Program, which developed people management skills and prepping to becoming a Team Leader. In November 2015 she was managing a team of 15 individuals within the Discover Phoenix Center. Karlie now has made a transition into Human Resources and is the Talent Strategist, where she works to increase Discover Financial Services candidate pool from various events, sources, and partnerships so that the recruiting teams have more talent assets to their pipeline.
Rado Kanev – Radostin Kanev works as a manager at Equity Methods and handles the intricacies of many of the firm’s most complicated financial reporting processes. Originally from Bulgaria and after studying for some time in Spain, Rado has always had a deep passion for travel and exploring other countries. Through extensive international experience, he has learned to adapt quickly to new environments and communicate successfully with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds. Radostin holds a BS in Finance from the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. He has also earned business certificates in International Business as well as in small business and entrepreneurship.
October 5, 2016 Accordion Closed
Jennifer Dragon, Talent Acquisition Manager
Edwin “Cole” Wilcox
I was born in Annapolis, MD and lived in GA and the Netherlands before moving to Phoenix in the summer of 1991. My professional career began upon graduation from NAU in December of 2008 with a degree in Finance (Magna Cum Laude). By the time I graduated I had switched majors from Political Science to Finance and had spent a wonderful semester in Tubingen, Germany studying the German language. This broad range of experience served me well when I began searching for a career. When creating a resume I made certain to include a broad range of interests and skills, including Risk Management and Underwriting. That caught the eye of Cigna Healthcare and I was fortunate enough to find myself in the ULTRA Training Program in January of 2009.
After spending roughly 3.5 years in our Regional segment I returned to the Select Segment as a manager for our AZ market. I’ve been in this role for roughly 2.5 years and am excited every day to help my team grow professionally and drive strategic plans to hit our market goals. In this role I interact with high-level decision makers at Cigna, build relationships with external partners in the marketplace and am responsible for growing both revenue and earnings each year in a sustainable fashion that puts our customers first.
Holly Rosen has been with GEICO for over 3 years and currently works as a Regional College Recruiter. She graduated from the UA with a degree in psychology and linguists and no idea how she was going to use it, and wound up at GEICO thinking it would be a temporary stepping stone until she found a “real job” after college. Instead, she discovered an amazing career she never expected and now plans to one day retire from GEICO.
Leo Ibarra, Vice President/Recruiting Manager
September 28, 2016 Accordion Closed
Faydra Romero started her Vanguard career 11 years ago as Client Relationship Specialist, she has held various positions including Compliance Administrator and Data Analyst. Faydra is now part of Human Resources as the University Relations Specialist where she helps to recruit top college talent to Vanguard.
Cindy Arbogast, Human Resources Manager – Arizona & Southern Nevada
Anita Nolan, Human Resources Manager for Cintas in Las Vegas.
Anita was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, however Las Vegas, NV is now home to her. Anita has 20+ years Human Resources experience. She began her career with Cintas in 2011. Every facet of Human Resources has been her passion throughout her entire career. She finds recruiting MTs exceptionally fun and rewarding. When she is not at work, she enjoys movies, being outdoors, hiking and cross fit.
David Bartmess, Area Rental Manager for Enterprise Holdings (Northern Arizona)
David was raised in Newton, a suburb right outside of Boston, MA. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a Degree in Political Science & Legal Studies. He was working in Hotel Management in Costa Rica before he discovered Enterprise. He began his Enterprise career in Tucson, AZ. He was promoted to manage in Phoenix after 3 years, first at Sky Harbor then later in North Phoenix. He has recently been promoted to Area Manager over Northern Arizona as of September of 2016. He has been with Enterprise for 5 years.