Second-year Stanford MBA students Benjamin Austin, Zoe Corneli, Brian Rose, Tom Sayer, and Colin Twomey were just named 2014 Siebel Scholars, demonstrating again the variety of GSB students' backgrounds and experiences.
Ben Austin is a passionate advocate for public sector reform to improve the effectiveness and transparency of government. Prior to business school, he served as an advisor to the Minister for Defense and Prime Minister of Australia and also spent three years working for McKinsey & Company.
Zoe Corneli spent her summer as a senior product manager intern at Amazon. For seven years prior to business school, she worked as a journalist in San Francisco. In 2009 she was named Outstanding Emerging Journalist by the northern California chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Brian Rose is a teaching assistant for the financial modeling course at Stanford GSB. This summer he worked at Viking Global, a New York public equity investment firm. Prior to that, he spent two years in private equity at Bain Capital and was an associate consultant at Bain & Company.
Tom Sayer is pursuing joint MBA/MA Education degrees at Stanford University. In his first year at the GSB, he helped found Sension.co, which was selected to be a part of the Highland Capital Summer Program. Prior to business school, he worked as an intelligence officer in the British Army for six years, completing tours in Afghanistan and Libya.
Colin Twomey is an avid sports fan. Recently, he served as advisor for a sports-related startup and conducted an independent study on sports technology. Before business school, he spent two years with McKinsey & Company in Los Angeles and three years at Hotwire.com in San Francisco.