Speakers

2:30-3:30pm || Effective Strategies for Career Planning and Job Search

Cindy Rentala

Senior Director, Global Digital Products, Visa Inc.

Cindy is currently responsible for building global fundamentals of Visa Direct, which enables faster payments to cardholders around the world. In her role, Cindy is leading pricing strategy, business planning and analytics. Previously, Cindy led strategy and planning for prepaid products and was the head of Small Business Debit in the U.S. Prior to joining Visa in 2004, Cindy led Schwab’s eCommerce marketing targeting ethnic segments. Cindy also held various marketing, product and finance positions with American Express, Coopers & Lybrand and Salomon Brothers where she spent three years in Japan. Cindy received her bachelor’s degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1991 and returned to receive her MBA in 1997. Cindy is married with 2 kids.

Cindy was a first generation low-income (FGLI) student and thus is passionate about helping FGLI students achieve higher education and success in their careers. Her family moved to the U.S. when she was 14 years old. She was grateful to be mentored by a high school English teacher, Mrs. Colvin, to help navigate the college application process.

Sash Rentala

Managing Director, Moelis & Company

Sash Rentala is a Managing Director at Moelis & Company. Sash has over 17 years of investment banking experience and specializes in advising private equity sponsors and hedge funds on a wide variety of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged finance and restructuring transactions such as bank and bond new money issuances, exchange offers, consent solicitations, lender negotiations and amendments. Prior to Moelis & Company, Sash was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank where he focused on the industrials sector including transactions in the chemicals, auto and metals and mining sectors. Sash was previously a Vice President in Investment Banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He also was a Lieutenant in the United States Navy based out of Yokosuka, Japan with the Seventh Fleet Battle Group serving two tours in the Persian Gulf as a bridge and engineering officer.

Sash holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He is married with 2 kids and emigrated from India to the US when he was three years old.

Veronica Zamora- Campos, MD

Fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics, Vice-President VIVA Pediatrics PA

Dr. Veronica Zamora-Campos, a lifelong resident of San Antonio Texas, is a 1991 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. The daughter of a diesel mechanic and a homemaker, Dr. Zamora is a first-generation college graduate.

After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Dr. Zamora returned home and completed her medical education and pediatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Zamora is nearing 20 years of private practice as a general pediatrician in a health profession shortage area (HPSA) of San Antonio. From 1998-2006, Dr. Zamora worked at South Texas Center for Pediatric Care then became co-owner with RK Johnson PA. As an avid children's literacy advocate, she directed local chapters of Reach Out and Read Programs. In 2008, Dr. Zamora became co-founder and co-owner of VIVA Pediatrics, a two-office practice, overseeing 6 board certified pediatricians and 18 staff members. For 18 years, Dr. Zamora sat on the Southwest General Hospital Perinatal Committee to coordinate policies, procedures and care of newborns in one of the highest teen pregnancy areas of the country.

Outside of daily patient care, she directs the VIVA Pediatrics' electronic medical records system, reviews and negotiates all company contracts, helps formulate business strategies/budgets and oversees vaccine ordering for over 10,000 patients. Dr. Zamora is proud to provide excellent medical care to thousands of children in the San Antonio area. Dr. Zamora is married and has three daughters, 1 dog and 1 cat.

Devansh Patel, CFA

Senior Managing Director, Head of Strategy and M&A, Ziegler Capital Management, LLC

Devansh was a first generation student whose parents moved from India. Devansh graduated from Stuyvesant High School, a New York public school that provided an environment for many like-minded first generation immigrants to succeed and get into good colleges.

Devansh now is responsible for strategically growing the business at Ziegler Capital Management by buying other companies or bringing in new teams. At Ziegler, we manage over $12.5 billion for institutional clients (pension plans, insurance companies, endowments) and high net worth individuals by investing in stocks and bonds. Prior to joining Ziegler, Devansh was a Managing Director at Barclays Capital, an investment bank where he provided advice to the firm’s clients on how to manage their derivatives. He spent 5 years in New York, 3 years in Singapore, and 3 years in Hong Kong running the bank’s teams there. Prior to that, Devansh was a Director at Credit Suisse in New York for 6 years. He has also held various roles in consulting at McKinsey, Deloitte, and Coopers & Lybrand.

Devansh received his bachelor’s degree with summa cum laude honors with a triple concentration in finance, accounting, and public policy from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and returned to receive his MBA as a Russell Palmer Scholar in 1997. Devansh is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. Devansh is married with 3 daughters.

Lynn T. Cetin, MD

Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Partner ProHEALTHCare Associates LLP, Lake Success Pediatrics

Dr. Lynn Cetin, a first-generation Armenian-American, is a lifelong New Yorker and a 1991 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Science. The daughter of physicians who emigrated from Turkey for better employment opportunities, Dr. Cetin grew up in a household where education and family were priorities. A Penn Medical Scholar, Dr. Cetin received her Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with a major in the Biological Basis of Behavior. She received her medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in 1995 and completed a pediatric residency program at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in 1998.

Dr. Cetin started her pediatric medical career in academia. With a passion for education and teaching, Dr. Cetin spent four years on faculty at Stony Brook University Hospital where she mentored medical students and residents working in the Urgent Care Center and pediatric clinics. In 2000, Dr. Cetin completed a Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University in the Office of Medical Education Research and Development. Before leaving Stony Brook, Dr. Cetin secured a Reach Out and Read grant for the pediatric department. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Cetin was on the Pediatric faculty of North Shore University Hospital and worked as an attending in the Pediatric Resident Clinic mentoring medical students and residents. In 2005, Dr. Cetin joined ProHEALTHCare Lake Success Pediatrics as a partner.

Dr. Cetin is also very active in the Armenian community. She has served in many lay leadership positions in her church community, as well as nationally and internationally and is a board member and lecturer for the Armenian American Health Professionals Organization. She is also an avid writer and edits a weekly eNewsletter and a monthly magazine for her church. Dr. Cetin is grateful for the friendships she made during her years at Penn and always encourages young people to work hard, but to enjoy life along the way. “Be passionate about your work, but make time for friends, family and the things that make you happy!” p>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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