The MBA Tour Team:

Concord Office

 

Peter von Loesecke, CEO and Managing Director

Peter joins The MBA Tour after over 20 years in management consulting and industry. Throughout his career, he helped companies design and implement operational improvements. While working as a management consultant for Arthur D. Little and Applied Value, Peter sold and led engagements with global clients in the medical, consumer, and transportation industries. He has published articles about commodity sourcing strategies, supply chain improvement initiatives, and the link between operational performance and stock valuation. As a management consultant, Peter worked with clients across North America, Europe and Latin America. Throughout his consulting career, he recruited and hired graduate students from a wide breadth of business schools for management consulting positions. He is very interested in working with graduate business programs to identify and recruit talent. Peter earned his MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

 

 

 

Lori Devir-Carroll, Events Manager

Lori manages event logistics and works with regional teams for our events worldwide and co-leads on a variety of tours.

Lori has over 12 years of event planning experience, both in domestic and international markets. This experience in international event planning, and awareness for cultural differences enables Lori to ensure appropriate budget planning and venue selections for our events. She holds a B.A. from Southern University and currently resides in New Hampshire.

For questions regarding applications, invoices, travel logistics, traveler profiles, website password, and general issues related to events, contact Lori at lori@thembatour.com or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 104

 

 

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Patty Katsaros, Director North America

Patty started with The MBA Tour in December of 2008 to manage client relations in North America and lead the India and Southeast Asia tours.  Before joining The MBA Tour, Patty spent 12 years in the video security industry where she worked for Philips Electronics as a product manager and Aigis Mechtronics, a company she and four partners successfully spun off from Philips.  As the owner and Vice President for Aigis, she managed all sales and marketing activities and consistently expanded its customer base and new product sales.

Patty holds a BA in Management and Psychology from Gettysburg College and a MBA from the Babcock School of Management at Wake Forest University.

Contact Patty at pkatsaros@thembatour.com or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 103

 

 

Alyssa Lee

Alyssa Lee, Marketing Manager

Alyssa joins the tour after graduating from Colby College in 2008 and now manages the tour’s marketing relations. Alyssa received her BA in East Asian studies, Mandarin Chinese and Art, and had the opportunity to study in China during college. Her education and international experience provide a solid platform for working with the tour’s global participants.  Alyssa is originally from Portland, Oregon and now resides in the Boston area.

For questions regarding marketing related issues, contact Alyssa at alee@thembatour.com or +1-978-451-4200 ext. 102

 

 

Europe

 

Mélisa Broussin, Director

Mélisa joined The MBA Tour in August 2008 to manage client relations in Europe and Lead the Asia and Europe Tours. Mélisa previously worked as a Development Manager for HEC Paris, and was responsible for the increased attendance of American and Canadian students. She was also in charge of Development in Eastern Europe and the Middle East with special dedication to quality, international and diverse recruitment. Her professional and personal experiences, and the education she received both in the US and France have given her great ability to work in international organizations and understand multiple cultures.

Mélisa holds a a BA in International relations and Political sciences and a certificate in Mass Communication & the Media. She is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Portuguese, and has some knowledge of Korean. Mélisa was born in France and currently resides in Bordeaux.

 

 

Latin America

 

JoBeth Brudner, Regional Director for Latin America

JoBeth leads our Latin America Tour as an independent consultant with more than 20 years in international education located Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She has lived in Argentina since 1984, where as an OSEAS adviser she was the coordinator of the U.S. government advising centers throughout Argentina.. She is an active member of NAFSA as well as part of the OSEAS Trainers Corp. Over the last 20 years, she has participated in several recruiting tours to Latin America as well as coordinated and collaborated in over 25 public study abroad programs and fairs. Utilizing her thorough regional knowledge and excellent contacts, JoBeth has led over 15 MBA Tours to Latin America since 1998.

For questions regarding the Latin America Tour itinerary, contact JoBeth at jobeth@thembatour.com.

 

 

Cristina Peters, Consultant

Cristina leads our US International School Tour and Canada Tour as an independent consultant with over 12 years of combined experience in the Consumer Goods Industry and Higher Education.

She worked in MBA Admissions and the Global Executive MBA Program at IESE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) having responsibility for program marketing and outreach as well as many of the admissions areas including program management, events, and application reviews. Cristina also has substantial Marketing and International Business experience across a number of Consumer Goods categories including Cosmetics, Packaged Foods and Natural and Organic products - having worked for multi-national companies including Henkel, Clairol, and General Mills. She is currently the International Business Manager for Nelsons, a leading natural medicine company based in Boston, Massachusetts. Cristina graduated with a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Barcelona. Cristina is very interested to help World-Class MBA programs position and market themselves to their ideal candidate base.

Cristina can be reached at cpeters@thembatour.com.

 

 

Greg Walker, Senior Consultant

Greg co-leads our India Tour with extensive experience working with international students, including 11 years of experience as an international admissions officer for three U.S. universities.

In 1996, he led his first recruitment tour and since that time has organized and led successful tours in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, India and the Caribbean. He has been an active member of NAFSA as well as a presenter at several national and international conferences and has developed and facilitated international recruitment workshops. His work has also included consulting roles with the College Board, AMIDEAST, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) as well as with a number of international corporations. With an educational background in Latin American Studies, Organizational and Cross-Cultural Communication and TESOL, Greg enjoys working with the clients of the MBA Tour as they travel and work in various parts of the world.

Greg can be reached at greg@thembatour.com

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