Princeton Consultants New Hires

June 22, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Thomas Grace as a Senior Associate

Tom joins us this June from Canon USA, where he led a business incubation research team. Tom also supervised research and analysis of economic, financial and political areas; helped streamline analytical processes; and served as project manager for a number of strategic studies. Tom earned an AB in History (History of Science concentration) at Princeton University. As an undergraduate, he assisted neuropsychology experiments and research at the Georgetown University Center for the Study of Learning. Tom has performed data science studies with Johns Hopkins University, and financial, management and marketing studies with the Tuck School of Business Executive Education at Dartmouth. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and grilling, and reading history books. Tom grew up in the Washington, DC area.

June 15, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Mohammad Manzari as a Senior Associate

Mohammad joins us this June from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he was performing graduate studies in Mathematics. His research entailed numerical analysis of cardiovascular fluid mechanics, as well as machine learning and computer vision to perform semi-automatic shape estimation of 3D objects. While at UNC, he taught college algebra. Mohammad earned an MS in Mathematics from New York University, where he researched and published on passive and active models of cochlear mechanics. At NYU, he taught math for economics, calculus and elementary statistics, and he served on the Graduate Student Government Executive Board, liaising between leaders of different departments, committees and students. Previously, Mohammad earned a BA in Economics (Mathematics minor) from the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a Banneker-Key scholar. In his free time, Mohammad enjoys hiking and camping in Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and photographing city scenes. He is a Washington, DC native.

June 2, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Lauren Relyea as an Associate

Princeton Consultants - Lauren Relyea

Lauren joins us this June from Carnegie Mellon University after graduating with University and College of Engineering honors and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. While at Carnegie Mellon, Lauren researched heat transfer paths across fiber bodies, performed chemical and synthetic development work in pharmaceuticals, and assisted engineering and programming for defense facilities. As a senior staff member of the New Jersey chapter of Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY), which encourages community service and innovation, Lauren helps plan the annual meeting and participates in events throughout the year. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys golfing, especially with her family on weekend trips. A native of Bloomingdale, NJ, Lauren graduated first in her class all four years at the Academy for Math, Science & Engineering (AMSE), a regional magnet high school focusing on mathematics, science and engineering.

March 27, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Kelly Callahan as an Associate

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Kelly joins us this March from GlaxoSmithKline, where she helped develop analytical tools for upstream and downstream biopharmaceutical processes. Kelly previously graduated from Lehigh University with a BS in Bioengineering. As an undergraduate, she was a project leader in the Biostructural Laboratory. Kelly was a research scholar in Malaysia, evaluating bio-oil as a combustion source. She conducted chemical engineering research related to the M2 influenza channel and presented her findings at the Biomedical Engineering Society conference. Kelly was the scrum-half and president of the Lehigh woman’s rugby team and, after suffering a torn ACL while playing, she rehabilitated and returned to the pitch at the end of her senior year. She is from Vernon, NJ, where for five years she served as an EMS volunteer for the ambulance squad.

February 13, 2017

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Benjamin Zhu as an Associate

Princeton Consultants - Benjamin Zhu

Ben joins us this March from Columbia University, where he earned his MS/BS in Electrical Engineering and graduated magna cum laude. While at graduate school, Ben worked at an Internet of Things start-up company, serving as an analyst and an ambassador to organize events regarding smart cities, privacy and security. He co-founded MAKECU, a hardware hackathon now in its third year of inspiring future engineers to create new things or repurpose existing hardware for new applications. At Columbia Ben participated in a street parking and recommendation initiative, as well as a subway monitoring program to discover behavior trends and find optimal trips based on raw data. He was a Laboratory Teaching Assistant for classes on digital systems, electronic circuits and circuit analysis. In his spare time, Ben coaches and plays Ultimate Frisbee in New York City. He also plays trombone and enjoys cooking. Ben grew up in West Windsor, NJ.

October 31, 2016

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Michael Ambroselli as a Senior Associate

Michael joins us this October from the University of Connecticut, where he earned his PhD and MS in Physics. Michael researched interaction processes in quantum theory and he authored or co-authored articles and gave presentations on electromagnetic radiation and on other issues in optics and photonics. At UConn, Michael co-founded a software start-up that developed a mobile app for college student study groups. Previously, Michael earned his BS in Physics at the University of Kansas. He was a NASA Langley Aerospace Research Student Scholar and received a doctoral dissertation fellowship while at UConn, and earned a nanotechnology scholarship and undergraduate research award at Kansas.

October 31, 2016

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Tzlil Rozenblat as an Associate II

Princeton Consultants - Tzlil Rozenblat

Tzlil joins us this October from the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, where she supported radiation oncology treatment, planning, quality assurance, and the calibration of linear accelerators and radioactive materials. Tzlil earned an MS in Medical Physics from Columbia University. As a research assistant, she conducted data analytics to determine correlations between patient pathology, dosimetric factors and clinical outcomes. Previously, Tzlil earned her BA in Physics with Departmental Honors at Vassar College. In her spare time, she paints and draws, and enjoys theatrical musicals and comedies due to her training in dance and theater. Tzlil was born and spent her early childhood in Tel Aviv until her family moved to the Boston area. She travels to Israel regularly, as well as to Anguilla. 

October 31, 2016

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Basith Fahumy as an Associate

Princeton Consultants - Basith Fahumy

Basith joins us this October from the California Institute of Technology, where he earned a B.S. with Honors in Mechanical Engineering, with a Minor in Computer Science. As a Teaching Assistant, consultant and student, Basith studied and practiced mechanical design and fabrication, as well as programming control and analysis of mechanical systems. For three years he was a member of the Caltech Robotics Team and helped develop an autonomous underwater vehicle. For recreation, Basith plays football and soccer, and he enjoys hiking and camping. He reads mystery novels, especially those by Agatha Christie. Basith grew up in Princeton, NJ. 

September 27, 2016

Princeton Consultants Welcomes Rick Carter as Healthcare Principal

­­Rick Carter brings 35 years of healthcare consulting and operations expertise to lead Princeton’s new healthcare practice, helping hospital and physician leaders improve process and performance through the implementation of and tools for patient service lines as a physician-led, professionally managed operating strategy to deliver care less like a department store and more like specialty care boutiques.

Prior to joining Princeton Consultants, Rick founded and led Equation Consulting, a healthcare economics and analytics firm for 11 years. Prior to Equation, he served as a senior director of Phase 2 Consulting for 10 years, spent 6 years in solo consulting practice, and worked 9 years in healthcare operations (after attending Brigham Young University). Rick has worked on 500+ projects with hospitals and health systems, large and small physician practices, academic medical centers and faculty practice plans, employed physician groups, hospital-based physicians, and across most medical and surgical specialties. He specializes in physician economics, operations and strategy and organizing the physician-led, professionally managed patient service line delivery model for hospitals and health systems. He is a former board member of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), former President of the INFORMS/Spreadsheet Productivity Group, and advisory board member of Mercy College MBA/Strategic Consulting Institute.

Rick Carter

Healthcare Principal

rcarter@princetonhealthcareconsulting.com

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March 23, 2016

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Lindsay Portelli as an Associate

Lindsay Portelli joins us this March from Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Lindsay received the Rachel Reichner Memorial Award for engineering, accomplishments and community spirit. For her senior project, Lindsay designed a hand-sanitizing device utilizing ozone as an oxidizer and constructed a working prototype. She was a class representative for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, collaborating with faculty and students. Lindsay sang in a university choir and served as its treasurer. She has played the part of Cinderella for two different productions of Into the Woods. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and hiking, especially in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley near her hometown of Cornwall, NY.

March 23, 2016

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Michael Galli as an Associate

Michael Galli joins us this March from Lockheed Martin, where he helped verify software functionality, and developed and implemented an automated test suite for components of interceptor missiles. Michael attended Harvard University, where he earned a B.S. in Engineering Sciences with Honors. He served as a teaching fellow for mechanical systems. As a researcher, Michael developed 3D repeatable patterns for omnidirectional compression with an elastomer, designed molds, and analyzed buckling behavior using computational software. For recreation, Michael takes boxing classes and enjoys on-line real-time strategy games. He grew up in Mullica Township, NJ.

February 10, 2015

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Andrzej Zuranski as a Senior Associate

Andrzej Zuranski joins us this February from Princeton University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Physics. A research scientist who worked in a highly quantitative environment, Andrzej has specialized in programming, data mining and analysis, data acquisition systems and distributed computing.  For four years, Andrzej was a research associate at CERN in Geneva, where he belonged to a team that helped discover the Higgs boson. CERN honored Andrzej for his contributions to the operation of luminosity measurements.  Andrzej previously earned M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Physics at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where he designed an algorithm for a real-time data preprocessing application to classify signatures of electromagnetic particles. He is a trained classical pianist and enjoys skiing and squash. Andrzej was born and raised in Rzeszow in eastern Poland, and he periodically visits his family there.

January 5, 2015

Princeton Consultants is Pleased to Welcome Lukas Stille as an Associate

Lukas Stille joins us this January from the University of Toronto, where he earned an MSc in Physics and performed doctoral research to calculate the conditions for the superconductivity of graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms that has great potential for electronics.  Previously, Lukas earned a BSc in Nanoscience with a Minor in Physics at the University of Guelph, where he served as a Research Assistant. He was awarded several scholarships for academic excellence and helped lead the Nanoscience Club activities. Lukas programs in languages such as C++ and Java, and is experienced in simulation techniques. He has competed in Ultimate Frisbee leagues and enjoys reading History in his spare time. Lukas is a native of Ottawa.

December 8, 2014

Dr. Irv Lustig, Optimization Leader, Joins Princeton Consultants

Dr. Irv Lustig has joined our firm as an Optimization Principal, effective today. Dr. Lustig will serve as a leader of the Custom Optimization practice, which focuses on transforming business decision-making through the implementation of advanced analytics and optimization. For more than 30 years, Dr. Lustig has been an internationally recognized leader in Operations Research and Advanced Analytics. He started his career at Princeton University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering and Operations Research from 1987-1993. He left academia to join CPLEX Optimization Inc., a software start-up creating and selling commercial optimization tools that quickly became the industry leader. In 1997 CPLEX was acquired by ILOG and Dr. Lustig served in roles of increasing responsibility, from Manager of Technical Services to Product Manager to Vice President of ILOG Direct. In 2008 ILOG was acquired by IBM as a flagship offering of its emerging "Smarter Planet" vision. At IBM Dr. Lustig contined to expand his career, serving in leadership roles on the product side and, most recently, for IBM Research investigating and developing state-of-the-art approaches for the next generation of optimization/business integration.

 

Dr. Lustig has authored more than 30 articles and scientific papers. He earned his PhD at Stanford University, where he studied under the renowned George Dantzig, who is credited with inventing the foundational algorithms for linear programming.

October 10, 2014

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Nate Scheidler as an Analyst

Nate Scheidler joins us this October from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a B.S. in Engineering Physics and graduated with honors. As a research assistant, he investigated properties of carbon nano-yarn, a novel material. Nate has programmed mainly in Python, Java and C++. His recreational software development has included computing neutron fractals, and creating a solver for the Boggle word game. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Nate enjoys reading fiction, playing the accordion, and building intricate polyhedra models out of paper.

May 15, 2014

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Julie McMillan as a Senior Associate

Julie McMillan joins us this May from the Quality of Life Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon University, where she was a research software developer working with faculty, statisticians, healthcare providers, market researchers, project managers and patients.  Julie’s project highlights included designing a community multi-user health kiosk, which was exhibited at the Consumer Electronics Show. Julie also created a computerized life events assessment interview, and built hardware and software for medicinal product icon scanning. She earned her B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and worked as a quality assurance engineer and freelance developer before returning to Pittsburgh. A native of Livonia, Michigan, Julie has recently traveled to Scotland, Iceland and Argentina. She enjoys biking and reading non-fiction, and is currently recommending “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman.

April 28, 2014

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Charles Wong as an Associate

Charles Wong join us this May from Stanford University, where he earned an M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Previously he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego, where he received the Highest Academic Achievement Award from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Charles has participated in project work including interactive game design, rocket design and launch, and robotics development.  He was born in Hong Kong, grew up in Auckland, New Zealand, and has traveled throughout Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. Charles is fluent in Cantonese. He enjoys golfing and rooting for the San Diego Chargers.

 

December 2, 2013

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Sean Dillard as an Associate

Sean Dillard joins us this December from Duke University, where he graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics and took extensive coursework in Statistics and Economics.  Originally from Little Rock, AR, Sean has lived and worked in several places around the globe - from doing microfinance development work in Kenya to teaching Math and English in a small town in Bavaria.  In addition to his work abroad, Sean has also helped to develop technology to facilitate breast cancer diagnoses, and was very active in Duke's Common Ground, a leadership retreat designed to engage students in issues of diversity.  In his spare time, Sean enjoys competitive bowling and playing the viola, and is always on the lookout for good southern barbecue.

September 12, 2013

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Jeremy Hillman as IT Systems Engineer

Starting in September, Jeremy Hillman joins us to manage our IT infrastructure and perform DevOps activities. At Bristol Myers Squibb, Jeremy helped develop and maintain a system of global IP address automation. Also, for the Messenger Engineering Group, he managed the corporate mail routers. Previously, Jeremy managed the multi-site network of a software development, training and consulting firm.  In his spare time, Jeremy engages in miniature wargaming and he plays Go. When he needs a break from tactical conflict, he hangs out with his two beloved Boston Terriers.

April 5, 2013

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Susie Bedikian as a Senior Associate

Starting June 24, Susie Bedikian joins us from Yale University, where she is completing a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics. Now in her third year as a research project leader at the European Center for Nuclear Physics (CERN), Susie has written and maintained computationally intensive code, designed breakthrough data analysis strategies, and co-authored publication of the Higgs boson discovery. During her graduate studies, Susie served as a delegate for the United States Hadron Collider Users Organization, and performed research at the large underground Xenon detector in South Dakota. At Yale, she earned an MS and M.Phil. in Physics.

Susie previously graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a BA in Physics and Mathematics with departmental honors. She was awarded the Howard Hughes Scholarship for excellence and promise in science, the Margaret Kenny Jensen Prize in mathematics, and the Henry Boorse Prize in physics. Susie led a local adult education GED prep course in mathematics. Susie is a globetrotter, having traveled throughout North, Central and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia. She grew up speaking Armenian and Bulgarian. As the result of her tenure at CERN, she now also speaks French and skis with élégance de style.

April 5, 2013

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Godfrey Miller as a Senior Associate

Starting June 3, Godfrey Miller joins us from the University of Pennsylvania, where he is completing a PhD in Physics. Godfrey is studying Bayesian data analysis with R and data management with SQL; his thesis considers cosmology as a probe of fundamental physics. He has published articles in the Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics and in Physical Review. Godfrey was awarded Best Student Presentation at the Annual East Coast Gravity Meeting in 2012.

Godfrey graduated magna cum laude with an AB in Physics from Princeton University, where his senior thesis examined supermassive black holes and the domain wall hypothesis. For excellence in Physics, he received the Allan B. Shenstone Prize and the Kusaka Memorial Prize. Godfrey avidly reads both fiction and non-fiction, and he enjoys singing folk tunes with his wife. Their free time is happily compromised: they are proud parents of a 3 1/2 year-old daughter and 5 month-old son.

August 27, 2012

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Stefan Sabo as an Associate.

Starting September 10, Stefan Sabo joins us from the University of Maryland, where he is pursuing his PhD in Mathematics and teaching courses in probability and statistics. Stefan won a Thouron Award, which funds study in the United Kingdom, and earned a Master of Advanced Study degree at the University of Cambridge. He previously completed a Master’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, where his thesis addressed probability, stochastic processes and algebraic number theory.

Stefan received his BA in Mathematics from Penn as well, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He was a three-year University Scholar for his commitment to academic research. As a freshman, he was a student delegate from Pennsylvania for the United States Senate Youth Program. In his spare time, Stefan enjoys playing the piano, attending classical music performances, chess, traveling, and keeping up-to-date with politics and current events.

June 1, 2012

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Brendan McCauley as an Analyst.

Starting June 18, Brendan joins us from Cornell University, where he earned both his BS and MEng in Operations Research and Information Engineering, with a concentration in Data Analytics. In his graduate research, Brendan helped optimize customer service and loyalty for the web-based business of one of the world’s largest retailers. Brendan served as treasurer, then vice president of Cornell’s College Libertarians, and he worked for four years as a University Representative for the Cornell Annual Fund. 

In his spare time, Brendan enjoys reading and playing video games. He is an Eagle Scout and Assistant Scoutmaster. 

February 2, 2012

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Ahmil Jilani as an Analyst.

Starting February 13, Ahmil Jilani joins us from Rider University, where he graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience. He was a research assistant in the university’s microbiology laboratory and an assistant in the Office of Information Technology, where he wrote script to compare software installed on multiple computers. Ahmil developed a solver that intelligently plays the puzzle game Minesweeper employing a set of algorithms. For the popular video game World of Warcraft, he developed a freeware interface that has been downloaded more than 80,000 times.

Ahmil helps secure humanitarian aid for Pakistanis in the Swat Valley through a website he created and maintains, through successful grant proposal writing, and through technical training of staff at a volunteer fundraising organization based in New Jersey. In his spare time, he enjoys arranging choral music, skiing, swimming, cooking with friends, learning languages, and traveling.

January 23, 2012

Princeton Consultants is pleased to welcome Michael Silva as a Senior Associate.

Starting March 5, Michael Silva joins us from the California Institute of Technology, where he earned a Ph.D. in Aeronautics with a minor in Geology. His doctoral dissertation addressed damage evolution in composite materials and sandwich structures under impulse loading. Michael has researched damage evaluation and detection in sandwich composite panels, designed and manufactured an apparatus for testing, and developed thermal imaging techniques using a high-speed IR camera. He has published his findings in mechanical and engineering journals and presented them at national and international conferences.

Michael has keen night vision: at Caltech’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development (SEDS), he taught the principles of amateur astronomy, including the use of manual and automated telescopes, and he led observing and camping trips. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Before attending Caltech, where he also earned an MS in Aeronautics, Michael received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, San Diego.

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