responsible for ensuring CCoD executes on its mission to provide high quality
consulting services to Charlottesville and the surrounding community and to
provide on-the-job experience to Darden students. As a “Double Hoo,” Jason was excited to return
to UVA grounds and work with CCoD on the project for the International Rescue
Committee in Spring 2014. Prior to
Darden, Jason spent five years working in litigation consulting with
AlixPartners, LLP, focusing on corporate investigations and expert witness
support. During the summer, Jason will
be working with Bain & Company in their Atlanta office. Outside of school, Jason enjoys watching and
playing sports, travel, and hiking.
VP of Business Development
Ryan Lowe, VP of Business Development, is
responsible for connecting with the Charlottesville community to source
projects for the coming year. In 2014, Ryan was part of a CCOD team that worked
with the International Rescue Committee’s Charlottesville chapter to help improve
the performance of their interpretation services. After growing up in Europe,
Ryan attended Yale University where he graduated with a degree in history.
Prior to Darden, Ryan worked on marketing and product management at FMC
Corporation. Over the coming summer, Ryan will be focusing on business
development for Danaher. Outside of school and work, he enjoys soccer, sailing
and mountain climbing.
VP of Program Development
Laura Redden, VP of Program Development, is
responsible for the training and development of the CCoD consulting
teams. During the 2014-2015 school year, she led a CCoD team that worked
with a local fund interested in starting an incubator. The team did a
viability study and provided a model recommendation for the incubator.
Prior to Darden, Laura ran girls’ leadership programming for a youth
development nonprofit in New York City and worked on special projects with the
CFO of an international health organization. She attended Vassar College
where she studied Africana Studies and History and played lacrosse and
rugby. Laura will spend her summer with Accenture’s strategy practice in
Archana Rao, VP of Marketing, is responsible for
spreading the word about CCoD to both Darden Students and the Charlottesville
community. Having been a Teach for India fellow, maximizing holistic
student achievement and championing women empowerment in low income
communities, Archana was excited about working on the CCOD project with the
International Rescue Committee. Prior to Darden, she also worked in IT project
management and corporate sustainability at HSBC post pursuing electronics and
telecommunication engineering. She will spend the summer consulting with the
Boston Consulting Group in Houston, Texas. She enjoys blogging and cartooning.
VP of Human Resources
As VP of Human Resources, Brian is responsible for
the First Year Consultant and Second Year Partner recruitment and selection
processes. In 2014, Matt led a team of First Year Consultants who worked to
help Charlottesville Multisports develop and organize a financial model,
conduct market analysis for potential sponsors, and create a post-race feedback
survey. Prior to Darden, he joined Teach
For America and taught 7th grade mathematics at Loch Raven Academy in
Baltimore. This past summer, Brian interned with Deloitte Consulting in their
McLean office. He graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree
in Economics. Outside of school, Brian
enjoys playing sports (including all Darden Cup Events), traveling to
professional baseball stadiums, and watching the Food Network.
In 2014, Porter worked with a CCoD team to help Three
Notch’d, a local brewery, analyze bottling machine suppliers and the costs
associated with implementing bottling technology. After graduating from Vanderbilt University
in 2010, Porter worked in Nashville with the Army Corps of Engineers. This past summer, Porter interned with The
Boston Consulting Group in their Dallas office.
As VP of Finance, Porter is responsible for managing CCoD’s budget,
including managing the fees process with clients. Outside of school, Porter enjoys college sports
(Roll Tide) and taking advantage of outdoors activities around Charlottesville.