Darden Technology Club

DTC Officers

Andrew

Andrew Kritzer, President

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About Andrew:
Andrew obtained his BBA from the University of Michigan, with concentrations in Information Systems and Strategy. Prior to Darden, Andrew was a Director at FTI Consulting using technology to help automotive, finance, and retail companies with business challenges such as fraud and bankruptcy. This summer, Andrew is interning at LinkedIn within their Business Operations team. Andrew has a passion for design and data visualization, and is an avid musician in his spare time.

Favorite Movie or TV Show: The Rock, The Big Lebowski
Favorite Tech Products: Spotify, Wunderlist, Tableau
Hobbies: Playing guitar, Recording music, Working with start-ups

   

 Dhruv

Dhruv Mehta, VP Careers

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About Dhruv:
Prior to Darden, Dhruv was a Program Manager at Microsoft’s India office. Working with the Windows division, he managed development and release of Windows Security Updates – yes, those nagging pop-ups that make computers around the world reboot all the time. Dhruv came to Microsoft with a rich experience developing Bluetooth and GPS software for a consumer electronics start-up called Impulsesoft. Dhruv grew up in cricket, Uttarayan, and Garba-crazy Gujarat – a state in Western India, and studied Computer Science at National Institute of Technology, Nagpur in India. Dhruv will be spending the summer in California, doing product management at Symantec.

Favorite Movie or TV Show: Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Kill Bill, How I met your mother
Favorite Tech Products: Square, Google Now, Windows Phone, Mashable
Hobbies: Soccer, Socio-political-historical documentaries, Travel, Tech Media (Mashable, VentureBeat etc), Foodie!

   

Jeremy

 

Jeremy Kraker, VP Corporate Relations

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About Jeremy:
Prior to Darden, Jeremy spent five years in New York City at HSBC, the world’s largest international bank. As a global banker, Jeremy helped the global treasury teams of Fortune 500 companies in the tech and media space to overcome the challenges of operating in an increasingly international environment and to identify new opportunities. He is excited to be working alongside an impressive leadership team and looks forward to helping technology companies connect with the passionate Darden community. When he isn’t at Darden, you can usually find Jeremy cruising Spotify for the next great indie band, letting out stress at the gym or on the soccer pitch, or trying out one of Charlottesville’s excellent restaurants. Jeremy grew up just outside the city of Syracuse in central New York State. He graduated from Cornell University’s Dyson School of Business with a degree in Applied Economics and Management. Jeremy is a member of the Darden Student Technology Advisory Board and also holds officer positions in the Soccer and Outdoors Clubs.

Favorite Movie or TV Show: Shawshank Redemption, Game of Thrones
Favorite Tech Product: Spotify, Soundcloud
Hobbies: Soccer, Live music, Syracuse Orange basketball

   

 

Matt

 

     

Matthew Attaway, VP Finance

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About Matthew:
After graduating from Wheaton College in 2004 with a degree in physics and computer science, Matt worked with a real estate consulting firm in Denver, Chicago and Washington, DC before enrolling at Darden. With a strength in finance and an enduring personal interest in technology, Matt is pursuing a new role in a new industry. He is excited to be joining Microsoft’s corporate finance group in Redmond, WA for the summer. Outside school, he enjoys backpacking, cycling, traveling and, when he can find the time, gaming.

Favorite Movie or TV Show: Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Arrested Development
Favorite Tech Product: Xbox360, iPad
Hobbies: Backpacking, Cycling, Soccer, Road trips

   

 

Erin

 

     

Erin Pryor, VP Education and Learning

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About Erin:
Prior to Darden, Erin spent four years working in marketing and communications roles—first as a publicist for cable television network Animal Planet, and most recently as an Account Executive at a New York-based Shopper Marketing agency. Through these experiences, she developed an interest in the use of digital and social media for brand development and awareness. This summer, Erin hopes to transfer her marketing knowledge to the technology industry where she'll be working in a Product Marketing role for Salesforce.com. Erin graduated from Elizabethtown College with a BA in English.

Favorite Movie or TV Show: Homeland, Game of Thrones
Favorite Tech Products: Anything Apple, Etsy
Hobbies: Crossfit, Reading (besides cases), Attempting to Cook

   

 

 

Miro

 
 

 

Miroslav Zhelezov, VP Events & Digital Media

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About Miroslav:
Before Darden, Miroslav worked at M-Sport, a Bulgarian start-up in the sport facility construction business. As a sales and general manager, he took an active part in growing the business, streamlining the operations and strengthening the partnership network of the company.  Miroslav is highly passionate about electronic music and technology products that enhance the way people listen to and experience music. Born and raised in Veliki Preslav, Bulgaria, Miroslav loves the city life, but feels at home in the mountains. Miroslav has a BA in Tourism from UNWE, and Master Degree in Organizational Management from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridksi. He feels very excited to be joining MobileWorks, a crowdsourcing technology start-up in Berkeley, CA over the Summer.

Favorite Movie or TV Show: Oldboy, Clockwork Orange, Seven Samurai
Favorite Tech Products: Anything Native Instruments, Soundcloud, Vine
Hobbies: DJing, Snowboarding, Cycling, Camping, Books

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

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