Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership (SSCP)
 

Habitat for Humanity October 2014

OUR CONSULTANTS

SSCP student consultants have been selected through a rigorous assessment process that includes nominations by faculty, an honors-level GPA of 3.6 or above, and interviews with the program’s student managers and faculty director.  SSCP consultants include students from diverse majors and minors including business, economics, psychology, studio art, art history, computer science, sociology and dance.

Fiona Casson '16 SSCP Manager
Fiona Casson, 2016

Fiona had a very successful SSCP consulting project for Caffe Lena in Fall 2014 and returned to become an SSCP Manager for Fall 2015. She now moves into her third semester with SSCP again as an SSCP Manager. Fiona spent last spring in the backcountry of Chilean Patagonia with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) where she gained significant hands-on leadership experience. The previous summer she interned at the Digital Atelier, where she further developed her interest in combining art and business by working with laser scanning and CNC milling on sculpture and other art forms.
Sam Marks SSCP Manager
Sam Mark, 2016

After a semester of consulting with local folk music venue, Caffè Lena, and a semester as an SSCP Manager, Sam moves into his management role for Spring 2016 with both experience and enthusiasm. Sam spent his junior year spring term abroad in Paris exploring international business and culture. A native of New York State, Sam held internships last summer with VICE media and The Windish Agency. Sam continuously looks to close the distance that separates business and art. His studies incorporate a course load that encompasses and blends creativity and strategic thinking within a business framework.
Maddy Tank  SSCP Manager
Maddy Tank, 2016

With a background in fine arts and design, Maddy enjoys synthesizing artistic technique with business practice. Maddy had a very successful SSCP consulting project for Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties in Fall 2014 and returned this past fall as an SSCP Manager after a semester abroad in New Zealand studying sustainable business and geohazards.  A native of Washington DC, Maddy interned last summer for DC’s Federal City Council to develop a strategic, operational and overall growth plan for the Anacostia Waterfront Trust.
 

SSCP Consultant
Kai Inaba, 2016

Born and raised in Hawaii, Kai values the significance of place and context especially as it relates to business and strategy. While studying abroad in Copenhagen Denmark during the Fall semester of his Junior year, he immersed himself design and Danish business practices. With a minor in Studio Art and Major in Management and Business, Kai enjoys utilizing creative methodologies alongside integral business frameworks to analyze situations, explore opportunities and develop strategies. Kai looks forward to another semester with SSCP as he has learned and enjoyed his past experience as an SSCP consultant for The Children’s Museum at Saratoga Springs in Spring 2015.

 

SSCP Consultant
Ashley Narvaez
, 2016 

A senior majoring in Management and Business with a minor in Sociology, Ashley is a native New Yorker from Queens. With a passion for traveling, she was a London Freshmen and spent a semester her junior year in Barcelona. As a result of her travels, this past summer she interned with the Council on International Educational Exchange and presented a strategic recommendation in the creation of a new product line for which a new department was created. A committed volunteer herself, Ashley has worked alongside the Department of Youth and Community Service in New York to promote youth volunteer work through the distribution of grant fund. She serves under Project Lift with the Franklin Community Center in Saratoga.   

 

SSCP Consultant
Aaron Smith, 2016 

Aaron  is a senior Management and Business major at Skidmore with additional academic interests in history and film. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, Aaron transferred to Skidmore from the University of British Colombia after freshman year and quickly fell in love with the American Northeast. In his spare time, Aaron enjoys exploring the California coast, tending to his bees, and playing catch with his friends. In the past, Aaron has worked  in the music industry, on the trading desk, and helped start a clean tech venture capital fund. He is incredibly excited to apply his knowledge to a real-world client.

 

SSCP Consultant

Ibrahima Thiam, 2016

Ibrahima came to the United States from Senegal at the age of 11, speaking no words in English. However, with hard work and perseverance, Ibrahima is where he is today. He is a senior at Skidmore College, majoring in Business and minoring in Spanish. Ibrahima's professional experiences include, but definitely not limited to, a study abroad in Barcelona, Spain and  two summer internships at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he worked on the multinational American consumer goods company Procter and Gamble. Ibrahima is a highly motivated and cooperative individual who brings positive energy to those around him. Ibrahima plans to do consulting after Skidmore and hopes to increase his experience and professional growth through SSCP.

  

SSCP Consultant
Tess Mattimore, 2016

A senior from Tiburon, California, Tess is studying Management and Business at Skidmore. She continued her business studies in Florence, Italy last fall where was able to take diverse classes and understand business in an international context. She is also a captain and member of the Skidmore women’s lacrosse team. In the fall Tess gained valuable experience interning for one of the SSCP’s spring clients, Saratoga Juice Bar. Tess hopes to gain knowledge and experience through SSCP that she can apply to her consulting job at IBM after graduation. 

 

SSCP Consultant

Nate Lazar, 2016

Nate is a senior from West Nyack, New York with a Management and Business major and a Studio Art minor. With a background in metalsmithing, design and music, he enjoys crafting creative solutions to complex problems that arise within business frameworks. During the spring semester of his junior year, he studied marketing communications and Danish design in Copenhagen, Denmark while also pursuing an internship with a local goldsmith, Mads Heindorf. Nate is currently in the midst of developing his own line of jewelry to be sold via an e-commerce platform. In the past, he has also worked in multiple fields including the music and horticultural design industries. He is excited to apply his knowledge across multiple disciplines to help clients grow and achieve their strategic objectives.

 

SSCP Consultant
Leif Catania, 2016 

A junior from Mendham, NJ, Leif is a Management and Business major with a History minor. As a co-founder of the clothing start-up company, Adirondack Flannel, Leif has learned first hand how to manage and grow a small, local company.  He is also an active member of the Maple Ave. Fire Department in the Greenfield Fire District. Whenever time permits, Leif enjoys fly fishing or playing for the Skidmore Club Hockey team, the Halfbreds. 

 
 

SSCP Consultant
Sean Timmons, 2018 

A sophomore from Cream Ridge, NJ, Sean is a dual major in Management and Business and Economics.  A member of the Men’s Ice Hockey team, Sean has learned valuable communication, teamwork and strategic skills that he is eager to apply in the consulting world. 

 

SSCP Consultant
Jack Sloan, 2018

A sophomore from Zionsville, Indiana, Jack is focusing on a Business and Economics double major.  A forward on the Skidmore Men’s Ice Hockey team, he also enjoys golf and fly fishing in the offseason.  Jack’s business experience includes an internship with Burns & Wilcox, an insurance brokerage firm in Indianapolis.  Jack is looking forward to learning more about business consulting through the SSCP program.  

 

SSCP Consultant 

Elise Mumford, 2017

Elise Mumford is a junior from Chicago, IL and double major in Dance and Art History. Her work experience includes two summers as a counselor and instructor at the Académie Américaine de Danse de Paris in Paris, France and an internship at Aleksandra Enterprises in Chicago. In addition to her course work in the arts, Elise has taken a number of business courses and looks forward to continuing her work in business over the course of this semester. 

 


 

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