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G-Suite Podcast

G-Suite Podcast

The G-Suite is your hub for all things Zag Business. Listen to in-depth conversations with Gonzaga School of Business Administration graduates, faculty and friends.

Season 1

Todd Finkle is the Pigott Professor of Entrepreneurship at Gonzaga University. The author of two books: Warren Buffett: Investor and Entrepreneur was recently published by Columbia University Press and Lessons Learned from Leading Entrepreneurs: Case Studies in Business and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Finkle discusses lessons learned from studying the masters. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU.

 
Brian Eike (BBA ’08) is an audit partner at the Big 4 accounting firm KPMG in Seattle. A graduate of Gonzaga’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, Mr. Eike discusses trends in technology and the workforce from his purview as an auditor. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU.
 
Kelsey Carlston is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Gonzaga University. Her research is primarily on the causes and consequences of intergenerational economic mobility. She is currently studying the health consequences of intergenerational mobility in a research project funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Carlston discusses her journey through economic theory and her NIH project. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU.
 

Tianna Helm (BBA ’18, MS.Tax ’19) played soccer for the Zags while earning her Bachelor's in Accounting and Master's in Tax. After working at Big 4 accounting firm PwC, Ms. Helm served as the Chief of Operations for a sports psychology firm and is now a manager of real estate assets. She discusses her career journey and how Gonzaga informs her pursuits. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 

Kevin McQuilkin (BBA ’86) is the first Executive in Residence at the School of Business who teaches Mergers and Acquisitions. Prof. McQuilkin spent a career in investment banking in New York City with Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank. When not on campus, he’s found tending to alpacas and the Abby Normal farm run by his wife. He discusses his efforts to open up new career avenues for Zags. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 

David Togami (BBA ’11, M.Acc ’12) is a manager of the technological team at Armanino, LLP where he explores the application of AI and other tools to big data. He also serves as an adjunct instructor in the M.Acc and MSBA programs. Prof. Togami discusses the wild and emerging world of AI and analytics. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 

Julie Frye (BBA '03) is a Senior Investment Officer in the Strategic Investment Fund at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A former Jesuit Volunteer Corp volunteer in Nicaragua, Julie talks about her journey and the impact of Gonzaga. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 

Monica Marmolejo (BBA '11) is the controller at the Seattle Mariners. Originally from California, Monica moved to Spokane during high school and is a first-generation college student. She talks of her experience at Gonzaga, her obstacles in along the way, and what drives her to give back to the communities she's been a part of. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 
Cathy DeHart is a Senior Lecturer of Accounting and a proud alumna of Gonzaga. She began her accounting career at Deloitte and later worked as a business manager at a law school. Cathy is very active in the field of sustainability accounting and in 2016 became part of the first cohort globally to earn the SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential. Cathy serves on the advisory board for Gonzaga’s Center for Climate, Society and the Environment. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU.
 

Dan Stewart is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Hogan Entrepreneurship Program at Gonzaga. An accomplished fiddler, business owner and member of the Spokane Tribe of Indians, Dan also serves as Director of the Indigenous Student Seminar for the Hoover Institute. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 
Simón Homedes Dualde plays on the US field hockey team with hopes of making the LA 2028 Olympics. During the day he is a senior financial analyst at Nike. Originally from Barcelona, Simón played collegiate tennis. He talks of the influences that Gonzaga, cross-cultural experiences, and friends have had on his life trajectory. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 
 

Joanna Hazel is a CPA currently working for Deloitte in Tokyo consulting a variety of clients on tax issues. She previously worked with Deloitte’s U.S. Business Tax group in London where she focused on private equity clients. A Zag born in Kagoshima, Japan, Joanna shares a story of transitioning across cultures both professionally and culturally. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU. 

 

Season 2

A senior at Gonzaga graduating this May, Mateo Valdez is the founder of the Gonzaga Sport Consulting Group, an idea that began in his dorm freshman year and now provides services to professional sports teams across the country. He shares his perspectives on Gen Z and the advantages of being a student at GU

 

Rick Betts is a Spokane native, Zag, and co-founder of Hoopfest, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the world. He talks of his career advising telecom companies, the origins of Hoopfest and Hooptown USA, and his newest adventure, a revolutionary approach to youth basketball.

 
Ken Anderson is the Dean of the Gonzaga School of Business Administration. A Zag alum who played basketball at GU, Kenny shares his path from San Pedro, CA to Gonzaga, eventually serving as the most senior Dean across campus
 

This episode features Regis Executive Speaker Sam Mascareno's address to students in the Wolff Auditorium. Sam is the Enterprise Markets Leader for the accounting and consulting firm RSM. By day, he oversees growth and culture objectives for the firm across the US and Canada. By night, he is pastor at the 1,000-plus member Lighthouse Church in San Diego, which he founded with his wife Angie in 1999. He discusses the intersection of faith and business.

 

Kelly Fukai has played a variety of roles over her career from accountant to lobbyist. She talks of her appreciation for a Gonzaga education and a willingness to always try new things. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU.

 

Andy Schneider is the Senior Vice President of People at Alaska Airlines, where she oversees nearly 21,000 employees. Andy was in leadership roles at Alaska during 9/11, COVID, and the merger with Virgin America. She was also a student at GU when the Kennel Club was founded. She shares stories from her journey through various roles and what fosters success. Hosted by Andrew Brajcich, the Jud Regis chair of accounting, director of accounting and professor of accounting at GU.

 
Brooke Sullivan is the Vice President of People and Culture at the Seattle Mariners, where she provides guidance and direction for employee engagement and experience in both the Business and Baseball Operations units. Originally from Kent, Brooke calls Gonzaga her second home. She talks of landing her dream job and embracing challenges as they come.