Xlerate Lazaridis

Your first steps to success.

Our Team

Bradley Rodrigues
Co-President

Hi there! My name is Bradley Rodrigues and I am the Co-President of Xlerate Lazaridis! I'm a third year BBA student currently exploring and experimenting new paths of business to determine the type of career I want to pursue. Personally, I love Xlerate because of the unified inclusive culture our team creates by helping first year university students and each other. As a team, we are dedicated to ensure students are equipped with the skills and resources to lead them to their "First Steps to Success!" Outside of Laurier, I love going on adventures to new places and trying new things. My life goal is to travel around the world and visit as many countries as I can. Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!

Feisal Borjas
Co-President

Hey first years! My name is Feisal (pronounced like basil) and I am a third year BBA and Computer Science student with UW, also Co-President on Xlerate. My favourite part of being on Xlerate is our club's incredible focus on mentorship. Not only do we support every first-year through in the Lazaridis school through our initiatives, but we also provide an incredible support system for the first-years on our team. Xlerate was an integral part of my first-year and I hope we can do the same for you!

Jeevan Singh
Executive Vice President

Hi everyone! My name is Jeevan Singh, this year’s Executive Vice President on Xlerate! I’m a second
year BBA student currently interested in pursuing a future career in marketing. Something I love
about being on Xlerate is having the opportunity to continuously experience new things while being
surrounded by a dedicated team that genuinely wants to help each other and first years succeed.

Outside of Laurier I love to travel and enjoy watching sports! Please feel free to connect with me on
LinkedIn!"

Matthew Lopes
Vice President of Case Conference

Hi Laurier community and visitors! My name is Matthew Lopes, currently studying BBA with a goal of
specializing in Finance and Accounting. This is my second year with Xlerate Lazaridis as I take on
the position of Co-VP of Case Conference. It has been nominated the flagship event of the year
which is the core reason I chose to join Xlerate so I can be part of delivering this event virtually and
continue supporting first years throughout the Pandemic!! Outside of school, I am a big car and gym
lover as I aspire to step on stage for a bodybuilding competition, and continue growing my mobile
Car Detailing business called Twin Bros Detailing. Feel free to get in touch with me to chat about
anything gym, car, or Laurier related!

Georgia Bryson
Vice President of Case Conference

Hey! I'm Georgia Bryson, this year's Co-Vice President of Case Conference on Xlerate! I'm a 2nd year BBA student, minoring in economics. The best part of being on Xlerate is our amazing community of exec members and first years! We're all striving to help first years inside and outside of the classroom, creating an incredibly positive and supportive atmosphere. I'm always open to answering questions or giving advice, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!"

Sriya Vakkavanthula
Director of Case Competition

Hey guys, my name is Sriya Vakkavanthula and I am one of this years Directors of Case Conference on Xlerate! Currently, I am a first year BBA student at Laurier who is exploring options in the business field but hoping to go into finance. Something I love about Xlerate is the helpful and kind nature of the team and their willingness to go above and beyond to help first years succeed, including members of the club. Outside of school, I love swimming, any type of adventure, and the show ‘Friends.’ I am always ready to meet new people so feel free to message me on Instagram or connect with me on LinkedIn :)!

Derek Kwong
Director of Case Competition

Hello! My name is Derek Kwong and I am this year’s Co-Director of Case Conference on Xlerate! I’m a first-year BBA student pursuing a minor in stats and a future career in finance. I've always loved helping out my community in any way possible and Xlerate has allowed me to follow through with my passion! Outside of Laurier, I love producing beats in my makeshift studio setup. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!


Annette Schiller
Vice President of Marketing

Hi everyone! My name is Annette Schiller and I am a second year BBA and Financial Math student and this years Co-Vice President of Marketing! This is my second year on Xlerate and it's like my second family! I love being able to help first years in their transition from high school to university. In the future I hope to travel and live in Europe and my favourite way to spend a day with my friends is thrifting and sushi.

Sasha Robin
Vice President of Marketing

Hey everyone!! My name is Sasha Robin, I am in second year BBA and I am the co-vice president of Marketing on Xlerate! What I love about being on Xlerate is having the opportunity to work alongside an amazing team while being able to help first year students thrive in this new chapter of their lives. I am so excited for the year ahead and for what is to come!

Harveen Sandhu
Director of Marketing

Hey everyone! My name is Harveen Sandhu and I am one of the Director of Marketing for Xlerate this year. I'm a first year Economics + Management student and I am super excited to be a part of the Xlerate team this year! I cannot wait to meet and connect with other Lazaridis students, even if it is only virtually for now! Outside of school, I love to hang out with my friends and watch hockey and basketball so feel free to reach out to me anytime!

Maytal Markizano
Director of Marketing

Hi everyone! My name is Maytal Markizano, and I am one of the Director's of Marketing for Xlerate! I'm a first year BBA student currently interested in pursuing a future career in marketing or entrepreneurship. I decided to join Xlerate because the club focuses on helping first years excel in their studies while also helping them to make the most of their first year at Laurier! By joining Xlerate, I became a part of an amazing team of people who are making the transition into first year so much easier. Outside of Laurier I love playing tennis and travelling the world! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!

Natasa Micic
Vice President of Corporate Relations

My name is Natasa Micic I am the VP of Corporate Relations on Xlerate. I am a second year BBA student pursuing a minor in Philosophy. My favourite aspect of Xlerate is our teams commitment to helping first year Business and Economic students transition into University. When I joined Xlerate in first year as a director I was given the unique opportunity to brainstorm ideas with executives in order to curate successful events tailored to first year students.

Siena Di Felice
Vice President of Corporate Relations

Hello everyone! My name is Siena Di Felice and I am the VP of Corporate Relations on Xlerate, Lazaridis. I am going into my second year of the business program and it is also my second year on Xlerate! I love so many things about this club, but if I had to pick just one it would definitely be the culture! I met some of my closest friends on this club and everyone on our team is just always willing to help you out no matter the circumstance. I cannot put into words how much I love the people on this team!

Marley Bartlett
Director of Corporate Relations

Hi! My name is Marley Bartlett and I'm one of the Co-Directors of Corporate Relations this year on Xlerate. I'm a first year BBA student and will be pursuing a minor in French and Italian. I'm so excited to learn more about what I'm passionate about during my time at Laurier, specifically in the Insurance and Risk Industry. Being a part of Xlerate this year is such an incredible opportunity and I cannot wait for what we have planned this year!

Nancy Feng
Director of Corporate Relations

Hey everyone! My name is Nancy Feng, and I am one of the Directors of Corporate Relations this year on Xlerate! I'm a first-year BBA student, and something I love about being on Xlerate so far is that I get to be a part of a tight-knit community and work with like-minded individuals. The main reason I decided to join Xlerate this year is because I believe in giving back, and I am hoping to learn enough from the upper years on the team so I can help my fellow peers as well as next year's

first-year students! In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends or binge-watching shows on Netflix! Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!


Hannah Bacon
Vice President of Events

My name is Hannah Bacon and I am the Co-Vice President of Events on Xlerate. I am in my second year of the BBA program. My favourite thing about Xlerate is the team environment! Everyone is super friendly and fun which translates into everything we do. Outside of school, I like to cook and play Just Dance with my roommates. Please feel welcome to reach out to me on LinkedIn if you have any questions.

Emma Walker
Vice President of Events

Hello everyone! My name is Emma Walker and I am a second year BBA student. I am currently the Co-Vice President of Events on Xlerate! I love being a part of the Xlerate team because I am surrounded by dedicated students who are passionate about helping first-years succeed. It is such a positive community that motivates me and puts a smile on my face each day! In my spare time, I love to play sports!

Khushi Chugh
Director of Events

Hey everyone! My name is Khushi Chugh and I am one of the Directors of Events on Xlerate! I am a first-year BBA student. I really wanted to join the Xlerate team because they provide students with amazing opportunities and guidance outside of the classroom! I am also interested in cooking and interior decorating! Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn and other socials!

Colby Ma
Director of Events

Hello! My name is Colby Ma and I am one of Xlerate's Director of Events! I am a first year BBA student and I wanted to join Xlerate this year because I really enjoy helping others in the community. My interests aligned with Xlerate's purpose perfectly! This team demonstrates what it means to be committed, ambitious, and inspirational. Putting school aside, I love sports, going to the gym, and being out in nature!


Matthew Mulholland
Vice President of Finance

My name is Matthew Mulholland. I am the Vice President of Finance for Xlerate and a second year student at Wilfrid Laurier University in the BBA program. I joined Xlerate this year to help first year students the same way Xlerate helped me through my first year. During my first year Xlerate was influential to my transition to university by helping me to study with the quiz bowls, learning about live case competitions, how to network and much more. This year I wanted to be apart of and help give first years the same great experiences I had.

Elizabeth Pozin
Director of Finance

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth Pozin, this year's Director of Finance. I'm a first year BBA student, interested in pursuing my CPA. I haven't been on Xlerate for too long, but from the first day, the team has been incredible! Everyone is so friendly and you are constantly surrounded by like minded individuals who are interested in helping each other. When I'm not studying, I love reading and trying new places to eat! I can't wait to keep meeting new people, feel free to reach out to me to chat! 


Angela Huo
Vice President of Graphic Design

Hello! My name is Angela Huo, this year's Vice President of Graphic Design on Xlerate! I am a second-year BBA student. Something I love about being on Xlerate is having the opportunity to connect with ambitious first-year students. Outside of Laurier, I like to play pool and sketch. Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!

Emily Dai
Director of Graphics

Hey everyone! My name is Emily Dai and I'm this year's Director of Graphic Design. I am currently in my first year of BBA/BSc at Laurier. I decided to join Xlerate this year because I was interested in connecting and helping my fellow first years, especially with getting through a year with remote learning. So far I've found the Xlerate team to be very supportive, passionate and welcoming and I hope to get to know the other Directors, VPs and Presidents better. Feel free to reach out to me on LinkedIn. 


Kaiya Daly
Vice President of Select

My name is Kaiya Daly and I am a Co-Vice President of Xlerate Select with a focus in Relationship Management. Fun Fact: Both Xlerate Select VPs are black belts! I love being on Xlerate because you can see the positive impacts our club has on first years, especially during such turbulent times.

Patrick Daigle
Vice President of Select

Hey everyone! My name is Patrick Daigle, this year’s Vice President of Select on Xlerate! I’m a second year BBA student currently interested in pursuing a future career in entrepreneurship and consulting. Something I love about being on Xlerate is the team culture. It is so easy to reach out to anyone in the team and have a chat with them at any time. Outside of Laurier I co-run a car event called "Cars & Coffee Ottawa" and I love skiing. Please feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!