Hometowns: Tbilisi, Georgia, and Vancouver, Canada
Your area of research interest: International strategy
Masters of Business Administration, Fox School of Business, Temple University
Business Administration and Marketing, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts
What are some of your hobbies?
I enjoy traveling, the arts—museums, music and shows—trying new restaurants, wine, being active outdoors, reading, novice photography, and family.
Where did/are you working prior to starting your PhD?
USLI, a Berkshire Hathaway Company
What is your favorite thing around Denver?
I’ve only been once before, but I loved all the street art and culture!
Why have you decided to pursue a PhD?
I am pursuing a PhD because I recognized my insatiable thirst for learning, my deep passion for strategy, and the critical need to bridge the knowledge gap between academia and industry with strategy implementation.
Why did you choose to get your PhD from the Daniels College of Business?
There were many factors when choosing a PhD program. I ultimately chose the Daniels College of Business based on the dynamic faculty, student diversity, institution ethos and close proximity to the slopes. I now need to commit to learning to ski!
What are your career goals or dream job after you complete your PhD?
In the short term, my career goals are to directly influence strategy creation and implementation at my company. In the long term, I am interested in consulting and academia.