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New Principals Launch New Year of Consulting Services for the Rotman School’s Impact Consulting Group

June 8, 2016

Toron­to, ON – A new team of tal­ent­ed MBA stu­dents has begun to pro­vide pre­mi­um con­sult­ing ser­vices at com­pet­i­tive rates with Impact Con­sult­ing Group at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment. The team is already work­ing with clients in a wide range of indus­tries from cor­po­rate gov­er­nance to tech­nol­o­gy ser­vices.

Since 1972, Impact Con­sult­ing Group has been pro­vid­ing inno­v­a­tive and cus­tomized con­sult­ing ser­vices to clients. Each year, a new team of five Rot­man MBA stu­dents is select­ed to lead the Impact Con­sult­ing Group, based on their entre­pre­neur­ial abil­i­ties, work expe­ri­ence, and prob­lem-solv­ing skills.

The 2016–17 Impact Prin­ci­pals are Ramon Ashirayangku­ra, Lyn­don Dai, Ali­son Hyo­do, Alex Walk­er Turn­er, and Lisha Xu. Togeth­er, they share a diver­si­ty of expe­ri­ence in con­sult­ing, mar­ket­ing, finance, account­ing, and entre­pre­neur­ship, and bring an inter­na­tion­al per­spec­tive to bear on tough busi­ness chal­lenges, hav­ing col­lec­tive­ly lived and worked across North and South Amer­i­ca (includ­ing the Cana­di­an Arc­tic), Asia, and West­ern Europe. The team com­bines their pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence with their MBA knowl­edge to pro­vide expert con­sult­ing ser­vices in mar­ket research, busi­ness plan devel­op­ment, finan­cial mod­el­ling, mar­ket entry strate­gies, and per­for­mance improve­ment, and more.

The Impact team receives train­ing and sup­port from their strong net­work of Impact alum­ni and their Board of Direc­tors — which is com­posed of indus­try pro­fes­sion­als with a wide range of exper­tise. Impact also has access to world class Rot­man pro­fes­sors and some of the world’s great­est busi­ness minds, who add incred­i­ble val­ue to Impact’s client engage­ments.

“Impact’s com­pet­i­tive advan­tage lies in its pro­vi­sion of high qual­i­ty con­sult­ing with a fresh per­spec­tive.”  – Roger Mar­tin, for­mer Dean, Rot­man School of Man­age­ment.

The Impact Con­sult­ing Group can be reached at and 416–978-4343. The Impact prin­ci­pals are now accept­ing new projects for sum­mer 2016. Vis­it the team’s web­site at to find out more.

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment is locat­ed in the heart of Canada’s com­mer­cial and cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and is part of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, one of the world’s top 20 research uni­ver­si­ties. The Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables our grad­u­ates to tack­le today’s glob­al busi­ness and soci­etal chal­lenges.  For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it


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Ken McGuf­fin
Man­ag­er, Media Rela­tions
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
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