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Rotman MBAs take on entrepreneurial management consulting venture for the 39th year

June 13, 2011

TORONTO, ON – For the thir­ty-ninth con­sec­u­tive year, five MBA stu­dents from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to’s Rot­man School of Man­age­ment will work togeth­er to solve com­plex busi­ness prob­lems for clients of the Impact Con­sult­ing Group.

Each part­ner brings their own pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence and indus­try knowl­edge to client work and can tack­le a range of con­sult­ing projects for clients large and small. While they tap the resources of the Rot­man School, includ­ing the school’s award-win­ning fac­ul­ty and research facil­i­ties, the Impact Con­sult­ing Group oper­ates as an inde­pen­dent, client-cen­tric orga­ni­za­tion.

“Impact looks for chal­leng­ing engage­ments where we add sig­nif­i­cant, mea­sur­able val­ue for our clients”, says part­ner Ash­wi­ni (Asha) Srikan­ti­ah, MBA‘12. “This can range from build­ing finan­cial pro­jec­tions to devel­op­ing inno­v­a­tive mar­ket­ing strate­gies, to improv­ing or eval­u­at­ing almost any aspect of a busi­ness.”

Stu­dents at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s pres­ti­gious MBA pro­gram found­ed the Impact Con­sult­ing Group in 1972. Each year, the out­go­ing Part­ners hire and train a new team in a high­ly com­pet­i­tive and rig­or­ous inter­view process. The firm ensures con­ti­nu­ity and qual­i­ty by lever­ag­ing an all-star board of direc­tors that includes suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neurs and alum­ni of top tier con­sult­ing com­pa­nies.

Alex Ken­jeev, a past Impact Pres­i­dent and board mem­ber who is cur­rent­ly Pres­i­dent of O’Leary Ven­tures, has since become a reg­u­lar client of the firm. “Because it is so entre­pre­neur­ial, Impact has always attract­ed con­fi­dent, busi­ness-mind­ed part­ners who are great with clients and adept at com­plex prob­lem solv­ing,” he says.

“Impact part­ners not only design strong busi­ness solu­tions for their clients but they also design their own busi­ness. They have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to prac­tice what they sell and it is up to them to take advan­tage of it,” says Prof. Ajay Agraw­al who serves as the chair of the Impact Con­sult­ing Group’s board of direc­tors. Agraw­al is the Peter Munk Pro­fes­sor of Entre­pre­neur­ship at the Rot­man School.

The Impact Con­sult­ing Group can be reached at: 416.978.4343,, @Impact_CG or

The Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to is redesign­ing busi­ness edu­ca­tion for the 21st cen­tu­ry with a cur­ricu­lum based on Inte­gra­tive Think­ing. Locat­ed in the world’s most diverse city, the Rot­man School fos­ters a new way to think that enables the design of cre­ative busi­ness solu­tions. The School is cur­rent­ly rais­ing $200 mil­lion to ensure Cana­da has the world-class busi­ness school it deserves. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it




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Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to