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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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