Our Board

Sean Wallace


Sean Wallace graduated from New York University in 2012 with a double major in Psychology and Classical Civilizations. After graduating, he worked at SuperData Research doing video game market research for industry companies and investors before transitioning into data, insights, & analytics within marketing. He spent ten years in data & analytics working across CPG, financial services, and B2B clients, first on the agency side at Mindshare before moving to the data provider side at IRI. This summer he will be working as a Consulting Summer Associate at Alexander Group. Sean's interests include hockey (playing, coaching, and watching), reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Email: sean.wallace.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Ayush Verma

VP of Finance

Ayush Verma pursued his bachelors in engineering from India. He has worked as a Management Consultant Associate at ZS Associates and as a Data Scientist at Mastercard managing SpendingPulse product under the EconomicsInstitute team. He has experience working across US healthcare ecosystem, consumer spending analytics, AI/ML and data science modelling, and financial services. This summer, he will be interning as a Product Manager at Tesla. He is passionate about sports, travelling, and is an animal lover at heart.

Email: ayush.verma.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Tvisha Gupta

VP of Casing and Skill-Building

Tvisha Gupta pursued her bachelors in engineering from India, and then worked as a Business Analyst with the Royal Bank of Scotland within the Research and Development division in the Technical Transformation business unit. During her tenure, she also focused on running the Employee Wellbeing initiatives within her team. She has experience leading marketing initiatives for small businesses and conducting data analysis to improve business performance. Tvisha loves spending time with animals, painting, and reading .

Email: tvisha.gupta.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Raghav Bansal

VP of Casing and Skill-Building

Raghav Bansal, a computer science engineer hailing from India, has worked in the startup world with his acumen in sales strategy and marketing analytics, particularly in the fields of Brand Management and Ed Tech. This summer, Raghav is set to join Mattel, Inc. as a Marketing Intern. In his free time, Raghav loves to read about Economics, science and entrepreneurship. Other interests includes Basketball, hiking, and volleyball.

Email: raghav.bansal.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Caroline Brown

VP of Educational Events and External Relations

Caroline Brown graduated from Texas Christian University in 2020 with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Religion. After graduation, Caroline moved to Salt Lake City to start her career as a Retail Sales Representative for The Hershey Company. She spent two years selling and merchandising candy on major accounts such as Walmart and Kroger. Between always hearing about the famous Trojan Network, wanting to move closer to family, and seeking out foundational business skills, Caroline happily ended up at USC Marshall. This summer, Caroline will be interning at King's Hawaiian in a Brand Management role. In her free time, Caroline enjoys going to the beach, listening to country music, skiing, and trying new coffee shops.

Email: caroline.brown.2024@marshall.usc.edu

John Batinovich

VP of Professional Development

John is currently pursuing his MBA at the USC Marshall School of Business with dual concentrations in Business Analytics and Corporate Strategy. He graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Philosophy & Media Studies, and has worked in Entertainment & Digital Media since 2015. In December of 2022  John and 4 colleagues took a leap of faith and founded a digital media agency which became profitable in month 3 and has since received a $12million valuation. He lives in Los Angeles and enjoys golfing, hiking, and watching sports.

Email: john.batinovich.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Caroline Cakebread

VP of GMA Case Competition

Caroline Cakebread graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in magazine journalism. She started her career in media at Business Insider and Adweek before moving into the wine industry in a copywriting and content creation role. She's here at Marshall to learn #math and is excited to be a part of the GMA board!

Email: caroline.cakebread.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Malavika Vadali

VP of Marketing & Communications

Originally an east coast girlie, Malavika earned her undergrad from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. Prior to joining USC Marshall, she worked in cybersecurity at Deutsche Bank where she was a part of the North Americas team running various risk assessment initiatives. Not only will Malavika be serving as Vice President of Marketing and Communications in GMA, but she is also on the board for The Business of Entertainment Association (BEA), and will be serving as Co-President of Marshall Gives Back. Post-MBA, she hopes to work in brand partnership marketing within the entertainment space. In her spare time she likes to workout, watch movies, come up with Bollywood fusion dances, hangout with friends, and loves to throw a good party. She loves making new friends in and out of school, so feel free to say hi!

Email: malavika.vadali.2024@marshall.usc.edu

Fangyi Zhou

VP of Alumni Relations

Fangyi Zhou earned a Master of Arts degree in Japanese Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and a Master of Economics degree from Kobe University in Japan. She developed skills as a consultant and in the CPG industry prior to MBA. At Evalueserve, a European consulting firm, she led market research projects for global leading companies, such as Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Burt's Bees. At Shiseido Group Corporate Strategy Department and Brand Department, she developed corporate strategy, served as liaison to top management in China and Japan, and launched the first high-end natural skin care brand of Shiseido Group in the Chinese market as Brand Head of brand BAUM. She loves hiking, skiing, and watching TV series. She is going to hone her skills in tennis and learn golf this year!

Email: fangyi.zhou.2024@marshall.usc.edu