A native Californian, I came to Ross after spending five years as a healthcare consultant in San Francisco. And while I've never lived in a place where it snows, I couldn't be more excited to go through new experiences with classmates who have already made Ann Arbor feel like home. After working with a variety of hospital clients through complex problems and local Bay Area social impact organizations as a pro bono consultant, I decided to pursue an MBA to better equip myself to fulfill Ross's mission of using business as a force for positive change. Everyday, I'm afforded the opportunity to witness my classmates' commitment to this mantra and to one other – it's this authentic warmth and inclusiveness that drew me to Ross and continues to inspire me. http://www.montik.de/en http://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/interview-with-softswiss-1385618451

I held several roles in public relations and marketing communications: everything from internal and leadership communications, to government relations, to the management of a charitable foundation. Several of those roles also required extensive travel, including an international assignment in China. Those experiences cemented my passion for working across and connecting global teams. My profile: https://softswiss.org/ivan-montik/