Nils Maetzel

Managing Director

Joanne Xu

Operations Consultant

Isha Trivedi

Assistant Consulting Director

Johanna Lim

Vice President Marketing and Communications

Angus Ho

Website Manager

Angela Lam

Managing Director

Brendan Smith

Consulting Director

Kelsey Cheung

Vice President Legal and Finance

Eybi Sulam

Vice President Events



Each year, our clients receive consulting services from a team of 4-5 180 UBC students, consisting of a Project Manager and several Consultants and Analysts. Each team is assigned a client to work with for a period of 4 or 8 months.

  • Frontier College

    Frontier College is a literacy organization established in 1899. Frontier College aims to improve literacy levels in Canada by providing education to those who seek assistance with their learning and have been overlooked or left behind by the formal educational system.


    Project Details

    The Frontier College project is helping the organization improve their volunteer onboarding process by evaluating their policies and procedures manual and analyzing human resource information systems.

    Project Manager: Courtney van Ballegooie
    Consultants: Hidemi Mitani-Shen
    Analysts: Ricky Asfour, Bela Maetzel, Peter Im

  • HIM - Health Initiative for Men

    The Health Initiative for Men Society (HIM) is a public health organization for gay and bisexual men operating in Greater Vancouver. Since 2008, HIM has offered sexual health testing, professional counselling, sexual health education and athletic/social programming for gay men.


    Project Details

    The HIM project is helping to diversify the organization’s funding by researching target demographics and forming a fund development strategy for sustainable individual donations.

    Project Manager: Vardaan Gautam
    Consultants: Armaan Singh
    Analysts: Simran Alibhai, Yang Ge, Brendan Smith

  • JustWork Economic Initiative

    JustWork Economic Initiative is a non-profit running three social-enterprises in the Greater Vancouver Area (JustCatering, JustRenos, and JustPotters). Each enterprise offers quality goods and services and combined they provide meaningful employment to 25 people on a regular basis.


    Project Details

    The JustWork project is helping the organization to assess its operations by comparing its practices to industry leaders and determining areas for improvement to increase profitability.

    Project Manager: Vivek Gautam
    Consultants: Katrina Kwong, Huzaifa Wahla
    Analysts: Matthew Howald, Xiangyin Xin

  • Open Primaries

    Open Primaries is an organization that represents the movement that no American should be required to join a political party to exercise their right to vote. This mission is accomplished through two entities: Open Primaries Advocacy and Open Primaries Education Fund.


    Project Details

    The Open Primaries project is helping the organization streamline public engagement by determining key demographics to focus on and methods to optimize reach.

    Project Manager: Oliver Gianacopoulos
    Consultants: James Wells
    Analysts: Khush Dodani, Sarvesh Ramalingam, Tathiana Tang

  • The Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army is an international charitable organisation that has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental direct providers of social services in the country. Its founders sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by meeting both their "physical and spiritual needs”.


    Project Details

    The Salvation Army project is helping the organization better utilize their beneficiary card system by researching best industry data collection practices and recommending key statistical indicators to focus on.

    Project Manager: Abdo Elhosary
    Consultants: Chay Shi, Erik Frieling
    Analysts: Adelia Vu, Jasmine Zhong


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