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Our Story - The Kenan-Flagler Student Store is a full-time MBA student-run organization. It was founded in the Spring of 2016 by Tim Ryan and Kyle Pinheiro, MBA Class of 2017, after identifying a funding gap for career clubs at Kenan-Flagler Business School (KFBS) that sponsor the majority of career exploration and preparation sessions. The store further promotes the school's core values of Excellence, Leadership, Integrity, Inclusion, Community, and Teamwork, and also promotes the school's focus on The Bottom Line and The Greater Good. The store seeks to generate sustainable profits for student activities via the sale of KFBS branded merchandise.

Our Mission - The mission of the Kenan-Flagler Student Store is to increase the sense of Community among current students and alumni of KFBS, and to provide the Master of Business Administration Student Activities (MBASA) with funds that can be used to enhance the student experience. In fact, 100% of the proceeds of the store are funded back to the MBASA to be distributed to various clubs that provide students with resources and opportunities including company visits and treks, guest speakers, and community-building activities. The store also provides experiential learning in running a small business while honing the skills taught at KFBS including retail, marketing & sales, operations, and finance. Additionally, the store creates opportunities for students to develop professional relationships with potential employers.

Tim Ryan, Co-Founder

Kyle Pinheiro, Co- Founder

Current Leadership Team

Javier Madriz, Co-President

Javi is originally from Guatemala City, Guatemala and graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Marketing and Consulting. Prior to attending business school he worked at StrongKey, a cybersecurity startup, doing Product Marketing Strategy. Javi is pursuing concentrations in Marketing and Real Estate, with an emphasis in Data Analytics. In his free time, Javi enjoys playing and watching soccer, and tennis, as well as travelling.

Derek Espinosa, Co-President

Derek is originally from Charlotte, NC and graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a degree in Finance. Prior to business school, he worked in merchandise financial planning and omni-channel strategy at Belk. Derek would like to pursue a career in consulting or internal strategy after business school, with a focus in the retail industry. In his free time, he enjoys running, golf, and exploring the Chapel Hill/Durham area.

Blair Gattis, VP of Marketing

Blair is originally from Hillsborough, NC and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Advertising & Public Relations. Prior to attending business school, she worked in digital marketing for Go Fish Digital in Raleigh, NC. Blair returned to UNC to pursue an MBA at Kenan-Flagler, focusing on marketing and consulting. In her free time, Blair enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, and watching UNC basketball.

Connor Scott, VP of Finance

Connor is originally from Winter Park, FL and graduated from Florida State University with degrees in Finance and Professional Sales. Prior to attending business school, he worked in investment banking for a boutique Florida-based advisory firm. Connor returned to school to pursue an MBA at Kenan-Flagler, focusing on Corporate Finance and Technology. In his free time, Connor enjoys running, traveling, and watching European soccer.

Jami Murray, VP of Product Development

Jami is originally from Thousand Oaks, California, and graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay, with a degree in Business Marketing. Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler Business School, Jami worked at Yelp doing tech sales and marketing for a year before spending the last 4 years with Patagonia working in various accounting positions. Jami is pursuing concentrations in Marketing and Technology & Innovation Management. In her spare time, Jami enjoys working out, playing soccer, and exploring new coffee shops.

Ellis Watson, VP of Finance

Ellis is originally from Atlanta, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Finance. Prior to attending business school, he worked in both management consulting and financial services. Ellis committed to pursuing his MBA at Kenan-Flagler focusing on corporate finance opportunities. He is a disciple of all things sports and regularly searches for chances to play mediocre golf.

Catherine Perseghin, VP of Operations

Catherine is originally from Chicago, IL, and graduated from Spring Hill College with a degree in Financial Economics. Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler, she interned at Alliance Wealth Management Group where she reported directly to a CFP and helped with retirement planning and income tax filing. Catherine is pursuing concentrations in Operations Management, Marketing, and Sustainable Enterprise. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys traveling and bike riding.

Ryan Love, VP of Communications

Ryan is originally from Lusby, MD and graduated from William & Mary with a degree in Geology. After graduation, he worked in the media and advertising industry in New York City for eight years. Ryan returned to business school at UNC Kenan-Flagler, where he is focusing on Operations Management and Consulting. In his spare time, he likes to play tennis and pickle ball, hanging out on the beach, and hiking.

Jonathan Mizrahi, VP of Operations

Jonathan is originally from Long Island, NY and graduated from Binghamton University with a dual degree in Economics and Political Science. Prior to attending business school, he interned at Southwest Airlines as a data analyst. Jonathan returned to pursue an MBA at Kenan-Flagler, focusing on Capital Markets and Investment and Corporate Finance. He’s an avid soccer fan and enjoys sailing in his free time.

Amrit Arora, VP of Marketing

Amrit is originally from Lewisville, North Carolina, and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2020 with a degree in Finance and minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management. Prior to enrolling in the full-time MBA program, he comes from an entrepreneurial background with experience in hospitality, specifically restaurant ownership. Amrit is pursuing concentrations in Marketing, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship; focusing on gaining more experience and starting his own ventures. In his free time, Amrit enjoys riding motorcycles, the outdoors, and spending time with loved ones.


How long will shipping take?

Currently we ship out of our store once per week. Expect at least 7-14 business days for your package to arrive.

Do you accept returns?

At the moment we do not have the capability to receive return packages. Please consider all online sales as final.