University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

About the Team

Andrew Chapman.  Andrew is currently completing his fourth year at the University of Prince Edward Island where he is earning his Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in accounting. Throughout his degree, Andrew has valued both extracurricular involvement and academic achievement. He has been an active member of the UPEI Business Society and is the Society’s 2017-2018 Vice-President. Travel is a passion of Andrew’s and in 2016 he was able to study abroad at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.  Andrew has received various awards for his contributions, leadership roles, and academic success at UPEI including being a Dean’s Honour List student in each year of study and receiving the BDO Canada Scholarship in Accounting. With a passion for entrepreneurship, one of his most respected prizes is his Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. Additionally, Andrew tied for the highest standing in the Faculty of Business after third year. Andrew will be starting the Chartered Professional Accountant program this September at MacPherson Roche Smith, a top accounting and consulting firm in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Jacob Ezeard.  Born in Prince Edward Island, Jacob is a third-year Bachelor of Business Administration student with an Economics minor. He has gained experience in accounting while working as a student proctor for university professors, and work placements during the summer months have increased his knowledge of business operations in the Canadian tourism industry. Jacob volunteers with several non-profit organizations and social initiatives to broaden his horizons in the areas of politics, religious studies, athletics, and music. Jacob plans to attend law school upon completion of his undergraduate degree, and pursue a career in corporate law.

Jackson Reddin.  Jackson, born in Prince Edward Island, is a fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration student. He has a keen interest in investing and has been active in the stock market for over 10 years. During the summer months, when he is not studying at UPEI, Jackson manages the Outside Services Department at one of PEI’s world-renowned golf courses, where he has worked in various positions for the past eight years. He also volunteers as a coach for a youth flag football team at a local junior high school. After he graduates from UPEI, Jackson plans to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration and eventually become an investment advisor.

Zachary Geldert.  Born in Prince Edward Island, Zachary is a fourth-year Bachelor of Arts student with a major in Sociology, a certificate in Business, and minor in Economics. During his time at UPEI, he has written for the student newspaper and served as managing editor of the business section. Zach has, for a number of years, been involved with minor hockey, volunteering as a goaltending coach and a supervisor of young game officials and officiating all levels of hockey across the PEI. He currently works in the Human Resources division at Veterans Affairs Canada. Zach will be attending law school at Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) in the fall of 2018. He plans to continue his education to become a professor of law, focusing on how legal systems function in the shaping of economic and social decisions and outcomes with a specific focus on the healthcare sector.

Mary Whitrow (Coach, not shown).  Mary, born in Prince Edward Island, is UPEI’s Business Case Competitions Program Coordinator and Coach. She also works on many marketing initiatives for the University and is the Editor of the Faculty of Business Magazine, Engage. Prior to joining UPEI, Mary worked as a Marketing Specialist at one of Progress Magazine’s TOP 101 Companies in Atlantic Canada, and did some freelance business consulting. Mary loves to travel and speaks some French and Spanish.