Nine teams compete in the Fisher Invitational Case Competition

Published: 2012-04-19

For the 20th year, Fisher hosted the Fisher Invitational Case Competition April 13-15. Formerly the Big 10 Case Competition, nine Big Ten schools sent teams to compete in the competition, including Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue, Michigan State and Nebraska.  The event was sponsored by GE Capital.

Overall winning  teams were,  University of Iowa in first place; Purdue in second place and University of Minnesota took third place. Representing Fisher this year were  first-year MBA students, Ryan Parker (captain), Emily Alvarez, Dan Brown, and Ross Holland. Marc Ankerman was the team coach.

Ethan Allen provided the live case, challenging students to develop a plan to double their revenues and improve the bottom line.

“This year represented our second competition with a live business case,” said Karen Wruck, associate dean for Graduate Programs.  “GE Capital provided generous support in terms of both time and talent. After seeing the student presentations, GE Capital and Ethan Allen plan to work together on the implementation of many of the students’ ideas. “

The competition holds  two rounds.  In the first round, three sets of teams compete against one another with a winning team from each set progressing to the final round. Best individual presenter and best individual Q&A winners are also selected from each of the three groups of teams.

Best Individual Presenters

Stephanie Barry, Illinois (First Round)
Annie Leonhart, Iowa (First Round)
Cody Nelson, Minnesota (First Round & Final Round)

Best Individual Q&A

Meagan Gallagher, Penn State (First Round)
Geoffrey Hills, Wisconsin (First Round)
Adam Plagge, Iowa (First Round)
Annie Leonhart, Iowa (Final Round)


Eddie Daniels – Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting
Sharron Fammiglietti – Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
Terrence Geremski – Audit Committee Chairman, ArthroCare
Ted Keegan – Vice President of Marketing Research and Planning, Nationwide Insurance
Tim Key – Vice President of Customer Insights and Analytics, Nationwide Insurance
Daniel Magestro – Director of Marketing Analytics, Nationwide Insurance
Hildy McNulty – Senior Manager of Accounting, Toyota Boshoku America, Inc.
Brian Moore – Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, Cardinal Health
Bhaskar Mukhopadhyay – Director of Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche
Thomas Pinkerton – Sales Manager of Retail Finance, GE Capital
Brenda Sprite – Navigator Management Partners
Craig Stout – Vice President of Product Development, Ethan Allen Global, Inc.

Team Coaches

Marc Ankerman, Ohio State


Fisher/OSU Volunteers

Lori Snetsinger, Matthew McHenry, Michael Greulich, Matthew Anderson, Muzzamil Fadlalla, Ebony Hodges, Eva Majzlikova, Matt Pieper, Nick Schafer

Case Competition Director/Organizer

Christina LoPiccolo, MBA 2012