Graziadio School of Business and Management
Schahram Rezai is a full-time, 20-month MBA student at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Originally from Switzerland, Schahram received his undergraduate degree from Portland State University, with a major in finance. Prior to pursuing his MBA, Schahram worked as a marketing consultant for professional sports athletes and music talents. One of his major accomplishments was the signature of one of his music talents to Akon's recording label, Hitlab Music. In addition to entertainment, Schahram serves as an active member in the Marketing Society and the Finance Club. Follow him on Twitter @Schahram.
Laura Mesones is an L.A.-based business affairs coordinator for Universal Cable Productions, USA, and Syfy networks at NBCUniversal. Her passion for leadership, marketing initiatives, and travel drove her to pursue an MBA with a dual concentration in marketing and global business at Pepperdine. Her prior experience consists of consumer products, licensing, music clearances, business affairs, and multi-cultural endeavors for Universal Pictures, Telemundo and Mun2 networks. She also serves of the board for the Women's Health and NextGen affinity groups at NBCUniversal to deliver growth, content, and opportunities for the targeted NBCU employee. Laura aims to create a professional development and networking platform for Full-time and Fully Employed MBA students who want to break into the entertainment business.