UCG is led by an executive team with diverse skills and experiences from acedemia, consulting and industry.

Consulting Advisors

Alexandra McCalla

Lead Advisor, Capgemini

Alexandra McCalla is a Senior Consultant with Business Transformation at Capgemini where she is focused on organisational change for technology impacted business strategy. Prior to joining Capgemini she gained experience across a range of technology industries, including visual effects, digital media distribution, and online gaming. Paired with her educational background in Film and Economics, Alexandra's unique experiences have allowed her to successfully facilitate the people, process, and technology side of change with clients.

Tarik Ali

Advisor, Accenture

Tarik Ali is a Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture. He has worked on projects in a variety of industries, including transportation, telecommunications, and resources. Prior to his time at Accenture, Tarik completed his Bachelor's of Science degree at the University of Toronto. Outside of his client work, Tarik spends time mentoring students and playing sports.

Danica McLeod

Advisor, Accenture

Danica is based out of Toronto and joined Accenture’s Strategy practice as a Strategy Analyst in September 2016 after an internship the summer of 2015. Before joining Accenture, she completed a dual degree at Western in Software Engineering and Ivey HBA. Danica has industry experience working in Retail, Financial Services, and Public Sector. She has functional experience in Technology Strategy, Operating Model Design, ZBO and Digital Marketing.

Craig Overmars

Advisor, Accenture

Craig is a Technology Strategy Consultant based in Toronto. Contributing to various project teams, Craig works on client engagements where he helps to develop technology-centric strategies to unlock value and accomplish organizational objectives. Since joining the consulting field, Craig has been working across industries defining digital architectures, planning technology transformations, and enabling differentiating capabilities at leading organizations. Craig holds a Bachelors of Information Systems degree honouring in Enterprise Technology from St. Francis Xavier University

Sofia Remtulla

Advisor, Accenture

Sofia is based out of Toronto and joined Accenture’s Strategy practice as a Strategy Analyst. She has industry experience working in the Canadian retail and travel industries. Sofia has functional experience in Customer Experience Strategy, Operating Model Design, ZBO & Business Value Case.

Sofia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.

Amanda Seifried

Advisor, Accenture

Amanda is a manager in Accenture’s Strategy practice. She primarily works with organizations to help them to define their customer experience strategy. She holds both a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Honours Business Administration (HBA) degrees from the Ivey Business School.

Wenjun Xu

Advisor, Bain & Company

Wenjun had recently completed her PhD at the University of Toronto specializing in neuroscience and stem cell research. She has worked on 2 not-for-profit consulting engagements with the University of Toronto Consulting Association involving marketing and growth strategies as well as competitive landscape analysis. In Summer 2018, she is due to join Bain & Company as a Consultant.

In the meantime, she is working as a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Toronto while teaching anatomy part-time, enjoying play dates with her 18mths old son and working on a home renovation project!

Shiny Zhang

Advisor, Oliver Wyman

Shiny is currently working for Oliver Wyman as a Senior Consultant and has experiences in advising multiple large financial institutions. She holds a PhD degree in Financial Economics from the University of Toronto (UofT), with multiple publications in the field. She currently serves as a board member for various non-profit organizations, and has been mentoring two female entrepreneurs in Nigeria and Botswana through Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. She also served multiple types of other leadership roles in various non-profit organizations; for example, she recruited, trained and directed 60+ volunteers for Victoria Ska Fest.