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Thomas joined EY’s Digital, Data & Analytics team in January 2019 after completing an internship in summer 2018. As a consultant, Thomas is responsible for helping companies solve their most pressing business problems by leveraging analytics, data visualization and machine learning. Prior to working at EY Thomas spent a year working in treasury operations at State Street. He also has additional work experience in Chile and Spain.
In 2016, Thomas founded Déjeun’aide, a unique breakfast mentorship event where students and young professionals can meet business and community leaders. Thomas assembled, and now leads with his co-president, a young team of like-minded individuals to help organize the event and help create the next generation of leaders in Montreal. In it’s first 4 editions, Déjeun’aide has raised over $200,000 for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
In his spare time, Thomas likes to get involved socially by organizing Déjeun’aide, events for the McGill Young Alumni, and playing pool at his favourite bar, Fitzroy. He also plays many sports like golf, squash, swimming, and skiing. His favourite podcast is On Purpose by Jay Shetty.
Thomas graduated from the Joint Honours Economics and Finance program at McGill University (BA ’16) and recently from the Master of Science in Business Intelligence at HEC Montreal (MSc ’19). He also passed the level 1 exam from the CFA program.
JOHN PAUL DE SILVA
Founder, Social Focus Consulting
At the young age of 12, John Paul de Silva founded his first business selling baseball cards. He is now the Founder and Managing Director of Social Focus Consulting which develops outstandingly innovative fundraising strategies for non profit organizations; thanks to its business student consultants and their MBA mentors. Social Focus exists because John Paul grew up in areas stricken with social issues, he understands the frustration of students who need experience to get jobs, and non profit organizations need differentiation to raise funds.