Alumni Notes

60 seconds with Jay Ganz, ’05, MBA’07

Hometown: Buffalo, N.Y.

Degrees: B.S. in marketing, MBA

Current job: Hewlett Packard sales rep at Ingram Micro

My best memories at Niagara are: all the events, activities, and functions that forged a lifetime of friendships

My favorite hangout was: 909 (a club on Third Street in Niagara Falls)

The most important life lesson I learned at NU was: don't second-guess yourself; you will be pleased with the result

I am inspired by: common decency and entrepreneurial spirits

My favorite part of my job is: building new relationships

When I'm not working you'll find me: on the rugby pitch or traveling

I still want to learn how to: speak fluent Russian and German

Five random facts about me:
1. I played rugby at Niagara and currently play for the Lockport Men's Rugby Club
2. I have traveled to 13 different countries, including England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, and the Netherlands
3. I enjoy 12-14th century European history
4. I passionately follow the Buffalo Sabres, Bills, and the New York Yankees
5. I am working toward attending the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand