The National Society of Hispanic MBAs and PepsiCo Announce Team Bubbly Solutions as winner of the Case Competition at the 2015 NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo

Nov 02, 2015, 10:50 ET from National Society of Hispanic MBAs

IRVING, Texas, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congratulations to Team Bubbly Solutions, winners of the Case Competition sponsored by PepsiCo at the 2015 National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Conference & Career Expo.

Never before has four teams been invited to present their business case solving a challenge at hand. The winning team, Bubbly Solutions, was selected after presenting their case in front of a panel of experienced PepsiCo executives on Thursday morning, October 8, 2015.

"Bubbly Solutions team members Galen Labotka, Kyle Jansen, and Taimour Khan from the University of South Carolina made their presentation seem effortless as well as memorable," said Lissette Zavala, NSHMBA University Coordinator."

Selecting the winning team based on their analysis of the case, recommendation of solution and professional presentation were Senior Director of Global R&D Richard Velazquez, SVP of Talent Acquisition Sheila Stygar, and Director of Global R&D Fabrice Deroubaix, all from PepsiCo.

"This is our third year sponsoring the NSHMBA Business Case Competition and we've been impressed with the ever increasing quality of the student entries. It was difficult to choose one winner from all of these great candidates," said Velazquez. "We'd like to congratulate all of the finalists and on behalf of PepsiCo, I look forward to sponsoring this competition again next year."

NSHMBA partners with PepsiCo in offering the Case Competition to give four high-powered MBA student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities in a formal competition.

"It was great to see all the teams present their case as their extensive research and knowledge on the topic impressed all the judges," said Zavala.  "Thank you to PepsiCo and to all the students for being a part of the 2015 NSHMBA Case Competition."

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About the NSHMBA Conference & Career Expo
The NSHMBA Conference and Career Expo is a 3-day event created to fortify connections within the Hispanic community, through a variety of recruiting opportunities with thousands of recruiters and hiring managers from Fortune 500 companies. This year NSHMBA is excited about partnerships with Nationwide, the Lincoln Motor Company, Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) and GMAC. MBA students, graduates and professionals will be able to explore top-choice job opportunities and can even get hired on the spot. Attendees will also be able to benefit from professional development, on-site career management services, and many networking events.

About the National Society of Hispanic MBAs
NSHMBA formed in 1988, as a non-profit organization aiming to empower Hispanics to achieve their fullest educational, social, and earning potential. NSHMBA serves the Hispanic community and its constituents through a national network of 40 chapters and hundreds of community partners across the United States and Puerto Rico covering 100 percent of the Hispanic community. NSHMBA is dedicated to building and advancing Hispanic leadership, advocating the pursuit of higher education and providing its members with world-class professional development and career management programs. For more information on NSHMBA, visit

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit


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