1990s Class Notes

Alumni 1990s Class Notes
Amit Vyas - alumni 2

Amit Vyas lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is the co-founder and CEO of Nexa, a integrated digital marketing agency, which was founded in 2005 and is currently ranked number 1 in the UAE for website development and search engine marketing.  Amit moved to the Middle East in 2005 and has also co-founded a number of technology start-up companies and holds Directorships and Advisory positions in a number of other companies.

Daniel and Joanna Earp - alumni

Husband and wife Daniel and Joanna Earp recently made a trip back to campus to show their two boys where they met. Since leaving Aston, Joanna has worked for Unilever - first as a sales trainee and then in marketing. She is now the Skin Care Marketing Director for Unilever UK/Ireland and is accountable for the P&L and brand plans across the Simple, Dove and Vaseline brands. Daniel qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PWC after graduating. He then moved into industry, working as a Financial Controller at TNS (now Kantar), Reliance Security and Added Value.  He is currently the Head of Finance at Hastoe - a not-for-profit housing association. Of their trip to campus, Joanna writes: “From some angles nothing has changed (Main Building, Guild, Sacks of Potatoes), however the other side of Aston street is unrecognisable, with so many new buildings. We particularly enjoyed popping into the Woodcock Sports Centre and being shown around the new halls of residence.”

Christine Stanschus née Kelly and Frank Stanschus (Bsc International Business and German, 1990) began their careers in the corporate world. Christine joined Price Waterhouse (now PwC) then JP Morgan (now JPMorganChase) and Frank went onto the graduate scheme at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Once their children were born, however, they decided to use the skills they had developed at Aston and in their subsequent careers, to set up their own business. They now live in Toronto, Canada, running a franchise of the business that Christine set up in the UK in 2002. The company, Little Kickers, provides pre-school children with a fun, positive introduction to sport while also promoting the development of important early learning skills. The business operates through a network of 225 franchisees in 18 countries.