Skill Factory


There is a drought of measurable, discrete talent for highly sought-after skill sets in rapidly growing fields.  Skill Factory™ is an instruction, learning and skill-development platform that is committed to creating opportunities for high achieving college students and professionals to hone their business skills and prove their ability to bring value immediately.

Skill Factory Associates Showcase

C1 SFAs: Anaplan


My name is Michael Giacone. I am a senior at Arizona State University studying both supply chain management and marketing at the W.P Carey School of Business. I am dedicated to continuously learning and experiencing new things. I have recently started an internship in procurement for a defense contracting company. Before this, I interned at a marketing agency and for a startup company developing smart sensors. I currently hold my Arizona Real Estate License and work as a buying agent in my free time. I believe the best two qualities anyone can have are a positive mindset and a strong work ethic.


My name is Sarah Desmond and I am a Junior at ASU majoring in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Biological Sciences and a certificate in Business Data Analytics. As a student of the W. P. Carey School of Business and Barrett, The Honors College, I'm incredibly detail-oriented, reliable, ambitious, and motivated by the potential for success and a passion for learning. While I believe in the importance of being open to any and all learning experiences, I am most interested in financial advising and sales.


My name is Francesca Caruso. I am currently a junior at Arizona State studying Business Law and Real Estate through the W.P. Carey School of Business. I am a local to the valley, attended Xavier College Preparatory in the class of 2017, graduated with my Associates's Degree prior to entering university. My experience at ASU has been wide-ranging. I used my time at ASU to dive deeper into various fields of study that have prepared me to enter the world of business.


My name is Monet Tam. I am a sophomore studying Supply Chain Management and Data Analytics at W.P. Carey School of Business. I am interested in learning more about real-world applications of business strategy. I am drawn towards problem-solving, processes, and people. This year, I am not only looking to extend my knowledge about business operations, but also give back to the community through social initiatives.


My name is Cyrus Sullivan. I graduated from WP Carey with degrees in Marketing and Sustainability. Afterward, I worked in Tokyo in Human Capital Consulting and Headhunting. Currently, I am pursuing opportunities with Anaplan. I love learning, helping, and growing myself and others.


My name is Archer Kindopp, and I am currently a junior studying Finance and Accounting with a certificate in International Business at W.P. Carey School of Business. I have a passion for helping people and do that in various ways at Arizona State University. I am a WPC 101 Facilitator where I get to mentor a class of freshmen, I am in New Venture Group where I have the opportunity to solve complex problems for local businesses, and I am a counselor for Sun Devil Support Network where I am able to help survivors and victims of sexual assault. With anything that I do, I always hope to learn something new and help those around me.


My name is Dominik Crump. I am a Senior majoring in Finance and Business Data Analytics at the W.P. Carey School of Business. Currently, I am aggressively pursuing excellence in Anaplan implementation consulting. I enjoy taking on new challenges and I have a proven ability to problem-solve.


My name is Greg Rincon. I graduated from ASU with a B.A. in psychology. I am now pursuing my Master's of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Leadership at Grand Canyon University. I am currently in the beverage industry, working with Swire Coca Cola as a Management Trainee, a 2-year program that allows me to learn the supply chain of our company.


My name is Marino Bledsoe and I am a student at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business. I am currently a junior and pursuing a degree in Business Global Politics. Initially, I ran a restaurant for a bit where I discovered a passion for business and management. From that experience, I have enjoyed pushing and challenging myself in all that I do. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, weightlifting, reading, and learning German.


My name is Ryan Meneses and I am currently a student at Arizona State University where I am working towards a BS in Economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business. I have found that the qualities that best represent myself in the business environment are self-determination, a quick decision-maker, and a charismatic leader. These characteristics have developed within me over the past few years working as Lead Caterer at Sensational Treats Desserts where I worked for four summers in San Diego, through the position of Chief Associate Member Educator in the fraternity I am apart of, and more recently through the opportunity in which I learned various sales techniques this past summer at Zeal Co-Marketing Agency. I have had experience with expressing my opinions in the workplace and have provided proposals that have improved strategic planning and time management at the dessert catering job and in the fraternity.


My name is Xavier Hernandez. I am currently a student at W.P. Carey School of Business majoring in Finance and Business Communication. I love learning new skills that I can apply to in the real world. I started my own business with a friend back when I was 18 and it was a great experience. This experience of entrepreneurship has me wanting to learn more and take advantage of great opportunities.


My name is Zabric Kline and I am currently pursuing a degree in Accountancy at Arizona State University where I also work in the Design School as an Accounting Assistant. After finishing up my undergraduate degree, I have plans to attend law school. I have a passion for learning new things and I try to surround myself with a multitude of hobbies. I strive to be a lifelong learner in every facet of my life and I believe that it is important to seek opportunities to learn, and more importantly, to seek opportunities to enrich the lives of others with this knowledge.


My name is Daniel Bonner and I am a third-year honors student pursuing a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU. I'm an incoming summer engineer intern for Medtronic and am particularly interested in the fields of digital signal processing and radiofrequency technologies, however, I am also eager to diversify my skillset across disciplines.


My name is Josh Weston, and I’m a senior in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University studying Supply Chain Management and Economics. I’m originally from Flagstaff, so I love to hike, ski, golf, and practice yoga. In the past, I’ve completed internships at Microsoft, the REI Co-Op, and Northern Arizona Healthcare concentrating in supply chain and logistics. I love learning and helping others, and I’m looking forward to learning more about Anaplan and modeling.

C2 SFAs: Anaplan

C2 Kick-Off is May 2020.

Please apply by April 15th, 2020 for consideration in the next cohort.