Claire Pisani (nee Deness) (1998) MBA UTS
Claire was the 1998 recipient of the CEW Scholarship, completing her MBA at the Graduate School of Business at UTS.
At 21, Claire
own music studio, accredited by the Conservatorium of Music and was being offered occasional professional engagements as a singer.
Claire demonstrated a flair for writing and research and over the next few years wrote regularly for local press, Encore Australia Magazine, Radio National, and the Arts section of The Australian.
Claire then moved in to a series of roles in Television production at ABC and SBS where she worked on some popular and high profile productions such as Foreign Correspondent.
Perceiving a natural conflict between creative staff and those who manage the resources, Claire became a Business Manager and achieved some success in liaising between the two.
During this time Claire began studying her MBA at UTS and was awarded the CEW scholarship for 1998.
After graduating, Claire moved away from the Arts and TV and worked for a time as a Sales Consultant in Personal Finance.
This in part led to her
later appointment with Fairfax's F2 Interactive Network
as Product Manager of their personal finance web site MoneyManager.
In this role, Claire
focused on business development with potential partners, further developing her
taste for negotiation.
In 2001, Claire
moved to Hong Kong.
Returning to Sydney, Claire
has taken some family time out of the workforce.
Recent projects in 2003 include community work with detainees at Villawood Detention Centre and Project Management
for a housing renovation.
Claire has an MBA (Finance Major) from UTS and a Bachelor of Music Education from the Conservatorium of Music (Sydney University).
She is an occasional speaker for the UTS Graduate School of Business, sits on the UTS MBA Subject Selection Committee and is a proud mum.