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Aggies in Business (AiB) is a real-world, student-led consulting organization that partners with startups and entrepreneurs to fuel their growth. Together with the McFerrin Center, AiB is expanding the Aggie footprint in the startup community. 

By employing a team of graduate and undergraduate students from across the Texas A&M campus, AiB provides consulting services to companies seeking support with business strategy, marketing, data analytics, financial modeling, and more. In addition, AiB supports the Aggie Angel Network (AAN) by performing company screening and coordinating with both angel investors and companies on due diligence activities.

AiB Consultants have a wide variety of professional experience and expertise. Their backgrounds allow them explore your needs as a business owner and develop a custom solution to help achieve your specific company goals.

THE AiB TEAM

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Michael Cunningham

Student Director

Michael is a full-time MBA candidate at Texas A&M with an emphasis in Finance. Before returning to school he spent six years working as an executive search consultant at Lonergan Partners, a premier recruiting firm in Silicon Valley. He rose from Associate to Partner, leading CXO and VP-level searches for publicly traded and venture backed companies in B2B technology. Michael graduated Cum Laude from Santa Clara University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. In his free time, he enjoys athletics and fitness. While at SCU he led the University’s rugby team to a top ten national finish as President of the Club.

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Michael Spencer

Associate Student Director

Michael Spencer is a full-time MBA candidate at Mays Business School with an emphasis in Business Data Analytics and Supply Chain Operations. Michael received his Bachelor of Business Administration in his hometown of Abbotsford, British Columbia before moving down to the United States in 2016. After moving to Virginia, he worked at Enterprise Holdings as an Assistant Manager and a Senior Account Specialist for two and a half years. Prior to joining the MBA program at Mays, Michael also worked at Zillow Group in Seattle as a Real Estate Market Analyst and Operation Project Coordinator on the Zillow Offers team, which acts as an iBuyer, purchasing homes directly from individuals. In his free time, Michael enjoys being outdoors, fishing, hiking, and photography. He also enjoys traveling and has had the opportunity to live in 4 countries and road trip across the United States 4 times.

Working With AiB

AiB is available to perform a variety of consulting activities on a fee-for-service basis. They work collaboratively with prospective clients to understand their goals and to develop a proposal that defines the scope of the project, specific deliverables, and an estimated timeline for completion. In addition, each proposal will define an estimated cost for the project, which is determined using a flat, per-hour fee and an estimate of the total number of hours required from consultants.

While there is a cost associated with hiring AiB, our rates are highly competitive with other external consulting organizations. AiB, however, provides a unique way for companies to tap into the top student talent on the Texas A&M campus and the benefit of having consultants that can access comprehensive industry databases and other resources available through Texas A&M. 

Connect with AiB

If you are interested in learning more about how AiB can assist your company with an upcoming project or are a current student looking for real-world experience as a consultant, contact us so we can further explore what AiB can do for you!