THE AiB TEAM
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.
Andrew is a full-time MBA candidate at Texas A&M with an emphasis in finance. Before returning to school, he spent 4 years working as a sales engineer at Vinson Process Controls, a premier industrial automation channel for Emerson Electric. He worked with a variety of Fortune 500 firms to develop, manage and implement multimillion-dollar B2B automation technology projects. Andrew is a two-time Aggie, having graduated in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. In his free time, he enjoys smoking barbeque, serving at his church and exploring the world with his wife.
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Nelson is a full-time MBA candidate at Texas A&M with an emphasis in finance. Nelson is a graduate of Texas Christian University, with a Bachelor of Science in economics, and a minor in business. Before returning to pursue his master's degree, Nelson worked as a petroleum landman for Rock House Resources, an independent oil and gas company in Fort Worth, Texas. Nelson led many title operations across the state of Texas, mostly putting together leasehold prospects in the Haynesville Shale and Permian Basin. Nelson's hobbies include playing golf, hiking in the mountains of Colorado and playing his guitar.
Brittny Efendy is an MS finance candidate at Texas A&M. She is dually enrolled as an undergraduate chemical engineer major through the STEM to Stocks program and will graduate with both degrees in May 2023. Brittny has served in a variety of leadership roles in both the College of Engineering and Mays Business School, including 180 Degrees Non-profit Consulting, Society of Women Engineers and the International Student Mentorship Association. Brittny has held multiple roles in both engineering and finance, with experience as an engineer at the Air Products, Proctor and Gamble (Gillette) and Dell Technologies international business operations team. In her free time, Brittny enjoys playing violin in the Texas A&M Chamber Symphony and cycling around Bryan-College Station.
Keaton is a full-time MBA candidate at Texas A&M with an emphasis in finance. Before returning to school, he spent six years working in the offshore O&G industry. He has worked on offshore platforms in the Caribbean, the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of West Africa. After these projects and working on the Chevron Anchor FPU FEED and delivery, Keaton came back to school to pursue a finance-centered role within O&G.
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.