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Senior Associate University Talent Acquisition
Rob Fauver is a University Recruiter at KPMG. Rob started his professional career in KPMG’s Federal Audit practice in Washington, DC following his graduation from Penn State University in May 2017. In April 2020, Rob made the switch over to University Talent Acquisition, mentoring students and helping them connect their interests to career opportunities at one of the world’s leading professional services firms, leading campus recruiting efforts at six colleges and universities in the area.
Rob is also a proud alumnus and supporter of FBLA-PBL. Rob was a 4-year Pennsylvania FBLA member, winning multiple local, regional, state, and national awards, as well as a 4-year Pennsylvania PBL member. Currently, he sits on the Pennsylvania FBLA Board of Directors as the Business & Industry Representative and donates his time as a judge at both the PA FBLA and OH FBLA State Leadership Conferences.
Jessica Blazer is an audit partner in KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice in Washington, DC. She has more than 19 years of experience serving clients in this industry as well as commercial clients. She is also involved with KPMG’s Federal Advisory practice.
Jessica is actively involved in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, serving on the board of directors of the Greater Washington Ascend Chapter and as a “Partner Champion” for KPMG’s Asian Pacific Islander Business Resource Group in the Washington DC areas. Ms. Blazer received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Richmond. She is a CPA in Virginia and the District of Columbia and is a member of the AICPA.
Jorge A. Lopez Jr is a passionate and enthusiastic individual working as a CIO Consultant in KPMG’s Advisory services. Jorge recently graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Business administration- Finance. In college, he was a residential advisor and conducted three internships with KPMG. In his current role Jorge works on leading, managing, and executing numerous global software end-user license compliance reviews for large Fortune 500 software vendor clients. Jorge performs reviews on companies spanning various industries including financial, healthcare, power, retail, software, and government sectors.
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Brandon is a data-driven innovator with 8+ years of experience managing products and teams across several industries. Most recently, he raised $1.2M to run a grassroots internal startup called Sprout. This team leveraged the knowledge engineering platform (created by the Intuit Futures team) to help aspiring entrepreneurs legally setup their businesses.
He is a native of Edmond, Oklahoma, and graduated from Clark Atlanta University, a historically black college and university in Atlanta, GA, with a B.S in Computer Information Systems in 2012.
In his personal life, Brandon and his wife chase their 2-year-old around the house while quarantined, and serve together as leaders in the marriage ministry at Covenant Church. In addition, Brandon is involved in Intuit’s IAAN, leads entrepreneurship ministry teaching aspiring biz owners how to start businesses, enjoys all things involving Oklahoma sports (Boomer Sooner!).