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Can (John) Ahtam
Assistant Director, Graduate Admission

Can (John) Ahtam returned to Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School in August 2014. Prior to Bentley, he worked as Market Development Manager at Coca-Cola Refreshments. Can grew up in Istanbul, Turkey and earned his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Koç University. During his MBA at Bentley University, Can was the President of Graduate Student Association (2012-2013). In May 2013 he completed his MBA from Bentley University. He works with students who are interested in the MS in Accounting.

Contact: cahtam@bentley.edu

Gordon Berridge
Associate Director, Graduate Admission

Gordon Berridge has been part of the Bentley Admissions team since October 2013. He has worked exclusively in higher education admissions since 2004. His last seven years were spent as the Director of Admissions at several different institutions around New England. Gordon grew up in New Hampshire and earned his undergraduate degree at Franklin Pierce University. Gordon works with students who are interested in the Bentley MBA program.

Contact: gberridge@bentley.edu

Ann Marie Larese
Associate Director, Graduate Admission

Ann Marie returned to Bentley’s Graduate School in June 2011, after 17 seasons as Head Coach of women’s volleyball at Dartmouth College. Prior to her time at Dartmouth, she completed her MBA at Bentley in 1994 while serving as assistant volleyball coach for two seasons. Originally from Meriden, CT, Ann Marie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She primarily recruits students for our suite of MBA programs both internationally and domestically.

Contact: alarese@bentley.edu

Mary Thompson
Senior Associate Director, Graduate Admission

Mary Thompson has served in her current position at Bentley University since 2003. She has worked in higher education in the Boston area for more than 15 years. Mary is originally from Vermont and has a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. Mary has worked with most of Bentley’s graduate programs over the years. Currently, she works with students interested in the MS in Human Factors in Information Design and the MS in Information Technology.

Contact: mthompson@bentley.edu