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Can (John) Ahtam
Senior 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 Emerging Leaders MBA.

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

Anna Carson
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Anna Carson has been part of the Bentley Graduate Admissions team since June 2016. She is originally from Boston, MA and has a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University in Communication. During her time at Tulane, she was awarded a Top 25 Leaders in Public Service award for her commitment to K-12 education in New Orleans. Prior to working at Bentley, she worked at a Boston education non-profit in collaboration with AmeriCorps and Boston Public Schools. Currently, she works with students interested in the MS in Accountancy.

Contact: acarson@bentley.edu

 

Danielle Goodroe
Associate Director, Graduate Admission

Danielle joined Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School of Business in July 2016. Originally from Rome, NY, she has more than 9 years of experience as a recruiter for undergraduate and graduate business programs. Currently, Danielle is pursuing her Master’s degree in Communications with a focus on Advertising from Syracuse University and has a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the State University of New York at Oswego. Danielle primarily recruits students both internationally and domestically into our suite of MBA and M.S. programs. She works specifically with students interested in M.S. Taxation and M.S. Financial Planning.

Contact: dgoodroe@bentley.edu

Kaitlin Hurley
Assistant Director, Graduate Admission

Kaitlin joined Bentley’s Admissions team in May 2016. She’s from Salem, Massachusetts where she holds a Bachelor of Geography and a Master of Higher Education in Student Affairs from Salem State University. She has experience in the field of international education, career services, and graduate admissions. She always enjoys helping students reach their personal and professional career goals through higher education. She’s excited to be working with individuals interested in the Business Analytics and Marketing Analytics programs.

Contact: khurley@bentley.edu

Ann Marie Larese
Senior 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

Colleen O’Brien
Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions

Colleen joined Bentley’s Graduate Admissions Team in June 2016. Prior to Bentley, she has worked in higher education in the New England area for the past 3 years. Colleen is originally from Rhode Island and graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Providence College and a master’s degree from her alma mater in higher education counseling. She currently works with students who are interested in the MS in Information Technology and the MS in Finance.

Contact: cobrien@bentley.edu