Cassy Aite chose the Telfer School of Management after visiting its new facilities and after making the decision to attend university in his hometown. As an engaged student, Cassy participated in Enactus, uOSIC, the Telfer Financial Laboratory, was a member of the Gee-Gees men’s soccer team and competed in several competitions. As Cassy says, “these opportunities made my experience at uOttawa”.

Immediately after graduating, Cassy began working at EY in the ITRA Advisory Practice where he gained a lot of valuable experience.  About a year after graduating, Cassy was presented with the opportunity to live and work in Vienna and Munich. He began working as a Business Developer with BTO research, a multi-national IT consulting company.  In January 2018, Cassy moved back to Canada to become the CEO of Desk Nibbles, a company that he co-founded with his brother, Emil Aite and Eric Kys in late 2016. Desk Nibbles uses Artificial Intelligence to make it easier for Office Managers to manage their office kitchens. With over 65 customers and a growing number of employees, Desk Nibbles is quickly expanding.

Thinking back on his time at Telfer, Cassy has fond memories of the classmates, professors and mentors that he met during his studies. Cassy still remains in contact with all of those who influenced his studies at Telfer, and explains that he is “constantly reminded by the positive impact Telfer has had”. Reflecting on what inspires him, Cassy thinks of his parents and the hard work that they accomplished in order to give his family better opportunities.

Cassy is excited about his career path so far, and looking towards what the future will offer.