Ariel Menkin was born in 1982, married to Ayala and father of Shoham. Arial studied Economics and Business Administration and graduated with honors from the Hebrew University. During his B.A. studies, he joined the future leadership program at Bank Mizrahi and thereafter was offered to serve as a credit analyst with the business branch of the bank. During his first year at the Chicago Booth Ariel provided consulting services to Walmart International within the scope of a strategic project and at the summer of 2012 had his internship with the Graduate Leadership Program of the energy corporation Pacific Gas & Electric. Following his graduation from Booth, Ariel will join the insurance company Progressive as a product manager. Ariel has experience in evaluating prospective students as a member of Chicago Booth admission committee.