Business London names eight Fanshawe grads and students to Twenty in Their 20s list

Carlon Farina sitting with hands folded at a desk. CREDIT: COURTESY OF CARLON FARINA
Carlon Farina was one of eight Fanshawe grads and students chosen for Business London's Twenty in Their 20s.

Fanshawe grads and students made up eight of Business London’s 2022 Twenty in Their 20s list.

Each year, Business London magazine recognizes London’s boldest, most talented, and most impressive people in their 20s. People nominate their loved ones, coworkers, and friends who they believe fit into this category and should be recognized in this city. Nominees are made up of innovators, creatives, and community advocates from all industry areas including nonprofits, broadcasting, theatre, photography, digital marketing agencies, and start-up ventures.

This list is intended to show the city that there are bright, talented people in their 20s that are more than willing to make London a better place.

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The full list of Fanshawe grads and students named to the list is as follows:

  • Carlon Farina
  • Adam Corrigan Holowitz
  • Christopher Mantovani
  • Jillian Martin
  • Paige Martin
  • Lydia Reabel-Pinheiro
  • Ashley Rowe
  • Malak El-Saleh
Fanshawe grad and current student, Chris Mantovani, was one of this year’s winners and shared how he was chosen.

“I was nominated by a family friend to be one of London’s Twenty in Their 20s. I received an email stating that I was selected and would be featured in the October print of the Business London magazine! I was featured for my online coaching business, Vahni Fitness. I help people obtain their dream physiques while improving their health and overall well-being along the way,” Mantovani said.

Mantovani’s line of work differs from other winners.

“I give people the tools they need to achieve their dream bodies as fast as they possibly can in a healthy and sustainable manner. All of my programs are customized to fit my individual clients needs in relation to their schedule, budget, and preferences,” said Mantovani. “I love that I get to help people achieve what they never thought was possible. It is so rewarding to see my clients succeed as that success they see within their fitness goals typically translates to success in other areas of their lives as well.”

Graduate Carlon Farina was also recognized. Farina is one of three co-founders of shopping rewards program, Locorum, and currently acts as the Director of Sales and Marketing. He also oversees and assists the marketing team with high-level strategies and content creation.

“There are two things I love about my career; my team and the changing environment,” Farina said. “Our incredible team has such a diverse skill set that it allows us to tackle any problem from all angles. After I received the email saying that I’ve been chosen as one of the top Twenty in Their 20s, I felt extreme gratitude. I’ve often got my head down and this allowed me to take a step back and really reflect on how far I’ve come in my career. It also gave me the opportunity to thank those who have impacted my life and made me who I am today.”

As the business world can be very challenging and competitive, Farina offered some advice for people who are graduating and entering the real world.

“The advice I would tell future graduates is the same motto that I continue to use to this day: be curious. Ask questions, challenge the way things have been done, think outside the box and most importantly, do not settle for mediocrity,” said Farina.