Executives In Residence

EIR Student Roundtables

The Orfalea College of Business is proud to bring its Executives in Residence program to Cal Poly’s campus. Throughout the year, business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs will spend time with our students and faculty to share their unique insights on their field and how they’ve earned their success. The executives, including many of our own alumni, can provide current students with a relatable perspective on how their Cal Poly degree prepared them for challenging, dynamic careers that lay ahead. Faculty will also bolster their understanding of current industry trends as they shape their curriculum to empower career-ready graduates. Through class lectures, faculty round tables and campus tours, the executives will get to know Cal Poly today, seeing first hand how Learn by Doing breeds success in the Orfalea College of Business.

Make sure to sign up in advance – applications will close once they hit capacity. Note: some executives do not have student roundtables.

Mihran Berejikian

Mihran is co-founder and president of Belami Inc, a leading e-commerce home furnishings retailer and B2B software solutions provider. Belami operates over 60 website properties on its proprietary platform in a variety of home furnishings categories, servicing both the United States and Canada, The company sells over one million different products and provides its proprietary platform, ecommerce marketing expertise, and transportation solutions to both brick and mortar businesses who wish to enter the ecommerce market and other ecommerce retailers.

Belami has grown to become one of the largest privately held ecommerce retailers in several home furnishings sectors.
After graduating from UCSB in 1992 with a degree in Economics, Mihran’s career began in litigation and bankruptcy consulting and public accounting with Arthur Anderson in San Francisco where he earned his CPA. His corporate background included finance and marketing management roles at both HP and Intel.

He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Nancy, and is the proud father of a high school sophomore and CalPoly SLO freshman. Mihran is a board member for the non-proft United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Sacramento and Capay Inc, the largest privately held organic produce delivery company in California.

Matt Bonner - Accounting 91'

As Chief Operating Officer & Legal Partner, Matt is responsible for all legal matters with respect to DCM Ventures’ investments, global fund operations, and domestic and international regulatory compliance. In addition, Matt oversees the firm’s global operations and administration. Matt is actively involved with the structuring, planning, negotiation and execution relating to DCM Ventures’ investment activity, and various transactions involving the firm’s portfolio companies. Matt also serves in an advisory capacity to DCM Ventures’ portfolio company management teams regarding legal and regulatory matters.
Prior to joining DCM Ventures, Matt spent 8 years working as a corporate and securities attorney with Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian LLP (Menlo Park, CA), focusing on the representation of venture capital funds, venture and institutional investors, emerging growth private and public companies. Previously, Matt spent 5 years with Ernst & Young working in their tax department in both the Securities Group (New York, NY) and Financial Services Group (San Francisco, CA).
Matt is a member of the State Bar of California and is also a Certified Public Accountant (California). Matt lives in Woodside with his wife and two daughters and is an active member of the community, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Woodside High School Foundation. An avid soccer player, Matt plays soccer every weekend.

Tod Browndorf

Tod Browndorf is the Founder and CEO of Coggno.com and its sister company, Ezzely.com, which have established new and innovative technologies in the Training and Human Resource space.  Tod leads teams of developers, marketers, and salespeople in creating and executing systems and business models that facilitate employee development for thousands of organizations and millions of individuals.  Prior to this, Tod founded an early entry software company in the Digital Healthcare space with a product that collected and reported patient results for clinical trials.  Tod has worked in consulting and manufacturing and has established operations in India, Russia, Belarus, and the Philippines.  He began his career in finance working on Wall Street and Melbourne, Australia as an Equity Trader and was an early member of the New York Futures Exchange.  Tod attended Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia and The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and served in the Israeli Army.  He lives with his wife in San Jose, California where his children attended High School, his son is a third year finance student in the Orfalea College of Business.

Kevin Conley - Management Information Systems '95

Kevin Conley has been in the data business for over 20 years. He’s currently Inuit’s Director of Finance Analytics, based in Mountain View where his team delivers metrics, dashboards and analytics to help predict, measure and monitor the company’s performance. His specialty is finding new ways to provide self-service analytics to corporate leadership to drive better faster decisions. Prior to Intuit, Kevin was Vice President of Client Information and Analytics for Wells Fargo based in San Francisco. There he lead a team supporting the bank’s $100 million retail and Wealth Management cross sell efforts as well as Marketing Campaign effectiveness tracking and reporting. Prior to Wells Fargo, Kevin led a successful Business Intelligence consulting practice out of the SF Bay Area that included clients from the Energy / Utility Sector, Healthcare and Financial Services. Kevin also worked for the online grocer start up Webvan.com, computer hardware manufacturer Hewlett Packard and he started his career with Accenture in their SF Bay Area telecom practice.

Kevin and his wife Jennifer live in the Santa Cruz Mountains (Bonny Doon) with their two Rhodesian Ridgebacks (Hurley and Rodeo) and a Bichon Frise named Daisy.

Josh DeFigueiredo - Information Systems '02

Josh DeFigueiredo has worked throughout his career to plan, coordinate, and execute enterprise security, privacy, and compliance programs for businesses. Josh champions Workday’s continued leadership in the areas of privacy, security and compliance and serves as a liaison between the Trust Office and Workday’s business stakeholders and customers. In his seven years with Workday, Josh has provided customers and internal stakeholders alike an accessible, transparent insight into the programs Workday has in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its customers’ data and Workday’s continued investments into these programs. Josh is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business and a concentration in Management Information Systems.

William DeLey - Finance '89

William DeLey is responsible for Growth Initiatives for the IoT Services Group at Arm, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company. Most recently he was the CEO Chief of Staff, the first such position at Arm where for the two year assignment he was an extended member of the Executive Team and responsible for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the CEO. Prior to the Chief of Staff role, William spent 3 and 1/2 years as a VP in corporate development responsible for executing M&A and investment transactions. Prior to joining Arm in 2012, William spent 8 years at Rambus in various financial roles including Treasurer, head of FP&A and M&A. Prior to Rambus, William worked in various roles at startups and multi-national companies including Redfern Integrated Optics, Plantronics and Ernst & Young. William received his B.S. in business administration (concentration finance) at Cal Poly and an MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management. William also grew up in S.L.O. where his father was a professor in Sociology and Criminology at Cal Poly.

Matthew Fay - Electrical Engineering '87

Matt Fay has over 25 years’ experience in leading and growing entrepreneurial companies.  For the past 5 years, Matt has operated as a Corporate Development Consultant, helping small-to-medium operating companies (revenue $2M – $40M) plan and execute strategies to meet organizational objectives.  Matt recently formed Edge Four, LLC to brand his consulting work and to facilitate related private equity investing.

In 2000, Matt founded Bamboo Pipeline, a technology-driven distributor of nursery products serving landscape professionals and served as CEO for 13 years.  Prior to founding Bamboo Pipeline, Mr. Fay lead Aqua-Flo Supply a multi-branch irrigation distribution company, through 25% annualized revenue and profit growth from 1992-2000.  During this period Matt also founded and co-managed La Patera, LLC, a commercial real estate investment firm.  Matt has also been very active in the volunteer community and has founded and/or led a number of non-profit organizations.

Matt graduated with honors with an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA in 1992 and with honors with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 1987.

Matt and his wife Sheri are both graduates of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and have lived in Santa Barbara, California for 25 years.  Matt’s daughter Rachel is a senior at Cal Berkeley, son Ryan is a freshman at Cal Poly SLO (Software Engineering), and son Nate is a senior in high school and an aspiring Cal Poly SLO Business major.

Harlan Findley - Finance '88

Harlan Findley is the Director of Strategy, Planning & Analysis in Google’s People Operations organization. He also teaches the “Demystifying Technologies” course in Stanford’s Continuing Studies program. In his 25 years in the Silicon Valley, Harlan has held leadership roles in Product Management, Operations and Finance. Prior to Google, Harlan served as Director of Product Management for telecom equipment company Neophotonics (NPTN). He also held the position of Director of Operations, managing factories, contract manufacturers and supply chains on three continents. Previous roles include running operations for solar cell manufacturer UltraDots, consulting for Arthur Andersen and teaching high school. Harlan received an MBA from Stanford GSB, and a BS in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He lives in San Jose, CA with his wife Jane, their two young children, and two ill-behaved dogs.

Mike Fischer - Economics '88

Mike Fischer has been a leader in digital entertainment for over twenty-five years across and across multiple continents. After starting his career at Sega Enterprises in Tokyo, Mike went on to lead Sega’s entertainment marketing in the US before going on to executive positions including CEO of game publisher Square Enix, VP of digital video at Amazon, head of US marketing for Microsoft’s Xbox division, and Consume & Online Officer for Microsoft UK. Mike is currently an angel investor and advisor to numerous startups in the digital entertainment space, including companies working in Virtual and Augmented Reality, eSports, game development and digital marketing. Mike was a 1988 Cal Poly graduate in Economics, with a concentration in Econometrics.

Zack Georgeson - Finance '00

Zack Georgeson is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Mile Rock Capital, a value-oriented real estate investment firm that focuses on special situations and non-traditional assets. Since inception, Mile Rock has acquired 36 assets totaling over $1.4 billion in value through structured equity, debt and distressed transactions. Prior to forming Mile Rock, Zack managed West Coast and Pacific Northwest acquisition and development investments for Stockbridge Capital Group. Zack was also previously Manager of Land Acquisition and Site Development at Habitat for Humanity, an affordable residential housing non-profit organization in Orange County, CA. Zack began his career in New York City as a Research Analyst for Glenview Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund, and an Investment Banking Analyst for Merrill Lynch. Zack received his Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Anja Hart - Home Economics '92

Anja is an executive leader at Stella and Dot, a $300+ million Global brand. As the Global General Manager, her responsibilities include leading brand and e-commerce marketing, global merchandising, sales, training, and leading events with a team of over 150+ and a sales organization of over 40,000 worldwide. She has also recently helped launch a new brand at the company, Keep Collective, which has had explosive growth over the last two years. With a background in Merchandising, Anja was previously a Vice President at Gap Inc, where she worked for over 17 years, and has led businesses with up to $1 billion in annual sales across North America, Europe, and Japan. Anja lives in the bay area with her husband Chris Hart, also a Cal Poly grad ’92 who has started his own successful law firm, and their two boys.

Michael Henry - Accounting '93

Michael L. Henry is the Chief Financial Officer of Tilly’s, Inc., a teen and young adult apparel retailer based in Irvine, California, with 219 stores across 32 states and annual revenues of over $575 million.  During his tenure, which began in May 2015, Tillys has delivered consistent improvement in same-store sales, store traffic, and operating income amidst one of the most challenging and transformational periods for the retail industry.  Mr. Henry’s previous roles include Global Controller at Quiksilver from July 2012 to May 2015, and Chief Financial Officer at Pacific Sunwear, where he served from September 2000 to April 2011, starting as its Controller.  Mr. Henry began his career in the audit practice of Deloitte LLP from September 1994 to September 2000.  Mr. Henry was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in December 1993 and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Brett Johnson - Finance ‘03

Brett Johnson is a Vice President, Investment Professional in the Los Angeles office of Goldman Sachs. Prior to his current role in the Investment Management Division, Brett was a Sr. Financial Analyst responsible for portfolio construction, analysis and investment strategy. Before joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Brett worked for The Private Bank at Bank of America. In this capacity, he advised high net worth individuals and families on investment management, estate planning and lending. During his undergraduate study, Brett interned with Deloitte & Touche in its advisory practice. He graduated magna cum laude from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in Business, concentration in Finance. Brett is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute, Pacific Council on International Policy and the Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.

Brad Johnson - Marketing '01

Brad Johnson is the co-founding partner of Park Street Partners, a real estate fund manager specializing in manufactured housing investments. Prior to forming Park Street Partners, Mr. Johnson worked for Wells Fargo’s real estate investment bank, Eastdil Secured. His responsibilities there included joint venture equity advisory resulting in over $3.2 billion in closed deals. Prior to Eastdil, Mr. Johnson held real estate acquisitions positions with The Swig Company, a private real estate investment firm, and TA Associates Realty, a private equity real estate fund advisor. Mr. Johnson began his career in the logistics industry, co-founding the consulting firm Lojistic. Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Robert Judd Jr.

Robert Judd joined Rantec Power Systems in November 2017 as General Manager, with a focus on growing and expanding their customer base and product offerings. Prior to joining Rantec, Robert was General Manager at Ultra Electronics 3 Phoenix. He was responsible for expanding Ultra’s business with the Navy and Special Forces in Torpedo Defense for aircraft carriers, Submarine sonar systems, and multi-spectral imaging systems. He previously served as President of Camero, Inc., a through-wall radar startup; as President of US Military and Homeland Security for Smiths Detection; and in multiple management and engineering positions for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems. Robert received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business in 1992 and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with a research emphasis on High Mobility III-V Semiconductor Device Physics in 1986.

Joyce Kim - Business Finance & City and Regional Planning ‘93

Joyce Kim is the Chief Marketing Officer at Arm. Joyce joins Arm after having led marketing for global brands such as Skype and Skype for Business at Microsoft.  Prior to Microsoft, Joyce led product partnerships and communications for Chromebooks and Google Hangouts at Google. Joyce’s marketing expertise spans multiple decades of serving as CMO and product management for numerous startup and mid-sized companies such as Wrike, Symmetricom, and Internap as well as multiple senior management roles at QRS and Deloitte Consulting.

Charlie King - Economics '87

Charlie King is Vice-President of King Asset Management. KAM is a local commercial development firm with assets in San Francisco Bay Area, Orange County, and Chicago. His responsibilities include acquisition and leasing management for the commercial portfolio. Prior to KAM, Mr. King spent eight years with King & Lyons and Prologis where he was involved in the development and leasing of the 250 acre Bayside Business Park. He acted as a real estate consultant to SteriGenics, Inc., focusing on site selection and project management for their facilities in California, New Jersey, Florida, and Thailand. Charlie received his MBA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his BS in Economics from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.

Pete Kreiser - Marketing '87

Pete Kreiser is a trans-formative marketing and communications executive leader with more than 20 years of experience across the range of B2B(2C) strategic marketing and communications including brand, PR, demand gen, experience, sales enablement and employee communications. Pete’s unique expertise architecting and deploying stand-out brands that fuel reputation and growth. He is also recognized for his expertise in generating audience growth in line with company strategy by leveraging customer insights and marketing technologies.

Most recently, Pete was the global vice president of marketing & communications for CoreLogic, the leading property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider powering the global real estate economy. Pete branded CoreLogic as start-up growth company in 2005, and invested the next decade developing the brand, growing the business and building a high performing marketing team to the $2B public company CoreLogic is today.

Before joining CoreLogic Pete held progressive marketing leadership roles at United Airlines including global marketing responsibility for the cargo business, and brand manager, alliances —where he led the development and launch of the Star Alliance brand for international business travelers.

Pete earned an MBA from the University of Texas GSB, and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He resides in Orange County, CA with his spouse Pamela and three children.

Christine Lau - Information Systems '99

Christine Songco Lau is an Outreach Manager in Open Source Engineering at Google, currently focusing on internal programs and chief of staff responsibilities within engineering. She started working for Google in 2003, with notable roles as a consumer operations manager on Blogger, a technical program manager on Google Code, a core team lead for Google I/O, and a manager/regional lead of SE Asia for Developer Relations. Before joining Google, Lau worked as a software engineer at IBM and a sales engineer at Global Center/Exodus Communications. She graduated from Cal Poly with a bachelor’s in business administration, concentrating in management information systems. Outside of work, Lau loves being a wife, a mom of two toddlers, and enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding, traveling, and cooking/eating.

George C. Lee II

George is co-chairman of the Global Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Group and chief information officer for the Investment Banking Division. In these roles, he is responsible for covering a number of large and emerging technology companies and for driving the technology strategy for the Investment Banking Division. George serves on the Firmwide Technology Risk Committee and the Investment Banking Division Operating Committee. Previously, he was co-head of Global TMT. George joined Goldman Sachs in 1994 as an associate and was named managing director in 2002 and partner in 2004. George serves on the Board of Trustees of Middlebury College and is chairman of the Board of Overseers for the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also serves on the boards of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Indelible Mark Foundation, Marin Academy, and Mount Tamalpais School. George earned a BA in History from Middlebury College in 1988 and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1994.

Marc Loupe - Accounting '76

Marc is a partner in the firm CFOs2Go and provides consulting services as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He leads the company’s Agribusiness practice group. He has held positions as the CFO of AAA (Northern California, Nevada and Utah), CFO of Sage Software-North America, and Chief Audit Executive for three publicly held companies (Ampex Corporation, Sun Microsystems and CA Technologies. Additionally, he has led and managed the financial operations of small, medium and large, global, growth, stable and challenged businesses, including the establishment of financial operations in Argentina, Brazil, China, Columbia, Dubai, Egypt, France, Greece, Hungary, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan and Venezuela.

Marc earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. He became a CPA shortly after graduation. Also, he completed the Stanford University Executive Program which focused on management, marketing and strategy. His current academic endeavor is obtaining a Master of Science in Accountancy from Golden Gate University. He is an active participant and leader in various continuing education programs and community organizations. He and his wife, Anette, live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Catherine Magaña - Marketing '01

Catherine M. Magaña, managing partner, CERTIFED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM), has emerged as a top North County San Diego business leader since co-founding WWM Financial and Savvy Women Wealth Management. Catherine began her financial management career at Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley) in 1999. She then partnered with Steve Wolff and Cliff Wiese in 2004 while at Smith Barney and now serves as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (TM) for WWM Financial and Savvy Women Wealth Management. Catherine leads WWM Financial and Savvy Women Wealth Management in its focus of women’s finances through their “Savvy Women Invest on Purpose” and “Becoming a Seriously Savvy Woman” educational series. Catherine graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing.

Todd Maki - Mechanical Engineering '08

Todd Maki is the Director of Business Development at Sunrun, the nation’s largest dedicated residential solar, storage and energy services company. At Sunrun, Todd is responsible for building new business channels, establishing strategic partnerships, and growing Sunrun’s grid services & battery storage business to help Sunrun achieve its mission to create a planet run by the sun. After starting his career in finance and technology, Todd pursued his passion in clean energy and sustainability, leading the Energy Sustainability program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) in Palo Alto, CA. Todd expanded his career in the electric utility industry while at EPRI, ultimately managing executive relationships and strategic sales with the largest investor-owned utilities in the Western US. Todd earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Financial Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, where he also served as ASI President. Todd volunteers as a Teacher for Junior Achievement, and lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife.

Robert Pietsch - Agricultural Business '94

As Managing Director of the Tech and Telco Sector, Mr. Pietsch is responsible for all sales and marketing activities that drive advertising revenue for Twitter within the Technology and Telco sector. Prior to joining Twitter in 2011, Mr. Pietsch served as Vice President of WW Sales at social video start up, Sharethrough and VP of Sales, West at Myspace where he was responsible for all revenue generating activities. Before he jumped into social media, Mr. Pietsch spent over 10 years at Forbes.com where his most recent position was Chief Digital Advertising Officer for Forbes Media. He was responsible for all sales and marketing activities that drove advertising revenue from Forbes.com, Forbes.com Audience Network and the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network, with revenues growing over 700% from 2000 – 2007. Prior to joining Forbes.com, Mr. Pietsch was a regional sales manager for IDG, selling print and online advertising for Computerworld. Prior to that he was in the marketing departments of Ingram Micro and Dole Food Company. Mr. Pietsch is a graduate of California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California. He sits on the Board of Directors of My New Red Shoes, a non-profit organization that helps Bay Area homeless children put their best foot forward at school. Robert lives in San Carlos, CA with his wife, Heather, and their two daughters.

Matt Potter - Accounting and Finance '91

Matthew Potter is the CFO of Delphi Ventures in San Mateo, Calif. The company was founded over 25 years ago and was one of the first venture capital firms to focus exclusively on investing in life sciences projects. Matt leads Delphi’s operations, compliance, reporting and administration. Prior to joining Delphi in 2000, Matt was a controller at Bluecurve, Inc., an enterprise performance management software startup, until the company’s acquisition by Red Hat, Inc.Prior to Bluecurve, he spent six years in public accounting with former Arthur Andersen managers providing audit, tax and business advisory services to private companies, real estate investment partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations. Matt is a certified public accountant (inactive) and a member ofthe National Venture Capitalist Association CFO task force. He received his B.S.in Business Administration from Cal Poly in 1991 with a dual concentration in accounting and finance.

Jeff Radzinski - Accounting ‘90

Jeff is CEO and co-founder of IQV Construction & Roofing. As CEO Jeff is responsible for guiding the company’s management team, overseeing all aspects of the operational, estimating, sales, financial and administrative functions. IQV was started in 2011 and serves the multi-family housing market, repairing, retrofitting and renovating condominium, townhouse and apartment complexes. Prior to starting IQV, a week after graduating from Cal Poly, Jeff started work for the international accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand, now PWC. He spent 5 years with the commercial construction firm DPR Construction, Inc., over a period that saw the company grow from $80M in revenue to over $1B, and from 100 employees to over 1,500. Other stints included a couple of high tech gigs, and CFO of a family owned construction company. Jeff is a licensed California general contractor, has served as Board Chair of Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Housing Industry Foundation. He is the current Board President of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO).

Roxy Rapp

Rapp Development is a commercial development firm with roots in Palo Alto. With an early focus on the retail industry, Roxy has developed more than thirty projects, ranging from mixed-use, retail/office projects and parking structures to high-end office buildings. Roxy has been involved with the acquisition of over 25 buildings in the downtown Palo Alto submarket since the early 1980’s with a value of over 250 million. Rapp Development currently owns and operates over 275,000 Square Feet. Palo Alto native, Roxy Rapp was born into retail. As a young boy, he worked in his parents’ downtown Palo Alto shoe store, Rapp’s Shoes,starting as a stock boy and working his way to the sales floor helping customers. After graduating from Menlo College, Roxy opened his first retail store in downtown Palo Alto. In the early 1970’s, he founded the Athletic Shoe Factory that he grew into a 68 store chain throughout the Western United States.  Since the early 1980’s, Roxy has utilized his retail experience, love of historical buildings and deep knowledge of the Mid-Peninsula market to develop more than 30 commercial projects.  Roxy generously contributes his knowledge and experience to many local organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Avidbank, as well as previously serving on the Board of Directors of Menlo College and Friends of the Junior Museum and Zoo. He was·instrumental in designing, funding and rebuilding Lytton Plaza. He was also a Board Member of the Trees for El Camino Project and the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce.

Gina Roldan - Information Systems '96

Gina leads a team at Google charged with building and designing next generation Access Management to support global engineering and operational needs. Previously, Gina was a Principal Engineering Program Manager and Technology and Business Process strategist in Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise division. She joined Microsoft in 2007 where she developed business modeling and strategy to deliver computing and storage capacity for Microsoft’s global IaaS products, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Bing. As a manager and individual contributor, she solved problems in business areas such as server hardware, data center deployments, capacity management, and supply chain. When not at work she is active with her husband and two kids, swimming, biking, hiking, and spending quality family time. She aspires to make difference in people’s lives by striving for transparency, trust, and welcoming all diversity. She looks forward to experiencing the world through her children’s eyes.

Manvir Sandhu - Accounting '96

Manvir Sandhu started his career as an auditor at Deloitte’s Seattle practice then transitioned to core business leadership where he would eventually run a $150-million business unit as General Manager at Hewlett Packard. He ultimately founded and actively runs Zennify, a high-growth, cloud-computing startup that is driving impactful innovation and business outcomes.

Manvir graduated magna cum laude from Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business in 1996, with a degree in Accounting. He played Mustang Football all 4 years at inside linebacker and was named 1st Team Academic All-American (Arthur Ashe) in 1996. He resides in Sacramento with his amazing wife Del, and 3 children, Sunaiya, Saijyn and Saiyva.

Jon Shalowitz

Jon is CEO of SnapRoute, an early-stage startup disrupting the $30B network infrastructure market.  Jon brings a wealth of experience in building innovative, fast-growth companies and taking them to successful exits.  Jon has deep roots in Internet infrastructure and enterprise SaaS products, having been an executive, serial entrepreneur, and CEO at leading Silicon Valley companies.  Prior to SnapRoute, he was CEO of Badgeville, an Enterprise SaaS company that analyzed and optimized over 1 billion consumer actions per month for leading brands.

Jon holds an MBA from Stanford University and an A.B. in Public Policy from Duke University.  He lives in Menlo Park with his wife, Naomi and they are the proud parents of a high school sophomore and an Orfalea College freshman.  He is an avid collector of vintage vinyl and is a masters swimmer.



Craig Stoehr - Accounting '92

Craig Stoehr is the CFO of NAVEX Global, the world-leader in ethics and compliance software.  With more than 25 years of financial expertise, Craig brings extensive experience in corporate development, strategic planning, business partnering, financial planning & analysis, treasury, financial control and investor relations to his role as CFO.  Craig leads the Finance, Accounting, HR, and Business Systems functions while driving integration efforts for five acquisitions and implementing SaaS best-practices across the company.  During his tenure, NAVEX transacted for a >4x cash-on-cash return while more than doubling in revenue.  Prior to NAVEX, Craig held various leadership positions in Finance, Corporate Development, and Investor Relations at FLIR Systems, ESI, and InFocus.

Craig is a CPA (inactive) and holds a B.S. from Cal Poly and an MBA from Stanford University.

He lives in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife, Lisa (B.S. Cal Poly), and two daughters.

Matt Swinnerton - Marketing '85

As the Area President for Precept, Matt is responsible for the growth, strategy and operations of Precept’s employee benefits consulting and brokerage services throughout California. Matt has worked in the employee benefits industry for over 30 years. During that time he has helped hundreds of employers improve their business performance by designing, implementing and managing innovative employee benefit programs that support organizational goals and objectives, minimize risk, streamline operations and effectively engage employees. As President of Precept he is committed and focused on working with employers to leverage improved employee health as a competitive advantage and to help improve the performance and value of the health care system. While Matt has been an executive and leader at Precept for over 20 years, he also spent 11 years in managerial roles for United Healthcare. Matt is past president of the San Francisco Chapter of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists (ISCEBS). He is a graduate of the California Polytechnic State University School of Business in San Luis Obispo, and a Licensed California Life and Health Agent.

Lance Tullius - Finance '93

Lance R. Tullius is the founder and president of LR Tullius, a merger and acquisition advisory firm based in San Diego, California. He has over 20 years of experience advising middle market businesses relative to their strategic goals and exit strategies. He has completed over 100 merger and acquisition transactions in his career, representing over $1 billion in aggregate transaction value. Tullius is a frequent presenter at various merger and acquisition related conferences. He also has authored numerous articles for different industry trade publications on topics including the sale of closely held businesses, preparing an exit strategy, valuation, and merger and acquisition market trends. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, and a concentration in Finance.

Barry Waitte - Accounting ‘79

Barry Waitte, a northern California native, graduated from Cal Poly in 1979 with a degree in accounting, has had various management/leadership positions. After his digital design start up was acquired by AOL, Barry managed business and corporate development throughout some of AOL’s biggest acquisitions and growth phases. Still yearning for another successful start-up, Barry left AOL to launch a string of a dozen enterprises in a six-year period, one of which was sold to Microsoft in 2005. Today, Barry advises many companies through their growth as an advisor and board member. More recently, Barry has focused his efforts on his passion for wine. Since 2001, he has made wine for Tamber Bey Vineyards in Calistoga. He is also an avid philanthropist in his northern California community and equine sportsman, participating in endurance horse racing around the world.

Fong Wan

Fong Wan is Senior Vice President, Energy Policy and Procurement, for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and is responsible for management of portfolio for energy resources, advocacy for clean energy policies, and integration of innovative solutions to accelerate PG&E’s transition to the sustainable grid of the future. Wan joined PG&E in 1988 as a financial analyst and spent six years in the Financial Planning and Analysis organization. He served as director in the Gas Supply and Electric Transmission business units before moving in 1997 to PG&E Energy Trading, where he served as Vice President, Structured Transactions. In 2000, Wan served for four years as Vice President, Risk Initiatives. He was named Vice President, Power Contracts and Electric Resource Development in 2004 and Vice President, Energy Procurement in 2006. He was promoted to his current position in 2008. Wan has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Columbia University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Jessica Winter - Marketing '98

Jessica Winter is the vice president of Human Resources, Global Supply for the Americas at Stryker Corporation. Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with their customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in orthopaedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine, which help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world. Winter is responsible for the selection, development and engagement of Stryker’s talent. Over her 18 years with the company, she has led teams in Human Resources, Finance, Operations and M&A as Stryker grew from less than $1B to over $10B in revenue. She is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. She also has an Executive MBA in Leadership from the University of Nebraska. She lives in San Jose, Calif. with her husband and three daughters.