Conversations with Executives


The Orfalea College of Business Executives in Residence program is proud to bring Conversations with Executives to Cal Poly’s campus. Executives in Residence are business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs that 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.

Executives In Residence
Name Company Position Alumni
Colin Anderson Levi Strauss & Co. Global Chief Information Security Officer Finance
Kendra Angier Ingram Micro VP Human Resources - Americas Management and Human Resources '92
Alyssa Behrens Square Product Partnerships & Business Development Business Administration
Patrick J. Bowen One Capital Management, LLC President B.A Economic
Ryan Bristol J.P. Morgan Managing Director Business Administration '99
Phil Davis Hewlett Packard Enterprise President of Hybrid IT and Chief Sales Officer Electronic Engineering
William DeLey Arm VP Growth Initiatives, IoT Services Group Business Administration '89
Scott Ekman Adobe Systems Senior Director of Global Real Estate Architecture
Brett Eldridge Palo Alto Networks Executive Advisor MBA '95
Stacey Erickson Stryker Senior Director B.S. Business Administration
Andrew Flachner RealScout Co-Founder and President Finance, Real Estate '10
Bruce Flohr Red Light Management Executive Chief Strategy Officer & Vice President Business Administration
Sharon Geary Franklin Templeton Investments SVP, Global Total Rewards Agricultural Management '90
Blake Irvine Netflix Growth & Membership Analytic Products Manager, Data Science & Engineering Information Systems
Kristen Jackman Twitter Manager - Media & Entertainment Marketing '05
Steven Larsen Sisense Head of Platform Partnerships & Alliances Business Administration
Ben Larson Vertosa CEO Civil Engineering
Darran Littlefield Point B Consulting Co-Founder and Board Chair Information Systems '85
Ryan Martinez Bernstein Private Wealth Management Principal CFP Economics
Mike Mazzocco Packaging Innovators Corporation GM for Packaging Innovators and Heritage Container Economics '87
Marco Mohajer Technologent President Business Administration
Pia Moore Amazon Enterprise Account Manager Information Systems '97
Jason Parr Cushman & Wakefield Managing Director Economics
Will Peets Passport Digital Holdings Chief Investment Officer Accounting, Finance '06
Scott Roberts Roberts Resorts & Roberts Communities Owner Business Finance
Calvin Rowland F5 SVP of Business Development Industrial Technology '93
Jon Shalowitz LiftIgniter CEO
Greg Spicer Braintrace Chief Revenue Officer Economics '90
Jeff Stephens EverString Chief Financial Officer Finance '93
Matt Swinnerton Precept Senior Vice President Business Administration '85
Simon Tucker Anaplan Chief Planning Officer N/A
Jourdi de Werd de Werd Capital President Graphic Communications Management '80
Brett Wingo Cisco Former SVP Customer Experience Industrial Technology