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
Kendra Angier Ingram Micro VP Human Resources - Americas Management and Human Resources '92
Ryan Bristol J.P. Morgan Managing Director Business Administration '99
William DeLey Arm VP Growth Initiatives, IoT Services Group Business Administration '89
Brett Eldridge Palo Alto Networks Executive Advisor MBA '95
Andrew Flachner RealScout Co-Founder and President Finance, Real Estate '10
Sharon Geary Franklin Templeton Investments SVP, Global Total Rewards Agricultural Management '90
Kristen Jackman Twitter Manager - Media & Entertainment Marketing '05
Darran Littlefield Point B Consulting Co-Founder and Board Chair Information Systems '85
Mike Mazzocco Packaging Innovators Corporation VP of Sales Economics '87
Pia Moore Amazon Enterprise Account Manager Information Systems '97
Will Peets Passport Digital Holdings Chief Investment Officer Accounting, Finance '06
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
Jourdi de Werd de Werd Capital President Graphic Communications Management '80