About the IBD Team

Kristiana Raube, Executive Director, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Kristiana Raube, PhD is an Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business and the Executive Director of the International Business Development Program, a global management consulting program at Berkeley-Haas. She is also the Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Health Management at the University of California Berkeley, a program that prepares students for leadership roles in all aspects of healthcare, including care delivery and financing, biotechnology and medical devices, information technology, and consulting. In addition, she is the Executive Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact, whose mission is to inspire and empower members of the Berkeley-Haas community to develop innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges.

Dr. Raube has worked to increase health management capacity through executive education and program development in the US and around the world, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Her research focuses on the delivery and financing of health services and she has evaluated a large number of health programs, including ones focused on physician payment, quality of care, access to care, infant mortality, and community-based health care. Dr. Raube received her Doctorate in Public Policy from the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, her Masters in Public Health from UCLA, and her Bachelors of Arts degree in biology from the University of Colorado.

David Richardson, Director, Business Development, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Before joining Haas, David spent 26 years in sales and marketing for global investment banking firms, including JP Morgan in New York and London, and Bank of America in San Francisco. This included corporate finance relationships with sovereign entities, banks and companies in the Middle East and the UK, as well as investment management relationships in the mid west and west coast of the US. David has an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University, an MA in English from Indiana University, and a BA in English from Davidson College. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Republic of Mali, West Africa. 

 

 

Sarah Marks, Assistant Director, Operations, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

In her role as Assistant Director of Operations, Sarah oversees the administration of IBD at the Haas School of Business. Sarah has over five years of experience working in the social sector, both domestically and abroad. Before joining Haas, she worked for Make It Right, a nonprofit helping to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador. Sarah holds a Master of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish from Tulane University.

 

 

Dara McKenzie, Program Coordinator, International Business Development, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Dara McKenzie is the Program Coordinator for both the International Business Development (IBD) Program and the Center for Responsible Business (CRB) at the Berkeley-Haas School of Business. After a five-year career as a Teller Manager in Boston, Massachusetts, Dara decided it was time for a change of scenery and moved from Boston to Oakland, California. Prior to joining IBD, Dara worked as an Admissions Officer in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) Department at UC Berkeley. She joined the Haas School of Business in June 2013 and her main duties as IBD Program Coordinator include communicating with current MBA students and clients of the IBD Program. In her spare time Dara enjoys volunteering, and has been a member of the PTA council at her son's school.

Dara currently lives in Oakland, California with her son Jayden.

Mark Coopersmith, Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Mark is an international educator, Fortune 500 executive, entrepreneur, and author. A Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, he has spent three decades studying, leading, and teaching entrepreneurship, innovation, and accelerating change to current and future leaders around the world. He has launched and led global businesses at the intersection of technology, media, and brands for companies such as Sony and Newell Rubbermaid. He has built successful Silicon Valley startups, advises leadership teams at companies such as Intel and DirecTV, and sits on a number of boards. He has addressed leadership teams at Daimler Benz, Google, IDEO, Salesforce, Wells Fargo Bank, and many more.

Mark’s entrepreneurship students have launched exciting new ventures in sectors as varied as web services, consumer electronics, medical devices, education, cancer research, and fashion. Many of these startups were launched and accelerated while the founders were enrolled in Mark's Workshop for Startups and Learn2Launch programs at UC Berkeley. He is the founding Author in Residence at NASDAQ’s Entrepreneurial Center, and his recent book "The Other 'F' Word" helps leaders and teams put failure to work driving innovation and growth. Mark earned his BA and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley.

Whitney Hischier, Faculty Director, Center for Executive Education, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Whitney Hischier is a lecturer at Haas and serves as the Faculty Director for its Center for Executive Education. Whitney has spent most of her career in change management and system implementation consulting, primarily on international assignments. She has worked for KPMG in the Netherlands and UK, ABN Amro Bank in Portugal and Spain and the Endeavor Initiative, on projects in Chile and Argentina. Following an undergraduate degree focused on security and arms control, she worked with NATO for ten summers to run presidential-level conferences on European security issues in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, and Russia. Whitney previously served as the Assistant Dean for the Center for Executive Education at Haas from 2004-2012, spending much of her time consulting to domestic and international clients on human capital challenges and designing educational programs to help solve them. Major international clients include Statoil and DNV (Norwegian), the Panama Canal, and universities in Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. Whitney serves as a faculty mentor in the International Business Development program. She holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from Haas with a Certificate in Health Management.

Gary J. Katzenstein, Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Gary J. Katzenstein, PhD is a Lecturer at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  His career interests span the intersection of three areas: organizational behavior/leadership, international business, and critical thinking/communication/design. Professor Katzenstein has also taught at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, the NYU Stern School of Business, the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University, and the Tepper School of Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

He has worked in Japan as a Luce Scholar, in South Korea as a business consultant and spent nearly nine years in Hong Kong as a professor and consultant at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Rounding out his teaching experience in Asia, he has guest lectured at Nanjing University, East China Normal University, Renmin University and the Hanoi School of Business.  He has also done research on outsourcing in Bangalore, India for the Conference Board.

As a consultant, Professor Katzenstein helps clients develop international strategies, manage cultural differences, enhance their leadership skills, and gain better organization-wide cohesion, both strategically and operationally. He is the author of Funny Business: An Outsider’s Year in Japan, as well as numerous articles about Asian business.  Professor Katzenstein received his Master’s degree in computer science from UCLA, and his Sc.B. in computer science from Brown University. He earned his M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Frank Schultz, Co-Executive Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Faculty Coach and Professional Faculty Member, UC Berkeley

Frank Schultz, Ph.D. is a faculty member in the Management of Organizations and Economic Analysis and Policy groups in the Haas School of Business. He teaches courses in Competitive Strategy and Leadership, as well as leading International Seminars to Brazil and China. He also serves as a faculty mentor for the International Business Development Program. Frank is the Co-Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence where he collaborates in the development of the long-term strategy of the Center, manages its day-to-day operations and acts as a faculty coach through the Center’s Coaching Connection program. His teaching has consistently placed him in Haas Club Six for outstanding teaching.  He is a past University of California Faculty Teaching Fellow as well as a recipient of the Haas School’s Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching.

His educational background includes a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Washington, an MBA in Finance/General Management from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Minnesota. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he worked in a variety of functional areas for Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Chevron and Pillsbury.