Sara Beckman, Faculty Director, Management of Technology Program, Haas School of Business
Sara Beckman's work focuses on design and innovation, which has led to the recent development and offering of a new course to all MBA students at Haas that introduces them to the basic skills required to innovate. She brings to this class twenty-five plus years of teaching experience, and over 15 years of teaching topics related to design and new product development. During her tenure at Haas, she has regularly introduced new courses in areas ranging from entrepreneurship in biotechnology to the strategic value of design to business and has won the excellence in teaching award from MBA students as well as the campus-wide distinguished teaching award in the process. She has also taught for MIT and Stanford University, run the Change Management Team at Hewlett-Packard, and worked as a consultant in the operations management practice at Booz, Allen and Hamilton. She has degrees in industrial engineering and statistics from Stanford University. She serves on the advisory boards of the Corporate Design Foundation and the Design MBA Program at the California College of the Arts.
Julie Clugage, MBA 02, Global Operations & Communications Manager at Intel Corporation
Julie Clugage manages operations, communications and engagements with the economic development community for Intel's Education Market Platforms Group, a team that designs and supports deployment of purpose-built technology for K-12 education in over 70 countries worldwide. In her previous role at Intel, Julie was Chief of Staff for the Vice President of Intel's Corporate Affairs Group, supporting executive communications on Intel's education, environment and CSR efforts, and driving education alliances with development agencies and NGOs. Prior to joining Intel in 2002, Julie worked for the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC from 1996 to 2000. She also worked for two years in rural Guatemala at a teacher training high school for Mayan youth and served as a legislative assistant for former U.S. Congressman Leon Panetta. Julie holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and an AB in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College.
Victor d'Allant, MBA 87, Founder/CEO at Dallant Networks, LLC
Victor d'Allant @dallant is CEO of dallant.networks, a communications group building and managing leading networks for global impact. Clients include the Ford Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation.
Victor has previously served as CEO/Managing Director in both the private sector and the non-profit space, and has consulted for the World Health Organization (WHO), the World Bank, Newsweek, Bloomberg and Wired.
Victor started his career as a photojournalist and his photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. The video blog he produced for Social Edge, the Skoll Foundation's online community, received an Honoree Mention at the Webby Awards (Webbies).
He has been invited to present on "Social Media & Social Change" at Berkeley, Stanford, NYU, China Europe International Business School (Shanghai), Skoll World Forum (Oxford), Ashoka (Dakar).
Victor holds an MA in social anthropology from the Sorbonne and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.
Jeanie Fay-Snow, M.B.A., is the Principal of Fay-Snow & Associates and a Senior Leadership Coach for Mariposa Leadership, Inc. Jeanie is focused on empowering leaders to achieve individual, team and organizational performance goals and sustainable business results. She works with executives in the development and implementation of strategies that produce professional growth and tangible impact. Jeanie leverages her corporate and organizational experience and counseling expertise to enhance the effectiveness and personal satisfaction of her clients. Her perceptive ability gives her a unique vantage point from which she helps clients uncover insights, see possibilities and capitalize on their strengths and opportunities. Her sense of humor makes the process fun.
Clients have experienced success in:
- Team leadership - Managed geographically diverse team through challenging reorganization while achieving significant business results
- Strategic thinking - Established strategic focus for business inclusive of headquarter relocation and development of technology partnerships that created new client relationships
- Influence - Developed relationship building and communication skills that fostered team and employee engagement enabling delivery of aggressive business results during high pressure period
- Business development - Developed client management and presentation skills that enabled promotion to Client Lead
Jeanie brings over 20 years of marketing, strategic planning, team development and executive coaching for companies across technology, biotech, consulting, and consumer industries including Nestle Beverage Company, Russell Reynolds Associates, Prophet, Charles Schwab and Google to her development work.
Jeanie has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, a Masters in Counseling from Dominican University, and a BA in International Relations from Stanford University. She is a qualified administrator of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), MRG Personal Directions and MRG Leadership 360.
Her recent clients are senior leaders and include Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, General Managers, Associate General Counsel and CIOs at the following companies:
- Bio Marin
- BNY Mellon
- Simply Hired
- Jurika Mills & Keifer
- S.H. Cowell Foundation
- Washington Hospital
Mark Friedfeld, Assistant Director, MBA Career Management Group, Haas School of Business
With a background in law, marketing and admissions, Mark joined Haas in 2001 after working for the MBA program at the University of Maryland. Following judicial clerkships in Alaska and attorney positions in Washington, D.C., he entered the business world by joining the Princeton Review, where he taught students, trained instructors, designed courses and served in various corporate roles including Special Project Manager and Director of Marketing. Mark's roles at Haas have included Account Manager for the Financial Services and Real Estate industries, Marketing Manager, and Assistant Director for Career Advising and Programing. As a career advisor, Mark works with all students but has a particular focus in financial services.
Nick Hodges, Vice President for Philanthropic Services, The San Francisco Foundation
Nick Hodges serves as The San Francisco Foundation's Vice President for Philanthropic Services, overseeing business development and donor relations. He works closely with donors and Foundation Program staff to maximize donors' philanthropic impact. Nick was previously COO of the Schwab Charitable Fund where he oversaw fundraising and grants management. He serves on the board of the Horizons Foundation and chairs its planned giving committee. Nick has a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy certification from the American College and is completing his Bachelor's in Business Economics from the University of San Francisco.
Penny Kreitzer is a founding director of Corporate Scenes, an international Leadership and Communications Training Company. She can be contacted at PennyKreitzer@gmail.com. Her experience covers Fortune 500 companies, international training in Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. She is adjunct faculty at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and The Olin School of Business at Washington University. Clients include speakers at the World Economic Forum, Davost, Anchor "60 Minutes," The Economist as well as Academy Award Nominated Documentaries. As a professional award-winning actress, she has performed at the American Conservatory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She is originally from South Africa and holds an MA in Theatre and a Voice and Speech Teachers' Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College, London.
Dean Rich Lyons, Haas School of Business
Richard K. Lyons became dean of the Haas School of Business in July 2008, where he previously served as acting dean for one year in 2004 and as executive associate dean from 2005 to 2008. Prior to becoming dean, Lyons served as the chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he was responsible for leadership development among the firm's managing directors. Lyons began his teaching career as a professor of finance at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business in New York, where he served on the faculty from 1987 until he joined the Haas School faculty in 1993. In 1998 Lyons received UC Berkeley's highest teaching honor, the Distinguished Teaching Award and his students have honored him six times with the Haas School's Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching. After earning his BS in business in 1982 from UC Berkeley, Lyons went on to earn a PhD in international and macroeconomics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1987. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the UC Berkeley Foundation as well as the steering committee of UC Berkeley's Blum Center for Developing Economies.
Eric Nitzberg, Senior Leadership Coach, Mariposa Leadership
Eric Nitzberg is an executive coach, facilitator and keynote speaker who helps leaders focus on what is most important, improve communication and alignment with key stakeholders, build influence, and speak and lead from a place of deep authenticity. He draws on a rich background as inspiration for his work. Prior to consulting he held a series of leadership and executive positions over a 15 year period which involved coaching and supervising managers, directors and key leaders; strategic planning, leadership development, board leadership, HR, finance, and operations. In addition, Eric has over two decades of public speaking experience, including an extensive background as a professional speaker. His clients find him an invaluable resource as they prepare for high-stakes, mission critical presentations. Finally, with a background in Mandarin studies, Eric is passionate about helping Chinese executives communicate and lead in an English speaking context. Clients include leaders and teams at:
- Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley)
- Lam Research
- St John's Capital Group
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Takeda (Japanese pharma)
- Veolia Water NA
Eric holds a Master's degree from Vanderbilt University, a coaching certificate from the Marshall Goldsmith School of Management, and leadership training through the Strozzi Institute. Eric is a past board member of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association. He speaks conversational Mandarin, intermediate French, and simple German.
Andy Rose, Professor and Associate Dean and Chair of the Faculty, Haas School of Business
Andrew K. Rose is the B.T. Rocca Jr. Professor of International Business in the Economic Analysis and Policy Group, Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley; he serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Chair of the Faculty. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (based in Cambridge, MA), and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (based in London, England). He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.Phil. from Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and his B.A. from Trinity College, University of Toronto.
Rose has published over one hundred and fifty papers, including seventy-five articles in refereed economics journals, including the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, and the Journal of Finance. His research addresses issues in international trade, finance, and macroeconomics, and has received more than 20,000 citations. His teaching is in the areas of international macroeconomics.
Rose was the managing editor of The Journal of International Economics from 1995 through 2001, and was the founding director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy at Haas and the Risk Management Institute at the National University of Singapore. He has organized over forty academic conferences.
Rose is interested in the theory and practice of economic policy, and most of his work is applied and driven by "real world" international phenomena. A citizen of three countries, he has worked on six continents and at a number of international economic agencies, including: the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. He has also worked at a number of national agencies, including: the US Department of Treasury, HM Treasury (UK), the Canadian Department of Finance; and the central banks of: Australia, Canada, England, Europe, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. He has visited a number of other universities, including Cape Town, EUI, FUB, INSEAD, London School of Economics, Melbourne, NUS, Princeton, SHUFE, SMU, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Tsinghua, ULB, and Victoria.
Nora Silver, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, Haas School of Business
Nora Silver is a professor at Haas and the director of the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, which she has led to a #3 ranking in US News & World Report 2012. Before coming to Haas, Nora founded and ran three nonprofit organizations and served on numerous boards of directors. An organizational consultant on strategy and planning, she has worked with more than 200 organizations worldwide, including nonprofits, businesses, governments, foundations and universities. Silver holds a Ph.D. in organizational and clinical psychology, and is the author of Telling the Whole Story (2011) as well as numerous papers and articles. At Haas, she co-teaches Social Sector Solutions, a nonprofit consulting projects class, and Cal Strategic Philanthropy, a class in which students have $10,000 to contribute to create the greatest social impact.
Toby Stuart, Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business; Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Toby E. Stuart is Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Visiting Professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship, UCB. Previously he was the Arthur J. Samberg Professor and Faculty Director, Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School. At Harvard and Columbia, he has served as course head for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Formulation, respectively. From 1995 to 2003, he was at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business, where he was the Fred G. Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professor of Leadership & Strategy. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Carleton College.
Much or Professor Stuart's current research examines the emergence and effects of social and inter-corporate networks, especially as they relate to new firm formation, resource acquisition in entrepreneurial settings, new venture performance, and so on. The settings he has studied range include email networks within organizations, the venture capital syndicate network, the intercorporate board network, the collaboration graph in the biomedical sciences, patent and strategic alliance networks, and social interactions on an online dating site. He has published numerous articles in management, strategy, and general field journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, Science, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Journal of Financial Economics, and Journal of Industrial Economics. He has served as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Sociology and is a member of the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, and Industrial and Corporate Change.
Professor Stuart is the recipient of the 2007 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which is granted every other year to recognize one individual's contributions to entrepreneurship research. He has also received the Administrative Science Quarterly's Scholarly Contribution (best paper) award, as well as the Columbia Business School's Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Professor Stuart teaches MBA courses in the areas of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, technology strategy, and entrepreneurship. He has served as a consultant or executive educator at many dozens of companies and he acts as an advisor to a few startups founded by amazing entrepreneurs.
Terry Taylor, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
Terry Taylor is the Milton W. Terrill Associate Professor in the Operations and Information Technology Management Group at the Haas School of Business. He is the Faculty Co-Director of Berkeley's Center for Executive Education. Prior to his position at Berkeley, Terry was a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business. Prior to his academic career, Terry was a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Terry's research is in the area of operations--how firms and create and deliver goods and services. His current research is focused on issues of social responsibility in operations management. He is a two-time recipient of Berkeley's Earl F. Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching. BusinessWeek identified him as a Top Ten Business Professor in 2011.
Marcelo Vasquez, MBA 02, Advisor at Mediastream Ltd. in Chile
Marcelo has over fifteen years of international experience in business technology, as an entrepreneur and executive.
Currently he is working with Chilean entrepreneurs developing media related ventures, helping them with financing and business model design.
On his last executive position, he held multiple areas of responsibility at Canal 13, one of the leading media conglomerates in Chile where he led the radio, cable, internet and international sales teams.
Prior to Canal 13, he worked at Fundación Chile, the country's premier technology transfer and business incubation center where he developed a global angel investment network and multiple innovation programs for large corporations, including some involving Haas faculty in Chile.
Marcelo holds an M.B.A. and a Management of Technology Certificate from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.S. in Civil Industrial Engineering and Computer Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Active as a volunteer, Marcelo was elected VP of Technology for Berkeley's MBA Association, mentored high school students at the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas. He is the past president of Chile's Haas Alumni Association, member of the Dean's Advisory Circle at the Haas School of Business of UC Berkeley and the recepient of the 2010 Raymond E. Miles Alumni Service Award of the same school.
Brett Wilson, MBA 07, Co-Founder & CEO, TubeMogul
Brett Wilson leads the strategic direction for TubeMogul. Under his leadership TubeMogul has grown revenues over 300% annually since inception and attracted world class board members, investors and employees. He is a serial entrepreneur and has created shareholder and customer value through multiple companies. In the late 90's, Brett started an ecommerce company called YouCanSave.com which he built to $70 million in revenue and sold to HIG Capital. In 2001, the company was honored with the San Francisco Times Hot Technology Award and as one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Ecommerce Companies in the World by NextCard. Brett also founded Mariner Marketing - a digital marketing agency that became the digital agency of record for several brands including Church & Dwight and Orange Glo International. Additionally, Brett spent three years as a technology consultant at Accenture leading system implementations for Fortune 100 clients including Adecco, Republic Industries and Caesar's World International. Brett is a recognized thought leader in the digital video advertising industry and speaks regularly at conferences including OMMA, AdTech and StreamingMedia. Brett received his MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. It was at UC Berkeley that he and John Hughes started TubeMogul and won the Berkeley Business Plan Competition in 2007. Brett is married and has three beautiful children.
Peter Wilson, MBA 92, Managing Director, Head of North American Alternative Investor Strategies Group, BlackRock
Peter Wilson, Managing Director, is the Head of Alternative Strategy for North American strategies within BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI). BAI includes BlackRock's hedge funds and opportunistic funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity, private equity funds of funds, real estate and real assets.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Wilson was the Global Head of Strategy for BlackRock's Fixed Income Portfolio Management Group. Mr. Wilson's service with the firm dates back to 1998, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, He was the Co-Head of Global Strategy for the active fixed income platform. His team was responsible for delivering fixed income strategies and solutions to clients in the Americas, Japan and Australia. Prior to joining BGI, Mr. Wilson was a portfolio manager and partner at Montgomery Asset Management, which he joined in 1994. Prior to joining Montgomery, he worked at BARRA in fixed income client services and at Chemical Bank Chase in mortgage trading.
Mr. Wilson earned a BA degree in economics from Columbia University in 1986, and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley in 1992. He is a member of the Investment Committee for John Muir Health and the Board for Piedmont Council BSA.
John M. Woolard, MBA 97
John Woolard is president and CEO of BrightSource Energy, a developer of utility-scale solar power plants. In this role, John brings more than two decades of experience in the energy technology sector as an executive, entrepreneur, and investor. In this session, Woolard will address the challenges we collectively face as we look at growing requirements for energy across the world and the role of renewable energy in meeting these future needs. One of the key issues is finding a way to meet the needs for high quality power with low carbon generation sources while dealing with the intermittency of renewable power. Brightsource Energy is currently building the largest solar power plant in the world that will provide a useful case study about the financing and project development challenges that need to be confronted with this type of project.
Prior to joining BrightSource Energy, Woolard co-founded Silicon Energy, one of the first successful clean tech companies, and was president, CEO, and chairman of the board from 1997 to 2003. Woolard joined the executive team at Itron, Inc. in 2003 following its acquisition of Silicon Energy, and held the positions of vice president and vice president of strategy and business development for Software Solutions. He previously held positions with VantagePoint Venture Partner's CleanTech Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. Woolard is a crown fellow at the Aspen Institute and he currently serves on the advisory boards of the Tuolumne River Preservation Trust, as well as the Energy Institute and Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at Berkeley-Haas. He is also a member of the Oakland Zoo's East Bay Zoological Society Board of Trustees. In addition to his Haas MBA, Woolard holds two degrees from the University of Virginia, including an MA in Environmental Planning and a BA in Economics.