Jack Gill, a founder and managing partner (retired) of Vanguard Ventures in Palo Alto, has joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as in the Robert A. Fox Executive in Residence for the spring 2010 quarter.
Gill has more than four decades of experience working in Silicon Valley and Boston as a company founder and venture capitalist. He also has 10 years of experience teaching entrepreneurship courses in science, engineering and medicine at Harvard Medical School, MIT and Rice University.
Davis residents are active in political causes, the arts, and community organizations. Much of their attention goes to enhancing the quality of life. With a population of 65,000, the City of Davis has a reputation for environmental awareness, energy conservation, excellent schools, and exceptional parks and recreational programs. More than 50 miles of bicycle and jogging paths link neighborhoods with the campus and with Davis’ vibrant downtown. The region’s temperate climate gives you the chance to enjoy yourself outdoors all year long.
Building a bold business future takes a crucial combination of real-world practice, mastery of strategic and analytical skills, and leadership development.
Turning ideas into action is exactly what today’s global marketplace demands. Ideas are only as strong as the innovative leaders who can act on them by motivating others to create change and drive results.
At UC Davis, you’ll find an MBA experience unlike any other—our approach merges teaching and research to prepare globally aware leaders who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. The values and principles of social and environmental responsibility are woven into the very fabric of both our tight-knit community and the campus.
Our new, innovative curriculum reflects emerging trends in the business world, further integrating globalization, responsible business ethics and sustainability. Your intellectual and emotional intelligence will be stretched to the limit in our dynamic, collaborative learning environment. Internationally renowned professors will know you by name, and you will work closely with and get to know each of your talented classmates.
You will also benefit from the interdisciplinary strengths and rich offerings of one of the world’s top research universities—and our prime location in Northern California. The San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento region are thriving economic engines linked to global markets. Our connections to the Bay Area will link you into the financial center of the West and the world’s hotbed of innovation and entrepreneurship.
As you shape your future career path, you will have access to leading financial, energy and consumer companies, Fortune 500 firms, cutting-edge green technology and biotech leaders, top venture capitalists, and the nation’s wine and agricultural centers.
This is an exciting time to be at UC Davis. I encourage you to visit and learn more about what sets us apart. I assure you, the UC Davis MBA will be one of the most challenging, exhilarating and rewarding experiences of your life.
Across six continents, UC Davis MBA alumni are in prominent roles in international business as top executives, managers and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries and organizations. This map highlights just a sample of the global leadership of our alumni and where they are putting their ideas into action. You’ll be able to connect with the extensive Graduate School of Management network—and join more than 205,755 UC Davis graduates worldwide.
UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark
Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.
(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.