Lecturers & Visiting Faculty
Sorin Maruster is a senior manager in KPMG’s Silicon Valley tax practice, with more than five years of experience in valuation of complex securities, including earnouts, convertible bonds, put/call arrangements and equity-based compensation, under ASC 718, ASC 805 and ASC 820.
Gareth Keeves’ research interests include impression management and impression formation in the context of corporate leadership. His first stream of research draws from social and psychological theories to examine interpersonal interactions between top managers. The second stream of research examines the linguistics of organizational communications, using computational linguistics to characterize the nature of company filings.
Gary Katzenstein’s career interests span the intersection of three areas: leadership, design/innovation, and international business. Katzenstein teaches courses that include Leading People, Power and Politics, Applied Innovation, International Management/Strategy and International Business Development.
Mak Ahmad is currently a director at Salesforce, where he oversees large cross-cloud infrastructure initiatives.
Vince Vengapally is currently the vice president of technology for the Oakland Athletics. He oversees technology initiatives for the ball club, spanning fan facing technology and business systems.
A major focus for the A’s is transitioning from a traditional on-premise enterprise software environment to a hybrid cloud environment.
Charley Ansbach has worked with major corporations nationally and internationally representing not only their interests in discussions as donors to major nonprofits/NGOs but also in appeals for support and partnership made by community groups. In those many interactions he learned why most corporate CSR programs fail and how to fix them. Ansbach has learned what CSR directors must do to manage their programs inside corporate structures and the practical sides of serving effectively in that role.
Lecturer Cyrus Aram brings over 20 years of private and public sector experience in the areas of customer strategy, business transformation, planning, program, change and quality management. He has domain level expertise in customer strategy, business process transformation, lean sigma, program and change management, performance management and business controls, and thought leadership. He is also an adjunct faculty at the Sacramento State College of Business Administration.
MBA, University of California, Davis
Teaching Field: Accounting
Paul Bianchi is an experienced and successful human capital executive and consultant with over 25 years of high-technology leadership experience from innovative companies like NeXT, Apple, Ask Jeeves, PeopleSoft and Illumina.
Carissa Bouwer is an associate at DLA Piper LLP in Sacramento. Bouwer assists clients in selecting, registering and protecting their trademarks and trade dress. She also advises clients on copyright issues, IP licensing, advertising, social media, sweepstakes, contests and gift card laws. Bouwer received her B.A. from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and her J.D. from University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law.
Nicholas Briscoe is Chief Economist at Briscoe Economics Group, Inc. He provides valuation consulting and expert witness testimony in a wide variety of economic and financial matters. He teaches as the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as part of the adjunct faculty. Mr. Briscoe’s prior positions include Manager in the forensic services division of the accounting firm Crowe Horwath, LLP, as well as Senior Economist at Cohen | Volk Economic Consulting Group.
Doy Charnsupharindr is a lecturer at UC Davis Graduate School of Management and UC Berkeley’s Haas Business School, teaching MBA-level courses focusing on developing leadership, communications, and coaching skills. He teaches High Impact Leadership courses at Berkeley Executive Education at UC Berkeley, and has been a guest lecturer at the Berlin School for Creative Leadership (Germany) and Nanyang Business School (Singapore). He coaches and leads workshops for some of the largest corporations, as well as non-profit and governmental organizations worldwide.
Crystal Coleman is an assurance principal with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, a Top Ten national accounting firm.
For 14 years, Coleman was a part-time lecturer in the CSU Sacramento College of Business, where she taught both undergraduate and graduate accounting courses, prior to her involvement with the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) Program. Coleman continues to serve on the College of Business Advisory Counsel at CSU Sacramento.
Mr. Davis is the Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Sacramento, CaliforniaTax Practice. He has more than 28 years of experience providing tax compliance and consulting services to closely held business, their owners in the food and food production related businesses. He works closely with his clients to understand their business and goals. He coordinates with Crowe auditors to effectively and efficiently provide tax services to jointly served clients.
Executive Director, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Assistant Adjunct Professor
Research Expertise: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation
Joe DiNunzio is a senior executive with three decades of creative, technical and business leadership creating new ventures and building successful organizations. He has extensive experience as a management consulting practice leader, a Fortune 100 senior operating executive, an entrepreneur and an educator.
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Eamonn Dolan served as chief investment officer and managing director of CM Capital (CMC), managing diversified portfolios emphasizing alternative investments. He was responsible for asset allocation, strategy formulation, manager selection, process design, and leading the investment team. Currently, Dolan serves on CMC’s Investment Advisory Board.
MBA, University of California, Davis
BS, California State University, Sacramento
Dr. Amy L. Fraher is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Organisation, Work and Employment at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham in the UK and a Lecturer in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California Davis in the USA. She is a retired U.S. Navy Commander and Naval Aviator, and former United Airlines pilot, with over 6,000 mishap-free flight hours in four jet airliners, five military aircraft, and several types of civilian airplanes.
Noah Gift is lecturer and consultant at UC Davis Graduate School of Management in the MSBA program. He is teaching graduate machine learning and consulting on Machine Learning and Cloud Architecture for students and faculty. He has published close to 100 technical publications including two books on subjects ranging from Cloud Machine Learning to DevOps. He is also a certified AWS Solutions Architect and has an MBA from UC Davis, a M.S. in Computer Information Systems from Cal State Los Angeles, and a B.S. in Nutritional Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.