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Overview

Corporate Advisors: Dean’s Advisory Council

The Dean’s Advisory Council is one of the strongest connections the Graduate School of Management has to the business community.

The council includes many of California’s top business leaders, who serve as key advisors to the dean, sharing ideas and making recommendations on future growth and development of the School, curriculum issues and student organizations and projects.

Paul Bianchi 85

Former SVP, Human Resources

Illumina

Charles Calderaro

Senior Vice President

BioMarine Pharmaceutical

Eamonn F. Dolan 83

Retired Chief Investment Officer,

     Managing Director

C.M. Capital Corp.

Roger Halualani 89, MBA 91

Principal

Halualani & Assoc./Epiphany Partners

Michael Hurlston 88, MBA 90, MS 91

Chief Executive Officer

Finisar Corporation

Chet Kapoor

Vice President

Google

Michael Kourey 81

Chief Financial Officer

Medallia

Gary Lew MBA 98

Principal and Executive Vice President

Vx Capital Partners

Bryan Shepherd MBA 11

Senior Business Analyst

Agilent Technologies

Vickie Sherman MBA 13

Executive Marketing Consultant

FoodBytes! by Rabobank

Wylie Tollette 88

EVP, Client Portfolio Solutions

Franklin Templeton Investments

Andres Trillo

Global Vice President, Human Resources

HM. CLAUSE

Louise Walker

President and Chief Executive Officer

First Northern Bank of Dixon

 

 

 

Staff Profile
Daria Costello

Daria Costello
Director of Corporate Relations and IMPACT Projects

Daria works with corporations, organizations and business partners to source strategic projects for the School’s full-time and part-time MBA students’ capstone degree requirement.

Previously, Costello was the associate director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012. She managed recruiting and admissions, program management and career placement for MPAc students.

Costello has a background in counseling, education (including a teaching credential from UC Davis) and project management.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101G
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-5834
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Tracey Soeth

Tracey Soeth
IMPACT Projects Analyst

The IMPACT curriculum is a 10-week project capstone course that allows UCD MBA students to gain real-world experience by working on corporate strategy projects in small teams. Tracey serves as a liaison for sponsor donors, faculty leads, and student team members to provide high-level support for the course, performing complex coordinating, planning and analysis functions.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101
Davis, CA 95619
Ph: (530) 752-9878
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Michelle Leah Vasquez

Michelle Leah Vasquez
Analyst, Academic Operations and Planning

Michelle works directly with the Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Planning to develop, edit, and review the curriculum for all 35 members of our senate faculty. This process includes the management, maintenance, and update of EMS, Banner, RaPS and the Education Building Resource Scheduling system to ensure schedule quality and completeness for multiple programs across all three campuses. Michelle is also responsible for data entry, as well as quality checks for each system and campus to ensure accuracy and consistency across applications. 

540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-4600
Staff Profile
Andy Fleisher

Andy Fleisher
Assistant Director, Project & Instructional Resources

Andrew graduated from UC Davis in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. Before arriving at the Graduate School of Management, he worked for six years in the Entomology Department at UC Davis as a technician where he coordinated on research involving the feeding habits of mosquitoes and co-authored three journal articles. After time in the lab, Andrew worked in the Temporary Employment Pool and found his way to the Graduate School of Management where he has been for the last 8 years.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2209
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 754-8830
F: (530) 752-2924
Staff Profile
DeeDee Kitchen

DeeDee Kitchen
Director, Administration and Human Resources

With more than 35 years experience within the University, Kitchen is the Director of Administration and Human Resources. She manages fiscal affairs and provides administrative and operational direction of business services/resources for the school. She serves as the human resources expert for the school. She is instrumental in organizing, planning and meeting key objectives to enhance employee on-boarding and business operations among students, faculty, staff and University affiliates. 

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2302
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-4366
F: (530) 754-9553
Staff Profile
Christina Sanchez

Christina Sanchez
Director, Project & Instructional Resources

With more than 20 years experience as a Director of Project and Instructional Resources, Sanchez manages the operations and instructional support unit for the school. She is instrumental in organizing, planning and meeting key objectives to enhance operations among students, faculty, and staff.  Sanchez is well-versed on strategic and tactical planning, development and implementation of many systems to improve resources available to faculty; overseeing all projects, including operations and facility management of teaching facilities located in Davis, Sacramento and San Ramon.

Gallagher Hall
540 Alumni Ln
Room 2218
Ph: (530) 752-5330
GSM cell: (530) 574-7438
F: (530) 752-2924
Staff Profile
Caroll Sandifor

Caroll Sandifor
Bay Area Instructional & Operations Manager

Provides administrative support for faculty members and students, including general reception and administration, instructional materials support, and student academic advising services. Provides facility management and equipment operation in the classrooms for both students and faculty members. Responsible for hotel contract discounts and various amenities for use by faculty and students.

On-site hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday: 12:30 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Bishop Ranch 15, Suite 190
12647 Alcosta Blvd.,
San Ramon, CA 95823
Ph: (925) 543-8076
F: (925) 543-8097
Staff Profile
Dedan Sims

Dedan Sims
Sacramento Instructional & Operations Manager

Sims comes to the GSM most recently from UC Davis IET Department. He was Storekeeper and Equipment Manager. He was employed with them for over 2 1/2 years. Previously, Sims worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs and UCDMC. He also served in the US Army for over 10 years as a Supply SGT/Operations Manager. He has his Bachelor of Science degree from Trident University in Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. He is currently working towards his MBA from Trident University, which an anticipated graduation of 2019.

UC Davis Sacramento Campus – Education Building
4610 X Street, Room 2203
Sacramento, CA 95817
Ph: (916) 734-3937
Fax: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Crissy Lyles

Crissy Lyles
Associate Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Crissy Lyles is the Associate Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012.

Crissy works to recruit and enroll students for the MPAc Program. She also supports MPAc employer recruiting and career development.  She helps manage the on-campus recruiting/interview schedule for MPAc students along with the Assistant Director of the MPAc program.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-9872
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Kristy MaKieve

Kristy MaKieve
Interim Senior Director, Admissions

Kristy MaKieve offers 30 years of experience of business development, strategy, communications, management and recruiting in not-for profits and academia. MaKieve has been on the business side of healthcare for the past decade and is currently the Director of Membership for the California Medical Association. In addition, she has been expanding the curriculum for healthcare-related coursework at the Graduate School of Management since 2012.

UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Gallagher Hall
540 Alumni Ln.
Davis, CA 95616
Overview

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping you in every phase of your career planning endeavors. Take advantage of our many resources and tools in order not just to find your next job, but the right job.True career management is a lifelong process. One of the best ways to ensure a long and successful career is to learn the strategies and tools of proactive career management.

Staff Profile
Alex Breckon

Alex Breckon
Director, Business Development

Alex Breckon joins the GSM after completing a year in Cambodia as the 2016/17 USAID Connecting the Mekong Through Education and Training (USAID COMET) Fellow and Country Manager. In that role, he applied his leadership, communications, innovation, and training experience to help develop and grow a regional work-readiness and human capacity building program. In addition to facilitating leadership development for faculty and students at higher education institutions in Southeast Asia, Breckon developed sustainable partnerships for USAID and its program partners and regional stakehol

Staff Profile
Carin Hotaling

Carin Hotaling
Career Services Program Coordinator

As the Career Services Program Coordinator for the Graduate School of Management, Carin manages operations for the career center and coordinates and provides high-level support for students and recruiter programs. Carin serves as the front-line contact for current students, employers and alumni. She manages logistics for events such as career fairs, workshops, guest speakers and interviews. She also provides analytical support and statistical research for the Office of Student Affairs and administrative support to the Senior Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

Staff Profile
Jason Masino

Jason Masino
Career Development Operations Manager

Jason Masino began his UC Davis career as an undergraduate student and in 2010 earned a degree in dramatic art with a focus on performance studies. Upon graduation, he became a temporary employee with the university and spent nine months at the UC Davis Health System campus in Sacramento.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101
Davis, CA
(530) 752-0606
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Angel McCormack

Angel McCormack
Lead Career Counselor

Angel holds a Master of Science degree in Career Counseling, having graduated with a 4.0 from a CACREP accredited program (an independent agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit master’s degree and doctoral programs). She has been published by WalletHub.com, and has authored a Career Counseling Theory taking into account her full theoretical approach to counseling (Humanistic mix of Existential, Person Centered, Gestalt, and Behaviorism schools of thought).

Staff Profile
Elizabeth Moon

Elizabeth Moon
Interim Director of Career Development

Elizabeth Moon joined the Graduate School of Management’s Career Development team in January 2014, bringing a focus on career counseling and an expertise in working with international students. She provides all students with career assistance in the areas of resumes, cover letters, interviewing, job/internship search strategies, negotiations, networking and business etiquette.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101F
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-7760
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker
Career Advisor, Sacramento MBA

Jennifer Tucker is a career development specialist with over 20 years of experience coaching and helping individuals identify their personal strengths and career interests. She has worked with students in all aspects of career development including assessment and planning, employer research, résumé writing, networking, interviewing and negotiating offers.  She has conducted employer development, created and delivered career workshops, and is currently developing content for a start-up venture focused on assisting professional athletes with career transition.

Staff Profile
Sumiko Hong

Sumiko Hong
Special Projects Manager, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

As the special projects manager, Sumiko Hong coordinates the implementation of several new partnerships and programs. These include the Pre-College course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with UC Davis Extension; the expansion of the Big Bang! Business Competition with the BlueTech Valley Regional Innovation Cluster funded by a California Energy Commission grant; and the creation of new entrepreneurship academies, workshops and clinics funded by Assembly Bill 2664: University of California Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expansion.

Gallagher Hall, Room 3409
540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0235
Staff Profile
Lindsay Lowry

Lindsay Lowry
Administrative Assistant, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Lindsay Lowry brings more than 10 years of administrative experience to the institute. Prior to joining our team, she worked at UC Davis in the Primate Center and the Student Advising Office for the Department of Human Ecology. Before coming to UC Davis, Lowry spent eight years as the office coordinator for Cunningham Engineering here in Davis. 

Gallagher Hall, Room 2106
540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
O: (530) 752-1827
Staff Profile

Jenna Makus
Associate Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jenna Makus oversees the operations, communications and program planning at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Institute, she worked with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Career Services to implement their MBA Accelerator database, and served as a program manager for the School’s Executive Education. Makus earned her UC Davis MBA in 2006. During her time as an MBA student, she was involved in many activities related to the Institute, including serving as the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition marketing chair. 

Gallagher Hall, Room 3409
540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
Ph: (530) 752-8214
Staff Profile
Leigh Ann Hartman

Leigh Ann Hartman
Executive Director, Development and External Relations

Leigh Ann Hartman joined the Graduate School of Management as the Senior Director of Development in June 2012 and was promoted to Executive Director in July 2015. As leader of the Development and External Relations team, she is responsible for building and fostering relationships with GSM alumni, business partners, donors and friends of the University in an effort to strengthen the GSM network, increase public awareness of the School’s programs, and secure the maximum amount of private financial support in order to meet the School’s goals.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2216
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-9985
F: (530) 752-3744
Staff Profile
Kristy Peterson

Kristy Peterson
Director, Alumni Relations & Network Strategy, Development and External Relations

Peterson joins the GSM at UC Davis with 15 years of experience in higher education and K-12 alumni relations, advancement, and student affairs. She served for nine years at UCLA as the Director of Student Outreach and Engagement, running a team of staff and volunteers in student leadership development and alumni relations programming. She then led the alumni relations department for The Buckley School, an independent K-12 in Sherman Oaks.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2210
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 754-9671
F: (530) 752-3744
Staff Profile
Lana Watts

Lana Watts
Director of Development, Development and External Relations

Lana Watts brings more than 10 years of fundraising and business development experience to the Graduate School of Management. Most recently, she served for more than six years with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas where she worked as a development officer responsible for corporate workplace campaigns. Watts’s role allowed her to cultivate relationships with United Way’s loyal donors and major donors while increasing their interest and involvement with organization.

Gallagher Hall
Room 2212
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-8828
F: (530) 752-3744
Staff Profile
Amy Davis

Amy Davis
Social Media Specialist

Amy joins the Graduate School of Management as a proud alumna of UC Davis. She brings 10+ years of experience in communications, PR and social media strategy from locally-based organizations, including regional grocer Raley’s Family of Fine Stores and Northern California-based Sutter Health, where she shaped and launched company-wide social media programs, supported media relations plans and developed internal communications efforts.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2209
Davis, CA 95616
Staff Profile
Brad Hooker, UC Davis

Brad Hooker
Content Writer & Editor

Brad Hooker tells the story of UC Davis Graduate School of Management. His writing delves into the powerful science and the personal journeys behind the people who deliver our research and expertise to the world.

As a freelance journalist, he investigated the money behind D.C. politics, tracked climate change and water scarcity in Ecuadorian villages and sifted through the quantum soup of new science unlocked by the world’s biggest particle colliders.

Gallagher Hall
Room 2206
Davis, CA
Cell: (530) 400-9089
Staff Profile
Kevin Ulrich

Kevin Ulrich
Visual Communications Specialist

Kevin manages shooting, editing and producing a wide range of videos about our dynamic community, helping to take our content to the next level through creative multimedia storytelling.

An accomplished video writer, director and editor, Kevin join us from UC Davis Health’s Public Affairs department where he produced and wrote documentary and promotional videos, working closely with professional writers/journalists and doctors. He also worked with Nugget Markets on multiple filming projects as cinematographer, editor and brain storming ideas for promotional videos.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2206
Davis, CA 95616
Staff Profile
Charleen Floyd

Charleen Floyd
Program Manager, Sacramento Part-Time MBA

Charleen supports and works directly with part-time MBA students. A champion of all students, she provides academic advising, and guidance regarding student programs, special events and student-led activities. Charleen works collaboratively with the Academic & Student Services team in overseeing the student experience at the GSM. A proud alum of Davis, she wants every student to have the exceptional opportunities and experiences from which she benefited while studying at this great university.

Education Building
4610 X St #2203
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 734-3938
F: (916) 734-3918
Staff Profile
Crissy Lyles

Crissy Lyles
Associate Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Crissy Lyles is the Associate Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012.

Crissy works to recruit and enroll students for the MPAc Program. She also supports MPAc employer recruiting and career development.  She helps manage the on-campus recruiting/interview schedule for MPAc students along with the Assistant Director of the MPAc program.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-9872
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Inger Maher

Inger Maher
Director of Student and Academic Services

Inger Maher oversees the student experience at the Graduate School of Management, from orientation to commencement. She plays a lead role in delivering varied programming to students, including international exchange programs and the GSM’s new Principled Leadership Program. Maher manages policies and procedures affecting student enrollment and academic advising, and oversees the process for student scholarship awards.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2410
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 754-7529
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Alex Minnis

Alex Minnis
Assistant Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Alex Minnis is the Assistant Director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012.

Alex works directly with the MPAc students, providing academic advising and guidance for student programs, events and activities from Orientation through Commencement. She also collaborates with the Associate Director in coordinating MPAc recruiting and admissions activities, and manages the on-campus recruitment operations for MPAc students.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101K
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-9555
Staff Profile
Jacqueline Romo

Jacqueline Romo
Assistant Director of Student and Academic Services
Program Manager, Full-Time MBA

Jacqueline is responsible for driving work-flow improvements to increase operational efficiency and effectiveness. She collaborates with the Associate Director, Academic & Student Services on the development of the school’s enrollment and information systems. Jacqueline is responsible for working directly with the full-time MBA students by providing guidance for student programs, events, and activities as well as supporting MBA recruiting and admissions activities.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 2408
Davis, CA
Phone: (530) 752-3593
Fax: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Lisa Sanchas

Lisa Sanchas
GSM Registrar and Associate Director

As the GSM Registrar, Lisa Sanchas is responsible for registration, course scheduling, enrollment management, academic progress, degree certification, record-keeping and student advising across all GSM programs. Sanchas also manages the GSM’s in-house student registration system for each program, creates the school’s academic calendar, and works with various campus units to resolve issues regarding fee assessments, student accounts, and financial aid.

Gallagher Hall
Room 2408
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-7363
F: (530) 752-2924
Staff Profile
Eva Zhang

Eva Zhang
Program Manager, Bay Area MBA

Eva works together with the Academic & Student Services team to oversee the student experience at the GSM, starting when students arrive for Orientation, all the way through to Commencement.  Eva serves as primary point of contact for the part-time MBA students in the Bay Area MBA program. She guides students to navigate through the policies and procedures affecting student enrollment and academic advising. She also manages program events and assists with student-led events.

 

Bishop Ranch 15, Suite 190
12647 Alcosta Blvd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
Ph: (925) 543-8075
F: (925) 543-8097
Staff Profile
Kristy MaKieve

Kristy MaKieve
Interim Senior Director, Admissions

Kristy MaKieve offers 30 years of experience of business development, strategy, communications, management and recruiting in not-for profits and academia. MaKieve has been on the business side of healthcare for the past decade and is currently the Director of Membership for the California Medical Association. In addition, she has been expanding the curriculum for healthcare-related coursework at the Graduate School of Management since 2012.

UC Davis Graduate School of Management
Gallagher Hall
540 Alumni Ln.
Davis, CA 95616
Staff Profile
Tracey Soeth

Tracey Soeth
IMPACT Projects Analyst

The IMPACT curriculum is a 10-week project capstone course that allows UCD MBA students to gain real-world experience by working on corporate strategy projects in small teams. Tracey serves as a liaison for sponsor donors, faculty leads, and student team members to provide high-level support for the course, performing complex coordinating, planning and analysis functions.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101
Davis, CA 95619
Ph: (530) 752-9878
F: (530) 754-9355
Staff Profile
Michelle Leah Vasquez

Michelle Leah Vasquez
Analyst, Academic Operations and Planning

Michelle works directly with the Assistant Director of Academic Operations and Planning to develop, edit, and review the curriculum for all 35 members of our senate faculty. This process includes the management, maintenance, and update of EMS, Banner, RaPS and the Education Building Resource Scheduling system to ensure schedule quality and completeness for multiple programs across all three campuses. Michelle is also responsible for data entry, as well as quality checks for each system and campus to ensure accuracy and consistency across applications. 

540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-4600
Staff Profile
Daria Costello

Daria Costello
Director of Corporate Relations and IMPACT Projects

Daria works with corporations, organizations and business partners to source strategic projects for the School’s full-time and part-time MBA students’ capstone degree requirement.

Previously, Costello was the associate director of the Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program, which welcomed its charter class in 2012. She managed recruiting and admissions, program management and career placement for MPAc students.

Costello has a background in counseling, education (including a teaching credential from UC Davis) and project management.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 1101G
Davis, CA
Ph: (530) 752-5834
F: (530) 754-9355
Faculty Profile

Joe DiNunzio
Interim Executive Director, Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Research Expertise: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, IMP Project Faculty Advisor

Joe DiNunzio is an assistant adjunct professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where he previous led the IMPACT Consulting program for MBA students. He is also the interim executive director of the Mike and Renee Child Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Gallagher Hall
540 Alumni Lane
Room 3415
(530) 752-2924 Fax
Office hrs: By appointment
Department

Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The UC Davis Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship serves as the nexus for entrepreneurship education and research—and as a springboard for entrepreneurial initiatives on the UC Davis campus.

To accomplish this, the institute brings science, engineering and business students and faculty together with experienced entrepreneurs, investors and corporate leaders in an highly collaborative environment that blends effective theory with hands-on participation and solution-driven innovation.

Department

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is dedicated to helping you in every phase of your career planning endeavors. Take advantage of our many resources and tools in order not just to find your next job, but the right job.True career management is a lifelong process. One of the best ways to ensure a long and successful career is to learn the strategies and tools of proactive career management.

Staff Profile

Jenna Makus
Associate Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jenna Makus oversees the operations, communications and program planning at the Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Before joining the Institute, she worked with the UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s Career Services to implement their MBA Accelerator database, and served as a program manager for the School’s Executive Education. Makus earned her UC Davis MBA in 2006. During her time as an MBA student, she was involved in many activities related to the Institute, including serving as the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition marketing chair. 

Gallagher Hall, Room 3409
540 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
Ph: (530) 752-8214
Faculty Profile
Will Snyder

Will Snyder
Executive Director, Master of Professional Accountancy

Research Expertise: Financial and tax accounting

Will Snyder is the executive director of the UC Davis Master of Professional Accountancy program.

Before joining UC Davis in 2012, Snyder served as a full-time member of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy at San Diego State University (SDSU) for the past 24 years. Prior to that, he was an adjunct faculty at SDSU as well as a partner with Deloitte Haskins and Sells. He was also a professor at the University of Southern California, his alma mater, from 1992 to 1994.

Gallagher Hall
Room 3417
(530) 752-7403
Staff Profile

Stephanie Young-Birkle
Assistant to Dean Rao Unnava

Stephanie joined the Graduate School of Management in May of this year as the Energy Program Project Manager and has been working with Amy Myers Jaffe. She has also worked in the Academic Senate Office where she supported the faculty committees on Academic Freedom & Responsibility, Affirmative Action & Diversity, and Library as well as the Staff Assembly. Before joining UC Davis, she was a paralegal focusing on securities and business transactional law and a research assistant at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Gallagher Hall
Rm 3108-A
Davis, CA
(530) 752-4600
Faculty Profile
Eamonn Dolan

Eamonn Dolan
Lecturer and 2016 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

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.

Office hrs: Spring 2018
 Wednesdays: 2- 2:45 p.m. Room 2402
Profile

Carlo Pugnetti
2015 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

Carlo Pugnetti is an experienced international executive who has served in a variety of roles in several countries during his 14-year tenure with Allianz, the German market leader in insurance. At Allianz, he has been involved in leading turnaround cases, founding new companies, business development, strategy and general management.

Profile

Stephen G. Newberry
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2014

Stephen G. Newberry has been chairman of the board of directors for Lam Research since November 2012. He joined the Company in August 1997 as executive vice president and chief operating officer and was promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer in July 1998. In June 2005, he was named president and chief executive officer, and in December 2010, he was named vice chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. In addition to serving as a director of Lam Research, Mr.

Faculty Profile
Jim Olson

Jim Olson
Lecturer

Courses Taught: Teams and Technology, Negotiations, and Technology Management.

Jim Olson founded the WestShore Management Group in April 2007, continuing a distinguished career after leading several high technology businesses for two Fortune companies and serving for nine years as CEO of SkyStream Networks, the top rated IPTV video head-end provider worldwide. WestShore Management Group provides Interim CEO, corporate consulting, and executive development services for both public, and private, venture-financed companies.

Profile

Kevin M. Bacon
2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

In today’s face-paced, highly scrutinized and transparent business world, the biggest challenge facing leaders is adroitly balancing the needs of the organization and its success with the social and ethical obligations owed to different and often conflicting stakeholders.

Profile

Robert Smelick
2011 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, 2014 Visiting Faculty

Managing Partner and CEOHeadland Ventures, San Francisco, Calif.

Adjunct faculty at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Visiting lecturer at University of Washington; Harvard University; Georgetown University; the University of San Francisco; Duke University; and the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.

Served on the boards of several private and public companies, including Kaiser Steel, Willamette Industries, King Broadcasting and The Wine Group (one of the world’s largest wine companies)

Profile

Jack M. Gill
2010 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence

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.

Jack 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.

Profile

Joe Dobrow
Joe Dobrow Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2009

Joe Dobrow, a senior marketing executive and consultant who has enjoyed a diverse career in consumer retail and nonprofits, served as the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for the spring quarter 2009.

While at UC Davis, Dobrow taught an MBA course on real-world decision making in practice that will offer a unique window into the world of executive thinking.

Profile

L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr.
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2008

L. Wilton Agatstein, Jr., a senior executive with Intel Corporation who retired at the end of last year, has been named the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for this spring.

With nearly three decades of global experience in the competitive high-tech arena, Agatstein will tap his deep understanding and expertise in emerging markets to teach a quarter-long MBA course focused on innovation for the developing world.

Profile

Russell Read
Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2007

Russell Read, chief investment officer for the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), the nation’s largest public pension fund, has joined the UC Davis Graduate School of Management as the Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence for the spring quarter.

Profile

Sotiris Kolokotronis
Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2006

Sotiris K. Kolokotronis is the founder and owner of SKK Developments, a Sacramento-based real estate firm that specializes in mixed-use, multi-family and land development projects.

As Executive-in-Residence in spring 2006, Kolokotronis taught a quarter-long MBA course on real estate development, drawing on two decades of experience on projects involving more than 1,500 single-family homes, 1,200 apartment units and 250,000 square feet of commercial buildings in Northern California, Colorado, Nevada and Oregon.

Profile

Lee A. McIntire
Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2005, Commencement 2008 Keynote Speaker

Lee A. McIntire is the president and chief operating officer for CH2M HILL, a global leader in engineering, construction, operations and related technical services for public and private clients. With $6 billion in revenue and 24,000 employees worldwide, the firm delivers innovative, practical, sustainable solutions—helping clients develop and manage infrastructure and facilities that improve efficiency, safety, and quality of life.

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Linda Oubre
Linda Oubre Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2003

In her two decades of business experience, Linda Oubre has been involved in more than 30 new ventures. Most recently, as co-founder, director, and president-COO of BriteSmile, Inc. From 1998-2002, Oubre was responsible for the planning, launch and management of the company’s one-hour teeth whitening spas and affiliated dental offices. During her four-year tenure, BriteSmile’s annual sales grew to more than $50 million.

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Charles Steinberg
Executive-in-Residence, Spring 2002

Charles A. Steinberg was president of the Broadcast and Professional Company of Sony Electronics Inc. from 1988 to 1999. His responsibilities included marketing and development of products and systems for the broadcast and business/industrial markets in the United States.

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