Margaret Andrews is Associate Provost at Hult International Business School. In this role, Margaret will manage the global academic team across campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai and provide leadership for academic activities in the graduate programs.
Prior to working at Hult, Margaret was Associate Dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. As academic and administrative dean for management programs, she set and executed program strategy, recruited and developed faculty, and designed and developed courses and programs. During her tenure, she launched new management and certificate programs, increased the number and variety of course offerings, grew enrollments, and launched a series of short professional development programs and grew them not a successful business of open enrollment programs. She also designed, developed and taught a number of on-campus, online and hybrid courses, as well as two-day professional development programs.
Preceding Harvard, Andrews was Executive Director at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she managed the MBA Program, Admissions, Student Affairs, and Career Development for the MBA Program, and Marketing, Alumni Relations, and the MIT Sloan Management Review for the entire MIT Sloan School.
Professor Anthony has pursued a dual career as a general management consultant and an educator. As a consultant, he has a broad practice in assisting global corporate clients in the areas of change management, strategy innovation, and leadership development. His experience includes working with groups and teams across levels, functions, industries, and geographies to develop competitive visions, solve problems, implement strategies, and build capabilities. Rob holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB, magna cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is currently a PhD candidate at Bentley College and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Carlos was in the telecommunications and computer industry with progressively senior executive roles at ITT, NYNEX, Digital Equipment Corporation, Advanced Fibre Communications (IPO 1996) and Motorola, where he was the company’s Corporate Vice President for the Latin America and Caribbean region. Currently he is the General partner of Alaya Capital Partners (based in Argentina) and Managing Director of Sausalito Ventures (based in Northern California, USA).
Teaching experience includes position as visiting faculty of the Danish Technical University (Denmark), the Federico Santa Maria Technical University (Chile), and the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), Universidad Catolica de Concepcion (Chile), etc. Public speaker and corporate advisor to Fortune 500 companies, Economic Development Agencies and NGOs across the world.
He has authored over 50 technical and management papers and has received USA/EU patents for six of his inventions. You can read more about Carlos via his regularly updated blog: www.carlosbaradello.com. These writings are the foundation of his future book titled Soft Landing in Silicon ValleyTM. Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.
Thea Bellos is the principal of The Bellos Group, a global marketing and management consulting firm, which was founded in 1991. Prior to establishing the Bellos Group, she was the Director of Marketing and Communications of EIP Associates, an environmental consulting firm; and, Director of Development of the Oakland Ballet, a national dance touring company. Ms. Bellos has taught international marketing, market research and strategic marketing courses at Golden Gate University’s Ageno School of Business and she was the recipient of the University’s Stanley Price Adjunct Faculty Award for distinguished service. Bellos has led training/seminars on cross-cultural communication and negotiations, and she has taught strategic marketing and international management courses at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Dominican University of California, St. Mary’s College of California and Macquarie University’s study abroad program on The Scholar Ship. At Hult she will be teaching international marketing in the Master of Digital Marketing program. She is also currently working with an international team in the development of The Global Stewards Institute, a non-profit organization, and serving as the President of the Board of Directors. An avid traveler and photographer, Ms. Bellos exhibits her photographs throughout the Bay Area and she participates in the EBOS Pro Arts Open Studio and the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studio annually.
Martin Brook is the founder of Martin Brook Associates, a financial services firm providing advice to businesses and high net worth individuals. Martin was formerly Vice President of Strategic Planning forMcKesson Corporation where he was a key player in McKesson’s transformation from a diversified distribution business to a leading health care company. Martin’s career with McKesson also included positions as General Manager, Divisional CFO and Assistant Corporate Controller. Before joining McKesson, he held senior positions with Booz, Allen & Hamilton in San Francisco, Cargolux Airlines in Luxembourg and British Airways in London.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities as Hult, Martin also teaches finance at the University ofCalifornia Berkeley and Golden Gate University, San Francisco. Martin also develops and delivers financial training programs for corporate clients where his combination of practical experience and theoretical knowledge is in much demand. Martin received University of California, Berkeley’s “Honored Instructor” award in 2010 for dedication toe xcellence in teaching. Martin receives consistently high student evaluations and is known for his ability to explain complex ideas in easily understood terms.
W. Christian Buss, Ph.D. is a professor at the Hult International Business School. In 2004, he
left the School of Business at the State University of New York/University at Albany to concentrate full-time on executive education. Prior to his departure, the UAlbany President named him to the rank of Professor Emeritus.
Dr. Buss has received sixteen teaching awards from different schools for his teachingexcellence. He received the 2004 Special Recognition Award from the Capital Region WorldTrade Center for his support of international business initiatives in the Capital Region of NewYork. His Ph.D. dissertation won first-place as the best Marketing dissertation from theAmerican Marketing Association in 1980.
Dr. Buss was a Teaching Professor of Global Strategy in the Fox School of TempleUniversity in from 2012 through June of 2014. His recent executive education clients includethe Rotterdam School of Management, Leiden University, the Lorange Institute of Businessin Zurich, Smith School at University of Maryland, the Universidad del Salvador in Argentinaand private companies.
In 2008, Bill left investment banking and has been teaching Corporate Finance in the Executive MBA Program at San Francisco State University and Financial Decision Making at the University of San Francisco. Both courses focused on financial analysis, capital budgeting, capital markets, valuation, and financing strategies. He spent half of his career in investment banking and half in commercial banking. As an investment banker, he advised privately held and small cap companies in mergers and acquisitions and in raising equity and mezzanine capital. He received a MBA from the University of California at Berkeley with an emphasis in finance and marketing. His banking experience gives him a very strong background in corporate finance with particular emphasis on capital structure, corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate strategy. As an investment banker, he has completed transactions in numerous industry sectors including retail, internet, clean-tech, education, service, catalog, manufacturing, subcontractors, software, and distribution as well as advised companies in all stages of growth: startup, expansion, and mature firms. As a commercial banker, he has experience as a commercial lender, cash manager, and managed Union Bank’s commercial banking activities in Northern California. Bill is currently doing transactions as a sole practitioner and through the Taproot Foundation providing pro bono consulting to non-profits on developing their strategic plans.
Adam Carstens is Director of Research for Hult International Business School and a member of the team at Hult Labs, the newly created global research initiative based out of Hult’s San Francisco campus. In addition to teaching, Adam is also helping the Hult Labs team conduct original research on what's needed in business education, and will help design new learning approaches in the classroom based on this research.
Before coming to Hult, Adam led consulting engagements for Harvard Business School Professor John Kotter's consulting firm, Kotter International. Prior to that, he was the first non-Japanese full-time faculty member at Globis, Japan’s largest business school in Tokyo, Japan and helped design their International MBA program. He has also helped teach classes at the Annenberg School for Communications at USC and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also served as a political aide for a U.S. Senator and Congressman in Washington, DC.
He received his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and lives in Belmont, California with his wife, son and daughter.
Karen has 20 years of experience in developing strategies, partnerships and teams to accelerate the profitable growth of technology-oriented organizations in new markets. Currently, she is the Vice President of Strategy and Impact at TechSoup Global and her team is responsible for maximizing the social and financial impact of this global nonprofit organization.
Karen has a unique blend of direct experience with start-ups, social enterprises, and high-tech multinational firms including Vital Wave Consulting, Telcordia Technologies, AT&T, and the Peace Corps. Throughout her career, she has delivered millions of dollars of incremental revenue through the creation of compelling sales and marketing strategies and by adeptly managing programs and teams across the globe including in India, China and Mexico. Karen is passionate about the power of technology to transform people’s lives and she improved the performance of 100+ technology-centric social enterprises from around the world by creating specialized training courses, identifying and connecting entrepreneurs to critical resources, and providing one-on-one advice and mentoring.
Karen earned her MA and PhD in International Business Relations at Tufts University and graduated from California State University, Chico with a joint B.S. in Business Administration and Spanish. She is fluent in Spanish and lived in Latin America nearly 10 years.
Educated at Oxford, where he read English Literature, Roger is Director of the Ashridge Executive Masters in Management, and a Subject Leader on the Ashridge MBA and EMBA programmes. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School where he has taught on MBA and EMBA programmes since 2009. In 2012 he had the great honour to be elected Professor of the Year by his MBA students.
His particular interests are authentic leadership and organisational politics. He believes that good leadership is grounded in a clear and insightful understanding of universal principles and closely examined personal values, coupled with an understanding of what drives personal behaviour.
Roger has taught all over the world, including most of the EU countries, North and South America, The Lebanon, Turkey, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, the UAE, Qatar and Oman. He is very experienced at teaching and working with multi-cultural groups. He is qualified in a range of psychometrics including MBTI, Firo-B, Profilor, SDI and Emotional Intelligence, and is an enthusiastic supporter of Transactional Analysis as a tool for improving self-awareness and interpersonal communication.
During his first career, Roger was a board director and account director with global top ten advertising agency DMB&B, working with P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, Sterling Health, Johnson Wax and others. He was for some years Client services Director of DMB&B Dublin, an office he opened on a greenfield site. Later he was for six years Principal Consultant at management development consultancy Ellis Hayward, and later still, he spent a further six years as Programme Director in Cranfield School of Management's Centre for Customised Executive Education. He was a recent guest editor of a special edition of the Journal of Public Affairs which focused on ethics in business, and he is regularly published, and has recently had a book on management commissioned by Pearson Publishing.
Martin Doettling is a professor of digital marketing at Hult International Business School in San Francisco.
Mr. Doettling held executive marketing, product and business leadership roles in some of Silicon Valley's most successful technology companies such as Adobe, Remedy, Vitria, and Kana. In the past six years, Mr. Doettling served as the chief marketing executive for two of the most influential and innovative software companies that forever transformed digital marketing and online customer engagement, Coremetrics (acquired by IBM) and Webtrends.
As CMO of Webtrends, Mr. Doettling brought to market the industry's first streaming analytics solution that empowers digital marketing and e-commerce teams to personalize the online customer experience in real time via unified digital intelligence across mobile, social, and web. In 2010, IBM acquired Coremetrics and its game-changing customer intelligence and digital marketing platform as the foundation for IBM Software Group's newly created Enterprise Marketing Management business.
Mr. Doettling is also actively engaged in Silicon Valley's vibrant startup and technology scene. He is a frequent guest lecturer at Hult International Business School in San Francisco and a noted speaker and panelist at international conferences and digital marketing events.
In addition to his business leadership credentials, Mr. Doettling was a program head and professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College, where he taught international business and policy. For eight years, Mr. Doettling also served on the Board of Directors of the German American International School, an innovative K-8 school in Menlo Park that achieved accreditation as the first international IB School in the Bay Area.
Dr Mike Edwards teaches the course 'Global Crises' at HULT. He has a doctorate in the security implications of climate change from Macquarie University (Sydney), an MSc in Environmental Policy from Wye College (now Imperial College, London) and a degree in Geography from University College London (UCL). Before joining HULT, Mike worked as Climate Change Advisor for a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which worked to alleviate poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Mike is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and a member of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation (BCI). He is a renowned public speaker having given lectures and talks on climate change and other environmental issues around the world. Mike is also a professional musician and founder of the highly acclaimed band: Didjitalis.
David B. Flood, lecturer on “Sustainability.” Mr. Flood has a B.A. in History from the University of Delaware (1978) and a Master’s in International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh (1980). Starting with Strategic Planning Associates in 1980 his work as a management consultant has spanned the full range of manufacturing and service industries, public and parastatal entities, trade associations, development banks and related international and bilateral aid agencies. After working as a commodities broker on Wall St., Flood was an International Affairs Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations on secondment to the World Bank, a research fellow at the World Resources Institute, the manager of a UN trade publishing group, and an independent consultant to government, industry and civic bodies. He consults actively and in recent years has taught a range of management and strategic marketing classes.
A web strategy pioneer, Philippa Gamse has been working with Internet applications since 1991. She currently teaches digital marketing at Hult in San Francisco.
Originally from the UK, Philippa obtained a post-graduate qualification in Library Science from University College, London. She has 10 years of corporate experience in Europe, including several years as a consultant for Deloitte, before founding her own US-based consulting and speaking practice in 1995.
Since then, Philippa has reviewed over 5,000 web presences. Her clients report that within 30 days of implementing her recommendations they achieve significant improvements in the levels of quality traffic, visitor engagement, customer loyalty and qualified sales leads.
Philippa was the sole featured expert for the cover story on effective web strategies for UPS "Compass" Magazine Fall 2009, distributed to more than 1million businesses. She is a Certified Management Consultant – an ISO-accredited designation recognized in over 60 countries. The second edition of her critically-acclaimed book 42 Rules for a Web Presence That Wins was recently published.
Sebastián García-Dastugue is a Professor of Global Business at Hult International Business School and is Research Associate at The Global Supply Chain Forum, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University. He was Associate Professor at Universidad de San Andrés (Buenos Aires, Argentina); were he has been Dean of the School of Business. Prior to starting his doctoral program, Sebastián has worked for more than 10 years in companies in different industries including consulting, IT, manufacturing, and publishing. His publications are based on applied research, which shows his commitment to bridging academia and practice through his teaching and research.
Sebastián García-Dastugue has taught as faculty or as a guest lecture in a number of universities including Cranfield University (England), Deusto School of Business (Spain), Guelph University (Canada), ORT (Uruguay), Tech of Monterrey (Mexico), The Ohio State University (USA), The University of Wollongong (Australia), University of Auckland (New Zealand), and Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). Sebastián has taught family entrepreneurship, intro to business, marketing channels, business-to-business customer relationship management, strategic logistics management, and supply chain management.
Sebastián’s commitment to contribute to management education moved him to initiate programs to involve students in real-life learning opportunities by facilitating projects between students, and entrepreneurs, executives or business owners.
At Hult, Elisabetta teaches Toolbox courses on Managerial Skills and Individual Skills, as well as Management Communications. Previously, Elisabetta taught Management Communication courses at the University of San Francisco, Graduate School of Management, where she also designed a new Inter-Cultural Component for international students.
Her teaching experience includes eight years as an Instructor at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, where she led workshops on Public Speaking, Media Training, and Interviewing Skills; she also coached MBA student teams pitching business plans to Venture Capitalists.
Elisabetta Ghisini is a marketing communications consultant with over 20 years of experience worldwide. As the founder of the boutique consulting firm Verba, she helps foreign companies shape their brand and reputation in the US market, focusing on messaging, positioning, and content strategy for high tech companies. In her corporate career, Elisabetta served as CMO of M31 USA, an Italian venture incubator in Silicon Valley. Previously she was Director of the Technology Practice of Burson-Marsteller, and Manager of the Communications Department at McKinsey & Co. (Milan and San Francisco offices).
Professor Grandinetti is Global Discipline Lead for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Hult and also teaches courses on Management and Marketing. He has been named Professor of the Week by the Financial Times, has been named Professor of the Year 2012-13 and is the recipient of four Global Teaching Excellence Awards during his three years at Hult. He serves as lead Faculty Advisor to the Hult VC and Social Business Clubs and chairs the Hult SF Operations Committee. He was also named the Hult SF Professor most engaged with students outside of the classroom and won a Faculty Peer Recognition Award for his exemplary efforts. He has a special interest in disruptive business model innovation, design thinking, raising early stage capital, digital marketing, advanced technology commercialization, corporate venturing, and social entrepreneurship. Professor Grandinetti shared his passion for entrepreneurship with the Hult community in his webinar on "How to succeed as an entrepreneur" and why it has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.
He taught Entrepreneurship at MIT for over ten years and has been teaching Corporate Venturing at Denmark Technical University for seven years. He served as judge for ten years to the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and is active in mentor capital programs such as TechStars and IBM SmartCamp. He also mentored the winning team in this year’s Hult Prize SF Regional Competition. Professor Grandinetti keynotes many innovation and venture capital events and is active on the TEDx circuit.
Professor Grandinetti worked at McKinsey & Company and currently serves as Senior Adviser to businesses, universities, and governments on a broad range of strategic, innovation, marketing and commercialization issues. He is a mentor and board member to many US tech start-ups and social ventures.
He was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar at Yale and was the first ever recipient of the Procter & Gamble Marketing Leadership award. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, magna cum laude, from Rutgers where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society. He serves on the school’s board and was awarded the Engineering Medal of Excellence for career achievement as well as Alumni of the Year.
He has served on the Corporate Executive Board of WGBH Public TV and Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System, for over a decade and has co-chaired the business development and nominating committees.
Dr. Green is an American economist who, until recently lived in Asia since the mid-1980s. He received his undergraduate education at the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has served as an economist on the U.S. Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and as a tenured professor of economics at Hosei University, Tokyo. For most of the last two decades he worked at the Asian Development Bank. In both Southeast Asia and in Central Asia he drafted country strategies and conducted research on a wide variety of economic topics. He served as the Country Director for ADB in Indonesia. He was instrumental in ADB’s regional cooperation efforts: initiating the Central Asian Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program and, as Director for the Southeast Asian regional cooperation unit, coordinating the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) initiative. He was a Research Fellow at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila from 2009-2012, until moving to San Francisco’s Bay Area to teach Global Economics at Hult. He has published extensively in academic journals, for the Asian Development Bank, and op-ed pieces both in Asia and in the United States.
Olaf Groth is a Global Professor of Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics and the Discipline Lead of Organization & Economy at Hult International Business School. In his webinar, "How innovative business models can reshape an industry", Professor Groth explored how new business models are emerging which are redefining roles and activating new players.
Professor Groth is also the founder and CEO of Emergent Frontiers Group LLC, which advises senior executives internationally on global innovation trends, strategy and commercial diplomacy. He has 20 years of experience in executive and advisory roles with Monitor Group, Qualcomm, Boeing, Vodafone, AirTouch, and a transportation start-up. Additionally, he is a Sr. Fellow for Innovation at the Center for Emerging Markets Enterprise at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, a judge for GE Ecomagination, adviser at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, and co-chair of the Pacific Council Energy & Environment Committee. He is a member of the Bay Area Economics Institute Research Council, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Prof. Groth holds Ph.D., M.A.L.D., M.A.I.P.S. and B.A. degrees in International Affairs with concentrations in business, economics, technology and negotiation from the Fletcher School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also studied negotiation at Harvard, trade economics at Georgetown University and finance at UC Berkeley.
Chris teaches at Hult International Business School in San Francisco where he teaches a course in financial analysis with guest speakers from Salesforce.com, LinkedIn, Goldman Sachs, Kleiner Perkins, Capital, Electronic Arts and other Bay Area technology and investment firms. He is also a McGill University Dobson Fellow (awarded for venture capital / business model contribution to students and alumni). He lives in Hillsborough with his wife and 3 sons and enjoys playing baseball with his family and community service.
Chris is also a Partner at Artis Ventures. He joined Artis Ventures in January of 2012 and has 20 years of technology and investment experience. He focuses on venture capital investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Chris led Artis Ventures’ investment in Bracket Computing and has also been actively involved in Artis Ventures’ investments in Nimble Storage, Practice Fusion, Stateless Networks, Quid Software and others. He has relationships with many Fortune 500 CTOs and has helped many prospective and current venture portfolio companies with customer introductions.
Prior to joining Artis Ventures, Chris founded Haroun Capital Management (HCM), which had several venture investments, including an investment in Facebook.
Dr. Omar Hernandez is a Chemical Engineer with graduate studies in Economic Policy and Governmentand a PhD in Process Economics and Environmental Impact from Imperial College, London, UK. Beforeteaching Quantitative Methods, Operations Management, and Corporate Responsibility at Hult he hastaught at University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hernandez has worked for a diverse set oforganization, including Procter & Gamble, Oil & Gas, National Office of the Environment and NaturalResources and Accenture. He has published several books and been the project lead on a variety ofresearch engagements for S&P 500 companies that led to international awards in different countries.
Steve has over 25 years of management consulting and training experience in areas such as development economics, education and training, strategic planning, and marketing. He was a Director in the Development Economics and Finance group at Arthur D. Little for 10 years, and spent the last three years with the company as the global head of its internal learning and training activities.
For the past 10 years, Steve has been one of three partners in ITSMA, an industry association that focuses on helping high technology companies with their services and solutions marketing. Steve has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts, the University of Bordeaux, the University of the West Indies, and Arizona State University.
Larry Kamer teaches PR and Corporate Communications at Hult. He is a veteran communications and public affairs strategist and an expert in the management of issues and crises. Called one of “America’s Top 10 Crisis Busters” (PR Week), “Larry Kamer can stop any rumor,” according to Corporate Legal Times. His skills come from more than 30 years as a communications consultant, in senior executive roles at international marketing and communications firms, and as a political consultant.
He works with boards of directors, senior executives, PR departments, and law firms in the management of high-profile investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, land use issues, product recalls, media exposés, and other controversies. '
In addition to Hult, Larry teaches in the graduate program at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism at the University of Southern California, at the McCarthy School for Public Service at the University of San Francisco, and in the Corporate Information Security Officer program at Carnegie-Mellon University.
Joanne Lawrence is a Professor of Global Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Hult International Business School and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with many multinational companies, global organizations, and smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups. In her webinar, "What Top Global Business Leaders are Focusing on", she discussed the role of business in society and how companies have the power to create both economic value and lasting, positive social change.
Prior to Hult, she was a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at INSEAD and an affiliate of INSEAD’s Business in Society Centre, where she was involved in Project RESPONSE, an extensive study of global corporate social responsibility (CSR). A strong believer in the power of business to bring about lasting, positive change, she focuses on developing leaders who can ethically and effectively leverage resources to achieve both social and economic objectives.
With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as BP, IBM and the World Bank as well as smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups, such as Tom’s of Maine and Economic Development Imports. As vice president of corporate communications and investor relations, she received numerous awards in both the U.S. and U.K. for her work in strategically-aligning and engaging stakeholders. While vice president at UK-based healthcare company SmithKline Beecham (today GSK), she headed a ground-breaking global organizational change initiative that became the subject of a book and an award-winning INSEAD case study.
Ms. Lawrence is co-author of From Promise to Performance: The Journey of Transformation at SmithKline Beecham (Harvard Business School Press, 1997). SmithKline Beecham was one of ten best cases in The Search for Strategic Credibility: Concepts and Cases in Global Strategy Communications and also the subject of an award-winning INSEAD case study: “The Making of the Simply Better Healthcare Company.” A recent essay, “The Disappearing Water Cooler” has been included in The Future of Innovation (Gower Publishing, 2009).
Her latest work is Globally Responsible Leadership: Managing According to the UN Global Compact Principles, co-edited with Paul Beamish of the Richard Ivey School of Business (Sage Publishing, 2012).
As the founder Alibris, Lawrence transformed it from a start-up to a highly-successful online retailer. Professor Louie went on to become a faculty advisor at the University of San Francisco's School of Business' Incubator and direct the business school's New Venture Center. He has also directed the MBA program and University of San Francisco and helped pioneer the school's Career Services. He has won many awards as an educator.
Herb Meiberger was first elected to a five-year term on the Retirement Board in 1992, and has served for 20 years in that capacity. The Retirement Board oversees the $15.4 billion (6/31/2011) Defined Benefit pension fund and the voluntary $2.0 billion Defined Contribution fund. Mr. Meiberger was hired by the Retirement System in 1986 as a security analyst and has worked in several capacities, including directly managing and overseeing the fixed income portfolios, monitoring compliance of the asset managers and working on the alternative investment portfolio. He retired in 2006 after twenty years of service. He earned a B.A. in mathematics and chemistry from the University of South Dakota and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California at Berkeley. He was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987, and has taught CFA® review courses for the Stalla/Becker Educational program. In addition, he teaches corporate finance and investments at San Francisco State University. Mr. Meiberger serves on the advisory board of the Pacific Pension Institute, and the Institutional Real Estate Letter.
Dr. Merron has taught at Hult since 2010 where he played an instrumental role in helping start up the San Francisco Campus. He teaches TeamSkills, Leadership, Management Communications, and Change Management. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco OD program.
He is the founder and Managing Partner of Avista Consulting Group, an organizational consulting and leadership development firm dedicated to helping organizations with bold visions achieve sustainable high performance and industry leadership. As an organization effectiveness and executive development consultant, he has more than 30 years of experience assisting executives and managers in business, government, and education. In partnership with his clients, he has successfully conducted over twenty-five large-system strategic, cultural, and technical change efforts resulting in a measurable increase in organizational productivity, employee performance, and employee satisfaction. Dr. Merron has significant experience in helping companies manage the human side of mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, and challenges of sustaining periods of rapid growth. In addition, has designed and led over 100 seminars and workshops, aimed to produce a positive and enduring change in the way executives and managers lead their organizations. Industry experience includes computer and electronics, telecommunications, insurance, utilities, and health care.
Keith has conducted research on the relationships between human development, managerial effectiveness and high performance, and has published numerous professional journal articles. His research help lay the foundation for Integral Theory, a major theoretical framework for leadership and organizational behavior. In addition, he played a major role in helping revamp the MBA curriculum at Hult, shaping its direction toward people skills.
He is the author of five books on human and organizational change. They include: Riding the Wave: Designing Your Organization for Enduring Success, Consulting Mastery: How the Best Make the Biggest Difference, The Golden Flame: The Heart and Soul of Remarkable Leadership, Inner Freedom: Living Authentically the Life You Were Truly Meant to Live and Gender Intelligence: Breakthrough Strategies for Increasing Diversity and Improving Your Bottom Line, co-authored with Barbara Annis.
Atul Minocha brings a blend of large corporate and entrepreneurship experience to the classroom and brings academic and experiential expertise in marketing, finance, strategy and entrepreneurship.
In addition to teaching, he serves as a “fractional” Chief Marketing Officer to small-to-medium sized companies (www.ChiefOutsiders.com). He also co-founded a series of hedge funds based on his analytical model (www.vixek.com) and is partner at an investment firm. Besides his deep & direct interests in marketing and finance, he is also engaged in current macroeconomic issues and is authoring a book on implications of and solutions for the recent global crisis (www.CrazEconomics.com). He is a member of Sierra Angels investment group at Lake Tahoe where he co-chairs their Elite Mentoring Corps focused on providing coaching and mentoring to a select group of startups in Northern California and Nevada.
Atul started his career with Toyota and was one of the first employees at their India operation. He moved to the United States in 1987 and continued his marketing career with Cummins Engine Company and Honeywell followed by Kodak where he was Chief Marketing Officer for their health imaging division. He has also worked at Smith & Nephew as their marketing head and at Covance as General Manager for their Cardiac Safety Services business. Atul followed his large-corporate career with entrepreneurial ventures in clean energy, hospitality & alternative-investments. He was Associate Professor at Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada where he was also Marketing Program Chair and taught courses in marketing, finance, investments, business strategy, business planning and entrepreneurship.
John received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire and his MBA, with a concentration in finance, from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. John became a CFA charterholder in 1990. In 2010 he earned the CIPM (Certificate in Performance Measurement) designation, also administered by the CFA Institute. From 1999 until 2006, John participated as a grader and senior grader at the CFA Institute. He also has been a member of the working body of the CFA Institute’s candidate core curriculum review committee. John began his career as an accountant and financial analyst for Levi Strauss. He later served as manager of treasury and risk, and pension officer, for Placer Dome US, Inc. Since 1998, John has been a consultant, with engagements at such firms as Chiron (Novartis) and Wells Fargo Bank. John also teaches preparatory classes for the CFA exam.
Professor Newman has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and small businesses. The founder of companies in the real estate, computer, and investment fields, he transitioned into academia to design and direct the entrepreneurship program at Boston University, which grew to be among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the country, at the time.
In 1990, he was asked to join Babson College, consistently ranked the top school in entrepreneurship education globally, where he taught entrepreneurship and management for over a decade. While at Babson, Professor Newman was named Professor of the Year, worked on major curriculum reform, and co-developed Babson’s Foundation Management Experience (FME), an experiential management principles course. The course received the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh outstanding curriculum award and was voted the most “innovative entrepreneurship education course” in the U.S. by the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Newman has also served as a consultant to both large and small businesses, as a board member and advisor to a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and as a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship functions. Over his nearly thirty-year academic career, he has worked on projects on six continents including Africa (Egypt), Asia (China and the Middle East), Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
In 1999, Professor Newman was identified by Business Week as one of the people who had fostered the development of small business in the 1990’s, the only academic on the list.
Professor Newman joined Hult International Business School as the Associate Dean responsible for curriculum design. While at Hult, he has received numerous honors including co-recipient of the Dean’s Award for Educational Improvement, Honor Roll for Outstanding Service, and was named Hult’s Professor of the Year twice. Currently, he serves as a Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, a Discipline Lead for Hult’s Entrepreneurship program, and as the Global Chair of Hult’s Academic Standards Committee.
In additional to teaching at Hult, Leonhard Nima held guest lectures at the University of Mannheim, Germany and the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. Moreover, he organized and held workshops at universities in more than 15 countries, including renowned universities such as the National University of Singapore or Kyushu University in Japan.
As the founder of Nima Social Business Consulting, Leonhard Nima works together with international companies, organizations and universities to implement a variety of social business activities. He has been a speaker and moderator at international conferences such as the Global Social Business Summit in Malaysia, One Young World in Switzerland or TEDxSocial Business in Vienna.
As a professor at Hult International Business School, Sara lectures on impact accounting internationally including recently at the World Knowledge Forum (Seoul), the MAKE Awards (Tehran), Frontier Market Scouts program (Monterey Institute), ECSEL (a Shanghai-based social venture incubator), and via SVT’s online video workshop series called the Cornerstone Series. Sara is also the co-founder of the Global Social Venture Competition and of the USA SROI Network and she is Methodology Committee co-chair of the International SROI Network.
Sara is the founder of SVT Group (@svtgroup), an impact accounting firm. Analogous to a financial accounting firm, SVT designs and delivers systems that enable measurement, management, reporting, and verification of social and environmental value. Unlike a conventional accounting firm, SVT goes beyond the numbers to include important qualitative, narrative, and occasionally sensory information about social value. SVT Group is a Benefit Corporation and certified B Corp.
Dr. Patel chairs Hult's Innovation and Growth Action Learning Program in conjunction with the IXL Center. Prior to Hult, Dr. Patel was a senior leader and co-founder of the Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice responsible for Asia and Latin America. Dr. Patel has worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies. Dr. Patel is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs and The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore and Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World.
Co-author of '101 Innovation Breakthroughs' and 'The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore' and in the process of writing a third book on 'Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real'; author 'Greenovate'
An experienced business professional with over 25 years in the high tech and software industry, Marty Patton is a project manager in the non-profit arena, and is an Adjunct Faculty member at University of San Francisco and Hult International School of Business. Her professional experience ranges from selling & supporting customers on timesharing in the 1970's, to marketing IBM hardware & software solutions as a key business partner in the 80's & 90's, to leading & managing at staff and executive levels for Fortune 500 and small startup companies, covering all aspects of the Information Systems knowledge base in the 90’s up to today. She has taught technical courses to adults in a corporate education environment and communications, leadership, and group dynamics courses in the non-profit world. Her special interests in graduate technology and business topics include Project Management, Effective Decision Making/IT Investment Decisions, Team Dynamics & Leadership, and Marketing in the Ecommerce world. Responsible for a 5 month project management contract each year with The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, Marty works with many local non-profits, serving on boards, providing business consulting services, and tutoring math in Sonoma County Schools. She is currently on the Curriculum Design Committee for the Women’s Global Leadership Initiative, a startup focusing on leadership training programs for women and Treasurer for the Board of Trustees at First United Methodist Church. One of her small business activities is designing and guiding custom escorted tours for visitors to the wine county.
Dr. Timothy Payne earned his Ed.D. from the University of San Francisco. Prior to joining Hult, Tim worked as a Community Support Coordinator for Kiva Microfunds, the world's first personal microlending marketplace with a mission of alleviating global poverty by connecting people through microlending. Tim also spent five years working as an Assistant Vice President manager for Wells Fargo Bank. His research includes financial anthropology, social entrepreneurship, and innovation focusing on critical hermeneutic theory ideas such as identity, narrative and language. Tim also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego and a Masters in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco. He has presented his research at several international conferences and his fieldwork displays his commitment to socioeconomic development in South East Asia, particularly in the country of Myanmar.
Jim currently teaches at Hult International Business School, the University of San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley Extension where he has been honored twice as “Instructor of the Year”. He has also taught at the Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, the Graham School of Business at the University of Chicago, and Stanford University. His courses include Strategic Marketing, Introduction to Marketing, Marketing Management, Sales Management, Retail Management, Management Communication, and Presentation Skills. Jim has co-authored with David Aaker Ph.D. the Instructor’s Manual for David Aaker’s Strategic Market Management (6-9 Editions) published by John Wiley & Sons. Jim was Director of Marketing and Sales for the Technology Products Group at Dataquest (a high-technology marketing research company) and Vice President of Sales for Power Up Software Corporation (a consumer software products manufacturer). He held management positions with several high-tech companies. Jim is former president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association and is a former Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Marketing Association. He served on the committee for the AMA International Business-to-Business Marketing Conference held in San Francisco.
Lewis Rambo is an independent consultant in Organization Development, Human Resource Management, the Management of Diversity, and the Development of Strategic Focus and Organizational Alignment for clients in business, government and education.
A.C. has worked in Silicon Valley for 32 years in corporate strategy, technology marketing, and business development. He teaches entrepreneurship and quantitative analysis courses at Hult. He co-founded and is a principal at Indigo Partners, a marketing strategy consulting partnership based in the Bay Area. He also founded or was a key early employee at three high-tech start-ups, worked as vice president of marketing at two other venture-backed start-ups, and occasionally works for clients as an interim marketing executive. He was a business unit manager "entrepreneur" and director of marketing at Sun Microsystems, a venture capital associate at U.S. Venture Partners, and a management consultant at Bain & Company. He teaches and coaches foreign executives and MBA students on business planning and pitching skills as a member of the University of San Francisco's International Executive Programs. He will publish his book Perfect Pitch: How to Present Your Business to Venture Capitalists and start a related blog in 2014. A.C. earned an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School and an SM in Chemical Engineering and an SB in Chemistry from MIT. He served four years as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army.
Jeff Schiebe is founder of J & F Associates, a management advisory & consulting company, providing international business development to emerging companies. A seasoned global entrepreneur and executive, with more than 30 years of international sales & marketing experience, his focus is on developing global partners, channel development and strategic selling—primarily in telecom, software and Internet markets. Traveling to more than 50 countries, Jeff has worked in all established markets as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. Prior to launching J & F Associates, Jeff was a founding executive at OnePIN, a mobile applications company. His entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial experience ranges from start-ups (CxO Management, PixelVision, Acunet) to emerging companies (PictureTel) to established companies (Compaq).
Jeff earned an MBA from Babson College and a BS Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has been a frequent speaker at international industry conferences and seminars. Currently he teaches at Clark University (Entrepreneur-in-Residence), the Hult International School of Business (Adjunct Professor) and Babson College (Executive Mentor, Summer Venture Program).
He brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial experience, technical knowledge, global marketing expertise and cross-cultural perspectives to his role as an international advisor, consultant, educator and author.
A native San Franciscan and avid chess player, Dan Sevall teaches the MIB accounting and finance toolboxes, as well as the MIB Accounting class. After earning his undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point), Dan served as an Army officer in Europe in the early 1990's, and also earned a master's degrees from Troy University (International Relations) in its European campus. Following his service commitment, Dan received a fellowship to Duke University, completing his MBA in 1999. His post-MBA professional career includes tours of duty at IBM, Agilent Technologies and Google. His current full-time position is as the Division CFO for Military.com, Fastweb, Education.Org and Monster Communities. Truth be told, Dan very much enjoys teaching in the classroom and is thrilled to be a part of Hult's growing stature.
Charlie Sheppard is Founder and President of Sheppard Partners, LLC., a company on the forefront of next-generation behavioral assessment technologies. Sheppard Partners is an organizational development consulting company that focuses its efforts on helping organizations create high performance cultures. He brings experience in organizational development specializing in the assessment, design, and delivery of development programs with an emphasis strategic alignment, leadership development, team development, and negotiation skills. By developing innovative technologies and delivering creative solutions, Sheppard Partners is an active partner in the selection process, the creation of effective teams, and in ongoing organizational development. Charlie coordinates the activities of Sheppard Partners consultants and serves the firm in as the lead developer of assessment technologies and courseware.
Charlie Sheppard is also the founder and CEO of The KnoNow™ system is a specific technological solution to deliver a blended learning environment for any program. We have developed breakthroughs in technologies and electronic performance support systems to change not only how people engage in learning but also to integrate the most effective practices from both formal and informal learning. KnoNow™ creates a post-seminar learning community to pull through the key insights and behaviors of any program. a software as a service that pioneering a new method to catalyze online learning. Charlie started from scratch and built a system to create an online learning community that effectively transfers knowledge from one person to another.
Charlie has created another company on the forefront of mobile learning. MyAha is a software platform that creates enterprise mobile applications as easily as creating an electric document. Having the right training solution in your mobile phone builds efficacy for any training. MyAha allows you to create a combination of images, video, audio, text, and questions to optimize your educational offerings.
As an Organizational Development consultant, Charlie has created and implemented a number of unique programs. Charlie specializes in facilitating long-term organizational development for corporate executives. His background in corporate sales, management, and start-up ventures gives him a profound depth of understanding and application in his consulting and speaking. Charlie has been integrating leadership and negotiation skills within corporations at the senior level for the past 28 years. His specialized work in negotiations with unions and management has produced breakthrough results for both parties. He has focused on designing innovative methods of accelerated learning and the use of transformational technologies. His clients include companies such as Restoration Hardware, Seattle Genetics, Adobe, Yahoo, Allergan Merrill Lynch, Genentech, PPDI, Morgan Keegan, JP Financial, GSK, Logitech, Goldcorp, Roche and Novartis.
Throughout his career he has been consistently exploring patterns of excellence in human behavior. Charlie makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Renee and their two children Ethan and Nicole.
Stephan Sorger is a Professor of New Product Development at Hult International Business School. He is a serial marketing executive with leadership experience at startups and multinational companies such as Oracle, SAP, and 3Com (now HP). Mr. Sorger is also the author of multiple university-level marketing textbooks, a popular speaker, and a member of several academic advisory boards.
Mr. Sorger has demonstrated his expertise and commitment to teaching the next generation of leaders by earning the prestigious award of Honored Instructor, given to him for his exemplary work at UC Berkeley Extension.
Stephan Sorger has been an instructor and adjunct faculty member teaching marketing courses at the university level since 2003, at institutions such as the University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley Extension, in addition to his work at Hult. An engaging and energetic speaker, he is in demand as a keynote speaker on the conference circuit, speaking for the Northern California Business Marketing Association, the Association of International Product Management and Marketing, the Canadian Marketing Association, the Integrated Media SF Conference, and others.
Donatella is a Faculty member at the Hult International Business School in San Francisco and is also a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Haas School of Business at the University of California. Before joining the Haas Business School she was a Visiting Scholar at the Stern School of Business at New York University. At Haas and Hult, she teaches primarily in the area of finance and behavioral finance in the MBA and in Executive Education. Prior to arriving at the Hult International School of Business in 2014, Donatella taught undergraduate and graduate courses in all areas of business.
Awards and Significant Projects Donatella has been awarded multiple research grants from the University of Bologna. In 2008 she was awarded the “Best Research Dissertation” by Banca di Credito Cooperativo in Italy. In 2007 she was awarded a “Thesis Abroad Grant” from the Department of Economics, University of Bologna.
Donatella’s research interests are in the fields of Behavioral Finance, Asset Pricing, Psychology and Economics, and Household Finance. Donatella’s research focuses on the role of precious metals in financial markets and attempts to identify fundamental drivers of precious metal returns beyond those previously documented in the academic literature. She is currently compiling a comprehensive and up-to-date dataset of global gold demand by different investor classes.
Don Uy-Barreta has been teaching economics and finance related courses since 1999. He has also helped revise certificate programs and course offerings in various institutions. In addition, he has over a decade long experience in investment management, most recently as a Portfolio Analyst, where he assisted in managing nearly $4.5 billion in tax-exempt securities. He has taught at De Anza College, Palo Alto University, Notre Dame de Namur University, U.C. Berkeley Extension, and U.C. Santa Cruz Extension. His main interest lies in macroeconomics, developmental economics, labor economics and investment management. He has a B.A. and an M.S. in Economics and is currently pursuing his second masters in finance.
Mario Yanez, Jr. has been a full-time member of the Faculty at the Computer Information Systems Department of the School of Business Administration, University of Miami since 1998. His areas of expertise include Management Information Systems, Project Management of Information Technology, and Management of Technology. He teaches Management Information Systems and Project Management in the regular and Executive MBA programs, in the Master of Science in Professional Management program offered in Spanish to Latin American executives, and at the undergraduate level. He also teaches Management of Technology in the Industrial Engineering Department.
Prior to his academic career, he was an information systems/technology senior manager and consultant in the private sector. A former Director of Telecommunications and Networks at the University of Miami, and the University’s NGJ Information Systems Institute, his extensive industry experience also includes assignments in corporate MIS and Project Management with Ryder System, Inc., Bell South, GTE, General Electric and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mario holds a PhD Degree in Business Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of Miami, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Miami. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT); he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a member of the PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Academic Network. He has been recently selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Strategic Project Management.