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Executive-at-the-Table (EAT)

The Executive-at-the-Table (E.A.T.) meetings provide a unique opportunity for Technology Management Program students to enjoy a casual conversation with an engaging and influential entrepreneur or executive. Within this intimate setting, our mentors share business advice and anecdotes from their own experience.

Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please make sure you are absolutely able to attend prior to your RSVP. Any no-shows will disallow you from attending future events. The E.A.T. events are held in the TMP Conference Room 1328 in Phelps Hall, unless otherwise noted. Event times may vary.

Here is our listing of E.A.T.s for fall quarter!

Kelly Ferguson - October 10, 2017

Director of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Energize California Program

Kelly Ferguson is the Director of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Energize California Program, an initiative of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI). She works to accelerate clean energy development by convening and connecting the energy industry, and by supporting energy entrepreneurs and startups access the business and technical resources they need to bring new technology to market. Read more.

Jonathan Brown - October 17, 2017

Co-Founder of Partner.ly

Jonathan Brown is Los Angeles native who is considered a highly creative and results driven management professional with entrepreneurial passion, drive, and vision amongst his peers. He has 13+ years of experience and expertise in generating revenue, problem solving, managing high-profile relationships, higher education, and supporting the most influential global music / lifestyle brands. Read more.

Alexander Fang - October 24, 2017

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Aurrion

Alexander Fang is an entrepreneur with a track record of building teams that take ideas from the research laboratory through commercialization. Alex was a co-founder, the CEO, and Board Director of Aurrion from 2008 – 2016 which was a fabless semiconductor company that developed photonic integrated circuits for use in data center networking applications. Read more.

Meredith Amdurwn - November 7, 2017

Investor, Advisor, and CEO of Rhetorik Solutions

Meredith Amdur is an investor, advisor and “execupreneur” in a range of data-driven enterprise and consumer software application businesses. She is currently CEO of Rhetorik Solutions, a UK-based technology sales & marketing intelligence platform and previously served as President/CEO of WANTED Technologies, an online provider of big data recruiting analytics platform, tools and embedded data solutions to the HR sector, before selling the publicly traded company to the Corporate Executive Board (CEB)/now Gartner Group, in late 2015. Read more.

Speakers for 2016-2017

Michael Abraham, Founder and CEO of MKA Capital Group, Inc.

Robbie Bach, Former Microsoft Chief Xbox Officer and President of the Entertainment & Division

Sun Choe, President and Managing Member of Norcomp Southern California LLC

Cheryl Conner, CEO and Founder of SnappConner PR, Author

Mike Falzone, Host for SourceFed and Friday Night Fred on YouTube, 2016 Shorty Award Nominee

Kobie Fuller, Partner, Upfront Ventures

Pamala Temple, Co-Founder, A Place for Mom

Shaun Tomson, World Surfing Champion, Best Selling Author, Entrepreneur

UCSB Alumni Panel: Eric Posen, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Naritiv; Jeff Overall, Founder and CEO, PolarPro;  Michael Zhang, Co-founder, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Unirui Entertainment

Donna White, Founder and Managing Partner of August Venture Talent

Speakers for 2015-2016

Ali Bauerlein, CoFounder and Executive VP, Finance & CFO, Inogen

John Dorman, Board Advisor, Executive, and Entrepreneur

Kendall Fargo, Chief Revenue Officer at Tripping.com.

Michael Gialketsis, President, Rincon Consultants, Inc.

Norman Habermann, Former President and CEO of The Restaurant Enterprises Group; President of Scobreet Associates

Peter Johnson, Co-Founder of Tetrionics; Founder of Hy Cite Corporation

Andy Ogawa, Founder and Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners

Herb Paaren, Co-Founder of Tetrionics

Chuck Scheldon, Executive; Entrepreneur; Founder of Network Hardware Resale

Mike Scheldon, CEO of Curvature