TMP Innovator Stories
This quarterly series features leaders from academia and industry who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields. Featuring appearances by prominent academic researchers, business professionals, and successful entrepreneurs. This series gives UC Santa Barbara students and members of the local community an opportunity to learn directly from individuals who have excelled through innovation and dedication to their work.
Meredith Amdur, Investor, Advisor, and CEO of Rhetorik Solutions
Jonathan Brown, Co-Founder of Partner.ly
Elizabeth Cholawsky, CEO of Support.com
Kim Coalson, Senior Vice President of MyCase for AppFolio
Annie Duke, Author, Professional Speaker, Decision Strategist
Eytan Elbaz, Co-Founder and Chairman of Render Media
Alexander Fang, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Aurrion
Kelly Ferguson, Director of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties Energize California Program
Brian Fox, Founder and CEO of Opus Logica, Inc.
Randy Modos, President and Founder of PayJunction
Lars Nilsson, Vice President of Global Inside Sales for Cloudera & Founder of SalesSource
Hans Swildens, CEO & Founder of Industry Ventures
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
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
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.