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Entrepalooza 2004: Expanding the Horizons of Entrepreneurship 
Presenter Bios
September 24, 2004
University of Michigan Business School, Ann Arbor

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Keynote Speakers: Keith Alessi and David A. Brandon

Panelists are listed in alpha order under their corresponding panel.
Entrepreneurial Success in Asia
Social Entrepreneurship: Value Beyond the Shareholders
Venture Capital / Private Equity: Deriving Maximum Value From Your Investors
Entrepreneurship: Building a Successful Venture

Keith Alessi, Chairman and CEO, Lifestyle Improvement Centers, LLC, and former Chairman, President and CEO, Jackson Hewitt
Keith Alessi currently teaches as an adjunct Professor of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. He also lectures on turnaround management at the University of Michigan Business School as an adjunct lecturer. He is the owner of Lifestyle Improvement Centers, LLC, a franchisor of Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers in the US and Canada.

Mr. Alessi formerly led Telespectrum Worldwide, Inc, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: TLSP), as Chairman and CEO, and, before that, directed Jackson Hewitt, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia (NASDAQ: JTAX), as Chairman, President, and CEO. With Mr. Alessi at the helm (1996-1998), Jackson Hewitt received recognition as the leading gaining stock in the United States in 1997, rising from $4.50 to $68.00 during the year.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Alessi specialized as a senior executive in turnaround situations. He has served on numerous public and private company boards. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and Accounting Today magazine selected him as one of the "100 most influential people in accounting" (September 1997). He has donated his time to Michigan as a member of the Alumni Board of Governors, the major gifts committee, and master of ceremonies at the annual Scholarship Dinner. He and his wife Valerie have also endowed a professorship and renovated the courtyard at the Business School, both of which bear their names.

Mr. Alessi holds an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University and an MBA with distinction from the University of Michigan (1979).

David A. Brandon, Chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza, Inc.
Mr. Brandon is creating positive energy and growing profits at the corporation, through an upbeat approach to leadership, and an overall message to his team members in the form of the company vision: "Exceptional people on a mission to be the best pizza delivery company in the world!" Brandon has led this charge at Domino's since March 1999, when he was recruited to succeed the company's founder, Tom Monaghan, upon his retirement and sale of the company to Bain Capital, a Boston-based private equity investment firm.

Upon joining the company, Brandon announced plans to grow sales and profits by honoring the company's roots of efficient menu preparation and delivery, while overlaying a team spirit of "smart hustle" and innovation. Profits have increased dramatically under his leadership, through improved customer satisfaction scores, lower employee turnover and product improvement. Brandon has assembled a strong leadership team, with deep knowledge of the quick-serve restaurant industry combined with specialty skill sets that drive balanced strategic decisions at Domino's.

Prior to Domino's, Brandon served as Chairman, President and CEO of Valassis, an international marketing services and sales promotion company. After building an industry-leading sales and marketing organization over his 20-year tenure, Brandon led the process of taking Valassis public in 1992. Valassis is a mid-cap NYSE-listed company, and began its acclaim as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America under Brandon's leadership. Prior to joining Vlassis, Brandon worked in sales management at Procter & Gamble's Food Products Division. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where he was a member of three Big 10 championship football teams, under Coach Bo Schembechler. 

Brandon is a member of the Board of Director of Burger King Corporation, TJX Companies (the parent of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, A.J. Wright and HomeGoods stores), and Kaydon Corporation. In 1998, Brandon won a statewide election to the University of Michigan's Board of Regents for an eight-year term. He serves on a number of Southeast Michigan-based civic and charitable boards, and is also a National Advisory Board Member of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. A native of Michigan, Dave Brandon resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his wife, Jan, and teenage daughter, Carli. The Brandons have three adult sons, Scott, Nick and Chris.

Entrepreneurial Success in Asia

Vinay Gupta, Founder and CEO, Janeeva, Inc.
Janeeva Inc. is a BPO Assurance Management company headquartered in Ann Arbor, with offices in Mumbai, India. Gupta most recently served as Entrepreneur in Residence with Ardesta, as President of three member companies including Sensicore (MEMS based chemical sensors for blood and water diagnostics), Discera (MEMS components for wireless devices), and Translume (femtosecond laser based integrated optical components for telecommunications).

Gupta co-founded BlueGill Technologies, an Internet infra-structure company that specializes in Internet billing software, in 1996.  BlueGill was sold to CheckFree Corporation in 2000 for $250 million, making it one of the most successful IT startups in Ann Arbor history.  Following the acquisition, he served as Vice President of operations for CheckFree i-Solutions. Prior to the launch of BlueGill Technologies, Gupta held management positions at Cabletron Systems, NCR Corporation, Computer View Inc., and Zenith Data Systems. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Delhi and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan.

Jimmy Hsiao, Founder and CEO, Logic Solutions
Mr. Hsiao founded Logic Solutions in 1995, specializing in Internet technologies and innovative distributed applications. During this time Jimmy has grown Logic from a one man shop to more than 70 employees in three locations, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Shanghai and Nanjing, China. Jimmy specializes in bringing the value of Internet technology to improving manufacturing processes and supply chain management. Logic began its offshore software development in China in 2000 and began selling its products and services to the China market in 2003.

Mr. Hsiao holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. Before founding Logic Solutions, he was a senior software engineer at Mallinckrodt Sensor Systems and the Leco Corporation. While a researcher at the University of Michigan, Hsiao developed a number of software applications for the Cray supercomputer. 

Jimmy’s specialties include: strategic use of information technology, application design and development, project planning and management, presentation of technical material, Internet/intranet/extranet strategic design, system and application architecture, and emerging technology research.

Edward Daniel Miller, CEO and Principal, Japanese-American Language Institute

Ed is founder and sole proprietor of the organization he began directly out of college, 17.5 years ago. Based upon the motto from the corporate Statement of Purpose: “Every Member a Leader,” JALI seeks to provide and  enrich personal and professional leadership opportunities for every person with whom we share relations.

JALI includes language and business training and consulting to a  wide variety of Japan-based businesses that transact offshore business. JALI's head-office is located in Fukui, Japan where Ed also has resided since first arriving in Japan. While his wife and children have recently relocated to the Portland, Oregon area, 3 of his 4 children-ranging in age from 5 to 20, were born in Japan and received their childhood education in the Japanese public school system.

Ed remains totally active in his host community. He has been a member for the past 17 years of the local branch of Rotary International, the Chamber of Commerce, and is a graduate of the Japan Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has held positions on the local board of PTA, founded the local chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teachers, and is a regular visitor and contributor in local elderly nursing homes. His other activities include seminar creation and worldwide presentation, local speeches on education, culture and business, and this year, competing in the Japan version of the Malcolm Baldrige Award  program.

(Moderator) Brad Farnsworth, Director of the Center for International Business Education, University of Michigan Business School
Brad Farnsworth is director of the Center for International Business Education (CIBE) at the Michigan Business School. He also teaches courses on business in China, international management, the world economy and globalization to MBAs, undergraduates, and executives. CIBE is a national resource center for promoting research and teaching in international business. Its activities include faculty research grants, foreign language courses, study abroad, joint projects with other business schools, executive training programs, course development, and student internships and consulting projects. It recently launched a program in micro-finance. 

Before coming to Michigan in 1991, Brad served as associate director of the Yale-China Association, a century-old educational organization based at Yale University. During that time he developed one of the first management training programs with foreign cooperation in mainland China. He has consulted with companies doing business in China, working primarily with the automotive industry. He serves on a number of advisory boards and committees, including the Michigan District Export Council, which provides export advice to Michigan firms, and the executive committee of the UM Center for Chinese Studies. 

Since the early 1980s, Brad has traveled regularly to Hong Kong and many parts of China. He has been married to Elaine Wilson for 23 years and has two children, Benjamin (17) and Irene (14).He holds graduate degrees in business and Chinese studies from Washington University in St. Louis, both awarded in 1981.

Social Entrepreneurship:
Value Beyond Shareholders
Panel Co-sponsored by the U-M Nonprofit & Public Management Center and Net Impact Club  

Mike Hannigan, CEO and Co-founder, Give Something Back  
Since start-up in 1991, the Oakland, California company Give Something Back has grown to be the largest independently owned office supply company in California. Give Something Back’s mission is to be the best value choice for its business customers’ office products needs. GSB donates the profits from its business operations to local non-profit community groups chosen through a balloting process involving its customers and employees.

This business model was borrowed from the Newman’s Own food company and directly connects the success of the business, as measured by profits, to the prosperity and well being of the community, as measured by the donations to the non-profit groups working to improve the quality of life in our communities. In recent years Give Something Back has been on the INC Magazine fastest growing private companies numerous times. Additionally, Give Something Back was named the “2002 Corporate Grantmaker of the Year” by the Association of Fundraising Executives, the first non-Fortune 500 company to win this award. It has been included every year in the San Francisco Business Times list of the Top 50 Corporate Philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area, joining better known companies like Intel, H.P, Levi Strauss and Chevron-Texaco.

Mr. Hannigan received his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from UC San Diego, and his graduate degree in Criminology from the UC Berkeley School of Criminology. Berkeley, as everyone probably knows, was the only football team to beat National Champion USC during the 2003 NCAA season. When the School of Criminology was merged into the Boalt Hall School of Law in 1978 he left the University for a clerical job at Xerox. Over the next 13 years, working at numerous office products companies, from Multi Nationals to small start –ups, he developed the experience and skills to start and grow his own business. 

Larry Waddell II, Managing Director, SJF Ventures
Larry Waddell is based in SJF Ventures Philadelphia office. Waddell's areas of expertise include engineering, information technology, and energy. He currently sits on the board of Home Bistro and on the board of Investors' Circle, a national network of mission-driven investors and entrepreneurs.Prior to joining SJF Ventures, Waddell was an IT consultant with Accenture in Washington, D.C., and an energy management consultant with the Facilities Resource Management Company in Madison, CT.

Waddell has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, an MA in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Lehigh University. He enjoys writing, painting, and playing the saxophone.

Julius Walls Jr., Senior Vice President, Greyston Foundation, and President and CEO, Greyston Bakery
Greyston Foundation is a values driven network of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations founded to help transform the lives of individuals, families and communities. Greyston Foundation operates several self-sufficiency programs in Yonkers, New York. This includes permanent housing and support services for the formerly homeless, low-income and working families; a quality childcare program; an Adult Day Health Care center for individuals living with HIV/AIDS; a community gardens project and a residential program for homeless or very low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. The Foundation owns and operates, Greyston Bakery, a for-profit enterprise that has been producing the finest cakes and tarts for twenty years. The Greyston Network includes 175 staff, working in entry-level, supervisory and management positions.

Born in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Walls attended high school and college seminary before deciding to pursue a career in business. He studied business at Baruch College and began his career at a mid-size CPA firm where he worked in the accounting department. Soon after, he joined a chocolate manufacturing company and rose to the position of Vice President of Operations. While at the chocolate company, Mr. Walls founded his own chocolate company, Sweet Roots, Inc., Sweet Roots was marketed as the only chocolate bar manufactured using exclusively African cocoa, produced by an African-American and sold primarily in the African-American community for fundraising by schools and other organizations.

Mr. Walls first worked with Greyston Bakery to bring its cakes and tarts to the White House in 1993. In 1995, Mr. Walls joined Greyston as a marketing consultant in the position of Director of Marketing. Mr. Walls was appointed General Manager and CEO of the bakery in November 1997 adding the position of position of Vice-President, Business Enterprises for Greyston Foundation in January 2000.

A core ingredient in Mr. Walls' life and in his career is his spiritual practice. He encourages employees to actively bring their whole self to work, including their cultural and spiritual selves. His manner of being has motivated employees to be their most productive at work as well as supported their personal growth. Mr. Walls serves as the Vice-Chair board on the Workforce Investment Board in Yonkers. He is also the Vice Chair of the board for the SEA-Change and serves as a board member on the Yonkers Chambers of Commerce, the YMCA-Yonkers, Artisan Baking Center and Groundwork's, Inc. Mr. Walls has spoken extensively throughout the country on the topics of Social Ventures and Social Purpose Businesses, Spirituality in the Workplace and Business Development in the Inner City. Mr. Walls resides in Yonkers with his wife, Cheryl and three children.

Kathleen Wilkerson, Managing Director, Next Frontier Capital
Ms. Wilkerson’s brings more than 10 years of private equity experience to Next Frontier Capital. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Wilkerson was a founder and President of Third Coast Capital, a venture lending organization that committed more than $125 million in venture debt investments. Ms. Wilkerson established the company in 1996 with an initial investment by Cargill, Inc., the largest privately-held company in the United States.

In 1998, Ms. Wilkerson sold the company to DVI, Inc. (NYSE “DVI”) where she continued to lead the company through 2002. During her tenure at Third Coast, the company grew to become the 4th largest provider of venture debt in the US. The portfolio had 60 investments in 17 states and returned a time weighted gross IRR of 33.2%. This performance level is in the top quartile of all venture funds for cumulative vintage year composite performance (upper quartile minimum 30.2%).

Prior to Third Coast Capital, she founded PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Venture Capital Advisory Group in Chicago after working in Silicon Valley with leading venture capital firms and private equity groups. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Wilkerson performed due diligence evaluations, SEC reporting and public offering work for emerging growth companies as well as venture funds themselves. Ms. Wilkerson was also Vice President of LINC Capital's venture leasing arm, and a founding officer of First Liberty National Bank in Washington, D.C., a start-up that she took public in 1988. Early in her career Ms. Wilkerson was the CFO for Sterling National Bank, a community bank in Kansas City, MO, where she was the youngest member of any national bank board of directors.

Ms. Wilkerson, a CPA, earned a M.M. in Finance and Marketing from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Missouri. Ms. Wilkerson is also a graduate of both the Venture Capital Institute and the Graduate Venture Capital Institute sponsored by the National Venture Capital Association. Ms. Wilkerson was the subject of a cover story on venture debt in the April 16, 2001 issue of Crain’s Chicago Business. She has been quoted in numerous business publications and is a frequent speaker at venture conferences throughout the United States.

(Moderator) Toria Crichlow (MBA 2005) Co-president, Net Impact Club
Ms. Crichlow is a second year MBA earning her general management degree with an emphasis on marketing and corporate strategy. She is co-president of Net Impact and a Fellow of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.

Venture Capital / Private Equity: Deriving Maximum Value From Your Investors

J. Michael Davis, Sr. Managing Director and Co-head of Investment Banking, National City Corporation, and Adjunct Lecturer of Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Michigan Business School
Mr. Davis has developed extensive capital markets experience by serving as strategic and financial advisor to a diverse range of domestic and international clients.
He has advised numerous private and public companies and implemented a myriad of financial solutions, including mergers & acquisitions, private placements, and initial and secondary public offerings. Mr. Davis has originated, led, and successfully completed more than 170 client engagements, representing over $4.4 billion in aggregate transaction value. He received is MBA from the University of Michigan Business School and graduated with a BA, cum laude, from Albion College.

Mitchell Mondry, Founder and Vice President, M Group
M Group is a private equity and venture capital firm based in Birmingham, Michigan. Mr. Mondry is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Company's investment activity. He is the President of the Michigan Venture Capital Association and is a member of the board of directors of Paramount Bank, a Michigan-based mortgage and commercial bank. He also serves as a member of the boards of Digital Detroit and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Mr. Mondry is on the advisory board of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan. He recently hosted The Digital Hour, a radio show on WJR for which he was the creator of a series focused on financing businesses.

Prior to co-founding M Group, Mr. Mondry held the position of vice president of stores and customer service for Highland Superstores, Inc., a publicly held, 92-store chain of consumer electronics and appliance stores. He also served as CEO of Teamplayers, a Michigan-based personnel staffing company and a portfolio company of M Group, prior to its sale in late 1998.

Mr. Mondry is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and American Bar Association. He received his J.D. Degree and MBA concurrently from the University of Michigan Law and Business schools. Mr. Mondry received a BA in English, with distinction, from the University of Michigan.

Mina Sooch, Founder and General Partner, Apjohn Ventures Fund
Apjohn Ventures Fund is a new early stage life sciences venture capital fund located in Kalamazoo Michigan with a focus on investments in the Midwest. Mina brings with her over a decade of pharmaceutical and healthcare experiences as an entrepreneur, strategy & finance advisor, and venture capitalist. Prior to launching the Fund, Mina was a founding partner of Apjohn Group and entrepreneur in residence at North Coast Technology Investors ($100 million venture fund in Ann Arbor). In those roles, she served as founding CFO of Afmedica and CEO of SenseGene/ProNAi Therapeutics and led several investments including Nephros Therapeutics. She is also a board member of the Midwest Healthcare Investment Network and Michigan Venture Capital Association.

Prior to local biotech entrepreneurial and venture capital activities, Mina spent eight years as a global account manager at Monitor Group, a top tier global strategy consulting firm based in Boston, with her client base consisting of mid-cap and large-cap healthcare companies and multi-billion dollar private equity companies.With a focus on M&A, she has worked on over 30 deals including $7B Pharmacia & Upjohn merger in 1995 and $1B merger of PharMerica in 1997. Mina was also a founding leader of Monitor’s Corporate Finance practice in 1998 with Tom Copeland. Mina began her career spending several years in research and product development at Ford Motor Company, Dow Chemical Company, and Proctor and Gamble. Mina received a MBA from Harvard in 1993. She graduated summa cum laude and commencement speaker from Wayne State University in 1989 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering.

Geoffrey Woolley, Founding Partner, Dominion Ventures, Inc.
Geoffrey T. Woolley has been active in private equity investing for over 20 years and founded two successful venture funds in the United States and Europe.  He pioneered the concept of venture debt and has invested in over four hundred companies in his career.

He is the Chairman of European Venture Partner and MorAmerica Capital Corporation (MACC).  He is the  Founding Partner of Dominion Ventures, Inc. which started at the age of twenty-four and is the youngest person to raise an institution private equity fund from institutions that include Calpers, IBM, Mitsui, Travelers, Duke University and many others. At Dominion, he raised and managed over $750,000,000 while returning attractive returns to investors.  In 1998, he stepped back to an advisory role at Dominion to enable time to pursue other non-profit and business interests.  At Dominion he invested in well know companies such as Ciena, Coinstar, Human Genome Sciences, Powersoft, Tivoli, Vertex and Xylan along with hundreds of successful and not so successful companies.

He founded European Venture Partners (EVP) in 1997 to introduce “venture leasing”, an asset backed debt instrument with equity participation to the European and Israeli market. With offices in London,Tel Aviv and Stockholm, the company has successfully invested over Euro 200,000,000 in various early stage companies. He remains active with EVP and oversees the firm’s strategy and investing.

He joined MACC, a publicly held venture fund, in 2003.  The fund was founded in 1959 and is one of the oldest SBICs in the US.  Focusing on later stage emerging growth companies, the fund has a successful track record and is poised to grow significantly over the next five years. Mr. Woolley serves as an advisor or on the boards of Polaris Ventures, Euclid SR Partners, and Von Braun & Schrieber Private Equity. He provides advice on strategy,  fundraising and is an investors in these well known funds.

He is very active in Eccles Business Scholl at the University of Utah where he earned an MBA. He is Chairman of the University Venture Fund, a student run fund, that is the largest such fund in the U.S. Additionally, he is on the board of Unitus, a microfinance non-profit that provides small loans to the world very poor in places such as India, Kenya, Mexico and South Africa. Mr. Woolley holds an MBA degree from the University of Utah, Class of 1983 and a BS in Business Management from Brigham Young University, Class of 1981, where he also received a minor in Economics.

(Moderator) Tony Pandjiris (MBA 2005) Team Leader, Wolverine Venture Fund
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Mr. Pandjiris worked for SG Cowen's Investment Banking Division in New York and at Comdisco Ventures in San Francisco. This summer, he worked at Intel Capital.

Entrepreneurship: Building a Successful Venture

Charles Fry, CEO and CTO, Aurum Information Technology
Since leaving Ann Ann Arbor in 1986 (UofM '82-'86), Charles Fry has been starting technology companies. Some have flopped, some were successfully sold, one was venture capital backed, and he is currently working on his latest - and last - start-up. All of the companies had good teams - some of them had great teams. Focused principally on technology services companies, Fry has learned to sense the client needs and demands and tailor technology-based solutions to fill their needs.

Aurum IT is a technology outsourcing company focused on providing small and medium businesses with cost-effective professional IT services. Doing for IT services what ADP did for payroll, Aurum plans to be the preferred method of managing, building, and servicing information technology in companies with less than $1B in annual revenue. Charles currently lives in central Ohio with his wife Gretchen and their six wonderful kids.

Christine Gibbons, CFO, Sensicore, Inc.
Christine Gibbons is Chief Financial Officer of Sensicore, a Michigan-based microtechnology startup that has successfully developed a lab-on-a-chip multi-sensor device Prior to Sensicore, Chris served as Vice President Finance of Ardesta. Prior to joining Ardesta Chris was a partner and CFO of Seaflower Ventures, an early stage biomedical venture capital firm. Chris' career also includes five years as CFO and Director of Finance for MBI International (formerly the Michigan Biotechnology Institute), six years at Nucleus Corp., a firm that engineers and builds test equipment, and two years at Ernst & Young. Chris holds an MBA from Wayne State University and a BA from Michigan State University.

Dr. Farnam Jahanian, Founder and Chairman of the Board, Arbor Networks, and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
Farnam brings over fifteen years of R&D experience and leadership in networking and distributed computing to Arbor Networks. As a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and the Director of the Software Systems Laboratory at the University of Michigan, Farnam led the pioneering research on the Internet infrastructure scalability and security that formed the basis of Arbor Networks' technology. Cisco, DARPA, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Intel and the National Science Foundation are among the sponsors of Farnam's research work at the University.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1993, Farnam was a Research Staff Member at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, where he directed several experimental projects in distributed and fault-tolerant systems. The author of over 70 published research papers, Farnam has served on dozens of government and industry panels. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the University of Michigan Amoco Teaching Award, and an IBM Outstanding Technical Innovation Award. Farnam holds a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Tim Mayleben, Former COO, Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Timothy M. Mayleben, was Chief Operating Officer of Esperion Therapeutics, now a division of Pfizer Global Research & Development, a company founded in July 1998 and located in Ann Arbor, MI. Esperion is dedicated to the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases through the use of a treatment approach called “HDL Therapy”. Esperion was acquired by Pfizer in December 2003 for $1.3 billion.

Prior to joining Esperion, Mr. Mayleben was an executive with Transom Technologies, Inc., a simulation software company acquired by EDS in 1998. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Mayleben held various financial and operating management positions with Applied Intelligent Systems, Inc., a machine vision company acquired by Electro-Scientific Industries, Inc. in 1997. He started his professional career with an international public accounting firm in 1984. Mr. Mayleben has a BBA from the University of Michigan Business School and an MBA with distinction from the Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

(Moderator) David Ragones (MBA 2005) Co-president, Entrepreneur and Venture Club
A graduate of Princeton University with a BSE degree in Computer Science, Mr. Ragones has worked as a technical manager at several venture-backed software startups in the Bay Area. This summer, he served as a Product Marketing intern at Dell, Inc.


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