David Fontanese is in his fourth year of retirement and says he attributes his success to the education and experience he received while attending Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. Previously David worked for Citicorp and Boeing, for 27 years of his
Roy Nolan launched Gearhead Zone, an innovative start-up company based in Los Angeles, based on his invention that he first pitched during an entrepreneurship elective in the FEMBA program. Its goal is to help motorcycle riders with cumbersome maintenance issues.
Greta teaches Interior Design and Marketing classes at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), and is a Realtor at Coldwell Banker Residential Estates in Pacific Palisades. Previously she was with Rodeo Realty, where she maintains many connections in
Tuck Ross and Jessica Jensen (Buell) launched the podcast Social Currency. Their podcast is aimed at business owners, executives and leaders who want to learn about key topics in digital and social marketing but don’t have a lot of time.
Shivaune Field is a journalist who writes a column on entrepreneurs and leaders for Forbes. Field is fascinated by culture, leadership, behavioral economics, and entrepreneurship. She hosts a podcast on artificial intelligence and leadership skills required in the future, and
Larraine Segil is currently the Chair and CEO of the Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation, aimed at changing women’s lives through a proprietary, metrics-based mentoring program. The program selects mid-career women from multiple industries and provides mentorship, guidance, and career redesign
Daniel Linde co-founded the Bardstown Bourbon Company in 2014 and currently works as their Chief Financial Officer. Located in Kentucky, Bardstown Bourbon has grown to become one of the largest bourbon producers in the world. This summer, visitors can take
Dr. Shawn Andrews has recently published a book titled The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, and the Gender Divide. It was based on her 2013 doctoral dissertation research on leadership, emotional intelligence, and gender. Her book covers wide-ranging issues
Jesse Heller is the creator of the goal-setting app, GoalWard. The GoalWard app was developed to raise funds for cardiovascular research to honor of his mother, who recently passed away due to heart disease and his father, who also recently
Verginie Touloumian was appointed the Executive Director of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) in October 2017. ARS, founded in 1910, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the humanitarian needs of Armenians and non-Armenians. Her duties include managing the activities