Meetings are currently held on the second Tuesday of each month, except July and August. Most meetings are held at the Menlo Park Library, although other locations are sometimes used.
Greg VonGehr is a Stanford MBA - retired computer executive - his wife is a Stanford oncologist. He is the Chair of the Santa Clara County Salvation Army.
Gregory H. Von Gehr has over 35 years of management experience having served as CEO or CFO of numerous industrial companies and as President or Managing Director of several investment firms. As an operator, he has managed both start ups and turnarounds while raising over $100 million in growth capital. Most recently, he served as CEO of Henley-Putnam University (
Hanieh Bazargan is the CFO of Weather Tech Fasteners LLC. She received her MBA and a second Masters in Finance from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts. Hanieh has great passion for Finance and Economics. Since 2007, she has been analyzing the economy via her private newsletters addressing 150 readers. Mrs. Bazargan was among the very few economists who accurately warned her readers against the crash of 2008. She also helped save her real estate clients from the real estate bust. Hanieh is now warning her readers and the general public against another devastating financial meltdown. Last but not least, Hanieh is a Martial Artist who finds Tae Kwon Do a major part of her life.
Prashant Marathay's love affair with Economics began in 1983 when he became involved with Junior Achievement. He followed that passion to the University of Arizona where he graduated with a degree in Economics and started working as a Financial Analyst. Since then he has had the opportunity to work at some of Silicon Valley's finest companies including Intel, Apple and Google intertwining Economics, Engineering and Manufacturing. His talk today is entitled TANSTAAFL (pronouced Tans-ta-fal) and "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy".
Jerry was the father of magnetic striped cards and tickets. As an early pioneer in self-service banking at IBM, Jerry coordinated of all IBM electronic banking standards worldwide. Has authored 28 books on smart cards and electronic banking. He has been a frequent speaker at more than 300 finance industry conferences on the future of banking including technical and systems trends. Jerry is the owner and CEO of the Smart Card Institute.
General revenues and expenses for collegic athletic programs, and the implications of revenue sharing for a multi-college conference will be examined. Scholarship allocations and NCAA championship bidding and hosting are also topics to be discussed.
Earl Koberlein, Senior Assistant Director, Stanford Sports Program
A Stanford men's basketball player from 1982-86, Earl Koberlein returned to Stanford in 1993 as the men's basketball administrative assistant and is now a Senior Associate Athletic Director for Intercollegiate Sports. Koberlein was promoted to Director of Intercollegiate Sports and Championships in 1996, was named an Assistant Athletic Director in 1999 and an Associate Athletic Director in 2001 before being named to his current post in 2006.
Cap-and-Trade Market - is it working?
Dr. Jasmin Ansar
Dr. Ansar is an economist currently teaching at Mills College, Oakland and at Sonoma State. Prior to this, Jasmin worked as a Climate Economist at the Union of Concerned Scientists. The focus of her work at UCS was designing and advocating for effective global warming policies with particular emphasis on proposals currently being reviewed in California and as part of the Western Climate Initiative.
Prior to joining UCS, Dr. Ansar was a professor for ten years in England and taught Econometrics and Economics at the City University, London. She spent a year at Purdue University as a visiting professor and then spent the next twenty years as an economist and strategic planner in the energy sector working on regulatory reform initiatives, energy efficiency and environmental policy.
Dr. Ansar has a PhD in economics from the University of Southampton, England, a Diploma/MSc. in econometrics and economics from the University of Southampton, England and a B.A. in economics with mathematics from Sussex University, England.
Stephen L. Dobrow, ERPA, APA, CPC is president of Primark Benefits and is a frequent speaker and teacher. A San Francisco native, Stephen entered the retirement field in 1976 and has led Primark Benefits since 1990. He is licensed to practice before the IRS as an Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent.
Stephen holds a degree in Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Stephen formerly served as a chapter officer for the National Institute of Pension Administrators in which he has achieved the designation of Accredited Pension Administrator, was previously a Special Director of the American Academy of Actuaries, and is active in the Western Pension and Benefits Conference. Stephen also holds several designations issued by the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) including Qualified 401(k) Administrator, Qualified Plan Financial Consultant, Tax Exempt and Government Plan Consultant, and Certified Pension Consultant. He currently serves on committees as an ASPPA Past President. He was ASPPA’s President in 2009.
Dr. Michael Hutchison is a professor of economics at University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) where he researches and teaches international finance and open economy macroeconomics. He is also Principal of California International Economic Consultants, a consulting firm specializing in statistical and economic research for financial institutions.
Dr. Chris Benner is an Associate Professor of Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis
No meeting in September.
Mitchell Levy is the author of 12 business books and the CEO of the independent publishing house Happy About ( http://happyabout.com). After earning his MBA from the College of William and Mary, he spent 13 years working for corporations in IT, Finance, and Operations. He then spent 11 years as an entrepreneur creating 13 companies and strategic partnerships, including Happy About in 2005. During this timeframe, he created over 70 courses at various universities, online learning courses, and booked over 500 speakers at large-scale conferences. Mr. Levy is also partner of the physical networking firm CXOnetworking and sits on the Board of Directors at Rainmaker Systems (NASDAQ: RMKR). Previously, he created four executive education programs at two different Silicon Valley Universities, was the conference chair for four Comdex conferences focusing on business executives at medium-to-large sized enterprises, has contributed to and written over 100 articles, and given over 250 speeches on e-commerce and business.
Randall Bolten, MBA
Randall Bolten is a longtime Silicon Valley financial executive. His 30 years of experience includes nearly 20 years as a Chief Financial Officer, half that time with public companies (BroadVision and Phoenix Technologies) and the other half with startups, as well as management positions at Oracle and Tandem Computers. He has seen firsthand how different the results can be when numbers are presented clearly, elegantly, and effectively – and when they are not. This experience has made him passionate about the subject. He holds an AB degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Amar Mann, M.A., Regional Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Dale Gieringer, Ph.D., CANORML
Mike Bruzzone, Camp Marketing Consultancy
Claire Starry, TDS Economics, and Gerald Bernstein, Stanford Transportation Group
Anne Ramstetter Wenzel
LaVaugh M. Henry, Ph.D. Director, Economic Analysis, The PMI Group.
Jerry Bernstein, Managing Director, Stanford Transportation Group
Claire Starry, President, TDS Economics
Also: CLEANTECH INVESTMENTS
BRIEFING BY MORRISON AND FOERSTER
OVERVIEW OF HOT CLEANTECH TOPICS
CARBON SEQUESTRATION (STOPPING ACTION)
CAPTURE AND STORAGE GAS
Jerry Svigals, DirectorSmart Card Institute
Paul ThomasChief Economist, Intel Corporation and NABE Board Member
Kenneth Whyburn, PartnerOrrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe
Yelena F. Takhtamanova
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Assistant Professor of Economics
University of California, Berkeley
Panel Moderator: Hal Nissley, Boards-Early-Stage.com
Frank Carbone, CEO, "Wanted World Wide," debt collectors; Australia.
Dr Genie Laborde, Chairwoman, Two-In-Sync; author:
"Influencing with Integrity".
Don MacIntyre, CEO, Probe Array, test IC's while still in wafers.
Glen Balzer, Sand Hill Angels
Hal Nissley, Leslie Miller and Dr. Dale Nesbitt
Speaker: John B. Taylor, former undersecretary of the U.S. Treasury and Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University as well as Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute. His academic fields of expertise are macroeconomics, monetary economics, and international economics. He is k now for his research on the foundations of modern monetary theory and policy.
Open Source Business Models
Bob Sawyer, Product Manager, Solid Information Technology
Hal Nissley, PE
Tom Abate, Writer
CEO, Impulse Devices, Inc.
Ken Jacobson, Moderator
Anne Ramstetter Wenzel, Econosystems
Matt Venturi, Venturi & Company, LLC
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