Board of Overseers

The Board of Overseers for the School of Engineering and Applied Science is the main advisory body to the School and its Dean. Its members are practitioners, leaders of the engineering profession and experts in areas of relevance to the School's activities. They participate in the strategic planning process, serve as a sounding board for initiatives of the School, represent the School within the rest of the University and the larger engineering and corporate community, and act as a liaison between the School and the Board of Trustees of the University. Their support and guidance plays an important role in furthering the School's strategic goals. Board members serve a three-year, renewable term.

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Mr. Andrew Rachleff (W '80, MBA, Stanford)
Chairman, Board of Overseers
Partner, Benchmark Capital

Mr. Rachleff co-founded Benchmark Capital, a venture firm, in 1995 and served as a general partner until 2004. Prior to his ten years as a general partner at Benchmark Capital, Mr. Rachleff spent ten years as a general partner with Merrill, Pickard, Anderson and Eyre (MPAE). Before joining MPAE, he held a variety of positions in the investment industry, working as an associate at Harvest Ventures; as a portfolio manager at Lamoreaux, Glynn and Associates; and as a financial analyst at Blyth Eastman Paine Webber.

Since the raising of Benchmark’s latest US fund, he has reduced his role to solely focusing on his existing portfolio companies. With his free time, Mr. Rachleff serves as a lecturer in entrepreneurship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Andrew Africk

Andrew Africk (L'92, WG'92)
Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management LLC

Andrew Africk joined Apollo Global Management LLC in 1992 and is a senior partner of the firm.  Founded in 1990, Apollo is a leading global alternative asset manager with a long record of successful private equity and credit oriented capital markets investing.  Apollo currently has assets under management exceeding US $100 billion and has offices in New York, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Singapore and Hong Kong.  Apollo owns controlling interests in global companies in many industries including chemicals, transportation, hospitality, metals and satellite communications.

Mr. Africk is responsible for Apollo’s investments in technology and communications.  Mr. Africk led Apollo’s purchase of Intelsat Ltd. and served as Vice Chairman while building Intelsat into the largest commercial satellite services provider in the world with a fleet of 53 geosynchronous satellites serving 200 countries.  Mr. Africk also led Apollo’s purchase of Hughes Communications, Inc., the world leader in satellite VSAT technology.  Apollo has successfully invested in and helped build semiconductor, mobile media and telematics companies.

Mr. Africk serves on the UCLA Science Board and on the Advisory Council of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  Mr. Africk graduated Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a BA in Economics, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a JD, and with Distinction from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with an MBA.

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The Honorable Harold Berger (EE '48, L '51)
Managing Partner, Berger and Montague, P.C.

Judge Berger is Managing Partner of Berger and Montague, P.C., a Philadelphia-based law firm. He formerly served as Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia and is past Chairman of the Federal Bar Association's National Committee on the Federal and State Judiciary. He is the author of numerous law review articles, has lectured extensively before bar associations and at universities and has served as Chair of the International Conferences of Global Interdependence held at Princeton University. Judge Berger has served as Chair of the Aerospace Law Committees of the American, Federal and Inter-American Bar Associations and was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics in Paris in recognition of the importance and impact of his scholarly work.

As his biographies in Who's Who In America and Who's Who In American Law outline, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Special Service Award of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and a Special American Bar Association Presidential Program Award and Medal. Judge Berger is a permanent member of the Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Long active in engineering and law alumni affairs at Penn, he also serves as Chair of the Friends of Biddle Law Library.

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Mr. David J. Berkman

Mr. David J. Berkman (W '83)
Managing Partner, Liberty Associated Partners

David J. Berkman is the Managing Partner of Liberty Associated Partners, LP, a venture capital firm primarily engaged in media, telecommunications, and internet industries. Currently, Mr. Berkman serves on the Boards of Directors for the following companies: Cibernet Corporation; Current Technologies, LLC; Entercom, Inc.; Internet Capital Group, Inc.; XOS Technologies, Inc.; and Jingle Networks, Inc. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Franklin Institute and The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Berkman resides in Haverford, Pennsylvania, with his wife Pamela and their three children.

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Mr. Dennis "Chip" Brady (W’94, C’ 94)
Partner, LSN Partners, LLC

Mr. Brady is a co-founder and partner at LSN Partners, LLC, a Miami-based business development and strategic consulting firm. LSN Partners works with its clients to identify and capitalize on opportunities to grow their business in the private, public, and international markets. The company specializes in the transportation, energy, telecommunications, and healthcare sectors, and serves as a national strategic government affairs advisor for several high profile clients. Prior to LSN Partners, Mr. Brady spent eight years in the energy industry, working as an analyst for American Electric Power and Sprague Energy, and serving as an advisor for Chevron-Texaco, Westport Petroleum, and Gulf Oil. He received his Navy commission at Penn, and served in Naval Intelligence.

Mr. Brady and his wife Allison Weiss Brady (C’ 93) met at Penn, and are very active philanthropically by co-chairing and supporting events for Moira Forbes Mumma's The Community Coalition at Forbes magazine to benefit the homeless, Say Yes to Education Foundation which provides scholarships to at-risk students, and Russell Simmons' arts education non-profit RushPhilanthropic.org.

 

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Dr. Katherine Crothall (EE '71, Ph.D., Southern California)
Principal, Liberty Venture Partners

Dr. Katherine Crothall is a Principal at Liberty Venture Partners, a venture fund focused primarily on health care. Prior to joining Liberty, Dr. Crothall was founder, President, and CEO of Animas Corporation (NASDAQ: PUMP), a leading manufacturer of insulin infusion pumps located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. In February 2006, Animas was sold to Johnson and Johnson. Prior to founding Animas, Dr. Crothall was founder and CEO of two other successful medical technology companies.

Dr. Crothall holds over 20 patents and is the recipient of several awards, including the Greater Philadelphia Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003 and the Raymond Rafferty Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in 2004. Dr. Crothall is a director of several private companies.

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Mr. Peter Detkin (EE '82, L '85)
Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman, Intellectual Ventures

Peter is a founder and vice-chairman at Intellectual Ventures where he focuses on intellectual property and invention. Prior to Intellectual Ventures, he spent 8 years at Intel, where he was a vice president and assistant general counsel. He was responsible for the patent and licensing departments and managed the litigation and competition policy. Before Intel, Peter was an intellectual property partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich and Rosati in Palo Alto. He was the first patent lawyer and the basis of the firm’s highly-successful intellectual property practice.

Peter is the past president of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, which provides legal services to low-income children and families, people with mental and developmental disabilities, HIV/AIDS patients, and victims of discrimination. He has worked with others to provide free legal services to nearly tens of thousands of low income and poor families and children. Peter currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Brady Center and Campaign, devoted to sensible gun control.

Peter is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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Mr. Richard D. Forman

Mr. Richard D. Forman (EE '87, W '87)
Managing Partner, Health Venture Group, LLC

Mr. Forman is the Managing Member of Health Venture Group, LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on enhancing information technology applications in the health care industry. Prior to HVG, Mr. Forman was the founder, Chairman, President and CEO of Register.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:RCOM). Richard built the Company to over $100 million in annual revenues and 500 employees. Along the way, he deregulated the international market for domain name registration services and took the company public. In 2002, Mr. Forman was awarded the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Ernst and Young. Prior to Register.com, Inc., Mr. Forman was an entrepreneur and managed 12 commercial properties in New York City, where he built a ground-up retail building in Brooklyn, NY.

Mr. Forman is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Angels, an investment group of successful businesspeople that collaboratively screen, analyze and invest in a variety or entrepreneurial ventures. Richard lives and works in New York where he has a wife and three children.

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Mr. Paul S. Greenberg (WG '87, EE '83)

Managing Member & CEO, Lutetium Capital, LLC

Mr. Greenberg is a founder, managing member, and the CEO for Lutetium Capital, a Stamford CT-based financial services firm which focuses on below investment grade debt. Formerly, he was a founder, co-portfolio manager, and head of research for Trilogy Capital.  Previously, Mr. Greenberg was the Director of High Yield and International Research at Bear, Stearns and Company, Inc. and was a Senior Managing Director of the firm. As Director, he coordinated the worldwide below-investment grade corporate and sovereign bond research efforts for the firm, along with European investment grade bond research.  Mr. Greenberg was a multi-year member of the Institutional Investor All American Fixed-Income Research Team in the Paper and Forest Products category and in the Chemicals category. Mr. Greenberg lives in Westport, CT with his wife Ellen and two daughters.

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Mr. Alex Haidas (C '93, ENG '93, WG '98)
Founder, Bluewall Capital Ltd

Alex Haidas is the founder of Bluewall Capital Ltd, a London-based, independent investment advisory company, focusing in particular in opportunities arising from the European deleveraging process as well as investments in real assets benefiting from globalization themes and offering high cash flows in the energy, transportation and infrastructure sectors. Alex was previously a portfolio manager for the special situations fund and in charge of business development at Credaris, a credit specialist asset manager with over a billion Euros under management. Prior to Credaris, he was a Managing Director of Structured Credit Products at North AM in London. Alex previously led teams structuring and marketing a broad range of cash, synthetic and hybrid credit products at JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank. Alex obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science Engineering and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 and was awarded an MBA from The Wharton School in 1998. Alex lives and works in London with his wife and their two children.

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Jeff Horing (ENG'86, W'86)
Co-founder and Managing Director, Insight Venture Partners

Jeff Horing has been a co-founder and managing director at Insight Venture Partners since 1995. Under his leadership Insight has become a premier venture capital and private equity firm focused on growth investments in software and internet businesses, currently investing from a $2 billion fund. Mr. Horing's areas of focus include mobile, online gaming, data, infrastructure and internet software. Mr. Horing is a former member of the board of directors of Airborne Entertainment (acquired by Cybird Co.), CTSpace (acquired by Sword Group), Beechwood Data Systems (acquired by Cap Gemini), Greenfield Online (IPO, later acquired by Microsoft), Hitwise (acquired by Experian Group Ltd), IAG Research (acquired by The Nielsen Company), ProMira Software (acquired by Manugistics), SLP Infoware (acquired by Gemplus), Solarwinds Inc., (IPO) and Xchange (IPO acquired by Amdocs).

Mr. Horing currently serves on the board of directors of GFI Software (security & messaging), Jagex Ltd (online gaming), Mentez (online social games publisher), 6Waves (online social games), Datacore Software (storage virtualization), SolarWinds  (network monitoring), Teamviewer (remote desktop collaboration), WIX (free DIY flash-based websites) and Zumba (global fitness and lifestyle brand).

Prior to founding Insight, Mr. Horing was a key member of the technology investing team at Warburg Pincus. Earlier in his career he worked at Goldman Sachs in the Capital Markets group.

Mr. Horing holds an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management. He has dual undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Engineering and Wharton School, where he graduated with high honors and was Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Horing is a regular speaker at Wharton as part of the Distinguished Guest speaker series.

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Lloyd W. Howell

Mr. Lloyd W. Howell, Jr. (EE ’88, MBA, Harvard Business School)
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.

Lloyd is an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, the management and technical consulting firm.  He currently leads the firm’s Civil Market Group, which includes financial services, health, energy, law enforcement and homeland security federal and commercial clients. Additionally, he serves on the firm’s Executive Management Committee and chairs the Ethics and Compliance Committee.  During the course of his career, Lloyd has also led the firm’s Strategy and Organization practice and served as the financial services' Client Service Officer.  Prior to joining the firm, Lloyd worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in their Investment Banking Division’s Financial Institutions Group.

Lloyd’s current board memberships include Integra Life Sciences Holding Corporation (IART), the Committee for Economic Development, Partnership for Public Service Capital Partners for Education, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), and the United Negro College Fund.  In 2011, Lloyd received the Black Engineer of the Year Award and in 2010 he received the Black Engineer of the Year Award for Professional Achievement in Industry.  Lloyd and his wife live in Washington, D.C. with their two sons.

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Mr. Alex T. Krueger (ENG'96, W'96)
President, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Equity Funds, First Reserve Corporation, London

President, Managing Director and Co-Head of the Equity Funds, joined First Reserve in 1999. Mr. Krueger is responsible for the development and management of the buyout investment team and sits on the firm’s investment committees. In addition, Mr. Krueger maintains responsibilities for origination, structuring, execution, monitoring and exiting investments across the global energy industry, with particular expertise in the natural resources sector. Prior to joining First Reserve, Mr. Krueger worked in the Energy group of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in Houston. Mr. Krueger now serves, or has served within the past five years, as a director on the boards of AMCI Capital GP Limited, Asian American Coal, Inc., Connect Resource Services, DOF Subsea, Foundation Coal Holdings, Inc., Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc., Mountaineer Keystone, New World Resources B.V., NFR Energy LLC, Rand Uranium, and Whitehaven Coal Limited. Mr. Krueger holds two B.S. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, one in Chemical Engineering and one in Finance and Statistics from the Wharton School.

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Dr. John F. Lehman, Jr. (GR '74)
Chairman and Founding Partner, J. F. Lehman and Company

Dr. Lehman is currently Chairman of J. F. Lehman and Company, a private equity investment firm. He served as Secretary of the U.S. Navy from 1981 - 1987. He received his Navy commission at Penn and began his career in defense and foreign affairs as a staff member of the Foreign Policy Research Institute at Penn. Dr. Lehman served as a member of the White House National Security Council and Deputy Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. He was President of Abington Corporation between 1977 and 1981, and he served in the Naval Reserve for twenty-five years. Dr. Lehman also was an investment banker with Paine Webber. He is a director of Ball Corporation and ISO, Inc and serves as Chairman of the Board of Hawaii Superferry and Atlantic Marine, Inc. He also serves on the board of Enersys, Inc, and as Chairman of the Princess Grace Foundation. Dr. Lehman has written several books including Command of the Seas, Making War, and On the Seas of Glory.

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Ryan Limaye

Mr. Ryan D. Limaye ( ENG’93, W”93, WG ‘93)
Managing Director and Head, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Ryan is the Managing Director and head of Communications/Technology Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. He has focused on financing and strategic assignments for leading companies in the communications and technology sectors since joining Goldman Sachs in 1994. Ryan has worked on transactions with companies such as Cisco Systems, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, Alcatel, Lucent Technologies, Juniper Networks, Siemens, Ericsson, JDSU, Citrix, VeriSign, Neustar and 3Com. He has also worked on numerous technology IPOs including: Lucent, Juniper, Riverbed, Rackspace, Sonus, NetScreen, Acme Packet, Synchronoss, and OpNext. Ryan was named managing director in 2001 and partner in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, Ryan worked at McKinsey and Company.

Ryan earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated with distinction and was designated a Palmer Scholar. He also earned a BS in Economics and a BAS in Applied Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude and as a Ben Franklin Scholar, Nelson Scholar, and Joseph Wharton Scholar.

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Dr. David M. Magerman (ENG '90, C '90, Ph.D., Stanford University)
President and Founder, Kohelet Foundation

Biographical information is forthcoming.

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Mr. Hital R. Meswani (ENG '90, W '90)
Executive Director and Member of the Board, Reliance Industries, Ltd.

Mr. Meswani is Executive Director and member of the Board of Reliance Industries, India's largest private sector enterprise, with businesses in the energy and materials value chain. He joined Reliance in 1990 and is responsible for all manufacturing and business operations of Reliance Petroleum. He is also responsible for rolling out the Reliance Infocomm activities, comprised of a nationwide next-generation broadband network, a mobile network spanning 1100 cities and towns across India and a nationwide retail chain of Webworld outlets. Reliance Group is one of the fastest-growing industrial enterprises in India topday. The Group's activities include textiles, synthetic fibres, fibre intermediates, petrochemicals, refining, oil and gas, infrastructure, power, port terminal, and telecom services.

Mr. Meswani is a recipient of the Indo American Society's Young Achiever Award in 2003 and is an active member of two international organizations: the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO). He serves on the Secondary School Admission Committee for the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mr. Rajeev Misra

Mr. Rajeev Misra (ME '85, GEN '86, MBA, Sloan School of Management, MIT)
Global Head of Credit Trading, UBS Investment Bank


Rajeev Misra joined UBS in July 2009 as Global Head of Credit and Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In January 2010, he was appointed Joint Global Head of FICC. In addition to these responsibilities, Rajeev is also the co-Global Head of Emerging Markets and is a member of the FICC Executive Committee.Previously, Rajeev spent over ten years at Deutsche Bank - most recently as Global Head of Credit Trading, Securitization and Commodities and a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee. Before that he was with Merrill Lynch for 7 years working in New York and London in derivative marketing and trading.

Rajeev has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds an MBA from the Sloan School of Management, MIT.

 

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Mr. Ofer Nemirovsky (EE '79, W '79, Harvard Business School, MBA)
Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, LLC

Ofer Nemirovsky is a Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners, LLC, a global private equity firm in Boston. He focuses on sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring direct investments. Ofer is also involved in HarbourVest's business development efforts. He has been responsible for a number of HarbourVest's direct investments, including Artisoft, AVID, AXENT, Centra, Clarus, Creo, Dendrite International, Digital Insight, eTapestry, Frame, Gilead, Insignia Solutions, Manugistics, Marcam, m-Qube, NETCOM On-Line, Progress Software, Radware, Retix, Shopzilla, SpectraLink, Ultimate Software, and UUNET. Ofer's previous experience includes four years in technical computer sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986. Ofer serves or has served on the Boards of the National Venture Capital Association, the Overseers of the School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Ofer speaks Hebrew.

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Ms. Alison Newman (C ’83, JD, NYU)
Partner, Fox Rothschild LLP

Alison Newman is a corporate partner in the New York office of Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law firm. Ms. Newman represents a diverse client base in connection with public offerings and private placements of securities, venture capital investments, private equity investments and mergers and acquisitions. Her clients are active in a number of industries, including high-technology, life science, electronics, homeland security and the Internet. Ms. Newman is a member of the NYC Advisory Board of Astia, an organization promoting women’s entrepreneurship, and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Life Sciences Angel Network, an organization designed to serve scientists and entrepreneurs looking to fund and promote innovation.


Ms. Newman received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.   She lives in New York City with her husband, Alan Levine, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and her two daughters.    

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Mr. Mitchell I. Quain (EE '73, Harvard Business School, MBA)
Senior Advisor, Carlyle Group
Chairman Emeritus, Board of Overseers

Mr. Quain is a Senior Advisor at Carlyle Group. He was with AMN AMRO, an investment banking, securities and asset management business, from 1997-2001, most recently as vice chairman. Previously, Mr. Quain spent 22 years at Schroder Wertheim, beginning in 1975 immediately following graduation with distinction from Harvard Business School. Mr. Quain founded Wall Street's first Industrial Manufacturing Group, an outgrowth of his research coverage of machinery companies. He “retired” from research as the Institutional Investors Magazine number one machinery analyst.

Mr. Quain is former Chair of the SEAS Board of Overseers (1998-2008) and served for ten year’s on Penn's Board of Trustees, vice chairing its audit committee, as well as serving on the executive committee and Chairing the finance committee of Penn Medicine. In addition to his various commitments at the University, he serves on the Board of Directors of Astro-Med, Inc., Handy and Harmen, Inc., Hardinge, Inc., MagneTek, Inc., RBC Bearings, Inc. and Titan International. His children, Rhonda and Jake, are graduates of Penn Engineering.

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Mr. Allie Rogers (ENG '87)
Co-Founder, Triple Point Technology, Inc.

Allie P. Rogers, Jr. is co-founder and served as the Chief Technology Officer of Triple Point Technology, Inc., a Westport, Connecticut-based financial software company. Founded in 1993 with fellow Penn alum Peter Armstrong, Triple Point Technology is the leader in trading, risk management, scheduling and logistics solutions for commodities including power, oil, gas, coal, metals, agricultural products and freight. At Triple Point, Allie designed and created the industry leading Tempest XL and Commodity XL solutions as well as presiding over the company's growth from 2 to 250 employees in offices worldwide.

Allie graduated from the Management and Technology (M&T) program at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 with a BAS in Computer Science and a BS in Management from Wharton. Allie is currently retired, focusing his attention on personal and philanthropic pursuits.

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenbluth
Private Investor

Dr. Rosenbluth is private investor and former head of Fixed Income Arbitrage at Salomon Brothers Inc. He serves on the Board of Advisors, for Chalkstream Capital Group, a private investment fund. Dr. Rosenbluth is a founding board member, and a member of the executive committee, of Math for America, a charity that seeks to improve mathematics education in the United States.

Dr. Rosenbluth serves as Chairman of the NYU/Courant Advisory Council and as Chairman of the Advisory Board of Courant’s Program in Financial Mathematics. He holds Ph.D. and MS degrees in Mathematics from New York University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Dr. Rosenbluth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE in Computer Science.

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Ms. Suzanne Rowland (ChE '83)
Vice President & General Manager
Global Special Hazards
Tyco

Suzanne Rowland is Vice-President & General Manager of the $680 million Global Special Hazards business at Tyco and a Director of the Board of  LBFoster (NASDAQ: FSTR).   Prior to Tyco, Suzanne spent over 21 years with Rohm and Haas Company, an $8 billion specialty materials technology company which was acquired by Dow Chemical in 2009.   She held three significant executive positions at Rohm and Haas including Vice President and Global Business Director of Adhesives & Sealants, Vice President Coatings North America, and Vice President of Procurement & Logistics.   A highlight of her career was the turnaround of the $725 million Adhesives business from 3% operating profit in 2003 to 10% in 2005.   Suzanne’s early career was unique with line positions in sales, marketing, plant management, and finance as well as full profit and loss responsibility for two smaller businesses including a new venture.   In 2006 and 2007, Ms. Rowland also gained valuable family company and board experience working for the Chairman & CEO of J.M. Huber Corporation, a $ 2 billion enterprise.  

Ms. Rowland received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania.  She won a prestigious University of Pennsylvania Thouron award and completed her M.Sc. in Business Studies at the London Business School in London, England.   Suzanne and her husband have two children in university and live in Jenkintown, PA.

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Mr. Ted Schlein

Mr. Ted Schlein (C '86)
Managing Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

Ted Schlein joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers in November 1996. His focus has been in the area of enterprise security and applications, infrastructure and services. Mr. Schlein managed the KPCB Java Fund, formed to invest in Java technology-based companies and related Internet, Intranet, networking and communications companies. He serves on the board of 3VR, 41st Parameter, ArcSight, ENDFORCE, Fortify Software, IronPlanet, Ketera Technologies, Oakley Networks, and oversees the company's interests in Bit 9 and New Vine Logistics. He also serves on the board and executive committee of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Ted came to KPCB with significant experience in enterprise software business management at Symantec Corporation. As Vice President of Networking and Client Server Technology, he was responsible for overseeing the marketing and development of enterprise products. Prior to that he served as VP of Symantec's European business development and as VP Data Management Group. Mr. Schlein is credited with establishing Symantec in both the utilities and antivirus markets by starting and building these business units. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Dr. Krishna P. Singh (MS ’69; Ph.D. ’72)
President and CEO, Holtec International

Dr. Singh is President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Holtec International, an energy technology company headquartered in Marlton, New Jersey. Dr. Singh has shepherded the growth of Holtec International over the past two decades through development of cutting-edge technologies to help generate eco-friendly energy from both nuclear and fossil fuels. In the nuclear power sector, Holtec is globally recognized as the pre-eminent developer and provider of technologies to store and transport used nuclear fuel and of heat exchange equipment that lie at the heart of operating nuclear power plants. Holtec-supplied heat exchange equipment designed to coax maximum energy from fossil fuel helps power scores of electric plants on four continents around the world. Dr. Singh is the author or co-author of over sixty technical papers, a widely used reference book on heat exchanger design, numerous technical monographs, and hundreds of industry reports. His array of patents on innovative heat exchange and nuclear fuel storage device designs form a keystone of Holtec's product lines.

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Dr. Rajendra Singh (Ph.D., Southern Methodist University)
Chairman, 2nd CEO of Telcom Ventures LLC

Dr. Singh, together with his family, is the principal owner of Telcom Ventures, L.L.C., a private investment firm specializing in telecommunications and related information technologies. Dr. Singh is also a member of the Board of Directors of LCC International, Inc., a publicly-traded subsidiary of Telcom Ventures, and one of the largest wireless telecommunications engineering consulting firms in the world. Dr. Singh and his wife, Neera Singh, co-founded LCC International in 1983. Under Dr. Singh's direction, Telcom Ventures, LCC and their affiliates have launched numerous wireless and other telephony telecommunication systems throughout the world. Dr. Singh continues to play a leading role in the development and deployment of emerging wireless technologies.

Dr. Singh received his Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1980. He has a distinguished record of academic achievements beginning with his doctoral dissertation, Spectrum Efficient Schemes for Mobile Radio Communications, which was published in 1980. Dr. Singh is a former member of the faculty of Kansas State University and City College of New York, and is a member of various electrical engineering societies.

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Ms. Juliet Sjöborg (BSE'85, W'92)
Director, Plena Capital Ltd.

Juliet Sjöborg is a Director of Plena Capital Ltd., a multinational investment group with interests across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Plena Group currently operates in 5 countries and employs nearly 1,000 people as an international company with experience in investing across continents. 

Ms. Sjöborg is a retired Senior Investment Officer at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).  EBRD works in 29 countries from Europe to central Asia financing projects that serve the transition to market economies and pluralistic democratic societies.  She started working in London in 1992 in the Infrastructure and Power groups.  From 1996 to 1998, she served as the Head of the EBRD office in Zagreb, Croatia, leading a portfolio of more than €500 million in food, pharmaceutical and electric companies.  In 1999, she returned to the EBRD office in London where she remained a Senior Banker within the Agribusiness Team until she retired in 2003.

Prior to joining EBRD, Ms. Sjöborg served as a consultant for the Privatization Ministry of the Republic of Poland, where she took part in the assessments of the Polish pharmaceutical industry operating in the private sector.  From 1986 till 1988, she worked as a System Engineer at Questech, Inc. (now CACI Technologies) in Arlington, VA.

Ms. Sjöborg obtained her BS in Computer Engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering in 1985, her MS in Economics from the University of Nice, and her MBA in Finance from Wharton in 1992. She lives in London with her husband, Mattias Sjöborg, and their three children.

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Mr. Robert Stavis (EAS '84, W '84)
Partner, Bessemer

Rob Stavis is a partner in Bessemer's New York office. He focuses on investments in the financial-services sector and in emerging software technologies and joined Bessemer Venture Partners in 2000.

Some of Rob’s historical investments include Skype (acquired by eBay in 2005), SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee); network software provider Pure (acquired by Cisco); debit-card provider PRE Solutions (acquired by Incomm); India based financial services provider Motilal Oswal (BSE:MOSL) and CRM-software developer Portrait Software (LSE-AIM: PST); Arbinet (NASDAQ:ARBX) and Bermuda based reinsurance company PXRE (NYSE:PXRE.)

Rob entered private equity after a 15-year career at Salomon Smith Barney, where he was co-head of global arbitrage trading. He was a member of Salomon's operating and risk-management committees and chaired the recruiting committee, in addition to managing a $100 billion balance sheet.

Rob holds a BAS from the Penn Engineering and a BS from The Wharton School.  He is on the board and has also served as president of the board of WJCS, Westchester County's oldest and most comprehensive social-service agency.

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Mr. Alexander F. Stern (ENG’89, WG’94)
Chief Operating Officer, Global Head of Strategy and Managing Director, Lazard Ltd

Alex Stern was named Chief Operating Officer of Lazard Ltd in November 2008. He has served as a Managing Director since January 2002 and as the Firm's Global Head of Strategy since February 2006.  Mr. Stern initially joined Lazard in 1994.  He previously held various positions at Patricof & Co. Ventures and IBM.  As a Managing Director in Lazard’s Financial Advisory Group, Mr. Stern has worked on a broad array of assignments at Lazard as a member of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Group.

Mr. Stern earned a BS (Phi Betta Kappa) from Duke University.  He also received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and an MSE from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Mr. Harlan Stone (C '80)
President and Chief Operating Officer, Halstead International

Harlan Stone is President and CEO of Halstead International/Halstead New England Corporation, a leading international building materials company whose efforts focus on bringing affordable and aesthetically pleasing products to consumers, architects and contractors in over 30 countries. Mr. Stone is also the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Halstead’s sister company, Metroflor Corporation, expanding the reach of the Halstead Group products to new segments of the American marketplace. In addition, he is Managing Director of Vertex Group’s Hong Kong enterprise. Over the past 28 years, he has extensively grown the operations and activities of the Vertex Group in China.

Mr. Stone is a member of numerous industry councils and organizations and serves on the Board of Advisors for The Home Depot Foundation, USA. He obtained a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.
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Mr. Frederick Warren (ME '60, WG '61)
Founder, Sage Venture Partners

From 1963 to 1972 Mr. Warren served his private equity investment apprenticeship as President and CEO of Westland Capital Corporation (a venture capital investment company) and General Television, Inc. (a leveraged build-up) in the cable television industry. In May 1972, Mr. Warren co-founded Brentwood Associates which became a leading venture capital investment firm on the West Coast. In 1984 he initiated Brentwood’s formal entry into the leveraged buyout business (LBO) business and its evolution as a private equity investment firm. Beginning with the new millennium in 2000 Mr. Warren returned to his venture capital roots with the formation of Sage Venture Partners a “friends and family” venture capital fund.

Mr. Warren graduated from Penn with an Engineering degree and an MBA from the Wharton School. In addition to ooyala he serves as a director/advisor of Slingshot Sports, Plainview Capital Management, NeoMedix, Everest Sciences and Callidus Capital Management. Mr. Warren was a founding board member of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Ms. Sarah Keil Wolf (EE ’86, W ’86)
Retired Investment Banker

Sarah Wolf is a retired investment banker from Bear, Stearns and Company where she spent her entire career in the Financial Analytics and Structured Transaction group. She was involved in the early days of the mortgage securitization including the first Agency Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit (REMIC) issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA). Ms. Wolf has been published in several books including The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities. She is a third generation Penn graduate, which includes her father, Jack Keil Wolf (EE ’56), and her grandfather, Joseph Wolf (DMD ’16). Ms. Wolf lives in Scarsdale, New York with her husband, Charles Hallac, and their three children.

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Dr. Michael Zisman (GEE '73, Gr '77)
Managing Director, Internet Capital Group

Dr. Zisman functions as a managing director at Internet Capital Group and is a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Before retiring from IBM in 2004, Zisman was vice president of corporate strategy and focused on IBM's On Demand strategy. Previous to this position, he was General Manager of Storage Software for the IBM Storage Systems Group. This position followed his post as Vice President of Emerging Business Development, reporting to the IBM Vice Chairman. Prior to that, Zisman served as CEO of Lotus Development Corporation, and shortly after Lotus was acquired by IBM.

He joined Lotus in 1994 after the Company's acquisition of Soft-Switch, Inc., a software firm that he founded in 1979 and headed until that acquisition. Prior to founding Soft-Switch, he was a member of the faculty at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He is a trustee of Lehigh University, a member of the Philadelphia Orchestra Board of Directors, a member of the Main Line Health Board of Governors, and a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Lehigh. He also serves on the Boards of a number of ICG portfolio companies.

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