Anthony St. George
Executive EducationAnthony St. George is the Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Corporate and Foundation Relations in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. In his role for international partnerships, he is responsible for seven-figure plus fund raising and business development to fund, establish and manage research and educational programs that include distance education, international student exchange, collaborative research programs, and customized executive education. In November 2005 Anthony came to Berkeley from MIT where he had served as Assistant Dean for Development and Communications in the School of Engineering. Prior to this, Anthony was an Associate Director in MIT’s Office of Corporate Relations where he lead a team of officers to develop and foster research relationships between MIT and ITC and financial services corporations in the US and Asia, also personally managing a portfolio of corporations in Taiwan, Korea, and Thailand. Before coming to MIT, Anthony worked at the Harvard Business School as a research associate developing international case studies on global corporations in Asia, the US, and Europe. Anthony received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
Positive Psychology FellowKeith Gatto has held academic management and leadership positions at the University of California, Berkeley, for the past decade and currently serves as the director of academic affairs for executive and professional programs in the College of Engineering. The recipient of a PhD in organizational leadership from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology as well as a Master of Education in psychology from Cambridge College and a Bachelor of Science in business administration and marketing from Villanova University, he has taught courses and presented executive education lectures on leadership and team building, the psychology of leadership, technology leadership, business ethics, human relations in the workplace, and the psychology of success. In addition, he has conducted research focused on the impact of positive psychology on innovative work behavior. Before pursuing a career in higher education management and teaching, he was employed in account management, corporate training and marketing communications roles in the financial services industry for such companies as Vanguard, CIGNA, and MFS Investment Management. He also served on the boards of the Greater Boston Business Council and the Certified Financial Planning Board of Standards.
Project ManagementStephen Pieraldi is a serial entrepreneur whose career has spanned over a broad range of industries including Internet technologies, healthcare, architecture, construction, production level manufacturing, online gaming and security. He is currently running a stealth startup in network security, Sideband Networks. He has worked with and for Fortune 500 companies, venture backed and privately funded start-ups, family owned businesses and Venture Capital. He has raised millions of dollars in operating capital and taken a company from seed to IPO. A catalyst for change, he creates value through investment, technology, patents, business models and building best in class teams. Stephen enjoy’s sharing these experiences while lecturing and teaching at U.C. Berkeley. Empowering students to bring engineering discipline to the art of the startup.
CrowdfundingAlicia Robb is a Senior Fellow with the Kauffman Foundation. She is also a Visiting Scholar with the University of California in Berkeley and the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the Founder and past Executive Director and Board Chair of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, an international development organization working in Latin America, Africa, and India. (www.fsdinternational.org). Dr. Robb received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has previously worked with the Office of Economic Research in the Small Business Administration and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She is also a prolific author on the topic of entrepreneurship. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is the co-author of Race and Entrepreneurial Success published by MIT Press and A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Businesses by Stanford University Press. She serves on the Board of the National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise, the Advisory Board for Global Entrepreneurship Week, and is a guest contributor to outlets such as Huffington Post and Forbes.
CrowdfundingLucy Hu is a PhD candidate in business and public policy at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. Her work focuses on how social interactions affect decision making in a variety of contexts such as crowdfunding, entrepreneurship, and business strategy. She also looks at behavioral biases in corporate and policy decisions. Prior to graduate school, she worked for NERA Economic Consulting in the antitrust and intellectual property divisions. She received a BA in economics and a BA in biology from Bryn Mawr College.
Sandy Yu is a postdoctoral fellow at the Fung Institute. Her research areas include strategy, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She is particularly interested in crucial strategic concerns of entrepreneurs: fundraising and growth. Her dissertation studies how participation in accelerators affects performance outcomes of new ventures. Prior to academia, Sandy worked at Microsoft, Toshiba Research & Development, and venture capital-backed VoIP startup, Ooma, Inc. She holds a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, where she was a recipient of the Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship.