TMP Innovator Stories
This quarterly series features leaders from academia and industry who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields. Featuring appearances by prominent academic researchers, business professionals, and successful entrepreneurs. This series gives UC Santa Barbara students an opportunity to learn directly from individuals who have excelled through innovation and dedication to their work. Innovator Stories is part of the TMP 111 Issues in Technology, Business, and Society course curriculum.
WINTER 2019 Innovator Stories
Shannon is a sales and marketing executive with a 20-year track record of top performance with mobile, internet and technology companies. Shannon joined Tapjoy in 2009 to lead our advertising sales efforts. Prior to Tapjoy, she was the head of sales and business development for Commission Junction, a division of Valueclick (VLCK).
In 2002 Shannon joined the start-up, Expertcity, makers of GoToMeeting, as the head of channel sales and marketing. Expertcity was acquired by Citrix (CTXS) where she continued to lead both worldwide channels and inside sales. Read More...
After 15 years running Partner Management at Yahoo, Mr. Cobb was just announced as the President of the America's for Media.net, the worlds #2 largest advertising technology company, after Google. In this role he oversees a 600+ team of business, product and marketing staff across seven global offices that service monetization, content management and digital marketing for more than 500,000 web sites, including the NY Times, Forbes, Hearst, The Street, Meredith, WebMD, CNN and FoxNews. Read More...
Ning Wang is a seasoned executive with P&L responsibilities of several SaaS and technology businesses. Ning is currently CEO of Offensive Security, a training and certification company for the elite penetration security professionals. Prior to Offensive Security, Ning served in many C-level roles including CFO/COO of HackerOne, a leading marketplace and platform for hacker powered security, CFO of Eucalyptus, an open source private cloud solution which was acquired by HP, and CFO/CTO/COO of Lynda.com which was acquired by LinkedIn. Ning worked at McKinsey & Company and holds a Ph.d. in physics from UC Berkeley. Read More...
Michael Abraham, Founder and CEO of MKA Capital Group, Inc.
Sun Choe, President and Managing Member of Norcomp Southern California LLC
UCSB Alumni Panel: Eric Posen, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Naritiv; Jeff Overall, Founder and CEO, PolarPro; Michael Zhang, Co-founder, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Unirui Entertainment UCTV
Donna White, Founder and Managing Partner of August Venture Talent
Ali Bauerlein, CoFounder and Executive VP, Finance & CFO, Inogen
John Dorman, Board Advisor, Executive, and Entrepreneur
Kendall Fargo, Chief Revenue Officer at Tripping.com.
Michael Gialketsis, President, Rincon Consultants, Inc.
Norman Habermann, Former President and CEO of The Restaurant Enterprises Group; President of Scobreet Associates
Peter Johnson, Co-Founder of Tetrionics; Founder of Hy Cite Corporation
Andy Ogawa, Founder and Managing Partner, Quest Venture Partners
Herb Paaren, Co-Founder of Tetrionics
The Executive-at-the-Table meetings provide a unique opportunity for Technology Management Program students to enjoy a casual conversation with an engaging and influential entrepreneur or executive. Within this intimate setting, our mentors share business advice and anecdotes from their own experience.
Space is limited and RSVP is required. Please make sure you are absolutely able to attend prior to your RSVP. Any no-shows will disallow you from attending future events. These events are held in the TMP Conference Room 1328 in Phelps Hall, unless otherwise noted. Event times may vary.