SBA Advisory Board
School of Business Advisory Board
The School of Business Administration Advisory Board develops programs to connect the School with the business community to provide learning opportunities for students, create understanding of business and not-for-profit needs, develop awareness of the School and enhance student success. Advisors provide a sounding board to ensure that the School continually builds its entrepreneurial and innovative approach to management education. The Advisory Board develops student-learning opportunities such as classroom visits, guest speakers, internship offerings, competition judging and coaching, and advises on curriculum. Advisors helped create Menlo's SBA Day, develop event themes, support strategic initiatives and new programming, and support accreditation activities.
Current members of the Advisory Board include:
SIMON GLINSKY (Chair)
Mr. Glinsky is Principal and Founder of The Glinsky Group, a business strategy and leadership development management consulting practice. He works with client principals to create substantial growth, executive renewal, and strategic effectiveness such as new initiatives, turnarounds and exit strategies. He builds great decisions and innovative approaches, coaches and mentors client executives and founders, and creates new business opportunities. Mr. Glinsky was previously with McKinsey & Co, IBM, and The Wharton School and helped found several companies. He holds an MBA from Stanford University.
THOR GEIR RAMLETH
Mr. Ramleth is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. where he leads the global information systems and technology organization. Mr. Ramleth is an alumnus of Menlo College and holds an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Ms. Amster is a Tax Partner in the Palo Alto office of Burr Pilger Mayer. She has over 20 years of experience in public accounting assisting clients with tax planning, estate planning, compliance and research. Ms. Amster is an alumnus of Menlo College and holds a JD from the University of San Francisco and a LLM from Golden Gate University.
Ms. Doon is CEO of CalCPA, the California Association of Certified Public Accountants and the CalCPA Foundation. She is herself a CPA, and previously served as Associate Executive Director of the California Teachers Association.
Ms. Edelstein is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Ocean Endowment Partners, a firm that provides non-profit endowments, foundations and others access to the investment strategies, processes and managers employed by the largest and most successful university endowments. She was previously a Managing Director at Stanford Management Company. Ms. Edelstein holds an MBA from Stanford University.
Ms. Gambucci is Sales Director for the Metro Northern California Division of Citibank. She has over 30 years experience with Citibank, and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at the University of Virginia where she is now a faculty member.
Mr. Kremen is an entrepreneur, inventor, executive and investor. He was the founder of Match.com, the world's largest dating service. Most recently, Mr. Kremen founded Clean Power Finance, a consumer finance company that is making the purchase of residential solar power simple and affordable. Mr. Kremen has an MBA from Stanford University.
Ms. Selleck is a Director in the Palo Alto office Assurance group at Burr Pilger Mayer. Sharon has over 15 years of experience in public accounting. She also chairs the scholarship committee of the Peninsula-Silicon Valley chapter of the California Society of CPAs which has provided scholarships to Menlo students for many years. Ms. Selleck is an alumnus of Menlo College and a CPA.
Mr. Steiber is Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Modern Times Group. Previously he was Global Marketing Director for Mobile and Social Advertising at Google. He holds a master’s degree from SDA Bocconi.
Mr. Tomars is Branch Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission in San Francisco. He previously worked for the Pacific Stock Exchange. Mr. Tomars is an alumnus of Menlo College where he majored in Finance.