Getting to the Top Jointly Offered by Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Management in 2007

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For mid-career MBA alumni seeking advice on advancing in their careers, the successful career development series called "Getting to the Top" provides senior executives first hand advice, experiences and mentoring to help guide the way. Alumni Career Services at Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Management, in association with executive recruiting firm Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc, present 2007 programs in consulting, venture capital, sales, and CEOs.

For mid-career MBA alumni seeking advice on advancing in their careers, the successful career development series called "Getting to the Top" provides senior executives first hand advice, experiences and mentoring to help guide the way.

The 2007 series presented jointly by Alumni Career Services at Stanford Graduate School of Business and UCLA Anderson School of Management, in association with Kathryn Ullrich, president of executive recruiting firm Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc, includes programs for aspiring executives in fields of consulting, venture capital, sales and business development, and CEOs.

The first program, "Getting to the Top from Consulting" is planned for January 30, 2007 in Northern California and February 8, 2007 in Southern California. This program will explore how senior executives successfully made the switch from consulting to senior roles in industry as well as starting their own boutique consulting firms.

January 30 in Palo Alto:

  • Jim Clayton, President at SymphonyRPM
  • Joanna Horsfall, VP Transformation and Program Management at Kaiser Permanente
  • Raffi Kassarjian, VP Innovation Management at Fair Isaac
  • Jim Neckopulos, CEO of JMN Associates
  • Avanish Sahai, VP Marketing at BDNA
  • Moderator: Kathy Ullrich, Executive Recruiter at Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc.

February 8 in Marina Del Rey:

  • Andrew Gengos, VP Strategy and Corporate Development at Amgen
  • Jim Howard, CEO at CrownPeak
  • Lisa Leight, Partner at Stanton Associates
  • Jeff Sakaguchi, President at Evolution Robotics Retail
  • Vikas Thakur, SVP Business Transformation Group at Countrywide Financial
  • Moderator: Kathy Ullrich, Executive Recruiter at Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc.

"The attendees at the 2006 'Getting to the Top' career development programs have appreciated the insight and experiences shared by senior executive panelists," said Mercy Eyadiel, Director, Stanford Graduate School of Business Alumni Career Services. "Alumni in transition often ask how they can reach the next level in their career or enter a new field. The programs in 2007 will definitely answer how to transition from consulting, into venture capital, or to top executive positions."

"As a headhunter interviewing senior executives, I learn the skills and experiences exhibited by 'A' talent. Through the Getting to the Top program, successful executives are able to share their advice with others aspiring to senior roles," shared Kathy Ullrich, executive recruiter with Silicon Valley search firm Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc.

"UCLA Anderson School of Management and Stanford GSB are jointly presenting the 'Getting to the Top' series in Northern and Southern California to reach more of our alumni base. Outside the LA area, Northern California has the largest population of UCLA Anderson alumni, and vice versa for Stanford GSB", stated Susan Dearing, Director of EMBA Career and Leadership Development at UCLA Anderson School of Management. "By working together, alumni from both schools can attend career advancement programs close to home."

"Getting to the Top from Consulting" will take place Tuesday, January 30th, at Stanford GSB, Bishop Auditorium and Thursday, February 8th at California Yacht Club in Marina Del Rey. Both programs are at 6:00 pm for networking, 7:00 pm for the program. Please visit http://www.ullrichassociates.com/career_series.html for registration and details of programs.

The "Getting to the Top" seminar events were created for those seeking their own training and mentorship to reach the next career level for mid-career MBA alumni. Previous "Getting to the Top" seminars have included senior executives from companies such as Adobe, Business Objects, Cisco, Clorox, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, P&G, Symantec, Twentieth Century Fox and others. The next programs will be "Getting to the Top in Venture Capital" in March/April.

About Stanford GSB Alumni Career Services:

Alumni Career Services offers a broad range of expertise, services, programs, and resources to assist Stanford GSB alumni with their continued career development. We offer the GSB Alumni Job Board, Executive Career Coaching, Self-Assessment and Job Search Tools, Workshop Presentations, Career Reading Lists, and Industry Guides. For more information, contact Mercy Eyadiel, Director of Alumni Career Services, at 650.724.3130 or visit our website at https://alumni.gsb.stanford.edu/career/.

About UCLA Anderson Alumni Career Services:

UCLA Anderson alumni have life-long access to alumni career resources including one-on-one coaching, job search teams, a dedicated career resources website and more. The main portal to accessing detailed information on each of the career services available to alumni is the Alumni Career Resources webpage: http://alumni.anderson.ucla.edu/career/. For more information, contact Pat Palleschi, Associate Director of Alumni Career Services at 310.794.5947.

About Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc.:

Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc. specializes in the recruitment of senior-level executives for technology and consulting companies. Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc. combines proven search experience with working knowledge of high technology functional skills and industry experience to find top executive talent. For more information contact Kathy Ullrich at 650.458.8775 or http://www.ullrichassociates.com.

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