CEOs Share Insight on Getting to the Top -- Successful Career Development Series on October 28 Features CEOs from Technology Industry

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The successful "Getting to the Top" career development program at Stanford Graduate School of Business continues on October 28, 2008 with a program of technology industry CEOs sharing their stories of progression up the career ladder, and the skills and traits that helped get them there.

The successful "Getting to the Top" career development program continues with a program of information technology industry CEOs sharing their stories of progression up the career ladder, and the skills and traits that helped get them there. The October 28 program 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, is an event for aspiring CEOs.

This program will explore the skills needed as senior executives reached the top level in technology companies. The panelists are:

  • Farhat Ali, President and CEO at Fujitsu Computer Systems
  • Sam Cece, CEO at StrongMail Systems
  • Penny Herscher, President and CEO at FirstRain
  • Paul McNamara, CEO at Coghead
  • Bob Wiederhold, President and CEO at Transitive
  • Moderator: Kathy Ullrich, Executive Recruiter at Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc.

"In today's economy, career development programs such as Getting to the Top are needed more than ever to help our alumni base in identifying and developing skills that make them competitive in the job market," shared Mercy Eyadiel, Director of Alumni Career Services at Stanford Graduate School of Business.

"By identifying skills that C- and VP-level executives find important for career success, Getting to the Top guides participants in taking control of their careers," said Kathy Ullrich, executive recruiter with Silicon Valley search firm Kathryn Ullrich Associates, Inc. "Just like the trend moved from company pension programs to employee directed 401K retirement plans, I believe career development is shifting from corporate sponsored training to individual responsibility."

"Getting to the Top -- CEOs at the Top" will take place Tuesday, October 28th, at Stanford GSB, Bishop Auditorium at 6 p.m. Additional "Getting to the Top" events will be offered on Thursday, November 6 with SDForum's Tech Women's Program at Varian Medical Systems in Palo Alto and on Thursday, November 13 at UCLA Anderson School of Management. Please visit the GettingToTheTop website for registration information and details.

The three-year-old "Getting to the Top" seminar series was created for professionals seeking their own training and mentorship to reach the next level. Previous "Getting to the Top" seminars have included senior executives from companies such as Adobe, Amgen, Business Objects, Cisco, Clorox, Countrywide, eBay, eHarmony, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Lionsgate Entertainment, Merrill Lynch, Oracle, P&G, Symantec, Twentieth Century Fox, Walt Disney Company, Williams-Sonoma, Yahoo! and many others.

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.

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. 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.

http://www.GettingToTheTop.com

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