April Ghiroli

Executive Assistant - Intuit

April is a decisive and tactical leader with seven years’ experience providing administrative and executive-level support. Upon graduation from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in pre-law, she enlisted in the United States Army. During her five year military career, she garnered numerous accolades—most notably being named U.S. Army Solider of the Year in 2012. She was selected to join the White House Communications Agency as a member of the Presidential Communications Team, where she provided operational and communications support to former President Barack Obama, President-Elect Joe Biden, White House senior staff and the U.S. Secret Service. She was awarded the Presidential Service Badge for flawless execution of 65 presidential flight operations. Currently she is the executive assistant to the VP of Product Development at Intuit®.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Ariyella David

Volunteer - Women in Bio

Ariyella is a business development executive with experience in injectable biotechnology products such as vaccines and insulin, and has navigated the managed care landscape in Southern California. She also has a background in sales and marketing management and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, New York City, Berlin and Hamburg. Ariyella is a Peer Group Leader, as well as Marketing Coordinator at the Southern California chapter of the mentoring group Women in Bio.

Vistage on Campus – Flex-22

Brian Lattimore

Business Application Manager - MedImpact Healthcare Systems

Brian is a Business Application Manager at MedImpact Healthcare Systems.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Chris Rae

SVP of Sales, Asia - Pacific (APAC) - Verimatrix

Christopher Rae is the Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia / Pacific (APAC) at Verimatrix. In this role, he provides strategic leadership for all sales, business development, and operational activities in the region to grow revenue and further expand the company’s expertise in content security and cybersecurity for media, entertainment and telecom into adjacent markets such as fintech, gaming / e-sports, automotive, healthcare, agtech, retail, e-learning, smart cities, and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications. He also serves as an advisor and angel investor for tech and media startups.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 11 (Alumnus Member)

Ferdinando Olivieri

Product Manager - Qualcomm

Ferdinando is a Product Manager in the Qualcomm Platform Solutions Ecosystem.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Hugh Simmons

Senior Military Science Instructor - Department of Military Affairs

Highly motivated senior military leader with immense experience in human capital management, policy development and application for the betterment of the organization. Selfless leader with a broad spectrum of project management in ever changing dynamic and diverse conditions, achieving results even when faced with adversity. A teachable leader with key interest in the organization and the welfare of individuals. Recipient of Bronze Star Medals, Meritorious Service Medals, Accommodation and Achievement Medals in recognition for outstanding performance, leadership and professionalism.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Jason Fedish

Sales Consultant - GE Healthcare

Jason is a sales consultant for GE Healthcare representing capital medical equipment with 9 years experience in this roll. He has a passion for helping others, which stems from his service in the US Army from 1999-2012. As an Army veteran with a devotion to veteran advocacy, he is also the Vice President of the Rady Veterans Association (RVA).

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Kieche Meleson O'Connell

Research Scientist - NAVWAR

Kieche is a Research Scientist with specialties in corrosion prevention research and policy in defense, paints & coatings.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Kush Kapila

CEO/Founder - Sterlings and Vistage on Campus - Co-Chair

Entrepreneur, Sales and Marketing professional with a technical background and an understanding of both science and business. International experience, working in hardware and software, for private and public companies in the life science and high tech industries. Adept at managing multiple priorities and delivering quality results under tight time constraints in both team and self directed environments. A recognized ability to work cross-functionally at both the strategic and tactical levels to solve complex, scientific and business problems.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 10 and Co-Chair

Lucas Fornace

COO - Bimini Health Tech

Lucas is the COO of Bimini Health Tech a global leader in the regenerative product and therapy market.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 12 (Alumnus Member)

Maisha Cobb

VP, Brand Strategy and Marketing Communications - Skillsoft

Inspiring Global Leader and Customer Champion / Strategist with a Passion for Data/ Advocate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Manuel Carrasco

Sales Operations Manager - Qualcomm

Solid experience in forecasting processes, product life cycle management, sourcing strategy and new product introduction in consumer electronics and semiconductor business .

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Mark Schultzel

Orthopedic Surgeon - Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group

Mark is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery and a Flex Weekend 2021 MBA student at the UCSD Rady School of Management. He is the Cohort Rep for his class, the Rady Student Board President, and is actively involved in campus development as part of the Rady Strategic Planning Committee. He was recently selected as a UCSD Changemaker for his work in co-founding a masking company during the COVID pandemic called Ethos Mask, which distributed thousands of safe and reusable masks to healthcare workers in the US and abroad, and which won the Fowler UN Global Social Innovation Challenge COVID-19 Award. He is also the Medical Director for Ravara, a health-tech start-up. In his professional life, he is an Emerging Leader in the American Orthopedic Association, elected to the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and sits on the Emerging Professionals and Shoulder/Elbow Exam Committees for the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. In his spare time, he mentors college and medical students, practices kendo, enjoys international travel, and explores the culinary world as a Yelp Elite representing San Diego.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Megha Ghildiyal

Senior Scientist - Guardant Health

Megha is a ighly accomplished scientist with extensive experience in genomic, genetic and biochemical research. She has specialized in Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based technologies. Not only is Megha adept at statistical analysis of large data sets, preparation of reports to communicate findings and developing intervention strategies, she also is experienced in prioritizing program objectives and measuring progress demanding team-based approaches and individual accountability.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Miao Jiang

Director of International Business - Shanghai Kehua Bio-engineering Co., Ltd. (KHB)

An authentic and visionary leader, with 15 years of commercial & technical experiences, who can turn around underperforming business by satisfying customer needs through innovation, strategic planning and hands on execution.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Mike Salvio

Atlassian Engineer

Dedicated Atlassian engineer highly regarded for experience developing and simplifying complex projects and programs. Strong written and verbal communication skills with extensive experience writing targeted communications and effectively managing data from various sources. Proven expertise establishing rapport, building relationships and maintaining trust with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Ability to understand, interpret, explain and apply data analysis to key metrics and logical outcomes.

Vistage on Campus – Flex-22

Param Narayanan

Associate Director, Financial Performance Management - Illumina

Experienced Associate Director of Finance Systems with a demonstrated history of working in the Life Sciences industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Business Process, Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing, SAP/JDE ERP, SalesForce/Siebel CRM. Experienced Associate Director of Finance Systems with a demonstrated history of working in the Life Sciences industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Business Process, Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing, SAP/JDE ERP, SalesForce/Siebel CRM.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 21

Rodrigo Zermeno

Program Manager - Ricardo North America

Experienced engineer with a demonstrated history of leadership in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Strong professional skills in program management, automotive engineering, mechanical engineering, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and fluid mechanics.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Tao Long

Head of Bioinformatics - UCSD

Dr. Long is a computational biologist with extensive experience in bioinformatics and biomedical data science, particularly in the integration of genomics, metabolomics, microbiome, and clinical data. She is leading a team of scientists to develop and apply bioinformatics and machine-learning algorithms to analyze large population-scale genetics, metabolomics, and gut microbiome data, for biomarker discovery in the aspects of disease prevention, early diagnosis, patients stratification as well as novel therapeutics development for precision treatment.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Vidya Rao

Product Manager - Teradata

Resourceful leader with vast experience in vendor management and customer relationship growth. Product Manager with an engineering management background, technically proficient in all phases of product development and agile practices (SAFe Agilist). Currently pursuing an MBA at Rady School of Management with the passion and desire to grow my business development acumen and skills in strategic planning & vision.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 22

Yun Hardiman

Vice President, FSP, Global FSP Operation - Parexel

Yun is a biostatistical leader with 23 years of experience in all aspects of product development in a clinical study setting. She has global experience in providing strategic leadership and operational statistical expertise from early through late stage clinical development programs. Currently, she is managing a global team of statisticians and statistical programmers (APAC, India, US, UK, Russia) and overseeing global partnerships through the Functional Service Provider (FSP) model. She is leading FSP initiatives in terms of communication, culture change, training, quality, governance, utilization, and resource recruitment strategy/allocation. She is also serving as a mentor for APAC, North America women leaders.

Vistage on Campus – Flex 16 (Alumnus Member)

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