Spartan Success Series Spring 2015


Thank you to our alumni and friends who shared their time and talent with students and fellow alumni!

Anitha Achyutha, Clinical Product Lead, Cordis Corp., MS 2009 Biomedical Engineering

Joe Anzalone, EVP & Chief Banking Officer, Technology Credit Union

Akash Ayare, Computer Engineer, NetApp, BS & MS 2014 Computer Engineering

Saif Akhtar, Co-Founder, Spartups, BS 2011 Mechanical Engineering

Mike Birmingham, Senior Systems Engineer, Adobe, BS 2006 Chemical Engineering

Jessica Clark, Senior User Experience Designer, LinkedIn, BA 2010 Graphic Design

Megan Coen, Lead Employee Benefits Systems Consultant, ABD Insurance and Financial Services, MBA 2014 

Alicia Cragholm, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, BS 2005 Business Management

Craig Von Demfange, Director of Finance and Controller,, BS 1997 Economics and Business Management

Robb Drury, Associate Vice President for Advancement Operations, San Jose State University, MPA 2001 Public Administration

Hunter Elkins, Owner/Founder, Elkins Retail Advertising, BA 1988 Advertising

Jenn Drago Ericksen, Chief of Staff, Specialized Bicycle Components, BS 2011, Public Relations

Alicia Forbrich, Founder, San Jose Learning Center, MBA 2007

Morteza Foroutan, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Kraft, MS 2012 Industrial & Systems Engineering

Cecily Fung, Financial Analyst, Google, BS 2004 Business Administration and Corporate Financial Management

Daan Giron, Director of Leadership Annual Giving, San Jose State University, MA 2015 Counselor Education and BS 2011 Health Sciences

Valerie Gonzales, Events and Project Coordinator, MA 2013 Communication Studies and BA 20 Sociology 

Denise Hamilton, Liberal Arts Employment Specialist, SJSU Career Center, MA 2010 Counseling Education

Todd Harris, CFO, Technology Credit Union, BS 1991 Finance

Linda Hays, Private Mortgage Banker, Bank of the West, BA 2006 Communication Studies and Creative Writing

Shawn Heffner, Director of Corp Development and Real Estate, CA Water Service CO, BS 1992 Engineering

Gilberto Hernandez, Product Manufacturing Engineer, Honeywell, BS 2011 Aerospace Engineering

Andrew Hsu, Dean of Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University 

Ganesh Iyer, Sr. Manager - Operations, Cisco, MS 2011 Biomedical Devices

Julie Jimenez, Director of Administrative Services, San Jose State University

Melissa Johnson, Director of Leadership Annual Giving, San Jose State University 

Janikke Klem, Vice President of Community and Government Relations, Technology Credit Union, BS 1997 Health Science

Laura Lane, Director, Global Go to Market M&A Integration, VMware, BS 1989 Business Administration

Quang Le, Project Engineer, WEBCOR Builders, BS 2014 Civil Engineering

Jason Lin, Project Engineer, JCI, BS 2014 Mechanical Engineering

Deanna Peck, Director of Peer Connections, SJSU, Ed.D 2017 Educational Leadership

Mark Putney, Managing Partner, MNM Partners LLC, BS 1987 Business Administration/Management

Elizabeth Marchu, Regional Manager, Technology Credit Union, BA 2003 Communications

Coleetta McElroy, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships, MPA 1997 Public Administration

Carrie Medders, Senior Director, SJSU Human Resources

Alex Milutin, Finance and Accounting Analyst, Solarcity, BS 1983 Business Administration 

Sriram Natarajan, Principal Product Manager, Oracle, MBA 2012 & MS 2012 Software Engineering

Greg Novacek, Sr. Manager, SMT Operations, LAM Research, MS 1983 Mechanical Engineering

Olivia Ouimette Barineau, Executive Assistant to VP Strategic Brand Planning & Innovation, Sony Computer Entertainment America (PlayStation)

Roopak Patil, Data Scientist, Data Analytics Engineering, HGST, MS 2014 Software Engineering

Evelyn Ramos, Career Consultant for Retention Services and College of Education Liaison, SJSU Career Center, MA 2014 Educational Counseling and BS 2005 Advertising 

Jonathan Reyes, Annual Giving Officer, San Jose State University

Allison Sanders, Writer and Editor, San Jose State University

Manjunath Shankar, Software Engineering Manager, Synopsys, MS 2007 Software Engineering

Barry Shiller, Associate Vice President for Marketing & Communications, San Jose State University

Jason Silva, Vice President of Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, BS 1996 Marketing

Amanda Smothers, Senior Human Resources Coordinator, Immersion Corporation, BS 2015 Business Administration, Human Resources Management

Nancy Stewart, Director of Annual Giving and Special Gifts, San Jose State University

Sanjeev Ukhalkar, Senior Director of Engineering and Architecture, Cisco

Priyanka Upendra, Clinical Technology Analyst, Stanford Health Care, MS 2014 Biomedical Engineering

Jody Ulate, Editor, Washington Square magazine, MA 2005 English

Vivian Urata, User Experience Designer, LinkedIn, BFA 2010 Digital Media Art and BA 2010 Design Studies 

Catherine Voss Plaxton, College of Business Employment Specialist, SJSU Career Center, MA 2015 Counselor Education

Alan Wong, Director of Development, SJSU College of Engineering, BS 1989 Science

Calvin Worsnup, Software Engineer, Devops, Uber, BS 2013 Computer Science