Executives in Residence
William DeVincenzi Executive-in-Residence responsible for the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program and the Thompson Global Internship Program
Bill be be responsible for managing the Gary J Sbona Honors Program, the Thompson Global Internship Program, and providing advising and counseling services to students involved. He will act as an ambassador and advocate for the COB and assists in improving its image and reputation in the business community.
William DeVincenzi has an MBA from U. C. Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California. Mr DeVincenzi spent 25 years in corporate finance with the last 10 years at the VP Finance & CFO level. Mr DeVincenzi retired from industry in 1994 to begin a new career in teaching at San Jose State University. Over the past 20 years, he has achieved the Outstanding Undergraduate Instructor award (1998) and the Outstanding Graduate Instructor award (2004). In 2007, he received the Dean’s Distinguished Service award from the College of Business. In 2008, he was named Outstanding Faculty student club advisor by San Jose State University. In 2008 through 2013, he was named Master Teacher by the College of Business. In 2009, Mr. DeVincenzi was named Outstanding Lecturer by San Jose State University.Mr. DeVincenzi helped form a new major in Corporate Finance (combining Accounting and Finance fundamentals), and Directs the Gary J. Sbona Honors Program, a unique program which places teams of the best students in the College of Business into project oriented internship-like positions with local corporations in Silicon Valley. He also directs the Thompson Global Internship Program which places students into Internationally based Internships providing students with a real global educational opportunity. He is Co-faculty advisor for the Financial Management Association (FMA) student club which has earned the distinction of being the only chapter in the world to win every major award that FMA International has to offer, simultaneously. He was also named Outstanding Faculty advisor by FMA International for four consecutive years. Mr. DeVincenzi retired from his beloved teaching career in December, 2013. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Global Community, as well having been a founding director and CFO of Hooked on Nature. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Federal Credit Union for 10 years, 3 of which as Chairman of the Board.
Terry Austen Executive-in-Residence in Healthcare Management
Terry will be responsible for developing a relationship with healthcare providers, with the objective of developing a graduate certificate program or other academic offerings in healthcare management. He will be working closely with all segments of SJSU, especially the College of Applied Sciences and Arts (with their programs in Nursing, Health Science and Public Health) and the College of Science (with their programs in the Biological Sciences, including the joint MS program with the COB in Biotechnology). We will be assigning a COB faculty member(s) to work with Terry who have expertise in these areas.
Terry is a native San Josean. His academic credentials include a BS-Biology degree from Santa Clara University, and an MBA from San Jose State University. Terry began his healthcare management career as Laundry Manager for the now-defunct San Jose Medical Center. While at SJMC, he moved into finance and information technology management positions, leaving in 1992 to run a physician-owned medical billing/practice management company. In 1998, he prepared the company for sale to a national emergency services provider, and joined Kaiser Permanente (KP) as CFO for the three hospitals comprising the South Bay Service Area: Redwood City, San Jose and Santa Clara. He was promoted to Senior VP/Area Health Plan Manager in 2004, responsible for healthcare delivery to 200,000 KP members in San Jose, Morgan Hill and Gilroy. He has Board experience with the Santa Clara City Library Foundation, San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce (Chair-2006), San Jose Library Foundation, The Tech Museum of Innovation; and currently with the American Cancer Society (Board President 2004-2006), SJSU Research Foundation and the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy.
Dan Doles Executive-in-Residence for Venture Development Process
Dan will be responsible for developing a Venture Development Process. He will be working closely with all segments of SJSU, building on the programs that Anu Basu and Steve Bennet have built with the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Lab, respectively, and that Joe Giglierano has initiated with the Technology Commercialization Initiative. Some ideas currently being evaluated include a Spartan Angel Network to invest in ventures launched by students, faculty and/or alumni (working closely with Nancy Bussani, CEO of the Tower Foundation); a boot-camp for entrepreneurs to help launch an idea; and an alumni mentoring network to help the entrepreneurs succeed. This Venture Development Process will be developed with input from all colleges, with a coordinating committee of cross-discipline faculty members.
Dan graduated from the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business in 1985 with a concentration in accounting and has been a successful serial entrepreneur. Dan worked his way through school and his wife Carolyn is also a Lucas College and Graduate School of Business alumna. After graduation, he worked for Ernst & Young for 6 years on accounts in the computer software industry; founded the Red Pepper Software company, which was acquired by PeopleSoft; became Vice President of Sales Operations for PeopleSoft; was CEO of WhereNet, a computer software company for about 10 years; and recently founded another software company.
Dr. Oliver Yu is an Executive-in-Residence responsible for an East Asia Outreach Program.
His principal job duty is to "help develop relationships with universities in East Asia, especially in China and Taiwan, and with the recruitment of students for Lucas College and Graduate School of Business programs, especially the MBA-1". Oliver has a Ph.D. from Stanford and was Director, Energy and Technology Strategies at SRI International for 11 years and Manager for Institute-wide Planning and Analysis at Electric Power Research Institute for 15 years; has extensive contacts in the local Chinese community and in China, Taiwan, Japan and Korea; and is also a Lecturer/Full Professor in the College, teaching in the Lucas Graduate School. Oliver will be working closely with faculty in our College that have existing relationships with East Asian countries; and with International & Extended Studies in relationship development and student recruitment in East Asia.
Carla Griffin Executive-in-Residence, Community Engagement
The new AACSB standards put emphasis on 3 new themes: Engagement, Innovation and Impact. Carla will chair a Community Engagement Board to strengthen the new AACSB standards. Carla and the Board will also reach out to alumni and friends, working closely with our Directors of Development in Advancement; and assist with our Branding & Marketing initiative. This Board will be primarily composed of alumni that helped raise $17 million for the renovation of the BBC over a decade ago.
Carla graduated from SJSU with a BS in Accounting and Finance, she has broad experience in accounting, auditing and financial management, having spent 10 years as a financial executive with Philco Ford Microelectronics, Product line Controller and Internal Auditor for Fairchild Semiconductors and Controller/Treasurer for Advanced Micro Devices. Following her semiconductor career, she started working in real estate and financial consulting with an emphasis on early-stage startups. She is now a broker/owner with B&A Realtors and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS). In addition, she is a broker/owner with Griffin International Acquisitions, which are merger and acquisition specialists for mid-range ($5-50 million) companies. She has received many awards, including Ambassador of the Year from the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce; recipient of the Dean’s Service Award in recognition of her Outstanding Service; and an honoree of our Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.