Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory)
Stacy Smith is the Executive Chairman at Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory). Kioxia is a worldwide leader in NAND memory solutions with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. He is the former group president of Manufacturing, Operations and Sales at Intel Corporation. In this role, he oversaw the company’s global Technology and Manufacturing Group and its worldwide sales organization. Stacy joined Intel in 1988, and has held finance positions in various divisions including Components Manufacturing, Systems Manufacturing, and Sales and Marketing. Prior to being named group president, Stacy served nine years as Intel’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) overseeing the company’s global finance organization, including finance, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations; Intel Capital; Information Technology; and the Corporate Strategy Office. Before being appointed CFO in 2006, he was the general manager of Intel Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), where he was responsible for Intel product sales and marketing in the EMEA region, and was the vice president of Sales and Marketing.
Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas, where he earned his Bachelor and Master of Business Administration. He is the Executive Chairman of the Bay Area for McCombs Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors of Autodesk Inc., a 3-D design, engineering and entertainment software company; Virgin America; and the Silicon Valley branch of the American Heart Association.
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Shane Brisbin is the Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in San Francisco. For 20 years, Shane has served as a financial advisor exclusively for families of significant wealth. His team manages in excess of $3 billion as of May 2015 on behalf of Corporate Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Private Investors who require comprehensive and sophisticated investment advice.
Shane received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern California. Shane was originally from California but came to the McCombs School because of the value he said the program offers. He serves as Executive Chair of the Bay Area for McCombs Advisory Board and as a Board member of The University of Texas Venture Labs.
Harvest Capital Strategies
Ernst & Young LLP
Wildcat Venture Partners
The Appraisal Lane
Ernst & Young LLP
James Brundage is a Partner in the Transaction Advisory Services practice at EY. James specializes in providing financial due diligence services to market-leading companies in the technology sector. His M&A experience includes ‘buy’ and ‘sell’ side transactions, including carve-outs and cross-border transactions. He has led multiple large public to public deals, including leading 20+ transactions with enterprise values over $1 billion. James also advises clients with internal KPI diligence and reporting, including assisting with operationalizing KPI’s, making KPI’s actionable within the business and tracking significant business changes such as SaaS or product migrations.
James graduated from the University of Texas with both his Bachelor in Business Administration and Master of Professional Accounting in 2003. While being at the University of Texas, James was the President of Delta Tau Delta and a Silver Spur.
Marc Spier is a technology executive, entrepreneur and private investor. He has spent the last 20 years building businesses at startups (Budgeta, Oncue, Deem, Additive Partners) and at enterprise companies (Verizon Media, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Intuit and Microsoft). Prior to that he spent a decade advising companies in market entry, M&A, and public and private financing at McKinsey & Co and Dean Witter/Morgan Stanley.
Most recently, Marc was CEO of Budgeta, a SaaS budgeting and forecasting solution, where he led the company to a successful acquisition by Sage Group LLC and integration into its SaaS financials subsidiary, Intacct.
In 1987, Marc received a BBA from the Business Honors Program at the University of Texas at Austin. While attending the University of Texas, Marc was a UT Silver Spur and a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. Marc also holds an MA in Latin American Studies and an MBA from Stanford University.
In addition to being a member of the Bay Area for McCombs Advisory Board, Marc is also on the Advisory Board of the McCombs’ Canfield Business Honors Program.
Goldman, Sachs & Co
Dorsal Capital Management
Grant Cope, CFA, is an analyst at Dorsal Capital Management, LLC, a long/short equity hedge fund focused on the technology, media and consumer sectors based in Redwood City, CA. Grant was an analyst Intern at Yost Capital Management during 2014. Prior to that, Grant worked 7 years for Samsung, where he held many key roles such as Diffusion Engineering Memory Team Representative and Diffusion Logic Team Representative. He is a CFA Charterholder.
Grant received his MBA in Finance in 2015 from the University of Texas and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Colorado School of Mines in 2006. While at the University of Texas, Grant was a portfolio manager for the MBA Investment Fund as well as part of the Adam Smith Society, the Graduate Finance Association, and the Beta Gamma Sigma Fraternity.
Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory)
Curren Krishnan is a Vice President at Kioxia (formerly Toshiba Memory). Kioxia is a worldwide leader in NAND memory solutions with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Curren is the Chief of Staff to the Executive Chairman. In this role he manages strategic transactions (IPO & M&A Activities), supports BOD initiatives, manages the chairman's office, while working with the executive staff on projects to improve the business. He also holds a title of Adviser to Bain Capital.
Prior to this he has over 20 years of finance experience and leadership in technology and semiconductor manufacturing at Intel Corporation with roles that span research and development, global manufacturing, sales and marketing, business unit P&L ownership, and CFO office support. Curren was appointed Vice President of Intel in 2017. He was most recently the CFO for Intel’s Technology Development organization supporting the CTO & GM of Technology Development.
Curren earned both a Master's degree in Professional Accounting & BBA in Business from the University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business in 1999. He did summer study programs at Harvard Business School (1998) and Oxford University (Brasenose College 1996). He is a member of the Bay Area for McCombs Board of Directors.
Lazard Frères & Co.
Jefferies and Company
Parekh Partners LLC
Ken Parekh brings over twenty-five years’ experience advising global profit and not-for-profit businesses and boards, strengthening organizational & leadership capabilities and building and leading high performance teams. Ken has a passion for growing and developing people and has forged and cultivated relationships with many leading organizations.
His coaching clients include Roche-Genentech, Google, Nutanix, Informatica, PopSugar, PharmaCCX, Salesforce, Agilent, Cisco, Kaiser Permanente, Paypal, VMware, Workday, Zillow, and Deloitte Consulting. His not-for-profit clients include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Children & Families First, Neighborhood Housing Services and Boys Hope Girls Hope. He has worked with functional leaders in R&D, Engineering, Supply Chain, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, HR, IT and Legal as well as the CXO suite and Executive & Board Directors.
Prior to working with coaching networks ParekhPartners LLC, CoachSource LLC and Center for Creative Leadership, Ken was a Senior Client Partner with Korn/Ferry International driving executive recruiting and talent development for advanced technology and services clients. In addition, Ken was a Principal with Deloitte Consulting where he founded their successful High Technology practice and was a leader in their innovation and supply chain practices.
Ken began his career as a Lead Design Engineer with Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a graduate of The Coaches Training Institute and has numerous facilitation and coaching & feedback certifications including Hogan, KFALP, KF & CCL 360, Workplace Big-5, MBTI, ISI, CSI.