Gary Mangiofico, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Executive Programs
Regina Korossy, (EMBA 59S)
Regional Director, Executive Programs; Adjunct Faculty
Rob Ortega (EMBA 13)
Interim Assistant to the Regional Director, Executive Programs; Class Advisor, EMBA 103S


Natalie Crosby
Natalie Crosby
Director of Member Experience

Firefighters First Credit Union

Natalie possesses 20 years of leadership experience in the healthcare and financial services industries. She is in her seventh year with Firefighters First Credit Union, serving as the Director of Member Experience. She has led the implementation of various corporate key initiatives (leveraging technology and innovation). These initiatives have paved the path to enhancing the member experience and increasing overall member satisfaction to industry 'Best in Class' levels. In 2012, Natalie joined the executive leadership team where she oversees regional offices, member services, online/mobile services, member feedback/relations, and business development.
Kevin Elliott
Kevin Elliott
Senior Vice President
Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC

Kevin is a senior business leader with more than 15 years of experience in the banking industry concentrating on strategically exceeding productivity goals while creating a cohesive team environment. In his current role as Senior Vice President, Kevin leads all of the call center operations, which he has built over the past four years from a start-up to more than 100 employees across two sites with outsourcing back office functions to a partner company in India. Prior to Rushmore, he was with HSBC for 13 years where he filled multiple roles primarily managing default on a $32B portfolio.
Leila Fejzagic
Leila Fejzagic
Director, Human Resources
Glidewell Laboratories

As Director of Human Resources for Glidewell Laboratories, an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental laboratory products, Leila helps develop robust HR strategies that align with the company's business objectives and vision. With 15 years of HR experience, she oversees six domestic and three international locations and is responsible for global human resources practices, policies and operations. Leila directs all areas of human resources management, including state and federal employment law, workforce management, compensation, recruitment and health and wellness.
Ray Griggs
Ray Griggs
Producer - Director
RG Entertainment, Ltd.

As founder and CEO, Ray leads an award-winning film production company with years of experience in the film and video industry. Specializing in creative content and heavy visual effects work, he created multi-million dollar theatrical features shown across the globe. With a thorough understanding of most facets of film, he has worked with some of the most talented people and companies in the industry. His experiences include Peter Jackson's WETA, Warner Brothers, Fox, Universal, and Lucas Film. Aside from his artistic ability to pick up a pencil and draw, he enjoys building iPhone applications and creating new technological advancements.
Gregory Gutierrez
Gregory Gutierrez
General and Administrative Manager
Truitt Oilfield Maintenance Corporation

As the General and Administrative Manager at Truitt Oilfield Maintenance Corporation, a leading oil and gas service contractor in California's San Joaquin Valley, Greg oversees all business, financial and administrative areas of the company, as well as developing growth strategies to increase sales. An avid runner and cyclist, Greg also serves on various non-profit organizations in Kern County, continuing his philanthropic efforts. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Bakersfield.
Ahmad 'AJ' Jaber
Ahmad 'AJ' Jaber
Director of Product Development
PropertyRoom.com

As Director of Product Development for PropertyRoom.com, a global online auction e-commerce business, Ahmad has successfully implemented advanced auction capabilities, built improved client contract management tools and expanded the marketplace for the firm, taking it from a national to an international scope. As a Six Sigma Black Belt, he is focused on continuous improvement while managing a series of cross-functional strategic projects. He is a former U.S. Marine, and earned a Bachelor's degree in International Business from the University of Akron.
Rebecca Mais
Rebecca Mais
Sales Manager
Bloomingdale's

Rebecca is a dynamic and energetic sales and customer service executive with passion for developing strong, results-driven, autonomous teams. Managing diverse $10M businesses for eight years, she's nationally recognized for outstanding leadership with executive awards and new store promotions. With a B.S. from Philadelphia University, Rebecca thrived in the finance industry for seven years, managing Commerce Bank's $300M regional branch and expansion teams. A dedicated philanthropist, Rebecca raises $3M annually leading charitable community giving with United Way, Westside Food Bank and Venice Family Clinic.
George Sacco
George Sacco
Senior Vice President
Banc of California

As Banc of California's Senior Vice President, George handles the overall relationship management for Commercial Banking clients, as well as select Private & Entertainment Banking clients. His role specifically involves business development, strategic deal structure, management of the due diligence process, and the responsibility for overall client retention. He currently devotes significant time to the Inner City Arts organization as an Advisory Board Member. George holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from Miami University and is also a competitive golfer and runner.
Neil Saxon
Neil Saxon
Owner
Solar Universe San Gabriel Valley

Neil is a business owner and entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in sales, leadership, engineering, business acquisition, marketing, and business start-up. After serving 10 years in the US Navy he went on to have a career in medical device sales. Feeling the itch for entrepreneurial endeavors Neil eventually left corporate America and now owns two businesses: New Day Psychotherapy Group with his wife Milagros, and Solar Universe San Gabriel Valley. Neil is looking to grow both companies, as well as add businesses to his portfolio. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from Jacksonville University.
Balaji 'Bala' Sriraghavan
Balaji 'Bala' Sriraghavan
Director of Project Development
RJT Compuquest Inc.

As the Director of Project Development, Bala heads a team in Mobile/Web Applications, Elearning and Animations. He also works on Business intelligence and ERP solutions. With more than 15 years working in the Technology Industry, he was the former VP of Marketing and founder Employee of Emantras, Inc. where he successfully worked with Enterprise, Automobile, Education, Technology and Medical partners. Under his leadership, the company was responsible for designing more than 3,000 websites, hundreds of Animations and Elearning and Mobile applications. He earned a Master's degree in Computer Engineering.
Clinton Strickland III
Clinton Strickland III
University Recruiter, Programs
Yahoo!, Inc.

At Yahoo Inc., Clinton leverages his experience in account management, sales, and team-building, to find and recruit talent for multiple project teams at Yahoo. He also develops high-performance recruitment strategies and policies. Prior to Yahoo, Clinton was a District Manager at Marketsource Inc., where he successfully transformed customer-experience service models for both regional and national companies across various industries, including retail and technology. Before joining Marketsource Inc., he was a sales, strategy and planning specialist at Apple Inc., and also held various positions with T-Mobile throughout the United States. Clinton received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Xavier University in Louisiana.
Ellen E. Swarts
Ellen E. Swarts
Controller and Director of Finance
Teledyne Controls

Ellen has more than 30 years of accounting experience, 25 of which has been at the managerial level in such industries as land development, printing, and chemical. She is currently Director of Finance at Teledyne Controls, an avionics company working out of El Segundo, California. Through her drive to excel and dedication to her team, Ellen has led her company in double-digit growth over the last three years. Ellen graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from James Madison University and has a Certificate in Public Accounting.
Michele Weill
Michele Weill
Vice President, Los Angeles County Sales Manager
Lawyers Title

Michele has more than 25 years of experience in the title industry with 16 years at Lawyers Title, leading the number one resale sales team in the county for more than eight years. Michele's commitment to her team, inside and out, has allowed her to increase market share, manage yearly revenue of $38 million and deliver profitability. Michele's previous employment accomplishments include serving as President of Weill Industrial Supply, Marketing Specialist at World Savings and Customer Service Manager at Fleischnanns. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from the University of San Francisco.
Bryan Whitcomb
Bryan Whitcomb
General Manager, Solar Star Project
MidAmerican Solar

Bryan has over 25 years of professional experience and has worked in the electrical utilities for the past seven years. In his current role, Bryan is the General Manager of Solar Star, one of the largest renewable energy projects in the world. Bryan is responsible for all aspects of the project including safety, regulatory requirements, and revenue goals. Prior to working in the electrical utilities, Bryan was a career officer in the US Navy. Bryan earned his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School.
Paul J. Wilson
Paul J. Wilson
Vice President, Manufacturing
Niagara Bottling, LLC

As Regional Vice President at Niagara Bottling, a family-owned private label water company based in Southern California, Paul leads a 500 person manufacturing team responsible for all facets of manufacturing performance within six facilities in the western region of the United States. In 2014, he was responsible for two major projects—the building of a new team and the start-up for a new Greenfield facility in the Pacific North West. He was also the lead integrator on his company's first acquisition. Paul has 28 years of manufacturing experience while living and working internationally in Brazil and the United Kingdom.