2018 Annenberg Lecture Series
The Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series is an integral part of Harvey Mudd College’s commitment to encouraging students to lead with integrity. Funded by the Annenberg Program Endowment for Leadership, this series brings to campus accomplished individuals who are recognized, world-class leaders in their fields of endeavor. The lectures provide an engaging forum for senior executives to address pertinent leadership issues and to share their insights with the Harvey Mudd community.
Admission to this public lecture series is complimentary. Lectures are held on campus in the Wayne ’73 and Julie Drinkward Recital Hall of the R. Michael Shanahan Center for Teaching and Learning, 320 E. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, California, 91711. A dessert reception follows each lecture.
Tiffany Scurry ’97, Tuesday, March 20, 7 p.m.
“Integrity and Ethical Practices: Essentials for Success”
Scurry will speak about integrity and business ethics, including how and why ethics is important to company success and employee satisfaction. She will share career lessons that she’s learned along the way, including taking ownership for one’s career development and preparing for leadership opportunities and career success.
At Western Digital, a provider of industry-leading data-centric solutions that create environments for data to thrive, drive innovation and deliver the possibilities of data, Scurry is responsible for administering, developing and strengthening the company’s global ethics and compliance program. An engineering major, she graduated from Harvey Mudd then began her career as an engineer in 1997 with TRW Space and Electronics. From 1999 to 2002, she served as a technology advisor for Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly. Scurry went on to earn her J.D. from Loyola Law School and began her law career as an IP litigation attorney with McDermott Will & Emery LLP. In 2010, she was appointed IP counsel of Western Digital, where she served as senior director, technology transactions and senior director, ethics and compliance before assuming her current role.
Scurry serves as secretary of the board of directors of the Alzheimer’s Family Center in Huntington Beach.
Sergio Monsalve, Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m.
“The Entrepreneurial Mindset, A Must-have for all Leaders of Tomorrow”
An entrepreneur is a special kind of leader who possesses unique skills and characteristics. This mindset is essential for all effective leaders in today’s rapidly changing environment. In this discussion, Monsalve will define the entrepreneurial mindset, describe its importance in the context of our future and offer suggestions on how we all can develop it.
Monsalve has worked for the majority of his career as an entrepreneur and technology startup operator. He has served in a wide variety of functions, including founder, product manager, marketer and investor. As a venture capital investor at Norwest, he brings this same multi-disciplinary approach and passion for building great companies. Monsalve focuses on creating and growing early stage software and mobile application startups that serve education and “the future of work.” He is an investor in several companies in that sector, including Udemy, Adaptive Insights and Kahoot! He was also part of the team responsible for investments in companies like Spotify, Uber, Jet.com and Casper, among others. Monsalve is currently working with the Stanford Graduate School of Education and leading their launch of a new edtech initiative.
Prior to joining Norwest, Monsalve spent several years at eBay and PayPal where he launched several new products that grew the consumer electronics categories from $150 million to $500 million. He also founded and served as head of new products at Cymerc and was an early product marketing manager at Portal Software, which had a successful IPO during his tenure.
Monsalve holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
Stacy Feld, Tuesday, April 10, 7 p.m.
Vice President of Consumer Venture Investments and External Innovation, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Feld leads consumer and health technology venture investing and is responsible for all equity investments across the Consumer global franchises, as well as enterprise areas that include Health and Wellness Solutions and Health Technology. She has nearly two decades of diverse experience in the healthcare, life sciences and consumer sectors as a transactional attorney, business development executive, venture investor and business strategist. Feld has been active in the design and execution of science-enabled innovation strategies, business incubation and spin-off opportunities, advising senior management of global enterprises in the CPG industry, as well as pre-commercial and commercial-stage companies in the personalized health and medical technology sectors. Previously, Feld was a partner at Physic Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in health and sustainability, where she led investments in personalized health solutions that empower consumers to improve their health and wellbeing. She also led business development groups at Genentech and Third Wave Technologies.
Feld serves as an advisor on the Springboard Enterprises Life Sciences Council and to the UCSF Clinical and Translational Research Institute T1 Catalyst Program. She earned her B.A. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and received her J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School.
Endre Holen P16, Tuesday, February 27, 7 p.m.
“Personal and Professional Lessons Learned From a Long McKinsey Career” [View video]
Endre Holen will describe his professional and personal adventures, sharing the lessons he wished he’d known as a college student and how to put those skills and mindsets into practice. He will give solid advice, make you laugh and share his failures and successes. He will challenge your thinking about direction and purpose and encourage you to purposefully choose a rewarding professional and personal life.
Holen is the leader of his firm’s North American High-Tech Practice. During his 20-plus years with McKinsey, he has served clients primarily in the high-tech and telecom industries on a wide range of topics. He has contributed to McKinsey’s internal knowledge-building efforts in enterprise IT, software, broadband communications and services, and semiconductors and has co-authored several articles published in the McKinsey Quarterly.
Trained as a structural engineer in his native Norway, Holen brings an engineer’s attention to detail to his deep interest in organizational performance. He has led multiple transformation efforts for clients in several high-tech subsectors, including software, semiconductors, wireless, hardware and services spanning the value chain from strategy and product development to marketing and sales.
Drawing on this broad experience allows Holen to focus his efforts on advising senior business leaders on holistic performance improvement and its implications for corporations, leadership, organization and execution.