Rachel Arnold has over two decades of experience investing in and scaling growth at market leading software companies. Ms. Arnold is Co-Head of the Vista Endeavor Funds and serves as a member of Vista’s Executive Committee, the firm’s governing and decision-making body for matters affecting its overall management and strategic direction, and Vista’s Private Equity Management Committee, the firm’s decision-making body for matters affecting Vista’s overall private equity platform.
With a track record of success across entertainment mediums, Agnes Chu builds lasting brands through the power of quality storytelling. Formerly the head of content for Disney+, Chu joined Condé Nast Entertainment in September 2020, leading the division of 300+ worldwide charged with growing the film, television, digital video and audio portfolio with Condé Nast’s iconic global brands and IP.
Meghan manages investment strategy and operations at Amplifyher Ventures. Prior to Amplifyher, she was Managing Director at Red Bear Angels, leading the firm's investments into 25+ companies including Lyft [NASDAQ: LYFT], Datalogue [acq. Nike], Grokstyle [acq. Meta] and Trumid, and sat on the Board of Eversound. Her angel investments include Sequioia-backed Maven Clinic, Urban Umbrella, and Privy [acq. Attentive].
Rob is an active angel investor and a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, an angel investor organization targeting high growth women-led ventures. Rob is a Limited Partner in various Golden Seeds funds, ARC Angel Fund, BluePrint Health and Las Olas Ventures, all of which invest in seed and early-stage companies with high growth potential.
Inger Dewey-Golob is Co-Owner and Founder of PhotoBall, a quick-print, quick-ship sports memorabilia company. She is also an angel and venture investor with a focus on female founded companies, or those with a female in the c-suite. After business school, Inger worked with David Londoner the #1 ranked Institutional Investor Media and Entertainment Analyst at Wertheim Schroder. She then moved to the buy-side as an analyst covering entertainment and media, retail and household product companies for both Wells Capital Management and Chase Asset Management.
Laya Khadjavi ’88 is the Global Head of Business Development & Client Relations for Menai Financial Group. Laya is a seasoned finance executive with more than 30 years of sell side and buy side experience, with a focus on solution-driven and innovative capital markets and investment products. Before joining Menai, Laya was an independent consultant, providing advisory services to institutions including FinTech companies. Prior to that, Laya was the COO, Head of Strategy and Business Development at ICE Canyon, a global investment management firm specializing in Emerging Markets.
As CEO of LogicMonitor, Christina is responsible for accelerating the company’s hypergrowth and delivering on its brand promise of helping C-level executives and their teams thrive through transformation. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Christina served as LogicMonitor’s President, leading go-to-market strategy, R&D, customer success and operations. She has spent over two decades holding leadership positions in the enterprise software space and is passionate about discovering new ways to bring the worlds of technology and business together.
As Chief Marketing Officer, Alison Lindland leads Marketing, Brand, and Corporate Communications, as well as a team of vertical practice leaders who deliver technical solutions to solve their clients' most critical business challenges with Movable Ink software. Alison is proud to be the founder of Movable Pink, the women's employee network.
Dean, Dean’s Office
Dean; David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business, Decision, Risk, and Operations Division
Costis Maglaras is the 16th Dean of Columbia Business School, and the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business at Columbia University. Costis received his BS in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, in 1990, and his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1991 and 1998, respectively. He joined Columbia Business School in 1998, when he joined the Decision, Risk and Operations Division.
Carson Family Professor of Business, Marketing Division
Co-Faculty Director, Media and Technology Program
Miklos Sarvary is the Carson Family Professor of Business and the faculty lead for the Media and Technology Program at Columbia Business School. Miklos' broad research agenda focuses on media and information marketing. His most recent papers study ad blocking, online marketplace design and content bundling on social media. Previously, he worked on user-generated content, online/mobile advertising and media and telecommunications competition.
Robert F. Smith is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. Vista currently manages equity capital commitments of over $95Bn and oversees a portfolio of over 80 software companies that employ over 90,000 people worldwide. Since Vista’s inception, Smith has supervised over 585 completed transactions representing more than $280 billion in aggregate transaction value.
Alexandra Tibbetts is the Global Marketing Leader for YouTube Learning. Since joining YouTube in 2013, she established a centralized global marketing operations team to scale-up the impact of marketing, developed innovative programs to help brands and agencies connect with their audiences, and planned the music app launch. Prior to Google, she led product marketing and strategic partnerships at Amazon, Microsoft and successful start-ups. Alex is founder of Women of the Northwest, a senior women's dinner series in Seattle focused on tech innovation.
Lisa Utzschneider is the Chief Executive Officer of Integral Ad Science and a member of the company’s board of directors. IAS is a global technology company that offers data and solutions to establish a safer, more effective advertising ecosystem. Lisa joined IAS as CEO in January 2019, bringing more than 20 years of digital advertising expertise and tech-industry leadership experience to the role.
Dana Weeks '03 is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of MedTrans Go, a healthcare technology start-up based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to MedTrans Go, Ms. Weeks co-founded the Black Angel Tech Foundation, created to support and increase the number of underrepresented minorities in technology, and served in her role as President from April 2016 to September 2019. Ms. Weeks has also held positions at AT&T, Pfizer, and in several innovative entrepreneurial ventures. Ms.
As Chief Marketing Officer of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Andrea Zaretsky oversees the marketing initiatives for the Financial Advisor, Corporate and Institutional Solutions, and E*TRADE from Morgan Stanley businesses. Ms. Zaretsky is responsible for defining and driving brand and performance marketing efforts through an integrated strategy.