University of California, Riverside


Dean's Speaker Series

Leading Thinkers Leading Growth

Past Speakers 2014 - 2015



Patricia Watters

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Catalina Partners
Ms. Watters is the co-founder and managing partner of Catalina Partners. Launched in 2009, Catalina Partners assists private fund managers to strategically develop their operational infrastructures and enhance their responses for investor due diligence. Catalina Partners also performs non-investment due diligence for foundations, endowments, funds of funds, and other institutional investors. Prior to co-founding Catalina Partners, Ms. Watters was COO, CCO, and managing director at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company in Irvine, California. She received B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from the University of Nevada and earned a Ph.D. in Financial Economics from the University of California, Riverside.
mike Vanderpool 

Mike Vanderpool

President, Security Bank of California
Michael Vanderpool is a member of the Board of Directors. for both the Security Bank of California and Security California Bancorp. Mr. Vanderpool has 35 years of banking experience and also serves as member of the Dean's Advisory Council for AGSM.
susan atherton

Susan Atherton

Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, Humane Society Legislative Fund
Susan served in executive management positions in the enterprise software and cloud computing industries for 25 years including such employers as Oracle, GE Information Systems, Lockheed, and Northrop and McDonnell Douglas.

Victor Tolan


President at B+K Precision
Victor E. Tolan was named CEO and president of B&K Precision in 1996 when together with Japanese and French investors he acquired the company from Mass Mutual Private Equity Fund.
Tony Wong

Tony Wong

Author of "Mooove Ahead! of the Corporate Herd"
Tony Wong devoted twenty plus years in the corporate world performing at a director level. His career includes management experience in the areas of sales, marketing, training, customer service, supply chain, software quality assurance, and technical documentation at several Fortune 150 companies.

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