Industry Connections

The MS in Business Analytics program is supported by an extensive advisory board made up of key executives from top companies in a variety of industries.  Their participation aligns curriculum development with industry needs in this rapidly evolving field of data analytics. The advisory board members, along with other key partners, mentor our students, and provide real data for collaborative industry projects.  

Business Analytics Advisory Board (updated 3/11/24)
Rex BriggsClaritasChief AI Officer
David BroscowVestcomDirector, Data Strategy and Insights
Rich ClaytonOracleVice President of Business Analytics
Brennan DavisOrfalea College of Business, Cal PolyProfessor, MSBA Academic Director
Jeff ErnstCherryLead Analyst
Damon FlemingOrfalea College of Business, Cal PolyDean
John FrithUrban ScienceVice President, Applied Methods
Nooshin HashemiMagnelabData Analytics Specialist
Alison HuAcornsVice President of Analytics
Blake IrvineNetflixDirector, Data Science & Engineering
Izzy KamrathAT&TPrincipal Business Analyst
Kelli LawF5Head of Data Strategy and Insights
Greg LeonardVisaDirector, Data Science
Kevin LoutherAdobeProduct Lead, Data Analytics - Gen AI
Juliana OttoboniSalesforceSenior Manager, Corporate Development Analytics
Bill RaddingWarner Bros. DiscoverySenior Vice President, Global Category Management
Ryan ShandJuvo+Senior Business Strategist
Ajinkya SirsikarAmazon Web ServicesBusiness Intelligence Analytics Lead - Finance, Analytics and Science
Leslie SuGoogleHead of Measurement & Analytics, Education
Nate Veldkamp10x GenomicsSenior Director, Finance & Business Operations
Abe WestonGoogleAssociate Principal
Eric WingateAppleFinance Analytics Manager

To learn more about how industry informed the development of the program, you may view this Question & Answer excerpt from our 2015 webinar, featuring advisory board members Rich Clayton, Executive VP Business Analytics at Oracle, and Joshua Knox, Engineering Program Manager at Google.