Executive Fellows

We actively partner with executives from industry, consulting or government setting on areas of mutual interest. Executive fellows advise, guide and collaborate with the center on shared topics of importance through workshops and roundtables, papers and cases, or engagement with students.

  • Don Castle T’81

    Chief Information Officer
    Kimball Midwest


    Don Castle T’81 is the Chief Information Officer of Kimball Midwest, a distributor of Maintenance, Repair & Operations supplies, based in Columbus Ohio.  At the Center for Digital Strategies, he does research on advising CEO’s and boards of directors on…

  • John Chandler T’86

    Former SVP & Chief Marketing Officer
    MassMutual Life Insurance Co.

    John Chandler T’86 is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.   John was responsible for the customer experience, branding, advertising, digital eco-system, lead generation, social media, product marketing and community responsibility efforts of…

  • Twila Day

    Managing Director
    Alvarez & Marsal

    Twila Day is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Houston bringing more than 30 years of experience connecting information technology with the business to deliver results and a competitive advantage.  She is a member of A&M’s Executive Technology…

  • John Gallant

    Senior Content & Event Strategist
    Ledgewood Media

    John Gallant helps executives create content and events that speak to technology buyers at all levels, capitalizing on 30+ years leading U.S. editorial teams for IDG - the world's top tech publisher. He works with C-level executives to understand and communicate…

  • Adam Golodner

    Partner, Complex Commercial Litigation Dept. & Leader, Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Group
    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

    Adam Golodner is a Partner in Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and Leader of the Global Cybersecurity & Privacy Group. With a unique career spanning more than 20 years of leadership positions in business, academia and…

  • Edward Happ
    Edward G. Happ

    Former Global CIO
    International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

    Edward G. Happ is the former Global CIO of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (www.ifrc.org), based in Geneva, Switzerland, and co-founder and former Chairman of NetHope (www.nethope.org), a U.S. based consortium of 43 leading international relief, development…

  • Mark Hillman
    Mark Hillman

    MadDog Technology & MadDog Venture Capital

    Mark Hillman is a co-founder of MadDog Technology and MadDog Venture Capital as well as CEO of Lenderful. He is an accomplished leader and strategist often found disrupting the status quo.  Previously, Mark was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at…

  • Dion Hinchcliffe

    VP and Principal Analyst
    The New C-Suite

    Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital thought leader, CIO advisor, business strategist, enterprise architect, transformation consultant, analyst and keynote speaker. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in digital workplace, customer experience, and enterprise IT.…

  • Sam Kinney T’90

    Founder and President
    Firehole Foundation

    Sam Kinney brings a history of innovation and success to Right Hand Manager. He was co-founder of FreeMarkets, Inc., the company that "marketized" industrial sourcing through the use of online negotiation technology, beginning with real-time online purchasing auctions. In his…

  • michael krigsman cxotalk
    Michael Krigsman


    Michael Krigsman is founder of CXOTalk. He is recognized internationally as an industry analyst, strategy advisor, enterprise advocate, and industry commentator. As a columnist for ZDNet, Michael has written over 1,000 articles on CXO thought leadership. His work has been…

  • Blair LaCorte T’90

    Chief of Staff
    AEye, Inc.

    Mr. LaCorte is Chief of Staff at AEye, Inc. Prior to AEye, Mr. LaCorte was a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital. Mr. LaCorte is an accomplished leader and strategist with a long history of leveraging his change management skills to…

  • Mark Lange

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Mark Lange is a technology and investment firm advisor with three decades of public sector, private equity and venture development experience. He provides executive and advisory services to public and private companies, venture and private equity funds, international humanitarian agencies…

  • Yvon Le Roux

    Independent Management Consultant/Advisor

    Yvon Le Roux is currently an Independent Management Consultant/Advisor. Previously he was part of Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development, (TRIAD) leadership team as Vice President of the global cyber security initiative in November 2011. In this capacity, Le Roux…

  • Dave Margulius

    Board Member & Co-founder
    Quizlet, Inc.


    Dave Margulius co-founded Quizlet Inc., maker of educational software apps used by millions of students and teachers worldwide each day. He was CEO of Quizlet from 2009 to 2015, and is currently a board member and adviser to the company. Previously…

  • John Marshall T’92

    Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer

    Tuck Bio

    John is a senior partner based in Lippincott’s Boston office and is the global director of strategy with over 20 years of consulting and operating experience. A seasoned general manager and marketing executive, John has worked with many of the…

  • Cory Mazzola

    Executive Director - Global Cybersecurity Operations
    Las Vegas Sands Corp.

    Mr. Mazzola is an accomplished security executive with over twenty years of experience managing global cyber security centers, building enterprise risk management programs and leading distributed cross-functional security teams. Currently, he is the senior executive in charge of global cyber…

  • Stephen Plume
    Stephen Plume

    Strategic & Business Operations
    Business Consultant

    Steve Plume has divided his Silicon Valley career between strategy consulting and executive marketing and strategy leadership roles, with companies from start-ups to global leaders.  He is currently a Venture Partner with The Entrepreneurs' Fund IV, a seed-stage fund focused…

  • Geir Ramleth


    Geir Ramleth joined Citrix in 2014 and is responsible for building, communicating and driving Citrix’s corporate strategy.  In that role, he drives Citrix’s strategic planning processes, CTO office, Citrix Labs and Accelerator, the advanced platform team and the internal implementation…

  • Y. Esat Sezer

    Founder, Ritmus
    Former SVP & CIO, Coca-Cola Enterprises

    Esat Sezer is a founder of a new company, Ritmus. Ritmus concentrates on adoption of advance technologies for companies who cares for: Next generation digital commercial capabilities to drive growth Next generation productivities leveraging cloud enabled IoT Industry specific advanced analytics…

  • Omer Trajman


    Omer Trajman is a proponent of total operational visibility as the cornerstone of digital transformation, inspiring CIOs to realize new ways of delivering value to their organizations. He has led teams responsible for some of today’s largest modern data management…


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