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 opportunities and risks presented by digital technologies, and the use of data to enhance brand strength and revenue.

    Previously, Don held CIO positions at Johnson & Johnson, first for Ethicon, Inc. a manufacturer of surgical devices, then as Group CIO for J&J’s six global medical device companies.  He also was CIO, then President of Life Science Services at SGS North America, and CIO for Nabisco International.

    Don has been a partner in the consulting firm New Madison Ave, where they advise CEO’s and boards of directors on the opportunities and risks presented by digital technologies, and help chief marketing officers use big data to enhance brand strength and revenue.

    Don has run one business-to-business startup, and served as advisor to another startup in healthcare IT.

    He serves on the board of the nonprofit Inroads NY/NJ, and on the Corporate Collaboration Council of the Thayer Masters of Engineering Management degree at Dartmouth.

    Don has a bachelor degree from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from The Tuck School.

  • 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 MassMutual, and key to his success was driving a digital and brand transformation in this 165 year-old, Fortune 100 mutual life insurance company over a 10-year period.

    John continues to explore and champion similar digital transformation efforts in established companies, as he sees this investment as being critical to the long-term viability and success of even well established firms.  His experience has fostered deep appreciation and insight that he hopes can help other leaders successfully navigate the cultural and financial challenges that digital and brand transformations represent.

    Before joining MassMutual, John was Chief Marketing Officer at The Hanover Insurance Group, where he led a total company rebranding of the former Allmerica Financial Corporation. Prior to that, he held senior marketing and brand management positions in the US and Europe with leading consumer marketers Hasbro, Holiday Inn, Cadbury Schweppes, and Frito Lay.

    John earned his bachelor’s degree at Trinity College in Hartford, CT and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.  John is an avid road cyclist, he is married to his T’86 classmate Pam, and they have two college graduate sons.

  • 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 Advisors group, a team of former Chief Information Officers from Fortune 500 companies that provides objective and independent advice, helps validate strategies, evaluates IT initiatives, and illuminates security and business risks.

    Ms. Day has advised companies in the construction, energy, pharmaceutical, national restaurant and engineering / manufacturing sectors on a variety of projects, including post-merger integration, IT / business performance improvement, IT cost-efficiency improvement and IT strategic plans.

    Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Day was the Chief Information Officer for Sysco Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, and was focused on strategic efforts that resulted in major business transformation.  Ms. Day also served as a member of the ERM Executive Committee and Executive Risk Owner for data protection, cybersecurity and information technology availability.

  • 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 their goals and needs. He’s organized and moderated meetings – from intimate roundtables to major conferences – ensuring that strategic event goals are achieved. He’s helped tech marketers understand customer aspirations and fine tune their messaging for greater success.

    Gallant, one of Network World’s founders, was formerly CEO and editorial director for that company, where he guided content and business development for print and online, as well as Network World’s events. Gallant is highly visible in the marketplace and frequently speaks at industry conferences. In 2010, Gallant was inducted into min’s Magazine’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame. He often hosts roundtable discussions on technology and other topics for a wide variety of organizations, including leading vendors, executive tech buyers and industry associations. Gallant also co-chairs the executive committee of the 1,000+ member Boston College Technology and Entrepreneurship Council(East) and serves as Vice President on the board of Dream Big!, a non-profit that helps underprivileged girls build confidence through athletics.

  • 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 government, Adam is well recognized for providing high-impact strategic advice and resolving complex issues at the intersection of technology, security, national security, innovation and economics.

    Prior to joining Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, he spent ten years running global cyber policy for Cisco Systems, Inc., and served in government (Justice Department, Agriculture Department, The White House), and academia (Dartmouth College, ISTS). He has deep experience with the issues facing private and public-sector clients in critical information infrastructure sectors and focuses on existing and proposed cybersecurity laws and policies, litigation, corporate governance and transactions. He also advises on regulatory and compliance matters, including in the antitrust arena, helping clients to develop effective and efficient programs and representing them in investigations and related litigation brought by various US and international regulatory regimes.

    Adam is also a Senior Advisor at The Chertoff Group and a member of Business Executives for National Security.

  • 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 and conservation nonprofits focused on information and communications technology (ICT) and collaboration.

    His 35 years of professional experience include all facets of managing information services and high technology businesses in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

    In 2010, the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) honored Mr. Happ with a Lifetime Achievement Award for technology leadership in the nonprofit community.

    He is a recognized thought leader in the NGO sector and the author of numerous articles, presentations and publications.

  • 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 Compuware, and he held the executive business and technology positions at General Motors and Texas Instruments.

    MadDog Technology is a portfolio of tech start-ups targeted at transformation of traditional industries.  Mark is managing director on three of the company’s start-ups and principal in the company’s venture capital operation.

    At Compuware Mark was responsible for the company’s product, strategy investments and direction, acquisitions and Wall Street investor communications.  During his years at General Motors Mark was responsible for the company’s Global Data Center operations, Supply Chain Systems Operations, and various other application development and operations units. His career at Texas Instruments was primarily focused on a variety of marketing and operations roles in its Semiconductor businesses.

    Mark Hillman earned his bachelor’s degree at Clarkson University in Potsdam New York.   Outside of work, he is busy with three kids, classic cars, fitness, and mentoring future business leaders.

  • 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. He is the winner of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon computer science award for his work in natural language systems and has been a lead enterprise architect at T. Rowe Price, the Missile Defense Agency, and Nevada Power Company. Dion has led large IT and strategy projects around the world for the Fortune 500 and Global 2000 in six continents, as well as led over 6,000 technologists, managers, and executives through his well-known digital workshops around the world on a large variety of topics.

    Currently VP and Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Dion is an well-known industry expert on the topics of digital transformation, digital workplace, IT service management, employee collaboration, social business, API strategy, digital business, and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, ebizQ, On Digital Strategy, and the Enterprise Irregulars. He also co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O’Reilly as well as the bestselling Social Business by Design (John Wiley & Sons).

    Dion is a top ranked industry influencer on the topics of cloud computing, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and was recently identified as one of the top 3 people most mentioned by IT leaders. Industry analytics firm Onalytica ranks Dion as the #2 influencer globally on the subject of digital transformation. He remains a practicing enterprise architect with over a dozen in-production cloud/SaaS services in the social, mobile, and enterprise industries. He has keynoted or spoken at hundreds of leading industry conferences including CeBIT, KMWorld, IT Roadmap, Dreamforce, CIO Perspectives, AIIM Conference, IBM Connect, and other industry events. You can find Dion on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.

  • 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 tenure with FreeMarkets, he participated in technology development, strategy, marketing, customer service, and helped to lead its record-setting IPO in 1999. He was a frequent expert lecturer at industry conferences, government hearings, and academic gatherings. He is co-inventor of numerous patented and patent-pending technologies at FreeMarkets. Prior to FreeMarkets, he served as a budget director for a manufacturing firm, and twice as a management consultant, with McKinsey & Company and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.

    Sam holds an MBA with highest distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

  • 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 mentioned about 1,000 times in major newspapers, television, radio, trade publications, presentations, academic dissertations, blogs, and other media. Michael has been quoted in about 50 books, published in the Wall Street Journal, and is syndicated on important technology websites.

    Michael is often a judge in prestigious industry contests such as the CIO100 contest (CIO Magazine) and CRM Idol. He has presented to groups such as Harvard University, Babson College, Seton Hill University, University College London, Boston University, Suffolk University, SAP Sapphire, NetSuite SuiteWorld, Oracle OpenWorld, Dynatrace Perform, Federal Home Loan Banks, MIT CIO Symposium, Educause, CRM Evolution, SXSW, Cloud CIO, Minn. HR Tech Expo, CIO Mobility Innovation Summit, Enterasys Partner Advisory Council, Act-On tour, Cintrifuse Innovation Summit, Dartmouth Center for Digital Strategies CIO Roundtable, and others.

    He is also a photographer whose work has been published by the Wall Street Journal, MIT, CNET News, the National Park Service, Inc. Magazine, and others. Michael is on Twitter at @mkrigsman.

  • 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 drive operational alignment and growth within companies. Previously, he was Global President of PRG and he held the position of Chief Executive Officer at XOJET.  Under his leadership, strategic direction and management of global operations, XOJET became one of the fastest growing aviation companies in history.

    Prior to XOJET, Mr. LaCorte was an Operating Partner at TPG, a premier Private Equity firm with over $58B in investments globally. At TPG he worked with over 40 companies across Entertainment, Industrial, Logistics, Heavy Asset, Services, Technology and Energy practices.

    In the prior 25 years, Blair has held executive positions across numerous Industries in both private and public companies.

    Mr. LaCorte graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maine and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Dartmouth’s Tuck School.  He is also a distinguished graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program.

    Mr. LaCorte has received numerous industry awards, including being named one of the Top Ten Marketers of the Year by Ad Age and Innovator of the Year by NASA. He is currently a Senior Advisor to TPG, an Executive Fellow at Dartmouth’s Tuck School and holds numerous non-profit board positions including the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), Kairos Society, and Graduate Business Foundation (GBF).

  • 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 and non-profits.

    Mark advises executives and boards on high-growth business strategy and go-to-market, private equity, M&A, placements, sales and marketing, product strategy, positioning, channels and business development.

    He has launched and grown innovative web, SaaS and cloud ventures in talent management, social e-commerce, consumer health information and IT management, two of which were acquired for over $200 million. He has also accelerated large enterprise software businesses for major technology companies, including PeopleSoft, SAP and CA Technologies.

    While a student at Dartmouth in 1982, Mark began his career as an analyst in the U.S. Treasury Department. He was appointed to the White House as speechwriter to the President in 1989, focusing on economic and foreign policy and writing the 1991 State of the Union address during the first Gulf War.
    After an MBA from Stanford, Mark ran acquisitions for a KKR private equity fund, where he led $586 million in deals for information and database companies. He has led or seconded a total of nearly $1 billion in transactions.

    Mark’s opinion columns on business, workforce policy, health care and job creation have run in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor, where his work was awarded “Best Series” by the National Association of Opinion Page Editors, and was entered by the Monitor for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008.

  • 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 was driving a unified products and services strategy for the cyber security business and establishing Cisco’s cyber presence.

    Le Roux is a cyber security thought leader responsible for interfacing with governments and private leaders. He additionally served as Cisco’s Executive Sponsor for major accounts worldwide, including European Institutions (e.g., European Commission and European Parliament), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Australian Department of Human Services, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labour.

    Prior to joining Cisco’s Threat Response, Intelligence and Development (TRIAD), Le Roux led the Smart+Connected Communities initiative as Vice President of the Global Public Sector organization. This initiative is part of Cisco’s overall approach to making IP-based solutions akin to a fourth utility service for integrated city management.

    Previously, he served as Vice President of Cisco’s Africa Levant region in Emerging Markets from 2008 to 2011. The region included Levant, Egypt, and all of Africa (including North Africa and South Africa).

    Prior to joining emerging markets in 2008, Le Roux was Vice President, Public Sector for Cisco’s European Markets starting in 2003 where he successfully developed and led the strategy, sales and marketing programs with strong focus on government, healthcare, education and defense markets. Le Roux joined Cisco in 1996 as Vice President for EMEA South, which included France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and South Africa. Prior to joining Cisco, he held a number of senior positions at IT companies, spanning several territories.

    Le Roux is an Executive Fellow at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Center for Digital Strategies. He is also a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in France, and in his various capacities, he was a speaker at several WEF regional forums.  Le Roux holds dual nationality, British and French. A native French and English speaker, he is also fluent in Italian. He has lived and worked in the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, France and Italy; he is now based in Paris.

  • 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 Dave founded Enterprise Insight, and worked with the Center for Digital Strategies in developing and facilitating its Roundtables on Digital Strategies series. He also founded Boston.com, The Boston Globe’s internet subsidiary, and Collectorsweekly.com, and worked at Netscape and as COO of Evite.

    Dave holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a Computer Science degree from Brown University, and currently lives in Berkeley, CA.  See his blog at davemargulius.com.

  • 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 nation’s largest companies in crafting and executing strategies to create long-term growth and shareholder value.

    His clients have included 3M, AT&T, Avaya, Brunswick, CA Technologies, Caterpillar, Clear Channel, Fidelity Investments, General Motors, Grainger, LL Bean and The Weather Channel.

    John is a frequent conference presenter for the ANA, the AMA and other industry forums. He also co-authored “How to Activate a Brand Internally,” an article published in AMA’s Marketing Management magazine on how to receive a higher ROI on your marketing investments, and wrote “The New Brand Steward,” an article published in ANA Magazine Spotlight edition on the ever broadening role of the CMO. Additionally, he is the co-author with David Kenny of “Contextual Marketing: The Real Business of The Internet,” published in the Harvard Business Review.

    A chartered financial analyst and a graduate of Princeton University, John earned his MBA with Distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar. He has moderated two Roundtables on Digital Strategies with the center; “Channel Management Strategies” in 2002 and “Enabling a Customer-Focused Organization” in 2003.

  • 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 security operations for a multinational Fortune 500 company. His responsibilities include Incident Response, Threat Intelligence, Digital Forensics, eDiscovery, Data Loss Prevention & Investigations, Cybersecurity Engineering as well as multiple Security Operations Centers (SOCs) strategically positioned throughout North America and Asia.

    He currently serves on several boards and advisory committees for publicly traded companies and institutions of higher education advising on cyber security best practices; including Guidance Software, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Southern Utah University, Cyber Strategies Corp., SNCA and ISC2. Additionally, he served as a Professor with the University of Maryland, Management Instructor at the SANS Institute, Cyber Education Program advisor and co-author of the Information Security Management Handbook, Seventh Edition.

    Cory has served in several leadership and advisory roles with industry-leading companies such as IBM, Verizon Business, General Dynamics, Computer Sciences Corporation, FireEye / Mandiant, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Amgen, University of Maryland and the Royal Bank of Canada. He managed national cybersecurity operations for the federal government in Washington DC as well as global cyber security incident response programs for the United States Department of Defense. Additionally, he has helped build major cyber centers for governments and financial institutions around the world.

    He is a regular contributor to multiple publications and guest speaker at industry events and international conferences. With faculty and fellowship posts, he regularly hosts cyber security training academies and specialized workshops with international training organizations. Cory has an M.S. In Information Assurance, B.S. in Information Systems Management and several key industry certifications – GIAC/GPEN, CISSP, C|CISO, MCSE, etc. He also has advanced certifications from Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, Harvard and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

  • 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 on cognitive computing, and he consults to early-stage B2B ventures, focused on driving revenue growth and market presence through go-to-market planning and hands-on implementation.

    In corporate roles, Steve has served as Senior Marketing Director for the Dell Software Group, which collected Dell’s multiple enterprise software acquisitions, and as the marketing leader for Dell | KACE, one of the first of those acquisitions. Before joining Dell, Steve was the founding Vice President of Marketing at Accept Software, a provider of SaaS solutions for product management and portfolio strategy.  While growing Accept from zero to acquisition by Artemis International, Steve had executive responsibility in Finance, Marketing, Business Development, and Professional Services.

    Earlier in his consulting career, Steve’s practice focused on B2B/enterprise technologies.  His many clients included established companies leading the first wave of the internet, including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, HP, IBM, Motorola, PeopleSoft, and Siebel, and a host of smaller companies, including some of the most successful IPOs of the 1990s, such as Aurum, Persistence, Sagent, and CommerceOne.

    Steve has been a guest lecturer on strategy in at the Presidio Graduate School of Business and at the Hult International Business School, both in San Francisco, where he also enjoys coaching student consulting teams and judging business plan competitions.

  • Geir Ramleth


    Roundtable Americas Chapter Member
    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 of our own solutions.

    From 2002 until 2013 he was senior vice president and chief information officer of Bechtel Group, Inc., where he led the global Information Systems and Technology organization.

    Prior to rejoining Bechtel, Mr. Ramleth held leadership positions for a variety of companies in the technology and communications industry. Among his responsibilities in those roles, he defined strategy and market position and secured multiple forms of financial resources.   Previously, Mr. Ramleth served as chairman and CEO of DigiPlex S.A., based in Zurich, Switzerland, which owned and operated large communications and networking facilities throughout Europe.

    He also served as president and CEO of Genuity, a Bechtel Enterprises company formed to deliver Internet and data services.  Mr. Ramleth has also held management positions with Oracle, PageMart, and PacTel Personal Communications (now a part of Vodafone).

  • 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 and insights as a service
    • Enabling-rapid Integration solutions and services

    Between 2006-2016, Esat was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, at Coca-Cola Enterprises.  Mr. Sezer oversaw the company’s technology and information capabilities.  Esat has more than 30 years of global IT experience.  Prior to Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Sezer served as Corporation Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Whirlpool Corporation, a position he held since 2002.

    Before joining Whirlpool Corporation as Vice President, Global Information Services in 2001, Mr. Sezer held several positions of increasing responsibility with Colgate-Palmolive Co., including Director, Global Information Technology (1999-2001); Director, Europe/Africa/Middle East Division (1996-1998); Associate Director, Global Applications (1996-1997); and Director, Information Technology (1994-1996 in Warsaw, Poland; 1991-1994 in Istanbul, Turkey).  From 1988 to 1991, he was a senior consultant at Andersen Consulting in London.

    Born and raised in Istanbul, Mr. Sezer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.


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