Gerhard Apfelthaler is Dean and a full professor in International Business and International Management at the School of Management at California Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks, California (United States), a shareholder and executive advisor at CURE Pharmaceutical, and a senior partner at AT Consult, a consulting company with offices and affiliations in Europe, the US,…

Executive-in-Residence at California Lutheran University (CLU)

Mr. McAndrew, Executive-in-Residence at California Lutheran University (CLU), has been providing technology and leadership education for over 25 years. Richard designed the Information Technology Management (ITM) Emphasis for CLU’s MBA Program. He also designed and teaches CLU’s Leadership Workshop Series for MBA & ADEP students. Additionally, Richard is adjunct faculty at FH Joanneum University in…

With special research interests in the strategic management of international entrepreneurship, Dr. Domicone teaches a variety of management and other business courses. Prior to coming to CLU, he served as visiting assistant professor at the University of Louisville and as a lecturer at the University of Cincinnati and Arizona State University. Professor Domicone currently consults…

Adjunct Professor for Social Media Marketing at California Lutheran University

Thompson is an Adjunct Professor for Social Media Marketing at California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, California. She has guest lectured on the topic at the Harvard Faculty Club, USC, and UCLA. She recently participated in a „Doing Business in Europe“ program at Hanze University, Groningen, The Netherlands. Teri Thompson is an award-winning advertising and social…

Economic research (with special emphasis on international economics, industrial organization and development economics) is Dr. Damooei’s subject of choice. As the former Director General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance in Iran and later as a senior economist of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), he conducted a number of studies on the…

Bruce Gillies comes to CLU with a varied career. After 22 years of active duty in the Navy – spending time on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, engine rooms on destroyers, and several years in human resources, he retired in March of 2000 as a Master Chief (E9). Bruce has also held leadership…

Associate Dean and Professor of International Management at the School of Management of California Lutheran University

Vlad Vaiman is an Associate Dean and Professor of International Management at the School of Management of California Lutheran University and is a visiting professor at several premier universities around the world (Austria, France, Iceland, and Finland).  Dr. Vaiman has published three remarkable books on managing talent in organizations – Smart Talent Management: Building Knowledge Assets…

Mark Edwards has over 30 years of investment management experience. He spent 11 years at the Minnesota State Board of Investment where he managed internal equities and oversaw the trading desk. He spent the next 20 years as a Managing Partner at the Plexus Group, where he consulted with mutual funds, money managers, brokers and…

Mr. Mike Panesis is the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at California Lutheran University (CLU) in the USA. He comes to CLU from the Technology Management Program (TMP) at the University of California (UC), Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering, where he ran the University of California Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) highly successful New Venture…

Judith Richards, MBA, has worked as a lecturer, adjunct and visiting professor at California Lutheran University’ssince 2008 in the School of Management, where she teaches Marketing Theory, Principles of Marketing, International Marketing, and Integrated Marketing Communications. She is also the founding professor for the Negotiation and Conflict Management class offered in the MBA program, a…

David Church has an extensive background in project management, consulting, and managing client relationships. He is currently employed at Bank of America as a “Senior Vice President, Business Solutions – Technology” and has worked at Bank of America since 2004 in various project management and analysis roles. Before joining Bank of America, Church worked in…