UPOP 2018 Mentors

Telis has two degrees from MIT: an undergraduate degree in Economics in 1991 and an MBA from Sloan in 1997. In between he spent five years as a consultant before deciding he really wanted to pursue a career in investment management. He has held a variety of research analyst and portfolio... read more

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Since July 2015, Bonnie Black has served as vice president of the Well Planning & Permitting department for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Permian Basin. Her team prepares the inventory of upcoming wells that will be drilled to develop the largest unconventional oil reservoir in the United... read more

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Barry Bronfin serves as managing director of Pickwick Capital, an investment bank focusing on advanced technology domains, venture capital and private equity. He is a retired general partner of Axiom Venture Partners, which manages $200 million through three separate technology-based venture... read more

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Vivek received his BS in engineering science from Caltech, and then came to MIT for his MS (’91) and PhD (’95) in Course III. Throughout his professional career, Vivek has worked on commercialization of technology, technology development with a purpose, development of new products and... read more

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Paul Edelman (SB, Physics, MIT, ’78) earned his doctorate in psychology at Harvard (’83) where his research and teaching focused on the characteristics of effective teams and team leaders. He also studied behavioral assessment in the context of identifying the individuals most likely to... read more

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Will Fraizer has more than 36 years of experience in the international energy industry. He has held a number of technical management positions, which include supervising engineering groups for major process plant facilities, health, environment & safety management for a global... read more

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Mindy Garber ’82 (Course 2) is chief for quality/customer satisfaction at Parlance Corporation, a company she helped found that develops automated operator solutions for enterprise telephone systems. Her responsibilities include corporate processes, support, training, field engineering and... read more

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Jeff Goldman has held a variety of R&D roles in the turbulent and rapidly evolving biotechnology sector. He was the projects director for MJ Research (Bio-Rad) that pioneered the development of thermal cyclers for molecular biology, and the engineering director for 454 Life Sciences (Roche)... read more

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Paul is a graduate of Course VI-3 with a BS in electrical engineering. While at MIT, he joined the UROP program in its first year of operation, working at Project MAC on the Multics time-sharing system during his years as a student. He continued working on Multics for another seven years as a... read more

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