UPOP 2019 Mentors

Russ Apfel ’69 holds a BS in electrical engineering from MIT and an MSEE degree from the University of Santa Clara. He also conducted doctoral work at UC Berkeley. Russ launched his career at Fairchild Semiconductor as a design engineer, designing op amps, D/A converters, voltage... 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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Mariquita Blumberg ’94 (Course 14) is an executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant with more than 20 years of experience helping executives and organizations align themselves for success in a constantly changing environment. Mariquita partners closely with CEOs, executive... read more

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Amanda Bosh ’87, PhD ’94 Dr. Bosh is a senior lecturer at MIT in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, as well as an adjunct astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. She teaches three classes in observational astronomy at MIT. She leads a... read more

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Claudio is a partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco office, and a leader of McKinsey's Recovery and Transformation Services practice. He spends the majority of his time planning and executing complex corporate turnarounds, primarily in the oil and gas and high-tech sectors. Claudio was... 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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Dominick has been with Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems (formerly Orbital ATK and Orbital Sciences Corporation) in Dulles, Virginia, for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman he held engineering positions at the Aerospace Corporation and Lockheed Martin. Dominick is currently a... 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 has made a career out of helping people team up to solve problems and get things done. Paul has been a mentor in UPOP for more than seventeen years. Together with Richard Kremsdorf, MD, Paul developed UPOP’s Team Creativity module, which groups inside and outside MIT have... read more

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Paula Ferguson ’90 (Course 6) is currently a senior business analyst for ServiceNow, an enterprise cloud software company that is changing the way people work within organizations. Paula has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry, serving in a variety of project... read more

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