Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

About the CIE

Management

    

 
 
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Daniel J. Aguiar
Dean's Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship
Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs

Daniel J. Aguiar is the Dean's Executive Professor of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs.   In this role, Dan will teach courses in entrepreneurship and be responsible for the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, our new California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE), as well as growing and promoting our entrepreneurship curriculum.  

A successful entrepreneur himself, Dan founded Front Line Strategic Consulting in 1992, growing the firm to a client base of more than 200 clients, $10 million in revenue and 50 employees. He sold the company to Navigant Consulting in 2004 and remained as a managing director, developing the company’s life science consulting division into a world leader.


Prior to founding Front Line, Dan served as director of strategic planning and corporate development at Pharmetrix in Menlo Park, and as a managing consultant for consumer products for Swander, Pace and Company, a private equity firm. He was also a consultant with SRI International after working as a research associate at UC Davis Cooperative Extension.

Dan is also a former Santa Clara University lecturer in Strategic Marketing Management and International Marketing in the MBA program from 1994 to 1999.

Dan earned his MBA from UC Berkeley, his MS in Agricultural Economics at UC Davis, and received dual undergraduate degrees in Agricultural and Managerial Economics, and History, from UC Davis.

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Linda Jenkins, Program Manager

Linda's primary focus is the planning and coordination of programs and events for the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship including the CIE Speaker Series, Global Entrepreneurship Week events, Office Hours with Silicon Valley Experts, CIE Field Trips and the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE).  She is also responsible for management of the Minor in Entrepreneurship, CIE website content and development, serving as liaison to the undergraduate student club SCEO and graduate student network EC, CIE Advisory Board management, budget and financial reporting management and supports the Executive Director of Entrepreneurship Programs with curriculum, strategic planning, co-curricular activities and student/alumni startup activities.   

A graduate of Keystone College, Pennsylvania, with over 20 years of experience in the Marketing, Public Relations and Communications field, Linda joined Santa Clara University in 2008.  She previously served as Marketing Manager & Business Development Manager for Penn East Federal Credit Union, Scranton, and enjoyed more than 18 years at PNC Bank's Northeast PA Headquarters as Marketing/PR Coordinator.  She is the recipient of the 2010-11 Leavey School of Business Collaboration Award and the 2011-12 Leavey School of Business Student Experience Award.



 
 

Stephanie Singh
Senior Administrative Assistant


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Stephanie is the Senior Administrative Assistant in the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Her primary role is to assist and support CIE programs and activities including the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE), Minor in Entrepreneurship, speaker series, field trips, information sessions, student club/network events, Startup Expo and Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.  In addition to providing administrative support to the CIE Executive Director and Program Manager, she also serves as first point of contact for the CIE and manages our volunteer database. 

A graduate of CSU, Sacramento, Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.  She has more than 7 years of experience working in financial education and small business education/technical assistance.  Before joining Santa Clara University in 2014, Stephanie served as the Program Manager of the Small Business Administration Women's Business Center with California Capital Financial Development Corporation. 




 

Abby Kilkenny
California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Associate

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Abby is an undergraduate Bioengineering major working part-time in the CIE. Her responsibilities involve serving as the on-site CIE representative point person for all on-campus sessions for the California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE).  This includes moderating and introducing speakers and panelists at CAPE sessions, working closely with faculty members and staff in class sessions, and assisting with updating CAPE assignments and presentations.  She also represents the CIE at various University functions and assists the CIE management with various projects as needed. 



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