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  •  Kevin Walsh, 1942 - 2010

    Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 12:28 PM

    Kevin Walsh, a well-regarded adjunct faculty member in the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business, has died after a short illness. Services are planned for next week (Rosary on November 3, at Spanglers in Los Altos, 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Vigil at 7 PM; Funeral service at 10 AM on Thursday, November 4 at St. Nicholas Church in Los Altos). He is survived by his wife and two adult sons.

    Kevin Walsh served Business School as a Dean’s Executive Professor of Management for more than eight years, bringing his global experience and corporate leadership to the MBA and undergraduate business classroom. He also accompanied several MBA classes abroad, assisting SCU students to gain an appreciation of such diverse and economically significant places as London, Paris, Geneva, and Brazil.

    Walsh was a general partner at Ridge Partners LLC, an investment and strategic consulting firm focused on the high technology sector. He was previously Vice President of Corporate Planning and Worldwide Financial Operations at Sun Microsystems where was responsible for strategic planning, international operations, and financial planning.

    Prior to Sun Microsystems, Walsh was the Chief Operating Officer for Spatial Technology Inc, a Colorado-based CAD-CAM Software Company. He also worked as Vice President of Finance for Schlumberger Group, and as group controller for Fairchild Semiconductor memory and logic devices in California.

    Walsh’s international experience included a stint as Fairchild Semiconductor's Paris-based plant controller and plant manager, and Principal Manager of Coopers & Lybrand's consulting and public accounting practices in London, Brussels and Paris.

    He earned a B.Sc. in Economics (Hons) from the London School of Economics, was a Chartered Certified Accountant (UK), member of the Institute of Management Consultants (UK), and a member of the Advisory Board of the Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University.

    To memorialize his service to the University, his name will be added to a bench outside Lucas Hall, the home of the Leavey School.

    Condolences to the family may be sent in c/o the Dean's Office, Lucas Hall 124, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053.

  •  Nilofer Merchant Talks about the "New How"

    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 12:00 PM

    Nilofer Merchant, MBA '00, proposes a new approach to business strategy development in The New How,  which she will discuss at the Global Innovation Dialogue on March 2 at Santa Clara University.

    In The New How, published in December by O'Reilly Media, Merchant decries the traditional isolation of strategy development in corporate headquarters. She suggests that by involving employees in strategic development, the time to implementation is shorter, more effective, and ultimately, more successful.

    Reservations for the March 2 event are $25 online, and $35 at the door: Online registration for The New How here >>

    SCU faculty, staff, and students receive free admission.

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