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New Advisory Board Members

Brian Baer

Brian Baer, Accounting Advisory Board Member Photo

Brian Baer joins the Advisory Board in 2019. Brian is a Santa Clara University graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Accounting. He has over 30+ years of extensive experience working in the technology industry with clients from start-ups to the Fortune 500. Brian is currently the Deloitte Audit Partner in San Jose. He is a Board Member of the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2012. He is also currently on the Board of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County.




Jim Sepe

Professor Jim Sepe joins the Advisory Board as an Emeritus member. Jim is an accounting graduate of Santa Clara University. He came back to SCU as an Assistant Professor in 1979 after completing his Ph.D. and was awarded tenure in 1985. He served as Chair of the Accounting Department for eight years. Under Jim’s leadership, the department thrived in terms of academics and scholarship. He was instrumental in the creation of the Advisory Board and the Accounting and Information Systems major, as well as, the successful application for AACSB accreditation of the Department. Jim retired after the 2017-2018 academic year..