Graduate School of Business


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  • Matthew Abrahams

    Matthew Abrahams

    Lecturer

    BioMatt Abrahams is a passionate, collaborative and innovative educator and coach. He has published research articles on cognitive planning, persuasion, and interpersonal communication.

    Matt recently published the second edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help the millions of people who suffer from anxiety around speaking in public. Additionally, Matt developed a software package that provides instant, proscriptive feedback to presenters. Prior to teaching, Matt held senior leadership positions in several leading software companies, where he created and ran global training and development organizations.

    Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt has worked with executives to help prepare and present keynote addresses and IPO road shows, conduct media interviews, and deliver TED talks.

    He is currently a member of the Management Communication Association (where he received a “Rising Star” award) as well as the National and Western States Communication Associations. Matt received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Stanford and his graduate degree in communication studies from UC Davis.

  • Avidit Acharya

    Avidit Acharya

    Associate Professor of Political Science and, by courtesy, of Political Economy at the Graduate School of Business

    BioAvidit Acharya is an assistant professor of political science at Stanford University. His research specializes in the fields of political economy and game theory, especially as it applies to topics in comparative politics and international relations. Before coming to Stanford, Avi taught for two years at the University of Rochester.

  • Burton Alper

    Burton Alper

    Lecturer

    BioBurt has dedicated his entire career to making exceptional communication a competitive advantage. He helps leaders articulate their ideas more effectively through improved content development, storytelling, and presentation techniques.

    He serves as a Lecturer and Presentation Coach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. There, he helps students on all forms of communication ranging from business writing to oral presentations. As part of Stanford’s IGNITE faculty, Burt works with entrepreneurs in India and China to help them deliver compelling investor pitch presentations. He has worked with senior leaders in Stanford’s Athletic Department and several distinguished faculty members at Stanford’s School of Medicine.

    Burt also consults with entrepreneurs, executives and corporate teams outside of Stanford who are preparing for high-stakes and high-profile presentations. His coaching ranges from initial content strategy through delivery coaching and anxiety management.

    Prior to his work in the presentation coaching arena, Burt spent 12 years at Catchword Branding, a firm he co-founded in 1998. During his tenure there, he served as the head of strategy and business development.

  • Coley Andrews

    Coley Andrews

    Lecturer

    BioColey is the Managing Partner and co-founder of Pacific Lake Partners, LLC. Pacific Lake invests exclusively in search fund entrepreneurs to support the entrepreneurs' efforts to identify, acquire, and grow a small company. Founded in 2009, Pacific Lake is the largest exclusive search fund investment firm and has invested in over 200 entrepreneurs worldwide. Coley oversees the firm's entrepreneur partnering, acquisition investment committee, and operational efforts to support first-time CEOs learn how to manage and build a company. Pacific Lake manages over $500 million focused on search fund investing. Coley serves on the board of multiple search fund acquired companies including Morningside Translations, IS Entrega, Circle Surrogacy, and Inspired eLearning. Prior to co-founding Pacific Lake, Coley worked at The Parthenon Group and Golden Gate Capital. Coley is also a member of The Boston Children's Hospital Board of Philanthropic Advisors and active contributor at business schools around the globe on the topic of Entrepreneurship through Acquisition and Management of Growing Companies.

  • Edward Batista

    Edward Batista

    Lecturer

    BioI'm an executive coach and a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At the GSB I teach courses aimed at helping MBA students better manage themselves and further develop their leadership and interpersonal skills.

    I teach two sections of The Art of Self-Coaching (OB527), a course that I designed and launched in 2015. The course aims to help professionals and aspiring leaders be more intentional in managing their continued growth and development. I also teach a section of Interpersonal Dynamics (OB374), the school's most popular elective and known to most students as Touchy Feely.

    From 2007 to 2016 at the GSB I provided individual coaching and led teams in the Arbuckle Leadership Fellows Program and taught sections of Leadership Labs, both of which I helped to launch in 2007. During that time I also facilitated groups in Interpersonal Dynamics, a role that I continue to play during the course's weekend retreats.

    As an executive coach I work with senior leaders who are facing a challenge or would like to be more effective or fulfilled in their roles. Most of my clients are technology company CEOs, and I've worked with leaders in fields from accounting to investing to the law. I see most clients in person in San Francisco, and I work virtually with others across and outside the U.S. Issues I often address with clients include managing relationships with key employees and others, improving exec team dynamics, transitioning from technical expert to leader, evolving company culture, and better self-care.

    My work as a coach began after a 15-year career in management, during which I took two years off to attend the GSB and helped launch three new organizations. I write about coaching and professional development at edbatista.com and at HBR.org. I'm a co-author of the HBR Guides to Coaching Employees and Delivering Effective Feedback, and I'm currently writing a book on self-coaching for HBR Press.

    I'm married to Amy Wright, and we've lived in San Francisco since 1990. In addition to my MBA from Stanford, I earned a BA in History, magna cum laude, from Brown University.

  • Mohsen Bayati

    Mohsen Bayati

    Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests1) Healthcare management: I am interested in improving healthcare delivery using data-driven modeling and decision-making.

    2) Network models and message-passing algorithms: I work on graphical modeling ideas motivated from statistical physics and their applications in statistical inference.

    3) Personalized decision-making: I work on machine learning and statistical challenges of personalized decision-making. The problems that I have worked on are primarily motivated by healthcare applications.

  • Thomas H Bedecarre

    Thomas H Bedecarre

    GSB Lecturer FY20 Winter Quarter

    BioTom was a 2016 Stanford DCI Fellow. http://dci.stanford.edu/tom-bedecarre/

    Previously, Tom was CEO and Co-Founder of AKQA, the leading digital advertising agency. Tom wass also President of WPP Ventures, where he explored Silicon Valley-based investment opportunities for WPP, the world’s largest communications services group. Tom was recognized as an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for his leadership and innovation in the media and marketing services industry.

    Tom earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in political science and an MBA in marketing and management policy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

  • Sven Beiker

    Sven Beiker

    Lecturer

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsAutonomous, connected, electric, and shared mobility in terms of product roadmaps, market sizing, and corporate strategy. The primary questions describing my work are:
    - When will autonomous vehicles come to the market?
    - Is there a viable business model for connected vehicles?
    - Is there an inflection point for electric vehicles?
    - Will consumers only use shared mobility and not own anymore?

    As impossible as it is to answer those questions, as possible it becomes in a specific context...

  • Eric Bettinger

    Eric Bettinger

    Professor of Education, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Economics at the Graduate School of Business

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsBettinger, Eric and Bridget Long. “Simplification and Incentives: A Randomized Experiment to Increase College Savings."

    Antonio, Anthony, Eric Bettinger, Brent Evans, Jesse Foster, and Rie Kijima. “The Effect of High School College Advisement: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Texas.”

    Bettinger, Eric, Michael Kremer, Maurice Kugler, and Juan Saavedra. “The Effect of Educational Vouchers in Colombia on Students’ Labor Market Outcomes.”

    Bettinger, Eric, Oded Gurantz, Laura Kawano, and Bruce Sacerdote. "The Long-run Impacts of Merit Aid: Evidence from California's Cal-Grant."

    Bettinger, Eric, Lindsay Fox, Susanna Loeb, and Eric Taylor, “Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance.”