Executives in Residence

"The executives-in-residence program selects business leaders who are passionate about sharing their experiences with undergraduate and MBA students and the academic community at large. These talented executives provide business students practical advice, mentorship, and an insider’s understanding of the nuances and complexities of corporate life.” — Sandeep Krishnamurthy, Ph.D., Dean, School of Business, University of Washington Bothell

 
Bob Bernstein - Director of Engineering, Spectralux
Building on 25 years of experience in product development and strategic management, Robert Bernstein oversees Spectralux design engineering, research and development, manufacturing engineering, and document control. Read More >>

 

Brooks Gekler
R. Brooks Gekler is an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer at the University of Washington-Bothell, where he currently teaches Business Consulting and Marketing. Brooks began teaching following his retirement from General Mills Inc. a $17 billion global consumer foods company. Read More >>

 
Zak Parpia - CEO, Himalaya Homes
Zak founded Himalaya Homes, a homebuilding and development company, in 1979. The company focuses on building affordable homes for first time home buyers. In his career of more than 30 years as a builder, Zak has built over 3,000 homes in Washington State, both east and west of the Cascades. Read More >>


Surinder Singh - UW Bothell Executive in ResidenceSurinder Singh
Surinder is a retired senior executive with forty years of diversified global experience in the Financial Services industry. His career started in June 1968 with Citibank, followed by Chase Manhattan, Bankers Trust Company and Fidelity Investments. In August 2008, Surinder retired after fifteen years with Fidelity. Read More>>
 

Sesh Velamoor - Trustee & Director of Programs, Foundation for the Future
Sesh Velamoor, a native of Hyderabad, India, is the Director of Programs at the Foundation For the Future. In this capacity he organizes and moderates think tanks to discuss issues pertaining to the long-term future of humanity, including education. Read More >>