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 BernsteinBob 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 >>


Mike DuscheMike Dusche - Senior Sales Executive, Hewlett-Packard
Mike Dusche is a product development and marketing veteran with a history of innovation in e-commerce and interactive entertainment. He currently serves as senior sales executive at Hewlett-Packard, senior sales specialist at IBM and an adjunct faculty member at the UW Bothell School of Business. Read More >>

Brooks GeklerR. 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 >>

Tom Goos - President & Co-Owner, Image Source Inc.Tom Goos
A passionate entrepreneur and leader, Tom Goos is the President and co-owner of Image Source Inc., a nationally recognized branded merchandise agency. Tom’s key responsibilities are providing strategic direction, overseeing daily operations and financials as well as major client relations and supplier partnerships. Read More >>

Kenneth J. HinesKenneth J. Hines - Founder & Principal, Hines Consulting USA
Kenneth J. Hines is the founder and principal at Hines Consulting USA, a global consulting firm based in Washington state. Hines Consulting provides tax, financial compliance, forensic accounting and litigation support services to businesses operating in emerging or highly regulated industries, such as: automotive, banking, cryptocurrency or casinos. The firm also assists high net worth individuals with complex tax or regulatory matters. Read more >>

Zak Parpia - CEO, Himalaya HomesZak Parpia
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 SinghSurinder 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 FutureSesh Velamoor
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 >>