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The Dean's Executive Leadership Series podcast features in-depth audio or video interviews with today's top business practitioners and thought leaders. Listen to the podcast to hear their views and insight on the current challenges and opportunities facing the business community.

2010-11 Series Podcasts

Randy Pond

Randy Pond, Executive Vice President of Operations, Processes, and Systems at Cisco, is currently leading a comprehensive business transformation across Cisco by reengineering business processes, rearchitecting IT systems, and redefining the role of Cisco leadership. 
October 28, 2010, at Techmart, Santa Clara, Calif.

Interview | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2

Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson, Chief of Staff of Enterprise Sales, Marketing and Strategy at HP, is responsible for overseeing operations across the global sales and marketing teams for HP's $54 billion Enterprise Business.
January 20, 2011 at
Irvine Marriott, Irvine, Calif.

Interview | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2
Presentation Slides

Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell is the Managing Director at Scale Venture Partners and has more than 25 years of experience in technology, finance and management. She is the Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and a member of its executive committee.
March 17, 2011 at
Shutters on the Beach, Santa Monica, Calif. 

Presentation 1 | Presentation 2

Paul Hopkins

Paul N. Hopkins is Chairman of the Board at Farmers Group, Inc., where he joined as an agent in 1978. He also serves as Chairman of the Americas at Zurich Financial Services where he is President of U.S. Personal Business and a member of the Group Executive Committee.
April 6, 2011 at Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu, Calif.

Interview | Presentation 1 | Presentation 2

David Hendler

David C. Hendler, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Sony Pictures Entertainment, heads the company's financial, information technology, and strategic planning. He once served as an adjunct professor of managerial finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management.
May 5, 2011 at Sony Pictures Studios, Culver City, Calif.