Meet Our Board of Directors

 
Marlene Scherer-Stern,    Career Development Specialist, Stanford University   Marlene has over 25 years of diverse higher education experience including a variety of roles in career development, experiential learning and cooperative education. At BEAM, Stanford Career Education, she served as an Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Career Ventures. A few of the signature programs co-designed by Marlene at Stanford include the creation of a student alumni mentoring program, the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series Program and Shadowing Alumni in the Real World. She currently has 3 of her own in colleges around the globe and is always up for an adventure, especially those outdoors involving sunsets.

Marlene Scherer-Stern, Career Development Specialist, Stanford University

Marlene has over 25 years of diverse higher education experience including a variety of roles in career development, experiential learning and cooperative education. At BEAM, Stanford Career Education, she served as an Assistant Dean and Associate Director of Career Ventures. A few of the signature programs co-designed by Marlene at Stanford include the creation of a student alumni mentoring program, the Stanford Immersion in Medicine Series Program and Shadowing Alumni in the Real World. She currently has 3 of her own in colleges around the globe and is always up for an adventure, especially those outdoors involving sunsets.

Richard Kulavik,  SVP Engineering, Motive Drilling Technologies   Richard is currently, the senior vice president of engineering for Motive drilling, a Helmerich and Payne, Inc. company focused on technology for the oil and gas industry, Richard’s focus and passion revolve around creating, transforming and delivering technologies into products that benefit everyone. Previously the Chief Technology officer for Turtle Beach, the industry leader in gaming headphones. Throughout his career, he has worked to find ways to merge the academic world with industry to prepare students for what lies ahead of them as they enter the workforce.

Richard Kulavik, SVP Engineering, Motive Drilling Technologies

Richard is currently, the senior vice president of engineering for Motive drilling, a Helmerich and Payne, Inc. company focused on technology for the oil and gas industry, Richard’s focus and passion revolve around creating, transforming and delivering technologies into products that benefit everyone. Previously the Chief Technology officer for Turtle Beach, the industry leader in gaming headphones. Throughout his career, he has worked to find ways to merge the academic world with industry to prepare students for what lies ahead of them as they enter the workforce.

Alandha Scott,  Global Head of Partner Marketing, YouTube   Alandha is the Global Head of Partner Marketing at YouTube, leading co-marketing and distribution partnerships for YouTube, YouTube Kids and all of YouTube's subscription products (YouTube TV, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium). She is also responsible for creating powerful ad-supported consumer experiences, promotions and partnerships for YouTube's fastest growing screen- TV.

Alandha Scott, Global Head of Partner Marketing, YouTube

Alandha is the Global Head of Partner Marketing at YouTube, leading co-marketing and distribution partnerships for YouTube, YouTube Kids and all of YouTube's subscription products (YouTube TV, YouTube Music and YouTube Premium). She is also responsible for creating powerful ad-supported consumer experiences, promotions and partnerships for YouTube's fastest growing screen- TV.

Glenn Dickins,  Architect of Convergence, Dolby Laboratories   Glenn has extensive experience in research, development, and implementation of audio signal processing algorithms for professional and consumer applications. Key participant in three successful startups with two companies becoming listed. Combination of in-depth education and extensive experience in both business and technology development. Personally responsible for the design of signal processing algorithms currently processing 2 million peak concurrent users. Leading Research in the Communications Group at Dolby for imminent and next-generation multi channel interactive voice user experience.

Glenn Dickins, Architect of Convergence, Dolby Laboratories

Glenn has extensive experience in research, development, and implementation of audio signal processing algorithms for professional and consumer applications. Key participant in three successful startups with two companies becoming listed. Combination of in-depth education and extensive experience in both business and technology development. Personally responsible for the design of signal processing algorithms currently processing 2 million peak concurrent users. Leading Research in the Communications Group at Dolby for imminent and next-generation multi channel interactive voice user experience.

Jay LeBoeuf, Executive Director, Real Industry

Jay is a founder, CEO, and connector in the music and media technology industry.

With over 19 years of experience, Jay builds companies, partnerships, communities, and teams that enable anyone to create and consume amazing content.

He is best known for his work on Academy-Award winning Avid Pro Tools, as a founder and pioneer of artificial intelligence in music creation and production with Imagine Research, an executive at Emmy-winning iZotope, and founder and CEO of industry-education nonprofit Real Industry. Jay is a Lecturer at Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon, and University of Michigan.

Rocky Kahn,    Founder & CEO, Edyt   Rocky Kahn co-founded USRCA, the entity behind Real Industry, in 2013 to focus on increasing the impact of academic research and students on industry. Seeing a broader vision and societal need, Rocky expanded the scope of the organization, engaging LeBoeuf and helping direct programming changes to create Real Industry in 2014. As an officer, board member, and philanthropist, Rocky also launched major initiatives including the  Real Startup  university entrepreneurship program, expansions of Real Industry’s core development and fundraising operations, and creation of Real Industry’s  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative .  With 25 years experience, Rocky is a transformation technology leader with extensive experience leading teams in high tech startups. He is best known for his work at HP Labs as a principal inventor of the navigator used in modern optical mice. For the most recent 14 years, Rocky has been (at various times) CEO, CTO, Product, Architect, and Technical Program Manager at startups reengineering business processes at the US Patent & Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.

Rocky Kahn, Founder & CEO, Edyt

Rocky Kahn co-founded USRCA, the entity behind Real Industry, in 2013 to focus on increasing the impact of academic research and students on industry. Seeing a broader vision and societal need, Rocky expanded the scope of the organization, engaging LeBoeuf and helping direct programming changes to create Real Industry in 2014. As an officer, board member, and philanthropist, Rocky also launched major initiatives including the Real Startup university entrepreneurship program, expansions of Real Industry’s core development and fundraising operations, and creation of Real Industry’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative.

With 25 years experience, Rocky is a transformation technology leader with extensive experience leading teams in high tech startups. He is best known for his work at HP Labs as a principal inventor of the navigator used in modern optical mice. For the most recent 14 years, Rocky has been (at various times) CEO, CTO, Product, Architect, and Technical Program Manager at startups reengineering business processes at the US Patent & Trademark Office and the European Patent Office.