We are very pleased to announce the addition of Stephen Ciesinski to our advisory board. Steve is senior advisor and past president of SRI International, one of the world’s leading independent R&D organizations and an icon in Silicon Valley innovation history.
Steve has held executive/board positions with Applied Materials, Octel Communications, Resumix, and Laszlo Systems. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, was a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and served as a partner with Earlybird Ventures. Steve manages his own private venture capital fund, chairs the board of Ravenswood Solutions and is an investor/advisor to several international VC funds and private companies. His current interests include Enterprise application software, HealthTech, FinTech and EdTech.
Steve has been on the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business for 10 years, teaching on venture capital, entrepreneurship and innovation topics. He is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Union College as well as the President’s Cabinet at Cal Poly. He has also been a board member of public, private and not-for-profit organizations, and has served on many board and advisory committees. Steve has a BSEE and AB from Union College, and an MBA from Stanford University. He and his family are involved in several organizations providing character-building experiences and scholarship assistance for disadvantaged youth.
We look forward to benefiting from Steve’s insights going forward.
Frode L. Odegard
CEO, Post-Lean Institute