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Sanjay Varshney


Jose MacariVarshney earned his undergraduate degree in Accounting and Financial Management from Bombay University, his master's degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati and his doctorate in Finance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

He has served as a financial consultant for leading Wall Street firms and is a partner and principal in the management consulting firm Varshney & Associates. He serves on the boards of the Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization (SACTO), the Sacramento Metro Chamber, the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy and Comstock's magazine. Varshney's research interests include market microstructure, new securities issuance and corporate valuation.

Jonathan E. Lederer

Founder and president of Lederer Private Wealth Management, LLC

Suresh VadhvaLederer was named one of the Sacramento Business Journal's "40 Under 40" in 2010. He earned an MBA in Finance and Corporate Strategy at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and a bachelor's degree in Political Science from UC Berkeley. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is the chief financial officer of the nonprofit FUTURE Foundation of Sacramento.

Payam Fardanesh

Graduate of Sacramento State's Executive MBA program and co-founder of Silk Road Soda

Ron Coleman"We started with Grandma's recipe and a desire to share culture through a flavor first written by Hippocrates," Fardanesh says of his innovative company. "We added our own sparkle, kept (the beverage) organic and used only enough pure cane sugar to stay true to its heritage. (The soda) is light, sophisticated and refreshing."

Seung Bach

Associate dean for Undergraduate Programs and professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship

Mohammad ViziriBach's research interests include new venture processes from the perspective of social network theory, antecedents of IPO success, knowledge-based management in small- and medium-sized firms, the process of corporate reputations, technology-based international ventures, and new venture planning and survival in global contexts.

He earned an MBA at George Washington University and a doctorate in Business Administration, with a concentration on Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Hakan Ozcelik

Professor of Business Management

Rich HedmanOzcelik received his doctorate in Organizational Behavior from the University of British Columbia and his MBA from Bosporus University, Turkey. His research interests include the role of emotions in organizational life. He received the Citation of Excellence Award from Emerald Management Reviews, the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management, the Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of British Columbia, and Sacramento State's Pedagogy Enhancement Award.

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