Speakers

The Seventh Annual Pace Pitch Contest
Speakers


Stanley S. Litow - President, IBM International Foundation
Salman Khan – Founder, the Khan Academy
Harold Levy – Managing Director, Palm Ventures
Neil S. Braun – Dean, the Lubin School of Business
Bruce Bachenheimer – Clinical Professor of Management, Pace University


Stanley S. Litow - President, IBM International Foundation

  [Stanley S. Litow]

Stanley Litow is the President of the IBM International Foundation and IBM's Vice President for Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs. He heads global corporate citizenship efforts at IBM, which contributes nearly $150 million across 170 countries. Under his leadership, IBM has developed new innovative technologies to help non literate children and adults learn to read, helped people with disabilities access the internet, created a humanitarian grid to power research on Cancer and AIDS and developed technology to increase economic growth and small business development.

Before joining IBM, Stanley served as the Deputy Chancellor of Schools for New York City, the nation's largest school system. Prior to his service with the City's public schools, he founded and ran Interface, the non profit "think tank" and served as an aide to both the Mayor and Governor of New York.

Stanley's articles and essays have appeared in numerous books and publications including the Yale Law Review, Annual Survey of American Law, Brookings Papers, the American Academy of Sciences, the Journal for the Center for National Policy, the New York Times and Newsday.

Stanley is the recipient of the Council on Foundation's prestigious Scrivner Award for creative philanthropy and awards from the Anne Frank Center, Martin Luther King Commission, Manhattanville College, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Coro Foundation, Helen Keller Services to the Blind, New Visions for Public Schools and the Women's City Club. He has served as an adjunct faculty at New School University, the City University of New York and Long Island University.

He helped create and chairs the Global Leadership Network and serves on the board of Harvard Business School's Initiative on Social Enterprise, Independent Sector, Citizen's Budget Commission, and the After School Corporation

Salman Khan – Founder, the Khan Academy

  [Salman Khan]

Sal is the Founder, Executive Director, and Faculty of the Khan Academy. He started the Khan Academy as a way to tutor his cousins remotely--while he was a hedge fund analyst in Boston, and they were students in New Orleans. He started posting videos on YouTube, and more and more people kept watching. It was clear there was a huge unmet need, so Sal left his hedge fund job and started Khan Academy with the mission of providing a free world-class education to anyone, anywhere.

Sal holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was the president of his class. He also attended MIT, where he received 3 degrees: a Masters in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, and a B.S. in Mathematics.

Harold Levy – Managing Director, Palm Ventures

  [Harold Levy]

Harold Levy is a Managing Director at Palm Ventures where he concentrates on investments in education, regulated industries and allied fields. Mr. Levy has extensive management and acquisition experience in education and finance. He was formerly the New York City Schools Chancellor, Executive Vice President of Kaplan, Inc., Director of Global Compliance of Citigroup, Head of Litigation of Salomon Brothers, and Managing Director of Plainfield Asset Management. He holds a JD and BS from Cornell and an MA (PPE) from Oxford. Mr. Levy is a member of the Board of the Cambium Learning Group (NASD:ABCD). He is also on the board of the Roosevelt Institute and of Pace University, a member of the Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars and a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee of Teachers College, Columbia University. He was recently appointed by Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan to the Committee on Measures of Student Success.

Neil S. Braun – Dean, the Lubin School of Business

  [Neil Braun]

Neil S. Braun has served as the Dean of Pace University's Lubin School of Business in New York since July 2010. He currently serves on the board of directors of IMAX Corporation and national anti-hunger organization Share Our Strength, and he has previously been President of the NBC Television Network, Chairman and CEO of Viacom Entertainment, an internet and environmental entrepreneur, a film producer, and a corporate attorney. Mr. Braun has taught an MBA course in economic models of media and entertainment at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.

Bruce Bachenheimer – Clinical Professor of Management, Pace University

  [Bruce Bachenheimer]

Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management, the Director of Entrepreneurship@Lubin, and a Faculty Fellow of the Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management, and strategy. He created the Pace Pitch Contest in 2004 and organizes it annually.

Mr. Bachenheimer is a member of the Global Board of the MIT Enterprise Forum, a Board member and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum, and on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica. He has served as a consultant to the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and a variety of new ventures. He has been widely quoted in a variety of publications, interviewed on radio and television, and has spoken on entrepreneurship at numerous conferences. His earlier career includes having served as a VP of iQ Venture Partners, an AVP of Westpac Banking Corp. and an International Banking Officer for the Bank of Tokyo. As the International Product Manager for MSI, an SBA certified 8(a) firm, he was responsible for the initial commercialization of a high-technology forensic science system. In that position, he conducted business in over twenty countries. He was also the founder of Annapolis Maritime Corp. and the Co-founder of StockCentral Australia. Other activities include having sailed his 36' boat from New England, through the Caribbean, to South America and back. Bruce also participated in the Sydney to Hobart race in 2000.

Mr. Bachenheimer holds a BBA, summa cum laude, from Pace University. He spent a semester at Tsukuba National University in Japan as an undergraduate and continued to study Japanese at NYU after graduating. He later received the McKinsey & Company Leadership Scholarship to pursue an MBA degree, which he earned from the Australian Graduate School of Management.