Executives in Residence - We Bring C-Suite Business Leaders To You!

Each year, chairs, CEOs, presidents, and other top executives visit the campuses for a day and interact with students as part of our Executive in Residence program. Located in New York, the business capital of the world, the Lubin School of Business has a unique competitive positioning that provides opportunities for corporate partnerships and close relationships with the business community. Our location is part of Lubin's experience-based learning advantage.

The Executive in Residence program has been in existence for more than 30 years and typically executives visit both campuses each year. The executives lecture on timely business issues, providing unique insights to students from a real business perspective. Students have the opportunity to interact with the executives throughout the day, asking questions, learning about positions in the industry, and sharing their concerns as they prepare for their own business careers. We also find that our visiting executives find the experience to be very rewarding as they interact with students and faculty, giving back to the community and helping to shape tomorrow's business leaders. You might meet the CEO of the next company you work for!


Kevin Bolen '95

Principal, Innovation and Enterprise Solutions, National Leader, Strategic Growth Initiatives

[Kevin Bolen]
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Gottesman Room
Pleasantville Campus

>> RSVP requested

Kevin Bolen is a Principal in KPMG's Innovation and Enterprise Solutions organization and serves as the National Leader for Strategic Growth Initiatives responsible for the identification and pursuit of new and emerging opportunities in response to disruptive trends and technologies. In this capacity, he leads market-based analyses to assess the potential impact of these trends on KPMG and their clients, prioritizes, allocates and governs a $150M annual investment portfolio, and develops compelling new service offerings and business models to capitalize on the disruption. Mr. Bolen also leads KPMG's Innovation Strategy engagements supporting clients as they work to develop a sustainable culture and system of innovation within their organizations.

Mr. Bolen joined KPMG in 2014 having spent seven years as a Partner and COO of Innosight, a boutique strategy and innovation consultancy founded by noted Harvard Business School professor and author, Clayton Christensen (The Innovator's Dilemma and disruptive innovation). While with Innosight, Mr. Bolen led C-level client engagements with Fortune 500 organizations in a variety of industries.

Prior to Innosight, Mr. Bolen was the Chief Marketing Officer for Lionbridge Technologies, a $500M global technology services provider. He began his career with IBM spending six years in a variety of consulting, marketing and strategic planning roles within their Global Services business unit and Corporate Headquarters.

Mr. Bolen's commentary and/or bylined articles have previously appeared in: The New York Times, TIME, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Pharmaceutical Executive and a host of IT trade publications. He is a frequent speaker at corporate and trade events.

Mr. Bolen received his BBA from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU).

Desiree Reid '82

Founder and President
Desiree Reid & Co.

[Desiree Reid]
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Schimmel Theatre
New York City Campus

>> RSVP requested

Desiree Reid is one of the leading industry experts in global and multicultural business development, marketing, and branding with proven expertise in strategic design, brand equity building, organizational management, and market expansion. As a senior executive and management consultant, she has led small, mid-size and large corporations in launching award-winning products, expanding the global market reach of brands and realigning organizations to meet the ever-changing demands of evolving industries. From cosmetics, to fragrance, to fashion and entertainment, Desiree puts her clients in the forefront of their industries by harnessing the power of the DNA of their brands, staying ahead of the curve in trends and positioning them for the changing landscapes of today's (and tomorrow's) competitive markets. In her 20+ years of launching and growing brands, she has developed a visionary style of leadership and a passion for niche businesses, both on a local and a global scale. Her corporate roster ranges from health and beauty industry giants like Avon, Revlon and Estée Lauder, to regional educational organizations like the Global Language Project and MIST Harlem, a trend-setting New York City restaurant/event venue. Featured in Allure and Essence magazines as a business leader and industry insider to watch, what Desiree loves most about working with all her clients is successfully bringing a sense of "disruptive thinking to ambitious brands!"

> RSVP requested - register at www.pace.edu/lubin/eirrsvp.

For more information about the Executive in Residence program, please contact Lubin's Office of Communications and External Relations, lubin@pace.edu, (212) 618-6500.


Click through photos of 30 years of the Executive in Residence program below, or view the entire album.
Lubin EIR 30th Anniversary