Speaker Information

Our June 2021 Meeting Speaker will be Paul Stich
Technology Executive/Entrepreneur
Paul's career has been focused on building innovative, high-growth companies within the technology sector.  He was the CEO of three successful internet security companies, Counterpane acquired by British Telecom in 2006, Dasient acquired by Twitter in 2012, and Appthority acquired by Symantec in 2018.  Paul currently teaches Entrepreneurship at Saint Mary’s College and is an investor and advisor to several early stage companies.  One of the companies is Countable, where he serves as COO, which provides a powerful platform for mission-driven organizations, campaigns, movements, and causes.
Prior to founding his first company 1999 Paul was a Vice President for IBM responsible for consulting and services in their Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment and Utilities industries for the Americas.  He was also with KPMG for 12 years where he was Partner in charge of their National Telecommunications practice.
Paul has served on multiple public and private boards including Procera Networks (PKT) and Esoterix (acquired by Laboratory Corporation of America.)  He is a member of the Saint Mary’s College Board of Regents and serves on the board of directors for All Stars Helping Kids where he mentors several amazing social entrepreneurs as they focus on disrupting the cycle of poverty in the Bay Area.
Paul received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and his B/S degree from Saint Mary’s College.
Our July speaker will be Geoffrey Woglom
Geoffrey Woglom is Professor of Economics emeritus at Amherst College where he taught for over 40 years. During his career, he has been a consultant at the Federal Reserve Board and the International Monetary fund and held visiting positions at Harvard, Cambridge, LSE and Nanjing universities.
His July SIR128 presentation will focus on a very timely subject:  “the Federal Debt and Deficit.” 
Ph.D., Yale University (1974)
M.Phil., Yale University (1970)
B.A., Yale College (1968)
A.M. (honorary), Amherst College (1984)
Awards and Honors
Fulbright Scholar, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town South Africa, 1999
Scholarly and Professional Activities
1993-1994, Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard University
1991-1992, Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge;
Visiting Scholar, Pembroke College, Cambridge
1988-1993, Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund (summers)
1984-1985, Academic Visitor, Centre for Labour Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
1977-1978, Financial Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
1976-1977, Visiting Economist, Banking Section, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System