Speaker Series

Friday, February 6, 2015  Noon – Anna McRoberts

President, Air Bud Entertainment.  Air Bud Entertainment is a fully integrated entertainment company which includes a post-production company, a visual effects company, and an international distribution company- all of which McRoberts oversees. She also handles the development, production and marketing of new films, short digital content and the existing library. She runs the Air Bud YouTube Channel while overseeing all the marketing, promotions and licensing of the company's films and IP.

Friday, February 27, 2015  Noon – Zohar Ziv

Former COO, Deckers Outdoor Corporation. Zohar recently retired as the COO of Deckers Outdoor Corporation, the footwear designer and maker parent company of the UGG and Teva brands. At Deckers, he participated in managing growth from $250 million to $1.8 billion in nine years; transitioning the company from a domestic wholesaler to a multi-channel global brand operator, expanding the international business from 10% to 35%, and developing a retail organization of over 140 stores with advanced eCommerce and Omni Cannel capability.

Friday, March 13, 2015  Noon – Joe Rosenkrantz

President and CEO, FaceFirst.  FaceFirst created a facial recognition software platform that is being used worldwide for surveillance and law enforcement. Rosenkrantz is an avid tinkerer and hobbyist, and believes in having a balance in life between work and fun.

Friday, April 17, 2015  Noon – Curt Richardson

As Co-Founder and Chairman of Blue Ocean Enterprises, Richardson discovers, creates and invests in business opportunities and makes strategic investments in commercial real estate. Richardson created the first prototype of a waterproof case in his garage in the early '90s and in 1998, Otterbox, a Fort Collins-based company that is an innovator of protective solutions for leading global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors, was born. He served as the CEO at Otterbox for 14 years, and the rapid growth and success of Otterbox led to the creation of Blue Ocean Enterprises.

All events will be held in Malibu Hall 100. The events are free of charge and include a free lunch.