BS, Business Administration, University of Southern California ; JD, Pepperdine University School of Law
Garrett began his career as a corporate lawyer representing entrepreneurs, but decided to leave the law and join a tech startup that would allow him to follow his passion. His first role was selling corporate sponsorships for Fastpoint Games, an online gaming platform. After some early success, he ran Fastpoint’s Sales and Business Development efforts as VP of Business Development until the company was acquired in 2011. He then helped launch and scale Bitium, an enterprise software company where he served as Chief Revenue Officer until the company was acquired by Google in 2017. Garrett joined Google in a Revenue Management role where he worked with a wide variety of internal teams and learned countless lessons about the inner workings of one of the most recognizable companies in the world. He now serves as Head of Sales and Customer Success at ListReports, a real estate software company in Orange County. He is also an active angel investor and startup advisor.
JD, MBA, University of Southern California; BA, University of Michigan
Courtney M. Brunious is the Associate Director of the University of Southern California’s Sports Business Institute and instructor at the Marshall School of Business. Mr. Brunious is also a consultant on issues involving non-profit organizations, sports business, and real estate. He has continued to study the sports business industry for years and has provided insight into issues ranging from sports anchored real estate development to technology. He has also spoken on or moderated panels at the USC Body Computing Conference, NBPA Tech Summit, and USC Marshall Diversity conference. His media work has included appearances on the CBS evening news and KTLA as well as radio and print such as NPR, CNBC, ESPN, Variety, Fast Company, the Los Angeles Times, and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He is also admitted to the state bar of Illinois.
Ph.D., University of Miami; M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; B.Sc., University of Basel, Switzerland
Eva Buechel is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Southern California. Her research interests focus on the psychological processes that shape consumer judgments, decisions and behaviors. Specifically, she examines how current experiential states affect cognitions and how these in turn determine consumers’ estimations of utility and value. Her research appeared in top marketing and psychology journals, including Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Emotion. She teaches the undergraduate marketing fundamentals course at the Marshall School of Business.
MBA, University of Southern California; BA, Harvard University
Miriam Burgos specializes in multi-cultural marketing and sales management. Prior to joining USC, Professor Burgos worked in the consumer packaged goods industry with Procter & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive where she developed expertise in how a multi-national corporation successfully takes a product to market in a global economy from initial concept to branding, and ultimately to consumers' homes and workplaces. She was a project manager in Procter & Gamble's multicultural business development organization and also has experience in marketing strategy, cause-marketing, and small-business marketing plan development.
PhD, University of Southern California; MA, University of San Diego; BA, Claremont McKenna College
Stephen Byars has received the Outstanding Assistant Lecturer Award from the Writing Program at USC as well as the Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the School of Religion at USC. He also nominated in May 2010 by the USC Parents Association for its Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring Award. Since joining USC full-time in 1997, Professor Byars has spent considerable time in the teaching and administration of different versions of Writing 340, including Advanced Writing for Business.
PhD Finance, MBA, UCLA; MS EE, UC- Berkeley; BS EE, University of Michigan
Ty Callahan is a finance scholar with interests that include the behavior of traders, market liquidity and volume, and mergers and acquisition. He has published papers in the Review of Futures Markets and the Journal of Physical Chemistry. Professor Callahan has served as an ad-hoc referee for the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, and International Review of Finance. Before joining USC, he was on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin.
PhD, University of Illinois; MA, Universidade Catolica de Brasilia; BA, Universidade de Brasilia
Odilon Camara is an economist who specializes in microeconomics and political economy. He studies how individuals strategically use information to persuade decision makers. He also studies the extent to which voters can use re-elections to create political accountability and discipline elected officials. His research has been published in American Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Politics, and Games and Economic Behavior. Before receiving his PhD, Professor Camara worked in the banking industry.
Colin is an Associate Director in the Los Angeles office of Livingstone Partners, working with mid-market companies on M&A, debt advisory, and special situations transactions across multiple sectors with a focus on Business Services and Media and Technology.
Prior to joining Livingstone, Colin was an Associate at Houlihan Lokey, worked in private wealth management on a high-net-worth team at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and founded companies in the private security industry and the luxury leisure space.
PhD, UC-Santa Barbara; BA, University of Redlands
Tim Campbell is an expert on financial intermediation. His research has been published in numerous leading journals including the Journal of Finance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Financial Intermediation. He served as associate editor of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Research, and Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics. He has been Academic Director of Marshall's highly ranked Executive MBA program since 2003, and previously served as Marshall's Deputy Dean for Programs and Planning.
EdD, Pepperdine University; MBA, University of Redlands; BA, Chapman University
Kevin is a Manager of the Acquisition Planning and Compliance Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He completed his doctorate in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University. He received an MBA from the University of Redlands, is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is fluent in Italian. Kevin has over 25 years of business experience including diplomatic missions for the United Nations. Additionally, Kevin is a professor in the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business and has published several articles on leadership.