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Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows of the Richman Center represent a select group of practitioners recognized for their distinguished achievements in business, law, and public policy, often with a strong interest in promoting research, advising students, and teaching.

Jesse J. Greene

Senior Fellow
E-mail: jjg74@columbia.edu

Jesse Greene is currently a consultant and is serving on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Caterpillar, Inc. He retired from IBM at year end 2010. His most recent position at IBM was Vice President Financial Management and Chief Financial Risk Officer, where he was responsible for the identification, assessment and monitoring of financial risk elements for the corporation, and led the corporation’s Financial Risk Management Board. In addition he was responsible for the company's Enterprise Risk Management program, addressing strategic and operating risks, the company’s retirement funds, worldwide real estate operations, credit operations and investor relations.

Mr. Greene began his career at IBM in 1971, and has held a broad range of positions in IBM including Associate Engineer in the Advanced Systems Development division; Tax Attorney from 1975 to 1983; 8 years in the Global Finance unit (financing dealer and end user purchases of IBM products) including the role of Vice President of Special Financing; and Assistant Treasurer for IBM from 1991 to 1994.

In 1994, Mr. Greene left IBM to join Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York, first as Treasurer, then Vice President Finance, acting Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategy and Information Technology.  In 2000, he joined Compaq Computer Corporation in Houston, Texas and served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning.

In 2002 he returned to IBM as Vice President and Treasurer with responsibility for IBM’s balance sheet and capital structure, cash flow, currency risk management, retirement funds, real estate, investor relations and global tax operations. In 2007 he was named Vice President, Financial Management, continuing his existing responsibilities. In 2009 he assumed the Chief Financial Risk Officer position at IBM. During the period 2002 to 2010 as IBM Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Risk Officer he had responsibility for real estate asset management worldwide. This included acquisition, divestiture, and operations in all geographies. During the period real estate overall costs were reduced each year while accommodating rapid population growth in the emerging markets.

Mr. Greene graduated from Columbia Law School with a JD and Columbia Business School with an MBA. He also holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from New York University School of Engineering and Science. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Economic Club of New York. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Strong Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

 

Andrew L. Stern

Ronald O. Perelman Senior Fellow
E-mail: als2267@columbia.edu

Andrew Stern is the former President of the 2.2 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest union of health care, hospital, nursing home, homecare, janitors, security officers, child care, food service, and state workers, and the fastest-growing union in North America.Previously as a labor leader, and today in new roles, Stern is a leading voice on major issues confronting American workers, and the American economy as the United States confronts the challenges posed by the "global revolution"--the third economic revolution in world history. Stern's 21st century ideas and practical solutions about restoring the American Dream are featured in his book, A Country That Works (Free Press).  Stern was a Presidential appointee to the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (Simpson-Bowles), and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations U.S. Trade and Investment Policy Task Force. His name is frequently found on the short lists for everything from Washington's most influential leaders on healthcare to Modern HealthCare’s Top 10 leaders, as well as Fortune and Washingtonian Magazine's  “Top Power Player”. Stern is a board member of the Broad Foundation, the Open Society Institute, and a lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute. Stern is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and has two children Matt and Cassie.

 

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Events

TODAY! September 15, 2014

Blue Sky Lunch featuring Professor John Armour READ MORE

June 19, 2014

Jesse Greene, Richman Senior Fellow, speaks at NACD Directorship 2020: Future Trends and the Boardroom READ MORE

June 17, 2014

Jesse Greene, Richman Senior Fellow, speaks at "U.S. Cybercrime 2014: Understanding Today's Changing Threat Landscape," organized by Sandpiper Partners, LLC at the Yale Club in New York

May 15, 2014

Blue Sky Lunch featuring Michelle White on "Using Bankruptcy to Reduce Foreclosures" READ MORE

April 29. 2014

Public Lecture Series: A Discussion with Neal Soss, Chief Economist at Credit Suisse READ MORE

April 2, 2014

Intelligence Squared Debate: More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall is Obsolete READ MORE

 

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Martin Schroeter, Senior Vice President and CFO, Finance and Enterprise Transformation, IBM

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November 11, 2014

6:15pm-7:45pm

Rm 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

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Dave Bozeman, Senior VP at Caterpillar on “Improving US Competitiveness in the Manufacturing Sector"

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November 5, 2014

6:15pm-7:45pm

Rm 142, Uris Hall

Columbia Business School

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