Michael Ruderman is currently a student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business after several years as a Manager in the Corporate Strategy and Development group at Hewlett-Packard in Palo Alto, California. At HP, he worked on small teams to handle some of the most important strategic issues facing the world’s largest technology company, including a redesign of the global supply chain and a clean sheet software strategy. Prior to joining HP, Michael was a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company in New York City, where he worked across industries and functions with clients in locations as varied as Toronto, Mexico City, and Geneva. He was also a Summer Analyst on the fixed income and equity trading floors at Goldman Sachs.
Michael graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University in 2007 where he double-concentrated in Economics and Public Policy. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude and was inducted into the Economics Honor Society. At Brown, he was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Brown Policy Review, a student academic publication. He attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The Executive Director of the 2010 Out for Undergrad Business Conference, Michael is also the founder and Executive Director of the 2012 Out for Technology Conference. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Out For Undergrad, overseeing all aspects of conference planning.
Dale Dwelle is a member of the Corporate Development team at Facebook. He joined the company in 2007 as a Technical Recruiter to build out the technical operations/infrastructure teams and since 2010 has focused on evaluating and negotiating M&A transactions, adding key technical leaders and teams to the engineering organization. He is currently an active member of Gay@FB, the company’s LGBT employee resource group. Prior to joining Facebook he was a Technical Recruiter at Google where he helped build out several domestic and international engineering teams, including the Android mobile team.
Dale graduated from the University of California, Irvine with degrees in Economics and Political Science. During his time at UCI he served as a representative on the University Admission Board, President of the school’s Model United Nations chapter, Executive member of the Student Alumni Association and, in his spare time, tour guide. He currently serves as Director of Admissions for the Out for Undergrad Tech Conference.
Lucas Pattan is a Consultant with Capgemini where he specializes in technology strategy related to a handful of business platforms, including SAP and Oracle. Previously, he was a social media consultant for the Clinton Global Initiative and a business development contractor with BNY Mellon.
Lucas graduated early from New York University with recognition from the College of Arts and Science, Stern School of Business, and Wagner School of Public Service. He co-founded the NYU Political Union and Review, headed up the university’s College Democrats, and took part in two entrepreneurial on-campus teams relating to media and politics. He was also a rower with the NYU Crew team. Currently based in Manhattan, Lucas serves as Marketing Lead and Campus Ambassador Coordinator for the Out for Undergrad Tech Conference, and, in his free team, is learning to code with Code Year.
Kevin Prior is on the Platform Development team at Box (formerly Box.net), focused on strategic partnerships and developer relations that help expand Box’s platform presence. Before his current role, he was a Product Marketing Manager on the Hotmail and Outlook.com Product Marketing team at Microsoft Corporation driving consumer brand awareness and perception digital marketing campaigns. In his time at Microsoft, he also had the opportunity to work on B2B software volume licensing, specializing in public sector cross-sell and upsell strategy.
Kevin graduated Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 2011. He served as the Associate Business Manager of The Harvard Crimson overseeing all business operations of the oldest continuously published daily college newspaper. He currently serves as Chair of the Student Marketing and Admissions effort for the Out for Undergrad Tech Conference.
Matt Bush is currently a Software Engineer on the Pages team at Facebook. He specializes user interface design and development, building out key features to serve a wide range of users, from big brands to local businesses. He is an active member of gay@FB, the company’s LGBT employee resource group. Previously, he interned at Facebook as a Software Engineer on the Questions team, and interned at Blackboard where he helped develop new iPhone and BlackBerry applications. Matt graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science in 2010 and a Masters of Science in Human-Computer Interaction in 2011. At Stanford, he served as the coordinator of the Teaching Computer Science program, where he was responsible for recruiting, training, and organizing the 80-person undergraduate teaching staff of indroductory CS classes. He worked at Stanford’s LGBT Community Resources Center as a graphic designer and publicist, where he consulted on and promoted student-initiated LGBT events and causes. He currently serves as Chair of Event Programming for the Out for Undergrad Tech Conference.
Cory is currently a Business Affairs Specialist / App Curator for Apple’s Worldwide Marketing Communications division. He specializes in 3rd party content curation and licensing and is a part of both African American Employees at Apple and Pride@Apple (Apple’s LGBT group). Prior to joining Apple’s marketing team, he worked as an intern for Apple’s Public Relations division.
Cory earned his Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Arts in Sociology with a specialization in Organizations, Business, and the Economy and a minor in psychology from Stanford University in 2010. While at Stanford, he worked as a Resident Computer Consultant for his houses for 2 years and was responsible for providing in-house technical support and educational programming related to Stanford’s Residential Computing resources. Cory also worked as the Stanford LGBT Community Resources Center’s QuAD (Queer Awareness Days) Community Events Coordinator for 2 years where he managed a budget of $12K to support and advise 11 LGBT student groups. He was a member of Stanford’s Black Society of Sociology Students and president of Black and Queer at Stanford and the Black Psychology Student’s Association. Cory is working on the Students team with Adam and Seth.
Timothy Tieu is a University Recruiter at Facebook and was previously Director of Recruiting at Addepar. In 2009, Tim worked with the Human Rights Campaign Foundation on LGBT workplace issues such as same-sex domestic partner benefits, employee resource groups, and non-discrimination policies. His contributions to HRC’s 2010 publication of the Corporate Equality Index, as well as Degrees of Equality, motivated him to move on to work with Morgan Stanley’s Diversity and Inclusion team and intern in Bloomberg LP’s Leadership Learning and Diversity Group.Tim earned his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 2011. During his time at Cornell, he served as a Hotel School Ambassador and founded Cornell Business Alliance, Cornell’s LGBT pre-professional organization. Tim was also a two-time attendee and campus ambassador for the Out for Undergrad Business Conference. He previously served on the Marketing and Student Recruitment Committee for the Out for Undergrad Tech Conference in its inaugural year, and currently serves on the Sponsorship Committee.
Amber currently works as a Site Reliability Engineer for Google. Prior to joining Google she worked as an Infrastructure Engineer at Yelp. She has also worked as a contractor developing UI components and APIs for Mythic Entertainment’s MMO titles. Amber earned her Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Harvey Mudd College in 2010. She is part of both Google Women in Engineering and the Gayglers (Google’s LGBT group). Amber is part of the Programming team and is designing innovative and fun break-out sessions that students and sponsors will enjoy.