Member Spotlights

May 15, 2017

Fred Hsu (’00)

CEO of
Fred is CEO of, a company that is transforming customer service using machine learning, artificial intelligence and customer service training data. Featured on Forbes and Venturebeat, is transforming customer service using machine learning, artificial intelligence and customer service training data.
April 24, 2017

Mike Vanneman (’78)

Founder of TVG Executive Search
Mike Vanneman is the founder of TVG Executive Search. After a successful twenty plus year run as a technology sales executive, Mike founded an executive search firm, TVG Executive Search. The focus of his company is to identify and recruit world class sales leaders and to help technology companies build quota exceeding sales teams. He has also conducted successful searches in the non-profit sector.
April 14, 2017

Steven Sesar (’96)

Co-Founder and President of FreedomPop
Steven Sesar is a seasoned consumer internet entrepreneur, Co-Founder and President of FreedomPop, the highly publicized free mobile phone startup, responsible for customer acquisition, retention, monetization and all company operations.

Prior to FreedomPop, Steven served as VP Marketing & Revenue for Woo Media, Inc., an online interactive video platform with multiple consumer properties across web, Facebook and mobile platforms, and was responsible for driving over 10 million registered users, developing a multi-million dollar revenue stream and positioning Woo Media for acquisition.
April 10, 2017

Veeral Hardev (’04)

Director of Business Development at Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.
Veeral Hardev came from family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Growing up in the Bay Area, he always wanted to attend UCLA. His passion for technology led him to the field of engineering but he always knew he wanted to be involved in business side of things. In 2004, Hardev graduate from UCLA with a B.S. in Materials Science and a B.A. in Economics.

Since then, he has authored numerous patents and has advanced from entry-level engineer to director at Nanosys, Inc. reporting directly to the CEO. During his time at Nanosys, Hardev has helped lead the transition of the company from R&D to a profitable business.
December 18, 2016

Eric Dy, PhD (’14)

Co-founder and CEO of Bloomlife
Eric brings a unique perspective on the needs, opportunities, and challenges in emerging healthcare technologies and delivery models informed by multi-disciplinary technical expertise and insight gained through business development in consumer and medical markets.

Prior to co-founding Bloomlife, Eric served as senior business development manager at IMEC leading sales and partnership activities in North America. In his 3 years leading sales activities in North America, Eric generated $25M+ in revenue from partnerships covering next gen sequencing, remote patient monitoring, hyperspectral imaging, and mixed-signal chip design.