Thomas H. Scholl Lecture by Visiting Entrepreneurs

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The Thomas H. Scholl Lecture by Visiting Entrepreneurs is supported by a gift from Stevens Board of Trustees member Thomas H. Scholl, a highly successful high-tech entrepreneur and investor. This lecture series features notable visiting entrepreneurs and executives who have started successful businesses or improved the financial performance of existing companies.

Ann Fandozzi '93

Innovation and Perseverance: The Secret to Success

APRIL 29, 2022

Ann Fandozzi

As a computer engineering major at Stevens Institute of Technology, Ann Fandozzi '93 was set to embark on a technical career path: She started out with an engineering job at Lockheed Martin and had a strong interest in pursuing a technical Ph.D. down the road. Instead, Fandozzi's path led to a career in business. She reached executive positions at several Fortune 100 firms and achieved the CEO role at three companies, most recently with Ritchie Bros. (NYSE: RBA), where she has been CEO since January 2020. Fandozzi’s talk will focus on how her passion for innovation, her strong bias for analytics — instilled in her at Stevens — and her perseverance in the face of adversity culminated in a fascinating career journey.

Bill Barhydt '90

Where WiFi Meets SciFi: Entrepreneurship in a Future Shaped by AI, Bitcoin and Flying Robots.

MAY 3, 2019

John Nehra

Creating an Enterprise Amidst Opportunity and Uncertainty

MAY 2, 2018

Tim Urban

The Cook and the Chef: What We Can Learn From How Elon Musk Thinks

MAY 3, 2017

Lou Steinberg

Lowering Cost of Failure to Unleash Innovation

NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Sergio Heker

The History of the Internet Through the Eyes of a Stevens Graduate

APRIL 27, 2016

Simon Nynens

How to Fail Less

November 18, 2015

Dr. Winslow Sargeant

Regulations, Innovations and Entrepreneurship

April 29, 2015

Jeong H. Kim

What I've Learned from the Entrepreurial Journey

November 19, 2014

Thomas H. Scholl

Building Companies from Scratch: There Are Many Paths to Success, But There Is a Super-Highway to Failure

April 30, 2014

Dr. Paul R. Sanberg

From Lab to Market: Academic Innovation and the National Academy of Inventors

November 13, 2013

David E. Hershberg

Excelling as an Entrepreneur

April 24, 2013