Tasha Seitz
Tasha Seitz

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Adjunct Professor of Social Enterprise

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Tasha Seitz, Adjunct Lecturer of Global Initiatives in Management, received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997. She is an accomplished investment and business professional with significant experience investing in technology and social entrepreneurs, helping emerging companies grow efficiently, and addressing strategic and operational challenges.



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Education
Masters of Business Administration, 1997, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Bachelor of Arts, 1997, Psychology, Wellesley College, Phi Beta Kappa

Other Professional Experience
Chief Investment Officer, Impact Engine, 2014-present
Chairman of the Board, Spark Ventures, 2009-present
Partner, JK&B Capital, 1997-present
Research Associate, Gartner, 1991-1995

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Full-Time / Evening & Weekend MBA
Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) (INTL-473-0)
All FT GIM classes will hold a final, mandatory class session on Wednesday, April 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Global Initiatives in Management (GIM) is an international experiential learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to the unique business opportunities, management practices and market dynamics of a specific region or global industry. The course combines in-class lectures, reading discussions and case studies during the winter quarter with ten days of international field research over spring break. Immersed in the culture and language of their host countries, students will have the opportunity to meet with local business and government leaders, conduct interviews and collect data for their group research projects, and experience some of the unique social and cultural facets of the region. Final presentations and written research reports are due in spring quarter after completion of the overseas portion of the class. Each class section is taught by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the region or industry and supported by an advisor from the Kellogg staff who assists students in planning the field experience. Students are financially responsible for their travel costs, and financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Early Stage Impact Investing (KPPI-940-0)
Impact investing has the opportunity to generate both financial returns and positive social or environmental impact – also known as “double or triple bottom line.” More and more entrepreneurs are launching businesses that reflect their values, and the rapidly-growing field of early stage impact capital investment plays a critical role in funding these innovative companies. In this course, students will gain practical, hands-on experience with impact angel and venture capital investing, from sourcing deals through investment recommendations. During the course, student teams will identify, analyze and perform initial due diligence on a promising, early stage impact investment opportunity. Students will present these companies to a panel of judges as their final project for the class. This course, in contrast to Kellogg’s FINC 946 which focuses on institutional impact investing, will focus on direct investing in early stage impact companies through a venture capital lens.

Executive MBA
Global Social Impact-Africa (INTLX-924-0)