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Career Development

Engineering Meets Business Presentation by Ray and Teresa Schiavone ’87

February 21, 2020 at 3:00pm4:00pm EST

Life Sciences Complex, Life Sciences Auitorium

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Ray and Teresa Schiavone will give a presentation titled (Engineering + Business)  x Initiative = ∞ Career Opportunities as part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science’s Engineering Meets Business series.

Ray Schiavone is managing partner of Ranch View Technologies LLC, a firm investing in emerging technologies and providing advisory services to high tech start-ups. An experienced business leader, Ray had a highly successful career as a GE executive followed by an entrepreneurial career where he created more than $1 billion of shareholder value. For over 20 years, Ray held the position of President & CEO at several software technology companies, most recently as CEO of Quark Software Inc., where he led the turnaround which resulted in an   acquisition by private equity. Previously, Ray was CEO of Arbortext Inc., a venture backed company where he led the rapid growth and high profile sale to Parametric Technology Corp. Ray earned an MBA from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University.

Teresa Schiavone served 21 years and retired from the United States Air Force Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Teresa spent her civilian career with GE, holding leadership positions in Engineering and Product Management. Her Engineering career spanned from patented hardware technology research to launching new logistics software products in the commercial market. In the military, Lt. Colonel Schiavone served several years at the Pentagon assigned to the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where she was the Air Force representative in the Engineering HQ, holding officer roles in Logistics, Civil Engineering, and African Affairs. Mobilized during the second Gulf War, Teresa managed logistics and coordinated with coalition countries during the pre-war build up and was on the leadership team that designed and built the Coalition Air Operations Center in Qatar. For her work, she was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Union College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University, where she was also the Corps Commander of Air Force ROTC.

A light reception will follow their presentation in the Life Sciences Atrium.


This event was published on February 17, 2020.

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