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Leadership Dinner: Marissa Peterson

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Stanford Faculty Club

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Leadership Dinners bring proven leaders from various arenas together with a small group of graduate students for dinner and informal discussion about what it means to be a leader and to lead organizations, movements, and people.

Marissa Peterson,CEO, Mission Peak Executive Consulting and former EVP, Sun Microsystems

Marissa Peterson is President and CEO of Mission Peak Executive Consulting which provides client-focused executive coaching and management consulting services. Located in Silicon Valley, Mission Peak Executive Consulting delivers excellence and accelerated business value to clients  worldwide. Marissa's diagnostic insights, range and depth of coaching approaches, practical first-hand leadership experience, and working to the full context of the business are differentiating characteristics.

Prior to starting her consulting practice, Marissa had developed a broad senior executive portfolio. She joined Sun Microsystems when it was still a small public company, helping it scale to reach a peak of approximately $20 Billion in annual revenues. She retired from Sun after 17 years, with an unprecedented legacy of concurrently leading some of Sun's largest and most effective organizations: as Executive Vice President of Global Services, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations, and Sun's Chief Customer Advocate.

Her executive leadership experience and track record of results make Marissa a valued board member of a number of public, private and non-profit companies. She currently is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Oclaro ($400 Million optical solutions) and serves on the Board of Directors of Humana ($40+ Billion healthcare and insurance), Ansell ($1.5 Billion protection solutions), and Quantros (healthcare IT start-up).

Please Note:
Leadership Dinners have limited seating. If accepted, you will be required to submit a $50 deposit to secure your spot. If you do not attend the entire dinner (5-8PM), your $50 deposit will be cashed by Stanford University.

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