Meet Our Team

 

Supporting Student-Led Startups

 

UCLA Anderson started the Business Creation Option (BCO) in 2004 to support student-led startups with the incremental resources that entrepreneurs require. Demand for the BCO program grew significantly, which drove the launch of the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator in 2016 as a partnership between UCLA Anderson and the Rosenfeld Library. Our staff supports all of the companies in the accelerator with mentors, programming and connections.

 

Accelerator Team

 

Al Osborne

UCLA Anderson Interim Dean and Professor of Global Economics Management

Elaine Hagan ('91)

Executive Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Trish Halamandaris ('92)

Director, UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator

Janet Chung ('18)

Program Manager, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Jen McMillen

Finance Manager, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Rashida Kamal

Administrative Specialist

Angela Horne

Director, Rosenfeld Library and Charles E. Young Research Library

Arturo Esparza

Manager, Rosenfeld Library and Charles E. Young Research Library

Gabriela Remirez

Executive Assistant to Dean Al Osborne

Ian Atkinson ('01)

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Matt Joseph ('14)

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Chelsea Harder

Executive Director, Applied Management Research Program

Sendy Lopez

Assistant Director, Applied Management Research Program

Chelsea Goossens

Assistant Director, Applied Management Research Program

Jeff Scheinrock

Lecturer and AMR Faculty Director

Bill Cockrum

Adjunct Professor of Finance and BCO Advisor

Dina Lee

Director of Finance and Special Initiatives, Executive MBA Program