ZeeBlu In The Classroom
On Wednesday March 4, 2015, ZeeBlu visited the Technology Management Program (TMP) 120 at UCSB. The class, taught by Dr. Karen Bogart, is made up of about 50 seniors, a few juniors and international students. Three representatives of ZeeBlu – Chad Ratliffe CEO, Nick Zurovski Head of Sales and Project Manager Tori Bodin – each delivered presentations.
The trio talked about the reasons why ZeeBlu was started, how it evolved, and what the firm offers to local business today. A question session followed that allowed students to ask questions of each of ZeeBlu’s experts. The video below has some snippets of the presentations.
The course professor is no stranger to the business world. Ms. Bogart has professional experience in global business management, board leadership, marketing, innovation, operations, change management and human resources. She is President of Smith Bogart Consulting, Inc., a business advisory firm based in Santa Barbara. She works with firms on business growth or turnaround, marketing, commercialization, and organizational effectiveness. She has also worked directly in two start-up firms. She also has taught at the University of California in Santa Barbara since 2007. She formerly was a Senior Vice President of Eastman Kodak Company and Chairman and President of Greater Asia, located in Shanghai, China. She is also a Director of ZBE Inc., a private firm that develops digital printers for professional and commercial imaging. She has also served as a Director for multiple not-for-profit organizations focused on women’s economic self-sufficiency and education.