CIRCLES: Marquette's Premier Networking Program



Silicon Valley Innovation: Designing the Tech Industry's Post-COVID Future

5:00 p.m. PDT | 7:00 p.m. CDT

Coronavirus has changed the world as we know it, disrupting industries overnight but also serving as a catalyst for organizations and entrepreneurs to think creatively about revenue streams, partnerships, and opportunity in a post-COVID world. Join us for a special West Coast CIRCLES networking to hear how Marquette alumni are leading innovation efforts in Silicon Valley and beyond, as they optimize and manage the change the pandemic accelerated.

Following the panel discussion, join us for networking with fellow alumni, parents, and current students interested in careers on the West Coast. This program is in partnership with the Marquette 707 Hub and will feature undergraduate students participating in Marquette University’s Silicon Valley Experience program. The program and networking will take place in the interactive virtual platform, Remo.

This event is free for registered participants and includes an attendee directory.

CIRCLES is Marquette’s premier networking program, where community members learn from and connect with industry leaders and academic experts as well as find employees, mentors and business associates.

Harvey Anderson Mike Jellen Vivin Ramamurthy

Harvey Anderson, Eng ’84, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, HP
Mike Jellen, Eng ’93, Chief Strategy Officer, Velodyne Lidar, Inc.
Vivin Ramamurthy, Eng ’95, Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Uber

Lauren Pfeiffer Darren Jefferson

Loren Pfeiffer, Student, College of Business Administration, Marquette University
Darren Jefferson, Student, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, Marquette University

Kelsey Otero

Kelsey Otero, Grad ’14, Associate Director, Social Innovation, Marquette University

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Harvey Anderson, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, HP Inc.

Harvey AndersonHarvey Anderson serves as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for HP Inc. In this role, Harvey leads the worldwide Global Legal Affairs organization, including all aspects of legal and government affairs, brand security, compliance and ethics.

Harvey Anderson joined HP in June 2017 as Deputy General Counsel, Personal Systems, 3D Printing, Global Functions and Government Relations. Harvey has over 25 years of experience in legal affairs, public policy, regulatory compliance, corporate/commercial transactions and IP litigation. He has counseled leading global Internet, security, and communications companies in private and public company settings. Prior to joining HP, he served as the Chief Legal Officer of AVG Technologies, and prior to that he spent six years as the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Mozilla Corporation.

Throughout his career, he has focused on the intersection of complex commercial, legal, and policy issues driven by disruptive technologies. He has held both legal and operating roles leading business affairs, public policy, and product teams. Harvey has been involved in key internet policy issues, including has focused on public affairs issues, most notably launching the “Do Not Track” privacy initiativinitiative, the e; organizing the SOPA internet protest movement movement, working to advance open web issues , like net neutrality, and intermediate liability protections, and serving on the FCC’s Open Internet Advisory Committee. Harvey has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Marquette University and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is also admitted to the US Patent Bar. He also serves as a board member for Common Sense Media.

Harvey is based in Palo Alto, California. He is the recipient of the Marquette University Alumni National Awards 2021 Professional Achievement Award.

Mike Jellen, Chief Strategy Officer, Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

Mike JellenMike Jellen, Chief Strategy Officer at Velodyne Lidar, is responsible for advancing Velodyne’s growth through mergers and acquisitions and corporate development initiatives. He previously served as Chief Commercial Officer. Mike is a seasoned industrial automation executive with extensive global growth and manufacturing experience.

Mike has over twenty years’ history in robotics software and automation business, which supports his drive for a deep understanding of autonomous vehicle customer requirements. With his attention to growth and rigorous business process improvement, Mike has accelerated Velodyne from a market-leading innovator with recognized customers worldwide to a sophisticated organization known for industry-leading business practices.

Mike earned a BSEE in electrical engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Boston University, specializing in business and engineering executive leadership in the US, EU, China, Japan and Korea. Mike served most recently as Vice President of Adept Technology, a leader in robotics and vision technology. Prior to Adept, Mike worked for 10 years at Danaher Corporation in successive roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President & General Manager, Vehicle Systems Business in Stockholm, Sweden. As GM, Mike oversaw a $100 million business with sales, marketing, R&D and operations in the US, EU and China. Earlier positions within Danaher included Vice President, Asia, Vice President, Strategic Accounts and Controls and General Manager, Technology Business.

Vivin Ramamurthy, Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships,

Vivin RamamurthyVivin currently leads the North American Global Payments, Platform, and Growth Business Development team for Uber. He is responsible for acquiring and managing several Global Payment, Safety, Platform, and Growth partnerships for Uber. In 2020, Uber generated $58B in gross bookings across 71 countries and had 93M monthly active platform consumers. Before Uber, Vivin led product strategy, business development, and corporate development (M&A) at LifeLock (NYSE:LOCK). LifeLock is the leading provider of identity theft solutions to consumers in the US. Symantec (NYSE:SYMC) acquired LifeLock for $2.4 Billion in 2017.

Vivin has over 20+ years of business & corporate development, strategic partnerships, and product strategy experience. He has worked in many verticals, including financial services & technologies, e-commerce, search & online advertising, and cybersecurity & identity management. His experience includes both Fortune 500 and successful, venture-backed companies, including the following: Citibank, Yodlee (IPO & acquired by Envestnet), Kosmix (acquired by Walmart), Smartzip (acquired by Constellation real estate), Yahoo, eBay, and LifeLock (acquired by Symantec).

Vivin received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in 1995 and Masters's degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, St.Louis, in 1998. Vivin hails from India but was raised in Zambia (Southern Africa) and currently resides in the SF Bay area with his wife and 9-year old twins.

Loren Pfeiffer, Student, College of Business Administration,
Marquette University

Lauren PfeifferLoren Pfeiffer, originally hails from Cincinnati, OH, but has called Milwaukee home the past four years. She is an Information Systems and Business Analytics major in the College of Business Administration at Marquette University and will be graduating in May 2021. She is excited to continue developing her critical, analytical, and problem solving skills while pursuing a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Technology in Washington D.C. this coming fall.

Darren Jefferson, Student, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences,
Marquette University

Darren JeffersonThrough running his own financial businesses, teaching as part of the Upward Bound program, and conducting research to get young people interested in pursuing careers in computer science, Darren Jefferson developed an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for making an impact during his time at Marquette. He will graduate in May with degrees in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship. As a Milwaukee native, Darren is excited for the warmer weather he will experience when he starts his new job with Capgemini in Atlanta, GA this summer.

Kelsey Otero, Associate Director, Social Innovation,
Marquette University


Kelsey OteroKelsey Otero is the Associate Director of Social Innovation at Marquette University. In this role, she leads the 707 Hub, Marquette’s new innovation space, runs business bootcamps and works to build the social innovation ecosystem in Wisconsin. In addition, Kelsey is passionate about economic and business development in Milwaukee, serving as Co-Chair of the Near West Side Commercial Corridor Working Team, volunteering on the Fund Milwaukee board, and running the popular Rev-Up MKE business pitch competition. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and earned her MBA from Marquette University. In 2019 she was recognized as one of Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 winners.


Presented in partnership with the Marquette 707 Hub

707 Hub

Remo Tables

All programming will take place in the innovative and intuitive virtual platform, Remo. Remo offers an interactive "room" where attendees can freely move about a floorplan of tables to network with independence and ease. Tables have access to a collaborative whiteboard experience for group activities, screen sharing capabilities and a chat function for group, private or table conversations. Individual profiles allow participants to upload a headshot and link directly to professional websites.


For more information, contact Emily Curley at or (414) 288-3407.

Beyond MU

As most of us look at increased time in our homes, the Alumni Association is here for you with ways to stay connected online to the university and your Marquette family: whether you are looking to nourish your faith, continue your lifelong learning, or listen to stories of alumni and students. Visit our Beyond MU - Lifelong Learning website for information and inspiration. Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts to you and all who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.




This program is in partnership with the Marquette 707 Hub and will feature undergraduate students participating in Marquette University’s Silicon Valley Experience program. Please consider a gift to the 707 Hub Fund with your registration. Your contribution to the 707 Hub directly supports Marquette student entrepreneurs and changemakers, helping them to launch their business ideas and providing them with access to funding, mentorship, 3D printing, and a unique innovation space. Make a gift today (choose “Other Fund Designation” from the drop-down menu and type in 707 Hub Fund).

Questions about CIRCLES programs? Contact Emily Curley at or (414) 288-3407.