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Graziadio School of Business and Management Celebrates 2007 Graduation
The Graziadio School of Business and Management (GSBM) invites the Malibu and Pepperdine communities to celebrate the 2007 graduation of GSBM students on Saturday, Apr. 14, at 10:30 a.m. in Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus. Eli Broad, renowned business leader and venture philanthropist, will receive an honorary doctorate. Robert C. Marshall and James R. Marshall, cofounders and managing directors of Selby Venture Partners, will be honored as Distinguished Alumni.
About Eli Broad
Eli Broad is a renowned business leader who built two Fortune 500 companies from the ground up over a five-decade career in business. He is the founder-chairman of both SunAmerica Inc. and KB Home (formerly Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation).
Today, Broad focuses on venture philanthropy. He and his wife, Edythe, share a commitment to philanthropy and community that includes ongoing leadership roles in art, education, science, and civic development. Chief among the many benefactors of their generosity are The Broad Education Foundation, The Broad Art Foundation, and The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation.
Broad serves on numerous boards including the Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Additionally, he is chairman of the Los Angeles Grand Avenue Committee, overseeing the transformation of the civic and cultural districts of downtown Los Angeles.
Strong believers in higher education, through their foundations the Broads have made a major contribution to the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA toward the construction of The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Center. Broad is a senior trustee of Caltech, home of the Broad Fellows Program in Brain Circuitry, and the couple's cornerstone gift endowed the Broad Center for the Biological Sciences. Most recently, the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California announced the creation of the Broad Institute for Integrative Biology and Stem Cell Research.
The Broads endowed The Eli Broad College of Business and The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University, where he graduated cum laude in 1954. Broad served as chairman of the board of trustees of Pitzer College and vice chairman of the board of trustees of the California State University system.
Mr. and Mrs. Broad reside in Los Angeles.
About Robert C. Marshall and James R. Marshall
Robert C. Marshall and son James R. Marshall are the cofounders and managing directors of Selby Venture Partners located in Menlo Park,
California. Robert also serves as chair. Established in 1998, Selby Venture Partners is a leading venture fund which invests in next-generation technology start-ups, applications, and services for digital media, as well as the Internet, and communications industries. Selby has backed many successful startups including 3Ware, Hotrail, and Panopticon.
Robert Marshall began his career as an engineer at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. As cofounder and COO of Tandem Computers, he grew it into a $2.3 billion company before its sale to Compaq. He later founded and served as CEO of Infogear Technology, which was acquired by Cisco for $300 million.
James Marshall worked for nine years at Silicon Valley Bank where he gained expertise in working with more than 75 early stage, emerging-growth technology companies. Prior to cofounding Selby with his father, James was vice president of the commercial software practice, working with venture-backed software and Internet companies.
Father and son are active on numerous corporate boards. Robert serves on the boards of Bay Microsystems, Onsite Systems, Fabric7 Systems, Sierra Monitor, and Triformix. James serves on the boards of Tempo Payments, Intelleflex, Modviz, SkyPilot Networks, and Zenasis. James also serves the broader industry through the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth, the VC Angel Roundtable, and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University.