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Deloitte has named ❊ Paul Wellener, MSIA ’96, northeast Ohio managing principal. In his new role, Wellener will oversee the local team to help drive client and business growth, and further enhance Deloitte’s strategic positioning in the Cleveland marketplace. He will remain focused on building and growing relationships with community organizations and key business influencers, as well as serving clients. Additionally, he will continue to counsel Deloitte’s clients in the manufacturing, automotive, industrial products and other industry sectors through his role as a principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP. Wellener has been with Deloitte for 26 years and most recently led worldwide, cross-functional client service for two of Deloitte’s top clients. He has notable global experience working with teams in Asia, Europe and South America. He also has extensive experience helping organizations tackle major transformations. Wellener has served on the Alumni Board since 2010 and was president from 2012–2014. 


LinkedIn purchases Fliptop, names CEO Doug Camplejohn head of products 

Fliptop, a leading provider of predictive sales and marketing software co-founded by CEO ❊ Doug Camplejohn, MSIA ’88, was acquired by LinkedIn in August 2015 to accelerate its Sales Solutions (business-to-business) product roadmap and enhance its Sales Navigator offering, which assists in social selling. Fliptop was founded in 2010 and raised $8.5 million in funding from numerous angel investors as well as venture capitalists Western Technology Investment, Raptor Ventures, Data Collective and Longworth Venture Partners. Camplejohn is now head of products for LinkedIn Sales Solutions. A successful serial entrepreneur, he has been the founder and CEO of three start-up companies: myplay (digital music locker, acquired by Bertelsmann), Mi5 Networks (web security gateway, acquired by Symantec) and Fliptop. 


Michael Smith elected Alumni Board president and takes new role at Changepoint 

❊ Michael Smith, MSIA ’95, has been elected as the new president of the Tepper School Alumni Board, succeeding outgoing President Laurie Barkman, MSIA ’99. Smith joined the board in 2012 and has served as vice president since 2014. He also just began a new role as vice president of worldwide marketing for Changepoint, a mid-sized private software company (, in its Seattle office. An experienced marketing leader, Smith has had senior roles most recently with Avaya, Cisco and Microsoft. His daughter, Samantha Smith, S ’17, is a biomedical engineering student at Carnegie Mellon and plays on the women’s soccer team. 


Matthew Hawryluk joins Gritstone as executive vice president and chief business officer 

Matthew Hawryluk, MBA ’08, serves as executive vice president and chief business officer and leads partnering activities at Gritstone. He joined Gritstone after serving as the vice president of Corporate and Business Development at Foundation Medicine, where he led the biopharmaceutical business and a team responsible for business development, strategic alliances, and operations. Hawryluk forged partnerships with dozens of biopharma companies over more than four years, providing comprehensive genomic profiling for clinical trials, molecular information and companion diagnostics. Previously, he held roles in business development, marketing and product management across multiple divisions of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Hawryluk holds a Ph.D. in cell biology and protein biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his MBA at the Tepper School. 

Carpenter Technology Corporation names Damon Audia CFO 

Damon Audia, MSIA ’97, was named senior vice president and chief financial officer at Carpenter Technology Corporation. He came to Carpenter with more than 20 years of broad financial experience including two divisional CFO positions. For the last 10 years, Audia was with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, most recently serving as senior vice president of finance for the company’s $8 billion North America division. He also led the finance group for Goodyear’s Asia Pacific Region business unit while based in Shanghai, China and was senior vice president of corporate business development. His prior corporate finance roles were with Delphi Corporation and General Motors. 

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Erren Lester appointed Presidential Innovation Fellow 

Erren Lester, MBA ’08, a product management executive, was appointed to a White House Presidential Innovation Fellowship in September 2015. This elite program, created by the Obama administration in 2012, pairs top innovators from the private sector with progressive senior leadership in various federal agencies to tackle America’s toughest problems. Lester is serving a 12–24 month tour of duty as senior level “entrepreneur in residence,” where he leverages the best in Human-Centered Design, Lean Startup and Modern Development techniques to discover, design, prototype and pilot new innovative products and programs for the government to use to help American citizens. 

Lester has over 15 years of experience working within startups, medium-sized companies and large software enterprises. He most recently served as a Director of Product Management at The Advisory Board Company, where he developed technology to help hospital administrators save millions of dollars on medical device costs and efficiently manage their revenue and reimbursements. Prior to that, Lester was Director of Product for Synteractive, a DC startup that specialized in cloud infrastructure and knowledge management solutions. He also spent seven years at Microsoft, leading the development of multiple large web services. 

In 2008, Lester co-founded the annual James R. Swartz Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Carnegie Mellon University. He later created Foundation Boot Camp, a company that educates and inspires entrepreneurs through intense training exercises. Lester was elected to the Carnegie Mellon Board of Trustees in 2012 and served a three-year term. He is currently serving on the Carnegie Mellon Alumni Association Board of Directors. Lester lives in Fort Washington, Maryland with his wife, Kisha, and their infant son, Ellington. 

DISH names Vivek Khemka executive vice president and chief technology officer 

❊ Vivek Khemka, MBA ’00, was promoted to EVP and chief technology officer at DISH. He oversees the development and execution of technology strategy for DISH and Sling TV and manages DISH’s product roadmaps, video, online and mobile, user experience, broadband and commercial products. Khemka also served as DISH’s SVP of product management from 2013–2015 and interim chief marketing officer from November 2010 to June 2011. Khemka led the product and marketing launch of DISH’s Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR, an award-winning set-top box recognized by the Consumer Technology Association, CNET, Popular Mechanics and PC Magazine. Before his time at DISH, Khemka worked at Danaher, Motorola and McKinsey & Co. 


Steve Vitale joins Diaceutics Group as managing director of analytics, insights and strategy

Diaceutics Group, a dedicated integrator in personalized and precision medicine, enabling the effective combination of therapies and diagnostics into the treatment pathway, named industry veteran Steve Vitale, MSIA ’99, managing director of its Analytics, Insights and Strategy (AIS) division. He joined the Diaceutics Group from TGaS Advisors, LLC, where he was head of the TGaS marketing benchmark solution. With more than 20 years of experience, Vitale held several senior roles at GlaxoSmithKline including innovation director, US Vaccines.

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