Entrepreneurship Week

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  Feb. 28, 2007

Sean Kearns
Media Relations Director
(323) 343-3050
Margie Yu
Public Affairs Specialist
(323) 343-3047



Cal State L.A. 
Office of Public Affairs 
(323) 343-3050 
Fax: (323) 343-6405



Business-builder to bring
’10 Secrets for Financial Success’ March 1

Los Angeles, CA – As investors seek to make sense of the world’s markets in the new millennium, Cal State L.A. business and economics students will have renowned investment banker Marshall Geller as their “Professor for a Day” Thursday, March 1.

Geller, a 1961 graduate of Cal State L.A., will discuss “10 Secrets for Financial Success” in a lecture at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Simpson Tower’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) conference room. The entire campus community is invited.

Geller’s talk visit is one of several “Entrepreneurship Week” events on campus.

Geller has extensive experience initiating, arranging and making investments in public and private companies. He is a senior managing director of St. Cloud Capital LLC, a lender he founded in 2001 to fund small public and private firms. He was formerly the chairman and CEO of Geller & Friend Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private merchant bank; and he spent more than 20 years as senior managing director for Bear, Stearns & Co., with oversight of all operations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Hong Kong and the Far East.

Currently a director of several public companies, Geller also serves on the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s board of governors and on Cal State L.A.’s College of Business and Economics (CBE) Dean’s Advisory Council. In 1999 he was honored as Cal State L.A. Distinguished Alumnus.

According to the interim CBE Dean Dong-Woo Lee, the week’s activities are designed “to inspire students to think innovatively, pursue their passion and help fulfill their dreams of starting, managing and growing a successful new business venture.” The events, he said, include opportunities to test ideas, discover resources and make contacts.

For details, call (323) 343-2800 or visit this website: http://cbe.calstatela.edu/Entrepreneurship_event.aspx.

Working for California since 1947: The 175-acre hilltop campus of California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 190,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to a unique university center for gifted students as young as 12. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH- and Rockefeller-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a growing forensic science program, to be housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center now under construction. www.calstatela.edu


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