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Carroll School of Management

Lunch With A Leader

The Winston Center offers opportunities for students to meet with leaders in close quarters for lunch and informal conversation several times each year. An effort is made to invite student participants who have a demonstrated interest that is related to the leader’s area of expertise.


Fall 2016

PIMCO Marc Seidner portrait 2015-small

Marc P. Seidner, CFA, '88                                                         PIMCO                                                                                Thursday, November 10, 2016                                                  Fulton Honors Library, 12:00 PM                       

Marc Seidner is CIO of Non-Traditional Strategies, a Managing Director, and Head of New York Portfolio Management at PIMCO. He is also a Generalist Portfolio Manager, a member of the Investment Committee,and Co-Head of the firm’s New York office. Mr. Seidner was based in the Newport Beach office until early 2014 as a Managing Director, Generalist Portfolio Manager, and Investment Committee member.  Before rejoining the New York office in November 2014, Mr. Seidner was Head of Fixed Income at GMO LLC.  Prior to joining PIMCO in 2009, he was a managing director and domestic fixed income portfolio manager at Harvard Management Company. Previously, he was director of active core strategies at Standish Mellon Asset Management and a senior portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research. He has 29 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Boston College.

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Farah Bernier, '02                                                           Google                                                                         Monday, November 28, 2016                                                Lynch Conference Center, Fulton 515, 12:00 PM                       

Farah Bernier is the Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Google’s Global Business Organization and Portfolio organizations.  In this role, she is responsible for leading talent initiatives to further attract, retain, develop and advance historically underrepresented professionals in the technology industry.

Based on her extensive human resources and talent management experience, Ms. Bernier consults with senior leaders in the organization to assess both business and individual progression along the diversity and inclusion engagement continuum and partners across leadership teams to define and execute on agreed upon team strategies to increase diversity and foster more inclusive working environments.

Additionally, as a certified professional coach, Ms. Bernier frequently delivers workshops on cultural dexterity, personal branding, and other various professional development focus areas.

Her motto around operating with confidence and authenticity is “living fabulously fierce.”

Ms. Bernier is a graduate of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management,  earned her MBA in Global Studies and Entrepreneurship from Babson College, and her CPC and ELI-MP through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.

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