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Cal Poly Los Angeles Chapter: Speaker Series Part 2

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Downtown Coworking Space

527 West 7th St

Los Angeles, CA 90014

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Come join us for Speaker Series Part 2 of 2017! We will have a panel of 3 amazing speakers (including 2 Alumni in Los Angeles and the Dean of the College of Business).

Hear about their amazing successes, and take an opportunity to network with fellow alumni in Los Angeles. The Dean will also give us the exciting updates on campus! We will have wine served from our own LA Based and Cal Poly Alumni owned winery Rebel Coast! Meats and Cheeses will be served as well.

There will be plenty of time to chat with speakers and connect with other alumni in the area. Make sure you bring a business card to drop in for a drawing!

Our Panel Includes:

Scott Dawson

Scott Dawson became the Dean of the Orfalea College of Business on August 1, 2014. Previously, he led Portland State University’s School of Business Administration as dean for more than a decade. There, he was instrumental in establishing international learning opportunities, graduate programs and industry partnerships that bolstered student success. Now Dawson is focused squarely on the Orfalea College of Business’ vision: to be the undisputed leader in experiential business education, which supports Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing mantra.

Chris Tourtellotte

Chris Tourtellotte serves as LaTerra's Managing Director of Acquisitions and Capital Markets. LaTerra is one of the most active real estate developers in Southern California, with approximately $1 Billion in project investment value across 15 projects, including Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Silver Lake, Downtown LA and other areas. Chris is responsible for sourcing and closing new acquisitions, sourcing debt, preferred equity and equity for La Terras's projects. He also cofounded SnowGlobe Musical Festival, which is now a world renowned annual music festival drawing over 50,000 attendees a year, It is the #1 attended New Years Event on the West Coast.

Jourdi de Werd


Mr. de Werd has over 30 years of investment banking and corporate finance experience. He is President and CEO of de Werd Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based investment banking firm focused on providing middle-market, entrepreneurial owned and operated companies, with investment banking and financial advisory services. Mr. de Werd’s transactions include cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, initial and secondary public offerings, leveraged and management buyouts, venture and mezzanine capital private placements, merchant banking, restructuring engagements, high yield debt and equity issues. In the last three years alone, Mr. de Werd completed over $1.0 billion in transactions including the sale of NYX Cosmetics to L’Oréal SA, ProSoft Technology to Belden Inc., C-Preme Limited to Bell Sports and filtec to SFW Capital Partners.

Mr. de Werd holds a BS with highest honors from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Mr. de Werd holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, which he attended while a California State and GATF Graduate Fellow. The USC Entrepreneur Program recognized him as the Outstanding Entrepreneur Graduate Student in 1984.



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