Events

2016 Participants

Bruce Felt P’17

bruce-feltSilicon Valley business and finance executive
Chief Finance Officer, Domo

Bruce Felt has more than 25 years of executive experience as a chief financial officer for numerous tech companies and startups in Silicon Valley. Currently, Bruce serves as the CFO of Domo, a cloud-based business management platform company.

Bruce began his career as a CPA with Deloitte & Touche in Atlanta, Georgia, before transitioning into the tech startup industry. He co-founded his first startup, Renaissance Software, where he served as CFO and director of sales, eventually selling to SunGard Data Systems. Throughout his career as a CFO, Bruce has seen several companies—Auction.com, SuccessFactors, LANDesk Software, Integral Development Corp., and FullTime Software—through public offerings and acquisitions, where he was responsible for accounting, finance, treasury, development, and investor relations. His wide array of professional experiences have helped shape his CFO philosophy that aggressively supports growth and business development.

Bruce has served on the board of directors of various nonprofit institutions as well as corporate boards, including Hightail, Evolent Health, and Answers.com. He is the father of a current Scripps student, Kimberly Felt ’17, and resides in Menlo Park, California.

Bruce earned a BS in accounting from the University of South Carolina and later went on to earn his MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

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Caroline Gibney ’85

caroline-gibneyAward-winning film and media producer
Partner and Executive Producer, Station Film

Caroline Gibney ’85 is a founding partner and executive producer of award-winning commercial production company Station Film. She has produced projects for many of entertainment and advertising’s most accomplished directors, including Dom & Nic (The Chemical Brothers’ “Wide Open” music video), Allen Coulter of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, Bennett Miller, on the 2005 film Capote, and “King of the Super Bowl” Bryan Buckley, as coined by The New York Times. Skype’s “Stay Together” series and the popular Progressive Insurance campaign starring good-natured and unflappable saleswoman, Flo, are just two of the many successful advertising projects Caroline has produced.

Prior to partnering in Station Film, Caroline worked at several influential commercial production companies, including Propaganda Films, @radical media, and for nearly a decade, hungry man productions. She served as executive producer/head of production at hungry man, helping to grow the well-known comedic advertising production company, while earning a slew of awards, including an Emmy, DGA honor, and the Palme d’Or at Cannes. Caroline has also mentored and trained many producers along the way.

Caroline’s versatility and credits span a wide range of entertainment and advertising that include music videos for Madonna, iconic Super Bowl ads, and ESPN’s enduring “This Is SportsCenter” campaign. She has produced several celebrity-driven spots featuring Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Britney Spears, Ellen DeGeneres, and Jennifer Aniston, and the acclaimed Sundance documentary short film, The Poodle Trainer, and the dark comedy virtual reality short, Red Velvet.

A studio art major at Scripps, Caroline combines her love of the arts and humanities with her work ethic, attention to detail, and ability to get along with and motivate people in her work. Caroline lives in Venice Beach, and when she’s not knee deep in production, she loves watching movies—especially The Godfather II, gardening with her husband, Enda, and eating kimchi stew.

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Cheryl R. Holland P’18

cheryl-r-hollandFinancial planning expert and innovative business owner
President and Founder, Abacus Planning Group, Inc.

Cheryl R. Holland P’18, CFP ® is president and founder of Abacus Planning Group, Inc., a financial advisory and investment counsel firm in Columbia, South Carolina. Cheryl founded Abacus in 1998, building a unique culture centered on listening, creativity, and collaboration. Since then, the firm has grown to manage more than $900M in assets. Cheryl consistently appears on top advisor lists such as Barron’s and Wealth Manager. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors recognized Cheryl as one of the “30 Most Influential People” in its 30-year history.

Cheryl is a dedicated volunteer in her community and nationally and is currently a member of several boards, including those of Bryn Mawr College, where she earned an AB in economics, the American Bible Society, and Clemson University Foundation. Cheryl is the mother of Scripps student Hannah Quackenbush ’18, and lives in Columbia, where she enjoys reading (even the back of a cereal box), cooking (most days), and playing with her vast menagerie that includes rabbits, pygmy goats, fish, and two Miniature Australian Shepherds.

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Linda Randlett Kollar ’66

linda-randlett-kollarAccomplished lawyer and former social worker
Partner at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC

Linda Randlett Kollar ’66 is an accomplished lawyer specializing in the representation of behavioral health care providers throughout California. Linda devotes a substantial part of her practice to advising licensed nonprofit community care facilities that provide residential treatment and foster care for children, representing them in administrative and civil litigation, false claims matters, and contract negotiations. She has a significant amount of experience in business law and litigation covering environmental, employment, and real property matters, including trials, opinion letters, and client counseling. Practicing at Hooper since 1997, Linda recently helped lead the firm’s diversity initiative.

Before becoming a lawyer, Linda was a social worker with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, where she worked as an investigator on behalf of abused and neglected children for the juvenile court.

Linda earned her BA in American studies from Scripps College. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Law Review. When not in the office, Linda can be found traveling the world, learning about wine and cuisine from local culinary masters.

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