Fisher CIO Leadership Program

Jim Spitze, Executive Director
Terrence Hendershott, Faculty Director
Advisory Board


Jim Spitze, Executive Director


Jim has had a distinguished career as an IT executive, having served as the CIO for Xerox Data Systems, American President Lines, Tri Valley Growers, and (as a consultant) for QANTAS, Tencor instruments and several other private sector firms. For the last 26 years he has served as the Managing Partner for an IT-Management consulting firm – serving clients such as Clorox, Electronic Arts, The Gap, HP, Intel, Safeway Stores, Union Bank, and many others. Mr. Spitze has a BS and MSEE from UC-Berkeley. He and his wife, “BJ”, live on their ranch, Palm Lane Farms, on the Sierran edge of the San Joaquin Valley, SE of Fresno, Ca.

Terrence Hendershott, Faculty Director

hendershottTerrence Hendershott currently holds the Cheryl and Christian Valentine Chair as a professor at the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Terry’s current research interests include information technology’s impact and role in financial markets, the structure and regulation of financial markets, and the interaction between trading and asset price dynamics. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal and his research has been written about in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other national newspapers and magazines. His academic work has been published in the most prestigious finance and economic journals. He edited Elsevier’s Handbook of Economics and Information System. He has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research on electronic trading in financial markets. He was the visiting economist at the New York Stock Exchange in 2006 to 2007. He was a member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board from 2004 to 2007 and Chair in 2007. He has consulted for various financial markets and investment firms.

You can learn more about Dr. Hendershott at: http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/faculty/hendershott.html


Advisory Board


Why might you want to serve on our Advisory Board?

Service on our Advisory Board is a two-way street. We benefit from your personal participation in our quarterly Advisory Board meetings, from your assistance in setting our research direction, and from your financial support. You benefit in a number of ways – many of which are unique to the Fisher CIO Leadership Program:

• The opportunity to advance your profession, promote your employer’s image and support and encourage practical research on issues materially impacting the role of the CIO.
• Setting our direction and “giving back” to the University
• Engaging with CIO colleagues across the NorCal area
• Attending our annual Executive Seminars, Technology Fairs, etc. as well as our monthly CIO Roundtables

• Providing employment opportunities and short term projects (i.e. summer internships)
• Coaching – student energy, enthusiasm and intellect is very rewarding
• Promoting productive overlaps between faculty research interests with those of CIOs.

We are building an on-campus “support network” comprised of UC-Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, our College of Engineering and its Dept. of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Chairman Emeritus, Dave Messerschmitt, serves on our Advisory Board) and UC’s School of Information (Dean, AnnaLee Saxenian, serves on our Advisory Board).

Advisory Board members receive advance invitations (and a “tbd” number of free or reduced admissions when there is a fee) to our outreach events, which currently include: an annual Executive Seminar; an annual Technology Fair; an annual Case Competition, and our monthly CIO Roundtables (1 in SF, 1 in Silicon Valley).

Advisory Board members receive free copies of our research reports. In certain cases, they may receive early or “draft” copies for comment prior to formal publication. Those that participate in specific research projects will be offered assistance with Press Releases at the time of formal publication – to publicize their support of our program and its industry-focused research activities.

Join Us – We want Advisory Board members who will give their time, energy, insight and financial assistance to our association. We invite you to become a member. The membership fee for Sustaining Members is $10,000/yr and for Patron Members is $25,000/yr.

Fees will also be used to fund activities and events consistent with our mission, including

• MBA activities, such as research, Case Competition, Haas Technology Club, Digital Media & Entertainment Club, etc.
• Ph.D. IT-related research fellowships: sponsor a dissertation prize.
• IT- related faculty research
• Sponsorship for academic conferences
• Social events that attract both students & faculty (on-campus lunch once a week)
• Support a once/yr 2 day off-campus retreat for students, faculty, and Advisory Board members.

The University of California is a 501(c)3 educational institution. For more information, please contact Jim Spitze at 510-409-2888 (mobile) or via mail: jim_spitze@haas.berkely.edu