Teaching Team


Zaccaria Orlando

Zaccaria worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Italy advising clients across Aerospace & Defence, Oil & Gas, Semiconductor and Banking in strategy, operations and marketing topics.
He is now pursuing his MBA at the London Business School and holds a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Genoa, having studied also at the Polytechnic School of Catalunya and at the Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm.


Sebastian Amenabar

Sebastian is leading Business Development and Finance at Project YX, a Silicon Valley startup, where he is part of the founding team. Previously, Sebastian worked in investment banking in Chile, co-led the turnaround of Pisco Huamani, a successful premium spirit from Peru, and co-founded an agribusiness investment fund. He has an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BS in Business Administration and Economics from P. Universidad Catolica in Chile. Sebastian is also an active concert pianist and performs regularly. He lives in San Francisco, California.

Dan Fishman

Dan Fishman

Dan Fishman is vice president for growth at IDEA Public School, one of America's fastest growing and highest performing public charter school networks. Prior to IDEA, Dan served as Director of the K–12 Education program at The Philanthropy Roundtable, an association of nearly 700 individuals, foundations, and generous families focused on strengthening civil society. Before this, Dan was a Teach For America corps member on the Zuni Indian Reservation in New Mexico, where he taught high school history and coached football. Dan also taught English and Western culture at a university in Qingdao, China.

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Berkeley Haas School of Business, where he served as the president of his class, earned Haas’ highest leadership award, and was selected among the nation’s 100 best and brightest MBAs. Dan served on the boards of Alpha Public Schools and the National Charter School Resource Centre. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Praveen Settipalli

Praveen Settipalli

Praveen Settipalli is a Group Product Manager at Kohl’s Department Stores, a $20B US retailer, where he leads a cross-functional team responsible for their omnichannel product discovery. Prior to that, he ran the product management and customer success functions at Attune Inc, a Google Ventures-backed seed stage startup. His Interests span across the entrepreneurial ecosystem, e-commerce, big data and in using machine learning to improve user experiences. Prior to Attune, Praveen was with Williams-Sonoma Inc. a 5B specialty retailer, where he was the Group Product Manager for global e-commerce.

Praveen is finishing his Evening MBA in Summer 2017 at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business with a focus on Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He earned his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky.

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Senthuran Raveendranathan

Senthuran is a senior analyst at the Analysis Group Inc in San Francisco. He specialises in data analytics. Using large and complex data sets, he has developed economic analyses and financial models for information technology, finance, telecommunications, and utility companies. For example, he developed Monte Carlo simulations, regression models, and discounted cash flow models to estimate damages in high-profile securities litigation cases. In transactions involving transfers of electromagnetic spectrum between telecommunications companies, he analysed wireless spectrum data and implemented economic and market concentration analyses to estimate the impact of the transaction on the wireless market. More recently, his work has included predicting credit ratings and pricing for municipal bond issuance, and developing discounted cash flows models to assess the financial feasibility of a proposed acquisition.

Senthuran graduated Summa Cum Laude with BA in Applied Mathematics from Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota.


Kate Linarducci

Kate has been working at a large medical device company for approximately 10 years. She has held various roles in engineering and project management, most recently as an Operations Program Manager managing M&A Integrations. She has a strong interest in healthcare which has motivated her involvement in the local MedTech organization and the Haas Healthcare Association. She is especially focused on availability of care. In addition, Kate has run her company’s Women’s Network at her office for a few years, which focuses on development programs and cross functional learning.


Sampada Chavan


Sampada is a Sr. Marketing Manager at an Enterprise Software Company in Silicon Valley that delivers and manages services on a cloud‑based platform. She has over 11 years of experience in content and collaboration management domain and has led numerous projects rolling out Content Management Systems, websites and online communities for employees and customers. Sampada is currently pursuing her MBA from Haas School of Business and holds an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and B.Tech in Information Technology from India.

Yi Zhang

Yi Zhang

Yi is a vice president and regional program manager for Wholesale University’s Financial Analyst Program (FAP). Based in San Francisco, she covers the Western Region and develops the core credit curriculum for the analyst program, monitors performance, and provides mentoring and guidance. Yi also oversees the Summer Financial Analyst Program for Wholesale lending businesses in her region. Yi Joined Wells Fargo in 2007 as an analyst in the Financial Analyst Program in Commercial Real Estate in Los Angeles.

In 2009, she attended the Credit Management Training Program in San Francisco and subsequently returned to Commercial Real Estate where she spent five years as a relationship manager. In 2014, Yi joined FAP as the regional program manager for the Western Region.
Yi holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and is currently pursuing an M.B.A. at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.