Kathy Schlein – MBA advisor

Kathy SchleinMs. Schlein in an active angel investor and advisor to a number of startup companies across multiple different business sectors. Her focus has been in consumer-driven software and hardware technologies as well as lifestyle consumer products. Her expertise lies in branding and brand management, product development, and product marketing. Ms. Schlein started her career immediately after college working on the original Macintosh team at Apple and remained in Silicon Valley for 24 years working at a number of cutting-edge technology businesses. She was VP of Research & Development for Hasbro Inc., and in management at Apple twice, Momenta Corporation and T-Maker. She consulted for Life Technologies, Sanford Burnham Medical Discovery Institute, and Interval Research (a Paul Allen Think Tank). She also serves on the Board of Academy Securities. Ms. Schlein is currently a Board Member of: Academy Securities and has served on the board of Logoworks (sold to HP), Skullcandy (IPO), Dotspotter (sold to CBS). Ms. Schlein sits on the Boards of the Trustee Council for Penn Women (TCPW) and the Track Alumni Board, and Stance’s (a consumer lifestyle business) Innovation Board of Advisors. Ms. Schlein has a BA in American History from The University of Pennsylvania, where she was the Captain of Penn’s Cross Country and Track Team with 8 Varsity letters, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.