The Edward Jones Dean's Speaker Series brings together more than 1,200 area business leaders, policymakers, academics and students annually to discuss leading issues facing business in the 21st century.
The Pandemic Pivot: Innovations in Crisis Management
October 27, 2021 - 12:00 p.m.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every aspect of daily life, from the personal (how people live and work) to the professional (how companies interact with their customers, how customers choose and purchase products and services and how supply chains deliver them). Our virtual panel discussion, moderated by Edward Jones Dean Barnali Gupta, will explore the fallout from the pandemic, the way companies pivoted to succeed during unprecedented times and the lasting effects that will fundamentally change the way businesses operate.
About the Panelists
Ramon Bahl, (CSB, '90, '92)
Ramon Bahl is CEO and co-founder of ATB Technologies, an IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) and application development firm in St. Louis. ATB provides customized technology solutions for small- to mid-size companies, ranging from network infrastructure projects to fully outsourced IT support. ATB separates itself from its competitors by offering expert technical knowledge with superior customer service.
Michelle Murray, CPA (CSB, '93)
Michelle is the managing director and founder of Segue Partners which provides fund administration, investor relations, financial reporting and back-office solutions for Venture Capital funds, Private Equity funds and family offices as well as VC-backed start-ups. Prior to founding Segue Partners, Murray served as Director and CFO of Prolog Ventures LLC, a life sciences venture capital firm managing $120 million in assets from high-net-worth and institutional investors.
Dan Wessel, (CSB, '91)
Through the first 18 months of the pandemic, Dan served as Vice President of Entegral, a subsidiary of Enterprise Holdings which provides an integrated software platform to streamline the claims process for service providers working to get a customer on their way and back into a vehicle. In this role, Wessel oversaw sales, product management, technology development, customer support, product delivery and human resources for Entegral. Recently, Wessel was promoted to Vice-President for Global Business Management for Enterprise Holdings.