Upcoming Executives-in-Residence


Spring 2020

Danny Varghese Danny Varghese Senior Vice President, Professional Services - Fortimize

January 23-29, 2020

BS Computer Science & Mathematics

Danny Varghese is a technology leader who brings nearly 15 years of experience implementing technology solutions for organizations of varying sizes and complexity. He develops relationships quickly by demonstrating thought leadership, strategy and vision, and incorporating technologies with business impact, and communicating this in terms of business value. Danny has co-founded CRM (Customer Relationship Management) practices in both Chicago and Detroit, where he focuses his energy to help clients utilize business and technical knowledge to solve complex business problems.

TOPIC AREAS: Consulting, Computer Programming, Technology Strategies, Customer Relationship Management, Sales, Team Development, Leadership



Krystie Jezierksi Krystie Jezierski, Senior Human Resources Manager for Delta In-Flight Services, West Region

February 6-12, 2020

BS Management & Marketing, MS Human Resource Management

Engage, inspire, create, and explore are the values that guide Krystie Jezierski’s work as the Senior Human Resources Manager for Delta Air Lines for In-Flight Services – West Region. She prides herself on the relationships she builds and the value she adds to the organization through innovation to the Human Resource field. Prior to joining Delta more than a year ago, she worked with both PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble in their Human Resources Division. Krystie returns to Purdue to help us grow into the best version of ourselves.

TOPIC AREAS: Employee Management, Team Building, Performance Management, Mentorship, Capability Building, Project Management, Leadership, Change Management, Positive Employee Relations



Beth and Peter Bostwick Beth Bostwick, Founding Member for International Council of Purdue Women

February 20-26, 2020

MS Human Resources

Beth Bostwick is the Founding Member of the International Council of Purdue Women, where she uses her passion about educating women on the benefits of starting their own company and helping them use the power of their thinking to make it happen. Since 2012, Beth has also been a Business Mentor through Purdue University, helping student ventures move from ideation to execution. She also is a published author of the book, You Can Choose.

TOPIC AREAS: Entrepreneur, Startups, Author, Business Development, Change Management, Leadership, Women’s Empowerment

Peter Bostwick, Director of Alpha Net

February 20-26, 2020

MS Management

Peter Bostwick is responsible for new business development, operational excellence, new product development, and commercialization. He is a senior software and consulting executive with over 25 years of experience. Peter’s experience includes managing consulting practices to founding, running, and successfully selling his software company. He is also a published author of the book, You Can Choose.

TOPIC AREAS: Business Development, Produce Development, Consulting, Management, Entrepreneur, Customer Relationship Development, Author



Charlie Duncheon Charlie Duncheon, CEO & Cofounder of Celltrio, Inc.

March 5-11, 2020

BS Industrial Engineering

Charlie Duncheon has more than 25 years of senior management experience in leading the growth of start-ups to successful companies. Charlie has served on several Board of Directors including the Robotics Industries Association and Automation Technology Council. In 2000, he received the Robotic Industries Association Joseph Engleberger Leadership Award, one of the World’s most prestigious robotics honors. Previously, he was elected president of the Robotics Industries Association, and served as the U.S. National Chairman for the United Nations International Federation of Robotics.

TOPIC AREAS: Robotics, Management, Startups, Product Development, Author