Thank you for your patience as we have put our hearts and souls into ENABLING all of us to “ Tap into the Power “ of Alumni Alliances, led by Pepperdine University alumni. This site is a collective for Alumni and Students.
To Raise Funds
For Businesses, Startups And Non-Profits
In Companies, Offerings And Charities
By Connecting Job Seekers With Recruiters
To Promote Businesses
Products & Services Among Your Alumni
To Generate Leads
And Grow And Stabilize Businesses
By Connecting Mentors with Mentees
To Rediscover Old Friends
And Build New Personal And Professional Relationships
To Share Ideas And Knowledge
At Events, Conferences And Workshops
Tap into the power of Alumni Alliances, a professional network led by Pepperdine University alumni If you are an Alumni or Student
Chief Executive Officer
1982-1985 BS, Finance University of Southern California
Chief Technology Officer
2002-2004 MS, Computer Science University of Southern California
Chief Revenue Officer
1985-1989 BA, Communication University of Southern California
Tom is a real estate expert and entrepreneur and graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in real estate finance.
Tom was very active while at USC. He was President of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and played baseball for two years until an arm injury sidelined him.
After graduating from USC, Tom went to work for TOLD Real Estate Development Co, based in Ventura, California. Grubb & Ellis Real Estate Company recruited him as a member of their elite office brokerage team.
Tom, at the age of 30 started a commercial real estate brokerage company AzCal, which in two years time transformed into an international real estate private equity Company, “International Capital Partners.” There, he raised capital worldwide for the acquisition and development of U.S based real estate.
During this period, Tom acquired and managed more than 10,000,000 square feet. Tom and Deloitte & Touche (Edinburgh, Scotland) formed the first investment platform enabling on-shore capital in the United Kingdom to be invested into real estate in the United States.
Today, Tom is the Founder and CEO of Alumni Alliances and is responsible for funding, strategy and capital markets.
Jayesh is an accomplished engineer by qualification. Jayesh graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master's degree in computer science.
He later worked for Qualcomm Inc. in San Diego and was part of their Software Multimedia Application team, working closely with OEM's: Samsung, Motorola, LGE, ZTE, HTC to port and implement Qualcomm's multimedia software suite. He was later part of Google's core Android team ( 2007-2008 ) to port Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipset.
His strong liking for Web and Mobile, coupled with keen business acumen had him found Volga Infotech in 2008., which is now an award-winning 60 member engineering team specializing in developing quality customized software using the best in Web, Mobile, Cloud, BI technologies.
Jayesh's expertise lies in developing and managing Globally Distributed Software Technology teams; Software Outsourcing; Offshoring and International Business Development.
Ernie is a serial entrepreneur with a background in magazine publishing and small business consulting. He graduated from the University of Southern California with a Communications degree and immediately after graduation, the New Orleans Saints in 1990 drafted him. At this time Ernie also started to discover his passion for investing and entrepreneurship.
A short time after leaving the Saints, Ernie worked for TransWorld Media (TWM) in the circulation department. After receiving his MBA, he was encouraged by the CEO of TWM to enter an MBA invite-only competition for a single highly coveted magazine publishing position in NYC. Four hundred MBA’s across the country competed, but Ernie won the post.
After his time with Times Mirror Company and Conde Nast both in NYC, Ernie decided to change gears and became a small business consultant. During this time he taught thousands of entrepreneurs how to write business plans, pitch investors and position themselves to succeed.
Currently, Ernie lives in the breathtaking snow-capped mountains of Vermont and is responsible for assisting Tom and Jayesh with the overall strategy and running day-to-day operations for Alumni Alliances.