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Management

Meet the Faculty

Peter von Bleichert

Peter von Bleichert

Title: Professor
Courses: Business and Management
Degrees: Ph.D., Walden University; M.Sc., Schiller International University, England; B.A, American College of Greece
Teaching Experience: Since 2001
Career Highlights: I have corporate experience (Franklin-Templeton Investments, Inc.) as a restricted stock/deferred compensation specialist, I started and operated a non-profit, currently manage my own small business, and am a creative and technical writer with several publications.
Hobbies: Fishing, reading, tabletop games
Quote: "Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing." – Winston Churchill
Lale Yurtseven

Lale Yurtseven

Title: Professor
Courses: Business and Management
Degrees: M.B.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies;  B.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies
Teaching Experience: Since 2006
Career Highlights: Have started and run two small businesses.
Hobbies: Hiking, Skiing, Swimming, Traveling
Quote: “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford
Edward Comerford, Jr.

Edward Comerford, Jr.

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Courses: Business and Management
Degrees: M.B.A., Golden Gate Univeristy; B.S.E., Santa Clara University
Teaching Experience: Since 2010
Career Highlights: Small business owner/operator, Program Manager at Teledyne CME, Project Engineer at Raychem
Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Sailing
Quote: “We've got to protect our phoney-balony jobs.” - Mel Brooks
Cynthia Erickson

Cynthia Erickson

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Courses: Business and Management
Degrees: B.A., University of San Francisco; Certificate, HRM the Society for HR Management; Certificate, College of San Mateo
Teaching Experience: Since 2005
Career Highlights: San Mateo Small Business Development Center - Interim Director; Oracle/Siebel – Dir. Global Services HR; Intershop Software - VP Human Resources; Wells Fargo/FICAL - VP HR and VP Line Manager; Baxter International - Western Area Dir. Human Resources
Hobbies: Volunteer at CSM's Veterans Center, Mentor/Advisor CSM's Project Change
Quote: “The only place success comes before work, is in the dictionary” - Vince Lombardi
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Christian Pellecchia

Title: Adjunct Faculty
Courses: Management