Advisory Board

The Department of Marketing’s Advisory Board has attracted and engaged marketing professionals and educators from around the country. Advisors have provided perspective regarding business trends, insight for curriculum development and assistance and opportunities for faculty and student research, all of which has yielded a beneficial impact for our program.

Alan Boheme USF Marketing Department Board Alan Boehme

Global CTO and VP IT Innovation, Proctor and Gamble (NYSE)

  • Previously, Chief Technology Officer, Chief  Innovation officer, Chief of Enterprise Architecture, and Chief of Emerging Technologies, Coca Cola (NYSE)
  • C-suite and management experience with Juniper Networks, Sage Software, DHL and GE Power Systems
  • Founder and member of the Board of Directors, Cloud Security Alliance
  • Advisor, Board of Advisors, VeloCloud Networks, Nutanix, Netskope, Latent A.I., Bill Trim and others.

Kate Bullis Kate Bullis

Managing Partner, Go To Market Practice, SEBA International Executive Search

  • Co-Founder, SEBA International, practice exclusively dedicated to CMO, Chief Revenue Officer, Digital and Growth Advisory with offices in New York, London and San Francisco
  • Global Board of Directors: Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC)
  • Global Board of Directors, A Chance in Life (formerly, Boys’ and Girls’ Towns)

Anne T. Coughlan Anne T. Coughlan

Polk Bros. Chair in Retailing and Professor of Marketing, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Since 1985 at Kellogg, research, teaching, consulting focus on distribution, channel design and management, sales force management/compensation, and pricing
  • Author of two books and dozens of academic articles, editorial board service at Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Management Science
  • Currently visiting professor, School of Business and Economics, University of Muenster
  • Currently academic fellow, Direct Selling Educational Foundation
  • Formerly director at Hendricksen, The Care of Trees; director at The Kent Funds; president, INFORMS Marketing College

Nicholas Imparato Nicholas Imparato

Professor of Marketing, University of San Francisco


  • Previously, Chair, Department of Marketing, 2011-2020
  • C-suite, senior executive and board member of publicly listed (NYSE, NASDAQ) and closely held companies here and in Europe, over a long series of special leaves of absence
  • Speaking engagements, consulting and advisory projects, keynotes and presentations in over 30 
countries with IBM, VISA, Cadence Technologies and professional organizations 

  • Honoree, Tops in Marketing; Sales and Marketing Executives International; multiple teaching awards, including, Honoree, University Distinguished Teacher Award
  • Author, co-author, columnist and editor of over a hundred trade, A-level and other academic journal articles, book chapters and books
  • Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University (1996-2012); Levin Institute, City University of New York (CUNY, Manhattan, 2014)

Steve Kraus  USF Marketing Department Board Steve Kraus

Head of Digital Insights, Jumpshot

  • Author, The New EliteSelling to the New Elite
  • Previously, Chief of Insights, SimilarWeb
  • Previously, Director, The Ipsos Affluent Survey

Cheryl Law Cheryl Law

Member, Board of Directors, Spark Networks (NYSE: LOV)

  • Chair, Board of Directors, (FTSE 100)
  • Member, Board of Directors; previously, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, YDesign Group
  • Previously, Chief Marketing Officer, Prosper Marketplace
  • Previously, Chief Marketing Officer, (NASDAQ: EXPE)  
  • Previously, Proctor & Gamble (NYSE: PG), with Crest, Folger and Pantene brands

Amy Love USF Marketing Department Board Amy Love

CMO, Pavilion Data (Kleiner Perkins) and publicly held firms, Board of Advisors, Department of Marketing, USF

  • Previously, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, TriNet (NYSE: TNET) Chief Marketing Officer, Violin Memory (NYSE: VMEM); Vice President, Brand and Demand, Brand and Comms; Acting Chief Marketing Officer: NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP); Consultant, Booz Allen & Hamilton
  • Company founder, REAL SPORTS magazine
  • Corporate Officer and Successful Exit: PicScout, sold to Getty Images
  • Harvard Business School Alumni Association Top 100 Women Alumnae in the Bay Area, 2013/2014
  • Teaching experience: San Jose State University, Stanford University (course design, executive education)
  • Currently, Co-Chair, Watermark CMO Council

Victor Thomas USF Marketing Department Board Victor Thomas

Thomas Digital

  • Currently, website designer, with clients throughout the U.S., specializing in WordPress websites in service industries
  • Formally trained actor and classically trained opera singer, with multiple appearances in Off-Broadway productions
  • Frequent guest lecturer in various marketing courses, USF

Ricardo Villarreal

Chair and Professor, Department of Marketing