This year’s event is Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 4:15 p.m. in Baker Hall in the Zoellner Arts Center. It’s free and open to the public. Georgette Chapman Phillips, Kevin L. and Lisa A. Clayton Dean of the College of Business, will moderate the discussion. A question and answer session with the audience will follow.
“We are pleased that Sanjay Shah is willing to share his bootstrap story with our students about how he left Mumbai, India to come to Bethlehem, Pa. and earn his MBA at the age of 21,” said Phillips, “and then go on to build an international software giant.”
Shah held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and General Motors before moving to Germany to work for software giant SAP. He left SAP to found Vistex in 1999, and for over two decades, the company has achieved unprecedented year-over-year growth, expanding operations globally and broadening its portfolio across 15 industries.
Vistex is an enterprise software company whose clients include Apple, Walmart, 3M, Viacom, Intel, and Bayer. Vistex software provides businesses with a clearer picture of revenue-generating programs that impact financial, marketing and sales functions–and make sure every dollar spent or earned is really driving growth, and not just additional costs.
An impassioned lifelong learner, Shah committed $5 million to Lehigh College of Business in 2017 to establish the Vistex Institute for Executive Learning and Research, which continues to grow.
Donald M. Gruhn '49 Distinguished Finance Speaker Series was started by Judy and Don Gruhn in 2008 with the purpose of bringing industry leaders to campus to share their experiences.
The lecture will be available live on YouTube.
This event qualifies for the Student to Professional co-curriculum and the Creative Curiosity 5x10 Foundation. Students should bring their IDs.