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E+I Leadership Team

Brent Sebold

Brent Sebold

(480) 727-4773
Engineering Center G-wing (ECG) 128C [map]

Brent Sebold is the Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship + Innovation Training and Development Network within Arizona State University’s Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development. In this role, Brent leads a variety of enterprise-wide startup support initiatives for student, faculty, and community-based entrepreneurs. Concurrently, Sebold serves as the Director of E+I @ Fulton within ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Dr. Sebold is responsible for the organization and advancement of curricular and co-curricular entrepreneurship programs for all Fulton students and faculty. He also oversees the eSeed Challenge + Accelerator, which is the Schools’ premier new venture funding and support initiative. Brent also co-directs the Fulton Generator Labs, which is a 6,500 square foot workspace for student enterprisers.

Carolyn HirataCarolyn Hirata

Lecturer and Program Chair, Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program
(480) 727-1625
Sutton Hall (SUTON) 340E [map]

Carolyn Hirata is a lecturer and program chair in the Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program at the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She worked in industry at Motorola for 15 years, where she served as a Manufacturing Manager and Director of Human Resources.Professor Hirata is now committed to the advancement of entrepreneurship and innovation learning opportunities across the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Wayne SmithWayne Smith

Senior Entrepreneurial Catalyst, E+I @ Fulton Schools

Wayne is a seasoned business executive with senior level management successes in small and medium sized companies. Wayne is available to assist our ASU-affiliated entrepreneurs and innovators as they determine strategic directions and develop relationships and systems to execute their strategies. Wayne possesses the skills to balance short and long term initiatives to grow profitability. Wayne’s expertise in building and managing integrated teams of all disciplines to achieve organizational objectives enables him to serve as a valuable asset at ASU E+I.