Fall 2008 Distinguished Speakers


David Mgrubian

David Mgrublian '82 - Friday, September 26, 2008
David Mgrublian ’82 is the CEO of IDS Real Estate which is headquartered in Los Angeles. Mr. Mgrublian is also a member of the CMC Board of Trustees and will be the inaugural speaker in this series.


Henry Kravis

Henry Kravis '67 - Friday, October 3, 2008
Henry Kravis is a founding partner in the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.  Mr. Kravis has been involved in the largest, most successful acquisitions in history including RJR Nabisco, First Data, TXU, Beatrice, Safeway, and Duracell, among others. His firm has completed more than 165 transactions with a total acquisition price of approximately $420 billion.


Robert Beyer - Friday, October 10, 2008
Robert Beyer is the CEO of Trust Company of the West. In 2005, Mr. Beyer became TCW's second CEO since its founding in 1971. Mr. Beyer received his BS from the University of Southern California and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


James Quella P'08 - Friday, October 31, 2008
James Quella is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Operating Partner in the Corporate Private Equity group at Blackstone. Mr. Quella is responsible for monitoring the strategy and operational performance of Blackstone portfolio companies and providing direct assistance in the oversight of large investments.


Jeffrey Klein '75 - Friday, November 7, 2008
Jeff Klein was Chief Executive Officer of 101communications LLC prior to its acquisition, and is now the non-Executive Chairman of the Board for 1105 Media Inc. Prior to 101, he held senior management positions with the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror, following a career as a lawyer.