Business Department

De Anza College’s Business Department offers a wide range of courses, degrees, and certificates that provide you with the competitive edge to excel in your career, transfer to a 4-year university, or manage your own business.

 As one of nation’s leading 2-year business programs, our courses provide students with in-depth business knowledge and practical skills in management, marketing, human resource management, international business, business law, and entrepreneurship.

 Make a valuable investment in your future by enrolling in De Anza’s business courses now. Whether you are embarking upon your college education, pursuing a certificate program, or taking a course to increase your business skills, come join our classes led by our renowned faculty from some of the world’s top universities who also possess extensive industry experience.

Business Faculty & Staff

Meet Our Full Time Faculty

Michele Fritz
Michele Fritz

MBA, Harvard University; Masters in Education CSU East Bay; BS Business Administration, Boston University

Focus: Management, Marketing, Product Development, Information Technology, Operations Management.

Industry experience: GTE, Aspect Telecommunications, Data General, American Cyanamid, Johnson & Johnson, startups. Former Treasurer of the Board of the Humane Society Silicon Valley.


Phone:  408.864.8615  Email:  Office:  F51j

Emily Garbe
Emily Garbe

MBA, Wharton Business School; ME, Computer Science, Cornell University; BS Computer Science, Applied Math; PhD Psychology

Focus: Marketing, M&A, Venture Development, Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Technology in Business.

Industry experience: Booz Allen & Hamilton, Gemini Consulting, McKenna Consulting, MCI, AT&T Bell Labs, IBM, DirecTV, startups.


Department Coordinator

Phone:  408.864.8688  Email:  Office:  F51s

Manisha Karia
Emily Garbe

PhD, Swinburne Univ. of Technology; Master of Business Studies, Massey Univ.; BBM, Bharathiar Univ.; NCAET, Te Wananga O Aotearoa,

Focus: Entrepreneurship, Human Relations, Marketing, Management, International Business, Human Resource Management

Industry experience: PR & customer care (healthcare), Business Owner (FMCG distributorship), Consulting (FoundersClick, Abacus), Research (Experiential Learning, Business Proc Reengineering, Entrepreneurship).

Phone:  408.864.8606  Email:  Office:  F51p

Byron Lilly
Emily Garbe

MBA, UC Berkeley; MA, Economics, UC Berkeley, BS, UC Berkeley

Focus: Business Law, Business and Society, Finance, Accounting

Industry experience: Tandem Computers, Ungermann-Bass, Stratacom, Guidant, Sybase, Electronics for Imaging, Neuron Data, KPMG, LSI Logic


Phone:  408.864.8431 Email:  Office:  F41f

Dan Salah
Emily Garbe

MBA, Wharton School of Business; BA, UC Berkeley

Focus: Business Law, Personal Finance, Accounting, Strategic & Financial Planning

Industry experience: Consulting (LitiNomics, KPMG), Finance and Strategy (AT&T), Entrepreneur (NDI).


Phone:  408.864.5563  Email:  Office:  F51h

Sandra Spencer

MBA, CSU Hayward; BA, Economics ,UC Berkeley

Focus: Finance

Industry experience: Entrepreneur.


Phone:  408.864.8932  Email:  Office: F51q


Meet Our Adjunct Faculty

Brian Bennett
Brian Bennett
MBA, Boise State University; BS, UC Santa Barbara
Focus: Marketing, Personal Finance, International Business, Sales, Corporate Financial Planning, Accounting, Strategic Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions
Industry experience: McKinsey, KPMG Peat Marwick, Robert Half, CardioThoracic Systems (IPO), TogetherSoft, Olympic Athlete



Manny Cappello
Manny Callello

MBA, Golden Gate University; BS, CSU-SLO
Focus: Entrepreneurship, Human Relations, Sales & Marketing. 
Industry experience: Applied Materials, Lockheed Martin; franchisee of multiple Wingstop restaurants; former Mayor of City of Saratoga.


Phone:  408.864.5501  Email:  Office:  F51m

Ron Goularte
Brian Bennett

JD, Golden Gate University; BS, Industrial Relations, SJSU; AA Accounting, Foothill

Focus: Civil Litigation

Industry experience: Arbitrator of California Superior Court, California State Bar


Richard Grove
Brian Bennett

MBA, UC Berkeley; BS, UC Berkeley

Focus: Management, Organization, Training, Sales, Advertising, Cost Control, Operations Management

Industry experience: US Steel, Ampex, Meorex, Amdahl.


Guillermo (Willie) Hernandez


Willie Hernandez

MBA, Nova Southeastern University; MSEE, San Diego State; BSEE, University of Puerto Rico

Focus: Product Management, Product Line Management, E-commerce

Industry experience: Software Engineer in R&D, Senior Product Line Manager; NetApp, BigBand Networks, CloudShield Technologies, Juniper Networks, IP Infusion, Quick Eagle Networks, Entrepreneur. 



Dionne Morgan
Brian Bennett

MBA, Boise State University; BS, Business Administration San Jose State University

Focus: Marketing, Advertising, Sales

Industry experience: Hewlett-Packard Company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Gary Niedermier
Brian Bennett

M.ED, Loyola Marymount; BA, CSU Northridge

Focus: Education, Finance, Marketing

Industry experience: Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards, Siemens, Unisys, Convergent Technologies, Pyramid, eOnline. Founder, Private Capital, Investor.


Sujung Park
Brian Bennett

JD, Emory University; MA, Seoul National University; BA, Yonsei University

Focus: Business Law

Industry experience: Fidea Law Corporation; McKinsey & Company; Mcquarie Bank; European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea



John Ritchie
john richie

JD, UC Berkeley; MA, Stanford University; BA, McGill University

Focus: Business Law for owners and managers of non-public closely-held companies.

Industry experience: Private law practice in San Francisco and Silicon Valley since 1979 representing U.S. entrepreneurs and foreign investors in U.S. business enterprises.


Wenlei Shan

MBA, Arizona State; MSEE, Purdue University, BS CHem eng SUNY

Focus: Sale, Marketing

Industry experience: Amazon, Equinix, Intel, National Semiconductor


Gordon Smith
Brian Bennett

MBA, York University; BA, University of Toronto

Focus: Business strategy, Marketing, Business Development, Product Line Manager

Industry experience: Martello Tower Consulting, Fat Spaniel Technologies, Orbital Data, Speedera Network, Ukiah Software, U-B Networks, 3Com.


Oduro Takyi
Brian Bennett

MBA, Long Island University, LL.B.(Hons.), Accra, Ghana

Focus: Business Planning, Entrepreneurship, Financial Statements

Analysis, Business Processes

Industry experience: The Boardroom Planning Group, Kaiser Permanente, Litton Industries Credit Corp., General Electric Credit Corp.



Lale Yurtseven
Brian Bennett

MBA, Middlebury Institute of International Studies; MS, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Focus: International Business Management, Business Law, Marketing, Human Relations, Quality Management, Entrepreneurship

Industry experience: Logos Corporation, VeriSign, United Nations, HostPortal, startups.



 Title Phone Email Office
Emily Garbe Department Coordinator 408.864.8431 F 51s
Dana Kennedy Division Administrative Assistant 408.864.8796 L 14





Business Building: F4
Contact:Emily Garbe
Office: F41 f

Department Webmaster:
Dana Kennedy


Last Updated: 4/25/18