2015 Leadership Award Recipient & Honoree
Bret Comolli, MBA '89
Bret serves as the Chairman of Asurion overseeing the growth and success of Asurion’s strategies and business operations. He brings more than thirty years of proven leadership, business management and consulting experience to Asurion’s executive team. Bret’s prior business experience includes CEO, COO and General Manager positions at companies such as Excite@Home, Kendara, Risk Management Solutions and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He also worked at McKinsey & Company, consulting to Fortune 500 companies on strategic, operational and organizational issues. Bret graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science in engineering and earned an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He serves as an officer of the Board of Directors for CTIA - The Wireless Association. Bret is a member of the Stanford University Board of Trustees, serves as chairman of the GSB Management Board, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
Featuring a keynote address by
Don Faul, MBA '06
Don’s past experience includes leadership positions at Pinterest, Facebook, and Google as well as in the United States Marine Corps. He served as the Head of Operations at Pinterest, where he led community support and outreach, international growth, and business partnerships and sales. Before Pinterest, Don served as the Vice President of Online Operations at Facebook, where he built and led the company’s global user, developer and payments and risk operations teams. Don joined Facebook from Google, where he built and managed the operations supporting merchants using Google’s commerce and payments products. He started his career as a Marine Infantry Officer, serving as a Platoon Commander with 1st Light Armored Battalion and 1st Force Reconnaissance Company. Don completed combat tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq before leaving active duty in 2003. Don graduated with Honors from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Systems Engineering and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Don currently sits on the board of Nuru International, a non-profit focused on battling extreme poverty through sustainable development efforts and the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, an organization that provides college scholarship to the children of Marines. Don left Pinterest in February 2015 and will take some time off before his next opportunity.