Miles C. Collier, Business Executive, Artist and Philanthropist
Miles C. Collier, a retired business executive, is a practicing artist, investor, philanthropist, and a noted authority on vintage automobiles. He is the founder of the Revs Institute for Automotive Research in Naples as well as the founding supporter of the Revs Program at Stanford. For the last ten years, Mr. Collier has conducted a biennial symposium on Connoisseurship and the Collectible Automobile that brings together automobile collectors and faculty from around the world to discuss critical issues in collecting and preserving important historic automobiles. Mr. Collier’s interest in art was nurtured at Yale University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting. An MBA from Columbia University, his business career was culminated after 25 years as Managing Partner of Collier Enterprises. In 1996, he entered the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, where he studied for three years with the noted Graham Nickson. Today, he paints professionally and his special interest is in issues relating to visual perception. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Eckerd College, a small private liberal arts college with a national reputation. His interest in education and philanthropy is concentrated in the post-secondary arena.
Jon Feiber, Adjunct Professor, d.school; General Partner, Mohr Davidow Ventures
Jon Feiber joined Mohr Davidow Ventures in 1991 where his primary focus is networking and computing systems investments. In more than 20 years of venture investing he has identified and guided numerous entrepreneurs and played a significant role in growing category-leading companies. Feiber launched his career at Amdahl where he served as a Senior Engineer. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1983 where he worked in managerial positions overseeing product development and strategy in the areas of software development, software engineering technologies and networking. When he left Sun to join MDV he was Sun’s Vice President of Networking. Feiber is a member of the Caltech Information Science and Technology Advisory Board and an advisor to the Revs Program.
McKeel Hagerty, CEO, Hagerty Insurance
McKeel Hagerty restored his first car-a 1967 Porsche 911S-at age 13, igniting a passion for collector cars. He is chief executive of Hagerty Insurance, a family-run business headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan that is the largest insurer of classic and collector cars. Not only does he participate in the world’s greatest collector car events, including the Mille Miglia, the Colorado Grand, etc., he also serves on numerous boards, advisory groups and judges at a number of Concours. Hagerty helped establish the Collectors Foundation and the Historic Vehicle Association. He also publishes Hagerty magazine and appears regularly as a national media resource. Hagerty is an advisor to the Revs Program.
David Kelley, Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering and founder of IDEO
After earning his master's in 1978 from Stanford's Joint Program in Design Professor Kelley started his own design firm, IDEO, a worldwide leader in the user-centered design of products, services, and environments. IDEO is recognized as much for its process and culture as for its work. Kelley also began teaching design at Stanford in 1978, and became a tenured professor in 1991. Kelley founded Stanford's d.school (the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design), and is on a mission to add "design thinking" to Stanford's existing competence of teaching analytical thinking." This will result in students who create delightful design experiences and embrace and promote a culture of innovation. Kelley is an advisor to the Revs Program.
Bruce McCaw, Business Executive and Philanthropist
Bruce R. McCaw is one of the founders of McCaw Cable Television, which became McCaw Cellular Communications and later AT&T Wireless, as well as Director and originator of Claircom Communications (AT&T's air-to-ground telephone network). He co-founded Horizon Air, which was later sold to Alaska Airlines. In addition to an avid enthusiasm for aviation, McCaw also collects classic automobile race cars and competes in vintage racing events. He serves in various capacities for several charitable foundations and organizations. McCaw is an advisor to the Revs Program.
Murray Smith, Motorsport Consultant
Murray Smith has been around cars all his life, competing, managing teams, developing race cars, collecting, and creating events. Over the years, he has owned a Maserati 250F, a Porsche 956, a Frazer Nash Le Mans, a Packard 160 Woody, and two Lotus 15s. He also had a Ferrari SWB as his only car, which he parked in the street outside his Manhattan apartment. Formerly a senior executive in one of the world's leading advertising agencies, he is a member of both the British Racing Drivers' Club and the Road Racing Drivers Club. He was the founder of the Louis Vuitton Classic at Rockefeller Centre, and is currently Chairman of the Lime Rock Historic Festival. He has also been instrumental in generating substantial commercial sponsorship for motoring events. Smith remains a consultant on motorsports and motoring to several major corporations, a contributor to prominent historic motoring publications and an advisor to the Revs Program.