Our Team

Meet the Team

Leadership

Curtis L. DeBerg

Curtis L. DeBerg

CEO

Curtis L. DeBerg is a business professor at California State University, Chico. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. at Oklahoma State University in business administration and economics.

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Rob J. Best

Rob J. Best

COO

Educated in Organizational Communication and Business Administration, Rob has built a career in coaching and developing professional teams & their leaders;

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Carol Furtado

Carol Furtado

SVP

Since 2003, Carol Furtado has served SAGE Global as a mentor, event planner, Executive Secretary, CFO, Vice President and is currently Senior Vice President.

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Board of Directors

Peter Fagen

Peter Fagen

Chairman

Peter K. Fagen is a founding partner of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost. Established in 2006, the firm is recognized as the premier full-service education law firm in California, representing nearly 500 clients across the state.

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Ed Byers

Ed Byers

Board Member

Ed Byers is Principal with Deloitte’s Advisory Practice in San Francisco. With over 20 years of experience at Deloitte, Ed serves primarily the Health Care practice in the West Region and has also been fortunate

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Kelby Thornton

Kelby Thornton

Board Member

Kelby Thornton is the Information Management leader in San Joaquin Valley Business Unit for Chevron North America Exploration & Production Operation Company. Kelby has over 15 years energy industry

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Van Ajemian

Van Ajemian

Board Member

Van Ajemian is an attorney by profession and a social entrepreneur by passion. Having graduated UCLA, he now manages two charities in Montebello, California, and develops

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Danielle Harmony

Danielle Harmony

Board Member

Danielle Harmony has been volunteering with SAGE Global since its inception in 2002 and is proud to join the board in 2016. She is a data analyst at heart and enjoys using data

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Dawn Sweatt

Dawn Sweatt

Board Member

As a litigation associate with Berliner Cohen, my practice focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation, including corporate services, unfair competition, trade secrets,

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Helen Shi

Helen Shi

Board Member

Since 2004, Helen has grown from a SAGE Student, SAGE Champion winner (2005), to college mentor of the champion team(2006) and Country Coordinator (2007-2009).

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Brian K. Johnson

Brian K. Johnson

Board Member

Dr. Brian K. Johnson is a seasoned educational administrator and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience as a leader in higher education, college president, professor, consultant, and business owner.

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Glen A. Thomas

Glen A. Thomas

Board Member

“Innovative” and “CPA” may not seem like concepts that belong together. But, clients that work with Glen understand how powerful the combination can be.

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