Mentor List

Jean Edelhertz

Edelhertz, Jean

Job Title: Independent Advisor (Former SVP for Strategic Initiatives)
Company: Quest Software (Retired)
Industry: Technology, Social Enterprise
Mentor Since: Fall 2021
Will Mentor: Early Career MBA, Graduate Students

Job Description

Current Role: Independent advisor to investors and business owners. Recent Executive Experience: As SVP for Strategic Initiatives with Quest Software, I oversaw a portfolio of transformation initiatives including merger and acquisition integration, restructuring, and new security programs. I also provided executive sponsorship for a global recurring revenue team. Current social enterprise: I chair the Board of Directors for Elizabeth Gregory Home (transformational support for women experiencing homelessness) and serve as the Vice President and Grants Officer Act of Giving Foundation.

Company Description

Quest is a global enterprise software company that helps organizations secure their IT environments, protect data, and manage platform migrations and cloud deployments.

Employment History

See my LinkedIn profile My professional experience has spanned finance, customer-facing sales functions, operations, merger / acquisition execution, systems transformations, and diverse strategic initiatives. I've managed global teams and held senior leadership roles in technology firms and nonprofit social enterprises.


BA, International Relations, Pomona College MBA, Haas School of Business University of California Berkeley Graduate of Program in International Management, HEC Paris

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

We start by understanding your goals -- what you want to learn and the skills you want to develop. We'll use your goals and interests to build an agenda of supporting activities for the year.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Meet monthly (60-90 min). I work with students on a mutually agreeable time to meet. That's often 4-5:30pm or mornings before work and classes. We can meet in person at a coffee shop, virtually, or a mix of both depending on student preference.

Additional Information

My approach is to be a resource and thought partner, helping you gain knowledge, skills, and perspective that will serve you throughout your professional career and community leadership. Mentoring works best when you openly share what you want to achieve, give advance thought to our monthly topics, and engage actively in our sessions together.