The mission of the Expert-in-Residence Program at Shenandoah University is to enhance the academic excellence of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business through the practical experience of its team of highly experienced business executives. As a faculty, we believe students deserve a school that has built strong relationships with the business community and assists them in their transition into the business world.
Clyde Lamond has served as the Executive in Residence for the Harry F. Byrd Jr. School of Business since the fall of 2014.
In his role as executive in residence, Clyde has had such a tremendously positive impact on our students. Whether in the area of management, banking or marketing, Clyde’s perspective is much appreciated by students and faculty alike. Through his mentoring and guest lecturing he has been an integral part of the transformative experiences that we strive to provide for ours students. His enthusiasm and passion for educating young minds is a true inspiration for all of us here in the Byrd School.
Bogdan Daraban | Acting Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
Mr. Lamond graduated from the American Institute of Banking in Washington, D.C. in 1966; as a dual major he studied commercial lending and investments. He later went on to receive his Broker’s License, Virginia Auctioneer License, and Virginia Real Estate License.
While obtaining his degree, Mr. Lamond worked at the United Virginia Bank in Alexandria, Virginia. Throughout his career, Mr. Lamond has worked in several financial industries to include: Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Company, Comptroller of the Currency, Financial General Bankshares Inc., Farmers & Merchants National Bank of Hamilton Virginia, Harvest Bancorp Inc., and F&M National Bank. Mr. Lamond held the executive director position at the Virginia Student Assistance Authorities in Richmond, Virginia from 1994-1995. Most recently, Mr. Lamond worked as a realtor for Armfield, Miller & Ripley Fine Properties LLC in Middleburg, Virginia. Mr. Lamond has had past experience with higher education and taught courses at the American Institute of Banking in Washington, D.C.
He has been an active member to the Virginia Bankers Association in Richmond; serving as the Director, Member of the Legislative Committee, Chairman for Group IV, and Chairman for the Community Bankers Committee.
As a Northern Virginian native, Mr. Lamond has dedicated much of his free time to serving his community. He has held many positions at his church, Clarke County Rotary Club, Foxcroft School, Virginia State Fair and Cultural Center, Northern Virginia Angus Association, and the United Way Campaign. He was also instrumental in founding Leesburg Today weekly periodical, the Atlantic National Angus Cattle Show, and the Loudoun Educational Foundation.
Mr. Lamond has accomplished much in his professional career; however, his most precious accomplishment is his family. He has raised two lovely daughters, with his wife Mrs. Beth Lamond, and enjoys gardening in his free time.
J. Knox Singleton, the newly retired chief executive officer of Inova, has joined the school as its healthcare executive-in-residence.
On April 6, 2018, Singleton retired from his position at Inova, the Washington, D.C., region’s leading not-for-profit health care system that serves more than two million people annually.
Knox brings an extraordinary wealth of experience and knowledge of the healthcare industry and therefore serves as a valuable resource for students and faculty in the area of healthcare leadership. In his role, Mr. Singleton is a wonderful mentor and inspiration to our students, and his insights are instrumental in ensuring that our program offerings in the area of healthcare leadership are relevant, innovative and aligned with industry demands. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Singleton on our team.”
Bogdan Daraban | Acting Dean of the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business
Singleton joined Inova in 1983, taking it from a three-hospital, $500 million organization to a $3.5 billion health care system with five hospitals and more than 100 ambulatory service locations. Inova is considered a leader in genomics and personalized health, which uses an individual’s genetic makeup to predict and prevent disease.
Inova and Shenandoah have a relationship that spans more than 20 years, including Inova’s commitment to invest $5 million to support Shenandoah-led educational programs at the Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax, Virginia, including programs in pharmacogenomics and precision medicine, health information technology, public health and nursing.
Singleton, who was named CEO of the year in 2015 by the Washington Business Journal, also gives back to communities locally and abroad, serving on a number of boards, and as the co-founder of both the Global Good Fund and the Community Coalition for Haiti, for which he is also a past president.
Singleton is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1970. He received a master’s degree in Health Administration from Duke University in 1973.
Dave is a Strategic Business Advisor, with more than 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur and managing executives of global technology companies. As an American national, living in Barcelona for ~20 years with an extensive US and European network (focused heavily in the ICT and mobile space), he has a strong trans-Atlantic and pan-European focus. As a co-founder of the CEO-CF, he has created mentorship groups that assists members to develop business plans that accelerate revenue growth and/or external infusion of capital. Dave has been involved in more than 15 transactions involving the purchase, sale, merger, or infusion of capital into companies. His speciality is ensuring that the company’s interests are safeguarded where these may be conflicts within the Cap Table. In this endeavour, he implements the proper corporate governance including compliance to all relevant legal requirements and standards, and ensures that there is effective communication between investors and the company.
Recently, Dave has been involved in the sales of:
- Shazam to Apple: Dave served as special advisor to the Executive Chairman of the Board until the company was transacted in 2018 around $500m
- Moravia to RWS: Dave served as special advisor to the CEO until the company was transacted in 2018 for $320m
- Smaato to Spearhead: Dave serves as the Chairman of the Board until the Company transacted in 2016 for around $150m
He is a the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Shenandoah University Harry F. Byrd School of Business and Boyd School of Business, where he is responsible for guiding business development both domestic and global entrepreneurial groups.
As a guest lecturer at the MBA level, Dave has provided instruction at many European universities, including INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, London Business School, England, IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, University of Chicago, USA, and UPC, PIMEC ESADE University in Barcelona, Spain. He has also presented at the Europe’s 500 Conference.
He has a BsC in International Finance, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA and he is married with three beautiful children and a grandson. Dave spends approximately 2/3rds of his life internationally, and 1/3 in the USA.
Contact Dave at email@example.com
Through the Barcelona GEL program, and working with the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR), I was able to obtain a wealth of understanding of international business. Specifically, through the experiential learning approach, with direct contact with the CEOs and Senior Management Teams, a deep understanding of Barcelona’s business culture and entrepreneurial style. This educational approach really allowed me to leverage various perspectives throughout our entire experience. It was a great privilege to be led by the EIR during this GEL trip because of the social capital he has in Barcelona, and the value we were able to obtain as students”.
Matthew Murray | MBA
The Entrepreneurship-in-Residence (EIR) at Shenandoah University has been, without a doubt, the most valuable, comprehensive, hands-on resource I have enjoyed as an MBA student. Working with Dave Darsch for the past two years has allowed me to experience firsthand what it means to be an entrepreneur at high executive levels. During this time, I have traveled and worked globally. I have managed market expansion projects for international companies. I have written and presented proposals and I have worked extensively on fostering teamwork, organizational, and leadership skills. The EIR has also been paramount in my development as an entrepreneur. Thanks to our open communication, I have gained insight into what type of business adheres best to my personality, character, and goals. Most importantly, I have learned to recognize when I am doing something that it is neither productive nor beneficial for my business and me.”
Annabelle Garcia | MBA
During last year, we had the opportunity to work with Shenandoah University (SU) as represented by MBA student, Ms. Catherine Adams, and mentors: Mr. David Darsch, Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) and Dra. Montressa Washington. The purpose of this project was to assist us through an in-depth research of strategic partnerships and suggestions for investment opportunities for our company to expand the concept of an indoor ski tunnel near Barcelona city to facilitate elite athletes for Nordic and Biathlon training/competitions, provide a tourist location for travelers, and provide children activities for outdoor sports. The SU team led by Ms. Adams did a wonderful job of summarizing a very diverse set of information and identifying the next milestones of the project. We sincerely appreciate the job that the SU Team and SU EIR have done for us.”
As an entrepreneur, it was a honor to be requested by Shenandoah University (SU) to be recognized in the “SU-Distinguished Lecture Series”. As a result, and having the advice of the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR), Dave Darsch, I have been able: to prepare a highly focused investor deck; raise funds; and be connected with other global organizations with the same vision and ethical commitment upon which my company is based. Also, with the EIR, I was able to increase my global profile by co-contributing to recognized entrepreneurial publication INC.
Businessman Dan Kaseman is bringing his industry knowledge to the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business as its newest executive in residence.
The Shenandoah students are as bright and driven as any I have encountered. It’s an honor to work in this high-energy environment. I hope I can give them some real-world experience and help them build confidence.”
Dan Kaseman | Executive in Residence
Kaseman is a resident of Purcellville. He owns Kaseman Capital Partners, a commercial real estate investment firm that owns and operates buildings in Northern Virginia. He is also the managing partner and co-owner of Middleburg Real Estate/Atoka Properties — a residential and commercial real estate brokerage firm serving Northern Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. He serves on the board of NOVA Parks, which oversees 13,000 acres of parkland in Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax.
Kaseman has worked with Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Fritz Polite, Ph.D. as a guest lecturer in Polite’s classes. He has handled topics such as introduction to management, globalization, communications, marketing, team building, opportunity, career advancement/graduate degrees and more. He was also part of the Shenandoah team that went to PyeongChang, South Korea, for the Winter Olympics and has visited corporate management for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. He has also been part of Shenandoah’s Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP), mentoring students for the past three years.
I selected Shenandoah because of the welcoming and professional atmosphere, and I have been treated as a real asset. After being here, it’s the engagement with the students that drives me. I love it when they seek me out for advice.”
Dan Kaseman | Executive in Residence