7 p.m. at Galileo Hall, Harvey Mudd College
A dessert reception will follow
Penny Herscher joined FirstRain in 2004 with the mission to solve the qualitative information overload problem of the institutional investor. She has developed FirstRain into the leading search-driven research provider to the financial services market.
Prior to FirstRain, Herscher was chairman and CEO of Simplex Solutions, where she led the company through an IPO and the sale to Cadence Design Systems. She continued at Cadence as chief marketing officer and general manager of a major division. Herscher started her career as an R&D engineer with Texas Instruments, then Daisy Systems.
Herscher serves on the boards of FirstRain, Rambus, the Anita Borg Institute, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and California Community Partners for Youth. She speaks on entrepreneurship, career management and technology challenges and has given talks at U.C. Berkeley, Stanford, Boston University and Santa Clara University business schools, as well as for numerous industry organizations and women's career development organizations. She holds a B.A. with honors in mathematics from Cambridge University in England.