B.A. and B.A. with honors (M.A. equivalent), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
M.B.A., Presidential and Key Executive (PKE) Program, Pepperdine University
J.D., Southwestern Law School, 1979
Member, California State Bar
Joined Southwestern: 2011
Larraine Segil is a seasoned entrepreneurial executive, corporate board member, law professor, mentor, author and much more. She applies her extensive strategic, management, conflict resolution, and leadership expertise in a selective executive coaching practice. Ms. Segil has taken her expertise world-wide having coached senior executives on alliances for thirty years in the Americas, Europe, United Kingdom, China and Singapore.
Ms. Segil is Partner Emeritus and formerly owner and director of Vantage Partners LLC. While running Vantage, Ms. Segil served Global 100 and Fortune 500 companies assisting them to create and manage their critical business relationships with suppliers, customers, alliances, joint ventures or channel partners.
Ms. Segil has a genuine passion for sharing the wisdom that she cultivated through her successful career. At Southwestern, Professor Segil has taught Strategic Alliances for several years. She also puts her expertise and impressive professional network to good use in an innovative new course teaching creative and hands-on problem-solving skills, teamwork, and communication skills - Developing Web-Based Startups: Merging Law, Business, and Technology. Her students also learn how to support clients using state-of-the-art technology. Additionally, Ms. Segil is the proud author of six literary works that highlight her expertise in negotiating, alliances, values of partnering and being a dynamic leader.
Ms. Segil's desire to influence does not stop in the classroom. She generously funds the Larraine D. Segil Award for Strategic Alliance Competency. Recipients join an amazing group of prior LSS (Larraine Segil Scholars) and receive life-long support and guidance. Forbes.com recently recognized Professor Segil in an article about mentoring's financial impact. It is clear from the work of LSS' non-profit organization, Exceptional Women Awardees Foundation (EWA), that she is in the mentoring game for a more honorable purpose.
In addition to being a highly respected professional in the corporate world, Ms. Segil is the proud owner of Little Farm Company, CA. Through the Little Farm Company, Ms. Segil has developed recipe books, children's music, and provides local consumers with cheeses, jams, and organic products.