NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MOUSE, a national youth development nonprofit that empowers students to create with technology to solve real world problems, announced today that Byrne Doyle, Territory Manager and Vice President for Best Buy Co., Inc., and Scott Kaplan, Co-Founder of Sagent Advisors Inc., have joined MOUSE's Board of Directors.
"We are honored to welcome Byrne and Scott to the MOUSE Board of Directors," said Amy Kadomatsu, Chair, MOUSE Board of Directors. "Byrne and Scott bring impressive and varied business skillsets and perspectives to MOUSE. Byrne strongly supports our long-time strategic partnership with Best Buy Foundation and the importance of giving youth opportunities to develop the technology and professional skills essential for their future success. Scott is an accomplished leader in the investment banking sector who brings a deep understanding of the capital markets and proven track record in raising capital for various organizations."
In his capacity as Territory Manager for Best Buy, Doyle has end-to-end responsibilities that include customer experience, employee experience, and financial outcomes. Doyle currently oversees 181 stores, ranging from Western Pennsylvania to Maine, with combined annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. He has spent most of his professional career with Best Buy. Doyle was hired in 1998 as a General Manager for a retail location and has held multiple leadership positions throughout his career with Best Buy.
Doyle attended the MBA program at Lewis University in Illinois. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
"Over the past 10 years, I have been fortunate to both witness and increasingly participate in the burgeoning relationship between Best Buy and MOUSE," said Doyle. "I am passionate about the role MOUSE serves in working to shape today's youth and equally proud of the increasing contribution Best Buy has made to support of these efforts. I look forward to working closely with the MOUSE Board to support tomorrow's leaders."
Kaplan has been in the investment banking industry for over 20 years as a banker and operational leader. As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sagent Advisors, an independent investment banking firm, from 2003-2014, Kaplan organized and led the start-up activities, capital raising, and business development and was a key contributor in the development and expansion of the firm's coverage, global footprint, and revenue generating potential.
Prior to co-founding Sagent Advisors, he was a Director at UBS on the Investment Banking management team responsible where he was responsible for improving the performance of groups that supported the investment bank during a period of rapid growth at the firm.
Before joining UBS, he led the operations and administration of DLJ's investment banking business in Los Angeles from 1993 – 2000. During his tenure there, the office grew to become the largest investment banking team in the United States outside of New York City.
Kaplan is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Science in Management and received his MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.
"Empowering students through MOUSE to become the people whom you turn to when you need assistance with technology in your school leads to these students developing an increased sense of self-worth and pride while giving them a glimpse into the positive impact that they can and will have in society," said Kaplan. "I believe that this is a powerful and unique purpose that MOUSE delivers, and I'm thrilled to be able to help MOUSE to further its impact in communities where opportunities for kids are needed the most."
MOUSE is a national youth development nonproﬁt that believes in technology as a force for good. We empower students to realize their full potential—and the potential of technology—to solve real problems and make meaningful change for our communities and the world around us. Founded in 1997, MOUSE programs have had a positive and lasting impact on more than 27,000 students nationwide. Learn more about MOUSE at www.mouse.org.