We are pleased to announce that Founder & CEO of Ephesoft, Ike Kavas, has been appointed a board position by the dean, Deryck J. van Rensburg, and will serve for a minimum of 3 years for the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University. 

The Graziadio Board is a high profile business advisory council whose primary objectives are to enhance the school’s reputation, offer advice and counsel to the dean on strategic issues and the curriculum from a business perspective, become a resource for fund and development through advocacy, and stand as an advocate to the external constituents. Board members are in a unique position to provide guidance, direction, and connections to students, affecting their personal growth and future employment. Ike will also serve on one or several committees. 

“The board position fits perfectly with both my personal and Ephesoft’s values to elevate those around us in our community,” said Ike Kavas. “I’m especially excited to offer guidance and opportunities to our future workforce and next generation entrepreneurs. Our world, including businesses large and small, are constantly evolving with technology being a major force in this transformation. My company is driving and experiencing these developments first hand and I look forward to sharing my insights with Pepperdine students and helping to shape the curriculum.”

Ike was introduced to the prestigious university in 2017, when Pepperdine University became a client of Ephesoft, using its intelligent document processing solution to help process documents in their Admissions, Finance & Advancement departments. The results were increased efficiency and document processing was 95% faster after implementing Ephesoft (for more information, read the Pepperdine University success story here).

“We’re looking forward to having Ike on the board and tapping into his experiences in technology and entrepreneurship,” said Stevan R. Calvillo, Chair, Graziadio Board. “It’s important to have a wide depth of business leaders helping to further our goals at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, as well as help pave the way for graduates’ career opportunities.”