This year, Pepperdine University conducted an inaugural “Pepperdine 40 over 40” campaign to highlight 40 notable alumni over the age of 40 who have excelled in their fields, both business and philanthropic.

I humbly thank all of those who nominated me…  I was chosen among 497 distinguished alumni.

Your vote helped solidify my legacy with Pepperdine, for which, I hope will inspire my own children to serve with a spiritual purpose.

Read the full Pepperdine Magazine article here.

Here’s a few reasons why I feel I have represented Pepperdine proudly:


2017 recipient of Graziadio Alumni Networks “Council Star” award

Geoff Koboldt - Pepperdine University - council star award winner

Served on the GAN council from 2016-2017 putting in over 100+ hours and created the Waves Ignite entrepreneurial platform, which will be used for generations to come (hopefully tied in with Peate Institute in some capacity)

Geoff Koboldt with Dr. Deryck van J. Rensburg - dean of the Graziadio business school at Pepperdine University

Over 50+ hours given to help alumni via Evisors platform with career conversations, resume writing and entrepreneurialism

Over 2000+ hours spent mentoring over 125 college interns over 6 years while I owned and operated BambooBuddy LLC

Over 100+ hours given freely pro bono to help young entrepreneurs over the last 2 years

Social entrepreneur whose company donated % of profits to Musicares, WWF, Red Cross, StandupforSkateparks and many more


Navigated a successful corporate career holding positions of V.P. of Operations, COO, Director of Operations, Sales Manager, as well as project management and consulting

Currently responsible for over $250+ million in sales as an Architectural Technical Sales Manager for Acuity Brands where I lead a team whose focus is on delighting our clients with A+ level service

Social entrepreneur/business owner who created 5 companies, scaling them collectively to multi-$million status prior to exit strategy where I left in 2013

MBA from Pepperdine’s fully-employed program in 2003, 4 certification in lean + six sigma + project management

University business professor since 2006 teaching both undergrad and MBA program where I’ve made a difference in the lives of many



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