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Executive Directors

Emily Schaffer

Executive Director at Year Up Bay Area

Emily started her career addressing poverty and its impact on educational opportunities as a part of the Teach for America teaching corps in urban Los Angeles. After teaching, Emily moved to the business sector to learn first-hand about business strategy as part of the tech start-up, Posit Science. She used this experience to guide her work in business development as the Director of Programs for SpringBoard Forward, bringing a cutting-edge career development program to entry-level workers in the Bay Area. At Year Up Bay Area, Emily oversaw the outreach, admissions, student services and corporate engagement teams, ensuring that each phase of the program students feel supported and well prepared for their next steps: internship, graduation and job placement. Emily currently serves as YUBA’s Executive Director, after 5 years of leading programmatic efforts. Emily received her Education M.A. from Loyola Marymount University.

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National Alumni Association Board

Dominique Jones Jr.

IT Systems Administrator at Salesforce.com (Year Up Bay Area Alumna ’12)

Dominique Jones is a graduate of Year Up Bay Area, Class of January 2012.  Her dream of being self-sufficient and being able to pursue her artistic endeavors came through her success in Year Up and her internship at Salesforce, where she has worked for four years, most recently as an IT Systems Analyst. Known artistically as Dom Jones, she is an entrepreneur, author, orator, performer, and social justice advocate from Oakland, CA. She self-published her first book of poetry, Boss Patois, in August 2013, which became the 2014 Runner Up in the San Francisco Book Festival, and a song from her 2014 debut album, Wingspan, recently won the International Songwriting Competition. Her writing has been published in the Huffington Post, Black Girl Nerds, and in various anthologies. After serving for two years as the Year Up Bay Area Alumni President, she now serves on the Year Up National Alumni Association Board as the Feedback Committee Chair, and represents Year Up on the National Council of Young Leaders. She is the Founder of Dom Empire, a Performance Arts and Lifestyle Media company, purveying products and experiences that re-connect the audience with an elevated sense of self.  Social Justice and Equality being a lifestyle, these topics are woven throughout her work and service to community.  She is continuing her education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. To learn more, please visit www.iamdomjones.com.

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Bay Area Board of Directors

Amy Weaver

Executive Vice President & General Counsel at Salesforce

Craig Vercruysse

Principal, Rona Consulting Group

Craig Vercuysse is a 20+ year leader across multiple industries and functional areas including operations, information technology, and sales and marketing. He served as a regional healthcare system executive for Sutter Health in COO and CIO roles, contributing to several awards and consistently high dashboard performance. Craig’s efforts helped lead to a top hospital award for quality in 2013. He was accountable for leading a comprehensive, $200MM electronic health record initiative that exceeded expectations on operational, clinical and financial key performance indicators.

Craig also served as chief process officer (CPO), pioneering the development of a lean management system for Sutter Health. As a regional executive at Sutter, he was accountable for the deployment of the Toyota Management System (lean) across seven acute care hospitals and a 250-physician medical foundation.

He has deep knowledge of IT/electronic health record systems integration in conjunction with a lean management system. Craig’s educational background focused on systems theory grounded in organizational and interpersonal communication, capped with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

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Dan Springer

Chief Executive Officer of DocuSign

Dan Springer is an Operating Partner for Advent International, where he invests in Marketing Software businesses. He was most recently the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Responsys since April 2004. Public on NASDAQ, Responsys was sold to Oracle for $1.6 Billion in February 2014. Previously, Mr. Springer was the Managing Director of Modem Media and responsible for General Management of the agency’s Western United States operations. Prior to Modern Media he served as the CEO of Telleo, Inc., and Chief Marketing Officer of NextCard. Previous experience was with McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College. Mr. Springer now serves or has served as a Board Member of public and private companies including YuMe, ELOAN (Banco Popular), Heighten, Persado, eGroups (Yahoo) as well as not for profit organizations including The Urban School, Shop.org, AdTech, The Randall Museum and The San Francisco Friends School. He has also served as an Advisory Board member to many early stage companies.

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Erik Ragatz

Managing Director at Hellman and Friedman LLC

Erik Ragatz is a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman. His primary focus is on distribution-related sectors, across both retail and wholesale segments. He is responsible for broader coverage of the North American industrial sector, and brings additional experience in the energy, financial services, and healthcare industries. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Associated Materials, LLC. He was formerly a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goodman Global, Inc. and Director of LPL Investment Holdings, Inc., Sheridan Holdings, Inc., and Texas Genco LLC. He was also active in the Firm’s investments in Arch Capital Group Ltd., Digitas, Inc., Gaztransport & Technigaz S.A.S., and Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2001, Mr. Ragatz was employed by Bain Capital in Boston and Sydney. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company in San Francisco.

Mr. Ragatz graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Georgette Bhathena

Executive Director, Western Region Executive, Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase

Georgette Bhathena currently oversees JPMorgan Chase’s global philanthropy activities in Northern California. She has been with the firm since 2010. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Georgette spent more than a decade in the financial services industry with a focus on community development issues. Her prior experience includes serving as a Community Relations Officer at Citi, a Compliance Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in their Affordable Housing Program, and a Compliance Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the Consumer Compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examinations group.

Georgette is actively serving on various nonprofit boards including: Compasspoint Nonprofit Services, Enterprise Community Partners’ Leadership Committee, Bay Area LISC’s Local Advisory Committee, and HOPE SF’s Steering Committee.

Georgette holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and finance from the University of Washington and earned her Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a concentration in housing, urban development, and transportation.

Georgette is married and has two young children, Ben and Liam.

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Ime Archibong

Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook

Ime Archibong is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Facebook. He leads the team focused on accelerating Facebook’s product strategy by establishing partnerships, driving product integrations and unlocking business opportunities for leading companies across all non-gaming industries including AirBnb, Apple, Amazon, Dropbox, LiveNation, Microsoft, Netflix, Nike, Spotify and Uber. In this role, Ime also supports the Internet.org team, leading the development of strategic content and product partnerships globally to help the next 5 billion people get online.

Prior to joining Facebook, Ime was an Advanced Technology Business Development Professional at IBM, focused on licensing IBM¹s global portfolio of storage research technology. He started his career at IBM as a software engineer in the Systems and Technology Group before moving over to the corporate strategy team, and eventually settling in business development.

Ime holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University and a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Keith White

Senior Vice President Loss Prevention at Gap

Kirsten Wolberg

Vice President of Technology Business Operations at PayPal

Kirsten Wolberg is the Vice President of Technology Business Operations at PayPal. Prior to this, she was the Chief Information Officer at Salesforce.com. She led the Information Technology organization responsible for building and maintaining the global technology infrastructure and business applications for all Salesforce.com employees and business units.

 

Ms. Wolberg joined Salesforce.com in May 2008 from Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., where she led the organization responsible for corporate technology, offshore development, technology education and leadership development. She was a key member of the executive team that led Schwab’s turnaround and return to profitability.

Prior to joining Schwab, she held a variety of product development, operations, and consulting positions for First Interstate Bank, California Federal Bank, Computer Sciences Corporation, and innoVentry. For the past seven years Ms. Wolberg has served in leadership roles with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the San Francisco Light the Night Walk.

Ms. Wolberg holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern.

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Tim Campos

Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company

Timothy Campos is the Chief Information Officer at Facebook. Previously, he was CIO at KLA-Tencor where he was responsible for IT strategy and delivery for all of KLA-Tencor’s Information Services. Mr. Campos’s background includes 15 years of industry experience in both Information Technology and Software Engineering roles with an emphasis in global applications, multimedia, and distribution systems. Prior to KLA-Tencor he held management positions at Portera Systems and Silicon Graphics, as well as software engineering roles at both Silicon Graphics and Sybase. Mr. Campos has a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University and a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley.

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Bay Area Talent and Opportunity Board

Bask Iyer

Chief Information Officer at WMWare

Brad Peterson

EVP & CIO at NASDAQ OMX

Dan Morales

CIO at eBay, Inc.

Greg Higham

CIO at Marketo

Jeff Brzycki

CIO at Autodesk, Inc.

Jeff Weiner

CEO at LinkedIn

Jeremy Stoppelman

Co-founder and Chief Executive Office at Yelp

Jim McGuire

EVP & CIO at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Kevin Hart

Vice President & Business Information Officer – Northern California at Kaiser Permanente

Marc Benioff

Chairman & CEO at Salesforce.com

Maura Markus

Former President & COO at Bank of the West

Tim Campos

Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company

Timothy Campos is the Chief Information Officer at Facebook. Previously, he was CIO at KLA-Tencor where he was responsible for IT strategy and delivery for all of KLA-Tencor’s Information Services. Mr. Campos’s background includes 15 years of industry experience in both Information Technology and Software Engineering roles with an emphasis in global applications, multimedia, and distribution systems. Prior to KLA-Tencor he held management positions at Portera Systems and Silicon Graphics, as well as software engineering roles at both Silicon Graphics and Sybase. Mr. Campos has a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University and a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley.

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Tom Keiser

EVP, Global Product Operations at Gap Inc.

Bay Area Leadership Council

Colin Billings

Founder and CEO at Stealth Consumer

Colin is a principal at Resonance Growth Consulting, where he and the firm help startups improve their products and businesses through a combination of quantitative, creative and organizational approaches. Previously, he was Stitcher’s VP of Growth, where he led audience development by building product experiences and partnerships that made Stitcher the largest independent destination for on demand listening.   He was responsible for driving sustainable growth through an organization-wide team focused on user acquisition, activation, engagement and monetization. Prior to his role, Colin served as Stitcher’s first PM and has held positions with other leading media companies including Electronic Arts and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Colin holds a JD/MBA from UC Hastings and the University of San Francisco, and a BA in Political Theory from UCLA.

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Ellen Haude

Founder and Owner at EMH Financial Services LLC

Jack Spilberg

Head of Business Development and Marketing at Stimulant

Jacob Sorensen (Co-Chair)

Head of Business Intelligence and Data Management, Senior Vice President at Bank of the West

Jacob Sorensen has over 20 years of experience in data management and business intelligence working largely for financial services institutions, like NextCard, Providian, Washington Mutual, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of the West a member of the BNP Paribas Group. Jacob has been at Bank of the West for the last five years as Senior Vice President and is the head of business intelligence and data management function. Jacob has been involved with Year Up Bay Area since 2009 as a mentor and now hosts several interns and graduates at Bank of the West. Jacob has also been a member of the YUBA Leadership Council since 2011 and is now the co-chair.

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Jayni Shah

Associate at Menlo Ventures

Kelly Bathgate

Director, Strategic Partnerships at Tipping Point Community

Rebecca Schapiro (Co-Chair)

Director, Brand & Strategy at Funding Circle

Rebecca Shapiro is a passionate marketer, experienced team lead, deal-maker, go-to-market strategist & evangelist for new products. Rebecca brings 12+ years of brand building experience from Discovery Networks, MTV Networks, Apple, Bling Nation, Google and now leads the Brand & Strategy team at Funding Circle. Rebecca has been an active member on Year Up Leadership Council since 2011.

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Tiffiny Furdak

Senior Director of Global Product Operations at Rodan + Fields

Tiffiny is a Supply Chain and Product Operations Consultant and has spent the last twelve years of her career at Gap, Inc. in various leadership capacities. Prior to retail, she held product management and marketing roles at at i2 Technologies (JDA) and led global strategic sourcing initiatives for General Motors.

Tiffiny is as an active member of the Year Up Bay Area Leadership Council. Over the past five years, she helped to established Year Up corporate participation at Gap, Inc. She continues to mentor Year Up students, speak to Year Up classes about career options, and leverage her background in retail to give specialized trainings in professional dress for the workplace. She is inspired by the transformational work of the YUBA staff and in particular, the strength, dedication, and professionalism of the students who participate in the Year Up program.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and four year old daughter. Born and raised in Michigan, she enjoys running, yoga, wine, food, and traveling. She recently joined the Advisory Board for the Northern California chapter of Junior Achievement.

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Vineet Pandey

Management Consultant at Accenture

Bay Area Technical Advisory Board

Ebony Frelix

Senior Vice President of Philanthropy & Engagement at Salesforce.org

Ed Solomon

Corporate Engagement Consultant at Year Up

John Witchel

Chief Technology Officer at Sendme, Inc.

Matthew Zeier

Director of Operations at Lookout

Richard Yanowitch

Chairman & Founder at The Entrepreneurs Group

Bay Area Silicon Valley Launch Committee

Alison Abbo

Former CFO, S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation

Andy Billings

Vice President Organizational Effectiveness, Electronic Arts

Carolina Echeverria

Community & Public Affairs Manager, Univision

Cheryl Fackler

Hug Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Hewlett Packard

Chris Bischof

Principal, Eastside College Preparatory School

Dan Portillo

Vice President of Talent, Greylock Partners

Dan Springer

Chief Executive Officer of DocuSign

Dan Springer is an Operating Partner for Advent International, where he invests in Marketing Software businesses. He was most recently the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Responsys since April 2004. Public on NASDAQ, Responsys was sold to Oracle for $1.6 Billion in February 2014. Previously, Mr. Springer was the Managing Director of Modem Media and responsible for General Management of the agency’s Western United States operations. Prior to Modern Media he served as the CEO of Telleo, Inc., and Chief Marketing Officer of NextCard. Previous experience was with McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Occidental College. Mr. Springer now serves or has served as a Board Member of public and private companies including YuMe, ELOAN (Banco Popular), Heighten, Persado, eGroups (Yahoo) as well as not for profit organizations including The Urban School, Shop.org, AdTech, The Randall Museum and The San Francisco Friends School. He has also served as an Advisory Board member to many early stage companies.

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Daniel Lurie

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Tipping Point Community

Ed Solomon

Corporate Engagement Consultant at Year Up

Elise Cutini

Executive Director, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund

Erik Ragatz

Managing Director at Hellman and Friedman LLC

Erik Ragatz is a Managing Director at Hellman & Friedman. His primary focus is on distribution-related sectors, across both retail and wholesale segments. He is responsible for broader coverage of the North American industrial sector, and brings additional experience in the energy, financial services, and healthcare industries. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Associated Materials, LLC. He was formerly a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goodman Global, Inc. and Director of LPL Investment Holdings, Inc., Sheridan Holdings, Inc., and Texas Genco LLC. He was also active in the Firm’s investments in Arch Capital Group Ltd., Digitas, Inc., Gaztransport & Technigaz S.A.S., and Nasdaq Stock Market LLC.

Prior to joining the Firm in 2001, Mr. Ragatz was employed by Bain Capital in Boston and Sydney. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for Bain & Company in San Francisco.

Mr. Ragatz graduated with Honors and Distinction from Stanford University where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Georgette Bhathena

Executive Director, Western Region Executive, Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase

Georgette Bhathena currently oversees JPMorgan Chase’s global philanthropy activities in Northern California. She has been with the firm since 2010. Prior to joining JPMorgan Chase, Georgette spent more than a decade in the financial services industry with a focus on community development issues. Her prior experience includes serving as a Community Relations Officer at Citi, a Compliance Officer at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco in their Affordable Housing Program, and a Compliance Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in the Consumer Compliance and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examinations group.

Georgette is actively serving on various nonprofit boards including: Compasspoint Nonprofit Services, Enterprise Community Partners’ Leadership Committee, Bay Area LISC’s Local Advisory Committee, and HOPE SF’s Steering Committee.

Georgette holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and finance from the University of Washington and earned her Master in Public Policy degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government with a concentration in housing, urban development, and transportation.

Georgette is married and has two young children, Ben and Liam.

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Jed York

Chief Executive Officer, San Francisco 49ers

Jennifer Anastasoff

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fuse Corps

Johnathan Reichental

CIO, City of Palo Alto

Kelly Minton

Leader, Strategy and Business Operations, eBay

Kirsten Wolberg

Vice President of Technology Business Operations at PayPal

Kirsten Wolberg is the Vice President of Technology Business Operations at PayPal. Prior to this, she was the Chief Information Officer at Salesforce.com. She led the Information Technology organization responsible for building and maintaining the global technology infrastructure and business applications for all Salesforce.com employees and business units.

 

Ms. Wolberg joined Salesforce.com in May 2008 from Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., where she led the organization responsible for corporate technology, offshore development, technology education and leadership development. She was a key member of the executive team that led Schwab’s turnaround and return to profitability.

Prior to joining Schwab, she held a variety of product development, operations, and consulting positions for First Interstate Bank, California Federal Bank, Computer Sciences Corporation, and innoVentry. For the past seven years Ms. Wolberg has served in leadership roles with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the San Francisco Light the Night Walk.

Ms. Wolberg holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern.

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Lance Fors

Chair, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund

Laura Weidman Powers

Executive Director, Code2040

Leigh Stilwell

Senior Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Matthew Zeier

Director of Operations at Lookout

Matthew Zeier

Director of Operations, Lookout

Mike Jennings

Senior Director of IT, LinkedIn

Patrick Fallon

Managing Director and COO, Accel-KKR

Preston Smith

Co-Founder and President, Rocketship Education

Ravi Ramakrishnan

Senior Director of IT, NetApp

Robert Keller

Managing Director, J.P. Morgan

Ron Gonzales

President and Chief Executive Officer, Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Scott Seese

CIO, eBay

Sharon Williams

Executive Director, Job Train

Stephen Star

Associate, Oak Hill Capital

Steve Cadigan

Vice President of Talent, LinkedIn

Steve Krausz

General Partner, US Venture Partners
The Peery Foundation

Susan Morse

Associate Professor, UC Hastings College of the Law

Tim Campos

Chief Executive Officer at Stealth Mode Startup Company

Timothy Campos is the Chief Information Officer at Facebook. Previously, he was CIO at KLA-Tencor where he was responsible for IT strategy and delivery for all of KLA-Tencor’s Information Services. Mr. Campos’s background includes 15 years of industry experience in both Information Technology and Software Engineering roles with an emphasis in global applications, multimedia, and distribution systems. Prior to KLA-Tencor he held management positions at Portera Systems and Silicon Graphics, as well as software engineering roles at both Silicon Graphics and Sybase. Mr. Campos has a Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University and a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California Berkeley.

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Timothy Ranzetta

President, Innovate Foundation

Trish Palumbo

Vice President of Talent Management, Taos

Zubin Irani

Chief Executive Officer, cPrime