Executive Committee | Board of Directors | Advisors

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee ensures VLAB operates successfully by planning and executing events, identifying sponsors, recruiting passionate volunteers and connecting the broader VLAB community. Learn more.

VLAB Chairs

Program

Vivek Kumar
Vivek KumarChair
Dan Brehmer
Dan BrehmerCo-Chair
Luca Rigazio
Luca RigazioProgram Chair
Vaibhav Srivastava
Vaibhav SrivastavaProgram Co-Chair

Marketing

Founders Series

Monique Hodgkinson
Monique HodgkinsonMarketing Co-Chair
Elle Rustique
Elle RustiqueMarketing Co-Chair
Grace Tong
Grace TongFounders Series Co-Chair
Esfandiar Bandari
Esfandiar BandariFounders Series Co-Chair

Media

Tech

Adwoa Boakye
Adwoa BoakyeMedia Co-Chair
Natalia Erokhina
Natalia ErokhinaMedia Co-Chair
Sheen Kao
Sheen KaoTech Co-Chair
Eric McClellan
Eric McClellanTech Co-Chair

Outreach

International

Fred Stein
Fred SteinOutreach Chair
Stefano Foresti
Stefano ForestiOutreach Co-Chair
Ivan Quijano
Ivan QuijanoInternational Co-Chair
Christian Prada
Christian PradaInternational Co-Chair

Volunteer

Sponsorship

Operations

Mark Duncan
Mark DuncanVolunteer Co-Chair
Dana Kismetova
Dana KismetovaSponsorship Chair
Jennie Chen
Jennie ChenOperations Chair
Hira Dangol
Hira DangolOperations Co-Chair

Advisors

Secretary

Jeanne Wiseman
Jeanne WisemanAdvisors Chair
Laurie Manning
Laurie ManningAdvisors Co-Chair
Tony San
Tony SanSecretary Co-Chair
TK
TKSecretary Co-Chair

Board of Directors

As a volunteer organization, we rely on the experience and expertise of our Board of Directors to participate in the care and growth of our community.

Vivek Kumar
Vivek KumarChapter Chair
Steve Bengston
Steve Bengston
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Ron Chavez
Ron Chavez
Dr. Michel Floyd
Dr. Michel Floyd
Aiko Fushida
Aiko Fushida
Sheryl L. Hinshaw-Peterson
Sheryl L. Hinshaw-Peterson
Johanson & Yau
Chihiro Jameson
Chihiro Jameson
Silver Lake Partners
Bill Tobin
Bill Tobin
Strayer Consulting Group
Louise Velazquez
Louise Velazquez
Gigi Wang
Gigi Wang

Advisors

VLAB advisors help to identify emerging business and technology trends, which form the basis of VLAB programming. Our advisors also assist in identifying and securing panelists, moderators, sponsors and presenting companies for our ongoing forums.

Hank Barry
Hank BarryPartner
Sidley Austin
Jacques Benkoski
Jacques BenkoskiPartner
US Venture Partners
Tim Chang
Tim ChangManaging Director
Mayfield Fund
Rob Coneybeer
Rob ConeybeerManaging Director & Co-Founder
Shasta Ventures
Kris Efland
Kris EflandCTO & Co-Founder
Teforia
Shahin Farshchi
Shahin FarshchiPrincipal
Lux Capital
Carmen Huges
Carmen HugesCEO
Ignite Public Relations
Lars Leckie
Lars LeckieManaging Director
Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Tom Rikert
Tom RikertPartner
Next World Capital
Jacqueline Witter
Jacqueline WitterDirector
Good Technology
Manish Patel
Manish PatelPartner
Highland Capital Partners