Meet the Team 2017-06-24T11:55:58+00:00

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


Vivek Kumar
Vivek KumarChair
Dan Brehmer
Dan BrehmerVice Chair
Luca Rigazio
Luca RigazioProgram Chair
Souradeep Sen
Souradeep SenProgram Co-Chair


Founders Series

Dana Kismetova
Dana KismetovaSponsorship Chair
Nichole Khan
Nichole KhanSponsorship Co-Chair
Stefano Foresti
Stefano ForestiFounders Series Chair
Vaibhav Srivastava
Vaibhav SrivastavaFounder Series Co-Chair



Natalia Erokhina
Natalia ErokhinaMedia Co-Chair
Bob Gulino
Bob GulinoMedia Co-Chair
Sheen Kao
Sheen KaoTech Chair



Fred Stein
Fred SteinOutreach Chair
Willem de Lange
Willem de LangeVolunteers Co-Chair
Mark Duncan
Mark DuncanVolunteer Co-Chair



Volunteer Experience

Josh Bradshaw
Josh BradshawInternational Co-Chair
Ivan Quijano
Ivan QuijanoInternational Co-Chair
Monique Hodgkinson
Monique HodgkinsonMarketing Chair
Elle Rustique
Elle RustiqueVolunteer Experience Chair



Jeanne Wiseman
Jeanne WisemanAdvisors Chair
Laurie Manning
Laurie ManningAdvisors Co-Chair
Tony San
Tony SanSecretary Co-Chair
T.K. Lala
T.K. LalaSecretary Co-Chair


Hira Dangol
Hira DangolOperations Chair
Sladana Veljkovic
Sladana VeljkovicOperations 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
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


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
Shahin Farshchi
Shahin FarshchiPrincipal
Lux Capital
Carmen Hughes
Carmen HughesCEO
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

Professional photos by Paul Sakuma Photography