Advisory Board

CIE Advisory Board  An Advisory Board helps guide the development of the CIE’s strategic direction and assists with fundraising to sustain the Center’s operations. The Advisory Board provides the CIE with a 360 degree perspective of the Silicon Valley ecosystem by bringing together leading Santa Clara University faculty, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, legal advisors, and corporate executives. 

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    Founder and Managing Member
    Sunrise Venture Capital

    Jack Balletto

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    Co-Founder
    FreshStart Healthcare

    Graham Barnes

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    Senior Sales Solution Architect,
    Intel Corporation

    Andy Bartley

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    Head of Finance
    Retail Next

    Kevin Beals

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    Owner
    Kerry C Bradford, CPA

    Kerry Bradford

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    President and Founder, Chief Product Officer
    Trattore Farms and Winery, Scientific Games

    Tim Bucher

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    Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer
    Mercatus

    Tim Buchner

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    Founder & CEO
    Xactly Corporation

    Chris Cabrera

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    Executive Chairman
    Connected Signals Inc.

    Dennis Capovilla

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    Director
    Synaptics Incorporated & Silicon Laboratories Inc.

    Nelson C Chan

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    Managing Director & Head of Samsung Catalyst Fund, Partner
    Samsung Electronics, Panorama Capital & JP Morgan

    Shankar Chandran

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    Partner
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Rimon Law

    Jim Chapman

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    CEO
    FayeFace

    Carol Christopher

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    Managing Director
    Flite Logistics

    Victoria Collom

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    Product Mgr-Twitter, Executive in Residence, Hattery
    CEO & Co-Founder of Dipity.com & Chief Product Officer & Founder Jetpac

    Derek Dukes

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    General Partner
    US Venture Partners

    Irwin Federman

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    Managing Advisor,
    SF Advisors

    Steve Foster

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    Head of TMT Corporate Banking
    Wells Fargo & Co

    Eric Houser

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    Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship
    Santa Clara University

    Christina Johnson

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    President & CEO
    Blackstone Discovery

    John P Kelly

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    Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, School of Engineering,
    Santa Clara University

    Christopher Kitts

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    Chief Executive Officer
    Strattica Labs

    Mike Kyriacou

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    Co-Founder & CEO
    L2F Inc.

    Shawn Lange

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    President and Founder
    On Point Production

    Matt Lehr

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    Partner
    Fenwick & West

    Ken Linhares

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    Managing Director
    SVB Capiral

    Jim Marshall

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    Regional Manager, Senior VP, Technology, Media & Telecom Group
    Wells Fargo

    Megan Mix

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    Partner
    McDermott Will & Emery

    Judy Mohr

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    Managing Partner
    Pima Direct

    Larry Nally

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    Founding Director, Tech Edge J.D. in the Heart of Silicon Valley,
    Santa Clara University

    Laura Norris

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    EVP, Worldwide Sales & Marketing
    Seagate Technology

    Rocky Pimentel

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    Vice President of Product
    ScopeAR

    Jason Prosnitz

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    President & CEO
    Versartis

    Jay Shepard

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    Chairman of the Board and CEO
    Arabesque Investments LLC

    George Sollman

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    CFO
    LinkedIn

    Steve Sordello

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    Executive Director, MOBI
    Santa Clara University

    Drew Starbird

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    General Partner
    Mohr Davidow Ventures

    Bryan Stolle

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    Managing Director
    SVB Capital

    Katie Taormino

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    Principal
    Aquest Consulting

    Jim Thompson

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    Director & CFO,
    AeroFund Financial

    Steve Troy

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    Managing Director,
    Horizon Ventures

    Doug Tsui

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    Partner
    DBL Partners

    Marc van den Berg

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    President and Co Founder
    IG Partners Inc

    Drew Wahl

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    Board of Director
    Zentera Systems, Inc.

    Gloria Wahl

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    Strategic Advisor
    RetailNext

    Bryan Wargo

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    Founding Partner
    XG Ventures

    Andrea Zurek