Jorge L. Titinger joined SGI as President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors, on February 27, 2012. Mr. Titinger previously worked for Verigy Ltd., where he served as president and CEO. Verigy was acquired by Advantest Corporation in July 2011,and from then until October 2011, Mr. Titinger provided transitional services as president and CEO of Verigy, then a subsidiary of Advantest. Prior to Verigy, Mr. Titinger held excutive positions at Form Factor, Inc., KLA-Tencor Corporation, and Applied Materials, Inc. Before his 17 year career in the semiconductor equipment industry, Mr. Titinger spent 10 years in the computer industry, where he held positions of increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Company, MIPS Computer Systems, Inc. and Silicon Graphics, Inc. Mr.Titinger holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Stanford University.
Raquel González is Bank of America’s President for the Silicon Valley Market. In addition, González, serves as the Bank’s Executive for the Western States Region. In her role as Market President, González is the company’s senior executive, responsible for coordinating operations of all the bank’s lines of business, serving area customers, and overseeing community development and philanthropic initiatives. A very active member in the community, González serves on the board of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. She has been recognized as one of the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 100 Women of Influence and by the Mexican American Community Services Agency (MACSA) as one of the Most Influential Latinos in Silicon Valley.
Ms. Sepúlveda is an estate planning and tax attorney with the law firm of Berliner Cohen in San José, California. Prior to joining Berliner Cohen, Ms. Sepúlveda served as a clerk to the Honorable Margaret Johnson of the Santa Clara County Superior Court and worked for Structure Law Group, a San José law firm specializing in personal and business taxation as well as business entity formation and transactions. Ms. Sepúlveda holds a Juris Doctor Degree and an advanced Master of Laws Degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she served on the Golden Gate University Law Review and was a member of the Honors Lawyering section. She received her Bachelor's Degree from San Francisco State University.
Mr. Rojas is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor with Morgan Stanley in Palo Alto, California. His team's primary focus and experience has been on providing high net worth investors in
Silicon Valley with a proven investment process and sound global wealth management solutions. He received his business degree from San Jose State University and has also successfully completed the rigorous Investment Consultants Executive Education program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Reed Hastings co-founded Netflix in 1997. In 1991, Reed founded Pure Software, which made tools for software developers. After a 1995 IPO, and several acquisitions, Pure was acquired by Rational Software in 1997.Reed is an active educational philanthropist and served on the California State Board of Education from 2000 to 2004. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including CCSA, Dreambox Learning, KIPP, and Pahara. Reed is also a board member of Facebook, and was on the board of Microsoft from 2007 to 2012. Reed received a BA from Bowdoin College in 1983, and an MSCS in Artificial Intelligence from Stanford University in 1988. Between Bowdoin and Stanford, Reed served in the Peace Corps as a high school math teacher in Swaziland. Reed is married with two children.
Cynthia is a native Californian with over 14 years of management experience in various industries including product management/marketing, telecommunications, and construction. As the Director of Operations at the 280 Group, she is the driving force behind logistics, finance process development, system automation, and operational efficiency. She has expert and first-hand knowledge in human resources, finance and business operations. She has a Bachelor of Arts from California State University, Monterey Bay in Human Communications. Cynthia is a volunteer in many causes including community improvement with Lean in Latinas, education assistance, ecological awareness, and green energy. She is also a past recipient of the HFSV scholarship recipient and is excited to give back to a program that has proved to be an asset to herself and many others.
Beatriz is a Manager in the Security Solutions integration business at Cisco Systems, a global leader in information technology. Ms. Pratt is responsible for delivering professional security integration services throughout the Americas. She joined Cisco in 2003, through the Linksys acquisition. Prior to Linksys, she held sales and operations positions at several IT companies, including Kingston Technology. As Co-President of Conexión, Cisco’s Latino Employee Resource Organization (ERO), she manages the strategic direction of a global 1100-member team. Under her leadership, Conexión has been recognized for their programs aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Beatriz is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and earned her B.S. in Human Services from California State University Fullerton. A native of Southern California, she currently resides in the Bay Area.
Sergio Retamal is President and Founder of Global4PL, a company that offers legal services, software development, Customs Brokerage and International Trade Services. Sergio’s professional experience includes management in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Mr. Retamal holds a master’s degree in change management from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and an MBA from California State University, Northridge. He also holds a bachelor of science in international business from California State University.
Stuardo Robles re-joined Applied Materials Santa Clara as Strategic Marketing Senior Director for the Transistor and Interconnect Products Group in October 2016. Previously, he worked for Ilika Technologies (2010-2016) as the Americas Business Development Director focused on the sales and marketing of high-throughput materials discovery services for the energy, electronics, and aerospace sectors. Prior to Ilika, Mr. Robles had a twenty-one year career at Applied Materials. While at Applied Materials, he held various senior positions in marketing, business development, R&D, and engineering. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley and is a graduate of the Berkeley Executive Leadership Program. Mr. Robles has presented and published papers on various types of semiconductor processes, edited manuscripts for respected industry journals, been granted 13 US patents, and collaborated and volunteered his time with the Licensing Executive Society (LES), AYSO, and local schools.
Lou Sanchez leads the Human Resources organization for Nokia Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nokia dedicated to expanding the human possibilities of technology, including connecting people through digital media and enabling people to live longer, healthier lives through digital health. Prior to his current role, Lou served as the head of Human Resources for PayPal after spending nearly a decade in executive positions in Human Resources at eBay, Inc. He also held senior leadership positions in Human Resources at Bank of America and Motorola. Lou began his 25 year career in HR as an IBM Fellow in the Careers in Training, Education & Development Fellowship program. He earned a BS in Advertising from Syracuse University and an MA in Education from San Diego State University.
Ivonne began her career as a journalist and founded The Pinnacle Company in October 1991. Starting in 1999, she led the effort to join the Hispanic Charity Ball's committee members — who until then had been an independent group of volunteers — with the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. The transition and integration into one entity took about two and a half years, and resulted in a successful fusion of the group's vision and mission. In 2008, Ivonne was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals' Silicon Valley Chapter as a Distinguished Volunteer Fundraiser for her successful efforts on behalf of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley. Her community involvement includes serving as a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum (Class IX), past president and founding member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley and as an active member of the Rotary Club of San José.