Over twenty years of marketing experience in Silicon Valley has proven Katherine's reputation for delivering end-to-end expertise in strategic planning, content development, brand, product and alliance marketing, as well as lead-gen campaigns, globalization, customer advisory board, advocacy and reference programs. As an experienced entrepreneur and business owner, she is comfortable stepping into any new role, assessing the situation and available resources, and taking the lead to drive the team to deliver with a focus on results. In every situation she brings a high level of energy,drive and passion as well as a solid network of resources and vendor relationships developed over many years.
Karen Appleton Page
Enterprise, Apple Inc.
Until April 2016 Karen was Senior Vice President, Industries & Founder of Box.org. She led Box’s vertical industry go-to-market team and was responsible for aligning ecosystems of customers and partners to create transformational solutions for enterprises. Karen was also the founder of Box.org, SVP of Global Alliances and Vice President of Business Development at Box. Previously, she was an executive at Prosper, and she served as Head of Business Development at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe. Karen is on the board of trustees for the Computer History Museum, is a General Partner with AccelepriseSF, and is a founding advisor of the global innovation forum for the Information Technology Innovation Council.
Karen earned a M.A. in Organizational Development from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in International Business from Towson University.
Head of Global Employment Law, Dropbox
Teresa is an attorney who specializes in global employment law. After practicing law for over 10 years with large, multinational firms in California and Texas, she joined Dropbox in 2015 as its employment counsel and is in charge of all global employment law matters for the company. From 2010 - 2011, she was President of the Board for MayView Community Health Center, which operates clinics in Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale.
A serial entrepreneur, Heather has advised & launched a number of start-ups and was the Co-Founder of two high-end, consumer product brands where she led them through multiple funding rounds and built the operational infrastructure to deliver global revenue growth. Heather consistently drives operations, building multi-million dollar businesses, while maintaining strong financial controls to ensure bottom line profits. Her professional career spans 20+ years of high-impact outcomes across sales and marketing, operations, finance and strategy in both emerging stage and corporate business unit scaling at Robinsons-May (now Macy’s), Guess Watches, and Neiman Marcus.
Anna Ranieri MBA, PhD
Career Counselor & Executive Coach
Anna is the coauthor of How Can I Help? What You Can (And Can't) Do to Counsel a Friend, Colleague or Family Member With A Problem. She has been a Senior Director at an international human capital consulting group and has prior professional experience in marketing and institutional development.
Anna earned her PhD in Counseling and Health Psychology, Stanford University; MBA in Marketing, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and BA, Literature, Yale University. She is on the Board of Directors, Family and Children Services of Silicon Valley and served on the Board of Directors, Kronos Quartet.
VC, former CEO
Phil Schlein left US Venture Partners last year after 30 year investing in the consumer/retail sector. Prior to joining USVP, Phil had a 28 year career as an operating executive in the retailing industry. For 11 years prior to joining USVP, Phil was President and CEO of Macy’s California. Under his leadership, Macy’s California sales grew from just under $200 million to almost $1.2 billion; profits grew from $17 million to $108 million. Phil began his retail career with R.H. Macy, Inc. from 1957 till 1984 and served on the Board of Directors of Apple Computer for eight years from 1979 to 1987. Phil holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
VP Marketing, Trufa Inc
Gauthier Vasseur drives financial excellence by improving operation performance with advanced analytics and statistics from their ERP data. From his wide-ranging experiences at Oracle, Google, Remy-Cointreau or the French Air Force Gauthier had countless opportunities to develop extensive, adept management and leadership skilIs, supported by a data driven passion. Gauthier has an international and transverse expertise in marketing, product strategy, communication, finance, management, and performance optimization.