STAY CONNECTED - CLOSER TO HOME!

Founded in 2000, the Silicon Valley Chapter was selected as the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network Chapter of the Year in 2016.

 

Every year, we produced more than 34 events, reached 526 alumni, and helped Veterans with a truly amazing Beyond Self career day. Into the future we will continue to deliver exceptional programs and cultivate new and experienced Alumni leaders to take part in living and breathing our Defining Principles in everything that we do.

We are committed to Helping You Stay Connected Closer to Home!

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BOARD MEMBERS

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ERIC TOM

Co-President (FTMBA 1983)

I am retired from a long career in Tech, from Telecom to Cloud to Software & SaaS, and most recently Data Analytics.  My experience is in Sales & Marketing, Operations, Product, and Finance & Accounting earlier in my career.  I have worked in early-stage companies, mid-size and large public companies managing teams as large as 6,500 people. I sincerely enjoy giving back to HAAS as much of my success emanated from the strong fundamental background I was provided at Berkeley.

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ABHA BHAGAT

Co-President (EWMBA 2010)

I have worked in the tech industry in Finance, Market Research and Analysis. I graduated from the Evening Weekend MBA program at Berkeley Haas in 2010. I am currently working in Finance at Cisco Systems. Berkeley Haas has made possible a variety of opportunities for me. Serving on the Silicon Valley Haas Alumni Network Board allows me to stay connected and give back to the school and alumni.

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DAVID B. HANSEN

Treasurer (FTMBA 1981)

My career has spanned energy to education, high tech to health care. I've contributed to governments, non-profits, for-profits, and startups. I'm now Co-Founder and VP with an online educational company, Miaplaza. The Chapter's leadership team inspires, as do its events.

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JENNY HUANG

Board Member, Former VP Social Media (BS 1987)

I began my career in high-tech and spearheaded teams in marketing and branding for Fortune 500 companies in the telecom, hardware, and software industries. My experiences in Corporate have led me to starting my own strategic marketing and business consulting practice, where we are passionate in serving start-up and progressive companies and helping them launch and market their businesses successfully. I stay active on the board because I want to  connect with the Haas community, where I feel I belong and can continue to contribute my leadership and expertise to help others succeed. Learn more about Jenny at www.jennyhuangmarketing.com or email jenny@jennyhuangmarketing.com.

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VICTOR ADINT

Board Member, former President (FTMBA 1998)

Victor Adint completed his Full-time MBA from Berkeley Haas in 1998 and has served on the Haas Alumni Network Silicon Valley Board since 2002.  Victor is a Wealth Advisor, Branch Manager, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC, at 229 West Main Street #1, Los Gatos, CA 95030, 408-402-3059. https://www.raymondjames.com/victoradint

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LILI KAN

VP of Operations and Secretary (EWMBA 2006)

I have worked in the high tech industry for 20+ years mostly leading engineering organizations.  Currently I am the Head of Engineering of Payment Intelligence at Stripe. Haas and Cal have given me the opportunities that I enjoy today, and I'd like to give back to the school and Haas.

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ILYSE PENDER

VP of Marketing (EWMBA 2006)

I have held technical, marketing, and strategy roles across multiple disciplines, including enterprise software, consumer products, and EdTech. My current focus is launching my startup, RaiderHawk Media, a mobile application development and marketing agency for the sports and hospitality industries. My years at Berkeley Haas were some of the best years of my life. I am active on the Chapter board to maintain my connection to the school, current students, and fellow alums.

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ANTHONY CHING

Board Member (EWMBA 2012)

Anthony is the Head of Product Management for Marketing Intelligence Services at Adobe. He is responsible for leading the next-generation enterprise AI/ML products in customer experience management and digital marketing for Adobe Experience Cloud and Adobe Sensei. Anthony is passionate about giving back to Haas and the UC Berkeley community. He has served on the board of the Berkeley Haas Alumni Network’s Silicon Valley Chapter since 2015. He looks forward to helping to build a strong Haas network in the Bay Area.

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SAM DOYING

Board Member (EWMBA 1991)

I’ve been consulting, coaching, and managing for over 30 years, all here in the Bay Area. More recently, I founded Enduring Presence, providing Leadership Coaching and Active Learning programs throughout Silicon Valley. The Haas Alumni community is the best network available to make new friends, build my business, and give back to my fellow alums.

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PAROMA SEN

Board Member (MBA 2013)

Paroma Sen is a Senior Director for SAP’s Industry Cloud solutions, leading GTM for discrete industries. Paroma has spent over 16 years in technology go-to-market, strategically moving up the value chain from semiconductors to software licensing, e-commerce and enterprise software. With a passion for the uncharted path, she naturally veers toward bringing innovation to market. She has worked directly with six startup companies, and writes extensively about startups, marketing, technology, customer experience, and leadership. Paroma has an MBA from Berkeley (Haas), MA (Advertising) from UT Austin and MS (Computer Engineering) from UT Austin. Paroma graduated from Berkeley Haas in 2013, and has recently joined the Haas Alumni Silicon Valley Chapter as a board member, with the intent to build stronger relationships and give back to the school, other Haas peers, and the Silicon Valley business ecosystem.

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NORA LI-WONG

Board Member (MBA/MPH 2001)

As a naturally strategic thinker, not only had Nora a successful career transition from academic professional to global marketer, but also built 15+ years of residential real estate investment track records in very competitive and dynamic San Francisco Bay Area real estate markets. Her success is accredited to her experiences at Haas, as well as marketing and management practice in corporate settings. She has impeccable attention to detail, without losing big picture. Her clients and friends regard her as an honest, caring, and data-driven real estate advisor. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, traveling, and Jigsaw puzzles. Learned from Haas, Nora is deeply involved and giving back to her communities, by volunteering at CAL and beyond.

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MATT CASPARI

Board Member (MBA 2006)

I'm a two-time founder/CEO and the Managing Partner of Strawberry Creek Ventures.  Previously, I was a leader of the innovation team at Nike.  While at UC Berkeley, I founded Aurora Biofuels, which grew to over 100 employees before being acquired by Reliance Industries.  I am a longtime Judge / Mentor at LAUNCH: The University of California’s Startup Accelerator and a Mentor at Berkeley-Haas Entrepreneurship. I joined the board to make new friends and support Haas.

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SRINI HANABE

Board Member (EWMBA 2010)

I have worked in the high tech industry for 20+ years in product management, product marketing and engineering leadership. Currently, I am leading product management for several areas of Uber's infrastructure. Haas has played an important role in my life and I want to give back to the school. I also enjoy staying in touch with alumni and meeting new people.

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ANGELA LAU

Board Member (EWMBA 2016)

Angela Lau is a seasoned product manager and a former startup founder. She is passionate about leveraging technology to build products that solve significant problems. She lives the Haas Defining Leadership Principles, especially Student Always, as she developed a passion for lifelong learning, believing that she would never stop growing.
 
Angela graduated from Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley (EWMBA) in 2016, and she wants to serve and give back to the Haas alumni community.

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FLORIAN PESTONI

Board Member (EWMBA 2001)

Florian Pestoni is the CEO and co-founder at InOrbit, the leading RobOps (robot operations) platform. He has over 15 years' experience leading products from startups to public companies including Facebook, Microsoft and Adobe. With hands-on experience in enterprise, SaaS and media products used by hundreds of millions of users, Florian shares a compelling vision and applies Lean Product principles to build and scale technology products and companies.    

 

Getting an MBA at UC Berkeley is one of the experiences that had the biggest impact on me both personally and professionally. I've always been aligned with the values, like Question the Status Quo and Students Always; by joining the SV Board I will be able to expand on Beyond Yourself by reconnecting with the Haas community and paying it forward.

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EMILY WANG

Board Member (BS 2019)

Emily is currently working at Lume Capital investing in financial technology companies. Previously, she worked at Robinhood focusing on equity trading, Industry Ventures, Square 1 Bank, and Dipsea Capital helping the teams identify and evaluate investment opportunities. Back in school, Emily co-founded Entrepreneurs @ Berkeley to help nurture the next unicorn and connect student entrepreneurs with investors and industry professionals. She is also a table tennis player. She represented the school and won two times women's championships in the National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships of North America. UC Berkeley has opened up a lot of opportunities for her. She'd like to give back to the school and the community.

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NIKITA JAIN

Associate Board Member (FTMBA 2016)

I have worked in the tech industry for 4+ years in product marketing and previously in finance with hedge funds providing trading advice.  Currently I am at Facebook in political ads. I'm a proud Berkeley alum: Berkeley has opened up a whole new avenue of opportunities for me. I'd like to give back to the school and Berkeley community.

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NIMA SHERPA

Associate Board Member (EWMBA 2021)

I started as a Deloitte auditor in NYC and later got exposed to Silicon Valley startup in a Finance role and other multifaceted roles. I push boundaries, especially social and personal growth, to learn. I deep dive with different stakeholders at different levels along the path.  Berkeley Haas is home where I grew to be a whole person and one of the ways to express my gratitude is to pay it forward by being part of its Alumni Chapter.