Amy Errett, Board Chair, Partner, Maveron LLC
Jerry Vallery, Vice Chair, CEO, GlobalCom Futures LLC
Richard Blum, Chairperson and President, Richard Blum & Associates
Warner H. Brown, Jr., Resident Bishop, SF Area, California-Nevada Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church
John Philip Coghlan, former president and CEO of Visa USA
Charles Cordes, Retired Pastor and former District Superintendent of United Methodist Church
Mary Coughlin, Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab
Lars Dalgaard, Chief Executive Officer, Success Factors
Stephen J. Davis, Partner, Banneker Partners
Catherine Dodd, Director, Health Service System, City and County of San Francisco
Erby L. Foster, Jr., Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Clorox Company
Nicole Harris, Corporate Counsel, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Phyllis Kaplan, Professor emeritus of Education, California State University at Hayward
Mike Kim, Business Development Executive, LinkedIn
Christopher Lord, Managing Partner, Criterion Capital Management
Janice Mirikitani, Founding President, GLIDE
Donald Tamaki, Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Michael L. Warren, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Cecil Williams, Founder, GLIDE
Phillip Zackler, Associate, Minami Tamaki LLP
Amy Errett, Chair
Partner, Maveron LLC
Amy Errett offers GLIDE more than 25 years of business and operating expertise as a leading entrepreneur, senior executive and social-mission visionary. She is a Partner at Maveron, a premier venture capital firm, joining the team in 2008. Prior to Maveron, she was Chief Executive Officer and an Owner of Olivia, repositioning the travel company as a complete lifestyle company for gay women. Errett received the Israel Fellows Award, presented by the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and in 2006 was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. Back to the top.
Jerry Vallery, Vice Chair
CEO, GlobalCom Futures LLC
Jerry Vallery's professional experience in information technology started with IBM sales and progressed through various senior executive management positions with leading Fortune 100 firms such as Oracle, Computer Sciences, and CA (Computer Associates). Vallery holds a BS in physics with honors from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a JD from Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He has also held graduate teaching and fellowship positions at Fisk, Howard, and Tennessee State University. Back to the top.
Chairperson and President, Richard Blum & Associates
Richard Blum founded equity investment management firm Blum Capital in 1975 and is the Chairman and President. Active in numerous non-profit organizations, Blum is the Founder and Chairman of the American Himalayan Foundation and is honorary consul to Mongolia and Nepal. On April 25, 2009 Blum was honored with the Berkeley Medal by UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgenau in front of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Blum received both a BS in business administration and MBA from University of California at Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Back to the top.
Warner H. Brown, Jr.
Resident Bishop, SF Area, California-Nevada Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church
A native of Baltimore, Bishop Warner Brown graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in sociology in 1969 and from Wesley Seminary in 1974. As a pastor, the Bishop has served local churches and administrative roles in both the Western Pennsylvania and California-Nevada Annual Conferences. Bishop Brown was elected and consecrated a bishop in July 2000. Serving as resident bishop for California-Nevada Annual Conference since September 2008, he leads over three hundred and sixty United Methodist Congregations and Ministries in the Northern two-thirds of California and Northern Nevada. Back to the top.
John Philip Coghlan
John Philip Coghlan is the former President and CEO of Visa USA and former Vice Chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation. Coghlan holds a BA in psychology from Stanford University, an MA in economics and public policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area. Back to the top.
Charles Cordes (Rev.)
Retired Pastor and former District Superintendent of United Methodist Church
Charles Cordes is a member of the California-Nevada Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served five churches and was District Superintendent for the United Methodist Church in San Francisco. He holds a BS in physics from Stanford Jr. University, an STM in theology and MA in counseling from Boston University. Back to the top.
Senior Vice President, Charles Schwab
Mary joined Charles Schwab in 1999 and is currently leading the Talent Management Organization where she is responsible for enhancing client loyalty through programs that support the end to end employee experience. Talent Management includes Talent Acquisition, Training, Leadership Development, HR Technology and Operations as well as Diversity and Inclusion. Mary has 25 years of HR experience in both generalist and specialist roles. Prior to joining Schwab, she was a Regional Human Resources Leader at Target Corporation. She has also held leadership positions with Kaiser Permanente, TJX Corporation, XEROX and Macy’s. Mary earned her BA in Business Administration from California State University, Hayward. Back to the top.
Chief Executive Officer, Success Factors
Lars Dalgaard founded SuccessFactors, Inc., a provider of state-of-the-art Business Execution Software solutions, in 2001 and is its Chief Executive Officer and President. Dalgaard has over 15 years of proven strategic and hands-on operating and leadership experience and has been the founder of several successful start-ups. He holds a BA in economics, psychology and consumer behavior from Copenhagen Business School and an MS from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Sloan Fellow. Back to the top.
Stephen J. Davis
Partner, Banneker Partners
Stephen Davis is a Partner at Banneker Partners, a firm which focuses on investments in public and private software, internet and business services companies. Prior to Banneker Partners, Mr. Davis co-founded Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that grew to over $2 billion in capital during his tenure. Mr. Davis is on the Board of Directors at the Center for Investigative Reporting in Berkeley, California and works with M3 Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on providing education and life skills to youth in the East Bay. He has a JD and MBA from Columbia University. Back to the top.
Director, Health Service System, City and County of San Francisco
Catherine Dodd, Ph.D., R.N., has worked in the area of health policy for over 20 years. She currently services as a Director of Health Services for the City and County of San Francisco. Prior to joining San Francisco's staff, she was district Chief of Staff to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and prior to that she served as Region IX director of health and human services as an appointee of President Clinton. Back to the top.
Erby L. Foster, Jr.
Director, Diversity and Inclusion, The Clorox Company
Erby L. Foster, Jr. is Director, Diversity & Inclusion, for The Clorox Company, where he advises senior management and the board of directors on the Company’s diversity strategy, employment-branding initiatives, external partnerships with professional organizations, and manages employee resource groups. Mr. Foster is a CPA with 15 years of experience creating and implementing business strategies that increase customer satisfaction, drive profitable growth, and expand market share. Prior to Clorox, he served in senior positions at AAA Chicago, McDonald's Corporation, PepsiCo / KFC Corporation and a Business Management Firm. Mr. Foster also serves on the Board of Directors of Jazz Heritage Center, Museum of the African Diaspora, Network of Executive Women, and Students in Free Enterprise. Back to the top.
Corporate Counsel, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Ms. Harris advises business units across the company regarding a broad range of transactional matters affecting the core business of the company. Prior to going in-house, Ms. Harris joined the Department of Justice through the United States Attorney General's Honor Program and then worked in private practice for several years. Ms. Harris chairs the American Bar Association Business Law Section, Corporate Director Diversity Committee and is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Public Education. Ms. Harris currently serves on the Volunteer Legal Services Program board of the Bar Association of San Francisco. She received the Bradford S. King Award for Excellence in Service by a Young Alumnus/a from the University of California at Berkeley in 2009 and received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Back to the top.
Professor emeritus of Education, California State University at Hayward
A GLIDE volunteer and Board Member for over three decades, Dr. Phyllis Kaplan is an ardent supporter and advocate of children with special circumstances and challenges. She consults numerous school districts and community projects, and voluntarily serves students in many corners of the world such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Dr. Kaplan received her Ph.D. in special education from Wayne State University and has written eight books and numerous professional articles. Back to the top.
Business Development Executive, LinkedIn
Mike Kim is a Business Development Executive for LinkedIn and was previously Director of Business Development for Monster.com. He was also an early member of social gaming giant Zynga, and the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Yollege.com. Currently, Kim is the Chairman of The Bay Guild and was appointed by the San Francisco Board of Education to sit on the Public Enrichment Fund Committee. In January of 2011, he was elected by the constituents of Assembly District 13 to be a Delegate to the CDP. Mike is extremely passionate about the role of technology in philanthropy and has worked closely with tech industry leaders on pioneering new methods of fundraising. He is a proud graduate of the University of California, Davis. Back to the top.
Managing Partner, Criterion Capital Management
Christopher Lord is the Founder of Criterion Capital Management, an investment fund that specializes in technology, media and telecommunications. Before forming Criterion in 2002, he was a co-Founder of Pivotal Asset Management, a public/private technology investment fund. Lord received his BA in religious studies from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Back to the top.
Founding President, GLIDE
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Throughout Craig Ramsey's career, sales and marketing have been his area of expertise. A graduate from Denison University with a degree in economics, Ramsey spent a few years with IBM before joining computer start up, Amdahl, in 1976. While at Amdahl, Ramsey met Larry Ellison, the future founder of software giant, Oracle Corp., and eventually advanced to VP of Sales. While at Oracle, Ramsey met Tom Siebel, and in 1996 he signed on to Siebel's software startup, Siebel Systems. Similar to his work at Oracle, Ramsey helped Siebel Systems grow into a $2 billion public company. Ramsey retired in 2001 and has since served as an angel investor as well as a board member of numerous companies. Back to the top.
Partner, Minami Tamaki LLP
Born in Oakland, Donald Tamaki graduated from University of California at Berkeley in 1973 and received his JD from Boalt Hall in 1976. He is a partner with Minami Tamaki LLP where he practice focuses on Corporate and Business, Non-profit Corporations, Contracts and Entertainment Law. In 1987 Tamaki received the Loren Miller Award, the State Bar of California's highest recognition for providing legal services to the poor and working on civil rights issues and in 2003 he received the Trailblazer Award from the National Asian Pacific Bar Association. Back to the top.
Michael L. Warren
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs
Michael manages West Coast Equity Derivatives and US Shares, based in San Francisco. Michael joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 as a vice president and was named managing director in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked at Saloman Smith Barney in equity derivatives and at Citibank in debt capital markets. Michael earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1990 and a BS in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. Back to the top.
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Associate, Minami Tamaki LLP
Phil lives and works as an attorney in San Francisco. A Bay Area native, he developed a passion for public service and leadership during his undergraduate years at UC Berkeley. While studying at Duke Law School, Phil worked as a Senior Communications Advisor in a campaign for North Carolina Lieutenant Governor, organized North Carolina law students for the Obama campaign, and received recognition from Duke Law and the North Carolina state bar for his pro bono work as a student. Since graduating law school, he has provided pro bono representation to various San Francisco entrepreneurs, small businesses and charitable/educational organizations, and has worked on projects with the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights and the SF Bar's Volunteer Legal Services Program. Phil started his legal career as associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in San Francisco and is currently an associate at Minami Tamaki LLP. He is also a member of GLIDE's Legacy Committee, which focuses on developing GLIDE's support among young professionals. Back to the top.