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.
Anna Dapelo-Garcia is a health care executive at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, California. In 2013 she was named as a Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence and also graduated from the Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) Leadership Institute program. In 2017, she was named as the Woman of the Year by the Women’s Health Care Executives. She also served as a State Commissioner with the California State Senate for Cost Control in State Government. In 2015, she became the Founder of Lean In Latinas and was appointed as a Regional Program Leader by LeanIn.Org. Anna was featured in The New York Times for her role in creating Lean In Latinas, now a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. In 2018, she received a Top Latino Leaders Award by the National Diversity Council in Los Angeles and was also appointed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors to the Women’s Equality 2020 Leadership Council. In March 2019, she was chosen by the Silicon Valley Business Journal for a Latino Leadership award. Anna has also been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio (NPR).
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.
Oriana Branon has over a decade of communications experience across public policy, technology and airline industry sectors. In her role as the Director of Community and Public Relations for Alaska Airlines in the Bay Area, she is responsible for the company’s local community relations programs, focusing on education, diversity and inclusion, and sustainability. Oriana also drives Alaska Airlines’ communications strategy and media visibility, working to increase the positive public perception and brand awareness of the company among customers and influencers in the Bay Area. Passionate about telling stories and building brands, Oriana writes personal pieces on the side for women and parenthood publications, and her work being picked up in The Los Angeles Times. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a double major in Communications and Sociology, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two daughters.
Juan Cueva is a venture capitalist with Action Potential Venture Capital, the venture arm of GlaxoSmithKline. Juan invests in pioneering bioelectronic technologies and select technology-enabled healthcare companies. Juan was previously an Investment Manager with Applied Ventures, the venture arm of Applied Materials, the semiconductor equipment company. At Applied Ventures, Juan led investments in technologies at the intersection of life science and advanced material engineering. Juan served as Board Member for Applied Ventures life science portfolio companies.
Prior to investing, Juan worked in corporate development at Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals, where he identified and evaluated startups developing therapeutics to treat rare diseases. He was also an early employee at Aratome, a startup spun out of Stanford University that developed technology to map and characterize neural circuitry at the nanoscale level. Prior to industry, Juan was a research scientist at both Stanford University and UCLA where he investigated the molecular mechanism of sensory transduction. Juan received an MBA from UC Berkeley, as well as a BS in Neuroscience and PhD in Neurobiology, both from UCLA. Juan also volunteers with Defy Ventures, which provides business guidance to entrepreneurial incarcerated individuals.
A Southern California native, Juan currently lives in Menlo Park with his wife and three children.
Isaura leads an engineering team focused on hardware security research including penetration testing, physical attack mechanisms, and outreach to academia. Previously she was GM of systems engineering in the Platform Engineering Group and was responsible for optimizing engineering execution capacity, quality management systems, and operational excellence for a global engineering organization of 18k people. A 30-year veteran of Intel, Gaeta spent the first two decades of her Intel career developing various semiconductor processing technologies. Her work during that period led to two patents and five Intel Achievement Awards, the company’s highest recognition. Gaeta holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University. She founded Intel’s Network of Executive Women for the Latin America region and was the chair of Intel’s Hispanic Leadership Council. Outside of Intel, she serves on the board of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley where she chairs the Nominating and Governance committee. The Hispanic IT Executive Council has recognized her six times on the top 100 Hispanic professionals in the IT industry.
Mark is the CEO of the Latino Business Action Network (LBAN), a nonprofit organization focused on strengthening America through funding and supporting U.S. Latino entrepreneurial research and education impact programs at Stanford University. Previously, Mark served as President/CEO of the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 United States Hispanic Chamber of the Year. Prior to serving in nonprofit executive roles, he enjoyed a dynamic career in corporate banking that began on Wall Street in 1995 with J.P. Morgan.
Over the span of his career Mark has received several accolades and awards including the 2019 Silicon Valley Nonprofit CEO of the Year by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and the Texas State University McCoy College of Business Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree award, given to distinguished alumni, among many others.
Mark holds a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and a Master in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business. Mark is best known for his passion and, most importantly, his compassion. His favorite symbol is the lightning bolt, which embodies energy and enthusiasm. Those who know Mark all agree that he represents this symbol extremely well. Mark loves his God, his family, his friends, and his pet Champ. His solitude joy is his zeal for competitive running, and he is currently training to qualify for the Boston Marathon after placing in his division in several races across the United States.
Ray Montalvo has nearly 25 years of experience in the corporate real estate and workplace services sector and is currently Vice President of Real Estate and Workplace Services at GoPro. In this role, Ray oversees GoPro’s global real estate portfolio and the workplace operations team, providing services and amenities to the company’s offices around the world. Ray’s passion in developing GoPro’s culture and manifesting the brand through the workplace environment has resulted in internationally-recognized innovative and inclusive company office locations around the world. Prior to GoPro, Ray served in Director roles in real estate and corporate services at numerous Silicon Valley companies, including Walmart eCommerce, Shutterfly and Electronic Arts from 2005 to 2015. Ray had an early start in Silicon Valley in 1991 – working for an electronic component distributor before starting with his family’s bakery & café business, Le Boulanger, in 1995. Ray holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Santa Clara University and is a San Francisco Bay Area native, currently living in Los Altos with his wife and two daughters.
Beatriz is a program lead in the Infrastructure business unit at Facebook. Ms. Pratt is responsible for driving diversity programs focused on increasing the number of women in technology roles within Facebook’s Infrastructure team which builds and maintains Facebook’s global physical and network infrastructure. Before joining Facebook, she held various roles in talent management, professional services and program management at Cisco Systems during her 15-year tenure. Prior to Cisco, she held sales and operations positions at Linksys Group and Kingston Technology. As Co-President of Conexión, Cisco’s Latino Employee Resource Organization (ERO), she managed the strategic direction of a global 1100-member team. Under her leadership, Conexión was recognized for developing 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.
Lindsey is Partner in PwC's San Jose office. She spends most of her time providing tax and business consulting services for multinational technology companies. Lindsey is a regular speaker at TEI, San Jose High Tech Institute and other venues on a range of topics related to corporate income taxes. She is the Tax Diversity leader for PwC in the Bay Area and Northwest Market and is a partner sponsor of the Women's Inclusion Network.
Lindsey graduated from the University of South Carolina, with a B.S. in Business Administration, with a major in Accounting. She also received her Masters of Taxation from University of South Carolina. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPA's.
She lives in Willow Glen with her daughter, Neah.
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.
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.
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.