Being a board member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley (HFSV) requires fiduciary oversight, strategic governance, and leadership, along with many other responsibilities. When the Board of Directors is tasked to recruit and interview potential board members, as a collective, the board seeks out the best candidate who can help advance the organization’s mission and vision. The HFSV is thrilled to welcome two new board members, Juan Cueva and Federico Gomez-Schumacher. With a total of 13 board members, the HFSV is working toward expanding its impact in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.
Since joining the board back in May 2020, Juan Cueva’s involvement with us has been extensive. Juan Cueva participated in the Latino Board Leadership Academy, Class XVI, and graduated as a senior fellow in June 2020. He has also connected us with a few biotechnology companies in Silicon Valley. Juan Cueva mentions, “I combine a curiosity for what is possible with deep knowledge in life science, materials engineering, and business.”
Additionally, Cueva introduced us to Jaime Zepeda, a Linkedin employee who recently held a workshop for our Latinos in Technology Scholars on how to have a stellar profile online. You can learn more about Juan Cueva in this article, “From scientist to venture capitalist by way of a Berkeley MBA”.
More recently, Federico Gomez Schumacher also joined the board of directors. Federico is the General Manager for Brazil and Mexico at Paypal. With over 20 years of experience in financial services and digital payments, both in multinational as well as startups, Federico is eager to serve. He shares, “I feel that supporting the Latinx community in advancing professional development through education and family support is one of the pillars for long-term well-being”.
We welcome both Juan and Federico to the board of directors of the HFSV as we continue to inspire community philanthropy and engage people to invest in the educational excellence, leadership development, and convening and engaging the Hispanic community in the Silicon Valley region.