Board of Directors
Chair, Peninsula Open Space Trust Board of Directors; Senior partner, real estate and environmental practice, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; teaches commercial leasing and recent developments in real estate, California Continuing Education of the Bar; director, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto; pro bono legal work for tax exempt organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Sempervirens Fund, Environmental Volunteers, Menlo School, Woodside High School Foundation, Palo Alto History Museum and the Community School of Music and Art; resident of Menlo Park.
Vice Chair, Peninsula Open Space Trust Board of Directors; formerly CEO of Palm Computing and co-founder of Hanspring and Numenta (now Grok); member, board of directors, Computer History Museum, Mountain View; trustee, Yale Corporation; resident of Portola Valley and Pescadero.
Director of Advertising at Facebook; product group lead overseeing the engineering, product management, and design for Facebook ads. Created News Feed and Groups. Created and ran bootcamp to help grow the Facebook engineering team and maintain its culture. Formerly a developer on Microsoft Visio; resident of San Mateo.
Former manager of the New York City branch office of Inforex, Inc.; former member, board of directors, Cotelligent, Inc.; president, Chamberlain Associates, Inc. (later acquired by Cotelligent); founder of National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB), former president of its northern California chapter, also director of NACCB’s National Legal Defense Fund and member of the NACCB executive committee; POST stewardship team leader since 2001; POST Volunteer of the Year, 2002; resident of Half Moon Bay.
President and founder of SeriesC, a management consultancy that helps companies harness marketing to accelerate growth by providing executive leadership, generating momentum and building the right ongoing marketing strategy and team. President of Bite Communications North America, an integrated marketing communications consultancy that works with innovative companies, disrupting markets and changing the world. Previously founded and led two successful consultancies: Citigate Cunningham (formerly Cunningham Communication, Inc.), a public relations agency founded in 1985 and CXO Communication, a bi-coastal, privately held brand strategy and communications consultancy founded in 2003. Serves on the boards of The Aspen Institute, the Computer History Museum and ZERO1: The Art & Technology Network, an organization she founded in 2000 with the mission to shape the future at the intersection of art and technology. She is an Aspen Institute Henry Crown Fellow and holds memberships in WPO, the Arthur W. Page Society and TED; resident of Palo Alto.
Senior partner, Fenwick & West, LLP; formerly founded DeBroeck & Rachlin, which merged with Coudert Brothers; member California State Bar Corporation's Committee; member Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund; resident of Portola Valley.
Jan F. Garrod
General manager, Garrod Farms & Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga; founder and water master, Mount Eden Mutual Water Co.; president, Santa Clara County Farm Bureau; member, Santa Clara Valley Water District Agricultural Advisory Board; past president, American Vaulting Association; three-time chef d’equipe to World Equestrian Games in Europe; member, United States Equestrian Federation; president, CVI Saratoga; member, Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers associations; resident of Saratoga.
Co-founder and former chief executive officer VMware Inc. and VXtreme. Board of directors, Intuit Inc., Unity3d, Google and MIT Corporation. Board of advisors for Stanford School of Engineering; resident of Stanford.
Former co-executive director, Hidden Villa; former marketing director, Tioga Publishing; member, board of directors, Peninsula Conservation Center; founder and board chair, Environmental Volunteers; board chair POST, Trust for Hidden Villa, Yosemite Association; board of trustees, Filoli; board and vice chair, Yosemite Conservancy; board Yosemite Conservancy Council; resident of Stanford.
Robert C. Kirkwood
Retired director, government and education affairs, Hewlett-Packard Company; formerly an attorney with specialty in land use. Former board member and president, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research. Former member, board of directors, Planning and Conservation League Foundation and California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance. Former advisory board, People for Open Space (now Greenbelt Alliance.) Also former board of directors and chairman, Peninsula Community Foundation; chairman, California State Coastal Conservancy; member, Woodside town council. Currently board of directors, Sierra Nevada Conservancy; member California Advisory Committee and Sierra Checkerboard Initiative of the Trust for Public Land; governing board, Northern Sierra Partnership; co-chair, Santa Clara County Partnership for School Readiness; chair, Bella Vista Foundation; resident of Palo Alto.
President and CEO, Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, Inc., organic farm and small-scale growers association; former co-director, Estacion Experimental Choqui, non-governmental organization, Guatemala; resident of Pescadero.
Managing director, Walden Venture Capital; currently a director at PowerCloud Systems, Image Vision Labs, Blazent, H5, Ignite and Palamida; lecturer at Notre Dame De Namur Executive MBA Program; formerly director at Oracle; CEO of Moai as well as roles in engineering, marketing and business development at Remedy, Gupta Corp. and Versant Object Technology Corp.; past president, Portola Valley Schools Foundation; resident of Woodside.
Formerly held marketing and communications positions at Apple Computer, Inc.; former board member, Saratoga Education Foundation, Saratoga Sports Boosters and Saratoga/Los Gatos chapter of National Charity League; board member of Colorado University, Boulder, Parent Leadership Society; competitor in endurance rides; resident of Saratoga.
San Jose Director of SPUR, a nonprofit, urban policy think tank. Former real estate developer with Toeniskoetter Development; financial analyst, Comerica Bank in Detroit and San Jose; project associate, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, New York City; translator of Portuguese, Sao Paolo, Brazil; micro-enterprise development volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, Bolivia. Founded TurningWheels for Kids cycling team; former chair Valley Medical Center Foundation; Senior Fellow, ALF Silicon Valley; Member, Rotary Club of San Jose; resident of San Jose.
Self-employed attorney representing clients pro bono in tax litigation; former attorney, Fenwick & West, concentrating on international corporate tax law; former vice president of network solutions, IBM Corporation; regional board member, Teach for America; commissioner, Town of Woodside Planning Commission; resident of Woodside.
Mark A. Wan
Founding general partner, Three Arch Partners; former general partner, Brentwood Associates; founder of numerous healthcare companies, including General Surgical Innovations, Odyssey Healthcare and Perclose Medical; resident of Woodside.