Tim Angst is a Vice President, Account General Manager at Hewlett Packard. With 25+ years of experience in the technology industry, Tim has held a variety of sales leadership and general management roles with significant revenue, P&L, and personnel accountability. These roles have been at companies such as LexisNexis, Siebel Systems, General Electric and IBM. Tim graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering and received his MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management. Tim resides in Pleasanton, CA with his wife and three children.
Matt Beinke is a partner at Blackhawk Properties, a residential and commercial development company located in Danville. Matt grew up in Danville and he remains active in the community, also serving on the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Posse and John F. Kennedy School of Law Advisory Board. Matt is a graduate of the University of Washington and a licensed attorney in California.
Dana is a PGA Class A and LPGA Teaching Professional as well as a ten year LPGA tour member and two-time LPGA tour winner. As a three time collegiate All-American, she is a member of both the National Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the San Jose State University Sports Hall of Fame. Dana was also a member of an NCAA Championship team, a US Junior Girls Champion, and a Junior World Champion. Pleasanton is very fortunate to have such an accomplished player as our Site-Director for the LPGA-USGA Girl’s Golf of Pleasanton, a The First Tee of the Tri-Valley program.
Todd Fischer was born in Columbus, Ohio. He played college golf at the University of San Francisco, where he won two events. Fischer played on the Nationwide Tour and PGA Tour from 2001 to 2011. He currently lives in Livermore with his wife Amy and their two children.
Troy is a senior vice president of foreign exchange sales with Wells Fargo Bank NA. Based in San Francisco, Troy is responsible for helping customers in Silicon Valley manage their global sales and expenses back to US dollars to help protect against adverse currency movements. He is an executive member of the Bay Area Wells Fargo volunteer chapter, representing nearly 20,000 team members in our home office location, and also serves on the Board of Directors for The BizWorld Foundation. Troy earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Sacramento State University. Troy and his wife, Kelly, live in Pleasanton with their daughters Grace and Maggie.
Don Garman is an investment professional with more than 22 years of experience, earning the prestigious designations of Certified Financial Planner practitioner and Certified Investment Management Analyst. Prior to launching Mirador Capital Partners in 2013, Don worked for Morgan Stanley as Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, and Portfolio Management Director in The Garman Group. Earlier in his career, Don was a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch. Don is very active in the Tri-Valley area and supports many community organizations, including serving on the boards of The George Archer Foundation and the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Foundation. He also serves as President of the Tri-Valley Cal (UC Berkeley) Alumni Group. He lives in Pleasanton with his wife Mindy and their two children, Emma and Scott.
Raj is Vice President of Global Risk Management at ACI Worldwide. He is an experienced IT Security and Risk Executive within the payments industry, with extensive experience developing solutions and teaming with business leaders to drive revenue, expanding the customer base and increasing profitability. He is also the founder of the Indo-American Golf Association, a non-profit organization established in October of 1996 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raj resides in San Ramon, CA with his wife and two children.
Steve is the owner and founder of Leisure Sports Inc. located in Pleasanton, CA. He has led the acquisition, development, construction and management of ten sports clubs and three hotels. Steve’s creativity is the force behind the development of the fitness resort concept, the basis of the highly successful ClubSport and Renaissance ClubSport brands. Leisure Sports currently owns and operates fitness clubs and hotels in California, Nevada, and Oregon serving more than 54,000 members and employing more than 1200 people in Contra Costa and Alameda County, and over 1500 company-wide.
Alan is Chairman of the Board of Fremont Bank. He is also President/Director of the San Francisco Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on the Holy Names College Board of Trustees. Born in Fremont, California, Alan now lives in Alamo.
Dana is a former PGA golf professional and one of the founders of The First Tee of the Tri-Valley. He is a partner in Jetter Golf, LLC, which operates both the Spring Valley Course in Milpitas and the Pleasanton Golf Center. Raised in San Jose, California, Dana received his bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and has made his home in Pleasanton with his wife Cathy and their two children.
Greg is a partner in Jetter Golf, LLC, which operates Spring Valley Golf Course and Pleasanton Golf Center. As a Certified Class A Golf Course Superintendent, Greg has spent his career involved in golf course operations and development. After earning an economics degree from U.C. Santa Barbara in 1990, Greg moved to Pleasanton California were he currently resides with his wife Pam and their two sons.
Steve King is an entrepreneur and strategic advisor, focused on helping companies with strategy shifts and repositioning, organizational development and talent assessment, and M&A execution and integration. King has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in companies ranging from large enterprises to early stage start ups. Steve has served as President and CEO of multiple venture backed companies. Earlier he held a number of executive positions at E*Trade Financial , Inc., playing a key role in growing the company from under $100 million to more than $1.5 billion in revenues in less than four years. In 2006 he received the Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Steve and his family have been Pleasanton residents since 1985.
Jeffrey E. Mackenzie
Jeff has been a Vice President of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (“Simpson”) since 2008. He joined Simpson in 1994 and from 2000 to 2008 served as its Financial Reporting Manager, overseeing the external reporting function and managing various other finance functions, including Simpson’s equity-based compensation programs. Prior to joining Simpson, he worked for Deloitte & Touche, LLP in San Francisco, California. Mr. Mackenzie is a licensed CPA (currently inactive) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Diego, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Santa Clara University.
Layne Marceau is President of the Northern California Division of Shea Homes. He joined the company in 1995 as Vice President of Finance for the Southern California Division. Prior to joining Shea Homes, Layne spent seven years at Deloitte and Touche in the Real Estate Consulting and Audit practice. He also taught high school economics and mathematics for four years. Layne is a licensed California Certified Public Accountant and Real Estate Broker. He has been a member of the California Building Industry Association since 1995 and served as Chairman of the Association in 2006. He also serves on the Board of the Livermore Performing Arts Center. Layne earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and his MBA in Finance and Accounting from the University of California, Irvine.
Deborah Acosta McKeehan had a career as a City Manager for over 25 years. She was recently the City Manager of Pleasanton from 1990-2005 and the Town Manager of Los Gatos from 1985-1990. In 2005 she became the President and Publisher of the Pleasanton Weekly and the Danville Weekly from 2005-2007. With Pleasanton as her home, Deborah continues to be involved in the Community serving on the ValleyCare Health System Board of Directors from 2005-2014 and served as Chair from 2009-2011. She continues to serve as an adjunct to the Board through the affiliation with Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Concurrently with ValleyCare, Deborah was the President of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association and the Founding Board Member of LadyHustle Fastpitch, a premier fast pitch softball program. Golf is a passion so Deborah is the founding Captain of the Women’s Golf Club at Ruby Hill.
Cathy Raty, Senior Vice President of Heritage Bank, has lived and worked in Pleasanton for more than thirty years and is very well respected in this community. Before joining Heritage Bank of Commerce, Cathy was a senior vice president with Mt. Diablo National Bank also in Pleasanton, California. With over 30 years of banking and finance experience, Cathy has worked for Bank of Pleasanton, Community First National Bank and Bank of America. She attended both St. Mary’s college in Moraga and San Jose State University, earning a bachelors degree in Sociology from San Jose State University. Ms. Raty is a past officer of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce. She resides in Pleasanton with her husband, Scott.
Jeff Richards is a Partner with GGV Capital, a $1 billion venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, CA. At GGV, Jeff leads investments in the internet, software and mobile technology sectors across the U.S. and China. Prior to joining GGV, Jeff was the Vice-President of Digital Content Services at VeriSign Inc. as well as founder and CEO of R4GS. Earlier in his career Jeff founded telecom software company Quantum Shift and was a management consultant at Price Waterhouse Coopers. Jeff graduated from Dartmouth College and lives in Pleasanton with his wife and three daughters.
Steven is co-owner and CEO of Bayside Interiors, Inc. and Bayside Doors, Inc. Both entities are specialized sub-contractors providing a full range of commercial construction services throughout California. Steven has had a life-long passion for golf. One of his first jobs, at the age of 13, was at Sunol Valley Golf Course and he subsequently played golf collegiately for Chabot Junior College. Steven continues his involvement, participating in an assortment of tournaments both as an organizer and as a player. Steven resides in Livermore with his wife.
Drew Sanders is a founding Principal at Banyan Tree Strategies, a corporate training and custom coaching firm. Prior to his work with Banyan, Sanders was a Principal and Private Equity Group Practice Leader for EPIC. Sanders is a frequent public speaker with subject matter expertise ranging from coach development and servant leadership to speaking on how to work best with the millennial generation. Drew earned a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley where he was an All-Pac 10 Selection as the Captain of the Men’s Golf Team. Sanders has published 2 books. His wife, Sara Sanders, played on the LPGA Tour from 1998 to 2002.
Mike currently is the Chief Financial Officer of ServiceNow, Inc., a public software as a service company based in Santa Clara California. Prior to joining ServiceNow, Scarpelli served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations of the Backup Recovery Systems Division at EMC from July 2009 to August 2011. From September 2006 to July 2009, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Data Domain. Prior to joining Data Domain, Scarpelli served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Lexar Media, Inc. from January 2006 until August 2006, when Micron Technology, Inc. acquired Lexar. From January 2002 to December 2005, he held senior positions at HPL Technologies, Inc. Scarpelli began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from May 1989 to December 2001. Scarpelli holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario. Mike moved to California with his wife Janet in 2000 and settled in Pleasanton where they reside with their three children.
George Schmitt Jr.
George is the President and CEO of ReadyJetGo. A long time Pleasanton resident, George earned a degree in Economics and Business Administration from St. Mary’s College following his graduation from Foothill High School. George and his family have made their home in Pleasanton.
Gary Storm is the President, CEO and Founder of vCom Solutions, Inc. vCom Solutions is a Telecom Expense Management Firm that helps multi-site companies reduce and manage their communication costs. In 2005, vCom Solutions was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2006, vCom was ranked as the #51 Fastest Growing Company in the United States (Entrepreneur Magazine).
Troy Van Sloten
Troy is the founder of Van Sloten and Laranang CPAs & Associates, PC with offices in Pleasanton and Fremont. Troy grew up in Alameda, CA and presently lives in Pleasanton with his wife Cherylyn.
Ron Vyse is Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor in the Private Bank at Wells Fargo. In this role he assists high net worth families throughout the Western U.S. in growing, preserving and transitioning their wealth. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Montana University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Ron has served in numerous civic and non-profit organizations in his community throughout his career, including serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce in 2010. Prior to entering the financial services industry in 1991, Ron spent three years as an assistant golf professional at Blackhawk Country Club, where he ran the junior instruction program. Ron and his wife Adrienne reside in Livermore.
Ms. Wagner is currently the Director of Finance for the City of Pleasanton. She has been in this position since July 2010 and plans to retire from the City in late 2015. She also held this position with the City from 1977 to 1985. Prior to 2010, Ms. Wagner worked in investment banking specializing in the issuance of municipal bonds. In 1997 she founded E. Wagner & Associates, Inc., a women-owned investment banking and financial advisory firm. She has a BS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance.
Phil is the President of Wente Land and Cattle Company and Vice Chairman of Wente Vineyards where he headed the operation, expansion and redevelopment of the Wente Family Estate vineyards and its land development programs. Phil is a leading advocate for the Livermore Valley and Arroyo Seco as winegrowing regions and is actively involved in land use and planning issues in the Livermore Valley. Phil has been involved in the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, the Community College Foundation, the Board of the Tri-Valley Business Council and the Alameda County Agricultural Advisory Committee. Like his grandfather, Ernest Wente, Phil pursued his love of viticulture at the University of California at Davis, graduating with a degree in agricultural science and management.