Adam Lepede


Manager of Wireless Programs at Apple

Adam Lepede - Manager of Wireless Programs at Apple, a veteran in the Communications, Wireless and Semiconductor industries, Founding the IoT connectivity business at Qualcomm Atheros, Leading Engineering and Marketing at Texas instruments Cable Modem business. Musician leading Jewish/Israeli community events as well as lead vocalist in a local Israeli Rock band.
Alan Werba - A Partner at Werba Rubin Papier, Co founder of Loring Ward (which merged with Buckingham in 2018 for $235M) and of fee-based wealth group Reinhardt Werba Bowen (or RWB). Alan is an advisor, philanthropist, and corporate executive. He has seen the power of careful planning to make financial goals a reality for over four decades starting as an international CPA firm. In 1990, Alan and his two business partners developed a strategic asset management service that is still the cornerstone of the investment philosophy used by the firm today. In 1995, he helped co-author “The Prudent Investor’s Guide to Beating the Market” that details this investment philosophy. Alan received a BS in Business Management from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and later attended Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland for accounting classes. He was licensed as a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified financial planner (CFP®) credential. A big believer in giving back to his community, Alan has been actively involved on many non-profit boards, including Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Santa Clara County, the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley, Congregation Beth David, and Hillel of Silicon Valley. In his free time, Alan is passionate about golfing and travel.
Alon Girmonsky - Serial Founder
Alon Falach - Founder of Global Legal Group a London based digital content marketing publishing house that specializes in the legal sector. GLG provides current and up to date legal information to the top law firm and GC around the world. Alon is acting as the CTO and Innovation Officer at GLG . Prior to setting GLG Alon was working as an attorney in Tel Aviv and London specializing in International business law. Alon holds an LL.M from LSE and he is a member of the Israeli Bar since 1999. Alon lives in Nassau Bahamas with his wife and two kids for the last 8 years .
Ariel Recanati - Ariel is President and Director of Maritime Overseas Corporation, a private family management company. He was the co-founder of Waterlogic Plc, where he served as Non-Executive Chairman from its inception in 1992 until its sale in 2015. He was a director and member of the Audit Committee of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., and Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic and Planning Officer from 1998- 2003. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Chartering and Managing Director of OSG’s management subsidiary in the UK. Ariel was the CEO of a private shipping company engaged in bulk trades until 2007. A graduate of the London School of Economics, with a BSc. in Economics, Ariel has been involved in several educational and philanthropic organizations, serving as a member of several trustee and advisory boards, as well as executive committees for universities and institutions. Ariel is a member of the boards of PeaceWorks Foundation and of American Friends of NATAL.
Arturo Weiss Pick - Arturo aims at using resources as a means of improving the life of others, Grupo GWEP (Co-Founder and CEO) is a vertically integrated developer focused in creating user centric projects within urban areas with high potential for value creation for all stakeholders. Grupo GWEP works with institutional investors and is developing over 3 million square feet in the Mexico City Metropolitan area. Soldiers Field Angels (Co-Founder and CIO), is a VC fund and angel network which invests in high impact companies in Mexico. SFA has invested in over a dozen companies, is currently investing its second fund and has had successful exits and/or revaluations in 70% of its portfolio companies. Arturo holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School-(Dean’s Award recipient), a Master in Design (MDesS) from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD), and a BS in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) in Mexico City.
Asher Bartov - Born and raised in Israel. Residence: Beverly Hills, CA. 1974- BSc. Mechanical Engineering, Technion. 1981-MBA, Tel Aviv University. 1975-1982- Israel Air Force. Rank- Captain. 1983-1984-Director of Business Development, Koor Industries Ltd. System Group. Since 1985-CEO, Federal Industries Inc. El Segundo, CA. Since 2010-Chairman, F.O. Engineering Inc. Valencia, CA.
Brett Rokhind - GP, CRV , Head of the Palo Alto office and Co-Head of the Global Internet & Technology sector at General Atlantic (,AppDynamics, Appirio, Airbnb, Box, IHS, SSA Global, Uber and Altair Engineering in the United States and MercadoLibre, Linx and Decolar in Brazil and Latin America), GA’s Hong Kong office (investments in Alibaba Group, Meituan, Lenovo, Renren and Soufun)
Charles Kremer - Founded Access Leasing Corporation in July 1984. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of PLM Financial Services, a publicly-held equipment leasing company. In addition to his real estate and venture investing activities, Mr. Kremer is involved with a number of non-profit entities including J Street and the Alliance for Middle East Peace, where in both cases he serves on the national board. He and his artist wife, Naomie, split their time between homes in Berkeley, California and New York, where their sons and grandchildren live, and also Paris, France.
Dan Berger - GM, Interwise, Acq by AT&T, Founder and CEO, NeatCall and TouchTouch, Co founder and CCO, BlazeMeter -Acq by CA
Daniel Mendelzon - Daniel is a Visiting Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he recently earned an MBA. Prior to MIT, Daniel was an Executive Director at JPMorgan and spent 10+ years across functions in private credit throughout Latin America. Daniel is originally from Paraguay and has lived & worked in NYC, Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Cambridge, MA.
Daniel Tavakoli - A senior associate with the firm of Covington and Burling where he specializes in corporate law and private equity M&A. In addition to a J.D. from Georgetown University, Daniel holds an MBA in Corporate Accounting and Finance from the University of Rochester in New York. Daniel is on the board of HIAS, the Treasurer of the Queens College Hillel Board of Directors, and a member of the AIPAC National Council.
Danny Goldman - Former Iscar’s CFO, and Biz Dev leader who drove the $4B M&A deal with Warren Buffet / Berkshire
Daphna Yagour -
David Popowitz - David Popowitz is the SVP Corporate and Business Development at GoDaddy. He is also an advisor to SignalFire VC fund. Prior to GoDaddy, David was SVP at RingCentral, an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse where he led the Technology Investment Banking Group. Over 18 years, David advised some of the leading technology companies on strategic and financial matters. Since joining GoDaddy in 2012, David and his team have completed over 30 acquisitions and partnerships with companies including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, Square, Stripe and many others. David holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from Brown University.
David Tennenhouse - Chief research officer, VM Ware. Past- CEO, A9, Partner, NVP, VP of Research, Intel, Professor at MIT, Director, Darpa.
Dina Nathusius - Senior VP Cemaco Group and VP International Women’.s División, Keren Hayesod. Dina is a Member of the Board of Trustees, Universidad del Valle, UVG. She worked many years in Public Health - Mother infant Nutrition and been very involved in the Jewish Community of Guatemala and as a Board member of several companies in Guatemala She graduated from McGill University.
Garry A. Rayant - Garry A. Rayant, BDS, DDS, LDSRCS, MS, is a dental specialist in periodontics and implant dentistry, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He retired from clinical part-time practice in San Francisco in December 2019. He is the co-founder and a partner in Dear Doctor Magazine Inc., a print and online national consumer healthcare magazine. He a member of the board of directors of Rodan & Fields, a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatologically based skincare products. He has a master's degree in behavioral science and is active in the area of educational reform; he serves on the advisory board of Stanford University's Challenge Success program. He also serves on: the AIPAC National Council; the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania; Tulane University's President's Council; the International Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University; AFTAU, Chair of the Communications Committee.
Gideon Stein - An impact investor and philanthropist living in Jerusalem, Israel. From 1999 to 2020, Dr. Stein was at Mobileye Vision Technologies, Ltd (now Mobileye, an Intel Company) first as VP R&D and then as Chief Research Scientist. Dr. Stein has a PhD and MSc. in Computer Vision from the MIT AI Lab and a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Haifa.
Gidi Raff - Producer, Film Maker, Director - Homeland, The Spy
Gilad Engel - Gilad was VP biz dev Anobit (Acq by Apple), VP biz dev Elastifile (Acq by Google) and a Partner, Target Global VC. He is an active Angel investor
Gladys H. Monroy - Specialized in intellectual property strategy in the field of Life Sciences since 1986. Her practice has included structuring and maintaining complex patent portfolios for companies ranging in size from start-up to large corporations, patent litigation, trade secret litigation, freedom of operation opinions and validity opinions, due diligence analysis of intellectual property portfolios for mergers, acquisitions, and financing including IPOs. Dr. Monroy joined Morrison & Foerster LLP (MoFo) as a partner in 1990. She was a founder of the Patent Law Group at the firm and was Chair of the Patent Group from 1997 to 2006. She retired from her position of Senior Partner in 2015. Dr. Monroy has served as the President of the Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Law Association, and on the Board of the Intellectual Property Committee of the CA State Bar. She has received recognition and many awards for her legal work. These include:The Patent Hall of Fame, Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in Law, Top Rating in Chambers USA, Chambers USA Women in Law Award: Intellectual Property, Lawyer of the Year (2012). Dr. Monroy received her B.A. in Chemistry from Hunter College, an M.S. in Biology from N.Y.U., and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from N.Y.U. Medical School. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Molecular Biology and Cancer at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, and an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at N.Y. Medical College. She was also a Research Associate at U.C.S.F. Dr. Monroy received her J.D. from U.S.F. Dr. Monroy serves on several non-profit Boards. She is on the Board of Cancer Commons, and is a Trustee of the American Association for Cancer Research. Her work with the Weizmann Institute of Science includes the following: she is Regional Co-chair of the Bay Area for the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute (ACWIS), is a member of the Executive Committee of ACWIS, is a member of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute and is currently President of ACWIS.
Harlan M Stone - CEO, HMTX Industries. Harlan Stone has a special combination of hindsight accumulated over four generations of a family-run business, and foresight that has earned him a reputation as a transformational industry leader.When Harlan joined the company, sales were a million dollars a month. Today, this portfolio of companies brings in $2 million in sales every day. Despite the challenges of running one of the largest LVT enterprises in the world, Harlan is steadfast in his advocacy of social justice, sustainability and transparency. Nowhere is his commitment to transparency more evident than in his manufacturing operations in Asia, a passion that took root during the earliest days of his career. Under his leadership, each of his company’s Chinese manufacturing partners has received the JUST social transparency label, with the Zhangjiagang factory being the first Chinese factory to receive such a designation. In 2018, the Business Intelligence group named him a Sustainability Hero in the Sustainability Awards program. Recognized as an industry leader, Harlan spearheaded the development of the Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA). Since merging with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), he leads its Multilayer Flooring Advisory Committee (MFAC). Harlan believes strongly in giving back and is deeply involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, with a focus on housing, education and cancer research. Harlan received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jerry Behar - Jerry Behar is the founder and Managing Director of Nissim Capital and co-founder and chairman of Grand River Solutions. He was the founding CEO, managing director, and visionary of Workiva (NYSE: WK), the leading provider of connected data, reporting, and compliance solutions. Workiva created Wdesk, a cloud-based platform for enterprises to collect, manage, report and analyze business data in real time. Wdesk includes a sophisticated productivity suite for business data collaboration and reporting that is used by thousands of corporations, including more than 75% of the Fortune 500. Prior to Workiva, Jerry was the founder and CEO of Financial Intelligence, which ranked number 33 on the 2008 Inc. 500 list of the USA’s fastest growing private companies. He previously served as the chief financial officer of MS2 Inc. and Engineering Animation Inc., where he negotiated eight corporate acquisitions. Jerry also co-founded International Risk Control Inc. and has additional executive experience that includes notable positions at Woodside Hotels and Matrix Pharmaceutical. Jerry is on the board of directors of Visby Medical. and served on the board/audit committee of Portal Software prior to their acquisition by Oracle in 2006. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and earned his B.A. in business administration from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University. Jerry was named the 2018 Alumnus of the Year and served as an advisory board member from 2013 – 2017 for the Department of Accounting and Information Systems at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.
Joel Neal - Assistant prof. of Oncology, Stanford, leading clinical trials Stanford, advisor. Past: Massachusetts General Hospital Medical Oncology Fellow
Jonathan Leemon -
Julia Popowitz - Former Second Attorney at Facebook, and an angel investor in leading startups, Julia is an advisor to startups and an active technology angel investor, with angel investments in Gusto, Lever, BetterUp, Baobab Studios, Kite, Orion Labs, Owlet, Happiest Baby, CodeFights, SafeGraph, AltSchool, Philz Coffee, Tynker, WaitWhat, Signal Fire, Turo (via acquisition of Wheelz), Automatic (acq by Sirius Sat), MissionU (acq by WeWork), MileIQ (acq by MSFT), Locu (acq by GoDaddy), Beme (acq by CNN), Alt12 (acq by Honest Co) and Worklife (acq by Cisco), and later stage investments in Uber, Alibaba (IPO'd), FlipKart (acq by Walmart), Postmates, DocuSign (IPO'd), Survey Monkey (IPO'd), Stripe, Red Ventures and Spotify (IPO'd). Julia began her legal career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati. In 2006, Julia joined Facebook as the second attorney and led the commercial transactions team from June 2006 until April 2011. She negotiated numerous deals strategic to Facebook's growth and development, including with Microsoft, Spotify, ABC/Disney, CNN and YouTube. Julia led a team of 9 attorneys, oversaw Facebook's legal work related to its international expansion and operations, and worked on matters related to product and IP law. In her five years at Facebook, Julia was instrumental in scaling the legal team from two people to 40, setting up departmental procedures and infrastructure and hiring and managing outside counsel. Julia received her JD from Harvard Law School in 1997, graduating cum laude, and her BA from UC Berkeley, graduating magna cum laude and phi beta kappa with a degree in Political Science. She is on the National Council of World Wildlife Fund. Previously, she sat on the boards of the Oshman Family JCC, Hebrew Free Loan Association and Hands on Bay Area.
"Kathy Fields - Dr. Kathy Fields is a Stanford trained, board certified, practicing Dermatologist in San Francisco. She is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Stanford and an Associate Clinical Professor at Unv. Of California, San Francisco.