Tom Kasten

California, USA


Executive at Levi’s, angel investor and board member, former Mayor of Hillsborough

Tom held a variety of executive positions during his 34-year career at Levi Strauss & Co including President of the Youthwear Division, President of the Men’s Jeans Division and President of Womenswear. He also was Executive Vice President of New Business Development responsible for new businesses, mergers, acquisitions and licensing and led the LBO of the company (the largest at that time), taking Levi Strauss & Co. private after 14 years as a public company.

In 2000, Tom was elected to the City Council of Hillsborough and served on a variety of city and county taskforces. Tom served two terms as Mayor of the Town of Hillsborough- 2004-2006 and 2010-2012. Tom also served as the town’s Police Commissioner for 12 years.

Tom currently serves on the Board of a private medical device company and also serves on the Board of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. He is also a Board member of the Pilchuck Glass School and a member of the Board of the North Peninsula Jewish Campus in Foster City, and is the past Board Chair of the Jewish Community Federation of the San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma counties

Tom previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of University High School. He was also a board member of the California Business Alumni Association for the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.

Tom received his BS and MBA degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and is married and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.