Summer 2019

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CEOs Who Give Back 
When it comes to finding ways to give back to our communities and the world at large, Alliance members contribute an enormous amount of their time, energy and passions to a wide range of worthy initiatives inside and out of their professional roles. Here, we highlight the impactful work of just a few of our Alliance members: Stéphane Bette of SpineGuard, Peter Cooperstein of Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, Ross Fernandes of Q Analysts, Marc Guillet of Agile Physical Therapy, Mark Johnsen of Wealth Architects, Rod Kalune of RK Logistics Group, Michel Lopez of e2f and Sandy Walker of the YMCA of Silicon Valley. We invite all Alliance members to share with us their stories of giving back so we may continue to engage, support, educate and inspire one another.

Alliance Community Activities
Several Alliance Roundtables held throughout this past quarter provided invaluable opportunities for Alliance members to leverage the community’s collective insights and discuss a wide range of industry-specific topics, including: our Alliance CyberSecurity Roundtable on April 25th hosted by Alliance member Craig Hinkley of WhiteHat Security, our Alliance Professional Services Roundtable on April 25th hosted by Alliance member Andy Berkenfield of Duncan Channon and our Alliance “Transforming Transportation” Roundtable on May 22nd hosted by Alliance member Stefan Heck of Nauto. Alliance members and their guests from throughout the Bay Area gathered together on May 23rd to enjoy our 2019 Alliance Spring Dinner at the Silicon Valley Capital Club.

Nuggets From Behind Closed Doors
There are hundreds of years of experience inside every private Alliance meeting. While protecting the confidentiality of the member who challenged their private Alliance Group to “sit in their seat,” we’ve captured just a few of the insightful comments from a handful of members. Read how Sanjay Bonde of Wintec Industries and Gabriel Fairman of Bureau Works would address the challenges faced by two of their fellow Alliance members. 

New Members
Check out our newest Alliance members, who run a wide range of companies in industries such as: Communication Training, Semiconductors, Restaurants, Data Security, Specialty Pharmacy, Environmental Science & Planning, Millwork Products, Digital Marketing Platforms, Dairy Products, Mobile App Security Platforms, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Custom Rubber Molding, Hydraulic Systems and Wireless Chipset Solutions. 

Upcoming Events
We've got some great events coming up, including Alliance Keynotes: Dan Warmenhoven, Former CEO of NetApp, Philippe Bouissou, Managing Partner of Blue Dots Partners, Maddy Dychtwald, Co-Founder of Age Wave, John Bates, Founder of Executive Speaking Success and Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare. Don’t miss our upcoming Alliance Software Roundtable on July 25th in Sunnyvale and our Alliance Life Sciences Roundtable on September 24th in South San Francisco. We invite all Alliance members and their guests to join us for our Alliance Fall Dinner in San Francisco on September 26th and our Alliance Holiday Dinner on December 5th in San Mateo.  

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