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About Faculty Members

SV Institute’s faculty members are renowned industry leaders and experts in the Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area who have diverse backgrounds and experiences. Please meet some of our faculty members below:

Bob Bozeman

General Partner, Eastlake Ventures

Former President, Altos Acer Americas

Cesar Castro

Senior Director, Salesforce

Advisory Board, Diabetes Hands Foundation

Derene Allen

Principal, Santiago Solutions Group

Former Director, American Express

Dave Epstein

Advisor, Epstein Advisors

Former CEO, Sol Voltaics AB

Hap Klopp

Executive Chairman, Obscura Digital

Founder & Former President, The North Face

John Stoddard

Consultant, Innovation + Design Consulting

Former Senior Designer, IDEO

Kiran Gange

CEO, CustoLogix, Inc.

Former Senior Strategy Analyst, Fry's Electronics

Mark Cavender

Founder & Managing Director, Chasm Institute

Former Director of Marketing, Oracle Corp.

Scott Underwood

Partner & Co-founder, Innovationship, LLC

Former Storyteller, Historian & Enthusiast, IDEO

Don Proctor

Senior VP, Cisco Systems

Trustee, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Henry Ines

COO, GoChain

Former Partner, DraperDragon and DFJ Dragon Funds

Jose Lopez

Corporate Associate, Gunderson Dettmer


Francois Levannier

Founder & Owner, Love Your Life and Business


Jonathan Reichental, Ph.D.

Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto

Former CIO, O'Reilly Media

Kern Peng, Ph.D.

Engineering Manager, Intel Corporation

Adjunct Faculty, Stanford, SCU, USF & SJTU

Laurent Sellier

VP of Product, Eventbrite

Former Director of Product Management, Twitter

Paul Campbell

CEO, Start-Up Genie, LLC

VP of Innovation, Schneider Electric

Michael Tchong

Founder, Social Revolution LLC

Founder & Publisher, Ziff-Davis/MacWeek

Sal Giambanco

Special Advisor, Omydar Network

Former VP of HR & Administration, PayPal & eBay

Tom Klein

General Counsel & Senior VP, Persistent Systems, Inc.

Former Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP

John Pavolotsky

Associate Director (Law & Policy Group)

Intel Corporation

Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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