For more than 25 years, Scott has been helping companies achieve their potential through his work as a CEO, CFO or advisor to Boards and management teams in the US and around the world. Scott is currently CFO of GlobalLogic, a leader in digital product engineering, where he is responsible for all global finance, accounting and legal functions. He joined GlobalLogic from TPG Global, a leading alternative asset firm, where he was an operating partner and managing director for the company’s credit arm. He began his career at accounting firm Arthur Andersen, and he spent over ten years in various business process improvement roles at management consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal.
Scott holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Çigdem Gencer is EVP for International HR for Wells Fargo & Co., for the 18,000 Wells Fargo team members in 40 countries outside the US. Çigdem joined Wells Fargo in 2004, in the Wealth Management Group, serving as Group Finance Officer. She has served in sales management, operations, and strategy roles throughout her tenure at Wells Fargo. Çigdem spent ten years as a management consultant to the financial services industry in New York and Europe.
Çigdem holds a BA in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA in International Management from the Wharton School of Business. She served as a Trustee of the Bay Area Discovery Museum and is on the Leadership Council of Futures Without Violence. She lives in San Francisco with her ten-year-old son.
Pepe Gonzalez was born and raised in Point Reyes Station in rural West Marin County. Formerly the Principal of Venetia Valley School. In 2010 Mr. Gonzalez was transferred to become the principal of two schools, Laurel Dell Elementary and the newly opened Short Elementary.
Pepe Gonzalez is the past president of the Dominican University of California Alumni Board, Chair of the Board of Ten Thousand Degrees, chair of the San Rafael City Schools Family Engagement Task Force and an active member of the San Rafael Community.
Jennifer Levy is a retired partner of Rockwood Capital, LLC, a private equity real estate fund manager, with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. Jennifer’s primary role at Rockwood before she left in early 2015 was as Chief Financial Officer, in charge of functions ranging from accounting and tax reporting and structuring to insurance, investor reporting, and IT. Before starting at Rockwood in 1999, Jennifer earned her CPA license as an auditor at Kenneth Leventhal & Company (ultimately purchased by Ernst & Young) and was also briefly a controller at both Catellus Development and the Oakland Raiders.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Business Administration (Accounting major) and lives in San Francisco.
Michael L. Mauzé co-founded VMG Partners in 2005 and currently focuses on all aspects of the Fund’s investment strategy. Mr. Mauzé serves on the Boards of Kernel Season’s, Spindrift, Nature’s Bakery, Quest, Bare Foods and Stone Brewing. He previously served on the boards of Justin’s, Babyganics, Waggin’ Train, KIND Snacks, Mighty Leaf Tea, Pirate Brands, Timbuk2, Speck Products and Snack Factory. Mr. Mauzé is also the Chairman of SFJazz.
Prior to VMG, Mr. Mauzé was a Managing Director at TSG Consumer Partners. He was involved in all aspects of the investment process and served as a member of the Investment Committee.
Prior to TSG, Mr. Mauzé spent two years at Lehman Brothers Inc. advising consumer product companies in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising activities. Before Lehman Brothers, Mr. Mauzé spent 13 years at PaineWebber in the mergers and acquisitions group with a special focus on the consumer products industry.
Mr. Mauzé received his A.B. in Economics from Davidson College and his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Brett serves as General Counsel at Lightspeed Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm. Brett joined Lightspeed following 10 years as general counsel at Riverbed Technology. Brett holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA.
From November 2006 to February 2017, Hyun Park served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for PG&E Corporation and its businesses, including its principal subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Prior to joining PG&E Corporation in 2006, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Allegheny Energy, Inc., in Pennsylvania. He also previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Sithe Energies, Inc., in New York, and was a partner with the law firm of Latham & Watkins, where he specialized in corporate transactions and finance.
Hyun earned his law degree from Harvard Law School. He earned a master’s degree in economics from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University. He is a member of the State Bar of California.
Barbara is a consultant for non-profits and independent schools. Her work focuses on strategic planning, development, and governance. She has served as a board member and board chair of several different organizations. These experiences have proven invaluable in her role as a consultant. She previously worked as an attorney and as a linguist for the US Government.
Barbara is a graduate of Vassar College and the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Elliot Schrage is the Vice President of Public Policy and Communication at Facebook, where he oversees outreach to governments, policymakers, and global media about the company’s products and services, corporate business and partnerships. He joined Facebook from Google, where he performed a similar role. Previously, Elliot was Bernard L. Schwarz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and earlier, Senior Vice President of Global Affairs for Gap Inc. and adjunct professor at Columbia University and Columbia Law School. He holds degrees from Harvard College, the Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Law School. Elliot currently serves as a presidential appointee as Trustee of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, on the Visiting Committee to Harvard Law School, and as a board advisor to Dharma, Inc. a data analytics platform.
After founding Terris Communications (which has grown into Terris, Barnes & Walters) in 1988, Michael has guided the firm as it grew in clientele and partners for over two decades. Today, he is actively involved in marketing, creative, message development, earned media and targeting for a wide variety of political clients.
Michael graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1984. He has served on the board for the Urban School of San Francisco and the Town School of Boys. Michael lives in San Francisco with his wife Maureen and three sons.