City Year San José board
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Charlie Pappis was Group Vice President and General Manager of Applied Global Services (AGS), Applied Materials’ aftermarket business supporting customers in the semiconductor, and display industries. In this role, Mr. Pappis led a >$3B organization that develops and delivers products and services for the installed base of Applied Materials equipment around the world. Mr. Pappis was with AGS Business Unit starting in 2005 serving in a variety of executive management roles prior to becoming the General Manager in 2008. Mr. Pappis is an expert in the field of product and customer support, with more than 30 years of experience. He first joined Applied in 1986 as a process engineer for the Company’s Etch division, and has since held various management positions, including several major account general manager positions between 1998 and 2005. Since his retirement in 2016 he continues to do consulting work for the firm in an advisory capacity. Mr. Pappis received a Bachelor of Science degree in materials science from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1983, and attended the Stanford/AEA Executive MBA program in 1994. He resides in Pleasanton, CA.
She was the Senior VP of Customer Success at Salesforce and currently is the Chief Customer Officer at PagerDuty. An IT-industry veteran and a successful go-to-market leader, Talreja is a proven busi-ness strategist and operational executive with a track record of transforming businesses into major lines of revenue. Before joining Salesforce, Manjula had a 22-year tenure at Cisco. Talreja was named “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Cloud” 2015, CableFax “Top Minority Women in Cable” 2014 and 2015, “Most Powerful Women in Cable” 2012 and 2014, and CloudNOW “Top Ten Women in Cloud” 2013.
Linda Shelby formerly served as a Senior Vice President and Division Executive for Preferred Segment at Bank of America Corporation. Linda has served as Senior Vice President of Merrill Edge at Bank of America Corporation since 2011. She was responsible for financial solutions advisers across the western U.S. She served as Complex Director for Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. in Menlo Park, California. Linda received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration-Finance from California State University, Fresno. She currently resides in San José, California with her family.
Founder of JBK, Jack B. Keenan, Ph.D. and the JBK team have worked with more than 100 leading sales and marketing organizations since 1983, each of which charged with selling and marketing complex products and solutions into highly competitive markets with very compelling value propositions. As president, Jack has built a highly successful business and a world-class team of consultants that engages in sales and marketing program development, strategic planning, and executive coaching with some of the world’s most demanding organizations, including Adobe, Apple, Applied Materials, Cisco Systems, Google, Intel, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Synopsys, and Yahoo –to name but a few. In an effort to mainstream best practices, Jack co-authored the JBK’s core program offerings: Selling Beyond the Product™, Marketing Beyond the Product™ and Account Due Diligence™ programs. Jack’s interests and expertise lie in helping individuals and organizations discover how to learn in developing the skills, processes, and tools for better managing themselves and the business in ever-changing, high velocity, highly competitive business environments. Jack has designed and delivered a wide range of revenue and performance improvement and sales leadership development projects for organizations that have produced lasting change and results. He also continues to pursue his much-treasured role as a coach and adviser to senior leaders to help them address their specific business and personal development challenges. Prior to JBK, Jack worked as a training consultant to the U.S. Army Institute at Fort Rucker, Alabama. Jack received his B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and both his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Psychology from West Virginia University, specializing in Instructional Design and Organizational Development.
Ragu Bhargava co-founded Global Upside and has served as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer since 2008. Under his leadership, the firm's services have expanded to include all aspects of accounting and HR processes, while increasing internationally to accommodate their clients' growing needs. Ragu formerly held the role of Chief Financial Officer for ActivIdentity Corporation (formerly ActivCard Corp., NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in intelligent identity assurance. Previously, Ragu served as the Corporate Controller of NetIQ Corporation (NASDAQ: NTIQ), a leading provider of systems and security management and web analytics software solutions. At NetIQ, he managed a staff of nearly 55 and was instrumental in acquisitions, systems implementations, and growth of the company from $20 million to over $300 million in revenue. Ragu gained his early experience in finance and auditing at Deloitte & Touche LLP. A certified public accountant, Ragu holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alaska at Anchorage, and a Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of Rajasthan, India
As Senior Vice President of Marketing, Monica leads the global go-to-market (GTM) engine for Nutanix including strategy, messaging, thought leadership, category creation, marketing campaigns, sales enablement and programs, playing a critical role in driving the growth and direction of the company. Prior to joining Nutanix, Monica had a two decade long fulfilling career at Oracle where she launched several ground-breaking solutions to the market including Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud, Oracle Linux, and Oracle VM. Most recently she led the global product marketing and sales GTM for Oracle’s industry-leading, multi-billion Data Management portfolio. Monica has a strong track record of creating new categories and building businesses from inception to hyper scale. Monica is an expert in building, retaining, and motivating teams for maximum performance with a focus on serving customers, the company and its people. She believes that "empathy" is the most critical leadership trait and "managing" an organization is not the same as "leading" them. An advocate for women in technology, leadership, and for diversity and inclusion, she currently serves on the board of directors at Watermark, an organization dedicated to connecting, developing and advocating for the advancement of women leaders. Monica is also a Founding Circle member of Neythri, a non-profit support network for South Asian professional women. Monica was recognized by CDA Consulting Group as a “2017 Powerful Women of the Bay” and a “2017 Women of Influence” by The Silicon Valley Business Journal in recognition for being passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community. Monica holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Malaviya National Institute of Technology India and an MBA from San Jose State University. Follow her on Twitter @mbkumar.
Cissy Leung was vice president for Service Business Units in the Applied Global Services Group at Applied Materials before she retired in March, 2021. She was responsible for driving the growth of service and spares business for multiple equipment product lines. Under her leadership, her team has grown service and spares revenue year over year, achieving strong results and gaining market share. She models what it is to be a good partner with the business units, her service peers and the Global Field Group, all to deliver the best result for the customer and the company. Cissy has been with Applied for over 30 years. Prior to joining AGS, she held a number of leadership positions in technology, marketing and business management. She initially joined Applied as a process engineer to focus on product development of the P5000, the industry’s first single wafer multi-chamber platform. Cissy earned her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and her master’s degree in management from Stanford Business School. She has also won multiple awards, including the prestigious “Tribute to Women in Industry” award from the YWCA. In 2020, she was named one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Technology" by the National Diversity Council.
Jenni Luke is in her third season with the San Francisco 49ers as vice president, community impact. In her role, Luke oversees the 49ers Community Impact department which is comprised of Community Relations; the 49ers Foundation, including its award-winning direct programs; 49ers EDU which teaches the principles of STEAM education through the sport of football; and 49ers PREP which provides opportunities to young people to be active and encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. Luke supports the 49ers work in educating and empowering Bay Area youth through the various philanthropic arms of the 49ers Foundation and community engagement efforts. Luke is also responsible to overseeing the 49ers Museum and Fan Engagement departments. Prior to joining the 49ers, Luke was the CEO of Step Up, a nonprofit that works with high school girls in after-school and weekend programs on becoming confident, college-bound, career-focused, and ready to join the next generation of professional women. In this role, she led one of the nation's most sought-after mentorship organizations and significantly grew the organization’s reach over her tenure. Luke oversaw offices in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and New York, and directed the organization's objective of propelling girls living or going to school in under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential. In 2014, Luke was named to Marie Claire’s list of 20 Women Changing the Ratio and in 2016 she was named one of SmartCEO’s Brava Award winner. Luke has also spoken on several panels and conferences on various topics such as gender equality, workplace issues, social capital, leadership and nonprofit administration. She has served as a guest speaker for American Express, Samsung, the American Marketing Association, the espnW Summit, Delta Zeta Sorority’s Carolyn Barnes Gullatt Symposium, and Los Angeles magazine's CityThink Series. Additionally, Luke was also a member of the college and career readiness working group of Clinton Global Initiative America and sat on Forbes' Nonprofit Council, an invitation-only organization for chief executives representing successful nonprofits, and the advisory board for the National Conference on Girls' Education. Luke worked at Step Up for 10 years, having also worked with The Alliance for Children's Rights and the ACLU of Southern California. Luke holds a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law and a B.A. from UC San Diego.
Shveta currently serves as the Head of Global Learning and Development for Micron Technology. In her role, she fulfills the growth and development needs of all 37,000 Micron employees across 18 countries. Previously, Shveta held leadership roles at SanDisk, Palo Alto Networks, and LiveRamp. Shveta is a former Board Member of OneProsper International and an official Member of Forbes HR Council. Shveta holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Sociology from the University of Mumbai, a diploma in mass media and communication from Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s University, a Master’s of Science in Instructional Technology from Utah State University, and a Master’s in Organizational Development.
Rinki Sethi is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Twitter, where she is responsible for leading efforts to protect Twitter’s information and technology assets and advises the company’s continued product innovations in the security space. Prior to Twitter, Rinki was most recently the VP & CISO at Rubrik, Inc. Rinki has been at the forefront of developing cutting edge online security infrastructure at several Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, eBay, Walmart.com, and PG&E. Rinki holds several recognized security certifications and has a B.S. in Computer Science Engineering from UC Davis and a M.S. in Information Security from Capella University. Rinki has served on the development team for the ISACA book, “Creating a Culture of Security” by Stephen Ross and was the recipient of the “One to Watch” Award with CSO Magazine & Executive Women’s Forum in 2014 and more recently the Senior Information Security Practitioner Award with ISC2 in 2018. She led an initiative to develop the first set of national cybersecurity badges and curriculum for the Girl Scouts of USA. Rinki serves as a mentor for many students and professionals. Outside of work, Rinki spends time with her family, especially her 12-year old daughter and 8-year-old son. She loves to travel, exercise, and watch basketball with her family (go Warriors!).
Sajeev Sidher is a managing director in Deloitte Tax LLP’s Silicon Valley practice specializing in tax and transfer pricing. He is also the national Transfer Pricing Industry Leader for Technology and specializes in assisting companies operating in the semiconductor, memory, hardware, gaming, haptics, digital, server, ecommerce, and medical products industries. Sajeev joined Deloitte in 1998, and has over 17 years of transfer pricing, international tax, and Federal tax experience. In addition, he has extensive experience in consulting with clients on global transfer pricing planning and compliance specializing in transfer pricing services related to global expansion, post-acquisition integration, supply chain restructuring, and intangible property migration. Sajeev has also authored or co-authored several articles and tax alerts, and made national presentations on various topics related to transfer pricing and tax policy. Outside of Deloitte, Sajeev is devoted to his wife, Neeti, who is a teacher in San José, and his children. He is involved in community organizations including being a board member for work2future since 2011, and a mentor for returning veterans through American Corporate Partners’ Veteran Mentoring Program. Sajeev holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Finance and a minor in Accountancy, from San Francisco State University, a J.D. (cum laude) from Albany Law School of Union University, and a LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown Law Center. Sajeev is a member of the State Bars of New York and Connecticut.
Sonya Trac is Vice President, External Affairs Market Manager for Northern California at Comerica Bank. In addition to her role, she serves as the National AAPI Business Development Manager supporting AAPI business and community leaders across the bank’s national footprint. She is responsible for fostering relationships with nonprofit partners and businesses to support Comerica’s mission of raising the expectations of what a bank can be in the community. Some of her main priorities are to build meaningful community partner relationships, promote community development, and to build out a robust volunteer program focusing on financial education and workforce development training in Comerica’s Northern California market. Trac spent three years managing Employment Programs for young people in foster care at Silicon Valley Children’s Fund and TeenForce. Prior to that, she spent over a decade in various banking roles at Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, and Bridge Bank, N.A. Her civic and community service work has been primarily with Santa Clara County’s Department of Family and Children Services where she supported several initiatives over the last 15 years. She served as Vice President on the Department of Family and Children Services’ Youth Advisory Board advocating for dependency youth in the child welfare system. Further, Trac served 3 years as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) advocating for youth in the foster care system in Santa Clara County, and spent an additional 5 years mentoring justice-engaged and homeless youth receiving services from Bill Wilson Center and Opportunity Youth Academies of the Santa Clara County Office of Education. Trac currently serves of the board for APA Family Support Services and is a member of the Advisory Board Committee for Inner City Advisors (ICA) headquartered in Oakland, California. She earned a bachelor of science degree in Justice Studies from San Jose State University, and holds a master’s in public administration degree from University of San Francisco.