Board of Directors
Jan F. Garrod
Chair, Peninsula Open Space Trust Board of Directors; general manager, Garrod Farms & Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards in Saratoga; founder and water master, Mount Eden Mutual Water Co.; president, Santa Clara County Farm Bureau; member, Santa Clara Valley Water District Agricultural Advisory Board; past president, American Vaulting Association; three-time chef d’equipe to World Equestrian Games in Europe; member, United States Equestrian Federation; president, CVI Saratoga; member, Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers associations; resident of Saratoga.
Vice Chair, Peninsula Open Space Trust Board of Directors; senior partner, Fenwick & West, LLP; formerly founded DeBroeck & Rachlin, which merged with Coudert Brothers; member California State Bar Corporation's Committee; member Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund; resident of Portola Valley.
Director of Advertising at Facebook; product group lead overseeing the engineering, product management, and design for Facebook ads. Created News Feed and Groups. Created and ran bootcamp to help grow the Facebook engineering team and maintain its culture. Formerly a developer on Microsoft Visio; resident of San Mateo.
Former manager of the New York City branch office of Inforex, Inc.; former member, board of directors, Cotelligent, Inc.; president, Chamberlain Associates, Inc. (later acquired by Cotelligent); founder of National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB), former president of its northern California chapter, also director of NACCB’s National Legal Defense Fund and member of the NACCB executive committee; POST stewardship team leader since 2001; POST Volunteer of the Year, 2002; resident of Half Moon Bay.
Founder, Merus Capital in Palo Alto; former principal of corporate development at Google and director of corporate development at Microsoft. Currently a board member at AdRoll, AllClear ID and Womply. Advisory board member, Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. Avid trail runner; resident of Los Altos.
Former CEO of Palm Computing and co-founder of Hanspring and Numenta (now Grok); member, board of directors, Computer History Museum, Mountain View; trustee, Yale Corporation; resident of Portola Valley and Pescadero.
Co-founder and former chief executive officer VMware Inc. and VXtreme. Board of directors, Intuit Inc., Unity3d, Google and MIT Corporation. Board of advisors for Stanford School of Engineering; resident of Stanford.
Former co-executive director, Hidden Villa; former marketing director, Tioga Publishing; member, board of directors, Peninsula Conservation Center; founder and board chair, Environmental Volunteers; board chair POST, Trust for Hidden Villa, Yosemite Association; board of trustees, Filoli; board and vice chair, Yosemite Conservancy; board Yosemite Conservancy Council; resident of Stanford.
Managing director, Walden Venture Capital; currently a director at PowerCloud Systems, Image Vision Labs, Blazent, H5, Ignite and Palamida; lecturer at Notre Dame De Namur Executive MBA Program; formerly director at Oracle; CEO of Moai as well as roles in engineering, marketing and business development at Remedy, Gupta Corp. and Versant Object Technology Corp.; past president, Portola Valley Schools Foundation; resident of Woodside.
Senior partner, real estate and environmental practice, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati; teaches commercial leasing and recent developments in real estate, California Continuing Education of the Bar; director, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto; pro bono legal work for tax exempt organizations including Ronald McDonald House, Sempervirens Fund, Environmental Volunteers, Menlo School, Woodside High School Foundation, Palo Alto History Museum and the Community School of Music and Art; resident of Menlo Park.
Formerly held marketing and communications positions at Apple Computer, Inc.; former board member, Saratoga Education Foundation, Saratoga Sports Boosters and Saratoga/Los Gatos chapter of National Charity League; board member of Colorado University, Boulder, Parent Leadership Society; competitor in endurance rides; resident of Saratoga.
San Jose Director of SPUR, a nonprofit, urban policy think tank. Former real estate developer with Toeniskoetter Development; financial analyst, Comerica Bank in Detroit and San Jose; project associate, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, New York City; translator of Portuguese, Sao Paolo, Brazil; micro-enterprise development volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, Bolivia. Founded TurningWheels for Kids cycling team; former chair Valley Medical Center Foundation; Senior Fellow, ALF Silicon Valley; Member, Rotary Club of San Jose; resident of San Jose.
Self-employed attorney representing clients pro bono in tax litigation; former attorney, Fenwick & West, concentrating on international corporate tax law; former vice president of network solutions, IBM Corporation; regional board member, Teach for America; commissioner, Town of Woodside Planning Commission; resident of Woodside.
Works in marketing for businesses and non-profits; former board member of the Children’s Health Council; former foundation fundraiser for local public schools; current member of the Stanford Cancer Council; former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Avid hiker; resident of Atherton.