board of directors
Chris is the co-founder and principal of Eastside College Preparatory School. He attended Stanford University and received a B.A. in history and a master's degree in education through the Stanford Teacher Education Program in 1993. Prior to founding Eastside, Chris spent several years teaching in the Ravenswood City School District and working with students from East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park in an after-school program he founded called Shoot for the Stars, which was dedicated to helping kids reach their full academic potential.
George received his B.A. from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He joined Robertson Stephens’ technology investment banking practice in 1990, where he led portions of the firm’s eCommerce, software and hardware/systems banking practices. After working as a partner with Focus Ventures, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto for eight years, he joined Meritech Capital Partners as a Managing Director in 2008, focusing primarily on enterprise infrastructure, digital media, and technology-enabled services companies. George also serves on the Board of Trustees at Crystal Springs Uplands School.
Ben received his M.B.A. from The Anderson School at U.C.L.A. and his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College. He has was Managing Director at Accel-KKR, a technology focused private equity firm, for 10 years and now serves as a Senior Advisor. Prior to joining Accel-KKR, Ben was a Managing Director in the Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Group where he led a global team of 30 professionals advising clients in the communications infrastructure and software sectors. Before that, he was a Managing Director in the technology group at Robertson Stephens where he worked with companies in the areas of communications software and equipment, computer systems and peripherals, data storage and digital imaging technologies. Ben also serves on the Board of Trustees at Menlo School.
Janet received her B.A. in Economics from UC Irvine, and her M.B.A. from Cornell University. She worked at Intel for 15 years in marketing and finance. Janet previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Priory School.
Bill holds a B.S.EE and M.S.EE from Purdue University. He received his M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Prior to founding Foundation Capital in 1995, Bill was a general partner at Inman & Bowman for eight years. He has served on the GSB Advisory Council at Stanford Business School and on the board of several technology companies.
Sue received her B.A. with honors from Colby College and a Masters of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. With more than 20 years of HR and compensation consulting experience, Sue specializes in compensation and performance management strategy design for high growth, rapidly changing organizations. At Compensia, Sue has worked with a broad range of public and private technology and life science companies, specializing in companies preparing for IPO. Sue has also been a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Prior to joining Compensia, Sue worked as an independent compensation consultant and at 3Com where she was the Director of Worldwide Human Resources.
Helen is a co-founder of Eastside College Preparatory School. She received her undergraduate degrees in history and economics from Stanford University in 1992, as well as a master’s degree from the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Helen taught English, social studies and English as a Second Language at Homestead High School in the Fremont Union High School District for four years. In 1996, Helen left Homestead to co-found Eastside.
Brad is a graduate of Princeton University and obtained a law degree from the U.C.L.A. School of Law. He has practiced in Silicon Valley since 1976, joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 1981. Brad regularly teaches courses in commercial leasing and recent developments in real estate practice for the California Continuing Education of the Bar. He is also active in community affairs, providing pro bono representation to a variety of community organizations, including Peninsula Open Space Trust, Eastside College Preparatory School, and Ronald McDonald House.
Tim holds a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Over fifteen years, he has held leadership roles at high growth companies including U.S. Shred and Equilar and he founded Student Lending Analytics in 2007. He is currently President of Innovate Foundation, which supports innovative educational models focused on closing the achievement gap.
Don is a graduate of Stanford University and holds a master's degree from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford. He was a founding partner of Devcon Construction, Inc. and is a former partner with Renco Properties, Inc., a real estate development firm.
"Providing young people with a solid college prep education is the most tangible way I can think of to restore hope and promise to a community."Bill Elmore, Partner Foundation Capital
ADVISORY COUNCILJeff ChambersManaging Director, TA Associates
Susan Ford DorseyPresident, Sand Hill Foundation
Bruce DunlevieGeneral Partner, Benchmark Capital
Deedee McMurtryCommunity Volunteer