dianne photoDianne Anderson held leadership positions in worldwide marketing, executive development and R&D for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies over the course of her 27-year career in high tech. For eight years following that she ventured into the world of small business as co-owner and publisher of the Los Gatos Discovery Map. Dianne has a history of helping people in the community with active involvement in the Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Los Gatos Visitors Bureau, and the Santa Clara County Holiday Project. Wherever she goes she brings with her an active curiosity about life, learning, and human interaction, combined with strong organization, project management and communication skills to produce the results that are needed.

patricia-bashawPatricia Bashaw has over 20 years of executive level experience in successful public and private corporations, from start-up to maturity.  Prior to being Vice President of Corporate Services for Nellcor, Pat spent 6 years as Vice President and co-founder of the Resource Center for Women, a counseling, education and employment center. She has served on the Board of Directors for several agencies including Djerassi Resident Artists Program and Women and Their Children’s Housing (WATCH). Pat has been with Next Door Solutions since 2003 and additionally serves on the Board for the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.

melissa-hollatzMelissa Hollatz is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on all aspects of public and private company representation, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements, and corporate governance, with an emphasis on technology companies. Representative public company clients include Polycom, Inc., Advent Software, Inc., and Intevac, Inc. Melissa has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions involving both domestic and international deals by public and non-public companies. Melissa received both her B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University.

john-lathamJohn Latham lives in San Mateo and works as a CPA in Belmont. He has lived in the Bay Area for 30 years and worked for Seiler LLP for 27 years. He has been on the Board of Next Door Solutions for the past four years. He feels that a significant and growing part of our service economy is going to be from the non-government not for profit sector.

michelle-pumaMichelle Puma has been a Certified Public Account since 1999. Her areas of concentration include assurance services, tax compliance, business entity selection, outsourcing services, and budget forecasting. She prides herself on being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the California State Board of Accountancy. Michelle received her B.S. in Accounting from San Jose State University and is currently instructing an accounting and auditing course at San Jose State.

Erika Muhl Schwarz is of counsel at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she focuses on all aspects of public and private company representation, including corporate governance, public offerings, private placements, and mergers and acquisitions. Erika received her B.A. from Georgetown University and J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law.

john-radfordJohn Radford co-founded Radford Associates in 1975 and led the firm to a premier market position as the top compensation survey provider for the technology industries. After 20 years at Radford, he accepted the top compensation position at Cisco Systems where he implemented some of the most recognized and leading compensation and HR-related programs in the field. John rejoined Radford Surveys + Consulting in 2002 as a senior vice president. John has served a variety of public education initiatives, including the Los Altos Educational Foundation and supporting Mountain View and Los Altos Scholars Programs. John also created his own family foundation – The Radford Family Foundation – and additionally has served the past two years on the board of directors for Resource Area for Teaching (RAFT).
linda-sullivanLinda Sullivan recently retired from Apple, where she served as the Director of Finance, Worldwide Marketing. She had been with the company since 1988, holding a variety of positions ranging from Financial Planning Manager to Controller. Prior to her time at Apple, Linda was a Financial Analyst for Atari, United Technologies Corporation, and Ann Arbor Terminals. Linda received her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Michigan, School of Natural Resources and later received her M.B.A. from Eastern Michigan University.
lisaLisa Villarreal specializes in navigating investors through the 1031 Exchange process. By educating her clients on the benefits of completing a 1031 Exchange she can help them save tens and hundreds of thousands of tax dollars, preserve equity and build wealth. With over 15 years of real estate and business development experience, Lisa provides superior client service and enjoys connecting her clients with options and solutions. Lisa holds her Real Estate License in California, has earned a degree in Health Service Administration from Saint Mary’s College. Additionally she volunteers her time as a Committee  Member of League of Women Voters for Juvenile Justice, serving locally, and across the Nation with the intention of changing lives by empowering people with knowledge of their rights.

Not pictured:  Herminia Ojeda, Hillary Weingast
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