Board of Directors

Our dedicated board officers and members guide us toward a sustainable future and help us to fulfill our mission.

Joaquin Alvarado

Joaquin Alvarado is the founder of StudioToBe a content development studio and collaborative workspace in Oakland, California.

He previously served as CEO of The Center for Investigative Reporting. He was senior vice president for digital innovation at American Public Media and founding senior vice president for diversity and innovation at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Joaquin is also the founder of CoCo Studios, which promotes education and collaboration through game development for fiber and mobile networks.

Charles Armstrong

Charles Armstrong is the founder and CEO of the Trampery. 
Charles is a social entrepreneur based in London. Since 2009, he has specialized in helping cities cultivate new innovation districts through a combination of workspace development, support programs, and community facilitation. He founded The Trampery, which has been involved in the realization of two clusters in London and Oslo, Norway. Clients and partners include the UK Prime Minister's Office, Publicis Worldwide, Barbican Centre, the City of Oslo, and the British Fashion Council. Charles studied social and political sciences at St. John's College, Cambridge, and went on to study with Lord Young of Dartington, one of the architects of Britain's post-war society. He sits on the mayor of London's Workspace Providers Board, helping develop policy for London's entrepreneurial sector. 

Clem Bason — Board Vice-Chair

Clem Bason is CEO of DealBase and goSeek.

Clem is the CEO of DealBase Corporation, which operates several online travel sites focused on value-conscious consumers. Before DealBase, Clem was president of Hotwire, a business unit of Expedia Group Inc., and had worked at Gap Inc., McKinsey & Company, and Accenture. Clem received his MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and earned a B.A. in business administration from the University of Delaware.

Daniel Ben-Horin

Robert Frank — Board Vice Chair

Robert Frank is CEO of Z Gallerie.

Prior to that, he served as managing director for Japan at Gap Inc. and vice president of strategy and business development for Gap's Banana Republic division. Robert has also worked for McKinsey & Company in San Francisco, where he was a leader of the firm's West Coast retail and consumer group.

Tony Grimminck

Tony Grimminck is the co-founder of International Connector LLC, a boutique advisory firm focused on innovation.

Tony is a an active advisor and mentor to founders and start-ups and sits on a number of boards of online consumer-oriented businesses. He was previously the CFO of HotelTonight and served as the senior director of finance, strategy, and corporate development at StubHub, an eBay company. He also worked as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, and was an Officer in the Australian Army. Tony is a graduate of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and the Australian Defence Force Academy, and he obtained his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Jeff Hamaoui

Jeff Hamaoui is the founding partner of Further by Design.

Jeff is an expert in sustainability and public-private partnerships with more than 15 years of experience exploring business models and unique approaches to social entrepreneurship.

He is the director of education at the Modern Elder Academy and was formerly a managing partner at SecondMuse, a firm that applies the art and science of collaboration to enable businesses and organizations to create positive impact. Jeff sits on a number of boards focusing on access to technology and has extensive international business experience. He received his M.A. in education from London University and a B.A. in philosophy and literature from Swansea University. He is fluent in Spanish and French.

Reto Jauch

Reto Jauch is the founder and lead partner of the independent executive search boutique, Jauch Associates, founded in 2002.

With offices in Zurich and London, Jauch Associates specializing in the recruitment of high-caliber candidates for strategic positions and in advising business leaders on organizational development. Prior to founding Jauch Associates, Reto was the managing director for Europe for executive search at A.T. Kearney. Reto is fluent in French, German, and English.

Todd Khozein

Todd Khozein is a managing partner of SecondMuse, a firm that applies the art and science of collaboration to enable businesses and organizations to create positive impact.

Todd is a pioneer in systems innovation based on biological models. In this context, he has studied and applied systems theory to organizational innovation, developing systems in industries ranging from medicine to entertainment. Todd has extensive international experience working with corporations and governments. He holds an M.D. and a B.S. from the University of New Mexico.

Anthony Lee — Board Chair

Anthony Lee is managing director of Altos Ventures, a first-stage technology venture capital fund.

Before joining Altos, Anthony led marketing efforts for three start-up companies, including Evolve Software (later acquired by Oracle). Anthony also co-founded and co-chaired the C100, a network of top Canadian technology leaders dedicated to supporting Canadian entrepreneurs.

He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and served as a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Anthony is also a founding member of the Full Circle Fund, a venture philanthropy group based in San Francisco. Anthony received his MBA from Stanford University and earned a B.A. in politics and economics from Princeton University.

Rebecca Masisak

Rebecca Masisak is CEO of TechSoup.

Julie Pietrantoni — Board Secretary

Julie Pietrantoni is an associate in the Technology Transactions Group at Cooley, LLP.

Julie joined the firm in 2001 and is resident in the Palo Alto office. Her practice focuses on technology-related transactions, including software licensing, product procurement, hardware and software distribution agreements, development and technology transfer agreements, and strategic alliances. Julie has also assisted in a number of Cooley's information technology outsourcing transactions.

Michael Saunders — Board Treasurer

Michael Saunders is the president of Information Organizers, LLC.

Prior to this, Michael was the executive officer at HandsNet for six years. During that period, he oversaw the effort to make the shift from HandsNet Classic, a proprietary online service, to a totally web-enabled platform, WebClipper, to support more than 3,000 online members.

Camille Watson

Camille Watson is the senior vice president of marketing at JumpstartMD, northern California's largest medical wellness practice that provides safe, swift, and sustainable weight loss.

Camille has 25 years of experience in marketing and general business management. Prior to JumpstartMD, she served as vice president of marketing for LivingSocial, Gamefly, and Stubhub, and as director of marketing for Netflix. Before moving to e-commerce, she worked in general management in the consumer packaged goods space at both The Clorox Company and Procter & Gamble. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Palo Alto University. Camille received both a B.A. in psychology and an MBA from Stanford University.