CSTS Advisory Board

Advisory Board Leadership

Jeffrey A. Miller
Chair of the CSTS Advisory Board, CEO and President of JAMM Ventures
Jeff Miller is an advisor for the Center for Science, Technology, and Society and Vice Chair of the Advisory Board. He served as Managing Director for the 2009-2010 academic year. Read the full profile »

Advisory Board Members

Radha Basu
Regis and Dianne McKenna Professor of Science, Technology, and Society
Dean's Executive Professor, School of Engineering
Radha Basu has over 30 years experience in executive management. She is widely recognized as a leading woman entrepreneur in technology companies and as a pioneer in the Indian software business. Read the full profile »
Chris Bowers
Founder, CBC
Chris brings over 20 years' experience working with global high tech companies and start-ups on several continents. In his corporate career, he was an Officer at Applied Materials and a Partner at Hay Group. Chris now focuses his time and resources on early stage ventures. Read the full profile »
William S. Carter
Xilinx Fellow Emeritus, Xilinx, Inc.
William Carter joined Xilinx, where he helped pioneer the development on the first Field Programmable Gate Arrays, a market that Xilinx invented and currently dominates. Read the full profile »
Howard Charney
Senior Vice President, Office of the Chairman, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Howard Charney contributes to Cisco's strategy and direction, advises customers on implementing critical Internet technologies, and communicates Cisco's vision to key audiences worldwide. Read the full profile »
Bill Coleman
Alsop Louie Partners
Bill Coleman was the original chairman and CEO of BEA when he co-founded the company in 1995 with Ed Scott and Alfred Chuang, the fastest-growing software firm ever to exceed $1 billion in annual revenue. Read the full profile »
Grace Colón
New Science Ventures
Grace Colón has over 25 years experience in biopharma, genomics, health care and industrial biotechnology. Her executive roles have spanned a broad range of functions in companies ranging from start-ups to publicly traded corporations. Read the full profile »
Cynthia Dai
Dainamic Consulting, Inc.
A seasoned entrepreneur, Cynthia Dai has co-founded several high technology start-ups and served on the executive team of both early-stage and public ventures. This hands-on experience combined with strong operational skills in marketing, engineering and finance has enabled Ms. Dai to build or reposition companies for rapid growth. Read the full profile »
Mark Edwards
Managing Director, Bioscience Advisors Inc.,
Mark Edwards is Managing Director of Bioscience Advisors Inc., a biopharmaceutical consulting firm he founded in 2011. Previously, he was Managing Director and a Principal of Deloitte Recap LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Read the full profile »
Peter Gardner
Managing Director, Wavepoint Ventures LLC
Peter Gardner has been a venture capital investor for eighteen years and has served on the Boards of numerous venture-backed companies. He is currently a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Wavepoint Ventures, LLC, where he invests in seed stage software companies. Read the full profile »
Tim Haley
Founding Partner, Redpoint Ventures
Tim Haley is a founding partner of Redpoint Ventures. Prior to founding Redpoint, Tim was a general partner with IVP, a firm he began working with in 1987 and joined in 1998. Read the full profile »
Larry Hambly
Former Corporate Executive Officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Larry Hambly spent 20 years at Sun Microsystems where he was one of Sun's first 100 employees.  In his last position he served for six years as Executive Vice President of Enterprise Services where he was responsible for all of Sun's consulting. Read the full profile »
Lisa Kleissner
Co-Founder and Board Member, KL Felicitas Foundation
Lisa Kleissner is the president of the KL Felicitas Foundation, a family foundation she co-founded with her husband, Charly, in 2000. Read the full profile »
John Kohler
Director, Impact Capital
John Kohler brings over 30 years of technology industry and business experience to the Center. He is the Director of the Impact Capital Program, a GSBI Mentor, and is working on the CSTS Horizontal Capital Aggregation Report sponsored by ANDE. Read the full profile »
Jamie Kole
Vice President, Finance and Administration, Ion Torrent, a Life Technologies company
Jamie Kole is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Ion Torrent, a Life Technologies Company. Jamie brings over 20 years of finance and operational experience from research phase start-ups to publicly traded companies. Read the full profile »
Ricardo Levy
Ricardo Levy is an executive and entrepreneur whose career spans more than three decades of founding and building successful businesses. Ricardo currently serves on several public and private corporate boards of directors. Read the full profile »
Regis McKenna
Chairman Emeritus
Regis McKenna founded a high tech marketing firm over 30 years ago; he is an investor in high tech ventures, authored five books on technology marketing; and continues to lecture extensively on the social and market effects of technological change. He is included in the San Jose Mercury News' Millennium 100 as one of the 100 people who made Silicon Valley what it is today. Read the full profile »
Vern Norviel
Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Vern Norviel is a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he leads the patents and innovation counseling practice. Vern has more than two decades of experience in formulating successful strategies for life science companies and the development of their IP programs. Read the full profile »
Ken Nussbacher
Ken Nussbacher served as an Executive Vice President of Affymetrix Inc., a genetic information company, from 1995 to 2000 and served as Chief Financial Officer of Affymetrix from 1995 to 1997. He currently serves on the board of several biotechnology companies. Read the full profile »
Andy Paul
President and CEO, Corsair
Andy Paul has over 30 years experience in semiconductor and electronics Marketing and Sales, with over 22 of those as a CEO. Under Andy's direction, Corsair Components has become a world-recognized brand, with 9 product lines consisting of a variety of high performance components used to build very fast PC gaming machines. Read the full profile »
Sue Siegel
CEO, GE Ventures
Sue Siegel is CEO of GE Ventures, GE's investing and innovation arm to drive growth for its start-up partners and GE. Read the full profile »
John Staudenmaier S.J.
Assistant to the President for Mission & Identity, University of Detroit Mercy
John Staudenmaier, S.J., is the Assistant to the President for Mission at the University of Detroit Mercy, and has been at the university for 31 years. He speaks frequently in the US and overseas, sometimes in the academy and sometimes in faith-based contexts. Read the full profile »

Emeritus Members

John Seely Brown
Former Chief Scientist and Director, Xerox PARC
John Seely Brown was the Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation until April 2002 and was also the director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) until June 2000, a position he held for twelve years. Read the full profile »
John L. King
Vice Provost for Strategy, W.W. Bishop Professor of Information, University of Michigan
John King is Vice Provost for Strategy and W.W. Bishop Professor of Information at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. From 2000 to 2006 he was Dean of the School of Information. Read the full profile »
Willem P. Roelandts
Willem (Wim) Roelandts received his electronic engineering degree from the Rijkshogere Technische School in Anderlecht, Belgium in 1965. He started his career with Hewlett Packard in Belgium in 1967. Read the full profile »

Ex Officio Members

Michael Engh S.J.
President, Santa Clara University
Michael E. Engh, S.J. took office as the 28th president of Santa Clara University on January 5, 2009. Prior to coming to Santa Clara, he served as Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Among his other appointments, Fr. Engh serves on the Board of Trustees of Bellarmine College Preparatory, and the Board of Directors of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and its Task Force on Higher Education. Read the full profile »
Dennis Jacobs
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Santa Clara University
Dennis Jacobs is the chief academic officer of Santa Clara and provides leadership and management of all aspects of academic and student life programs, information services, and athletics. Jacobs, was previously with the University of Notre Dame, where he served as Vice President and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Read the full profile »
Thane Kreiner
Executive Director
Howard and Alida Charney University Professor of Science and Technology for Social Benefit
Thane Kreiner, PhD, is Executive Director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Society at Santa Clara University. Thane was previously Founder, President, and CEO of PhyloTech, Inc. (now Second Genome), which conducts comprehensive microbial community analysis for human health applications. Read the full profile »

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