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 CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR).

Before joining CIR, Joaquin served as 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. He is the founder of CoCo Studios, which promotes media collaboration and game development for fiber and mobile networks. Joaquin was the founding director of the Institute for Next Generation Internet, which launched in 2005 from San Francisco State University. In 2004, Joaquin began the National Public Lightpath, advocating high-speed, fiber-optic network as the next generation of the Internet. Joaquin holds a B.A. in Chicano Studies from UC Berkeley and an MFA from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. He is a co-author of Contemporary Chicana and Chicano Art. 

Clem Bason

Clem Bason is CEO of DealBase and goSeek.

Previously, Clem was with Hotwire.com for seven years, four of them as president. Hotwire.com is the leading global online travel discount retailer, with more than US$2 billion in annual gross bookings, and operations in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Clem oversaw all aspects of the Hotwire.com, Travel Ticker, and CarRentals.com businesses and led a global team of 300 people. Prior to Hotwire, Clem worked at Gap Inc., McKinsey & Company, and Accenture.

Clem holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and a B.A. from the University of Delaware. Clem is passionate about using technology to help make the world a better place (especially if it means that people take more vacation!) and continues to invest his time to help organizations that do so. 

Daniel Ben-Horin — Board Secretary

Robert Frank

Robert Frank is currently CEO for Z Gallerie, after serving 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. Robert has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. 

Tony Grimminck

Tony is an active advisor and mentor to founders and start-ups and sits on a number of boards of online consumer-oriented businesses. He is currently the CFO of HotelTonight.com.

Prior to that, he held senior positions at StubHub, Goldman Sachs, and J.P. Morgan in New York, where he worked after studies at Columbia Business School. Prior to Columbia, Tony was an officer in the Australian Army. 

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.

Jeff is a cross-sector broker, facilitator, and strategist. He's worked with the U.S. government to formulate public-private partnerships between agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department, NASA, and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), and the venture community, pension funds, and a wide diaspora of companies and foundations. He worked for several years alongside the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and its 150 Fortune 500 companies. During that time, he considered strategies for inclusive business in emerging markets. This allowed him to consult across industry sectors, including healthcare (Pfizer), telecommunications (Vodafone and Nokia), oil and gas (BP and Chevron), utilities (Eskom, Suez, and GE), and finance (Rabobank, Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, and GE Financial).

In addition to serving on the board of TechSoup, he is also a member of Play Rugby USA's board of directors. He received his M.A. in education from London University and 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, in Zurich, Switzerland.

Prior to establishing Jauch Associates, Reto led executive search businesses for Robertson Associates and A.T. Kearney Executive Search, and came to head A.T. Kearney Executive Search Europe, a business that operates in 10 locations. Clients of Jauch Associates include large multinational companies as well as highly competitive international niche players and start-up companies. 

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 works with government, multilateral, and multinational clients to design and implement partnership-based initiatives that address some of the world's greatest challenges. Among the initiatives he has helped to conceive, launch, and scale are LAUNCH (a collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, NASA, USAID, and Nike), Random Hacks of Kindness (in collaboration with Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!, HP, NASA, and the World Bank) and Code4Country (Russian and American programmers who united to address challenges of openness and transparency).

He also spends time with his colleagues to develop and test the emerging science of collaboration; they study mechanisms and processes by which organizations and individuals can transcend the constraints of traditional competitive models. Central to his approach is the belief that all systems develop within ideological frameworks that, over time, no longer accurately represent our current understanding of the structure of reality. In order for systems to be maximally effective, they must be informed by our ever-evolving understanding of what we know to be true.

Todd Khozein holds an M.D. and a B.S. with Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Honor distinction from the University of New Mexico.

Anthony Lee — Board Chair

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

He serves on the boards of several high-growth, global technology companies, including Allocadia, BrightEdge, Demandbase, myERP, Netbase Solutions, ROBLOX, and Xignite. Prior to Altos, Anthony served as vice president of marketing for social web search pioneer Clip2.com. Previously, he was vice president of marketing for Evolve Software, which achieved a successful IPO in late 2000. Anthony also co-founded Signature Wines, an Inc. 500 distributor of private label wines. Anthony began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and has published a national magazine. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, and a founding member of the Full Circle Fund. Anthony earned his MBA from Stanford University and B.A. in politics and economics from Princeton University.

Rebecca Masisak

Rebecca Masisak is CEO of TechSoup.

Julie Pietrantoni

Julie Pietrantoni is an associate in the Technology Transactions Group at Cooley, LLP. She 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. She has also assisted in a number of the firm's IT outsourcing transactions. She represents a variety of clients that range from start-ups to large public companies.

She earned a J.D. from the UC Berkeley School of Law in 2001, where she served as a senior editor of the California Law Review. During law school, she clerked for the Office of the General Counsel of the United States Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Francisco, California. She completed her undergraduate education at California State University, Hayward, where she received a B.S. in business administration with an emphasis in international finance, cum laude, in 1992.

Before her studies at UC Berkeley, Julie founded and owned her own financial services practice that specialized in investment, retirement, and tax planning counseling. Julie is a certified financial planner, she holds the enrolled agent designation from the Internal Revenue Service, and she is a registered investment advisor.

She is admitted to practice in the state of California, and is a member of the State Bar of California and the Bar Association of San Francisco.

Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders is the president of Information Organizers, LLC. Prior to this, he 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, in order to support more than 3,000 online members. He has more than 25 years of private industry experience, including as a principal consultant in the organizational change practice with Price Waterhouse. He has also worked with Reuters, and in marketing and systems engineering with IBM. He holds an MBA from Stanford University and an A.B. in engineering and applied science from Harvard University. 

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.

Prior to this, she held a range of senior marketing positions with a variety of companies, including Audax Health Solutions, LivingSocial, GameFly, StubHub, and Netflix. She has a B.A. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.