NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

NABE Silicon Valley RoundTable

The Economics of the Poor in Silicon Valley

Speaker(s):  

Greg VonGehr is a Stanford MBA - retired computer executive - his wife is a Stanford oncologist. He is the Chair of the Santa Clara County Salvation Army.

Gregory H. Von Gehr has over 35 years of management experience having served as CEO or CFO of numerous industrial companies and as President or Managing Director of several investment firms.  As an operator, he has managed both start ups and turnarounds while raising over $100 million in growth capital.  Most recently, he served as CEO of Henley-Putnam University (www.henley-putnam.edu) from its nascent level into a premier, accredited educator in the field of counterterrorism and intelligence training with bachelors, masters and the first-ever doctorate degree in this field.  As an investment manager, Mr. Von Gehr served as Managing Director of a San Francisco based private equity fund, Lombard North America.  Previously, he served as General Partner of a limited partnership investing in leveraged buyouts, as President/Founder of an NASD licensed investment firm and as Vice President of a private placement venture firm.  Mr. Von Gehr began his career as a consultant and served as a Manager at McKinsey & Company.  He received his MBA degree from Stanford University, an MSc. Degree in economics from the London School of Economics & Political Science and a BA degree in economics from Pomona College.  Married for 38 years with one adult child, he is a founding lay leader in the formation of an Anglican diocese in Northern California, serves on the Development Committee of the Anglican Church of North America and is presently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army in Santa Clara County.  He is an avid ocean sailor and holds a USCG license.

Meeting date:  May 13, 2014

The economics of the poor in Silicon Valley. We live in an area that has a lot of shadows.

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