Susan L. Decker– CEO and co-founder of Raftr
Susan (Sue) is the CEO and co-founder of Raftr, a communications platform to talk about stories. She also currently offers advisory services to corporations and serves on the boards of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Vail Resorts, and Vox Media. Susan held various executive management positions at Yahoo! Inc., including president and chief financial officer. Before Yahoo!, she spent 14 years with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, where she was recognized by Institutional Investor magazine as a top-rated analyst for ten consecutive years.
Susan holds a B.S. degree from Tufts University, with a double major in computer science and economics, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She received the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst and served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC). Susan attended the Stanford Directors’ College, and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School.
David Ebersman– Chair of the Board, SurveyMonkey, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Lyra Health
David is founder and CEO of Lyra Health, a health care technology company focused on behavioral health. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Facebook, Inc. from 2009 through 2014. Prior to joining Facebook, David worked at Genentech, Inc. for 15 years in various positions, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Product Operations, and Vice President, Product Development. David holds an A.B. in International Relations and Economics from Brown University and was selected as a Henry Crown Fellow in 2000.
Dana L. Evan– Venture Partner, Icon Ventures and Former CFO, VeriSign
Dana served for 12 years as CFO of VeriSign, Inc., where she was a founding executive and a significant contributor to the company’s growth and profitability. She led VeriSign’s worldwide operations related to finance and accounting, real estate and property management, human resources, legal matters and investor relations. During her tenure, Dana led the company’s institutional financing rounds, including its successful IPO in 1998 and follow-on financing initiatives. She also drove the execution and integration of 60 M&A transactions.
Before joining VeriSign, Dana provided consulting services in the capacity of CFO, vice president of finance, and other executive roles for both public and private companies. Prior to that, Ms. Evan spent six years in various positions at KPMG LLP.
Dana currently is a director of Box, Inc., Criteo, Everyday Health, Proofpoint, Inc., Farfetch, and Linden Labs/Second Life. She also served on the boards of Fusion-io, Omniture, Inc., MySQL, and Luxe Jewels (dba- Stella and Dot).
Dana is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Santa Clara University. She has been actively involved with several charitable organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of America, The Health Trust, and the University of Santa Clara Business School.
Ryan Finley– Founder, SurveyMonkey
Ryan is the founder of SurveyMonkey. After graduating in 1999, Ryan launched SurveyMonkey as a part-time project out of his apartment. Since then, Ryan has successfully established SurveyMonkey as the Internet’s most popular survey tool, used by individuals and organizations throughout the world. In his current role, Ryan is responsible for overseeing product design and strategy. Ryan has been interviewed and featured in numerous publications such as the NY Times, Fortune Small Business, and PC World. Ryan holds a BS degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His interests include architecture and design, eating good food, and searching for the perfect cup of espresso.
Lee Fixel– Partner, Tiger Global Management, LLC
Lee is a Partner at Tiger Global Management, LLC and head of the firm’s private equity business. He focuses on privately held venture and growth-stage investments in the consumer Internet sector, primarily in the U.S. and India. Lee has led the firm’s investments in Facebook, Linkedin, Eventbrite, Warby Parker, Thumbtack, Quora, Glassdoor, Flipkart, and Ola. Prior to joining Tiger Global in 2006, Lee was an analyst at Alkeon Capital Management, an investment firm focused on global growth equities. He holds a BSBA in Accounting and Finance from Washington University in St. Louis, completed the General Course at the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. Lee also serves on the Board of Directors of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and is a member of the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis.
Zander Lurie– Chief Executive Officer, SurveyMonkey
Zander was named CEO at SurveyMonkey in January 2016. He has served on SurveyMonkey’s board of directors since 2009, most recently as Chair.
Zander served as Senior Vice President of Entertainment at GoPro, Inc. between November 2014 and January 2016. He serves on GoPro’s board of directors. Between 2010-2012 Zander served as SVP, Strategic Development at CBS Corporation. He joined CBS via its acquisition of CNET Networks where he served as Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development. Zander began his career in the technology investment banking group at JPMorgan where he led equity transactions and mergers and acquisitions in the Internet sector. He holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from Emory University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington. Zander co-founded a nonprofit organization called CoachArt which benefits chronically ill children and their siblings in Northern and Southern California.
Sheryl Sandberg– Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Sheryl is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm’s business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank.
Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School.
Sheryl is the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates and founder of LeanIn.Org, a global community committed to empowering all women to achieve their ambitions. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, and ONE.
Sheryl lives in Menlo Park with her son and daughter.
Brad Smith– Chairman and CEO, Intuit
Brad Smith is chairman and chief executive officer of Intuit. He joined Intuit in 2003 and held a series of executive positions during a five-year rise through the company where he successfully led several of its major businesses. He was named Intuit’s president and chief executive officer in January 2008, and became chairman of the board of directors in January 2016. Building on Intuit’s strong foundation and enduring mission, Smith has cultivated an agile, innovative culture and led initiatives to reimagine and reinvent Intuit to harness emerging technology and trends, continuing to improve the financial lives of customers around the world. During that time, Intuit has earned a reputation as an innovative company that is consistently ranked as one of the top 100 best places to work, and among the most-admired software companies each year.
Benjamin C. Spero– Managing Director, Spectrum Equity Investors
Ben is a Managing Director at Spectrum Equity, based in San Francisco. He currently serves on the board of directors of Animoto, ExactBid, GrubHub, SurveyMonkey and WeddingWire, and previously served on the boards of Ancestry.com, iPay Technologies, Mortgagebot and NetQuote. He is also board chair at Destination: Home, a public-private partnership to end homelessness in Santa Clara County. Prior to joining Spectrum in 2001, he was a consultant at Bain & Company and co-founder of TouchPak. He earned a B.A. in economics and history from Duke University.
Serena Williams– An accomplished entrepreneur and one of the most recognizable global icons in the world
Serena is an activist, marketer, brand builder, and greatest athlete of our time. She has won the most Grand Slam singles titles in history, with her most recent win at the 2017 Australian Open. Overall, Serena has 23 Grand Slam singles titles and 14 Grand Slam doubles titles. As a strategic partner, investor and innovator, Serena has propelled her influence off the court and into the business world. She was named a “Fashion Trendsetter” by VOGUE for harnessing her passion to create her HSN Signature Statement collection, an aspirational brand that is accessible to any consumer. A dedicated philanthropist, Serena started the Serena Williams Fund, is a global Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and in the fall of 2016, she joined philanthropic forces with her sister Venus to establish the Williams Sister Fund where they launched their first endeavor in their hometown of Compton: the Yetunde Price Resource Center. In February 2016, Serena also partnered with the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation to build a school in Jamaica and has funded and opened two schools in Africa that are currently in operation.